As Dutch citizen don’t want to suggest more involvement with 9/11 other than everybody else not living in the US or New York and witnessing this disaster. But another essay by the last psychiatrist got my attention. In this essay the focus is on the separation between the aftermath and the cause to all this suffering and victims.
Separating shows this way fosters a separation between the cause and the effect; we are focusing only on the effect, because it is very hard for us to get our heads around the cause. In doing this we are repackaging this event into a natural disaster. Something that we have no power over, no way to prevent, but something that must by necessity bring us together in our grief and our loss, and something that we must get past. No sense in describing why earthquakes happen, so let’s delve into the victims’ stories.
According to the Last Psychiatrist the media has unilaterally decided that no American will ever again see the images of the planes being slammed into the Towers. To the opinion of the last psychiatrist this could be attributed to our problem of recognizing or even showing and experiencing anger. Sadness is the preferred emotion according to The Last Psychiatrist. What do you think?
Don’t know if he’s right, have seen several bloggers put on video’s of the plains flying in the skyscrapers. What’s going on, is the press and media reluctant to show the images? Read the essay by The Last Psychiatrist.