Friday, July 19, 2013

Repressed Anger Is Very Dangerous

I hear all the time people saying: I don't understand why people hurt an animal or don't care about the suffering of animals? Well, people hurt animals or don't care because they were abused when they were little children. And some people never acknowledge their abuse and work through it and they unconsciously and cowardly take it out on the most vulnerable, defenseless beings in our society, children, and animals. When they were little children nobody really cared how they felt and now they don't care about other beings feelings either. Some people blindly, silently, covertly and unconsciously is passing their suffering into the animals that cannot express their true feelings under the mask of caring and the disguise of helping -- We cannot be animals rights advocate without being children rights advocate also. 
Anyone that likes to understand why mad people do cowardly acts read the article Unlived Anger in the link below.
http://sylvieshene.blogspot.com/2011/01/unlived-anger.html
It's quite a long article; here is the part where Dr. Alice Miller talks about a mad scientist.
“Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.


An American professor, for example, has been conducting experiments for years with brain transplants. In an interview with the magazine Tele, he reports that he has already succeeded in replacing the brain of one monkey with that of another. He does not doubt that in the foreseeable future it will be possible to do the same thing with human beings. Readers have a choice here: they can be thrilled at so much scientific progress, or they can wonder how such absurdity can be possible and what purpose such pursuits can serve. But a piece of seemingly unimportant information may produce an "aha" reaction in them, for Professor White speaks of "religious feelings" connected with his endeavor. Questioned by the interviewer, he explains that he had a very strict Catholic upbringing and in the opinion of his ten children had been raised like a dinosaur. I don't know what is meant by this, but I can imagine that this image refers to antediluvian methods of child-rearing. What does that have to do with his scientific work? Perhaps this is the unconscious background for Professor White's experiments: by devoting all his energy and vitality to the goal one day being able to transplant brains in human beings, he is fulfilling his long-harbored infantile wish to be able to replace his parents' brains. Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation."

From the book: “For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence” By Alice Miller
Read more here: http://sylvieshene.blogspot.com/2011/01/unlived-anger.html


Below is my comment on José Pedro Namora post on Facebook against bullfights 
Let’s not forget that the witness of violence is a victim of violence. This is child abuse. I remember being a little girl growing up in Portugal and witnessing a bullfight for the first time on TV. It was horrifying for me to witness a bull being torture like that and I started crying wanting to stop what I was witnessing. People watching told me that was Portuguese culture and my answer to them was: Fuck the culture and its traditions if it hurts and tortures others sentient beings.  I’m ashamed to be born in a country that allows animals to be tortured in the name of tradition, culture and for entertainment and call this art! 
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Nao esquecer que a testemunha de violencia e vitima de violencia. Isto e abuso de criancas. Lembro-me de ser uma crianca a crescer em Portugal e a assistir a uma tourada pela primeira vez na televisao. Foi horripilante para mim testemunhar um touro sendo torturado assim, e eu comecei a chorar querendo parar o que estava testemunhando. As pessoas a ver disseram que era a cultura portuguesa e a minha resposta foi: lixe-se a cultura e a sua tradicoes, se maguar e torturar outros seres sencientes. Tenho vergonha de ter nascido em um pais que permite que os animais sejam torturados em nome da tradicao, da cultura e do entretenimento e chamarem isto arte!