Saturday, March 7, 2015

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU'S SPEECH TO CONGRESS MARCH 5, 2015

Watching Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress I see a classical projection of one's shadow onto the 'totally demonized other', Iran in this case. He creates an apocalyptic tirade that competes with any  Armageddon  imagery. Obviously, Israel's collective fears are  rational but the  Prime Minister appears to have lost himself to the full flow of  unchecked emotional  energies. 

A SIMILAR PREVIOUS  SPEECH AT UNITED NATIONS
This kind of outpouring of 'all or nothing-ism' by a world  leader can be contagious. Heaven knows he was speaking to some in congress who are very primed to step into his horrific proportions 'all or nothing' worldwide ' we vs them'. He builds a conspiracy theory which forbids acknowledging any benefit to rational discussion of differences and he wants no kind of agreement with Iran, even one that would limit their capacity to have nuclear weapons. Of course he would never be interested in reducing his U.S. sponsored nuclear arsenal.

This is an excellent example of C.G. Jung's ideas of how the eternal archetypes, emotional causing patterns in our Collective Unconscious, stimulate the individual and collective psyche, initially at an unconscious level. This causes dangerous situations in outer reality when persons do not question but instead give such emotions  free course in their attitude and speech. It is disturbing to hear such 'all or nothing, good vs evil' doomsday talk coming from Israel's Prime Minister. The speech sounds parallel to the Bush/Cheney mind set  that led to the rushed bombing of Iraq in the Spring of 2003,

Only higher levels of consciousness and owning ones own shadow by all parties can prevent tragedies this kind of rhetoric, with the prompting of unconscious forces, is ginning up to bring into physical reality. We should be quite concerned that Prime Minister Netanyahu would  choose to stimulate our polarized political situation even more by injecting his toxic one-sided  ideas of good vs evil.

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