We like this, because we prefer to construe history in terms of social psychology, than its (invariably bogus) ideological justifications. We also recommend this: https://wessexsolidarity.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/psychologysystemjustification.pdf
We differ in one major aspect: The state is not you mother, it’s your enemy. It exists only to impose the values of one class on another by force, or as Adam Smith put it : “Laws and government may be considered in this and indeed in every case as a combination of the rich to oppress the poor” you won’t defeat your enemy by participating in its works, and history shows that taking over the state just makes you the Working Class’ new enemy.
UNICEF’s reports have consistently put the UK at the bottom of the child well-being league table. See also: UNICEF criticises UK’s failure to tackle child inequality as gap grows.
Source: The Equality Trust
The still face paradigm and inequality
Before Christmas I read an excellent and insightful article by Michael Bader called The Decline of Empathy and the Appeal of Right-Wing Politics, which was about Edward Tronick’s Still Face experiment in part. Tronick is an American developmental psychologist at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His studies illuminate the importance of trusting relationships and consistent human responses in children’s development and learning.
Tronick’s experimental design was very simple: mothers were asked to play as they usually would with their six-month-old infants. The mothers were then instructed to suddenly blank their face: to make their facial expression flat and neutral – completely “still” – and to do so for…
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