Legalization of ethnic neuroses endangers democracy
Running away from a scary thing does not annul the fear of it but seemingly reduces the threat it presents. Avoidance does not eliminate neurosis but only hides it deeper and makes it unobvious. It conceals and seals the uneasiness. Avoidance actually consolidates the anxiety that it seemingly pacifies. Neurotics feel that neurotic behaviour brings them relief because it gives them an opportunity to discharge their psychological tension. For that reason neurotics praise and defend their neuroses.
Behaviour of neurotics including avoidance of neurotising factors tends to maintain the anxiety that underlies it. The self-confidence that neurotic behaviour imparts is inadequate and deceptive. The psychoneuroses are militant and addictive. And not a few of them are socially-conditioned.
Actually, ordinary lifestyle generates a variety of neurotic conditions. Any social routine tolerates and habituates to certain neuroses. The main difference between lifestyles is in the neuroses they incorporate and sustain. The core of the cultural incompatibility is the reduced adaptational ability of the neuroses that cultures shelter. The chronic dissatisfaction that neuroses bestow adds fuel to interethnic hostility. The long term psychological effects of pedocircumcision and their dependence on age at which circumcision is performed certainly have a great contribution to religious intolerance.
The socially conditioned neuroses have conquered the societies from the inside. They have fortified their positions with hypocritical ethics and spiritual messages. They are untouchable and beyond reproach within the society that nourishes them. The ethical censure on the issue of pedocircumcision is unethical or at least non-Hippocratic.
Hypocritically, democracy tolerates the infringement of human rights and violation of body integrity such as pedocircumcision. Channelling the neurotic energy into socially acceptable activities is a ubiquitous but treacherous practice. It modifies the social norms and legitimates the neuroses. The legalisation of neurotic behaviour fuels all forms of social intolerance and conceives wars.
Luckily, today the global World Wide Web offers free exchange of information and gives opportunity to those who are able or free to make the obvious conclusions to overcome the ethnocentric bias.
The false security that legalised neuroses confer
Utilizing ethnic neuroses for the benefit of a multicultural society is a psychological time-bomb that globalization activates. The time-bomb is imperceptible to local morals and religion. It cannot be defused by persuasion. It is also undetectable by the current psychology that aims at social integration and takes no heed of the deeper effects of circumcision. The overly egalitarian, ethnically undue and religiously tolerant democracy cannot dismantle it. Only abolishment of practices that continually generate ethnic neuroses could eventually ameliorate them. But time does not heal physically induced neuroses. On the contrary, it only aggravates them.
The inviolability that democracy gives to the neuroses of different ethnic and religious groups deranges its common sense and shakes its foundations. The security that legalized neuroses offers is illusory as they perpetually segregate people by irrational obsessions which undermine social equality. The protection that the neuroses-tolerant democracy offers to different cultures turns out to be false. Only recognition and treating neuroses that different cultures persistently inflict could eventually save the democratic system.
Circumcision neuroses may have different positive social effects but in essence they are ethnic neuroses of different types according to the time and degree of the pedocircumcision. It may seem undemocratic to define ethnic neuroses. But it is no less undemocratic to tolerate the authoritarian methods by which ethnic morals, religion or neuroses are physically and mentally implanted in children.