QUOTE(Jon Awbrey @ Sun 22nd February 2009, 8:56am)
Canards, cons, and cults are of imagination all compact.
Each one sets its trap by pandering to a secret dream or unfaced terror that marks its target personality.
I've been trying to distill my experiences with the Psycho†Social Dynamics
of Wikipedia down to an e-pitome of just a few words — not an easy thing for me — and over the weekend I was meditating on the tension between the Object and the Obstacle that I observed in Ed Chi's recent posting on the ASC Blog, as gistified here
Another theme that comes to mind in this connection is a rubric that I have come to tag with the title of Transference Traps
. Whenever you find yourself in a mental fix where you feel like you just have to
be appreciated or comprehended or understood by a particular set of people, in spite of all the mounting evidence that it's just not
going to happen, then you may already be deep in the slough of despond of a Transference Trap.
That's as far as I get for now …
† screech, screech, screech