Does the reader remember hearing about B.F. Skinner, the person whose ill-conceived idea of  a “new psychology” has destroyed America?

I am writing a new book on the following  paragraph which is a quote from Skinner, in a book by Evans, Richard I.  B.F. Skinner:  The Man and His Ideas. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1968:

A child is influenced and changed as a biological entity by things that happen to him, but the notion that somehow or other the child of our past is still contained within us is a form of animism which serves no useful purpose in explaining present behavior.”

I believe this one paragraph is responsible for the destruction of America, and the disastrous state of education in America as well.  It took a century to accomplish, but every negative thing taking place in America today can be directly traced back to this statement by Skinner… and its adoption by modern mental health as a valid statement.

The only thing valid within  this statement of Skinner is how it illustrates his  intense fear of that of which he was ignorant:  His own MIND.  His ignorance of Psychology is clearly illustrated by his saying:  “somehow or other” in referring to the MIND of every human being [of which is was completely ignorant].  Skinner was an Intelack type personality:  Quite Intellectual, but utterly devoid of Conscience.

What he meant was that for him… the child did not possess a MIND, and [somehow or other] magically … to which is own MIND rebelled and insisted he use the term “animism,” to try and mask his ignorance and fear.  In this, Skinner  was no different than many Intellectuals [people lacking Conscience] today who push Common Core as a means of trying to cripple the Intuition, Creativity and Spontaneity of children. So afraid of this natural ability of children are these  Intelack adults.

If the nation had a competent level of mental health or psychology today,  this would not be a problem. Alas, the reality is Skinner’s ignorance is rampant in both fields today.

Peace

Brother James

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