Our patients are the ones who express and live out the subconscious and unconscious tendencies in the culture. The neurotic, or person suffering from what we now call character disorder, is characterized by the fact that the usual defenses of the culture do not work for him a generally painful situation of which he is more or less aware...
Our enemies — whether Shiite or Sunni — are followers of a totalitarian ideology based on Islam, which tells them that Allah wishes to rule the world through them. Israel is a central front in this war. Given the weakness of Western support for the Jews, jihadists see attacking Israel as a strategic tool for eroding the West’s ideological defenses and shoring up their supporters throughout the world.caroline glick
Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.u thant
Farrell’s other eleven defenses are The PMS Defense:;; The Husband Defense (Warren, I don’t quite know how to summarize this one not sure I get it); The ‘Battered Woman Syndrome’ Defense, aka Learned Helplessness; ‘The Depressed Mother’ Defense:;; The ‘Mothers Don’t Kill’ Defense:;; The ‘Children Need Their Mother’ Defense:;; The ‘Blame-The-Father, Understand-The-Mother’ Defense:;; The ‘My Child, My Right To Abuse It’ Defense:;; The Plea Bargain Defense:;; The Svengali Defense:;; and The Contract Killing Defense.warren farrell
The parasite has somehow evolved to turn off the host's defenses, presumably by disarming the crab's immune response with some chemical trickery that fools the host into accepting the parasite as part of itself. ...The adult parasite castrates the host, not by directly eating the gonadal tissue, but by some unknown mechanism probably involving penetration of the interna's roots around and into the crab's nervous system.stephen jay gould
Songs can be Trojan horses, taking charged ideas and sneaking past the ego's defenses and into the open mind.john mayer
One of the most ridiculous defenses of foreign aid is that it is a very small part of our national income. If the average American set fire to a five-dollar bill, it would be an even smaller percentage of his annual income. But everyone would consider him foolish for doing it.thomas sowell
We are confident that we can penetrate any enemy defenses with our missiles. We know that we are more than the equal of any nation in the world.
"Rock" [music]... is the expression of elemental passions, and at rock festivals it assumes a cultic character, a form of worship, in fact, in opposition to Christian worship. People are, so to speak, released from themselves by the experience of being part of a crowd and by the emotional shock of rhythm, noise, and special lighting effects. However, in the ecstasy of having all their defenses torn down, the participants sink, as it were, beneath the elemental force of the universe.
Exactly. If I can get through your defenses then I'm entitled to anything I can lay my hands on. [Kevin: This is ridiculous. How would you feel if you were a content provider?] WELL I'M NOT!
Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
[Japanese defenses threatened] to grow to [the] point where we attack on a ratio of one (1) to one (1) which is not a recipe for victory.
Our enemies whether Shiite or Sunni are followers of a totalitarian ideology based on Islam, which tells them that Allah wishes to rule the world through them. Israel is a central front in this war. Given the weakness of Western support for the Jews, jihadists see attacking Israel as a strategic tool for eroding the West’s ideological defenses and shoring up their supporters throughout the world.
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