Posted by Sharlee (126.96.36.199) on July 24, 2003 at 04:08:55:
In Reply to: Re: Idi Amin posted by Frog (188.8.131.52) on July 22, 2003 at 14:22:11:
> Can a person who commits crimes and savage acts of barbarism still have a superego, and even moreso be a 1 type? What I understand of Freud, the superego is imposed on the child by the values he internalizes from his parents and early environment. Lets say a child grows up in a criminal organization where power and brutality are its main values, it is possible he internalizes that behavior as right and wrong, even though it is in opposition to societys general understanding of morals, which he has no common link to in early development. By no means am I excusing this awful, dispicable behavior, but I think it is still possible for a brutal dictator to be a 1.
#### I think it could be possible Frog if the 1 thought they were obeying a more perfect higher power. However I don't think Idi was ever a religious or spiritual type and I think the rational thought of a 1 would eventually have to acknowledge the society rules and whether there was something behind them. On the other hand, Uday and Quasay of Iraq must have been brought up in a very mixed up moral setting. I read today that they found antidepressants in Uday's palaces. perhaps he had trouble coming to terms with the atrocities that he committed.
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