[Written in 2004.]
A traumatized child is safe to broken parents because he does not threaten their dishonest authority. Thus he earns his crumb of love. A traumatized student is safe to broken teachers because he does not question their unearned authority. Thus he earns his right to gain a false education.
A traumatized worker is safe to broken bosses because he follows their numbing orders. Thus he keeps his dead job and perpetuates a dead system.
A traumatized soldier is safe to a bloodthirsty military because he will mindlessly kill anyone when ordered. Thus he perpetuates grand horrors and retaliation in the world, which proves to the world hell-bent on violent revenge that his criminal presence is required.
A traumatized spouse is safe to broken partners because he never really looks them in the eye and utters those dangerous and honest truths that destroy false relationships. Thus he stays married, never has to be alone with himself, and earns society’s approval.
But traumatized parents are not safe for the child. They squelch his passion, force him into a pigeon-hole of existence, refuse to heed his cries for love, comfort, and support, and abandon his mission on this earth – to grow, to develop himself, and to tell the truth.
And traumatized teachers are not safe for the student. They kill his desire to know, blind his eyes to truth, and put an electrified fence around the perimeter of his expanding curiosity.
And traumatized bosses are not safe to the worker. They whip him into a mindless obedience that stunts his potential to create true works of genius.
And a traumatized, bloodthirsty military is not safe to the soldier. It places him in positions where he commits evil actions which his soul will regret for the rest of his life, and which will leave him miserable, split-off from the best of himself, and hopeless about any deep peace either in the world or within.
And traumatized partners are not safe to the spouse who has a remaining spark of deep hope. They crush his desire to know, to love, to heal, and to relate.
Truth undoes trauma.
And trauma is killing our species.