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#223564 - 05/10/08 04:16 PM Re: Hitler as a coping strategy [Re: Hauser]
hogan_dawg Offline

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 492
Hey DKing - Hitler was a narcissist. Perps are narcissists. Your connection is real.

People who hold themselves up as superior to others give themselves permission to abuse. It IS a common theme throughout history and I like your take on it.

I think most Jewish people who've been in concentration camps understand our plight. Maybe we can understand theirs too.

I can say unequivocally that the lie of "To truly heal you must first forgive" has derailed more victims than the abusers themselves.
Andrew Vachs, 2003

#223594 - 05/10/08 07:42 PM Re: Hitler as a coping strategy [Re: hogan_dawg]
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
I respect the right of all of us to look into this one in whatever way works for us personally. We each have our own trajectory for recovery.

That said, I have never considered it useful to compare any one person's trauma, pain and suffering with that of anyone else. For purposes of my own recovery, what matters is how I feel and what ways abuse has derailed my ability to appreciate my own worth. If I feel terribly hurt and devastated, the reality of those feelings is where I have to start. It's only by acknowledging and "owning" my own pain that I can begin to face it and do something about it.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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