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Archer Opteryx
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Joined: 08-16-2006

Message 6 of 70 (434585)
11-16-2007 12:34 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 11:26 AM

Hoot asks:
Why do the Admins appear so paranoid and afraid of losing control of this forum?
Projection, Mr Hoot.
First, a forum member imagines that he is being talked about and conspired against by a secret cabal. That's the paranoia.
Then the forum member seeks relief from his distress by locating his paranoia elsewhere, such as in the minds of his imagined tormentors. That's the projection.

'We Who Are Your Closest Friends'
by Phillip Lopate
We who are
your closest friends
feel the time
has come to tell you
that every Thursday
we have been meeting,
as a group,
to devise ways
to keep you
in perpetual uncertainty
discontent and
by neither loving you
as much as you want
nor cutting you adrift.
Your analyst is
in on it,
plus your boyfriend
and your ex-husband;
and we have pledged
to disappoint you
as long as you need us.
In announcing our
we realize we have
placed in your hands
a possible antidote
against uncertainty
indeed against ourselves.
But since our Thursday nights
have brought us
to a community
of purpose
rare in itself
with you as
the natural center,
we feel hopeful you
will continue to make unreasonable
demands for affection
if not as a consequence
of your disastrous personality
then for the good of the collective.

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Archer Opteryx
Member (Idle past 3709 days)
Posts: 1811
From: East Asia
Joined: 08-16-2006

Message 32 of 70 (434776)
11-17-2007 8:37 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 12:55 PM

Re: Adrift!
Adrift! That's it! No sailor wants to be cut adrift!
Per Emily Dickinson's #30
Then you get the fugue state.

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