Re: Truths about Lies about Lies

Thu, 29 Feb 1996 07:47:31 -0600 (CST)

Bill Chambers:
I take offense at your characterization of the group's discussion about
lies as a demonstration of the group groveling at Bob's feet. You presume
to know the intentions of others who you have never met (such as myself).
So, I'll speak for myself. For me, this isn't about Bob and it isn't
about you. Shall we all cheer you for introducing the topic?

My interest was stimulated by a reference to Sartre, a figure that I have
been relating to PCT and psychoanalysis since graduate school. Did you
make this introduction? Frankly, I've been trying to follow you postings
but they have been so filled with angry, personal, ad hominem that it
takes a lot of reading to get to ideas. If others are like me (and they
may not be), then the involvement with PCT comes not out of homage to a
leader. On the other hand, I have wondered about the closure and
tightness of the group. However, my reading is that there is no annointed
King. Most people I know are busy professionals, with numerous
affiliations in addition to PCT. That gives us little time to bow to
any one person.

"Can't we all just get along" -- let's talk ideas!

Riding my own horse (and not a bandwagon),

Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37240