We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thanks to Mr. Vanderleun for finding this, the only extant recording of Dr. Freud speaking. Despite the current zeitgeist, his legacy and his students have provided powerful tools to help suffering people and to understand human nature.
I started my professional activity as a neurologist trying to bring relief to my neurotic patients. Under the influence of an older friend and by my own efforts, I discovered some important new facts about the unconscious in psychic life, the role of instinctual urges, and so on. Out of these findings grew a new science, psychoanalysis, a part of psychology, and a new method of treatment of the neuroses. I had to pay heavily for this bit of good luck. People did not believe in my facts and thought my theories unsavory. Resistance was strong and unrelenting. In the end I succeeded in acquiring pupils and building up an International Psychoanalytic Association. But the struggle is not yet over. -- Sigmund Freud.
Amusing as it is, this video will prove to be important when the avatar of Freud is designed. They'll be able to use it as a starting point when rejuvenating his voice to match his body. Sometimes a voice is just a voice, but not this time.
Indistinguishable from any number of old farts and Holocaust survivors in the synagogues I grew up in... and a lot of it still carries over in how Israelis speak English - especially the ultra-orthodox.
Don't know what Freud himself would make of that...