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.
Memory is famously faulty. Just as politicians and journalists attempt to create stories and "narratives" out of data points, all humans do the same. Often, our conscious memory stories are designed to support our positive self-regard, to rationalize, blame, find excuses, and so forth. Temperamentally melancholy people tend to do the opposite and are often more honest with themselves.
Psychiatrists and Psychoanalysts know how to listen stories and information as "memory data" with all of the selection, distortion, factual accounts, mental constructions, etc. which are part of memory. We are trained to listen as if watching a movie. Since we are not judges or juries, "truth" is not necessarily our pursuit although we can be quick to call "bullshit" when needed because people lie and manipulate too. We are not truth-relativists, but our focus is elsewhere.
One of the fascinating things about Psychoanalysis is to see how memory narratives change during the process.
I am interested in Freud and psychoanalysis. I see You are freudian psychologist and political right-winger. This is rare connection.
In my country, Poland, I meet some kind of ignorance on the "right" - which thinks Freud wad deviant and destroyer of our Civilization. On the other hand "left-wingers" treat Freud as ideological father of their "sexual revolution". This is very sad and confusing.
I would like to recommend to You and Yours readers some interesting papers about Freud, his connection with vopn Mises, anti-connection with Marx, leftism and commonalities in freudian psychology and traditional teology:
1) Mises on Freud and psychoanalysis: http://mises.org/daily/4542
2) Mark Sunwall article on political and philosophical resemblance of Mises and Freud: http://mises.org/journals/scholar/Sunwall3.pdf
3) Traditional catholic on freudian and traditional psychology: