It is astounding that psychologists and psychiatrists claim that psychoanalysis is a cunning pseudoscience, and Freud himself was a smart but a very disturbed man, and that both must be rejected precisely because of the excessive sophistication. Those fine psychologists and psychiatrists, with their honesty (which, by contrast, stems from their ignorance of suspiciously sophisticated pseudosciences), dismiss psychoanalysis altogether by readind and reproducing the criticism made by early founders of their own science. But they never dare reading contemporary psychoanalysts, except for Freud’s seminal works, not even classic ones. They migh confuse Lacan with a breed of werewolves, those benighted souls. In a way, their argument boils down to “you’re too clever, you must be trying to fool people.”
This argument is preposterous. It sounds exactly like zealot rednecks arguing with secular people. “You think you’re very smart. If you’re so smart, how come you’re not happy? If you’d accept our lord Jesus Christ and the holy Bible, you’d find true happiness.” What kind of argument is that? As if happiness were equivalent to truth. It is stupidity at its finest. Refusal of attempting to understand the other - out of fear of fovever losing the realm of illusion in which is based his and hers happiness.