Last month, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association saw fit to publish a “research article” entitled “On Having Whiteness” that was so vile and racist, even Newsweek appeared to be repelled by it.
The author, Dr. Donald Moss, who is white, describes “Whiteness” as “a malignant, parasitic-like condition” that primarily afflicts white people. “Parasitic Whiteness renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse. These deformed appetites particularly target nonwhite peoples.” Those who contract this disorder are pretty much doomed, for Moss tells us “there is not yet a permanent cure.”
Below is the author’s abstract:
Whiteness is a condition one first acquires and then one has—a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which “white” people have a particular susceptibility. The condition is foundational, generating characteristic ways of being in one’s body, in one’s mind, and in one’s world. Parasitic Whiteness renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse. These deformed appetites particularly target nonwhite peoples. Once established, these appetites are nearly impossible to eliminate. Effective treatment consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interventions. Such interventions can reasonably aim only to reshape Whiteness’s infiltrated appetites—to reduce their intensity, redistribute their aims, and occasionally turn those aims toward the work of reparation. When remembered and represented, the ravages wreaked by the chronic condition can function either as warning (“never again”) or as temptation (“great again”). Memorialization alone, therefore, is no guarantee against regression. There is not yet a permanent cure.
Rather than a scholarly description of a newly identified disorder, this article strikes me as the product of an individual who has been so completely immersed in the left’s war on “systemic racism,” that he can no longer see clearly.
This is not medical research, it’s politics. It’s propaganda thinly disguised as research. It’s meant to be trotted out as if to “prove” a political point.
Moss’ words are so absurd, they almost make Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the 1619 Project, sound reasonable. Almost.
If one were trying to describe the symptoms of the affliction that has taken hold and spread throughout the American left in recent years like a California wildfire, Moss’ article could be “Exhibit A.”
This is the kind of dangerous and radical propaganda that dehumanizes entire groups of people and has historically served as the rationale behind genocides.
Is there any question that, if they could, the far left would put all conservatives into work camps?
This man has completely lost touch with reality and should himself seek psychiatric help.
The Daily Mail reports that Moss teaches psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Fortunately, this article was widely condemned by people across the political spectrum.
Dr. Philip Pellegrino, a psychologist tweeted: ‘How do my colleagues consider this scholarship?’
On Having Whiteness – Donald Moss, 2021 https://t.co/MTsfaj9DUU
— Dr.PhilipPellegrino (@DrPhilipPellegr) June 8, 2021
Here are some of the responses to Dr. Pellegrino’s post:
The hatred in this article is palpable. Racist psychobabble at its worst.
— the glass bead game (@the_lozzanator) June 9, 2021
Unbelievable This man should loose his license immediately along with the people responsible for approving this embarrassment of a paper. They all need to be terminated from their positions and then hospitalized for their mental conditions. The Mentally ill have taken over.
— Melissa smith (@Melissa66943727) June 10, 2021
— Jesse Livermore (@Jess3Livermore) June 9, 2021
Has anyone considered this arilticle may be a product of the author’s mental illness? Not a joke.
— Where’s the Beach (@Postymates) June 10, 2021
In one week we have this ignorant fool “Dr” Moss with his river of verbal diarrhea printed in a medical journal and a psychiatrist at yale discussing her fantasies of murdering white people. Perhaps there is a problem in the psychoanalytic community that they create such scum.
— David (@David4USA) June 10, 2021
For more of Dr. Moss’ work, click here. Yes, I’m kidding.
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