They hurt you at home and they hit you at school They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be. John Lennon – Working Class Hero

  1. Toxic Socialization is a socialization process characterized by
    1. Violence
    2. Neglect
    3. Chaos
    4. Destruction of Attachments
    5. Indoctrination
  2. Toxic socialization causes depression, adolescent delinquency, suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts, addiction, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders, conduct disorders, and contributes to post-traumatic stress disorders.
  3. Toxic socialization also destroys the cortical regions of the brains, causing atrophy and degeneration. It undermines critical thinking capacities and diminishes our ability to empathize (see documentary).
  4. Toxic socialization increases the risk and incidence of physical disease.
  5. Toxic socialization undermines school performance and leads to maladjustment, absenteeism, low academic ability, lower test scores, school avoidance, and destruction of self-esteem
  6. Toxic socialization stunts intellectual, emotion, and physical growth, increases the risk of metabolic syndrome, and contributes to impaired neuro-endocrine functioning and altered cortisol responses, insulin resistance, weight gain, gastrointestinal problems, IBS, suppressed immune function, and brain damage
  7. Toxic socialization contributes to the development of Fascist Personality Architecture, which includes conduct disorder, antisocial behaviours, violence, hatred, lack of empathy, and psychopathy.

Further Exploration

  1. HBO Documentary “One Nation Under Stress.”An excellent documentary on the terrible impact of stress. Damages your neocortex, destroyes your thinking capabilities, undermines empathy, and shortens your lifespan.
  2. John Lennon song Working Class Hero – A song about the impact of toxic socialization
  3. Pink Floyd Album Another Brick in the Wall – An album chronicling the toxic socialization of one band member, and its psychological and emotional impact.
  4. The Psychopath Test – A book examining the impact of toxic socialization and the pathologies of capitalism.


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