Donald Moss compared to Aruna Khilanani, called 'Nazi' for saying 'whiteness is malignant'

Many on Twitter wondered if Donald Moss' research was a satire, while asked him to join hands with Aruna Khilanani


                            Donald Moss compared to Aruna Khilanani, called 'Nazi' for saying 'whiteness is malignant'
Donald Moss (L) followed Aruna Khilanani (R) in earning the internet's wrath for 'condemning' White people (Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Texas/ Instagram: @aruna_khilanani)

Dr Donald Moss, a faculty member of both the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, has come under Internet's fury for publishing a paper calling 'Whiteness' a 'malignant' condition. Published last month in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Dr Moss's article 'On Having Whiteness' called being White "a malignant, parasitic-like condition."

Dr Moss elaborated how "'white' people have a particular susceptibility" to the 'parasitic' condition", which he says "renders its hosts' appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse." The article further explains that whiteness established an "entitled dominion" that enables the "host" to have "power without limit, force without restriction, violence without mercy." It also increases one's willingness to "terrorize", he wrote. And that has led to Twitter asking him to join hands with recently criticized New York psychiatrist Dr Aruna Khilanani, who said in a Yale lecture she had "fantasized" about shooting White people who "got in her way".

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Dr Moss then continues how whiteness "easily infiltrates even groups founded on the protection of individuals, on democratic principles." Postulating a treatment for the condition, Dr Moss wrote in an abstract summary of the journal: "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')."

Twitter calls it 'racist vomit' from 'fellow White'

Dr Moss notes that even with treatment, there "is no guarantee against regression" and "[t]here is not yet a permanent cure," in the article, which Twitter has dubbed satirical. Psychologist Dr Philip Pellegrino wrote on Twitter sharing a link to the journal, "How do my colleagues consider this scholarship?" To that, users replied with, "This is fake, right?" Another wondered: "Seriously, how is he still licensed?" And one deduced, "It reads like satire. Unfortunate that it's not."

Elsewhere on Twitter, people shared links to the journal and expressed pure outrage. Without mincing their words, one user accused Dr Moss of being "an activist since the 1980s. A typical left wing gay man who hates the world. Aka.. a crank." Some picked on the expert's race, tweeting: "With pretense of academic rigor by a fellow White. No surprise it's in a psychoanalytic journal."



 



 



 



 



 

Others slammed the association for publishing the journal at all. "Dr Donald moss writes a racist, undocumented, hysterical screed against whiteness, and the journal of the American psychoanalytic association publishes it, thus destroying any credibility the journal may have ever had. Good luck getting back any of that respect," tweeted one. Another suggested he join hands with Khilanani, tweeting: "The Journal of the USA Psychoanalytic Association claims that there is no cure for the malignant parasitic likeness of white people. There is a solution. He needs to join up with Yale Prof: Aruna Khilanani who fantasises about shooting all white people. And she moved to the USA!"

One livid user put forth the idea: "Wow. Substitute "Jewish" for "White" and you would pretty much have the definitive Nazi justification for sending six million Jews to the gas chamber. This is the lowest and most dangerous form of racism masquerading as academic discourse. Shameful." They followed up with: "Or how about this: "Blackness is...a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which "black" people have particular susceptibility...Effective treatment consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interventions." This racist vomit should be called out for what it is."



 



 



 



 

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