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Television, excitement, knowledge and friendship
were the most obvious characteristics of the first
stop on my nationwide lecture tour at Lane College
in Jackson, Tennessee.
Lane College invited me to give three days of lec
tures that were exhilarating. The Student Govern
ment Association as the result of having read my
columns in their local newspaper contacted me in
Washington and invited me to be the guest lecturer
for their Bicentenniet Celebration. The itinerary
was: A lecture on phobias and fears and how to
cure them; a demonstration of the medical pro
cedure of hypnotherapy, which was televised on a
major television station; a lecture on the psychology
of race relations in America for their centennial
year focus on Black History; a luncheon with the
president. Dr. Herman Stone; and a reception for
me. v:'-r'' , " ' .
I made the following points in the first lecture:"
A Approximately eiaht per cent of all fears and
By Dr. Charles W; Faulkner
phobias (of height, animals, snakes, water and tak
ing tests) developed, very early in life;
B) . Eighty-five 'per cent of your personality is
developed before you become three years old. 1
C) The most significant behavior that you per
form is subconscious, conditioned and habitual.
D) Sigmund Freud's time-honored belief that you
must know the causes of your problem before you
A View From Capitol Hill:
Can The Country Afford
More Of Reaganomics
By Gus Savage ...
Member of Congress
Last year when Congress was being steamrolled
time and time again by the occupant in the White
House, I, in a speech on the House floor during
debate on the fiscal year 1982 budget, predicted that
the American people would eventually wake up and
recognize the President's economic policies for
what they really are prescriptions for disaster.
Remember for a moment, back to the last months
in 1981, a time when Reagan and his surrogates, in
triumphant flourish after twin budget and tax vic
tories, confidently claimed that economic recovery
would begin almost immediately. Well everyone
knows that the economy has never taken off in the
manner Reagan assured us it would, but few know
just how badly the economy is actually faring under
his reign of incompetence;
Since the Reagan administration is into report
cards of sorts, I have come up with an Economic
Report Card of him, and virtually every economic
indicator of any consequence bears bad tidings.
Long Term Interest Rates: Those for corporate
and municipal bonds, car notes and home mor
tgages, are higher now than when Reagan assumed
Unemployment: More than 9.3 million!
Americans were out job hunting in December 1981,
more people out of work since 1938. Unemploy-
ment among blacks and other minorities stood at
1 5.7Vo in December, the highest rate since the Great
The Gross National Product: This key economic
barometer of the state of the economy dropped
from a plus 8.6 in the first quarter of 1981 (before
Reagan's policies were in place) to a minus 5.2 in
the fourth quarter of 1981.
Bankruptcies: Business failures rose from 277 per
week in January of last year to 396 per week this
January, a whopping 43 increase.
Farm Prices: The prices that farmers get for the
sale of their crops and animals fell 13 between
January and December, 1981A the .very first time in
secutive months. v
Housing Starts: The number of new homes being
built dropped from 1.7 million in January 1981 to
an annualized figure of 894,000 in January 1982, a
42 decrease and the lowest number of this in
dustry since 1946.
Industrial Production: Output in the industrial
sector fell 9.6 between July 1981 and January
1982, the largest decline in this industry since the
recession of 1974-75.
All these important indicia point to the in
escapable conclusion that Reagan's successes are
bringing abouLJhe ruination of our country,
something that "more and more objective fair
minded Americans are coming to appreciate.
In terms of his personal popularity, Reagan is
beginning to slump in his saddle a bit, and his
keepers of the flame in Congress are increasingly
showing signs of coming down with a severe case of
jitters, with the projected budget deficit for fiscal
year 1983 being what it is and this being an election
year. As a result, many of his most faithful
followers in Congress last year are silently scurrying
for cover and trying to distance themselves from ad
ministration economic policies.
While not Oblivious to all this, Reagan.and David
Stockman over in the Office of Management and
Budget (I think a more appropriate appelation for
this agency would be Mis-management and Cut-it)
arc increasingly showing signs of classic bunker
scigc mentality regarding the FY 83 budget, saying
that they will resist attempts to cut into swollen
Pentagon spending and that they frown upon
rescinding outrageous tax give-aways to big
business. Of course the administration's position,
begs the obvious question: If not the Pentagon, and
if corporate wclfarc-ism is sacrosanct 4 where should
Congress look to pare down the largest projected
deficit in the history of our country? Domestic pro-
An Ungodly Turn
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justice, but what they do. Proclamations mean
nothing, and after twelve months of leadership
there has not been one single act of President
Reagan or the Congress that has been designed to
assist and aid blacks, minorities, and the poor who
are struggling most to survive in this society. The
action of the Senate implementing busing restric
tions is just one more action in a long and continu
ing series to undermine the social gains of other
years. As the President says, "We have taken and
ungodly turn in the American society."
grams took a severe beating last year, and the ad
ministration is looking for even, deeper cuts in these
programs for fiscal year 1983. Even if Reagan gets
the cuts he seeks in this area, which is by no means
certain, the swelling tide of red ink will exceed $157
billion if you use the more realistic economic
assumptions of the Congressional Budget Office.
I 'think the clock is running on Reagan, his
policies and' his blindly loyal supporters in the
political arena. This is yet another year and the
facade of Reagonomics is increasingly losing its
luster, for peoples of all persuasions. The fall elec
tions will bear me out.
. can solve the problem is no longer true. With the
proper procedures it is now possible, and even
; preferable, to eliminate the effects of the problem
before locating the causes. .
, E) Psychiatrists and psychologists are now direo
ting much of their attention to changing habits and
eliminating compulsive behavior with subconscious ;
behavioral therapy such as hypnotherapy,
F) Subliminal and superliminal behavior com-;
; prise all human behavior. An enthusiastic question
and answer period followed the lecture which Was
televised by television station WBBJ.
The second lecture and demonstration was titled:
"The medical and psychiatric value; of hyp
, notherapy." Some of the points brought out Were::
A) Hypnotherapy was accepted in 1957 as an ap
proved specialty by the American Medical Associa
tion (AMA). Since that time hypnotherapy is being
used to help people in every civilized country in the
world by doctors, psychologists, educators, dentists
and the average person.
B) Hypnosis is a condition of complete relaxation
and selected concentration that is similar to
daydreaming. Most people hypnotize themselves
often without being aware of it. It is not sleep.
C) It is often possible to immediately eliminate
problems of habit and compulsion without lengthy
D) A demonstration of hypnosis and the power
of suggestion, using audience volunteers, took
place. The volunteers felt better than they had ever
felt in their lives as every ounce of stress and tension
y was eliminated from their bodies using only their
' imagination to accomplish it. An exciting question
juid answer period followed. -
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The third lecture which I conducted was titled:
"The psychology of race relations in Arm, ''.'
This lecture was conducted before an audienv.' in
one of the largest auditoriums at Jackson, Tend.
These points were made: - :- - -
A) Black, people can no longer afford the luxury
of complaining about racism and blaming the white
man: Blacks must, take steps to save themselves
physically and psychologically. : '
B) Both blacks and whites are suffering the
physiological stresses of racism. But blacks are be
ing slowly destroyed. . , , : , . ; -
. ' C) The life span of the black person is ten years
. sho-ter than that of a white person.
; D) The leading cause of death among Mack males
ages 17-30 is suicide caused by stress and frustra
tion. - ' : . ; -,
'; E) The initial action that blacks must take to save
themselves is to learn to manage their stress.
F) Hypertension and strokes are endemic in the
black community. .-; '
G) Negative self-image and self-hatred are
weapons that blacks are unfortunately and. often,
unknowingly using to kill themselves. .
H) Television is a leading culprit in destroying the
I) A poll conducted by Black Enterprise magazine
showed that 96 of its readers felt that whites har
bor "some form of racism toward black-;." Three
out of four black readers (78.1 admit to "some
negative feeling toward whites."
J) These attitudes translate into anxiety, stress,
under evaluation of black capabilities and a loss of
motivation: A self-fulfilling prophecy of inade
quacy. K) Racism is more prevalent now than ever
before. The races are more Separated now than ever
in the last forty years. '
A wonderful reception and luncheon with Dr.
Herman Stone, president of Lane College were high
points of my visit.
The intellectual hunger and uihusiasm for more
and more knowledge provide.! one of the most in
tellectually stimulating experiences I have ever had.
I left. Lane College with ambivalent feelings of
sadness to leave my new found friends and en
thusiasm to visit the next college on my lecture tour.
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