Implosion: delusion, denial, and the prospect of collapse

Implosion: delusion, denial, and the prospect of collapse

by Jerry Kroth

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Implosion: denial, delusion, and the prospect of collapse is a penetrating look at contemporary collective delusions slithering across the American landscape. A delusion is a false idea about the world, a kind of intellectual "trance." When an individual suffers one, the diagnosis of mental illness is not far behind. When a nation labors under them, we have a state of collective mental instability. This odyssey explores five gargantuan delusions infecting the American psyche: our understanding of our democratic political system, the Iraq war, the perception of ourselves as an empire, the musical genre of hip-hop, and our extremely precarious financial condition. In the final chapter, "Slip-slidin to dystopia," Dr. Kroth reviews the seven major signs of societal collapse. These factors are combined to form "the American Dystopia Index." When one looks at this metric, the transformation of the American dream to an American nightmare seems all but assured should we not awaken from our myriad trance states in time.

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Duped! is incredible. You will want to shove it up the nose of every pompous, conservative, right wing, born again, love it or leave it jerk you have ever met. Dr. Kroth continues to approach the unapproachable. He holds no punches in describing our American culture's blind xenophobia; telling ourselves we are the best while betraying our most basic common sense as the evidence piles up at our feet. We choose leaders who simply tell us what we wish we could believe, and continue to act in ways that shorten our lives, steal our money, and leave us less secure than ever. In this crisp criticism of our collective confusion, we see how we have all become the chickens praising Colonel Sanders. We are simply outgunned by short-term corporate and political profits and power from the getgo. I wish there were more like Dr. Kroth aboard think tanks, committees, and boardrooms across our land, but if there ever were, they are probably planted in the Nevada desert somewhere. Enjoy the ride before your nickel runs out.

--Steve Stelle, author of On Shaky Ground


Totally eye opening, and, frankly, a very scary narrative. I never realized how deluded we are, and how a thick cloud of denial covers over our public discourse. This is a necessary read for any conscious American.

--M.S. Forrest, Ph.D., clinical psychotherapist.

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BN ID: 2940158120305
Publisher: Genotype
Publication date: 04/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Jerry Kroth, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the graduate counseling psychology program at Santa Clara University in California.His academic assignments have included courses in psychotherapy and personality theory, dreamwork, and research methods. Dr. Kroth has an abiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles, and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory and collective psychology. Jerry has been a member of the International Psychohistorical Association since 1983.

Dr. Kroth’s 12 prior books were in the areas of counseling, psychology, child sexual abuse, learning disorders, metapsychology, transpersonal psychology, and research methodology. In addition he has written and presented over 75 papers on anxiety, child development, mass psychology, synchronicity, experimental studies of the dream process, the psychology of propaganda and collective psychology. Professor Kroth lives in California with his wife and two daughters. He maintains a website: collectivepsych.com

His most recent books are listed below:

Coup d’etat: The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Genotype, 2014
The Psychic Immune System: a hidden epiphenomenon of the body’s own defenses. Rowman & Littlefield, in press

Conspiracy in Camelot: the complete history of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Algora)

Psyche’s Exile: an empirical odyssey in search of the soul. (Libre Digital)

The Lindbergh kidnapping: mobs, mass psychology, and myth. (Genotype)

Aliens and Man: a synopsis of facts and beliefs. (Algora)

Omens and Oracles: collective psychology in the nuclear age. (Greenwood Press)

Psychology Underground (Genotype)

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Morgan-Finn More than 1 year ago
Kroth has written an eye-opening indictment of American plutocracy masquerading as democracy. Whether one agrees with the author’s conclusions, he has certainly brought forward an array of facts and figures with which to analyze the state of U.S. politics, America’s foreign policy (both acknowledged and covert), and the complacency and naiveté of the average American citizen. One would like to think that one is 'aware' and fairly knowledgeable as to how the world works, but this book reveals some of the true motives behind America's engagement in world affairs and legislation.