Lipton’s Journal/January 24, 1955/246

From Project Mailer

But look at the philosophical results of this. It states that whatever we did in the past was the best possible thing we could have done and there is no use whatsoever in regretting our past actions. Indeed as analysts have discovered guilt is often used to keep from moving forward. And if people believed what I say here, sociostasis would suffer an enormous set-back, a great rout, for the expressions of homeodynamism would be more positive, more adventurous—the cavalry so to speak of sociostasis would be dismounted, and the charges with the sword replaced. (As indeed unhappily they have been—by tanks (Psychoanalysts), which reminds me that in the 112th Cavalry all the ignorant Texans used to spell it Calvary.)