ethical component of the personality and provides the moral standards by which the ego operates (acc to Sigmund Freud)
the idealizing and repressing agent, the Superego of the educational world, is the prevailing technocratic ideology
The psychopath, like the artist, privileges id over superego.
we are forever indebted to Christ, we cannot ever repay him for what he did for us. The Freudian name for such excessive pressure which we cannot ever remunerate is, of course, superego
‘fundamentalism’, that psychotic-delirious-incestuous reassertion of religion as direct insight into the divine Real, with all the terrifying consequences that such a reassertion entails, and including the return with a vengeance of the obscene superego divinity demanding sacrifices
Houellebecq depicts the morning-after of the Sexual Revolution, the sterility of a universe dominated by the superego injunction to enjoy.