By Nicole Morgan
Yesterday, I was told bluntly by an analyst, I don’t envy you your task in writing about these things. I hope you will succeed in presenting my ideas in such a way that people won’t find them too strange. Unfortunately it is my fate that other people, especially those who are themselves possessed by demons, think me mad because I believe in these powers. But that is their affair; I know they exist. There are demons all right….
Being in narrative mood (it is a fashionable word), I appropriated this text not intended to me. The analyst was not one of my friends but C.G. Jung himself being interviewed four days after Germany’s unconditional surrender.  And I certainly did not just discovered Jung through a frantic Google search on the shadow. It is Jung’s long study, which allowed me to name the man who tortured me, all strapped on a metal chair when I was three years old. I looked into the eye, filled with glee, of a demon, the first one of my encounters all very banal individuals as Hannah Arendt told us. For the man was a respected banal doctor. I would meet him chatting happily, seemingly adored by former patients, not mentioning the nurses. As Jung would have explained, he just blossomed with the circumstances just like Dr Josef Mengele and other demons did when an army of demons in uniform offered them a lab in Auschwitz.
For one has to understand, as I understood very quickly, that Jung is not interested only in the individual per se but in the depth of humanity as it evolves through its shadow and light: “Whatever we fight about in the outside world is also a battle in our inner selves. For we must finally admit that humankind is not just an accumulation of individuals utterly different from one another, but possesses such a high degree of psychological collectivity that in comparison the individual appears simply as a slight variant… What is true for humanity in general is also true for each individual for humanity consists only of individuals. And as is the psychology of humanity, so also is the psychology of the individual. The (first) world war brought a terrible reckoning with the rational intentions of civilization. What is called will in individual is called imperialism in nations. ….Civilization is the rational purposeful sublimation of free energies brought about by will and intention ” 
Back to the extraordinary interview four days after Germany surrender. Jung (nor De Gaulle, nor Arendt for other related reasons) did not dance in the streets. Intelligence has its price.
No, Jung continued, the demons are not banished, that is a difficult task that still lies ahead. Now that the angel of history has abandoned the Germans, the demons will seek a new victim. And that will be difficult. Every man who loses his shadow, every nation that falls into self-righteousness, is their prey. We love the criminal and take a burning interest in him because the devil makes us forget the beam in our own eye when observing the mote in our brother’s and in that way outwits us. The Germans will recover when they admit their guilt and accept it; but the others will become victims of possession if, in their horror at the German guilt, they forget their own moral shortcomings. We should not forget that exactly the same fatal tendency to collectivization is present in the victorious nations as in the Germans, that they can just as suddenly become a victim of the demonic powers. “General suggestibility” plays a tremendous role in America today, and how much the Russians already fascinated by the devil of power can easily be seen from the latest events, which must dampen our peace jubilation is a bit.
Forward 72 years, this year of great reckoning as a demented individual is unlashing the dark forces in his country.
Should I name him?
In fact it is not Trump who worries me. His mind is in shamble and it makes him unable to plan and organize (he is not an ideologue. He does not have the attention span). In a way he is inoffensive without the bloody-minded ideologues who do that for him.
Ultra ideologues are THE demons starting with Bannon
“ He’s going nuclear,” said a friend. “You have no idea. This is gonna be really f… bad.”
Bannon has been kicked out but he is organized and has still an immense power with media. I am afraid he is going to be the Fuhrer organizing this cloud of hatred made of ultra nationalists , KKK, Nazis and the like with one intent : to divide the US.
He will not succeed to create a civil war but he can do a lot of damage.