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"The relationship between interpersonal conflicts and political behavior in the former Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv (SPK)--Socialist Pa- tients Collective--in Heidelberg is particularly evident. This group originally concerned itself with group therapy. It tried to solve mental problems with answers beyound those of classical psychology and its approaches, and experimented with new ways and methods of treat- ment. The case of SPK is a prime example of "politicization of private conflicts" (Habermas)--which suggests nothing other than the projection of difficulties from the personal level to a political one. The simple and rather amazing tenet of this group was that if society makes you ill, it has to be changed by revolutionary meansl or, much more simply expressed, "Destroy what destroys you!" (Macht kaputt, was Euch kaput macht!) Meanwhile the slogan has become very pop- ular in the West German anarchist community."[1]


  1. ^ Wasmund 1986, p. 205-206


  • Wasmund, Klaus (August 19, 1986). "Chapter 7: The Political Socialization of West German Terrorists". In Merkl, Peter H. olitical Violence and Terror: Motifs and Motivations. University of California Press. ISBN 0520056051.