Remembrances in history as close as the 1930’s and the link between austerity and blame are leading again to a wholesale diminutions of our humanity now made worse by the world-wide pandemic. The repression of traumatic histories in the individual as well in society require exploration today in order to expose the current alteric attacks on citizens as totalitarian regimes become more the norm and kindness and love are treated with contempt as selfish-ness prevails. Ferenczi’s theory in Confusion of Tongues is relevant in the dynamics of preju-dice in racism, misogyny and, of course about the Jew. Analytic knowledge is an essential tool for citizens in society to understand transgenerational trauma, large group paranoia and prejudice in our current politics and culture.
Keywords: Ferenczi, confusion of tongues, trauma, history, society