Burke Ramsey Dr. Phil Show Today
Burke Ramsey interview.
(Psychology Today article)
>This may explain why some psychologists classify humor as one of the "mature" defense mechanisms we invoke to guard ourselves against overwhelming anxiety (as compared to the "psychotic," "immature," and "neurotic" defense mechanisms). Being able to laugh at traumatic events in our own lives doesn't cause us to ignore them, but instead seems to prepare us to endure them.<
Imagine this, you have been accused of bludgeoning and sexually assaulting your baby sister, every year since you were 9 years-old. Half the world thinks your guilty, if that isn’t enough, the other half thinks your parents are guilty. You go into a store and you see tabloid covers with you listed as a murderer and a child sexual predator. You have seen this the majority of your life. You do an interview on national TV to bring attention to the horrific crime committed against your baby sister on the 20th anniversary, hoping it will help.
You laugh, because you are nervous as heck, just being in front of Dr. Phil’s judgmental eyes is enough to make a mature grown man nervous, let alone a severely emotionally and mentally damaged young man. Then, the world attacks you and puts you on trial again.
How would you respond?
Burke has been damaged almost beyond repair and nobody will ever understand what severe torment he has endured.
I personally felt like I was watching 9-year-old Burke on the Dr. Phil show today.