R.D. Laing on Parenting

Daryl Hannah with unidentified baby, Los Angeles 1984

From the moment of birth, when the Stone Age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence, called love, as its mother and father, and their parents and their parents before them, have been. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities.

R.D. Laing
The Politics of Experience (1967)

Photo by Helmut Newton: Daryl Hannah with unidentified baby, Los Angeles 1984