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President Trump Vs the Emotional Plague: Round One

Everyone has character armor through which the individual relates to the world. It is important to know a person’s character structure particularly if he happens to be a political leader. Identification of the politician’s individual and socio-political character tells us how well he is fit to function at his job.

What we know about President Trump’s character as a father, successful businessman, presidential candidate and the first days of his presidency, tells us that he is a high energy, phallic narcissistic character with an oral unsatisfied block. From the perspective of socio-politics, he is a conservative belonging on the political right. As such, he is authoritarian and, unlike his predecessor, openly in charge of his aggression. A product of the old authoritarian social order, Trump has a sense of the absolute distinction between right and wrong. Additionally, we know that he loves his country indicating that he has a degree of contact with his biological core and that, therefore, his “heart is in the right place” regarding his job qualifications as president.

These basic traits are sufficient to explain how he will function as president. Largely because of his high energy level and his experiences in business, he attempts to overcome the armored trappings of partisan politics by forcefully overriding them. Unfortunately, because of his impatience and his oral unsatisfied block – he brags, is over talkative and exaggerates – he gives people the false impression that he is unstable and opens himself to ridicule.

However, what really drives his leftist opponents crazy is that he is overtly aggressive to the point of being contentious and is shamelessly authoritarian. For example, he deals with the terrorist problem by declaring a ban on all Muslims from entering the United States; he deals with the immigration problem by announcing that he will build a wall between America and Mexico; he is outspokenly pro-American, etc.

A central feature of leftist ideology is their hatred of open aggression and their fear of genuine authority. In leftists, these natural human functions are repressed by a new layer of social armor, the relative morality of political correctness. The undischarged hatred contained in the leftist’s armor is redirected at anyone who claims to be a real authority. Unknown to Trump, this is the emotional plague that is out to destroy him and the authority of the executive office that he stands for. Even without knowledge of the plague, however, Trump seems to have a sense of the plague. This is recognizable in his forceful opposition to leftist attacks from the media.

The Function of Partisan Politics (Politics as Usual)

The common use of the terms, politics and political activity is fraught with confusion because they contain elements from the three layers of the human bio-psychic apparatus, the biological core, the destructive middle layer and the superficial layer. Without making this distinction, politics and political activity becomes a public side-show and a confused spectacle of rational and irrational ideas and behaviors often resulting in the
activation of the emotional plague from the middle layer

Partisan politics is based on the idea that the adversarial forces of the left and the right are necessary to arrive at political decisions. The problem with partisan politics is that it often contains impulses from the politician’s middle layer. When personal feelings of revenge of a neurotic phallic narcissist politician are played out in the political arena as partisan politics it is a clear sign that the emotional plague is in operation. In this case, the politician’s socially destructive personal and financial interests are covered over by his alleged political convictions.

Partisan politics worked fairly well in the past authoritarian social order because social issues had not yet developed a layer of social armor which we recognize today as socio-politics and also because there were approximately equal numbers of socio-political character types (liberals and conservatives) in the opposing Democratic and Republican Party’s. The balance of power between the left and the right was supported by the authoritarian social order. Politicians operated according to their predetermined individual character structure within their party. Nevertheless, despite their ideological differences members of both parties were of one mind in their respect and love for America indicating that their biological core was more or less present in their political decision making process.

This is no longer the case in today’s anti-authoritarian society. With the political shift to the left firmly established, political ideas and activity originating from the biological core are becoming difficult to recognize. They have been replaced by political extremism and people using politics – socio-politics – to find solutions for personal problems that originate from their own destructive, middle and superficial layers. Today, this trend is becoming the rule for people on the political right just as it was true in the past for people on the political left. Politics and political activity is replacing religion as the modern “solution” for each and every individual and social problem.

With the polarization and decline of Western society accelerating, the absurdity of conducting “politics as usual” is slowly dawning on the public as the confusion being generated by the emotional plague has infiltrated every aspect of political life.

Why Trump is Hated By the Left.

From a characterological perspective,Trump belongs somewhere on the political right. His armor is primarily in his musculature not in his intellect as in the case of leftists. He has a strong moral sense of “right” and “wrong” and probably will not be afraid to use his authority defending his convictions when he feels it necessary to do so.

These are qualities that terrify liberals. The hatred of Trump by people on the left comes from their deep fear of physical aggression and of strong individual – not collective – authority. Not having their aggression at their disposal, their weapon of choice is the use of their intellect. Because they are in conflict internally with their personal fear and hatred of aggression,Trump is seen by them as a frightening individual no different than the old time Nazis.

Leftists unconsciously respect authority out of fear. Their underlying fear of aggression is why they twist social issues into their preconceived belief-systems such as, for example, that all human beings are good and that all social problems can be solved through collective dialogue. These beliefs are supported by their relative morality of political correctness. But, whenever possible, they will reveal their true hatred of genuine authority by acting in subversive ways. This characteristic mind-set is the reason that many leftists are in a state of panic over Trump’s election because the energy behind their personal enmity has no satisfactory social outlet.

By contrast, people on the political right are not in conflict with their feelings of aggression and so have no need to get caught up in politically correct attitudes and ideas.They can respect authority figures and have emotions of affection and even feelings of gratitude for the person in authority.

This distinction based on emotional forces underlying the character structure of people on the left and right is sufficient to explain the social dynamics underlying the political outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Post-Election Stress Disorder

The widespread protests and violence by leftists on all social levels including campus students in response to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States is an example of people suffering from Post-Election Stress Disorder (PESD), the latest symptom of the anti-authoritarian transformation of American society.

Aside from engaging in social demonstrations, the syndrome consists in people huddling together in “support groups” bemoaning their fate and commiserating with each other.
For these protestors,Trump’s persona contains all of the characteristics of authoritarian figures that are reviled and feared by leftists.

What these protesters actually fear, however, is taking charge of their own lives and advancing themselves. They fear the opportunities that that they have to benefit from living freely in America.

A symptom of their underlying need for less personal and social freedom is that these protesters are oblivious – clueless – of the terrifying emotional forces within them that are underlying their protestations.

Many have a serious work disturbance. Contemptuous of others who know and work for what they want, they demand the exact opposite of freedom: greater security. There is a poorly disguised desire to be cared for by society because they are emotionally too crippled and irresponsible to care for themselves. A sign of their work disturbance is that the thought of working for what they want rarely occurs to them because they are too caught up in protesting.

Full of disdain for the police who risk their lives protecting them and others, and inflamed by the media to act out in socially destructive demonstrations, they often break the law and choose to side with criminals. Justifying their actions, through the morality of political correctness as a “moral right,” they accuse the hated authority figures of racism and worse. They would rather put their energy into protesting social causes and be mindlessly influenced by leftist ideologues than focus on what they can do to improve their lives – a sign of severe ocular armor.

The Political Advantages of the Left

The following are some of the advantages of the political left in today’s world:
1) All public interactions take place on the social surface and leftist’s are able to operate successfully from that layer of their bio-psychic apparatus.
2) Because today’s society is anti-authoritarian, the political mainstream has shifted far to the left. Partisan battles involving social issues are often fought between political opponents who belong in varying degrees on the political left and therefore, espouse different degrees of the same basic socialistic ideas.
3) The shift of the political mainstream to the far left has legitimized the radical left in politics. Now called “progressives” or “socialists,” these radicals, in full view of a clueless public, are able run as candidates in the Democratic Party in the 2016 election for the office of president of the United States and include the current President himself.
4) Arriving at decisions collectively is comfortable for leftists. When it comes to politics, they are herd animals and behave as a group at election time. As long as they are being taken care of collectively by their leaders there is little effort involved in just going along with the tide of the mainstream left’s welfarist thinking. By being politically mindless and taking the easy way out, they can maintain their self-complacency, avoid looking at the degradation in the world and still believe in their political claptrap.
5) For the same reason, leftists cannot learn anything from the past. In the September 2016 Issue of the New Criterion, Gary Saul Morson writes: “Our knowledge of Bolshevik horrors expanded dramatically when, after the fall of the Soviet Union, its archives were opened. Jonathan Brent and Yale University Press brought out volume after volume of chilling documents, but public opinion did not noticeably change. How many readers of The New York Times know about its role in covering up the worst of Stalin’s crimes and earning a Pulitzer Prize (still unreturned) for doing so?
I understand being so carried away by Communist ideals that one denies or justifies millions of deaths. What amazes me is that people and publications who have done so still feel entitled to criticize others from a position of moral superiority.”

The reason that the author of this article is amazed about the leftists behavior of moral superiority is that he lacks an understanding of Dr. Elsworth Baker’s discovery of socio-political characterology first published in chapter 13 in his book, “Man in the Trap.”.

The Political Effects of the Two Party System’s Demise

Knowledge of socio-political character is essential to understand and prevent the destructiveness in American politics.

The two paty system in America functioned in the past authoritarian social order to maintain a balance of power between the opposing ideological forces of the left and right. It began to disintegrate around 1960 accompanying the anti-authoritarian transformation of society. This resulted in the political mainstream in the entire nation to shift leftward. The Democratic Party became infiltrated by politicians from the extreme left.They were pseudo-liberal/communist characters who took over that party. This produced an imbalance between the opposing forces of the left and right and the two party system was destroyed.

The shift to the left in the American mainstream is responsible for how a full-fledged communist masquerading as a bona-fide liberal character was able to win the American presidential elections in 2008 and 2012. It also explains how two of the least qualified candidates were chosen by the ever-clueless public to be their president. One is a leftist extremist with psychopathic, criminal tendencies; the other is an individual with poor impulse control and questionable good judgement. Both are populist candidates catering to the whims of “the people.”

Once again, the emotional plague is victorious as American politics has lost any semblance of rationality. Americans can now look forward to an even sicker, multiparty, european-style political system in future elections.

The Cornerstones of Social Orgonomy

To make any sense of what is going on in this chaotic world of ours an understanding of the cornerstones of the science of social orgonomy is essential. They are:

1) The three layer of the bio-psychic apparatus.

2) The emotional plague.

3) Socio-political character structure.

4) The anti-authoritatian transformation of our society.

A course in social orgonomy will be given by the American College of Orgonomy in the near future. It will be based, in part, on my forthcoming book, “Clueless.”

Why Can’t They “Get It” ?

Why is the anti-authoritariam transformation of Western society happening in front of everyone’s face and no one recognizes it?The reason is that people are caught up in their own political battle between the left and the right and, because of that, each side has a vested interest in not seeing it.

The left cannot see the transformation because they are part and parcel of the forefront that is endorsing it.The right cannot see the transformation because their character structure is the product of what remains of the authoritarian social order which they are desperately trying to preserve.

This is another destructive example of our “politics as usual.”

Obama and Sanders: Same Old, Same Old

The difference between a communist and a socialist is that communists want a violent overthrow of governments while socialists want a gradual overthrow. In our antiauthoritarian society governments are already in a state of advanced disintegration and so the term, communist is no longer applicable. Today, a socialist is the correct term to be used to describe these leftist radicals.

Barack Obama entered the political arena in the first decade of the 21th century when, with the help of the media, he successfully passed himself off as a liberal. This was a time when the threat of communism was being erased from the minds of the American public and rapidly becoming a word from the past. From a sociopolitical diagnostic standpoint, he was correctly identified at that time as a pseudo-liberal/communist. Today, with the antiauthoritarian transformation of society in full swing and the continuing breakdown of nations worldwide, socialist would be the apt term to describe people like him and others such as Hillary Clinton.

The gradual disintegration of the authoritarian social order and the continuing shift to the far left in the political mainstream are the reasons that a socialist named Bernie Sanders can come out of the closet and be championed by a far-left minded public as a legitimate political candidate.

But what is changing is not the character structure of the old time, freedom peddling politicians – the product – but the increasing demand – the market – of the helpless masses, young and old, who believe that they will be taken care of by this new/old order.

Will they ever “get it” ?

Will people ever “get it” that politics as it is currently practiced is an illusion, that it cannot truly provide satisfactory solutions to the enormous social problems that confront them?

This way of doing politics operates opposite to it’s original function: 1. Under their First Amendment Right it gives the masses a chance to express their personal, opposing political ideas and attitudes about social issues of which they have no clear understanding. 2. It functions as a powerful distraction and it helps to perpetuate their state of cluelessness about what is actually happening in the moment. 3. It feeds people in the world of politics as usual, including politicians, the media, pundits, advertising industry etc., who operate from their secondary (middle) and superficial layers to stay economically afloat. 4. It serves as a vehicle to actualize the emotional plague, the left’s socialist agenda for America.5. It keeps leaders of the world from uniting and destroying their common enemy, The Islamic State.

The 2016 Presidential Campaign

No matter how deafening the background noise is about the 2016 presidential campaign, the undercurrent that must be heard loud and clear through all the distractive clamor are the emotionally charged issues of morality. There is a deeper and more powerful political motive force behind all the political clap trap that is currently being presented on the social surface by the politicians, the pundits and the media.
Whether they know it or not, the presumptive candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, are already lined up according to whether they believe in the old absolute morality of the past authoritarian world or in the new politically correct, relative morality of the current anti-authoritarian era.
These two moralities are entirely different ways of viewing and dealing with the world. They generate the ideological divide that unconsciously pits the political left and right against each other. Casting America into two irreconcilable, opposing groups, this social force from the human depths is the ultimate governor of people’s ideas and behavior. It must be consciously recognized, understood and resolved before social conditions can improve.

Understanding the Trump Phenomenon

In order to know the reason for Donald Trump’s enormous popularity it is first necessary to understand that there has been an incessant shift leftward in American politics especially during the Obama Administration. Originating from the political right, the Trump Phenomenon is simply a reaction to this shift to the left. The core of truth in the Trump Phenomenon is that people are fed up with having the left’s morality of political correctness shoved down their throats and Trump is the one that has led the battle against it. No other politician has had the courage to face this scourge head on.

However, the problem with Trump is that, like every other politician, he has nothing else to offer except perhaps a desire to return to the “good old days”. But this is an illusion. The genie is out of the bottle in terms of the enormous levels of human destructiveness contained in people’s destructive secondary layer. This reality is why humanity’s problems are outside of the political realm and no politician has any clue about what they are or how to go about dealing with them. Not looking to politicians like Trump, Obama and others for answers would be a step in the right direction. Hopefully, it could lead to some people’s looking inward at themselves and not to politics.

The Emotional Plague in Politics

In order to make sense social events, functional knowledge of the three fundamental layers of the human bio-psychic apparatus is essential. These are 1) the biological core, 2) the destructive middle layer and 3) the superficial layer.

All constructive social and political activity originates from the biological core, traveling outward to the periphery and being expressed without distortion from the social surface. In the presence of armor, impulses from the core are blocked by the middle layer and become irrational, harsh and socially destructive.

A politician’s functioning from his core and secondary layers defines his socio-political character diagnosis. However, in their daily interactions all successful politicians function from their superficial layer or facade and this is why political activity is almost always identical with the surface of social life. Nothing is ever revealed about what is going on in the social depths (“behind the scenes”) until much later. Because a politician’s survival depends on his appearing to be what he is on the surface, it is difficult for most people to distinguish one politician from another.
A politician’s boldfaced lies are likely to be believed as true by the public if they are expressed in a convincingly charming and “reasonable” manner. People invest an enormous amount of emotional energy to maintain their political ideas originating from their own destructive middle layer. This is done mainly through holding to the relative morality (political correctness) of the left and that of the absolute morality of the right.

People are increasingly in jeopardy of losing contact with their own depths. They are incapable of having a sense of the destructive middle layer and the biological core in their politicians. To make matters worse, in today’s antiauthoritarian society, the biological core is rarely, if ever, represented in social and political life while impulses from the destructive middle layer and surface are expressed everywhere.

The emotional plague in politics will run amuck as it is currently doing in this election year until people begin to have an understanding of the socio-political character structures of their leaders and can make a distinction between political activity originating from the three layers of people’s bio-psychic apparatus.

The Demise of the Two Party System in America

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, “Clueless.”

In the March 5-6, 2016 issue of The Wall Street Journal, “The Republican Party is Shattering,” Peggy Noonan writes about the destruction of the Party. But if she would take a step back and look at the whole picture, she would see that not only the Republican Party but the Democratic Party and the entire Two Party system in America has broken down.

The function of the two party political system was the foundation of American politics in the past authoritarian era. At that time, there were generally an equal number of liberals and conservatives in the Democratic and Republican Parties and the system functioned to maintain a balance between the opposing ideological forces of the political left and the right. The opposing forces operated on the principle of attractive opposition (see chapter 5.) Today, this system has become a thing of the past and people are generally unaware of what is happening or why.

The reason is that, because in today’s anti-authoritarian society, American politics has shifted far to the left of center, the two party system no longer functions as a balance of opposing ideas to maintain social and political stability. American politics has become destabilized under constant pressure from leftist progressives. It no longer has a rational function.

Why are Republicans Confused about Trump?

In order to clarify the confusion about the legitimacy of Trump’s candidacy, knowledge of a person’s individual and socio-political character structure is essential.Two questions need to be answered positively:

1) Regarding the quality of his judgement, is Trump a phallic narcissistic character with an oral unsatisfied block, a manic depressive (“bi-polar”) character or an out-and-out sociopathic character? (See my blog, Apropos of Donald Trump, February 18, 2016.)

2) Regarding his political attitudes, is Trump somewhere on the conservative right of the political spectrum? The answer is definitely yes.

Satisfactorily answering these questions is essential to deal with the political destructiveness of the emotional plague that is ready to erupt and create havoc over people’s confusion regarding Trump’s candidacy. In any case, considering that the alternative to Trump is either a criminal or a socialist, the choice is not clear.

The Natural Function of a Political Leader

A political leader such as The President of the United States is a person whose natural executive function is increasingly becoming unclear. This is because the rational, core function of politics which is the science of governing people, is being confused with irrational expectations and needs of a clueless, emotionally sick public.

Examples of rational, core executive functions include safeguarding people’s independence, freedom and responsibility. Examples of irrational, destructive executive functions include catering to the public’s pathological helplessness and dependency needs which,in effect, is a self-serving, “political” tactic. The political left has perfected the art of welfare politics. Having nothing better to offer, the right is quickly learning to playing catch up. The focus of looking for political solutions is the reason that politicians are losing people’s respect.

But politics can never be the answer. Knowledge of people’s underlying socio-political character structure is essential because it helps to distinguish between the primary, rational functions that people can expect from their political leaders versus their own irrational, secondary, destructive drives and need to be taken care of which they project onto them. This crucial distinction is obscured by the endless ideological battles between the political left and the right. This is a manifestation of social armor.

Without making this distinction, politics degenerates into “socio-politics,” a spectacle that we are witnessing in today’s election year. The cluelessness of the politician regarding his natural function as political leader is a symptom of the same cluelessness of the public that elects him.

In selecting a president, the key question becomes: Is there a candidate that protects the functions of independence, freedom, and responsibility of the American people?

The Young and the Clueless

In “The Young and the Economically Clueless,” (Wall Street Journal February 20-21, 2016) regarding the overwhelming political support of young people for Bernie Sanders, Daniel Arbess asks: “Why are young people voting against their own interests?”

The writer cannot answer the contradiction posed by his question because it is outside the economic realm. He is unfamiliar with two important sociological facts that are discussed in my last book, “Neither Left Nor Right”:
1. The primary determinant of an individual’s social and political thinking and behavior is his socio-political character structure.
2. The anti-authoritarian transformation of Western civilization that occurred around 1960.

This transformation, the result of the so-called ‘sexual revolution,’ was accompanied by the almost complete destruction of the authoritarian family and, with this, a dramatic shift to the left in the political thinking of mainstream Americans. This culminated, in 2008, with the presidential election of a full-fledged, pseudo/liberal communist, Barack Obama.

The clueless young were not in a position to have learned anything about the destructiveness of Obama’s or Bernie Sander’s socialism because, as the writer notes, the eldest of these young people were in elementary school when the Soviet Union collapsed. Moreover, they are generally clueless about the significance of historical events.

More importantly, these children are the product of the baby boomer generation that were growing up during the 60’s. Many of these were the product of broken homes and therefore had little or no parental, authoritative guidance in their development. What many of these offspring experienced was just the opposite, brattiness and rebelliousness in their parents.

Bernie Sanders, a self-claimed socialist, is the ideal role model as a leader for these helpless, clueless young people. Incapable of caring for themselves, Sanders becomes the all giving,”free lunch” father that, in their clueless eyes, will take care of them. The economic stresses that these young people face in today’s times merely intensifies their anxieties about the future, justifies their anger at the world and increases Sander’s attractiveness to them.

Apropos of Donald Trump

Individual and socio-political character are the primary determinants of an individual’s, including politician’s, thinking and behavior. For example, is presidential candidate, Donald Trump simply a shrewd, controlling bully in full charge of himself regarding his bid for the presidency or is he just a loose cannon and a blowhard? This distinction depends on whether he is simply a phallic narcissistic character with an oral unsatisfied block, a manic depressive (“bi-polar”) character or a sociopathic character.

In the first case his judgment would be intact and would not detrimentally affect his job as president. In the second and third cases he would be a disaster. We need to know more about his decision making process and his past history in order to determine his capacity for good judgement.

The Sexual Misery of the Arab World

An article with the same title appeared in the Sunday, February 12 edition of The New York Times. The author, Kamel Daoud, writes about the extreme authoritarianism in the Arab World, it’s degradation of women and the destructive emotional,including sexual, consequences on the people. He alludes to the destabilizing effects of the Arab media. Influenced by the West’s media they peddle the promise of unattainable bodies of Lebanese singers and dancers and impossible sex to Arab youths. The Internet and religious TV shows have taken monstrous forms often devolving into the undisguised expression of the secondary, destructive layer of armored humans, a kind of porno-Islamism.

The writer, intuitively understands that the driving force behind suicide bombers originates from their frustrated sexual longing. Suicide is equated with the fantasied orgastic release.

The social breakdown that is currently happening in Middle East countries first started in the West around 1960, when Western society transformed from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian. This was heralded as the “sexual revolution.” When in 2011 it spread to the Middle East as the Arab Spring, it was hoped to bring freedom and happiness to the Arab world. In fact, it did exactly the opposite. It resulted in the hell on earth that we see today. This is a vivid example that armored people are incapable of living with the amount of freedom that they mystically long to be given to them by their leaders. To the degree that they are individually armored they need their armored social conditions to survive. The sexual chaos that is occurring in the Arab World is qualitatively the same but quantitatively worse than that which is happening in the West.

Before any real progress can happen in the Middle East and elsewhere, a distinction must be made between people’s feelings of genuine love that move outward unimpeded by armor from their biological core (“healthy sex”) and people’s incapacity to experience these feelings because of their armored condition (“sick sex”). Without making this distinction and dealing with its consequences, all “freedom movements” where ever they originate from will fail.

Forced Human Migration Is A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) are generally defined in strict, material forms such as nuclear, chemical, bacterial etc., not in terms of using human life itself as a weapon. But, the forced migration of hundreds of thousands of humans from their homes, displacing them into foreign countries while embedding them with Islamic terrorists and disrupting the lives of both these people and those of the nations they end up living in must also be recognized as a weapon of mass destruction.

Using terror to disrupt and destroy human life is an undeniable manifestation of the emotional plague. It is only a matter of time before the public at large becomes aware of it’s existence.
The upside is that we can thank the terrorists for bringing people in contact with it.

The Mystery of the Missing Radicals on the Left

When radicalization is ever discussed in the news it is always understood in terms of extremists on the right. But are there radicals on the left and if there are any, where are they? The answer is that they do exist but now they are in full view of everyone and are often placed in positions of great power such as candidates in the Democratic Party running for the office of president of the United States and the current President himself. Instead of being referred to for what they are, these radical leftists are now called “progressives” or “socialists.”

Radicals on the left are not identified for what they are because of the shift of the political mainstream to the extreme left of center. These radicals politically blend in imperceptibly with today’s social mainstream. The ever shifting leftward of society is supported and maintained by a new form of social armor that was instituted by leftists, the morality of political correctness.

How People Become Radicalized

To be radicalized the individual must shift from the social mainstream to the political extremes either to the left or the right. To understand how people become radicalized, knowledge of their character structure and of their emotional functions are essential.

In general, people who become radicalized to the political right are raised in strict authoritarian families which results in the repression of child’s sexual feelings during childhood and adolescence. The person’s loyalty and respect for the authoritarian father is absolute. In varying degrees, as a result of sexual repression, the child loses contact with his sexual feelings which are then misperceived in an otherworldly, mystical fashion. These are the young people who become Islamic fascists attracted to jihadism and the Islamic State.

When the authoritarian Muslim families and their society are torn apart as in times of war in the Middle East, many children are often left fatherless and adrift. They are the ones likely to fall prey to Imams and jihadist ideologues who begin their indoctrination process by befriending and comforting them. By taking on the role of substitute fathers, these emotional plague characters provide young people with the guidance and love that they long for. Once they have gained the young people’s trust, they are in a position to inculcate mystical ideas of happiness in the afterlife by doing Allah’s wishes and joining a holy war against the hated non-believers.

Another source of potential jihadists are the endless supply of sexually dissatisfied wayward people from anti-authoritarian Western families who seek revenge on the world for their personal misfortunes by joining the Islamic State.

In the Fort Hood Army base and the San Bernardino massacres, some of the Muslims were raised in the free world and in their youth despite their religious upbringing seemed to be impervious to jihadist ideology. In later life, their latent, mystical feelings surfaced and took hold of them turning them into mass killers. Most likely, they were paranoid schizophrenic characters who had unrecognized homicidal tendencies.

It does not matter if the terrorists are imported or home grown.
What matters is that young people’s underlying, pent-up sexual energy is a powerful force that leads them to seek jihadism as a solution to their personal emotional problems. This central fact must first be acknowledged and addressed before worldwide jihadism can be contained and eradicated.

What is the Origin of Political Correctness?

The morality of political correctness appeared spontaneously following the transformation of society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian beginning around 1960. This was the time when the breakthrough of human destructiveness on all levels of social life first intensified. With the weakening of the authoritarian family and of individual authority on a local level, absolute morality of right and wrong was replaced by the relative morality of political correctness and the collective authority of “Big Brother.” The authority of parents and of individuals was taken over by the authority of peer groups and of big government.

The appearance of the morality of political correctness “out of nowhere” is evidence that people need social armor in one form or another (absolute or relative morality) to contain the destructive forces within them for their personal and social survival.
However, there are qualitative and quantitative differences between the two moralities. Political correctness is more pernicious than the absolute morality of the past authoritarian era because it is restricted to the superficial and destructive layers of human life and therefore is clueless about the existence of good and of evil.

Why Do They Blow Themselves Up?

Terrorist Muslims come from authoritarian, sex-negative families that have been destroyed by the social upheaval that is happening in Middle Eastern countries. Early in their psychosexual development, these youngsters are educated to not feel (to repress) their natural sexual urges. As a result, their pleasurable feelings become twisted, distorted and experienced as something evil. During puberty and adolescence, their feelings intensify and, for some, become intolerable.
These young people are raw material that become indoctrinated and recruited into the jihadist movement by Islamic ideologues. The intolerance that they have for people enjoying themselves is a projection of their own suppressed sexual feelings. It is combined with a mystical loyalty to their fanatic leader that directs them to do Allah’s bidding, turning them into a weapon of mass destruction. Blowing people and themselves up is the sadomasochistic solution associated with an emotional (sexual) release through an act of physical bursting that they have been trained to long for.

The Functional Relation Between the Emotional Plague on the Left and Right

The following excerpt is from my forthcoming book, “Clueless”:
The emotional plague individual on the left operates subversively using his intellect to instill confusion either by political action or by inaction. The emotional plague individual on the right operates overtly using his emotions to instill terror through political reaction. For example, the Islamic State (ISIS) movement which operates from the far right originated from Muslim militants in response to the transformation of Western Society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian which was accompanied by a shift of the political mainstream to the far left.

These extremists reacted emotionally and murderously to what they saw as a threat to their way of life. A manifestation of the emotional plague from the political right, their barbaric actions suddenly caught the attention of a clueless public in the western world by generating terror.

Meanwhile, the free world led by our feckless, left wing president choses to focus not on the terrorist threat and the need to join and support the anti-ISIS forces against the Islamic fanatics but on ousting the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. He insists on this condition before he is willing to consider a military alliance. Knowing that he does not stand a chance to depose Assad, Obama’s political “action” is a disguised form of inaction. It is a destructive example of the emotional plague from the left because it generates confusion about what must be done. It effectively undermines the anti-ISIS coalition’s efforts to crush the terrorist organization militarily.

The Third World War

World War III is already in an advanced state of progression and the masses and their liberal leaders of the free world are still clueless about what and why it is happening. The War is a struggle to the death between the Free World on the political left and the Islamic State, (ISIS) on the political extreme right.
It was triggered by the unstable social conditions resulting from the anti-authoritarian transformation of the Western world including a shift to the far left of the political center beginning around 1960. The transformation spread to the Middle East and undermined the authoritarian rulers of those nations destabilizing their repressive hold on the people. Because of weakened social and political conditions, the development of the Islamic State was inevitable.
Islamic fascists running ISIS belong, from a socio-political standpoint, on the extreme right. They have a deep hatred for the unrestrained freedom of people living in the free world and feel emotionally provoked to destroy them and their liberal ways of social life.They murder westerners by mystically indoctrinating sexually starved Muslim youths into becoming suicide bombers promising them that they will be rewarded with happiness in the next world.
Another one of their weapons of mass destruction is using the lives of innocent Muslims as a Trojan Horse by displacing them from their homes while carrying embedded terrorists to infiltrate and destroy the free world.
The question before us is the following: Does the free world that is currently dominated by the forces of the political left have the necessary aggression and vitality to stand up to and exterminate the murderous forces of evil on the political extreme right? But first it is necessary to be “clued in” that a global war is actually happening.

What Happened to the Middle East?

As recently as 50 years ago, the Middle East consisted of a number of stable countries controlled by authoritarian dictators where Arabs and non-Arabs generally lived peacefully together. Today, many of these countries are losing their identity as separate nations. The entire area is becoming enveloped in chaos and much of the population is fleeing into Europe and beyond as radical Islamic terrorists are murdering anyone who stands in their way.
Current attempts to understand the reason for this disaster are inadequate because people have no knowledge of the underlying forces at work. The explanations only recognize what is happening on the social surface not on a bio-social, core level. An example of such an attempt at understanding given recently is to blame “civilization’s failure either to overcome or to accommodate the forces of modernity.”
Let us begin by asking another question: What happened to the so-called Arab Spring movement that was supposed to bring democracy to the Middle East and elsewhere? While it may have ended the regimes of secular strongmen in those countries it did not result in expected democratization in any of them. In fact, there has been more violence, chaos and less democracy than there was before the start of the Arab Spring.
Largely unrecognized is that the widespread destructiveness that is happening in the Middle East and Africa today is the direct result of the breakdown of the authoritarian structure of society into anti-authoritarianism that began in the West around 1960 and has spread like wildfire throughout the entire world including the Middle East.
A related question is the following: How can the Arab population in the Middle East who have lived under extreme authoritarian, often tribal conditions for centuries and who belong politically to the far right of center be realistically expected to function overnight in a way similar to people living in a modern, Western-style liberal democracy? This question which goes to the heart of the Arab Spring problem stems from the liberal’s mystical belief in the perfectibility of man through social and political intervention. It is mystical because what is expected is totally unrealistic. This is the belief of liberalism, a secularized version of the idea of salvation through divine intervention that is held by religious mystics on the political right. But from what has happened in the Middle East this form of mystical thinking is clearly far more socially destructive when it comes from the left.

The Degeneration of the True Liberal into Pseudo-liberal/communism

Why are some liberals capable of consistently
maintaining their true liberal socio-political character structure and others easily shift to the political extreme left and function like pseudo-liberal communist characters?
One reason is that the liberal character lives almost entirely in his superficial layer. As a result, he has little core contact and his thinking is either mechanistic or mystical. Those liberals who have mystical tendencies in their thinking will readily shift to the political left and join the “heaven on earth,” freedom peddling mantra of the pseudo-liberal/ communist. Those liberals who have no mystical tendencies will keep their true liberal identity and will often support the destructive social policies of their cohorts on the extreme left and vote for them but when pressed for a rational reason will not be able to justify why they are doing so.

The New Morality

The old morality of the past authoritarian era was based on the absolute distinction between right and wrong. What was right and wrong applied equally for everyone. Today, this morality is dead.
In our anti-authoritarian society, what is right and wrong for one person is not necessarily true for another. This is the new, relative morality and is particularly true in the political arena. Because of the resultant ever encroaching shift of the political mainstream to the left of center, the public is led by the media to believe that what is right and wrong for someone on the political left is not true for someone on the political right. Accordingly, political figures on the left such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are presented as the “good, anti-authoritarian guys.” They can do nothing wrong. Conversely, those on the right are pictured as the “bad, authoritarian guys.” They can do nothing right.
A case in point is the public’s favorable reaction to Clinton’s evasiveness and lying when questioned by congress about her Emails as Secretary of State following the Benghazi attack on the American Consulate. Four Americans including the Ambassador to Libya are murdered by Arab terrorists and her ratings go up.

The Breakdown of the Separation Between Church and State

Without fully recognizing it, the Founding Fathers had a strong sense of the emotional plague that is endemic in human beings, and they did everything in their power to prevent it from organizing and destroying this country.

This sense of evil was based on the healthier character structure of the people in those times. Their authoritarian character structure allowed them to recognize the importance of separating secular and religious authority as a safeguard against tyranny. But then, as a result of the breakdown of the old authoritarian order into anti-authoritarianism around the 60s, the plague organized itself and infested every area of social life.

This was accompanied by the dissolution of the authoritarian family, of a decrease in people’s muscular armor and an increase in their ocular armor. The contactless masses became secularized and so did their latent tendency for mysticism. Instead of having faith in the afterlife, people now demanded heaven on earth. Freedom peddling politicians on the left appeared and supplied disillusioned followers of the church with the political illusion that they wanted.

This was the time of the marked shift of the social mainstream to the left of political center and the decline in the census of faithful church goers. Seeing the handwriting on the wall, the church leaders of all denominations had no other option than to embrace the policies that the leftist ideologues in America were peddling.

Together with the personal idealistic tendencies of Pope Francis, the operation of the emotional plague through socio-economic factors is the real reason that the Catholic Church on the political right is currently cozying up to Barack Obama, a political activist on the far left. For the first time in America’s history, a pontiff addressed members of the joint session of Congress and sermonized, among other things, about what they should do about the environment, about income inequality and that they should learn how to get along with each other.

This collusion of church and state is one more step in the globalization of the emotional plague as the ideologies and the moralities of the far left and the far right merge into one.

The Impending Demise of the Two Party System

The following excerpt is from my upcoming book, Clueless:
“The function of the two Party system was the foundation of American politics. It is about to become a thing of the past and people are unaware of what is happening or why. This system functioned to maintain the opposing ideological forces of the political left and the right in the authoritarian social order of the past when there were generally an equal number of liberals and conservatives in the Democratic and Republican Parties. The equal numbers functioned to balance the opposing forces.
In today’s anti-authoritarian society, the two party system no longer represents a balance of opposing fundamental ideas to maintain social stability. It has become an anachronism.
The breakdown of the two party system started with the anti-authoritarian transformation of society and the radicalization of the Democratic Party in the 1960’s. This was accompanied by the shift in the political mainstream to the far left of center, the so-called socio-political red-shift. The upshot of the red-shift was that in their attempts to gain the support of the electorate’s demands, both parties found themselves in varying degrees to the left of the political center. Both Parties were endorsing the same socialist policies and vying for political dominance through them. This, in effect, destabilized the opposing political forces.
People from both Parties are increasingly becoming disillusioned with the spectacle of “politics as usual” but they have no satisfactory alternative. When a politician with a non-political persona like Donald Trump comes along, many people become enthralled with him. They may be tired of politicians but they are still looking for political answers.
But, politicians have no answers to understand what is happening in America because the solutions are not in the province of politics. Trump may not be beholden to others because of his enormous wealth but he still has a socio-political character structure that is what ultimately determine all people’s including Donald Trump’s political behavior and character trumps everything.”

Identifying Muslim Terrorists Through Character Profiling

People can be easily fooled when a mass killing occurs because they typically focus exclusively on the killer’s superficial behavior. This is what happened recently when a Muslim in Tennessee went on a killing spree murdering four Marines. One classmate of the killer who was friendly with him said that he was shocked by the news and was filled with disbelief since the killer was socially outgoing and had lots of friends.
From a functional perspective, we know that there are all kinds of Muslims. On one end of the spectrum are those that have a live-and-let-live attitude. On the other are those who identify themselves as political Muslims and have their allegiance to Islam. The former group knows and respects the distinction between religious and secular law.
The latter group is too emotionally sick to take advantage of the opportunities that living in a free country such as America offers. Therefore, this group which, incidentally could include non-Arab Muslims, would rather go to a better, next world by doing Allah’s bidding. These personal feelings give rise to their political ideology, to identify the Muslim religion with the State and therefore that it is the responsibility of all true Muslims to expand and conquer the world by killing off all non-believers if necessary. The Islamic State or ISIS is an example of this type.
Much of the confusion about Muslims arises from ignorance of the different socio-political character types that apply to all people including Muslims. However, unlike other people, because of their strong family ties, their tribal roots and their strict authoritarian upbringing, most Arabs belong in varying degrees to the right of the sociopolitical spectrum. Beginning with the conservative Arab to the immediate right of center and moving rightward, there is the extreme conservative, followed by the reactionary and finally the fascist Arab: the Islamic fascist on the extreme right who stands for absolute authoritarianism.
By appearing to be a loyal American, the Islamic Fascist character can circulate freely in Western society and carry out his destructiveness in full view of everyone.
In order to identify these individuals, the application of socio-political characterology to human behavior is essential. People must be able to look into the emotional depths of these emotional plague characters in order to identify them. With the knowledge that is currently available, it is possible to have an accurate profile of these emotional plague characters before they have an opportunity to act destructively. This knowledge and how to use it is in my first book, The Emotional Plague, The Root of Human Evil.

The Music Industry’s Role in the Anti-authoritarian Transformation

The following is an exert from my upcoming book, “Clueless”:
The music industry in America was a factor in exacerbating the anti-authoritarian transformation. When “Rock Around the Clock” was released in 1954, the song was not considered of any importance. However, when it was coupled with the film,”Blackboard Jungle,” in March 1955, about the looming peril of juvenile delinquency in the nation’s schools, it became an instant hit. Many teenage moviegoers danced in theater aisles to “Rock Around the Clock.” The song marked the beginning of a new genre of music that championed teenage rebellion against parents and other authority figures.
The young peoples’ emotions were commercially exploited by the entertainment industry and marketed to them for huge profits. In sixty years, popular music and television shows catering to young people have developed into a multi-billion dollar industry.
Siding with teens in their struggle against their parents and teachers may be good for business but it is highly destructive to the emotional lives of young people. The entertainment industry continues to exploit and excite the senses of these people beyond their natural tolerance level and by so doing increases their level of cluelessness to what is happening around them. This over-excitation further destabilizes what is left of authoritarian social armor and weakens the structure and guidelines contained in traditional social institutions like the family.

Greece’s Financial Crisis

The futility of applying political solutions to socioeconomic problems is discussed in my current book, Neither Left Nor Right. It is illustrated in the current economic crisis in Greece which is the result of the government’s spending more money than it had and incurring a national debt of billions of euros.
The Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipris, called for a referendum on the creditors’ demands for more austerity in exchange for more bailout funds to keep the country solvent by putting the problem in the hands of the people. By doing so, he neatly stepped out of facing the problem head on. The public’s debate over this single question has swept the country down ideological and socioeconomic lines. For some, Greece’s identity as a fully developed European country is at stake. For others, the vote is a chance to stand up to Europe. The Greek people and their politicians seem to have learned nothing about the importance of fiscal responsibility.

The Development of Ocular Armor in Infants

In an article published in the October 6 issue of Biological Psychiatry, researchers found that infants who had poor eye contact with the mother had higher “callous-emotional” traits. “These traits include problems recognizing emotions of others,impairment in responding to distress of others, and impaired guilt or empathy.” These traits are hypothesized to be precursors of anti-social behavior found in psychopathic adults.

We know from medical orgonomy that the syndrome of callous-emotional traits described by the authors is a result of disturbances of mother-infant eye contact.
Clinical experience with patients in Medical Orgone Therapy shows that disturbances in eye contact at this early stage of development are one of many consequences of ocular armor that can develop at that time and that these can have destructive behavioral and social effects not only in infancy and childhood but throughout the individual’s life.

A College Course in Socio-political Orgonomy

A course will be given to the public by the American College of Orgonomy on the new science of socio-political orgonomy. It will be coordinated by Dr. Edward Chastka and taught by the clinical associates of the College.
Its purpose is to introduce the general public to the sociological discoveries of Wilhelm Reich and Elsworth Baker. Reich’s discovery of the emotional plague and Baker’s discovery of socio-political characterology are the corner stones upon which the course is based. These discoveries are also the foundation of a true science of sociology. The course will focus of the application of this and other knowledge to current social phenomena to provide a clear picture of the events that are currently happening in the world.
The text for the course is Neither Left Nor Right: Preventing America’s Decline into Socialism. The chapters in the book are the subject matter for the course They guide the student in his thinking to move from general sociological ideas and principles to specific social and political problems and issues. In this process the student will be introduced to a new way of thinking called functional thinking. This allows the student to step outside of mechanistic-mystical thinking of the political left and right.
The course will provide the student with a tool of thinking that, if applied by a sufficient number of people, has the potential to oppose and correct the process of social degradation in the world.

The Organization of Black Fascist States

Before Black Fascist (Islamo-fascist) states can be properly treated it must be known how they originate. With our knowledge of what is currently happening in the Middle East and armed with the knowledge of socio-political characterology, it is possible to understand how Black Fascist states can appear seemingly out of nowhere and how the plague can organize politically and become epidemic.
The following social conditions are necessary:
1) The existing social order is authoritarian and strongly sex-negative.
2) The government in power is weak and vulnerable. Living conditions are desperate with broken families due to war, human suffering, uncertain working opportunities and high levels of anxiety exist in the population.
3) The unstable social conditions are the breeding ground for high energy, sexually frustrated young men to turn their dissatisfaction outward and look for some higher social cause to find meaning in their lives.
4) The charismatic Black Fascist leader is there to provide the cause that these young men are looking for. The leader directs the young people’s pent-up sexual frustrations into murderous ideological hatred of people living in the non-Muslim world.
The fascist state is organized on the authoritarian principle of fear and intimidation. The followers are loyal to the Islamic cause and go along with its destructive political agenda out of blind obedience to the Leaders wishes. The members owe their allegiance to the one who is the most feared, cruel and powerfully committed fanatic, the representative of God on earth. He is the group’s mystical leader, the feared authoritarian father with whom all other members must identify as terrorists and killers.
When the group becomes sufficiently organized into a religious state, the majority of non-violent Muslims will be forced to passively go along with the states authoritarian, life-negative laws out of fear for their lives.

Chastising Obama Is Not The Answer

In the August 2-3 2014 issue of the Wall Street Journal “Out of Many, Two?,” Peggy Noonan writes: “The president shouldn’t be using a fateful and divisive word like “impeachment” to raise money and rouse his base. He shouldn’t be at campaign-type rallies where he speaks only to his base, he should be speaking to the country. He shouldn’t be out there dropping his g’s. slouching around a podium. complaining about his ill treatment, describing his opposition with disdain: Stop just hat’in all the time.”

But what if this is exactly how Obama feels and what he wants to do? The thought is too horrible and unbelievable for most people even to imagine. The question goes directly to Obama’s socio-political character structure, without an understanding of which, nothing can make sense. Noonan does not see the significance of the contempt toward America in Obama’s behavior. She does not see that she is hated by Obama and the entire anti-authoritarian mainstream exactly because she is associated with the past authoritarian social order. Reasoning with them is not possible because it does not stop the hate. It intensifies the divisiveness and is a political dead end.

Are All Arabs The Same?

There is currently widespread confusion regarding how Arabs are to be viewed. The simple answer is that there are two kinds of Arabs, those that have a live and let live attitude and those who identify themselves as political Muslims and have their allegiance to Islam. The former group knows the distinction between religion and the state. The latter group identifies the Muslim religion with the state and believes that it must expand and conquer the world by killing all nonbelievers if necessary.

The question brings up the importance of understanding socio-political characterology without which it is not possible to make any sense of what is happening with Arabs in the Middle East and in America. Because of their strong tribal roots and their strict authoritarian upbringing, most Arabs belong in varying degrees on the right of the socio-political spectrum. Beginning with the conservative Arab to the immediate right of center,there is the extreme conservative followed by the reactionary and finally the Islamo-fascist on the extreme right.

As we proceed from the right of center to the extreme right, the Arab’s social functioning becomes rigidified and cut off from all contact with corrupting Western influences. The separation between secular and religious law becomes increasingly blurred and the individual’s work and sexual functioning becomes more restricted. His ability to assimilate into Western ways becomes more difficult as his need to have Allah be responsible for his life reveals his underlying emotional and economic helplessness. The Islamo-fascist who says ” I love death more than life” is his way of expressing his total emotional intolerance of the freedom that there is to be had in Western democratic societies.  Seeing it as degenerate, he is sympathetic to other Arabs who want to destroy it. For him, secular ideology and religious moral law are one and the same.

The Islamo-fascist is an emotional plague character on the political extreme right. Here are some of the favorite slogans used by these ideologues to disarm America: “Islam has always been a part of America,” “Islam is not part of the problem  in combating extremism – it is an important part in promoting peace,” “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.” These statements are effective because they all have a grain of truth in them and that is all it takes for liberal-minded Americans to give them the benefit of doubt.

However, the Islamo-fascist has no contact with his biological core. Cut off from his natural sexual feelings, he operates entirely from his secondary destructive layer and his ideology originates from it. The following are some examples: “All people are born Muslim and start off as pure but they become corrupted by living in a world of infidels. It is the duty of all good Muslims to bring them back to the ways of the Prophet.” “The world including most Muslim societies are in a state of racial impurity and it is our holy duty to cleanse it.”

According to Reich, “The ideology …of purity is the ideology of asexuality, of ‘sexual purity.’  it is, basically, a result of patriarchal authoritarian sexual suppression and sexual anxiety… the core of fascist race theory is a mortal terror of natural sexuality and its orgasm function.”

We can add that, in the case of Islamic race ideology and in contrast to the purity of Muslims, infidels including all Westerners are equated with racially impure, unchaste people.  Reich continues: “With the development of distorted, lascivious, sexual structures, patriarchal man became enmeshed in an ideology in which ‘sexual’ becomes inextricably associated with ‘filthy,’ ‘low,’demoniacal’.”

As the level of  emotional zeal of Islamists becomes more revolutionary, their ideology becomes more reactionary. There is a new wave of extremists who believe that a pure State of Islam must be instituted not gradually through social consensus but swiftly by military force. With the social turmoil in the Middle East there is a flood of sexually frustrated, displaced and disillusioned youth who are ready and willing to embrace Allah’s cause.

The American people’s general state of complacency and confusion regarding Arabs is exacerbated because the political mainstream is far to  the left of center. Liberals and other political leftists are strongly defended against perceiving their own destructive secondary layer. Therefore, for them, evil does not exist in others even when it is staring them in the face.

Putin’s Socio-political Character Structure

A person’s political character structure is a primary determinant of social events. Therefore, it is necessary  to have an understanding of political characterology which is the study of social and political behavior from the perspective of the individual’s socio-political character structure.

Even as America is sliding further to the left and turning into a socialist state and the Soviet Union no longer exists, the emotional plague in Russian politics continues to fester, reorganize and gather momentum. The emotional plague in Russia is now operating from the political far right under the leadership of Vladimir Putin. An ex-KGB officer and a rigid authoritarian, from a characterological standpoint Putin is an example of a reactionary politician belonging on the political right.

The reactionary character resists change. Sexually, he is very moralistic and restricted which is the basis for his sadism and mysticism. His mystical beliefs are rigidly held and are not subject to reason or proof.

As a politician, Putin has the mystical belief that Russian Society should be resurrected to it’s pre-Soviet “glory.” He has a great deal of brutality in his structure that is frequently overtly expressed or thinly disguised, and always rationalized and justified as necessary. Coupled with his brutality is his reputation for graciousness and hospitality – a reaction formation. Unlike the communist on the extreme left, Putin is governed not by his intellect alone but by his emotions that are rigidly contained in his muscular armor. This is particularly noticeable in the posterior muscles of his neck – He is “stiff-necked.” He does not set himself against religion but emotionally and politically aligns himself with the great Russian Orthodox Church which he attends regularly.

Putin is a militant nationalist, righteous in his political beliefs and intensely resentful of outside political interference in Russian ways of  life. He is adept at providing rationalizations for justifying his aggressively expansionist impulses toward other countries and assumes that these sentiments are shared by the Russian people. His reasons for the annexation of Crimea, for example, were justified by his appeal to Russian nationalistic feelings and by trumped up grievances against that country.

However, Putin’s decision to annex Crimea was not based on mystical feelings alone. As an aggressive plague character on the right, he is excited by the fear of aggression and the fecklessness that he perceives in his opponents led by the President of The United States and he knows that he will get away with the seizure without firing a shot.

Obamas’ Love Affaire With Iranian Islamo-fascists

Why on earth is Barack Obama courting Iran to negotiate about it’s plans to develop nuclear capabilities since there is nothing in this venture of his to be gained  for America?

On the surface it simply appears to be a narcissistic attempt on Obama’s part to make himself look good politically on the international scene and to bring up his declining political ratings.

On a deeper, characterological level it is an expression of the emotional plague character’s  attraction from the political left and the political right for one another. Obama, on the political left and individuals in the Iranian fascist regime on the political right share the same goal: to bring America down and to have the world under their control. It is expedient for emotional plague characters on the political left and the right to temporarily  join forces to achieve their common goal. (Remember the Hitler-Stalin Non-Aggression Pact of 1939.) Once they have succeeded in this collaboration, they will, once again, go their separate ways to control and destroy the entire free world.

Circumcision: An Assault On The Newborn

An article, “Do the Heath Benefits of Neonatal Circumcision Outweigh the Risks?” in the Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2013, discusses the pros and cons of neonatal circumcision. The issue of circumcision illustrates a crucial difference between functional and mechanistic approaches in handling the living. Functional thinking views an action not in terms of the intent of the individual ( intentions are subjective and frequently open to question) but rather on the objective effect that it has on the living. That is, a particular action is viewed according to its life-enhancing or life-destructive aspect. This leads directly to an understanding of the  emotional plague, which may be defined as man’s destructive behavior in the social realm.

The mechanistic scientist is unable to think clearly about human destructiveness. He cannot recognize others’  arguments as rationalizations when they support socially destructive acts because he himself is caught up in intellectual rationalizing. The essential point, such as the cruelty and barbarousness of circumcision is thereby lost.

The DSM System Of Diagnosis Cannot Work

The diagnostic system  (DSM 5) published by the American Psychiatric Association is a symptom based approach to diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. This system is the result of the psychiatrist’s inability to see the character structure of the patient behind the symptom. From a clinical perspective,  any symptom can occur in any patient and, therefore, it is not possible to have a symptom based system of diagnosis. The whole of the patient’s character, determines the function of any symptom and a character based diagnostic system is central to treatment.

The Demise Of The Two Party System In America

The two party system in America which has been in existence since the beginning of the American Nation is nearing collapse.  In an attempt to understand the November 2012 election debacle for the Republican Party, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a report concluding that unless drastic policy changes are made “it will be increasingly difficult for Republicans to win another presidential election in the near future.” The report describes the party as ” ideologically rigid, still clinging to the days of Ronald Reagan, unable to speak to a wider electorate and increasingly viewed by voters as indifferent to the struggles of average people.” The report criticized the party for not embracing “comprehensive immigration reform,” not providing more help for people’s  economic needs and not being “inclusive and welcoming” of minority groups on social issues.

The report is looking at what happened in November from a political and not from a bio-social perspective.  It is looking at it from the viewpoint of social symptoms and not from the underlying social movement from which surface events are manifested.  From a bio-social perspective there has been a marked shift to the left in the political mainstream that began around 1960.  This was, in part, manifested by a rise in people’s dependency on the government (welfarism), in collectivism, in mechanistic thinking and in the use of the intellect as a defense against emotion. The goal is to wipe out individual authority and replace it with the collective authority of “Big Brother”. Like a social tsunami, this wave from the political extreme left first destroyed the Democratic Party in the 1960s and  now has moved to the right and is in the process of destroying what remains viable of the Republican Party

In order to win over the electorate what the RNC task force is recommending is nothing less than a capitulation to the political left by  going along with the very same socialist agenda that are currently being instituted by the Democratic Party.  This “me too” policy  is self-serving and politically motivated. It means that there is no longer any real difference between the two parties since they are both offering the same socialistic measures.  It also means that there is no longer any real opposition in organized political parties that provides a viable alternative  to  the socialist onslaught being actively spread by the political left.

The Problem Of Recognizing The Emotional Plague

The emotional plague’s existence depends on its remaining hidden from everyone’s awareness.  But why is this so?  Why can’t people see this universal sickness of armored humans?  The difficulty that prevents this understanding lies primarily in the defensive ways of people’s thinking.

Comparing infectious medical diseases such as tuberculosis, polio or cholera to the infectious bio-social disease, the emotional plague, it is clear that in the case of the medical diseases the bacterial pathogen that causes the infection is not viewed morally as being “good” or “bad,” “right” or “wrong.”  Nor is there a moral concern whether the pathogen “meant” or “had the intention” to cause the illness.  These moralistic ideas about infectious disease were part and parcel of the thinking of past centuries.  If people looked at infectious diseases morally today, the sciences of bacteriology and virology would not exist, and  knowledge about infectious diseases would still be where it was 300 years ago.

But this is exactly where people are today when judging destructive human ideas and behavior.  They view them morally as being either right or wrong, the product either of a virtuous versus villainous individual or the result of a person’s good or bad intentions.  These ideas are examples of defensive, armored thinking and the moralistic attitudes behind the thinking of almost everyone including the political left and the right.

Because scientists looked at the function of the medical pathogens in its relation to the life of the host organism, whether or not they were destructive to it, these medical sciences thrived.  Regarding social problems, the questions that need to be asked are:  What is the effect or function on others of a person’s behavior or thought?  Are these consequences harmful to the core functions of  people’s lives?  Asking these  questions immediately brings the emotional plague as an infectious bio-social disease into sharper focus and takes the problem of the destructiveness of sick humans out of people’s moral ways of thinking and out of the strait jacket of politics.

The Attraction Of The Plague From The Left And The Right

On Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 an unsuccessful assassination attempt was made on the life of  journalist Lars Hedegaard,   president of  Denmark’s Free Press Society and  an outspoken critic of Islamic supremacism and of attempts to impose Islamic Shariah law in the West. He has recently launched a Swedish-language weekly newspaper that is critical of mass immigration to Sweden and Denmark from third world countries and takes a dim view of Islam.

As a consequence of his defending freedom, democracy, the rule of law and individual and sexual equality, Mr. Hedegaard has been reviled by the leftist-dominated Swedish media as a “racist,” accused of having invented the incident in order to set himself up as a martyr and told that it was unfortunate that the  delivery man was not a better marksman.

It is characteristic of the emotional plague that when it happens to be in the common interest of the left and the right, the plague  will  combine forces and act together to destroy their victim.  In this example, the Swedish mainstream media on the left which, according to Mr. Hedegaard, are probably the most politically correct in the Western world  and the Islamic Fundamentalist fanatics on the right are of one mind.

The forces of the emotional plague’s tendency to associate   when it is in their mutual interest happens entirely spontaneously and occurs without any  conscious or malicious intent.  It is a pathological function originating  from the biological realm, the destructive middle layer of sick human beings.  It can only be satisfactorily understood when one steps outside the morality-tainted framework of conventional thinking and looks at what is happening from a functional perspective.

The American People’s Exposure To The Communist Plague

From an epidemiological perspective, communism is a highly infectious and invasive bio-social disease.  It functions like a virus (antigen) to destroy the population of a nation from within by attacking people’s emotional lives and their ability to work freely without external constraints.   Americans today are at great risk of having their country destroyed by the communist threat organized by the ideologues of the Obama Administration, primarily because they are unaware that any real threat exists.  The situation is comparable to an infectious medical condition in which the organism is unable to respond by forming a defense (antibodies) through its  immune system to the threat to its life.  For this reaction to occur in the social realm there has to be a state of underlying public alarm and anxiety.  From a biophysical standpoint this would correspond to a general state of emotional contraction in the population.

But no such condition exists!  To the contrary, the general population in America today is in a chronic state of over expansion.  People are self-complacent, self-indulgent and, in varying degrees they are distracted by every kind of substitute interest at the expense of seeing the real danger to America happening right in front of their eyes. These distractions are exploited for profit by the leftist infiltrated media and entertainment industries to give the appearance that everything is status quo so that the communist plague can continue unnoticed by everyone.

This headlong descent into socialism will continue into the foreseeable future.  It will partially reverse only when a major contraction grips the whole of society accompanied by the emotion of fear or terror.  A shock wave of this magnitude is necessary to override the soporific effect of the media on people and to bring the masses to their senses, taking them out of their chronic state of obliviousness.  Hopefully, at that point the immunization process against the communist plague can take hold before America has been completely destroyed.

The Thrust Of Obama’s Second Term Political Agenda

With the ongoing disintegration and the breakthrough of the destructive secondary layer on all social levels of today’s anti-authoritarian society from school shootings to business corruptions on Wall Street, President Obama is in an excellent strategic position to continue pushing through his socialistic agenda for America.  He is demonstrating to the world that individual freedom in America does not work and what is required is more government regulation in the form of more laws to tell people what they can and cannot do.

But laws do not keep people from breaking them.  Because of the ever increasing inner push of their destructive secondary drives, people will always find  ways of getting around and breaking the law.  Corruption will always prevail.  All that  happens is that another layer of social armor in the form of more laws will be placed over  those that already exist while constricting what freedoms people still have.

The Great Myth Of The 21st Century

There is a myth that is currently being passed around that from a political perspective there are two kinds of people in the world, those who are caring and want to help the less fortunate and those who care only for themselves. Today’s “carers” are thought to believe that human beings and social and environmental conditions can be improved through political legislation and programs. In today’s world, these carers are living up to an ideal of what a caring person should be. They see themselves as the “good guys” with good intentions  and the know-how required to bring about world improvement. No longer called  socialists, they are the “progressives” belonging on the political left. Since a large segment of the population, mainly Blacks and Hispanics, are emotionally too sick to care for themselves, they have a strong need to be cared for and  therefore are attracted to these leftist do-gooders. The caring leftist politician and  the cared for public form a powerful highly pathological political alliance. By contrast, in the past authoritarian era people simply cared. They did not wear their caring on their sleeves.

Conversely, people today who are not openly demonstrative of a concern for “the poor ” and showing no overt desire for social improvement are typically seen as uncaring, selfish, cold and only interested in personal benefit by those indoctrinated in the leftist dominated world view.  They do not pretend to have solutions for social improvement except for a return to the ways of the past. This group is automatically categorized as the  “bad guys”, those belonging on the political right. This commonly held myth of the political left is an example of armored (moralistic) thinking, the morality of political correctness. Injecting this idea of right and wrong, of good and bad, based on some personal arbitrary assumptions functions as a powerful ideological force in current mainstream thinking of the political left.

There have always been people who have wanted to be taken care of. Throughout their history, Americans have stood out in their  ability to care for themselves. However, for the first time in American history, leftist politicians have stumbled on a way to successfully tap into the unconscious dependency needs of people from all social levels. These ideologues are promising the masses a material version of heaven on earth through their economic and social programs and, tragically, the mindless public is being taken in by it. Another layer of social armor in the form of  denial is being placed over the social armor that is already there. This will make it more difficult than ever for people to see what is really happening right in front of their eyes.

Evasions And Distractions Contain The Most Superficial Layer Of Social Armor

We know from the treatment of individual patients that people go to enormous lengths to not face the problems that first bring them into therapy.  The same situation exists in our treatment of society’s social problems. The contents of newspapers are full of articles that are considered “newsworthy” as covering important social and political issues.  But from a functional perspective these articles actually are  evasions and distractions.  Analysis of the problems contained in them whether they are economic, social , political or whatever come down to the same source: they are the result of the  emotionally based sickness of the human race.  In fact, the more people seem to be addressing the so-called key issues as, for example, when scientists look for the secrets of life in the genetic code, the more they are actually running away from this central problem.

Why is this so? It is emotionally too painful for individuals both singly and collectively to look and feel what is going on within themselves and so they  focus exclusively on and blame the external manifestations.  This is why whenever there is a massacre such as a school shooting people are up in arms for gun control.  But it’s not guns that kill people.  Murderous impulses in people are responsible for killing people.  Until people are first capable of looking inwardly at what is happening within themselves they are not emotionally healthy enough to be in a position to really understand anything constructive about the world they are living in.  They are unable to recognize that the same murderous impulses that resulted in the massacre are there hidden in everyone.  Looking inwardly (introspectively) indicates a certain capacity to be in contact with what all people have in common, their own personal armored structures.  Therefore, a deep appreciation of the universality and function of armor in people is a prerequisite for any constructive understanding of what is going on in the world.

The therapy of individuals consists in starting on the bio-physical surface before attempting to proceed to deeper layers of their armored structure.  The same principle holds true for the therapy of social groups.  The social orgonomist starts his intervention at the social surface by  addressing people’s resistances which are expressed in their evasiveness and distractibility.  Until this defensive layer of ocular armor is successfully eliminated and people are able to feel the emotions that they they defending against there can be no progress expected in getting at the deeper impulses contained in the social armor.

This formulation is given as a preliminary attempt to begin addressing some of the social problems that society is faced with.

Another School Shooting, Another Political Dialogue

Another school shooting brings to the social surface yet another political attempt to evade the existence of the all pervasive destructive secondary layer  (the realm of the Devil) that exists in all armored people. Human evil can erupt and cause social havoc in any and every person under the right circumstances.  In the latest incident, the Left blames the problem of violence on the existence of guns.  The Right claims that this is not so but does not offer any effective alternative explanation.  The function of the Left’s viewpoint is that it soothes their guilt-ridden conscience into believing that they are actually doing something about the problem of human violence.  The Right has no emotional need to resort to such a viewpoint but still refuses to recognize the biophysical reality of human evil that is rooted in every armored person.

The evasion will continue until people begin thinking functionally. This entails realizing the existence of the three fundamental biophysical layers of the armored human structure, the superficial layer, the destructive secondary layer and the biological core.  Hunan evil, the realm of the Devil,  is endemic in all armored  people. Unfortunately, it is only when a massacre of such a magnitude as this one occurs that people get disturbed by it for a brief time. During  other times they ignore it’s existence.

People will also have to understand that evil originates from the fact that they are armored and that the only real way to eliminate evil is to prevent armoring of children and adolescents. People’s evasion of the existence of evil is a defense.  It’s people’s evasion of the existence and origin of evil on all social levels and degrees from the man on the street to political leaders in public office that is the most immediate problem that must first be faced before future massacres like this can be avoided. The existence of human evil and  the emotional sickness resulting from human armor are long standing problems. They cannot be solved overnight.

Why The Left Almost Always Wins In Politics

In todays anti-athoritarian society the left has almost no chance of losing in politics.  This is partly because leftists are primarily herd animals and they behave collectively in times of crisis as when they have to make political decisions.  Making collective decisions is comfortable for leftists in today’s  anti-authoritarian society because as long as they are being taken care of by their government there is little effort involved in going along with the tide of the political left’s mainstream thinking.  For many, becoming politically mindless is a way of not looking at what is objectively happening around them.

By contrast, those on the right are individualists.  They tend to stick by their principles which are governed more by their personal feelings than by group thinking.  As a result,  they often stand apart from others when confronted with social decisions and this is the reason they have more difficulty coming together as a political force when it comes down to winning political battles.

Furthermore, there are many elements in liberal ideology that conservatives are in favor of.  From a functional perspective, these are the counter truths contained in liberal ideology.  On the other hand, because of their greater degree of ocular armor, liberals are blinded and are driven by their ideology.  The ability of conservatives to recognize and be influenced by the counter truth in liberal ideology is the reason that  there are many varieties of conservatives but few of liberals.  This ability of conservatives to see the aspects of liberalism that they politically favor prevents them from mindlessly coming together as a stronger political force to oppose liberal programs.  Conversely, it is precisely their inability to see the counter truth contained in conservative ideology that makes liberals the politically stronger force.  The presence or absence of ocular armor determines much of what goes on in politics.

The Bio-social Significance Of Early Onset Puberty

According to a recent study published on-line in the October 20, 2012 journal Pediatrics, boys are beginning puberty six months to two years earlier than in previous decades, mirroring a similar trend in girls. To mechanistic medicine this finding makes no sense at all but according to bio-social functional thinking, it is full of significance.

Contrary to popular belief, childhood is not an asexual period but the product of sexual repression. The containment of sexual energy during the so-called sexual latency period is the result of the armoring of children by social forces. The necessity for this armoring process was that it maintained the social structure of the past authoritarian social order.  When around 1960 the authoritarian order of Western society began to break down, it was transformed into anti-authoritarianism.  This transformation was accompanied by the breakdown of the repressive forces contained in armor throughout the population which also included children.  The breakdown of sexual repression which was the foundation of the authoritarian social order is directly responsible for the earlier onset of puberty that we now are seeing.

However, the lifting of sexual repression which resulted in the earlier appearance of puberty did nothing to prepare children to function naturally with the full force of sexual energy.   Since today’s anti-authoritarian form of social armor does not distinguish between healthy and perverse forms of sexual expression it’s effect on child development has been more sex-negative than the sexual attitudes of the past authoritarian social order.  As a result, children and adolescents are left floundering not knowing how to deal with the intensity of their sexual feelings.  Almost all suspect  traditional forms of authority while others turn to homosexuality, drugs, food (the rise in obesity in girls is correlated with earlier onset of puberty) or every other form of rebellious sexual acting out simply to relieve themselves of their sexual anxiety and suffering.

However, these substitute measures have successfully masked the social problem of the sexual misery of children and adolescents.  The number of children requiring psychiatric help, which is another one of the destructive consequences of the anti-authoritarian transformation of society, has dramatically increased.   Compared to the past authoritarian era when the use of medication for the treatment of children and adolescents was almost unheard of, more and more children today are being brought to the attention of the psychiatrist and drugs are mindlessly being given as the treatment of choice to suppress the disturbing symptom.

Conventional wisdom  cannot provide  answers to biologically rooted social phenomena. Recognizing the bio-social basis for the early onset puberty and making a distinction  between healthy sexual expression and the armored sexual expression that is rampant in today’s anti-authoritarian society are not possible within the narrow framework of current mechano-mystical thinking.

The Limits Of Political Conservatism

There are two reasons that conservatives are not politically effective in containing the Left’s destructive onslaught on our society.  The first involves the character armor of conservative individuals themselves and the second is related to the social armor of today’s anti-authoritarian society:

1) As a whole, individuals who are politically conservative are characterologically overly decent and civilized.  For the most part, they are unable to recognize and address the evil intent behind the agenda of leftist political radicals to destroy America.  They mistakenly give the ideologues the benefit of the doubt believing that they are genuinely interested in political compromises and constructive solutions to social and economic problems.

2) Anti-authoritarianism is based on the hatred of traditional authority which in today’s world is identified with the political right.  In today’s antiauthoritarian society all villainous people ( the “bad guys”) are believed to belong on the political right.  The politically correct indoctrinated public has a bias against seeing political villains on the left and, in general, views people who are believed to be on the political right , including conservatives, with suspicion verging on blind hatred.  This mind-set of the mainstream political left is a manifestation of socially induced ocular armor.  It is also the reason for the widely held belief that leftist politicians are the “good guys” who can never do anything wrong.

Conservatives, on the other hand believe that the solution to social problems is somehow to restore the past authoritarian social order.  However, this hope is not possible because of the breakdown of the authoritarian form of individual armor and the corresponding authoritarian morality that is based on it.  The genie is out of the bottle.

These ocular related problems of the public, a manifestation of  their contactlessness are directly responsible for the continual destabilization and disintegration of our anti-authoritarian social order.  Before social conditions are to improve, people must first be made aware that they live in a contactless state regarding social problems and how this state prevents them from recognizing the emotional plague in the solutions offered by radicals.  These tasks cannot be accomplished through political means.  They are bio-social problems that have their roots in the armor of humanity and therefore must be treated medically.

So, Finally, The Emperor Has No Clothes?

In his Newsweek article, “I Too Have Become Disillusioned”, Friday, October 12, 2012  Matt Patterson and Newsweek finally speak out about Obama. This is timely and strong. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his agenda are starting to trickle through the “protective wall” built around him by the liberal media. Please feel free to pass this along.

I TOO HAVE BECOME DISILLUSIONED.

By Matt Patterson (Newsweek columnist – opinion writer)

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?

Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer;” a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard – because of the color of his skin.

Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?

Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon – affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don’t care if these minority students fail; liberals aren’t around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin – that’s affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn’t racism, then nothing is.

And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois ; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama’s oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people – conservatives included – ought now to be deeply embarrassed.

The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that’s when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth – it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years. (An example is his 2012 campaign speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches)

And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. Remember, he wanted the job, campaigned for the task. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. (The other day he actually came out and said no one could have done anything to get our economy and country back on track.) But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?

In short: our president is a small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.

The Culture Of Political Correctness And Barack Obama

Political correctness is a manifestation of a socially induced ocular armor, the result of brainwashing of the public done by the political far  left.  It is a new way of defining right and wrong, of good and evil.  It is the expression of quasi Marxist ideas displaced from the economic realm onto socio-politics.  Having replaced the old  morality of the authoritarian social order, the morality of political correctness is based on the assumption that everything that America stands for is evil and rotten to the core.  This was the belief system of the bygone Soviet Union.

Without directly expressing it, this is also the moral system of Barack Obama.  We know this not by what Obama says but by what he does.  Almost every one of his policies, domestic as well as international, is done to undermine and destroy America’s preeminence as a world leader.  Tragically, most people are taken in by his pretense at being a loyal American.  They are fooled by his superficially wide, friendly smile, his empty words and his glib ideas.  His politically correct facade expressed in his pretending to care for the poor and the disadvantaged in America and his sympathy for all Arabs including the fanatics in the Muslim world barely conceal his underlying hatred of America.  On the other hand, since the public has largely been indoctrinated by the morality of political correctness, they  believe in the goodness of Obama and this enables him to get away with his social divisiveness and destructiveness  in front of everyone’s eyes.  What the Soviet Union failed to accomplish from the outside, the pseudo-liberal/communist is succeeding at from within America.  The emotional plague has infested the highest levels of the Federal Government.

Socialist Longing

In his September 26, 2012 New York Times article “Backlash to the Backlash,” columnist Thomas Friedman writes glowingly about the response of moderate Muslims throughout the Islamic world that have decried the latest attacks of extremist  fanatics on the West.  He finds it heartening to see Libyans carrying signs like ” We want justice for Chris [Stephens]” (the murdered American Ambassador to Libya) and ” no more al Qaeda” – and demanding that armed militias disband.

It is all well and good for this writer to express lofty sentiments about the Muslim backlash but they are of no use in preventing future attacks or an escalation of the violence much less in providing an understanding of what is actually happening inside Islamic countries.  Friedman’s is a typical example of the true liberal’s and the socialist’s heartfelt longing for a better world, a hope that  that is based on the illusion that all human beings are perfectible by turning a blind eye to the very real destructive forces ( the emotional plague) that are operative in armored  people.

The liberal’s longing and hope does nothing to stop the forces of fascist Muslims on the Right from pursuing their social agenda for violent world domination.  On the Left, the pseudo-liberal/ communist, Barack Obama, in his thirst for power panders to these idle wishes of liberals by regularly  pretending to offer hope and promises for a changed, better world that will come about when he succeeds in reaching out with his peace overtures to  Muslim fanatics. Would that it was that easy.

The Biological Origin Of Political Correctness

From a sociological perspective, political correctness is defined as the distorted expression of Marxist ideas translated from economics into cultural terms.  Since Marxists and other leftists live almost entirely from the destructive secondary and superficial layers of their bio-psychic structure, it follows that from a biological perspective political correctness is the expression of impulses and ideas originating from the destructive secondary layer that are made socially acceptable by passing through the superficial layer (the defensive use of intellect.)

An example of political correctness is given in the article,  Muslims, Mormons and Liberals ( Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2012) by Bret Stephens. He describes the audience’s response of roaring laughter while watching Mormons being ridiculed and made the butt of obscene jokes in the Broadway Musical, “The Book of Mormons.” He contrasts this response to the liberal establishment’s denouncing of a video clip of a film, “Innocence of Muslims” which depicts slurs made against the Muslim religion.  Leftists across America  called the video “reprehensible and disgusting” and laid sole blame on it for inciting the rioting throughout most of the Muslim world .  Stephens concludes that in the consensus of American liberalism, it is hilarious to mock Mormons and Mormonism but outrageous to mock Muslims and Islam.  He asks cogently, could it be because ” nobody has ever been harmed, much less killed, making fun of Mormons?”

Without knowledge of socio-political characterology, Stephen’s question goes to the heart of the character structure of all leftists: Since they operate from their superficial layer (intellect), they have little or no ability to tolerate physical aggression from their core (which includes the voluntary musculature) and, therefore, they are terrified of and unable to forcefully stand up to the fascist Muslim uprisings on the Right.  Instead, they respond passively  by appeasing and placating them and, at the same time, they displace their unconscious  hatred of Western authority onto benign institutions on the Right such as the  Mormons who are not feared and are therefore seen as safe to attack.

This example is given to illustrate that in order to truly understand socio-political behavior and attitudes and what is going on in our sick world, an in-depth knowledge of the biologically based, emotional roots of  socio-political characterology is essential.

Welcome To The World Of Islam

In order to make sense of what is going on between the Muslim world and the West, an understanding of socio-political characterology is essential.  As long as the authoritarian social order in the West was intact, the Muslim world’s sleep was not disturbed. With the anti-authoritarian transformation of Western society which began around 1960, a polarization and a cultural clash slowly developed between the two worlds.  This was because the anti-authoritarian transformation in the West with the help of the pseudo-liberal/communist character  resulted in a marked shift to the far Left in the socio-political spectrum in these countries.  Since the Muslim world continued to remain unmoved on the far Right of center, this shift widened the already existing cultural gap between them:  The West shifted to the extreme left while the Muslim world continued to  remain unchanged on the extreme Right.

The shift to the Left  in Western culture resulted in the breakdown of  social traditions in every area including particularly a loosening of sexual mores and a decline in personal responsibility.  The permissive attitudes opened the floodgates for the expression of all sorts of secondary destructive impulses in the West which included anti-authoritarian disparaging remarks against each and every form of traditional social institution including the Islamic religion.

This brought about social conditions that were favorable for the eruption of an emotional plague reaction of global proportions.  The Muslim world responded to this behavior on the part of the Left-dominated West in a way that would be expected for the Right, viscerally.  They reacted violently to it as a provocation depending on how far they were characterologically on the right.  Those who were farthest on the Right, the Black Fascists and  the Reactionaries, reacted explosively to the provocation by destroying properties that they saw as symbols of Western influence while those who were less extremist, the conservatives and extreme conservatives, responded less militantly, by preserving the Muslim religion and way of life through peaceful means.

The global aspect of the emotional plague was now in place for the organized elements of Muslim Fascist groups, such as the extreme Right Salafis and al Qaeda, to enter and drum up Muslim outrage spreading the eruption from one country to another.

The fascist Muslim on the Right is active in physically fighting the pseudo-liberal/communist on the Left since he sees him as a rival for the world domination they both seek and as a threat to his essential mysticism (distorted core contact).  By contrast, the pseudo-liberal/communist goes about his solution differently (through his intellect) because he has an essentially mechanistic character structure (lack of core contact). Both political extremes share the same end. They differ only in the means of achieving it.

Communism American Style

Communism /pseudo-liberalism is the greatest danger of the emotional plague to the Western World from within.  Islamism is the greatest danger to it from the outside.  Today’s communists have developed the capacity to largely imitate the appearance of their environment.  Like the cuttlefish, they can take on any image of their surroundings thereby  concealing their true identity.  This ability to simulate is why they do not present themselves as the typical sinister looking fringe elements that they were associated with a generation ago.  In fact, the more inconspicuous they can make themselves, the more “Americanized” they look, the more effective they are in destroying their American victims from within, so therefore, camouflage is one of their primary methods of defense.  Since they have taken on the facade of an honest-to-goodness true liberal American and refer to themselves as “progressives,” it would be more accurate to describe today’s communists as pseudo-liberals.

Today’s pseudo-liberals belonging to the American Democratic Party function in exactly the same manner as did Communist Party members in the Soviet Union.  Like old time communists, the function of pseudo-liberals in politics is to take control of the government, deny whatever freedoms that exist  and ultimately turn America into a Soviet Style dictatorship.  It is not a matter of conscious choice for them.  Like the cuttlefish, pseudo-liberals have a structural compulsion to behave in this manner.  It is not in their power to function otherwise.

Obama 2016: A Documentary Of One Mans Revenge

The remarkable documentary film, Obama 2016, gives an incontrovertible account of Barack Obama’s destructive political agenda for America to everyone who is able to see. What is even more  frightening than the film itself is the large number of the public who do not see him for who he  really is.  We know that complacency in the face of impending danger is a symptom of severe ocular armor.  The typical reaction of many ocularly armored Americans to Obama’s blueprint for change is denial, their obstinate refusal to look at the evidence and to see it for what it is.  Many, including the media are completely fooled by Obama’s portrayed as a Black man reaching out with a broad, friendly  smile who can do no wrong to an unsuspecting, adulatory White American public.  This skin deep facade of benignity covers up his thirst for revenge against those White people who are classified by him (capitalists, entrepreneurs etc. – the “colonialism” of the past) as the “oppressors” of the underdogs of the world.  His entire political agenda is nothing but an attempt to get even with past and present “usurpers” by equalizing everyone and all nations, rich and poor, to the same economic level.

The film documents Obama’s life-long association with communists starting with his mother and maternal grandfather who were Party members and ending with his close relationship with leftist radicals such as Jeremiah Wright just prior to running for president.  It also documents how to be effective, communist tactics of mass indoctrination must be started at the earliest time in child development.

How do we recognize Obama’s destructiveness?  Practically every one of Obama’s domestic and foreign policy initiatives has had the effect of undermining America’s strength both nationally and internationally.  Without recognizing the existence of the emotional plague, the element of evil is necessarily not part of the presentation.  However, even without this crucial element, the film does an excellent job in factually exposing the emotional plague from the left.  It is a “must see” film for everyone who has doubts about Obama’s destructive intentions and is vitally concerned about our ideals and our country’s future.

Clint Eastwood’s Skit At The Republican National Convention

When the truth cannot be expressed in seriousness because of individual or social armor, it can nevertheless be expressed in humor especially in politics.  Clint Eastwood’s skit at the Republican National Convention last week that broke through the barrier of political correctness was a case in point.  In it, Eastwood is conducting an imaginary interview with Barack Obama.  Eastwood asks Obama to comment on some contentious issues involving his policies as President.  We only know what Obama is saying from Eastwood’s response to it which is repeatedly said in his typically quiet, no-nonsense style: ” I can’t do that to myself.”

The audience’s response showed they understood the significance of the exchange.  It not only gave a clear picture of Obama’s utter contempt for anyone who questions his policies but also his relentless determination to unilaterally carry them out.

In my book, The Emotional Plague, The Root of Human Evil, I characterize the pseudo-liberal/communist as someone who expresses his genital revenge against society through his intellect.  This central aspect of Obama’s character and his defense against it, his churlishness when challenged, was clearly  revealed in Eastwood’s humorous, imaginary interchange.

Telltale Signs Of Leftist Ideologues

No matter how well they try to conceal their true identity behind a facade of “objectivity”, no matter how well they rationalize their arguments, no matter how hard they try to hide their contempt for the “unenlightened,” leftist ideologues have one characteristic in common that always gives them away: They believe in the perfectibility of human beings.  Based on this belief, they are constantly driven to seek change through political action to solve people’s social problems.  This characteristic  of leftists identifies them as “progressives” and originates from a specific feature in their socio-political character structure: They all function from their superficial layer or facade and their destructive middle layer.  From the superficial  layer comes their idealism and their unshakable view that people are perfectible through political intervention. From their destructive middle layer comes their “case” for political action. From these preconceptions the ideologues believe that they are the chosen ones most qualified to improve people’s lives through their socialistic programs.  All others who are opposed to their belief system become collectively associated with the Right. Thus, the ideological battle that takes place between the Left and the Right comes down to those who want to “fix” people and those who are able to see that the methods of the left simply do not work.

Now, it is true that especially as a result of the breakdown of the authoritarian social order society is in trouble and in dire need of help.  However, these leftist ideologues are not the ones who are capable of improving social conditions because they have little or no understanding of  the biologically rooted emotional forces that play the decisive role in determining human social behavior, healthy as well as pathological.  In fact, the Leftists  are more likely than not to make matters worse with their ” solutions.”  These solutions are always basically the same: Change the surface manifestation of social problems and ignore their underlying biological basis.  The result of this symptomatic approach is that social conditions continue to worsen as they spread to and become embedded in deeper layers of social armor.

The Free Market Is Not The Problem

The emotional plague of armored humans functions to destroy human life.  Since America has the reputation of being ” the land of the free”, the emotional plague is set on destroying every manifestation of human freedom that is to be found there including the marketplace. With the best of intentions, many Americans, according to their socio-political character structure, interfere with and effectively destroy the free exchange of goods and services in America.

The Left sees the free market as corrupt and therefore should be replaced by socialism, a State controlled economic system that is corrupt to the core.  Those on the right extol its virtues but often engage in every variety of criminal and quasi criminal activity the effect of which destroys people’s trust in the marketplace.  Big-brain economists destroy the marketplace by manipulating economic forces from above, ostensibly to “tweak” and “fine tune” it but the effect is to immobilize the freedom in the marketplace .

By putting blame elsewhere, no one recognizes that it is not the free market that is faulty.  It is people’s sick behavior manifested as the emotional plague of armored humans in the marketplace that is responsible for economic problems.  The sickness in the marketplace is simply an indication of armored people’s inability to tolerate the freedom to work that a free market allows.  Destroy the marketplace and you also destroy people’s ways and means of doing an honest day’s work.

The marketplace needs to be protected from the Right by aggressively recognizing and keeping criminals and quasi criminals out of it.  It needs to be protected from the Left by not letting it be taken over by the State.  It also needs to be protected from it’s interferance by clever, well-intentioned economist savants.

The Left Has The Advantage In Politics

The political battle between the Left and the Right is not being played-out on a level playing field and the pseudo-liberal/communist ideologues have the advantage.  This is because the Right operates strictly from the social surface obeying the rules of accepted social and political behavior while the Left pretends to play by these rules, but, in fact, does whatever it can do by any means possible to achieve its destructive political agenda. That is, he functions from his destructive secondary layer. Think of the arm twisting Obama had to do to get the ObamaCare legislation to pass through Congress.  He did this by not operating entirely from the social surface.  He appears to stay on the social surface by talking about the spirit of bi-partisanship.  But he actually acts from his destructive secondary layer by first rationalizing his political agenda as something that he himself  is convinced is best for Americans so that he can then shove it down the public’s throat.

The pseudo-liberal/communist character must act subversively and, whenever possible, break the conventional rules of political conduct.  He is allowed to get away with it because no one has any understanding of the existence of the pseudo-liberal/communist character and the enormous destruction that this character type is capable of doing.  For example, when pseudo-liberals tampered with the voting process by implementing loose voter registration requirements in the 2008 presidential election, in effect breaking the law, nothing was done to address the situation.  This subversive behavior of the Left is strongly defended.  It is ignored by the leftist dominated media.  When someone attempts to expose the full extent of the Left’s destructive extremism, the person is accused of being an extremist himself. Unfortunately, the Right is ill-equipped and too decent to oppose the Left’s crafty underhandedness.

How The Left And The Right View Americans

In today’s divisive political atmosphere, there is a central irreconcilable difference in the thinking of the left and right as to how they view the American people.  Leftist ideologues (pseudo-liberal/communists) live entirely from their superficial layer or facade.  They, therefore, advocate multiculturalism and stress the superficial differences of American people as Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Muslims and so on.  They also emphasize class differences based on people’s poverty level (the “rich”, the “disadvantaged”) whenever possible.  From a functional perspective, these racist and separatist tactics have a destructive  effect on the social fabric by further polarizing and alienating Americans against each other and by doing so they also mobilize the targeted group to vote for the Leftists who are in power in the upcoming presidential election.  The is a political strategy that has the consequence of weakening and ultimately destroying America as a nation as it was before.  Lenin understood that before a communist takeover could occur in a country people first had to be mobilized through political and social activism.  This is exactly how, in the name of progress, today’s leftist ideologues are imperceptibly carrying out their political agenda for America.

By contrast, those on the Right of center have varying degrees of contact with the biological core.  They view America as a melting pot and regard all of its citizens similarly as Americans first and foremost; as Black Americans, White Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans and so on.  They view America as an “equal opportunity” country where all Americans regardless of their background and circumstances can satisfy their core needs if they are willing to work for it.  This is a positive, tolerant and inclusive view of people that has the effect of preserving the integrity of American democracy.

The System Of Checks And Balances In American Government Has Failed

One of the safeguards against tyranny instituted by the Founding Fathers was a system of checks and balances of power by separating the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.  However, this system could only work as long as people had the capacity for rational thinking and the authoritarian social order, where authority resided in individuals and on local social levels, was intact.  The authoritarian social order in America was the foundation that made it possible for a division of power to exist.

With the anti-authoritarian transformation of society, there was a shift in the political mainstream to the left of center with an enormous concentration of power transferred to the Federal Government.  The power of individuals to rationally think for themselves has been largely replaced by the collective ideology of the political left in a majority of those in the three branches of the Federal Government.   The only remaining life-positive force to oppose this destructive ideology resides in the voting power of the American people in the 2012 elections.

The Emotional Plague Prospers On Socialism

Before Congress and the American voting public start mindlessly enacting and supporting socialistic legislation as a solution to social problems they must first be mindful of its dangerous consequences.  These have to do with the existence and the operation of the emotional plague of mankind. Why is this so?  Because the plague operates by being attracted to and concentrated around centers of power.  Socialism operates by transferring and concentrating money and power from individuals and local centers of power to the State. The greater the power concentrated in the State the greater will it be in the hands of emotional plague individuals masquerading as well-intentioned progressives telling the public what they are free to do and not do.  People’s blindness to the plague is the reason that there can be no real solution to social problems and why social conditions will continue to worsen until people come to grips with the emotional plague of mankind.

What Do Obama Supporters Have In Common?

Obama supporters belong in varying degrees somewhere on the left of the socio-political spectrum.There are two characteristics that all Obama supporters have in common and they generally fall into two groups.  The first group identifies with Obama as the underdog. Looking upon Obama mystically as a modern-day savior, this group includes most Blacks, the majority of Jewish voters, Feminists, homosexuals and all those who emotionally see themselves as “disadvantaged.”  The second group sympathizes with the downtrodden out of unconscious feelings of guilt and pity.  This group includes the majority of well-intentioned, well-heeled, white liberal intellectuals.  They see Obama as the one best qualified to mete out  the social and political justice for those who are targeted to qualify as “underprivileged.”

The first group’s support of Obama originates from a defense against unexpressed feelings of revenge, resentment and contempt of people who are labelled by the leftist media as being better off than they are.  This group is the underdog and Obama is its imagined ally against this “privileged” class.  Out of their neurotic helplessness and sense of entitlement, they expect Obama to “redistribute” the wealth from the ” haves” by providing them to the ” have nots.”  The second group’s support of Obama originates from feelings of guilt and pity of people whom they imagine are less fortunate.  These feelings are displaced from their personal lives to the social and political arenas.  Their guilt and good intentions hide their emotionally based  intolerance of  people they regard as top dogs, the authoritarian moguls of our society that they subversively tear down.

From a biophysical perspective, both groups cannot directly and openly express feelings of aggression and hate  from their core and their destructive middle layer.  As a result, they see Obama through rose colored glasses as the person who somehow will make the world a better place for everyone, a role  that Obama is only too willing to assume to promote  his own destructive political agenda.  Both groups of Obama supporters play directly into his hands which is to covertly agitate for a class struggle by pitting one group of Americans against another for purposes of weakening and ultimately destroying America as a unified nation.

Fomenting class warfare has always been a typical tool of leftist radicles to destabilize a country.  It matters not a whit whether Obama or his supporters are aware or not of what they are doing.  Nor does it matter what their intentions are.  What matters is that the effect of their actions is divisive and highly destructive to the American nation.

The Colorado Shooting Could Have Been Prevented If…

The shooting that occurred on July 20, 2012 in Aurora Colorado could have been prevented if the significance of seemingly isolated prior events were recognized and integrated into a whole picture beforehand.

Firstly, from a general description of the shooter as a shy, introverted loner it could have been conjectured that there was a possibility that he was some type of schizophrenic character.  Secondly, from the fact that shortly after starting graduate school he dropped out for no apparent reason, it could have been surmised that he was undergoing a psychotic breakdown at that time.  Although these observations were presumptive evidence that the individual was having a psychotic break, they gave no indication that he was homicidal.  However, a third observation made by his neighbors was a strong indication that he actually was potentially a homicidal paranoid schizophrenic: Shortly before the shooting, he covered the windows of his apartment with newspapers. To a trained psychiatrist, the emotional significance  of this act was a telltale sign that he was in a state of acute psychotic panic and that, as a result, he was suffering from persecutory delusions.  From his perspective, he was in mortal danger for at least two months prior to the shootings and this is why he had to arm himself to the hilt offensively and defensively in every way possible in order to protect himself from harm. From this perspective, it was irrelevant whether he bought a thousand rounds or ten thousand of ammunition. By playing the Joker, the murders were a psychotic attempt to defend himself from his inner terror by projecting the source of the danger to his life onto the outside world.

If the emotional significance of his suddenly covering the windows was correctly understood by those around him as a bizarrely psychotic act, it could have been possible to prevent this and other similar tragic events from happening. (Remember that the Oslo mass murderer also covered his windows just prior to the killings.) It is possible with knowledge that is currently available to educate the public to be aware of the behavioral signs and symptoms in people that lead them to commit homicidal acts.

Why Liberals Must Vote For Obama In 2012

The primary determinants of political belief and action are based on the individual’s socio-political character structure.  Belonging on the political left, the liberal character functions  mainly from his superficial layer or facade because the morality and the ideology of the political left originate from this layer.  It’s function is to defend against the liberal individual’s perceiving impulses from his core and destructive middle layers.  This perceptual distortion is why the liberal cannot act forcefully when physical aggression is required and it is why because of his guilt that he is quick to identify with America’s enemies whenever there is an international dispute.  Despite his lack of aggression and free floating guilt, however, the true liberal has always been a loyal American and a supporter of her democratic ideals.

Then around 2007, a colossal hoax was perpetrated on the American public.  Seemingly out of nowhere and with little known of his past history, Barack Obama, an individual with an entirely different (pseudo-liberal/communist) character structure was introduced to the American public as a member of the political mainstream, as a no nonsense, honest to goodness, legitimate liberal member of the Democratic Party.  This was a brilliant coup that was accomplished, in part, by effectively concealing his past association with leftist radicals and, in part, by his being actively promoted by the mainstream media for what he was not.

Most liberal characters were unable to see this coup because they live almost entirely from their superficial layer.  Living from their intellect prevented them from seeing and feeling  what was happening in front of their eyes and in their depths.  This is why it was a simple matter for Obama to pass himself off as one of them.  All he had to do was feed them the liberal’s idealistic slogans that they love hearing enough times to sound convincing to them (“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”) etc.  This he successfully did in his 2008 presidential campaign.

However, the similarity between the true liberal and Barack Obama is delusory. In contrast to the liberal, Obama merely pretends to be defended against the expression of his destructive middle layer.  Cut off from his biological core, Obama’s superficial layer is entirely in the service of expressing his destructive middle layer against America. He expresses his contempt and hatred of the tradition of independence, resourcefulness and individual responsibility that is characteristic of  Americans whenever possible, something that is impossible for the liberal to recognize. No other Democratic American president no matter how liberal from Roosevelt to Clinton has been as disdainful of America and Americans as Obama. Because of the seeming similarity in their structures, liberals must vote for Obama even if Obama’s economic and social policies actually run counter to their own interests.

The Origin Of Armored Morality

Natural morality originates from the biological core and is directly expressed through the surface undistorted by armor from the destructive middle layer.

The differences in the armored morality of the political right and the left has to do with how each group deals with their destructive middle layer and also with the anti-authoritarian transformation of Western society.  During the authoritarian era (prior to around 1960) the predominant form of morality was authoritarian: From a biophysical standpoint, impulses originating from people’s biological core passed through their destructive middle layer and were expressed through the superficial layer.  The amount of destructive middle layer that was contained in the moral impulse was proportional to how far the individual was to the political right of the socio-political spectrum.  Because impulses passed from the core through the destructive middle layer, most people in those days were in contact with both layers and, as a result, the distinction between good and evil was easily discernible to them; Good and evil, right and wrong were moral absolutes.  Americans were more united in seeing the good and the greatness of their country.  They saw the evilness of both red and black fascism and the need to fight  when necessary to preserve their freedom.  In today’s anti-authoritarian era, these people belong somewhere to the right flank of the political spectrum.

With the anti-authoritarian transformation of society, an entirely different kind of morality has developed.  Called political correctness, this morality is the result of a change in the functional relationship between the superficial and destructive middle layers in people’s bio-psychic structure.  Now, the superficial layer including the  intellect, is not in the service of expressing impulses from the core and middle layers as in the case of authoritarian morality but in defending against the perception of impulses from the core and destructive middle layers.

 This change in the bio-psychic structure of armored humans accounts for the morality of  political correctness.  It is the morality of those belonging on the political left: For them, all moral thinking originates from the social surface since contact with the  core and destructive middle layers is lost.  They distance themselves from having contact with the deeper layers by their defensive use of intellectualism and by having contempt for core feelings.  Morality that originates from the superficial layer becomes a relative principle. For example, a person’s intentions which originate from the superficial layer is the ever changing yardstick which is used to measure what is valued as good or bad.  Moral relativism means that nothing is intrinsically good and nothing is intrinsically bad.  Thus, for example,  in the case of the  green “save the earth” movement, people who are involved in it are the good “morally superior” ones.  They are the progressive ones on the wave of the future compared to others who are not involved in this noble quest.

A new kind of collective morality is set in place to replace the old, individually based, authoritarian form.  This new morality is an attempt to eliminate the problem of the destructive secondary layer by pulling energy up into the head and thereby cutting off contact not only with the secondary layers but also with the biological core.  In doing so, it  throws out the baby with the bath water. By getting rid of the biological core from where the emotions originate, this new morality helps to bring about the de-humanization of the human race.

Is Obama Really A Socialist?

In his article, Obama the Socialist? Not Even Close (New York Times, July 12 2012), Academy Awards winner Milos Forman compares Barack Obama’s political agenda with the Soviet Socialist system and concludes that the president cannot be a socialist because his policies are nothing like those of former Communist countries.

What Mr. Forman doesn’t recognize is that socialism is a process of social degradation. He is comparing America with Soviet Socialism. These social systems represent two different stages in this degenerative process and this is why they appear to be different: America is in the early stages of degeneration and the Soviet system was in the end stage. He hears the word “socialist” being passed around by people like Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and others. If these people made this distinction between different stages in social degeneration then their describing Obama as a socialist would be more convincing.

To follow up on the musical analogy in Mr. Forman’s article, it would be more accurate to describe Mr. Obama as the Pied Piper who is playing his tune and leading a gullible America down the path of social degeneration into socialism.

The Consequences Of The Socio-political Redshift On People’s Thinking

The socio-political redshift is the deviation to the far left of center in the current mainstream of socio-political thought.  It was brought about because of the anti-authoritarian transformation of American society which began around 1960 and it was responsible for the political polarization between the left and the right and the generalized cultural degradation in society.

It is first necessary to recognize the existence of the socio-political red shift before any sense can be made of a politician’s true identity and mode of operation.  Because of this redshift to the left of center, any moderate politician that is not part and parcel of  the mainstream of  political thinking is automatically identified  as a product of the political far right while anyone belonging on the political left, no matter how far to the left he belongs, is considered to be a political moderate.  This is why Barack Obama who belongs to the extreme left of center is considered by many  Americans to be a moderate liberal when, in fact, he actually functions as a pseudo-liberal/communist character. This segment of the population is totally taken in by his pseudo-liberal facade.

Part of the problem is that people think only in terms of what political party a politician belongs to and not in terms of their socio-political character structure that determines their political ideas.  The Democratic Party in America was successfully infiltrated and taken over by hard core communist characters during the 1960s at the time that the socio-political red shift was happening. This major event in the history of American politics was the essence of the redshift, an event that went almost completely unnoticed by everyone including, in particular, the younger generation living today, most of whom grew up after the anti-authoritarian transformation and therefore are not aware that a major political shift to the left of center has really happened.  For them, the current socio-political mainstream is actually believed to be the true political center.  This generation of confused idealistic young people are highly susceptible to the plague’s infectiveness. They are in danger of being easily swept up by the political rhetoric of the ” mainstream” extreme left. The public’s high level of support for government sponsored health care, Obamacare, is one example of  people’s dependency on the state for their care and a symptom of the political redshift.

A Cardinal Sign Of An Emotional Plague Character

An important characteristic of  individuals who are afflicted with the emotional plague  is that they are incapable of doing an honest days work.  Although they are unable to work productively, however,  they are highly skilled in ordering others about what they should do.  As a substitute for work,  emotional plague individuals frequently become politicians shoving their political agendas  down other people’s throats.  The substitute activities of these ne’er-do-wells are, in fact, nothing but poorly recognized signs of the emotional plague.

In his recent book, Barack Obama: The Story, author David Maraniss provides a clear picture of such an individual’s work function.  Obama hated his first job working at Business International  after graduating from Colombia University.  He called it ” working for the enemy” because some of the work he did for the company had to do with business  investments in Third World countries.  At Business International he felt uncomfortable: ” Like a spy behind enemy lines, I arrived every day at my mid-Manhatten office.”  He lasted only a year before quitting.  He then became an adept practitioner of political radical, Saul Alinsky’s methods. Obama became a community activist  organizing residents on the Chicago South Side.  According to his wife, Michelle Obama, ” Barack is not a politician first and foremost. He’s a community activist…”  Obama took her assessment as a compliment.  Subsequently, Obama attended Harvard law school, briefly practiced public interest law, taught a college class and finally got into politics where he found his calling.

To a biographer or a historian who has no understanding of the emotional plague, the work history of Mr. Obama is of no particular significance.  To someone who recognizes the importance of the biological work function in determining the quality of human life, however, it speaks volumes: Simply put, it shows that Mr. Obama is biophysically incapable of doing any kind of rational, productive work from his biological core. (Operating as a community organizer is neither rational nor productive. It is activity that originates from the secondary destructive layer of  a totally work-crippled individual and another sign of the emotional plague.)

No surprise then that, by any standard of measurement, Obama’s work performance as President of the United States has been an abysmal failure and that, if elected to a second term of office, it cannot be otherwise.  Whether this country can survive another four years of destructiveness and ineptness at the executive level remains to be seen.

The Robin Hood Syndrome

The Robin Hood Syndrome consists in ” taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor.” A New York Times editorial entitled, The crisis has ended nearly two decades of wealth ( June 13, 2012), states exactly that: ” What’s needed now is even more support, including federal spending on education and public-works projects to create jobs, targeted tax credits for hiring, programs to promote mortgage relief that supports  house prices by keeping Americans in their homes, as well as a renewed commitment to financial regulation to ensure that the system doesn’t melt down again.”

The question is: Where is the money going to come from? Obviously, from increased taxation of the “rich” and from sapping the productive members of the economy, from the working power of people.  The next question is: how long and how much money will it take to improve the economy?  The answer is that since money does not grow on trees, there  is a finite amount of money that the rich and the productive sector can supply and sooner or later this money supply will run out.  Moreover, from past and  current experience it has been shown that this method of  solving economic problems does not work. It’s like throwing good money after bad.

Why then do liberal politicians and economists steadfastly hold on to this destructive idea? It is because they have no understanding that wealth, economic prosperity and “doing good deeds” to bring them about, can not simply be equated with money.  This ideological bias of liberals and others is deeply embedded in the superficial layer of people’s armored  character and therefore is not  open to being questioned.  It is a defense originating against recognizing that the true value of wealth and money comes from the capacity of  people to work productively, from the rational work function of human beings that originates from the depths of their biological core.  Having little or no contact with their biological core, they cannot know that  money has no value in itself and that its value is derived from the capacity of human beings to do productive work in a free marketplace. See my blog, “Why Stimulus Packages do not Work, May 20, 2012.

Since federal spending does absolutely nothing to improve people’s work function, it can do nothing to improve economic conditions in America which are the result of people’s helplessness and incapacity to work for what they want or feel they deserve to have. These  are the real reasons for all the economic problems that we are currently facing.

The Decline In The Level Of People’s Core Contact

The antiauthoritarian transformation of American society has resulted in profoundly destructive social changes because it released the fury of the secondary layer contained in armored people.  An attempt by the superficial layer or facade to contain the destructiveness gave rise to the hypertrophy of the intellect as a defense against it.  This was manifested in recent years by  people’s pursuit of superficial distractions of every kind including relying on drugs of every kind to take away their pain and suffering, relying on the morality of political correctness to deal with the superficial symptoms of the secondary layer and a shift in the political mainstream to the far left of center, the socio-political red shift.

This shift to the left was politically legitimized in 2008 with the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States.  Compared to the biophysical state of the American people in around 1960, there has been an alarming decline in their level of core contact. This is graphically manifested by the fact that today, in 2012, Obama has a good chance of being elected by the American people to a second term of office.  If he had been running for president in 1960, he would have been easily seen by everyone, including Democrats as well as Republicans, as an undisguised communist and run out of town.

From a biophysical point of view, people who politically support Obama are functioning entirely from their superficial layer and have no contact with their biological core.  They are  liberal characters duped by the political mainstream into believing that he is a loyal American.  How long can a society survive where people are out of touch to such a degree with their biological core?

From The History Of The Emotional Plague: The Solution Of Conservatism

With the transformation of society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian that started around 1960, the floodgates that were holding back the great destructive secondary layer drives of humanity for thousands of years gave way and the full force of the emotional plague inundated the Western world like a tsunami.  Spreading its infection into every corner of human life including, in particular, political life in America, it continues it’s devastation unnoticed by almost everyone.

Politician’s knee-jerk response to this cataclysmic event depended entirely on their socio-political character structure.  Those on the extreme left, the communists, immediately saw it as an opportunity to take political advantage of the situation.  Taking well-meaning liberals along with them, they pretended to be one of them and became pseudo-liberals.  They rode on the wave of social destruction that was taking place in the following years, added their leftist “solutions” to the devastation and passed off these changes as ” social progress” to a gullible public.   On the other hand, conservatives in both political parties (Democratic as well as Republican) fought to resist the social destructiveness, but because they had no idea of the nature of the  evil that they were fighting and because their only way of opposing the plague was through political means, their attempts were in vain.

The defeat of the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer Hubert Humphrey to Richard Nixon in 1968 marked the “beginning of the end” for the conservative faction of that party, many of whom went on to become “neoconservatives”.  Meanwhile, the traditional political role of the Democratic Party consisting of true liberals was rapidly fading as it became under the control of  the pseudo-liberal contingent.

In reaction to the communist threat in the 1950s and to the global outbreak of the emotional plague in the 1960’s, the conservative movement slowly began to organize in America from different sources, mainly from those who had belonged to the Republican Party and became the Conservative Party.  Most recently, the Tea Party movement, founded in 2009, has proven a large outlet for conservatism.  Their stated political goals include adherence to the U.S. Constitution, lower taxes, and the opposition to the federal government’s encroachment into areas that are outside of its province such as health care.

Depending on where they are to the right of the socio-political spectrum, conservatives have varying degrees of undistorted core contact.  Because they only deal on a superficial, political level with the emotional plague’s many symptoms, the conservative movement’s effectiveness in opposing its spread has been limited.  Unfortunately, focusing on the symptoms and not the underlying disease itself  inevitably turns the rational effort at containment of the plague into “politics as usual,” an endless ideological battle between the opposing political forces of the left and the right.  The net result is one victory after another for the forces of the emotional plague.

From The History Of The Emotional Plague: The Solution Of Liberalism

Because the existence of the emotional plague is not recognized, every new attempt to deal with its ravages turns into another, even more destructive expression of the plague than the one before.  Beginning around the 17th century,  the liberal movement in Europe was an attempt to break away from the chains of Christian repression and mysticism that held people in bondage for over a thousand years.  In the 21st century, this liberal movement has shifted far to the political left and has developed into pseudo-liberal/communism which is an anti-authoritarian form of secular repression.  Pseudo-liberal/communism is the application of mechanistic mystical thinking to daily life in America. It is a far more invasive and deadly manifestation of the emotional plague than the authoritarian system that it has replaced.

Liberals function primarily from the superficial layer of their bio-psychic structure.  Their mode of operation is through the use of their intellect in a defensive manner. to protect them from experiencing the destructiveness that is contained in their middle layer.  From their defensive intellectualism originates the two other characteristics of the liberal syndrome, a mechanistic explanation of natural phenomena and a collectivistic attitude toward social living.

There are several important socio-political consequences to the liberal’s living, perceiving and thinking primarily from their superficial layer.

1) Since the liberal has no contact with his secondary layer, he also has little contact with his biological core.  He therefore has no deep emotional sense of the existence of good and  evil or of the emotional plague of mankind.  This is the reason for his moral relativism and his believing that all human beings are essentially good and that even hardened criminals can be rehabilitated.

2) Living from the superficial layer, the liberal perceives everything from the surface.  For example, the liberal physician looks at medical illnesses exclusively from the perspective of the superficial symptom or the immediate biochemical manifestations of the disease.  Not capable of understanding the deeper biological causes of disease, his therapy is focused on eliminating the disturbing symptom.  The liberal economist and politician does the same in the economic and political realms.  The liberal sociologist has no sense that a social transformation of catastrophic proportions from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian that began around 1960 is rapidly undermining the stability of Western civilization.

3) Because the liberal’s defense against feeling is from his intellect and not his musculature, the liberal political leader relies heavily on his rational powers derived from his well developed intellect to deal with domestic issues and threats to national security.  His fear of open aggression prevents him from  being able to take a forceful aggressive stand and, by misleading our enemies to think of America as weak, is capable of putting this country and the world in mortal danger.

Political correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economics into cultural terms. When the morality of political correctness becomes firmly anchored in the superficial layer of the liberal individual’s bio-psychic structure, the liberal’s socio-political character rigidifies and changes into one of pseudo-liberal/communist.  The individual functions as an emotional plague character.   With the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States in 2008, the pseudo-liberal/communist character entered the mainstream of American politics on the left and became legitimized.

Communism/Socialism Is A Cancer Of The Social Body

In articles written in the Journal of Orgonomy ( Vol. 20 Nos. 1,2) entitled Cancer and Communism, I show that from a functional perspective  individuals and  societies are  biological systems and that  cancer in an individual living system is functionally identical to communism/socialism in a social system. This  identical relationship of cancer to communism  (including socialism) is valid from a bio-energetic standpoint since both conditions are examples of diseased biological systems that are in a process of bio-energetic decay and disintegration. Communism is in a more advanced state of decay than socialism.

Cancer is a systemic disease involving the whole organism.  The cancer tumor is a local symptom of the disease.  Similarly, communism/ socialism is a disease of the entire society. The various social manifestations are superficial symptoms of a diseased society.  In the cancer disease, the cancer tumor through its vascular supply continually draws off  energy from what remains alive of the healthy part of the organism eventually killing the host.  The exact same parasitic process occurs in the case of communism and of socialism in America today where people who are in need of the government for their survival including most of the public sector feed off of the productive labor of those in the private sector who are the life blood of the economy.

The strategy of today’s pseudo-liberalcommunists is to  undermine people’s independence in every possible way and to foster economic dependency on the government.  For example, every one of President Obama’s socialist policies such as waiving college students loans, unionizing and increasing the number of public sector  employees, encouraging disgruntled youths to riot by supporting their rebellious social “causes” (i.e. the Occupy Wall Street movement), providing extended welfare care for the able bodied unemployed, and so on, function to worsen people’s already disturbed biological work function.

This strategy is in the service of weakening the working power of individuals and of increasing power of the Federal Government and ultimately destroying the heathy American social system that the “social cancer” feeds on.  When this happens, no one will understand how this once great nation was destroyed just as no one today understands the true cause of the cancer disease.

Why “Stimulus Packages” Do Not Work

In order to have an understanding of any kind of human activity, a sense of the three layers of the human bio-psychicic structure, the superficial layer, the destructive middle layer and the biological core is absolutely necessary.  Economic activity is no exception.  Originating from the biological core, all economic activity is a result of the productive work function operating between people.

Money has no intrinsic value.  The value of money is ultimately derived from and is sustained by people’s ability to work productively.  When the quality and the quantity of people’s work function deteriorates in any way, the value of money also declines and the nation becomes a little poorer.  Stated differently, it takes more money to do the same amount of work than before.  A commonly overlooked but serious manifestation of the general deterioration of the work function in today’s society is people’s willingness to assume a state of indebtedness to a far greater degree than a level of responsibility required to discharge the financial obligation through work.  Thus, the economic recession that is currently upon us is a direct  manifestation of people’s work disturbance in the workplace.  It is an example of an expression of the secondary destructive layer of armored humans.

The stimulus package that President Obama signed into law in 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment act, ABRA, has as alleged primary objective to save and create new jobs.  It’s actual way of bringing about this goal is to provide temporary relief (welfare) programs for those who are most impaired by the recession and to invest in infrastructure, education, health and “green” energy programs.  The rationale of the stimulus package is from Keynesian macroeconomic theory which argues that the government should offset the decrease in private spending by an increase in public spending in order to stop further economic deterioration.  It is an example of how liberals see all problems from  the social surface and deal with social and economic problems exclusively from their superficial layer.

Furthermore, ABRA is a clear expression of the emotional plague.  The alleged objective  of the stimulus package (to save and create more jobs) is one that no rational person can have any argument with.  However, the way that this highly idealistic goal is to be implemented, the true motive  (through increased governmental spending and instilling increased dependency of people on the Federal government through welfare and other socialist programs) is cleverly pushed into law and overlooked by almost everyone.  Nothing is  mentioned about people’s emotional neediness or of their inability to work for what they want. These are primary manifestations of people’s emotional sickness originating from their secondary destructive layer that are expressed in the social realm as the emotional plague.

By ignoring this reality and not dealing with the source of the problem (people’s underlying work disturbance) the stimulus program is likely to worsen the current economic situation.  The economic recommendations of the political right, fiscal responsibility by cutting spending and taxes and letting the market regulate itself comes closer to addressing the current economic problems of armored humanity than all the “solutions” provided by today’s leftist ideologues.

From The History Of The Emotional Plague: The Solution Of Christianity

The core functions of all religions are twofold: First, it provides a way of understanding the relation of humans to the cosmos from which they originate and second, it provides a way of coming to grips with people’s armored condition and it’s destructive social consequence, the emotional plague of mankind.  Because human armor is omnipresent, practically the entire human race is caught in the world-wide web of the emotional plague.  This trap includes religions movements themselves.

Christianity has had a powerful influence on Western life in it’s attempt to address  these  functions, particularly in understanding and dealing with the problem of human evil which is how the emotional plague is currently recognized in a distorted form.  Christianity  began to flourish around the fourth century A.D.  when the Roman Empire was disintegrating. People’s secondary destructive drives were responsible for this collapse and   Christianity’s primary  function was to preserve whatever remained intact of  Roman social order.

In order to do this, Christianity combined the two basic functions of religion, the cosmic element and the emotional plague element, into one comprehensive  mystical dogma: Christ, the son of God, came to earth to save humanity from it’s sins by sacrificing his life for man.  The function of this belief was to restore social order by anchoring Christian mysticism into the structure of  the armored populace.

Christianity attempted to get to the universality of human armor and the emotional plague through the irrational idea of original sin: all men and woman are sinners.  It also attempted to bring about social cohesion by converting all non-believers into Christianity since only by believing in Christ as the true savior of souls could one be saved from eternal damnation.

The act of mystical belief in Christ the savior was expected to keep impulses from the destructive secondary layer of armored humans in check.  Since Christ died for people’s sins, the responsibility for sinning (human social destructiveness) and the guilt that is associated with it is taken over in the body of Christ.  People can temporarily be relieved of the feeling of guilt that is contained in the destructive impulses in their armor by believing in Christ.

The Catholic church has incorporated into its religion the function of providing relief in the practice of confession.  The priest as the representative of Christ on earth functions in the role of confessor.  What is essential for obtaining relief from guilt is the sinner’s absolute conviction that  Christ is the true savior.

However, the Christian solution to the problem of the emotional plague was only partially successful and lasted for about a thousand years in Europe.  Consider the rampant debauchery and corruption of the  Church’s leaders during the middle ages that resulted in the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.  The importance of the Reformation movement was to deal with the emotional plague within the Catholic Church itself.  The Reformation under Luther returned to  the earlier Christian belief that faith in Christ alone without any human intervention was sufficient for salvation.

But Protestantism also was not able to contain the build-up of energy in the destructive secondary layer since it soon was apparent that Protestants could be as cruel and as fanatical as Catholics.  Furthermore, people were growing dissatisfied with Catholicism’s rigid mystical interpretation of the natural world.  From a biophysical perspective, people’s mystical form of ocular armor was loosening.

The only other solution that armored humans had to deal with the problem of human destructiveness was to pull energy up from the body into the head and rely on the objective, not subjective,  aspects of human life.  This led to the age of enlightenment and the liberal thinkers in 18h century England.  On the one hand, liberalism was a rational attempt to deal with the  Catholic Church’s mystical view of the world and on the other, it was a hopelessly desperate attempt to deal with and control impulses from people’s secondary destructive layer  (the emotional plague) by pulling energy from muscular armor into the brain.  With liberalism, brain (ocular) armor intensified through the development of defensive intellectualism at the expense of muscular armor.  One form of ocular armor (mysticism) was replaced by another equally destructive form (defensive intellectualism). From a characterological perspective, conservative thinking was replaced by liberal thinking.

However, eliminating mystical religion created another, more serious problem in today’s anti-authoritarian society.  There was no longer a mechanism for people who had given up their faith in religion to obtain relief from their guilt resulting from the socially destructive impulses contained in their middle layer.  Since people had chronic armor they also had a chronic sense of guilt that they had to live with on a daily basis.  As a result, people developed free floating guilt feelings.  To obtain relief, it was readily acted out through advocating leftist social and political causes of every kind.

The development of free floating guilt in people who have given up their mystical faith in religion and in religious leaders is the reason for liberalism’s instability as a political movement and why it can quickly degenerate into socialism and communism.  It is also the reason  for how quickly psuedo-liberal leaders on the political left can appear on the social scene to assume the role of a secular savior of the masses who need to be led into subjugation.

Wilhelm Reich found that human beings are not born evil,  but that evilness is instilled in infants and children through a process of armoring and  that this causes them to behave destructively toward other humans.   Armoring in humans is the source of the emotional plague.  Therefore, if humans are not born evil but are made so, sinfulness can be prevented in the human race through natural child rearing practices and through the process of armor elimination of medical orgone therapy.  The emotional plague is a medical disorder and must be treated like any other infectious medical disease.

The Common Understanding Of “Character” Is Not Enough

In a recent Wall Street Journal article “America’s Crisis of Character” (April 21-22 2012), conservative columnist Peggy Noonan cites that the week’s Gallup poll showed that only 24% of Americans feel that the nation was on the right track.  She attributes the  dissatisfaction to the widespread cultural degradation that is taking place in every area of American life . She is “worried about the American character-who we are and what kind of adults we are raising.”

Typical of conservatives, the use of the concept of character in this way is unfortunately fraught with strong pejorative and moral overtones (i.e. “good” vs “bad” character) and is, therefore, of not much help in providing an understanding and management of the source of social problems.

There is now a true science of character. First  discovered by Wilhelm Reich and extended into the social and political arena by Elsworth Baker, knowledge of characterology can dramatically help people  to effectively deal with today’s social destructiveness. Reich described character functionally as the individual’s stereotypical manner of acting and reacting in all, (including social and political) situations.  The primary function of  character is to protect (armor) the individual from feeling unpleasant and unacceptable emotions and sensations.  A functional understanding of  character can be essential to know how a person will behave in any given social situation.

Our anti-authoritarian society is the result of the breakdown of the traditional authoritarian family and of the numerous kinds of impulsive an anti-social character types that are currently littering the social landscape.  Today’s anti-social behavior that Ms. Noonan describes in her article is a direct result of this breakdown.  Without an understanding of the function of character armor and of the anti-authoritrian transformation of society that we are living in, all attempts at trying to make sense of what is happening to our society are  bound to be futile.  The only thing the political right can accomplish is to retard the social degradation into socialism.  It can do nothing to arrest or reverse it.

The Source Of Barack Obama’s Popularity

The source of a politician’s popularity comes from the people.  A question that is not asked is, how can an individual like Barack Obama who has performed so poorly as President of The United States in almost every area enjoy the enormous popularity that he has to the point that he actually has a good chance of being reelected to a second term in office?

In order to answer this question, it must first be known from which layer of their bio-psychic structure does people’s attraction to Obama originate, the superficial layer or facade, the destructive middle layer,or from the biological core.  Most Blacks (98%) voted for Obama in 2008.  Many of them did so because they identified with him as being Black. For them, only Obama’s blackness, not his political thinking, was the primary distinguishing feature that mattered.  This group was attracted to Obama from the superficial layer of their bio-psychic structure.

With the anti-authoritarian transformation of society, there was a breakthrough of the emotional plague  and a shift to the left of the political mainstream as leftist ideology became the dominant force driving socio-political activity in the West.  As a result, many diverse groups of all classes of people including White as well as Black leftist ideologues and particularly those in the media as well as others who somehow believed that the government should take care of them, became swept up in a political movement that ran on a vague platform of  “change” led by savior-candidate Obama.  A recent Washington Post/ABC poll shows by a 2-to-1 ratio that the president is more “friendly and likable” than Mitt Romney. These group’s attraction to Obama originate from the superficial and from the powerful destructive middle layers of their bio-psychic structure.

Thus, Obama and most if not all of his supporters have contact with each other through their superficial and middle layers.  In today’s anti-authoritarian society, the biological core of human beings has been all but obliterated from social life leaving only the superficial and destructive middle layers to determine social processes.  How long can a society last that has absolutely no undistorted contact with the biological core functions of work and love that sustain it?

People’s Difficulty In Recognizing The Emotional Plague

People’s inability to recognize the existence of the emotional plague as a highly destructive and contagious medical disease is related to the fact that there is currently no scientific knowledge of the bio-emotional forces that govern human social life.

What must be known and understood is that differences in human armor produce differences in the way the emotional plague is misperceived and misunderstood. These differences correspond in a general way to the pattern of armor of people belonging on the left and right of the socio-political spectrum. Those on the left (liberals) live mainly in their superficial layer or facade. For them, the idea of the emotional plague is meaningless because the function of the liberal’s facade is to defend them from being aware of their destructive, middle layer (from where the emotional plague originates) and so the plague does not seem to exist for them.  (The liberal’s unawareness of the plague is partly why they are an effective tool that leftist radicals can use at will to carry out their destructive social agendas.)  Those on the right (conservatives) have better contact with their middle layer and their core. For conservatives, the idea of the emotional plague is real but it is perceived in a distorted form.  They view the plague not as a true medical disease but as a moral human failing.  They think of it in terms of “good” and “bad” human behavior and that the illness can be addressed by rational political dialogue.  However, the plague is not good or bad.  It cannot be stopped by political means.  Like any other medical disease, the plague is embedded in the biophysical structure of plague-ridden people.  The farther they are to the right of center, the more righteous and irrational are their thoughts about the plague.  This view of the plague is worthless from a therapeutic standpoint since a moralistic or righteous approach can never be used to combat a contagious medical condition.  (It is reminiscent of the irrationally fearful ways some contagious medical diseases, such as leprosy, syphilis and the bubonic plague, were treated before the modern era in medicine.)

Humanity cannot possibly come to grips with the emotional plague and recognize it as a deadly medical illness because their armor prevents people from seeing and thinking without distortion about problems in their individual and social lives.  This is why the disease will  remain a mystery and continue to ravage society until a sufficient number of  qualified social scientists appear on the scene who can take an honest look at themselves and deal with the emotional plague as a true medical illness.

Divide And Conquer: The Emotional Plague At Work

The emotional plague-ridden politician will promise anything that is necessary to gain political power over people.  Once in power he will renege on his promises and do whatever he must to carry out his destructive social agenda.  Prior to being elected President of the United States in 2008, for example, Barack Obama promised Americans that he would bring about unity of the different factions that were tearing America apart.  Since his election, Obama has consistently done exactly the opposite.  He has deliberately generated social divisiveness, turning Americans against one another and exacerbating political polarization in every area of social life.

On the top of his list of groups to be alienated in this way are the “Haves” from the “Have-Nots.”  Typical of the emotional plague’s way of operating, this way of dividing people is calculated to generate confusion in people’s minds (what groups are we talking about?) and also to provide a rationalization justifying the right of government to legally enter into the free market and shift wealth and power from one group, arbitrarily designated as ” the rich,” to another group, ” the poor” which includes, incidentally, those who are currently in political power. All of this is being covered over in the name of tax fairness, social justice and caring for ” the people.”

These rationalizations are designed to get the political support of an unsuspecting electorate many of whom because of their pre-existing armored perceptual structure honestly believe in the truth of these lofty ideals and mindlessly go along.  An ideological alliance is thereby established between the power hungry politician and the masses of well-intentioned people who have no idea what is happening.

The Political Right Is No Rival Of The Left

In general, those on the right are not capable of effectively dealing with their radical adversaries on the left because they have no scientific understanding of the emotional plague character’s mode of operation and also because they are too decent to believe that  radicals are actually intent on transforming America into a socialist state.

People on the right are often taken in by the left’s talk of  democracy, equality, justice and so on because they project their own sense of decency onto them.  Giving leftist radicals the benefit of the doubt is a deadly mistake.  This is a perceptual distortion, a manifestation of their ocular armor.  In fact, the radical’s ideas only serve as a screen to conceal the destructiveness of their underlying political agenda.  Without recognizing the existence of the secondary destructive layer of armored humans and understanding that emotional plague characters operate entirely from the hatred that is contained in this layer,  it is not possible to fully appreciate the malevolent, evilness of leftist radicals.

Plague individuals simply cannot tolerate the freedom and the imperfections that exist in American society.  These imperfections are used to rationalize their need to control the lives of Americans by transforming this nation into a “perfect” world, a world that is actually constructed to fit their own predetermined, evil tendencies.

It’s The People

All through human history, people have shown to be incapable of governing themselves without an authority figure  such as a monarch or a cleric to watch over and care for them.  This is true more than ever in today’s anti-authoritarian transformation of Western society with the social breakdown of authoritarian democratic governments.

The underlying reason that people are unable to govern themselves without a leader in authority is because they are emotionally too crippled (armored) and therefore are unable to regulate themselves.  Accompanying this need for compulsive regulation, people have always looked outside, never inward, to seek the source of their social problems.  This tendency to externalize their personal problems is now greater than ever in today’s highly politicized anti-authoritarian society where people are looking for political solutions for almost every social problem.  Because of differences in their socio-political character structures, (differences in armoring), people are divided into two ideological camps: the political left or the right. Now, they end up blaming each other for social problems.

With the breakdown of the authoritarian social order and the disappearance of authority figures on the local level for people to rely on, many are unable to responsibly take care of their lives.  This is the reason for the breakthrough of socially destructive impulses such as criminal impulsivity and helplessness in today’s anti-authoritarian social order.  This social  situation results in the need for a high level leader in government to watch over and care for people.  This situation is ripe for a secular “savior” to appear on the social scene.  At this point a clever political figure with nothing else to offer as his credentials but a blank slate upon which the crippled masses can project their mystical longing to be cared for and given “hope,” appears on the political stage.  Barack Obama promises to do exactly that.

It is not only the power hungry politician that is responsible for bringing about the destruction of our great nation.  Equally important are the emotionally sick masses who are unable to work productively.  These people either unconsciously or consciously confer power to the politician.  The criminal group confers power to the politician by creating the need for federal regulations which interferes with the market while the helpless group does so by mystically believing in the savior’s miraculous  goodness and his ability to care for and save them.  The criminally irresponsible and helpless  masses of armored humanity who are incapable of doing an honest days work are the ones  largely responsible for bringing about the enslavement of an entire society that is happening in front of our eyes and creating a socialist state.

Not Seeing The Forest For The Trees

Armored people see and think about the world in bits and pieces.  No matter what subject they are studying, they are incapable of seeing the whole picture.  They have been taught to view the world mechanistically, as if it were nothing but a machine that is made up of a number of replaceable parts.  A manifestation of ocular armor, this distorted way of viewing things is endemic in every branch of science including sociology.

As an example, consider people’s view of the generalized deterioration in the quality of American life that began around 1960 and is accelerating at an increasing rate.  Some people focus on the signs and symptoms of the deterioration such as the breakdown of the traditional family, the increase in teen age  pregnancies, the degradation in acceptable forms of social behavior and so on.  Others look at the reasons for the decline.  Liberals focus on  shifts in governmental policy and economic factors.  Conservatives look at the decline in cultural values.  These opposing views result in ideological conflicts between the left and the right.  Things remain the same.  Still others are not even aware that anything at all important is happening.

There is no comprehensive picture of the reasons for the destructiveness that is happening to our society. What still remains to be generally recognized and  functionally understood are the biological determinants that govern social life.  Around 1960, the structure of Western society was fundamentally transformed from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian.   The anti-authoritarian society that we are currently living in was the result of the breakthrough of powerful impulses of sexual yearning of the younger generation which came through to the social surface with a destructive force.  The reason that they surfaced in this way at this particular time was that these impulses could no longer be held back (repressed) because of  the failure of the two opposing forces of social armor: on the one hand there was the increasing pressure behind the sexual urges of the younger generation and on the other there was the weakening of the repressive forces contained in the authoritarian social armor.  This resulted in the so-called sexual revolution.

The anti-authoritarian transformation accounts for every one of the destructive social changes that we are currently witnessing.  Now, all forms of authority, rational as well as irrational have been largely thrown overboard.  Authority in general and parental authority in particular, are viewed by many with suspicion and hostility.  Many of the younger generation today have no respect for their elders and reject learning anything that they and tradition have to offer.  This includes being personally responsible for one’s life through the ability to earn a living.  As a result, not only has the authoritarian family structure largely fallen apart but also what remained of their biological work function.  (Just 48% of working-class whites in America were married in 2010 down from 84% in 1960).

With the breakdown of the authoritarian family and having no other authorities to blame for their problems, many children of the baby boomers who grew up in the 60s are unable to earn a living, and now depend on their families or on the government to care for them.

As in the case of medical diseases, only with a clear, functional understanding of the social disease can there be a true course of treatment.

There Is No Longer Any Difference Between Socialists And Communists

In the past authoritarian era, prior to around 1960, society was governed by the rule of law.   It was possible to distinguish between communists and socialists.  Whereas socialists were candid about their intentions and openly favored government takeover, communists denied their true intentions and thus operated clandestinely  (subversively) to bring about their desired goal of a socialist society.  Thus, it was relatively easy in those days to recognize the social danger of both types of individuals and to take appropriate defensive action against them.

In today’s anti-authoritarian society, there is a partial breakdown in the rule of law and social destructiveness from the secondary layer is increasingly breaking into the social surface.  As an example, it is no longer possible for most people to recognize the destructiveness of communists because they have succeeded in entering the political mainstream, the social surface, by presenting themselves to the world as true liberals.  They have become identified as ” progressives” and are now able to pass socialistic legislation to bring about their desired goals strictly within the rule of law. Therefore, practically speaking, there is no longer any need to make a distinction between the socialist’s and the  communist’s destructive mode of operation. It is one and the same.

America And Russia In The 21st Century

In 1991, the Communist Party was outlawed in Russia and the Soviet Union ceased to exist.  Since that time, Russia has been struggling to shed its communist past after the horrors of 70 years of totalitarian rule. With the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States and of numerous high ranking leftist political leaders to Congress in 2008 posing as genuine liberals, America is in the process of descending headlong into becoming a communist state. The situation is even more frightening if one considers that America, under Ronald Reagan as president, was the country that largely brought down the Soviet regime only two decades before.  Today, America is not only completely defenseless against the communist threat but moreover, is in danger of becoming a communist state  itself similar to the past Soviet Union.  Why is this happening?

It is not possible, according to conventional thinking, to understand why these opposing currents in the two countries are happening.  The phenomenon has to do with the highly infectious nature of the emotional plague; the emotional plague individuals on the one hand and the emotional sickness of people that the plague individuals can take hold of politically on the other. The emotional sickness of people involves the  segment of the American population who are unable to work and be responsible for their economic survival.  That their inability to work is a real sickness is shown by the fact that in America the opportunity to work and succeed is readily available to anyone who is willing to make the necessary effort.  Emotional plague individuals, in the person of leftist politicians, promise that they are the ones to care for people. Through socialistic legislation they take wealth from those who are able to work productively in the private sector and transfer it to those who are not. Nothing is done to address people’s emotionally based work disturbance as the descent into a socialist state continues unchecked.

What’s Wrong With The Teenage Mind?

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal (Jan. 28-29, 2012) entitled, What’s Wrong With The Teenage Mind?, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, Alison Gopnik ascribes much of the troubles modern teenagers have in coping with the world to the teenager’s brain. Ms. Gopnik attempts to understand teenage behavior by way of localized pathways in the brain such as “reward centers” and ” control systems” that underlie certain behavioral functions.

That the brain is involved with the teenager’s behavior or that the interaction between the teenager with the environment is important in the kind of behavior that is exhibited goes without saying. These statements about the brain are insufficient to explain the erratic, dysfunctional behavior of many teenagers today.

What is left unsaid is the effect that the dramatic changes that have occurred with the transformation of Western society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian and the mechanistic-mystical world view that accompanies it has had on the lives of everyone, including and especially teenagers.  The breakup of the past authoritarian social order and its underpinning, the authoritarian family based on sexual repression, has been replaced by a social order that is even more inimical to life than its predecessor.  To make matters worse, all that was painstakingly gained in psychiatry in the past, including the knowledge of human psycho-sexual development (the disturbances in which account for much of what is troubling teenagers today) has been completely thrown out in the practice of psychiatry.

In fact, the practice of psychiatry today has regressed to where it was over 100 years ago when the subjective workings of the mind was equated in a one-to-one fashion with the objective operation of  localized brain functions.  Modern psychiatry is as far away from understanding the problems of teenagers as it was then.  Meanwhile, thanks to our anti-authoritarian social order, the level of social pathology manifested by everyone including teenagers has escalated to a far greater extent compared to where it was then.  These social developments can only be understood as a direct manifestation of higher levels of emotional plague activity in today’s world.

The Portrait Of A Political Demigod

According to The Random House Dictionary, a demigod is more than human. He is a deified mortal. Many politicians appear to be demigods when they are campaigning for public office, but once the election is over, they stop acting like that, whether they have won or lost.  The true political demigod, on the other hand, has a constellation of permanent characteristics that is unique.  1) He has no history of a stable, consistent work function prior to entering politics.  2) Politics is a substitute for genuine work.  3) His political mission is entirely self-serving to fit his preexisting ideological world view.  4) He has an overriding hatred of and a need to change the established world order with grandiose schemes of a heaven on earth.  5) He is convinced of the infallibility of his belief system.  6) The success of his  campaign strategy is based on promising the electorate anything and everything for the sole purpose of gaining power over them.

This strategy is designed to cement a powerful identification of the demigod with the electorate.  Once he has succeeded in this strategy, the demigod has attained a godlike stature.  He can do no wrong in the eyes of the populace.  Demigods can appear on both sides of the political spectrum.  In today’s anti-authoritarian society with the marked shift of the political mainstream to the left of center, demigods are likely to appear from the political left.  Barack Obama is a recent example of the appearance of a demigod from the political left.

Obama’s choice of work before entering politics was that of a political activist.  According to his wife Michelle, Obama was a community activist exploring the viability of politics to make [social] change. ” The solution to every problem,” according to a reporter who studied Obama’s projects, ” was a distribution of government funds.”   Until he became a full time legislator in 1996, Obama’s primary focus of work was Acorn, the largest radical organization in the United States. The infallibility of his belief system originates entirely from his highly developed intellect. At the height of his election campaign, he announced:  “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”  Just prior to his entering the White House, in a moment of candor he said: ” We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”  In his election campaign he appealed to the entire electorate and promised that if he were elected president he would finally put an end to the political divisiveness that was tearing America apart. Once elected, however, he did exactly the opposite.  He immediately proceeded to ram his socialistic medical agenda (ObamaCare) down the throat of the American people  (which he later said will be for the good of everyone) and dramatically  increased the authority and spending power of the Federal Government at the expense of the private sector.

Personally, he exhibits overt contempt for American policies internationally and for hard working, decent American people in general.   The effect of this attitude is to chastise Americans.  An emotional plague tactic, it is an attempt to induce an unconscious sense of guilt and paralysis and to make Americans feel that whatever they are doing is somehow wrong.  According to him, Americans have to change their ways.  If they would only follow him, President Obama is the one capable of redeeming Americans of their evil past deeds.  He is also the only one capable of providing all Americans with an illusion of economic security while, at the same time, making them ever more dependent and under the control of the Federal Government with people like him at the top.

The problem that confronts us is not the political demigod.  It is the helplessness of armored people that makes it possible for demigods to regularly appear on the social scene.  The political interaction of the demigod with helpless, socially dependent people who are emotionally out of touch with themselves is what enables the demigod to exist.

The “Occupy” Movement Is Self-sustaining

The protests which began in the summer of 2011 as the Occupy Wall Street movement that spread across our nation like an infection will be around for a long time and they will probably increase in violence.  This is because of two reasons: First, they are an undisguised manifestation of the organized emotional plague and second, the existence of the plague and its operation are far from being recognized and understood by the the general public.

Ostensibly exercising their First Amendment right, the protesters have stumbled on a tactic that gives them the upper hand with the authorities and that will do as much damage to the American nation and its economic system as possible. With nothing positive to offer and with the tacit support of the American president, this movement is nothing more than an undisguised, mindless expression of  pure hatred directed at America that originates from the destructive secondary layer of the protesters.

The reason that these protest movements are self-sustaining and will probably intensify is that the responsible public authority’s equivocating response makes them an active partner in support of the protester’s movement.  Should the authorities stand firm and risk an escalation of violence or should they be accommodating and negotiate with the protesters ?  The public authority’s helpless quibbling functions to excite the protester’s zeal and encourages them to become ever more brazen and violent.  Widespread coverage of police-protester clashes on the evening news, a First Amendment right of the media, generates public interest and more confusion adding support to the protesters “cause.”

The problem of the protest movement lies outside of this narrow social framework.  Until it is generally recognized that acting out personal problems and trying to work out people’s helplessness and inadequacies through politics are not the answer, nothing will change for the better.

The Emotional Plague Uses The Truth As A Trojan Horse

There is always a grain of truth to the emotional plague individual’s point of view and in order to understand and fight the plague it is important to see what it is.  This truth serves to demonstrate to everyone that the plague individual’s intentions are pure and above reproach and that what they are saying and agitating for is for the good of all.  A recent example of this tactic of the plague is President Obama’s telling the American people that ObamaCare will be good for everyone.  The use of the truth in the service of the plague is the reason that Thomas Sowell refers to leftist ideologues as “the anointed ones”.  The germ of truth expressed from their facade functions like a Trojan Horse to push through their destructive socio-political agenda from their middle layer.

The basic premise of leftist radicals is that America is by its very nature a corrupt nation because the “Haves” have taken from the “Have Nots” and therefore, in order to do away with this injustice a class warfare must take place between them.  This war must become actualized with violent acts when necessary in order to remove the inequality even if America is  destroyed in the process.

It is true that there is corruption in America and that some people have more wealth than others and that there is economic inequality.  These facts although true are twisted and used to justify bringing about America’s destruction by reducing everyone to the same level.  However, what is accurate in all of this is not what the leftists accuse America of, but that they are accusing America of their own evil impulses contained in their destructive middle layer.  These impulses are projected onto well-to-do people in America to bring about its destruction.

Why do they want to destroy America? Because the impulses of hatred and of revenge that originate from within them which were first directed against their own fathers are now by extension directed against all authority figures and authoritative institutions and, also against “the rich” so that no one is “better off”  than they are.

There Has To Be Something More To Life

Orgonomy attracts two kinds of people, those who are attracted to it and stick with it and those who are first attracted to it and then are repelled by it. Those who come to orgonomy and stick with it share one important trait. They have a deep sense that there must be something more to life than what is generally available. They see this something in the science of orgonomy, a science that allows one to have knowledge of the life energy, a science that provides a unified and satisfactory understanding of both the inner and the outer worlds. By contrast, those who come to orgonomy and leave also have one thing in common. They feel that there is something else that the science of orgonomy has not provided them with. For them, orgonomy is just one of many disciplines that are available to the public. They stay in touch with orgonomy for varying periods but sooner or later they are off to engage in other pursuits often taking little parts of orgonomy with them.
The difference between the two groups is that the first has retained a largely undistorted sense of the importance of their work and sexual functions in their daily lives. They are able to achieve pleasure in work and in their personal lives that their experience with orgonomy has given to them and they have a sense of gratitude to the orgonomists who have given them this appreciation. The second group has a distorted often mystical sense of their core functions of life and therefore they are unable to practically utilize what orgonomy has given them. Having no genuine appreciation for what they have been given, they often lose themselves in mystical teachings and practices of one sort or another.

Functional Thinking Is Neither Left Nor Right

People’s individual and socio-political character armor are the primary forces determining destructive human interactions. Unfortunately,the effect of human armor on irrational thinking and behavior is not generally recognized. The harmful effects of armor lead to two ways of thinking: mechanistic or mystical. These correspond in a general way to the political ideologies of the Left and the Right. Political leaders and others who think ideologically to the left of center of the political spectrum think mechanistically; they view human beings and society as if they were a kind of machine that can be controlled and manipulated through outworn socialist schemes from the top. They have no trouble recognizing the limitations of the political Right. Political leaders and others who think ideologically to the right view humans mystically, assuming that there is some higher, mysterious purpose governing human life. They have no difficulty recognizing and opposing the destructive socialist policies promoted by the Left. When these opposing ideologies rigidify as they have today,American society becomes riven and is in danger of being destroyed.

It is not enough to see the shortcomings of the Left or the Right. Functional thinking allows one to recognize the limitations of both political ideologies and to see that they are components of a unified and mutually exclusive system of thought characteristic of all armored humans called “mechanistic-mysticism”. These thought systems always function to oppose one another and this is why there can never be any reconcilement between them.
According to functional thinking and contrary to popular belief,the political center is not absolute and static. Depending on social conditions it can shift to the left or right. In today’s anti-authoritarian society the political center has shifted far to the left. Therefore, from a functional perspective, many of those who are on the political right actually belong on the true center in their political thinking and attitudes. This is why they are often capable of making rational sense when it comes to politics.
Functional thinking permits one to step out of the prevailing, narrow mechanistic-mystical worldview. It provides the possibility to have a clear perspective and understanding of the world we live in and of the way certain severely armored individuals are able to bring about the social chaos and destruction,the operation of the emotional plague,that we are currently witnessing.

The Relationship Between The True Liberal And The Pseudo-liberal Characters

In today’s anti-authoritarian era, it is especially useful to understand the dynamics of the social relationship between the true liberal and the pseudo-liberal/communist character.  It is generally believed that liberals and pseudo-liberals are one and the same. Those on the left also believe that  they honestly share the same political goal of bringing about a better world.  These dangerous errors originate from superficial similarities in the structures of these two very different socio-political political character types.  In fact, the pseudo-liberal takes advantage of this popular misconception and uses the idealistic beliefs of the true liberal to further his own socialist socio-political agenda.  Lenin understood the political function of the liberal character for facilitating a communist takeover in Europe very well.  He referred to liberals as “useful idiots”.

This relationship between the true liberal and the pseudo-liberal/communist is illustrated in the recent Occupy Wall Street movement.  The true liberal rightly protests the criminal practices of people in the financial and business world that have recently surfaced.   By identifying himself as a true liberal, the emotional plague in the person of the pseudo-liberal  character injects his venom with the same worn out anti-Wall Street, anti-capitalist nostrums that he has been peddling for ages.  The result is that the true liberal’s rational concerns about corruption in the business world are lost.  The emotional plague paralyzes rational thinking.  By not recognizing that Occupy Wall Street is an outbreak of the emotional plague, the public cannot effectively contain its social destructiveness.

The Economic Blueprint Of The Obama Administration

In order to have a true understanding of social events one has to look at the effects or consequences of these events; that is, one has to think functionally.  Recognizing President Obama’s economic strategy is clear to anyone who looks carefully at the consequences of his policies.  Consisting of four parts, the first three originate from his secondary destructive layer.  The fourth from his superficial layer or facade.

Part One:  Weaken and control the private sector by placing unnecessary obstacles (“regulations”) in the way of the free market.  Encourage government dependency by increasing the numbers of workers in the public sector and  unionizing government employees.  Shifting power to the public sector has the effect of increasing the political power of his presidency.

Part Two:  Encourage political activism.  Create social agitation and chaos by instituting unrealistic, unworkable  social  programs that will inevitably result in increased unemployment and social unrest.  Through political activism, mobilize society by turning people against each other and against capitalism.  This is reminiscent of the class struggle tactic used by old-time communists.  The anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street movement was abetted by a recent speech given by Obama himself against Wall Street financial institutions.  Breaking the entire underpinning of America’s economic strength by destroying its financial system is rationalized as justifiable because of a handful of corrupt businessmen. Would it not make more sense to punish the wrongdoers instead of destroying the entire financial system of the country?  Social agitation used in the service of government takeover was another tactic well-known to old-time communists.

Part Three: “Rescue” the country from the economic mess by instituting more socialistic programs.

Part Four:  Use the democratic process itself as a weapon.  The administration pretends that they are all loyal Americans  and that they are doing all this because it is for the best interest of the country.

One of the greatest tragedies in recent history is that two decades after winning the Cold War against a deadly socialist empire, America should fall victim to the same dreadful disease from within.

The Republicans Cannot Come Up With A Strong Presidential Candidate In 2012

The problem of having an effective opposition to President Obama in 2012 requires an understanding of the dynamics of the ideological forces that are currently in operation.  The forces on the left are pro-active.  Always looking for socialistic solutions to social problems, the Left constantly agitates for social change in the name of “progress.” Behind their hunger for change there is often a disguised feeling of envy and hatred of those who are better off than they are.  By contrast, the forces on the Right are reactive.  Not having any “new solutions” to offer, they mainly function defensively to oppose the destructive social policies of the Left.

In the past authoritarian era, there were equal numbers of people on the Left and Right and the ideological forces were balanced.  In today’s anti-authoritarian era there is a marked political shift of the political mainstream to the left of center.  This shift includes the population at large as well as both political parties.  As a result, political solutions to social problems are becoming the popular rule despite the fact that there are none. For a candidate on the political Right not to offer political solutions to social problems puts him or her at a disadvantage. All that a responsible candidate can do is to advocate a return to the tried and true ways of the past.

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