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“The Commies are Coming!”

In a poem written around the beginning of the 20th century by the American Poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow entitled “Paul Revere’s Ride”, the poet describes Revere’s warning to his fellow Americans about the advance of the British forces during the Revolutionary War with the rousing words while on horseback riding through the countryside to mobilize the people: “the British are coming!”. The famous poem was taught and remembered by every school child growing up during the past authoritarian era.

In today’s anti-authoritarian society, children are systematically being deprived of a perspective of historical knowledge to give them a sense of their relationship to their country, to feel respect, loyalty and gratitude to be living in this great nation. In effect, American children are being raised to be clueless about their core feelings and their relationship to their past history – a form of brainwashing. Moreover, their upbringing renders them oblivious to the events that are currently happening in their country as a result of the onslaught by far-leftist political ideologues in and out of government that have actively infiltrated American society.

Imagine if someone cried out with a sense of urgency, the rallying cry, “the Commies are coming!” (to destroy America) in today’s anti-authoritarian society what would happen? The person would either be shouted down as being politically incorrect or a lunatic, treated with contempt or the words would fall on deaf ears.

America’s Wars Against the Emotional Plague

America has been actively battling the emotional plague on two fronts for decades; Militarily and knowingly in the Middle East and elsewhere against the Islamic forces on the political far-right; Ideologically and unknowingly against the forces of the political far-left within America itself. Victory on both fronts is vital for America’s survival.

The operation of the emotional plague is different in both. On a social level, the difference is comparable to that which exists on a medical level between inflammatory diseases, on the one hand, and degenerative diseases such as cancer, on the other. The danger of the Black Fascist on the extreme right is through aggressive and open invasion of the host nation and instilling terror in its population – terrorism. The affliction on society is is easily recognized. Its effect is to rapidly induce fear and paralysis. By contrast, the destructiveness of the far-left, Red Fascist, (communist) is insidious and gradual. It destroys its victim, (for example, the American Nation) by identifying and joining forces with established, political left-leaning political and liberal educational institutions in America such as the Democratic Party and Universities throughout the nation and pretending to be one of them, honest-to-goodness, loyal Americans. The result of this tactic is to slowly induce emotional deadness (cluelessness) and a putrefaction, (rottenness) in the entire society.

The great danger for America is that the existence of the emotional plague from the political extreme left is not able to be recognized by the majority of the public. This is the subject of my forthcoming book, “Clueless”).

Recognizing the Far-left Plague’s Mode of Operation

How many young Americans today are familiar with the words and music to “God Bless America” or The National Anthem? How many of them are capable of feeling love for America and being proud to be an American?

With the continued anti-authoritarian transformation of society and the breakdown of the two party system in America, the relationship between the political left, represented by the Democratic Party, and the political right, represented by the Republican Party, has turned from attractive opposition into antagonistic opposition. The institutions and programs that are for the preservation of the American nation are actively and systematically being undermined by the far-left through political subversion, activism and brainwashing.

The far-left provides the illusion that it is on the side of genuine social change and progress and the far-left media is on board with this strategy because the policies seem novel, exciting and considered newsworthy to a clueless public. Social issues that can be used to incite an element of social anxiety or humanitarian concern such as the destruction of the earth’s atmosphere by human activity (“climate change”) or open borders for all immigrants are actively promoted and are immediately front page news.

However, all of the left’s lofty social and political programs are purely idealistic. They contain nothing of substance but they have one thing in common: They are, in effect, opposed to the rule of law, are in favor of the continued destruction of the American way of life and its system of government and its replacement with a socialist-style social order similar to the now defunct Soviet system.

The Destruction of the Authoritarian Family

An understanding of the three layers of the human bio-psychiatric apparatus (the biological core, the destructive secondary layer and the surface or superficial layer) is an essential functional tool that must be used to know what is happening in today’s world. Also necessary is an awareness of the transformation of society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian that started in the early 1960s, a process that is actively destroying what remains of the past social order.

One of the transformation’s early casualties was the complete or partial destruction of the authoritarian family. It fragmented the family by destroying not only the pathological, secondary layer elements such as sexual repression, but also its healthy core functions. In effect, the baby (the biological core) was thrown out with the bath water (the destructive, secondary layer). The generations of young people that came out of these families during and after the transformation were left feeling emotionally adrift. Labelled by sociologists as baby boomers, generation x, millennials etc. according to their time of birth during and after the transformation, these products of the anti-authoritarian era are more out of touch with themselves and the world than the people who were brought up earlier. Their cluelessness places them in danger of being manipulated and controlled politically by today’s far-left “saviors”.

These generations are the social symptoms of the transformation. Some of their individual symptoms include the politicalization of young people who are looking for answers to their personal problems in politics, the deterioration in young people’s respect for authority figures, the decline in social manners, the rise in drug addictions for emotional relief, and a rise in the homeless population throughout America, for instance. Unrecognized by most people, all of these destructive social symptoms are the consequence of a single, catastrophic event, the breakdown of the authoritarian social order and, with it, the destruction of the authoritarian family that existed for thousands of years.

Politicians have no answers. A functional understanding on a bio-social level is required. The central focus must be the restoration of the biological family unit which includes the contactfull application of natural parental authority in child rearing.

The Functional Understanding of the Idea of Soul

There is always some reality to all human ideas no matter how mystically distorted they are. The idea of the soul is such an expression of mystical thinking because a biological function (people’s contact with their biological core) is replaced with a psychic, otherworldly idea (“soul”). Demystifying ideas by finding the core of truth in them would go a long way to help people not to become confused and infected with the emotional plague. It would also be an approach to teach them how to think functionally.

The Far-left’s Systematic Destruction of America

The systematic destruction of America by the emotional plague through political activism of the Far-left, in front of everyone’s eyes, is eroding our society in every possible way and yet few people are able to take a step back to see what is happening. Here are some of the ways:

Emotionally, by eliminating feelings of heart-felt love for America.

Historically, by the destruction and rewriting of America’s history.

Geographically, by the elimination of America’s borders.

Economically, by eliminating the free market and replacing it with the socialist state.

Developmentally, by delayed emotional maturation.

Educationally, by replacing individual freedom of thought with groupthink.

Morally, by giving every kind of human thought and behavior equal value (“different strokes for different folks”).

Psychologically, by pretending to be pro-American.

Politically, by infiltrating and controlling the Democratic Party resulting in the destruction of the American two party system.

Socially, by destroying individual authority and replacing it with the collective authority of “Big Brother”.

All of these symptoms of the emotional plague are the result of a single cataclysmic event, the transformation of American society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian.

The Politics of Homosexuality

It is not enough that the function of genital heterosexuality has been minimized by placing it on a social par with homosexuality. The next step in the process of degradation is to eliminate the emotional and biological importance of genital heterosexuality altogether by attempting to scientifically demonstrate that homosexuality is biologically determined.

These attempts have been unsuccessful. Taking into account all the genetic markers that may play a role in homosexuality, one international team of researchers found that genetic variation could account for up to 8% to 25% of same sex behavior in the population studied. When they pooled all the markers to come up with a score for an individual person, the genetic variation explained less than 1% making it practically impossible to predict a person’s sexual orientation behavior based on his or her genome.

But studies such as this one are not enough to convince some people that homosexuality has nothing to do with a genetic predisposition because they have an ideological predisposition to believe otherwise. Like it or not, the inescapable conclusion is that, as of now, the only known factor that determines homosexuality is environmental. Understanding the psycho-sexual factors that determine childhood sexual development would go a long way in providing this knowledge (see “Man in the Trap” by Elsworth F. Baker, M.D.)

Why is the Emotional Plague Not Seen? Part II

The emotional plague is a scientific term that has two components, a somatic one, emotional destructiveness, and a psychic one, evil. It can appear on all levels of social organization from individuals to groups including political parties. People resist recognizing the existence and destructiveness of the plague partly because the disease is present in latent form and can appear in anyone under the right circumstances. Moreover, both components must first be recognized in oneself before one can have a true understanding of the plague’s destructive operation in others. A further obstacle is that, until recently, a functional understanding of human emotional life in determining social behavior, both healthy and sick, has not existed. This knowledge is made available to the public in the new science of social orgonomy.

Our Fractured Nation

Accompanying people’s breakthrough of unconscious emotions from their destructive secondary layer to the social surface, the result of the anti-authoritarian transformation of Western Society, their personal ideologies have emerged to become a powerful socio-political force. As a result, the American Nation is in jeopardy of becoming fragmented and destroyed along ideological, partisan lines of the right and the left.

The ideology of the political right stands for conserving what remains and is of value in the life of the American people. This includes their feelings of love for the American Nation. The ideology of the political far-left stands for a wholesale rejection of these values and emotions. Under the guise of “progressivism” its goal is to dismantle American democracy in a stepwise manner and replace it with a top-down socialist governmental system reminiscent of the defunct Soviet Union.

Like any infectious disease, the emotional plague survives on destroying healthy forms of human life. Always present, it thrives when unopposed and it recedes when recognized and counteracted. The far-left’s ideological destructiveness of American life is being done deliberately, systematically and brazenly in front of everyones eyes and only a few people are able to see its evil and the social pus that it produces.

Psychic Dynamics are Identical on the Individual and Social Levels

The relationship of psychic forces to each other in the individual are commonly recognized by all psychiatrists and psychologists. What is not recognized is that these pathological forces are present on the social level as well. For example, on the individual level, the emotional provocativeness of the masochist pretending to be a victim in a sadomasochistic relationship is clearly evident to any well-trained mental health professional. What remains unrecognized and evaded is that this same kind of highly destructive, pathological, emotional relationship can occur between groups of people on a social level expressed in their socio-political activity. Examples are Black and White racial supremacists at the extremes of the socio-political spectrum accusing their polar opposites of racism.

Until now, there has been no understanding of the emotional forces that operate in group processes. The new, functional knowledge contained in the science of social orgonomy is a step toward opening up the possibility of introducing this vital knowledge to the public. These forces include, in particular, the operation of the emotional plague.

The Deterioration of Contact in the Medical Profession

I graduated from medical school in 1959 during the authoritarian era. At that time, every young physician had a “doctor’s bag” with all sorts of medical paraphernalia in it such as a stethoscope, an ophthalmoscope, tongue depressors, etc. because, in those days, it was common for doctors to make house calls. Sixty years later, in today’s anti-authoritarian society, it is almost impossible for someone to get an appointment with a physician let alone receive a return phone call from him.

How did this change come about? Early on in their medical education medical students today are taught to view the patient as a machine composed of individual organ systems, organs, etc. By focusing exclusively on the broken part of the “machine” (the “disease”) they lose contact with the human being that has the affliction. Their mechanistic training makes them fall prey for the entrance of large corporations into the practice of medicine by hiring doctors and expecting them to practice medicine according to the time-saving, quantitative rules used in the business world. This fits in, hand and glove, with the mechanistic training of the physician. Private medical practice became transformed into corporate medical practice, another casualty of the anti-authoritarian transformation of our society.

The takeover of medical practice by large corporations is an example of the intrusion of socialism, corporate socialism into the practice of medicine. What is lost is the authority of the doctor in the way he wants to practice medicine and the quality of the doctor-patient relationship. What is gained is a layer of social armor that dictates how medicine must be practiced.

The Functional View of Evil and Sin

With the tool of functional thinking it is possible to provide a natural scientific understanding for the mystical concepts of evil and sin. Evil is an objective property. Sin is a subjective property. Originating from the destructive, secondary layer of armored human beings, evilness and sinfulness are variations of their common functioning principle (CFP), the emotional plague. They are real physical functions not just metaphysical concepts.

The Emotional Plague is the Disease; Domestic Terrorism is a Symptom

In the medical treatment of any disease, success depends on having an accurate diagnosis. Short of this, the only treatment possible is symptomatic. The same principle applies to the treatment of diseases in the realm of social pathology. Calling mass shootings acts of terrorism is inaccurate because the pathologic source is generally unrecognized and it does not reveal the true nature of the underlying disease process. Terrorism is one of many symptoms of the pathologic human condition, emotional plague, a social disease of armored humans that can appear in many forms from both political extremes to the left and the right.

Before seeing the whole picture of why these latest eruptions of the plague seemingly from the political right occurred, it is first necessary to understand the functional relationship of emotional plague between Black Fascism from the political far-right and Red Fascism from the political far-left. Black fascists typically react openly with violence to political activity from the left. Hence, they are referred to as reactionaries. By contrast, Red fascists are typically political activists and provocateurs. Their lives are spent actively undermining what still remains intact of the old authoritarian social order. This drives individuals with a Black Fascist character structure to engage in acts of brutality. The recent rise in mass shootings from the political extreme right are a reaction to the relentless, decades- long political agitation by political activists on the Left. From a functional viewpoint, the opposing forces of the left and the right are in a relationship of attractive opposition.

The rise in political extremism and the polarization of politics today are signs of our current social disintegration. It started in America with the anti-authoritarian transformation and the political shift of the social mainstream to the left of center. This shift was bound to trigger a political reaction from the political Right that is becoming increasingly evident today with the rise in the frequency of mass shootings.

The present social situation in chronic form is strikingly similar to what happened in Germany in acute form following its defeat in World War I. The social chaos and the economic devastation of that nation resulted in the infestation of the emotional plague, Red Fascism (communism) from the left. As a reaction to it and in an attempt to eradicate it led to a different manifestation of the plague, Black Fascism (Naziism) from the right. Using the tool of social orgonomy, it may be possible to prevent history from repeating itself.

The Social Functions of the Anti-authoritarian Transformation

The social functions of the transformation define the ultimate goals of the emotional plague, to replace the core functions of human life with destructive, secondary layer functions.

These goals are:

  1. The elimination of the core sexual function from the primary layer and replacing it with the neutered human being based on gender ideology and other perversions from the secondary layer.
  2. The elimination of human history and replacing it with a new history, a “neo-history”.
  3. The elimination of the past authoritarian social order and replacing it with a Soviet styled, socialist state.
  4. The elimination of the old authoritarian morality based on right and wrong and replacing it with the “anything goes”, new morality of political correctness.

These old communist “solutions” of the defunct Soviet Union dressed up in new clothes are being presented today as something novel by our far-left, ideological savants of the Democratic Party for a Brave New World.

Why is the Emotional Plague Not Seen?

The true liberal cannot see the emotional plague because he lives primarily in his superficial layer and is therefore not in touch with the evilness in his own secondary destructive layer. His state of cluelessness produces the pressure of free-floating guilt that needs to be constantly relieved through mindless acts of forgiveness especially of others who operate from their secondary layer (i.e. criminals, political psychopaths etc.). His acts of “kindness” are not only destructive and highly contagious but they are self-serving because the liberal unconsciously identifies with these criminals. Having no real contact with the existence of evil in anyone, the liberal believes that all social problems can be solved through the good deeds of well-meaning people such as leftist politicians. The liberal who is mystical handles the problem of evil by distorting it and turning it into spirituality – evil spirits. In psychiatric therapy, this mindset of the liberal gives rise to the wealth of alternative therapeutic approaches such as psychic healing, etc.

Because the conservative has more contact with the deeper layers of armor than the true liberal, he believes in the reality of evil but, because of his mysticism, is unable to simultaneously see and believe in the physical existence of the emotional plague in everyday life.

People in general are resistant to getting the concept of the disease, emotional plague, because it is hard for them to feel that the illness lives in everyone including in oneself. The only way that it has been accepted in the past was mystically through the distorted Christian idea of original sinfulness. However, this way is only of limited value because it avoids getting at its source, the underlying emotional (sexual) sickness of armored humans. People are too sick to be in touch with it. This problem goes to the heart of the reason for people’s cluelessness.

The conservative mystic

The Penetration of the Emotional Plague Through the Social Surface

The source of the emotional Plague originates from the destructiveness contained in human armor (the destructive secondary layer) and, therefore, it has a separate life of its own. Every now and then, because of the economic and social sickness of armored people, the disease is able to rear its ugly head and appear undisguised on the social surface in full view of everyone.

This happened during the Great Depression of the 1930s when, because of the economic chaos of the times, leftist movements successfully entered the social mainstream pandering their socialistic nostrums and cure-alls to the American people.

It is again breaking through the social surface as a result of the anti-authoritarian transformation of society. With its inevitable breakdown of the authoritarian family and the appearance of large numbers of the younger generation on the streets unable to be independent and take care of themselves there was a rise of the shift to the political left in the social mainstream and the appearance of a new breed of “experts” on the political far-left ” who “know” the answer to the social problem – the good old-fashioned socialistic solutions that had failed over and over again in the past.

The Republican Party’s platform for the upcoming 2020 election largely depends on showing how good things are economically in America. The Democratic Party’s platform depends on showing how terrible things are socially today. Neither group is able to look at the transformation of society into anti-authoritarianism and the resultant breakdown of the authoritarian family which is the underlying reason for this social problem in the first place. Without this social problem the freedom peddlers on the left would have no socialist wares at all to peddle.

The Clueless Masses on the American Left and the Far-left Political Ideologues

Apropos the relationship of attractive opposition of the clueless masses in America to far-left political ideologues who are openly and honestly telling people that they will turn this nation into a Soviet style socialist state ( the “big lie”), here is what the political genius, Adolph Hitler, wrote in Mein Kampf,

“… In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than to the small lie, since they often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large scale falsehoods. It would never come to their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others would have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously” (italics added).    

 Hitler, a paranoid, psychopathic genius, fully understood and took advantage of people’s credulousness (cluelessness) resulting from their armored condition and was able to get through to their destructive secondary layer. From the way social conditions are declining, it is safe to conclude that absolutely nothing has been learned from Hitler’s “honesty” or even from recent past history to prevent future social calamities from happening.

Politics is a Symptom not the Disease

From a functional perspective today’s politics is a symptom of armored humans in the social realm, not the disease.

The way that the symptom of politics is manifested depends on the structure of armored society. In the past authoritarian era, social armor consisted in the opposing forces of the political left and the right being in a relationship of attractive opposition. There were roughly equal numbers of the opposing groups in the Democratic and Republican parties. Strongly pro-American, the opposing forces were equally balanced and the political system was able function fairly well.

With the transformation of society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian that began around 1960, this was no longer the case. The transformation was accompanied by the shift of the social mainstream and the Democratic Party to the left of center. No longer united in being pro-American and equally balanced, the forces of both parties became polarized into the anti-America, Democratic party of the left and the pro-America, Republican party of the right. The functional relationship of the opposing forces of social armor changed into one of antagonistic opposition. Because of this polarization the political system became dysfunctional.

With the transformation of society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian, the leftward shift in the political mainstream and people increasingly demanding political solutions to social problems it is slowly becoming clear to more people that politics is not able to provide answers to their problems.

Sooner or later, the masses of people will have to stop turning to politicians for answers and politicians will have to stop enacting new laws to “change” society. We will have to start looking inward into our own, individual character structures for an understanding of our problems. We will have to realize that we are only fooling ourselves when we look outward for the source of our problems and to leftist political charlatans and saviors to save and care for us.

The Sociopolitical Redshift: An Update

The Sociopolitical Redshift is an indicator of the extent to which the emotional plague from the political left, communist ideology under the banner of political correctness, has infiltrated into our society.

Here is a quote from Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, that I used in a blog written in May, 2010.

“Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicles in a bid to head off potential terror attacks…’IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT…TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trails and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!…We will accept your beliefs and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us. This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, Our Way of LIFE. I highly encourage ypu to take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.’ If you are not happy here then LEAVE. We did not force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.”

Nine years later, in 2019, when President Trump expressed the same idea about the behavior of individuals dissatisfied with our country, using much milder words, he was strongly chastised by both political parties. This is an indication of the progressive advance of the morality of political correctness – the emotional plague – into everyday life.

The Functional Relationship Between the True Liberal and the Far-left Pseudo-liberal

Emotions both conscious and unconscious are powerful social forces. Because of their unconscious guilt, white American true liberals are always ready to apologize for themselves and assume responsibility for crimes such as racism, sexism and so on that they really have nothing to do with. On the other hand, far-left radicals including those of color are ready to masochistically play the role of the victim and provocatively use it to justify their sadistic expression of unconscious hatred of white Americans accusing them of racism, “classism”, sexism, neocolonialism, among other moral crimes. Guilt-ridden, leftist indoctrinated, white Liberals are the real victims incapable of recognizing that they are being used and attacked by the emotional plague from the far-left and are helpless to defend themselves against it.

This functional relationship of attractive opposition between the true liberal and the far-left pseudo-liberal illustrates an operation of the emotional plague in today’s highly charged political arena.

Apropos Well-intentioned, Decent, Liberal Holdouts in the Democratic Party

There are honest, decent Liberals belonging to the Democratic Party who still believe that the old principles of democratic liberalism are operative in that party. They are idealists who cannot use their eyes to see the massive destructive changes that have taken place in that party such as, for example, the shift of the political mainstream to the extreme left that has occurred in the last 60 years.

These are people frozen in time who, because of their ocular pathology, still believe that social and political conditions are somehow the same or better than they were back in the 1950s. From an individual viewpoint, their idealism is dangerous because it prevents them from seeing the reality of today’s social degradation. From a social viewpoint, their blindness to what is happening in the world of American politics supports and encourages the far-left ideologues who now are gaining control of the Democratic Party to carry on their socialistic destructiveness.

For these true liberals, their political ship, the Democratic Party, is sinking and they have no life raft to save them. Their only hope of saving their Party is dissociating from the far-left, pseudo liberal radicals that they are associated with, seeing them for the emotional plague characters that they are and reestablishing a relationship of attractive opposition with the Republican Party as before. Short of this happening, the only other outcome is that the Party becomes fragmented into a European Style, multiparty system.

The American Two Party System is about to come to an end

A sign of the strength of past American Society was that it could exist for over 200 years as a two-party political system. During this period both parties were in a relationship of attractive opposition. Both were united in their allegiance to the founding principles of the American nation and were able to work together and deal with the social and political problems that their country faced as best they could.

A sign that the vitality of American Society is collapsing is that the two party system is coming to an end. This is evidenced by the paralysis and chaos that is happening today in politics and the polarization of the forces that constitute the political system itself. Today these forces are in a relationship of antagonistic opposition. Both parties are at odds regarding their allegiance to the principles of the American Government and how the government should operate. This confused state of the public is a symptom of the emotional plague in politics.

The far-left has always failed to solve the problems of armored people through politics. Religions have failed to provide answers through mysticism. Before starting a third party for answers, people will have to realize that neither religion nor politics has the answer to their problems in life. They will need to look inward and have contact with themselves for the source of their problems.

Societies are Biological Systems

A society is a living system that can be viewed from the standpoint of it’s state of health or disease. Since individual humans are armored society as a whole is also armored. With the new sciences of Medical and Social Orgonomy it is possible for the social orgonomist to understand social pathologies in the same way using functional thinking that the medical orgonomist understands and treats individual patients.

Applying this knowledge to American society today shows that it is becoming increasingly dysfunctional and rapidly deteriorating. The anti-authoritarian transformation that started in America around 1960 accompanying the so-called sexual revolution of the ’50s was the start of the decline. This was the time when far-left radicals were able to infiltrate into politics through the Democratic Party. This was also when helpless people first started looking to politics for solutions to their personal and social problems en mass and when leftist politicians assumed leadership in the progressive movement promoting their ideological goals to them. The left’s invasion into politics soon extended into both Parties and eventually destroyed the foundation of the two-party system as we know it. One symptom of the transformation was the polarization of politics into the left and the right – the spectacle of two antagonistic opposing political forces battling each other for political survival.

The original, rational function of politics – the application of political knowledge to the function of governing – was lost and replaced by the pathological substitute of socio-politics. Championed by today’s political saviors on the far-left, this is another sign of the emotional plague’s destructive invasiveness in today’s anti-authoritarian social order.

The Guilt of White American Liberals is a Powerful Social Force

Unrecognized by almost everyone, the unconscious guilt of armored American liberals is being used as a highly destructive social force.

It is being used by American racists to destroy America’s historical past and gain political power in America.

It is being used by far-left radicals to destroy the American nation.

It is being used by emotionally sick, young, leftist American politicians and American youths with little or no work function to politically turn America into a socialist state.

Since they are all manifestations of the emotional plague, these forces can function alone or in combination.

The Relationship Between the Mystical Masses and the Far-Left Radicals: Part II

Because of the crippling effect of their armor, many young people today also have a serious work disturbance. They are chronically helpless and in need of being taken care of. Throughout history, this need was partially satisfied by religion with mystical ideas of being cared for in the afterlife. However, traditional religions are losing their mystical hold on the masses of young people and this is why the Catholic Pope from the political right is currently courting an unprecedented, ideological alliance with forces of the political left. Today, Far-Left radical politicians have seized the opportunity and entered the political arena by promising the mystical masses with their illusion of hope and care. Through their political agendas, they are the ones who are saying that they will take responsibility and provide for all the helpless people in the here and now.

From a functional perspective, the mystical masses and the Far-Left radicals are now forming a powerful ideological relationship of attractive opposition in preparation for the upcoming political battle of the 2020 presidential election.

The Far-Left’s Rules of Political Engagement

Without an understanding of the three layers of the human bio-psychic apparatus it is impossible to make any sense of what is going on in politics today. These layers are: 1) the biological core, 2) the secondary destructive or middle layer, and 3) the superficial layer or facade.

People on the radical Left operate entirely from their secondary destructive layer. This defines them as emotional plague characters. Their single most important political objective is to destroy American Society and replace it with a totalitarian socialistic society controlled from the top similar to the bygone Soviet Union. As with the old time communists, they seem to be interested in honest political dialogue but this is only a pretense. The only real difference between them is that the present-day socialists, like Bernie Sanders and other Far-Left radicals, have perfected their appearance by developing a highly polished facade that gives them a benign, “regular looking” dissemblance.

The danger to America is that mainstream liberals and many of the younger generation clueless public are easily attracted and taken in by the emotional appeal of these emotional plague political saviors.

The Function of Destroying Historical Statues

The recent destruction of public historical statues on a social scale in the American South is functionally identical to the operation of psychic repression in an individual. While the destruction of statues is in the service of eliminating the memory of America’s historical past – a symptom of social armor – forgetfulness is in the service of eliminating the person’s past, a symptom of individual armor. Both have in common the removal of painful or unpleasant past experiences and memories.

Fueled by their personal hatred of authority and rationalized as the freedom of social protest against past American injustices, confused young Americans raised in today’s anti-authoritarian social order are driven to rid themselves of painful experiences from their individual lives by displacing their personal hatreds onto the social realm in many ways including by the destruction of historical statues.

This illustration is given as an example of how applying the knowledge of Social Orgonomy to what is currently happening in America can be of help in shedding light on the operation of the emotional plague and containing it’s destructive consequences in today’s world.

The American College of Orgonomy is providing lectures open to the public on topics dealing with medical and social orgonomy. Interested individuals can contact the College’s website at www.orgonomy.org for more information.

Free-Floating Guilt Leads to Political Activism

 Neurotic guilt originates from the perception of biological energy bound in armored muscles. Christianity’s solution to the problem of human guilt was discussed earlier. How this guilt is manifested outwardly depends on people’s degree of contact with their biological core. This, in turn, is related to the type of society in which he or she lives. In the past authoritarian social order, Americans in general had less ocular armor and more muscular armor than they do today. As a result, people were in better contact with themselves and able to experience personal feelings of guilt as coming from within. With the help of religion, their feelings of guilt were resolved largely through their religion. Contact with their biological core provided Americans with a relationship with God, a sense of contentment and belonging and a love of their country.

     People in today’s irreligious, anti-authoritarian society generally have less muscular armor combined with more ocular armor and less contact with their biological core than In the past. With less muscular armor, and no religion to provide emotional comfort, people’s guilt becomes free-floating. Less in touch with their biological depths and with the inner source of their personal problems and having a chronic sense of being guilt-ridden, people today look for external causes for their personal problems and are likely to blame sources in society. Chronically dissatisfied with their personal lives, they find fault with America and often turn to political action for solutions and for emotional relief.

Plague-ridden politicians and the left leaning media combine to focus the attention of these young people by supplying them with the motivation for political action centered around blaming America. This provides relief of free-floating guilt and, at the same time, brings closer to achieving the sought after leftist radical goal of establishing a socialist society in America.

The Invasiveness of the Populist Movement – a Warning.

Attuned to the needs of “the people”, the populist movement as exemplified by the election of Donald Trump in America and its widespread appearance in European nations is an example of the spread of the emotional plague through  politics of the Western World. It is another step in the continued degradation of politics that started with the transformation of American society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian around 1960. This was the time when the traditional two-party system that consisted in fairly equal numbers of liberals and conservatives in both parties, a form of social armor that functioned to maintain social stability,  began to break down. This process of disintegration continued to turn into the polarization of the opposing forces of the left and the right that became two irreconcilable political  camps each side looking for antithetical political solutions to social problems as represented in the policies of the Democratic and Republican parties today.

The destructiveness with populist thinking is people’s continued belief in the illusion that  the emotionally based  personal problems that exist within people themselves can be solved externally through politics. Unless recognized and stopped these highly dangerous and contagious belief systems, universal symptoms of people’s  distoted, armored ways of thinking, is certain to bring about even more havoc, suffering and disillusionment in the future.

The Emotional Plague on the far-Left and the Masses of Young People. Part I

The escalation of the emotional plague on the political far-Left is another manifestation of the anti-authoritarian transformation of Western Society, an endemic disease that continues to be universally ignored. Most people particularly the younger generation are clueless and in a state of paralysis regarding their ability to recognize and confront the symptoms of this social infestation. Two recent examples are the youngsters quandary regarding the marijuana problem and the confusion generated by the psychiatric establishment about the homosexual problem. These symptoms of human illness are now dead and buried, no longer worthy of scientific interest. What has replaced them to be worthy of public interest is another political symptom of the plague, the urgent need to provide reparations to Blacks for the past injustice of slavery.

Before dealing with these and other symptoms originating from the political far-left it is necessary to understand how the plague operates. First, there must appear on the political arena fresh, young, self-proclaimed “experts” to “inform” people what “really” is happening in the world. Convinced that they are the chosen ones who know what is wrong with America and how Americans should think and behave politically to “fix” it, these savants also have the ability to “smell out” the average person’s emotional weaknesses. An example is the public’s inability to authoritatively and fearlessly stand up and express contrary opinions to ideas that are socially and politically unacceptable according to the morality of political correctness. The masses inability to effectively oppose the leftist ideologues charges that are filled with anti-American hatred combined with their own feelings of guilt for having it “too good” living in America are recognized and exploited as signs of weakness by the far-left.

This pathological relationship between plague characters on the left and the idealistic youths who are already severely weakened by their daily media exposure to the plague’s infectiousness allows the plague to spread mainly unopposed throughout the free world.

 

The Operation of the Holier-than-thou, Far Left’s Attack on America

Traditional religions are losing their hold on the masses of people – another one of the consequences of the transformation of Western Society’s from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian. One function of the ideology of traditional religion was to anchor peoples personal feelings of guilt in it. The result of the breakdown of religious institutions is that people’s feelings of guilt – mostly unconscious – contained in their armor have become free-floating. Having no religion to ground them, young people are driven to find ways to relieve themselves of their guilt feelings socially through virtuous thoughts and causes of every kind. Examples abound in todays society in people’s getting swept up in socialist movements provided by the far left.

These leftist ideologues onto the social scene are quick to inject their hatred contained in their anti-American ideology into any social issue, present or past, that they can use to blame America for being responsible for past wrong-doings such as the institution of slavery and present-day injustices such as not allowing hoards of out of control migrants free entry into America.

The younger generation’s free-floating guilt is an unrecognized powerful social motivating force that is being mobilized to control people. The masses of today’s clueless masses of youths are raw material that are being manipulated politically as weapons through political action programs by their “guiltless”, Holier-than-thou, far-left radical leaders.

The Power Behind the Ideology of the Left Part II:

The intellectualization of emotions is only part of the ideology of people on the left (see blog 5/31). The content of their ideology comes from the typical longing of socialists for a better life, a heaven on earth epitomized in the political slogan “hope and change.” This mystical wish for happiness that has been operating in armored people through the ages, is the basis for every type of ideology both for those on the left and the right. Those on the American right are content to wait for happiness in the afterlife. Those on the left are impatient and demand happiness now. Manifested through political action, this need has polarized American society into two irreconcilable political groups of left and right. Additionally, it functions as a powerful defense in preventing both sides from arriving at real, not substitute, social and political solutions for their personal and social problems.

The Power Behind the Left’s Political Ideology

Political ideology is a powerful social force. In today’s anti-authoritarian social order the ideology of the public mainstream is far to the political left of center. The source of the power behind the far-left’s ideological battle to destroy the authority of President Trump and his campaign comes from their ability to tap into this left-centered mind-set of the public by casting doubt in them about every one of his political ideas and policies.

For their part, the left-centered public mainstream has little or no contact with emotions originating from it’s biological core. Because of this emotional cluelessness, all they have remaining for guidance and orientation in life is through the development of their intellectual powers. However, this deficit allows them to give equal credence to every one of the leftist media’s attacks on Trump in the name of fairness. It also allows them to be easy prey of the far-left ideologues and be taken in by their ideologically based attacks.

The Emotional Plague at the Southern Border

People on the political left are united in their efforts to oppose each and every one of President Trump’s decisions and actions. What matters more to them are the expressions of their varying degrees of hatred toward the President and, at the same time defending their political source of power over people and not what is important for safeguarding the American nation.

Regarding immigration, the left’s effectiveness of their oppositional strategy is to create public confusion about how to deal with the problem of illegal immigration and to paralyze the Nation’s efforts to defend itself by undermining and eliminating it’s borders. A typical tactic of the emotional plague of armored humans on the political extreme left, the source of their destructiveness comes from their ability to enlist the support of the masses of true liberals further to their right.

The true liberal functions as the carrier of this manifestation of the plague and provides the force behind the leftist ideologues plague characters on his left. The source of the true liberal’s political ideology is in his enormous amount of free-floating guilt (conscience anxiety) that continually needs relief by attaching to social causes. His political ideology originates from his not having a religion to absorb his chronic, pervasive feelings of guilt. The image of poor, suffering immigrants demanding entrance at our southern border provided by the media is exactly what is needed for him to feel the urge to ” do something” through political action so that his conscience and feelings of guilt, can be atoned.

The public spectacle of this moral drama is the background that serves to ignore any consideration about what is in the best interests of Americans and their nation.

The Politicization of Everyone

In today’s increasingly polarized American society, the public is undergoing a massive process of indoctrination by mainstream leftist ideologues with the help of the media to become politicized. This is called identity politics, the artificial fragmentation of people into antagonistic groups organized along often imagined ethnic, racial and sexual categories.

On the surface, people’s actions appear to be about addressing social problems but their effect is, in fact, the opposite. They function as an evasion to avoid recognition of the underlying conflictual forces within them. People’s emotionally based problems – the breakdown of the family and society, racism, abortion, school shootings, drugs, poverty etc. – are displaced onto and acted out in the political arena on all social levels.

At the same time, functions that are the real responsibility of politicians including maintaining America’s military strength, border control and immigration are systematically ignored. Manifestation of the emotional plague, these politically motivated actions and inactions by leftist extremists are tearing America apart.

Welcome to the World of Islam

As long as the authoritarian social order in the Western World was intact (prior to around 1960), the Muslim world in the Mideast remained at peace with itself and lived harmoniously with the Non-Muslim world.

The Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 brought this to an end as the godless ideology of communism encountered the devoutly religious, strictly authoritarian Muslim world. American leaders entered into a quasi military alliance with Muslim Afghan leaders, like Osama bin Laden, who was believed at the time to be friendly toward America, for the purpose of ridding the country of the Soviets. America’s invasion of Iraq with the objective of eliminating the tyrant, Saddam Hussein, was another military operation that exacerbated social unrest of Mideast countries.

However, more fundamental than these military incursions was the cultural invasion by Western anti-authoritarian life and the impact that it had on people’s lives in the Mideast. Today’s “anything goes” Western society functions as a chronic, emotional irritant to the sexually repressed people of the Muslim population. To make matters worse, people in the West are clueless about the effect that their unconstrained, “free” ways of living have on repressed cultures worldwide. Therefore, without an understanding of the reasons for the transformation of Western society it is impossible to know what is currently happening in the Mideast and why the cultural clash between the two worlds had to happen.

In the West, the shift of the socio-political spectrum to the left resulted in the breakdown of social order and it’s traditional ways of living, particularly in the loosening of its sexual mores. This leftward shift gradually spread and triggered social unrest globally.

The majority of people in the Muslim World belong characterologically in varying degrees to the far right of center. Therefore, the permissive, anti-authoritarian attitudes of Western people on the political left was more intolerable, provocative and shocking to the Muslim people than it was even to other conservative Westerners.

The anti-authoritarian transformation also had a powerful destabilizing effect on the politics of Islamic nations. In some countries (Egypt and Libya), thanks to the Arab Spring, rigid authoritarian governments were toppled domino-like only to be replaced by new regimes of the same kind or worse, while in others (Syria and Iran) the states that had been created during the authoritarian, Colonial period were reorganized largely according to totalitarian lines.
The widespread undoing of Muslim societies in the Mideast brought a flood of Arab immigrants into Europe and America many of whom came from broken homes. The social turmoil and anxiety in Western countries resulting from this forced migration was not simply “the consequence of a civilization’s failure to overcome or accommodate the forces of modernity.”

The key to knowing what happened including the problem of Islamic terrorism is to first have an understanding of the participant’s specific socio-political character structures.
Leftist provocateurs in European countries inflamed a highly volatile situation by insulting Muslim immigrants and the Islamic way of life. In reaction to the threat from the left, Muslims responded in ways that are characteristic for people who are on the political right – viscerally. The intensity of this reaction depended on the degree to which Muslims were located to the right of the socio-political spectrum. The Conservative Muslims to the immediate right of center adjusted and lived quietly in segregated communities according to their ethnic ways. Further to the right, the reactionary Muslims were more anxious and disturbed by what they saw happening around them. Having found their place in the stricter ways of Islam, they struggled to rigidly maintain their traditional ways. Sensing the non-Muslim people as a threat to their way of life, they isolated themselves in an effort to fortify their defenses. Many responded with covert hatred toward Westerners. Their reactionary structure led them to passively or actively gravitate toward supporting Islamic extremists.

For the Islamic fascist on the extreme right, secular law of the Islamic State is inseparable from the religious Islamic law. The Islamic fascist’s feelings of hatred are intensified by the perception of Western social weakness and degeneration. According to their ideology, the Muslim World is in a state of perpetual war with infidels world-wide. As a first step in their grand scheme, the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) which has been renamed “the Islamic State” want to consolidate their control of the Sunni part of Iraq. They are demanding that jihadist groups world-wide adopt (ISIS)’s hard line and join together in a global war against the infidels.

The ultimate goal of the Islamic Fascist is to destroy all democratic institutions and to unify the Muslim people under one caliphate headed by a political and religious leader who is the successor to Mohammed himself. If this caliphate were ever to become a reality, the lives of Muslim people would be under the total control of this Fascist leader.

On a global scale, the Islamic Fascist on the political extreme right in the Muslim world and the pseudo-liberal/communist on the extreme left in the Western world have as their common goal the destruction of human life. Both are emotional plague characters at the limits of the socio-political spectrum. Although they share the same goal they operate differently. Western leaders on the left sow their hatred based seeds of destruction covertly and act subversively. They debilitate America’s military power and passively undermine it’s stature as the leader of the free world. Their goal is to weaken America internally and, at the same time, to support totalitarian regimes hostile to America politically through diplomatic activity. Islamic Fascist leaders on the right are aggressive and impatient. Their impulsive actions are often detrimental to achieving their goal.

The following table summarizes the far-reaching cultural differences and the basis for the ideological clash between the Western and the Islamic worlds:
Western World Islamic World
Rigidly Anti-authoritarian Rigidly Authoritarian
Emancipation of Women Subjugation of Women
Mainstream to the far Left of Center Mainstream to the far right of Center
Sexual Unsatisfaction Sexual Repression
Welcomes Unrestraint Resists Change
Individual Glorified Over the State Islam Glorified over the Individual
Intellectual Armor Predominates Muscular Armor Predominates
Agrarian/industrial Economy Tribal/Agrarian Economy
Emotional Plague from the Left Emotional Plague from the Right

What is Functional Thinking?

Q. What is functional thinking?
A. Functional thinking is thinking according to the way nature functions.
Q. Who discovered functional thinking?
A. Functional thinking was discovered by Wilhelm Reich M.D.
Q. What is the importance of functional thinking?
A, Functional thinking provides a way to integrate all the natural sciences into a unified body of knowledge.
Q. What is the difference between functional thinking and ordinary thinking?
A. Ordinary thinking is either mechanistic or mystical.
Q. What is mechanistic thinking?
A. Mechanistic thinking is thinking about nature as if it were a machine.
Q. What is mystical thinking?
A. Mystical thinking is thinking as if there was a purpose to nature.
Q. What’s wrong with thinking mechanistically and mystically about nature?
A. Since nature does not operate like a machine and since it has no purpose, mechanistic/mystical thinking cannot provide a satisfactory understanding of how nature operates. Furthermore, erroneous mechanistic/mystical thinking often has destructive consequences.
Q. How does mechanistic/mystical thinking work?
A. When mechanistic thinking fails to provide a satisfactory understanding of nature, mystical thinking enters to provide a purpose to what is left to be understood.
Q. What is an example of mechanistic/mystical thinking?
A. An example is the statement: The heart pumps blood in order to bring oxygen to the tissues of The body. First, the heart is compared to a mechanical pump. Then, a purpose is given to explain why the heart pumps blood.
Q. What is the functional understanding of this example?
A. The function of biological pulsation defines the goal of bringing oxygen to the tissues.
Q. Where can I learn more about functional thinking?
A. The American College of Orgonomy gives a course on functional thinking to qualified students.

Environmentalism: The Mystical Collusion Between the Left and the Right

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Clueless:
The emotional plague is a malignant social disease that is highly invasive from person to person and from one social institution to another. Because of the massive shift to the left in people’s thinking not only in the West but worldwide, religious mysticism in the masses – people’s faith in a better afterlife – has been replaced by secular mysticism – people’s longing for a better life in the present, in the here and now. This mystical need on the part of armored human beings gives freedom-peddling ideologists on the left an enormous political advantage.

Religious mystics on the political right, see the handwriting on the wall and realize that if they do not embrace some of the popular political ideas promoted by leftist ideologues soon, they will be left without a power base, their congregation.

In addition to being sympathetic to the world’s poor, an ideologically painless way that religious mystics on the right can become involved in secular matters is by going along with leftists on their political stand on the environment.

The Catholic Church would usually condemn blatant politicization of theological documents such as Pope Francis’ encyclical on May 24, 2015, Laudato si.’ But this time it did not. In his encyclical, he critiques people’s relentless destruction of the environment for which he blamed apathy, reckless pursuit of profit, excessive faith in technology and political shortsightedness. He unambiguously accepts the purportedly scientific consensus that climate change is largely man-made and warns of unprecedented destruction of ecosystems if climate change mitigation efforts are not taken mainly by reducing fossil fuel emissions.

Then, when President Obama announced new Clean Power Plant regulations “to help mitigate climate change” on August 3, some 170 evangelists, pastors, religion professors, non-profit directors and others, sent an open letter to the president “to offer our support and encouragement for your efforts to overcome the climate change.” President Obama responded in true faith healer style: “As Pope Francis made clear in his encyclical last summer, taking a stand against climate change is a moral obligation.”

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.

What’s Happening in the Middle East?

As I wrote in “Neither Left nor Right,” before there can be a rational way to deal with the political troubles that are currently escalating in the Middle East, there must first be an understanding of Arab societies and their culture. This requires an understanding of tribalism and its relationship to the states in the Middle East.

From a historical perspective, tribal societies existed for millennia in the Middle East long before Arabs began converting to Mohammedanism in the seventh century and long before modern states with their precise boundaries were formed. In many ways these tribal roots are deeper than the Arab’s religious and political beliefs and they determine their behavior to a far greater extent. Tribal loyalties in the Middle East cut across the national boundaries that were arbitrarily laid down by England and France during the early part of the twentieth century. Furthermore, from a characterological perspective, Arabs belong in various degrees to the far right of the political center. These are important but frequently overlooked considerations at a time when America is struggling to work out a diplomatic resolution to the conflicts in that region.

As in the case of a medical disease there must first be an understanding of the disease before a rational treatment can be instituted. Symptomatic measures without knowledge of the underlying pathology are guaranteed to fail.

Putin’s Land Grab

Whenever an acute  social problem surfaces requiring immediate attention people always focus on the symptoms, never on the underlying disease.  Putin’s grabbing Crimea is a symptom. The underlying emotional  sickness of human beings that made this act of aggression possible is the disease that is always overlooked.

The following, in brief, is the symptom: As a result of it’s anti-authoritarian transformation, Western countries including Russia are socially disintegrating. Faced with this problem, a strong leader like Putin moves to the political right to take control of the social chaos in his country. He also quickly sizes up Barack Obama the leader of the Western World as a weak and politically ineffectual individual. To further consolidate his power, he decides to take an aggressive international action and seizes Crimea.

Part of the underlying disease is the social disintegration of Russian Society that needs to be controlled. Another part is that the same process of social disintegration to a far greater extent is happening in America. However, America’s social sickness is aggravated by having elected a President who has proven himself to be unable to take an aggressive stand to protect America’s interests in any area, either domestically and internationally.

The deepest level of humanity’s disease is that the American public does not see that they have elected a man who is to a large extent responsible for bringing about this international crisis and the destructive consequences that will follow. The American public’s cluelessness is the central problem.

 

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.

From “Political Science” To A Science Of Politics

Politics today consists of a confused mixture of irrational and rational human ideas and drives.  This hodgepodge is erroneously called ” political science.”   However, it is now possible with our political knowledge of orgonomic sociology to have a genuine science of politics.  There are two requirements that must be fulfilled for this to happen: 1) A capacity to think functionally about natural, including political, processes. 2) An in-depth knowledge of socio-political characterology including an understanding of the emotional plague of mankind and the effect that people’s various socio-political character types have on social processes. These requirements are necessary to separate the rational function of politics from the irrationality and the widespread destructiveness of socio-politics.

Obama Is Not A Leader: He is A Politician

When President Obama learned that the Syrians were using poison gas on their people he had two options: either to respond in some way militarily or to do nothing and say it was not  America’s business to interfere. Instead, he expressed outrage at what the Syrians did and handed the problem of responding over to the Congress. In a way that is typical of him, he said one thing and did another.

In effect, Obama is saying now that “the American people” should lead America in this matter of what is to be done since he is not up to doing his job as leader of his country. Putting the problem in the hands of Congress turns it into a political issue between those who are for responding and those who are against doing anything. This is an example of how socio-politics enters into politics and covers up the original problem which as President of the United States is the responsibility of Barack Obama.

It is also typical of Obama to conceal himself behind the social confusion and divisiveness that he , himself, generates by politicizing the problem.

Schizophrenia And Marijuana Use

Clinical experience in medical orgone therapy shows that patients who have a schizophrenic character structure and  use marijuana often develop a psychotic reaction.  Patients with a non-schizophrenic character structure who use marijuana do not become psychotic but are emotionally deadened and unable to respond in the process of therapy.

In “Pot-Smoking And the Schizophrenia Connection,” an article in The Wall Street Journal July 2, 2013,  evidence is provided of  “a significant and consistent relationship between marijuana use and the development of schizophrenia and related disorders.”  The article cites other articles in the medical literature confirming the association between marijuana use and schizophrenia.

However, there is a segment of the population that uses marijuana that does not develop schizophrenia.  In order to make sense of the difference in people’s responses to the same drug there has to be a better  understanding of the schizophrenic character.  Schizophrenia is the result of ocular repression with panic and splitting (See Man in the Trap, page 141 by Elsworth Baker). Because traditional psychiatrists do not understand the role played by ocular armor in schizophrenia, many people in the general population who are schizophrenic characters are not recognized to have the illness by them.

There are all degrees in which panic and splitting occur in the schizophrenic population.  Many individuals with a schizophrenic character structure who are able to live fairly normal lives can break down and become psychotic if environmental stresses become more than they can handle.  In these individuals marijuana use can act as a stressor and induce a psychotic reaction.

This is an example illustrating the importance of having an accurate bio-psychiatric diagnosis before  evaluating any social situation.

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.

Why It Is Necessary To Come To Grips With The Emotional Plague As A Medical Disease

The emotional plague is defined as destructive human behavior on the social scene. Often, I come across someone who asks why is it necessary to use the term emotional plague when we see  destructive human behavior. Since  the plague is manifested everywhere, why can’t we just call it human destructiveness and leave it at that? The answer that I give is that unlike the behavior of  ordinary neurotic individuals,the emotional plague individual cannot tolerate the expression of life in others. Because of this intolerance, his behavior is aimed at destroying in some way the lives of others. The element of infectiousness squarely places the emotional plague in the field of medicine as a legitimate communicable disease. Therefore, the plague must be understood and treated medically as any other infectious disease.

As an analogy, imagine speaking to someone from the fifteenth century, a time when one-third of the European population was wiped out by the bubonic plague and telling them that the disease is caused by an invisible organism that lives on a flea that lives on a rat and that the only way to eradicate the disease is to practice sanitary hygienic measures. The person would have no understanding of what was being said. This is the same situation that exists today when, because the emotional plague is not recognized, any mention of it as a grave danger to human life is met with incomprehension and disbelief. People today are living in the same state of ignorance and are jeopardized about their vital emotional functions, healthy as well as pathological which includes the emotional plague, as that which existed in the eighteenth century when medical pathology had not yet discovered the sources of infectious diseases.

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 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.

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

The problem of finding 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.  Any change, regardless of the consequences for the well being of the nation, is better than maintaining things as they are.  By contrast, the forces on the Right are reactive.  Not having any “new solutions” to offer, they mainly function 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 the popular rule.  For a candidate on the political Right not to have novel political solutions to social problems puts him or her at a disadvantage.

The Emotional Plague Thrives On Being Hidden

A front page article in the May 18, 2010 issue of The Wall Street Journal shows a photograph of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvia, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinajad and Turkish Prime Minister Recap Tayyip Erdogan smiling in a group hug to celebrate a nuclear-fuel exchange deal between Iran and Brazil.  The alleged reason given for the move is to “build peace and development with dialogue.” The real reason is to gather political support from other nations to block Americam led U.N. sanctions against Iran in its effort to build a nuclear arsenal.

This is a classic example of the emotional plague in action…the alleged reason given for an act and the true reason are never the same. However, without knowledge of the existence and operation of the emotional plague, the free world is completely at a loss to prevent its destructiveness. The problem is that by remaining hidden from human awareness this pestilence is wrecking its havoc on society. The reason that the disease remains hidden is discussed in my book on the emotional plague.

The Socio-Political Red-Shift

The red-shift refers to the shift of the spectral lines of stars to the red end of the spectrum. The sociopolitical red-shift refers to the shift of the political mainstream to the extreme left of center. Ideas and actions that were considered mainstream in political thinking only fifty years ago are now viewed as the ravings of a right wing extremist. Consider the following statements made recently by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as an example:
“Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicles in a bid to head off potential terror attacks…’IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT…TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trails and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!…We will accept your beliefs and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us. This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, Our Way of LIFE. I highly encourage ypu to take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.’ If you are not happy here then LEAVE. We did not force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.”
The sociopolitical red-shift is discussed in my book, The Emotional Plague:The Root of All Evil.

The Failure of Modern Psychiatry

There are an increasing number of psychiatrists who are becoming dissatisfied with the symptom-based direction that present-day psychiatry has taken. An example is to be found in an article written in the April 19, 2010 Magazine section of the New York Times, in which the author, a practicing psychiatrist, states that no longer are psychiatrists interested in understanding the patient’s emotional problem. In knee-jerk fashion they fit the patient into one of many symptom-based diagnostic categories and promptly find the appropriate medication that is supposed to suppress it. In this process the patient and his emotional life are completely ignored. There is no recognition of a satisfactory explanation as to why this degradation in psychiatric practice has taken place. This is because Wilhelm Reich’s contributions to psychiatry have been consistently ignored by the psychiatric establishment. Careful examination of his discoveries by any serious student of psychiatry will show that his discoveries, which include the physical energy that governs all biological functions  (biological orgone energy), the existence of energy blocks, human armor, that impedes its flow resulting in mental and physical illnesses and the orgasm function that regulates the biological energy economy of the organism, provide the solution that was required to place psychiatry on a natural scientific foundation. Without this in-depth understanding of these crucial biological functions it was only a matter of time before psychiatry would degenerate into the present state that it is in today.

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