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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.

Why Can’t Some People See Barack Obama’s Threat To America?

The answer is simply that these people literally cannot see what is right in front of their eyes.  As if that was not bad enough they do not perceive that they can’t see.  Instead of using their eyes to see the outside world as it really is, they rely on their inner emotions and sensations as a substitute, replacing personal belief about Obama for reality.  On the other hand, typical of any pseudo-liberal/communist ideologue, Obama is highly skilled at pretending to be a loyal American, someone who he is not.

In my clinical work as a medical and social orgonomist, I have found that these substitute internally generated positive feelings about Barack Obama originate from two sources:

They are either the result of a fear of recognizing the hatred and feelings of revenge that Obama harbors toward  America and the American way of life or they are the result of a wish or a hope that some kind of government handout will be given to them.  (Remember that Obama panders to the public’s longing for “freedom” and “hope”).  These are defensive attitudes  on the public’s part that leaves it  feeling complacent and with a false sense of security about social conditions.  Then there is a third group of people, mostly Black Americans, who identify with Obama’s blackness and mindlessly support him simply because of his skin color.

The reason that people cannot see  evil when it is right in front of their eyes is because their eyes do not function the way nature intended them to.  Very early in most people’s lives, as a result of their upbringing, their eyes have been traumatized in one way or another, either by emotional or by physical insults.  Their eyes have become armored and this is why they cannot see things in the world as they are and why they must distort reality.

The consequences of these early ocular insults on both the individual and on society can be disastrous.  This is once more the case, as in 2008 of the relationship between Barack Obama and the voting public that is about to play out in November 2012.

Ocular armor is a poorly recognized, prevalent medical condition induced by harmful environmental practices on children such as poor emotional contact between mother and infant, noxious  chemicals being placed in the infant’s eyes at birth, harsh mechanical stimuli bombarding the infants senses and so on.  In addition to destructive effects on the individual’s personal life, ocular armor has serious environmental consequences as well. The widespread social and political irrationality that is constantly upon us is only one example of people’s ocular armor.

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.

Biological Comprehension Requires Functional Thinking

Mechanistic thinking in biology always makes a secondary or tertiary biological process the primary factor.  Consider the latest “discovery” in biology  that claims that a single molecule, the hormone oxytocin, is at the center of our moral lives. In his new book, “The Moral Molecule” Paul J. Zak asserts that the presence or the absence of this molecule in the blood stream is the reason that some people are caring and generous while others are cruel and greedy.  Typical of the way mechanists think, he goes on in mystical fashion to propose that this new science of morality can be used to create a more virtuous society.  He writes, “If you detect the makings of an endless loop that can feed back onto itself, creating what might be called a virtuous circuit- and ultimately a more virtuous society- you are getting the idea.” (See The Truest Molecule by Paul J. Zak, The Wall Street Journal, April 28-29 2012).

This kind of thinking about biological processes is downright destructive not only because it leads nowhere but also because it generates more mystical distortions and confusion in biology.  It is another manifestation of the emotional plague in natural science.

From a functional-energetic perspective, all living organism’s pulsate.  Their biological  orgone energy expands out to the world with pleasurable stimuli and it contracts away from the world with painful or noxious stimuli.  Pulsation is a primary biological function and it is anchored structurally in the organism’s plasmatic system which includes the autonomic nervous system, the vascular system, endocrine system and the immune system.  These systems are responsible for maintaining all the life functions of the organism.  It is true that the hormone oxytocin is elevated in functions that involve expansive or pleasurable activities of the organism.  However, the expansive function of biological orgone energy is primary and is what determines the blood levels of oxytocin.  Taking a secondary function, oxytocin, and attributing a primary importance to it is an evasion of recognizing the primary orgonotic functions that are the foundation of life.

The Role Of Armor In Speech Impediments

Mechanistic neurology incorrectly ascribes the speech function exclusively to certain local areas in the brain, the so-called speech centers on the cerebral cortex.  From a functional perspective, however, we understand that these speech centers function only to integrate impulses entering and leaving the brain from and to the tissues and organs contained in the thoracic, cervical and oral segments that are involved with the speech function.

Sigmund Freud, who was a highly skilled and respected neurologist before launching into psychoanalysis, came to the same conclusion as a result of his investigations into brain pathophysiology in patients suffering from aphasia.  Contrary to what was popularly believed by neurologists at that time, he demonstrated that individual words were not localized in the brain.  In the conclusion to his monograph, On Aphasia written in 1891 he writes, “the significance of the factor of [speech] localization for aphasia has been overrated, and that we should be well advised once again to concern ourselves with the functional states  of the apparatus of speech.”  Freud had first to scientifically satisfy himself of the inadequacies of the mechanistic approach to the psychology of speech before introducing psychoanalysis and free association to the world. The significance of this important contribution by Freud to the history of science is overlooked by everyone.

The next important step in understanding disturbances in the speech function also came from the realm of pathology.  Clinical experience with patients in medical orgone therapy  who have certain speech impediments such as spastic dysphonia and stuttering revealed that when muscular armor is removed from the segments involved in speech by expressing the anger in therapy that was being held in those muscles, the speech disturbance was permanently eliminated.  Thus, the presence of  body armor was found to be an important factor in producing these symptoms.

Therefore, the integration of organ sensations of the speech apparatus from the thoracic (respiration), cervical (vocalization), oral (articulation)  and ocular (comprehension) segments by the brain must be the the sources of the speech function.  Armor results in a disturbance in the integration of these organ sensations.

One is reminded of the motion picture, The Kings Speech, which accurately depicts a stutterer who is clearly portrayed as having severe oral and cervical armor. When he is provoked to anger, his stuttering temporarily disappears.  The discharge of emotional energy accompanying the expression of  anger that is bound up in the armored organs of articulation (vocal cords, facial  muscles, tongue etc.) momentarily eliminates the speech problem.

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.

The Political Right’s Way Of Promising The Impossible

From an orgonometric perspective, both sides of the socio-political spectrum, the left and the right, constitute the symptom of social armor.  The ideology of the political left is the expression of unlimited social freedom while the ideology of the political right is the expression of the defense against it.  With the anti-authoritarian transformation of society and with the shift of the political mainstream to the far left of center, the ideology of the left is the dominant destructive social force in today’s Western society.  The genie is out of the bottle and there is very little that the political right can offer by way of promises that can arrest the process of social decline.

What is needed to stop the decline is an entirely different way of looking and thinking about the way things are, a way that originates neither from the left nor the right but which takes into consideration the biological existence of human armor that gives rise to humanity’s social and political troubles.

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.

The Cult Of Saul Alinsky

In order to successfully oppose the emotional plague’s social destructiveness, one must first  have a clear understanding of its mode of operation. The cult of Saul Alinsky is a perfect example of the manifestation of the organized emotional plague from the extreme left (communist) end of the socio-political spectrum.  Populated by many noted Alinsky disciples such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, its function is to fundamentally transform the United States of America into a socialist state.

Its first step is to penetrate  the mainstream of American life by establishing common ground with financially influential individuals and institutions and pretending to have an ideological affinity with them.  By securing a financial base, this step indicates that the plague’s infection has succeeded in taking hold of American society and is in a position to infiltrate and destroy its victim from within.

The second step is to camouflage its facade so as to appear to have the best of all intentions, a benign organization with a benevolent purpose.  No longer are they communist political activists looking to “expropriate the expropriators.”  Now, they are “community organizers” who champion “social justice for the poor and powerless masses.”  Social justice means equalizing wealth by taking from those who have more and giving it to “the disadvantaged.” Nothing is mentioned about the the work disturbance of poor people that prevents them from taking advantage of the enormous opportunities to work in America. The most basic principle of Alinsky’s advice to radicals is to lie to their opponents and disarm them by pretending to be moderates and genuine liberals.

Now, plague individuals are in a position to carry out the third and final step of their destructive operation.  This step was perfected by Alinsky when he was associated as a “mascot” with the Chicago mob where he learned their methods of extortion and intimidation in their day-to-day criminal operations.  These methods, which clearly originated from the secondary destructive layer of criminals, were cleverly applied by Alinsky to his operations as a community organizer all within the existing legal system. (The Occupy Wall Street movement is a current example of how these methods are being played out.)

President Obama was an adept practitioner with a long history of familiarity with Alinsky’s methods.  For several years Obama taught workshops on the Alinsky method.  In 1986, he was hired by the Alinsky team to organize residents on Chicago’s South Side.  His mode of operation as president closely resembles Alinsky’s and this is why liberals have to minimize Obama’s affinity for Alinsky in the upcoming presidential election.

The Green Movement Is An Infestation Of The Emotional Plague

Why do some scientists assert that elevation of atmospheric carbon dioxide  due to human fossil fuel consumption is related to an elevation in atmospheric temperature when there is little objective evidence that shows this correlation? Why do leftist political ideologues promote alternate energy sources to fossil fuels that are less energy efficient and therefore economically more expensive and less realistic?   Since there is little factual evidence that supports their statements, they must be holding on to them because they are being used to promote a preexisting belief system, a personal agenda.  This way of distorting the truth is a typical characteristic of the emotional plague.

A plague reaction always has a good reason justifying it, a reason that no one in their right mind could disagree with.  In the case of the Green Movement, this alleged reason is the importance of replacing fossil fuels with a more beneficial, environmentally cleaner source of energy.  The true underlying reason for the Movement, however, is a political one, to shift control of the government from the private sector to the public sector, to give more power to the Federal Government over the people and, at the same time, to undermine America’s role as a world leader.  What is ignored in the alleged reason is the fact that, at this time there is no better, efficient and safer source of energy than fossil fuels and that when such a source becomes available the free market, not the Federal Government, is in a better position to effectively harness it for the American public.

Every life-positive impulse from the biological core as it moves to the surface is met by the human armor contained in the secondary, destructive layer where it turns into a life-negative force.  The Green Movement started as a natural movement to improve the human impact on the environment.  When it encountered people’s armor it turned into a life inimical political movement.  This is the fate of all political movements.

The Polarization Of America

One of the destructive consequences of the anti-authoritarian transformation of American society was the rapid influx of radical leftists into every area of social influence including politics, education, jurisprudence and the media.  This has resulted in a dramatic shift of the political mainstream to the left of center (the socio-political red-shift.)  This transformation is why today, anyone who is on the political left, even leftist radicals such as President Obama can appear to be just a political moderate in the eyes of many Americans.

Soon after the transformation occurred, this shift leftward in the political mainstream spontaneously resulted in the formation of the Conservative Party as a reaction to it and in the polarization in American society between the two political groups belonging on the left and right.  The ideologies of the left and right are opposing forces that function like a true symptom in the social realm, the political left’s longing for unbridled freedom on the one hand and the right’s opposition to it on the other.  The opposing forces of the left and right are the constituents of the social armor of armored humans that are becoming increasingly rigidified as the left relentlessly presses for it’s socialistic, ( “One World”) agenda on an unsuspecting American public.

The Socio-politics Of Race Relations In America

In order to understand social phenomena, one has to be knowledgable of the underlying bio-emotional and characterological forces that determine human behavior.  There is an  important but poorly recognized difference in the relationship between blacks and whites according to whether they are on the right or left of the socio-political spectrum. Originating from the biological core, the social relationship among blacks and whites who have a conservative character structure is a live and let live attitude. ( Black leftists typically look upon black conservatives who believe that, with contempt as if they were selling themselves off to the ” white man.”)  By contrast, the relationship among blacks and whites who have a leftist character structure is tainted by pre-existing character attitudes derived from their secondary destructive layer which are brought into play and are acted out socially and politically .

And this is where the social mischief starts. White leftists displace their unconscious feelings of guilt onto blacks by indulging the black’s underlying feelings of inadequacy and their sense of entitlement. This permits the blacks to feel as if they are somehow a special people ( a reaction formation.)  Black leftists, on the other hand, respond to this condescending attitude on the part of white leftists by expressing their contempt and resentment verging on hatred of whites. From an instinctual standpoint, both parties have their neurotic feelings satisfied.  The whites are left with a good feeling having appeased their guilty consciences while the blacks have expressed their unconscious sadistic impulses toward whites. The dynamics of this relationship between black and white leftists is played out on all social levels ranging from the promotion of affirmative action programs in education and the workplace, to the election of incompetent and highly destructive politicians to public office. The problems in 21st century America are not primarily racial.  Race is used by leftist blacks and whites for the sole purpose of generating socio-political conflict.

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.

Two Ways Of Destroying The Science Of Orgonomy

Armored humans have at their disposal two ways to avoid having understanding of themselves that the science of orgonomy can provide. The first method, overt suppression, was typically used prior to 1960 when the authoritarian social order was intact. This method included direct attacks on Wilhelm Reich and his co-workers by the scientific establishment that finally resulted in sending the great scientist to his death in prison and in the public burning of his books.

In today’s anti-authoritarian social order, almost everything is permitted. Now, overt suppression is no longer necessary. It has been replaced by a more humane, “enlightened” method. Regarding psychiatric therapies, every kind of treatment under the sun is allowed and placed on an equal footing regardless of its merit. This means that even the science of orgonomy and medical orgone therapy can now be permitted and placed alongside everything else out there. This view, in effect, degrades  the uniqueness of the science of orgonomy and its therapy, medical orgone therapy. As a result, most people when exposed to a presentation on medical orgone therapy who know nothing about it are naturally left with the feeling that that there is nothing special about it.

The uniqueness of medical orgone therapy done by a qualified medical orgone therapist has to do with its qualitative differences from all other forms of therapy both in terms of the process and in the results of therapy. These differences cannot be sufficiently described in words. They have to be experienced to be understood.

A Work Democratic Organization

In a work democratic organization, the natural and intrinsic rational work relationships among human beings regulates the work process.  Since its incorporation in 1968, the American College of Orgonomy has functioned as a work democratic organization.  In contrast to formal organizations that are governed by the principle of compulsive work, the participation of an individual in a work democratic organization is  entirely voluntary and is sustained by the capacity to engage in work that is vital to the organization’s survival.

Healthy work originates from the biological core and is expressed through the periphery undistorted by armor.  It is rational, constructive and is experienced by the worker as pleasurable.  It has been typical in the College’s history that once a member’s particular work function begins to deteriorate for whatever reason, they lose touch with the organization of their own accord.  The deterioration usually takes the form of a mechanistic or mystical distortion manifested as rigidity of the original work function.  This is a clear indication that their secondary destructive layer (armor) is interfering with their ability to work.  It often comes out later that the exiting member or members had some personal reason justifying their leaving such as having a greater knowledge as to how the College should develop or a higher vision that the organization should have adopted.  The reason for their separation always comes out only after they leave, not before.

People often ask me why this or that person has left the College? The answer in almost every case is the same.  It is the result of the breakdown in the individual’s specific work function in the College.  It is primarily the rational work function of  the College’s members that sustains their ability to cooperate with each other and to work productively.

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.

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 Real Source Of Poverty In America

Unlike many other countries, the freedom and the opportunities to acquire skills and to work is still available in America.  This is why people have always flocked to America from all over the world.

According to tradition, healthy Americans are supposed to work and be self-sufficient.  Yet, there has been a decline of industriousness in the number of able-bodied men in the work force (see “The New American Divide” by Charles Murray, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 21-22 2012). Although Mr. Murray is correct in his assessment of the situation, he does not get to the root of the problem. The question, why many people today do not take advantage of the opportunities that are available to learn and work, is never asked.  This is because knowledge of the importance of work in regulating social life from a biological point of view is outside the frame of general thinking.  What is not understood is that work is a biological function that in an increasing number of  Americans is in danger of being completely destroyed. The poverty that exists in America today is the result of the destruction in people’s biological work function.  The problem of poverty in America is not the result of economic factors such as class differences which, in general, are actually the result and not the cause of  the poverty.

The degradation in the work function in Americans is the direct result of two forces: 1) The breakdown of the authoritarian social order which led to the disintegration of the authoritarian family and 2) The introduction of illegal drugs into American society.  In the authoritarian era prior to 1960, many men with a poor work function were obliged to work compulsively because of social pressure placed on them.  With the anti-authoritarian transformation of society, the traditional roles of males in the family as husband, father and breadwinner was lost.  There was no longer such external expectation placed on them to function in those roles.

The current administration’s promoting all kinds of welfare programs is obviously a self-serving tactic to buy votes from the electorate so that they can have political and economic control over their lives.  To make matters worse, welfare programs bring out the worst in the recipients by destroying whatever remains of their self-pride and their capacity to work and also by encouraging a sense of entitlement in those emotionally dependent people who always want something from their government.   A manifestation of the emotional plague, these programs function to cover up doing something about the real source of poverty in America (a disturbance in the biological work function),  and to secure the power of those who benefit from them.

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.

Communism Has Lost It’s Evil Connotation

During  the Cold War period, communism was up there along with fascism as one of the great evils in the world.  With the fall of the Soviet Union and  its threat to the Free World gone, communism as an evil social force seems to have lost its meaning to an increasing number of people even though it is still actively at work eroding the freedom in America.  This social paradox can only be understood functionally.  It is the result of people’s increasingly living on the social surface and losing touch  with their core biological needs.  As a result, they are unable to take full advantage of the freedom that life in America still provides.  They do not fully appreciate the blessings of freedom because they literally cannot tolerate the enormous amount of freedom that they actually have.  Signs of this intolerance of freedom are seen everywhere from the mindless carrying on of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, to the increased dependency of all segments of society on the Federal Government for assistance, to the rise in criminality in the business world requiring government control of the economy, to the widespread rise by the public in seeking substitute satisfactions in life such as drugs, passive entertainment and so on.

Because of these signs of social degradation, the evils of communism do not seem as serious to a people for whom freedom is not the precious treasure it becomes as soon as it is taken away.

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 Breakdown Of The Biological Work Function Leads To Social Disintegration

Work is a vital biological function. People’s ability to work is essential for the well being of the individual as well as of society. The capacity to enjoy working helps people to live harmoniously with others. In varying degrees, people’s armor interferes with their ability to work productively and to live in an orderly way. Energy not discharged in work is often displaced onto the social realm as political unrest. Because of severe armor, some people are unable to work at all. Instead, they engage in social activities that allow them to take control of others by telling them what they should have a right to and be given. Social armor in the form of government bureaucracy and unions adds to the crippling effect of individual armor on people’s work function. People in charge of these institutions not only are able to limit individual freedom but they also encourage irresponsibility, helplessness and dependency on others.

Do-good politicians are ready and waiting to assume the role of caretaker. With taxpayers money taken from the productive segment they give generous handouts and other benefits to the unproductive segment, those who are arbitrarily identified by them and the media as “the needy”. A pathological attachment develops between the unproductive segment and the politicians. This leads to a sense of entitlement and resentment on the part of the takers who begin to feel that they actually have a right to what is being given them without charge.
When an economic downturn happens and the politicians are unable to provide what has been promised to the unproductive masses, a highly volatile social situation develops. Many of those who participated in the Occupy Wall Street movement belong to this group. Meanwhile, the politicians and government bureaucrats who were responsible for bringing about this economic debacle escape without penalty with no one quite able to understand what has happened.

The End Of Individual Authority

One of the most important destructive consequences of the anti-authoritarian transformation of society is that genuine authorities no longer exist in any field of endeavor.  Individual authority was replaced by collective authority or  “authority by committee”.  Having no authorities for young people to put their trust in for guidance, they are left feeling anxious, disillusioned,  bewildered and angry.  To make matters worse, through the social process of “politically correct” indoctrination, as well as being almost totally dependent on computer generated activities such as texting, Twitter, Facebook etc., young people are being brought up to live entirely on the social surface thereby losing whatever emotional contact they could have had with their work and sexual lives.  Moreover, by seeking political solutions for their personal problems, they are being deprived of the ability to make rational decisions to survive in life and of the possibility to live responsibly with the enormous amount of freedom that still exists in America.  Many of these youngsters are being transformed into mindless robots that leftist ideologues can manipulate at will.  With the help of these young people, the “Occupy” movement that is spreading its destructiveness across our nation is the latest organized manifestation of the emotional plague from the political left.

The Components Required For A Large-scale Eruption Of The Emotional Plague

It is helpful to understand exactly how emotional plague eruptions (such as the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that is spreading across our nation) get started and develop.  There are three components:

1. A certain quantity of unemployed and unemployable people plus some well-intentioned idealistic liberals to provide a legitimate rationale to the eruption are needed to supply the “critical energy” for the movement.

2. Hard core leftist ideologues are required to orchestrate the event by providing the necessary excitation to mobilize and direct people’s energy so that it appears to be a spontaneous uprising.

3. As in all similar plague attacks, a suitable target-victim is needed for plague individuals to focus and channel their irrational hatred originating from their destructive middle layer.  In this case, the victims include the wealthy Wall Street capitalists and others who are arbitrarily identified as the ” rich”.  Choosing Wall Street as the target is an attempt on the part of the organizers to start an ideological  class warfare between the “haves” and  the “have nots”.

The true function of the “protests” is to express their personal revenge on those who are better off than they are and also to disrupt and ultimately cripple the economic activity of the nation. By not openly condemning them, President Obama is tacitly showing his approval.  He will benefit  from the resulting political agitation for the 2012 presidential election campaign because he will maintain a proper distance from those who are taking part in it and not not to be identified with them.

The Occupy Wall Street movement is not an isolated occurrence.  The perpetrators are already planning future demonstrations.  From an historical perspective, it can be viewed as the first wave in a systematic process to cripple and destroy the American economy on many fronts.

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.

Protest Movements, Then And Now

From a historical perspective, there is an important difference between the protest movement of the  1960s and the current Occupy Wall Street protest movement.  This can be understood as a result of the transformation of society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian that occurred around that time.  Both protest movements originate from a serious disturbance in the two basic functions of human life, sexuality and work.

The protesters of the 60s were a a product of the authoritarian social order.  Initially, they were a highly idealistic group of young people who wanted sexual freedom  (a core function) and to be rid of the shackles of conventional morality.  Tragically, the movement ended in disaster individually, because most of these youngsters were too disturbed emotionally to achieve sexual happiness and socially, because the movement was taken over and used for political purposes by leftist ideologues.  These  were the reasons for the failure of the so-called sexual revolution.

By contrast, today’s protesters are a product of the post-1960s, anti-authoritarian social order.  Unable to take advantage of the enormous amount of freedom and opportunity that is readily available to them in America, they want the exact opposite.  Many of them evidence a severe disturbance in their work function because the thought of working to have what they want never seems to occur to them.  Instead, they want the security of being taken care of by the government.  In sharp contrast to the earlier protesters, security is more important to them than freedom.  This is the reason that a large majority of these protesters are leftist ideologues.

The Wall Street protesters are an emotionally far sicker bunch than the protesters of the past.  Having no contact with their core, the energy behind their protesting comes entirely from their middle layer as bratty destructiveness.  The last thing that these protesters need is to have their childish behavior encouraged.  This is exactly what the Obama administration seems to be doing.  If economic conditions continue to worsen, as they most likely will if Obama is reelected in 2012, this group has the potential of doing even greater social harm by escalating their interference with public life.

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.

Understanding The Works Of Wilhelm Reich Requires An Understanding Of The Emotional Plague

Orgonomy is the science of life energy and the emotional plague’s sole function is to destroy all manifestations of  natural life.  This is why only those who have an understanding of the operation of the emotional plague in today’s world can truly appreciate the importance of Wilhelm Reich’s scientific contributions and work in the orgonomic sciences.  This rule applies not only to people in  the general population who have a smattering of knowledge about Reich’s work but also to those who ostensibly are confirmed advocates of his work.

At one of  Dr. Baker’s technical seminars for medical orgonomists in the mid-60s, a seminar member spoke of a contact that he had at a local radio station and that it was an opportunity for us to speak about Reich’s work on the air.  The subjects that should be included in the talk were brought up .  Many topics were raised as possibilities and there was a lot of excitement in the room.  At some point, I suggested the emotional plague as a subject for discussion.   Suddenly, all the excitement was gone. There was dead silence.  It was as if I had said something terrible and the entire matter was dropped.  Since then, many physicians practicing medical orgonomy have come and gone.  Except for myself, every living person who was present at that seminar no longer functions as a medical orgonomist.

It was around that time that Dr. Baker began talking to me about the need for a book to be written about the history of the emotional plague.

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 Worldwide Disillusionment With Politicians and Politics

People throughout the world are becoming fed up with politicians on both sides of the political spectrum.  The Left accuses the  Right of being for rich, greedy capitalists and the Right accuses the Left of promoting  socialist causes.  Both blame each other for being corrupt.  Out of frustration, many become disillusioned altogether and blame the democratic process itself as being unworkable.  In America, the Tea Party movement originated in response to this disillusionment with politics.  An article in the New York Times (September 28, 2011), As scorn for vote grows, Protests Surge Around Globe, describes a similar disillusionment with politics throughout the world.

Blaming this or that group is an effective way of avoiding looking at the source of what is really happening.   By coming up with one disastrous social policy after another, the Left refuses to understand that politics can never provide solutions to humanities social problems.  The Right has a sense that government intervention cannot improve social conditions but neither group understands that the source of societies difficulties resides in people themselves, in the destructive social behavior of all armored humans, politicians and non-politicians alike.  Wilhelm Reich identified this behavior and called it the emotional plague of mankind (see glossary).  The accusations of the Left and Right that are directed against each other are, in fact, symptomatic of the destructive social manifestation of emotionally crippled humans such as the desire for power over others, social dependency on others and so on.  The primary function of the accusations is defensive.  It is to conceal the plague’s existence.  This tragic situation is the reason that social conditions will continue to worsen despite humanity’s best efforts and wishes.

There Is Now A True, Functional Science Of Sociology

When Auguste Comte  first delineated sociology as a natural field of study in 1838, there was no understanding of the biological forces at play in the social interactions between and among people.  First there had to be knowledge of  the biological forces acting within people before the dynamics of social interactions could be understood.  Freud’s discovery of the unconscious was a necessary first step in this endeavor.  Wilhelm Reich’s elucidation of the three layers of the bio-psychic structure of armored humans, the superficial layer, the destructive middle layer (the Freudian unconscious) and the core  (the repository of primary biological impulses) in The Mass Psychology of Fascism represented the true beginning of a scientific sociology.

Reich saw in the ethical ideals of liberalism the social representation of the superficial layer of the individual’s character.  The ethics of the liberal serves to keep down the destructive impulses contained in the middle layer. The liberal can recognize the destructiveness of fascist characters on the political Right (Black Fascists).  However, because of similarities in his character structure, the liberal is unable to recognize the social destructiveness of fascist characters on the Left (Red Fascists/pseudo-liberals).  In fact, he aids and abets them.

From his clinical experience, Reich found that the ideology of the Black Fascist is the expression of the destructive middle layer.  By contrast, the ideology of the Red Fascist is the pretense at defense against expression of the destructive middle layer. This ability to dissemble also makes it more difficult for people to recognize the Red fascist than the black Fascist.  Moreover, fascist ideologies did not only exist in those who belonged to fascist political parties.  They could appear in any person living in an authoritarian society.  Reich discovered the emotional plague of armored humans in the expression of the secondary destructive layer of ordinary individuals toward each other.  Communists (today’s pseudo-liberals) and Fascists were simply examples of emotional plague characters operating from the extremes of the political Left and the Right.

Elsworth Baker’s discovery of socio-political characterology (Man in the Trap) finally placed sociology on a functional, biologically based, scientific foundation.  In addition to the emotional plague character, Baker identified two other socio-political character types.  Belonging on the left and right of the socio-political spectrum, they are, respectively, the liberal and the conservative characters.  Living in the social surface,  the liberal is in favor of social “improvement” but  has no idea of the  depth and enormity of people’s emotional sickness that prevent them from improving.  In effect, bad social situations are made worse.  The conservative, having no solutions to offer for social improvement, can only politically oppose the liberal’s harebrained policies.  Baker demonstrated clinically that the  differences in the ideologies of people on the left and right originated from differences in the pattern of their armor.  Since ideologies are bio-social forces in the form of fixed belief systems, the ideologies of the left and right function as socio-political forces that are in constant opposition.

Understanding socio-political characterology permitted one to make sense of current social events with unfailing accuracy.  For example, it allowed one to recognize that beginning around 1960, a social transformation of catastrophic proportions took place from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian, a transformation that is now threatening to destroy Western society as we have known it.  Prior to that time, the social order was authoritarian.  There were approximately equal numbers of liberals and conservatives in the general population.  This balance in social forces permitted a degree of social and political stability.  The anti-authoritarian transformation resulted in a shift to the extreme left of  political center with the prevalence  of leftist ideologues who were placed in high social levels through democratic processes.  This resulted in the destabilization of society and the headlong descent of America into a socialist state.  In today’s anti-authoritarian Western society, socialist thinking  is increasingly becoming accepted by the public as the politically correct norm.

The Problem With Today’s Psychiatric Therapies

At the root of the problem with all psychiatric therapies is the lack of a functional understanding of a whole series of interrelated, unanswered fundamental questions starting with what constitutes emotional health and sickness?   From this question, the following questions logically arise: What are emotions?  What is an emotional disturbance?  How can emotional disturbances be classified scientifically to provide a rational system of diagnosis and treatment?   Without satisfactorily answering all of these questions it is not possible to arrive at a rational, causal method of psychiatric therapy.

Unfortunately, these questions cannot be adequately answered because people’s armored condition prevents them from thinking functionally.  Instead, today’s approach to psychiatric therapies falls into two general categories, mechanistic or symptom-based treatment and mystical or “holistic” treatment.   Symptom-based approaches to diagnosis, and treatments such as drug therapy and behavior therapy are superficial and of limited value.  From an etiological point of view, any symptom can appear in any diagnostic category.  The holistic approach does away with the problem of symptoms by focusing on the patient’s “wellness” and the “whole patient” but it evades the problem of diagnosis altogether.

From a functional view, the clinical significance of any symptom is the function that it serves in relation to the individual’s particular character diagnosis.  Therefore, understanding the patient’s character structure comes before the significance of the symptom can be understood.  This is why it is not possible to correctly treat a psychiatric disorder from a curative point of view without first having established an accurate diagnosis.

Rather than deriving their clinical thinking from their clinical observations, armored therapists force their observations to fit into their preconceived mechanistic-mystical ways of thinking, thereby doing a grave disservice to their patients as well as bringing about the destruction of a once highly respected profession.

The Spread Of The Emotional Plague In Today’s World

The emotional plague was discovered by Wilhelm Reich around 1940 when the authoritarian social order was intact.  At that time, there were still pockets of social life that were not infested by it.  In today’s anti-authoritarian social order, there is not one area of society that the plague has not penetrated.  As a result, every one of the core functions of life to a large extent has been obliterated.  In its place, virtually every kind of behavior from the secondary destructive layer- the emotional plague- is  permitted expression, often with the protection of the law.  Consider, for example, the flagrant abuse of First Amendment rights.

What is the source of the exacerbation of the emotional plague in today’s anti-authoritarian social order?  The answer lies in an understanding of socio-political characterology.  True liberal characters live almost exclusively from the surface layer or facade of their bio-psychic structure.  Through their intellect, they use their facade to defend themselves from their destructive middle layer.  They are, therefore, socially benign people.  In contrast, pseudo-liberal characters pretend to believe in the ideals of liberalism by, for example, belonging to the Democratic Party in America.  This conscious tactic serves to identify them as legitimate liberals in the public’s eyes and allows them to express impulses from their destructive middle layer, the emotional plague, in their social policies.

Pseudo-liberal characters are the primary carriers of the emotional plague in today’s anti-authoritarian society.  No different from old time communists, they are highly intelligent and well adapted to the ways of the modern world in carrying out their destructive social agenda.  They are  the ones most responsible for the widespread social decline that is currently taking place exactly because they have successfully infiltrated the politicat mainstream of  Western Societies and have become part of their institutions and governments.   Like any infectious disease, people must first recognize its existence and destructiveness before remedial action can be taken to oppose them.

What Is Most Difficult To See

The hardest thing for people to see is what is happening right in front of their eyes.  Because people’s way of seeing and thinking is distorted by armor, they often cannot see social processes for what they really are.  As an example of people’s psychic blindness, consider  their inability to recognize the  transformation of the order of Western society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian that began around 1960 and is now threatening to obliterate Western society as we have known it.  People cannot see the totality of this historic cataclysm and the resultant destructive social and economic effect that it continues to have on everyone’s life.   At most, people are able to recognize  what is happening in bits and pieces focusing on this or that particular manifestation of a social decline.  The majority are completely oblivious of the fact that anything unusual is going on. Moreover, those who  recognize that something destructive is happening think about the transformation strictly from within the context of the social facade.  They do not understand that from a functional perspective a social upheaval is erupting on the social surface but that it’s origins are from the depths of the bio-psychic structure of armored humans, from their destructive middle layer and from their biological core.

Unable to recognize why and how a fundamental transformation in social life is taking place leaves everyone completely helpless to do anything genuinely constructive.  It can be predicted with absolute certainty that unless the dynamic bio-social forces underlying the transformation are understood and addressed, social, economic and political  conditions will continue to deteriorate.  The first step to address it would be to recognize that a social transformation of fundamental proportions is, in fact, taking place.

The Most Effective Anti-communists Are Ex-communists

Communism/pseudo-liberalism is a highly infectious, socially communicable disease manifested as a ruthless ideology.  Identifying itself with different labels such as progressive , new leftist, socialist, it is extremely adaptable to changing social conditions and it functions to wreck havoc on social life.  Because of its highly seductive facade of idealism, young people are especially prone to be infected by it.  Once the infection takes hold of the individual, it largely determines his or her course of life and thinking.

In rare cases, the individual recovers from the disease.  When this happens, exposure to communism confers a kind of immunity and resistance to it.  This first-hand personal experience with communism provides  a clearer sense of its destructiveness and how the disease operates than is understood by those who have not been infected by it.  One has a feeling from the writing of recovered communists that their anti-communism comes from their gut and not only from their intellect as it often does in anti-communists who were not previously infected.  The recovered ones seem to have a deeper sense of the true source of the disease. Some current examples of these survivors are David Horowitz and Norman Podhoretz although there are many others.

For example, comparing Obama to communists of the past, Podhoretz writes, “… whereas the communists had in their delusional vision of the Soviet Union a model of the kind of society that would replace the one they were bent on destroying, the new leftists only knew what they were against: America, or Amerika as they spelled it to suggest its kinship to Nazi Germany.  Thanks, however, to the unmaking of the Soviet Union as a totalitarian nightmare, they did not know what they were for.  Yet once they had pulled off the incredible feat of taking over the Democratic Party … they dropped the vain hope of a revolution, and in the social democratic system most fully developed in Sweden found an alternative to American capitalism that had a realistic possibility of being achieved through gradual political reform… It was only with the advent of Barack Obama that the leftists at long last succeeded in nominating one of their own.” (The Wall Street Journal August 13-14, 2011).

What is the difference in the approach of Obama’s anti-communist critics between those who are recovered anti-communists and those  who did not go through the process of “immunization”?  Most conservatives who are not recovered anti-communists appear to be stuck in the social facade of rationalism.  Their opposition to Obama’s policies are exclusively based on their reasoning powers.  However,  although Obama’s political agenda is expressed from the superficial layer, it originates almost entirely from the destructive middle layer of his pseudo-liberal character structure.  This is why reason cannot touch it. Ex-communist critics of Obama, on the other hand, because of their past exposure to the disease, have a better sense of the destructive source of his political policies and this perspective is more effective in recognizing and exposing who Mr. Obama really is to the public.

The Riots Inside Britain Seen From A Functional Perspective

People are not able to see the forest for the trees.  From a functional perspective, the rioting, vandalism and psychopathic behavior of young people that is currently happening throughout Britain is simply another symptom of the transformation and degeneration of British society from the authoritarian to anti-authoritarian around 1960.  A primary consequence of the anti-authoritarian social order was the destruction of the authoritarian family.  This resulted in another destructive event, the loss of continuity with the past ways of social life that are traditionally passed down from generation to generation, the most important of which are tasks having to do with work and learning skills. This erosion is the reason for the general decline in scholastic achievement at all levels of education and in people’s biological work function.  Added to their preexisting sexual frustration, the destruction of these two vital functions in these youngsters resulted in the build-up of enormous quantities of emotional pressure that led to the destructive rioting that is currently taking place across England.

Neither the politics of the Left with its permissive attitudes and entitlement programs nor the politics of the Right with its old-fashioned moralistic attitudes and repressive police tactics are solutions.  In reality, they are futile mechanistic and mystical  attempts at addressing the symptom of riots.    Unfortunately, most people think in terms of the mechanistically oriented politics of the Left and the mystically oriented politics of the Right.  One must be able to think from a functional perspective about social events in order to get at the root of what is happening.

President Obama’s Day Of Reckoning

In his article, “What Happened to Obama? Absolutely Nothing” (The Wall Street Journal, August 13-14, 2011), Norman Podhoretz describes President Obama as ” a genuine product of the political culture that had its birth among a marginal group of leftists in the early 1960s and that by the end of the decade had spread metastatically to the universities , the mainstream media, the mainline churches and the entertainment industry.  Like their communist ancestors of the 1930s, the leftist radicals of the ’60s were convinced that the United States was so rotten that only a revolution could save it”.   At the tail end of his run for the presidency, Mr. Obama, in a rare moment of candor promised: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”  Referring again to President Obama, Mr. Podhoretz concludes: ” He is still the same anti-American leftist he was before becoming our president, and it is this rather than inexperience or incompetence or weakness or stupidity that accounts for the richly deserved failure both at home and abroad of the policies stemming from that reprehensible cast of mind.”

Mr. Podhoretz has an intuitive understanding that communism is a social cancer that can metastasize and destroy all social organizations.  If he had knowledge of sociopolitical characterology he would easily recognize Mr. Obama as a pseudo-liberal/communist character.  There can no longer be any doubt about the socio-political agenda of the pseudo-liberal/communist character.  His stated personal agenda is to appear and act like a loyal American.  His unstated political agenda is to bring America to its knees through a process of socialization and, at the same time, to subordinate it under the authority of the United Nations.  This goal is similar to the bygone Soviet Union’s stated goal of international socialism.

Mr. Obama’s day of reckoning is Election Day, 2012 at which time he will have to convince the leftist ideologues that supported him for the presidency in 2008 that he is still committed to transforming America into a socialist state and, at the same time, he must once again successfully deceive millions of well-intentioned but misguided American voters that he is a loyal American.

Europe’s Trouble With Islam

Europe’s trouble with Islam is another symptom of social pathology that is impossible to understand without knowledge of sociopolitical characterology (see blog, Can Muslim Societies Be Compatible With Democracy? November 27, 2010).

Muslim society is rigidly authoritarian.  Based on severe sexual repression of children and adolescents, the subjugation of women, a strong mystical tendency and commitment to the Muslim system of law (shariah) over Western law, most Muslim immigrants in Europe belong in varying degrees to the right of the sociopolitical spectrum.  Proceeding from the political center to the extreme right, this group includes conservatives, extreme conservatives, reactionaries and fascists.  Therefore, the political mainstream in Muslim societies is somewhere to the right of center.

By contrast, Western societies today are anti-authoritarian.  Based on the abolition of male authority and the authoritarian family, the widespread disregard for all forms of social tradition and law including the prevalence of sexual license and the use of street drugs, the political mainstream in Western society is shifted far to the left of center. Proceeding from the political center to the extreme left, leftists includes liberals, socialists and pseudo-liberal/communists.  To complicate matters, this leftward shift has necessarily resulted in the polarization of European society with many non-Muslim Europeans gravitating to the political extremes of left and right.  These are the major underlying bio-social forces that are operating in the cultural clash between the Muslim and non-Muslim  Europeans.

Those belonging on the political right have a selective attitude toward social life.  To the degree that Muslims are on the political right, they have difficulty adjusting and are intolerant of a society dominated by leftist norms.  This is why they  segregate themselves and live separately from the rest of the European community in accordance with their Muslim mores.

On the other hand, non- Muslim Europeans belonging on the political right, have difficulty with, and are intolerant of the Muslims’ way of life in Europe.  They expect Muslims to adjust to Western ways overnight.

Europeans belonging on the political left, on the other hand, have a collectivist attitude toward social living.  These leftists go to a great extent to accommodate themselves and tolerate the Muslims’ way of life in Europe, some even supporting shariah law for European Muslims.  Thus, the presence of large numbers of Muslims in Europe exacerbates the divisiveness of an already riven society.  The recent massacre in Oslo is the latest manifestation of this polarization in European society.

It is impossible to make sense of what is going on between European Muslims and non-Muslim Europeans without first understanding  the socio-political character structure of those involved in what is happening.

The Emotional Plague, The Origin Of Social Pathology, Is Not Recognized

Today’s state of knowledge of social pathology is not unlike that which existed about medical pathology in the seventeenth century when there was little or no scientific knowledge of the origin of infectious and other diseases. Imagine practicing medicine or surgery without knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and all the other branches of medicine necessary to diagnose and treat medical conditions.  Yet, this is exactly what the sociologists, economists  and politicians of today are trying to do when they attempt to remedy social problems without a proper scientific orientation which requires among other things taking into account a careful history of the biological origin of  social pathology.  Expecting today’s politician to take care of social problems is like giving a barber surgical tools and asking him to perform heart surgery.

Particularly destructive is the lack of understanding of the function played by a politician’s individual and sociopolitical character in determining social and political policy.  A politician’s character structure and not the political party to which he belongs is the primary determining factor in his or her political thinking and behavior.  The public’s ignorance of this important fact is the reason that high ranking politicians with a communist character structure posing as true Democrats and members of the Democratic Party are able to do enormous economic harm by, for example, shoving tax and socialist programs down the public’s throat.   Happening today in front of everyone’s eyes, no one really sees these impersonators for who they are and what they are doing .  This is because the function of the communist’s sociopolitical character structure is not understood:  A communist is an emotional plague character on the extreme left, someone who will do whatever it takes to bring down America and in so doing destroy all forms of healthy social life worldwide.

More generally, the emotional plague has infested every part of social and political life.  Yet, the emotional pathology of the armored masses of people that contributes to each and every one of our social problem is consistently evaded.  Some serious examples are the increase in dependency and sense of entitlement of the armored helpless masses on the productive segment of society; the self-serving ever-present leftist politicians ready to take political advantage of the situation; the politicians from both sides of the sociopolitical spectrum who attempt to solve economic problems by interfering with and controlling market forces and so on. These as well as other social problems will continue to escalate until the emotional plague is recognized, sequestered and treated like every other infectious epidemic disease that infests human life.

The Oslo Mass Murderer: A Case Study Of A Fascist Character

On July 22, 2011, a 32-year-old Norwegian male, set off a bomb in a compound of government office buildings in Oslo,  and later in the day gunned down dozens of  young people at a Labor Party youth camp leaving a total of 76 people killed.

According to news reports, he was motivated by an antipathy to multicultural policies that, in his view, are leading his country down the path to Islamization.  In his 1500-page manifesto “2083: A European Declaration of Independence,” he speaks of his pride in his “Viking heritage” and insists that he will not “accept an Islamic presence in Europe”.  He describes himself as “Justiclar Knight Commander for the Knight Templar of Europe,” a group he claims has some 80 members.  His grandiose, mystical  worldview seems somehow to be defined by medieval history.

He seems to have designed a military dress uniform and wants to wear it to his trial and also said that it was necessary to have the media present to generate more public interest.  Apparently, the purpose of the massacre was not simply to kill off the Labor Party leaders but more so to create a spectacle thereby energizing his crusade.  He calls this the propaganda phase of his campaign in which he imagines he will be given “a stage to the world”.  Through mobilizing rebellious youths, he can win over “tens of millions of European sympathizers…who support us fully and are willing to fight beside us.”  Two weeks prior the rampage, a neighbor almost called the police when he noticed that the windows of the assailant’s house had been blackened.  On the morning before the massacre he wrote that “today you will become immortal.” At his arrest, he called his actions “atrocious but necessary”.

In terms of arriving at a diagnosis of this individual, it is important to make the distinction between a person’s individual and his socio-political character structure.  From the standpoint of the individual, this person is a paranoid schizophrenic character.  He has delusions of persecution and grandiosity.  From the socio-political perspective, he is a fascist character.

Socio-political characterology is the study of how individuals insist on inflicting the effects of their emotional illness on others in their environment.  Primarily expressed in social and political life by restricting and regimenting it, the symptoms of the individual’s socio-political behavior are not felt as ego-alien and so they are defended strongly and emotionally.  Since it is expressed in the socio-political arena, the behavior can be categorized according to that which falls to the Left or the Right of the political spectrum.  Those who belong on the extreme right of the socio-political spectrum are called fascist characters. Fascists are active in fighting the Left since they see them as a rival for the hegemony they both seek.  In this case, Muslims were the scapegoat necessary to justify the murderous cause.

As an example of a fascist character, the  killer represents the ultimate of rebelliousness with reactionary ideas.  He is the quintessential little man who stands for absolute authoritarianism.  He must have been so completely beaten down by his father that he needed the fantasied authority of the father figure (the Knight Templar or the fatherland) to dictate his life and give him permission to carry out the brutality and hate that was no longer able to be controlled.  Hatred of Muslims, racial purity, mysticism, and automatism are all symptoms stemming from the fascist’s orgastic impotence.  From a social perspective, using Muslims as scapegoats aggravated an already tense social situation between Muslims and non-Muslims which generated even more public interest in his case.

Despite being heavily armored, the fascist still has a sense of life within himself but experiences it only in a mystical, distorted fashion.  Excited by intolerable feelings of longing that can never be satisfied, he strikes out brutally and murderously against those who he senses are lively and free.  He then rationalizes his actions as a mystical cause that is just and necessary to safeguard the purity of his race and to maintain dominance over other less pure races.  To achieve his objective, he will let nothing stop him from destroying those who threaten him or stand in his way.

This case illustrates that two forces were required, one originating from his individual (paranoid schizophrenic) character and the other from his socio-political (fascist) character.  These forces conspired to bring about this tragic occurrence.

The Effect Of Armor On Thought Processes

In the healthy individual, thought processes are fluid and can adapt to changes in natural (including social) conditions. This is called functional thinking, thinking the way nature functions.  The individual’s capacity to think functionally is a reflection of  an absence of armor particularly of the  ocular segment which includes the eyes and it’s extension into the brain.

The effect of armor is to rigidify biological functions including the function of thought. Instead of adapting thought processes to the way nature functions,  armored thinking is used in the service of rationalizing the individual’s preconceived view of the world.   Examples of armored thinking in politics are the ideologies of the political Left and the Right.  Each of these ideologies is based on specific differences in the distribution of  the individual’s armor.  In the natural sciences, the mechanistic/mystical form of armored thinking dominates scientific thought.  According to the mechanistic view, all of nature operates according to the mechanical laws governing machines.  When mechanistic thinking fails to explain, the scientist appeals to mystical ideas, ideas with no factual basis, to complete the explanation. Mechanistic/mystical thinking  not only grossly distorts nature but, more importantly, it serves as a powerful defense against any attempt to replace it with a  functional view of the natural world.  Today, mechanistic thinking in the natural sciences functions is defending itself in the same ferocious manner against functional thinking that mystical Church doctrine was dogmatically employed against natural scientists, “heretics,” in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Origin Of The Ideologies Of The Left And The Right

In order to understand what is wrong with political ideologies one must first recognize what is right about them from a biophysical point of view.  In my blog on February I stated that the politics of the Left and Right originate from the basic contradiction in the structure of all armored humans: the longing for freedom on the one hand and fear of freedom on the other.

The ideology of the true liberal is determined by and is an expression of the underlying human longing for freedom, happiness and a desire for social improvement.  The ideology of the true conservative is determined by a sense that these desired states of being if not unrealistic, are, at the very least, not practically attainable beyond what people actually have.

Thus, liberal ideology has always been more popular and attractive to the masses and why it is that left-leaning presidents in the past such as Wilson, Roosevelt and Kennedy have enjoyed an inordinate amount of  adoration.  In today’s anti-authoritarian era social conditions are even worse that before.  Many people including especially those on the political Left are in a state of chronic over-expansion and unsatisfaction.  Originating from their helplessness and need to taken care, their expectation to be given a continuous  supply of  security and material possessions seems unquenchable.  This need fits in well with President Obama’s far left domestic policies and accounts for his continuing popularity among this segment of the population even as social and economic conditions worsen.

Our Dysfunctional Economy

The vitality of a nation depends on its ability to regulate itself economically.  The well-being of the economy is a reflection of the quality and quantity of people’s biological work function.  Since armored humans have a disturbance in their work function in varying types and degrees, the ability for self regulation of the nation’s economy must become dysfunctional.  A sign of the worsening in their emotional health in today’s anti-authoritarian society is the decline in the quality and quantity of  people’s capacity to work .  The  degradation of the American economy is a direct result.

Some of the signs of the degradation in the work function are seen in the following manifestations of social pathology:

1) The increase in the number of people’s economic helplessness, those who depend on the government for their survival. This is done either directly in the form of handouts of welfare checks or indirectly through the unionism of the public sector.

2) The rising power of unions over workers’ lives.

3) The increasing sense of public entitlement, expecting something from the government in all segments of society, from individuals to giant corporations.

4) The application of affirmative action rules in the workplace.

5) Irresponsible and fraudulent credit practices by business and government leaders resulting in the erosion of public trust in the marketplace and in financial institutions such as banks.

In response to the economic troubles, the government steps in to “do something”  by passing laws in the form of  spending, including bail-out and regulatory legislation, none of which has anything whatsoever to do with the underlying source of the economic problems.  Self regulation in the private sector is replaced by compulsive regulation from the public sector.  These politicians are incapable of  admitting  that they have no solution to improve social conditions.  Others who are more realistic know that they have nothing better to offer except to cut back on the government’s involvement in trying to fix things.  This is the only possible rational solution considering the general lack of understanding of the  biological work function.

The Breakdown Of The American Two Party System

The breakdown of the two party system began with the anti-authoritarian transformation of American society around 1960.  Pseudo-liberal/communist politicians succeeded in infiltrating and taking over the Democratic party This brought abut a shift in the American political mainstream to the left of center.  Because of this shift, there was no longer a far left in American politics, only a far right.  Republicans who were on the political right reacted to this shift by forming a party of their own, the Conservative party.  Politics became ideologically polarized.  The relationship between pseudo-liberals and conservatives became one of antagonistic opposition.

The anti-authoritarian transformation resulted in an explosion of social problems such as the breakdown of the authoritarian family with all of its catastrophic consequences.  People were helpless to cope with this breakdown and many looked to politics for solutions.  With no knowledge of the depths of humanities problems, politicians took over and  posed as liberators caring for the public.  This situation gave rise to socio-politics.  But politicians can never provide answers to people’s social problems.  In fact, it is their very helplessness that is a major part of people’s problems, their inability to deal with their personal and economic problems in a healthy manner.

Today, an increasing number of independent and responsible people are becoming fed up with politicians and the politics of both parties and their makeshift and self-serving solutions.   According to a Harris poll, the number of people who called themselves Democrat or Republican declined in the past several decades.  During the same time, the percentage of  “independent” voters increased.  Democrats dropped from 49% to 35% and Republicans dropped from 31% to 28% while independents rose from 20%  to 28%.

The tragedy is that there is nowhere for dissatisfied voters to go.  Desperate politicians keep coming up with the same outworn solutions by providing socialistic remedies to the  dependent and helpless masses while the independent people’s disillusion with politics grows.

Nothing will change for the better until people start looking within themselves for the source of their problems and not to external sources such as politics.  Then it will be possible for people to help themselves.

The Importance Of Experiencing Fear

Experiencing the emotion of fear (biophysical contraction) is a vital function for individual and social survival.  This is true for all animal species  including humans.  Because of  the presence of armor, many humans have lost the ability to experience fear as a reaction to danger.  In them, it is either distorted and felt as anxiety or it is not felt at all.  In fact, today’s anti-authoritarian society is in a state of a chronic,  false sense of well-being ( biophysical expansion), individually, economically and politically.

Anxiety is a symptom of an underlying emotional disorder.  This is the reason that  fear including its distorted manifestation, anxiety, is avoided by almost everyone at all costs.  Since people are unwilling to look inward for the source of what is disturbing them, they look outward and blame their personal emotional problems on external sources.  Or, they avoid feelings entirely and are left being out of touch with themselves.  One way to avoid anxiety is to extinguish any uncomfortable feeling with the help of medication such as prescription or street drugs.  Instead of rejecting  these drugs and tolerating their uncomfortable emotions, which would be a healthier reaction, many look to drugs as a panacea.  People’s avoidance reaction to experiencing fear and anxiety is, in fact, the real reason for the popularity of marijuana and the power behind the  political push to have it legalized.

Another way to avoid disturbing feelings is through the defensive use of the intellect.  According  to this approach, everyone (including those who are forsworn to destroy people’s freedom throughout the world if they have the opportunity), is viewed as harmless or well-intentioned.  Therefore, fearing them and taking appropriate defensive action is not rational or is unnecessary.

To the contrary, the inability to experience fear renders individuals as well as society as a whole defenseless. History has repeatedly shown that emotional plague-ridden individuals will sooner or later appear and take advantage of other  people’s vulnerability to usher in a catastrophe on an individual or social scale.

People’s Substitute Fascination With Evil

An article in USA Today (June 3, 2011) reports that the movies that are most in demand by the public this summer are the ones that feature different aspects of human evil. According to one movie director, “Your movie is only as good as your villain is.”

People’s obsession with evil and frightening villains can be understood only from a functional energetic viewpoint. Those who are fascinated with the subject are the ones who are severely emotionally out of contact with both the inner and outer worlds.  Experiencing the cinematic depiction of human evil in a vivid and realistic manner induces the emotion of fear (biophysical contraction) and serves to bring people into partial, albeit distorted contact with themselves.  Viewing these movies satisfies people’s need for a temporary, substitute form of emotional contact.

Mr. Netanyahu’s Speech: The Exception That Proves The Rule

In my blog “Making Sense Of Politics”, May 21, 2011 I state that the biological core, the source of every constructive social endeavor is not represented at all in social life.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the joint session of Congress on May 24, 2011 is the exception that proves the rule.

Mr. Netanyahu’s view of the Arab-Israeli conflict originates from his biological core.  It is life positive and is based on the right of all humans, Jews and Arabs alike, to live with each other in peace and harmony.  This means recognizing Israel as an independent Jewish state. His aggressive response against Islamic terrorist organizations such as Hamas has proven to be more effective in securing the state of Israel in a hostile world than the approach of the soft-liners.

His approach indicates that he has some understanding of the emotional plague’s operation.  For example, in his speech he stated that whenever any mention is made of terrorist attacks that are made against Israel, the world reacts with silence, and attention is directed on Israel as the culprit.  However, having an intuitive awareness of the plague is one thing and stopping its destructiveness is another.  The plague must be universally recognized for what it is, a destructive social force embedded in every armored individual that can, when conditions are right, wreck havoc on every life positive social vision such as the one so eloquently stated by Mr. Netanyahu before Congress.  The world will probably soon forget Mr. Netanyahu’s words as the emotional plague of armored humans silences him in front of everyone’s eyes.

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.

Making Sense Of Politics

In order to make sense of politics one first has to think functionally and have an understanding of the three basic layers of the bio-psychic structure of  armored humans: the biological core, the destructive middle layer and the superficial layer or social facade. Otherwise, one is likely to throw one’s hands up in frustration and walk away from what is happening.

All political interactions occur from the social facade.  However most political activity originates from the destructive middle layer while the biological core, the source of every constructive social endeavor, is not represented at all in social life.  To make matters worse, most people operate in politics as if the destructive middle layer, the source of human evil, did not even exist.  It’s as if the emperor has no clothes: all political activity is believed to occur and can be addressed satisfactorily in a rational, parliamentary fashion from the social facade.  This charade, expounded mainly by the political Left, continues to have tragic consequences while the political Right, having nothing better to offer, finds itself following in the same path.

This is the unfortunate state of affairs in politics today.  It is the reason that American society is falling apart and that the survival of America nationally and internationally is increasingly becoming a matter of chance.  People in political power remain ignorant of the underlying dynamics of the biological forces, both healthy as well as destructive, that govern social life.  What is more, there is no indication that they are in the least bit interested in learning about them.  “Politics as usual” is the rule.

The world is fortunate to have knowledge that can potentially reverse this dangerous decline in social conditions.  The subject of politics is discussed extensively in my upcoming book, “Neither Left Nor Right”.

The Mechanistic And Mystical Views On Human Sexuality

Differences in the world views of armored people’s mechanistic and mystical thinking are apparent in every area of human life including human sexuality. When applied to living functions, mechanistic and mystical thinking are distortions and serve as a defense against seeing things as they really are. These views generally correspond to the thinking of the political Left (mechanistic thinking) and the Right (mystical thinking).

When applied to human sexuality, mechanistic thinking seems to be able to investigate every aspect of human sexuality in minute detail from different varieties of pre-genital sexual activity to the hormones, neurotransmitters and brain centers that are involved in sex. After all of the studies, little if anything new has been learned about the sexual functions of emotional life. Mystical thinking, on the other hand, focuses on terms such as “love”, “energy” and so on that have no physical basis.

Both views contain serious distortions. They ignore the existence of the physical biological energy that is capable of providing the basis for understanding every aspect of the human sexual function. Knowledge of this energy, which was discovered by Wilhelm Reich around 1940, continues to remain off limits to those who think mechanistically or mystically through their armored character structures.  Through bio-electric experimentation, Reich found that the charge at the skin surface increased during states of pleasure and decreased during states of anxiety. He concluded that there is a real physical energy involved in these differing emotional states. The emotions of pleasure and anxiety correspond to different directions of energy movement; from the center of the organism to the periphery in pleasure, from the periphery to the center in anxiety. From clinical investigation he concluded that the sexual orgasm in the relatively unarmored organism functions like a safety valve to regulate its energy economy and by so doing prevents the build-up of energy that can lead to every form of human pathology, medical, social and psychological. However, in most armored people the regulatory function of the orgasm is disturbed and this is why  they cannot recognize it’s functional importance in maintaining emotional and physical health. The current mechanistic-mystical views on human sexuality are the inevitable result of armored thinking.

Symptomatic Versus Curative Approaches To Medical Illness

In almost every case, the approach of the mechanistic physician to illness is to focus on and eliminate the disturbing presenting symptom. This is because the underlying cause of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, schizophrenia and so on  is outside his or her scope. To  make matters worse, most seek medical help when they develop overt signs and symptoms of illness at a time when the disease process has become irreversible and the only possible treatment is symptomatic.  The impressive advances in infectious diseases, surgical techniques and the diagnostic sophistication of specialized branches of medicine only serve to highlight how far medicine has gone in the direction of mechanization. Medical specialties excel exactly because the application of mechanistic principles to medical practice develops in the direction of greater specialization.

One must step outside this mechanistic paradigm in order to find a truly curative approach to medical (including psychiatric) illnesses. Wilhelm Reich’s discovery of the biopathic predisposition of armored organisms to illness provides exactly that. A biopathy is a pulsatory energy disturbance of the plasmatic system (which consists of the autonomic nervous system and the vascular system) resulting from the presence of chronic armor. The approach of the medical orgone therapist  is to gradually eliminate the pulsatory disturbance which underlies the biopathic symptom. Successful dissolution of armor results not only in elimination of the disturbing symptom but also in the a permanent improvement in the individual’s functioning and emotional well being. Armor prevention in infants and children would be an important natural, not a mechanically artificial, step toward improving the level of health and longevity in the general population.

The Anti-authoritarian Degeneration On College Campuses

The anti-authoritarian social order has invaded every area of social life.  None more so than on our college campuses.  The reason for this destructive turn of events is never asked because the answer lies outside the framework of conventional mechanistic-mystical thinking.  It has to do with the push of sexual energy in these young people and their incapacity to achieve genuine satisfaction because of armor.  The resultant undischarged  sexual energy gives rise to all sorts of pathological symptoms including, in some students, acting out social disturbances on college campuses.  Today more than ever the emotional basis of these symptoms is consistently ignored.

In the past authoritarian era society was well ordered.  Personal problems of individuals were dealt with on an individual level by those who were authorized to handle them.  In today’s anti-authoritarian society, personal problems have become politicized as social issues and are dealt with not by individuals but by groups of people, committees and so on.  Individual authority has been replaced by collective authority.  It is at this point that the current administration  as Big Brother regularly enters to “solve” the problem, in this case, by providing  federal “guidelines” on what is considered to be proper (politically correct) social behavior on college campuses.

This example illustrates the tactic typically used by pseudo-liberal/ communist politicians in their attempt to achieve control of American society: To seize upon any current social problem or create one where none exists and then to provide a centralized, government-sponsored solution for it.

Conspiracy Theories And The Operation Of The Emotional Plague

Conspiracy theories are an attempt on the part of armored humans to understand the existence of the emotional plague. However, armored people think  of social interactions in terms of conscious intent and this is the weakness of all conspiracy theories. Regardless of the merit of the facts, they attribute some kind of malice or deliberate intent on the part of the alleged conspirators. By so doing, they miss the essential point that all human behavior is driven by the persons individual or socio-political character structure. This behavior originates from and is determined by unconscious biological forces residing deep within the destructive secondary layer of armored people.

Emotional plague ridden individuals do not consciously “conspire” to organize and carry out their destructive actions. They spontaneously gravitate to each other and operate together because they share a common goal without any conscious or evil intent. The collaboration of Hugo Chavez of Venezuela on the extreme Left and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran on the extreme Right illustrates the tendency of plague individuals to spontaneously organize against their common enemy, the free world (particularly America), even though they belong on opposite sides of the socio-political spectrum.

The Rise In The Number Of Children And Adolescents Requiring Psychiatric Care

I started my psychiatric residency in 1960. Compared to today, children and adolescents were a relatively small part of the psychiatric population and treatment consisted almost entirely of some form of psychotherapy. The use of medication for the treatment of children and adolescents was unheard of. In the following decades, more and more young people came to the attention of the psychiatrist and drugs were introduced in their treatment. Today, the treatment of choice for children and adolescents is with medication designed to suppress the disturbing symptom.

The increase in the number of young people needing psychiatric help is one of the many destructive consequences of the transformation of Western society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian. The authoritarian society of the past was based on the authoritarian family. Based on sexual repression, the father was the enforcer of compulsive authority and the mother, in particular, was the bearer of the authoritarian moral code, of distinguishing right from wrong. From the standpoint of society, when repression was successful there was a general sense of social stability manifested as loyalty and respect for authority and authoritarian social institutions.

In today’s anti-authoritarian social order there has been a weakening in the authoritarian family. From a behavioral standpoint  parents are not able to be emotionally responsible  for raising and taking care of their children. Society is being torn apart. The old authoritarian morality has been replaced by a far more destructive morality, political correctness, based on authority which originates from outside the local authority of the family. The new authority is qualitatively very different from the old authoritarian authority since it consists of people’s opposition to traditional forms of authority. This has necessarily resulted in centralized or collective authority. Full of disrespect for all forms of traditional authority, children and adolescents are increasingly out of touch with their biological core and with traditional values and practices that once held society together. There has been a sharp rise in anxiety levels manifested in severe attention deficits (disturbances in contact), hyperactivity and various forms of impulsive behavior requiring psychiatric attention. Many of these conditions did not exist 50 years ago. Unfortunately the only form of treatment at the traditional psychiatrist’s disposal is with symptom suppressing medications. The underlying source of the emotional problems of young people are consistently evaded.

By contrast, those trained by the American College of Orgonomy in medical and social orgonomy understand and are prepared to deal with the destructive changes in people’s structure resulting from the anti-authoritarian transformation of our society (see ” The Practice of Medical Orgone Therapy in Anti-authoritarian Society” in The Journal of Orgonomy, volume 43 number 2).

The Brain Is Not The Mind: What Can And Cannot Be Expected From The New Brain Atlas

Mechanistic scientists believe that the brain and the mind are one and the same. A 55 million $ computerized atlas of the human brain has recently been built for purposes of studying not only organic diseases involving the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease and autism but also psychiatric illnesses such as depression that are supposedly believed to originate in the brain (“Atlas Gives Scientists New View of the Brain,” Wall Street Journal April 13, 2011.)

The atlas may have value in pinpointing organic brain diseases; however, equating the mind (psyche) exclusively with the brain and not with the whole body which includes the brain has been downright destructive because it has set the stage for mechanizing the practice of psychiatry. Through a better understanding of brain physiology, psychiatrists hope that they somehow will have a pharmacological cure for mental illnesses by altering brain functioning.

This view of mental illness has brought about the current deplorable state of psychiatric practice where the diagnosis and treatment of every patient is exclusively determined by the symptom that is exhibited. From the symptom, a drug has to be manufactured that is hoped to be “tailor made” to treat in cook book fashion the “brain disorder” that is responsible for it.

Since, however, psychic illness is the result of a disorder of the whole body and not just the brain, this pharmacological goal can never be reached no matter how well brain physiology is understood. Sooner or later the psychiatric profession will have to realize the futility of this mechanistic-mystical approach. They will  have to come to grips with the enormous destructive consequences of their erroneous ways of thinking and start thinking functionally. What they must attain in order to effectively treat psychiatric disorders is not a better psychiatric drug but a functional  understanding of the simultaneous identity and antitheses of psyche (mind) and soma (body) that underlies health and disease.

Natural Authority, Compulsive Authority And Anti-authority

The emotional plague thrives on confusion by generating more of the same. The mix-up around the significance of authority is an important example. As a result, there is no general understanding of the distinction between the social function of rational and irrational forms of authority.

This distinction depends on recognizing the three layers of the human bio-psychic structure: the biological core, the secondary destructive layer and the surface or superficial facade. Rare in armored society, natural authority originates from the biological core and is directly expressed without distortion through the surface. It serves to maintain healthy forms of social life.

The transformation of Western society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian occurred around 1960. The typical form of authority in authoritarian Western society of the past was  compulsive authority.  Through repression, it was directed against both impulses from the biological core (healthy) and pathological (destructive) impulses of people.  Despite its shortcomings, the authoritarian social order largely preserved the authority of individuals.  The repressive focus of compulsive authority on healthy versus pathological life depended on the rigidity of the particular authoritarian society.

Anti-authoritarianism is the typical form of authority in today’s liberal, Western societies. It  developed as a result of the breakdown of the past authoritarian social order and its necessary replacement with centralized (State/collective) authority. Primarily opposed to any form of individual or local authority and healthy expression from the biological core,  anti-authoritianism originated from and is in the service of expressing impulses from the secondary destructive layer of armored human beings. Core contact is completely absent. Today’s anti-authoritarian social order is directly responsible for the qualitative disintegration of every form of social life.

What Is Required For The Democratization Of Islamic Countries

In his article “Confronting Gadhafi Is Not Enough” (Wall Street Journal, March 19-20, 2011),  Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair writes that the reason why Islamic countries have not achieved democratic status is “because cultural and social modernization has not taken place in these countries and proper religion has been perverted to breed fanatics, not democrats.”  This answer although correct does not go far enough and it underestimates the enormous depth of social problems confronting Islamic countries.

My book “The Emotional Plague, The Root Of Human Evil” identifies the steps that must be taken before any legitimate form of democracy can develop in Muslim countries. These steps which must originate from within the people themselves are the following:

1) Identifying and social sequestering of emotional plague characters on the political Left and Right.

2) Discouraging tribalism.

3) Emancipating women.

4) Separating the Islamic religion from the State.

5) Eliminating sex-negative practices in child rearing and the hateful mystical indoctrination of young people in principles of Islamic Fundamentalism.

These are monumental tasks that will take generations to accomplish even under the best of circumstances. Despite the revolutions that are currently taking place throughout the Muslim world, it is illusory to think that any legitimate form of democracy can ever be established in Muslim countries. Having lived under severe authoritarian repression for centuries, Muslims have no experience in democratic self-governance. The present tyrants will be replaced by others who are likely to be more repressive that the current ones. Iran is an example. Following Iran, Turkey, one of the few secular Islamic countries, is rapidly moving toward re-Islamization.

It must be generally recognized that the energy source of the emotional plague – human destructiveness toward others- and the formation of every kind of totalitarian state ultimately resides in the helplessness of the masses, their mystical longing to be cared for by those in power and their thwarted sexual frustration that can quickly turn into social rebellion through Western-style  political causes.

The Demise Of Modern Psychiatry

More than any other discipline,  psychiatry has lost its autonomy as an independent branch of the medical sciences and, as a result, it is now more or less under the complete influence of the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.  No longer is the psychiatrist the one who is in complete charge of the patient. Today,  the psychiatrist treats the psychiatric symptom such as anxiety, depression etc with medication. while the psychologist or social worker treats the “whole patient.”

How did this tragic degradation in this once highly respected profession come about? The decline in the quality of psychiatric care is directly related to the psychiatrist’s failure to understand the origin and functions of emotions that underlie psychiatric illness.  This necessarily led to a mechanistic, brain-centered distortion of psychiatric illness and a symptom based system of diagnosis and treatment.  The elimination of the troublesome symptom, not the establishment of emotional health, became the goal of psychiatric treatment.  The mechanistically oriented psycho-pharmacologist gradually  replaced the function of the psychotherapist as the primary caretaker.  With the use of medication, the energy behind the patient’s psychiatric problematic symptom is blocked from being experienced but this occurs at the expense of his emotional well-being.

The mechanistic distortions of human emotional life that we see today in the practice of psychiatry did not occur because of a lack of knowledge.  They could have been prevented if the medical discoveries of Wilhelm Reich such as the existence of biological energy, the function of armor and the orgasm function were understood and incorporated into the existing body of psychiatric knowledge.  Tragically, the overwhelming majority of psychiatrists were and still are unable to think functionally and grasp the crucial importance of these discoveries.  They are left with a sterile approach to human illness, one that cannot be sustained for long before the public at large and the psychiatric profession itself become disillusioned with the current state of affairs and look for a better alternative to what they have.

The Spread Of The Anti-authoritatian Social Order To The Muslim World

The transformation of Western society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian began around 1960.  A manifestation of the emotional plague (see glossary), it was partly the result of the so-called sexual revolution and the decline in the authoritarian form of sexual repression.  The promise of the new anti-authoritarian society was  hoped to bring about greater sexual freedom and happiness for the younger generation.  In reality, because no attempt was made to distinguish between rational authority which requires protection and compulsive or neurotic authority, what it brought about was disastrous.   Much of what was of value in the authoritarian order such as the structure of the family was destroyed  as well as the breakthrough of every kind of destructive social activity imaginable.  To make matters worse, there was no attempt made to look at the reasons that the sexual needs of young people were not fulfilled and why the movement ended in disaster.

Because of the enormous technological advances of Western civilization such as the computer and the Internet it was only a matter of time before the anti-authoritarian movement with its mindless, mechanical emphasis on unconditional freedom for all people would spread from the West and infect the rigidly authoritarian nations of the Muslim world.  The revolutions that are currently happening throughout the Islamic world are only the first wave of what is to come.  At present, the social, economic  and military consequences of these revolutions can only be guessed at because these are the most superficial manifestations of the anti-authoritarian movement.  What is certain, however, is that the power of the deposed rulers will be taken over by others  but there will be no genuine improvement in social conditions in Islamic nations until people’s underlying biological emotional needs, particularly those of newborns, infants and children are recognized and protected. Until then, these countries will continue to be a potential breeding ground for tyrants and terrorists.

The Rebellious Arab States And The Emotional Plague

Once again, the drama of the conflict between people’s longing to be free and their fear of freedom is being played out, this time in the form of popular uprisings against military dictatorships in Arab Nations throughout North Africa and the Middle East.  It is an old story as old as the history of civilization itself.  Once again, many in the Free World are euphorically  rooting for the oppressed people to be freed from their oppressors.   Once again, no one is able to ask the obvious questions: Why are people oppressed in the first place?  How is it possible that a handful of despotic leaders can enslave millions of people?  How can such an outcome be prevented in the future?  Why are people able to see and deal with only the surface of social problems and not their underlying causes?

The answer to these questions has to do with the existence of human armor.  For example, because of their armored condition, when the subjugated masses are liberated they are not able to function differently than they did before. People want freedom but they are terrified of being free.  New tyrants are always ready and waiting to take control of them, often with a worsening of social conditions.  This is the operation of the emotional plague – the destructive behavior of humans on each other.

Until people open their eyes and start honestly looking at themselves for the source of their problems, the hopeless cycle of social oppression followed by people’s rebellion against tyrants will continue with  increasing severity and loss of human life.  This task requires that people start taking the existence of the emotional plague and its devastating effects on human life seriously.

Why There Can Never Be A Truce Between The Left And The Right

Political ideology originates from the basic contradiction in the structure of every armored human being: the longing  for greater freedom and happiness on the one hand and the desire for safety and security on the other.  In America, liberal ideology is determined by and is the expression of the underlying hope for the promise of freedom and universal happiness. Liberal ideologues have no sense of people’s  biophysical limitations based on their armored condition.  Conservative ideology is determined by the belief that these desired states of being, if not unrealistic are, at the very least, not practically attainable beyond what people actually have.  Therefore, people in America should count their blessings and feel  grateful for what they have.

From a biophysical standpoint, ideological differences are the result of differences in people’s pattern of armor. In general, liberal characters have greater amounts of ocular armor relative to muscular armor.  Relying solely on their intellect, they see the world idealistically, that is, the way they would like it to be. This distorted and highly destructive view permits them to come up with political and social “solutions” that they mistakenly believe will solve social problems.  The pattern of armor is reversed in conservative characters.  In general, they have less ocular armor and more muscular armor.  Conservatives are in better touch with reality and recognize their limitations in being able to bring about social improvement. These biologically based differences in the pattern of armor account for the ideologies of the Left and Right and is the reason that they can never see eye to eye on any particular social or political issue.

The Triumph Of Mechanistic Thinking In The Social Sciences

In every one of the natural sciences, the destructiveness of mechanistic thinking is contained in its characteristics:

1) It is causal in a mechanistic way.  For example, all that needs to be done to have a democratic society is to get rid of the repressive regime.  Nothing is said of what the conditions in social living must be before this change from a dictatorship  to a democracy can happen or why the repressive regime has been in power in the first place.

2) Quantitative factors to achieve a democracy are the only ones that are considered important; qualitative factors are ignored.  For example, what is necessary to have a successful revolution is to have a majority of people who are opposed to the regime in power.  It does not matter whether or not these people share the same ideas about what the goals of the revolution are.  These qualitative differences in people’s socio-political character structure, which in reality may be insurmountable, are things that somehow can be worked out later.

3) Only external, environmental factors are important in determining human behavior; internal factors such as people’s emotional dependency on others and their inability to do productive work do not count.  Thus, the effects of character armor in influencing how people think and behave in society can be effectively ignored and the source of human destructiveness pass unnoticed by almost everyone.

History has repeatedly shown that when  dictators have been brought down and people are faced with having to govern themselves, their political differences, inability to organize rationally and personal problems come to the surface.  Then, social armor becomes even more entrenched and social conditions become worse than they were before the revolution.

The Biological Origin Of Political Correctness

In his article “The Origins of Political Correctness” which appeared in volume 43, number 2 issue of  The Journal of Orgonomy, Bill Lind describes political correctness as “the disease of the century,” the distorted expression of Marxist ideas translated from economics into cultural terms.  Although correct from an historical standpoint, his understanding of the origins of political correctness are limited to the more superficial socio-economic realm.  It does not take into account the powerful biological forces residing in people’s depths that have rapidly made political correctness the dominant form of morality in twenty-first century America.

The transformation of social armor from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian that began around 1960 was accompanied by a corresponding change in the structure of individual armor.  Prior to that time, in most adults armor was contained in the skeletal muscles.  With the transformation of social armor, a shift occurred in the pattern of armor of young people from the musculature to the brain.  Ocular armor increased at the expense of muscular armor in a large segment of the adult population.  This shift resulted in a dramatic change in the way morality was experienced and expressed.

The authoritarian morality of the past originated to a great extent from muscular armor.  Its function was to preserve the authoritarian way of life.  With the shift of individual armor from the musculature to the brain in a large number of young people there occurred a qualitative change in morals.  Authoritarian morality with its absolute distinction between right and wrong based on emotional feelings became replaced by political correctness, an expression of a qualitatively different kind of morality originating exclusively from the brain.

Functioning to establish the anti-authoritarian social order over authoritarianism, the morality of political correctness is a highly infectious and pernicious  manifestation of the emotional plague because it appeals to people’s intellect and it is well rationalized as being for the common good of everyone.

The Socio-political Dynamics Of A Con Operation

As in the case of individuals, a con operation in the socio-political arena involves the dynamic interaction of two forces.  With two individuals there is, on the one hand, the person who has an emotional or material need for something and on the other, there is the con artist waiting and ready to “supply” this need.  The relationship between the investors and Bernie Madoff with his Ponzi scheme is a classic example.

The same relationship exists in the socio-political realm.  Here, the two forces are the emotionally crippled, helpless  public who have a neurotically based material need to be given something on the one hand, and the freedom peddlers in government who seem to be able to supply this need; for example, by providing low interest mortgage loans or “free” health care coverage, on the other.  Borrowing from Peter (the productive, taxpaying segment of society) to pay Paul (the non-productive, non-taxpaying segment) is an example of a huge Ponzi scheme that is operating by politicians in the Federal government in front of everyone’s eyes.  The con operation happens mostly unnoticed because an ever increasing segment of the American public believes that  they are in need of being taken care of and the responsibility is quickly assumed  by leftist-oriented  politicians of both parties ready to take advantage of the situation. Most importantly, this situation does nothing to improve the quality of life of the people that are supposedly being helped. It makes them even more dependent on the government than they were before. It also further erodes the free market as it lines the pockets and increases the power of the con artists acting collectively in politics.

The way to stop a con is to expose it.

The Choice Is Between Bad And Worse

Any attempt by people at political solutions to social problems always results in an existing bad situation becoming a worse one.  The reason for this tragic turn of events is the limitations in people’s ability to tolerate freedom. In their political struggles, people’s longing for greater freedom becomes thwarted by their own armor and this prevents them from actually being able to achieve the freedom that they desire.  This inability on the part of the people always permits the forces of the organized emotional plague to enter the political arena and take advantage of the power vacuum bringing about a more totalitarian regime than that which existed before.  A bad social condition turns worse.

Once again, this destructive chain of events manifested by Arab unrest is being played out, this time in countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Democracy requires more than a free election.  Nothing has been learned from past experience. Nothing still is understood about people’s biophysical intolerance for freedom and the reason for their trapped existence in the first place, which is their armored condition.  This brings to the surface the forces of the emotional plague that are contained in the structure of all humans. These forces can and will turn every hope of people struggling for a better life into more despair.

The True Meaning Of ‘Christ Died For Your Sins.’

A cornerstone of Christian philosophy, this phrase is a manifestation or symptom of armored human thinking.  All symptoms consist of two components, an impulse and a defense. In this case, the impulse consists of man’s attempt to relieve himself of his guilt (sinfullness) by placing the burden of responsibility on Christ the Savior.  The defense consists in concealing through mystical distortion the true reason for Christ’s death.  By removing the distortion, this phrase would become clear and read: “Christ died because of mans sinfullness.”  In his book, “The Murder of Christ,” Wilhelm Reich showed that human beings murdered Christ because of their sinfullness, i.e. evil, resulting from the emotional plague within them.

The Political Strategy Of Leftist Ideologues

In order to make sense of the political behavior of leftist ideologues in America, an understanding of the three functional layers of every individual’s bio-physical structure is necessary. These are the superficial layer or facade, the deeper, socially destructive middle layer and the deepest layer, the biological core.

Having no contact with their core and depending on whether or not they are in political power, ideologues on the political Left shift back and forth from their superficial layer (by impersonating  true liberals) to their destructive, middle layer and back again. When not in political power (prior to 2008), they operated from their superficial layer and pretended that they were genuine liberals. Once they gained power in 2008, these falsely named (pseudo) liberals revealed their true identity. In full view of a surprised public, they abandoned their liberal facade and blatantly operated entirely from their destructive middle layer. They packaged their socialist agenda as social progress and shoved it down the public’s throat, proving that their objective is to weaken and ultimately destroy America both domestically and internationally and that therefore, they are, in fact no different than old-fashioned communists. Now  that they are again not politically dominant (in 2011), they have returned to assuming their seemingly benign  liberal facade. And this is the way that the Left will appear until they next take control of government. This is called the salami method of government, takeover of a country slice by slice

The Left’s temporary retreat is designed to give the appearance  that they are currently relenting on some of their destructive political rhetoric and goals. Because the public recognizes only what is on the political surface, this will be viewed by some on the Right as a victory but this is wishful thinking. The facile changes in the pseudo-liberal/communist’s facade are entirely calculated.Their tactics are always in the service of maintaining and increasing political control over people.

The Problem Of Aggression

To resolve the problem of aggression a distinction must be made between natural, healthy aggression, energy that originates from the biological core and is expressed rationally without distortion and neurotic aggression, energy that becomes distorted and irrational as it passes through the armor.

The confusion resulting from this mix-up sets the emotional plague in motion. Because of their biophysical intolerance and fear of aggression from the biological core, those on the political Left are quick to view all forms of aggression, healthy and neurotic, as pathological. This permits them to politicize public acts of violence  such as the recent Tuscon massacre to discredit the political Right. They automatically associate aggression with violence and the political Right. Although those on the Right are able to tolerate aggression, they also do not distinguish between its two forms. When attacked, they are placed in a defensive position where all they can do is to point out the political nature of the Left’s actions. Without making clear the existence of the two forms of aggression, healthy and sick, the Right’s response is only partially effective.  It facilitates expression of the emotional plague and increases the political influence of the Left.

Massacre In Tuscon

The following is an excerpt of an article that will be included in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Orgonomy.  It is being published here with kind permission of the author, Edward Chaska M.D.

Referring to the January 8th shooting of 20 people by accused gunman Jared Lee Loughner, Dr. Chaska writes:

“Overlooked in the media’s debate over the tragic shootings of Congresswoman Giffords and nineteen others is the deadly interaction between marijuana and mental illness.  As a psychiatric consultant in a drug and rehabilitation facility I see dozens of young men and women who present in psychotic and violent states from the use of marijuana and other drugs.  Often, after three or four months of treatment and abstinence from marijuana, they are entirely changed human beings.  Marijuana users are three times as likely to develop a psychotic episode and twice as likely to develop overt symptoms of schizophrenia as are people who do not smoke marijuana.  They also suffer higher rates of anxiety and depression. Marijuana inhibits brain development and interferes with natural empathic feelings for other human beings.

“In Pennsylvania, thanks to ‘children’s rights’ advocates, children over 14 can refuse psychiatric or drug and alcohol treatment, even if their parents insist they need it.  If the media wants someone to blame for this tragedy they need look no further than the marijuana lobby and the ‘children’s rights’ advocates who interfere with a parent’s right to get treatment for their children with psychiatric and drug problems.”

With his knowledge of characterology, the trained medical orgonomist can accurately identify and effectively treat youngsters who are at risk for developing psychotic symptoms and are prone to destructive behavior long before they become violent. Mr. Loughner, who had a past history of drug use, may not have been suffering from classic schizophrenic symptoms prior to the attack but nevertheless his behavior indicated that he had a character diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia  with impulsive and homicidal tendencies. His history of marijuana use put him at greater risk to have a violent psychotic reaction. The ability of the medical orgonomist to make an early therapeutic intervention based on an accurate character diagnosis can help to prevent future tragedies.

Old-fashioned Liberalism Is Not The Answer To Arabic Racism

In his article, Egypt’s Prison of Hate (Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2011), Bret Stephens writes in response to the New  Year’s Eve massacre of a score of Coptic Christian worshipers in Alexandria, Egypt.  The political reaction of many Muslim leaders in that country blamed the attack on a Zionist plot backed by Israel.  Mr.Stephens recommends that Egyptians need old-fashioned liberalism, and in particular, disseminating an Arabic translation of the complete works of the liberal English philosopher, John Locke, starting with his “Letters Concerning Toleration.”

Unfortunately, old-fashioned liberalism has come and gone.  This solution ignores the crucial role played by people’s socio-political character structure in determining current social behavior.  Egyptians who are racist, and those leaders who defend atrocities such as this massacre, belong on the extreme right of the socio-political spectrum.  These Egyptians should not be lumped with the majority of people in that country who belong more to the political center and are therefore, non-violent.

Moreover, promoting liberal thinking does not get to the source of the enormous quantities of hatred locked deep in the character structure of all Muslim extremists.  This hatred is constantly seeking release in one form or another.  The source of this hatred is the desire for revenge that is displaced from their personal lives onto  jihad.  Liberal philosophy which originated from the most superficial layer of human structure, cannot contain the reservoir of hatred of these extremists.  Unless they are recognized and isolated from the rest of society, this scourge of destructive human behavior will continue to be out of control.

The Marijuana Problem

A sure fire indication that the emotional plague is in operation is that you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t.  How this applies to the drug problem is that no matter whether or not marijuana is legalized, the decision has destructive consequences.  If the drug is not legalized, a huge black market is created with all of it’s potential criminal results.  If it is legalized, a message is sent to our youth that there is nothing wrong with it.  In the former case, society is functioning in an authoritarian manner and feeding the rebelliousness of our youth.  In the latter case, society is functioning in an anti-authoritarian manner and not providing the guidance that young people sorely need.

To add to the confusion, there is no general recognition regarding the highly destructive medical effects of marijuana. In fact, it is this destructiveness that is the very reason that makes it so popular and the drug of choice for many users. All adolescents and young adults who do not have a satisfying heterosexual life are miserable and angry in varying degrees because undischarged sexual energy regularly gives rise to these feelings.  This is a clinical fact that is known to all medical orgonomists.  Marijuana is highly effective in deadening the emotional life of the users and putting them out of their sexual misery.  Evasion of this essential fact keeps the marijuana problem from being rationally and effectively addressed.

The Courage For Finding A Cancer Cure

An article regarding a cure for cancer recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal ( “A Geneticist’s Cancer Crusade” November 27-28 2010).  In it,  geneticist James Watson, the co-discoverer of  DNA,  declared that “we should have the courage that we can do it.”  He adds a warning: “if we say we can’t do it, we will create an atmosphere where we just let the FDA  [Food and Drug Administration] keep testing going on so pitifully.”  Dr. Watson continues, “The FDA has so many regulations…They don’t want you to try a new thing if there is an old thing that might work.”

It is true that the FDA has placed a stranglehold on any cancer research that is outside of its mechanistic paradigm. This powerful federal agency is an undisguised manifestation of the emotional plague.  It operates autonomously without any check on its sphere of power.  It is also true, as Dr. Watson states, that courage is a necessary ingredient for finding a cancer cure.  But courage, in itself, is not enough.  Modern genetics is limited in its ability to be successful because it deals exclusively with genetic functions and only in a mechanistic, not functional, fashion.  What is missing is a way of thinking that provides an understanding of the origin of the cancer process which is an area that is outside the domain of mechanistic biology.

In his investigation of the cancer process, Wilhelm Reich, M.D. found that the disease is a true biopathy, that is, a pulsatory disturbance of the plasmatic system (which consists of the autonomic nervous system and the vascular system) resulting from the presence of armor (see glossary).  The cancer biopathy involves a particular type of disturbance in the emotional life of the individual.

There must first be correct, functional, understanding of the relationship between genetic (genotypic) and emotional (phenotypic) functions in general.  But this cannot happen until the operation of the emotional plague  in obstructing genuine cancer research is fully and courageously unmasked.  The FDA stopped Dr. Reich’s cancer research in the 1940s and it is interfering with functional cancer research today.  Only when the emotional plague is first exposed will it then be possible to unravel the cancer riddle.

Adolescent Homosexuality

Adolescent sexuality is one of the most anxiety-producing and confusing situations confronting parents today.  The combination of unexpressed misery, neurotic anger and rebelliousness  resulting from the adolescent’s intense sexual frustrations makes this a particularly difficult time for adolescent and parent alike.  The problem becomes compounded because of the following complicating factors:

1. Unrecognized and unresolved sexual and other problems in parents themselves.

2. The breakthrough of enormous quantities of anxiety in the younger generation resulting from the breakdown of the authoritarian family.

3. The sexual over-stimulation and unbridled economic exploitation of an already over-stimulated younger population by the media including, in particular, the entertainment industry.

4. The abundance of sexual misinformation that is being circulated as gospel: The general acceptance of every kind of neurotic (pre-genital) sexual activity and the evasion of any discussion of healthy, genital, heterosexual activity.

The confusion generated by this highly charged and volatile social state of affairs easily triggers the expression of all forms of the emotional plague.  In the case of adolescent homosexuality, the line becomes drawn between those who favor a laissez faire attitude and are willing to permit it and those who see it as a sign of emotional sickness and discourage it.

Unfortunately, both groups see the problem from a superficial, symptomatic perspective.  Even in our age of sexual enlightenment, neither group fully recognizes the particular importance of the role that the sexual function plays in regulating the healthy adolescent’s emotional life and this widespread ignorance and evasion of the essential directly gives rise to these contradictory and irreconcilable points of view.

If Liberalism Is Dead, It’s a Very Powerful Corpse

In The Wall Street Journal article (“Liberalism: An Autopsy,” op-ed, Dec. 4) R. Emmett Tyrrell states that there has been a slow but steady decline of liberalism since the end of the Second World War and that as a political movement liberalism is dead. It is true that the usefulness of liberalism as a social philosophy came to an end after it effectively destroyed the mystical hold that Christianity had on people’s lives.  But how are we to understand that today those on the political Left are more powerful than ever and that America is fighting for its life to not be destroyed by the forces of the political left?

The short answer to this question was addressed in an article that appears in the editorial section of this web-site entitled: “Where Have All the Communists Gone?”  It has to do with the almost complete infiltration of the Democratic Party by characterological communists that started in the 1960s.  Communists accomplished this coup brilliantly by identifying themselves as true liberals without giving up in any way their total adherence to their communist ideology:  In full view of everyone, they are desperately attempting through political activism to impose their leftist ideology on the American public and to turn America into a socialist state.

An understanding of socio-political character allows one to make sense of the contradiction posed by the title of this entry:  True liberals may be on the decline but , with the help of the leftist press, pseudo-liberal/communist extremists have become part of the mainstream left.

What accounts for the success of the extreme left? From a characterological standpoint, the American public’s natural sense of fairness regarding the beliefs of others interferes with their seeing leftist extremists for the criminals that they actually are.  As a result of this naive and dangerous attitude,  pseudo-liberal/communists have become legitimized as part of American politics and the critics of the extreme left are slowly becoming marginalized.

Are Muslims Integrating or Are They “Taking Over”?

Before this question can be satisfactorily answered, there must be a characterological understanding of the “cast of characters” taking part in the drama.  This is the study of socio-political characterology.

On the side of the Muslims, there are two groups, those belonging on the extreme right of the socio-political spectrum, who would like nothing better than to take over Western countries in the name of Allah.  There are other Muslims who belong on the political center; they are willing and able to adapt to Western ways of life and respect the law of their adopted land.  The former group believe that religious and secular laws are one and the same.  These Muslims are a threat to Western society, and  should be sent back to their country of origin.  The latter group believes that religion and government should be kept separate, and recognize and respect the rule of law.

On the side of the West there are also two groups.  For example, one group in England, on the extreme political left and including  government officials and law enforcement agents, believes that Shariah law should be applied to Muslims. Others, Conservatives,  want all people in the country, Muslim as well as natives, to follow the law of the land.

On both sides the central question is whether or not religious and secular law are kept separate.   Muslim integration becomes a social problem because Western Liberals are unwilling  to enforce the laws of their land. For them, laws are not absolute and can change depending on social conditions.  Muslim integration will remain controversial until characterological factors underlying people’s beliefs is understood and applied.

The Perils Of Multiculturalism

The stated reason for multiculturalism in America is that it is supposed to “celebrate cultural diversity”.   Attempts to teach blacks, Hispanics and Muslims to speak the language of society around them and dress accordingly are denounced by multiculturalists as “cultural imperialism”  if not outright “racism.”  However, the real reason behind multiculturism is that it effectively sets one group of people, who are supposedly disadvantaged, into an antagonistic relationship with the whole of society, thereby fragmenting America.  It also serves to prevent the chosen group from advancing socially and economically. Multiculturalism is socially divisive and the ideology of masked racists.  It is a political ploy that focuses on the cultural differences between people, thereby setting one group against the other.

From the standpoint of political characterology, people who support multiculturalism belong on the far left or far right of center.  Their common belief system can unite these people from both extremes and become a political force of the emotional plague.

Two Opposing Views Of Intrauterine Life

Sponsored by the American College of Orgonomy, medical orgonomist Theodota Chasapi, M.D. gave a presentation  on The Roots of Love and Hate, The impact of Early Mother-Baby Bonding on Our Ability to Love, at the Princeton Public Library on October 2, 2010.  She presented recent findings that confirmed many of the discoveries regarding newborns and infants made in the 1940’s and 50’s by Wilhelm Reich, M.D.

Applying Reich’s clinical findings on infants, Dr.Chasapi discussed the period of life from the intrauterine through the neonatal period. Characterized by intense emotional liveliness and responsiveness of the fetus to mother, she showed   that this time was crucial in the future development of the human organism. For example, the various emotional states  that are experienced in the mother’s daily life such as pleasure and anxiety were often reflected in the identical  expressive movements (expansion and contraction) in the fetus. She reported that a healthy birth process is not simply the mechanical expulsion of the fetus from the mother’s womb but an active process in which both mother and fetus participate.  She demonstrated that the newborn is not helpless as is commonly believed, but is able to crawl up the mother’s belly and find the nipple.  Emphasizing the importance of maintaining emotional and physical contact between mother and newborn (orgonotic contact, Reich) during and following  birth, she stressed the need to prevent disruption of this contact by well-meaning adults, such as removing the infant for tests.

There is another view of intrauterine life which has recently appeared, one that on the surface seems identical but on closer examination is quite the contrary (see How the First Nine Months Shape the Rest of Your Life in Time Magazine , October 4, 2010).  Called Fetal Origins, it is the application of mechanistic/mysical principles to the study of fetal life where only physical, quantitive factors such as nutrition, pollutants, drugs and infections are considered the significant influences on healthy fetal development.  Since emotions are not correctly understood by mechanistic scientists, these factors are mentioned only as in passing.  Although the mechanical causes are real, the unrecognized emotional disturbances of the mother are the major causes of intrauterine fetal damage.  Focusing primarily on these  physical factors serves as an evasion of the emotional development of the infant.

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