reviews of neither left nor right
"Spot on. Insightful, brilliantly researched and written, a book that anyone who loves this nation needs to read."
-former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft
"A book that all Americans worried about the fate of this nation should read before it is too late."
-Dennis Miller
"A must read for all who value freedom."
-Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America
reviews of neither left nor right
"Spot on. Insightful, brilliantly researched and written, a book that anyone who loves this nation needs to read."
-former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft
"A book that all Americans worried about the fate of this nation should read before it is too late."
-Dennis Miller
"A must read for all who value freedom."
-Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America

Why People Can’t “Get” the Emotional Plague

In today’s anti-authoritarian society the emotional plague, like the coronavirus, has taken on the dimensions of a pandemic. But, in contrast to the coronavirus, it operates in front of everyone’s eyes without being seen. Before positive changes can occur in our disintegrating society, people must first have an awareness that the existence and operation of the emotional plague can operate in any person and that it can be played out in almost every area of social life,

The reason that people can’t “get it” that the emotional plague exists in them and in others is because of the distorted ways that they habitually think. Whether they know it or not, people usually think about themselves and others in moral – good versus bad – terms. Based on the effect of armor on people’s thought processes, this distorted way of thinking is a barrier that prevents them from looking at personal and social problems from a scientific, functional perspective. According to moralistic thinking, since the emotional plague is “bad”, how could everyone including oneself be a carrier? However, the emotional plague is a disease, a bio-social, medical condition similar to any other pathological state of humans. Like other medical diseases, it is understood and treated as such.

Only when the emotional plague is accurately recognized for what it actually is, not as a moral failing, by a sufficient number of people as a truly pathological condition in the social realm that is present in latent form and can appear socially in all armored humans including oneself, will it be possible to correctly “treat” its highly contagious and destructive social symptoms. This is an area where the natural scientist who is knowledgable in the functional science of social orgonomy will be of help.

For those not familiar with the term emotional plague, I suggest reading the section on Socio-Political Character Types in Man in the Trap, by Elsworth Baker.

The Social Invasiveness of the Anti-authoritarian Transformation

Accompanying the break-up of the authoritarian family spearheaded by the far-left’s attack on the authority of the father in family life, the emotional plague’s invasiveness of American society is as widespread and relentless today as much as it continues to be unrecognized. Here are more destructive social consequences of the anti-authoritarian transformation:

1) The decline of patriotism in young people. According to a Gallup poll released just before the Fourth of July of this year, the share of participants who felt “extremely proud” to be an American was the lowest in the poll’s 18-year history- just 47% down from 70% in 2003. The poll found that ” the younger you are, the less likely you are to say that patriotism is a ‘very important’ value”.

From a bio-psychiatric perspective, young people who are not in touch with their good fortune and gratitude to be living in America and who don’t feel a sense of pride to be an American live in a severe state of cluelessness. They have little if any emotional contact with their biological core. The great danger to all Americans is that these youngster’s inability to feel grateful renders them incapable of defending their freedom to live as they please if the threat to America ever becomes real.

2) The rise in the suicide rate of young people. The suicide rate among young people ages 10-14 years old has increased 56% between 2007 and 2014 according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 2007, the suicide rates in general have increased in all ages and ethnic groups during the following decade.

The reason for the rising suicide rate is unclear to child and adolescent psychiatrists. No information is being given about the early history or about the family lives of these young people, factors that are crucial to their emotional development. Not one word is said about the emotional destructiveness to youngsters resulting from the absence of contact with parental authority figures typical in today’s anti-authoritarian families. To make matters worse, leftist ideologues are never taken to task for the harm they do by systematically attacking what still remains intact of parental authority today.

3) The helplessness of mental health professionals. The people whose responsibility it is to deal with the social problems resulting from the anti-authoritarian transformation are incapable of effectively doing their job because they lack the capacity for functional thinking about the social events that are happening. What is required is a method of thinking – functional thinking – that corresponds to the way nature functions. This is contained in the science of social orgonomy.

The Elephant in the Room

One of the most obvious social phenomenon that is in front of everyone’s eyes and that no-one sees…the elephant in the room…is the transformation of Western Society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian that began around 1960. All of a sudden, human authority that had functioned for thousands of years as an organizing force responsible for maintaining and perpetuating Western civilization became a “problem” that had to be destroyed. Before this could be accomplished, the central authority figures that first had to be eliminated were its male leaders on all social levels. These we’re the ones who had the power of enforcing the sexual suppression of the authoritarian, moral code. Eliminating sexual suppression and demanding the sexual freedom of young people were believed to be the final “solutions” to humanities problems. This was behind the “sexual revolution” of the 60s. As a result of this colossal blunder all hell broke loose.

The social transformation that resulted is the background for the rise in almost all of the destructive social changes that have occurred since that time. The most important of these was the disintegration of the authoritarian family, the foundation of the authoritarian order. This social catastrophe has spawned all the other pathological social symptoms of our society. These include the public mystically looking for answers for the problems of society through politics, the rise in psychopathic and criminal activity of far-left politicians, the rise in drug related fatalities, the inability of young adults to take care of themselves as seen most dramatically in the increase in the homeless population nationwide and the general deterioration of society etc.

All of these and other symptoms of the social pathology of the transformation continue to remain enigmatic because people do not have the functional tools of social orgonomy to understand them. Knowledge of the social forces underlying the transformation and why society was transformed from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian in the first place are necessary steps that must be taken before any functional knowledge can be applied to prevent further social decline.

“Never do it the political way!”

These were Wilhelm Reich’s words regarding past attempts to improve social conditions through politics. He continues:

“People will get very enthusiastic about it. They will glow. They will burn for you. But their structures won’t follow. Their character structures can’t follow. Then you are in trouble… This discrepancy between what a human being wants, what he dreams of, what he intellectually understands as true and good and what he actually can do, i.e., what his structure, the character structure, really permits him to do, is quite a problem…It is also the gap where religion comes in with the idea of paradise.”

Today, in our anti-authoritarian society, people are being deprived of their illusory hopes in religion as it is being replaced by the a secularized, intellectualized version of it in the form of socio-politics. They are losing whatever contact that they had with themselves at the time when their emotions were tied in to their personal and religious beliefs. Today, people are more out of touch with themselves and their world than they were in the past authoritarian era.

Now more than ever, a functional understanding of what is happening to our society is vital to prevent further degradation. This knowledge is being made available through a lecture series on Social Orgonomy open to the public given by the American College of Orgonomy.

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