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.