The Rise In People’s Cluelessness

Around 1960, a fundamental transformation in Western Society took place from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian. With the transformation, there was a change in the pattern of armor in young people. Ocular armor largely replaced muscular armor and this had destructive personal and social consequences. Emotional energy was no longer able to be bound and held back in muscular armor. As a result of the weakening of muscular armor and the increase in ocular armor, destructive emotions were expressed through intellectualized rationalizations, hatred and contempt of authority. Blame and resentment were directed at traditional authority figures in all areas of society.
Young people became more irrational and out of touch with themselves and with the world. They became more contactless. The word clueless that is in common usage today accurately describes this mental state.
Accompanying the anti-authoritarian transformation, there appeared for the first time a syndrome of symptoms in children characterized by disturbances in focusing, restlessness and hyperactivity. This condition was called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Today, the number of young American adults taking medication for ADHD has nearly doubled from 2008 to 20012. One in ten adolescent boys were taking a drug for the disorder.
Today’s adult population represents the children of the baby boomers that were growing up in the 60’s. From a bio-psychiatric perspective, a primary manifestation of the disorder that first appeared at that time, ADHD, are a result of ocular pathology. It is possible to treat this disorder without the use of medication by a qualified therapist.


  1. A great summary. I had never seen it all put together so well and so succinctly.

  2. Dear Dr. Konia,

    you only mention boys. What about the girls? I understand that they are also drugged – but mainly with antidepressants. Any orgonomic explanation why boys react with ADHD to the brave new world, while girls get depressive?

    • The study that I mention in my blog refers only to adults and boys. I do not know know about the incidence of ADHD in girls.


      The report showed that teenaged boys and girls differed in the types of CNS drugs they used in 2012. For boys, drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and similar conditions were the most commonly used; those drugs included amphetamines and miscellaneous anorexigenics, respiratory drugs, and cerebral stimulants. The 2 most commonly prescribed ADHD drugs were mixed amphetamine salts and methylphenidates.

      On the other hand, girls were about half as likely as boys to use these medications (8.84 filled prescription days per teenaged girl in 2012 vs 16.62 days for boys), and they were more likely to use antidepressants (13.27 filled days vs 8.80 for boys).

  3. I am a teacher at a free democratic school in northern Germany. I am reading your blog since years but I am impressed especially by this article. I would love to learn more about modern medical orgone observations. I only have read Reich himself and it seem that although he is not outdated there’s a lot to learn about how many children process denials of their biological needs nowerdays. Do you know any literature (best would be in German) about recent medical orgone research?

  4. Is it possible that the increase in ocular armouring in young people from the 1960’s was the result of them being the first generation raised by the television?

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