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Thursday, March 3, 2016

DonTrump: The Mass Fascism Of Trump Psychology.


Don't run. Have the courage to look at yourself!—Wilhelm Reich, Little Man. 

For over a year now i’ve resisted writing about, or giving energy to DonTrump, the Donald Trump campain, and his fanatical hordes of supporters. Perhaps i was wrong to ignore him? Maybe i should have started writing and warning my friends about him sooner? But how many of my friends are Trump supporters, how many would read these words and act upon them, who would follow the links that i recommend?

Well usually, i find that the good friends i have, who might read this, would engage and are probably already familiar with the work of Wilhelm Reich. These cherished friends are probably, like myself, inspired by Dr. Robert Anton Wilson. But what about the other others, those not yet turned onto these ideas, those who hold rigid and dogmatic views, those unable to tolerate opposing opinions, and those quick to mock with name calling, ad hominem attacks, and physically attacks on the offence. Quick to judge, slow to reconsider. What is to be done?

Everything related to the emotional plague in social life can be traced back to this incapacity and lack of consciousness. It is work-democracy's contention that, by its very nature, politics is and has to be unscientific, i.e., that it is an expression of human helplessness, poverty, and suppression.--Wilhelm Reich, The Function of the orgasm.      

In his book ‘The Mass Psychology Of Fascism’ the brilliant and brave Dr. Wilhelm Reich adequately sums up the likes of D.T. In breaking down the meaning of “Fuhrer’ or ‘little father’ in German, Dr. Reich outlines the physical and psychological trends we can see around today. All around the world, we can see authoritarian bullying on every level, from the school yard to the houses of parliament, from the scout hut to the senate, and from the kindergarden to the Kremlin. Perhaps they are simply not reading and engaging in any ideas that run contrary to their own goals, a one tracked mind, full of only certainty and fundamental principles. No flexibility, no thought for the possibility of being wrong.

"The character structure of modern man, who reproduces a six-thousand-year-old patriarchal authoritarian culture is typified by characterological armoring against his inner nature and against the social misery which surrounds him. This characterolgical armoring of the character is the basis of isolation, indigence, craving for authority, fear of responsibility, mystic longing, sexual misery, and neurotically impotent rebelliousness.—Wilhelm Reich, The Function of the orgasm.        

I rekon you really should go read some Reich to get a better grasp of what is going on with these people, and with yourself, and so with luck, find little insight into the unbalanced and meaningless statements these dictators and bullies pontificate day after day, year after year. Better yet, read Prometheus Rising, or Quantum Psychology (QP), or Wilhelm Reich In Hell by Dr Robert Anton Wilson, who read and synthesized Reich’s work into entertaining and contemporary manuals for attaining a similar insight into the psychology of authority, plus fun techniques for evolving one’s own brain body system to help defend against such incursions into your self owning physical and psychical spaces.

Here in Britain, from where i am writing this, we have our own band of trumpeters, spin doctors and little fuhrers. Maggot Hatcher was dubbed the ‘Iron Lady’ due to her stern fist of rule and ultra conservatism. She had all the trappings of a male dominator, unwavering in her decisions, elitist and classist. David Cameron exhibits these ultra conservative and male dominator values, as does Trump, as does Putin, as did Hitler, Stalin and Genghis Kahn.

So from the above, i would usually just rest my case. Most, but not all, authoritarian leaders have very similar psychological and physiological traits, which can be given different words, and caged in different ways by the media spin doctors, to have varying contradicting effects. For example, i have heard people say ‘we need a strong leader to engage with the other strong leaders around the world’ or words to that effect. Many people rely on being told what to do and what to think, they like it and want it, in a similar way to the how religious practitioners seek instructions. “How shall i act, father?” “Tell me what is good or evil, right or wrong, because i can’t make up my own mind, and only you can commune with the Gods, I am but a lowly peasant.”


"He (Wilhelm Reich) had a great capacity to arouse irrational hatred obviously, and that's because his ideas were radical in the most extreme sense of the word "radical." His ideas have something to offend everybody, and he ended up becoming the only heretic in American history whose books were literally burned by the government.—Robert Anton Wilson, Interview, March 1995.

“There’s a seeker born every minute” and an opportunist vulture born every 30 seconds, ready to latch onto the vulnerable as they seek guidance, instead receiving a brainwash and indoctrination into some hierarchy or other, and usually right down at the bottom with a chance to ascend if they comply with every demand made, absolutely. “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” So what can be done when the most effective strategy for control is through absolute power, threats of violence, guilt and deception (the spy game). Do we let them get on with it, join them and get inside, oppose them from outside, ignore them and continue on our own path? do you think that writing a blog can help, or posting on Farcebook?

Every culture around the world has produced thinkers, poets, philosophers and economists who have opposed rule by force, in favor of a cooperative, open and free thinking society. Perhaps starting with Lao Tzu, through to Socrates, the Renaissance scholars, and right up to the present day examples of Jeremy Corbyn, and Bernie Sanders. These historical antecedents are in plain sight.

Although we must move beyond the left-right axis, to further any discussion, i feel that, dualistically speaking, the right (conservative/republican) favour the dictator, the king, tsar, the fuhrer, the army general, the spy chief and other natural born killers, full of premature judgement, and premature ejaculation. In contrast, the left, dualistically speaking, generally favour the philosopher, scientist, humanitarian worker, artist, with suspended judgement, and pluralism. 

The current author leans toward the left (mutualist minarchy) and i thought that it might just be a matter of making explicit the connections, in plain sight, between authoritarian right wing maniacs, who act hell bent on defending ideology to the death, revenge and harsh punishments, and, the left who seem to favor a co-operative liberal alternative, discussion, negotiation. I thought people generally wanted to be nice and kind to fellow humans, not kick them in the mouth while they’re down.

Man shows by his maliciousness, his inability to live in peace with his kind, his wars, that what distinguishes him from the other animals is only his unbounded sadism and the mechanical trinity of the authoritarian concept of life, mechanistic science and the machine.--Wilhelm Reich, The Function of the orgasm.

I like to think, perhaps naively, that the supporters of such racist and fascist dictators are simply unaware of that fact due to the all pervasive powers of the media, abducting them and holding them captive in a dark closet about any peaceful alternatives to their one way. Not least, finding out for oneself, rather than swallow everything their leader claims, afraid of being different. Afraid of being ridiculed for coming to their own conclusions, if they happen to contradict the absolute gospel truth of their fuhrer. Austerity, scarcity economics, foreign terrorists, forbidden drugs, it is hard to reason with the irrational sociopaths and the mocking psychopaths, but we must push onwards, to try and keep trying to hold out another hand again, even after the other was savaged and chewed on.

Read Wilhelm Reich and Robert Anton Wilson, discover how to free yourself and others from the chains of guilt and fear that are imposed on us, and which we become accustomed too and soon forget about. Awaken your inner humanity yo, and encourage others to do the same, why don't you? change yourself and change your perception of the world and of others. Lead by example, be the change you wish to see in the word/world. Use cheerfulness as a weapon to topple the depressive and oppressive, don’t ever let the bastards get you down. Hold your head high. To sum up, think for yourself and question everything, especially authority. See you in the afterfuture,
x
love, steve.

"In addition to his bio-physical heresies, Dr. Reich vastly offended many people by his sociologicaltheory, which holds that fascism is just an exaggerated form of the basic structure of sex-negative societies and has existed under other names in every civilization based on sexual repression. In this theory, the character and muscular armor of the average citizen — a submissive and frightened attitude anchored in body reflexes — causes the average person to want a strong authority figure above them. Tyranny, in this model, is not created by tyrants alone but by neurotic masses who want tyrants.—Robert Anton Wilson, Wilhelm Reich In Hell.

LINKS:

MOVIE - The Strange Case Of Dr. Wilhelm Reich (2012).

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/marie-louise-berneri-wilhelm-reich-and-the-sexual-revolution.pdf

http://www.wilhelmreichtrust.org/function_of_the_orgasm.pdf

http://www.whale.to/b/reich.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mass_Psychology_of_Fascism


2 comments:

  1. Interesting read. Very funny how you say we need to move away from the left/right duality then slam the right. S'like screaming "no violence" at a protest before kicking a policeman in the nuts.

    I appreciate your blog, as always well written and a pleasure. I view the phenomena as psychopathy. Ttrump is narcissistic, hllds many signs of being on the psychopathic spectrum. Psychopathic people are very much attracted to power; be it finance or political. Not forgetting adoration and having their own way. It is inherently, a human flaw that breeds ugliness and hierarchy.

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  2. You should talk to Dr. James DeMeo on facebook about Trump and see what he says. You'll likely be shocked.

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