"Identity Politics"

Dean Gotcher

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15

If you take a traditional minded student, one who respects his father's/Father's authority, i.e., who obeys his father's/Father's commands and rules (as preached) and accepts his father's/Father's facts and truth (as taught), by faith, willing to discuss with his father/Father any questions or misunderstanding he might have (at the father's/Father's discretion, providing the father has time, the student is able to understand, and is not questioning, challenging, defying, disregarding, attacking authority)—having a guilty conscience whenever he does wrong, disobeys, sins—and place him in a class of students who are required to dialogue their opinions to a consensus, i.e., are required to be "positive," i.e., "open-ended," "non-directive," i.e., non-judgmental, i.e., "tolerant of ambiguity" (tolerant of deviancy), and not "negative," i.e., judgmental (prejudiced) he will become conflicted in himself, caught between respecting and obeying "authority," in this case "authority" which is asking him to disrespect, i.e., challenge, question, defy, disregard, attack authority or disrespecting and disobeying "authority," preach his father's/Father's commands and rules and teach his father's/Father's facts and truth, confronting those students who are wrong, attempting to discuss with them (explain to them) why they are wrong, i.e., wrong according to his father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth. In this dialoguing of opinions to a consensus exercise (how policy, i.e., right and wrong is decided) in the "group grade," i.e., "safe place/space/zone," "positive," i.e., "group psychotherapy," facilitated, Marxist classroom all students are being identified (classified) according to their paradigm, i.e., according to their way of thinking and acting (including responding to authority) in order to 'change' their way of thinking and acting (including their responding to authority), i.e., in order to 'change' their paradigm, negating their respecting, honoring, and obeying authority, negating their having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process.

The preaching of commands and rules to be obeyed as given, teaching of facts and truth to be accepted as is, by faith, and discussing of any questions or misunderstandings (at the one in authority's discretion), blessing those who obey or do right, chastening those who disobey or do wrong, disobey, sin, and casting out any who question, challenge, defy, disregard, attack authority is a political system, known as a Patriarchal paradigm—where we get the political system of "rule of law," i.e., individualism under God, i.e., One Nation under God, i.e., unalienable rights, under God. The dialoguing of opinions to a consensus is also a political system, known as a Heresiarchal paradigm—where we get the political system of 'change,' i.e., socialism, i.e., common-ism, i.e., globalism, i.e., humanism.

Hating not only the Patriarchal paradigm but those who think and act its way as well, those of the Heresiarchal paradigm of 'change,' who dialogue opinions to a consensus identify those who preach, teach and discuss (at authority's discretion) commands, rules, facts and truth to be accepted as is, by faith and obeyed as given, as being maladjusted, "lower order thinkers," unadaptable to 'change,' negative, divisive, hateful, racist, Fascist, prejudiced, judgmental, intolerant, phobic, mentally ill, psychological, not "team players," resisters of 'change,' unreasonable, irrational, etc., needing to be converted, i.e., needing to participate in the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus process, i.e., therapy, silenced (censored, intimidated, etc.,), or removed (negated, i.e., killed). Hating what they do, i.e., their Heresiarchal paradigm, but not them, those of the Patriarchal paradigm who preach, teach and discuss commands, rules, facts, and truth to be accepted as is, by faith, and obeyed identify those who question, challenge, defy, disregard, attack authority, i.e., those of the Heresiarchal paradigm as being children of disobedience needing to be chastened (to bring them around) or cast out (for the sake of the individual, family, classroom, neighborhood, nation, fellowship, etc.,).

Speak to the carnal desires ("self interests") of the children and you can rule the world, i.e., the children will follow you, thinking they are in control of their lives. It is what the first (and master) psychotherapist, facilitator, Marxist, socialist, humanist, globalist, environmentalist, commonist did in a garden called Eden. It is the same process of seduction, deception, and manipulation being put into praxis today.

Carl Rogers:"We try to create a relationship with him in which he is safe and free. . . To accept him as he is, to create an atmosphere of freedom in which he can move in his thinking and feeling and being, in any direction he desires." "The individual in such a moment, is coming to be what he is [of the world only]. He has experienced himself." "The individual increasingly comes to feel that this locus of evaluation lies within himself."  (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)

This is what the first (and master) facilitator of 'change' did to a couple in a garden called Eden ("You will not die"). The so called "new" age, i.e., "new" world order, where the children rule (or think they rule) instead of the father/Father, is 'just that "new."

"It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23

"Identity politics" is paradigm politics. One paradigm hates what a person does when he does wrong, disobeys, sins, judging him because of his behavior (actions), but does not hate the person himself, chastening him in order (as in "old" world order, i.e., "old school") to "bring him around" or casting him out in order to maintain order, i.e., individualism/nationalism, under God, recognizing the sovereignty (jurisdiction) of the individual, the home,,, the nations, under God. The other paradigm hates not only what the person does, when he preaches, teaches, and attempts to discuss commands, rules, facts, and truth to be accepted by faith and obeyed as given, but hates the person as well (it can not separate the two), silencing (censoring, intimidating, etc.,) him or negating (removing, killing) him in order (as in "new" world order, i.e., the "new" age) to have total control, i.e., socialism, common-ism, globalism, human-ism—having to remove anyone who engenders a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, so they can do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., be "human," i.e., a "human-ist," i.e., love the carnal pleasure of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates with impunity. One paradigm bases right-wrong upon established commands, rules, facts, and truth which is preached, taught, and discussed (at authority's discretion), right being doing right, obeying, not sinning, wrong being doing wrong, disobeying, sinning while the other paradigm basis "right-wrong" upon the persons "feelings," i.e., their desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment, which are stimulated by the world, right being their "right" to "enjoy" the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates and wrong being anyone who inflicts pain upon them for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, including the pain which comes with being "forced" to miss out on the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates in order to do right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth—engendering "repression," "alienation," and "neurosis" in the process.

Which paradigm, i.e., political system are you? That of pleasure-pain (loving pleasure and hating the person who gets in the way, hating/killing them if and when they get in the way, having no guilty conscience in the deed, i.e., praxis), i.e., of the world only, or of right-wrong (loving the person, while hating their doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, chastening them to bring them around or casting them out in order to maintain order), i.e., of the father's/Father's authority (leaving God to make the final judgment, eternal life or eternal death after death, i.e., "Vengeance is mine saith the Lord"). "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." Matthew 12:36

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:16

One paradigm supports the traditional home, i.e., the father's/Father's authority. One seeks to negate it. Have you seen "adults" acting like children lately, i.e., children ('justifying' themselves, i.e., their love of pleasure and hate of restraint), who, full of hate, i.e., full of rage are having a tantrum (tearing up things, getting in peoples faces, screaming and cursing at them, threatening them, attempting to intimidate them) because they are not getting their way? Politics is no farther away than how children respond to the father's/Father's authority, i.e., accepting or rejecting "self" restraint and how father's/Father's respond to their children, i.e., being absent (uncaring, permissive, or hateful toward them—for getting in their way) or present (loving them, training them up to do right and not wrong). The question today is: "Were are the fathers?"

Karl Marx: "Once the earthly family [with the family submitting to the father's authority] is discovered to be the secret of the Holy family [with the Son and those following Him submitting to His Heavenly Father's authority], the former [the earthly family] must be destroyed [Vernunft, annihilated] in theory and in practice." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis # 4)
"To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right')
   "The real nature of man is the totality of social relations." (Karl Marx, Thesis on Feuerbach # 6)
   "It is not individualism [man humbling, denying, dying to his self daily in order to do the heavenly Father's will, as the child seeks to do his earthly father's will] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him. Society [setting aside, i.e., suspending as on a cross, commands, rules facts and truth that get in the way of human(ist) relationships] is the necessary framework through which freedom [from the father's/Father's authority] and individuality [to enjoy the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates] are made realities." (Karl Marx)
   "Not feeling at home in the sinful world, Critical Criticism [the act of questioning, challenging, defying, disregarding, attacking authority, i.e. dialoguing opinions, i.e., critical thinking, i.e., higher order thinking skills in morals and ethics] must set up a sinful world ["human nature," i.e., where the parents must becoming subject to the child's carnal desires of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the world] in its own home." "Critical Criticism [the child's urges and impulses to question, challenge, defy, disregard, attack, i.e., strike out against, i.e. negate parental authority when it gets in his way, i.e. negate anything or anyone who blocks his "natural inclination" to become at-one-with the world in pleasure, in the 'moment', to where he can from then on thinking and acting according to "human nature" only)] is a spiritualistic lord, pure spontaneity, actus purus, intolerant of any influence from without." (Karl Marx, The Holy Family)

Abraham Maslow: "Self-actualizing people have to a large extent transcended the values of their culture. They are not so much merely Americans as they are world citizens, members of the human species [humanists, socialist, globalists, environmentalists] first and foremost." (Abraham Maslow, The Further Reaches of Human Nature)
   "To identify with more and more of the world, moving toward the ultimate of mysticism, a fusion with the world, or peak experience, cosmic consciousness, etc." ". . . I've decided to get into the World Federalists, become pro-UN, & the like." "Only a world government with world-shared values could be trusted or permitted to take such powers. If only for such a reason a world government is necessary. It too would have to evolve. I suppose it would be weak or lousy or even corrupt at first—it certainly doesn't amount to much now & won't until sovereignty is given up little by little by 'nations.'" "The whole discussion becomes species-wide, One World, at least so far as the guiding goal is concerned. To get to that goal is politics & is in time and space & will take a long time & cost much blood." ". . . A caretaker government could immediately start training for democracy & self-government & give it little by little, as deserved." "This is a realistic combination of the Marxian version & the Humanistic. (Better add to definition of "humanistic" that it also means one species, One World.) "So it looks as if nudism is the first step toward ultimate fee-animality-humanness. It's the easiest to take. Must encourage it. Yet nakedness is absolutely right. So is the attack on antieroticism, the Christian & Jewish foundations. Must move in the direction of the Reichian orgasm. I certainly enjoy nudism as at Esalen & have no trouble with it. And I certainly think sex is wonderful, even sacred. And I approve in principle of the advancement of knowledge & experimentation with anything." "I must put as much of this as is possible & usable in my education book, & more & more in succeeding writings." (Abraham Maslow, The Journals of Abraham Maslow)
   "I have found whenever I ran across authoritarian [traditional minded] students that the best thing for me to do was to break their backs immediately." "The correct thing to do with authoritarians is to take them realistically for the bastards they are and then behave toward them as if they were bastards." "In a democratic society a patriarchal culture should make us depressed instead of glad; it [a patriarchal culture] is an argument against the higher possibilities of human nature, of self actualization." "In our democratic society, any enterprise—any individual—has its obligations to the whole." "Tax credits would be given to the company that helps to improve the whole society, and helps to improve the democracy by helping to create democratic individuals." "Any company that restricts its goals purely to its own profits, its own production, and its own sales is getting a kind of a free ride from me [who is getting paid to teach the next generation to negate sovereignty and unalienable rights, i.e., their private property, business rights] and other taxpayers." "Marxian theory needs Freudian-type instinct theory to round it out. And of course, vice versa." (Abraham Maslow, Maslow on Management)
   "Kant was certainly correct in claiming that we can never fully know nonhuman reality." "Third-Force psychology is also epi-Marxian in these senses, i.e., including the most basic scheme as true-good social conditions are necessary for personal growth, bad social conditions stunt human nature,... This is to say, one could reinterpret Marx into a self-actualization-fostering Third- and Fourth-Force psychology-philosophy. And my impression is anyway that this is the direction in which they are going now." (Abraham Maslow, Motivation and Personality)

Sigmund Freud: "'It is not really a decisive matter whether one has killed one's father or abstained from the deed,' if the function of the conflict and its consequences are the same [the father no longer exercises his authority over the family]." "... the hatred against patriarchal suppression—a 'barrier to incest,' ... the desire (for the sons) to return to the mother—culminates in the rebellion of the exiled sons, the collective killing and devouring of the father." (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization)
   "the individual is emancipated in the social group." "Freud speaks of religion as a 'substitute-gratification'—the Freudian analogue to the Marxian formula, 'opiate of the people.'" (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)

Norman O. Brown: "To experience Freud is to partake a second time of the forbidden fruit." "According to Freud, the ultimate essence of our being is erotic, and demands activity according to the pleasure-principle. The foundation on which the man of the future will be built is already there, in the repressed unconscious; the foundation has to be recovered." "Infants are absorbed in their own bodies; they are in love with themselves." "What the child knows consciously and the adult unconsciously, is that we are nothing but body." "Life is of the body and only life creates value; all values are bodily values." "The guilty conscience is formed in childhood by the incorporation of the parents and the wish to be father of oneself." "What we call 'conscience' perpetuates inside of us our bondage to past objects [the father/Father and his/His commands, rules, facts, and truth] now part of ourselves: the superego 'unites in itself the influences of the present and of the past' [the persons resentment toward parental restraint when he was a child and his resentment toward restraints as an "adult"]." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)

Herbert Marcuse: "If the guilt accumulated in the civilized domination of man by man [as the father exercises his authority over his children] can ever be redeemed by freedom [where man can do what comes naturally to him without fear of judgment, condemnation, damnation], then the 'original sin' must be committed again [in a "group" setting, in consensus, making right and wrong subject to the child's carnal nature (desires) of the 'moment,' subject to the world, i.e., the current situation which stimulates it—'discovered' through the dialoguing of opinions, i.e. how the children feel and what they are thinking in the given 'moment,' void of their father's commands, rules, facts, and truth that get in the way]: 'We must again eat from the tree of knowledge [think for ourselves according to our carnal feelings] in order to fall back into the state of innocence [as the child was before the father's first command, rule, facts, or truth, and threat of chastening or being cast out for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning came into his life].'" "... the origin of repression leads back to the origin of instinctual repression ... early childhood [with its 'drive' to enjoy the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates]." "... the 'external restrictions' [the will of father/Father] which first the parents and then other societal agencies have imposed upon the individual 'interjected' into the ego [subjecting the child's will to the Father's will, i.e., the father's/Father's authority] and become its 'conscience'; henceforth, the sense of guilt permeates the mental life." (Sigmund Freud as quoted in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: A philosophical inquiry into Freud)

"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25

Carl Rogers: "Experience is, for me, the highest authority." "Neither the Bible nor the prophets, neither the revelations of God can take precedence over my own direct experience." "The words 'seem to' are significant; it is the perception which functions in guiding behavior." (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)
   "What we need to learn, it seems, are ways of gaining acceptance for a humanistic person-centered venture [establishing the child's carnal nature as the law of the land] in a culture more devoted to rule by authority [where the children have to submit to their father's/Father's authority]." (Carl Rogers, Freedom To Learn FOR THE 80'S)
   "Prior to therapy the person is prone to ask himself, 'What would my parents want me to do?' During the process of therapy the individual come to ask himself, 'What does it mean to me?'" "We know how to change the opinions of an individual in a selected direction, without his ever becoming aware of the stimuli which changed his opinion." "We know how to influence the ... behavior of individuals by setting up conditions which provide satisfaction for needs of which they are unconscious, but which we have been able to determine." "If we have the power or authority to establish the necessary conditions, the predicted behaviors [our potential ability to influence or control the behavior of groups] will follow." "We can choose to use our growing knowledge to enslave people in ways never dreamed of before, depersonalizing them, controlling them by means so carefully selected that they will perhaps never be aware of their loss of personhood."
Now that we know how positive reinforcement works [dialoguing opinions to a consensus, i.e., dialoguing our feelings (our carnal desires of the 'moment') to a feeling of oneness ('discovering' through dialogue the common carnal desires that we can all agree on, thereby affirming ourselves, and working together, as one, in fulfilling them, we establish our carnal desires of the 'moment,' i.e., ourselves over and therefore against the father's/Father's authority, i.e., his/His restraints)], and why negative doesn't' [the father's/Father's authority to 1) give us commands and rules which go counter to and therefore restrain our carnal desires of the 'moment,' 2) reward us or bless us when we do what is right and obey, 3) chasten us when we do wrong and disobey, and 4) cast out those who disrespect i.e. who question and/or challenge his/His authority, i.e., who reject his/His restraints]... 'we can be more deliberate and hence more successful in our cultural design. We can achieve a sort of control under which the controlled [the manipulated] though they are following a code much more scrupulously [more government regulations and oversight (sight based management)] than was ever the case under the old system, nevertheless feel free. They are doing what they want to do, not what they are forced to do. That's the source of the tremendous power of positive reinforcement—there's no restrain and no revolt. By a careful design, we control not the final behavior, but the inclination to behavior—the motives, the desires, the wishes. The curious thing is that in that case the question of freedom never arises." (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)

Jürgen Habermas: "The relation of theory to therapy is just as constitutive for Freudian theory as the relation of theory to praxis is for Marxist theory." (Jürgen Habermas, Theory and Practice) Marx's praxis is Freud's therapy, i.e., Freud's therapy is Marx's praxis, i.e., they are one and the same in theory and in practice. The only difference being, one kills the father in the child while the other kills the father in society.
   "In the dialogic relation of recognizing oneself in the other, they experience the common ground of their existence." (Jürgen Habermas, Knowledge & Human Interest, Chapter Three: The Idea of the Theory of Knowledge as Social Theory) It is in the praxis or therapy of dialoging opinions to a consensus that common ground, i.e., common-ism is initiated and sustained. What all have in common is the child's nature of "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates, and the child's dissatisfaction, resentment, hatred toward restraint, i.e., toward the father's/Father's authority that gets in the way. It is thus the aim of all "ology's" to "help" the child 'discover' his carnal nature, that which he has in common with all the children of the world, in order to "help" him "feel good" in 'liberating' it, i.e., his "self" from the father's/Father's authority (with social, i.e., "group" support), so that he can do wrong, disobey, sin against the father/Father without having a guilty conscience.

Georg Hegel: "The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality of the relationship; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality which produces itself once again as such." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life) If you start with the children making their carnal nature, i.e., their desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment,' which are being stimulated by the world, the foundation ('drive' and 'purpose') of life, then you must negate the father's/Father's authority. "On account of the absolute and natural oneness of the husband, the wife, and the child [their common "lust" for pleasure including the approval of men, i.e., affirmation and hate of restraint], where there is no antithesis [no "top-down" right-wrong way of thinking and acting] of person to person or of subject to object, the surplus is not the property of one of them, since their indifference is not a formal or a legal one." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life) In other words, your spouse, your children, your property, you business, etc;., including you, do not belong to you but to the social-psychologist. J. L. Moreno stated it in his book Who Shall Survive?: "Parents have no right upon their offspring except a psychological right. Literally the children belong to universality."

György Lukács: "[F]or the dialectical [dialogue] method the central problem is to change reality.… reality with its 'obedience to laws'." According to Lukács it is the father's/Father's authority that stands in the way of common-ism (Globalism), i.e., "reality"—"reality," according to Lukács, can only be initiated and sustained through dialogue. "The dialectical [dialogue] method was overthrown—the parts were prevented from finding their definition within the whole [the students were not able to find common ground (common-ism), based upon their carnal nature of loving pleasure and hating restraint, which they all have in common, holding to their fathers commands, rules, facts, and truth which divided them from one another instead]." (György Lukács, History & Class Consciousness: What is Orthodox Marxism?)

Immanuel Kant's "lawfulness without law" is the child, in his thoughts and actions (in "theory and practice") 'liberating' himself from his father's authority system, 'liberating' man from God's. "Lawfulness without law" is Reasoning from our "feelings," i.e., our carnal desires of the 'moment' which the world stimulates instead of from established commands, rules, facts, and truth which get in our way. It is the way of the rebellious child, following his heart, hating parental/Godly restraint, 'justifying' his "self" before others (with their affirmation).

"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will], and desperately wicked [hating whoever prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks it from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' it desires]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 "Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15

Irvine Yalom: "What better way to help the patient [the student, the worker, the elected official, the spouse, etc.] recapture the past than to allow him to reexperience and reenact [role-play] ancient feelings [animosities] toward parents [his boss, his constituents, his spouse] in his current relationship to the therapist? The therapist [the facilitator of 'change'] is the living personification of all parental images [superseding all traditional "top-down" authority figures]. Group therapists [facilitators of 'change'] refuse to fill the traditional authority role: they do not lead in the ordinary manner, they do not provide answers and solutions [preach and teach the truth to be accepted as given, i.e. by faith], they urge the group to explore and to employ its own resources [to dialogue their opinions to 'discover' the "truth," i.e. to embrace the ideology that the answers to life's problems come from within themselves and amongst themselves, i.e. to accept "human nature" "as is"]." The group [must] feel free to confront the therapist, who must not only permit, but encourage, such confrontation [role-playing civil disobedience in the classroom]. He [the child, the worker, the representative, the spouse, etc.] reenacts early family scripts in the group and, if therapy is successful, is able to experiment with new behavior, to break free from the locked family role [no longer being subordinate to parents, having a fear of God and a "guilty consciences" for disobedience] he once occupied." "… the patient changes the past by reconstituting it." "In the group not only must the individual strive for autonomy [from authority, i.e., for the representative, that means liberating himself from his constituents and their principles which inhibit or block him from becoming approved by, i.e., at-one-with "the group"] but the leader must be willing to allow him to do so. … an individual's behavior cannot be fully understood without an appreciation of his environmental press [his desire for approval or affirmation by "the group," the hallmark of "common-ism" AKA Communism]. …one member's behavior is not understandable out of context of the entire group. …there is no more important issue than the interrelationship of the group members. … few individuals, as Asch has shown, can maintain their objectivity in the face of apparent group unanimity; and the individual rejects critical feelings toward the group at this time to avoid a state of cognitive dissonance. To question the value or activities of the group, would be to thrust himself into a state of dissonance. Long cherished but self-defeating beliefs and attitudes may waver and decompose in the face of a dissenting majority. One of the most difficult patients for me to work with in groups is the individual who employs fundamentalist religious views in the service of denial. The 'third force' in psychology … which emphasized a holistic, humanistic concept of the person, provided impetus and form to the encounter group … The therapist assists the patient to clarify the nature of the imagined danger and then … to detoxify, to disconfirm the reality of this danger. By shifting the group's attention from 'then-and-there' to 'here-and-now' material, he performs a service to the group … focusing the group upon itself. Members must develop a feeling of mutual trust and respect and must come to value the group as an important means of meeting their personal needs. Once a member realizes that others accept him and are trying to understand him, then he finds it less necessary to hold rigidly to his own beliefs; and he may be willing to explore previously denied aspects of himself. Patients should be encouraged to take risks in the group; such behavior change results in positive feedback and reinforcement and encourages further risk-taking. Members learn about the impact of their behavior on the feelings of other members. …a patient might, with further change, outgrow … his spouse … unless concomitant changes occur in the spouse. (Irvin Yalom, Theory and Practice and Group Psychotherapy)

Kenneth Benne: "In the area of human relations, individual and group process becomes the curriculum [the paradigm]." "Persons will not come into full partnership in the process until they register dissatisfaction [toward authority].""[We] must develop persons who see non-influencability of private convictions [those holding onto their father's/Father's authority despite their natural desire to do wrong, disobey, sin, privately judging their thoughts in order to keep their behavior "under wraps," i.e., in order to not do wrong, disobey, sin, holding others accountable to doing the same] in joint deliberations [in the consensus process] as a vice [as being mentally ill, as being negative, hateful, and hurtful to others] rather than a virtue [as being helpful to others, making them "feel good" about their "self."]." (Kenneth Benne, Human Relations in Curriculum Change)

Theodor Adorno: "Authoritarian submission was conceived of as a very general attitude that would be evoked in relation to a variety of authority figures—parents, older people, leaders, supernatural power, and so forth." "God is conceived more directly after a parental image and thus as a source of support and as a guiding and sometimes punishing authority." "Submission to authority, desire for a strong leader, subservience of the individual to the state [parental authority, local control, Nationalism], and so forth, have so frequently and, as it seems to us, correctly, been set forth as important aspects of the Nazi creed that a search for correlates of prejudice had naturally to take these attitudes into account." "The power-relationship between the parents, the domination of the subject's family by the father or by the mother, and their relative dominance in specific areas of life also seemed of importance for our problem." "The individual may have 'secret' thoughts which he will under no circumstances reveal to anyone else if he can help it [either correcting, reproving, rebuking his "self" for thoughts (carnal desires) which go counter to the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth or roleplaying them in his mind, not acting them out or expressing them out of fear of getting caught]." "To gain access is particularly important, for precisely here may lie the individual's potential for democratic [revolutionary] ... thought and action in crucial situations." "What is the degree of relationship between ideology and action [the parent's standards and the child's carnal desires]?" "Personality evolves under the impact of the social environment [what the child has in common with other children, i.e., his (and their) natural desire to enjoy the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates and what alienates (separates) him/them from one another, i.e., their father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth] and can never be isolated from the social totality within which it occurs [the child being caught between his desire for approval from the father/Father, which goes counter to his carnal nature and his desire for affirmation from his peers, who approve of his carnal nature]." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality) Adorno's agenda was to "use social-environmental forces [government programs, i.e., schools, community projects, the media, "entertainment," etc., even the "church"] to change the parent's behavior toward the child," getting the parent's to dialogue their "feelings" and "thoughts" with their children (and visa. versa), 'liberating' their children (and themselves) from the father's/Father's authority—instead of preaching, teaching, and discussing their commands, rules, facts, and truth to them, insisting their children obey them. ibid.

Erick Fromm: "In the process of history man gives birth to himself ['liberates' himself from his parent's/God's authority]. He becomes what he potentially is [of the world only], and he attains what the serpent—the symbol of wisdom and rebellion—promised, and what the patriarchal, jealous God of Adam did not wish: that man would become like God himself." (Erick Fromm, You shall be as gods)

Benjamin Bloom, i.e., "Bloom's Taxonomies" (which, according to Bloom himself, reflect/propagate the "Weltanschauung," i.e., world view of Theodor Adorno and Erick Fromm)—all teachers are certified and schools accredited today based upon their application of "Bloom's Taxonomies" in the classroom: "There are many stories of the conflict and tension that these new practices are producing between parents and children." "The affective domain [the child's "feelings," i.e., his or her love of pleasure and hate of restraint] is, in retrospect, a virtual 'Pandora's Box [a "box" full of evils, which once opened, i.e., liberated from parental authority, i.e., from the father's authority can not be closed].'" "[W]e recognize the point of view that truth and knowledge are only relative and that there are no hard and fast truths which exist for all time and places." "By educational objectives, we mean explicit formulations of the ways in which students are expected to be changed by the educative process . . . change in their thinking, their feelings, and their actions [change in their paradigm]." "What we call 'good teaching' is the teacher's ability to attain affective objectives [through dialogue, 'liberating' the child's "lust" for pleasure and hate of restraint in the classroom] through challenging the student's fixed beliefs [getting the children to challenge, question, defy, disregard, attack their parent's commands, rules, facts, and truth] and getting them to discuss issues [share their "feelings," i.e., their love of pleasure and hate of restraint, in the "light" of the current situation, under the pressure of affirmation (fear of rejection by their peers)—which is the basis of enlightenment]." (Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 1: Cognitive Domain ; David Krathwohl, Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 2: Affective Domain)

Why dialogue ("feelings") instead of discussion (right-wrong)?: "A Dialogue is essentially a conversation between equals." "A key difference between a dialogue and an ordinary discussion is that, within the latter [in a discussion] people usually hold relatively fixed positions and argue in favour of their views as they try to convince others to change. At best this may produce agreement or compromise, but it does not give rise to anything creative." "The purpose of dialogue is to reveal the incoherence in our thought ... genuine and creative collective consciousness." "What is essential here [in the consensus process] is the presence of the spirit of dialogue, which is in short, the ability to hold many points of view in suspension, along with a primary interest in the creation of common meaning." (Bohm and Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity) Dialogue, i.e., "I feel" and "I think," i.e., opinion negates discussion, i.e., "I know," "top-down," "right-wrong," commands, rules, facts, and truth based thinking.

Why consensus (with "feelings") instead of majority vote ("I'm right and your are wrong")?: "Bypassing the traditional channels of top-down decision making, our objective centers upon transform public opinion into an effective instrument of global politics." "Individual values must be measured by their contribution to common interests and ultimately to world interests transforming public consensus into one favorable to the emergence of a stable and humanistic world order." "Consensus is both a personal and a political step. It is a precondition of all future steps." (Ervin Laszlo, A Strategy for the Future: The Systems Approach to World Order)

God's judgment upon those who praxis "identity politics," i.e., who practice identifying and then either converting (seducing, deceiving, and manipulating through the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus process), silencing (censoring, intimidating, etc.,), or removing (negating, i.e., killing) those who respect, honour, obey, and propagate the father's/Father's authority—who obey the father's/Father's commands and rules (as preached) and accept his facts and truth (as taught), by faith, willing to discuss with their father/Father any questions or misunderstanding they might have (at the father's/Father's discretion), having a guilty conscience whenever they do wrong, disobey, sin. Those of "identity politics" dialogue opinions to a consensus in order to negate the Patriarchal paradigm (the process does it) so they can do wrong, disobey, sin without having a guilty conscience, i.e., so they can do wrong, disobey, sin without being held accountable (at least in their mind) for their evil (wicked) deeds.

"The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil." Psalms 36:1-4

"But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities." "And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of." 2 Peter 2:10, 2

"And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable." "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:4-5, 12 "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." Jeremiah 6:16, 17 "... and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death." Mark 13:12

"Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away." "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble." Proverbs 4:14-15, 18-19

"And for this cause [because they love pleasure over and therefore against the father's/Father's authority] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie [that pleasure, including the approval of men, i.e., affirmation is the standard for "good," instead of doing the father's/Father's will, 'liberating' themselves, in their minds, from the judgment and wrath of God, i.e., fear of damnation]: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness [in themselves]." 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12

"[S]eeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Hosea 4:6

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

"Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." "For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak." John 5:19, 30; 12:47-50

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." Matthew 12:50

"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9

"[A]nd truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 1:3

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2018