Part 2

Section 4

* Carl Rogers wrote: "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 [individuality, under God]." "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 will follow."
Now that we know how positive reinforcement works
[the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus—the affirmation of pleasure], and why negative doesn't [parental commands and rules to be obeyed and chastening for disobedience]... we can be more deliberate and hence more successful in our cultural design." "We can achieve a sort of control under which the controlled, though they are following a code much more scrupulously 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."
   "We must accept the fact that some kind of control of human affairs is inevitable. We cannot use good sense in human affairs unless someone engages in the design and construction of environmental conditions which affect the behavior of men." "Environmental changes have always been the condition for the improvement of cultural patterns, and we can hardly use the more effective methods of science without making changes on a grander scale . . ."
   "In psychology, Freud and his followers have presented convincing arguments that the id, man's basic and unconscious nature, is primarily made up of instincts which would, if permitted expression, result in incest, murder, and other crimes." "The whole problem of therapy, as seen by this group, is how to hold these untamed forces in check in a wholesome and constructive manner, rather than in the costly fashion of the neurotic."
(Carl Rogers, on becoming a person : A Therapist View of Psychotherapy) [How do you hold incest, murder, and other crimes in check in a "wholesome and constructive manner?" Especially with the use of psychology, since psychology is based upon 'liberating' man's "deepest nature," i.e., incest and murder.
   Irvin Yalom wrote:"Freud noted that patricide and incest are part of man's deepest nature." (Irvin Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy) "Patricide" is the children killing (and devouring) their father—as Herbart Marcuse noted Freud's historiography (view of history) in his book Eros and Civilization: A philosophical inquiry into Freud—"... 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, and the establishment of the brother clan, which in turn deifies the assassinated father and introduces those taboos and restraints which, ..., generated social morality," what Freud called the "neurosis of society." "Incest" is the children carrying out their carnal impulses and urges of the 'moment,' having sensual (sexual) relationship with the mother. Freud considered all children as being sexually active in thought and action. "Neurosis" is the result of the child or the person having a guilty conscience for doing wrong or for sinning, for committing incest and murder (for loving pleasure and hating restraint in their thoughts and actions)—with the child or person living life feeling guilty for not thinking and acting according to their parent's or God's standards, i.e., for disobeying their commands, rules, facts, and truth. In other words, the "neurotic" person is a person who "feels" guilty for being "human," i.e., for "lusting" after the pleasure of the 'moment' as well as hating (and attacking) anyone who inhibits or blocks them from having pleasure—preventing them from being "normal."]

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2016