The Cost of Negating 'Neurosis:'
negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning,
so everyone can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity.
"Adult sexuality, restricted by rules, to maintain family and society, . . . leads to neurosis [doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth that inhibit or block "human nature" engenders "neurosis"]." "The repression of normal adult sexuality is required only by cultures which are based on patriarchal domination [parental/Godly authority, i.e., the father's/Father's authority]." "Our repressed desires are the desires we had unrepressed, in childhood; and they are sexual desires [the "logic" being: since touch, taste, sight, smell, and sound are all part of sexual activity, all children are sexually active, having to "repress" their carnal nature, i.e., their "sexual desires" in order to please their parents]." "Parental discipline, religious denunciation of bodily pleasure, . . . have all left man overly docile [having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline his "self" in order (as in "old" world order) to do right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., in order to do the father's/Father's will], but secretly in his unconscious unconvinced [in his urges and impulses, i.e., in his "self," i.e., subject to the carnal nature of a child, still desiring ("lusting" after) the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (dopamine emancipation) which the world stimulates], and therefore neurotic [resulting from his desire to please the father/Father, i.e., to do the father's/Father's will while still desiring to please his "self," i.e., enjoy the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world is stimulating (against the father's/Father's will)—in essence it is the father's/Father's authority that initiates and sustains "neurosis," i.e., the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., for thinking and acting contrary to the father's/Father's will), "feeling" guilty for "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates—producing what is called "belief-action dichotomy"]." "If society imposes repression [by supporting the traditional family structure, i.e. honoring the father's/Father's position of authority], and repression causes the universal neurosis of man [with the child/man submitting to the father/Father's "top-down," "do right and not wrong" authority structure instead of following after his own carnal nature, i.e., his natural inclinations, i.e. thinking, feeling, and acting according to "human nature"], . . . there is an intrinsic connection between social organization [the 'common'-ist community, where 'common'-unity is based upon compromise, i.e., compromising established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., questioning, challenging, denying, defying, attacking the father's/Father's authority when it gets in the way of 'common'-unity, in order (as in "new" world order) to initiate and sustain "relationships," i.e., "build relationships"] and neurosis [having to do the father's/Father's will, i.e., having to accept and obey established commands, rules, facts, and truth which separate the child from his own carnal nature, "repressing" him, separating him from the carnal nature of other children (society) as well, "alienating" him from them and them from him]." "The bondage of all cultures to their cultural heritage [where children have to obey their parent's commands and rules and accept their facts and truth as given, by faith (determining right and wrong behavior based upon their parent's/God's standards)] is a neurotic construction." " According to Freud, the ultimate essence of our being is erotic, and demands activity according to the pleasure-principle ["lust," "enjoyment"]." "The foundation on which the man of the future will be built is already there, in the repressed unconscious [in the child's carnal nature]; the foundation has to be recovered [by 'liberating' the child (in us) from the father's/Father's authority]. " (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)
"To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right') For "self," which loves pleasure and hates restraint, to become "actualized" the father's/Father's authority must be negated in the child's thoughts and actions.
"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 first and foremost." (Abraham Maslow, The Farther Reaches of Human Nature)
"Marxian theory needs Freudian-type instinct theory to round it out. And of course, vice versa." "Third-Force psychology is also epi-Marxian in these senses, i.e., including the most basic scheme as true-good social conditions [being of the world only] are necessary for personal growth, bad social conditions [obeying the father/Father] 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." (Maslow, Journals) Immanuel Kant, Georg Hegel, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud all had this in common: 'liberating' the child's carnal nature from the father's/Father's authority, i.e., negating the father's/Father's authority.
"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 [once he is 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority so he can be his "self," i.e., be as he was (thinking and acting according to his own carnal nature only) before the father's/Fathers first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life (forcing him to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline his "self," in order to do the father's/Father's will]." (George Hegel, System of Ethical Life) Sounding more like Karl Marx (who was not yet born) Hegel then proceeded to declare: "On account of the absolute and natural oneness of the husband, the wife, and the child [who are all the same in nature, i.e., "of and for self" and the world only], ... the surplus is not the property of one of them ... all contracts regarding property or service and the like fall away ... the surplus, labour, and property are absolutely common to all, inherently and explicitly." (George Hegel, System of Ethical Life) In other words, your children are not yours but societies, your spouse is not yours but societies, your property is not yours but societies, your business is not yours but societies, you are not yours but societies.
"Once the earthly family [where children, accepting their father's authority, humble, deny, die to, control, discipline their "self" in order to do their father's will] is discovered to be the secret of the holy family [where the only begotten Son of God and those who follow him, accepting His Heavenly Father's authority, humble, deny, die to, control, discipline their "self" in order to do the Father's will], the former [parental authority, i.e. the father's authority in the traditional home] must itself be annihilated theoretically and practically [in the children's carnal "feelings" and thoughts as well as in their actions (in "theory and practice" becoming "of and for self" and the world only), i.e. in their relationship with one another no longer being "prejudiced" or "judgmental" toward one another or others, i.e., no longer holding themselves and others accountable to the father's/Father's authority condemning themselves and others for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., no longer humbling, denying, dying to, controlling, disciplining their "self" in order to do the father's will, i.e., no longer having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning against the father's/Father's will, i.e., no longer being "neurotic"]." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4)
"It is not individualism [the child subject to the father's/Father's authority, having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline his "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him [makes him "neurotic"[. Society ["human relationship based upon self interest," i.e., building relationship with others based upon the child's carnal desires, i.e., finding one's identity, i.e., "self" in "the group," i.e., in society— in "self esteem"] is the necessary framework through which freedom [from the father's/Father's authority] and individuality [being "of and for self" and the world only] are made realities." (Karl Marx, in John Lewis, The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx) By making the individual subject to the cognitive, affective, and psycho-motor domains only, Karl Marx (and Sigmund Freud) negated the soul of man, which is made in the image of God, KNOWING right from wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth (from being told), resulting in man having a guilty conscience for doing wrong. This is why Georg Hegel could not use the world "wrong," using the word "badly" instead, when describing how we are to 'reason,' i.e., relate (communicate) with one another—the word "wrong" (which makes you subject to established commands, rules, facts, and truth) inhibits or blocks dialogue while the word "badly" (which is subject to "feelings," i.e., opinion) does not interfere with (inhibit or block) dialogue., i.e., dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., 'reasoning' from "feelings."
"Authoritarian submission [the father's/Father's authority] was conceived of as a very general attitude [generalization is the key to deception] 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." "Family relationships are characterized by fearful subservience to the demands of the parents and by an early suppression of impulses not acceptable to them." "An attitude of complete submissiveness toward 'supernatural forces' and a readiness to accept the essential incomprehensibility of ‘many important things' strongly suggest the persistence in the individual of infantile attitudes toward the parents, that is to say, of authoritarian submission in a very pure form." "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 [how to remove "prejudice," i.e., having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will from society]." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality) By generalizing, i.e., by making the benevolent father and the tyrannical father one and the same, making them both "evil," the father's/Father's authority is negated in the thoughts and actions of the child. By replacing "top-down," "right-wrong" belief and action, i.e., reasoning from established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., discussion with dialogue, i.e., with the child's carnal "feelings" of the 'moment' (which are being stimulated by the world), i.e., 'reasoning' from the child's carnal nature only, the child's carnal thoughts and actions are 'justified' (in his mind), negating his having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., for going against the father's/Father's will.
"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 now part of ourselves:" (Brown)
"Social control is most effective at the individual level. The personal conscience is the key element in ensuring self-control, refraining from deviant behavior even when it can be easily perpetrated." "The family, the next most important unit affecting social control, is obviously instrumental in the initial formation of the conscience and in the continued reinforcement of the values that encourage law abiding behavior." (Trojanowicz, Dr. Robert, The meaning of "Community" in Community Policing)
"... the superego 'unites in itself the influences of the present and of the past [in other words the "superego" incorporates the child's "feelings," i.e., the child's carnal desires of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the world, thereby 'justifying' his resentment towards restraint, i.e., toward authority, which was experienced not only in the past but is being experienced in the present as well].'" (Brown) It is in dialogue, i.e., in 'reasoning' from his own carnal nature, that the child is 'liberated' from the guilty conscience, i.e., is able to be his "self," i.e., is able to do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity.
"If the guilt [the "guilty conscience" for disobeying the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., "neurosis"] accumulated in the civilized domination of man by man [reflected in the father's/Father's authority over his children/man] can ever be redeemed by freedom [by 'liberating' the child from the father's/Father's authority so he can be his "self" without restraint], then the 'original sin' [the children determining what is right and what is wrong according to their own carnal nature, i.e., 'reasoning' from their "feelings" (desires) of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the world] must be committed again: We must again eat from the tree of knowledge in order to fall back into the state of innocence]." (Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: A philosophical inquiry into 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 has authority in his home, i.e., over his children]." Freud's history of society (and therefore psychology) is based upon the children's ("sons") "hatred against patriarchal suppression—a 'barrier to incest'," i.e., "the desire (for the sons) to return to the mother—[which] culminates in the rebellion of the exiled sons, the collective killing and devouring of the father." "Frauds individual psychology is in its very essence social psychology." "If the guilt accumulated in the civilized domination of man by man can ever be redeemed by freedom, then the 'original sin' must be committed again: 'We must again eat from the tree of knowledge in order to fall back into the state of innocence.'" (Marcuse)
"To experience Freud is to partake a second time of the forbidden fruit;" ( Brown) Brown is saying: it is at the "tree of knowledge" (in defiance to the father's/Father's authority), i.e., it is through dialogue that "feelings," i.e., 'reasoning' from the child's carnal nature become the basis of determining right from wrong, good from evil. It is at the "tree of knowledge" that "self" 'justification,' i.e., the 'justification' of "human nature" becomes "actualized."
"We must return to Freud and say that incest guilt [the Father's authority engendering a "guilty conscience" ("neurosis") in the child while he is doing (or thinking about doing) that which comes naturally, i.e. becoming at-one-with the world in pleasure, i.e. following after his carnal nature, i.e. satisfying his urges and impulses of the 'moment, i.e. "lusting" after the things of the world] created the familial organization [having to do the father's/Father's will against his will]." "Eros [the child's carnal nature 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority] is the foundation of morality." "The basic structure of Freud's thought is committed to dialectics [dialogue, where the child 'reasons' from his "feelings," i.e., dialogues with his "self," 'justifying' his desire for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates and his hate of restraint]." "His [Freud's] finest insights are incurably 'dialectical.'" (Brown)
"Freud noted that patricide and incest are part of man's deepest nature." (Irvine D. Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy) It is through dialogue the father's/Father's authority is bypassed (negated) and the child's carnal nature is 'liberated' (at least in his mind). Making dialogue the law of the land, 'justifies' the negation of the father's/Father's authority ("patricide") and the 'liberation' of the child's carnal nature ("incest").
"... once you can identify a community [where, through dialogue people are willing to set aside, i.e., suspend, as upon a cross, established commands, rules, facts, and truth that get in the way of initiating and sustaining relationships], you have discovered the primary unity of society above the individual and the family that can be mobilized ... to bring about positive social change." "The community of interest generated by crime, disorder and fear of crime becomes the goal to allow the community policing officer an entree into the geographic community." (Trojanowicz)
In dialogue there is no father's/Father' authority, i.e., no neurosis, i.e., no guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning (no inheritance, posterity, unalienable rights, private convictions, property, business, "rule of law," sovereignty, "right-wrong," "Mine. Not yours." etc.), only the child's carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment,' i.e., creating (imagining) a world to his own 'liking,' i.e., a world subject to his carnal nature, which he has in common with all the children of the world. The sole 'drive' and 'purpose' of psychologists, i.e., group psychotherapists, i.e., facilitators of 'change', i.e., Transformational Marxists is to negation of the father's/Father's authority in the thoughts and actions of the child. Their praxis of seducing, deceiving, and manipulating men, women, and children into dialoguing their opinions ("feelings") to a consensus (affirmation) makes the child's carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment,' i.e., his "feelings" the basis of communication, 'liberating' his "self" and society from the father's/Father's authority so that all children (in adult bodies) can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity, i.e., without having a guilty conscience—thereby negating "neurosis."
"A Dialogue is essentially a conversation between equals [there is no "top-down," "right-wrong" father's/Father's authority, i.e., "Because I said so"/"It is written" in dialogue—you must suspend, as upon a cross, any command, rule, fact, or truth that gets in the way of others "feeling," i.e., that gets in the way of, i.e., inhibits or blocks dialogue]." "A key difference between a dialogue and an ordinary discussion [where you must suspend your "feelings," as upon a cross, in order to hear and receive commands, rules, facts, and truth] 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 [to their position]. At best this may produce agreement or compromise, but it does not give rise to anything creative [remember it is in the child's dialoguing with his "self" that he 'creates' (in his mind) a world of his own 'liking,' i.e., a world which is in harmony with his carnal desires of the 'moment' which the world is stimulating]." "The purpose of dialogue is to reveal the incoherence in our thought [how we really "feel" about things] ... [dialogue engenders] genuine and creative collective consciousness [with everyone 'discovering' and then "building relationship" upon what they all have in common, i.e., their love of pleasure and hate of restraint, i.e., their "self interest"]." "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)
"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 only in the children 'discovering,' through dialogue, their common identity with one another, i.e., their love of pleasure and hate of restraint that they can 'liberation' of their "self" from the father's/Father's authority, resulting in "self" becoming 'reality,' i.e., 'actualized,' resulting in "self" become 'actualized,' i.e., "oughtiness" becoming "is."
"'Now that we know how positive reinforcement works [dialoguing opinions, i.e. "feelings" and "thought's" ('reasoning' from "feelings") to a consensus, i.e. to a "feeling" or sensation of "oneness," i.e. a Heresiarchal Paradigm of 'change', i.e. revolution, circumventing parental authority, overcoming the affects of the "guilty conscience," i.e., neurosis], and why negative doesn't' [preaching and teaching commands, rules, facts, and truth to be accepted "as given"—by faith—and chastening those who do wrong, disobey, sin, when it is rejected, i.e. a Patriarchal Paradigm of revelation, i.e. of "It is written ..." and "Because I said so," which engenders a "guilty conscience" for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., neurosis] ... 'we can be more deliberate and hence more successful in our cultural design [negating American sovereignty, replacing it with "cosmic consciousness," i.e. globalism in the thoughts, feelings, and actions of the citizens]. 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 wished. 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)
"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?'" (Rogers) The end result of therapy (dialogue) is the father/Father is no longer the child's savior. It is the therapist who is the child's savior, who (through dialogue) 'liberates' the child from the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning against the father/Father, i.e., "neurosis," 'reconciling' him to his "self" and the world only, instead.
"Without exception, patients [children/students] enter group therapy with the history of a highly unsatisfactory experience in their first and most important group—their primary family [the traditional family, subject to the father's/Father's authority]." "What better way to help the patient [the child/the student] recapture the past than to allow him to re-experience and reenact ancient feelings [resentment, hostility] toward parents in his current relationship to the therapist [to the facilitator]? The therapist [the facilitator] is the living personification of all parental images [takes the place of the parent]. Group therapists [facilitators] refuse to fill the traditional authority role: they do not lead in the ordinary manner, they do not provide answers and solutions [teach right from wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth], they urge the group [the children/the students] to explore and to employ its own resources [to dialogue with one another, i.e., to 'reason' from their "feelings," i.e., from their desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment' in the "light" of the current situation (which they are manipulating)]. The group [the children/the students must] feel free to confront the therapist [the facilitator], who must not only permit, but encourage, such confrontation ['justifying' rebellion, anarchy, revolution]. He [the child/the student] reenacts early family scripts in the group and, if therapy [washing from the child's/students brain (thoughts) respect for and fear of the father's/Father's authority] is successful, is able to experiment with new behavior, to break free from the locked family role [having to submit to the father/Father, i.e., having to do the father's/Father's will] he once occupied. … the patient [the child/the student] changes the past by reconstituting it [instead of "self" being subject to the father's/Father's authority, "self" is now subject to the world of the child's own 'creating,' i.e., subject his carnal desires of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the world, i.e., which is being manipulated by the facilitator of 'change' (the therapist)—determining right and wrong through dialogue makes right and wrong subject to the child's carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment' (which are being stimulated by the world, i.e., which is being manipulated by the facilitator of 'change') making the child's carnal nature "right" and the father's/Father's authority, which gets in the way of the child's carnal nature ,"wrong."]." (Yalom)
"In psychology, Freud and his followers have presented convincing arguments that the id [the child's impulses and urges of the 'moment'], 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." (Rogers)
The question is. Which is more costly. The child subject to the father's/Father's authority, having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning or the child, 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority, doing wrong, disobeying, sinning without having a guilty conscience.
"The consequences of family democratization ['liberation' of the child's thoughts and actions, i.e., the child's "self" from parental authority] take a long time to make themselves felt–but it would be difficult to reverse the process once begun." "Once the parent can in any way imagine his own orientation to be a possible liability to the child in the world approaching the authoritarian family is moribund, regardless of whatever countermeasures may be taken." (Warren Bennis, The Temporary Society)
"Any non-family-based collectivity [or dialectically (dialogue) based communication] that intervenes between parent and child and attempts to regulate and modify the parent-child relationship will have a democratizing ['liberating' the children from parental authority] impact on that relationship. For however much the state or community may wish to inculcate obedience and submission in the child, its intervention betrays a lack of confidence in the only objects from whom a small child can learn authoritarian submission [the parents], ... [By changing the focus from parental authority to the child's "feelings," society is changed, its focus now becoming] an overweening interest in the future development of the child-- in other words, a child centered orientation." (Bennis)
"There are many stories of the conflict and tension that these new practices are producing between parents and children." (David Krathwohl, Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 2: Affective Domain) All "educators" are certified and schools accredited today based upon their use of what are called "Bloom's Taxonomies" in their group grade," "safe zone/space/place," "Be positive, not negative," soviet, brainwashing, affective domain classroom.
"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the Father's will, i.e., having to set aside pleasure, i.e., having to humble, deny, die to "self" in order to do God the Father's will, i.e., in order to do right and not wrong according the Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth], and desperately wicked [hating God the Father and His authority which "gets in the way," i.e. which prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks it from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment'—which the world stimulates]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 You, as a child of disobedience, i.e., using dialectic 'reasoning ('reasoning' from your "feelings"), i.e., through dialoguing with others 'justifying' your "self," can not see your hatred toward God the Father as being evil because your love of "self," i.e., your love of ("lust" for) pleasure—which the world stimulates—is "in the way," blinding you to the truth of the deceitfulness and wickedness of your heart.
Karl Marx is in the heart of the child (your heart). If the child does not learn to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline his "self," doing the father's/Father's will, Karl Marx will rule the world. The only pathway to "worldly peace and socialist" harmony is through the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus, i.e., suspending the truth, as upon a cross, i.e., negating neurosis—so Karl Marx can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity.
"Bypassing the traditional channels of top-down decision making, our objective centers upon transforming 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)
What is the cost of negating "neurosis," i.e., negating the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience which it engenders in society? Look around you at the nation today. What do you see? Children (in adult bodies) in control, doing whatever seems "right" in their own eyes—killing the unborn and elder who get in their way.
"And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:16
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2019