Theory X, Theory Y.
(Why study something you are out to destroy, other than how you can best destroy it.)
"Theory X and Theory Y were based upon Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory [where Theory X, a duality/established hierarchy of "right-wrong," "above-below," "top-down," "Mine, Not yours," where those in authority rule over those under their authority are rejected (replaced) for Theory Y, a plurality/flexible hierarchy based upon a persons "feelings" (desires or needs) of the 'moment' which are dependent upon (affected by) the current situation, condition, environment (both internal and external) and] are not management styles but are assumptions which play a large role in the development of management styles. The evidence upon which Theory X management is based is practically nil [it is associated with being "neurotic," i.e., the condition which is created when a person is caught between satisfying their carnal desires (needs) and having to suppress or set them aside in order to do the father's/Father's will (known as "cognitive dissonance")]." "We must ultimately assume at the highest theoretical levels of enlightenment management theory, a preference or a tendency [urges and impulses]." ". . . 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." "Theory Y is a kind of pilot experiment . . . The data which justify this experiment are definitely not final data, not clearly convincing beyond a shadow of a doubt." "The main support of this theory has come mostly from psychotherapists like Rogers and Fromm." (Abraham Maslow, Maslow on Management)
Theory X is based upon the father's/Father's authority, i.e., 1) preaching commands and rules to be obeyed as given, teaching facts and truth to be accepted as is, by faith, and discussing questions, at the one in authority's discretion, 2) rewarding (blessing) those who obey and/or do things right, 3) chastening (punishing) those who disobey and/or do things wrong, 4) casting out (firing) those who challenge, question, defy, disregard, attack authority, which is associated with the traditional home, classroom, workplace, government, "church," etc.,. Theory Y is based upon the child's carnal nature, i.e., the child's natural desire to enjoy the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (dopamine emancipation) which the world (situation) stimulates, as well as his desire to avoid pain, which includes chastening and/or missing out on pleasure (in order to do the father's/Father's will), which is associated with "humanism," 'liberalism,' socialism, globalism, common-ism, etc., "To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual [this is where Maslow got his "self-actualization" concept from]." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right')
Theory X is explained by Kurt Lewin: "The negative valence of a forbidden object which in itself attracts the child thus usually derives from an induced field of force of an adult." In other words: the guilty conscience which makes a child "feel" bad, i.e., guilty when looking at or thinking about something he carnally desires but is forbidden to relate with, is created by the father/Father, when the father/Father threatens to punish or punishes the child for disobeying, i.e., relating with the object of his carnal desire, the guilty conscience being the father's/Father's love (for the child) in the child.
"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:" (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death : The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)
"... the super-ego ‘unites in itself the influences of the present and of the past.'" (Brown)
Kurt Lewin explains how to 'liberate' the child from the effects of Theory X, i.e., the father's/Father's authority, i.e., the guilty conscience, creating Theory Y in the child and the world at the same time: If this field of force loses its psychological existence for the child (e.g., if the adult goes away or loses his authority) the negative valence also disappears." In other words: if the "group psychotherapist," the facilitator of 'change,' the Transformational Marxist can create a "safe zone," i.e., a "safe place," i.e., an environment void of "negativity," i.e., absent of the father's/Father's threat of punishment (prejudice, judgmentalism, i.e.,) everyone can dialogue their opinions to a consensus, i.e., to a "feeling" of oneness, negating the father's/Father's authority in their thoughts and actions, negating their having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning against Theory X, i.e., the father/Father in the process (called the "negation of negation," i.e., negating the bad "feeling" which comes with doing wrong, disobeying, sinning against Theory X, i.e., the father/Father, replacing it with the "super-ego," which is based upon the child's "feelings," i.e., carnal desires which he has in common with the other children in the 'moment').
"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)
In essence Theory Y, i.e., the child's carnal nature must negate Theory X, i.e., the father's/Father's authority if "group psychotherapists," i.e., facilitator's of 'change,' i.e., Transformational Marxists are to rule the world (putting "Animal Farm," "1984," "The Brothers Karamazov," etc., into praxis, of course doing so for the "good" of "the people"), 'liberating' the world from Theory X, i.e., the father's/Father's authority, negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning against Theory X, i.e., the father/Father in the process—so they, i.e., "group psychotherapist's," i.e., facilitator's of 'change,' Transformational Marxist's can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity—following after their master facilitator of 'change,' taking all who he, along with them, have seduced, deceived, and manipulated into the lake of fire with them, that is never quenched. When they say "It is not about you," it is all about them, desiring you to join with them in a world of carnal pleasures, dying in your sins, spending eternity (in a place void of any pleasure) with them.
"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." "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." "And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:15, 16
"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Luke 16:13 "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." Ephesians 2:2, 3 "Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." Romans 8:7 "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?" James 4:1-4
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2018