"Freud noted that patricide and incest are part of man's deepest nature."  
(Irvin D. Yalom, Theory and Practice and Group Psychotherapy)

"... 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."  (Norman O. Brown  Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)

Freud believed that "incest" was "normal" and the father's/Father's authority, which condemned it, was "abnormal," i.e. was the cause of "neurosis."  Counseling (psychotherapy) is therefore 'purposed' in 'liberating' the children from the affects of the father's/Father's authority upon their feelings, thoughts, and actions, and relationship with one another.  Transformational Marxists (psychotherapists) find the same agenda in Sigmund Freud as they find in Karl Marx, the negation of the father's/Father's authority in the child's feelings, thoughts, and actions, and in his relationship with others, as God's authority is negated in society.  Marx wrote: "Once the earthly family [with the children submitting to their earthly father's authority] is discovered to be the secret of the holy family [with the Son (and those who follow Him) submitting to His Heavenly Father's authority], the former [the earthly family which submits to the father's authority] must itself be annihilated [vernichtet] theoretically and practically [the father's authority must be washed from the children's, feelings, thoughts, and actions, and their relationship with one another (society)]."  (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4, Translated: by Cyril Smith 2002, based on work done jointly with Don Cuckson)

Freud wrote: "One day, the brothers who had been driven out came together, killed and devoured their father and so made an end of the patriarchal horde" ( Sigmund Freud, Totem and taboo, 1912-1913a, p. 141)

"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)

"Parental discipline, religious denunciation of bodily pleasure, . . . have all left man overly docile, but secretly in his unconscious unconvinced, and therefore neurotic."  "The bondage of all cultures to their cultural heritage is a neurotic construction." "Neurotic symptoms, with their fixations on perversions and obscenities, demonstrate the refusal of the unconscious essence of our being to acquiesce in the dualism of flesh and spirit, higher and lower."  (Norman O. Brown,  Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)

"Every neurosis is an example of dynamic adaptation; it is essentially an adaptation to such external conditions as are in themselves irrational and, generally speaking, unfavorable to the growth of the child."  (Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom)

To 'liberate' society of neurosis (of having a sense of guilt for doing wrong, i.e. for sinning, i.e. for being "normal") the father's/Father's authority must be negated in the child's feelings, thoughts, and actions, and in his relationship with others.  It is what psychotherapy (the group grade, i.e. the consensus process) is all about.  "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)

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