Socialism: Through Dialogue, Discovering Your "Self" in Other

Dean Gotcher

"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)

Common-ism (Communism, Globalism) is based upon what everyone has in common, i.e., "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life" (1 John 2:16), with everyone, not just dialoguing with their "self" (alone in private or "in the closet" with others) but dialoguing with one another in public, openly 'justifying' their "self," i.e., their "lust of the flesh" and "lust of they eyes," establishing their love of pleasure, i.e., the child's carnal nature, i.e., approaching pleasure and avoiding pain over and therefore against "doing right and not wrong" according to the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth, engendering "the pride of life" in doing so, making the deceitful and wicked heart of man the foundation from which to determine right from wrong, good from evil, resulting in man 'justifying' his wicked thoughts and actions (abomination), all the while perceiving his "self" as being "good." "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

 "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."

1 John 2:16

   Not knowing (being able to comprehend) "the love of the Father"—who loves the child but hates his (or her) bad or wicked behavior (knowing it can and will harm or destroy him and/or others in the future)—the child can not separate the Father's chastening of him from the Father Himself—the Father's chastening of him not only inflicting physical pain upon him, but also mental pain ("repression"), i.e., preventing him from being his "self," as well as social pain ("alienation"), preventing him from having relationship with other children, who like him, love pleasure and hate pain, i.e., have the same "self interests," engendering a guilty conscience ("neurosis") in him while trying to be his "self," resulting in him "repressing" his "self" while "alienating" his "self" from others, i.e., becoming "neurotic," i.e., having a "guilty conscience" for being his "self" even when the Father is not physically present. To the child, the Father's authoring of commands and rules to be obeyed and facts and truth to be accepted as is, along with his use of force, i.e., authority are one and the same, resulting in the child not only hating the Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth, which prevent him from being his "self," i.e., which prevent him from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' he desires, along with hating the Father's chastening of him for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, which inflicts physical pain upon him, but also hating the Father as well, i.e., the author of physical, mental, and social pain—which to the child (socialists) are all one and the same, preventing, i.e., inhibiting or blocking the child from being his "self," i.e., from being of and for the world (nature, i.e., "human nature") only, i.e., "of and for self." The negation of the Father's authority in the feelings, thoughts, and actions of the child, as well as in his relationship with the other children of the world is the agenda of socialism, liberating' the child to be his "self," i.e., of the world, i.e., of nature only, as he was before the Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life. Thus, according to the socialist, since the child's desire for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' including his desire for affirmation, is the 'drive' of life, the augmentation of the child's carnal nature, i.e., "human nature" must become its 'purpose,' requiring the negation of the Father's authority if the "new" world order, i.e., "human nature," i.e., "self" is to become 'reality,' i.e., 'actualized,' thus 'justifying' the child's carnal nature over and therefore against the Father's authority.

As Georg Hegel wrote: "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 that he can be his "self," i.e., as he was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life, i.e., carnal, i.e., of the world only]." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life) So Karl Marx wrote: "Once the earthly family [with the children having to submit to their father's authority, i.e., having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do their father's will] is discovered to be the secret of the holy family [with the Son, and all following Him having to submit to His Heavenly Father's authority, i.e., having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do His will], the former [the earthly father's authority system] must then itself be destroyed [vernichtet, i.e., annihilated] in theory and in practice [in the personal thoughts and social actions (behavior) of the children]." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4) And Sigmund Freud wrote: "'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 insists upon his children obeying him, doing his will over and therefore against their nature, 'discovering' common ground with them, according to "human nature" only, instead]." Psychology is based upon Freud's historiography that "... the hatred against patriarchal suppression—a 'barrier to incest,' ... 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, and the establishment of the brother clan." (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization

Karl Marx wrote: "It is not individualism [the child subject to the father's/Father's authority, doing the father's/Father's will] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him. Society ["human relationship based upon self interest," i.e., the child's carnal nature] is the necessary framework through which freedom [from the father's/Father's authority] and individuality [being "of and for self"] are made realities." (Karl Marx, in John Lewis, The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx) Psychology is based upon the same ideology, that "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.'" "Freud commented that only through the solidarity of all the participants could the sense of guilt [the guilty conscience for disobeying the father/Father] be assuaged." "Freud and Hegel are, like Marx, compelled to postulate external domination and its assertion by force in order to explain repression." "To experience Freud is to partake a second time of the forbidden fruit;" (Brown, Life Against Death) Irvin Yalom summed up Freud and the 'drive' and 'purpose' of psychology. "Freud noted that patricide [the child hating and killing the father] and incest [the child satisfying his "lusts" of the 'moment'] are part of man's deepest nature." (Irvin Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy) Therefore, according to socialism, not until the child can discover his "self" in other's can he 'justify' his "self," i.e., become "of and for self," i.e., of and for the world only, 'liberating' his "self" and the world from the Father's authority so that he and the world can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity, i.e., with not sense of guilt—summing up the 'liberal' mind of America and the world today, with its hatred toward authority and its abominable ways.

"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

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

"Every one that is proud in heart [who 'justifies' his "self," i.e., his carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment,' i.e. who establishes "self," i.e., "human nature" above and therefore against God, i.e., the Father's authority, thus negating the Father's authority in his thoughts and actions] is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 16:5

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2017