“The term “emotional plague” is not a derogatory phrase. It does not connote conscious malevolence, more of biological degeneracy, immorality, etc. An organism whose natural ability has been continually thwarted from birth develops artificial forms of movement. It limps or walks on crutches. In the same way, a man goes through life on the crutches of the emotional plague when the natural self-regulating life expressions are suppressed from birth”
“For instance, a strict authoritarian educator will tell you that children are difficult to teach and that is why his methods are necessary. In this framework, his conclusion seems to be correct. If a rational thinker comes along and points out that the intractableness of children which the strict authoritarian cites to justify his methods is itself a social consequence of precisely this irrational thinking in education, he will find himself face to face with a mental block.
Precisely at this point the irrational nature of plague-afflicted thinking emerges.”
“We have seen again and again the irrational nature of the emotional plague unwittingly reveals itself as soon as one attempts to go to the root of it. This is understandable because the emotional plague can only react irrationally. It is doomed to extinction when it is sharply and clearly opposed by rational thinking and the natural feeling for life. It does not have to be attacked or fought directly. The plague will automatically and inevitably work itself into a rage when the natural functions of the living organism are objectively and truthfully described.
There is nothing it hates more than this”
Extract: Wilhelm Reich – the Emotional Plague
IV Why should any of these things that happen externally so much distract thee? Give thyself leisure to learn some good thing,, and cease roving and wandering to and fro. Though must take heed of another kind of wandering, for they are idle in their actions who toil and labour in this life, and have no certain scope to which to direct all their motions and desires”
~Meditations – Marcus Aurelias ~
“Look at life like at business. Time is your money for life. When you came into this world, a definite amount of money was given to you and this you cannot exceed. Time is the only currency with which you pay for your life. Now you see, how you used the biggest part of it in a stupid way. You have failed as a businessman, and as a user of life. All your life you thought everything is given free, and now you suddenly discovered that – it is not free. You pay for using the time, that is, why each moment of your stay here costs something”
~ Interpretation of Azoth of the Philosphers ~
One more for luck..
“For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities and are more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are”
‘You are mistaken, Blind one. There is an immortal Child of Light who came into this realm before you and who will appear among your duplicate forms, in your simulated world….
Humanity exists, and the offspring of the human strain exists... And in consummation of all your works, its entire deficiency of truth will be revealed and dissolved by this luminous Child’
(On the Origin of the World, 103 Passim.)
Find more on JLL @ Metahistory.org / Gaiaspora.org
It struck me that this was 1914. The ‘I.W.W’ i think is the Industrial Workers of the World [Union]. I’ve emphasized the part that caught my eye:
DO WE, AS A PEOPLE, STILL BELIEVE IN AND PUNISH WITCHCRAFT?
BY JANE WHITAKER
If you should ask anyone if we, as a people, still believe in and punish (witchcraft if you should ask, for instance, the Rev. Dr. C. H. Parkhurst, who has just written an article for the Hearst papers in which he declares that the Christ would not have approved of the I. W. -W.’s entering the New York church and thereby”breaking the law,” he would smile and talk to you about our advanced civilization.And perhaps the Rev. Dr. Parkhurst might believe what he was saying, simply because he has not thought deeply enough to realize that it isn’t true, but that would not alter the fact that “witchcraft” is still believed in and still punished.
For “witchcraft,” when you separate it from the mass of lies about which it was hedged by our ignorant, superstitious forebears who in fear frenzies were guilty of atrocious crimes in their effort to stamp it out,was nothing but the ability of the few to see farther than the mass and the fearlessness of the few to tell what they saw. And witchcraft of that sort exists today and it is punished today just as barbariously as it was in the time we would fain forget.
Today we do not call these people Who see farther than the mass “witches,” we call them “radicals.“And we do not pillory them or hang them, but our representatives of the law beat them over the heads” with clubs and our judges give them terms in prison. And for what? For the same sort of witchcraft, for telling the truth.We have no objection to men suffering; we do not mind their going hungry; we are willing that their families should starve, and we are sufficiently charitable to throw them a crust when their misery intrudes itself upon us. But they must be silent about it We do not want them to cry aloud, that there is such misery. For that is “radicalism.”
And if we permit them to cry aloud they grow more brazen and they suggest that the condition should be remedied.And if we do not put them out of the way for this form of “witchcraft”they grow more brazen and they endeavor to alleviate” their misery by taking something that belongs to us.And that is “witchcraft” of the most deadly order.The Rev. Dr. Parkhurst has no objection to the “radicals” entering churches, not even to their entering his church. But they must come in with their hats off, they must bend their knees as the well-fed congregation bends; they must satisfy their hunger with spiritual food, and if they mumble: “Give us this day our daily bread,” they must do it with acknowledge ,tha the prayer, means”spiritual” bread and not that bread made of wheat.
The Day book., April 18, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 7
Jimmy Savile was knighted by the Queen AND the Pope, spent Xmas at Thatchers house and investigations had discretely begun into his paedophilia – at least – in the early 80’s. Yet he was still given his own bedroom in 2 of the hospitals he worked with; charidee. A personality cult funded by the UK license fee payers. 300 Victims in, and the BBC knew nothing?
Apparently Esther Rantzen founder of abuse helpline ‘ChildLine’ did. But she didn’t think to say anything.