The Culture War: It Really Is About Using Sex to Undermine Resistance to the Regime
The culture war really is what you think it is. The progressive regime is using sex and sexuality to attack and undermine those who are most likely to resist its advance.
For a long time our politicians have been in denial about the “culture war.” Whether for political gain, or out of disinterest or even a fear of engaging the conflict, many have argued that there are other, more important, issues to focus on politically. Culture war politics are a distraction from the real achievements which could be made in the economy. We are told that if we can just get these culture war issues off the table our politicians will be able to enact legislation, usually economic, like tax cuts, which will benefit society. Even liberals have tried to distract us, telling us that, “It’s about the economy, stupid!” And we believed them. Yet, at the same time, it is about economics. It must be understood that the only real opposition to bourgeoisie economic domination of the working masses is an immutable moral framework which subordinates the economic to other, “higher” purposes. The bourgeoisie wanted to be free to pursue their economic ends, free from restraint, free from the moral finger wagging which frowned on money making and the seeking of wealth as an end in itself. That immutable moral framework finds its champion in the living Christian tradition. How do you destroy the power of a living Christian tradition? That is correct: sexual libertinism.
Wilhelm Reich and The Sexual Revolution
Augusto del Noce, in the collection of his essays entitled The Crisis of Modernity, identifies an author who, at the time, was relatively obscure, Wilhem Reich, as the decisively influential figure in the sexual revolution. His 1930 book The Sexual Revolution as well as his 1933 work Mass Psychology of Fascism ended up setting much of the tone for the politics of the 20th century post World War 2. He does this primarily by recasting “the revolution” in psychoanalytical terms.
Reich shifts the primary dialectical opposition from economics to the psychological and moral. Thus, no longer is society divided between the bourgeois and the proletariat. He psychologizes the binary. The force that must be overcome by revolution is that of “inhibition” or “repression” which change man at a structural level, making him think and act against his own natural interest, against the enjoyment of life, against happiness as its pursuit. The forces that seek to repress and inhibit our freedom are inherently reactionary, repressive and aggressive. Thus, he argues, inhibition of our natural desires leads to Fascism. It is aggressive and violent. It is the incarnation of the repressive and the authoritarian. Thus Reich argues that libertine permissiveness will lead to the end of authoritarianism and violence. It is the means to revolutionize society so as to achieve a truly liberal, egalitarian and democratic society.
As Reich’s ideas worked themselves out into the broader left wing ethos and thought patterns, the left very quickly came to see that the most politically threatening force holding back “progress” was sexual morality and the groups most likely to advocate it. Therefore, Christians with a living faith committed to moral teachings rooted in the church’s long history of biblical and theological interpretation with its understanding of an immutable, metaphysical moral order quickly became the enemies of freedom and democracy. Because of Reich, the very idea of sexual morality became equated with Fascism and authoritarianism.
The Battle Lines Drawn: Liberalism and Christianity
The idea of sexual freedom is a simple one. It promises to usher in utopia without any sacrifice.
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