I was inspired by a post by Dean J. Baker, of the blog Push My Fu*king Buttons, Please. If you are easily offended, I encourage you to go read and push his buttons. Because he asked nicely.
I left a response on his blog that I wanted to remember here, for me. I need the brain tickle.
I’ve been very interested in Wilhelm Reich’s influence on character development, bioenergetics, self-regulation, and the work he did with Alexander Lowen in trying liberate people and return their good sense to them.
There is a tremendous potential for liberation if people could wake up to the fact that they’ve been been alienated from their natural drives and tendencies through shaming by others…and really know they don’t HAVE TO stay that way.
Shame is a POWERFUL de-motivator, (which, by the way is first introduced in CHILDHOOD, a nice legacy of pathological pedagogy. I dare you to go read Alice Miller’s work, and you’ll know what I mean).
Which I think
might be (well, I highly suspect IS) why most people who haven’t detached from the shame response can be mastered by those who know how to induce it.
Thought I’d share something I recently discovered,
On another note, have you read Bernay’s Propaganda?
It would be in everyone’s best interest to find their path to liberation, and sooner rather than later.