A - I n f o s
a multi-lingual news service by, for, and about anarchists **

News in all languages
Last 40 posts (Homepage) Last two weeks' posts

The last 100 posts, according to language
Castellano_ Català_ Deutsch_ Nederlands_ English_ Français_ Italiano_ Polski_ Português_ Russkyi_ Suomi_ Svenska_ Türkçe_ The.Supplement
{Info on A-Infos}

(en) updates at anarchosyndicalism.org :: sex-economy - a new section

From Ben. <durruticolumn@hotmail.com>
Date Sun, 5 Oct 2003 09:35:20 +0200 (CEST)

A - I N F O S N E W S S E R V I C E
News about and of interest to anarchists
http://ainfos.ca/ http://ainfos.ca/index24.html

a new section http://www.anarchosyndicalism.org/sex-economy/
The Emotional Plague by Wilhelm Reich
"We see that the compass of the emotional plague coincides approximately
with the broad compass of social abuse, which has always been and still is
combatted by every social freedom movement. With some qualifications, it can
be said that the sphere of the emotional plague coincides with that of
"political reaction" and perhaps even with the principle of politics in
general. This would hold true, however, only if the basic principle of all
politics, namely thirst for power and special prerogatives, were carried
over into those spheres of life which we do not think of as political in the
usual sense of the word. For example, a mother who resorts to political
methods to alienate her child from her husband would come under this
extended concept of the political emotional plague. The same would apply to
an ambitious scientist who works himself up to a higher social position not
by concrete accomplishments but by intrigue."

Sex-Economy in the Fight Against Mysticism
by Wilhelm Reich

"The basic religious idea of all patriarchal religions is the negation of
sexual need. There are no exceptions, if we disregard the sexually
affirmative primordial religions, in which the religious and the sexual
experience were still a unity. In the transition of society from a
matriarchal organization based on natural law to a patriarchal organization
based on the division of classes, the unity of the religious and sexual cult
was split. The religious cult became the antithesis of the sexual cult. At
this juncture the sexual cult ceases to exist and is replaced by the
barbarism of brothels, pornography, and clandestine sexuality. No additional
proof is required to show that at that moment when sexual experience ceased
to constitute a unity with the religious cult and indeed became its
antithesis, religious excitation also had to become a substitute for the
socially affirmed sensuality that was lost. It is only on the basis of this
contradiction in religious excitation, which is anti-sexual and a
substitution for sexuality at one and the same time, that the strength and
tenacity of religions can be comprehended. "

more to follow shortly ...

****** The A-Infos News Service ******
News about and of interest to anarchists
INFO: http://ainfos.ca/org http://ainfos.ca/org/faq.html
HELP: a-infos-org@ainfos.ca
SUBSCRIPTION: send mail to lists@ainfos.ca with command in
body of mail "subscribe (or unsubscribe) listname your@address".

Full list of list options at http://www.ainfos.ca/options.html

A-Infos Information Center