Iran 2015, Germany 1938
15 July 2015 alle 18:32

The progressive and politically correct Western World, with Obama as its leader, has come to a nuclear agreement with Iran. How wonderful, promising future happiness and peace. Not so! Rather, this agreement reveals the ignorance of, or better, the refusal to accept the existence of evil, which is typical of the point of view of the liberal socio-political character type. Iran is not a government whose goal is the pursuit of liberty and happiness for its people and others. The unconscious goal of such political states, exactly as Germany in 1938, unfortunately is destruction, a manifestation of organized emotional plague. Also at that time another pacifist, liberal head of state, Neville Chamberlain, returned to England enthusiastic and triumphant after the Munich Agreement, declaring in his famous speech: “I have returned from Germany with peace for our time”.

Well, we all know how that turned out…


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  1. Marco says:

    Marco Ermacora
    Nov 15 at 6:09 PM

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    AN OPEN LETTER OF CONCERN REGARDING RIGHT-WING POLITICAL TENDENCIES IN REICHIAN AND NEO-REICHIAN NETWORKS

    by MARCO ERMACORA November 2016

    Dear Reichian and neo-Reichian friends:

    For many years I have been dismayed by the rabid right-wing political tendencies of some factions in the general Reichian and neo-Reichian networks. I have usually just mentionned my concerns once in a while to specific individuals without ever actually writing an open letter such as this to all the major Reichian and neo-Reichian organisations I could think of. What prompted this action finally was the election of that new cruel, racist , sexist, greedily ostentatious President of the USA, Donald Trump. I then sought out what some of these rightwingers thought and , not surprisingly ,there was no questionning of Trump but an attack on his opponents. Well ,that did it!

    Now , who am I referring to as right wing?

    1) The College of Orgonomy ,especially Charles Konia

    2) James DeMeo of the Orgone Biophysical laboratory

    3) Charles Kelley (deceased) , founder of the neo-Reichian Kelley-Radix Insitute

    Before I get to my main points, and if you are still interested, you might read a sampling of these persons’ political comments , below, in 3 respective Appendices, after I sign off.

    1) Regarding Charles Konia: the article below, attacking the young people (of all ages!) who, in recent days, have protested against Trump, is typical Konia. Instead of questionning racist authoritarian Trump, he questions those who have rebelled against Trump`s reactionary tendencies. Konia is obsessed with anti-authoritarianism; he rails against it constantly. Konia`s contempt for the protestors is obvious, all this rationalised by Reichian notions, as if he Konia were merely being analytic and therapeutic. What utter bunk! Sorry but I don`t get this! How could anyone who knows about Reich say that this right-wing Konia hate is a continuing of Reich`s work? I have never encountered any such right-wing tendencies in Reich`s work. Have I missed something? Or have these College of Orgonomy people high-jacked at least a part of the Reichian legacy?

    2) James Demeo: Did you notice this sentence in the first item of appendix 2 ?

    “Basically, the evidence is now pretty strong that Mr. Barak Hussein Obama is either a closeted Muslim, a “Manchurian Candidate” whose whole persona is one of deception in order to grab power under false pretenses, or he is so far bent-over in sympathy with the Islamic causes that it practically makes no difference to the welfare and security of non-Islamic peoples the world over. His actions speak louder than words of denial, though his words are often not denials at all, but fully are in agreement with what is going to be revealed in this posting.” James DeMeo

    Obama a closeted Muslim? This is completely delusional. How has it come to this?

    And then Item 2: DeMeo refuses to send any of his material to Islamic or Communist countries. Excuse me? We are not talking here of these governments refusing DeMeo`s books etc.. He , DeMeo, actually will not ship anything to anyone in these countries just because they live there, and may not be themselves Moslems or Communists. Pure fanaticism! Further: DeMeo has written a book recently about Marx quoting some sordid statements by Marx. Fine. But why even bother in the current political context? The Cold war is over. Not even Trump mentionned Communism. I can only conclude that deMeo is so obsessed that he can`t help but dig through obscure Marxist texts to satisfy his rabid anti-Communist tendencies. But why so rabid? May I point out that Reich continued to have respect for some of Marx`s notions even after his problems with the Stalinists (see “The Mass psychology of Fascism” and “People in Trouble”). I say this as a person of the Left who is anti-Communist and a socialist supporter of Bernie Sanders, who, by the way, wrote an excellent article about Reich`s cancer work in the early 1970s in a Vermont countercultural magazine.

    Finally Item 3: DeMeo attacks the mainstream media for attacking Trump`s supporters. They, the mainstream media, were right in doing so!

    3) Finally, Charles Kelley: an admirer of that despicable Social-Darwinist Ayn Rand who hated all poor people who could not be a “success” in this rabidly competetive insane alienated society, especially the American variety, now governed by the ultimate degenerate of greed, Donald Trump.

    Now that I have got that off my chest, I would like to mention lastly that I have been carefully re-reading “The Mass Psychology of Fascism” by Reich as a result of the Trump phenomenon. Before I continue, I wish to make it clear that I do NOT beleive Trump and his followers are actual fascists. They are filthy reactionaries, with dog-whistle racist sexist hompophobic tendencies , part of the ascendance in the world of right-wing populist tendencies. Are there parallels between our era and the 1930s ? If any of you are also thinking along these lines, I would like to hear from you, and maybe we can kick some ideas around together. Here is a quote from the Mass psychology book that really got me thinking:

    ” This vulgar Marxism contended that an economic crisis of the magnitude of that between 1929 and 1933 must of
    necessity lead to the development of a Leftist ideology in the masses. Even after the defeat in January 1933 its
    representatives continued to talk of a “revolutionary upsurge.” In reality, the economic crisis had—contrary to
    their expectations—led to an extreme development of a reactionary ideology in the masses. There was a
    divergence between the development of the economic base, which was pressing to the Left, and the development
    of the ideology of the masses, which was to the Right. This divergence was overlooked. Thus, no one even raised
    the question of how it was possible that the masses, at a time of pauperization, could become nationalistic ”

    Can`t this perhaps be applied to some of Trump`s working class followers, with their idiotic sentimental American blind sadistic patriotic tendencies?

    Finally I would like to end with a beautiful quote by Reich from an article by him that I read last night. It just reaffirmed why I have such a deep admiration and respect for this man. It is from an address to the Norwegian Student Organisation, 1936, originally published in Reich`s 1930s journal, republished in 1942 in the Int Journal of Sex-economy and Orgone Research, and then finally reprinted in The Journal of Orgonomy, November 1974, as “Character and Society” :

    ” The most general result for character formation is the mutual lack
    of contact and the replacement of natural human relationships by artificial,
    formalistic relationships. In spite of our collective living, there
    are only rare individuals who are not fundamentally lonely, empty, and
    superficial. This psychic situation creates the longing for “release,” or
    even for “dissolution” (vegetative, orgastic longing). People have lost
    the capacity for freely swimming in the current of life. If, deep inside,
    they feel their will to live, but, due to their armoring, cannot express it,
    they must needs develop a longing for the “great experience.” This
    longing is sentimental, or dreamy, and in most cases very vague and
    confused; it is a longing for something which will release them from
    their armor, from their isolation. In addition, people who cannot express
    their living motor activity must of necessity become afraid of life,
    helpless in the face of tasks and happenings which, under normal circumstances
    and with their knowledge and technique, they could master
    without any difficulty. On the one hand, they are too well adjusted to the
    destructive demands of so-called culture; on the other hand, they have
    lost the ability to overcome real difficulties with which the times, circumstances,
    and social processes confront them. One has only to listen
    to the usual conversations on the street, in the family, the restaurant,
    etc. What people say to each other is incredibly superficial; it does not
    touch upon the real problems of life; it shows complete lack of critique
    in the face of the most stupid ideologies. More than that, there is no
    doubt that the average human of today does not like being brought in
    contact with serious questions. Behind this dislike, one easily discerns
    a deep fear. The facial expression of people on the streets and their
    whole bodily attitude are cowed, unalive; they reflect the misery of life…” Wilhelm Reich 1936

    Respectfully ( to some of you at least),

    Marco Ermacora

    APPENDIX 1

    Post-Election Stress Disorder by Charles Konia
    The widespread protests and violence by leftists on all social levels including campus students in response to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States is an example of people suffering from Post-Election Stress Disorder (PESD), the latest symptom of the anti-authoritarian transformation of American society.
    Aside from engaging in social demonstrations, the syndrome consists in people huddling together in “support groups” bemoaning their fate and commiserating with each other.
    For these protestors,Trump’s persona contains all of the characteristics of authoritarian figures that are reviled and feared by leftists.
    What these protesters actually fear, however, is taking charge of their own lives and advancing themselves. They fear the opportunities that that they have to benefit from living freely in America.
    A symptom of their underlying need for more, not less personal and social freedom is that these protesters are oblivious – clueless – of the terrifying emotional forces within them that are underlying their protestations.
    Many have a serious work disturbance. Contemptuous of others who know and work for what they want, they demand the exact opposite of freedom: greater security. There is a poorly disguised desire to be cared for by society because they are emotionally too crippled and irresponsible to care for themselves. A sign of their work disturbance is that the thought of working for what they want rarely occurs to them because they are too caught up in protesting.
    Full of disdain for the police who risk their lives protecting them and others, and inflamed by the media to act out in socially destructive demonstrations, they often break the law and choose to side with criminals. Justifying their actions, through the morality of political correctness as a “moral right,” they accuse the hated authority figures of racism and worse. They would rather put their energy into protesting social causes and be mindlessly influenced by leftist ideologues than focus on what they can do to improve their lives – a sign of severe ocular armor.
    November 11, 2016
    Categories: accurate diagnosis, anti-authoritarian transformation, character structure, emotional health, emotional plague, Politics, social orgonomy, Social Sciences, socio-political character . Tags: 2016 election, riots, Trump . Author: charleskonia
    5 Comments

    Comment by Alexis Packer on November 11, 2016 7:34 pm
    Dr. Konia,
    Thanks so much for this post. It’s a very helpful explanation and much appreciated.
    Alexis Packer
    Reply
    Comment by charleskonia on November 12, 2016 3:56 am
    Ms. Packer,
    You’re welcome.
    Dr. Konia
    Reply
    Comment by steven diab on November 11, 2016 9:13 pm
    The presidential candidates, the media’s coverage, the election results and the reaction to those results by various people and segments of society, provide a wonderful opportunity for those well versed in and capable of functional thinking to bring some much needed perspective to Donald Trump becoming the President Elect.
    The last week has been a window into the fundamental aspects of the following:
    Armored human functioning
    Healthy, life positive expressions that go against the current prevailing social agreements (the most important of those agreements being political correctness)
    The predictable reactions from those most vested in the current social agreements (i.e. the media, most of the re-elected politicians, etc)
    Because social anxiety and tensions have increased quite a bit during the presidential campaign, the general public may seek out much needed answers to the following questions:
    What is political correctness? Many have become familiar with the term over the last few years and it gets tossed around in everyday conversation more frequently but very few have a real understanding about its true destructive nature
    If it is so destructive, how did it become part of our social fabric and embedded in most of our social institutions?
    Since it is an existing social agreement how do we get rid of it?
    Why are we so divided as a nation?
    Over the next few weeks and months the “health” expressed by the voters in the election of Trump for President will be under attack. I am pretty sure that Trump, in many ways, will not be prepared to deal with the problems he will face. In addition, it will be interesting to see how rationally or irrationally he responds to the attacks and to the challenges he faces in general. He has promised things that are beyond his or anyone else’s ability to deliver.
    I hope that functional thinking will find its place in the public discourse and provide accurate perspective to the interesting and turbulent times ahead.
    Reply
    Comment by charleskonia on November 12, 2016 3:54 am
    You are correct. The forces of the left are already circling around Trump to destroy what he wants to accomplish. He does not know what is in store for him because he does not understand the operation of the emotional plague.
    Reply
    Comment by Tzindaro on November 13, 2016 2:16 pm
    It would be interesting to know if Trump or any of his advisors have ever read any books by Reich or anything along similar lines.
    Reply

    APPENDIX 2- Item 1

    (Re-Posted, from April 2008) Do we have a Cloaked Muslim as a Major Presidential Candidate?
    The following item was posted to OBRL-News on blogger.com back in April of 2008. I raised it as an open question, if Obama was a cloaked Muslim. Today it seems appropriate to re-post the same item, especially since the original posting was deleted by blogger.com on the complaints of angry Muslims. J.D.
    ++++++++
    (Re-Posted, from April 2008)

    Do we have a Cloaked Muslim as a Major Presidential Candidate?

    James DeMeo, PhD

    I’ve deliberately steered clear of making any personal commentary about the current political elections, but the evidence on this particular subject, of Mr. Obama’s Islamic connections, gets stronger every day. As a not-so-silent-observer of the current world situation, and able to make a general assessment of facial expressions relevant to character structure (ie, lying and concealment) I also find the materials which I am about to present coherent with my personal observations and gut feelings
    .
    Basically, the evidence is now pretty strong that Mr. Barak Hussein Obama is either a closeted Muslim, a “Manchurian Candidate” whose whole persona is one of deception in order to grab power under false pretenses, or he is so far bent-over in sympathy with the Islamic causes that it practically makes no difference to the welfare and security of non-Islamic peoples the world over. His actions speak louder than words of denial, though his words are often not denials at all, but fully are in agreement with what is going to be revealed in this posting.
    The mainstream media is avoiding to touch this subject, as if they knew the truth, but were deliberately concealing it out of shared sympathies — or shared hatreds of ordinary American’s healthy tendencies to reject political and religious extremists. When the question is even raised, the majority of mainstream journalists are in denial. I’ve seen them cock their head back and sneer, making derisive comments or laughter at the suggestion of Obama as a Muslim or Muslim-sympathizer, as if to bring up this question is tantamount to claiming the Earth is flat. They do the same about the greenhouse-gas theory of global warming, of course, and also when criticisms of HIV as the cause of AIDS are raised. People who raise such concerns are compared to a flat-Earth advocate, a denier of the moon-landings, or a Holocaust denier. And yet, from a purely Reichian perspective (that is what OBRL-News is about!) what does such back-arching, head-turning and sneering laughter cover up? Anxiety. And emotional denial, given the very clear media bias in favor of Mr. Obama, which the supporters of Ms. Clinton and Mr. McCain are fully aware. This same mass-media, I point out, is also generally sympathetic more to Islamic causes world-wide, and aggressively hostile towards any nation that dares to defend its very right to exist unmolested by Islamic terror, as with the USA and Israel. This does not appear to be coincidental, but appears underlain by similarities of character expression (or character armor) and emotional alliances with culture-types that are more overflooded with a hatred of life and love, than with the Western democratic home-culture which, albeit in imperfect and often damaged forms, at least offers the hope of love and a decent life for the overwhelming majority of its citizens.
    Let’s also not forget, in 1940, a closeted Red Fascist sympathizer, the pro-Soviet Henry A. Wallace managed to become Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Vice President. Roosevelt changed his mind about Wallace by 1944, however, and so picked Harry Truman as his running mate for his last term in office. Roosevelt died shortly after winning the 1944 elections, however, and Truman became the next president, instead of Wallace. Wallace later exposed his hard-left views publicly, as editor of the left-wing New Republic magazine (which printed the infamous Brady articles smearing Wilhelm Reich), finally running for president in what was the CP-USA’s front organization, the Progressive Party. Wallace eventually sank from public view, and finally gave an unbelievable mea-culpa in 1950, claiming he was now an anti-communist and simply did not know about “Stalin’s excesses”, when every other honest liberal knew of the COMINTERN’s bloody crimes since the 1930s. It is hard to say how events would have unfolded if Wallace had become president of the USA. He had publicly announced to include Harry Dexter White and Lawrence Duggan into his cabinet, both of whom were later exposed as Soviet spys. Most certainly a Wallace presidency would have taken a communist-sympathetic attitude towards Soviet and Red Chinese aggressions in both East Europe and Asia, and today we would have a completely different world map, probably with the territory occupied by democracy and freedom being much more contracted in size.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-herman121802.asp
    How would a closeted Muslim President behave today? At minimum they could salt up the State Department, Pentagon and other executive branches with politically-correct and multicultural Islam-sympathetic personalities, or so-called “moderate Mullahs” engaged in Takiya (deception of the infidel) at this same time when the Islamic world is committing terrorist acts daily and globally, and is both energized and outward-pushing. Authentic critics of Islam would be silenced. Etc. It is not a small question, and honest people will want to know what I might be speaking about in the way of hard evidence. This is not something I would bring up merely on the basis of “empty opinions” which are a dime a dozen, but is based upon having a clear view of the Islamic world, and some knowledge of world history, how political fanatics conceal their real goals and infiltrate under a cloak.
    With this in mind, I provide the following list of articles and links taken from both conservative and liberal news sources. Individually, they could be ignored. Taken together, they provide an alarming view. Review them, and do with the information as you feel best. This material speaks to questions far more devastating than the usual claims of a politician engaged in shady big-money deals, which possibly all the major candidates have their share of — including Mr. Obama, but I deliberately do not include any of that here. My concern is foremost the issue of Islam, which I have become convinced, on the weight of evidence, is not any “religion” as we in the West have come to view it, but rather is an extremist and totalitarian political ideology bent upon world-conquest, similar to Nazism or Communism. And like Nazism and Communism, Islam has its share of deliberate deceivers and sneaks whose goal is to soften down the discussion, to blot out open consideration of their crimes and goals, and to make ridicule of those who raise the “wrong” questions. In this sense, if a candidate was a cloaked Nazi, or a Stalinist, people have a right to know. And if the ordinary news sources are deliberately blotting out this evidence, out of stupidity or ignorance or whatever, then those who know about it have a duty and responsibility to their fellows to make that evidence known. Whether you agree or disagree with my assessment of Islam is less the point, than the fact that this person of unquestionable Muslim family background appears to be concealing his current Islamic beliefs and connections, as well as his connections to Islam-friendly and very racist (against whites) “black liberation theology” which is a hideous corruption no better than old white racism of the Ku Klux Klan variety — Mr. Obama is deliberately down-playing and obscuring those connections, and sometimes over-reacting when confronted with the facts, as in the variation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet quotation: “methinks he doth protest too much”. But, then, my strong views and concerns either sink or swim based upon the facts, as given below. Review them and make up your own mind.
    I will try to stay away from these politically-related issues, but felt it was important to make this accumulated material better known. Hopefully, at least some components of the MSM will start to do their job, and the facts can emerge and be openly debated in the rough-and-tumble confrontations which, for better or worse, have come to characterize the American political landscape. I won’t have time to engage in any debates or discussion on this, but readers are free to post their comments and have a debate (moderated, so be clear and kind) at the OBRL-blog. https://obrlnews.wordpress.com
    J.D.
    +++++++

    Obama favors an unholly alliance between Marxism and Islam
    http://globalpolitician.com/24434-obama-elections-marxist-islam This article is very comprehensive, with web links and citations to original but very scattered-around news sources. Here is a topical list of the links, but you should go to the original weblink (above) for more details:

    In “Obama’s Muslim connection”I wrote, that Obama’s foreign policy favours accommodation to Islam. Here’s more information about the Democrats’ likely nominee:

    1 He surrounded himself with advisers who believe that US foreign policy is controlled by Jews and this must end.

    2. Obama plans to organize a Muslim summit

    3. Obama Defends Columbia’s Ahmadinejad Invite

    4. Obama; I Would Still Meet With Ahmadinejad

    5. Obama: Don’t Stay in Iraq Over Genocide

    6. Barack Obama Would Let Shoaib Choudhury Die

    7. “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds change in an ugly direction”. BARACK OBAMA from The Audacity Of Hope which is titled in Indonesia “Assault Hope: From Jakarta To The Whitehouse”?. It is arguable that “Assault Hope” means “Jihad”.

    8. Obama’s Nation of Islam Staffers

    9. Obama Served On Board That Funded Pro-Palestinian Group

    10. Obama – Rezko – Auchi – Saddam Hussein?

    11. Obama’s Church Gives Platform to Hamas Terrorists, Questions Israel’s Legitimacy

    12. Obama absented himself from the Senate when Senate names Iran’s army “terrorist organization” but later said he was opposed.

    13. Obama’s Iraq War

    14. “Bomb Pakistan”

    Other major articles:

    Is Mr. Obama a closeted Muslim?

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=60559

    http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Politics/12745.htm

    Obama and Islam

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=656B62BA-7A61-4DF8-BDF7-B3937EFDECB4

    Obama’s Grandmother Changes Islam Story

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=29154_Obamas_Grandmother_Changes_Islam_Story&only

    Obama’s 20-Years Minister’s Hatred of America, “God Damn America”, Etc.

    http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/obama_minister_wright/2008/03/06/78440.html

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4443788&page=1

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=59044

    http://en.sevenload.com/videos/ZDZWP5z/wright2

    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/8/8/194812.shtml

    Obama Knew of Minister’s Hatreds, maybe shares them?

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/03/just-what-did-o.html

    Oprah Winfrey was a member of the same church, but quit years ago, and then was publicly denounced by the hate-speech minister

    http://w3.newsmax.com/a/may07/

    Obama stayed in a hate-America, hate-Jews sermon, didn’t walk out, and nodded in agreement

    http://newsmax.com/kessler/Obama_hat%20e_America_sermon/2008/03/16/80870.html?s=al&promo_code=9990-1

    Other Ministers Note the Long-Term White-Hatred

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/3/15/203242/685/352/477632

    Obama Dodges Farrakhan Issue

    http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/obama_farrakhan/2008/03/05/77971.html

    Obama worked with terrorist

    Senator helped fund organization that rejects ‘racist’ Israel’s existence

    http://wnd.com/index.phpfa=PAGE.view&pageId=57231#

    Terrorists Rooting for Obama

    http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=58589

    Obama raised funds for Islamic causes

    Speeches for Palestinian refugees called code for Israel’s destruction

    http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57341

    Obama’s Support for Islamic Sharia Law in Kenya

    (Info begins near bottom of first page)

    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?apage=1&cid=1200572509823&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

    Investigate Barack Hussein Obama’s Kenyan Connections!

    http://www.michnews.com/artman/publish/article_19407.shtml

    Muslim’ photo raises Obama connection questions

    Linked to opposition leader who admitted plans for Islam

    http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57363

    Obama’s shifting positions

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2008/03/the_evolving_barack_obama.asp

    Obama and the FARC terrorists

    http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=289786626246641

    Obama’s Syrian Connection

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=4C33B7D0-C44E-4F03-919E-B71328BA42ED

    Obama concealing anti-Israel sentiments

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/125656

    Another Obama Black-Racist Pastor

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=59735

    APPENDIX 2 – ITEM 2

    “We do not ship any of our meters or products (only socially-beneficial books & DVDs) to Islamic or Communist nations.”

    APPENDIX 2 – ITEM 3

    “….(What that ) same Left-media today does to Trump supporters, or conservative opinion in general. ” (My ,Marco Ermacora, addition in parantheses for clarification only. No meaning has been altered.)

    “Al Gore and all the rest of the Marxist Environmentalists have consistently lied about that data (global warming) — mostly through lies of omission, which as Orwell noted, are “the worst kind of lie”, as by omission you won’t even know you are being led astray. ” James Demeo (Al Gore: a Marxist environmentalist! ? Give me a break. Typical American right-wing fanatic, this deMeo)

    Appendix 3

    I have incurred some new obligations in preparing this revised material. In the preface to the first edition, I acknowledged my indebtedness to Synanon for the adaptation of their confrontation encounter techniques to my “purpose” groups. Present “feeling and self-direction” groups also make use of techniques from several other sources, particularly from the work of Nathaniel Branden, from Fritz Perls’ Gestalt Therapy, from Transactional Analysis, and from Harvey Jackin’s Reevaluation Counseling. In each case the techniques have been modified and adapted to the context of the theory and concepts contained in these pages. I claim no expertise in any one of the areas from which I have borrowed. The most important single new development, the paired co-confidant technique, is my own.”

    (from “Education in Feeling and Purpose” by Charles Kelley )

    Note: Branden was a close disciple of Rand, part of his life. He never abandoned his hyper-capitalist tendencies. Synanon was a notorious cult and still Kelley stuck by them.

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