Good Sense is Marxism.


Dean Gotcher

Karl Marx wrote that life is all about "sense experience," i.e., man's "sensuous needs" and "sense perception," i.e., that which is "of nature Only." Since, according the laws of the flesh, i.e., according to "human nature," i.e., according to dialectic 'reasoning,' pleasure (including the pleasure which comes from approval of others, i.e., affirmation) "feels good" and pain (including the pain which comes from disapproval, i.e., rejection by others) "feels bad," the 'drive' of life is pleasure (love of that which is of the world only) and hate of restraint (hate of God and his authority, i.e., his restraint) making the augmentation of pleasure (for all of society) and the attenuation of restraint (from all of society) the 'purpose' of life, 'justifying' the negation of that which gets in its (pleasure's, i.e., "good sense's") way, i.e., the father's/Father's authority system, i.e., "doing right and not wrong," according to the father's/Fathers will. (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3)

Karl Marx wrote: "Once the earthly family is discovered to be the secret of the holy family, the former must itself be annihilated [vernichtet] theoretically and practically." (Karl Marx, Theses On Feuerbach #4)

According to "Transformational Marxists"—Marxists who merged Sigmund Freud with Karl Marx, i.e., who merged psychotherapy with "the group," creating "group psychotherapy"—"God is conceived more directly after a parental image and thus as a source of support and as a guiding and sometimes punishing authority." "Authoritarian submission was conceived of as a very general attitude that would be evoked in relation to a variety of authority figures—parents, older people, leaders, supernatural power, and so forth." "An attitude of complete submissiveness toward 'supernatural forces' and a readiness to accept the essential incomprehensibility of 'many important things' strongly suggest the persistence in the individual of infantile attitudes toward the parents, that is to say, of authoritarian submission in a very pure form." "The conception of the ideal family situation for the child: 1) uncritical obedience to the father and elders, 2) pressures directed unilaterally from above to below, 3) inhibition of spontaneity and 4) emphasis on conformity to externally imposed values." "The power—relationship between the parents, the domination of the subject's family by the father or by the mother, and their relative dominance in specific areas of life also seemed of importance for our problem." Therefore the father's/Father's authority system must be negating in the children's feelings, thoughts, and actions and in their relationship with one another and the world, with the children using "good sense" in order (as in "new world order") to create socialist harmony and worldly peace. (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality)

Sigmund Freud wrote: "'It is not really a decisive matter whether one has killed one's father or abstained from the deed,' if the function of the conflict and its consequences are the same." (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization) In other words, the father can stick around as long as he abdicates his God given authority, allowing the children to be "normal," i.e., to have their way, i.e., to be carnal, i.e., of and for the world only.

George Hegel wrote: "The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality of the relationship; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality which produces itself once again as such [as he 'liberates' his "self" from the father's commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., as he becomes as he was before the father's first command, rule, fact, and truth came into his life, i.e., carnal, i.e., of the world only, negating the "guilty conscience" for doing wrong in the process]." (George Hegel, System of Ethical Life)

"Freud and Hegel are, like Marx, compelled to postulate external domination and its assertion by force in order to explain repression." "According to Freud, the ultimate essence of our being is erotic, and demands activity according to the pleasure-principle. The foundation on which the man of the future will be built is already there, in the repressed unconscious; the foundation has to be recovered." "In the words of Thoreau: 'We need pray for no higher heaven than the pure senses can furnish, a purely sensuous life. Our present senses are but rudiments of what they are destined to become.'" "Freud speaks of religion as a 'substitute-gratification'– the Freudian analogue to the Marxian formula, 'opiate of the people.'" "To experience Freud is to partake a second time of the forbidden fruit;" "Freud commented that only through the solidarity of all the participants could the sense of guilt [bad sense] be assuaged." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)

"If the guilt accumulated in the civilized domination of man by man can ever be redeemed by freedom, then the 'original sin' must be committed again: 'We must again eat from the tree of knowledge in order to fall back into the state of innocence.'" (Herbart Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: A philosophical inquiry into Freud)

When common sense, which comes from life's experiences of the past are replaced with good sense, which comes from the desires of the moment,' then the nature of the child rules, oppressing man.

"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." Jeremiah 6:16, 17

"And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable." "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:4-5, 12

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine [Godly restraint]; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers [facilitators of 'change,' i.e., psychotherapists], having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables [unto their own imaginations]." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4

"... and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death." Mark 13:12

According to those of dialectic 'reasoning'—facilitator of 'change,' "group psychotherapists," Transformational Marxist, "children of disobedience" (all being the same, i.e., subject to the nature of the child)—negating the father and his authority system from "society" all makes "good sense." 

"Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment." Ecclesiastes 11:9

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2016