The Police State:
the answer to "neurosis," i.e., parental authority.

Dean Gotcher

The formula for a police state is: instead of the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning (engendered by the father's/Father's authority) restraining the people, equated to "neurosis" by "psychotherapists," the use of propaganda (manipulation) by the media and force (local, county, state, national, and international) is used instead—what we see happening all around us today, being done, of course, for the "good" of "the people."

"In psychology, Freud and his followers have presented convincing arguments that the id, man's basic and unconscious nature, is primarily made up of instincts which would, if permitted expression, result in incest, murder, and other crimes." "The whole problem of therapy" "is how to hold these untamed forces in check in a wholesome and constructive manner, rather than in the costly fashion of the neurotic [parental authority]."  "'Have you merely released the beast, the id, in man?' There is no beast in man. There is only man in man, and this we have been able to release." "The innermost core of man's nature, the base of his 'animal nature,' is positive in nature." "Maslow puts up a vigorous case for man's animal nature." (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)

Maslow wrote: "So it looks as if nudism is the first step toward ultimate fee-animality-humanness. It's the easiest to take. Must encourage it. Yet nakedness is absolutely right. So is the attack on antieroticism, the Christian & Jewish foundations. Must move in the direction of the Reichian orgasm. I certainly enjoy nudism as at Esalen & have no trouble with it.  And I certainly think sex is wonderful, even sacred.  And I approve in principle of the advancement of knowledge & experimentation with anything."  "This movement can be dignified and Apollonian & can avoid ... neurosis .... I must put as much of this as is possible & usable in my education book, & more & more in succeeding writings." (Abraham Maslow, The Journals of Abraham Maslow)

"Parental discipline, religious denunciation of bodily pleasure, . . . have all left man overly docile, but secretly in his unconscious unconvinced, and therefore neurotic." "The bondage of all cultures to their cultural heritage is a neurotic construction." "The core of the neurosis of individuals lay in the 'memory-traces of the experiences of former generations.'" (Norman O. Brown,  Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)

"Every neurosis is an example of dynamic adaptation; it is essentially an adaptation to such external conditions as are in themselves irrational and, generally speaking, unfavorable to the growth of the child." (Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom)

"Work done by Horkheimer in the thirties identified 'neurosis as a social product, in which the family was seen as a primary agent of repressive socialization.'" (Stephen Eric Bronner, Of Critical Theory and Its Theorists)

"Self-actualizing people have to a large extent transcended the values of their culture. They are not so much merely Americans as they are world citizens, members of the human species first and foremost." (Abraham Maslow, The Farther Reaches of Human Nature)

"I've decided to get into the World Federalists, become pro-UN, & the like." "Only a world government with world-shared values could be trusted or permitted to take such powers. If only for such a reason a world government is necessary. It too would have to evolve. I suppose it would be weak or lousy or even corrupt at first—it certainly doesn't amount to much now & won't until sovereignty is given up little by little by 'nations.'"  "The whole discussion becomes species-wide, One World, at least so far as the guiding goal is concerned. To get to that goal is politics & is in time and space & will take a long time & cost much blood." ". . . A caretaker government could immediately start training for democracy & self-government & give it little by little, as deserved." "This is a realistic combination of the Marxian version & the Humanistic. (Better add to definition of 'humanistic' that it also means one species, One World.)." (Abraham Maslow, The Journals of Abraham Maslow)

The issue, according to those who are possessed with this way of thinking, i.e., dialectic 'reasoning,' is: how to "use crime" (or any crisis) to gain access to the geographical community, in order to draw the citizens into a facilitated, i.e., "group psychotherapy," dialoguing opinions to a consensus meeting, negating parental authority, i.e., the father's/Father's authority (local control) in their feelings, thoughts, and actions, as well as in their relationship with others and the world, 'changing' how they respond to authority, i.e., the authority of the father over his family, home, i.e., property, and business in the process.

While the local policeman, having experienced the family life of honoring and obeying parents, i.e., respecting law—despite all the flaws, i.e., "human nature"—was the mainstay of law and order in years gone by, by bringing him (or any civic or public workforce) together with other policemen, across jurisdictional lines in the consensus meeting, he loses loyalty to his local neighborhood, establishing loyalty to "the group," i.e., to "the team," i.e., to "the people," all generalized concepts— all of which now direct his thoughts and actions, i.e., 'liberating' him from the culture of his upbringing, i.e., 'liberating' him from having a guilty conscience while he negates local control, i.e., "top-down decision making," i.e., parental authority as he "serves and protects" the needs of "the group," i.e., "the team," i.e., "the community," i.e., "the people."

"Bypassing the traditional channels of top-down decision making, our objective centers upon transforming public opinion into an effective instrument of global politics." "Individual values must be measured by their contribution to common interests and ultimately to world interests transforming public consensus into one favorable to the emergence of a stable and humanistic world order." "Consensus is both a personal and a political step. It is a precondition of all future steps."  (Ervin Laszlo, A Strategy for the Future: The Systems Approach to World Order)

Dialogue supersedes parental authority (local control), making the child's opinion the basis for making decisions (why parent's say "Because I said so," cutting off dialogue in order to maintaining their authority), consensus supersedes parental authority (local control), making dialogue, i.e., "the peoples opinion" i.e., "the groups opinion" the basis for making decisions. There is no parental authority (local control) in an opinion, in dialogue, or in the consensus process, only common-ism, collectivism, humanism, globalism, and a police state ("sight based management") to keep it in place. You can not get to globalism through parental authority, you have to negate it instead, creating a "new" world order where "the people" have "no fear of God before their eyes." (Romans 3:18)

Removing the guilty conscience (the voice of the father/Father), replacing it with the super-ego (the desires of the child), i.e., the child's carnal "feelings," i.e., his carnal desires of the 'moment' and resentment toward restraint, in order to prevent "neurosis," i.e., prejudice, judgmentalism, repression, alienation, individualism, local control, etc., is like removing the pancreas in order to prevent pancreatic cancer, all you have left is a police state and death. Instead of addressing the heart, which is deceitful (thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will) and wicked (hating restraint, i.e., the father/Father and his/His authority), and never satisfied, all the consensus process does is 'justify' man's carnal nature, convincing him that he can become "good" by doing "good" works, which does not work since restraint, i.e., anything seen as getting in the way of pleasure is now perceived as being evil, i.e., anything inhibiting or blocking pleasure becomes subject to removal, including the unborn, elderly, and possibly you, requiring a police state to keep "the people" (you) in line.

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

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2017