to the excerpts from Libido Dominandi by E. Michael Jones
‘Thus a good man, though a slave, is free; but a wicked man, though a King, is a slave. For he serves, not one man alone, but, what is worse, as many masters as he has vices.’ – St. Augustine, City of God (back cover)
“I don’t read books, I process them” Irving once said, and that has certainly been true for me with this book, since its processing has spanned about twelve years. It began when Charles Krafft sent a copy to me while I was in Santa Ana Jail. I was so impressed I spent days transcribing parts by hand. When I left, it was one of the books I donated to the bookshelf there, a gesture I came to regret. Later, back in England, near the end of my long sentence for the Holohoax comic and webpages, I typed-up those sheets and eventually left HMP Wolds with the text on CD. incidentally, also with an early draft of Sex and Power.
Libido Dominandi gives forceful insight into the complex relationship between religion and sex, Jewish animus toward the Catholic Church, the singular antics of psychologists, and Jewish psychologists especially. Whether the strong impression the book made on me in Santa Ana Jail was accurate, rather than a function of that unusual environment, is now difficult to say. As always, it’s for the reader to decide. What I do know is that organising these excerpts was extraordinarily difficult.
The author is a staunch Catholic and seems to have a fixation with contraception. A non-Catholic would regard this issue as the least of humankind’s problems at the moment. The concern, psychologically and politically, is that people are religious and have a compelling tendency to conform. William Pierce said that civilisation requires a majority that generally adheres to societal norms. If everyone were an oddball there would be havoc. The issue is what they conform to.
One day I should do a formal analysis of Catholicism and Protestantism, and perhaps other denominations and religions too, identifying and listing the masculine and feminine features of each. Both Catholicism and Protestantism involve hierarchy and formality, but Catholicism expresses these masculine features to a greater degree. On the other hand, Mary is venerated, and reverence for religious relics and other symbols is feminine (tokenism). The Church of England as it exists today is inordinately feminine in its attitude. As confirmed C. of E. I state emphatically that my alma ecclesia has lost the plot.
Provisionally I would say that the present ethos of the C. of E. is an extension from former, harsher times. In the arduous, masculine environment of the past, the Church played the feminine role of refuge and succour to the unfortunate and needy. Then society itself became feminine and the Church thought fit to race ahead. Influenced, as everyone is, by the mass media, now the Church only seeks to morally out-do it, regardless of how contrary to scripture and tradition that perverted ‘media morality’ is.
Jones’ approach in this book can be rather feminine, sometimes associating different individuals and ideas very tenuously in a sort of critical flood. It does seem like mud-slinging at times, that feminine strategy in which guilt by association plays a part. Jones might write ‘A met B at the same time X happened and C gave a speech at Z.’ It could simply be the clumsy linking of ideas, and many of the characters he is assassinating have made it so very easy.
There are other faults to the book. The Contents listing is not helpful. Implausible allegations about the early NSDAP, not worthy of being repeated, are. Typographical errors are evident and at least once Jones wrote the opposite of what he meant. This is a shame, and a revised edition could be great.
An extensive review by “Gonzo” is at goodreads.com, from which the ‘First draft of a great work’ motif was taken.
Libido Dominandi shows how sexual liberation was from its inception a form of control. The logic is clear enough: Those who wished to liberate man from the moral order needed to impose social controls as soon as they succeeded because liberated libido led inevitably to anarchy. Over the course of two hundred years, those techniques became more and more refined, eventuating in a world where people were controlled, not by military force, but by the skillful management of their passions. It was Aldous Huxley who wrote in his preface to the 1946 edition of Brave New World that ‘as political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase.’ This book is about the converse of that statement. It explains how the rhetoric of sexual freedom was used to engineer a system of covert political and social control...
Technologies of communication, reproduction, and psychic control – including psychotherapy, behaviorism, advertising, sensitivity training, pornography and, when push came to shove, plain old blackmail – allowed the Enlightenment and its heirs to turn Augustine’s insight on its head and create masters out of men’s vices.
Libido Dominandi is the story of how that happened. (back cover)