Sexual Liberation Bondage?

Anyone who has at one time wondered about the exponential growth in the last few decades of overt sex in the media, must at some point have come across a paradox: is this so called sexual freedom truly freedom? Or is it actually a blind submission to passions that seek to rule out any rationality? And why is there such a massive spread of pornography, apparently condoned by authorities?

In Sexual Liberation and Political control, E. Michael Jones argues that our so called sexual “freedom”, of which we would like to believe that it is human progress, is in reality a form of political control. Even though it is no secret to most people that lust is a form of addiction, it is however, according to Jones, being exploited by the current political regime for their own advantage. The fact that people do not recognize this, is because there are two Gnostic truths involved.

One is the “exoteric” truth. A truth propagated by the regime through advertising, sex education, Hollywood films, and the university system. This truth, fabricated to endorse general consumption, is that sexual liberation is freedom. The “esoteric” truth, however, “the one that informs the operations manual of the regime – in other words the people who benefit from this “liberty” – is the exact opposite.” For them sexual liberty is a form of control, a way of maintaining the regime in power by exploiting the passions of the naïve.” The naïve being those people “who identify with their passions as if they were their own” and “identify with the regime which ostensibly enables them to gratify their passions.”[1]

In contrast to what most philosophers still would like to believe, the exploitation of sex as a form of socio-political control arose during the Period of Enlightenment. This period was better known as The Age of Reason, when scientists and philosophers began to explain the universe as a machine which prime force was gravity. By disposing it of its sacredness society and subsequently man were likewise to become a machine which engine ran on passion. And so the “esoteric” truth made clear that the man who controlled passion would man.

[1] E.M. Jones, Libido Dominandi Sexual Liberation and Political Control, p.2

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