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Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control [Paperback]

E.Michael Jones
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  • Paperback: 662 pages
  • Publisher: Saint Austin Press; New edition edition (1 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587314657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587314650
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.4 x 4.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 788,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charts the history of the sexual revolution and demonstrates its message as a means of political control. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sex as political control 23 Oct 2007
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This book is from a Catholic viewpoint. The thesis is that liberating people from sexual restraint has become a form of political control. The case of Kinsey as one example is simply unbelievable - how one can document and have photographic evidence of sexual activity is simply beyond words and call it science. He simply goes through all the names - mainly psychologists and truthly no one comes out too good. The point I gained from the book was if one prays to God and believes in God one doesn't get into the problems the people Jones describes in the book - namely sexual promiscuity and marriage infidelity. You may get infuriated reading this book, but it's compulsive reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sexual liberation and the Endarkenment 12 Jan 2010
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Five hundred years ago, most people in the Europe lived according to the moral codes of Christianity. Today most Westerners believe that the purpose of life is the satisfaction of appetites, including sexual appetites. In this book Dr Jones looks at this profound change, particularly with respect to sexual appetites. Dr Jones has two countervailing themes. First sexual liberation is used by the powerful as a form of social control; thus for example the WASP ruling class of East Coast America promoted the legalisation of contraception in the 1960s to reduce the Catholic birth rate, fearing that America would become a Catholic country. The second theme is that a society whose religion is the satisfaction of appetites tends to anarchy. In order to avoid anarchy governments create complex methods of social control through education, the mass media, advertising and psychology.

In this fascinating book Dr Jones chronicles leading figures of the endarkenment from the French Revolution to Bill Clinton's America.

The following amongst others receive Dr Jones' withering treatment: the Marquis de Sade, Mary Wollstonecraft, Shelley, Watson founder of behavioural psychology, Freud, Reich, Kinsey, Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow.

This book provides insight into the brutal and totalitarian societies which have developed in the West since 1960.

Did you know the encounter/sensitivity group, as developed by Maslow and Rogers, was first created by the CIA's psychological warfare department, as a form of social control? Dr Jones is the leading commentator of the degeneration of the West since 1960. Not a light read, but a profound read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Documenting the Sexual Revolution 30 Sep 2000
By William P. Cunningham - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the long version of Jones' mature thesis about the sexual revolution. Liberally notated with references to original works, some in the original languages, Jones' magnum opus is hard, perhaps even impossible, to refute on its own terms. Only a hardcore fan of the sexual revolution or Enlightenment will take issue with Jones' argument.
The idea that disordered sex issues in violence is not new, nor is it restricted to the musings of counter-revolutionary academics like Jones. One can find it in the 10 p.m. newscast of any large city: Miranda, Scott's live-in, dumps Scott and Scott kills Miranda.
Still, few authors have had the tenacity of Jones, who traces the sexual revolution back to its Enlightenment roots, and as carefully as anyone can desire shows the dependency of Sade and Shelley on Weishaupt's infamous Illuminati techniques. Not content with that coup, Jones pulls in Freud and Jung, damning them with their own words. Advertising and other forms of social control get their own skewers as well.
In short, Libido Dominandi (note the serious pun in the title) is what everyone needs to know about how the power elite keeps the little guy under control, materially impoverished, and spiritually destitute.
If you can't find the time to read 600 pages, get the short version, Monsters of the Id, which is less well documented, but somewhat more entertaining.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Casualties of the sexual revolution 17 Feb 2003
By Michael S. Swisher - Published on Amazon.com
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The thesis of E. Michael Jones's "Libido Dominandi" is that, far from really liberating anyone, "sexual liberation" has served to deliver powerful means of social and political manipulation and control into the hands of our ruling élite. He marshals some impressive evidence. Here we read about Edward Bernays, Sigmund Freud's nephew and the founding father of the public relations industry, who was among the first to realize how sexual imagery could be employed in advertising. Long before the infamous "Virginia Slims" ad campaign, Bernays used the suggestion that cigarette smoking was an act of feminist independence to sell Lucky Strikes to women. Here we see the origins of the Planned Parenthood organization in the hope that birth control and abortion would reduce the numbers of the poor (especially ethnic Catholics and blacks), and resolve the dilemma of the welfare state. Here we learn of the fraudulent methodology of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, the sordid character of much of his "research," and the way in which Kinsey manipulated his academic superiors and his chief sources of funding through an implicit threat of blackmail, because these people had been foolish enough to give him their "sexual histories." The rôle of the Rockefeller Foundation in both the Planned Parenthood and Kinsey enterprises was motivated by the obsaession of John D. Rockefeller III with eugenics, the pseudo-science of "race improvement." We learn also of the profound antipathy of the eugenicists and sex researchers towards Roman Catholicism, which they viewed as their principal adversary. Jones exposes the origins of "Americans United for the Separation of Church and State" in the anti-Catholic bigotry of Paul Blanshard. The organizations described here present a façade of respectability to the public that would not be so easy for them to maintain if their backgrounds were better publicized.
Jones's case would be more persuasive had this book come under a firmer editorial hand. It is lengthy, but also repetitive. Some material is duplicated almost verbatim in several parts of the book; also, Jones repeats, again almost verbatim, material from his other books, "Dionysos Rising," "Decadent Moderns," and "Monsters from the Id." This book might have been cut to half its length with as good or better effect than it now has. The work also fails in its efforts to tie the all-too-genuine mischief wrought by the sexual revolution together as the result of some sort of "Illuminist" conspiracy. Jones is a Roman Catholic polemicist of the old-fashioned type, for whom no Roman prelate (at least before Vatican II) ever did wrong, and no Protestant ever did right. He writes with the vehemence of a pamphleteer in the time of the sixteenth-century French wars of religion, and would probably have been perfectly happy under the patronage of the third duke of Guise. While many conservative Catholics, his intended audience, will be undisturbed by this tone, it is likely to put off many others who might otherwise be interested in Jones's factual reportage and sympathetic to his conclusions. This is unfortunate, since both deserve to be more widely known.
39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Les Parents Terribles 9 May 2001
By B. Hill, Ph.D. - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is simply brilliant.
Jones has a strong, clear style and is in complete control of his subject matter. He has thought through what so many others have only hinted at. He is a Catholic Nietzsche - he philosophizes with a hammer; and how much more sane and deliberate than Nietzsche himself.
This is a revolutionary book. It exposes the horror lurking beneath the make-up caked suface of the modern world. It deserves as wide a reading as possible.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The picture Michael Jones Paints is sobering. 24 Nov 2007
By richtoefen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I'm impressed with Jone's work. He is truly gifted. He sees things for what they are. He is largely untainted by modern peer pressures, misinformation, and the apathy infecting the zombies of today.

This is not a simple read. I could only consume it in small doses. Contemplating, weighing the meaning, and putting it (his take of events) into context 'that makes sense to me' severely taxed my small brain.

Furthermore, I find that his thoughts run parallel with mine. Too bad it'll never get the acclaim it deserves on a mass scale because those that have the power to make it so, I'm certain, do not share his perspective. Yes, among others, you Oprah Winfrey.

Besides those who would benefit mostly from this book are likely incapable of comprehending its relativity.

To Dr. David Donelson, "Thank you for recommending this book".

V/R,

Robert
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opening 26 Aug 2006
By John C. Canevari - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have read most of what Mr.Jones has written to date, and find each book compelling. This one takes the cake - a long read and one which requires concentration, but opens the eyes to a cultural concept that is not at all understood when we review the history of our culture. What we have inherited, the sins of the father, has polluted our culture to its core. Read this and pass it around - it ties nicely into Degerate Moderns, and syncs with Johnson's Intellectuals.

One review speaks of typos - and a poorly proofed manuscript. Unfortunately this is true. It didn't reduce the impact of this great work to me, but it really should be corrected - before I buy the hardcover for my library.
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