“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Is Reichian Therapy the only hope for Stormont?

Anyone who has explored the wilder shores of Wilhelm Reich will know that it's, well, pretty wild. In many respects however Reich was more than a bit perceptive and nowhere more so than on the subject of sexual energy. Powerful old stuff the sex drive and it will not be suppressed. The more that individuals or societies try to keep a lid on it the more it seeps out from around the edges, frequently manifesting itself in ways that are unexpected and sometimes far from pleasant. Nowhere has continued to suffer the results of sexual repression more than Ireland - North and South. Catholic and Protestant.
Iris Robinson, formerly voted "Bigot of the Year" by Stonewall, is but the latest in a long line of sexual hypocrites who have failed to live up to their own sad credos. Personally I think that getting into a legover situation with a nineteen year old could be the least worst thing about Ms Robinson and certainly her constituents might be more interested in her financial shortcomings rather than her sexual failings.
I very much doubt if my old skipper had heard of Wilhelm Reich but the wise old bird was on the money when he told me with regard to sex, "that ull draw you further than gunpowder ull blow yer boy". How right he was.

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