Brit Author to Educate the Unwashed Peasants in New York City on June 27-28.
There is a new collection of smear-attacks against Wilhelm Reich, targeting his life, loves, biography, and experimental work, across the board, and using the worst of emotional plague tactics one could imagine. Outright lies, lies of omission, sexual slander, you name it.
These assaults came to my attention in a recent book-review article in the on-line version of the Wall Street Journal, "Thinking Inside the Box: Why some of America's most prominent minds fell for the wildly eccentric ideas of Wilhelm Reich", by one Henry Allen. The article reviews the book "Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America" by Christopher Turner
The Allen article dutifully reports on what's in the Turner book, as do the other reviews I mention below. That web-article allows for reader comments, and I left one (#30) in the manner of a personal professional testimonial. I'd encourage everyone else who knows Reich's biography to also leave comments, after reading it.
I hesitate to even mention this review and the book, not wishing to draw attention to it. But the book and additional reviews repeating its nasty smears and lies are cropping up (like mushrooms on horse manure) across internet and in print-media. The Google search engine showed 30,000 links for the phrase "Adventures in the Orgasmatron" yesterday, but nearly 80,000 links today. A few days back, the "Orgasmatron" book was ranked at around 200,000 in the Amazon selling list. This AM it was at 123,000, and this PM it is now at 57,000.
This phenomenal growth has come from additional smear-article "reviews" which just appeared today in the print edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, and also on Slate.com, a popular news-commentary website.
The SF Chronicle "review" by one Michael Washburn is currently only in their print-paper edition, but will appear in their on-line edition on Tuesday, here:
From friends who have read the "review" it is pure smut, sexual slander and worse, all rolled into one ugly mud-merde-ball.
The Slate.com item by one Peter Kramer is already available:
"The Great Proselytizer of Orgasm: A new book explores the highly peculiar legacy of Wilhelm Reich."
This one also contains the same smut and salacious sexual slander.
You can also leave comments on most all of these websites.
Christoper Turner, author of the Orgasmatron book and lead comedian for this troop of vicious clowns, is scheduled to come to New York City in the next day or two, flying over from his UK homeland to give public lectures among the American natives, to "educate" the unwashed peasants about his new slanders of WR. His sponsors have even advertised the events, hoping it will bring them fame and glory as well. So I hope everyone living in the NYC area who has a good feeling for Reich's work, who has benefited from Reich's discoveries either as professional or layperson, will go to these events and give Mr. Turner a nice warm welcome. Let him know, openly and with full voice, just what you think of his new book! Certainly he does not hold back on creative self-expression, so the favor ought to be returned.
If I didn't live on the West Coast, I would go myself.
Details are here:
Monday, June 27, 7:00 PM
The Half King, bar and restaurant
505 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011
Book launch for Christopher Turner's Adventures in the Orgasmatron
Tuesday, June 28, 7-9 pm
300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Please send your reports about these events, and/or photos, to OBRL for follow-up.
I will have more to say on this matter in the following weeks, as it does not appear to be going away anytime soon.