I’ve just posted a chapter section from the new 2010 edition of the Orgone Accumulator Handbook to a special internet page, entitled "New Evidence on the Persecution of Wilhelm Reich". While the larger Handbook is available only by private ordering for awhile, as mentioned in a prior posting, I put this section of it to internet, given persisting and unwarranted claims in the USA and abroad which cast blame for the death of Reich where it least belongs, and ignores and evades the evidence where it is most abundant. Here:
New Evidence on the Persecution of Wilhelm Reich
A downloadable PDF version is also available, here:
The article summarizes the growing evidence that Reich’s major detractors were, just as Reich declared, Communist Party operatives and even members of Soviet/KGB-controlled spy rings, working clandestinely in the USA. It also exposes efforts by the NKVD — the early forerunner of the KGB — to kill Reich in Scandinavia (but only succeeding in "disappearing" one of Reich’s associates). The European and Soviet Comintern (Communist International) inaccurately declared Reich to be one of the much-hated "Trotsky-ists", following the 1932 publication of his Mass Psychology of Fascism (which too many forget is equally critical of both Communist Red Fascism and Nazi Black Fascism). The article exposes how the worst and most ugly smear articles attacking Reich in the 1940s and 1950s were penned by Comintern activists for publication in magazines run by KGB operatives, how the top FDA field inspector in charge of the Reich investigation was himself a probable Communist mole, who knew and worked with the same smear-article writers in Communist organizations years earlier. The article also indicates how one of Reich’s own attorneys was, unbeknownst to him, literally up to his eyeballs in Communist Party activities, with clear Soviet sympathies.
Also note, the web-based version of this article provides a PDF download link to the article by John Wilder "CSICOP, Time Magazine and Wilhelm Reich", as taken from Pulse of the Planet #5 (Heretic’s Notebook). You can also get it here:
Wilder also added a short Postscript to his article, which overall exposes the hard-left and even Stalinist backgrounds of many of the contemporary Reich-haters.
In short, the old idea that Reich was destroyed by "American right-wingers" and "Christian fanatics", "McCarthy-ites" and such, is shown to be false at its core