Whole societies suffer from a psychosis that is caused by starving our natural biological impulses.
Sexual suppression supports the power of the church, which has sunk very deep roots into the exploited masses by means of sexual anxiety and guilt. It engenders timidity towards authority and bindes children to their parents.
This results in adult subservience to state authority and to capitalistic exploitation. It paralyzes the intellectual critical power of the oppressed masses because it consumes the greater part of biological energy.
Finally, it paralyzes the resolute developement of creative forces and renders impossible the achievement of all aspirations for human freedom. In this way the prevailing economic system (in which single individual can easily rule entire masses) becomes rooted in the psychic structures of the oppressed themselves.
~ Wilhelm Reich