Many notable individuals could be mentioned here, such as: -Alfred Kinsey (1894 – 1956), the radical sexologist, zoologist, and “father of sexology”. -Margaret Sanger (1879 – 1966), the eugenicist, population controller, sexual liberationist, and founder of Planned Parenthood. -Alan Guttmacher (1898 – 1974), the obstetrician/gynaecologist who served as president of Planned Parenthood and vice-president of the American Eugenics Society. -Hugh Hefner (1926 – 2017), the disciple of Kinsey and founder of Playboy. I have written about many of these social and sexual revolutionaries, eg: billmuehlenberg.com/2005/01/15/kinsey-con-job/ billmuehlenberg.com/2013/04/24/sanger-obama-and-evil/ billmuehlenberg.com/2017/09/28/dark-legacy-hugh-hefner/ One could go back further than these individuals to get other influential ideological forebears. People like Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Jung, Reich, and de Beauvoir could also be mentioned. All these folks had a disdain for traditional sexual values, for Christianity, and for the natural family. Each in his or her own way argued for the total “liberation” of sexuality, the eradication of marriage and family, and the sexualisation of children. They had a contempt for Western society and its values, and many of them knew that a powerful way to overturn a culture was to seek to overturn all sexual values, inhibitions and boundaries.
Many of these sexual radicals sought to destroy the West by means of destroying religion, the family, and all sexual norms. They were sexual anarchists who, in the name of anything goes, wanted to destroy society and remake it into their own sordid image. Thus everything does go: free sex, homosexuality, swinging, polygamy, group sex, even bestiality and paedophilia if that is your thing.
Of course all this was picked up on and played out on a mass scale during the 60’s counter culture. “Make love, not war” was taken to its logical extreme. And we are now still paying the price for all this. Indeed, the impact of these radicals has of course been enormous. All sorts of advocacy organisations and activist groups have developed to evangelistically promote their ideas and beliefs. For example, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), was founded in 1964 by Dr. Mary S. Calderone. She had been the Medical Director for the Planned Parenthood Federation. This advocacy group has been at the forefront of pushing radical sexuality programs and agenda items, including contraception and abortion, especially in our schools and to our children.
Then there is Marie Stopes International, founded in 1976 to do much the same. And Planned Parenthood International has been going strong for nearly a century now (originally called the American Birth Control league), also pushing all forms of sexual radicalism and abortion on demand. And plenty of more recent characters could also be mentioned here. One very important one is American feminist, queer theorist, and academic Judith Butler (b. 1956). She has been a leading pioneer in gender theory and really one of the main movers and shakers in the modern transgender movement. Her 1990 volume Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity is a crucial book in the development of all of this ideology of gender fluidity and the like. She argues that there is no such thing as men or women, and sex is a social construct. There is no masculine or feminine, and one’s sexual identity is fluid and flexible. Sound familiar? Let me also mention two leading centres of radical sexuality (of many): IASSCS and ARCSHS. The first one says this about itself: