An Investigation of the Non-Genetic Bioengineering of High Antiquity
that Stealthily Facilitates Diversity and Segregation Today
Circumcision of minors can be defended neither as a hygienic procedure nor as a test of faith. Its original aim was the reduction of much feared sex-lust. Amputation of the primal erogenous zone redirects sexual desire and consequently transforms the mind. In ancient times, circumcision was used to redirect sexual energy into the service of piety and submission. The modern terms best describing this could be biopsychological intervention or non-genetic bioengineering.
Along with the intellectual achievements that pedocircumcision arguably facilitates, the procedure continues to furtively generate a mental disposition tending towards artificial devoutness, variety and discrimination. Such a critical perspective is overlooked in much of mainstream science, due variously to political correctness, collegiality, narrow specialization and the subjective funding of research, all of which have little to do with objectivity and do not help us broaden our knowledge. The psychological consequences of circumcision are too far-reaching to be neglected. We believe that the well-being of humanity is better served by exploring them. Gaining a fuller understanding of the deeper-lying effects of circumcision is an impending task the initiation of which we hope to stimulate.
Dedicated to the memory and life-work of Wilhelm Reich.