Socialism And Chastity

In the book 1984, a book about a theoretical socialist totalitarian society, the issue of chastity is brought up.


His sexual life, for example, was entirely regulated by the two Newspeak words sexcrime (sexual immorality) and goodsex(chastity). Sexcrime covered all sexual misdeeds whatever. It covered fornication, adultery, homosexuality, and other perversions, and, in addition, normal intercourse practised for its own sake. There was no need to enumerate them separately, since they were all equally culpable, and, in principle, all punishable by death. In the C vocabulary, which consisted of

scientific and technical words, it might be necessary to give specialized names to certain sexual aberrations, but the ordinary citizen had no need of them. He knew what was meant by goodsex – that is to say, normal intercourse between man and wife,for the sole purpose of begetting children, and without physical pleasure on the part of the woman : all else was sexcrime.

The Principles Of Newspeak George Orwell

In the book 1984 George Orwell envisaged a moral society. There was even an anti-sex league in the book 1984 which many young women were a part of. George Orwell theorized that through repressing sexual behavior the human passions could be transmuted towards enthusiasm for the party that runs the state.

To George Orwell the socialist state was a sexually moral society! Immorality is bourgeoisie decadence!

Even though 1984 was a novel which sought to portray socialism in a negative light the novel ended up actually portraying socialism in a positive way.

The book 1984 was a criticism of The Soviet Union and at the time the author wrote it in The Soviet Union homosexuality was outlawed. The authorities in The Soviet Union viewed masturbation as a bad habit that led to a weakened mind. During WW2 Joseph Stalin viewed the nazis and fascists as part of a far right homosexual conspiracy and thus viewed homosexuals as agents of enemy foreign influence. The authorities in The Soviet Union also discourages chaotic behavior such as job-hopping and casual sex. They wanted to promote family values because stable families led to a stable society and they viewed capitalism as a force that promotes instability in the family life and elsewhere.

The Soviet Authorities felt that sexual immorality broke apart families.

Below is a video where socialist thinker Noam Chomsky attacks pornography. CAUTION. Pictures of scantily clad women in the video(at the beginning of the video an image of the cover of a Maxim magazine is displayed) .


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10 Responses to Socialism And Chastity

  1. Adam McEwan says:

    I’m not sure what to think about this one… I agree with Big Brother in this instance, but of course, the novel is supposed to be dystopic.

    • The essential reason I am posting this is because I find the notion that repressed sexual energy can be transmuted into a love of the state a intriguing one. I have read about yogi’s saying it can be transmuted for spiritual purposes but I have not heard the idea that it can foster a love of the state before and that intrigues me. I do understand the novel is supposed to be dystopian but what I got from reading it was that the society rather than being dystopian seemed instead to be of a communal nature where people shared a common culture.


    The above article portrays masturbation as a capitalistic activity due to its selfishness:…

    “In other words, masturbation is wrong because you do it alone, outside the “moral order” of social relations in which you’re supposed to perform your proper function. It’s something you do for yourself instead of “giving” yourself to the larger purpose of human procreation. You’re just a cog in the wheel. You exist to serve the community.”

    The above quote is essentially saying that people who oppose masturbation are promoting the ideology that a person exists to serve the community as opposed to existing for the sake of their own pleasure.

    And this quote is being critical of those who oppose masturbation because the author of this quote is assuming that to exist to serve the community is a bad thing. However the reverse is true, to exist to serve ones pleasure is actually what is bad and it is good to exist to serve the community.


    The above link demonstrates that Stalin may have been right in categorizing the nazis and fascists as part of a homosexual conspiracy.

  4. janoklark says:

    If you transmute your sexual energy into love for the state (which would therefore be a basically moral state), then the state is no longer the state again, but religion.

    The whole reason the idea of state was created was to make something that could repress religious organization, which before then was the organizing principle in society.

    It would be a boon to us all.

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