Uncleanliness had become their philosophy. It was a reaction, because their parents were telling them, “Cleanliness is just next to God.” And they have heard the news that God is dead. Now who is next to God? Cleanliness? The reaction was against the parents and their constant effort to repress their nature. They started moving to the one extreme, the other extreme. They started to have a philosophy of uncleanliness, dirtiness. But then they became dropouts, and society would not accept them; they became unfit.
But they could manage only up to the age of thirty. By that time their parents are fed up – they have been trying hard, but they were not listening at all. They were not going to the church, they were moving towards Kabul, Kulu Manali, Kathmandu, Goa…and ending up in Pune! This was their route. You know what route has brought you here – Pune was the dead end!
But the new children are taking drugs because they are watching all kinds of drug stories on television, and certainly they become interested. Children are very curious to explore anything that they see on television. Seven-year-old children are taking drugs, hard drugs, and it is becoming a widespread danger in America.
Their dreams are full of dangers, murders, suicide – that’s what they are watching for almost seven-and-half hours on average per day! You cannot expect…If you are wasting one third of your life on television, then it is going to have a deep impact. Children understand the language of pictures, and television brings all these colorful sensational stories.
Their dreams have changed, their behavior has changed.
I would like this Munich psychologist to survey a place where television has not entered, and I am absolutely certain he will have to support Sigmund Freud’s hypothesis. And if he really wants to go deeper into his search, he should go to the aboriginals, where not even television has entered. Even the priest has not reached, even God is unheard of. People are living naturally: no repressive, no inhibiting morality. If Franz Strunz goes to those places he will be surprised.
First, he should explore countries where television has not yet come, because these will be the children whom Sigmund Freud has studied.
I know children in India…almost ninety percent, or even more than ninety percent of India has no idea of television or movies. Small villages…there I have come across people who have not even seen a railway train. Electricity has not reached to many places, so there is no question. And television has just been introduced to India, so only big cities – like Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta and Madras may have television, but not the major part of the country. He can study the children there.
I have studied children for my own purposes, and I can give a guarantee that if television and movies have not reached, you will find Sigmund Freud’s hypothesis absolutely correct. And if you go to the aboriginals…