“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
What motivates people who peep into other peoples lives; sex, and lives- without the people being spied on ever knowing?
Gay Talese writes in the New Yorker magazine about a man who bought a motel- and then cut holes in the ceiling to watch people have sex. And he watched them have sex for over 40 years, becoming progressively self-righteous, yet disgusted with ‘humanity.’
And he wrote about it, in secret diaries that none of his victims can ever read.
The Voyeur, a criminal that fancies himself a sociologist, and his helpful wife
“He explained that he had met Donna in high school in a farming town called Ault, about sixty-five miles outside of Denver, and that the two had been married since 1960. His parents, hardworking German-Americans, had had a farm. He described them as kindhearted people who would do anything for him—“except discuss sex.” Every morning, he said, his mother got dressed in her closet, and he never witnessed either of his parents exhibiting an interest in sex. He said, “And so, being very curious about sex even as an early adolescent—with all those farm animals around, how could you avoid thinking of sex?—I looked beyond my home to learn what I could about people’s private lives.”
Most people with perverse, sociopathic habits always find an ‘official’ occupation from which to ply their hidden fetishes. A little power, enough money, official cover, enables them.
“He did not have to look far, he said, steering the car toward the suburb of Aurora, where his motel was situated. When he was a child, his mother’s married sister, Katheryn, lived in the farmhouse next door. At the age of nine, he said, he started watching her. Aunt Katheryn was in her late twenties then. She often walked around nude in her bedroom at night with the shutters open, and he would peer in from below the windowsill—“a moth drawn to her flame”—for an hour or so every evening. He watched her for five or six years and never got caught.”
I’ve often wondered about this type of personality. Indeed, as I have predicted- as I have written about, documented, and informed others about- my questions have been directed at, and to to the “police personality.”
My primary question of course, has been how exactly does a nation allow a police state to be built?
That condition, which in modern times we now know, is literally survelling ALL AMERICANS at the window ledge of their homes, internets and telephones.
I think this story of a real life voyeur describes more than just a country boy, who grows into a moralizing, privacy invading lecher who exvuses his personal abuses of power and trust- it is a cautionary tale about the surveillance state, and each individual within its vast unconstitutional framework.
Related story: Sexual paraphilias are more common than you think– and also, used against us by corporotocracy.
Another attempt to say it plain, which is, even then not simple.