Epstein had “vast trove” of nude photos of underage girls

"Epstein created a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit in locations including New York and Palm Beach."

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…by Jonas E. Alexis

Jeffrey Epstein is in big dodo, but he certainly is not the only person to be held behind bars. The New York Times has recently declared that “Hundreds, and possibly thousands, of ‘sexually suggestive’ pictures of nude or partially nude young women and girls were found during a search of Mr. Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse on Saturday, conducted at roughly the same time the financier was arrested at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.”[1]

Prosecutors declared that Epstein maintained “a vast trove of lewd photographs of young-looking women or girls.” It is claimed that Epstein, who is 66 years old, paid those underage girls for sex, and then asked them to recruit other underage girls in the same business. The indictment reads:

“In this way, Epstein created a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit in locations including New York and Palm Beach.”[2]

But let’s be honest here. As Gordon Duff and Preston James have pointed out, is Epstein the only bad guy on the block? Isn’t Trump implicitly involved in this pernicious activity? Why did Trump have to declare way back in 2008 that Epstein is “a lot of fun to be with” and that “it is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side”?[3] Shouldn’t the statement be taken seriously? Didn’t they accuse Trump of raping a 13 year-old girl in 1994 at Epstein’s own place?[4] And shouldn’t Bill Clinton be held accountable as well?[5]

The second point is that the same New York Times which is now saying that Epstein is absolutely wrong was praising a revolutionary by the name of Wilhelm Reich way back in the 1980s. What was Reich advocating? Well, listen to him: “Sexual inhibition prevents the average adolescent from thinking and feeling in a rational way.”[6] Reich continued,

“If one succeeds in getting rid of the childhood fear of masturbation and as a result thereof genitality demands gratification, then intellectual insight and sexual gratification are wont and prevail.”[7]

According to Reich, one cannot gain intellectual insight without being sexually promiscuous and even perverse. In fact, Reich taught that “childhood masturbation” is “a bourgeois invention.”[8]

Wilhelm Reich, who was a student of Sigmund Freud, died in 1957. Yet his legacy lives on. He is a cultural phenomenon.[9] As the Guardian put it, Reich was “the man who invented free love,”[10] and people like Norman Mailer, J.D. Salinger, Saul Bellow, Paul Goodman, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Dwight Macdonald and William S. Burroughs have all been influenced by Reich’s “orgone.”[11] Mailer himself said of one of Reich’s books,

“The Function of the Orgasm was like a Pandora’s box to me. It opened a great deal because I had – to speak personally – I’d been struck with an itch in my own orgasm. So much was good in it; so much was not good in it. And his notion that the orgasm in a certain sense was the essence of the character, which came out and was expressed in the orgasm, gave me much food for thought over the years.

“What was important to me was the force, and clarity and power of [Reich’s] early works, and the daring. And also the fact that I think in a basic sense that he was right.”[12]


We should also add that Reich invented the phrase “the sexual revolution.” In his book The Sexual Revolution, Reich wrote: “The first prerequisite for healthier human and sexual relationships is the elimination of those moral concepts which base their demands on allegedly supernatural commands, on arbitrary human regulations, or simply on tradition…We do not want to see natural sexual attraction stamped as ‘sin,’ ‘sensuality’ fought as something low and beastly, and the ‘conquering of the flesh’ made the guiding principle of morality!”[13]

Christopher Turner of the Guardian writes,

“In 1947, after Harper’s magazine introduced Reich to mainstream Americans as the leader of ‘a new cult of sex and anarchy’ that was blooming along the west coast, where Henry Miller and other bohemians lived in shacks along the Pacific, the Food and Drug Administration began investigating Reich for making fraudulent claims about the orgone energy accumulator.”[14]

Once again, if people are going to condemn Epstein, who is arguably following the principles upon which the sexual revolution was based, shouldn’t they condemn people like Reich as well? If they are not prepared to do that, then what shall we say to those who are pretentiously telling us that Epstein should be behind bars for the rest of his life? What shall we say to media outlets like the New York Times, which are now telling us that Epstein is dead wrong? The Daily Mail reported back in 2016:

“Dozens of pictures — including one of a child aged no more than six or seven bending over in a tiny dress which was considered so bad that authorities blurred it out on the video — adorn the walls… it shows in intimate detail just how depraved was Epstein’s liking for girls — the younger the better.”[15]

Those pictures were taken from Epstein’s $16.4 million property. But it can easily be argued that Epstein got that vice from Reich, who has been highly revered by much of the media and academic circles.

I raised a similar issue with a dear friend of mine last year, and he astonishingly declared that teaching immorality in books and movies are completely different than doing the same perverse acts themselves! I quickly responded, “Oh, I see. Teaching adults how to rape teenagers in books is all right, but when an adult happens to act upon what they were taught is somehow wrong? I think that’s where our conversation is over.”


  • [1] Ali Watkins and Michael Gold, “Nude Photos of Girls Seized From Jeffrey Epstein Mansion,” NY Times, July 8, 2019.
  • [2] Ibid.
  • [3] Ibid.
  • [4] Dan McGlaughlin, “Is There Anything to a Lawsuit Accusing Donald Trump of Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl with Bill Clinton’s Billionaire Sex Buddy?,” National Review, June 21, 2016.
  • [5] “EXCLUSIVE: Fully-equipped dentist chair, close-ups of young girls’ backsides and a teddy by his bed: Creepy images and video from inside the mansion of Clinton and Prince Andrew friend, pedophile Jeffrey Epstein,” Daily Mail, July 14, 2016; “Commentary: Jeffrey Epstein case is a worry for President Trump,” Chicago Tribune, July 8, 2019.
  • [6] Quoted in E. Michael Jones, The Catholic Church and the Cultural Revolution (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2016), Kindle edition.
  • [7] Ibid.
  • [8] Ibid.
  • [9] For an excellent examination on this, see E. Michael Jones, Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control (South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press, 2000).
  • [10] Christopher Turner, “Wilhelm Reich: the man who invented free love,” Guardian, July 8, 2011.
  • [11] Ibid.
  • [12] Ibid.
  • [13] Wilhelm Reich, The Sexual Revolution: Toward a Self-Governing Character Structure (New York: Doubleday, 1071), 53.
  • [14] Christopher Turner, “Wilhelm Reich: the man who invented free love,” Guardian, July 8, 2011.
  • [15] “EXCLUSIVE: Fully-equipped dentist chair, close-ups of young girls’ backsides and a teddy by his bed: Creepy images and video from inside the mansion of Clinton and Prince Andrew friend, pedophile Jeffrey Epstein,” Daily Mail, July 14, 2016.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes but Reich and Freud promoted sex between consenting adults whereas Epstein is one sick perverted puppy. The type that would have hung out at the schoolyard wearing a trench coat and nothing else. If this were another time and place.

    I personally believe that Reich and Freud would be spinning in their graves right now. Clockwise and counterclockwise respectively.

    • Pediatric Child Health declares that adolescence “corresponds roughly to the period between the ages of 10 and 19 years.” Do you seriously think that a 10-year old kid who consents to have sex with a 40-year old is right? And did you read what exactly Reich said?

  2. I’m not sure which is worse, teaching something and someone acts on it in a way other than what is accepted in society, or teaching against something while simultaneously engaging in even worse things themselves.
    Is it possible that it’s just a few (thousands) bad apples in the church, or is it something deeper and more widespread than is known?
    I think the ones who flaunt it, get caught when they are out of bounds, and the ones who hide it, get away with it for decades or longer. The choices of victims for these two group is also different. One grooms overtly, and the other grooms insidiously. The slow creep …vs fast cash.. Who should be held to a higher standard, Epstein or a Priest ? Or should they be treated equally ? Personally, I think they are connected, and the trail smells the same.