In a lot of ways, the Marquis De Sade’s idea of a totalitarian, excessive, and punitive sadomasochistic, libertine society and world, that he formed, wrote about, and said, in his latter years and life, has for quite a while - and especially now, in some ways - come true, especially in terms of "moral sadism", meaning those who use the excuses of morality, to be very sadistic and cruel, towards certain similar or different, or other, harmless individuals and/or groups.
In some ways, this punitive, sadomasochistic, libertine idea, is very desirable and harmless, for a lot of people - in moderation, and up to a point - but it is also something that we should all be somewhat concerned about - not least - because it goes against some of the Marquis De Sade’s overall, prominent, and very valid principles, views, and beliefs, and which are still very relevant and important.
I don’t however, agree with the vast majority of the Marquis De Sade’s psychological writings and views on sexuality - not least - because I think they are overall, psychologically, wildly inaccurate, about things like natural and harmless sadism, masochism, and sadomasochism, and they are the words and views of a very naive, psychological novice, amateur, and idiot. De Sade was very clever, and in some ways he was a very good writer of erotic fiction, but in other ways, he was very dull, unimaginative, sort of retarded, and quite thick.
I also agree, with some of the Marquis De Sade’s other views, on sexual freedom, against sexual repression of natural love and desires, such as natural or normal sadism, masochism, and sadomasochism, and I agree with his view, that unjust and unreasonable, cruelty and punishment for these things, is very counter-productive, and problematic, for very harmless, more honest, or people with different natural and normal sexual orientations.
I also agree with the Marquis De Sade, against cruelty and punishment, for very harmless, more honest, or different natural and normal sexual orientations, because it can cause resentment, bitterness, and anger, and can lead to a loss of things like love and support, trust, and individual and mutual happiness and pleasure. What’s more, it most definitely leads to more sexual lies, myths, and ignorance, about things like natural and normal sadism, masochism, and sadomasochism, and it also causes some counter-productive, artificial, or ineffective rebellion, against peaceful and desirable ideas and solutions.
So it is also simply not true, that the Marquis De Sade, just believed in a punitive sadomasochistic, libertine society and world, because he also had some strong criticisms about punishment, of harmless things like natural or normal sadism, masochism, and sadomasochism. This very important overall, and valid aspect, of what the Marquis De Sade believed in, wrote about, and said, has been forgotten about, omitted, left out, and ignored, from and about, his sexual and political beliefs, in the sexual liberation, freedom, and equality, of all natural and normal human beings.
In this way, De Sade, was not overall a sexual and political totalitarian, but towards the end of his life, he became very oppressed, exploited, confused, and very bitter about better sexual and political solutions, partly because of the excessive punishment used against him, by the French psychiatric asylum system, at that time historically, in France.
On the slightly complex matter of punishment, and it’s relation to pleasure and sexual freedom, De Sade, had two very different contradictory views on this, at different stages in his writing, work, and life.
Sexually and politically, the Marquis De Sade, did overall believe in and desire, not for people to be treated very cruelly, and punished, for their natural harmless sexual, or different natural and normal sexual orientations. However, much later on in his life, when he became sort of deluded, confused, and very bitter, the Marquis De Sade, believed sexually and politically, that people should be allowed, to oppress, control, exploit, torment, and/or debase and humiliate, other people sexually (including himself oddly enough), for greater and wider pleasure, amusement, and entertainment.
The central crux of this, is that in some very relevant and significant ways, the Marquis De Sade was being very creative and metaphorical, and not literal about this, but he has become misrepresented and misinterpreted in this way, by many people, including most so-called very intelligent, political and academic people.
Another central crux to this, of what the Marquis De Sade actually meant, intended, and desired, by wanting to oppress, control, exploit, torment, and/or debase and humiliate, is that he believed and desired to do this to so-called "good people", who are in fact very evil, and who oppress, control, exploit, and torment and/or debase and humiliate, people with similar or different, but natural and normal, sexual orientations, with "moral sadism", and which is used against those, who are more positive about expressing, and/or explaining, their natural and normal love and desires.