Paleo-Naturism and Naturist Palingenesis 2
The Italian naturist Federation obviously does not certify anything except beaches that are granted by concession or the historical sites where the practice of nudism is definitely tolerated.
It unmistakably certifies naturist clubs, campsites and resorts that, because they are fenced in and controlled, allow the practice of nude-naturism in tranquility without any sort of problem. After evaluating all of this, the president of our Federation a while ago expressed some thoughts about Italian naturism.
One of them was particularly striking because it gave a specific answer to so many of the above questions regarding the lack of expansion of naturism in Italy: "the future of naturism is in the naturist clubs, campsites and resorts: everything else causes confusion”. Consequently the socalled "open or free" nudism is counterproductive because it is contaminated by the invasion of textiles and disqualified by other abominable behaviors which end up by damaging naturism, the purity of the naturist idea. we believe that true naturist palingenesis can be implemented only if it takes into account the fact that the future of naturism, as the federal president has said, is in the naturist clubs, campsites and resorts or, in any event practiced in special facilities that are adequately protected and not on the so called "free" beaches where anything can happen. As we have said many times naturism is a simple idea but in actuality it is difficult to understand and consequently to accept.
On the contrary, ope nudism could even be defined as an involution of the naturist idea, which contemplates the practice of nudism in nature but this must not occur to the detriment or safety of those who practice it and, secondly the ethical and cultural values that we mentioned above and that make naturism an avant-garde idea.
Therefore, talk about paleo-naturism! If a renewal of the naturist idea must occur, which frankly we're not sure exactly what this means, also because perhaps it's not even necessary, such a renewal must take into account the need to conserve the naturist idea for future generations, which will be possible only if it is and is practiced in facilities set up specifically for that purpose. Wiebe wrote that our weapon for fighting against the non-expansion of naturism was not to introduce optional nudity but a self-made ghetto, i.e. a sort of voluntary ghetto.
In short we were proposing to return, for the good of naturism, into those fenced off places (nudist camps) from which we had left after the cultural uprisings of the 1960s and 70s. We said that this necessary self preclusion would allow us not only to practice and hinted he in complete tranquility but would also allow us to not preserve the naturist idea from erroneous cultural contamination. The article stated that you cannot preserve the naturist idea by introducing a principal, such as optional nudity, that would certainly destroy it.
Moreover, the naturist idea is preserved by keeping firm the basic principle that holds up the entire framework of naturist philosophy: nudity that mixes gender and age, obviously whenever possible. We also pointed out that the pioneers of naturism had done just that and had not yielded, not even in the face of persecution from terrible dictatorships and bigoted moralist Victorianism. In concluding the article, we state that self-ghettoization is neither an involution nor a backing down, but the only defense weapon we have for preserving and defending naturist philosophy.
So don’t come telling us that naturist clubs, centers and resorts are zoos where people can freely circulate nude because they are closed in a cage. Zoos are horrible prisons that humans have built to imprison animals while naturist "zoos" are oases that humans have created to rediscover their identity. It might seem like a paradox but we naturists are not afraid to say that we feel free in the naturist "zoos", and imprisoned in the large “zoo” of textile society.
In conclusion we believe that the federal directors are far from incapable “paleonaturists”; on the contrary, and for a simple reason: by defending the principle of naturist nudity which is observed in the centers, resorts, campsites and beaches granted in concession, they are fulfilling their duty, the duty envisaged by the Statutes of the Italian Naturist Federation and the International Naturist Federation.