Friday , September 17 2021

Political Thoughts

Summary:
Politics is the struggle for power.The fundamental power struggle is between the people of a place and the mobile classes. Few people would turn their own back garden into a motorway or commit their next door neighbours to slave working.  The mobile classes can do these things without conscience because their garden and neighbours are not fixed.The primary objective of those seeking power for themselves is to acquire loyal mobile supporters.  The primary objective of those seeking power for ordinary people is to acquire loyal local supporters.Teachers, students and academics are essential for the development of mobile power.  These initially supported the Marxist Leninists in 1917 and the Third Reich in 1933.  Those who have been removed from their roots and who deal in ideas can be most

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Politics is the struggle for power.

The fundamental power struggle is between the people of a place and the mobile classes. 

Few people would turn their own back garden into a motorway or commit their next door neighbours to slave working.  The mobile classes can do these things without conscience because their garden and neighbours are not fixed.

The primary objective of those seeking power for themselves is to acquire loyal mobile supporters.  The primary objective of those seeking power for ordinary people is to acquire loyal local supporters.

Teachers, students and academics are essential for the development of mobile power.  These initially supported the Marxist Leninists in 1917 and the Third Reich in 1933.  Those who have been removed from their roots and who deal in ideas can be most easily detached from reality. 

There are three modern routes to power for the mobile classes:  to expand the state so that the various localities cease to have a common purpose, to control the education system and to control the mass media.  Once these have been achieved the mobile class is the sole remaining group with a common purpose.

The duty of democrats is to contain the threat to democracy from the mobile classes and those who control them.  As we have seen in China, the possibility of a Total Surveillance State means that once the powerful have removed free speech and so removed democratic accountability there may be no way to resist.  Ever.

A few examples.  

The Norman Conquest was a power grab by a mobile group of entrepreneurs.  

The Islamic conquest was a power grab by a mobile group and also involved the creation of an education system to indoctrinate the people.

The steady increase in powers of the US Federal Government is due to a lack of common purpose among States. 

The Russian Revolution was driven by mobile academics and their backers such as Marx and Engels. It also used indoctrination through the education system.

1930s National Socialism was a mobile middle class movement.

The British Empire was developed by Multinational Companies (East India Company etc).

Democracy in the UK arose from the demand for localities to be represented through Parliament.  This was established through the Civil War and Bill of Rights.

Of course, it is those who control the mobile classes such as Dictators, Corporate CEOs and Kings and their lackeys who gain the greatest personal benefits from power.  In the modern age nearly all mobile political power is "Corporate", stemming from Public Sector bodies such as universities and the BBC, from multinational corporations and from other corporate groupings, it culminates in dictatorship or oligarchy.

Goodbye

This blog appears to have been no-platformed. Of course it is quite possible that it has just become boring but the change in reader numbers suggests no-platforming.  I have been ejected from Twitter about 5 times over the past 5 years despite having broken no Twitter rules.  My requests for clarification of why I was ejected have been met with absolute silence.  There is no requirement for Twitter or Google to explain themselves to non-US citizens.  Its a crazy world when UK political debate is in the hands of foreigners.

I expect this is happening everywhere as the AIs become ever more adept at no-platforming opinions that contradict the desires of the owners of Google, Twitter etc.  

So I wish my reader "goodbye", thanks for dropping in and good luck.

9/8/2021

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