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By jazz_music follow jazz_music   2019 Jul 10, 11:31am 434 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share

Every empire is a dictatorship. No nation can be a democracy that’s either heading an empire, or a vassal-state of one. Obviously, in order to be a vassal-state within an empire, that nation is dictated-to by the nation of which it is a colony. However, even the domestic inhabitants of the colonizing nation cannot be free and living in a democracy, because their services are needed abroad in order to impose the occupying force upon the colony or vassal-nation. This is an important burden upon the ‘citizens’ or actually the subjects of the imperial nation. Furthermore, they need to finance, via their taxes, this occupying force abroad, to a sufficient extent so as to subdue any resistance by the residents in any colony. Every empire is imposed, none is really voluntary. Conquest creates an empire, and the constant application of force maintains it. Every empire is a dictatorship, not only upon its foreign populations (which goes without saying, because otherwise there can’t be any empire), but upon its domestic ones too, upon its own subjects.

Any empire needs weapons-makers, who sell to the government and whose only markets are the imperial government and its vassal-nations or ‘allies’. By contrast, ’enemy’ nations are ones that the imperial power has placed onto its priority-list of nations that are yet to become conquered. There are two main reasons to conquer a nation. One is in order to be enabled to extract, from the colony, oil, or gold, or some other valuable commodity. The other is in order to control it so as to be enabled to use that land as a passageway for exporting, from a vassal-nation, to other nations, that vassal-nation’s products.

International trade is the basis for any empire, and the billionaires who own controlling blocs of stock in a nation’s international corporations are the actual rulers of it, the beneficiaries of empire, the recipients of the wealth that is being extracted from the colonies and from the domestic subjects.

The idea of an empire is that the imperial nation’s rulers, its aristocracy, extract from the colonies their products, and they impose upon their domestic subjects the financial and military burdens of imposing their international dictatorship upon the foreign subjects.

Some authors say that there is a “Deep State” and that it consists of (some undefined elements within) the intelligence services, and of the military, and of the diplomatic corps, of any given dictatorship; but, actually, those employees of the State are merely employees, not the actual governing authority, over that dictatorship. The actual Deep State are always the aristocrats, themselves, the people who run the revolving door between ‘the private sector’ (the aristocracy’s corporations) and the government. In former times, many of the aristocrats were themselves governing officials (the titled ‘nobility’), but this is no longer common. Nowadays, the aristocracy are the individuals who own controlling blocs of stock in international corporations (especially weapons-making firms such as Lockheed Martin and BAE, because the only markets for those corporations are the corporation’s own government and its vassal states or ‘allies’); and such individuals are usually the nation’s billionaires, and, perhaps, a few of the mere centi-millionaires. A small number, typically less than 100, of these extremely wealthy individuals, are the biggest donors to politicians, and to think tanks, and to other non-profits (these latter being also tax-write-offs to their donors, and so are tax-drains to the general public) that are involved in the formation of the national government’s policies, and, of course, they also are owners of and/or advertisers in the propaganda-media, which sell the aristocracy’s core or most-essential viewpoints to the nation’s subjects in order to persuade those voters to vote only for the aristocracy’s selected candidates and not for any who oppose the aristocracy. These few, mainly billionaires, are the actual Deep State — the bosses over the dictatorship, the ultimate beneficiaries in any empire.

In order to maintain this system, of international dictatorship or empire, the most essential tool is deceit, of the electorate, by the aristocracy.

The method of control is: the bought agents of the Deep State lie to the public about what their polices will be if they win, in order to be able to win power; and, then, once they have won power, they do the opposite, which is what they have always been paid by the Deep State (the aristocracy) to help them to do. Thereby, elections aren’t “democratic” but ‘democratic’: they are mere formalities of democracy, without the substance of democracy. All of the well-financed candidates for the top offices are actually the Deep State’s representatives, and virtually none are the representatives of the public, because the voters have been deceived, and were given choices between two or more candidates, none of whom will represent the public if and when elected.

Here is a typical example of this system — the imperial system, international dictatorship, in action:

During Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign, he said, “The approach of fighting Assad and ISIS simultaneously was madness, and idiocy. They’re fighting each other and yet we’re fighting both of them. You know, we were fighting both of them. I think that our far bigger problem than Assad is ISIS, I’ve always felt that. Assad is, you know I’m not saying Assad is a good man, ’cause he’s not, but our far greater problem is not Assad, it’s ISIS. … I think, you can’t be fighting two people that are fighting each other, and fighting them together. You have to pick one or the other.” Assad is allied with Russia against the Sauds (who are the chief ally of the U.S. aristocracy), so the U.S. (in accord with a policy that George Herbert Walker Bush had initiated on 24 February 1990 and which has been carried out by all subsequent U.S. Presidents) was determined to overthrow Assad, but Trump said that he was strongly opposed to that policy. He lied in order to win. That’s the norm.
1   Shaman   ignore (2)   2019 Jul 10, 11:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Why do you hate freedom?
2   jazz_music   ignore (14)   2019 Jul 10, 11:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm not the subject here
3   rd6B   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 10, 11:40am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
In order to maintain this system, of international dictatorship or empire, the most essential tool is deceit, of the electorate, by the aristocracy.

For example, a very good piece of deceit is the following:
Police shoots black people because of tRUMP and white privilege. At the same time, police in cities where black people are shot answer to City hall/Mayor which are not only Democratic, but also black in many cases (Baltimore, Houston, etc). Oh wait...tRUMP orders black Democratic mayors to train police to shoot black people...interesting logic
4   jazz_music   ignore (14)   2019 Jul 10, 11:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

d6rB says
Police shoots black people because of
The Aristocracy would never say that

But you see how partisan considerations keep us from pursuing meaningful action

And police department policies make it very very easy for officers to shoot first and ask questions later. ... all while on illegal steroids even.
5   rd6B   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 10, 11:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
But you see how partisan considerations keep us from pursuing meaningful action

Agreed on that - but the collective left should stop marginalization of poor whites. It is in interests of Masters of Universe that we talk about race, gender, sexual orientation, guns, God, and not about the fact that it is difficult for a poor person of any race to get ahead because he does not belong to the Chosen ones who are bailed out even if they fail miserably, or because attending Harvards of the world (admission mostly by connections) automatically puts you in a circle of cronies that will help you screw over everyone else.
6   rd6B   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 10, 11:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
And police department policies make it very very easy for officers to shoot first and ask questions later. ... all while on illegal steroids even.

The issues are 1. police departments are directly answering to supposedly "progressive" city halls who do nothing to stop police crimes while bloviating about monster racist tRUMP, 2. police unions supported by the collective Left get police off in nearly every case - a few honest trials and police would become reasonable and law-abiding - now they are above law, and 3. collective Right see police as "law and order" whose reputation has to be protected at all costs.
7   jazz_music   ignore (14)   2019 Jul 20, 2:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is a good article. Much more there to read beyond my quoted text.


... the neutralization of a free press and the steady diminution of basic human rights. On these issues, often described as the guardrails of democracy against authoritarian encroachment, the Trump administration either has won or seems poised to win significant gains for illiberalism. Upon his appointment as chancellor, Hitler immediately created a new Ministry of People’s Enlightenment and Propaganda under Joseph Goebbels, who remained one of his closest political advisers.

In Trump’s presidency, those functions have effectively been privatized in the form of Fox News and Sean Hannity. [ I don't know why they didn't mention Limbaugh/talk radio and Breitbart ] Fox faithfully trumpets the “alternative facts” of the Trump version of events, and in turn Trump frequently finds inspiration for his tweets and fantasy-filled statements from his daily monitoring of Fox commentators and his late-night phone calls with Hannity. The result is the creation of a “Trump bubble” for his base to inhabit that is unrecognizable to viewers of PBS, CNN, and MSNBC and readers of The Washington Post and The New York Times. The highly critical free media not only provide no effective check on Trump’s ability to be a serial liar without political penalty; on the contrary, they provide yet another enemy around which to mobilize the grievances and resentments of his base. A free press does not have to be repressed when it can be rendered irrelevant and even exploited for political gain.

This article is so good it warrants another posting.
8   HEYYOU   ignore (46)   2019 Jul 20, 6:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
No nation can be a democracy

Not with 126,000,000 Republican & Democratic snowflakes.

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