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Creating the unbounded State = subduing the middle class

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posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:23 AM
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This article compares the age old dilemma of how to control a "population" and keep a "leadership" in power by effectively creating and preserving "dependency" as the main tool set.


by John Hayward
02/16/2012
Human Events website (Conservative)

How can the centralized State accumulate unlimited power, while still retaining the outward form of a democracy? This question has been the obsession of the American Left for over a century. The answer lies in subduing the middle class, which is always the deadly enemy of statism. Middle class voters have the numbers to secure electoral victory, coupled with an appreciation for the value of capital. They are sensitive to collapsing stock values, rising consumer prices, high unemployment, and the other typical consequences of decayed economic freedom.

To subdue the middle class, it must be made dependent upon the State. Middle class voters must, at some critical juncture, voluntarily relinquish a terminal amount of their economic freedom. The trick is keeping them quiet while the State passes the event horizon of growth.

Three crucial techniques are needed to get the State past the point of no return. First, an open-ended mission is needed. It must be possible for the State to define the terms of this mission, so that no one can ever say it has been completed, or that the State has failed. Every totalitarian government in modern history has adopted the same mission Barack Obama now openly declares: the quest for “fairness.”.....

The formula is not complicated


The article is detailed and may seem a bit slanted !!

But perhaps this is describing a current form of "Corporatism" ?

How will The Truth Team respond to this analysis ?




Are they actually using this technique today ?




posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:47 AM
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Its odd.. if you substitute "state" with "religion" in that article... You have me on board!



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:59 AM
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One of the greatest works ever written "The Prince" by Machiavelli is a guide book toward abstraction from culpability. Read it if you haven't. No doubt though the techniques have developed and are in use to this day.



posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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The problem is there has never been a middle class.Just poor people with credit!



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 03:57 AM
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Originally posted by usernamehere
One of the greatest works ever written "The Prince" by Machiavelli is a guide book toward abstraction from culpability. Read it if you haven't. No doubt though the techniques have developed and are in use to this day.


lmao, don't talk about things you knowing nothing of. Machiavelli wrote that book as a "gift" to the thugs that nearly crippled him because Machiavelli was an elected representative in the a Republic that was overthrown.

"The Prince", is Machiavelli's gift to any would be tyrant. His hope is that they will follow it to the grave hehe.





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