You could ask how many rounds of golf Obama has played
since he took office or why did Ariel Sharon take so long to get turned
off, but that would already be a waste of time. Looking at symptoms instead
of causes and processes is always a waste of time. A better question is
therefore at what stage will it become necessary to fight tyranny
This already puts you into the NSA's profiling system perhaps. It also
forces you to think about how and why it happened before. And what resulted.
Almost any kind of revolution that ever happened, turned bad. Usually
fast. New tyrants took over from old tyrants, and things usually got worse
than they already were, but that doesnt mean Obama should go on putting
or Sharon should be re-connected to whatever it was keeping him sort-of
alive for so long. In any case he has major competition from car racing
ace Michael Schumacher, whose hospital bedside fans are already slipping
away in the night! Details and trivia, again.
The Schumacher crowd-fatigue process however could be useful to us, as
a Modern Paradigm. Calling a revolution, today, means a lot of persons
will come the first day or two, some will get hurt, many will sing and
shout and jump about, but they soon get bored or distracted. The Kiev
“street revolt” in favor of joining the European Union lasted only a few
days. Putin stepped in with an offer of cheap gas and $15 billion of funny
money to buy Ukraine's probably-worthless debt bonds, and the revolution
Fighting Solves Nothing - But Is That True?
You can understand the allure of the philosophy. It goes back at least
2300 years to the days of Socrates and Plato. They basically said that
when you get trapped in the somber cycle of Democracy-Oligarchy-Tyranny
you are going to regret it. They were adamant that democracies usually
turn bad, assuming on the offchance they did not start bad. First the
Oligarchs appear. Then they get pushed aside by the Tyrant. And you have
to rise up and fight.
Human beings are hard-wired to fight. Just ask any Alpha Male finance
geek who prefers other persons, the victims of his violent greed to
fight a losing economic war and die for him, unemployed in the gutter.
The Neolibs pumped their Alpha Male trash rhetoric around the economic
policy circuit from the start of the 1980s, and it is one big reason the
future is canceled. Not just on hold, but canceled. To be sure, historian
Francis Fukuyama thought he was bringing Fukushima-logic to bear on our
World Sickness, in the early 1990s by announcing that History Is Dead,
but in reality the future is canceled by order of the Tyrant. Get rid
of the Tyrant and the future exists.
We live in a Wonderland of nothing changes. Nothing ever changes because
if it did, that could only be bad-bad-bad. You like the logic? Call it
creepy-crawly fear of the future and absolutely nothing new. Religions
were invented to handle the problem when your life is finished, you
die. You have no choice. You didn't want that change, that's for certain,
but it will happen. Religions use that as their business model. The Tyrant
replaces God, called the godhead.
Physical or even mental confrontation is emotionally terrifying to anyone
who is not a Warrior, explaining why the Cult of the Hero is also included
in religions (Jesus and Mahomet were rabble rousers and troublemakers,
but towards a marvelous end). We have Wall Street Heroes, also. Michael
Schumacher is certainly a hero, to a declining number of bussed-in remunerated
fans, because he banged his head hard on a rock while skiing and is a
This already identifies how We the People want our fighting done by
somebody else. When they fail and get stomped on, we can spit on their
corpses. If they win we will hero worship them. If they turn out to be
a Tyrant or simply mad, that is our problem. Democracy only changes the
deal by enabling us to play out the emotional stress by listening to party
platform tirades from small-size tyrants and reading opinion polls, to
make sure we are with The Majority. The final goal for the Tyrant, of
course, is being sure and making sure that Nothing Changes. Because that
would be very very bad.
Beware The Tyrant
The average “reasonable” person always avoids violence. When they live
in a democracy, they have an additional mental crutch for their cowardice.
They are hard-wired not to understand what goes on around them, in their
own lives. Even if their neighbors lose their jobs and their homes, that
is only a “mild recession” and is under full control by terribly intelligent
persons. The Average Democrat has to be hit in the face, not as hard as
Schumacher, to wake them up. At that point in time however, it is almost
always too late because the Tyrant is in full control and is watching.
Civil war is highly likely, almost certain. History (of the alive type)
The Tyrant is a 50/50 mix of Paranoia and Megalomania, two sides of the
same coin. There is no point discussing anything at all with the Tyrant.
He only understands force.
Making things (supposedly) difficult for us in the “western postindustrial
liberal democracies” with oh-so-free markets, hoho, we have Process and
System Tyrants, rather than human Tyrants. The Hitlers and Stalins and
Pol Pots and Wotnots go back some way in time. That stage of human history
could or might be over, with only a few traces left. For example African
and Arab dictators still giving a vintage performance of Baby Tyrant.
If they possess some oil or coltan or uranium it is very interesting for
24/7 news shows, for 30 seconds a day, to ponder who the next dictator
Some religions or sects of some religions, such as Christian Protestantism
can be massaged to say it is a good thing to become an “intellectual warrior”,
but not to fight the Tyrant. We should use non-violent methods and tactics
look at the Blue or Yellow or Velvet or Wotnot “revolutions” in Eastern
Europe a safe time after the Soviet Tyrant was already dead and buried!
Gandhi's Indian independence movement was very gentlemanly and non-violent,
and succeeded, because it was not a revolution at all and the British
wanted to get out, anyway. Everything was conducted under a facade of
benevolence, to install a carbon-copy Dumb Democracy of the British sort.
The System and Process Tyranny we have today, is only recent. It has no
need at all for a semblance of dignity, rule of law or trappings of benevolence.
To understand how it happened not why it happened we need a
little physics. The escalation of totalitarianism overtook the speed at
which any other process whether it was Google or your local newspaper,
could awake you and “the masses” to what was going on. We were surprised
in our sleep by the mushrooms that grew all around us in the night and
they weren't Sacred Mushrooms.
Other persons prefer black hole analogies. Or the tyrannical system grew
geometrically, but our understanding of the disease only grew arithmetically.
So we got a Fait Accompli.
So, What Do We Do?
What is called “outreach and dialog” is rearview mirror, it is no longer
effective. We have to understand the System Tyrant is only a process,
and can only collapse. Tyrannies always abort to be sure they can last
a long while, they can grab some extra lifetime they dont deserve by making
and calling themselves Donald Duck Democracies but they always fall
apart. Towards the end things always accelerate. Its physics, again. The
acceleration is incredibly rapid.
We also have to realize the circus act that has been going on since 2008
five full years. What is called “the economy” today is a mutant thing
which people, called experts, have problems talking about. Too bad that
some subsections of the populace are shocked and disturbed by “the economy”
imploding or mutating, or going virtual. If they voted for any of the
current leaders in the “western liberal democracies” they deserve what
they are watching. If not, they join the crowd of the people who quite
soon will have to fight the Tyrant.
A physical fight is inevitable. Key indicators of what is coming are flashing
up on a daily basis. What is called “representative democracy” is now
openly meaningless. The tyrant-serving woodentops at the top of the greasy
pole of politics are meaningless. The reason is they have already served
the Tyrant, they served the process of destroying the future. The woodentops
are now totally surplus and can disappear, can be interchanged overnight,
can resign or can be assassinated it has no importance. For the Average
Citizen Joe or Doe, it does have importance. Their democratic politics
does not work and does serve tyranny. Denying that is getting mighty difficult.
The Tyrant System and Process is pedal to the metal, now. It will and
can only make it inevitable inevitable that small but active minority
groups spring up, and challenge the Tyrant the only way the Tyrant understands.
By violence, sabotage, and insult to his System. This is due to where
we are at, now. Pretending the contrary is no longer worth the sweat.
Street protest is of course fine, to fill the 24/7 news shows and give
the news show Talking Heads their paid slots to blether about, but actions
always talk louder than words. These actions will always be led by small,
highly motivated and highly active groups. For them, revolution is permanent.