Political Movements

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Coup

Also called a coup d’état, putsch, or simply an overthrow—a coup is the sudden unplanned (by the party in power) change in the management succession plan, usually orchestrated by a highly motivated minority group in the existing power structure. In a capitalist society, creative destruction being a moral imperative, whatever changes occur in business or government leadership is considered a coup of some sort and because of the significant investment required to fund a coup and the great risk involved, those funds are only made available at the highest interest rate, it is critical (and often put in the terms of the loan) that the loss of productive assets be kept to a minimum or a follow-up coup is not out of the question.

A coup succeeds when the usurpers establish their legitimacy usually after withstanding some counterattack by the previous leadership, if still viable. This counterattack can range from significant marketing promotions or improved compensation packages to recruit lost supporters all the way to executions. If negotiations fail to thwart a coup and strategic, tactical, political, and economic consolidation does occur, the deposed leadership is generally allowed to abscond with whatever assets are transferable with the expectation that they will forego fighting to return another day. Often that inducement isn’t adequate and coups can ripple into the future.

Marketing considerations are critical if a coup is to be successful. It is critical to gain the acceptance of disinterested consumers and significant members of the business community who vacillate. The speed at which willingness to accept new leadership occurs oftentimes reduces economic recovery time and thus improves the chances for a coup’s success.

In addition, success can be facilitated by providing for the non-participation by security or military forces as well as the banking establishment that supported previous leadership. It is critical that these forces understand the WIIFM (What’s in it for me).

In a smooth transition, at first, a successful coup maintains as much of the existing infrastructure as possible although certain heads will roll. It is preferable to occupy existing offices space to demonstrate continuity to the public.

Successful coups understand that fundamentally, a coup is business process reengineering at the highest levels for unlike revolutions, a well planned, well financed coup must be productive quickly in order to increase the confidence of an unstable marketplace and reward support quickly and massively.

Oddly, the most successful coups that achieve the greatest paybacks to their investors overcome significant resistance from incumbent leadership while retaining the confidence of their stakeholders.

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives” W. James

“You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.” G. K. Chesterton

“We live in an extraordinary time. Our thinking styles are severing us from our families, our religions, our ideologies, and nature. We are caught up in a pace of social and technological change that makes our work, business, and education sources of anxiety and non-fulfillment. At the same time, thinking about our thinking and observing our observations can bring us a new world in which work becomes a place for innovation, and in which peace, wisdom, friendship, companionship, and community can exist. Let us design this world together.” F. Flores

Caller to the Mike Signorile show explains coup plots in America  

The Coming Civil War (NARLO – Ron Ewart)

 

Fascism

Fascism is a political ideology that seeks to combine radical, authoritarian nationalism with a corporatist economic philosophy far right in the traditional left-right political spectrum. Fascists believe that economies are in perpetual conflict and only the strong will survive.

Fascist Governments are generally represented by a single-party and opposition to the government and the fascist movement are expressly forbidden and a great amount is spent by the government to suppress all resistance.

In the past, Fascist governments have opposed America because of its open, republican nature but since the forming of the Second Republic, a great many Fascist dictators have modeled America’s government and signed alliances with them.

For al that, Fascist leaders genrally support a Third Way in economic policy, what they claim to be superior to both capitalist individualism and state socialism.

Fascism’s Third Way establishes significant government control over business and labor but allows each to perform at optimum.

“The common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” H. Goering

“If we define an American fascist as one who, in the case of conflict, puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.” H. Wallace

 

Freedom

Is the rights given to those with wealth and power to do or not do what they please as long as it does not unreasonably interfere with others of like wealth and power. True freedom is only possible in a Capitalist system that provides man’s ultimate latitude to do what is needed and to do what he wants.

“What luck for the rulers that men do not think.” A. Hitler

Freedom 101      

Freedom River

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

Libertarian

A corollary to capitalism and the majority philosophy of Americans. Libertarianism advocates the maximum individual freedom and the minimum of restriction and regulation up to and including elimination of the state or any part of it that gets in the way of an individual’s freedom of action.

Libertarians have been America’s most passionate Christian patriots supporting personal rights, free markets, and everlasting life.

What is a Libertarian?  

Milton Friedman on Libertarianism (Part 4 of 4)

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.” G. B. Shaw

“One of the great delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.” T. R. Reed

“If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all.” J. Hornberger  “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” M. Twain

 “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” T. Jefferson

 “Lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E.V. Debs

The Philosophy of Liberty      

 

Nationalism

An ideology, a sentiment, a subliminal culture, a survival instinct, a movement that focuses on the primacy of one’s nation, particularly a nation with a significant military capability. In the evolution of free market economies, it is pride in one’s nation that leads to pride in its economy.

“Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self deception.” G Orwell.

 

Objectivism

A post World War II movement founded by novelist, Ayn Rand motivated by her fear of Socialism and Communism. Rand’s beliefs (see libertarian) were instrumental to the coming of America’s Second Republic, a foundation of the Morgan Church of the Almighty Dollar, and it remains the core ideal of the Entrepreneur Party that has trained, positioned and elected America’s politicians since its founding in 2024.

Rand’s novels, primarily “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged” are theologically stunning, economically pure, and as significant today as was “The Wealth of Nations”, the gospel of Capitalism’s Great Profit, Adam Smith. Some say that Rand’s fiction rivals the Gospels of Jesus for dogma and plot twists.

“When ‘the common good’ of a society is regarded as something apart from and superior to the individual good of its members, it means that the good of some men takes precedence over the good of others, with those others consigned to the status of sacrificial animals.” A Rand

“If some men are entitled by right to the products of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor. Any alleged rights of one man, which necessitates the violation of rights to another is not and cannot be right.” A Rand

The Fountainhead – Howard Roark’s Defense – Ayn Rand Defense      

John Galt’s Oath

 

Patriotism

Patriotism is measured by one’s investment in one’s economy. The term is derived from the Greek patris, meaning fatherland or bank in common business language. Patriotism is used incorrectly as a synonym for nationalism, even if one’s country and one’s economy are the same, the connotation is all wrong. Nationalism is no longer considered an inherent part of patriotism. In addition, faith in one’s economy has a far better return than faith in one’s nation. Nations come and go, business is forever.

Penn & Teller – Patriotism  

 

“What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility… a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” A. Stephenson

“The nation is divided, half patriots and half traitors, and no man can tell which from which.” M. Twain

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” S. Lewis

“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first. Nationalism is when hate for people other than your own comes first.” Gen. C. de Gaulle

 

Revolution  

A fundamental change in leadership that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Revolutions have occurred throughout history and although the vast majority of them have failed, their unsuccessful leaders enduring unspeakable punishment, the reward from revolution seems to be worth the risk.

Revolutions can vary widely in terms of methods, duration, and motivating ideology.During that rare success, outcomes include major changes in culture, economy, and socio-political institutions for brief periods until order is restored, the guilty are executed, and most everything can then revert to its previous state with a different set of leaders.

Revolutions differ from coups in that coups tend to be better funded and thus more successfully planned and worked by professionals. Revolutions fail because they are visceral things, often driven by passion and vogue, two elements that make for bad business decisions. Because of the high risk, Revolutions often suffer due to the lack of investor capital and so like all under funded ventures, they fail.

“Those who hate most fervently must have once loved deeply; those who want to deny the world must have once embraced what they now set on fire.” K. Tucholsky

“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” Chairman Mao

“Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream” N. Hawthorne

“Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.” G. B. Shaw

“We have a lot of people revolutionizing the world because they’ve never had to present a working model.” C. F. Kettering

The Revolution’s Coming – Civilian Military      

 

Tea Party Movement  

A reactionary movement of the early 21st Century that was an early barameter to the failure of America’s First Republic. An American socio-political movement, it was the precursor to America’s great Entrepreneur Party that soon eliminated first the Republican, and then the Democrat parties.

The name “Tea Party” is an honororium to America’s Boston Tea Party of 1773 – a protest by early American entrepreneurs against the tyranny of state tariffs. The ruling English economic class at the time attempted to prohibit local monopolies for tea imports into the colonies while supporting re-importation taxes that favored an English corporation, the East India Company over American commercial interests.

To eliminate the tariff, American Entrepreneurs hired local Americans, paying them in beads, blankets, whiskey and women, to dress like Native Americans and act like college freshman. They raided the tea boats waiting to unload in the Boston harbor. Their mission was to destroy the tea and increase the cost to import into the colonies while making it appear like a freshman prank.

Though the Americans pranksters were caught, convicted and sent back to Europe to be educated, the raid created the right amount of friction with England to become one of the cause celebre’ of the Revolutionary War American Entrepreneurs wanted so they could free their business operations from a burdensome increase in operating cost so they could compete with the English and profit.

We The People Stimulus Package      

The Second American Revolution  

 

3 Responses to Political Movements

  • Champion says:

    i don’t buy the distinction beweetn patriotism and nationalism . they are like yin and yang: they are intertwined and each contains the seed of the other.that article is very well written and i am sympathetic to the argument. but she gives it away when she writes: if China cannot face criticism without being excessively defensive, positive patriotic impulses may quickly transform into negative nationalist feelings.but the real root of this problem of patriotism (just a polite word for nationalism ) is that the modern nation-state is a contrivance that is ultimately based on military power. nation-states are a necessary evil at this point in human evolution: they are better than the other alternatives, which range from chaos to imperialism. hopefully human consciousness will develop to the point where we can discard nation consciousness and graduate to people consciousness and eventually earth consciousness.

  • Elisete says:

    thanks for such a great post and the review, i am totally impressed! keep stuff like this coming.http

    . Thanks for your far too general and yet kind comment.
  • Alma says:

    it sure helped me a lot as well. this is not an easy topic, but you make it easy to be understood. thank you so much!

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What is the Joad Cycle

The Joad Cycle is a series of dystopian speculative fiction novels set in our America from 2032-2084 after a Constitutional Coup has brought to power an extreme Right Wing, Christian, Libertarian Entrepreneur who is the leader of the new Entrepreneur Party. In this America, business interests rule, government has been marginalized. and the poor and the middle class no longer exist, the result of a massive economic genocide. To survive, every citizen lives to create wealth and should living cost more than they can generate in value to the economy, they are executed. Mostly, this is an Anti-capitalist Love Story.

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This site is mostly fictional and it supports the novels, providing backstory and additional related short stories that take place within the world of the Joad Cycle.

The site offers a Blog and Journal from the perspective of one main character, the hero of the first book, The Golden Rule . This character, Bernie Rosenthal who is very liberal politically, works as Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Angs, a multinational multibillion dollar private corporation owned by Tom Gorman and Tom Morgan, the Toms, who represent ultra Conservative Koch brother types. Bernie is humbled by the tyrannical Toms during the day and finds a release journaling his job frustration. Meanwhile, Bernie's future self, Berne Thau, adds to the blog entries with his perspective, more than 30 years in the future, after money, greed, and the Right Wing revolution end the American Republic .

We are living in trying times. According to Berne Thau, they will get much more difficult.

Why this curmudgeon wrote this story

Every generation, parents tell their children that life was better back when they were young… and the children always scoff.

But now that I have qualified to pass judgment on that age-old warning, now that I’ve been both young and old, I have come to realize that the old have it right and children scoff at their peril though in the ways that American society has been taught to measures success, every generation since maybe the turn of the twentieth century anyway, has had it better.

But with age, and career experience, I have learned that those ways are deceptive and worse, they are wrong. Success is measured based on wealth, conveniences, and life expectancy issues when it should be evaluated on what we hope to be as individuals and what we become as people—the expectancy of life.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been successful enough. For most of my baby boomer life I was comfortable middle class interspersed with a few years of unfortunate decline towards impoverishment, never quite getting there before bootstrapping back to comfort.

For a time, I was a certified member of the 1%—in income though not in wealth. The 1% is a class of people who rule their part of the world and have a lot of confidence that somebody they know rules the rest of it. I wasn’t a one-percenter for many years, but it was a good life until my associations made me believe that I just didn’t want it anymore. I apologize to my family for what I had become and these novels are my penance.

People congratulated me for the success I’d earned as if those less and least successful earned that lack as well. And with the memory of a manufacturing facility in a small, rural, one-employer town in out-of-the-way Northern Maine near the Canadian border closed to improve a bottom line somewhere else, with an American town murdered for earnings per share, I signed off and began to write the The Joad Cycle.

In my research, I came to fear for my family that grew from the narrowest and shallowest possible family tree to three generations deep and two wide. My family is important and so I wrote these novels for them, for their future, for what I dread we have taken from them and will continue to take, long after we are dead.

I live in the Midwest and my friends are good people and I value them. They are conservative and most are Christians and somehow, we argue over unions as if union members aren’t patriotic Americans, too, and besides, what is to be gained by condemning workers in a country of workers. And we disagree on the poor? Social Safety Nets may not be working as well as they could (But how would we know if these Safety Nets are working? It is not as if some brave politician will stand up and precisely define what a win looks like in the freest, richest country in the history of history—and seriously, doesn’t free-form Capitalism deserve the bulk of the blame with its all-encompassing goal of creating winning humans and losing humans).

And discussions on life and death with my conservative friends, life at the very beginning and the very end, and guns and gods…forget about it. But unlike politicians and the media, we are friends so we work around the discomfort and the dislike for the greater good.

My friends are the current version of the salt of the earth and all of us abide by family values above all, even if we can’t agree on them. Good people like us accept a society where too many of our children are handled by strangers during the critical formative years. And in the twilight years too many parents and grandparents are handled by strangers until their money runs out, like sand in an hourglass, their lives extended only so far as Government security or private insurance will grant.

And when Americans finally expire after insufferable pain and embarrassment and to the sighs of sad but relieved loved ones, it reveals the immaturity of the vast majority of the American people who won’t resolve; once and for all, when God’s reason ends life and so they leave that to for-profit resolution. Can’t it just be in the fading twinkle of an ancient woman’s eyes?

But all of this pales to the legacy of GREED! Greed, that race for wealth that is ingrained in us all from television at a too early age that drives us to become economically viable so that with something extra in our paychecks at the end of the week, we can indulge ourselves with gifts, with palliatives, to relieve the pain and discomfort that we feel for doing what we must do to earn what wealth we cab. Greed is the satisfying of artificial and constant cravings.

And those who are considered the best of us, majority stockholders, officers of corporations, politicians, and celebrities all at the top of their respective food chains, they earn their way into the 1% and possessing this true wealth, they gift themselves truly extraordinary palliatives in order to compensate for something deeply unsatisfying within that was once more human, what they lost in the dog-eat-dog world that we all live in.

This is the world that we pass on to our children and our grandchildren. This world is what will own them someday like it owns us today. They are truly greed’s legacy. That too is the basis for my cautionary tale of America’s future, The Joad Cycle.

But I still idealize my youth. I remember what it felt like when I was a boy and so I wrote a grand love story, too.

 

Gary Levey

05/01/2012