Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Power Struggle

The Ruling Class was dissected in this blog yesterday - who it is and what it does and how it got its power over a few decades. In summary, the Ruling Class in America is a synthesis of wealthy people who seek power and educated people who seek power. They use that power to control government to move it in directions that increase their incomes and power. They hide their actions under a blanket of mind-numbing complexity in laws and regulations and procedures.

The major communication media are willing partners. Their parasitical coexistence with government gives them special access to "news" and broadcast spectrum; in turn they serve as the propaganda bullhorn for the Ruling Class. Why else would Davos get the nonstop coverage that it does?

The people's struggle now - as many, many seem to recognize now that we've lost control over our own government - is how to vanquish the Ruling Class and get power back to the people.

"Tea party" groups are a start, but they need to recognize that many are being manipulated and partly controlled by billionaires in the Ruling Class who want new rules to permit them to increase their wealth & power.

Elections are crucial. Winning primary and general elections with honest candidates having the backbone - courage - to stand up to the Ruling Class in DC and the State governments and to say NO! NO MORE! Many governmental procedures require consents (implicit or otherwise) of many groups. Getting right thinkers' into power and their noncooperation will gum up the works - throw sand in the gears. They can force the Ruling Class to begin to negotiate and back down. Once the Ruling Class is stopped, the rollback can begin.

Incremental success is crucial. Once some success occurs, more and more people will likely recognize that they can take back their government and then join the movement. The movement needs to by-pass traditional media, but not ignore them. Blogs, web pages, social networking, small meetings and major rallies can work better IF used to pressure traditional media to get onto the bandwagon,. Their own profit motive will help that process.

The people need to elect a few honest people to government at all levels. Then they need to be strident and serve the people. Oppose ALL the devices of the Ruling Class to keep and get more power and income. Expose their sleaze. Call their press sycophants what they are: tools of the Ruling Class. That hurts them; they need an aura of credibility to sell ads and get viewers & subscribers. Fight and don't give up. Don't compromise. Demand what's Right!

This is really a 21st century class struggle (Common Man vs. Ruling Class), but I'm not going to use that term, as many, many people in the US have a negative reaction to that name. Fine. Why be dogmatic? Power Struggle is perfectly good name, too, and is more specific, too.

The movement needs an ideology for unity. An ideology lets people act in concert without direct coordination and cooperation. The ideology acts as a virtual bond between disparate people across the nation: it's like a long range force that permits a correlation of actions of otherwise independent people.

What is that ideology to be?

Long term readers can guess, but I will write about it tomorrow.

Word of the Day

"Trope" - noun [$10]
Trope means a figurative (e. g. metaphorical or ironical) usage of a word.
Sentence: Bunkerman's favorite trope is "hog"; it metaphorically fits the Ruling Class, all those overpaid CEOs and Wall Street leeches. Just imagine a passel of hogs slurping down they can get at the trough, jostling with each other, oinking away in delight and eating everything in sight. It fits perfectly.

29 comments:

Bunkerman said...

re Fins, another fundamental problem is they have not yet sufficiently cut their bloated pay levels nor broken the bonus culture that rewards the internal Vikings for raids, while causing the firms to risk their own money and also rob their customers.

Ditto re money management firms.

Bunkerman said...

Street vig is colossal and I see many more attacks on the industry.

Spin-em said...

in a related matter....Bunk.Is Soros the $$$ behind Wikileaks???? thats what FOX News is telling the common man....so it must be true...lol

Bunkerman said...

don't know, spin ... for awhile I thought it was Obama and / or Hillary reverting to their radical origins.

Now don't know.

I suppose we should not be surprised that US security is the laughing stock of the World.

Could be Russia billionaires with old KGB+GRU connections.

Frosty said...

"BAC a great buy with the purchase of countrywide financial national footprint, very cheap"...fast forward..."BAC trading at less than half book with cash or equivalents 3x market cap in nononono value play"...oh brother.

Bunkerman said...

BAC = POS

a firm run by liars at all upper levels.

Bunkerman said...

lower levels seem either incompetent or grossly understaffed.

either case -> much higher future expenses.

Spin-em said...

whats it look like in helmet contest bunk???..lool

Bunkerman said...

frosty leads in 2nd half hi

Frosty leads in 2nd half close

Bman has a lock on 2nd half low unless a complete collapse occurs.

I wonder if there should be a helmet for worst picks?

;)

Spin-em said...

loooooooooool.....ouch bunk

Bunkerman said...

I think if I win all three contests, I'll give out a helmet for cumulative 2nd place & for worst.

:)

Spin-em said...

loooooooool..any chance you can send one of those German ones with the spike to Bud?...he can paint it pink....drop the top of the Passat...look like a million drivin down the mean streets of azzland

Bunkerman said...

rofl, spin ... good idea, but I don't have one.

Spin-em said...

you going to watch LeBron tonight Bunk??

Bunkerman said...

nope.

I'll be z-ing when he's on.

Frosty said...

bunk do you consider huggy bear a member of the ruling class sir?

Bunkerman said...

haha frosty.

Spin-em said...

Bud great chance to drop the hamma on "bob"... nutten on Portland bombadier...coincidence??..I think not...terror beefers really stick together.....oryaget the old ginsu head lopper treatment...If they told ya to jump off the GW Bridge wouldya yadayadayada Bud???

Frosty said...

LMAOOO...Sal's feelings are hurt...understandable the way I crushed him past couple days...call off the dogs...SORRY BUD.

mfl59 said...

Bunkerman is Ohio a depressing place to live sir?

Spin-em said...

dont even dignify that question Bunk......lol

mfl59 said...

Lolololol....it just seems like a lot of natives flee for other states...plus every article paints a picture of a drab, economically stagnant place...

Spin-em said...

that sounded like mern....lol..Piscataway the land of milk,honey and skatergirls...

Bunkerman said...

nope, I like Ohio. Mrs. B likes it, too.

We almost moved back to my hometown a few years ago.

Frosty said...

OMG...hang in Mrs B...time for a triple perfect fried egg and spam sammmyyyy delivered piping hot to the swordroom...it's only a matter of time...our day will come.

Frosty said...

SAUSAGES....MORE SAUSAGES!!!!

Spin-em said...

looooooooooool

Spin-em said...

MF Philistines

Bud said...

dollar tankaroo..............global purchasing power decimated............SPX 2000 coming..........as predicted by me



keep cheering on the demise of america Bman............you make me puke



let it fall my ass