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Feudalism for passivist materialists

November 3, 2011

Most of the leaders of the Roman Republic were chosen because they conquered something from the frontlines

in today’s world, what can one do when you “visualize world peace”, have 3 degrees from expensive universities, believe “meat is murder” and see no contradiction in sipping lattes in a vegan coffee shop while surfing your Macbook Air to vote against a new power grid? 

The new movements which appeared in the middle years of the century . . . had the conscious aim of perpetuating unfreedom and inequality”; because the true goal was to end history upon becoming the perpetual High ruling class — composed not of aristocrats or plutocrats, but of “bureaucrats, scientists, technicians, trade-union organisers, publicity experts, sociologists, teachers, journalists and professional politicians” originally from “the salaried middle class and the upper grades of the working class”.

Anyone recognize it? It’s a fictional book referred to from within a fictional book (Orwell)- but unfortunately both are close enough to the intellectual neo-Luddites (progressives) in the US and the EU officials ….it’s plain old creepy.

It is a twist on a proverb in the Gospels about a manager who finds out he’s about to be dismissed and thinks to himself

“‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg (Luke 16:3)

he distributes the property of the master who is about to dismiss him as a means to “buy” a place for himself with his new friends. Sounds a lot like vote buying using ‘free goodies’ taken from someone else….

History of Feudalism: The top players in feudal Europe come from a small group of people – an aristocracy, based on skill in battle, with a shared commitment to a form of Christianity (at once power-hungry and idealistic) in which the pope in Rome has special powers as God’s representative on earth

What happens when those who believe they are entitled to rule have no skill in battle but do have
  • A common dogma : AGW requires world wide counteracting totalitarian measures, economic injustice requires worldwide counteracting totalitarian measures, monotheistic beliefs outside Islam require counteracting totalitarian measures…
  • A preferred central worldwide authority: UN perhaps?
 The other creepy thing? One of the main reasons that feudalism started was because of the breakdown of order corresponding to the weakening of the Roman empire. If you had to fight off mauraders with someone who happened to have a standing army nearby , you often ended up losing your freedom in the process
History of Feudalism in Europe: the poor landholder transferred his land to a protector and received it back as a precarium, thus giving rise to the manorial system
Makes you wonder if the “protector” had a side band of mauraders that helped encourage the landholder to sign it over….let no crisis go to waste and all
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  1. November 4, 2011 8:33 am

    You nailed it. This is a typical revolution where the revolutionaries use the position given them by the system to overthrow the system that gave it to them in the first place. Of course, most successful revolutions at some point have a focus on which they base action, and these guys seems mostly to want to hang out and eat free food.

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