Categorized as: Leadership

Breaking Down The Pyramids That Govern – Part 1 of 2

 

“Everybody who has ever worked for a corporation knows that corporations conspire all the time. Politicians conspire all the time, pot-dealers conspire not to get caught by the narcs, the world is full of conspiracies. Conspiracy is natural primate behavior. A tribe is a conspiracy to survive. Conspiracy is just another name for coalition.” – Robert Anton Wilson

Structures are nature’s way of balancing opposing forces.

For thousands of years, pyramid hierarchies have been used to balance the forces of self-interest and group interest. Though these have been channeled through many different strategies and ideologies, the hierarchy structure remains one of humanity’s most consistent social tools.

This has great implications for our past, present and future.

Pyramids Are Natural

•Especially in survival situations, groups naturally appoint leaders, often without even …

No Throne Guides Itself – There Are Always Invisible Hands

 

“No country that values its safety should allow what the [Round Table Group] accomplished – that is, that a small number of men would be able to wield such power in administration and politics, should be given almost complete control over the publication of documents relating to their own actions, should be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion, and should be able to monopolize so completely the writing and the teaching of the history of their own period.” – Carroll Quigley, The Anglo-American Establishment

Remember when you found out there was no Santa Claus?

Letting go of childhood beliefs is never easy. We can never look at the world with the same innocence. But, unless we do so, we can never …

These Tanks Are The Worst Horses Ever

 

“This isn’t a battle, it’s a mass suicide.” – Unnamed British Officer, 3rd Battle of Ypres, part of a mutiny against the British Government

“Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical.” Major General Smedley Butler, 2-time Medal of Honor recipient, War Is A Racket

If World War I occurred today, we would call it The Apocalypse.

Military casualties totaled over 13 million. Civilian casualties, never formally documented, have been estimated to be three to five times that number.

Need an analogy? Take the modern U.S. Army (half a million). Kill or wound that number of people 26 …

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