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Ae911 The Destruction Of Hierarchy (Robin Upton)


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Ae911 The Destruction Of Hierarchy (Robin Upton)

  1. 1. A E 911 : The Collapse of Hierarchy V1.1.1 Attribution ShareAlike NonCommercial Available from: Why the Financial Oligarchs’ Psychopathic Hierarchies are Collapsing & What to do about it (Robin Upton) 2009-11-27
  2. 2. ~10,000 B.C. Agriculture = Proto-Slavery Routine domination & exploitation of the non-human Humans Plants / Animals
  3. 3. Slavery = Proto-Hierarchy Routine violence to a dehumanised underclass Us (humans)‏ Them (sub-humans)‏
  4. 4. Origins of Power Structures Delegation improved efficiency of certain jobs Temporary , self-subordination for the common good
  5. 5. Hierarchical Control orders information The defining social innovation of the last few millennia
  6. 6. Hierarchical Organisations Religion, Government, Education, Law, Military, Business, Money, Technology... ...
  7. 7. <ul><li>Control Of the Many </li></ul><ul><li>Control Of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Lack Of Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Desperate reliance on the hierarchy </li></ul>orders <ul><li>Lack of Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent Insecurity </li></ul>For the Few: For the Many: Experience of Hierarchy
  8. 8. Most Athenians had private slaves. ~500 B.C. Athenian Democracy Complex Structure... ...of randomly-chosen short-term appointees
  9. 9. >~ 500 B.C. Separation of Powers Legislative Executive Variable degree of control by leader Tyranny prevented by balancing multiple hierarchies. Religious Judiciary
  10. 10. ≥ C17 th National Fiat Banking Monopolies Financiers gain control of National Currencies Public Awareness Businesses Agencies Non-Profits Financier Oligarchy Governments Financial Sector Central Bank
  11. 11. ≥ C18 th Rise of International Financiers Winners repay the losers’ debts. Public Awareness Rule of Repayment in State Succession: Financiers/Arms Dealers Internationally-organised Finance Oligarchs profit from wars
  12. 12. C19 th Financial Oligarchy Takes Control of Governments 1819: Corporate Charters 'Inviolable' ( US)‏ 1886: Doctrine of 'Legal Personhood’ (US)‏ 1898-1904: 1,800 Corporations merged into 157 (US)‏ 1855: Limitation of ' Legal Liability' (UK)‏ Consolidation of Centralised Power Financial Oligarchs establish Corporations with Legal Privileges “ The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” Franklin D. Roosevelt to Colonel Edward House October 21, 1933
  13. 13. C20 th Cheap Oil ► Mass Production High Energy, Top Down, Control of Activity
  14. 14. C20 th - Mass Broadcasting High Expense, Top Down, Control of Ideology Consumers dumbed down by superficial news coverage & entertainment.
  15. 15. C20 th Mass Compulsion Schooling ...while creating a pyramid of professional qualifications. Exams measure obedience & indoctrination ...
  16. 16. ` Top-Down Indoctrination Curricula are controlled... ...& create emotional attachment to the status quo. implant some ideas , obscure others,
  17. 17. Worldview of Economics The moneyless are negligible, by definition Economists more selfish than non-economists
  18. 18. 1961 – The Milgram Experiment Q) How many would electrocute someone if ordered to?... A) Not 1%, but 65%! <ul><li>Distancing of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Obedience to Authority </li></ul>?
  19. 19. False Flag Terrorism Secret Societies use ‘Security Services’ to modify public opinion, e.g. for war $ 1999 - Apartment Bombings (Russia)‏ 2001 - September 11 Attacks (USA)‏ =Terrorist acts blamed on the enemy, for propaganda purposes
  20. 20. September 1999 <ul><li>To Boost Putin’s Popularity </li></ul><ul><li>As pretext for 2 nd Chechnya War </li></ul>Russian Oligarchs use FSB to blow up a series of Russian Apartments
  21. 21. September 11, 2001 US Oligarchs stage attacks as pretext for <ul><li>Foreign Oil Wars (Iraq/Afghanistan)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic Police State (War on Terror)‏ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Subverting Hierarchy Hierarchy is very vulnerable to subversion Practice: Orders can be changed Orders = ”ProtectW.T.C” Theory: Individuals receive & delegate orders ProtectW.T.C Attack W.T.C
  23. 23. Compartmentalization AttackW.T.C. Subordinates see only their part of the plan Only the boss sees the whole picture Plans broken into small pieces orders information
  24. 24. Interlocking hierarchies increase the potential of coordinated subversion Secret Societies Systematic infiltration by Secret societies such as Bilderberg , Freemasons , Skull and Bones ... Secret Hierarchy Government A Corporation B
  25. 25. 2001 – ‘Terrorism’ ► ‘Strong Leader’ “ I’m the decider ” Signing Statements, Legalese Political appointees Big Media panics People into ‘Revenge’ De-separation of powers Executive Legislative Judicial Al Qaeda Executive
  26. 26. Bigger Picture of Terrorism Legislative Judicial Executive ` Public Awareness Never mentioned by Big Media Oligarchy Al Qaeda
  27. 27. Psychopathy <ul><li>Guiltlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Lying </li></ul><ul><li>Superficial Charm </li></ul><ul><li>Selfishness </li></ul><ul><li>Parasitic lifestyle </li></ul>Psychopaths ruthlessly dominate power hierarchies ~1% of people have this Mental Deficiency, causing:
  28. 28. “ Full Spectrum Dominance” Psychopathic Aggression = “Defense”?
  29. 29. “ Enemy Combatant” = Anyone at all, no evidence needed Legalisation of “ Enhanced Interrogation ” (=Torture)‏
  30. 30. Protest = “Low-level Terrorism” 2009 US Dept. of Defense(sic.) Instructions Psychopathic Violence Undermines Legitimacy
  31. 31. C21 st “Globalisation” / “New World Order” Financial Oligarchy replacing National Politics Nations ceding power to International Bodies “ Some [ideological extremists] even believe [the Rockefeller family is] part of a secret cabal... conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” David Rockefeller , Memoirs , 2002
  32. 32. Mistaken Ideology Of Hierarchy Organisation = Hierarchy Decentralised systems are possible Hierarchy = Meritocracy Violent Competition = Nature’s Way Might = Right Innate ‘Biophilia’ (for non-psychopaths)? Cooperation more Common in Nature Corruption is the rule, not the exception
  33. 33. Exponential Growth of Fiat Currency ► Exponential growth of debt Commercial Banks Central Banks Money is lent into existence... ...creating a need for more loans to provide the interest. People forced to Compete for Scarce Money Financial Oligarchy
  34. 34. The Economists’ Dirty Secret ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE !!! ...$$$...
  35. 35. Innumerable crises are converging ... Destruction of Nature Metals , Coal , Natural Gas , Ozone , Soil , Polar Ice , Fresh Water , Biodiversity , Biomass , Sea Level , Climate , Diseases , Pollution ... Economics assumes unlimited resources ...
  36. 36. Psychopaths don’t think about Future Generations... Perpetual Growth on A Finite Planet?
  37. 37. Real Oil Price C21 st – Chaotic, Low Energy Road Ahead Wake Up, America. We're Driving Toward Disaster...
  38. 38. Interlocking Social & Technological Systems High Inter-dependence ► Cascading Failures Failure Failure Failure Failure Failure Failure Failure Failure Legislative Judicial Executive Energy Business Financial Communication Media
  39. 39. New Options... People everywhere are facing the same problems, & global collaboration is easier than ever.
  40. 40. C21 st – Mass Web/Podcasting Cheap, Many-to-Many Communication
  41. 41. ‘ The Bazaar’ outcompetes ‘The Cathedral’... C21 st – Mass Internet Collaboration (But both are centralised & therefore censored)‏
  42. 42. C21 st – Global ‘Grassroots’ Organisation Autonomy = Complexity Consensus = Amicable Creative = Adaptable International, Non-hierarchical Networks Media Executive Media
  43. 43. 2003 – “Streisand Effect” Barbra Streisand issued a lawsuit to try to suppress this photo... it was spread all over WWW.
  44. 44. Information Wants To Be Free... Copyright Law Ineffective Easy Leaking False Flag Terror now widely recognised
  45. 45. Public Awareness C21 st – Non Hierarchical Information Flows Legislative Judicial Executive Public Awareness Sharing Information EXPANSION OF PUBLIC AWARENESS Financier Oligarchy Increasingly Exposed Al Qaeda Oligarchy
  46. 46. Resilience of Organizations Multi-failure Tolerant No Coercion ► No Subversion Single Point of Failure Routine Coercion ► Liable to Subversion ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Failure Failure Failure Network Adjusts Failed Hierarchy!
  47. 47. Psychopaths are only about 1% of people... ... they instill their psychopathic value sets. to get normal people to obey... Psychopathic Leadership “ Greed is Good!”
  48. 48. <ul><li>Guiltlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Parasitic lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Superficial Charm </li></ul><ul><li>Selfishness </li></ul><ul><li>Lying </li></ul>The property of the rich is valued above the lives of the poor. Psychopathic Values ? Economics assumes people have no conscience. “ Call me Developed! ” Yes Boss, “So I must be Under-Developed ?”
  49. 49. Lawrence Summers was not sacked from his job, and has since worked as Secretary of the US Treasury , President of Harvard University , & since 2009, Director of the White House National Economic Council . José Lutzenberger was fired the following month, & never worked in politics again. 1991 - The Summers Memo “ I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that... I've always thought that under-populated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted .” Lawrence Summers , World Bank Chief Economist, Internal Memo , 1991 “ Your reasoning is perfectly logical but totally insane ... Your thoughts [provide] a concrete example of the unbelievable alienation, reductionist thinking, social ruthlessness and the arrogant ignorance of many conventional ‘economists’ concerning the nature of the world we live in.” José Lutzenberger , Brazil’s Secretary of The Environment,
  50. 50. Ideas that Go Against The Flow Availability cascade, Belief bias, Confirmation bias, Effort justification, False concensus, Groupthink, Herd instinct, Just-world phenomenon, Ostrich effect, Pluralistic ignorance, Self-serving bias, Spiral of Silence, Wishful thinking... People reject new information that contradict their existing beliefs. Many biases combine to hide the psychopathic nature of ‘received wisdom’: Does This Presentation challenge any of your deeply held beliefs? If you dismiss it without even checking the references (see ‘notes’ for more details) you may be exhibiting these psychological immune system responses...
  51. 51. Bias Why Resist Psychopathic Orders? Self-Interest Peer Pressure Self- Actualisation Technological Distance Fear of Retribution INDOCTRINATION Love Of Life Psychopathic Values
  52. 52. Responses to Violent Repression Violent Repression Injustice Awakens Altruistic COURAGE! FEAR ► Surrender Increasingly obvious psychopathic oppression ► Less impulse to surrender Survival mechanism which assumes mercy:
  53. 53. A Parting of The Ways... Non-hierarchical Cooperation Hierarchical Coercion Resource Wars Mass Extinction Ecocide! Hierarchies will either peacefully adapt or fight to keep control ...
  54. 54. Increasing Mechanisation Bigger Machines ► Demand for Capital, not Labour RELIES ON CHEAP OIL!
  55. 55. Renewable Energy
  56. 56. Privati $ ed Military fights at Public Expense: Iraq, Afganistan ... FAST END OF CHEAP OIL!
  57. 57. Permaculture Homesteading Local Nurturing of Diverse, Abundant Life
  58. 58. Monocultural Agribu $ ine $$ Increasing Scarcity ► Increasing Profit G.M.O.s & Chemical fertilizers/pesticides control the land. RELIES ON CHEAP OIL!
  59. 59. Alternative Economics Free of Centralisation / Interest / Coercion... Altruistic Economics
  60. 60. Interest-Bearing Money $25,000,000,000,000 taken from US Taxpayers so far... RELIES ON CHEAP OIL! Needs Exponential Growth
  61. 61. Decentralized Media Independent, Amateur Research (e.g. this presentation :-)‏
  62. 62. Corporate Media Now Fighting to Restrict Freelancers
  63. 63. Law and Order Anarchic, Consensus-based, Distributed
  64. 64. Violent Law Enforcement Top-Down Projection of Psychopathic Power RELIES ON CHEAP OIL!
  65. 65. Psychopathic Armageddon? Increasing... ☣ War/Violent Death ☣ Disease/Hunger ☣ Rich/Poor Disparity ☣ Ecological/Social Collapse
  66. 66. Towards Global Cooperation Spread Information Nurture Life , Love & Independence Avoid Fear , Conflict , Money & Ideology of Power
  67. 67. Spread Information Giving away DVDs, CDs, MP3s, URLs & personal testimony... Hierarchy relies on indoctrinated obedience. ...all help people resist tyranny.
  68. 68. Nurture Life, Love & Community Organise together to grow your own food. Reach out your neighbours. Creatively avoid centralised systems. Free Hugs!
  69. 69. What to Avoid... Money, which disempowers us... Power, which separates us. Fear, which paralyses us...
  70. 70. Positive End to Power Hierarchies? Relocalization of Communities Global Collaboration to Heal The Earth Altruistic Ethos