Unite and Conquer: Fighting Back Against the Oligarchy

Written by on February 19, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 1 Comment

By James Corbett

In recent weeks, the Eyeopener has been examining the politics of division. In our first report, we looked at how the left/right political spectrum is used as a wedge to divide the people against themselves. In our second report we showed how this has been accomplished in recent years to defuse the anti-war movement. And in last week’s report we examined how the corporate welfare state is maintained by way of these phony divisions.

As important as the political spectrum is in keeping the people warring with each other, it is of course by no means the only wedge issue that is used to keep the public at each other’s throats. Other tools of division include race, religion, class, and a whole host of issues that do not intersect with the political sphere at all, but nonetheless effectively help to group people into warring camps.

The end result of this constant appeal to tribalism is to pit neighbor against neighbor, family against family, coworker against coworker, and even friend against friend so that our lives consist of ever-dwindling spheres of people with whom we can agree totally on every issue. Meanwhile, the people in positions of very real control over the lives of those masses go unscrutinized, their actions lost under the 24/7 babble of nonsense being generated by the politics of division.

There is, after all, a reason that the pyramid has historically been seen as a metaphor for social control. At the bottom lie millions of stones, atomized, divided against each other, but all acting in unison to support the layer above it. The further up the pyramid one goes, the fewer the divisions between the components of that layer until, finally, the capstone reveals itself as the single, unitary ruler of the entire system. This is the image of the oligarchy, rule by the few over the masses through the age-old technique of divide and conquer.

If divide and conquer is the technique that keeps the people oppressed, however, it is obvious that the one thing that the ruling class fears above all else is that the public will unite against them. If the people were ever to put aside their doctrinal differences and coordinate their efforts, the results would be staggering.

This is not mere theory, but a political fact born out by centuries of example, and one that is continuing to have dramatic effect on the world around us…

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  1. pgamble3.pg@gmail.com' Phil says:

    I see what your saying. I believe that the system Sux in every part of it as it only supports a minute part of the population, who in return support the system to control as much of the population as they can. They keep the population hooked like a drug on materialism, keeping up with the Jonses, is a good line. Look at what is allow into the country. Manipulated by advertising. Yes it is our choice but we are just to busy caught up in the everyday life. Having to pay a mortgage and car off. Being to busy, having both parents work, then turn around and tell us we need to spend more time with our kids. The nerve. It is a cycle of control, we need this, to get that but we need that, to get this. Yes, I do believe they want to control everybody day to day life. We need to pay our bills. Inflation, what a joke. It amazed me how niece they think we are. Thanks.

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