How to Create a Modern Aristocracy
Nothing sets the tone that we are a nation of people instead of a nation of law by having said people steal the election. Also, by having the highest court involved, you can demonstrate to the masses you also have another branch of the trinity of our democracy in your pocket. And for extra style points, appoint your strong man who stopped the democratic process in Florida to the United Nations as an ambassador.
Now have the puppet you installed never veto a single bill and you can demonstrate to the citizens that all three branches, even legislative, are now under the law of a few select people, who are now above them all.
Now that you made your point that you are now in control, it is time to do what aristocracies do, fleece the people. This is most cleverly done by presenting it as a gift, or cake, to the masses. In our case, let’s say ‘tax cuts’ instead of using ‘welfare checks for the rich’, which is what they actually are. In fact, you will need to go to the point of ‘looting’ as one Nobel laureate for economics called it. The people need to feel they have absolutely no recourse, either by the law or by economic power.
But least the people notice that the government of the aristocracy is stealing their and their children’s gold and sovereignty, the standard thing to do is distract them with a war. This tactic has worked like a champ for generations. Besides the obvious benefit of population control of the lower classes, least they overwhelm you one day with their sheer numbers, it will also allow to you to question the patriotism of the citizenry. This will add a level rhetoric protection in case part of the rabble says their protest validates their patriotism because the war violates the very tenants the country is founded on. This will polarize the population of your nation into two philosophical camps you can foil against one another. A people divided are easily ruled, and since you yourself created the war, you control the debate.
Since the purpose of the war is cover for the looting of the national treasury, you will need to use all three branches of our democracy to insure your aristocracy controls the message of the war and how it is presented to the people. Feel free to change your justification as your war evolves. You control the executive branch so no one can hold you accountable. The executive branch actually is the only recourse to having the law executed, which is folly for your opponents anyway since you have replaced the rule of law with the rule of an elite ruling class. It is a great catch 22 only a social revolution can absolve.
Sooner or later though, someone is going to catch on that the war is just a distraction, and for your aristocracy to take full root your rule needs to last at least two generations. This is why to make sure your war is either unwinnable or has goals so esoteric they can never be defined much less ever achieved. A combination of both is the ideal situation.
Now that you have set the national stage to make sure you are never accountable for your actions, and you have a system in place to make sure the election box is no longer a factor in continuing you rule, it is time to control the domestic policy to set up a modern aristocratic class system.
God save the King.
Now, a love story….
A tame female elephant has fled an Indian circus after eloping with a wild bull elephant that broke open a gate and led her off into the jungle, her distraught handler said today.
It broke into an enclosure and led Savitri into the jungle, with the pair being followed by three other female elephants in the same pen. Their trumpeting alerted circus workers, who led them back.
Savitri’s mind, however, seemed made up. According to one forestry official, she was last seen bathing with the bull in a jungle pond. When handlers called for Savitri to come to them, she looped her trunk around the bull’s leg and “he protectively shielded her like in a Bollywood blockbuster,” the official said.
Now, two videos I can’t stop watching:
My Top 5 Favorite Things Today:
1) Lightning Bolt Hitting Plane Taking Off Osaka
2) Why We Kiss
3) Robot with Omni-Directional Wheels That Don’t Turn.
4) Ancient Squatters May Have Been the World’s First Suburbanites
TELL BRAK: The mound that marks an ancient city rises more than 130 feet from the Syrian plain-and reveals that what could be the world’s first city was shaped more by immigrants than kings.
5) Monster spider web spun in Texas
Have a good Labour Day weekend y’all, I’ll leave you with this: