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Partyism and Monarchorporations

posted Mar 4, 2012, 5:31 PM by Esther Matharu   [ updated Mar 4, 2012, 7:04 PM ]
Is monarchorporatism taking over[1]? Benito and Adolf both agreed that this was the shortest way to absolute power. Why would things be different? Benito said: “Fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of state and corporate power". His buddy Adolf wrote in 'Mein Kampf':  "The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than a small one". The great masses (we the 99%) thought this stuff was a thing of the past, as were empirical world wars! Instead, we observe with incredulity how monarchorporatism is working hand in hand with partyism to confabulate us.                                         

Partyism is (a) adherence to a political party  or organization, and (b) the organization of political affairs into parties. Its opposite is called “Non-party” Or “Non-partyism”. One definition slightly outdated but interesting nevertheless is: “Non-partyism may well be the protoplasmic stage of the future political opposition of the peasants.”[2]

Monarchorporations is a term that brings together monarchy (or single head of state, usually hereditary and for life, often called a King/Queen, Emperor/Empress, or, in some cases a Prime Minister/President), and corporations[3], which is a form of business organization. Monarchorporations is the elite of the elites, the cream of the pie, the top of the pyramid, in other words the 1%.

Immersing financial power (corporations) with political power (partyism) and marrying Industry with government is simply magically, fabulously bamboozling! It is nothing new. With the mesmerizing power of his magic wand, the magician can make everything look like anything. Debts are changed to profits; losses to gains; profits to more profits; lies to truth; truth to lies; flaws to virtues, and media blackouts to system glitches[4].

For this to become effective, monarchorporations encourage governments to adopt some form of democratic system in order to be seen as ‘legit’ and be admitted in the Monarchorporate Club. Non-western monarchies such as those of Emirate countries, Saudi Arabia or other autocracies, dictatorships and oligarchies around the world adopt various elements and forms of democratic governance. 

For the rest of the democratized western people, the partyism model, which uses the strategy of political parties, is a suitable substitute for the loss of the visible power that monarchs and emperors of the good ole’ days used to wield. The new monarchorporations manage to manipulate[5] the system using periodic elections and the voting system. They make us believe that we are free since we have a choice between A and B. The fact that X,Y,Z exist does not come into the picture.

The illusion of choice[6] is one of the main purposes of partyism.

Imagine if citizens were to vote for issues instead of a political party or a ‘Dear Leader’? Imagine if we the people would be able to decide on a motion through referendum? This would change the face of our neighborhoods, municipalities, provinces and even the direction of our federal government. Its penchant to interference and dictates would be restrained. We would not be in the predicament we are today, with a Harper government bent on taking us to war. The fact that the majority of Canadians are against militarism[7] would ensure that.

Thanks to the information revolution, we are now able to do this. But we the people need to OCCUPY the electronic spaces too. Imagine how a non-partisan government body would inform the populace of the pros and cons of an issue of national import and invite the people to cast their vote on the basis of one person, one vote, and one issue. The government, as the executive body, would be there to implement the law, report progress, and evaluate the impacts on the people, using a set of criteria based on values and principles enshrined in the constitution (like neutrality, or ownership of common resources).

Imagine how that would affect day care, or education, or foreign policies? Would a Harper Government[8] even exist?

One country that has done the above successfully is Switzerland[9]. Of all the modern democracies, the Swiss people are well served because their democracy[10] bridges the gap between the executive and the citizen's collective will. Swiss direct democracy is: one person one vote, and the ability to have referendum[11] to change the constitution at any time.

Even if examples such as the Swiss model exist, Partyism in general has failed the 99% and privileged the 1%. Some attribute this to the failure to include all geopolitical areas of the world in the Socialist dream.

“It failed in the 20th century. Because it was unable to structure itself in such a way as to afford the working class power across a unitary region of the globe capable of granting the conditions for winning a socialist revolution. The second international has much to be blamed for, but so does the partyism that followed it with the comintern. The left in general had not been pursuing the right tack, long prior to the Russian revolution, just as it did not after it.”[12]

Fast Food and Mass Entertainment (Bread and Circuses)

Partyism divides us as a people and moves our focus away from issues towards and by means of mass entertainment.

The world is crumbling around us and we are glued to our TV sets, computers and iPods.  What’s on now? What’s new? The Oscars? Elections? Oh how we love news of a good fight! What has changed is that we have an unprecedented ability to involve,trans-nationally, the masses in an on-going couch-potato sporting event or thumb-twiddling video games. We are spectators participating in virtual reality shows. War itself has become part of the entertainment industry. Because we are inter-connected as never before our minds have become addicted to electronic devices. One day soon we’ll have to shut everything up in order to decontaminate our brains.

Mass entertainment has always worked well as a mind-control strategy. Today, the entertainment industry complex has gone global. It is mass-produced and draws politics into an arena where we all enjoy watching political blood being shed. Seriously, does it matter which leader takes the seat, or which party ‘wins the race’! We suspect that it is all just the same. Bilderberg[13] conspiracy theorists[14] and analysts[15] more often than not point to this group as being the real global power brokers. Whether it is this one or another one, we imagine a cabal of the worlds oligarchs sitting around a table in secret meetings designed to suss out potential players for their game, a sort of ‘Dîner de Cons [16] for the 0.1%. They decide who will serve in what capacity on their global chess board. The game of Kings, no doubt, is the entertainment of the 1%. This could be a conspiracy in itself, since conspiracies are entertainment.

For us, the 99%ers, we continue to be spectators of the chess game. We do not even exist in the eyes of the 1%. We are disposable, dispensable, and expandable. Partyism provides us with three grotesques: a winner, an underdog and a comic relief.  Like horse races, we are seduced to go to the voting ballots to bet on a winner. It is not the issues that we vote for, but the horses. At the end of the day, fickleness only wants entertainment and easy gain, certainly not any other sort of political engagement.

This is nothing new. Back in 140BC, Roman politicians got together and devised a plan to win the votes of the new citizens: giving out cheap food and entertainment, "bread and circuses". This would prove to be the most effective way to rise to power. Still is. Check out what Juvenal had to say about entertainment: Nam qui dabat olim imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se continet atque duas antum res anxius optat, panem et circenses. (The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for just two things — bread and circuses[17]!

No wonder young people in Canada don’t vote!


[1] Bow Down Canadians, Corporations Are King, http://xraymagazine.ca/39/3/

[3] A corporation is created under the laws of a state as a separate legal entity that has privileges and liabilities that are distinct from those of its members, http://www.investorwords.com/1140/corporation.html

[6] Title of a book we should all read: The Illusion of Choice: How the Market Economy Shapes Our Destiny (1992) by Andrew Bard Schmookler , published with SUNY series in Environmental Public Policy

[12] http://www.libertyandsolidarity.org/node/78, in Partyism versus Syndicalism, submitted by Nick Durie on Wed, 2009-11-18 21:50

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