A society arranged in a minority/majority paradigm (ie, the Great Disparity) is always accompanied by divide and conquer.
A ruling class society is always in a state of divide and conquer.
Divide and conquer takes the heat off the ruling class.
The form and content of divide and conquer are determined by the Primal Divisions found in that society.
Whatever “diversity” exists in that society will become the basis for divide and conquer.
Divide and conquer turns natural allies (the masses) into enemies.
Divide and conquer is focused horizontally (contained to the masses).
Divide and conquer turns the masses into allies of the ruling class.
The herd is the best individual suited for divide and conquer.
The apathetic may or may not participate in divide and conquer.
The real person will see through divide and conquer.
The most effective divide and conquer is stoking the resentment of the “less privileged” against the “more privileged”. (note the quotation marks)
The “more privileged” develops fear of violence and chaos from the “less privileged”.
The more complaisant and contented society is, the less intense, prominent and wide spread the divide and conquer.
When a ruling class feels existentially threatened, the more intense, prominent and wide spread divide and conquer will be.
Intense divide and conquer will push the apathetic to become a herd individual or a real person.
Aggressive divide and conquer implies a breakdown in ruling class and establishment authority.
When divide and conquer fails, the establishment will move to more direct violence against the masses.
When divide and conquer fails, the masses will have overcome a ruling class obstacle.