Apathetic, The —
One of the three aspects of the individual.
Characterized by a “neutral” attitude toward the ruling class. Most of the time this is expressed by the individual’s disinterest in “politics” and the social order. The apathetic may even oppose the ruling class but do nothing about it. Hopelessness and being resigned to the “way it is” is apatheticness.
Though the Establishment is meant to turn out ideal herd individuals, the apathetic is the most common aspect found in soicety.
The apathetic are often implied when speaking of the herd.
Common Sense —
A mode of thought, as opposed to conservative or liberal thinking, in which, fact, direct experience and rational understanding of a situation predominates over ideology and label-thinking. Common Sense is non-ideological thinking.
EXAMPLE OF COMMON SENSE THINKING: “It is my experience that when I touch a boiling pot of water I get burned; therefore I will not touch a boiling pot of water.”
Conservative, Conservatism —
1. A disposition through which the majority of the ruling class agenda is traditionally and directly disseminated and implemented among the masses. Conservatism is usually characterized by its stinginess toward public investment, and promotes moral degeneracy, frequently of specific groups, as the cause of bad governance or social decay.
2. An individual or a principle of the conservative disposition.
3. Thinking guided by conservative principles, often involving blame for the Liberal Party or another group.
EXAMPLE OF CONSERVATIVE THINKING: “It is my experience that when I touch a boiling pot of water I get burned; therefore it is the [Liberals’ and/or hated-group-of-the-day’s] fault.”
The controlling unit within the individual that allows the ruling class, via its Establishment, to guide that individual into supporting, knowingly and unknowingly, the ruling class agenda. The colonized ego sees a different universe than actually exists courtesy of the Establishment.
1. A constructed facade of reality imposed by the ruling class on society which replaces “true” reality itself. The Establishment accommodates ruling class policies and desires, as opposed to uncooperative true reality. It transforms stupidity into acceptable thought reminiscent of Orwell’s doublethink.
2. An individual, institution, idea or thing that conforms to the ruling class agenda is Establishment in character.
ESTABLISHMENT CHARACTERISTICS: mainstream, conventional, conformist, normal, pop, respectable, conventional wisdom, etc.
Five Primal Divisions, The
Every ruling class must exploit the existing social divisions found in its society. Even where conflict levels are low or non-existent, factions are often created, and conflict manufactured. All other divisions (or alienations) reflect at least one of the Five Primal Divisions. This is the process of divide and conquer which is managed and carried out by the establishment and its unsuspecting subjects of the masses. There are Five Primal Divisions that anchor every ruling class firmly within its society. They are:
1) Division of minority from society
Once it emerges, the ruling faction no longer (or if it was an invading force, never) had a unifying relationship with its society. The ruling class minion’s interests are no longer similar to those of the individual of the mere masses.
2) Division of woman from society
Woman is oppressed for the good of the ruling class. As We’ve mentioned in previous posts, the mother/child bond was the original sacred bond. The female’s energies and ways of interacting with the world are in conflict with the patriarchal drive of the ruling class. This zeitgeist had to be suppressed if not eradicated.
3) Division of neighbor from neighbor
This is the alienation of the individual from the masses, the cultivation of the suspicion one has toward strangers and human nature. Alienation of neighbor from neighbor is also the alienation of entire factions of individuals from each other, from their common human condition, and therefore, alienation from a natural solidarity with one another.
4) Division of ego from individual
The alienation of ego from individual is the foundation of proper breeding of the individual. In Ruling class society the process of growing up is essentially the process of alienating from the individual’s own instincts, natural authority, common sense, sense of self and self-respect — that is personal authority. Alienation of ego from individual is the reduction of self-confidence and self-respect of the human psyche.
5) Division of society from nature
The alienation of society from nature is the ruling class elevating itself above nature. The ruling class, not the laws of nature, becomes the final authority of all. This alienation also means the elevation of man over nature. Thus, the pristine wilderness has long been referred to as wasteland, which often needs improving. Man makes himself the master of nature and thinks he does not have to respect nature’s ways.
Great Disparity, The —
The power differential between the ruling class and the average individual of the masses as expressed by physical, political, material, monetary, or other power measures. The Great Disparity paradigm brings with it certain ruling class properties to the society it dominates. These are the Common Features and the Primal Divisions.
Great Institution, The —
The Ruling Class Preservation Society’s affectionate epithet for the ruling class.
Great Spirit —
See Ruling Class Spirit below.
Herd, The —
One of the three aspects of the individual.
The ideal herd individual is one who exhibits, knowingly or not, the greatest loyalty to the ruling class. It’s tastes reflect the establishment culture. Conventional thinking, mainstream sensibilities characterize the herd.
Producing the herd individual is goal of the ruling class Establishment. The traditional loyal liberal and conservative individual represents the well-bred herd.
Imperative, The Ruling Class
The primary objective of the ruling class. The Imperative consists of three parts. Accumulation of power, defense of power and destroy your enemies. It drives the logic of a ruling class society.
The individual is the most fundamental unit in society. They make up the ranks of both the ruling class and the masses. For purposes of social management it is vital to keep the individual as isolated from their comrades as much as possible. Surrounded by thousands or millions with similar social interests, it is imperative that the individual of the masses always be discouraged from forming a natural grouping of solidarity with their peers against ruling class interests.
Interests, Ruling Class —
Comes in two forms:
Superficial Ruling Class Interests — Those personal interests of individual ruling class minions and organizations. Usually characterized by short-term gains of power and material wealth without regard for society or the long-term health of the ruling class as an institution.
Institutional Ruling Class Interests — Those interests of the ruling class as an institution and its society, and not of a personal nature. Such interests may be incompatible with superficial ruling class interests. EXAMPLE: environmental integrity.
A word or phrase filled with meanings and assumptions, the function of which is to direct the thought and actions of the individual to favor the ruling class agenda. Labels are dispensed through the Establishment and latch onto the individual’s conditioned ego and takes it over. The weaker and more insecure the ego, the easier it is to colonize, and the more dominance the Establishment label will have over that individual.
Liberal, Liberalism —
1. A label and disposition preferring more government largess toward the masses compared to the Conservative. The liberal represents the traditional opposition to ruling class excess while simultaneously. But unconsciously in the case of the masses liberalism supports ruling class transgressions. The Liberal’s push for a “better” society is always contained within the confines of the reigning ruling class paradigm. When the Conservative cannot disseminate the ruling class agenda, it is done through the Liberal.
The Liberal Party is only as Liberal as their base pushes them to be, otherwise it reverts back to what it is: the conservative left arm of the ruling class.
2. An individual or a principle of the liberal disposition.
3. Thinking guided by liberal principles, often involving blame for the Conservative Party or other right-wing groups.
EXAMPLE OF LIBERAL THINKING: “It is my experience that when I touch a boiling pot of water I get burned, and that’s unjust; therefore it is the [Conservatives’ and/or hated-right-wing group’s] fault.”
The rest of society not constituting the ruling class, nor sharing in their privilege. No one can escape the major influence of the ruling class on their lives, actions or thinking. Including the “rebels” of society. They are all the masses.
A member of the ruling class, who actively shapes or influences policies and thinking affecting society.
People, Person, The (Sometimes the real people) —
One of the three aspects of the individual.
Those individuals in society, who in some manner display independence or resistance to the established order. An individual may exhibit tendencies of the People in one area of life, and be part of the herd in others. This independence may be a conscious or unconscious decision.
Realist, Ruling Class —
One who acknowledges the importance of the ruling class institution as the basis and main factor in social development. The realist understands that every established convention has the tacit approval of the ruling class, or is something popular that has been manipulated. The realist recognizes the hand of the ruling class in all things without committing the error of thinking that a centralized command center or a round table cabal of billionaires runs everything. But the realist also recognizes that the pyramid narrows at the top . . .
Ruling Class —
1. A small group of individuals who enjoy an excess of social power, wealth and privilege compared to the rest of society (the masses).
2. The main beneficiary group of social disparity. The RCPS is not interested in where the precise dividing line is between masses and ruling class.
3. The institution formed by such individuals throughout history, who’s interests or influence is never taken into account by its own members or the masses.
Ruling Class Preservation Society (RCPS) —
A group of Ruling Class minions dedicated to preserving the ruling class status quo. Premised on the idea that a healthy and stable ruling class society can only exist when its masses push back against its excesses, thereby forcing the ruling class to restabilize itself.
This interplay of ruling class and its masses is best demonstrated by the history the New Deal, as well as the ending of Jim Crow.
See The Ruling Class Preservation Society Page for more.
Ruling Class Spirit (Spirit of the Ruling Class) —
The ruling class spirit is the specific form of domination taken by the driving force of social disparity. The ruling class spirit is (wittingly or not) summoned up by the coming together of the interests of social disparity in a common agenda to maintain and expand that disparity. Ruling class spirit gives the logic to ruling class thinking, policies and actions. Always backed by muscle.
The ruling class spirit of medieval society was religious in nature, while capitalism is the spirit that reigns today.
- An aggregation of individuals forming a unit which shares, more or less, the same customs, heritage and thought patterns (which we call “cohesives”). It an organism composed of individuals.
- The foundations upon which the ruling class depends for its survival, power and privilege.
Ruling class society is a society containing a ruling class and, by implication, its masses. Society’s “natural” cohesives, which emanate from the natural evolution of that society are replaced with the ruling class Establishment which conforms to that ruling class agenda.
Suicide by Success —
Occurs when a ruling class essentially kills itself through its success in thoroughly dominating the masses. A ruling class that can do anything it whats to its masses is not a stable ruling class. Laying waste to its own masses is destroying the base of ruling class existence and sustenance.
Superficial Ruling Class Interests —
See Ruling Class Interests
Supreme Executive, The —
The Ruling Class Preservation Society dubs the guiding spirit of today’s representative capitalism the Supreme Executive — in honor, of course, of the well-known corporate executive of today. He is the reigning spirit, logic and zeitgeist of the ruling class. The SE is recognized as something of a god who needs the help of his subjects to keep him viable, while he and his minions exploit and abuse them. (For more see The Supreme Executive: God of Gods.)
Three Aspects of the Individual —
One of two ways the Great Spirit of the ruling class views the individual of the masses is through loyalty and their emotional attachment to the Establishment (witting or unwitting) . The Three Aspects are the herd, the apathetic and the People. Through his Establishment, the Spirit of the ruling class’s goal is to churn out the loyalist herd.