An Ideology: Any reasonably coherent set of social, cultural, moral and political ideas that can be used to obtain and hold political power on the behalf of a part of a population that perceives it has similar interests.


THE POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES

There are three basic western philosophical traditions:


    1) Aristocratic and Conservative with the longest time preference.
    2) Middle Class and Classical Liberal with medium time preference
    3) Proletarian and Socialist with short time preference.

These three philosophies loosely correspond to social class sentiments and perceptions of social order. They also loosely correspond to the Monarchy, the Senate, and House of Commons. The insight of the british model was to give each social class it’s house, and to force the houses to collaborate in order to enact laws.

BREAKING THE CLASS BASED MODEL OF GOVERNMENT

This class-based model was successful in adapting to changing currents until the thought leaders of the American and French revolutions attempted to break the class model and transfer full power to either the middle (american) or lower (french) classes. And was further exacerbated by the Russian and Chinese revolutions which (regrettably) succeeded in transferring political power to the proletariat – in the greatest destruction of human life in history after the Black Plague. After the world wars, Europe was broken economically and socially and the citizenry rejected the aristocratic model entirely. 1 Instead of the fraternal aristocratic model, which was the unique feature of western culture, governments sought solace in socialist doctrine and universal enfranchisement. Meanwhile western authoritarian and military leadership was absorbed by the Americans along with the British navy and port system. The parliamentary method of government has been moderately successful given the …….

Americans used this period of postwar economic prosperity to assert their inherited global military power to undermine global communism – successfully. But the cost was high, and the US is now largely bankrupt and unable to fund it’s existing military structure as well as it’s redistributionist benefit system. And the west must now combat the primitivism of Islam, which has taken on the proletarian strategy communists at a time when european postwar economies have recovered, but the developing economies are competing with western lower classes for jobs.

To fund this military empire to protect the west against proletariat primitivism, Americans export debt, and effectively charge the world an indirect tax, instead of taxing other countries directly and creating a political problem for them. Then americans use that debt to finance the cost of running the world trade and monetary system.

Unfortunately, in the process of running the empire, Americans have now become a fractured society, with race, culture and class divisions, as well as somewhere between four and ten different geographic ‘nations’ within the USA, each with different cultures, but operating under the administration of an international imperial government. Many of which, within these sub-countries feel the government is as oppressive to their cultures as do foreign nations. Under this trade empire, the US economy is now so dependent upon the value of the dollar, and the use of military force to determine the means by which trade is administered, that the citizenry will suffer if these obligations are reduced.

This series of events shows the danger of empire building to national cohesion — whether it is done on purpose as in the case of Britain defending herself from Spain and France, or by accident, in the case of the USA, trying to maintain stability, and defense from communism during and after the war period.

GOVERNMENT’S STRUCTURE MUST REFLECT SOCIETY OR SOCIETY WILL FRACTURE BECAUSE IT DOES NOT

The government must reflect the class structure of society in one way or another, so that the classes that do exist can use the government to cooperate rather than regress into class warfare. And if government does not reflect society, then society will either change to reflect the government’s class structure, by the massess aspiring or attempting to become upper middle class, which has some value, or in the opposite case, the aristocracy will abandon the nation as it has in the USA and in Ireland, which is entirely destructive to culture and economy alike. Or the upper and upper middle classes will become a predatory diasporic class like it has with the Jews in the west, and the Chinese in Oceania.

While both the aristocratic (natural law) and proletariat (socialist) political philosophies specifically state that society consists of classes, our classical liberal and democratic socialist philosophies promote the false philosophy of egalitarianism: the factual equality of ability, and the couter factual equality of outcomes – rather than the equality of opportunity despite our differences in ability to produce beneficial outcomes. The socialists, in their effort to undermine the aristocratic political system so that their elites may sieze power, supposedly on behalf of the proletariat classes, have taken control of our educational system to reinforce the justification for their seizure of power in the popular consensus, and created enough of a popular mythos to affect voting patterns, reinforcing their political power, while at the same time, reducing the competitiveness of our lower classes against foreign groups, by a process of intentional “Harrison Bergeron-ing” – dumbing down.

This is not to say that giving people property rights is necessary a bad thing. In fact, it’s an exceptional thing for everyone in the society. THe question is not whether people should have individual property rights. Its whether people need poliitcal rights if they have property rights. And logic would dicate that no. NOt only do they not need political rights, but that by giving people the opportunity for political power, we distract them from developing more useful activities in the market.

We are argue over the absurdity of choosing the best single form of government, when what we mean is ‘which class should rule?’, and “if any class should rule it should be the lower, which is the majority.” When the question itself posits a false dichotomy: the question is, since society consists of different social classes, what institutions should we create to help them cooperate such than none harms the other, and only by mutual benefit can they reach their desired ends. And so we have chosen ‘winner takes all’ government, and because of that choice, we have also, of necessity, chosen perpetual class warfare, and the destruction of the cultural cohesion necessary for the perpetuation of our nations.

So, we should reframe the question, from “which class should rule, using their class’ philosophy”, to “which form of government best facilitates the cooperation of the social classes for achieving shared ends?”

That answer, logically, is that we can, with some effort, accomodate all three class philosophies into one form of government. In fact, we had that form of government. We foolishly have abandoned it, because of the rapid shift in economic power during the industrial revolution.

THE OTHER MISTAKES WE HAVE MADE – AND NEED TO CORRECT

The first mistake we made was the transfer of political power from the landed aristocracy to the middle class, rather than replacing landed and inherited aristocracy with a new layer of aristocracy whose position was earned by merit. This allowed a new aristocracy to form, that is excluded from, and invisible to the politcal economy of society. American upper classes have abandoned participation in politics. The second mistake we made was egalitarianism, and structuring our government for rule by a single class. But we have made a series of other mistakes, partly because we lacked the knowledge of other options, lacked technologies, ideas, philosophical frameworks and processes to provide an alternative to the Hellenic and British models.

-The Errors Of The Political Process:
Scalability of the Debate form of government.
Rational Debate rather than Empirical Pragmatism: The problem of Calculation.
Taxes rather than loans.
Devolution of the defense provided by the senate / House of lords / Upper house
Descent From Utilitarianism Into Moralism
Failure to Keep Pace WIth Technology – debit cards and direct democracy.

-The Errors Of Abstract Ideas:
The Corporeal State, and the Corporeal Business
The Error Of Free Trade
The Error Of Intellectual Property
Probabilism From The Physical Sciences Applied To The Social Sciences

-The Errors Of Human Nature:
The Blank Slate vs Natural Law
The Prohibition of Political Wealth
Ignoring the Status Economy
Devaluing Aristocracy
Devaluing Voluntary Charity
The Universal Utility of Freedom, Democracy and Capitalism
The Impossibility of Agreement upon means, even if possible to agree upon ends.

-The Errors Of Credit and Money
The Relationship Between Time And Money
Breaking The Relationship Between Knowledge And Valuation Among Bankers and Lenders
Erroneous Priorities: The Financialization Of The Economy vs The Productivity Of The Economy
The Creation of Ponzi Benefits Packages Rather Than Saving and Insured Investments.

The Errors Of Incentives
The Transformation of Incentives from Negative Punishments, to Positive Rewards.
The Inability of governments to ostracize individuals and groups.
The Inability of popular government to punish real crime
The criminalization of political speech and action.

GOVERNMENT IS A SET OF INSTITUTIONS

Governments consist of organizations of human beings who follow processes, rituals and rules. These processes and rules may be historical and habitual, or formal and written. The purpose of these rules is to allow people to PLAN: to make plans and to cooperate with one another. So that they may take the risks needed to increase productivity and trade. Even dictators need a bureaucracy: an organization that will execute their will. Democracies more so, because without the hierarchy they must rely upon the established rules to give them authority by which to persuade others to cooperate with them to achieve their goals. And people who wish to cooperate, and combine their capital to produce ends, need some assurance that their risk will allow them to take the profits from that risk.

We call these organizations, rituals, processes and rules ‘institutions’. Institutions are the means by which we cooperate and compete politically.

REPAIRING THE INSTITUTIONS

Institutions:

    1) A written constitution enumerating the specific powers of the government, and restricting the government only to those specifically enumerated powers.
    Including:

      a) An onerous process by which the constitution can be altered incrementally, and limits on what may be altered.
      b) Specific constraints upon the courts from the judicial creation of law.
      c) Specific definition of all terms used in the constitution, expressed as observable and measurable human actions.

    2) A hereditary monarch, who is the head of state, and who has veto power, and veto power alone.
    a)
    3) A senate of commerce and banking whose members must meet rigid criteria, and who are chosen by lottery.
    4) A house of redistribution that is open to all over 60, and who are democratically elected for one year.
    6) An independent judiciary operating on the common law, whose supreme court members are appointed by the monarch

Managed Corporate Institutions

    2) A Ministry of Defense and intelligence
    3) A Ministry of State (foreign relations)
    5) A Ministry of Electors: The electronic presentation of all house legislation, and direct democratic voting on individual bills. (Economic democracy)

Managed Private Institutions:
Each institution operates as do the medical, legal and accounting industries, which are largely self regulating, and self-educating. They report to senate committees.

    1) An independent Bank whose chairs are appointed by the monarch
    2) A Ministry of Registry that allows people to register titles to all property, public and private (titles, intellectual property, copyrights, etc)
    3) A Ministry of Insurance: for disasters, emergencies, and health (all insurance is private, but the government must insure the insurance companies)
    4) A Ministry of Transportation: roads, rail, air, etc.
    5) A Ministry Of Audits, Warranties, Representations, Weights and Measures: (Consumer Protection)

ALSO:

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    1) The government has no right to create new taxes.
    2) There is only one “tax”, which is a “sales commission on income”. It is small, and and is highly progressive. Corporations are taxed on retained earnings, not distributed as dividends. Capital Gains are taxed. Dividends are taxed only at the individual level.
    3) The government shall issue loans, not laws, nor levy taxes – loans are calculable and forecastable. (admittedly, this will take more space than I have time for here.) The senate must borrow money from the house, and the interest collected by the bank is returned to the house for use in redistribution via the payment of services. The purpose is to limit state interference in the economy through taxation, and instead have the government focus on increasing production so that it may earn income with which to pay for services.
    4) The senate shall invest in business and industry, approved by the house, in exchange for stock in those industries, the profits of which return to the house for use in redistribution.
    5) The privatization of all functions of government, so that a bureaucracy cannot form and seize power. Members of the state may not participate or take membership in unions or collective bargaining.

THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS

Money, Insurance, War are global but all trade and culture is local.

    1) The return of the majority of political power to the states, and the limitation of the federal government to money, insurance, and defense.
    2) the right of nullification and secession is inviolate.
    3) Education is privatized and under the sole jurisdiction of the states.

NATIONALISM

    1) Immigration requires cultural assimilation and language adoption, as well as purchased right of entry, and accountable sponsorship of the individual.
    2) A religion is a personal and social experience not a temporal and political experience, therefore any religion that asserts temporal, legal or political action is not a religion but a political party for the purpose of undermining the cooperative social order, and it should be treated as such. Religions may contain no temporal tenets or ambitions.An Ideology: Any reasonably coherent set of social, cultural, moral and political ideas that can be used to obtain and hold political power on the behalf of a part of a population that perceives it has similar interests. Monarchy needs a sufficient ideological base. The people have abandoned the church. The church has abandoned christendom. Economics has replaced cultural nationalism, and empirical tools have replaced the moral sentiments. For monarchy to prevail in the post-mystical age, we must remake it’s foundations so that they rely upon economic and cultural superiorities, not desire to return to the past.

Monarchs have been superior to elected leaders because they have a longer time preference. And with a longer time preference they can more wisely veto those fashionable changes which will, in the long term, harm the society, or transfer power between social classes.

CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY IS A CLASS BASED SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
(undone)

MONARCHY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CLASS BASED SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
(undone)

ALL SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT NEED IDEOLOGIES

Monarchy needs a sufficient ideological base. The people have abandoned the church. The church has abandoned christendom. Economics has replaced cultural nationalism, and empirical tools have replaced the moral sentiments. For monarchy to prevail in the post-mystical age, we must remake it’s foundations so that they rely upon economic and cultural superiorities, not desire to return to the past.

Monarchs have been superior to elected leaders because they have a longer time preference. And with a longer time preference they can more wisely veto those fashionable changes which will, in the long term, harm the society, or transfer power between social classes.

Monarchy has a high correlation with Nationalism.

Under monarchy multiculturalism is not a problem, because cultures can form communities of interest in as many monarchies as they wish. And there is no threat from them, because they are denied access to political power, and must compete in the market, rather than politics. IN fact, this is the primary virtue of aristocratic society: people compete in the market to serve one another, rather than in politics to enslave one another. And the monarch profits from the fact that this competition, which he or she presides over, serves better to serve the people, than politics ever shall. Politics cannot create wealth. It an only create an an environment where wealth can be created.

So, under monarchies, and nationalism, people form nations, or states, which must compete against other states. These competitions then inform their value judgements – benefitting or punishing them for their decisions.

MONARCHY AND NATIONALISM

Now, why is that circumstance of nationalism a “good”? Because cultures consist of a series of hypothesis and value judgements. Each value judgement in the cultural catalogue asks each member of the community to suffer the cost to himself of forgoing opportunities to fulfill his self interest in order to ‘fund’ the social order. Social orders consist of these rules, and the associated costs in forgone opportunities. In nearly all societies these rules consist of forgoing opportunity to lie, cheat, steal, hurt, and murder. And in most advanced societies, we convert these social words into market language, and call them Fraud, Theft and Violence. But they are effectively synonyms. People can then use this market for behavior to form the society that they wish to. In other words, nationalism, or monarchies, allow people to form and join communities where they have shared values. And to enjoy the benefits of those values, and to bear the costs of those values. People are happiest when they know the rules, when they agree with them, when they can choose which community to belong to, and when it is possible to judge a set of values by their visible outcomes. Furthermore, diversity of communities does not require that we oppress one another. Diversity today is a mask for one group, largely the proletarian, for empowering the state to equally oppress everyone, and to transfer power from the meritocratic-ally endowed classes to those who are not using a false language of morality, that is framed in religious tribal language, but under analytical scrutiny simply is nothing more than exploitation. It is anything other than diversity. It is using the mask of diversity to institute their version of homogeneity.

  1. And did so wrongly. Germany’s intellectuals were right: the anglo social order was socially destructive without the empire to support it – as the experience of both Spain and Portugal had demonstrated. German social order is the most economically productive yet discovered because it mobilizes the working class to produce quality exports. Exactly as it’s 300 princes had done during the medieval era prior to unification. []
 

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