Turning Citizens Into Debased Subjects: The New America
Discussion of what appears to be the trend toward a highly status-based society.
The American people, as of the early 21st century, had been relatively free citizens of a once healthy republic that gradually, for well over a hundred years, had degenerated into mainly being an attempt at having a fair or average democracy, which exists as the oxymoron of a supposed democratic-republic. But, don’t absurdly look for all of the really drastic changes as being, supposedly, all contained in the fundamental law of the land, meaning the US Constitution.
Most major political changes, except for the direct and revolutionary consequences of the War Between the States (AKA Civil War), have been brought about by the US Supreme Court and lesser Federal and state courts; in addition, Federal and, to a lesser extent, many state codes, rules and regulations of governmental agencies have also significantly contributed; and yet, the total overall impact of all of the changes, collectively speaking, have in themselves still been very revolutionary, as this reality has been, thus, well absorbed into the society and culture itself; there exists, therefore, the supposed need for all people to behave, think, and respond in a PC manner suitable for conditioned/trained animals.
Over the course of time, therefore, the republican structure of the Constitution has been substantially undermined mainly indirectly, though, admittedly, many Amendments to that document have, also, increased the democratization of government, politics, society, culture, and much else.
Nonetheless, the elites in America have detested the markedly vulgarizing consequences of what they mostly had brought about in the desire to keep the masses in their place by playing games with them and at their, meaning the masses’, expense, of course. The overall effort of the predominate elites is, therefore, to try to recreate normality in the sense of destroying, as much as possible, a society of contract and replacing it with a society of status, which has been, in fact, traditional in recorded world history.
The documented rise and true progress of the common people up from slavery and serfdom had been the wonderful transition from a society of status, meaning master v. slave/serf, concerning subjects to one of an improved society of contract, meaning free people freely contracting/negotiating on a, more or less, equal basis of citizens and citizenship rights.
The present transition is going faster backwards toward reactionary status relationships, which are favored by (honest) political progressives; this is due to the inherent regressive dynamics of the super-State with its increasingly noted bureaucratization, regulation, regimentation, routinization, and basic control of the people qua subjects; historically speaking, however, oppression is a more normal and natural state of affairs for the mass of people, though often not recognized as such.
Of course, the American people are still largely granted the propagandistic illusion of being relatively free, so as to then much better exploit and manipulate them, more effectively and efficiently, in this basic process of an overall subjugation and domination by the elites. As but one small example among many, bank cash transactions, e. g., of $10,000 or more must be reported to the Federal government under penalty of law; aside from the land of Indian reservations, almost no one, except for the tiny minority of the extremely wealthy few, actually own land in this country.
How is this easily known as a fact? If someone, as a typical person, is unable or does not want to pay the real estate taxes, the property, which is, thus, seen to be merely rented, is then returned to the local, county, and/or state government. For the vast majority of the people, as has been demonstrated, property ownership is a legal fiction, though most people are unable to understand this hard reality. And, more to the point, a status-oriented society will, normally, encourage feelings of insecurity in those who possess so little in this world.
However, what needs to be emotionally and psychologically acquired now is a requisite sense of true deference, the feeling and attitude of respect, fear, homage, etc. given by the lesser subjects to their superiors, as so logically and appropriately befits members of a status-oriented society. People will have to effectively learn how to properly bow their heads and, at times, to knell to the elites upon all those public and, sometimes, private occasions; this is definitely when inferiors will have to be in the exalted presence of their superiors.
This will, moreover, especially be true regarding the higher level of Federal and state officials who will normally come to expect and, later, demand acts of true obeisance; after all, mere subjects ought to learn to know their (generally degraded) place in society and behave accordingly in giving due deference to their overlords.
It may be, also, later necessary for the lowest levels of subjects, who are among those not deemed PC enough in their natures as degraded subjects, to also step aside on the streets or to walk over to the opposite street lest they presence may anger or even just annoy their superiors. Of course, this needed transition in America will not really be easy; older people will end up telling silly stories about how such behavior had not previously existed in this country, though the, e. g., Colonial Era had been filled with much appropriate obeisance.
But, the younger people, learning the new ways expected of them, will be easier to teach, fortunately, in terms of how to properly bow and (ignominiously) scrape before the authority figures and other such elites as, naturally, part of having a genuine status consciousness appropriate to subjects, not formerly free and equal citizens of a republic; a nation of about 99.9% composed of supine suppliants is what appears in the projected future.
Eventually, offers of service will require such acts as the placing of the right foot of the overlord on the head of the subservient person seeking to do some service to, thus, one of the truly elite people. The American people, meaning the masses, the unworthy vast majority, the great unwashed, must then properly learn to obey and give acts of expected and requisite obedience to their then known superiors.
Some ignorant commentators or pundits will, of course, say that these crank or crackpot thoughts are absolutely absurd and, moreover, do not bear at all any actual relationship to the realities of what it is to be alive and living, in this nation today.
None of this, however, is really too farfetched in that one can easily observe this necessary training in needed obedience at, for instance, all US airports; this is, certainly, where people, just routinely, submit to what would have been called, generations ago, police-state demands for regular compliance to public officials in extended terms of having both their person and property investigated, searched, examined, etc.
Previously, such important matters would have been, of course, logically termed most grave violations of needed civil liberties and civil rights of people, in a free nation, under a truly republican form of basic constitutional government qua governance. People are now taught, most vividly, how to be properly compliant and even, as needed, fairly passive in the direct face of clearly excessive practices that would have, e. g., surely shocked Americans of the much freer 19th century or those living prior to World War I in the early 20th century.
Means of actual historical and other kinds of desired comparison are rationally needed for intelligently making profound judgments, as to how good or bad circumstances are, not just seeking only present levels of relative freedom having, possessing, variable evaluations thereof. To give an interesting, parallel analogy as to the real loss of true freedom that can be empirically measured as such, someone, at the beginning of the 20th century, could have taken cash money to a bank and there requested to receive hard specie, gold and/or silver coins in equivalent money.
This noted genuine loss of economic freedom, which is a part of the overall freedom of a citizen, is something that is readily known and instantly verifiable in America today. Thus, no one can obtain any hard specie at a bank these days, which simply, of course, is a basic fact of contemporary reality, as much as is, e. g., airport searches of people conducted by the government officials.
Deluded people are actually paying tax money so that they may then have the curious “privilege” of being emotionally, psychologically, and physically abused by total strangers, in often crowded public places no less; this is more suitable for a police-state reality, not for a free country (once) under God.
In such a terrible sense, the terrorists have already won the war by, substantially and substantively, changing societal and cultural attitudes that have had genuine political consequences, which have, in their turn, reflected back onto the society and culture. With this dramatically and intensively prior training in wanted obeisance, it is not, therefore, truly unimaginable or simply inconceivable that people can be made to obey further degrading degrees of expected or, in effect, demanded subservience suitable for a status-oriented society of subjects.
The new “swinish multitude,” a term even used by Thomas Jefferson during his time in France, must learn to then, regularly and predictably, yield their places in lines, silence themselves completely upon certain occasions, knell upon command, etc. to, therefore, better help reinforce their accepted lack of higher status. All this seems, for now, silly nonsense to those who are ignorant and not acquainted with world history.
In the late 19th century, if one were to tell, e. g., a typical enlightened thinker that, by the 1920s and 1930s in Italy and Germany, there would be marching hordes giving the Caesarian salute to a fearless leader, such an astounding revelation would have been just laughed at, as an extremely crackpot notion; and yet, it has been well said that those who do forget history are condemned to repeat it, one way or another; freedom, it needs be said, is more generally (and often casually) lost over a period of time and so rarely does it occur quickly, as if by a deliberate, spectacular, dramatic foreign invasion; the expected transition to come, in America, can be done, therefore, fairly gradually in the “convenient” manner of what would appear to be an acceptable democratic despotism.
Enslavement through a certain manner, character, or a more general kind of a re-creation of a form of serfdom can be, moreover, a mostly glacial movement, over a century or more in time. The marked passive behavior, well cited above at airports, is a rather highly successful mode of both psychological and emotional acculturation that has, seamlessly, occurred; this is as if the people were simply always treated in such a natural manner, as if they all were just potential terrorists or criminals; such a reality urgently needs, by intelligent minds, to be thought profoundly about regarding the supremely important and many frightening implications surely involved.
Of course, if the current “citizens” of this nation do not really want their children, grandchildren, and descendants having such a future, they had better, therefore, wake up right now and decide to resist mightily the above noted and fairly predictable course of events. It is fully consistent with recorded history as to the notable prevalence of status-oriented societies versus a tiny minority of contract-oriented societies that have ever existed as such.