The Fallacy That There Are Master Minds: Empires Foundation in History

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Xi Jinping, Putin, Pres. of American: Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton are the present world powers. They all believe themselves and their governments as master minds that know that is best for the people. America of the three is the only one that requires affirmation of the choice at a regular interval and limits the period at the top. But those restrictions end at the leader. The rest of the worlds nations have government that fall between these three. The nations classify the people into members of classes with the master mind class on the top. It contains government and economic leaders. There are international classes to tie the nations together made up of the upper tiers of classes.


Master Minds throughout history, not new to this period of time. Rome and China civilizations or any of the great empires had the same belief. The only change is that with global speed of transportation and communication any empire has to be at a global level.


UN and the international court are made up of those in the upper class of people that are smarter then the rest of us, by the luck of birth and education and influence, Master minds. They believe they having better everything growing up and for this reason they have far superior thinking capacity. Like a parent that acts to protect children, who's minds have not reached adulthood. These elitist mind have reach the master mind level well above adulthood minds. We in comparison have child level minds of a 5 yr old or less for most and a few teen age minds.


So long as they keep us in the dark and do their work behind close doors and do not seem to affect us directly they get away with the take over of the world. Big business, national politicians, academics are all considered to think at the master minded level, they are our master minds. See Napoleon Hill's book Law of success, to get a better description of the business Master Mind.


The world is a kabuki stage and the talk of trickle down economics and world court, all trade agreements including TTIP, NAFTA, etc. all defense agreements like NATO are just side acts to keep the audience entertained, Rome's Circus and blood sports, and welfare.


The real issue is maintaining the master mind class and have those that serve them in the lower classes or tiers. You see history has shown that no previous government master mind class has existed for more than a hundred generations. And the master minds in their wisdom do not see that a class system is unstable and will always collapse.


The drive to create, to puff one-self up to believe that there are humans with superior minds and that master mind capacity passes down by inheritance into offspring is intoxicating. History has shown that wealth is loss on average, unless government places barriers to prevent it, in about three generations. And the barriers put in place create the instability, discontent in the lower classes always develops.


It is obvious to the dullest minds, fallibility of the governing and business class. Why, because its ranks filled with those that the barriers prevent from operating at their capacity but forced to work at an incompetent level. The bureaucracy, policing, military, and business managements people in the tier classes below the master minds exist to man-the-barriers.


The Declaration of Independence is a creation of a lower tier that realized that barriers prevent them from ever achieving a higher level.  Parliamentary form of government at the time was the least tyrannical on the planet. But still a master mind based society.  Martin Luther about two centuries earlier realized that Christianity was not better, it too created barriers and classes. The protestant religion, based I assume on the word protest, said that God does not believe in classes and to read it for your selves, the Bible. This theme expanded between the two revolutions but the message is the same.  Natural law is Marin Luther and Jesus's message that is independent of religion. It is the nature of a biological species. No member of a species can predetermine the long-term place on the spectrum of thinking capacity and leadership of their offspring. 


The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and some of the latter amendments is the codifying of the Declaration of Independent principles into a governing foundation of law. No class society and Federalism is a reasonable way of creating a government that emulates spontaneous order of free trade.


It is up to this generation in America to purge the master mind warts that have developed over mostly the last century on the laws of the nation. Article 5 provides the spontaneous order of Federalism to voice discontent of the people into amendments to re-codify the declaration instead of the spilling of blood in a revolution. The founders understood the hypnotic power of men to puff one-self up to believe that there are humans with superior minds. And to conspire together for their own gain an believe they are doing it for the nations good.


For those in other nations without the ability to amend your governments laws the path will be more difficult but remember that government do bent to the will of the people or collapse. Many choose to bent before they break. Religion has been the organizing and driving force in history. That is why master mind governments make religion an enemy of the people. Islam incorporated the power of religion into the government forever corrupting the natural laws that are present by religion. Master mind thinking is incompatible with natural law. It is incompatible with the Old Testament foundation of Islam. No Prophet has ever been a government leader after Moses for life. Prophets have stepped up to defend the people but stepped down once the threat ended.


What is the history of Muslim leaders?  IF they have not stepped down then they do not have breath of God within them.  Prophet are average men in all other respects.  


Pardero Added Mar 9, 2018 - 5:15pm
I suppose that even us populists put too much faith in populist masterminds, if such a term is not an oxymoron.  I suppose that it is an abrogation of civic duty to vote for someone to take care of business while you concern yourself only with seeking to make a living.
It seems that if some get rich enough, they can hire masterminds to be their henchmen, or were they already masterminds because of their ability to accumulate vast wealth?
Your spelling of 'profit' seems nonstandard but I may not be astute enough to recognize a literary device or an alternate spelling from elsewhere in the English speaking world.
I hadn't considered it that way before, but Martin Luther did a hell of a lot of empowering the common people in his day.
Dave Volek Added Mar 9, 2018 - 6:04pm
This is an interesting piece. I'll just introduce a Canadian anecdote of my personal experience.
About 2006, The prime minister was Steven Harper who held a minority government. He was pretty good at playing the three opposition parties off against each other, so he remained prime minister because his party still had the most seats.
Then the three opposition parties started working together with the goal of forming a coalition. When that was complete, they would become the government.
One of my relatives, who was a great fan of Mr. Harper, was aghast with this move. I tried to explain that the Canadian parliamentary allowed for this kind of change in government without an election. Whether this change was democratic or not could be for further discussion. But that is what the rules say: the three parties, working together, could topple Mr. Harper. My relative could not rationalize this in any way. Mr. Harper got more votes and more seats, so he should be prime minister until the end of the term. The Canadian Constitution was seriously flawed.
In the end, Mr. Harper once again outsmarted his opponents and retained the prime ministership, which he held until the end of that term. (I think he is going to be regarded as one of the craftiest prime ministers for holding on to  a minority government for so long).
And maybe that was good thing. There were a lot of people, who didn't understand or want to understand the nature of the Canadian Parliamentary laws. There would have been a very big uproar from the conservative side of the Canadian political spectrum.
If a constitution does not maintain approval from the citizenry, it is a only a piece of paper. All the priests of democracy cannot save it. 
The year after the election of Mr. Trump suggests, to me, the the American constitution is in danger. He is holding on to his base quite well. And in many of supporters' minds, it would be better for Mr. Trump to be a dictator than having to deal with Congress and 9th Circuit judges and FBI investigations and fake news media.
The seeds have been sown. The next populist leader, which may come from the left, could reap the harvest.
Pardero Added Mar 9, 2018 - 6:15pm
You understand the system better than many like me. The left's dismay that their past shenanigans are already haunting them, is a lesson to Team Trump to always remember that every dog has his day. I hope they keep Harry Reid's past machinations in mind at all times.
Thomas Sutrina Added Mar 9, 2018 - 6:48pm
Pardero, I corrected prophet spelling.  Thank you, not may strong area spelling.
Trump was an unknown.  Those like me that believe that liberty is lost with each step away from the founders government principles much preferred Trump over Clinton.   He has done better then expected considering that both the Democrats and over half the Republicans reject strongly the end of a class society.  Trump doesn't want it to end but at least knows that without liberty wealth is meaningless.  That wealthy relative of North Korea's Rocket-man didn't fair well when hit by a bazooka shell.  The rich in most communist countries have not done well either.  
Realize that both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were created by colonies that had very different self interests.  And the reason that the Articles of Confederation didn't work is those self interests.   The conventions exactly like the one that is defined in the Constitution article 5 will only reach agreement on issues that are to the self interest of all the states.  
The reason a convention works and Congress does not is that when people are together for long periods of time (decade or more) they find out where they have self interests and where they do not agree.  Madison called people that shared self interest a faction.  So Factions with some similar interest will combine to the advantage of themselves.  They will ignore the interest that do not agree.  Which means the voters.
Thomas Sutrina Added Mar 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Dave V.  The constitution has been in trouble since 1913 when the Senators were elected by popular vote and not by a method defined by the State Legislature.   They routinely act in opposition to the State Legislature.  States are vassals of the Federal government and do not like being in that position.  It is in their interest to Amend the Constitution.  And only the promise to be raise up to a federal positions where the swamp coffers are much deeper.  They are paid to work against the state's interest.   Often one committee leader has stopped a vote on defining the position to be presented by their representative to a convention to draft Amendments.  
The federal government departments and the courts are operation outside the laws of the Constitution and even the 27 Amendments. So the Constitution has been ignored for decades.  Obama took it to a new level.
Pardero Added Mar 9, 2018 - 7:08pm
Some of the smartest people I know don't worry much about spelling or punctuation. 
Sometimes, I get frustrated with myself at forgetting how to spell basic words. You'd never know that I was once a spelling bee champ. Sometimes, the computer will select a different word if you choose an uncommon one. Once, I had to choose a different word because the computer would not let me spell it correctly!
Dino Manalis Added Mar 9, 2018 - 7:33pm
Some are smarter than others, but I don't think Americans or anyone else are masterminds, because there's no monopoly on intelligence.  Policymakers from all corners of the globe should work together and strive for peace; stability; and prosperity globally.
Thomas Sutrina Added Mar 9, 2018 - 8:08pm
Dino M., any totalitarian government has leaders that must believe they make good decisions or at least make decisions that keep them in power at the expense of others.   I agree with you that no one has a monopoly on intelligence but that is a very resent understanding and many people do not care.  They look at history and think they are as good as those previous leaders.  
Dave Volek Added Mar 10, 2018 - 6:46am
The main thing that I got from reading the "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" is that the decline happened very slowly. Many citizens could live through this decline period and not even realize it is happening.
If I recall correctly, Gibbon published his book at the time of the War of Independence. British citizens were more concerned with the book and asking themselves if the book was a harbinger of British decline--than some pesky revolution in the colonies. Kind of ironic!
I hadn't made that connection before about the loss of the state legislatures being able to appoint their own senators. It might be an important step in the decline. But if I recall correctly, there were quite a few corruption issues with such appointments--and thinkers of those days solved it by electing senators with popular vote.
I don't think Mr. Trump or Ms. Clinton would be able to reverse this change. It would be interesting to see if this Confederation of States idea takes fold. But I think Americans should start working on my TDG--and get rid of the political parties!
In the summer of 2016, I was ahead of the curve in predicting that Mr. Trump could win. And if so, it would be a stalled presidency. In this, I have been right. But I am surprised at how his base is still sticking to him despite so much controversy. When circa 30m Americans would prefer Dictator Trump to President Trump, this is not a good sign.
Thomas Sutrina Added Mar 10, 2018 - 8:08am
Dave V., do we have any less corrupt Congressmen?  Did the corruption in the states some how change?  You can ask the same questions of Parliament corruption.  And the Civil War would have occurred however the Senators were elected.    The big difference is that the Senators can be corrupt and not worry about the corrupt state legislature.  They do not have to do the state boss's bidding.  The problem cited was that when the legislature was evenly split no Senator was chosen.  
The founders set up the government assuming that Federalism would not lead to parties.  They were wrong as they were for the Supreme Court.   Parties what ever they are called have developed in human civilizations.  Dave, they are not going away any time soon. 
This is not a 'stalled presidency' and when compared to Obama they are very similar in actual results: large number of executive actions, few bills through Congress,  Omnibus spending bills that grow debt, and foreign policy dealing with a lot of enemies.  The only big change is the media Kabuki theater changed from blind support to blind rage.  Still just as blind, not reporting facts but opinion.
The common thread of Hillary and Donald is that neither are ideologies.   They have different overall directions but  the winds of the moment create a crazy path that contradict itself.  Such a lack of planning will always not get a nation very far along any path.
The Burghal Hidage Added Mar 10, 2018 - 11:24am
Tom - Brilliant, and as usual, masterfully written. Thanks
Dave Volek Added Mar 10, 2018 - 3:10pm
The stalled presidency was an easy prediction. With the exception of the "wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan, no president since Bush 1 has managed to work with Congress to get much done. And I do include Obama in that group. Mr Trump obviously does not possess the political skills to make things work with Congress: he is no Lincoln, Roosevelt, or Eisenhower. And just maybe, there is no individual that can truly work with Congress again--another system that the system is failing.
I am not expecting the current system to ever do away with its political parties. That is why we need to build a new system. Watch for my next article!
Jeff Jackson Added Mar 10, 2018 - 7:34pm
No matter how perfect a government we devise, unfortunately, people will have to run it, and there will always be those who use it to gain wealth or power, or both. Governments based on religion, or theocracies, are some of the worst governments ever, and all you need to do is read your history to understand that. Nice article Thomas.
Doug Plumb Added Mar 11, 2018 - 6:24am
re "The federal government departments and the courts are operation outside the laws of the Constitution and even the 27 Amendments. So the Constitution has been ignored for decades.  Obama took it to a new level. "
  The reason for that is the War powers Act. You can actually look it up. Maybe you think I am delusional because my world view is so different than yours.
  I'm with Plato and Aristotle on this whole illuminati thing, they didn't call it an illuminati back then, their books use the word oligarchy. The word "Illuminati" just means the intellectual leadership behind the scenes in an organization. Kant uses the word illuminati to describe church elders.There is an oligarchy that rules society, call it what you want.
  Kant said the Bavarian Conspiracy was just too stupid for people to go along with, its the one thing he was wrong about.
  "They" do tell us what they are going to have us do and believe. Environmentalism and the whole alien (little green men from Mars) was planned. They tell us in their policy papers.
  Debating about Trump vs Hillary is just a side show for the cheap seats.
  There has to be a controlling oligarchy to decide if people are going to believe in phoney environmentalism or little green men, or both. People can't do it for themselves.
  As far as the UN kids and the elite schools, they get educated, they read philosophy, law and sociology and go to the best of the Ivey league schools. Their parents may be out eating pizza with children, but their kids seem to get good guidance - at least the kind of guidance that lets them follow parents footsteps. I'm not sure if non Jewish white kids are allowed at Harvard anymore, but maybe they have written the schools off as silly and educate with private tutors.
Doug Plumb Added Mar 11, 2018 - 6:40am
Trump. Clinton, Putin...are just actors, made for the big screen. They don't have the freedom you or I have, they are just actors that have to continue acting when they are off the stage. The folks that run things are the ones we have never heard of.
Thomas Sutrina Added Mar 11, 2018 - 8:41am
Doug P.,illuminati seem to be to be the plural of master mind.  I spoke of MMs plural as a class based society.  Our difference is that your is done is secrete and mine is done openly.  Actually the combination is the most likely.  In the end something has to be done in public.  You can not gather wealth and power without in known to the public.  So the swamp is in effect the illuminati.   It operates in secrete or at least does not promote what it does.  But the final actions are alway public.   
We also differ in that Trump, Clinton, Putin, etc. I believe are not just actors but major participants.  We see the acting masks that is true, but when dealing with others to gain power and wealth the masks are off.  They are talking to other players that want to keep the majority of what they do out of the public eye.
In summary Doug P.  I consider this desire to build up power and wealth and the fact that much is done outside the public eye as HUMAN NATURE.   Not deception and often not criminal conspiracy but it can be.   They strike acceptable bargains where they gain far more then the other party.  and they are willing to skew the conditions of the bargaining.   This is all consistent with Adam Smith's key insight into human nature.   They break the fine balance between fair trade and special interest trade.  And government for centuries, maybe for ever has been used to skew the playing field in their favor, HUMAN NATURE.
The Constitution and Bill of rights and the a selection of other Amendments have tried to create a balance to minimize the skew.  Our founders understood HUMAN NATURE and NATURAL LAW.  The nature of the free market without big players will minimize skew when the government is not involved in creating skews.  The fact that spontaneous order in a free market alway minimizes skew is the understanding why they created Federalism, an attempt to create spontaneous order in government.  They hoped that the states would adjust their governments to also foster spontaneous order.  That in my estimation has not happened since state legislatures that all but one have two houses elect members in the same way in both.   
Doug Plumb Added Mar 11, 2018 - 10:23am
The basic problem in the USA is the War Powers Act. It sets aside the constitution.
Thomas Sutrina Added Mar 11, 2018 - 11:24am
War Powers Act: federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress. The Resolution was adopted in the form of a United States Congress joint resolution. It provides that the U.S. President can send U.S. Armed Forces into action abroad only by declaration of war by Congress, "statutory authorization," or in case of "a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces." issued 1941-1948 and 1973 Wikipedia  
from the Constitution: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United
States ... To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
Doug P., The War Powers Act is the restatement of the powers given to Congress in the Constitution.  So if the WPA is the problem then the whole Constitution is the problem.   Maybe you mean the opposite.  The president placing the nation in a state of war without Congress declaring war.  As Vietnam War, ended April 30, 1975, has shown that Congress has control of the purse strings and can use them to force the President to get out of a war.  So if Congress funds a war as it has in the Middle East then by virtue of funding Congress approves of the war.
John Minehan Added Mar 11, 2018 - 11:37am
I was also impressed by Gibbon.
The sense it gave me of the decline of states reminds me of the Illness Trajectory Model and chronic disease patients.
Joe Chiang Added Mar 11, 2018 - 2:30pm
This is an excellent article and a lot of excellent comments.  
I tend to look at a bigger picture.  The movement toward liberal socialism is not new.  This movement has been going on for what 3-5 generations.  The first liberal socialists to reach power were Wilson & FDR in the US, Mussolini in Italy, Hitler in Germany, Stalin in Russia, Mao in China, etc.  The socialist ideals have proven failures in nation after nation after nation.  BTW, every one of these began with at least the attempt and often success in disarming their citizens.  Their policies have NEVER proven successful, the government control and directing of all social programs and economies.  I joke about the liberal mindset that they can keep trying the same failed efforts, but keep expecting a different result.  Insanity!
However, this could not reasonably keep going on for 3-5 generations (20 year intervals) through the efforts of one or even a small group of Master Minds. 
If you accept the existence of God, then you must accept the existence of Satin.  By definition, Satin is the one constant force that would maintain this line of reasoning over generations, ideology, expecting that eventually it will lead to his success.  I believe it is he that leads these leaders to believe that "THIS TIME IT WILL WORK" and of course it doesn't.
If you hammer a nail and hit your hand, you will learn to not hit your hand.  But if you continue to hit your hand anyway then there is something wrong beyond stupidity and ignorance.  I believe the continuance of these failed philosophies is proof of something more than one generation of people being stupid and ignorant.
BTW:  Hurray for Spell Checker and Grammar Checker.  LOL

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