The expression “Power Groups” was coined by myself in 2011. I have Googled the expression, and find no earlier use.
Since I used the expression “Power Groups” repeatedly, in different articles, I feel that it is incumbent upon myself to explain its total meaning.
The word “POWER” is defined on the Internet as:
1. ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something
2. political or national strength: the balance of power in Europe
3. great or marked ability to do or act; strength; might; force
4. the possession of control or command over others; authority; ascendancy: power over men’s minds
5. political ascendancy or control in the government of a country, state, etc.
In the term “Power Groups”, I am emphasizing definitions four and five. Yet, every definition is implied.
“Groups” of course, is a number of people greater than three. I believe that Power Groups consist of groups over 100 and as many as thousands. This is an arbitrary decision. A Power Group could be any number of people, depending on the number of people they control.
In my explanation, it is assumed that we all know that the population of the Earth was less than several million, perhaps one hundred thousand years ago, and that today it is doubling rapidly and has just passed seven billion people.
We are now in the phase of exponential population growth. This phase occurs before a species becomes extinct. The species becomes extinct because it totally consumes its food and energy supplies. This is seen in all living things, from bacteria, plants to every specie of animal.
The importance of population growth lies in the fact that it takes more and more people in power to control the increased population.
It is, also, understood that less than one percent of the population understand the complex forces of society. The rest believe what they have been told by others, especially, if the media and the government supports those others.
LEADERSHIP OF SOCIETIES
From the earliest recorded behavior of mankind, human groups always had a form of leadership. Social groups never behaved independently like some mammals, such as bears or tigers or reptiles. We did not forage for our food or hunt animals alone. We formed groups and chose a leader or leaders and followed their directions.
Through trial and error, (evolution) we learned that we could achieve more as a group, rather than as individuals, each seeking his own path.
Since human and animal predators were everywhere, we formed groups to fight or attack the predators. Those groups, eventually called armies, had leaders who maintained discipline and decided who and how to fight and when to attack or retreat.
This type of leadership grew out of the necessity for survival in the harsh conditions of the forest or the jungle.
LEADERS TURN INTO KINGS
As time passed, the leaders, who became leaders either because of their strength or their intelligence or both, had families and offspring. Since the male offspring resembled their fathers, both in appearance and in intelligence, the group accepted them as the new leaders.
This system of rulership, by a family, with the father passing on power to his sons, became known as Aristocracy. It was the form of government throughout the world until the end of the Nineteenth Century, less than 200 years ago. It exists to this very day in many countries, often in the form of dictatorships.
Sporadically, there were men, and even more sporadically, women, who took on leadership roles without being part of the Aristocracy.
The first government where the people won the right to rule through their representatives was in the mountains of what is now known as Switzerland. This Swiss Confederation was born in 1291. It had no equal for 500 years.
However, as the 19th Century ended, more and more European states adopted the Representative form of government. The leaders turned to the Representative form of government because of the forces of population growth. Aristocracy was too clumsy ands too inefficient to handle tens of millions of people.
A larger group of leaders was needed.
It is commonly thought that the masses of people achieved representative government because of their desire to have a voice in their government.
Individuals have always wanted a voice in their leadership, but, in reality, it was the weakness of the aristocracy in not being able to control the large number of new people which led to the downfall of Aristocracy.
If the kings of the feudal kingdoms in the Nineteenth Century had the weapons of destruction available today, we would still have aristocracy. The aristocracy lost their power to control because of the immense population growth and the lack of modern military technology.
THE MASSES ARE PLEASED
The people were very pleased with this new form of government, because they finally felt that they were part of the Power group that controlled their lives. The people used endearing terms for the new form of government: “Freedom”, “Democracy”, “The Voice of the People” etc.
We shall see that the same groups that ruled the people in the aristocracies, devised methods to rule the people in the new ‘republics.’
FROM SMALL TO BIG
In the days of the aristocracies, the kingdoms were small.
A king and his family and advisors could not control a very large group of people numbering in the tens of millions. It was too complicated. The delegation of power and authority crumbled when the population large. For centuries, the countries of the world were tiny in comparison to what they are today. This period of time is known as the Feudal Age. Only in the 19th Century did the modern countries evolve.
The important fact to remember is that, the larger the population, the larger the Government, or Group of People with power.
Social studies exist which demonstrate how many people one person can control. As the number of people increases the number of controllers has to increase. Thus, we can see the establishment of modern government with its immense beauracracies.
From a few families, humans moved to tribes, then to kingdoms, then to nations as the number of people constantly increased.
In tandem, the Power Structures (Governments), their leaders and controllers, grew in number, as well. This occurred for two reasons:
1. The greater the population, the greater the number of people necessary to control their activities.
2. Being part of a power group meant that more wealth was available for less work.
Instead of working hard constantly in the fields, it was much more pleasant to work for the evolving Power Structures.
Taxation of working citizens became the ONLY WAY of transferring wealth from the productive workers to the new governmental power groups.
Taxes became the means of parasitizing the workers. We have evidence of tax collections in the earliest writings of mankind, including the Bible where “Tax Collectors” are mentioned repeatedly.
It is important to understand that taxes are a means of supporting two types of human activities:
1. Government services which may or may not benefit the people.
2. Parasitic people, whose life styles contribute noting to the people, but, whose life styles require large amounts of money.
USING TAXES TO INCREASE POWER
Before we understand taxes, we must understand a large part of nature which we scientists call: PARASITISM.
Parasitism is the term that describes the relationship between two individuals, two groups or two species of animals or plants. Since survival is difficult, over time, people, animals, plants, bacteria and fungi–all living things, became involved in Parasitism.
Every living being or groups of beings, became aware, over time, that they would survive in greater numbers if they took some useful part of another living being.
Scientists describe this process, as the interaction of the “Taker” as the PARASITE and the “Giver” as the HOST. The Parasite takes and the Host gives.
PARASITISM IS UNIVERSAL AMONGST ALL LIVING THINGS IN GROUPS OR IN INDIVIDUALS.
The human body is covered with bacteria. They live on every surface area, in every orifice and in our intestines, nose, ears, vagina and hair follicles.
Wherever they live, they grow and get their nutrition from the cells and secretions of our body. They do us no harm. They almost always help our body, by making our food easy to digest and absorb, by keeping our skin healthy, by keeping the vagina acidic so no fungi or harmful bacteria can grow and by crowding out harmful bacteria in our intestines. They strengthen the immune system by supplying needed molecules.
If we use antibiotics and kill these helpful parasites, we immediately become invaded with harmful parasites. Our Immune System loses strength, some killing bacteria may invade our intestine and cause extreme damage, we grow fungi in our mouth and other wet parts of our body, and our skin, eyes, ears and nails become invaded with either harmful bacteria or fungi.
In the world of plants and insects, plants provide food for the insects and the insects provide the means of plant reproduction through a process of cross polarization.
If we look, with our minds, we will see “parasitism” everywhere, including amongst humans and human groups.
Since all parasitic relationships can be classified as “good” or “bad” in respect to the ‘Host” medical scientists have termed the “bad” or “harmful to the
Host” relationship as “PATHOGENIC PARASITISM” (pathos=disease; genie= causing).
The “good” or “beneficial relationship” is called “SYMBIOTIC PARASITISM” (sym=living together; bios=life). Most “Symbiotic” relationships benefit both parties. None hurt either party.
PARASITISM AMONGST HUMANS
Humans have always had parasitic relationship. The most frequent use of “Parasites” amongst humans is in the negative–where one individual or group harms the other individual or group.
However, in order to understand human relationships, we must understand that all relationships are parasitic; the majority good, and the minority bad–with some being extremely bad, and, some being extremely good.
This is a parasitic situation in that the children, when young, are unable to care for themselves, and the parents must nature them. In time, the children become old enough to sustain themselves, and ideally, they sustain their parents when the parents are old and cannot sustain themselves.
This is a very good parasitic situation.
In any country where the government is benign, the government provides the means to educate the population and to protect them from harm from foreign aggressors and domestic predators. In turn, the Government takes taxes from the people, only in sufficient quantity to sustain their beneficial acts.
This is a very good parasitic situation.
However, according to history it rarely occurs. When it does occur, the country is small and very homogenous in terms of its inhabitants. Almost always, the citizens are intelligent, hard working with a very strong moral commitment.
Some examples of countries like this are: Switzerland, Norway, Singapore, and Andorra.
Across the entire planet, inhabited by over seven billion people, there are less than a dozen countries with good relations between government and public. This fact demonstrates the findings that most countries, and all large countries, are experiencing parasitic relationships that are detrimental to the host–and, ultimately, to the ruling class as well.
A parasitic relationship which harms the host kills the parasite!
We have seen that the human species requires leadership in order to survive. Initially, that leadership was few in number. But, as the number of humans grew, so did the number of leaders.
From families people moved to tribes and other small groups. Then they became small feudal states and finally nations. Their leaders were, initially, a few strong men, then kings with their families, then governments.
We see that there is always a parasitic relationship between those that govern and the general public. Almost always that relationship is harmful to the host, the public. Rarely, it is not.
When the relationship is overly harmful (pathological), the relationship breaks down. We call these breakdowns “Revolutions”, “Civil Wars” and “Insurgencies.” The terms are irrelevant. If the parasite harms the host so that the host is in constant pain and becomes economically sick, the host will attempt to rid himself of the parasite.
We are seeing this denouement across the world in 2011.
TRANSFORMING POWER INTO WEALTH
Gaining power was initially associated with leadingÂ group of people in order to survive against predators and to provide food.
As time passed, the leaders with power found that they could take privileges with the others in their tribe and also accumulate material things that others did not have, such as clothing and additional housing.
If we look at primitive tribes today, we see that their leaders have larger dwellings and more food and clothing.
Over the centuries, leaders built much larger and larger homes until they were finally living in castles. Their clothing became more ornate, until they no longer resembled the common citizen. This enhanced their ability to control the common citizen and leaders sought more and more power.
The number of leaders grew as the population grew.
But– the population or “the public,” always believed there was only one leader. The public saw the top leader as the “father”. The leaders took great advantage of this belief. They use this belief to this very day.
CHANGING LEADERSHIP METHODS
As numbers change in a system so do the characteristics of the system.
If you have one wheel, it is almost impossible to use that wheel as a vehicle. But with two wheels you can build a bicycle. With three wheels, a tricycle with a small cab. But, with four wheels, you can build a car or a truck.
With one person, you can do very little. But, as the number of people increases you can form armies, build farms and factories, build cities and bridges and buildings.
The problem that evolved for the leaders that controlled the increasing number of people was the methodology. What methods could be applied to control increasing numbers? Numbers that began to merge into tens of millions of citizens.
It was very obvious to the leaders that their fellow citizens identified with each other because of their common language, their common physical appearance and their common likes and dislikes.
This common self identification was always tied to geographical location.
People of a certain village called each other the name of that village. When that village grew into a city, they called each other citizens of that city. For example, in Italy, the inhabitants of Bologna call each other “Bolognese”. The inhabitants of New York call each other “New Yorkers”. Those of Paris, call each other “Parisians”.
People from other areas are seen as “strange” and, in Italian, they are called: “Stranieri” strangers. English uses “Foreigners” which is a term that means: “Not from here.” In German, the term is “Auslander”, from a different land.
We can see that “Self identification” is a powerful, innate, emotional force. The potential leaders took advantage of this forceful emotion to bind their citizens to themselves.
Such self identification is also used in the military forces, where, for example, in the U.S. Marine Corps, Marines say: “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” Marines are taught to give their lives to save other Marines. This is an extreme in self identification.
But citizens of any country when in a foreign land, tend to live in the same neighborhoods, eat the same foods of their original country and meet each other to use their original language.
This Social Self identification is the strongest tool that the leadership uses in its armentarium for controlling the growing number of citizens.
Throughout history, religion, with its beliefs, but, most importantly, with it social apparatus, “The Church” was used to control citizens-– to the point that they would sacrifice their lives for their religious beliefs.
In Europe, for over seven hundred years, the Catholic Church ruled the entire continent.
The Protestant Church ruled the United States for almost one century, determining the type of behavior the citizens could enjoy, in terms of alcohol, sex, and speech. To this very day, political parties are concerned about abortion and the use of alcohol.
In India, the Hindu religion plays a major political role in who become India’s leaders.
Amongst the over one and a half billion Muslims of the world, religion is the foremost factor in their lives.
The Chinese and Japanese and many other Asian countries are controlled by their values in Buddhism and other similar religions.
Latin America is strongly Catholic and non-Catholic citizens do not get leadership positions.
We see that Leadership is a source of Wealth. If you have Power, you have Wealth.
There are simple methods for attaining power. These include the fact that humans obey the psychological forces of SELF IDENTIFICATION and RELIGION.
THEY ALSO BELIEVE THAT LEADERSHIP IS A FORM OF FATHER-HOOD.
All people, across the world, describe their leader in terms that they would use if he were their father. They would rather love their leadÂ than hate him. They will discard their leader if he proves unable to help them, but they do so reluctantly.
The true leaders, the Power Groups, take full advantage of this underlying psychological force. The Power Groups combine Self Identification, Religion and Father Figure into one powerful package.
MOLDING THE PUBLIC’S MIND
We saw that the growth of power in leadership grew in numbers, from a father to several strong men, to tribal leaders and their advisers, to an aristocracy and finally to a representative type of government where hundreds and thousands, and, where today, millions of people are involved in governing the general public.
The governments of the world today, are almost entirely pathologically parasitic. By PATHOLOGICALLY PARASITIC I mean, they harm the host more than they help the host.
All people in governments take more in material goods than they produce in service. All across the world, government employees work less, retire earlier and earn more during their entire lifetime, than private employees. They enjoy a job security that does not exist in the private sector. The Political Apparatus that retains them in power is immense and always growing larger and stronger.
This political apparatus is controlled and sustained by Power Groups. The Power Groups are the end point in the evolution of leaders from fathers through aristocracies to representative groups.
Power Groups are the leaders of the 21st Century.
WHO ARE THE POWER GROUPS?
In order to understand who are the men that run the countries of the world, we must understand from whence comes their power.
THE SIZE OF BUSINESSES GROWS
Nothing in the world operates in a vacuum. Everything is inter-related. As the populations grew, the ruling apparatus grew. Concomitantly businesses grew in size.
In the beginning there were one family farms and artisans who repaired tools or built housing. Then businesses with several people appeared. These grew into factories and shops. In the 19th Century, the Industrial Revolution was seen in the Western World. Shops became immense factories and banks and businesses began to have branches throughout the country.
With increased population growth, businesses found their customers in other countries. They expanded across frontiers.
Then the business leaders, the newly formed Power Groups, changed the political landscape and erased the frontiers. In Europe, fifty years ago, these Power Groups pushed and received a frontier free market in Europe called the Common Market.
The large companies could then eradicate their smaller competitors. During this entire process, as governments became bigger and companies became bigger, wealth shifted from the governments to the companies.
With this wealth came the power as well.
It was very simple for the leaders of the new International Companies to control the representatives and leaders of the new “Representative Governments”.
GIVE THEM MONEY!
Since the new huge international corporations had no effective competition, their profits were unreal. They had sufficient capital to buy the governments of most countries in the world.
However the populations of the extremely large countries, such as the U.S., European and other large countries across the world, believed that they, the public, were determining their own destiny; that is, controlling their own government.
It became necessary to mold the beliefs of the public in all the large countries. In smaller countries, such as in Africa and the Middle East, dictators could easily be installed.
MEMBERS OF THE POWER GROUPS
Since wealth is accumulated by the international corporations, it was in these vessels that the members of the power groups were recruited. Many of the men who became members of the Power Groups arrived there as a manifestation of their success as business leaders.
Others were pulled out of the ranks and given a position within the Power Group.
The function of the members of the Power Groups was quite simple: Make the company stronger, bigger and more powerful.
Since the companies involved were international giants, the accomplishment of the function was not easy.
CHARACTERISTICS OF MEMBERS
A member had to be extremely intelligent. Extremely well educated in business, law, international law, politics, and marketing. He must not have one iota of morality as it pertained to others outside of the company. He must have talent in molding public opinion and bribing governmental officials anywhere in the world.
The new members were, by nature, very similar. They had similar genetic backgrounds, similar educational profiles, and similar value systems. Their appearance is also similar.
How do you convince millions of people that they are in charge of their government, when, in reality, you are?
Ninety-nine percent of the people of the world are cretini (cretins) so the task is really not difficult. Almost all people have built in concepts about their governments and their own personal roles in life.
These ingrain concepts have been fostered by nationalistic educational systems and indoctrinations that have been ongoing for centuries.
All Americans and Germans and Italians and Indians, etc., think that their country is the best country in the world. If they don’t live in an outright dictatorship they believe that they and their brethren control the government.
They believe that leaders are really “fathers” and not actors.
In politics, throughout the world, “political parties” which are monopolies where no others can compete, were already established. A vast media, to which the general public is almost completely attuned, and is controlled by big business or government and is already in place.
The general public believes in fictions such as “Political Freedom” and “Human Rights” and will support those people who espouse these fictions.
All the members of the power groups have to do is use the pre-established organs of communication, engage the pre-conceived beliefs of the public and put in attractive political actors to play the roles of leaders.
As an example: the Clintons, Sarkozy, Merckel, Cameron, Putin, and even Berlusconi.
WHICH INDUSTRIES ARE INVOLVED
The first, most powerful industry, is the Energy Industry. Oil Companies.
The second most powerful, which the oil companies need, is the Military Industrial Complex. Manufacturers of aircraft, tanks, etc.
The third industry is the Energy Suppliers, General Electric, Phillips, etc. These work with the energy group.
Then come the pharmaceutical, auto manufacturers, etc.
All of them are international and know the rules of the game.
The Power Groups control the economic destiny of the world. They control the thinking patterns of the masses. They control their representative governments.
There is only one fly in the ointment… CHINA!