There are many ways to approach complex problems. Problems where there may be a number of individual causes and confusing symptoms.
One can focus on one symptoms at a time, pulling that out of the knot.
Another to list observations, apply templates, and create part conclusions, thus loosening the knot.
We have focused on one symptom, the relevance of Power. We have found a suitable template with the Viral Analogy.
Now we will apply a third technique, examining context and scope.
The architecture of a complex object, however big, is always more complex viewed from within. Stand back a bit and colour and detail start to form patterns, and some understanding is introduced. Come away more and outline gives shape, balance and size. Further still and a form, a purpose and interaction become evident. A few more steps back and the object’s context within its environment adds to the overall picture.
In applying this technique to Socialism we find that it will be necessary to stand a very, very long way back.
Before the Second World War a battle for power existed between Corporatism and Socialism, two malignant Ideologies. But Corporatism was old and simple, no match for the insidious and evermore ubiquitous Socialism. By infecting the functions of human society, Socialism has taken control of our institutions, our education, the Christian and political establishments and now appears to have control of Corporatism.
The breakdown of our society in terms of social and political responsibility is a good indicator to the distance travelled. There has been a polarisation of attitudes. The groups I would identify are,
The infected and active Socialist,
The apathetic (the walking dead),
The, as yet, uninfected, and,
These are grades. Perhaps most of us are mildly infected one way or another, but at least our eyes are part open. The apathetic are those who are detached from politics, refuse to listen, and profess to be unaffected and uninfluenced. They are in denial and most already show the subtle symptoms of infection. They can be saved and must have their eyes opened. The uninfected must be warned and thus immunised.
If we look at the development of Socialism then we can see it advances well in difficult times. It rode on the back of men and women’s emancipation in the 19th and 20th centuries. By offering people what they yearned for, fair play, ownership and respect. Like grappling hooks its receptors ensured attachment. The days of sugar treats are over. The Ideology has enough virtue signalling, victims without the need to pander. Coupled with infected activists, mass immigration will supply an unlimited amount of needy voters to maintain their base.
The smokescreen and betrayal of social paternalism.
A good example of this is seen with the NHS. Such a virtuous concept, and let there be no mistake, it was good and virtuous. But for Socialism it was a means to an end. Only now do we see that there is little interest given by our leading Socialist party to NHS core values and integrity. It was merely a stepping stone to be used and is now severely abused. One now wonders whether the initial concept was sound.
The ‘Working Classes’
How the ‘working classes’ have suffered. One must be aware of the dynamic nature of the workplace, with changing technology and shifting markets. Small businesses and workers alike are no longer valued by the politicians. Like children, dirty and confused on the battlefield of the Socialist-Corporate struggle they have become inconsequential. This can be seen in mass immigration and lack of robust training schemes.
This monster is the prodigy and the golden child of Socialism. It does so many things to promote the Ideology. The sub-group Communism had lost favour long before Gorbachev. The main advantages are
The undermining of National Democracies in Europe with all the peripheral benefits.
A composite of supra-national Socialism and a subdued Corporatism.
A channel for International Socialism setting towards Global domination.
Mass subjugation through debt, humiliation, fear and lack of ownership.
There is another subject that may bring salvation or ultimate defeat.
The Rise in Technology.
If the immune and uninfected can maintain freedom of use of AI and Robotics technology, then political systems can be devised and presented as alternatives. I have my own ideas about what can be done but there is no space here. If we don’t maintain our own control over AI, then systems will be programmed and developed with the Socialist virus embedded.
I would favour forgiveness of all victims of Socialism. We are but sheep. Perhaps kindness is one of the last pure virtues. I am not a Christian, but, in the end, Christianity may save us in this confusing symbiotic world.
These three essays were never meant to give answers. They were my way of trying to understand. I have no answers.
There is little meat on the bones and a lot is missed e.g. the UN.
Can we analyse power paths and internal patterns? Can we consider different analogies, such as identifying mental logic switches that cause corrupted behaviour? Can we map the course of post war Socialism and compile a dossier of events. Can we develop tactical and strategic responses? Or can we afford to just sit and observe?
These essays have helped me, I hope you find them useful too. And maybe entertaining, so on that note:
Out of the carnage of WW2
Reared a monstrous parasite
An all pervading chimera new
Telling all that wrong is right
Should we call it Cerberus?
Is that making too much fuss?
Don’t encourage, don’t give fame
Call it Socialism, just the same.
When all are infected and any resistance is futile, this new supra-Ideology will glory in its dominance and transcend to a chrysalis. Then one day from the amorphous mess will emerge a new monster called……Totalitarianism.
Will that be a bright day in April? Will we even notice the clocks