the arrogation of political power by the subjugation of dissent|
In order to establish and sustain a monocracy, it is necessary to undertake a range of pragmatic actions.
The first step is to establish a co-ordinated network of dedicated supporters, who are willing to promote one individual
to a position of pre-eminance, and who are willing to risk life and limb in the process.
The second step is to choose the target social population, the time and the place, and use direct physical force to
establish the selected individual as a dictator, tyrant or royal according to the preferences of the conquering group.
Once the monocracy is established in a preliminary manner... and the residual pockets of resistance have been eliminated...
the third step is the establishment of a diverse array of subjugation structures.
Central to everything is an obedient and diligent police force, a trusted private guard and a military enforcement service.
Peripheral to these... but vital to their continued success... is a compliant and rewarded secret service, an efficient and
reliable intelligence system, and a rigorous system of censorship that is allied to creative propaganda.
For dictatorships and monarchies in particular, the assistance of religious institutions in providing spiritual justifications
and authenticity to the regime is of immeasurable assistance.
Promoting the delusional belief that a dictator or monarch has been endorsed by an omnipotent deity reduces the problem of
law and order of the subjects to weeding out the occasional free-thinker and non-conformist.
To further consolidate power it also is very helpful to impose a compulsory democratic vote upon the citizenry,
whereby the solitary candidate of the dictator is the only candidate.
This has the effect of both identifying any dissidents in order to nullify their voting capacity and also of ensuring a
unanimous approval rating for the continuation of the status quo.
In order to realize their biological purpose as genetic distributors, every phenotype king, queen, lord, khan, emperor,
pharaoh, caesar, maharajah, or dictator... having established the subjugation of
a population and the acquisition of its assets by the violent elimination of dissent... is then obliged to make provision
for the continuity of their gene propagation.
They all feel intrinsically impelled to contrive some social mechanisms whereby the initial advantages of their genes is perpetuated.
By promoting and preparing for a transfer of power to descendants, many absolute rulers have been able to establish a
publicly accepted fantasy of hereditary power and a so-called 'royal' family within which this power resided.
It needs to be remembered however... no matter how many generations have elapsed... that the historical
origins of such individuals has emerged from successful expeditions of
greed-motivated wars and devious political allegiances.
Even in circumstances where over time real operational power has
been politically transferred away from the royal group,
with sufficient resources, propaganda and public relations machinery,
it has still been possible to dupe the local general population
into accepting that the group should continue to have an hereditary right to privilege.
Whatever benefits and advantages these royal groups are supposed to possess
and which are promoted endlessly to the loyalists, consumers and tourists,
great care is usually taken not to mention in the same press release
the achievements of citizen scientists,
authors, artists, athletes,
gardeners chefs or skateboarders.
It is usually conceded however that they do spit and polish celebrations very well.
Although a few individuals who are descendants of the initial tyrant are
prepared to quietly and honourably abdicate, many are not.
Revolution therefore becomes the only available option to the population dissidents.
With or without outside help, if such course of action is attempted the subsequent violence and physical
atrocities... and the inevitable disintegration into antagonistic factions... provides ample further evidence
that the human species is not deserving of any special evolutionary merit.