How to Gain Wealth, Power, and Security at the Expense of the Proletariat
By Tim Orum
Elitism has been a favored career decision since the dawn of civilization, so you may have been inspired through reading historical accounts of the many proven benefits of being a shepherd of the human herd. If you are fascinated with the history of citizen oppression, and often feel pangs of envy at the abilities of the kings, emperors, dictators and palace eunuchs of the past in their ability to concentrate power and resources into the hands of a few, you too may have the qualifications that entitle you to the advantages of elitism. However, you may think extracting easy wealth and privilege from the productive efforts of the proletariat has become a field too difficult and overcrowded and that you have probably missed the boat. You can be assured the glory days are not over and this guide will introduce you to the many opportunities that still await in modern elitism.
Elitists of the past often had to use brutal tactics to claim their rightful inheritance as leaders of society and were often unsuccessful because of intense competition. Thankfully, dangerous methods to achieve elite status through murder or warfare are no longer necessary. Those methods may have worked well enough to gain glory and prosperity in their day but becoming a wealthy elitist in today’s more complicated world requires a roadmap to success rather than a penchant for slaughter. Having this guide at your fingertips will help in learning to properly manipulate the citizenry in your quest to become one of the elite and with much less risk than ever before.
First, a little background in how manipulation of inferiors used to work. In times past, a social hierarchy was mostly depicted as an upright triangle with a king or other esteemed elitist at the top where power was concentrated. If you were fortunate enough to reach near the top to become one of the most elite, the goal was to remain at the top for as long as possible through oppression and tyranny. Although it brought good times and handsome payoffs while it lasted, this hierarchical triangle had one major flaw. The triangle with all power focused in one top-heavy corner was easily flattened when the king, tsar, dictator, etc., were replaced through invasion, rebellion, or other misfortunes.
As a result, the efforts of elites throughout history to defend their elite status involved much bloodletting by the peasantry, but even more tragically often led to an insecure lifestyle for the elites themselves. Although constant bloody conflict makes for exciting and interesting reading, this is something you may want to avoid if possible. Nowadays, achieving elite status should be without the worry of getting your parapets breached or your bastions penetrated.
The tradition of warfare and divisive tribalism should be kept alive as a time-honored tradition for today’s youth but is now best left to playing violent video games, graphic savagery in the media, or watching competitive team sports from a safe distance. Vicious tribal conflict while remaining within a safe environment will prepare future elitists with a proper mindset to impose forceful control over those of less value.
If you are still convinced elitism is for you, then read on and you will be introduced to an almost magical cultural organizational tool that has a proven track record in keeping today’s elitists tactfully positioned for a lifetime of wealth and privilege without fear of being forced into the world of commoners. These power and wealth generators have three well-defined legs which together form a nearly indestructible, risk-free, and extremely profitable labor union specifically designed for today’s more progressive elites. This organizational tool can be referred to as The Golden Tripod of Elitism. For obvious reasons, a tripod is many times more stable than the Power Triangles of the past. The important thing is all three legs be tied firmly together at the top, and planted a strategically designed distance from each other at the bottom that makes it appear as if there is no connection.
The three legs of The Golden Tripod are as follows:
1. A Political Party of Statist Capitalism—willing to do whatever is necessary to maximize the size and scope of bureaucracy by both promoting government growth and increasing citizen dependency.
2. Complicit Media—that will reliably promote the agenda of your Golden Tripod while publicly attacking and vilifying any challengers.
3. Centrally Controlled Federal Intelligence and Law Enforcement Community—that will sanctify and support your political candidates, while having the power and authority to eliminate or harass competitors.
Odds are, your nation will already have such a Golden Tripod labor union firmly entrenched in which to participate. Once proven to be a loyalist, you will already have many of the same basic advantages as any contemporary authoritarian. With a little luck and ruthless ambition, you may even go down in history with the likes of Pol Pot, Mussolini, Stalin, or Hitler. Don’t be intimidated by the successes of those revered giants of the past and think you can never duplicate their achievements. Through your efforts of cooperation and work within the Golden Tripod, it isn’t beyond the realm of possibility your name could also become a permanent part of elitist lore.
The maintenance of a compliant and deferential citizenry is still a necessary part of human management. However, instead of fear and tyranny, today’s larger herds of proletarians are now more easily managed through what is called a democratic system. Allowing citizen participation in a voting process may sound alarming at first glance, but voter manipulation is key to modern elitism and is one important aspect of the power of the Golden Tripod that comes into play. Limited but carefully controlled voting gives citizens the illusion they have some say in their own affairs, which makes them much more docile. Using a Golden Tripod to manipulate the voting process has worked for generations of elitists in countries such as Russia, China, Mexico, Indonesia, and dozens of others, so its’ effectiveness is firmly established.
Starting with the Political Party of Statist Capitalism, let’s get clear on the concept of capitalism for those who may fear and detest the word. Although that term may sound repugnant to many elites, that’s probably because there is a misunderstanding of the different types of capitalism. To alleviate your abhorrence, you must know there are three kinds of capitalism. First, there is Free Market Capitalism, which is the most familiar and has earned capitalism a bad reputation because it is far too risky for those who want guaranteed wealth and security. This type of capitalism should be avoided entirely and is best left to the plebeians. Still, despite the hazards, this is where all wealth is initially generated. Your goal will be to divert the profits generated from this dangerous sector of capitalism into the much more secure coffers of your Tripod through taxation, fees, licenses, fines, confiscation, nationalization, etc.
Then there is Crony Capitalism, which is more secure, usually very profitable, provides a source of allies in your efforts but still does not provide guaranteed security. Just as free markets, crony capitalism will provide valuable sources of revenue through taxation, tributes, political donations, and other methods but is still best dealt with from a safe distance.
As you will learn, there is only one destination for modern elitists and that is Statist Capitalism. This type of capitalism never fails to provide a predictable, dependable, and very profitable income extracted from the proletariat from within the safe confines of the Golden Tripod. As you will see, Statist Capitalism is demonstrably a form of capitalism that can be embraced by all societal elites. Allowing for the possibility of failure is for dweebs and plebes!
Your first goal will be to establish your Political Party of Statist Capitalism. Not to worry, despite sounding difficult because it involves manipulating the masses, the easiest leg of the Tripod to establish will be your “Party”. All that’s required is to promote candidates within your Party that promise commoners they will receive free benefits from the State. How much easier could it be! Promising free stuff— whether it be jobs, welfare, favoritism in regulation, or other benefits never fails to make any politician chosen by your Party immensely popular. Welcome to modern elitism!
Don’t be alarmed. Done properly, it will never be your wealth that will be redistributed in return for votes and financial backing. If you remain within the protection of the Tripod you will always be safe. The redistribution will be derived from the resources of the Free Market Capitalists. This redistribution will make society fairer, and the proletariat more equal, which is always a great selling point. Achieving this will be further proof of your elitism and affirm the need for your guidance. The voting constituency of your Party will grow very rapidly using this method and you will eventually achieve a “One-Party” system. Properly managed, the proletarians will eagerly build your Party for you!
If a one-party system cannot be immediately achieved without resistance, you can fall back on a system of two or more parties that all have the same agenda. Russia is a very good example of this type of ingenuity. Their elitists pretend to have more than one party, with the two most popular referred to as the United Russia Party and the Communist Party but practically speaking there is only one party with two names. Whichever is chosen, it is still the Political Party of Statist Capitalism. This system works just as well as a single-party system and as a result, some of their political elites and oligarchs have now become idolized billionaires. They have become the rock stars of elitism!
Thanks to the efforts of home-grown elitists, along with some outside help from other successful Triangles, much of this has already been achieved here in the U.S., which will make your job much easier. The U.S. also has two major political parties but just as in Russia, members of the upper echelons of both parties now have the same goal, which is to create as much Statist Capitalism as possible to maintain their common Golden Tripod of Power. Don’t think it’s too late to get in on the game, or that your efforts will not be rewarded. Just as in Russia and China, there will always be opportunities to profit by supporting efforts of the “Party”, because the key to success is having huge numbers of loyal followers. As an American seeking the security of home-grown elitism, you will be welcomed into either branch of the Party of Statist Capitalism once your loyalty has been established.
Within your Tripod system, political figureheads of the Party will become temporary and disposable, much like baby diapers. Because of their replaceability, most modern-day politicians now live in fear of the Power of the Tripod, which could deprive them of their benefits and security or expose them to the public. This type of political manipulation works as a fascinating chess game as you shuffle personalities between various political positions while simultaneously promoting your agenda—along with increasing your net worth. Your Political Party will grow quickly by increasing government influence at every level through the creation of an array of departments, agencies, and bureaus—and with as many regulations and social programs that can be dreamed up. This is a never-ending process you will enjoy. What’s the point of being an elitist if you can’t have fun!
Now for the Complicit Media leg of your Golden Tripod. You will find this to be the most exciting leg of your Tripod of Power. You will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with famous actors, attend lavish parties, and watch your agenda be promoted on nationwide media forums. Complicit Media will include movies, sit-coms, comedians, news outlets, and even commercials. The glamour and wealth attained in the media industry will provide an endless supply of celebrities willing to sell both their bodies and their souls for fame and fortune. They will jump at the prospect of promoting your agenda just to be in this industry. Meanwhile, the vast amounts of cash gleaned from the proletarian customers seeking entertainment and information will provide a huge revenue stream into your political “Party” in the form of kickbacks, bribes, extortion and donations from the millionaires that will be created from the Media leg of the Tripod. They will be happy to cooperate because the more successful you are then the more successful they will be also!
If there is anything that most clearly separates elites from commoners, it’s the fact most proletarians have an exceedingly poor herding instinct. Because of this, without thorough and constant indoctrination some of the most stubborn within the proletariat will resist your efforts to create a well-arranged organization surrounding a centralized authority system. The Complicit Media leg of the Tripod will help maintain a consistent narrative promoting your agenda. It will also serve to keep troublemakers in line through public ridicule and vilification while claiming “benevolence” for your Party.
Media does not consist of mere news, entertainment, and social sites. Your agenda can also be served up through academics in high schools, colleges, and universities. Working with youth will prove incredibly useful for promoting the benefits of your Tripod labor union into the minds of the unsuspecting. Young students are especially eager recipients of the narrative of “benevolence” emanating from your Party of Statist Capitalism. At such a young age they can easily be convinced part of their job description in life will be to “save the world”. Through offering the opportunity to participate in your narrative of “benevolence”, especially in the field of social justice, they can easily become some of the most stalwart warriors promoting your agenda. If you want a prime example of how well this works you can investigate Hitler’s Youth programs.
Now for the third leg of your Golden Tripod. At some point, compliance must be enforced. Where would Stalin have been without the MGB which evolved into the KGB? Would Hitler have been as successful without the Gestapo and SS? What would have become of Mao without the Red Guard on his side? There would have been no Mussolini without the OVRA spying network. These elites of society could never have made their way to the top without the Intelligence and Law Enforcement organizations they controlled. The ability to investigate, prosecute, or eliminate will be the hammer to use against your enemies, and information gathered by intelligence agencies will be the sickle to reap and secure the rewards of your elitism.
Primitive instincts such as self-determination, self-accountability, and self-sufficiency can sometimes make guidance from elites difficult to impose, but with your Golden Tripod of Power, you now have the right tool. Today’s methods are slower than revolutions and warfare but are far easier and make for a much more docile and profit-producing citizenry in the end.
Once fully established, a carefully controlled democracy guided by the Golden Tripod will become your best friend to promote a more progressive society with an established ruling elite. Preventing ill-equipped proletarians from having too much influence in society is why your eventual success is guaranteed, as already proven in most parts of the world. Thanks to a democratic system, it has now become possible to achieve elitism even in backward holdouts such as the U.S. Through dependency, it is easy to coax the citizens into willfully surrendering their self-centered freedoms and the selfish excesses of their productivity through the skillful manipulation of the voting process and providing enticing entitlements and benefits.
Since dependency is the key, that will be the first order of business for your Tripod and will be achieved mostly through the efforts of your Party. You must encourage dependency at every opportunity. Pay special attention to the most loyal voting bloc for your Party, which will always consist of government employees, government labor union organizations, welfare recipients (both corporate and personal), and any others receiving entitlements or benefits from the multitude of government bureaucracies financed by the proletariat through taxes. Over time, this dependency group will also include large numbers of pensioners who will continue to receive generous benefits in return for loyalty to your Party. The more dependency the stronger your Golden Tripod of Power!
The power of a dependent voting constituency is successfully demonstrated in Russia and China and explains why their Tripod-sanctioned politicians get reanointed to a political office almost without exception. The loyalists within the politburo in Russia (bureaucrats within high levels of the Party, which include Intel and Law enforcement officials) know Putin will be a reliable Tripod labor union leader and effectively promote their elitist agenda. As a former KGB agent, he has a great deal of influence through his many associations within the Intel and Law Enforcement leg of the Tripod. This leg is a great source for political candidates like Putin because as insiders they already know how the Golden Tripod works to cooperate with both the Party and Media legs of the Tripod.
In the event dependency does not carry the day in some elections, you may need to resort to other methods. There is a quote often attributed to Stalin that may be applicable to the Golden Tripod as regards voting:
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Elitists in Russia learned a lot from Stalin, who helped create the Golden Tripod which still provides security for their elites despite the eventual collapse of the U.S.S.R.
Dependency will inevitably result in progressively expanding your bureaucracy. Don’t worry that many others are wanting to get in on the action. In some of the most well-known nations of the past with strong “Parties” like those under Stalin and Mao Zedong, there was up to one hundred percent participation. This is still true in North Korea. They were hugely successful during their lifetimes, and the Tripods they established still reliably serve their elites. Even though most elitists are now more sophisticated, and allow more free markets from which to profit, one thing remains the same. The more participants wanting to share in the bounty the better because that will help provide your Party with the number of democratic voters necessary to keep you in power while you continue to expand bureaucracy and create more dependency. Also, that so many want to participate just means much of the groundwork has already been done, especially in the last great opportunity regions which are in the U.S. and Western European nations. This will work in your favor because almost all other regions are already claimed by entrenched Golden Tripods of their own, and are now anxious to expand into Western nations. They are currently hiring, and you may want to get on that bandwagon. You can’t argue with success, which is why you should emulate and support their efforts.
Once Golden Tripod labor unions for elites are more established in the West, there is always the next ultimate dream of organizing one giant Golden Tripod of Power across the entire planet. With enough effort and a little luck, that may be achieved in your lifetime and you may be among the first to achieve status as one of the first true Globalist Elites. Until then, elitists must be patient and take small baby steps to fundamentally and slowly transform Western nations to avoid the wrath of those pesky plebeians.
A very large bureaucratic presence is vital. Current and accurate statistics are hard to come by, but records show that approximately 40% of the population in Russia worked within the public sector as recently as 2011. Once a Party of Statist Capitalism working within the Tripod achieves that level of successful bureaucratic dependency there is little chance they will ever be ousted. At some point, most voters will then follow human instinct and vote for their own best interests by keeping the Party in power that feeds them which creates an enormous voting bloc. This is the magical power of the Golden Tripod at work!
Another way to manage large herds of the proletariat is through economic manipulation from within your Tripod. This can be as simple as making it far more attractive to become dependent on public sector employment or welfare benefits than it is to seek other means of employment or attempt self-sufficiency. Strategic economic manipulation through the creation of depressions, recessions, and market bubbles can make free-market capitalism much riskier and less profitable compared to reliable dependency on the bureaucracy and will serve to draw more into the safety of your Tripod. Unlike elites, proletarians are simple folk and often need conditioning before they are willing to eat from your hand. Economic chaos can be a good way to encourage dependency. It is embarrassing that American elites have achieved only one public sector employee for every twenty-three citizens, compared to one in five or more in Russia. There is still a great deal of room for improvement so more economic manipulation can be a good way to achieve the same level of success. Above all, you should never allow the Free Market Capitalists to become more powerful than the State, so you will need to keep a tight reign on economics. The beautiful part of this is your Tripod will control how cash and credit is distributed and how much money is printed, which leaves you at the controls to determine who wins and who loses.
It is important to manage reliable streams of revenue as you create dependency. One way is in the creation of crony capitalist oligarchs who achieve success by becoming an extension of your Party of Statist Capitalism. Oligarchs are industrialists or media professionals given special privileges and protections by the Party to amass a huge amount of revenue for themselves, but their success depends on your Golden Tripod of Power. Despite great financial success because the Tripod helps to eliminate competition, their power is restricted to wealth. If they wander outside the borders of your Tripod by becoming political opponents, or if they fail to pay proper financial tribute to your Party candidates and elites, well that’s what gulags are for. Ok, that’s a little old fashioned because, generally speaking, individuals or even entire organizations can be destroyed today through skillful attacks from the Complicit Media or regulatory threats. The bigger the threat, the more you can ramp up a response with resources from within the Tripod. You can’t lose!
Bureaucracies are a perfect source for voting minions who depend on their own job security, but it must be made clear that as a public sector dependent, they will find it very difficult or impossible to achieve success if they are outspoken critics of the Party’s agenda. It is not enough to simply expand bureaucracy—you will also need to demand loyalty from within the bureaucracy. Homogenous loyalty can mostly be purchased through benefits. Remember, it isn’t your money but it is your bureaucracy, so you control the generous benefits package financed by the taxpayers. Just as in the creation of the Party itself, achieving almost complete saturation of loyalists within the machinery of the Party is more easily accomplished than you might think. Finding it difficult to receive any meaningful career opportunities, most opposing your agenda will quickly move on rather than be stuck in a dead-end job. They can then be replaced with loyalists, so this type of purging is very effective.
Another beautiful aspect of a firmly established Tripod is that the proletariat must abide by rules that will be laid out by the elites who make the laws. Control of government bureaucracy will allow you and your comrades within the Party to use legislation to your advantage in many ways. In addition to manipulation of the voting process through your Tripod, you will also have control over courts, judges, prosecutors, legislators, and Intelligence and Law Enforcement bureaucracies. With this kind of power, it is easy to weaken the opposition with a tactic referred to as lawfare. Lawfare is an ancient tactic and was perfected long ago by powerful elites to rid their lands of vile and menacing threats such as witches. Swift reprisal and accusations would send a strong message to any oafs or surfs determined to have a mind of their own. Elites of the past discovered and purged many thousands of witches who opposed the power of the Golden Tripod through the process of lawfare.
Even if Party legislation against opponents is eventually found “unconstitutional” in some cultures it matters very little. It will take many months or even years for challenges against your lawfare to make their way through the court system, which in itself will discourage opposition. The financial burden alone will defeat most opponents. On the other hand, taxes collected by your Party will mean you will have virtually unlimited funding to use against your opposition. In the meantime, the Media leg can work their magic by vilifying opponents and promoting your agenda. As an elite, you will find lawfare made possible by the Golden Tripod to be a very useful herding tool. You have the power!
Because lawfare has proven to be so successful for elites around the world, it is now just as common in the U.S. as it is in nations with far more successful Tripods, and the trend is growing. The IRS, EPA, DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA and countless other bureaus and departments can now serve as lawfare weapons to suppress any political dissidents in the U.S. This is called police state tactics and their policing and spying authority works well in conjunction with lawfare. Feel the power!
Victimhood status is yet another way to manipulate the proletariat. Any opposition to your favoritism laws for your special interest groups or victim groups should result in vilification and delegitimization of individuals or groups who oppose your agenda through the Complicit Media. This creates division among society in general, and those groups will now participate in identity politics in order to maintain special benefits. This promotes groupthink and serves to eliminate the vestiges of individualism and self-reliance that could otherwise create chaos among the human herd. These are proven concepts used for maintaining a position of moral authority for elitists. Through your Media focus, anyone standing outside that box of groupthink will invite criticism and persecution from the victim groups. This will serve to turn the plebes against each other and deflect from the manipulative tactics of the elites. Think of it as playing pool, where the billiard balls bouncing off each other are too distracted to notice the cue stick of your Golden Tripod that sets them in motion.
Congratulations! You have now been provided with many of the basic tools of ELITISM, and with a little practice and dedication now have the knowledge and skills to seek permanent security at the expense of the proletarians. Hopefully, this guide will prove helpful in your pursuit of superiority. Now get out there and show those plebes you are better than they are!