Power


Power is the possession of controlling influence. One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority. A state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world. Supply the force or power for the functioning of. The ability to influence or outright control the behavior of people. "With great power comes great responsibility."

Fascism - Money Hoarding - Secrecy - Puppeteers - Hierarchy (chain of command)

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People are Pupets for People in Power Force is a powerful effect or influence. A group of people having the power of effective action. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means. Urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate. Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically. The practice of forcing another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of pressure or force.

Passive people who submit or blindly follow can enable the bad behavior of leaders.

Influence is a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc.. Causing something without any direct or apparent effort. A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do. The effect of one thing (or person) on another. One having power to influence another. Have and exert influence or effect. Someone who controls, who has authority, who has knowledge. A person who can make people do things without question. The power to do things, right or wrong or bad. Initiations vs. Training.

Coercion is using force of authority to cause something to occur. Toxic Leadership - Megalomania.

Forcing is using pressure or necessity to make someone do something against their will, especially by physical threat of violence, or by moral or intellectual means.

Slavery - Rape - Blackmail - Extortion - Abuse - Treason - Rackets - Incompetence

Dominance when one person or group has power over another. Dominance in ethology is an individual's preferential access to resources over another. The state of having high social status relative to one or more other individuals, who react submissively to dominant individuals. This enables the dominant individual to obtain access to resources such as food or potential mates at the expense of the submissive individual, without active aggression. The absence or reduction of aggression means unnecessary energy expenditure and the risk of injury are reduced for both. Domination is social control by unwarranted power. Dominance Hierarchy - Colonialism.

Having the Upper Hand is to have a position of advantage or power or control, either over someone, or over something, or over some situation.

Control Freak describes a person with a personality disorder characterized by undermining other people, usually by way of controlling behavior manifested in the ways that he or she acts to dictate the order of things in a social situation.

Micromanagement is excessive control or excessive attention to minor details. Rather than giving general instructions on smaller tasks and then devoting time to supervising larger concerns, the micromanager monitors and assesses every step of a business process and avoids delegation of decisions. Micromanagers are usually irritated when a subordinate makes decisions without consulting them, even if the decisions are within the subordinate's level of authority. Micromanagement constitute a management pathology closely related to workplace bullying and narcissistic behavior.

“Women will change the nature of power, rather than power changing the nature of women.” - Bella Abzug was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement in the 1970's.

We only see the representatives, we never see the powerful and wealthy people who control our representatives. It's time for these people to step out of the shadows. Who's in charge? Who's the boss? Lets get down to business.

Puppeteer - Behind the Curtain - Who's Pulling your Strings? What's really controlling you? Is it Just Following Orders?

Power comes in Many Different Forms. The Power that a Gun gives you. The Power of Authority. The Power of not being held Responsible for your actions. The Power of Love. The Power of Beauty or Fame. The Power of Physical Strength or Human Enhancement. The Power of Wealth. Power comes in many forms and will always corrupt the weak and vulnerable mind of an ignorant person, always. Educating yourself to the highest degree possible is your only defense against the manipulative influence of power, in whatever form it comes in. Power does not corrupt, power corrupts ignorance.

The Power of believing that you are not going to die is one of the most dangerous powers there is. This is not about immortality or over confidence, this is about behaviors that are dangerous, reckless or harmful. This type of power could influence a person to do things that they shouldn't do or say things that they shouldn't say. Cause and effect cannot be ignored just because you believe that you will not suffer the consequences, like believing that you're above the law or too big to fail.

Drunk with Power is abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, excessive need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. Those affected often spend much time thinking about achieving power or success, or on their appearance. They often take advantage of the people around them. The behavior typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a variety of social situations. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions. Drink or alcohol goes to people’s heads. Power can go to people’s heads too and make them do obscenely cruel things just because they have the power to do them. Also described as a megalomania or narcissistic personality disorder. Stanford Prison Experiment.

Power Trip is a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people.

Clout is to have special advantage or influence. Privilege.

Ego out of Control - Fame (big head syndrome) - Spoiled Brat

"He who has power over others, can't empower himself." Tao Te Ching (wiki)

Authority is the power or the right to give orders or to make decisions on other people's behalf. Persons who exercise administrative control over others. Power Types.

Authorization in law is a document giving an official instruction or command. Official permission or approval.

Authority Bias is our tendency to give more weight to the opinions of authority figures that is independent of the actual content.

Authoritarian is favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom. Fascist.

Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. Individual freedoms are subordinate to the state and there is no constitutional accountability under an authoritarian regime.

Police - Law Enforcement - Weapons Effect - Police Training

Apex Predator is a predator at the top of a food chain, with no natural predators, except for its own ignorance. An alpha predator or top predator still has vulnerabilities, just ask any of the millions of species who have gone extinct. Sexual Predator.

Alpha of social animals in ethology, is the highest ranking individual and sometimes designated as the alpha. Males, females, or both, can be alphas, depending on the species. Where one male and one female fulfill this role together, they are sometimes referred to as the alpha pair. Other animals in the same social group may exhibit deference or other species-specific subordinate behaviors towards the alpha or alphas. Alpha animals usually gain preferential access to food and other desirable items or activities, though the extent of this varies widely between species. Male or female alphas may gain preferential access to sex or mates; in some species, only alphas or an alpha pair reproduce. Alphas may achieve their status by superior physical strength and aggression, or through social efforts and building alliances within the group. The individual with alpha status sometimes changes, often through a fight between the dominant and a subordinate animal. These fights are often to the death, depending on the animal. Alpha (letter).

Alpha Male is a man tending to assume a dominant or domineering role in social or professional situations. Try's to be the dominant male animal in a particular group. The need to control is sometimes an animal instinct, but this innate instinct is only expressed by a small percentage of the human population and definitely not everyone. It's definitely necessary that someone takes a leadership role in a society. But just having an instinct and a motive does not qualify a person to be an effective leader. So society must screen their potential leaders more effectively before they are allowed to assume the responsibility of that important job.

Sigma Male is a man who lives outside the hierarchy. He does his own thing and dances to his own beat. A Sigma Male is also very attractive to women, at the top of the socio sexual hierarchy alongside the Alpha. Sigma male is an introverted Alpha male who lives his life his own way. He has numerous characteristics of both types and has actually gotten the best traits of an Alpha male and a Beta male.

Beta Males live their lives based on the values and vision of other people. They seek validation at every turn and because they lack self-reliance and a strong sense of personal identity, they fall into patterns of neediness and approval-seeking behaviors.

Sheep Dog is generally a dog or breed of dogs historically used in connection with the raising of sheep. These may include livestock guardian used to guard sheep and other livestock in farms for farmers or herding dogs used to herd sheep and other livestock.

Supervisor - Guide - Management - Board Members - Executive Officers - City Management

Boss is a person who exercises control over workers and makes decisions on their behalf. Ruler.

Magnate is a very wealthy or powerful businessman.

Behalf is in the interests of a person, group, or principle or as a representative of a person or group. Agent.

Keeper is someone in control or has overall responsibility of other people.

Being "in charge" is someone in control with overall responsibility. Having the power of command.

Protagonist is the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.

Demagogue is a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices. (rabble-rousers).

Dominate is to have dominance or the power to defeat over. Be in control and Look down on.

Dominant Culture is a cultural practice that is dominant within a particular political, social or economic entity, in which multiple cultures are present. It may refer to a language, religion/ritual, social value and/or social custom. These features are often a norm for an entire society. It achieves dominance by being perceived as pertaining to a majority of the population and having a significant presence in institutions relating to communication, education, artistic expression, law, government and business. The culture that is dominant within a particular geopolitical entity can change over time in response to internal or external factors, but one is usually very resilient and able to reproduce itself effectively from generation to generation. In a multicultural society, various cultures are celebrated and respected equally. A dominant culture can be promoted deliberately and by the suppression of minority cultures or subcultures. Separation of Church and State.

Hegemony is the political, economic, or military predominance or control of one state over others. In international relations theory, hegemony denotes a situation of (i) great material asymmetry in favour of one state, who has (ii) enough military power to systematically defeat any potential contester in the system, (iii) controls the access to raw materials, natural resources, capital and markets, (iv) has competitive advantages in the production of value added goods, (v) generates an accepted ideology reflecting this status quo; and (vi) is functionally differentiated from other states in the system, being expected to provide certain public goods such as security, or commercial and financial stability.

Control is the power to direct or determine. The activity of managing or exerting control over something. The state that exists when one person or group has power over another. Exercise authoritative control or power over. Control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage.

Order is to bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations. To give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority. Social Order.

Power Dynamics are the ways that people use their power in a particular setting.

The Powers that be is a phrase used to refer to those individuals or groups who collectively hold authority over a particular domain.

Leadership Qualities - Toxic Leadership - Puppet Master

Power does not exist in reality. Power is only a distortion of the mind that people create when they have a higher level of authority over other people without having the level of intelligence that's needed to control the corrupt and destructive force that this illusion of power has on the untrained mind. Power acts like a disease, and the vaccine for this type of disease is knowledge.

We have to fully understand why power corrupts people. And the best way to accomplish this is to improve education.

We have to help people to stop using positions of authority as weapons against other people, including themselves.

Stanford Prison Experiment was an attempt to investigate the psychological effects of perceived power, focusing on the struggle between prisoners and prison guards. Some participants developed their roles as the guards enforced authoritarian measures and ultimately subjected some prisoners to psychological torture. Many of the prisoners passively accepted psychological abuse and, by the guards' request, actively harassed other prisoners who tried to stop it. Malicious Compliance.

A Class Divided (full film) | FRONTLINE (youtube) - Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power 30 years later.

Research suggests wearing police uniform changes the way brain processes information. We have done this as kids, when we wear a costume it can transform us into a new character.

Costume is the distinctive style of dress of an individual or group that reflects their class, gender, profession, ethnicity, nationality, activity or epoch. The term also was traditionally used to describe typical appropriate clothing for certain activities, such as riding costume, swimming costume, dance costume, and evening costume. Appropriate and acceptable costume is subject to changes in fashion and local cultural norms. Body Image.

Milgram Experiment (social experiments)

Power causes changes to the human brain and behavior over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people, like lower sympathetic response, low empathy, and lack of passion or feelings.

Cycle of Abuse describes the controlling patriarchal behavior of men who felt entitled to abuse their wives to maintain control over them.

A Christmas Carol the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Understanding Cause and Effect and the differences between good and bad.

Lord of the Flies premise focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their attempt to govern themselves, with disastrous results. (Published in 1954).

The Lord of the Rings "The world is changed: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, I smell it in the air...Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. And some things that should not have been forgotten...were lost. So the cycle of evil has began again with the forging of the Great Rings (secret rulers). But they were all of them deceived. The hearts of Men are easily corrupted. And the Ring of Power has a will of its own".. now the time has come.."Fly you Fools".

"When the Power of Love over comes the Love of Power, we will then solve every problem on earth." - Soft Power.

America's 60 Families - Dynasties

Rothschild Family
Bilderberg Participants
Council on Foreign Relations
Trilateral Commission
World Bank
World Trade Organization
World Economic Forum
Freemasonry
Knights Templar
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The Power behind the Throne (The position of power occupied by the Royal Family in today’s UK) (youtube, 47:15, 11/18/15 - Rich People

Of course there are many big players in the world beyond the mega rich. Every country has people that have the authority and control to influence changes, with some changes being bad that cause death and suffering. So everyone must learn who these people are, and we must learn to communicate with people in power. We must learn that if they are corrupted, they can be extremely dangerous. That is why we need to end this mass control and mass wealth because it does more harm then good. This was a crazy social experiment that went wrong. We need a new governing system in society. One that is open and one that people can engage in, a system that people can control and understand. A system that is self governed, a system that is dependable, reliable and robust.

Secret Rulers (secrecy)

Poor people far out number the rich, but if the poor can't work together as one, then their numbers are powerless.

There are some other players too, and some are not interested in power or money, because those two things are irrelevant when you are technologically advanced and knowledgeable, but this is still not considered to be intelligent life.

Though there are a lot of different things involved, it really doesn't take that much to have control and influence on most every human on planet earth. Everyone lives in their own little world and is pretty much ignorant to the world around them. So it's easy to be in power when citizens are undereducated and also have very little knowledge about their own state and government. And the followers are the source of the power by consent and accessory . But the followers don't know that they are followers, or do they know exactly who they're following, or why? When people finally wake up, this world will be amazing. Alien life from other planets will come to earth to learn from us, because humans will someday be some of the most intelligent life in the universe.

People in power want to stop people from learning on their own and educating themselves, which they do in several ways. First they make people believe that they are learning and becoming more knowledgeable, which gives people the illusion that they are learning. And they do this by controlling the information that people see. And that's how you control and influence almost all humans on the entire planet. Not total control, just enough to manipulate people and take what ever you want. There is probably no human alive who could handle power, the power you only have by consent, which is easy to do, especially when you control the information and knowledge that people have.

Babies start being influence by power at an early age when they learn the power to move through the environment, and learn the power to talk and communicate. But children never learn where this power comes from and how power actually works. Your thinking will always be manipulated and influenced by irrelevant information that power can give you, and if you don't understand why the information is irrelevant, then having power is wasted. You will never see all the mistakes that you're making, and the rewards that you receive, will only be lies that mostly used to cover up other lies, the lies you don't even know exist, all because you never learned about power.

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (Audio) (youtube)

Anonymity are situations where the acting person's name is unknown. (namelessness, non-identifiable, unreachable, or untrackable) Not be be confused with Privacy, this is more about Secrecy, secrecy that undermines societies right to know the facts, facts that people need in order to make good choices and good decisions. To under utilize the enormous potential of 7 billion people just for profit is insane, because it is such a small profit at such a large expense. When you compare your small profit to the enormous profit that comes from intelligent well educated people, you will clearly see that you are operating at a loss, and we all know about losses, you will eventually end up with nothing. You are at the wheel, but if we work together we can avoid the potholes and avoid driving off a cliff. And don't think that you can just park the car and wait for help, because kids die when they are left in a car on a hot day, so you either drive us to safety, or we all die.

The Establishment denotes a dominant group or elite that holds power or authority in a nation or organization. The Establishment may be a closed social group which selects its own members (as opposed to selection by merit or election) or specific entrenched elite structures, either in government or in specific institutions.

Robber Baron is a person who uses unscrupulous methods to get rich. Economic Hit Men.

Shadow Government is when political power resides not with publicly elected representatives (for example, the United States Congress) but with private individuals who are exercising power behind the scenes, beyond the scrutiny of democratic institutions. According to this belief, the official elected government is in reality subservient to the shadow government who are the true executive power.

The Network of Global Corporate Control
Who Owns The World? - One World Order?
Organizational Chart Pyramid Diagram of Power

Oligarchy a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, religious or military control.

Superpower is a word used to describe a state with a dominant position in international relations and which is characterized by its unparalleled ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale. This is done through the combined-means of technological, cultural, military and economic strength, as well as diplomatic and soft power influence. Traditionally, superpowers are preeminent among the Great Powers, which is a sovereign state that is recognized as having the ability and expertise to exert its influence on a global scale. Great powers characteristically possess military and economic strength, as well as diplomatic and soft power influence, which may cause middle or small powers to consider the great powers' opinions before taking actions of their own. International relations theorists have posited that great power status can be characterized into power capabilities, spatial aspects, and status dimensions.

Divide and Conquer is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures, and especially prevents smaller power groups from linking up, causing rivalries and fomenting discord among the people.

Means, Motive, and Opportunity 

Triad is one of many branches of Chinese transnational organized crime organizations based in the PRC, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and also in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as the United States, Canada, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Gangs is a group of good friends or family with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or collectively in violent or illegal behavior. Some criminal gang members are "jumped in" or have to prove their loyalty by committing acts such as theft or violence. A member of a gang may be called a gangster or a thug.

Abdicate is to give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations. Give Power to the People.

Need Theory is a motivational model that attempts to explain how the needs for achievement, power, and affiliation affect the actions of people from a managerial context.

Agentic Leadership behaves like an agent, assuming no responsibility for actions or their consequences, only following the orders of someone in authority.

Agent is one who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by authority from him; one entrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor. 

Social Experiments - Hidden Camera's - Autonomous Drone

You have to fully understand Responsibilities of Power and the Vulnerabilities of Power. Needs versus Wants.

Soft Power - People Power

You have to know the Precautions to take in order to avoid the mistakes that everyone makes when they are given power. Just like Money, people can obtain Power before they have actually earned it, or before they fully understand the responsibility of power. And just learning Management Skills will not prepare you from the destructive force of power.

Morality - Ethics

It's extremely important that you know the difference between Freedom and Free Will

Decision Theory - Choice

Loss Aversion it's better to not lose $5 than to find $5.

We always witness Corrupt Behavior when people are in a Position of Authority, which has been well documented throughout history and to this present day. People in power can easily have their mind corrupted, We need to correct this flaw and vulnerability of the human mind. We can easily teach the skills and knowledge needed to protect people from being manipulated by the power of authority.

Position of Trust is any position that requires its holder to enjoy the trust of those who elected or chose the holder. It is often used in a more restricted sense defined by an organization or by legislation.

Abuse of Power in the form of "malfeasance in office" or "official misconduct," is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties. Malfeasance in office is often grounds for a for cause removal of an elected official by statute or recall election. Abuse of power can also mean a person using the power they have for their own personal gain.

Power and Control in Abusive Relationships is the way that abusers exert physical, sexual and other forms of abuse to gain and maintain control over a victim.

Separation of Powers does not protect us from corruption, waste and abuse. People need more education.

Politics - Social Control - Social Intelligence

Where in the education process does a person learn about the Dangers of Power, the Vulnerabilities of Power, and the Responsibilities of Power? Why does power manipulate our Perspective of the world? Why does power distort our reality? Why does power create a disconnect between ourselves, other people and the environment? Like an Addict living in denial. Does Ownership cause corruption in the mind? Is that why children always fight? 

Possession or Possession?

You have to know the difference between Leadership and Power. People in Leadership roles can benefit people, while people with power can abuse people and kill people.

"Freedom is not Free"

Does power corrupt people? Or do corrupt people seek power? Both. Corrupt and ignorant people seek power, which leads to psychopathic behaviors, lying to themselves, and to others. So why do we allow ignorant and corrupt people to be leaders? You have to know why Power Corrupts the Mind, and know why the Mind Corrupts Power? 

Conflict of Interest - Contradiction

It's not bad that people want power and control, power and control is not a bad thing, what's bad is how people use their power and control. Power and control can be very beneficial, but power and control can also be very abusive and very deadly. We need to correct our flaws, because thing's are obviously getting worse for everyone. There is not one country on this planet that is saying, "Hey we are doing just fine, and we don't need anything from any other country, so you guys can just go ahead and kill yourselves and destroy your own countries, I'm sure it won't affect us." It will effect everyone, every island and every piece of land will be affected. Time to wake up fellas, we can be Hero's.

Sometimes it's that one decision that makes all the difference, just one change. It's like having a key that opens a door.

Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears (youtube)

Tyrant is an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution, or one who has usurped legitimate sovereignty. Often described as a cruel character, a tyrant defends his position by oppressive means, tending to control almost everything in the state.

Parasitism is a non-mutual parasite that benefits at the expense of the other, the host.

Polyarchy is a form of government in which power is invested in multiple people. It takes the form of neither a dictatorship nor a democracy. Polyarchy.

Democide is the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder.

Does Power always lead to War?

Thucydides Trap refers to when a rising power causes fear in an established power which escalates toward war. Thucydides wrote: "What made war inevitable was the growth of Athenian power and the fear which this caused in Sparta.

Damocles is a figure featured in a single moral anecdote commonly referred to as "The Sword of Damocles," an allusion to the imminent and ever-present peril faced by those in positions of power, like having a huge sword hanging above your throne, held by a single hair of a horse's tail to evoke the sense of what it is like to be king. King Dionysius effectively conveyed the sense of constant fear in which a person with great power may live. So Damocles no longer wanted to be so fortunate, realizing that with great fortune and power comes also great danger.

Power Trip is when people of authority have an insane ego that causes them to abuse other people for no logical reasons.

Too Much Praise - Fame and Popularity

I, Psychopath (youtube)

Animal Farm is a an allegorical novella that reflects on events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Written by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945.

Evil - Corruption - Theft

Game Theory - Competition - Civil Liberties

Power Law is a functional relationship between two quantities, where a relative change in one quantity results in a proportional relative change in the other quantity, independent of the initial size of those quantities: one quantity varies as a power of another. Cause and Effect.

You can physically fight power all you want but it will continue to come back like poisonous weeds. The only true protection against the corrupted force of power is information and knowledge, because an intelligent mind is extremely difficult to corrupt or fool.

Consociationalism is a form of power-sharing and governmental stability, the survival of democracy, and the avoidance of violence. Magna Carta.

Polarity in international relations is any of the various ways in which power is distributed within the international system. It describes the nature of the international system at any given period of time. One generally distinguishes four types of systems: unipolarity, bipolarity, tripolarity, and multipolarity for four or more centers of power. The type of system is completely dependent on the distribution of power and influence of states in a region or globally.

Your Silence may Imply Consent - Inequalities - Social Abuses

Corporation Abuse Websites (watch dogs) - Government Crimes - Money


Films about Power and Abuses of Authority


Why Does Power Corrupt? (youtube)
The Power Principle - I: Empire (youtube) 
II Propaganda
III Apocalypse
The Invisible Man (1933 Movie)
Afra Raymond: Three Myths about Corruption (video)
Afra Raymond
Beating The Bomb (youtube)
Royal Babylon by Heathcote Williams (rough cut) (youtube)
Richard Maybury (youtube)
The Arab Awakening - Absolute Power (youtube)
Obey (film)
People & Power - The Toxic Truth (youtube)
Protesting - Social Change
James B Glattfelder: Who Controls the World (video) 
Corporations Abuse Films
Freedom - Are you a Freedom-Seeker? (youtube) 
Money Films
Mark Corske's ENGINES OF DOMINATION (youtube)
How Power Makes People Selfish
Activism Documentaries 

The Third Wave Democracy refers to the third major surge of democracy in history.

Alaveteli helps lowers the barriers that prevent citizens asking questions of those in power.

Whistle Blowing

"Having Congressional Oversight is almost like having criminals police themselves."

Early Warning Report 

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions is when individuals may have the intention to undertake good actions but nevertheless fail to take action. This inaction may be due to procrastination, laziness or other subversive vice. As such, the saying is an admonishment that a good intention is meaningless unless followed through.

"Freedom is having the right to explore yourself and the world around you, whether your explorations are in the form of ideas or in the form of actions. However, Freedom does not give you the right to harm or disrupt the lives of others, your freedom to explore should never take away the freedoms of others."

Everyone has power in one form or another. The Power of Choice, The Power of Freedom, The Power to Decide, The Power of having a Weapon, The Power of Authority, The Power of Fame, The Power of Beauty, The Power of Persuasion, The Power of Fortune, The Power of Control, The Power of Need, The Power of Having Something that Someone Doesn't, and so on. So power comes in many forms and types and has many varying degrees of influence. So it's not just the amount of power a person has, but the type of power they perceive to have

It's amazing how the selfish greedy interests of just a few people can cause so much damage to people and our world. Damage that has been clearly documented throughout human history. It's not so much the faults of people but more of what happens to people when they are given power. We have to learn how to Neutralize the effects of power by improving education and teaching people about the effects of power and by the implementing restrictions on what should be allowed by people with power. People should never under estimate the value and the responsibilities of power. This is not your planet to play with, so please stop sh*ting on our only livable planet that we have in our Solar System. "Having power is like being infected with a computer virus, it corrupts the normal processes of thinking. Power acts like a computer virus rewriting logic and replacing it with illogical thought processes."

"It's amazing how the smallest amount of power can turn anyone into a complete Scumbag, Intelligence is the only cure."

"If calculations can be repeated and predicted, then that is what we call a fact. We can predict the future, that is the power of science and math. But if you don't use science and math correctly, or completely ignore the facts, then your are living a lie, and this delusion is very dangerous, and not just a danger to yourself but a danger to others as well."

"It's sad to know that we still have Human Sacrifices, it just goes by different names, they call it War, Poverty and Capitalism."

The more things change, the more they stay the same means that turbulent changes do not necessarily affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.

Valid

Authority and Ability are 2 different things. You can have power but not have the ability to use the power correctly or effectively. The fact that we can give people power who don't have ability to use it correctly, is one of the reasons why we have so many problems with incompetence and corruption. So where do we get people who have the ability to use power correctly, effectively and efficiently. Of course, we can fully educate people, we haven't tried that yet. We can already see that even people with a small amount of education can accomplish some amazing things, so just imagine what we can do when millions are fully educated?

Knowledge is Power, but you still have to have the right amount of knowledge in order to know how to use power correctly, if not, then the power of knowledge can produce negative effects instead of producing positive effects.

Instructions Manual

Power is a huge responsibility, but most people exploit the position, mostly due to their ignorance and their inability to avoid corruption and manipulation. This of course can be corrected by educating people fully. This behavior comes from ignorance, so if you educate people more, you will change the behavior. Our behavior comes from our perception of our personal experiences and our perceived knowledge. If improve the perception, you improve the behavior. We can create our own behaviors, or have others create behaviors for us. If you learn early on about behavior, you will learn that you can control and build your own personal behaviors. You can choose to have it part of your personality or just be something that benefits you and others.



Structures of Power - Levels of Authority


Power Structure is an overall system of influence and the relationships between any individual and every other individual within any selected group of people. A description of a power structure would capture the way in which power or authority is distributed between people within groups such as a government, nation, institution, organization, or a society. Such structures are of interest to various fields, including sociology, government, economics, and business. A power structure may be formal and intentionally constructed to maximize values like fairness or efficiency, as in a hierarchical organization wherein every entity, except one, is subordinate to a single other entity. Conversely, a power structure may be an informal set of roles, such as those found in a dominance hierarchy in which members of a social group interact, often aggressively, to create a ranking system. A culture that is organized in a dominance hierarchy is a dominator culture, the opposite of an egalitarian culture of partnership. A visible, dominant group or elite that holds power or authority within a power structure is often referred to as being the Establishment. Power structures are fluid, with changes occurring constantly, either slowly or rapidly, evolving or revolutionary, peacefully or violently.

Social Order refers to a particular set or system of linked social structures, institutions, relations, customs, and enforce certain patterns of relating and behaving. Civility.

Power Structures can be designed in a way that keeps people in the Dark. Sometimes workers have no idea about the true intentions of the leaders that they do work for. Sometimes employees don't know the people in other departments or what they actually do. Sometimes workers have no idea about the people who are doing work for them, or people who work right next to them. And sometimes workers have very little idea about who is below in rank or above in rank, and what exactly that means. This is not about questioning authority, this is about understanding the true goals of an organization and having informed consent from every person involved. When people don't know who's really making the decisions and why they are making them, they become just blind followers. And when people believe that they're above the law, then they commit crimes and there's no accountability.

Black Box - Algorithms - Seeing the Whole Picture - Shared Coops

There are levels of command, levels of thinking, levels of secrecy and levels of knowledge. The lower you are on the totem pole, the less education you have and the less knowledge you have, and the less awareness you will have about what's happening in the other levels of command. Even people at the top can be in the dark about certain things. Though people at the top may have a higher level of education and knowledge, this does not mean they are intelligent or not vulnerable to corruption or criminal activity, or mistakes or ignorance.

Low Man on the Totem Pole is someone at the bottom of a hierarchy with no status or power. Someone who is the last one to know about things within an organization. It's the same as saying someone is low on the pecking order or the lowest rung of the ladder.

Next in Line is someone immediately below the present holder of a position in order of succession.

Predecessor is one who precedes you in time as in holding a position or office. Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone.

Tier is one of two or more layers one atop another. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group. Hierarchy.


Just Following Orders


Just Following Orders is a plea in a court of law that a person should not be held guilty for actions ordered by a superior officer or an official.

Fall Guy - Puppets - Servant - Forced Labor - Why do people Blindly Submit to Authority?

Pawn is a person or thing manipulated and used by others, like a game piece in the game of chess. A person unwittingly used in a scheme and taken advantage of by others is an example of a pawn. A chess piece that has the least value to the player is an example of a pawn.

Expendable - Yes Man - Follower - Autonomous Robot

If I don't do it, then someone else will, is an ignorant excuse. Just because someone else will do something negligent and criminal, this does not give you a reason to do something ignorant and criminal. Just because other people are willing to be scumbags, this does not mean that you have to be a scumbag. If more people refuse to be scumbags, then there will be less scumbags. Instead, you should do something good when other people won't. If you don't act with integrity, then who will?

Do as I Say and Not as I Do, is what an ignorant person says when they want other people to just ignore their own criminal acts and expect subordinates to just do what they are told or just ignorantly and blindly follow commands, even when those commands are wrong or are in contradiction to known facts. Don't act like a criminal like me, just punish other people for doing the same criminal act that I do.

Stanford Prison Experiment - Malicious Compliance - Toxic Leadership

Doing Someone Else's Dirty Work, or are you doing something that's good and beneficial, something that you know can be proven. To do someone's dirty work means to do a task for someone that is dishonest or unpleasant and which they do not want to do themselves.

Accessory to a Crime - Scapegoat - Treason

Rouge Employees and Lower Level Management workers who have their own agendas are also a big problem. They might seem loyal and they might still take orders from the top, but these people can be extremely dangerous. Then there's the employees who pretend to be rouge but are in fact taking orders from the top. Front Men.

Some jobs can be very complicated. But it's part of your job to make your job less complicated. Don't use your own failures to learn as an excuse why you are not aware of certain consequences that are the result of your actions. It's your responsibility to learn the affects that are the result of all your decisions, large and small.

Peter Principle for every employee to rise in the hierarchy through promotion until they reach a level of respective incompetence. People in a hierarchy tend to rise to their "level of incompetence".


Hierarchy - Command Levels


Command Hierarchy is a group of people who carry out orders based on authority within the group. Secret Societies.

Hierarchical Organization is an organizational structure where every entity in the organization, except one, is subordinate to a single other entity. This arrangement is a form of a hierarchy. In an organization, the hierarchy usually consists of a singular/group of power at the top with subsequent levels of power beneath them. This is the dominant mode of organization among large organizations; most corporations, governments, and organized religions are hierarchical organizations with different levels of management, power or authority. For example, the broad, top-level overview of the general organization of the Catholic Church consists of the Pope, then the Cardinals, then the Archbishops, and so on. Levels.

Dominance Hierarchy arises when members of a social group interact, often aggressively, to create a ranking system. In social living groups, members are likely to compete for access to limited resources and mating opportunities. Rather than fight each time they meet, relative relationships are formed between members of the same sex. These repetitive interactions lead to the creation of a social order that is subject to change each time a dominant animal is challenged by a subordinate one. Perversion.

Corporate Structure as a Factor in Poor Communication. Top-down and bottom-up communications face breakdown because line employees usually don’t think the same way as managers do. Corporate Titles (chiefs).

Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms.

Hierarchy is an arrangement of items (objects, names, values, categories, etc.) in which the items are represented as being "above," "below," or "at the same level as" one another. A hierarchy can link entities either directly or indirectly, and either vertically or diagonally. The only direct links in a hierarchy, insofar as they are hierarchical, are to one's immediate superior or to one of one's subordinates, although a system that is largely hierarchical can also incorporate alternative hierarchies. Indirect hierarchical links can extend "vertically" upwards or downwards via multiple links in the same direction, following a path. All parts of the hierarchy which are not linked vertically to one another nevertheless can be "horizontally" linked through a path by traveling up the hierarchy to find a common direct or indirect superior, and then down again. This is akin to two co-workers or colleagues; each reports to a common superior, but they have the same relative amount of authority. Organizational forms exist that are both alternative and complementary to hierarchy. Heterarchy is one such form.

Incident Command System is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response providing a common hierarchy within which responders from multiple agencies can be effective.

Organizational Structure defines how activities such as task allocation, coordination and supervision are directed toward the achievement of organizational aims. It can also be considered as the viewing glass or perspective through which individuals see their organization and its environment. Organizations need to be efficient, flexible, innovative and caring in order to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. An organization can be structured in many different ways, depending on its objectives. The structure of an organization will determine the modes in which it operates and performs. Organizational structure allows the expressed allocation of responsibilities for different functions and processes to different entities such as the branch, department, workgroup, and individual. Organizational structure affects organizational action in two ways: It provides the foundation on which standard operating procedures and routines rest. It determines which individuals get to participate in which decision-making processes, and thus to what extent their views shape the organization’s actions.

Functional Organization is a type of organizational structure that uses the principle of specialization based on function or role. It allows decisions to be decentralized since issues are delegated to specialized persons or units, leaving them the responsibility of implementing, evaluating, or controlling the given procedures or goals.

Organizational Architecture has two very different meanings. In one sense it literally refers to the organization's built environment and in another sense it refers to architecture metaphorically, as a structure which fleshes out the organizations. The various features of a business's organizational architecture has to be internally consistent in strategy, architecture and competitive environment. Organizational architecture or organizational space: the influence of the spatial environment on humans in and around organizations. Organizational architecture or organization design: the creation of roles, processes, and formal reporting relationships in an organization.

Matrix Management (management styles)

Organizational Culture represents the collective values, beliefs and principles of organizational members and is a product of such factors as history, product, market, technology, strategy, type of employees, management style, and national culture; culture includes the organization's vision, values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs, and habits. Encompasses values and behaviors that "contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace and applies psychological theories and principles to organizations and individuals in their workplace.

Structure follows Strategy means that a corporate structure is created in order to implement a given corporate strategy.

Corporate Governance is a joke. Broadly refers to the mechanisms, processes and relations by which corporations are controlled and directed. Governance structures and principles identify the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in the corporation (such as the board of directors, managers, shareholders, creditors, auditors, regulators, and other stakeholders) and includes the rules and procedures for making decisions in corporate affairs. Corporate governance includes the processes through which corporations' objectives are set and pursued in the context of the social, regulatory and market environment. Governance mechanisms include monitoring the actions, policies, practices, and decisions of corporations, their agents, and affected stakeholders. Corporate governance practices are affected by attempts to align the interests of stakeholders. Interest in the corporate governance practices of modern corporations, particularly in relation to accountability, increased following the high-profile collapses of a number of large corporations during 2001–2002, most of which involved accounting fraud; and then again after the recent financial crisis in 2008.

Rank and File are the ordinary members of an organization as opposed to its leaders. The non-executive and non-managerial employees of a company. The term originates from the formations of military personnel, since troops would stand next to each other (rank) and in a line (file) when marching, while officers would march on the outside of the formation. A military term relating to the horizontal "ranks" (rows) and vertical "files" (columns) of individual foot-soldiers, exclusive of the officers.

Confederate Army soldiers were organized by military specialty. The combat arms included infantry, cavalry, and artillery. Although fewer soldiers might comprise a squad or platoon, the smallest infantry maneuver unit in the Army was a company of 100 soldiers. Ten companies were organized into an infantry regiment, which theoretically had 1,000 men. In reality, as disease, desertions and casualties took their toll, and the common practice of sending replacements to form new regiments took hold, most regiments were greatly reduced in strength. By the mid-war, most regiments averaged 300–400 men, with Confederate units slightly smaller on average than their U.S. counterparts. For example, at the pivotal Battle of Chancellorsville, the average U.S. Army infantry regiment's strength was 433 men, versus 409 for Confederate infantry regiments. Rough unit sizes for CSA combat units during the war: Corps - 24,000 to 28,000 / Division - 6,000 to 14,000 / Brigade - 800 to 1,700 / Regiment - 350 to 400 / Company – 35 to 40. Regiments, which were the basic units of army organization through which soldiers were supplied and deployed, were raised by individual states. They were generally referred by number and state, for example 1st Texas, 12th Virginia. To the extent the word "battalion" was used to describe a military unit, it referred to a multi-company task force of a regiment or a near-regimental size unit. Throughout the war, the Confederacy raised the equivalent of 1,010 regiments in all branches, including militias, versus 2,050 regiments for the U.S. Army. Four regiments usually formed a brigade, although as the number of men in many regiments became greatly reduced, especially later in the war, more than four were often assigned to a brigade. Occasionally, regiments would be transferred between brigades. Two to four brigades usually formed a division. Two to four divisions usually formed a corps. Two to four corps usually formed an army. Occasionally, a single corps might operate independently as if it were a small army. The Confederate States Army consisted of several field armies, named after their primary area of operation. The largest Confederate field army was the Army of Northern Virginia, whose surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 marked the end of major combat operations in the US Civil War. Companies were commanded by captains and had two or more lieutenants. Regiments were commanded by colonels. Lieutenant colonels were second in command. At least one major was next in command. Brigades were commanded by brigadier generals although casualties or other attrition sometimes meant that brigades would be commanded by senior colonels or even a lower grade officer. Barring the same type of circumstances which might leave a lower grade officer in temporary command, divisions were commanded by major generals and corps were commanded by lieutenant generals. A few corps commanders were never confirmed as lieutenant generals and exercised corps command for varying periods as major generals. Armies of more than one corps were commanded by (full) generals. Tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat.

Chain of Command refers to a company's hierarchy of reporting relationships – from the bottom to the top of an organization, who must answer to whom. The chain of command not only establishes accountability, it lays out a company's lines of authority and decision-making power. The chain of command refers to the vertical lines of authority within an organization enabling orders to be passed down through the layers of hierarchy. If the organization has a flat structure then there will be short chain of command. A long chain of command is one that has several levels of management between the top and bottom of the chain. The multiple layers of a long chain of command can create problems for a small business. A command hierarchy is a group of people who carry out orders based on others' authority within the group. It can be viewed as part of a power structure, in which it is usually seen as the most vulnerable and also the most powerful part. Here are four types of organizational charts: Functional Top-Down. Divisional Structure. Matrix Organizational Chart. Flat Organizational Chart.

Pecking Order is a term for the hierarchical system of social organization. The original use of pecking order referred to the expression of dominance in chickens. Dominance in chickens is asserted by various behaviors, including pecking. The term dominance hierarchy is often used for this type of social organization in other animals. Pecking order is a basic concept in social stratification and social hierarchy that has its counterparts in other animal species, including humans, although the term "pecking order" is often used synonymously.



Types of Power


Superpower is a word used to describe a state with a dominant position in international relations and which is characterized by its unparalleled ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale. This is done through the combined-means of technological, cultural, military and economic strength, as well as diplomatic and soft power influence. One World Order.

Great Power is a sovereign state that is recognized as having the ability and expertise to exert its influence on a global scale. Great powers characteristically possess military and economic strength, as well as diplomatic and soft power influence, which may cause middle or small powers to consider the great powers' opinions before taking actions of their own. International relations theorists have posited that great power status can be characterized into power capabilities, spatial aspects, and status dimensions.

Small Power in the international system may never equal or surpass the effect of larger powers, they can nevertheless influence the workings of the international system together with others.

Middle Power is a sovereign state that is not a superpower nor a great power, but still has large or moderate influence and international recognition.

World Power Index is defined as the numeric expression that expresses the accumulation of national capabilities that a State has to exercise its power in the international system.

Regulatory Agency - Congressional Oversight - Separation of Powers

Second Superpower is a term used to conceptualize a global civil society as a world force comparable to or counterbalancing the United States of America.

Soft Power is the ability to attract and co-opt rather than by coercion, hard power or using force or giving money as a means of persuasion. Soft power is the ability to shape the preferences of others through knowledge and inspiration. A defining feature of soft power is that it is non-coercive; the currency of soft power is culture, political values, and foreign policies. Recently, the term has also been used in changing and influencing social and public opinion through relatively less transparent channels and lobbying through powerful political and non-political organizations. Soft-Power should be about educating people about the facts, and also about the choices and options that are available. "Educate instead of Intimidate, Manipulate or Dominate."

Emerging Power is a term used as recognition of the rising, primarily economic, influence of a nation—or union of nations—which has steadily increased their presence in global affairs. Such a power aspires to have a more powerful position or role in international relations, either regionally or globally, and possess sufficient resources and levels of development that such goals are potentially achievable. A term also used to describe such a state is "Rising Power".



People Power - Power to the People


People have the Power, but most people don't know how to utilize their power, this is why so many people feel powerless. Knowledge is Power, but only if the knowledge you receive has power. It's not just any knowledge that gives you power, it's the knowledge that makes you realize the power you have, and also it's the knowledge that explains to you how to effectively, efficiently and collectively use power, a power that everyone should have. But power is a learned ability, and not everyone has access to this power, so this needs to change. We have the ability to solve every problem on earth, so it makes perfect sense to provide everyone with the highest quality education that the world has to offer, it's time. - BK101 (August 6, 2016).

We the People - The Power of Words - Enlightenment - Direct Democracy

Knowledge can give you power, but first you must acquire the knowledge that would help you avoid the trappings of power. Knowledge is a huge responsibility, power is a huge responsibility. Together they wield a force that only knowledge can tame. So learning the right things at the right time is extremely important. Only the most skilled and knowledgeable can be at the controls of such a superpower. Weak and ignorant minds are easily corrupted, which we can clearly see all over the world. Overconfidence can also be a trap.

Language and knowledge is like having a secret power, but you have to learn how to use the power effectively and efficiently.

Empowering is to give someone qualities or abilities that will help them to have a certain amount of power or authority over their lives.

Leverage is the strategic advantage; power to act effectively. Human Power.

"Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the whole world." - Archimedes - The Lever in this case is Knowledge.

Leve is the ratio of the output force produced by a machine to the applied input force.

"Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power." (Seneca)

Public Trust is the idea that within the public lies the true power and future of a society; therefore, whatever trust the public places in its officials must be respected. One of the reasons that bribery is regarded as a notorious evil is that it contributes to a culture of political corruption in which the public trust is eroded. Other issues related to political corruption or betrayal of public trust are lobbying, special interest groups and the public cartel.

General Will is the will of the people as a whole. All citizens have the right to contribute personally, or through their representatives, to its formation. It must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, positions, and employments, according to their capacities, and without any other distinction than that of their virtues and their talents.


Political Freedom is freedom from oppression or coercion, the absence of disabling conditions for an individual and the fulfillment of enabling conditions, or the absence of life conditions of compulsion, e.g. economic compulsion, in a society.

"The best propaganda is no propaganda" - "Credibility is the scarcest resource"

"Our strategy should not be only to confront Empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To mock it. To shame it. With our art, our literature, our music, our brilliance, our joy, our sheer relentlessness -- and our ability to tell our own stories. Not the stories that we're being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they're selling -- their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their sense of inevitability. Because know this: They be few and we be many. They need us more than we need them. Another world is not only possible, she's on her way. And on a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy (wiki)

Fourth Estate is a societal or political force or institution whose influence is not consistently or officially recognized. The other three estates are: The Religious Leaders, The Rich and Powerful, and The Citizens or Common People who have very little power or wealth. Journalism.

Is the Pen mightier then The Sword? Depends on what the pen wrote, and it depends on if everyone can see what is written and understands what was written the same way. The Power of Language.

Working Together - Diplomacy


New World Man - Rush (youtube)
He's a rebel and a runner, He's a signal turning green, He's a restless young romantic, Wants to run the big machine.
He's got a problem with his poisons, But you know he'll find a cure, He's cleaning up the systems, To keep his nature pure.
Learning to match the beat of the old-world man, Learning to catch the heat of the third-world man.
He's got to make his own mistakes, And learn to mend the mess he makes.
He's old enough to know what's right, And young enough not to choose it.
He's noble enough to win the world, But weak enough to lose it.
He's a new-world man.
He's a radio receiver, Tuned to factories and farms, He's a writer and ranger and a young boy bearing arms.
He's got a problem with his powers, His weapons on patrol, He's got to walk a fine line, And keep his self-control.
Trying to save the day for the old-world man, Trying to pave the way for the third-world man.
He's not concerned with yesterday, He knows constant change is here today.
He's noble enough to know what's right, But weak enough not to choose it.
He's wise enough to win the world. But fool enough to lose it.
He's a new-world man.
Learning to match the beat of the old-world man, He's learning to catch the heat of the third-world man.
He's a new world man, He's a new world man.


Hero - Chad Kroeger (youtube)
I am so high, I can hear heaven, I am so high, I can hear heaven.
Whoa, but heaven no, heaven don't hear me.
And they say, That a hero could save us, I'm not gonna stand here and wait.
I'll hold onto the wings of the eagles, Watch as we all fly away.
Someone told me, Love would all save us.
But, how can that be, Look what love gave us.
A world full of killing, And blood spilling, That world never came
And they say, That a hero could save us, I'm not gonna stand here and wait.
I'll hold onto the wings of the eagles, Watch as we all fly away.
Now that the world isn't ending, It's love that I'm sending to you.
It isn't the love of a hero, And that's why I fear it won't do.
And they say, That a hero could save us, I'm not gonna stand here and wait.
I'll hold onto the wings of the eagles, Watch as we all fly away.
And they're watching us, They're watching us, As we all fly away.
And they're watching us, They're watching us, As we all fly away.
And they're watching us, They're watching us, As we all fly away.


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