is the possession of controlling influence
One possessing or exercising power,
authority. A state powerful enough to influence events
world. Supply the force or power for the functioning of. The ability to
influence or outright control the
great power comes great responsibility
(chain of command)
is a powerful effect
A group of people having the power
effective action. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by
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
other form of pressure or force.
people who submit
the bad behavior of
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
another. Have and exert influence or effect. Someone who
, 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
force of authority
something to occur. Toxic Leadership
is using pressure or necessity to
make someone do something against their will, especially by
threat of violence
, or by moral or intellectual means.
when one person or group has
power over another.
is an individual's preferential access to resources over another. The
state of having high
relative to one or more other individuals, who react
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
is social control by
unwarranted power. Dominance Hierarchy
the Upper Hand
is to have a position of
either over someone, or over something, or over some situation.
describes a person with a personality disorder
characterized by undermining other
, 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.
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
“Women will change the nature
of power, rather than power changing the nature of women.” -
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
we never see the powerful and wealthy people who control our
. 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.
Behind the Curtain
Pulling your Strings
? What's really
you? Is it Just
Power comes in Many Different Forms
. The Power that a Gun
The Power of Authority
. The Power of
not being held Responsible
actions. The Power of Love
. The Power of Beauty
Power of Physical Strength
The Power of Wealth
Power comes in many forms and will always corrupt the weak and
, always. Educating yourself to the
is your only defense against the
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
, 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
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
is a self-aggrandizing action
undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other
is to have
special advantage or influence.
out of Control
(big head syndrome) -
who has power over others, can't empower himself."
is the power or the right to give orders or to make
on other people's
behalf. Persons who exercise administrative
control over others.
in law is a document giving an official instruction
or command. Official permission
is our tendency to
to the opinions
of authority figures
that is independent of the
favoring or enforcing strict obedience
to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of
personal freedom. Fascist
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.
- Law Enforcement -
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.
of social animals in
, 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
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
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
, 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
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
a man who lives outside the hierarchy. He
does his own thing
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
turn and because they lack self-reliance
and a strong sense of personal
identity, they fall into patterns of neediness and approval-seeking
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
and other livestock.
- Board Members
is a person who exercises
workers and makes decisions
on their behalf.
is a very wealthy or powerful
is in the interests of a person, group, or principle or as a
of a person or group.
is someone in
or has overall responsibility
Being "in charge
someone in control with overall responsibility. Having the power of
is the leading character
or one of the
, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
is to have
dominance or the power to defeat over. Be in control and
look down on
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
is the political, economic, or
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.
is the power to direct or determine. The activity of managing or exerting
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.
is to bring into
usage; impose regulations
. To give
somebody to do something
with authority. Social Order
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
- Toxic Leadership
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
. And the best way to accomplish this is to
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
. We have done this as kids, when we wear a costume it can
transform us into a new character
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.
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
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
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
, I feel it in the
, I smell it in
once was is lost, for none now live who
. 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
"When the Power of Love
the Love of Power, we will then solve every problem on earth." -
America's 60 Families
Council on Foreign Relations
World Economic Forum
behind the Throne (The position of power occupied by the Royal
Family in today’s UK)
(youtube, 47:15, 11/18/15 -
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
that went wrong. We need
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.
Poor people far out number the rich, but if the poor can't
work together as one
, then their numbers are
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
. 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
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
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)
are situations where the acting person's name is unknown.
(namelessness, non-identifiable, unreachable, or untrackable)
Not be be confused with Privacy
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
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
, so you
either drive us to safety, or we all die.
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.
is a person who uses unscrupulous methods to get rich. Economic Hit Men
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
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
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
, 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
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
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.
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.
is to give up, such as power, as of
monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations.
Give Power to the People
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.
behaves like an agent, assuming no
responsibility for actions or their consequences, only following
the orders of someone in authority.
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.
You have to fully understand
Vulnerabilities of Power. Needs
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
will not prepare you from the destructive
force of power. Morality
It's extremely important that you
know the difference between
it's better to not lose $5 than to find $5.
We always witness
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
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
forms of abuse to gain and maintain control over a
Separation of Powers
does not protect us from corruption,
waste and abuse. People need more education.
Where in the education process does a person
learn about the Dangers of Power, the Vulnerabilities of Power,
does power manipulate our
of the world?
Why does power distort our reality?
Why does power create a disconnect between
? Like an
living in denial.
cause corruption in the mind? Is that why children
You have to know the difference
. People in Leadership roles can benefit people, while
people with power can abuse people and kill people.
Does power corrupt people? Or do corrupt people seek power? Both.
Corrupt and ignorant people seek power, which leads to
themselves, and to others. So why
ignorant and corrupt people to be leaders?
You have to know why Power
Mind, and know why the Mind Corrupts Power?
Conflict of Interest
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
Sometimes it's that one decision that makes all the difference,
just one change. It's like having a key that opens a door.
Wants To Rule The World
- Tears For Fears (youtube)
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.
is a non-mutual parasite that benefits at the
expense of the other, the host.
is a form of government
in which power is invested in
multiple people. It takes the form of neither a dictatorship nor a
is the murder of any person or people by their government,
politicide and mass murder
Does Power always lead to
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.
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.
is when people of authority have an
that causes them
to abuse other people for no logical reasons. Too Much Praise
- Fame and Popularity
is a an
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
, first published in England on 17 August 1945.
- Civil Liberties
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
is extremely difficult to
corrupt or fool.
is a form of power-sharing and
governmental stability, the survival of democracy, and the avoidance of
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
Your Silence may Imply Consent
Corporation Abuse Websites
(watch dogs) - Government Crimes
Films about Power and Abuses of Authority
Does Power Corrupt?
Principle - I: Empire
The Invisible Man
Afra Raymond: Three Myths about Corruption
Royal Babylon by Heathcote
Williams (rough cut)
Awakening - Absolute Power
Power - The Toxic Truth
James B Glattfelder: Who Controls the World
Corporations Abuse Films
Freedom - Are you a
Corske's ENGINES OF DOMINATION
Makes People SelfishActivism
The Third Wave Democracy
refers to the third major surge of
helps lowers the barriers that prevent citizens asking questions of
those in power.
is almost like having criminals
Early Warning Report
The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions
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
"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
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
"It's amazing how the smallest
amount of power can turn anyone into a complete
is the only cure."
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
, it just goes by different names, they call
it War, Poverty and Capitalism."
The more things change, the more they stay the
means that turbulent changes do not necessarily affect reality on
a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.
Authority and Ability are 2 different things
. You can have power
but not have the ability to use the power correctly or
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
amount of education can accomplish some amazing things, so just
imagine what we can do when millions are fully educated?
Knowledge is Power
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.
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
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
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
is an overall
between any individual and every other individual
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
, or a
. Such structures are of
interest to various fields, including sociology, government,
economics, and business. A power structure may be formal and
to maximize values like
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
. A culture that is organized in a dominance
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
is often referred to as
being the Establishment. Power structures are fluid, with
changes occurring constantly, either slowly or rapidly, evolving
or revolutionary, peacefully
refers to a particular set or system of linked social
relations, customs, and enforce certain
of relating and behaving.
Power Structures can be
in a way that
keeps people in
. Sometimes workers have no idea about the
of the leaders
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
this is about understanding
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
- Seeing the Whole Picture
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
status or power. Someone who is the last one to
about things within an organization. It's the same as saying
someone is low on the pecking order
lowest rung of the ladder
Next in Line
is someone immediately below
the present holder of a position in order of succession.
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.
is one of two or more
another. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
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
- Forced Labor
- Why do people Blindly Submit to
is a person or thing
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
RobotIf I don't do it, then someone
, is an ignorant excuse. Just because
this does not give you a reason to do something ignorant and criminal.
Just because other people are willing to be
, 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
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
just do what they are told or just ignorantly and blindly follow commands,
even when those commands are wrong or are in
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
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
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
it's part of your job
to make your job less complicated
Don't use your own failures to learn
an excuse why you are not aware
of certain consequences
that are the result of your actions. It's your
to learn the
the result of all your decisions, large and small.
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
is a group of people who carry out orders
based on authority
within the group.
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.
arises when members of a social group
interact, often aggressively, to create a
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
Corporate Structure as a Factor in Poor
Top-down and bottom-up communications face breakdown because
line employees usually don’t think the same way as managers do. Corporate Titles
is a form of government characterized by
strong central power
and limited political freedoms.
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
, 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
in the same
direction, following a path. All parts of the
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
Incident Command System
is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of
providing a common hierarchy within which
responders from multiple agencies can be effective.
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.
need to be
efficient, flexible, innovative and caring in order to achieve a
sustainable competitive advantage. An organization can be
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
routines rest. It determines which individuals get to participate in which
decision-making processes, and thus to what extent their views shape the
is a type of organizational structure that
uses the principle of specialization based on
or role. It allows decisions to be
since issues are delegated
to specialized persons or units, leaving them the
evaluating, or controlling the given
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
in an organization.
represents the collective values,
beliefs and principles of organizational members and is a
product of such
factors as history, product, market, technology,
, 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.
is a joke. Broadly refers to the
mechanisms, processes and relations by which corporations are
controlled and directed.
identify the distribution of rights
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
ordinary members of an organization as opposed to its
non-executive and non-managerial employees of a company. The term
originates from the formations of
, 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
combat arms included
. 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 /
- 6,000 to 14,000 /
- 800 to 1,700 /
- 350 to 400 /
– 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
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.
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
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
and social hierarchy that has its counterparts in other animal species,
including humans, although the term "pecking order" is often used
Margaret Heffernan: Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work
Types of Power
word used to describe a state with a dominant position
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
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
, 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
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.
sovereign state that is not a superpower nor a great power, but still has
large or moderate influence and international recognition.
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.
- Congressional Oversight
- Separation of Powers
is a term used to conceptualize a global civil
society as a world force comparable to or counterbalancing the United
States of America.
is the ability to attract and co-opt rather than
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."
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
, this is why so
many people feel powerless. Knowledge is
, but only if the
you receive has power. It's not just any knowledge that
gives you power, it's the knowledge that makes you
the power you
have, and also it's the knowledge that explains to you how to effectively,
efficiently and collectively
power, a power that everyone should have. But power is a
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
Power of Words
- Direct Democracy
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
can also be a trap.Language
is like having a secret power
but you have to learn how to use the power
is to give someone
that will help them to
have a certain amount of power or authority
over their lives.
is the strategic advantage; power to
act effectively. Human Power
"Give me a place to stand and with a
I will move the whole world." -
Lever in this case is Knowledge
is the ratio of
the output force produced by a machine
the applied input force."Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power." (Seneca)
"Anywhere there is people, there is power."
Hampton (wiki) - Activism.
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
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.
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
"Our strategy should not be only to confront
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."
is a societal or political force
or institution whose
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.
Is the Pen mightier then
? 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
New World Man -
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.
match the beat of the old-world man, Learning to catch the heat of the
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
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
He's a new world man, He's a new world man.
Hero - Chad
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.
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.