Oligarchy

2020 November 19
by justrand

Oligarchy:
a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.

There are a slew of differences between a Republic and a Monarchy/Imperium (a true one, as opposed to a constitutional one, like Britain today), but few difference between a Monarchy and an Oligarchy.

In a Republic/Democracy, the government (theoretically) belongs to THE PEOPLE…whether through representatives (Republic) or direct involvement (Democracy). The PEOPLE either elect other people to represent them, or they represent themselves, but either way it is supposed to be government OF the people.

Monarchs and Oligarchs believe that the mechanisms of government belong to THEM, and that they are thus answerable to NO ONE.

The Big Tech monopolies of Facebook, Twitter and Google (with all their offshoots like Instagram and YouTube) have simply modernized the concept of Oligarchy. They KNOW the mechanisms of government belong to them, but (for now) they are content to be puppet-masters, and let the little people (us) believe we are still living in a Republic. LOL.

In our modern world INFORMATION is, as they say, “King”. Thus by controlling ALL (or almost all) of the information, the Oligarchs are our new “Kings”…without having to even pretend to give a damn about the unwashed masses. They barely hid their utter disdain for the lowly Congress-critters who DARED to question them the other day, but since they know that they OWN most of those politicians, they played along.

A long time ago a king believed that HIS will, and HIS desires overruled those of the inhabitants of HIS colonies. The people of those colonies disagreed, and stated their disagreement in a document that begins: “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary…

It is becoming necessary again, but the Oligarchs don’t think it matters. It is up to us to “educate” them.

61 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 November 19 8:21 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jeez. A Mickey Mantle baseball card is up for sale with an estimated value of $18m.

  2. 2020 November 19 9:21 am
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    “I pledge allegiance to the anarchist flag of the United States of banana oligarchy, and to the mobocracy for which it stands,one balkanized nation under satan, divisible, with tyranny and fascism for all.

  3. 2020 November 19 9:37 am
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    justrand permalink

    IP, that pledge will be perfect for Hut1369. As we are “escorted” in they will say:
    Drop your pants, turn around, bend over…and repeat after me…”

  4. 2020 November 19 9:46 am
    [5]

    Dystopia how we love thee,
    One learns to live on bended knee,
    Once born into the collectivist milieu,
    We embrace the equality me and you,
    Having never known it, no one dreams of being free.

    The frogs are officially boiled ~~~IP

  5. 2020 November 19 9:47 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Stephen Kruiser: Resist by eating turkey together…. hmmm.

    They steal a Presidential election.
    We retaliate by … eating turkey.

    Seems a bit weak sauce.

    Our pundits need to raise the bar a bit.
    How about going out in the dead of night and hacksawing the chain that locks up the kid’s playground at the park?
    Or defacing stuff?

  6. 2020 November 19 10:00 am
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    justrand permalink

    Jim, I think you will see lots of Passive and not-so Passive Resistance if Biden is indeed installed in the basement of the White House.

    Wait until the EDICTS start (beyond the “Don’t have Thanksgiving” ones)

    For example: the Biden peeps are starting to talk about a retroactive “Weapons Tax” of $200 (or more) for every AR-15 in America…and other 2nd Amendment taxes…that would cost Americans upwards of $35 BILLION in order to retain weapons/magazines/ammunition they already LEGALLY bought. How many Americans are going to comply?? Nearly ZERO. Then what?? 👿

  7. 2020 November 19 10:51 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Well other than the fact that retroactive taxes are illegal….. Guess that be in the past tense now.

    And what ‘industry’ will boom? Shadow guns whether 3D printed or not.

  8. 2020 November 19 10:52 am
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    Any such taxes would need to pass both houses of congress, you cannot impose taxes by exec order.

  9. 2020 November 19 11:15 am
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    gnqanq permalink

    JR – #7 – you know what they say, “use it or lose it”.

  10. 2020 November 19 11:25 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    From an InstaPundit commenter:

    “I wish upon all Democrats the abundance of Venezuela, the salaries of Cuba, the justice of China, the health care of Nicaragua and the freedom of North Korea.”

  11. 2020 November 19 11:37 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A repeat message:
    StopTheSteal.us has its Week 3 events this Saturday at noon. The focus event this week is Atlanta. But there are events at all or most state capitols as well.

    I was at Sacramento last Saturday, there was a stage, professional sound system, speakers, and I’d guess somewhere from 500 to 1,000 people (it was pretty spread out, hard to gauge).
    Perhaps 20 Antifa but we had a squad of Proud Boys and the police presence was solid. Plenty of brave elders, kids and ladies in the crowd. It felt safe.
    I wonder if Gov Newsom will tell the police to stop coddling the Trumpsters this week? Try to give Antifa a chance to hassle stragglers like in DC?

  12. 2020 November 19 11:49 am
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    justrand permalink

    IP: “Any such taxes would need to pass both houses of congress, you cannot impose taxes by exec order.”

    LOL

    It will be called a “Fee” of some kind…and “Justice” Roberts will find a way to make it “legal” (See: ObamaCare)

  13. 2020 November 19 11:52 am
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    Eph permalink

    https://mobile.twitter.com/joshdcaplan/status/1329195827290632194

    What the hell took so long????

    Need Maricopa and Pima too.

  14. 2020 November 19 12:21 pm
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    A poll tax was called illegal by scotus years go, a firearms tax should also be called illegal for the same reason. Congress has the power to collect taxes on INCOMES, but not the power to collect sales tax etc. If such taxes have a “chilling effect” on voting rights, that same chill should also apply to the 2nd amend. Assuming of course we have an honest scotus, which is now problematical.

  15. 2020 November 19 12:26 pm
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    Addendum to post 15 . The feds have managed to put a $200 “fee” on the transfer of full auto firearms, so they could probably get away with a similar “fee”on everyday common firearm sales.

  16. 2020 November 19 12:33 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    IP, 16,

    Or the states could impose such taxes.

  17. 2020 November 19 1:10 pm
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    “Or the states could impose such taxes.” ~~mutley

    They could try, but not if it is an obvious attempt to circumvent the 2nd amend.( Again if we have an honest scotus, they would fail at imposing such taxes.)

  18. 2020 November 19 1:34 pm
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    justrand permalink

    IP, you keep saying “honest scotus”…I do not think that phrase means what you think it means. 🙂

  19. 2020 November 19 1:44 pm
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    The current scotus is engaging in coitus,
    We are the victims of such porkus interruptis,
    An honest scotus is an oxymoron,
    As we are the recipients of this oligarchical hard on.

  20. 2020 November 19 1:45 pm
    [22]
    TLS permalink

  21. 2020 November 19 2:03 pm
    [23]

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    https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fganduscourts.zoomgov.com%2Fj%2F1609807754%3B%3AAJWXdkj49Bs7ThJG9AUZmqmEdT4&cuid=5949582

    This Lin Woods GA case for temp injuction.
    Anyone get in? It’s at 350 capacity it seems, I keep trying though.

  22. 2020 November 19 2:19 pm
    [24]

    Guess this was the full court presser today?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG6RsUbWZAI

    Still trying to find a full video from one of the networks.

  23. 2020 November 19 3:10 pm
    [27]

    26 – Which part, the party line part or that it may go nowhere?

  24. 2020 November 19 3:13 pm
    [28]
    Eph permalink

    Both of course

    Its over

  25. 2020 November 19 3:28 pm
    [29]
    gnqanq permalink

    For Eph – Its over?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep-xgd_eETE

    It’s not over till me say its over!!!

  26. 2020 November 19 4:00 pm
    [30]

    We have the perfect biological trifecta~~~ The black robed oligarchs have neither the spine, the guts, or the gonads to do what’s right.

  27. 2020 November 19 4:29 pm
    [31]
    drdog09 permalink

    Watching the video it looks like Guilliani’s approach is to make the election methodology so toxic the Dims want it to disappear and not certify election results. If they do certify, and it is proven that the election was a fraud, that’s called perjury. Eph, the election maybe over, that does not mean it is not over for the careers of many a Dim politician that participated in the charade.

  28. 2020 November 19 4:38 pm
    [32]
    bc3b permalink

    7 AM to 6 PM today. Major presentation tomorrow. Looking forward to the weekend and Thanksgiving. Gotta find some cheerleaders.

  29. 2020 November 19 4:45 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    bc, regarding cheerleaders “It’s a tough job but someone has …”

    Seriously, I’m sure we can skip or go with a repeat “best hits” this week if you’re stressed!

  30. 2020 November 19 4:56 pm
    [34]
    drdog09 permalink

    PSA —

    Calculate your vulnerability to CoVid — https://south-dakota.covid-age.com/

  31. 2020 November 19 4:58 pm
    [35]

    Lin Wood case in GA. (‘Trump’ appointed judge in 2019.)

    Case dismissed no standing for Lin Wood, judge commented had Trump campaigned filed or attached themselves to the suit standing may have been met, but Wood filing as himself did not.

  32. 2020 November 19 4:59 pm
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    TLS permalink

    #32 & 33 ~ Or just post Miss Ukraine. That seems to satisfy Eph 😉

  33. 2020 November 19 5:22 pm
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    Eph permalink

    31 DR

    I was going to wait for KH to crap all over that post, but I cant wait…

    You think anyone in the Biden Admin is going after those pricks?

    LMAO bro

  34. 2020 November 19 5:27 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal –

    bc, regarding cheerleaders “It’s a tough job but someone has …”

    Seriously, I’m sure we can skip or go with a repeat “best hits” this week if you’re stressed!

    No, that would never do. Yes, it’s a dirty, rotten, thankless job, but someone has to do it. I finally ran out of Kentucky fans, but I think Eph will appreciate Miss North Carolina.

  35. 2020 November 19 5:45 pm
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    TLS permalink

    I don’t know who this guy from the Trump team is but according to this Newsmax interview, they have the servers and are getting raw data from them. Did anyone else see this interview? 7 mins

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6vcGapr_A8&feature=emb_logo

  36. 2020 November 19 5:48 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    37.

    Eph, of course not. The damage is going to be done in those states where there is a GOPer legislature or 50/50 legislature. Its all going to be state level. Take MI for example. Even if Whitless does survive recall you think she is going to take the heat for the SoS collusion? Hell no, she is going to fire their ass then try to bury it as fast as she can. It will be that same with the SoE’s at the Mayorial level on down.

    But WE need to make noise to make it happen.

  37. 2020 November 19 5:50 pm
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    justrand permalink

    TLS, if they have the servers it is game-set-match…even one server.

    There is also word that multiple employees of Dominion are scrubbing their social media accounts, and some may have left the country. Rats leaving a sinking ship.

  38. 2020 November 19 5:59 pm
    [42]
    drdog09 permalink

  39. 2020 November 19 6:02 pm
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    TLS permalink

    #41 Rats leaving a sinking ship.

    Definitely seems to be a “there” there. I’d say the servers are their only hope.

    #42 The only thing that pisses me off about that is that Arianna Huffington got her $100 mil. If only that ship had sunk when she was captain…

  40. 2020 November 19 6:09 pm
    [44]

    39/41 – They likely don’t have shit and are conflating “reports”.

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/reports-about-alleged-us-army-raid-german-server-may-stem-separate

    Obviously I don’t know nothing for sure, but all this servers were seized in DM stuff strikes me as bs till documented\proven otherwise. That’s not to say there aren’t issues with Dominion or even Scytl, just that none of that I think is making it through to a court that remotely is going to care. T’s legal team seems to be swinging for fences instead of just getting some men on base first with lower hanging fruit. We’ll see..

    42 – Kinda funny since I actually thought they had merged years ago.

    “Buzzfeed will assume ownership and control of HuffPo in an all-stock deal, and in return, Verizon will make a small cash investment in Buzzfeed, and establish a strategic partnership.”

    So really they’re paying buzzfeed to take it off their books it seems.

  41. 2020 November 19 6:10 pm
    [45]

    Being a pickle puffers beard has paid off handsomely.

  42. 2020 November 19 6:18 pm
    [46]
    drdog09 permalink

    “So really they’re paying buzzfeed to take it off their books it seems.”

    That is the ‘VZ way’. Their culture has seldom entertained outright firing per se. They do sell offs. Classic example was the sell off of the mountain state regions of the NE to FarPoint. About the only way to get your ass kicked out of VZ is sexual harassment or unsanctioned fraud.

  43. 2020 November 19 6:22 pm
    [47]

    mini win
    ” Just in: A GOP win in Pennsylvania — Commonwealth Court judge ruled that 2,349 absentee ballots in Allegheny County where the voter didn’t date their declaration are invalid, reversing a lower court judge”

    “The judge said the terms are set by the General Assembly and warned that the real danger to our democracy is leaving it to each county board of election to decide what laws must be followed and what laws are optional.

    “Such a patchwork system does not guarantee voters an “equal” election, particularly where the election involves inter-county and statewide offices. We do not enfranchise voters by absolving them of their responsibility to execute their ballots in accordance with law.”

  44. 2020 November 19 6:24 pm
    [48]
    drdog09 permalink

    Articles of impeachment handed down against Whitmer.

  45. 2020 November 19 6:27 pm
    [49]

    Who is the lt. guv???

  46. 2020 November 19 6:43 pm
    [50]
    drdog09 permalink

    GARLIN GILCHRIST II

    No help tho, he’s a former head of MoveOn.org, Mich chapter.

  47. 2020 November 19 6:49 pm
    [51]

    Replacing the bunghole with the armpit.

  48. 2020 November 19 6:57 pm
    [52]
    Eph permalink

    51 IP

    Finally a post to laugh at…

  49. 2020 November 19 6:58 pm
    [53]
    Eph permalink

    Wasnt Huffington the one who drive her husband to chose to be a pickle puffer???

  50. 2020 November 19 7:27 pm
    [54]
    drdog09 permalink

    53,

    You would too in self defense if you were married to her 🙂

  51. 2020 November 19 7:34 pm
    [55]
    Eph permalink

    DR

    Thats one tough choice…

  52. 2020 November 19 7:52 pm
    [56]

    48 – Handed down or introduced, I only read “introduced” earlier today?

  53. 2020 November 19 8:20 pm
    [57]
    mpt permalink

    I don’t know who this guy from the Trump team is but according to this Newsmax interview, they have the servers and are getting raw data from them.

    Hmmm, I skeptical that the Trump election team has the servers, if the confiscation actually occurred in the first place. If someone has the servers, it would have to be in the hands of an intelligence agency.

  54. 2020 November 19 8:55 pm
    [58]
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Chuck Callesto @ChuckCallesto

    BREAKING REPORT: Michigan GOP canvassing official Norman Shinkle will seek to DELAY certification of vote, pending an AUDIT…

  55. 2020 November 19 10:49 pm
    [59]
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Rich “The People’s Pundit” Baris @Peoples_Pundit
    21m

    That kind of evidence, affidavits from trained city workers etc, would be credible in any other case.

    Testimony like that is enough to convict someone of a life sentence in a murder trial. But media want us to believe it’s not credible enough evidence to even suspect fraud.

  56. 2020 November 20 1:12 am
    [60]

    59 – Meanwhile same media who breathlessly gave us ru/ru/ru for better part of 3 years, with no evidence, didn’t stop them then. Such a joke.

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