Patrick M. Wood, "Whence Technocracy: Neofeudalism, Peasants and Pitchforks", © Technocracy News & Trends (06 July 2016)
C.H. Smith nailed it: "There is no avenue left for advocacy, grievances or redress in a system dominated by global corporations." In the old feudal days, peasants with pitchforks and torches could assault the lord’s castle on a hill. Today, there is no castle nor even a hill. Yet, we still have the same grievances, angst and desires for peace, safety and prosperity.
"The reality is there is no avenue left for advocacy, grievances or redress in a system dominated by global corporations. The castle on the hill doesn’t exist; it is diffused all over the planet, and well protected by state minions controlled by neofeudal corporate interests.
Do you really think it’s mere coincidence that small business growth has imploded in the era of corporate dominance? As I explained yesterday in Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures, central banks dropping interest rates to near-zero for financiers and corporations sealed corporate dominance of finance and governance. There are few opportunities for small businesses when the financial and political structures serve neofeudal corporate interests.
Corporate power destroys democracy. That is the heart of neofeudalism."
Let me explain what happened here. In 1970, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote Between Two Ages: America’s Role In The Technetronic Era. Three years later in 1973, Brzezinski teamed up with financier David Rockefeller to start the Trilateral Commission that was dedicated to “fostering a New International Economic Order.” Brzezinski explained,
"The nation-state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.”—Between Two Ages
Antony Sutton and I wrote (Trilaterals Over Washington, I and II) and lectured extensively on this in the late 1970s. It’s too bad that more people didn’t listen to us back then, but the establishment made sure that we were thoroughly marginalized and discredited. In fact, the nation’s largest book chain at the time, B. Dalton Booksellers, blatantly black-listed our books by sending out a memo to all their stores that stated, "Trilaterals Over Washington is out of print and the publisher is out of business." Neither was true, but it killed our sales.
So, what part of Brzezinski’s statement above is unclear? Was Between Two Ages some sort of literary equivalent to Hitler’s Mien Kampf in which he laid out the elites' plans in terms so clear that nobody would believe them?
Whatever the case, Brzezinski envisioned the "ultimate solution" in his carefully defined "Technetronic Era."
What is the "Technetronic Era"? Plain and simple, it is a vision rooted in historic Technocracy from the 1930s. It is also the resurrection of feudalism with many new twists thanks to advanced technology. Thus, the term neofeudalism fits Technocracy or Technetronic perfectly: A few own all the resources and then tell everyone else what they can or can’t do on planet earth.
In 1938, The Technocrat magazine defined Technocracy as follows:
"Technocracy is the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce and distribute goods and services to the entire population… "
This is exactly what is happening today: social engineers working with global corporations to take over the entire economic and social landscape. Thus, society is being 'scientifically' reengineered to serve the corporate lords. The old-fashioned terms of 'supply' and 'demand' don’t apply any more. Consumer demand is artificially manipulated to soak up whatever global corporations decide they want to manufacture.
In other words, Technocracy is a complete takeover of both the means of production and consumption, a feat never before attempted nor achieved in the history of the world.
You might never have heard of Technocracy before, but can you feel the manacle of scientific dictatorship tightening around your neck?
In my opinion, this is why Britain recently voted to leave the European Union, which is openly called a Technocracy in the European press. This is also why Trumpism is accelerating in America.
Simply put, people don’t have to understand the cause in order to feel the pain.
Oh, would that there were a castle on a hill that we could assault and demand that our grievances be heard. However, because Technocracy and Technocrats are so thoroughly infused into society, institutions and corporate culture, it is impossible to hold their feet to the fire.
Image: "Reeve and Serfs" by anonymous (Queen Mary Master) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons