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Re: The Spirit of Theosophy

Jun 22, 1996 10:57 AM
by alexis dolgorukii

At 01:45 AM 6/22/96 -0400, you wrote:
>The problem is that you would be too classy at doing it.  Now I would make
>sure that they were all properly implanted with a little microchip and had
>three sixes tatooed on their foreheads so that they would be unable to be
>unhappy.  That way the peasants would not revolt, no matter how revolting
>they may actually be.
>After all, when people vote, they might vote for the wrong person, so the
>idea is to make sure that they don't have the opportunity to make that
>Chuck the Heretic  MTI, FTSA

People voted under my ancestors? I din't know that. Of course the Holy Roman
Emperor was an elected office but only "The Prince and Bishop Electors
voted. and they were hereditary. (The Bishops too). I think giving people
the illusion of power they don't have is unkind. but Napoleon was right:
"Men are ruled by Baubles", and the Romans were right too: "Bread and
Circuses", even the sultan of Brunei is right, he pays his people to be
passive and fat and comfortable. The problem with people having micro chips
implanted is that it denies the ruler the use of their creativity and
initiative. Now, you must remember that there's another motivator too, and
that's the one Tamurlane and Genghis Khan used...terror! Revolutions have
never toppled either a strong ruler or a ruthless one. Only the weak get
overthrown. One could always do worse than take Machiavelli to heart, its a
shame Ceasare Borgia didn't. He was certainly ruthless, but he wasn't really
strong, for his entire power base was his Father's position, and when his
Father died, it dissolved, and he was far too self-indulgent.

alexis dolgorukii

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