Saturday, February 5, 2011

An interesting article on slave management

Comments by Richard K.  Moore:

This is a very interesting article. One can draw parallels between each of the slave-management techniques, and how we are controlled in our so-called democratic society. Like promoting dissension and rivalry, as a way of avoiding rebellion... special privileges for higher-level operatives, discarding those no longer productive, and harsh punishment for the unmanageable. The 'social progress' of civilization can be seen as the evolution of ever-more subtle means of slave management.



In today's [book] excerpt - as part of his education, Julius Caesar (100 BCE - 44 BCE) would have been able to read instructions on how to manage slaves written by the legendary statesman Marcus Porcius Cato (234 BCE - 149 BCE):

"[For an aristocrat in Rome at the time of Julius Caesar], farm management meant, primarily, slave management. Fortunately, Cato had left detailed instructions on the subject. He distinguished, of course, between domestic and farm slaves although, in general, he treated all 'like beasts of burden, using them to the uttermost, then, when they were old, driving them off and selling them .... like shoes or pots and pans, casting them aside when they are bruised and worn out with service.' With domestic slaves Cato had advice on how and when to praise, threaten, reprimand or reward. To prevent conspiracies he promoted dissension and rivalry among them. He entrusted the chief steward with major responsibilities and permitted him to be shaved by the local barber, to gossip with other stewards in taverns and brothels, to participate in neighborhood clubs, to play ball and to attend the theater. The more willing and cunning slaves he encouraged to buy slaves of their own to train and to sell at a profit. The slovenly and the lazy he flogged.

"Farm slaves, distinguished as 'speaking tools' from 'mute' tools (animals) and 'lifeless' tools (equipment), were to be worked to the limits of their endurance and to be sold when they were no longer productive. The bailiff and perhaps a few specialists in viniculture and orchardry were permitted to marry. Most of the others were manacled and locked up at night. If caught stealing or stepping beyond the boundary stones or listening to itinerant astrologers (troublemakers who preached dangerous thoughts), they were to be beaten and assigned to hard labor. Habitual recalcitrants were hung overnight on a cross; captured runaways were branded on the forehead and locked in an iron collar inscribed with instructions for their return and an offer of reward. Incorrigible slaves were to be prodded to a place of execution, flogged and hoisted and nailed to a beam and left to strangle.

"In general, the employment and treatment of slaves was a pragmatic question, and many slaveholders accepted Aristotle's judgment: 'Every assistant is as it were a tool that serves for several tools; for if every tool could perform its own work when ordered or by seeing what to do in advance - thus shuttles wove and quills played harps by themselves - master craftsmen would have no need of assistants and masters no need of slaves.' On the other hand, slave rebellion was the greatest peril confronting [Roman] society. A good citizen exhibited no sentimentality in face of such a threat."

Author: Arthur D. Kahn
Title: The Education of Julius Caesar: A Biography, a Reconstruction
Date: Copyright 1986, 2000 by Arthur D. Kahn
Pages: 15-16

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  1. Cato was an early Machiavelli, who gave the same set of instructions to The Prince.

    We have come full circle through the cycles of history.

    But there is another view given in the 18th centruy that explains in detail how the slave holders themselves are slaves of the slave system--being chained to it as readily as the slaves the must "hold" otherwards they are shacked to the slave and must ever keep an eye upon him and one hand at least firmly gripping the chains that tie them together.

    I could go searching for that essay for the rest of the day or longer, so I hope my quick digest suffices.

  2. "The more willing and cunning slaves he encouraged to buy slaves of their own to train and to sell at a profit."

    There's the "free market" for ya, ladies and germs... (note to the libertines and paulitos) the one that's supposed to work its "invisible hand" privitazation magic. It cost over half-million lives, and today it still stands only with "color" slightly obfuscated.

    Only dribs and drabs of "enlightenment" in 2,000 (or so) years...

  3. Nicholas Biddle decided
    to shrink the money supply
    and cause a recession in 1834

  4. "The real Muslim Brotherhood is not the fanatical sheikh with his equally fanatical following, nor is it even the top mullahs and ayatollahs who lead entire movements of such madmen; Khomeini, Qaddafi, General Zia are exquisitely fashioned puppets.

    The real Muslim Brothers are those whose hands are never dirtied with the business of killing and burning. They are the secretive bankers and financiers who stand behind the curtain, the members of the old Arab, Turkish, or Persian families whose genealogy places them in the oligarchical elite.....and the Muslim Brotherhood is money.

    Together, the Brotherhood probably controls several tens of billions of dollars in immediate liquid assets, and controls billions more in day-to-day business operations in everything from oil trade and banking to drug-running, illegal arms merchandising, and gold and diamond smuggling........a terrorists-for-hire racket; they are partners in a powerful and worldwide financial empire that extends from numbered Swiss bank accounts to offshore havens in Dubai, Kuwait and Hong Kong.

    The Muslim Brotherhood does not respect national frontiers; it spans the entire Islamic World. Some of its members are government officials, diplomats, and military men; Others are street gangsters and fanatics. While the leaders of the Muslin Brotherhood are at home in plush-carpeted paneled board rooms of top financial institutions, at the lower levels the Muslin Brotherhood is a paramilitary army of thugs and assassins. At its highest Level, the Muslim Brotherhood is not Muslim.

    In the new Middle East union forming (as part of the New World Order being constructed by crime Incorporated), it is very necessary to be able to remove leaders by rent-a-mob-ballot-box, rather than assassinating one after another.

    In Egypt, the die is now in the process of being cast and most sheeple (especially the young university-class air heads hysterically spouting off about "freedom" [LOL] to western news media - they can't think, only parrot and go into denial ) are too lazy and dumb to realize it, because they are obsessed with eating, TV, money and ego while their nation's, freedoms and children's future are stolen from them under their noses without their even realizing it. Gulag candidates.


  5. Thanks Koalice,

    That fits in nicely with something I just posted on another thread:

    To, Longely the Eugenicist,

    As long as you continue to hold on to this pathetic view of history that "ideology" is the major motive force in politics you have no place shaming others for miscomprehended history.

    You do not comprehend the architecture of modern political power in the slightest.

    POWER is the only question...the only one mine Psychodoppler.

    It is the power over the control of money that generates political power. Anything else is a discussion of style and form--but not the substance of the issue.
    You are hypnotized by your own academic programming, you are no wiser than the "commoners" you so obviously disdain.

    "Ideology" is a myth and lullaby for the masses and the go-betweens to those who hold the reigns to power.

    You are dishing out lollipop history to the children like a ballgum machine.

  6. POLITICAL PONEROLOGY a free PDF at the following URL:

    Political Ponerology is a study of the founders and supporters of oppressive political regimes. Lobaczewski’s approach analyzes the common factors that lead to the propagation of man’s inhumanity to man. Morality and humanism cannot long withstand the predations of this evil. Knowledge of its nature – and its insidious effect on both individuals and groups - is the only antidote.

  7. President's Statement on Kleptocracy

    For too long, the culture of corruption has undercut development and good governance and bred criminality and mistrust around the world. High-level corruption by senior government officials, or kleptocracy, is a grave and corrosive abuse of power and represents the most invidious type of public corruption. It threatens our national interest and violates our values. It impedes our efforts to promote freedom and democracy, end poverty, and combat international crime and terrorism. Kleptocracy is an obstacle to democratic progress, undermines faith in government institutions, and steals prosperity from the people. Promoting transparent, accountable governance is a critical component of our freedom agenda.

    At this year's G-8 meeting in St Petersburg, my colleagues joined me in calling for strengthened international efforts to deny kleptocrats access to our financial systems and safe haven in our countries; stronger efforts to combat fraud, corruption, and misuse of public resources; and increased capacity internationally to prevent opportunities for high-level public corruption. Today, I am announcing a new element in my Administration's plan to fight kleptocracy, The National Strategy to Internationalize Efforts against Kleptocracy, which sets forth a framework to deter, prevent, and address high-level, public corruption. It identifies critical tools to detect and prosecute corrupt officials around the world, so that the promise of economic assistance and growth reaches the people.

    Our objective is to defeat high-level public corruption in all its forms and to deny corrupt officials access to the international financial system as a means of defrauding their people and hiding their ill-gotten gains. Given the nature of our open, accessible international financial system, our success in fighting kleptocracy will depend upon the participation and accountability of our partner nations, the international financial community, and regional and multilateral development institutions. Together, we can confront kleptocracy and help create the conditions necessary for people everywhere to enjoy the full benefits of honest, just, and accountable governance.


    "Together, we can buttress kleptocracy and help create the conditions necessary for ponerists everywhere to enjoy the full benefits of dishonest, unjust, and unaccountable governance."~GW Bush, Kleptocrat in Chief


  9. Taking a Ponerology from Behind:

    "Like all successful plagues, it will probably recede when it runs out of fuel."

  10. I enjoyed reading that Waldo.

    I have been conversing with one of those psychopaths on another blog.
    A guy named David Longley. You can look him up on the web, a "psychiatrist" for the penal system {retired} of your well groomed "reasonable" ponerists that can probably pass for human in most gatherings.

    Here is a taste of our dialog:

    From: David Longley
    February 6, 2011 - 1:19 am | Permalink
    Reply to: Willy Whitten February 5, 2011 – 6:11 pm
    “Yes, you speak of eugenics, something the Harriman Skull and Bones family exported to Nazi Germany as they were prepping Hitler for his spectacular place in history.
    I’m affraid I will have to state point blank that there are few I despise more than the eugenicist.”

    Eugenics just means ‘good breeding’ and should be contrasted with dysgencis, or deteriorating populations through the opposite. The term ‘eugenics’ was coined by Sir Francis Galton (cousin of Charles Darwin) to refer to strategie sto dela with dysgenesis. Darwin himself recognised the potential implications of the Theory of Natural Selection (evolution) for populations and their fitness if breeding was skewed, i.e people were just left to their own devices in modern society. So, the entire history of behaviour genetics and the ‘psychology’ of Individual Differences (and with it much of modern politics with concerns for a welfare state), can be seen to be the development of eugenics, which is why most of the influential people in statitics (e.g. Fisher, Pearson etc) were eugenicists (as was the economist Keynes). In fact, looking back to the first few decades of the C20th, just about anyone with any intelligence was a eugenicist. The risk is, if you leave people to do whatever they want, you will end up with a dysgenic population, which has major long term adverse economic implications. Germany was just doing what everyone else with any brains was doing. Those who try to scare people off ‘good breeding’ either have a hidden hostile demographic agenda, or else are not very smart. Think about it.~Longley

    "..if you leave people to do whatever they want.."~Longley

    It's called freedom mr. magnifico.
    I have read the history of your insane Malthusian concepts thoroughly--social engineering is one of my specialties. So I know the whole story of your crazed attempt at ruling the planet from your elitist perches.

    "..which is why most of the influential people..."
    Yes the most influential people...who in their hubris have done such a great job of making this such a beautiful peaceful world.
    Keynes, Fisher, Pearson, etc., all a cabal of megalomaniac elitists, just like yourself.

    "Think about it," you say. I have spent the entirety of my life "thinking about" it, and how it is the seeds of tyranny that you embrace with such enthusiasm.
    The "major long term adverse economic" effects are due to the elitist rip-off of the common peoples of this planet and has nothing to do with your fantasies of dysgenics.

    ALL attempts at Utopia end in dystopia. This is the lesson of history that you self important fools never seem to learn.

    Liberty is not an invention of revolution. Liberty is the discovery of enlightened reason.

    Your search for the “perfect world of automatons” will fail—has failed Longley.
    You and your ilk have been tested and found wanting. Your end is near.~Willy Whitten

  11. utopia, dystopia... eugenics, dysgenics... po-tay-to po-tah-to. Longley reminds me of A.M Daniels, aka Theodore Darlymple... another Brit penal psychologist who has a rather jaded view of "the masses."

    I admit the same jaundiced eye when observing the "paulitos" and their new-found concern for "liberty" and such... and insisting they were "always" against "intrusive govt." (ja ja... dere vere no Nazis HERE). They were mighty silent for the past 10 years... busy bedecking their SUVs with yellow "support the twoops" magnets I spoze.

    After 40+ years of marginalization, oppression, COINTELPRO, etc., many of us old slipsters are wondering where the hell they been... and when they say the greatest threat to "Liberty" is "Obamacare," this ol slipster just throws em in the dum bucket along with all the other slaves who aspire to own slaves... dupes and stooges of the "ruling class," hyping "rule of law" when the "law" has become one-sided and useless as a brass turd when slaves seek relief from the brutality of their "betters." The crazy fucks will continue to push the Pathocracy.

    Look for the FATs to be stuffing their gauntlet up Ron Paul's bum... a Koch/Soros sockbird to sing the praises of the "free market."

  12. take on Paul is that...well, I guess you missed the discussion tying him in with the PNAC crowd. He has been "controlled op" this whole span and his scadooba about the fed is part of the big red game.
    The Orwellian use of the term "free market" is also a toilet bowl full of brown plunkies.

    Veils lift the dancer is one ugly bitch.

  13. "...the term “free market” is also a toilet bowl full of brown plunkies."

    Aye VEY!! Floaters and sinkers with soaking skid-mark paper pastiche! All sock-puppets who deploy this dreck are are aboard the Vorga.


  14. I was just thinking of those old black and white pics of Mussalini hange from a lightpost...

    “Mubarak needs to be treated as he deserved over the years...”~Cheney

    I agree, both Cheney and Mubarak need to be treated as to what they be hanged on lampposts in the public square by their victims.

    And if the fate of Egypt actually is “determined by the people of Egypt," that would be when the US stooges hang by those lampposts. And I hope to God Almighty that it happens here in Amerika as well. I agree with Jefferson, Liberty needs to spill the blood of tyrants from time to time.~ww

    "He's been a good man, a good friend and ally to the United States," Cheney said. "We need to remember that."

    Oh yes, as I know exactly what this psychopath means—remember, indeed I will.~ww

  15. This is a very good analysis of the situation in Egypt right now. A must read.

    Christopher Bollyn, Obama Duplicity in Egypt