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Anarcho-Historian Lesson #4: Understanding The Six Truths of History

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The historical period was the 1240s. Medieval Catholic Europe was completely embroiled in its genocidal and murderous colonizations versus the Enemy. At that time in history, the Church’s enemies included all of their religious-ideological rivals around the Mediterranean and Eurasian worlds.

In the east and the south lived the Orthodox Byzantines and the Muslim Caliphates. In the west, such as Spain, the Muslim caliphate was weak, but the last stronghold remained in Nasrid Granada. In Italy, there resided Orthodox Christian groups and other heretics called Waldensian Protestants. Holdouts of pagans and nominal Christians survived in the northern fringes of Europe, such as western Ireland and in Old Prussia-Lithuania. In the south of France, a strong and vibrant Manichean influenced community, called Cathars or Albigensians, flourished. And of course, the eternal enemies of the Church, the Jews, were everywhere.

The Pope had thought that his Catholic knights of the Cross and the Sword had once again landed at the golden cusp of history. He was sure that they could recapture, reconquer and destroy forever, the Church’s ideological rivals. The times seemed fortuitous. God had definitely given the Church, and the Christian Crowns in service of the Church, good omens of Victory. During the same decade, the Church’s greatest doctor theologian St. Thomas Aquinas was prepping notes for his opus work, ‘Summa Theologica.’ The Glories of the Cross and the Mass resided in the clouds. The pope at the time, Innocent IV, was so convinced of such good fortune that he convened an ecumenical church council at Lyon, France, which demanded complete obedience of all secular authority to the Roman pontiff.

But like all emperors, dictators, despots, tyrants, presidents, politicians, prime ministers, sociopaths and leaders, he was wrong. The man probably knew his theology well, but history was his weakness. And just as it has been for most of humanity’s watchers within the real theater of the absurd, called life and humanity. History has six truths, and those humans that do not know them will never understand how the human world operates. With Pope Innocent IV’s lurid visions of victory, arrived the cataclysms of multiple defeats.

His secular defender, Saint King Louis IX of France, had just exterminated the Albigensian Cathars during the siege at the castle of Montsegur in Occitania, now southern France. Yet, this same saintly King went on two crusades, the Seventh and Eighth, and could never recapture Jerusalem again, and even their Crusader castles on the Levant coast would eventually fall to the Muslim Saracens. The French did not get their revenge until 1920 when they reoccupied the Levant and carved out, ‘Lebanon,’ from the lands of greater Syria.

During the Seventh Crusade, the Saracens even captured Saint King Louis after a battle, and then demanded that the French royal court pay a hefty ransom, for the King’s release. This hostage fee completely depleted the French royal court’s capital. The English royal court would attack their French royals around fifty years later. Such incidents began the First Hundred Years War. During his voyage on the Eighth Crusade, Saint Louis ultimately died a bad death. He fell sick due to catching a traveler’s disease, in Tunis, north Africa. Saint Louis’ contemporary fame has pinned itself to a crime ridden American city along the Mississippi River.

More troubles for Christendom ensued. The Teutonic German knights were almost certain that they could force a complete extermination of the pagans in Old Prussia and Lithuania, or even force them towards Christian conversion. The Teutonic Knights occupied more lands and territories each successive year. Yet, their most recent battles against the pagans were utter disasters. The Baltic pagans fortified their cities, temples, and rites, and they remained committed pagan pantheists for another 200 years!

Then all of a sudden, the maximum upheaval took place, which no one during that decade could foresee. An invading army from the east had attacked the Chinese emperor, the Muslim Caliph in Baghdad, and the Russian Emperor. And this imperial onslaught continued to move westerly. History refers to this invasion as the Mongol Empire under the Khan, called Genghis Khan. The Mongols eventually attacked the Catholic monarchs of the East, such as the Poles and then defeated the Hungarians, all until their routs ended with defeats in the Balkans. The Catholic kings of the East could do nothing.

The Byzantines in Greece next regrouped, and succeeded in taking Constantinople once again for the Orthodox Church. The French royal court tried to form a military arrangement with the Mongols, and the Pope even sent Franciscan monks as emissaries to the Great Khan to advance a mutual pact. The Church hoped to form an alliance with the pagan Mongols to exterminate all the world’s Muslims. The Pope’s evil intentions fell into the chamber pot. Less than a hundred years later, the majority of the Mongols in central Asia eventually converted to Islam instead! Pope Innocent IV just did not understand the six truths to world history.

The first truth of history is that all particular civilizations and political-economic-military empires decay and implode upon themselves after their rise to power. This cycle will continue until the human race naturally extinguishes itself on the Earth.

The second truth of history is that world history moves in circular cycles, not through linear stories, such as the ideologies of Human Progress, the coming Utopia, the Second Coming, the return of the Messiah, or the Battle of Armageddon of the Apocalypse.

The third truth of history is that there was never any Golden Age, nor did there exist any mythical Kingdom of Justice, such as Atlantis, the Garden of Eden, Paradise, etc. There were however, various cultures that had Anarchist social relations of equality, with no social class differences, no fixed property relations, no prisons, no police forces, no permanent social exclusions, and they supplied all the basic necessities for all of their members: clothing, community, culture, shelter and food. Modern states and empires have successfully exterminated such cultures – and they will continue to do so.

The fourth truth of history is that the grand conspiracy theories of evil groups that control or pervert world power, such as the Jews, the Illuminati or the Masons, have never existed and nor do they now exist. Humanity is too complex in order for such groups to have complete power and influence over our lives.

The fifth truth of history is that all state apparatuses, institutional bureaucracies, criminal enterprises, despotic empires and tyrannical regimes generally relax and slightly liberalize their brutal systems, so that they can save time for implementing even harsher laws in the future. They liberalize with token reforms, and criminalize gradually through retroactive laws.

The sixth truth of history is that state criminals, corrupt politicians, despots, and tyrants often act on sudden or extreme positions due to the harsh actuality of the current situation, or due to expediency within the political moment. The actions of state criminals rarely begin with planned plots inside of closed, secretive quarters. Hopefully, the reader can see that Pope Innocent IV failed to understand the six truths of world history. No empire, whether papal or secular, can survive the ravages of time and human cultural change.

The Amerikan Empire is good at murdering millions of victims across the earth and inside of its own continent, but the Amerikan Empire tends to lose its wars in the end. The US government destroyed the Confederate States, both militarily and economically, during the Civil War. Yet, the Confederate South won the culture war, which was greatly more important. The cult of the Wild West, outlaws, rebels, guns, Evangelical Christianity, racism against African-Americans and other racial castes, barbecue and Country folk have transformed the official American culture. This cultural hodgepodge will always remain ‘Americana’ until the US government decides to exterminate the residues. And once it initiates this cultural and physical liquidation, the empire will crack into a maelstrom of violence that will even shock most of the world’s inhabitants. The US military recruits mostly from the white South.

The Pope thought that the Papacy had reached a Golden Age of power, and it some ways it did, but other empires also received their second winds, such as Islamic world culture, the Mongol Empire, the Mexica-Aztecs, the Sukhothai Empire, the Mali Empire, the Yuan-Mongol dynasty of China, and even the Inca Empire would reach its coming glory. In every historical period, there are gaining and receding powers.

Pope Innocent thought that the evil heretics, the eternally wicked Jews, and the reprobate Muslims, deserved the final destiny of the fire and the sword. Finally, the Church could eliminate the satanic conspiracy that plagued the known world. The Church could ultimately reform itself and not have to worry about the evil conspiracies around it. Even during the 1240s, the world was a complex place. The Jews, the Muslims, the Orthodox – and Heresy survived.

However, Pope Innocent IV was a moderate strategy player when the political situation demanded action. He pardoned the noble knights that defended the Cathar heretics in the south of France. He wanted to use their military prowess against his rival, the German Emperor Frederick, (the Holy Roman Empire). He next tried to form an alliance with the pagan Mongols for a counterattack on the Muslims. Pope Innocent IV also institutionalized the authority and power of the Holy Office of the Inquisition to discover, redeem – or extirpate, (meaning murder), all ‘heretics.’ Even with his newly empowered Inquisitorial courts, Innocent IV could never destroy all of the heretics.

The political and cultural situation of the world today is not much different. The technological advances have made the world a faster and more complicated place to survive, but the human god-animal is still a complex and absurd actor on the globe stage. As long as there exists a human condition under civilization, the six truths of history will never change.

Anarchists should understand these six truths of history, so that they can relax and party, stay free and enjoy the absurdity of life, keep vigilant against any token state-criminal reforms and warn others about the state’s corresponding methods of gradual repression, and like always – continue the revolutionary practice, the revolutionary art, and the revolutionary life.

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I was loving life in this progressive-Western-hipster haven city near the Left Coast, USA, and yet I always felt a strange dread, or foreboding feeling, before going to social events at known ‘Anarcho-houses.’ Whether it was a party, movie night, discussion session, or whatever, I always feared running into enemies. I also felt anxiety over seeing people that I just did not like, or spotting a male jerk that was holding his hot girlfriend like a valued possession and evil eyeing potential male rivals, or even having to endure some loud mouth, obnoxious creep that seemed to go to most parties – just to ruin the ambience for everyone else.

I usually rode my bicycle to the event. When I arrived to the destination, I first made sure to grab as much free beer as possible, or score some free drugs, or enough free swigs of liquor to make the trip worthwhile. Late at night, I always rode my bike severely wasted in order to get back home. The local, donut cop brigade never gave me a DUI on my bike. White skin privilege did have its benefits. I definitely was not the only stoned Anarcho-hipster on his bike getting the breaks.

But when I look back on those days, I felt just as nervous before attending political Anarcho-events, as attending parties represented by other urban subcultures, such as theater people, taxidermists, service industry types, punk musicians, yoga teachers, or just drug-addled hipsters. Why was this this case?

The answer was due to the ego nastiness and common rudeness plaguing the ‘Anarcho-hipster’ scene, or as I liked to call it, Middle-Class Anarchism with lots of white skin masks. Yes, there were many black clothes outfits, lots of good music, many right attitudes, different hairstyles, ripped clothes, patches, backpacks with survival stuff, ripped Converse All Stars, street swagger, denim vests, hats of all shapes and even a few overalls and bare feet – but there was no real community. Anarchists were just as close-minded, mean and egotistical as the corrupt world around them, and once in a while, even more so.

I do remember a good amount of cliques and associations in that scene. The list included Books to Prisoner people, volunteer cabals at the local radical bookstores, Indymedia people, small Anarcho-house conglomerations, Anarcho-community center leaders, IWW guys, Anarcho-zine writers, Anarcho-journalists that organized and printed radical newspapers, and a few involved with the Freeskool. A lot of radical stuff was happening at the time, but without the camaraderie and fellowship representing real freedom and actual revolution, the events were just parties, get-togethers, and simple experiences representing both the good and bad of humanity. An interested bystander does not need any Anarchist philosophy in order to learn about this part of life.

Anarchy in the USA is just another subculture fielded by numerous cliques and associations, seen mostly within a rough sea of white faces wearing dark clothes. Unfortunately, the Leftist diseases of rudeness, weirdness, pettiness and vengefulness have sprouted some deep and poisonous weeds within this radical subculture. I personally have had to verbally fend off various Anarcho-assholes that have gotten angry with me over some inconsequential offense. I have also seen Anarcho-shit clowns verbally jump on some other person for saying something a little off kilter from the supported Anarcho-dogma. This situation is not good.

Anarchists do not have to necessarily act the part of a gentleman or a gentlewoman, but they do need to understand the importance of discreetness, politeness, friendly manners and prudent communication. These common, but very important behaviors are the most crucial and cohesive actions for any political, philosophical or religious group that seeks to transcend into a strong and marvelous community. An Anarcho-gentleman or gentlewoman would not be such a bad thing either – even though it does seem contradictory.

The cult or culture of the gentleman-gentlewoman began in the European Renaissance period, and more specifically, in the geographic region of Italy. A new occupation, or even a new social class, formed itself in late the 1450s, called ‘cortigiani,’ or courtiers. These courtiers were essentially social parasites that hung around aristocratic and royal courts. Those court bums or freeloaders became servants to their aristocratic and royal patrons.

Court parasites also became notorious in Europe with such names as, ‘hanger ons,’ ‘court followers,’ ‘flatterers,’ ‘leeches,’ ‘scroungers,’ ‘freeloaders,’ and just simple ‘human fleas.’ Even though these hanger ons annoyed their patrons, the various dukes, earls, counts, barons and kings to no end, they still had to perform some meritorious service to their patron lords. Most men performed military service, if they were not in the Church, and the women often had to become breeders, spiritual advisers, (if they were nuns that had political visions), or they could attain elite prostitute status with the name of ‘courtesans.’

An Italian writer, by the name of Baldassare Castiglione, published a book in the 1520s, which soon became a best seller throughout the rest of Europe during the entire 1500s. The title was ‘The Book of the Courtier.’ The writer staged his monograph around ten roundtable conservations between both gentlemen and gentlewomen, from some anonymous Italian Renaissance court, concerning their opinions of the right actions of a courtier. Most of the talkers emphasized an Italian term called ‘sprezzatura,’ or in contemporary English, intensity of action with simultaneous light relaxation.

The courtier-gentleperson had to perform his/her special skills through an excellence of work, and at the same time, show off his/her abilities with a sense of flair and sensual finesse. The courtier had to essentially transform his/herself into a public celebrity of notoriety. With these great abilities, the gentle person could hope to enter the social class status of the lords, or aristocratic parasites.

With this new class status, they also took the titles of ‘signore,’ or lords of estates, lands and their lower class subjects. This signore-courtier title then smothered itself across the rest of Europe like Castiglione’s etiquette book. Signore became ‘señor’ in Spain, ‘seigneur’ in France, and ‘sire,’ or ‘sir’ in England. In the 1680s, this cult of the courtier and a gentleman took on connotations that were quite a bit more insidious.

Our English-American gentleman title actually comes from the French, ‘gentil homme,’ which became a renowned-infamous title-status within the aristocratic realms of gluttonous dining and parasitical living. This degenerate lifestyle included ten course meals inside of a 200 plus room palace called Versailles featuring fountains overlaid with Italianate sculptures, brilliant silverware, maze like gardens, gold inlayed mirrors and marbled spit shined floors, all of this dishonorable waste flourished under the tyrannical reign of the Sun King, Emperor Louis XIV during the late 1600s.

Within the British colonies of the Americas, or as their name was back then, the American Plantations, and especially in the cavalier state of Virginia, later called ‘Old Dominion,’ the gentleman planter class emerged with his hundreds of eternal African and white slaves, a large plantation home, and a long political, ‘distinguished’ career in the state assembly. No wonder Anarchists hated the gentle person term and the actions associated with such despicable leeches. But the modern Anarchist tripped into one of the ruling class’ traps.

The trap was pushing the revolutionary into the brute world of lower class poverty and misery. Good manners and politeness cannot survive under the reign of capitalist wage slavery and the urban hells that it creates. The Anarchist became the knight of shining armor for the weak and defenseless, but he and she also took on the traumas of poverty with nasty cravings for vengeance. The Anarchist still suffers from this malady today. But we do not need to suffer like this.

If we truly want to experience beautiful street revolutions representing the fullness of humanity, or in other words, Anarchy, then we will have to change our attitudes and actions as of Now. We must keep the good thoughts in our minds, contentment in the fact that we do know the truth, and finally, we need to have compassion for the ignorant and hurting people around us. Let us listen fully to the rants and complaints of the angry and suffering working classes, then we can give them the perspective of Anarchy.

We should not say ‘sir,’ and ma’am,’ which represent false manners and actually support hierarchy. The elites of modern Europe understood that the cult of the courtier-gentleman kept them safe from the pitchforks and knives of the common slaves. The slaves outnumbered the parasites, and the lower classes could have slaughtered all of the rich and powerful within a month’s time. But they never did – and never will. The main reason was, and is still, that the poor and hurting secretly love and yearn for the ‘sprezzatura,’ or charisma of the old aristo-bums. Some people in the lower classes pine to see them, to read about them, and to experience their pathetic lives, somewhat fantastically, within their own lamentable existences. Think on the contemporary, and noxious popularity of gossip rags and media celebrity TV programs.

If any Liberal control freak, Marxist mad dog, or Fascist weirdo tries to harass us, then we should act accordingly. Remember that gentlemen also had the rights to publicly bear arms – and to use them on their inferiors. We Anarchists can lovingly take on that role, since the rich and powerful have lost complete respect in the public sphere. However, most pedestrians we see on the urban streets are not ideological true believers, nor are they like the elites that are destroying all life on our planet. Equanimity is the way.

The public’s lives are rotting before their very eyes and they know that something is very wrong out there. With all of the common distractions, modern spectacles and media manipulations, how could they know about who and what is destroying them? It is so much better to break out into a smile when we see the absurdity everywhere. We can change things slowly, but we first must have the right attitude with right actions: tranquility within ourselves, amiability with our fellow Anarchists, politeness with our neighbors, and compassion for the misdirected.

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Every single day within the nightmare of the Amerikan Empire, some police outrage arrives to the public via the corporate news. What is so amazing about these terrible incidents is that the corporate news media actually reports on them. Normally, the local corporate news media in Amerika posts police blotter stories in order to encourage ‘law abiding citizens’ to snitch on criminals through the local police hotline. In effect, the local news does the police’s dirty work for no cost at all; meanwhile the TV media often portrays the local cops as the community’s public servants. Yet with all of this pro-police state media monopoly, citizens still record numerous police brutality acts on videotape, and local citizens continue to tell their horror stories of encountering cops. The reports of cop terror still seep through the daily, deadly doses of TV propaganda.

Police forces in the United States have the greatest privileges against the authority of the law, the widest discretions and leeway in the use of state violence against citizens, and they are immune from any checks and balances versus their powers. The Amerikan police hold even greater powers than what other foreign police forces currently enjoy around the world.

The United States’ cops have the total and undeniable support from all politician of all stripes, and from both of our political spectrums. Donut cops receive praise from both Leftist anti-gun, urban tyrants and from Hardcore right-wing extremists that quote more from the Bible than the Constitution. In most countries around the world, the military holds such sacred positions. In contemporary Amerika, the police possess the chalice of pure silver.

Amerika’s cops are literally a gang unto themselves and unto the corrupt politicians that support them. Amerika has become the ultimate police gang state. The Donut Patrols have been corrupt from their very sinister beginnings, and the United States has the most violent state gangs in the world, both in the number of murder victims from police violence and in police legal immunities in committing legal crime.

How did it get this way? Our modern cop gangs were essentially keystone cop gangs when they first formed in the United States around the 1830s and 40s. In the large urban centers of the Northeast, such as New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, there were actually rival police gangs vying for the support of local corrupt political bosses, such as Tammany Hall in New York City. These rival gangs also aligned themselves with rival firemen gangs in those urban cauldrons of injustice and brutality. The ‘authorities’ also constructed the first notorious prisons just outside of these wretched cities.

With the massive immigration of Catholic Irish, and both Catholic and Protestant Germans, in the northeastern US during the decades of the 1840s and 50s, the cop gangs literally offered their municipal positions to the dastardliest of local political bosses, or ward bosses. The ward bosses often controlled local Democratic political voting blocks, which meant enlisting recent immigrants into the ‘democratic’ voting scam. This old method explains the reason why there are still so many urban cops in the Northeast from Irish and German descent. As long as these immigrants acted on the wills of the Democratic party ward bosses, and post Civil War, Republican party ward bosses, many police, fireman and city hall jobs were open to them. This infamous and corrupt spoils system strangled city hall government across the nation. Mayors became local tyrants, the cops in turn, became their private gangs.

The urban cop gangs of Irish and German immigrants had also transformed into ‘white Americans.’ When they first arrived on the North American continent, many Americans with white skin privilege referred to them as ‘white niggers.’ But with the opening of corrupt city hall positions and cop-fireman gang services, Americans accepted them as the newer additions to the white European family. Their white skin privilege saved them, they eventually spoke English like Americans, and they also began to hate the real internal enemy of Amerika: the colored person, negro, black person. The evil stench of Amerikan racism built the foundation of Amerikan policing. It is still there today, and even many Black officers utterly hate their ‘own people.’ White supremacy racism will always remain a part of Amerika’s police practices as long as there are cops. And yet, there is more to this sordid story.

Besides Amerika’s megalopolis dictatorships now found on both the east and west coasts, on the Gulf Coast, and in the middle of the continent, there is the region of the South. The southern white authorities during the Jim Crow apartheid period, which lasted for about a hundred years, did not develop most of their police forces until after Reconstruction, meaning after 1876. Most rural counties possessed no police forces whatsoever. There were local sheriffs however. The reason for this lack of policing was due to the pre Civil War practice of slave patrols.

Planter elites in southern state legislatures used the slave patrol system as a divide and conquer method in their rule. They recruited non-slave holding whites into local paramilitary units. These non-slaveholding whites could easily purchase guns without any legal restrictions, and they could use any form of savage violence on both slave and free negroes that they encountered without identification.

During post Reconstruction, local counties in the South recruited from this pool of slave patrollers to form the first cop gangs, or posses of local sheriffs. This system worked so well that southern authorities used these gangs to round-up both African-American men and women for the brutal slave labor and chain gang system in the south, called ‘Convict Leasing.’ Unlike the gang-herd mentality of Amerika’s urban cops, the southern variety became the ultimate law unto themselves. They allowed paramilitary fascist gangs like the Klan a free reign of terror, yet they conducted their own reigns of terror on African-American communities, – and against unwary Yankees entering their ‘territories.’

Even in today’s Amerika, there are horror stories of ‘outsiders’ experiencing car breakdowns in southern towns, then getting arrested for some minor infraction, and soon ending up on prison work details! If they had ‘white skin privilege,’ then they would get an easier load – but if they were black and brown-skinned, then they would experience the full fury of ‘the law.’ A few have never come out alive from such slave prison injustice. The southern cop reputation for brutality, hating blacks and lack of mercy even attracted the eye of authorities in many western cities in the United States. Cities such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas recruited a heavy portion of their police forces from this slave patrol region.

Amerika’s cop gangs were putrid from the beginning. Amerikan Liberal-Leftist journalists, lawyers and writers regularly whine and lament about the American cop transformation from the friendly donut on patrol to the paramilitary SWAT gang. As usual, they do not know their own history, so they blame the War of Drugs or the attack on the World Trade Towers for the transformations.

The Amerikan Empire has been in continual war, both foreign and domestic conflicts, from its beginning in 1790. In the 1830s, the Amerikan Empire decided to copy the British cop model of night patrols, which ‘policed’ working class areas of urban cities, such as London. But the cop system took on its own peculiar characteristics due to both Amerika’s hatred of the African and the city hall-gang system that emerged in its northern urban maelstroms. As long as the Amerikan Empire exists, it will continue to murder millions of innocents across the world – and it will continue to murder millions of innocents at home. Like the upper officer class in the US Military, Amerikan cops possess a vital service for this empire of sociopaths.

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Germany could never shake itself from the trauma of the First World War. The year was 1930, and even though Jazz clubs and racy nightlife augmented in Berlin during the latter parts of the Twenties, the Great Depression steamrolled over all of the capitalist nations of Europe. Stories of children starving to death again reached German ears.

The ‘western’ propaganda machine still fulminated that Germany was responsible for all of the evils of the war. Why was there no mention of the French Empire or the British Empire that controlled almost a quarter of the world’s surface? All of this Allied war propaganda was untrue, and French troops still occupied the Ruhr region. The failed and twice failed, and even thrice failed, Weimar Republic coalition governments, still had to pay ‘reparations,’ or extortion monies to Britain, France and the United States. Germany won on the eastern front in WW I, and of course, there were no reparations towards Russia. The hypocrisy and lies never ceased.

The National Socialists, or the Nazis, could also see that the Socialists or really, the ‘Social Democrats-Leftists-Reformists’ in the Weimar government were pathetic, and most Germans had gotten quite sick of their cowardice and lack of direction. They were no different from the right-wing, militarist madmen that just wanted to wield power. The Nazis main rivals, the Communists, and at that time, the strongest Communist Party outside of Russia, were still split and battle-scarred from the defeated 1918 Spartacist Revolutions in both Berlin and in Munich. The other political opposition was the Center Party, or the ‘Zentrum,’ which represented German Catholicism.

The Nazi Party began to jump onto and embrace the most recent political changes. Instead of watching on the sidelines like a small splinter party within the fringes of political discussions, it began to make the strategic moves, stir its own news, and form its own political coalitions. From a radical fringe of southern German reactionaries that tried to create a Bavarian separatist-fascist state during the 1920s, the Nazi Party transformed itself into a German revolutionary party, while utilizing both street violence and secret party coalitions in order to construct its national transformation.

It successfully moved from the War of Position to the War of Maneuver. Or as a contemporary political scientist and Italian Communist under house arrest, Antonio Gramsci, had stated: the party successfully creates the counter hegemony to counterattack the state hegemony.

Hegemony is not about domination. I continue to read both Leftist and Libertarian writers that refer to hegemony as a type of political-imperial oppression over the weak and subjugated, with statements such as, ‘the weakness or power of American hegemony.’ These intellectuals forget that hegemony, as previously explained by Antonio Gramsci, is actually a cultural practice of understanding the world and doing something about it.

Within our modern existence, and where most of us command caged lives inside violent, industrialized cities, we ourselves form our own ideas about our environs, initiate discussions with like minded friends, join political or cultural associations, and even make our own political alliances or choices.

People construct their own worldviews, shape their own realities, and create their own cultures. Whether it is a particular religious worship, hanging out with a certain subculture of fashion and music, or even attending a political demonstration, people themselves make their own history. History is not just battles, presidents and laws; it also represents everyday humanity creating their own cultural expressions, temporary communities, or hegemonies, in order to comprehend the world around them.

Most humans are not dupes as some Leftists commentators like to rattle about incessantly. We are all philosophers in our very own individualistic ways. The Tea Party Conservatives were not the willing idiots of the Koch Brothers either, as some Democratic party hacks have ranted about recently. If there was no national anger already swelling about seeing their proud country decay into a Third World disaster, yet possessing the most violent empire in world history, then no amount of Koch brother money would have been able to set up their public protests.

For us Anarchists, this means that we also have to embrace the times and places that we both live in and suffer from. A few intelligent Americans are waking up to the American nightmare that fogs over people’s lives, bodies, minds and emotions. Most citizens are too scared to fight, and we should leave them alone. But other angry and confused citizens are struggling out there. They want to hear another story besides the trite and pathetic lies vomiting out of the corporate news media and crap American television. We Anarchists have that other story. We do not need to form a cohesive political party like our Communist sect enemies, nor do we need to seize power, like some military officer caste; instead, we must have the courage to speak the truth when people ask, or when they complain to us about the way things are going politically.

I will continue my story on how the ultra-nationalist and reactionary Nazis became a national-revolutionary German party. When the Weimar state cowards and liars tried to push a bogus national referendum on making partial reparation payments, the Nazis rejected the vote fraud completely. Modern Germans did not like bullshit, and still do not like such games. Continue with your previous work or fight. The Nazis understood completely. Meanwhile, the National Socialists continued to incite even bloodier street fights against Communists and supposed collaborators with foreign occupying troops on German soil. They also began to move into other directions, such as fomenting the necessary political alliances, and often-contradictory ones.

Soon, the Nazis made overtures to particular German business owners and small business owners, or good capitalists that they liked. They successfully sloganeered that the problems of reparations and war guilt on Germany had destroyed business and opportunities in their own land. Meanwhile, the party press kept blabbering the anti-Semitic cant about manipulative Jewish stock jobbers turning the world capitalist economy upside down. The Nazis also played down their nationalist-class conflict patter.

Then, the National Socialists made overtures to the Prussian military caste, or the German military. This political alliance was not hard because the Nazis had the same desire for a continuation of war hostilities like the German high command. The Nazis even won some political positions inside a few regional governments.

With all of the street gang methods and political maneuvers towards the other gravitational pulls of power, the Nazis were still another right-wing political party moving on the national front. Their main base was Bavaria, which was the center of the German reaction and a very Catholic region. Finally, the Nazis made the right openings to the Catholic Church, and to its political appendage in Germany, the Zentrum.

Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi party and not the most observant Catholic, arranged a meeting with the papal nuncio in Berlin, a man by the name of Eugenio Pacelli, who would later become Pope Pius XII during World War II. Right before the elections of 1933, the two parties, both the Zentrum and the Nazis united to form the strongest coalition party in Germany. The Nazi Party started ranting about the ‘destruction of the German family and defending real family values.’ The same year, President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as his chancellor. The rest is history.

Hegemony also works repeatedly in the United States. The Republican-Democrat deception is a perfect case to analyze. The two parties simply pick and choose their new ‘political alliances’ depending on what gets the election results. First, there is the Democratic ‘base,’ which tries to include both large, and small business owners, both labor union bosses and workers with union seniority. Meanwhile, it makes overtures to middle class African-Americans and to certain Latino populations, such as second generation Mexican Americans. The Dems do not stop there, but also seek alliances with certain socio-economic ethnic groups, such as urban Asian Americans that despise lazy state spongers, wealthy Jewish-American, Israel First supporters living in large urban cities, and college educated, yuppie hipsters. This contradictory hodge-podge also hopes to attract Conservative farm and rust belt workers and senior citizens feeling insecure about Social Security, and next, urban Gay and Lesbian populations.

The Republicans also have their absurd political concoctions. They have attempted to organize Christian Evangelicals that want a Christian Republic, and yet the Repubs attract freethinking Libertarians in the western states wanting the government out of their lives. This political assemblage has the support of the ‘Don’t tread on me’ gun-Bible belt in the South, Mormons in the West, and large farmers in parts of New England. The party also contains a bunch of law and order followers calling for tougher laws, more prisons and more police, including staunch militarists, all of whom believe that the government has the sole right to bear arms – and to use them when it damn well feels like it. The party aims for the support of both business owners that live in gated communities and a few racist rednecks that live in trailer parks, and it hits on certain ethnic groups, such as Cuban Americans. If a historian were to examine the hegemonic alliances of both parties a hundred years earlier, in 1912, he or she would find very different and contradictory political bases on both aisles.

As long as there exists human civilization and urbanization, hegemony lives around us. We create our own culture, our own histories, and so therefore, we make up hegemonies, or our own political frameworks, even with all of their internal inconsistencies and absurdities.

We Anarchists have the easiest work load, unlike the other political party hacks and slaves out there hustling their weird ideologies and crap literature. Our destiny, or ‘Fortuna,’ takes some courage to act upon. Just bravely speak up or write the truth to power.

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Amerikan gulag

For some kids with white skin privilege, and holding the class privileges, or the money, to enjoy it, the ‘Sixties’ in the States was a time for free experimentation and more freedom. This was especially true for those lucky ones that lived in big American coastal cities, like Boston, NYC, Los Angeles and San Francisco. And for artist-musicians, the times had definitely changed, with a tidal wave of clear blue paradise that washed over the music-cultural scenes, from street concerts, cafe jams to three-day music festivals.

For the ‘others,’ and especially Black and Latino working class kids, the times were not that different. Change did not really happen, and in fact, the fascism got worse. Now, the US government emerged even stronger, and even more sophisticated in its manipulations and attacks. The monsters would hand out some economic aid to certain sectors in the racialized substratum, while other unfortunates stuck in the bars of poverty received the donut cop’s stick and the prison cell for longer stints than mass killers. This is exactly what happened to an African-American street hustler kid, named George Jackson.

As a teenager, he entered the street hustling world as a petty thief, and finally, for hitting a gas station at the age of 18, the state judicial system handed him a life imprisonment sentence. Jackson resigned himself to this terrible fate, or actually, his living death within the confines of the prison walls. Yet, he used his prison time prudently through becoming a voracious reader. Before prison, he was barely literate, yet within a few years, he transformed himself into an encyclopedia of radical history, conflict sociology, and Marxist philosophy. Jackson now walked the same path as the revolutionary Malcolm X.

The American Prison-Gulag destroys most inmates, yet George Jackson transcended it. Even when the prison authorities tried to silence him by throwing him in solitary confinement, or ‘the hole,’ he still read and wrote insatiably. He was able to have two books published from his erudite letters to supporters, ‘Soledad Brother’ and ‘Blood in my Eye.’

George Jackson was no fool either. He knew that the California state prison authorities were going to assassinate him. He became a field marshal for the Black Panther Party and began to successfully organize Black, White and Latino inmates in prison. The Hole, guard attacks, and isolation periods did not seem to work, so they transferred him to another prison. Even after the prison transfer, he still kept busy at his revolutionary work inside of the gulag inferno.

In 1971, the prison authorities finally set him up, and he went down to his last fight – by killing, two prison bum guards before sacrificing his own life as a revolutionary martyr. Only two years later, across the continent, Black, White and Latino prisoners united to successfully take the Attica Prison in New York. The governor of New York at the time was one of the Rockefeller thugs. He sent in the State Police for the murder rap, and he made sure that the prison revolt ringleaders died in the process.

The Rockefellers were no fools either, and they had lots of practice in the art of murder. Think on and look up the Ludlow Massacre of 1914. They were just always smart enough, and rich enough, to have other criminals do the murders for them. George Jackson died a revolutionary martyr, but he was not the only one, nor was he one of the few exceptions that have suffered at the claws of Amerikan injustice.

Millions of others have died terrible deaths, and still die terrible deaths, through the evil grasps of the Amerikan prison system. It is now the largest in the world, in both the actual number of prisoners-parolees, almost seven million, and in the percentage of prisoners to the general population, now two percent of the general population. This same nefarious system also has the most severe punishments and prison sentences in the world. The entire Amerikan system of legalism, legal law miasma, state prosecutor misconduct, and prison construction, has transformed the American landscape into a dangerous Prison Sociopath.

Thousands of prisoners still rot in the system’s dungeons due to crimes committed during the same 1960s of George Jackson’s time! No other gulag system in the world contains such prisoners from over forty years ago. Almost all of the prisoners that still endure the loss of their lives from the sixties, seventies and eighties, remain in lockup due to their political crimes against the system, such as the donut cops and the bogus authorities. Their crimes were simply fighting against the Amerikan Empire.

They are political prisoners, but the United States government represents the only government in the world that does not recognize such political prisoners. Even the British Empire eventually recognized the political status of IRA prisoners after the Hunger Strikes. Only, serial killers like Charles Manson still reside within the prison walls for the same amount of time. Yet, murderers, rapists, robbers and career criminals have had less time served than our ‘political prisoners,’ or as the US state apparatus murderers categorically state, ‘convicted terrorists.’

A Cuban right-wing terrorist that blew up an airplane walks around Miami as a freeman, while a killer of one of the Kennedys has his parole repeatedly denied after over forty years of time served. Politicians annually add more laws on the books to ensnare more and more US citizens in the felon and prison web. Yet, the elites that do mass robbery through cooking the banks’ books, pushing flim-flam mortgages on naive buyers, or robbing account holders through numerous fees, or even the generals that have committed murder and genocide through mass warfare, have either received light fines, severance salaries, or federal government payouts. This same legal system has a complete two-tiered judicial system, one for the political-economic-military elites and another one for the rest of us. The state criminals refuse to acknowledge such as travesty.

This unacknowledged two-tiered justice system is the reason why the laws are so convoluted and increase daily within the skank legislative halls and closed judicial chambers. The political-economic-military elites can pay good lawyers to skip around the legal miasma, while the rest of us have to endure the legal fiat of the appointed judge and the double entendre of the district or state attorney. This is the great Amerikan legal fraud.

The district or state attorney receives the reports from the police or state agencies against the defendant. Then, the DA simply adds a greater list of charges to the indictment, since the DA has the sole legal rights to press charges. The politically ambitious state attorney then throws ‘the book’ or the long list of charges against the defendant’s attorney. The defense attorney has no other choice then to advise the defendant to plead guilty to the lesser charges. This infernal method has the innocuous name of ‘plea bargaining.’ Now we know the true reason why the Amerikan prison gulag keeps growing exponentially.

With the annual increase of felony loads against the citizenry, and for the most inoffensive of ‘crimes,’ will all of the forced plea-bargaining from the state, the defendant has no chance in the ‘court of law.’ In most American large cities, public defenders must endure heavy backlogs of cases. The malefactors that run this legal system have concocted a mastery of evil. The politically ambitious prosecutors will convict the innocent in order to prove their toughness on crime; meanwhile, they will protect the donut cops from their thefts, tortures and murders. The police forces do have a reputation to uphold.

Driving on America’s highways and byways, one sees the growth of the prison industry, both state and private ones. Prisons have even become one of the most lucrative industries for many states. The Amerikan Empire, or the United States, has become the greatest jailer and legislator of unjust laws in world history. The Amerikan prison-gulag has thus transformed itself through creating its own political economy. The Amerikan prison-industrial complex regularly employs forced inmate labor at slave wages, gouges indigent prisoners on telephone calls, and even fines prisoners for their own jail time! The Prison Sociopath is alive and eating. Let this essay be a warning to those that live inside of this Imperial Beast.