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Dangerous Ideologies XI: Militarism, Spy Masters-War Porn-Deep State

Posted: September 13, 2016 in 1984, abuse of power, annihilation of enemies, aristocracy social class, armies, assassination, Austrian Empire, bad fate, bad GMO food, Berlin, bombastic music, Cadet schools, Carl von Clausewitz, comic book films, commissioned officers, complete destruction of life, corporate newspaper cult, Counter-insurgency strategy, Covert operations, crap Hollywood movies, Cultural Marxism divide and conquer ideology, Danish Empire, death squad training, Deep State, Deutschland, drone bombings, drug wars, emerging enemies, false honor, false media histories, falsification of history, fanatical supporters, First Reich of the Holy Roman Empire, flag waving, genocidal murder, German Empire, goosestepping, hazing, history, Hollywood propaganda, ideological cults, ideological nonsense, immigration strategies, Ivy League elite university education, jingoism, liquidation of populations, low intensity conflict, marching, mass bombings, mass killing, masters of war, media circuses, media crises, media-state propaganda, military academies, military alliances, military atrocities, military bases, military careerism, military code and law, military dictatorships, military discipline, military formations, military garb, military history, Military Industrial Spy Complex, military legal whitewashes, military privileges, military provocation, military rebellions, military supremacy, military welfare system, mobile elite governance, multiculturalism ideological strategy, multiple government initialized agencies, murder spectacle, murderous regimes, mutilation, national traitors, non-commissioned officers, nuclear weapons, organized violence, Otto von Bismarck, paramilitary death squad forces, pathological lying, Permanent War Economy, political-economic manipulations, politician cowards, powerlessness, professor cowards, Prophets, Prussian Military State, red alert, refugee resettlement strategies, retiring higher officers, Russian Empire, Second Reich, senior officer privileges, Spartan Code of Military Discipline, spartanern, Special Forces, spy agencies, spy masters, state terrorist gangs, the bourgeoisie, the lumpens, the middle class, the owner class, The Power Elites, the ruling class, the working class, Third Reich, TV-fast food dope, unconventional warfare, uniformity, upper officer class, war action films, war pigs, war porn, war readiness, war technology, war veterans, wide urban boulevards, World War II
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Honest prophets from world history have proclaimed that ‘war is hell.’ Yet there have also existed some more influential folks, often among the rich, powerful, wealthy and elites, who have correctly stated, ‘war is the salvation of the State.’ Both groups have been unfortunately correct.

The prophets eventually sell out, kill themselves, or if they refuse to sell out, well then, they usually get assassinated. Such is the dismal fate that awaits such men of conscience in our evil modern world.

Meanwhile, the elites keep getting richer and more powerful, and the wars, inclusive of their severity, increase by the year. This is especially true living in the Amerikan Empire ruled by Sociopaths. How did we end up surviving within such a horrible actuality, harboring such a terrifying future?

The date of infamy was around a decade before the mass murder spectacle and outrageous scam of ideological nonsense, called Imperialism. This was an epoch oiled in the noxious fumes of European aristocratic lies in regards to false honor. 

Historians have referred to this period as World War I, (1914). The occultic spot on the Earth  was deep in the heart of the Second Reich of the German Empire, called Preusse, or its more infamous name, Brandenburg Prussia, with its capital in Berlin-Potsdam.

Due to the machinations of a political jefe, a Prussian aristocratic leader, or fuhrer, Otto von Bismarck, he had finally succeeded in transforming the hundreds of little states, kingdoms and dukedoms within the previous Germanic Holy Roman Empire, originally called the First Reich.

He accomplished this grand goal through military victories in three different wars: the War against the Austrian Empire in the east and south, the War against the Danish Empire in the north, and the War against the French Empire in the west. By the 1870s, Germany, or Deutschland, had become the most powerful political-military national force on the European Continent.

Austria and Denmark accepted Germany’s new role, while France desired vengeance. England grew angry, yet kept its cool as long as the British Empire maintained its naval supremacy.

The Russian Czarist Empire aligned with the French, while the Turkish Ottoman Empire under the Sultan looked favorably on the German Advance. The northern Italian junta, or the aristocratic and royal political bosses, wanted to copy Germany, so they started the Risorgimento, or the War of Northern Aggression, against the civilian population of southern Italy, during the 1860s.

Berlin had transcended into the grand capital of imperial military power. There was the magnificent Brandenburg Gate built in the 1700s, the boisterous Beer Gardens, which were great social spaces for men, and then there were those long and wide Boulevards, such as Unter den Linden, so beautiful uniform armies could march in goose step.

There also existed the infamous cadet schools. These state schools educated young men in the arts of warfare, or the sublime art of war. The schools glorified war. Along the walls hung painted portraits of previous war masters showing them in rigid Prussian military garb, and in the foreground, the heroes engaged in close cavalry combat.

The Prussians had also distinguished themselves as the theorists of combat, such as the aristocratic warrior philosopher, Carl von Clausewitz, who used Hegelian political theory, (problem + reaction = solution), in his military doctrines. His most famous adage of wisdom: war is the continuation of politics through other means.

The military instructors in these laboratories of the military ethos, also encouraged a strange type of education culture, which they called, ‘spartanern.‘ This new German verb implied the modern application of the Spartan Code of Military Discipline, through torture and beatings, in order to form the hard military man. This pseudo-interpretation, which allowed legal violence, also encouraged excessive bullying and hazing.

In one class, the cadets targeted this one unfortunate student for extreme violence. One day the little killers cut up, burned with flames, and strangled one of the boy’s hands. It was not known if the victim had lost the hand finally. Such are the boons out of the modern ideological cult of Militarism.

Militarism is our modern scourge of governance. It poisons the body politic into jingoism, corrupts civil society through war readiness, and rots the State via provocation and military alliances.

The Military ideological cult led through senior officers demands special attention within our modern life, from its sacred political-economic privileges, to the large, center stage of a nation’s culture. All social activities lead to gross flag waving, tight military formations, a parasitical officer class, and the media accumulation of emerging enemies and eternal war. Shiny uniforms, aggressive recruiting, bombastic music, comic book films, and war porn technology all amalgamate into the Military Supremacy Monster.

The powerless, ignorant, wage slave citizens love it, while the intelligent veterans from its previous wars of legal mass murder despise it. The cancerous gangrene of Militarism transforms all shades of cowardly politician into the most fanatical of supporters, while the heroic prophet that condemns war takes on the detestable role of national traitor.

After the mass extermination of World War I, rich and powerful elites have sheltered their offspring from battle field warfare, so they would never have to fight on the first lines of combat.

The State leaves those loser posts for the working men and lumpen classes. Those pathetic bums can afford to lose a limb, half of their bodies, part of their faces, or even the use of their legs or hands. If they should die on the glorious field of combat, then their relatives can at least collect an insurance policy.

Once the Military Cult grows exponentially, it births three important excrements on the national stage of calumny. First, there is the Military-Industrial Complex, or the Permanent War Political Economy, which ensures continual shareholder profits for endless conflicts, while it offers great corporate-government positions for retiring higher officers.

Next, there is the Spymaster system of multiple government, initialized agencies who are constantly at war with each other, wage unending struggle against their own citizens, and set up paramilitary forces in different parts of the globe encouraging physical extermination.

Finally, Militarism funds a massive media propaganda empire of war action films and false media news histories glorifying murder and destruction.

The culmination of the Prussian born, Second Reich, terminated at the end of World War I, and soon rebirthed for another round of vengeance during World War II. But what happened afterwards?

After dropping two nuclear weapons on the civilian, urban population in Japan, and actually defending the uses of such weapons – the Amerikan Empire of Sociopaths birthed, and so it permanently moveed into a permanent state of war readiness and red alert.

A new corporate elite, sociopath emerged. This new man often held an Ivy League, elite university degree, and most often from Harvard, Yale and Princeton, and then slithered between the corporate sector, media political analysts, elite academia, high government positions, and even running high defense and intelligence posts, or really warfare and spymaster posts. An American intellectual caught sight of this, C. Wright Mills, and wrote a book about it, The Power Elite.

At the same time in history, this imperial monster created multiple initial spy agencies, or strengthened existing ones, such as the CIA, the NSA, the FBI, and the DIA – in order to utterly destroy the perceived enemy. Whether it was International Communism, Leftism, Socialism, the Soviet Union, Red China, Populist-National Liberation leaders, etc., it did not matter. The media would always invent another Goldstein-Enemy (Orwell, 1984), of the Day.

Spy agencies have helped wage unconventional warfare out of the public gaze. We now call this type of warfare covert operations, low intensity conflict, counterinsurgency warfare, or with cyber warfare, fourth generation warfare. All of these terms imply one thing: political manipulations, thefts of secrets, bribery and legal mass murder of the enemy, or just simply, hidden money and mobilizations for legal, public criminality.

Like the elite sociopaths who would never dream of joining the military enlisted ranks, the upper echelon of officers also move between elite fields of governance when they retire, such as university academia, high political posts, defense contractors, spymaster positions and news media analysts. In fact, most intelligence operatives have usually had some previous military experience.

From my own previous enlistment in the US military, I also remember this corrupt and degenerate militarist system. I had a clerk MOS, so I never had to murder anyone for the empire. But others were not so lucky.

I distinctly remember the disgusting methods the US military system used against us low-level enlisted servants. We often received sudden orders to move to another post without any prior notice. The military system always manipulated our contracts. If we failed a pathetic type of exam, then we would have retrain from scratch, leave our work, or receive a lower pay grade. Even going out on our day’s off and having a good time could possibly get us into trouble due to all the petty rules and traps found inside a typical 30 page enlisted military contract. The officers did this purposefully in order to transform us into nervous and cringing slaves. Sadly, it worked.

I also saw from afar the completely different world for the top officer brass. They did not eat the crap GMO, (genetically modified), laced US military food. Instead, they dined privately, and often with other local political and cultural elites. They all had special privileges that no other soldier had, with a lot less rules.

They could leave their posts when they wanted, and their orders were always tempered with their careers. If they got into some outside trouble, then the military legal whitewash would excuse a little lapse of behavior. Those hypocrites loved war and militarism because it meant a quick rise in pay grade and they would not have to die or end up maimed on the front lines anyway.

This is the real reason the US government cannot give up its addiction to war: the US military officer careerists need to rise in rank and then receive the high pay, full benefits welfare system. This is also called the US Military officer payroll, 0-10 and above. The only fast way to advancement is combat duty, meaning eternal war.

I recall that the US military also had a good amount of foreign officers, both commissioned and non-commissioned, within its ranks. The Amerikan Empire in its unlimited cravings for world domination, has desired all power and authority under its dictatorship. With all of its invasions and bombings across the globe, the Amerikan Empire of Sociopaths has acted in desperation for such continual loyalty.

This is another reason why the US government makes it very easy for both big and small American corporations to hire foreign workers through H-1B and F-1 visas. From all of the warfare and destruction that this Empire has inflicted across the Earth, the US government needs to show greedy locals that they can come to America and make quick profits.

American universities regularly hand out ‘special student visas’ to the two most populous regions on Earth: East Asia and South Asia. There is also the profitability in exploiting illegal guest workers, from four particular countries: Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. What do they all have in common?

All of the above Latin American countries have suffered death squad, criminal governments supported through American taxpayer dollars. Almost all of the millions of foreign workers inside the United States are either political or economic refugees of the Amerikan Empire!

With all this blatant corruption, the US Military and its surrogate spy agencies have worked splendidly in murdering millions upon millions of the world’s inhabitants. How many nations and peoples across the globe has the US Air Force bombed? How many governments has the United States CIA overthrown? How many US financed, organized paramilitary-terrorist gangs have had some training from US Special Forces? How many corrupt and murderous regimes across the globe has the US government given money to? How is it that the US Government has been in continual warfare across the Earth, since dropping those two nuclear weapons on Japan in 1945?

No other world imperium in world history has committed such everlasting atrocities of lying, falsification, mass murder and the complete destruction of life.

The US government did not win the Korean, Indochina, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Any historian can look at what those sociopaths have done to those nations however. The victims of Amerikan Imperium will never recover, and all of that life annihilation had a particular evil purpose: if we lose, you still die by the millions – and even after the war is over.

How many innocent people now rot in the Amerikan gulag due to FBI, IRS, and militarized cop frame ups? How can some spy-paramilitary agency, such as the DEA or the FDA, suddenly decree that certain pharmacopeia are illegal, and then legally wage a brutal war against the personal users of such drugs?

The profound depths evil found inside of the Amerikan Empire of Sociopaths represents Liberalism and Militarism combined with the Psychobabble Cult and Forced Compulsory Schooling. All Empires eventually decay into corpses, and drown within their toxic embers. So will this excrescence.

When I was in the US Military I also remember listening to the stories from the old men NCOs that still wore their faded uniforms in order to retire well after 30 or 40 years of service. Those old bones were the lifers that did a few tours in the Indochina conflict. The US military still runs on the Non-Commissioned Officers: petty officers and sergeants. They are the commandeering class in the services. Without them, the higher officers can do nothing, the US military machine would have to suspend operations completely.

Many of those lifer guys, or their families, were originally from the Southland and proud of it. They shot guns regularly in the desert, hunted, rode cars off-road or loved riding their bikes. They were mean bad asses, but also had those icy charms of disciplined soldiers.

At the end of the Indochina conflict, they had to watch each others’ backs when going off ship or off base. Many just wore their civies, or civilian outfits. The general public just disliked them. Things turned around by the early 1980s, but those memories did not fade easily.

By 1970, there was also a full-on military rebellion in Indochina. When President Nixon visited the troops – they took the soldiers’ guns away! This is what really put an end to that war. And yes, there was even a miniscule amount of soldiers that switched sides and fought with the North Vietnamese Army!

And as the Mr. Dylan once stated not too long ago, ‘the times they are a changing.’

The political aperture of rebellion is moving slowly into place once again. The two-party shit clown show is losing both its momentum – and its legitimacy. Only the old folks at home are tuning into the corporate mainstream media circus.

The corporate newspaper cult is dying a slower death – and good riddance. Most citizens are still ingesting the TV-fast food dope – but once 20% of the populations loses the faith – it is over. Like me, a lot of my acquaintances are either unemployed, or are inside the prison of precarious, low pay, part-time, underemployment.

The sociopaths in power run about like dismembered chickens. The elites are relentlessly attacking and cornering the same sociocultural base where most of those NCOs originally came from: Family, Home, Work, Church, Coffee, Cigarettes, Alcohol and Guns. Let them continue such desperate political games.

No matter how many side shows glorifying Militarism they play on the TV screen through the National Football League, or the NFL, or through crap Hollywood movies, the internal rot of the system and the class divisions are increasing exponentially.

I learned four important skills from my US military life period: cleaning a toilet, making a tight bed with triangular corners, ultimately passing the PT physical test – and shooting, cleaning, assembly disassembly of weapons.

I guess those Cultural Marxist Ivy League professors forgot to teach the elites one very important truth: never humiliate an unemployed veteran that knows the truth hiding behind the system. History’s lessons shall now commence firing.

Anarcho-Historian Lesson #11: The Perversion of the Modern City

Posted: October 22, 2014 in abandoned buildings, abandoned cities, abundance, addictions, advertising, agriculture, alienation, ancient cities, ancient history, applied arts, armies, bad jobs, bad public transit, battlefields, beggars, billboards, blights on humanity, blood, bribery, brutal jobs, buildings, calendar rituals, calendars, capital cities, capitalism, centers, chains, changes, cheap drugs, cities, citizen marks, citizen targets, citizens, city centers, city government juntas, City Hall, class sections, clients, colonae, colonial bureaucrats, commandeering class, community, community support, continual warfare, control, corporate consultants, corruption, crap historians, creation, crime, criminal neglect, criminal tricks, criminality, criminals, culture, dearth, death, debt, debt slavery, destruction, dictators, dignity, dirtiness, disasters, diseases, dole money, domus, dynasties, economic niches, economy, electic cafe-bar-restaurants, elite families, elites, emigration, epidemics, European colonialism, European imperialism, European invasions, evolutions, existence, extended families, extermination, extortions, family, farming, fine arts, fines, foods, fraud, free kitchens, free markets, freedom, gangsters, garbage, gardens, gentrification, ghettos of poverty, good jobs, good paying jobs, government power, Greek polis, guards, guerrilla gardens, hipster zones, history, homeless, homes, Homo sapiens sapiens, honor, household pests, houses, human civilization, human history, human will, humanity, hunger, hunting, identity, ideological front groups, ideologies, ignorance, illness, immigration, industry, infestations, injustice, institutional violence, institutions, insulae, insults, jails, jobs, Judeo-Christian Monotheist cult, justice, kinship groups, labor, laborers, landlords, latrinae, legal assassins, liberty, lies, life, location, losers, lunatics, madness, managers, marginalization, markets, mass murder, mayor bosses, mechanical arts, media hacks, Medieval history, megalopolis, mental illness, Mercantile Capitalism, Mexican history, Mexico, military, misery, misrule, modern cities, modern monsters, monasteries, money, Monopoly Capitalism, murder, natural disasters, obligations, occupying, Olmec civilization, pandemics, parking fees, patrons, payments, peace, perversions, physical illness, place, plantations, plazas, police, police forces, polis, political clique, political economy, political enemies, political power, political rulers, politics, poor vermin, population, poverty, power, prison-gulag-concentration camps, prisons, privacy, property, property pimps, protection monies, public fountains, public realm, pyramids, race, racialism, refuse, relations, religious festivals, rent, reserve armies of labor, revolutions, Roman cities, Romanization, rudeness, rulers, rules, ruling clique, sacks, sacred spaces, sacrifice, scams, security, separation, service, sickness, sieges, slave trade, slave wages, slavery, slumlords, social categories, social classes, society, space, spatial separation, spiritual life, spontaneous street parties, squatting, starvation, state bureaucrats, street crime, street hustling, street life, street thugs, structural violence, subjects, supermarkets, tabernae, taxes, territory, the ancient State, the arts, the bad death, the Cosmos, the Earth, the evil world, the forum, the harsh life, the human condition, the modern State, the poor, the State, the wealthy, the world, threatening public signs, thugs, torture methods, transformations, travelers, tribute, truth, tyranny, tyrants, uncategorized, unemployment, unjust acts, urban decay, urban despots, urban hells, urban history, urban nightmares, urban residents, urban subjects, urban survival, urban wastelands, urbanism, useless classes, utility bills, vagabonds, violence, wage slavery, war, warfare, water, water sources, wealthy sections, weapons, wiseguys, work
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Human civilization has made its own history through the tempests of culture and creation.

But with all of civilization’s benefits, humanity simultaneously cursed itself to permanent warfare. Warfare does not just exist on the battlefields with armies and weapons; it also functions inside the unjust and unequal distributions of class power within both society and culture. The warfare of urbanization has represented one of the most absurd attributes, whirling inside the tragic saga of the human condition.

Humans have left the sanctity of the land, the hearth, and the family, in order to transform themselves into subjects under the weary gaze of the rulers. The subjects receive a new identity, and yet they become targets for both the rulers and the enemies of the rulers. Wherever there are political rulers, there are always enemies. A minute faction from the subject population reaches into the ruling clique, while another minute faction joins the enemy camp.

Some human ideas have been beneficial to civilization, such as fire for culinary, metallic-sculpture and martial arts, and the wheel for transport, industry and the ceramic arts.

The human invention of urbanization helped deliver civilization to Homo sapiens sapiens. The urban subject no longer had the obligation to work inside the Earth and hunt for food. They could attend to their own private gardens and enjoy the bounty of culture found in the city.

But there was also a terrible price on their heads, and a nasty fear had piqued those very subjects. What if the rulers became tyrants and then decided to sacrifice their own subjects in order to hold on to their own power? What if the enemies of the rulers surrounded, starved out and sacked the city, enslaving everything away in chains – including the subjects private belongings, and even destroying completely people’s extended families?

One of Urbanism’s stage right onto human history represented the 6 century BCE. On the Gulf Coast of Mexico lived a great people, referred to later in history, as the people of the rubber, or the ‘Olmecs.’

The land was good. The warm, balmy climate offered an agricultural abundance, yet its tempests disciplined the cities. The winds could bite, and yet they spread their ethereal honey on the plants and maize. The rains sometimes drenched and drowned the unwary travelers. Plants still made love to the rain. The reeds were often harsh to touch, but they helped in maintaining the delicate balance. Everything drank from the earth’s sacred blood, and then it all cascaded deep into the rain’s sacred liquid pools.

In the Olmec world, an impressive city of stone had stood proud to the world, and it possessed a marvelous large pyramid of brown boulder rocks in the center. Around the pyramid were bulky grey temple structures and some thick quarry palaces for the ruler’s family, noble relations, and priests. The massive stone pyramid holding the dark glare, gave the subjects a sense of identity, and it seemed that the calendar rituals and religious festivals truly connected to the earth world at both the cave level and sky worlds.

Sacrificial bloodletting enabled the elites to perform the magic effortlessly. All subjects possessed their blood lines to the city’s elites, whether through artisan, merchant or farmer relations. Their blood ties also ran deep into three distinct categories: territory, family and service-labor obligations.

Everybody had their own economic niche and knew their place within the city. There were no vagabonds or beggars, and no one starved on the streets. There weren’t any issues with festering garbage refuse, nor with rampant disease. The city was actually quite small compared to modern standards. It only had a few thousand residents. But each resident existed as part of a grander family, and an even larger kinship group. Everyone recognized his or her own sacred hearth and home within the great urban polity. The Olmecs were living in an almost paradise.

Yet, the urban polity felt unsettled about the constant warfare, the enemies that led sudden attacks, or even the unknown wrath of natural disasters, such as storms, quakes and floods. Like all things in the cosmos, the times began to change, with war and disaster occurring more frequently and more devastatingly. What was actually changing, if the same rituals of sacrifice and devotions had always stayed the same?

The elite families could change the rules for obligatory labor services and tribute taxes. With the continual wars, they often did demand more from the subjects. Living in a great city was a divine gift, but at the same time, the subject lived in dread of the elites’ magical and violent powers. What if the wars led directly to them? What if the city had actually defeated the enemies, yet the enemies had already destroyed all the family and kin ties?

Better to live free and easy than under the tutelage of a powerful, military dynasty – even with all of the blood ties. The subjects slowly began to leave the cities. They preferred to farm out in the mountains, near the water sources, runs, and forest clearings. Eventually, more people began to leave the city for the basic freedom found in the abundant Earth. About two hundred and fifty years later, after so many more years of warfare and emigration, the magical and powerful city stood abandoned.

The ancient city had its days in the light of civilization, and even the ancient Olmec elites knew that their cities would die in the distant future – just like the old dynasties and the old, decrepit great grandfathers.

Our modern cities are vastly different however. These blights on humanity refuse to die and the political-economic elites that run such cities have used every conceivable criminal trick within the shadowy schemas of history to continue their misrule. Our modern monsters want their hells to live forever in order to burn and flay the ignorant and poor masses. And like always, they seem to get away with their horrifying games of corruption.

Our modern cities have become suffocating nightmares representing the perversions of global monopoly capitalism strangled with rampant state consolidation, street level criminality, institutional corruption, and city hall tyranny. Meanwhile, the urban subjects have to shame themselves continuously in watching the slow dying of the homeless, while enduring the public signs that threaten fines and imprisonment with those public, intrusive billboards that advertise useless crap.

Within the chasm of modern urbanism, most of us must deal with street hustling and the brutality of open poverty. Most terribly, the rulers constantly threaten their own citizens in demanding regular payments for all of this madness. The subjects must submit to unending and augmenting protection monies through rent paying, housing frauds, bad public transit, utility extortions, municipal and sales taxes, street fines, parking fees and wage slavery.

Meanwhile, the urban masses endure the miseries of contaminated dirt, household pests, rude behaviors, flim flam artists, common insults and reckless property pimping. The three wild animals that tend to survive in these environments are rats, cockroaches and pigeons. That our modern, urban populations do not end up as crazed lunatics on the streets, explains the marvelous surviving power of the human will under civilization.

Some crap historians have stated that this urban system of decay has always existed within human civilization. This is another abject and hideous lie. The Greek polis had only few thousand actual citizens. Ancient citizens fully participated in the life of the polis, whether at war, peace, festivals or simply speaking truth to power in the public markets and plazas. No citizen had to live a marginalized existence. Those cities were more like medieval monasteries without all the rules, controls, living in cells, and hiding away from the public. The Greek polis lived as a tight community of citizen-warriors-pleaders engaged in the full plenary of an urban, spiritual life.

The imperial Roman city had changed greatly since the days of Peloponnesian Wars in the Hellenic peninsula, (during the fifth century BCE), but the spirit of the polis still survived – and even as ancient imperial Rome, (around the second century AD), had reached a population level of few hundred thousand.

Urban Romans generally lived in two types of housing, either in the ‘domus,’ or a type of round-square urban house with a garden and front patio, or in ‘insulae,’ which were small apartments in block buildings. These homes had no glass windows and anyone could enter the domus patios and the insulae apartments. The Romans had little need for privacy because the Roman state did not imprison and murder their own citizens over personal conduct. People lived in the public realm because the honor of the community was more important for social cohesion.

The insulae dwellers did not pay our contemporary rent extortions as some historians have stated; instead, the residents of the insulae paid for their housing through labor or service obligations, within the personal political economy where the lesser clients worked for their wealthier patrons. Roman insulae dwellers received a regular dole of bread and some other foodstuffs for basic survival. No Roman complained about such a dole because an urban resident received the basic rights for survival and community support.

All Roman citizens could take part in the political and public life of the market, or the ‘forum.’ Citizens had the right to use the public baths and bathrooms of the cities, called, ‘latrinae.’ All citizens gathered their drinking water, cleaning water and community news at the public fountains. Roman public life also frequented the market stalls where each city street had a particular artisan craft on display, called ‘tabernae.’

Roman elites also built their far off cities, called ‘colonae,’ for a specific population size, and all urban citizens, whether soldier or artisan, possessed full inclusion within the greater urban life. Romanization was not just an arrogant Caesar conquering a territory, it also represented an inclusive, small city for all nations that desiring to live the Roman, urban, imperial dream.

How did our modern cities become the horrors of horrors that they are today? We can thank European imperialism and mercantile capitalism, with their invasions, prisons, epidemics, colonialism, slavery and mass murder, around the middle of the sixteenth-century, or the 1500s.

European Colonialism destroyed the ancient cities and the marvelous wonders around the world. It replaced them with the health horrors that still fester in our days. The European colonial invaders who hated washing and cleanliness wanted to infect the rest of the world with their own miseries. In that sense, they were successful.

The European colonial powers enforced mercantile capitalism through its brutal monopolies, massive land thefts, slave trading and export plantations that worked the kidnapped laborers to death. Mass kidnapping rings located off the coasts of West Africa could always replenish the exterminated labor pool.

European colonial statecraft set up the first prisons, Inquisitions, witch hunting tribunals, and other wondrous torture methods to scare the cowardly. European authorities imposed the first forced conversions in order to exterminate the native cultures. The European colonial city had thus transformed into cauldrons of sickness, disease and the bad death. And like all epidemics, they have spread out into the entire human world.

The European colonial elites further perverted modern urbanism through dividing the colonial city into racial caste and social class sections. There was one destitute section for the colonized victims and the other poor losers, where there was another nicer section, usually around the city center, for the colonial bureaucrats and military commanders, inclusive of wealthy slave traders and slave owners who owned their second homes.

We still see such eyesores today. We have our ghettos ransacked with no jobs or brutal jobs that pay badly, abandoned buildings, disease and rodent infestations, run down, street crime ridden sections of town, and next we have our gentrified, hipster zones where the easy job, six figure salary people enjoy clean, well-stocked supermarkets with eclectic cafe-bar-restaurants. The city’s government juntas don’t care about how many people move into their urban wastelands, which chew out their millions of victims. The more poor vermin that enter, the greater the slave wage, reserve army of labor population pool. These massive, megalopolis cities literally feed from the trough of criminal neglect.

Large cities that are also capital cities are even worse off than the megalopolis cities. A large population of the capital city essentially exists on state parasitism. These state spongers include paper pushing government bureaucrats, military, judicial, legislative managers, political executives, numerous guard-security-police forces, and other useless appendages, such as media hacks, corporate consultants and ideological front groups. They offer no useful skills to society whatsoever – except in maintaining the supremacy of central, state and municipal government power.

There is no hope in changing such blights on humanity and on the Earth. The smart losers become wiseguys, gangsters and street thugs, while the sad others have to either beg for the privilege of becoming a wage-rent paying slave, or the real unfortunates, sensitive others, just abandon all hope and wait to die horribly on the city streets. Suicide through urban neglect.

Many fall into the traps and permanent craters of modern, urban life. Some will die painfully from mental-physical illness, or they will become hopeless addicts partying on bad, cheap drugs. Some others just spend the rest of their days in the prison-gulag-concentration camp system. A few will make it as low-level, legal assassins for the state’s military institution. Eventually, poverty, war and misery will tear apart most of their fragile minds and bodies.

Living within our modern urban pits, the political-economic elites have continued their relentless war against us. We Anarchists know this truth and so we only have one option remaining: we must fight against such injustices through both our dignity and honor.

We can squat abandoned buildings. We could wheat paper and spray paint over their threatening signs, or we can set up spontaneous parties in the city streets. We might also set up free kitchens, guerrilla gardens, and feedings, or arrange a free, bartering market in a public park – or even occupy central city locations and make them our own domains.

We have only our personal wills to mental freedom – these gifts still remain with us.