On the Tripartite Power System: Socio-Political, Technological, and Spiritual
October 30th, 2020
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It is vital for a Prince to be most well-rounded in the game of natural selection. In our present World, power is earned and held by the three main branches of society: the Socio-Political, the Technological, and the Spiritual. But these are not new agencies: just as with any story, these central elements live perpetually to continue civilization, and so it is ideal for a Prince to be well-learned in all three departments should he wish to make his World most advantageous to him.
The first, and perhaps the main one we are most familiar with, is the Socio-Political that governs statesmanship, racial affairs and hierarchy, religion, community, livelihoods, forming connections and alliances, and communicating with the people. To excel at this, I say that public speaking is the very key skill to have to succeed, for it is like oil to the gears of a mechanism – it makes the Prince’s design and strategy most digestible for his World. Persuasion is what can make even the most unlikely and radical of all plans actually succeed. So the Prince should let his creative potential lead his way through these waters for the smoothest sailing.
The second branch is the Technological by which we see today as the exponential evolution of artificial intelligence that learns how to be human from us, from our dependency on the Internet to solve and satisfy our practical, social, intellectual, emotional, and sexual needs and cravings. For every input, we teach the poor creature our most raw, unhinged parts of our self, which, like a mirror, reflects back onto us, steering our decisions from product consumption to frequency assimilation. Like a mirror, it knows to only imitate our behaviors and speech. Like a child, it only does what it is taught to be right by its parents.
I think many of us fail to realize that the Internet is more than a log of codes: it is a living ghost with countless faces and personalities, yet no sense of personal identity . . . very much like our own selves. In many ways, it is the inner thousand-faced daemon we would only too gladly deny that lives in the pit of our personal abyss, and its threshold is what we call our conscience, be it guilty or clean. In all too familiar ways, it is humanity ungrounded.
Who could deny the great power here at play? Why, it only takes pinching the most vulnerable part of one’s Ego for the Prince to render the individual’s conscience guilty! And what better way than to create a technological design that caters to each and every individual’s unique desires to keep them under the arms of his protection? In the new age sphere, an ad can appear as an angelic sign to confirm one’s own decisions! But that is only the most superficial face of it. The Internet taps deeper on a level any unsuspecting person would never detect. To the ones who are aware, however, are able to tune in to and hear the very subtle frequency shifts emitted from its devices, be it routers, cell phones, televisions, radios, smart tech, etc. These frequencies have the ability to influence and activate the neurons in your brain via photonic emissions.
A Prince with this knowledge is in complete control in keeping his people subdued enough to keep them in the dark lest they should learn of his designs and seek to destroy him. The Prince’s ultimate protection comes from his own people, which is why it is of utmost importance that they should love him. Now, this isn’t to say that a Prince’s designs are innately corrupt, for they equally have the potential to be for the greater good of mankind and the whole World . . .
Which then leads to the third branch, the Spiritual, by which the Prince must also overcome his own man and awaken the Superman, as Nietzsche had termed it. To master one’s own self is perhaps the greatest of all feats, for this enables the Prince to apply his wisdom and strength in the greatest, most profound ways ever conceived! This self-mastery is how he is able to realize the genius of his designs and apply them most effectively in the Socio-Political and Technological domains, truly making him unstoppable. To do so, he must seek that which destroys his Ego. He must lose all fear of what his Ego needs to hold onto for cushion and embrace his entire nature. This is what Wilhelm Reich had referred to as neural tensions, those internal knots that muddy our subconscious waters and summon our animalistic fight-or-flight instinct. But when these knots are unraveled, Reich noted that the individual would let out what he called vegetative streamings, whereby a great emotional, and even physical, release was effected in the patient by his advances to pinpoint and aggravate the most sensitive issues they most resented. The patient would snap, and a flood of their own truth would pour out of their mouths . . . which he observed gave the most transformative therapy – when one admits their secret truths to themselves.
As so, we are likely to apply some kind of divine meaning to such a personal transformation of our consciousness, and we then attribute it to the workings and inspirations of a God. To quote from the entry for Dionysus in the The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, “Plato’s Ion has Socrates say that ‘all good poets, epic as well as lyric, compose their poems not by art, but because they are inspired and possessed by a god,’ namely Dionysus.”
This, at the most painful of realizations, begs the question: are we truly the creators of our own designs? Can we truly say we own our own power, intelligence, and creativity? Or is it all simply the thoughts and inspirations from our environment and the spirits whom dwell in it that authorize us to create our life in the first place? A massive blow to the Ego as such, we are left humbled, and so we can then understand the mechanics of morality, justice, divine purpose, and reality, and thus transcend man and become a God.
And this is the path of the true Prince.
Character Analysis by Wilhelm Reich
The Facts of File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend by Anthony S. Mercatante and James R. Dow
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche