Saturday, April 10, 2010

Machiavellianism


Niccolò Machiavelli picture and text below [found here on Wikipedia]

Machiavellianism is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct", deriving from the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer Niccolò Machiavelli, who wrote Il Principe (The Prince) and other works. "Machiavellian" (and variants) as a word became very popular in the late 16th century in English, though "Machiavellianism" itself is first cited by the OED from 1626. The word has a similar use in modern psychology.

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In political thought

Machiavellianism was seen as a foreign virus infecting English politics, originating in Italy, and having already infected France. It was in this context that the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572 in Paris came to be seen as a product of Machiavellianism, a view greatly influenced by the Huguenot Innocent Gentillet, who published his Discours contre Machievel in 1576, which was printed in ten editions in three languages over the next four years.[1] Gentillet held, quite wrongly according to Sydney Anglo, that Machiavelli's "books [were] held most dear and precious by our Italian and Italionized [sic] courtiers" in France (in the words of his first English translation), and so (in Anglo's paraphrase) "at the root of France's present degradation, which has culminated not only in the St Bartholemew massacre but the glee of its perverted admirers".[2] In fact there is little trace of Machiavelli in French writings before the massacre, and not very much after, until Gentillet's own book, but this concept was seized upon by many contemporaries, and played a crucial part in setting the long-lasting popular concept of Machiavellianism that so infuriates scholars of his actual thought, who assert it is inaccurate and distorted.[3]

The English playwright Christopher Marlowe was an enthusiastic proponent of this view. In The Jew of Malta (1589–90) "Machievel" in person speaks the Prologue, claiming to not be dead, but to have possessed the soul of (the Duke of) Guise, "And, now the Guise is dead, is come from France/ To view this land, and frolic with his friends" (Prologue, lines 3–4)[4] His last play, The Massacre at Paris (1593) takes the massacre, and the following years, as its subject, with the Duke of Guise and Catherine de' Medici both depicted as Machiavellian plotters, bent on evil from the start.

The Anti-Machiavel is an 18th century essay by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia and patron of Voltaire, rebutting The Prince, and Machiavellianism. It was first published in September 1740, a few months after Frederick became king, and is one of many such works

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In psychology

Machiavellianism is also a term that some social and personality psychologists use to describe a person's tendency to deceive and manipulate others for personal gain. In the 1960s, Richard Christie and Florence L. Geis developed a test for measuring a person's level of Machiavellianism. This eventually became the MACH-IV test, a twenty-statement personality survey that is now the standard self-assessment tool of Machiavellianism. People scoring above 60 out of 100 on the MACH-IV are considered high Machs; that is, they endorsed statements such as, "Never tell anyone the real reason you did something unless it is useful to do so," (No. 1) but not ones like, "Most people are basically good and kind" (No. 4). People scoring below 60 out of 100 on the MACH-IV are considered low Machs; they tend to believe, "There is no excuse for lying to someone else," (No. 7) and, "Most people who get ahead in the world lead clean, moral lives" (No. 11). Christie, Geis, and Geis's graduate assistant David Berger went on to perform a series of studies that provided experimental verification for the notion of Machiavellianism.

Machiavellianism is one of the three personality traits referred to as the dark triad, along with narcissism and psychopathy. Some psychologists consider Machiavellianism to be essentially a subclinical form of psychopathy[5], although recent research suggests that while machiavellianism and psychopathy overlap, they are distinct personality constructs.[6]

Machiavellianism has been found to share a strong negative correlation with Agreeableness (r = -.47) and a moderate correlation with Extraversion (r = -.34) on the Big Five (NEO-PI-R).[6]



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Punk-rock meets politics: American system is powerless


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RussiaToday March 27, 2010What happened to America, the land of the free? Well some think it's been bought by mega corporations. The frontman of the left-leaning band 'Strike Anywhere' believes the system is in total charge with even Presidents owned by corporate money before they ever step into the Oval office. Thomas Barnett shared his views with RT.

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http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2010/04/dodd-v-steward.html

http://thesrv.blogspot.com/2010/04/protesting-unfair-government-safely.html

http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/2010/04/sexploitation-of-children-and-women.html

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The US Government, and its rubberstamp of abuse, the court system, seems to be funding itself and making citizens powerless by breaking up families however, and whenever, possible.

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Family Estrangement PTSD Syndrome



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Is the US Government doing a version of the below to its citizens?

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The Spurned Child Syndrome



Excerpt:
"Having no desire to seek the parent's approval, goes the longest way to healing. Tune out, the endless tape of abuse of parent statements, remembering physical and emotional trauma, and do what you can not to suffer PTSD symptoms. Figure it is the parent's mental health problem, and condition, not yours."


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[click here] for naughty pictures and post:

Frying Bacon in the Nude is Risky



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The below found:
http://cleaves.zapto.org/news/story-1944.html

Machiavelli and BIG LIE Politics
by Zahir Ebrahim via quill - ICH Monday, Apr 12 2010, 12:10pm
international / social/political / other press

The Enduring Power of Machiavellian Political Science

Once the hectoring hegemons have created a core-lie and got people to believe or accept it, namely, that ‘war on terror’ is real and “our war”, then many truths within the core-lie can be fabricated, and also are created due to their own natural dynamics with proper black-ops channeling to mobilize insurgency and then officially fighting it as “counter-insurgency”. A cook-book recipe for fabricating “revolutionary times”, for indeed, “what is inconceivable in normal times is possible in revolutionary times”! A self-sustaining system dynamics comes into existence which is closely managed and continually harvested to sustain “imperial mobilization”.

These dynamics are the puppetshows of harvest that Rafia Zakaria is commenting on in her DAWN article of April 07, 2010: “Reinventing the Taliban”, while she is strategically silent on the core lie itself:

“Yet to view the controversy as an isolated case connected only to the veracity of the events depicted in the video would be to miss the trajectory of the transformation being planned for the Taliban by the political and military leadership of the country. With the completion of the Pakistan military’s Rah-i-Nijat offensive in Swat, and the near culmination of operations in North Waziristan, the endgame of a long and bloody counter-insurgency operation is now visible.”

Rafia Zakaria is obviously quite familiar with the vulgar propagandists’ crucial tool in their vast arsenal of behavior modification tool-chest:

‘The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects, by lowering what Mr. Churchill calls and “iron curtain” between the masses and such facts or arguments as the local political bosses regard as undesirable, totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have done by the most eloquent denunciations, the most compelling of logical rebuttals.’ — Aldous Huxley in the (circa 1946) Preface to his 1931 novel Brave New World

So, I ask Rafia Zakaria to refute the core-lie as unraveled by this scribe in the following letter to editor ( http://tinyurl.com/native-informants

) using her most compelling of logical rebuttals if she believes my deconstruction to be false. Or, explain her silence on the core-lie. Because, I do believe, vulgar propagandist she is not!

But I will take a bet that contrary to my belief, she won’t because she is, perhaps inadvertently, part of the same con-game of introducing “beneficial cognitive diversity”, as are all the rest of the native-informants and house negroes of Pakistan whose new crowned queen of hearts appears to be this Samar Minallah.

Convince people of absurdities and get them acquiescing

to atrocities – and here we have them turning a blind eye to the greatest atrocity of them all: “the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole”, from which “all the evil that follows” is therefore on the account of those who “goosestep the Herrenvolk across international frontiers” with the show of first-aggression by the “invasion of its armed forces, with or without a declaration of war, of the territory of another State”.

Any law professor who does not know their Nuremberg – well, perhaps it is only the same old ‘likkha-parrha jahils’ of modernity coming out of America’s top IVYs and becoming the ‘Epsilon Semi-moron’ to ‘Alpha’ administrators in the class hierarchy of the Brave New World of Atlas Shrugged.

From Huxley to Orwell to Russell to Strauss to his mistress Ayn Rand, all have not been merely prescient, but rather have explained the actual blueprint of the future reality of totalitarian scientific dictatorships where commonsense is replaced by zerosense, and moralsense by secular-humanism!

Thus, one may repeatedly rehearse the deconstruction of evolving puppetshows and burlesque adventures of Alice in Wonderland, as does this scribe, over and over and over again, but the history’s actors have already moved on ex post facto to create the new reality for Alice. Each time incrementally inching the world closer and closer to the overarching endgame of central totalitarian dictatorship in a world government, while we are merely left to just study what they atrociously did in the previous puppetshow:

‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’ — Senior Bush Advisor, The New York Times, October 17, 2004

Such is the power of Machiavellian political science!

Author retains copyright.



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Government World Elite meeting for World Government Agenda? It is what these people don't say on the record is of concern. Should US policy be decided out of view of the American public? Politicians from all over the world to an exclusive resort where most media is denied access is also a concern. If you have listened to enough politicians long enough, you might understand what these key politicians are really saying.

Davos Annual Meeting 2010 - The US Legislative Agenda: A Global Perspective


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WorldEconomicForum January 30, 2010http://www.weforum.org 30.01.2010
The Obama Administration is relying on the US Congress to deliver an ambitious agenda focusing on financial regulation, healthcare, energy and employment.

What are the global implications of implementing the 2010 legislative agenda?

Discussion Leaders
Brian Baird, Congressman from Washington (Democrat), 3rd District, USA
Susan M. Collins, Senator from Maine (Republican), USA
Barney Frank, Congressman from Massachusetts (Democrat), 4th District; Chairman, Financial Services Committee, USA
Lindsey O. Graham, Senator from South Carolina (Republican), USA
Edward J. Markey, Congressman from Massachusetts (Democrat), 7th District, Chairman, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, USA

Moderated by
Michael Oreskes, Senior Managing Editor, Associated Press (AP), USA



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FBI Terrorists, 9/11 Updates, Bad Week to be a Bankster - Sunday Update


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corbettreport March 21, 2010Sunday Update is a public service of The Corbett Report podcast. Download the latest episode of the podcast from the Corbett Report homepage:

http://www.corbettreport.com

Synagogue Bomb Suspects: The Feds Put Us Up to It!
http://ur1.ca/qvyx

1993 WTC Bombing CBS News Report
http://ur1.ca/qvz9

Emad Salem Talks to his FBI Handler
http://ur1.ca/qvzf

Nichols: McVeigh Had High-Level FBI Help
http://ur1.ca/qvzl

Even TIME Magazine Could See Through the Miami Seven Threataganda
http://ur1.ca/qvzt

Jon Stewart on the Miami Seven
http://ur1.ca/qvzv

Attorneys: Fort Dix Terror Plot Was "Planted And Nurtured" By FBI Informants
http://ur1.ca/qw00

Ground Zero workers settlement unfair: judge
http://ur1.ca/qw05

Christie Whitman says air is safe days after 911
http://ur1.ca/qw0d

Coverage of The EPA , Whitman,9/11 Hearings June 2007
http://ur1.ca/qw0f

Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about line it should not cross
http://ur1.ca/qbw0

The CIA tortured KSM's children
http://ur1.ca/obpc

Blumenthal Says Moody's, S&P Were `Far From Objective'
http://ur1.ca/qw0l

Madoff Beat Up in Prison: Report
http://ur1.ca/qw0q

Arming Goldman Sachs With Pistols
http://ur1.ca/qw0u

McClatchy shows Goldman positioned itself to benefit from collapse
http://ur1.ca/qw0x


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