Plutocracy, Not Racocracy


Yes, there is not a thing such as “racocracy”. “Race” is such a ridiculous concept, it was never recognized that a “race” could grab power, and race away with the concept. The Greeks knew of “oligarchy” (rule of the few), plutocracy, tyranny (rule of one), etc… But not racocracy. The Greco-Roman empire was ruled, at some point, by Arabs, Africans…

Hispanic conquistadores, full of defects as they were, were not racists. Indeed Cortez greatly won his war against the Aztecs and also the one he waged against the (Spanish) governor of Cuba, because of “La Malinche”.  La Malinche, a top Aztec aristocrat sold into slavery by her own mother, learned many languages, including Mayan. La Malinche was married to one of Cortez’s top lieutenant, and also bore a son from Cortez himself, who got legitimized, ennobled (and seemed to have been Cortez’s prefered child). Later Charles Quint stopped the conquest of the Americas, because of the genocides it had caused.

It seems likely that Cortez would have failed in his conquest, without La Malinche. Both the Aztecs and the Spaniards were fascinated by her, and all sought advice from her. She was central to Cortez’s ability to muster a gigantic Native army to use against the Aztecs.

Racism is pretty much an invention of the North American English plutocracy, to justify lethally exploitative plutocracy (making money from tobacco). Its notorious “One Drop Rule” is (implicitly) perpetuated by the ideology of Black Lives Matter. Truth? LOW LIVES SHOULD MATTER TOO!

Truth is more important than perceived injustice. Indeed, if perceived injustice is a lie, it’s not injustice. The Nazis famously used as main electoral platform, the injustices they perceived in several matters, including oppression they felt from Jews, Slavs and French. It was mostly imaginary, and 5% of the world population got killed as a result. Much of the present movement about “systemic racism” is barking up the wrong tree. It is a self-defeating movement, as it is all too willing to accuse We The People of racism.

This rage against a racism the importance of which is exaggerated, hid the main problem, which is plutocracy. Plutocracy, controlling the media, has sent too many of the best jobs overseas, thrived from the for-profit healthcare system, the unequal educational system, the lending-to-the-wealthy economy, the exclusive real estate, the police-protecting-the wealthy, the justice-for-the-wealthy, and the overall intrinsic violence of guns and drug availability.

I am not saying this lightly, I have been the victim of racism light for decades. However, I am not so selfish and blind to put my own little condition above massive injustices as found in education, health, housing, driven by greed which is the main force of this society.

Appreciating what is really going on is necessary to progress out of the present swamp. Thus, attacks against efforts at establishing truth reveals that those inhabited by such rage are actually truly working against progress.

Patrice Ayme

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The last part of the essay was a comment the NYT let me publish (!). The main article was about Steven Pinker …. someone I have harshly criticized. However, critics want him “cancelled”… and this is not acceptable. Moreover, as Pinker points out, this creates a climate of terror against non PC thinking… Which is never alright, because the truth needs to physically exercise, like we all need to. Without error to debate, it won’t have a punching ball…

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14 Responses to “Plutocracy, Not Racocracy”

  1. brodix Says:

    Divide and conquer.

    What would you think of starting a campaign to make Julian Assange the write in candidate of choice, come November?

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    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      ;-)…. My plate is overfull…. I am amazed how much they try to avoid Kamala Harris… And I know exactly why….

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      • brodix Says:

        More along the lines of what do you think?
        He sees to personify the practical human reaction to this tsunami of corruption.
        Not to mention the amount of paranoia the establishment shows towards him.

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        • Patrice Ayme Says:

          It’s not unhinged paranoia, it’s a deliberate show of unhinged paranoia, as an example. They want to make an example. There was an apparent war crime committed (the heli shooting of the reporters), and the ones punished are those showing it…

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          • brodix Says:

            Given it is the legal foundation of civilization, aka, civics, they are sacrificing to screw him, it might seem deliberate, but the shortsightedness shows this deliberation is only in a very small bubble of immediate self interest.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            It is of paramount interest that civilized armies don’t commit atrocities, so Assange and company are to be commended that way. However, one can’t allow unjustified breaches of military secrecy. So the situation is complex, but the apparent war crimes ought to be examined publicly… within the realm of what is no justifiable military secrecy…

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          • brodix Says:

            Then again, the function of a military is to defend the society, not consume it from within, both morally and financially.
            Those who shine a light on the flaws in society might be made to drink the hemlock, nailed to the cross, burned at the stake, show trialed, but they are the ones history remembers, not the ones sitting on the biggest piles of bling.
            When the whole crowd is running one way, it’s good to at least look the other way.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            There is an entire generation of the brainless out there, which taught the next generation to be even more brainless, and now the next generation knows it has been had. It knows little else… But it’s an indispensable start…

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          • brodix Says:

            Eventually the continuation becomes a reaction. The shell peels away and some light gets in, before it starts to harden again.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            The ways of the Lords of complexity are beyond mysterious…

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          • brodix Says:

            The future we have been borrowing against has arrived and it seems pissed, for some reason.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            Nonlinearly pissed… 😉

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          • brodix Says:

            The abyss is going beyond just staring back.

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  2. SDM Says:

    The plutocratic establishment is willing to use whatever to preserve and grow its power. Appropriating otherwise noble causes is just one way. They will use it as a shiny object to distract the real economic oppression imposed on the general public. Divide and conquer is a mainstay of their tactics. If white and black working class were to unite against them, the knives would really come out. So play the race card and all will be well!

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