is the possession of controlling influence
. One possessing or exercising power or
authority. A state powerful enough to influence events
world. Supply the force or power for the functioning of. The ability to
influence or outright control the
is a powerful effect or influence.
A group of people having the power
effective action. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by
or intellectual means. Urge or force (a person) to an
action; constrain or motivate. Force into or from an action or state,
either physically or metaphorically. The practice of forcing another party
to act in an involuntary manner by use of
intimidation or threats
other form of pressure or force. Why do people Blindly Submit
is a power to affect persons or events especially power
based on prestige
etc.. Causing something without any direct or apparent
effort. A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do.
The effect of one thing (or person) on another. One having power to
another. Have and exert influence or effect. Someone who
, who has
authority, who has knowledge. A person who can make people do
things without question. The power to do things, right or wrong
or bad. Ego
out of Control
(big head syndrome)
The Power of Beauty
Power of Physical Strength
the Power of Wealth
Power comes in many forms and will always corrupt the mind of the ignorant
and vulnerable, always. A highly educated mind is your only defense.
is the power or right to give orders or make decisions.
Persons who exercise (administrative
) control over others.
is our tendency to give
more weight to the opinions of authority figures, independent of the
favoring or enforcing strict obedience
to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of
is a form of government
characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms.
Individual freedoms are subordinate to the state and there is no
constitutional accountability under an authoritarian regime.
- Law Enforcement
is an employee who has the power and authority to Give
instructions and/or orders to subordinates. Be held responsible for the
work and actions of other employees.
(professional) - Mangement
is to observe and direct people
to complete a task, project, or activity.
is someone in
or has overall responsibility
Being "in charge
someone in control with overall responsibility. Having the power of
is the leading character or one of the major characters in
, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
who seeks support by appealing to
is to have
dominance or the power to defeat over. Be in control and
Look down on
is the power to direct or determine. The activity of managing or exerting
over something. The state that exists when one person or group has
power over another. Exercise authoritative control or power over. Control
(others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage.
is to bring into
usage; impose regulations
. To give
somebody to do something
with authority. Social Order
is a self-aggrandizing action
undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other
are the ways
that people use their power in a particular setting
The Powers that be (phrase)
is a phrase used to refer to those
individuals or groups who collectively hold authority over a particular
- Toxic Leadership
Power does not exist
. Power is only a
distortion of the mind
that people create when they have a higher level of authority over other
people without having the level of intelligence that's needed to control
the corrupt and destructive force that this illusion of power has on the
untrained mind. Power acts like a disease, and the vaccine for this type
of disease is knowledge.We have to fully understand why power
. And the best way to accomplish this is to
We have to help people to stop using positions of authority as
weapons against other people, including themselves.
Stanford Prison Experiment
was an attempt to investigate the
psychological effects of perceived power, focusing on the struggle between
prisoners and prison guards. Some participants developed their roles as
the guards enforced authoritarian measures and ultimately subjected some
prisoners to psychological torture. Many of the prisoners passively
accepted psychological abuse and, by the guards' request, actively
harassed other prisoners who tried to stop it.
Research suggests wearing police uniform changes the way brain processes
. We have done this as kids, when we wear a costume it can
transform us into a new character
distinctive style of dress of an individual or group that reflects their
class, gender, profession, ethnicity, nationality, activity or epoch. The
term also was traditionally used to describe typical appropriate clothing
for certain activities, such as riding costume, swimming costume, dance
costume, and evening costume. Appropriate and acceptable costume is
subject to changes in fashion and local cultural norms.
Power causes changes to the human brain and behavior over time
leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people, like
lower sympathetic response
, low empathy, and lack of passion or
Cycle of Abuse
describes the controlling patriarchal behavior of men who felt
entitled to abuse their wives to maintain control over them.
A Christmas Carol
the story of a bitter old miser named
Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after
visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and
the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Understanding
Cause and Effect
and the differences between good
Lord of the Flies
premise focuses on a group of British boys
stranded on an uninhabited island and their attempt to govern themselves,
with disastrous results. (Published in 1954)
The Lord of the Rings
"The world is changed: I feel it in the
, I feel it in the
, I smell it in
once was is lost, for none now live who
. And some things that should not have been
forgotten...were lost. So the cycle of evil has began again with the
forging of the Great Rings (secret rulers). But they were all of them
deceived. The hearts of Men are easily corrupted. And the Ring of Power
has a will of its own".. now the time has come.."Fly
"When the Power of Love
the Love of Power, we will then solve every problem on earth."
America's 60 Families
Council on Foreign Relations
World Economic Forum
behind the Throne (The position of power occupied by the Royal
Family in today’s UK)
(youtube, 47:15, 11/18/15
Of course there
are many big players in the world beyond the mega rich
. Every country has
people that have the authority and control to influence changes, with some
changes being bad that cause death and suffering. So everyone must learn
who these people are, and we must learn to communicate with people in
power. We must learn that if they are corrupted, they can be extremely
dangerous. That is why we need to end this mass control and mass wealth
because it does more harm then good. This was a crazy
that went wrong. We need
governing system in society
. One that is open and one that people can
engage in, a system that people can control and understand. A system that
is self governed, a system that is dependable, reliable and robust.
Poor people far out number the rich, but if the poor can't
work together as one
, then their numbers are
There are some other
players too, and some are not interested in power or money, because those
two things are irrelevant when you are technologically advanced and
knowledgeable, but this is still not considered to be intelligent life.
Leonard Cohen - You
Want It Darker (Audio)
are situations where the acting person's name is unknown.
(namelessness, non-identifiable, unreachable, or untrackable)
Not be be confused with Privacy
is more about Secrecy
, secrecy that undermines
societies right to know the facts, facts that people need in order to make
good choices and good decisions. To under utilize the enormous potential
of 7 billion people just for profit is insane, because it is such a small
profit at such a large expense. When you compare your small profit to the
enormous profit that comes from intelligent well educated people, you will
clearly see that you are operating at a loss, and we all know about
losses, you will eventually end up with nothing. You are at the wheel, but
if we work together
avoid the potholes and avoid driving off a cliff. And don't think that you
can just park the car and wait for help, because kids die when they are left in a car on a
, so you
either drive us to safety, or we all die.
denotes a dominant group or elite that holds power
or authority in a nation or organization. The Establishment may be a
closed social group which selects its own members (as opposed to selection
by merit or election) or specific entrenched elite structures, either in
government or in specific institutions.
One World Order
is a person who uses unscrupulous methods to get rich.
is when political power resides not with publicly
elected representatives (for example, the United States
with private individuals who are exercising power behind the scenes,
beyond the scrutiny of democratic institutions. According to this belief,
the official elected government is in reality subservient to the shadow
government who are the true executive power.
a form of power structure in which
power effectively rests
with a small number of people
. These people might be distinguished by
royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, religious or military
is a word used to describe a state with a dominant position
in international relations and which is characterized by its unparalleled
ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale. This is
done through the combined-means of technological, cultural, military and
economic strength, as well as diplomatic and soft power influence.
Traditionally, superpowers are preeminent among the
, which is a sovereign state that is recognized as having the
ability and expertise to exert its influence on a global scale. Great
powers characteristically possess military and economic strength, as well
as diplomatic and soft power influence, which may cause middle or small
powers to consider the great powers' opinions before taking actions of
their own. International relations theorists have posited that great power
status can be characterized into power capabilities, spatial aspects, and
status dimensions. Economic Hit Men
The Network of Global Corporate Control
Who Owns The World
Organizational Chart Pyramid Diagram of Power
is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up
larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less
power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a
strategy that breaks up existing power structures
, and especially prevents
smaller power groups from linking up, causing rivalries and fomenting
discord among the people. Means, Motive, and Opportunity
is one of many branches of Chinese transnational organized crime
organizations based in the PRC, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and also in
countries with significant Chinese populations, such as the United States,
Canada, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, France,
Spain, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
is a group of good friends or family with identifiable
leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control
over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or
collectively in violent or illegal behavior. Some criminal gang members
are "jumped in" or have to prove their loyalty by committing acts such as
theft or violence. A member of a gang may be called a gangster or a thug.
is to give up, such as power, as of
monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations.
Give Power to the People
is a motivational model that attempts to explain how the needs
for achievement, power, and affiliation affect the actions of
people from a managerial context.
behaves like an agent, assuming no
responsibility for actions or their consequences, only following
the orders of someone in authority.
is one who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal),
by authority from him; one entrusted with the business of
another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
You have to fully understand
Vulnerabilities of Power. Needs
You have to know the Precautions to take in order to avoid the
mistakes that everyone makes when they are given power.
Just like Money
people can obtain
Power before they have actually
earned it, or before they fully understand the responsibility of
power. And just learning
will not prepare you from the destructive
force of power.
It's extremely important that you
know the difference between
it's better to not lose $5 than to find $5.
We always witness
when people are in a
Position of Authority
, which has been well documented
throughout history and to this present day. People in power can easily
have their mind corrupted, We need to correct this flaw and vulnerability
of the human mind. We can easily teach the skills and knowledge needed to
protect people from being manipulated by the power of authority.
Position of Trust
is any position that requires its holder
to enjoy the trust of those who elected or chose the holder. It is often
used in a more restricted sense defined by an organization or by
Abuse of Power
in the form of "malfeasance in office" or
"official misconduct," is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an
official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties.
Malfeasance in office is often grounds for a for cause removal of an
elected official by statute or recall election. Abuse of power can also
mean a person using the power they have for their own personal gain.
Power and Control in Abusive Relationships
is the way that
abusers exert physical, sexual
forms of abuse to gain and maintain control over a
Separation of Powers
does not protect us from corruption,
waste and abuse. People need more education.
Where in the education process does a person
learn about the Dangers of Power, the Vulnerabilities of Power,
does power manipulate our
of the world?
Why does power distort our reality?
Why does power create a disconnect between
? Like an
living in denial.
cause corruption in the mind? Is that why children
You have to know the difference
. People in Leadership roles can benefit people, while
people with power can abuse people and kill people.
Does power corrupt people? Or do corrupt people seek power? Both.
Corrupt and ignorant people seek power, which leads to
themselves, and to others. So why
ignorant and corrupt people to be leaders?
You have to know why Power
Mind, and know why the Mind Corrupts Power?
Conflict of Interest
It's not bad that people want power and control, power and
control is not a bad thing, what's bad is how people use their
power and control. Power and control can be very beneficial, but
power and control can also be very abusive and very deadly.
We need to correct our flaws, because thing's are obviously
getting worse for everyone. There is not one country on this
planet that is saying, "Hey we are doing just fine, and we don't
need anything from any other country, so you guys can just go
ahead and kill yourselves and destroy your own countries, I'm
sure it won't affect us." It will effect everyone, every island
and every piece of land will
be affected. Time to wake up fellas, we can be
Sometimes it's that one decision that makes all the difference,
just one change. It's like having a key that opens a door.
Wants To Rule The World
- Tears For Fears (youtube)
absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution, or one who has usurped
legitimate sovereignty. Often described as a cruel character, a tyrant
defends his position by oppressive means, tending to control almost
everything in the state.
is a non-mutual parasite that benefits at the
expense of the other, the host.
is a form of government in which power is invested in
multiple people. It takes the form of neither a dictatorship nor a
is the murder of any person or people by their government,
politicide and mass murder
Does Power always lead to
refers to when a rising power causes
fear in an established power which escalates toward war. Thucydides wrote:
"What made war inevitable was the growth of Athenian power and the fear
which this caused in Sparta.
is when people of authority have an
that causes them
to abuse other people for no logical reasons. Too Much Praise
Fame and Popularity
is a person who manipulates
an inanimate object that might be shaped like
a human, animal or mythical creature, or quite easily might be any kind of
object to create the illusion that the puppet is "alive." The puppeteer
may be visible to or hidden from the audience.
Behind the Curtain
You can physically fight power all you want but it will continue
to come back like poisonous weeds. The only true protection
against the corrupted force of power is information and
knowledge, because an
is extremely difficult to
is a functional relationship between two quantities, where a relative
change in one quantity results in a proportional relative change in the
other quantity, independent of the initial size of those quantities: one
quantity varies as a power of another.
Cause and Effect
is a form of power-sharing and
governmental stability, the survival of democracy, and the avoidance of
Polarity (international relations)
is any of the various ways in which power is distributed within
the international system. It describes the nature of the international
system at any given period of time. One generally distinguishes four types
of systems: unipolarity, bipolarity, tripolarity, and multipolarity for
four or more centers of power. The type of system is completely dependent
on the distribution of power and influence of states in a region or
Your Silence Implies Consent
Corporation Abuse Websites
Films about Power
Does Power Corrupt?
Principle - I: Empire
The Invisible Man
Afra Raymond: Three Myths about Corruption
Royal Babylon by Heathcote
Williams (rough cut)
Awakening - Absolute Power
Power - The Toxic Truth
James B Glattfelder: Who Controls the World
Corporations Abuse Films
Freedom - Are you a
Corske's ENGINES OF DOMINATION
Makes People SelfishActivism
The Third Wave Democracy
refers to the third major surge of
helps lowers the barriers that prevent citizens asking questions of
those in power.
is almost like having criminals
Early Warning Report
The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions
individuals may have the intention to undertake good actions but
nevertheless fail to take action. This inaction may be due to
procrastination, laziness or other subversive vice. As such, the saying is
an admonishment that a good intention is meaningless unless followed
"Freedom is having the right to explore yourself and the
world around you, whether your explorations are in the form of
ideas or in the form of actions. However, Freedom does not give
you the right to harm or disrupt the lives of others, your
freedom to explore should never take away the freedoms of
Everyone has power in one form or another. The
Power of Choice, The Power of Freedom, The Power to Decide, The
Power of having a Weapon, The Power of Authority, The Power of
Fame, The Power of Beauty, The Power of Persuasion, The Power of Fortune, The Power
of Control, The Power of Need, The Power of Having Something
that Someone Doesn't, and so on. So power comes in many forms
and types and has many varying degrees of influence. So
it's not just the amount of power a person has, but the type of power
they perceive to have
It's amazing how the selfish greedy interests of just a
few people can cause so much damage to people and our world.
Damage that has been clearly documented throughout human
history. It's not so much the faults of people but more of what
happens to people when they are given power. We have to learn
how to Neutralize the effects of power by improving education
and teaching people about the effects of power and by the
implementing restrictions on what should be allowed by people
with power. People should never under estimate the value and the
responsibilities of power. This is not your planet to play with, so please stop sh*ting on
our only livable planet that we have in our Solar System.
"Having power is like
being infected with a computer virus, it corrupts the normal
processes of thinking. Power acts like a computer virus
rewriting logic and replacing it with illogical thought
"It's amazing how the smallest
amount of power can turn anyone into a complete
is the only cure."
can be repeated and predicted, then that is what we call a fact.
We can predict the future, that is the power of science and
math. But if you don't use science and math correctly, or
completely ignore the facts, then your are living a lie, and
this delusion is very dangerous, and not just a danger to
yourself but a danger to others as well."
"It's sad to know that we
, it just goes by different names, they call
it War, Poverty and Capitalism."
The more things change, the more they stay the
means that turbulent changes do not necessarly affect reality on
a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.
Authority and Ability are 2 different things
. You can have power
but not have the ability to use the power correctly or
The fact that we can give people power
who don't have ability to
use it correctly
, is one of the reasons why we have so many
problems with incompetence and corruption. So where do we get
people who have the ability to use power correctly, effectively
and efficiently. Of course, we can fully educate people, we
haven't tried that yet. We can already see that even people with
amount of education can accomplish some amazing things, so just
imagine what we can do when millions are fully educated?
Knowledge is Power
you still have to have the right amount of knowledge in order to know how
to use power correctly, if not, then the power of knowledge can produce
negative effects instead of producing positive effects.
Power is a huge responsibility
, but most people exploit the
position, mostly due to their ignorance and their inability to
avoid corruption and manipulation. This of course can be
corrected by educating people fully. This
comes from ignorance, so if you educate people
more, you will change the behavior. Our behavior comes from our
perception of our personal experiences and our perceived
knowledge. If improve the perception, you improve the behavior.
We can create our own behaviors, or have others
for us. If you learn early on about
behavior, you will learn that you can control and build your own
personal behaviors. You can choose to have it part of your
personality or just be something that benefits you and others.
Power Structures can be designed
in a way that keeps people in the Dark, even the people who work
People don't know who's really making the decisions and why they
are making them, so most people just blindly follow orders.
is an overall system of
relationships between any individual and every other individual
selected group of people. A description of a power structure
would capture the way in which power or authority is distributed
between people within groups such as a government, nation,
, or a society. Such structures are of
interest to various fields, including sociology, government,
economics, and business. A power structure may be formal and
intentionally constructed to maximize values like fairness or
efficiency, as in a hierarchical organization wherein every
entity, except one, is subordinate to a single other entity.
Conversely, a power structure may be an informal set of roles,
such as those found in a dominance hierarchy in which members of
a social group interact, often aggressively, to create a ranking
system. A culture that is organized in a dominance hierarchy is
a dominator culture, the opposite of an egalitarian culture of
partnership. A visible, dominant group or elite that holds power
or authority within a power structure is often referred to as
being the. Establishment. Power structures are fluid, with
changes occurring constantly, either slowly or rapidly, evolving
or revolutionary, peacefully or violently.
word used to describe a state with a dominant position
relations and which is characterized by its unparalleled ability to exert
influence or project power
on a global scale. This is
done through the combined-means of technological, cultural, military and
economic strength, as well as diplomatic and soft power influence.
One World Order
a sovereign state that is recognized as having the ability and expertise
to exert its influence on a global scale. Great powers characteristically
possess military and economic strength, as well as
diplomatic and soft
, which may cause middle or small powers to consider the
great powers' opinions before taking actions of their own. International
relations theorists have posited that great power status can be
characterized into power capabilities, spatial aspects, and status
is defined as the numeric expression that expresses the
accumulation of national capabilities that a State
has to exercise its
power in the international system.
international system may never equal or surpass the effect of larger
powers, they can nevertheless influence the workings of the international
system together with others.
sovereign state that is not a superpower nor a great power, but still has
large or moderate influence
and international recognition.
is a term used as recognition of the rising, primarily
economic, influence of a nation—or union of nations—which has steadily
increased their presence in global affairs. Such a power aspires to have a
more powerful position or role in international relations, either
regionally or globally, and possess sufficient resources and levels of
development that such goals are potentially achievable. A term also used
to describe such a state is "Rising Power
is an arrangement of items (objects, names,
values, categories, etc.) in which the items are represented as
being "above," "below," or "at the same level as" one another. A
hierarchy can link entities either directly or indirectly, and
either vertically or diagonally. The only direct links in a
, insofar as they are hierarchical, are to one's
immediate superior or to one of one's subordinates, although a
system that is largely hierarchical can also incorporate
alternative hierarchies. Indirect hierarchical links can extend
"vertically" upwards or downwards via multiple
in the same
direction, following a path. All parts of the
are not linked vertically to one another nevertheless can be
"horizontally" linked through a path by traveling up the
hierarchy to find a common direct or indirect superior, and then
down again. This is akin to two co-workers or colleagues; each
reports to a common superior, but they have the same relative
amount of authority. Organizational forms exist that are both
alternative and complementary to hierarchy. Heterarchy is one
Corporate Structure as a Factor in Poor
Top-down and bottom-up communications face breakdown because
line employees usually don’t think the same way as managers do.
is a group of people who carry out orders
based on authority
within the group.
Incident Command System
is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of
providing a common hierarchy within which
responders from multiple agencies can be effective.
arises when members of a social group
interact, often aggressively, to create a ranking system. In
social living groups, members are likely to compete for access
to limited resources and mating opportunities. Rather than fight
each time they meet, relative relationships are formed between
members of the same sex. These repetitive interactions lead to
the creation of a social order that is subject to change each
time a dominant animal is challenged by a subordinate one.
is an organizational structure
where every entity in the organization, except one, is
subordinate to a single other entity. This arrangement is a form
of a hierarchy. In an organization, the hierarchy usually
consists of a singular/group of power at the top with subsequent
levels of power beneath them. This is the dominant mode of
organization among large organizations; most corporations,
governments, and organized religions are hierarchical
organizations with different levels of management, power or
authority. For example, the broad, top-level overview of the
general organization of the Catholic Church consists of the
Pope, then the Cardinals, then the Archbishops, and so on.
defines how activities such as task
allocation, coordination and supervision are directed toward the
achievement of organizational aims. It can also be considered as
the viewing glass or perspective through which individuals see
their organization and its environment.
represents the collective values,
beliefs and principles of organizational members and is a
product of such
factors as history, product, market, technology, strategy, type
of employees, management style, and national culture; culture
includes the organization's vision, values, norms, systems,
symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs, and habits. Encompasses
values and behaviors that "contribute to the unique social and
psychological environment of an organization
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
is the scientific
study of human behavior in the workplace and applies
psychological theories and principles to organizations and
individuals in their workplace.
is a joke. Broadly refers to the
mechanisms, processes and relations by which corporations are
controlled and directed. Governance structures and principles
identify the distribution of rights and responsibilities among
different participants in the corporation (such as the board of
directors, managers, shareholders, creditors, auditors,
regulators, and other stakeholders) and includes the rules and
procedures for making decisions in corporate affairs. Corporate
governance includes the processes through which corporations'
objectives are set and pursued in the context of the social,
regulatory and market environment. Governance mechanisms include
monitoring the actions, policies, practices, and decisions of
corporations, their agents, and affected stakeholders. Corporate
governance practices are affected by attempts to align the
interests of stakeholders. Interest in the corporate governance
practices of modern corporations, particularly in relation to
accountability, increased following the high-profile collapses
of a number of large corporations during 2001–2002, most of
which involved accounting fraud
; and then again after the recent
financial crisis in 2008.
is a form of government characterized by
strong central power
and limited political freedoms.
We the People
People have the Power
, but most people
don't know how to utilize their power
, this is why so
many people feel powerless. Knowledge is
, but only if the
you receive has power. It's not just any knowledge that
gives you power, it's the knowledge that makes you realize the power you
have, and also it's the knowledge that explains to you how to effectively,
efficiently and collectively
power, a power that everyone should have. But power is a
and not everyone has access to this power, so this needs to change. We
have the ability to solve every problem
on earth, so it makes
perfect sense to provide everyone with the highest quality education that
the world has to offer, it's time. - BK101 (August 6, 2016)
Knowledge can give you power, but first you must acquire the knowledge
that would help you avoid the trappings of power
Knowledge is a huge responsibility
power is a huge responsibility. Together they wield a force that only
knowledge can tame. So learning the right things at the right time is
extremely important. Only the most skilled and knowledgeable can be at the
controls of such a superpower.
can also be a trap. The
Power of Words
is the strategic advantage; power to
act effectively. Direct Democracy
"Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will
move the whole world." -
Lever in this case is Knowledge.
is the ratio of
the output force produced by a machine (especially a simple machine) to
the applied input force."Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power." (Seneca)
is when citizens are mistreated by a small circle of elites, who can be
overthrown if the people recognize the danger and work together. Populism
depicts elites as trampling on the rights, values, and voice of the
is a public authority or government agency responsible for exercising
autonomous authority over some area of human activity in a regulatory or
supervisory capacity. An independent regulatory agency is a regulatory
agency that is independent from other branches or arms of the government.
includes the review, monitoring, and
supervision of federal agencies, programs, activities, and policy
implementation. Congress exercises this power largely through its
congressional committee system.
Separation of Powers
refers to the division of
responsibilities into distinct branches to limit any one branch from
exercising the core functions of another. The intent is to prevent the
concentration of power and provide for checks and balances.
is a term used to conceptualize a global civil
society as a world force comparable to or counterbalancing
States of America.
is freedom from oppression or coercion, the absence of
disabling conditions for an individual and the fulfillment of enabling
conditions, or the absence of life conditions of compulsion, e.g. economic
compulsion, in a society.
is the ability to attract and co-opt rather than
(hard power), using
force or giving money as a means of persuasion. Soft power is the ability
to shape the preferences of others through appeal and attraction. A
defining feature of soft power is that it is noncoercive; the currency of
soft power is culture, political values, and foreign policies. Recently,
the term has also been used in changing and influencing social and public
opinion through relatively less transparent channels and lobbying through
powerful political and non-political organizations. Soft-Power should be about educating people about
the facts, and also about the choices and options that are available. "Educate instead of Intimidate or Dominate."
"The best propaganda is no propaganda"
"Credibility is the scarcest
"Our strategy should not be only to confront Empire, but
to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To mock it. To shame it. With
our art, our literature, our music, our brilliance, our joy, our sheer
relentlessness -- and our ability to tell our own stories. Not the stories
that we're being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will
collapse if we refuse to buy what they're selling -- their ideas, their
version of history, their wars, their weapons, their sense of
inevitability. Because know this: They be few and we be many. They need us
more than we need them. Another world is not only possible, she's on her
way. And on a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."
is a societal or political force or institution whose
is not consistently or officially recognized. The other three
estates are: The Religious Leaders, The Rich and Powerful, and The
Citizens or Common People who have very little power or wealth.
Is the Pen mightier then
? Depends on what the pen wrote, and it depends on if
everyone can see what is written and understands what was written the same
way. The Power of LanguageWorking Together