A Global Strategy to end class hierarchies linked to oligarchies & plutocracies and ending class history. (Part I of a possible Manifesto)
In times of political and economic oppression, old social theories re-emerge and are reclaimed with new insights, having been co-opted and corrupted through many years of class-deformed language and distorted terminologies. This distorted ideological process has been with us for decades, nay, even centuries and milleniums, if we examine the whole of class history. This deformed process has been cumulative, degenerative, and hiding social reality from the masses with "noble lies", that, later, became class ideologies. Social theories examine Generic issues, that express themselves, historically, through macro, social, inclusive theories, which were defined, in the Enlightenment period, as classical and universal reasoning. It reproduced social perspectives, larger pictures, that were aimed against distorted, empirical analysis, relative measurents, which incorrectly linked, conflated many differential, partial tendencies, into false, exclusive, class arguments.
Social theorists, throughout our class history, have tried to unveil the hidden, unified, social potential of class deformed civil societies, with their implied universal, infinitive, external parameters, from Plato, to Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Plato tried to reclaim the lost, deformed, social and democratic principle, social culture, in his classic work The Republic, which was once part of the Matriarchal history. Patriarchy and class tyranny deformed, and therefore lost its social principle, with the rise of agricultural surpluses, transmuting, or devolving social power into class property and the emergence of class hierarchies linked to oligarchies and plutocracies. The ancient Greeks, over two millenniums ago, already understood that they were living in class deformed civil societies, hence their class terminologies: oligarchy, plutocracy, class tyrants and class Empires.
This deforming class process, also, distorted a new, social form, into a partial political form, today called social reform, namely, its democratic experiment within their polis, city-states, which, too, degenerated into class deformed civil societies, class deformed Republics, class democracies, another class outcome, collapsing and degenerating into class cycles of tyrants and class empires. Chris Hedges describes this historical, deformed outcome through the eyes of ancient Greek records in stark terms for us today:
"These groups learned to speak the language we taught them...where we proved incapable of communicating in any other language than the brute and brutal force of empire...
And empire finally, as Thucydides understood, is a disease. As Thucydides wrote, the tyranny that the Athenian empire imposed on others it finally imposed on itself. The disease of empire, according to Thucydides, would finally kill Athenian democracy. And the disease of empire, the disease of nationalism ... these of course are mirrored in the anarchic violence of these groups, but one that locks us in a kind of frightening death spiral."
Old historical issues and theories of class tyranny examined by social theorists, in earlier times, have made their re-appearance, which can take on the failures of late Capitalist, totalitarian class forces, that comprise today's corporate and military fascism. Social theorists like Smith and Marx examined all class societies, not just Capitalism, which, too, has devolved, with what began as crippled class-Republics, class Democracies, that began in the Post-Enlightenment Period under Napoleon. The European Enlightenment degenerated into the same class tyrants and class Empires of ancient Greece, once the French revolution collapsed into the "Post" (class deformed) Enlightenment. Today, this devolving , degenerating class process has further morphed into the same tyrannical, fascist form embraced by Mussolini and Hitler.
The corporate fascism and military Empire, which existed in the 1930's as a class-deformed, nationalism, has, today, extended into a global fascist-class Matrix, through externalized class hierarchies of Western states, linked to Nato, military alliances. When re- examining the rise of our whole history of "civilizations", we are forced to confront its deformed nature, as class-civilizations and make up our whole class history since the rise of Patriarchy. Patriarchy produced the rise of class hierarchies and class history, along with the first property, class laws signalling the downfall through deformation, of the independent, symmetrical social principle, its distortion resulting into class power. The downfall, deformation of social power and Matriarchy meant the downfall and enslavement of women, followed later, with most of humanity, itself, through class hierarchies serving ruling classes.
Women became enslaved as chattel property, subordinated into class positions, just as today, where all of humanity, is enslaved, displaced by class hierarchies, now extended into a global, fascist Matrix. Class hierarchies deforms human nature by subordinating its social position into class positions, as either enslaved conditions, or outright slavery, yet, also, deforming sections of the middle layers, into willing, ideological class shills, that serve ruling class tyrants. Robert Black described this deforming, degenerating, class process on revolutionary liberals, in the Enlightenment, into class ideologues, in the Post (class deformed) Enlightenment, who devolved into class-Liberals, class shills by compromising with existing Feudal class hierarchies.