There is no shortage of people who would like to topple the oligarchic power that controls their society. The problem is that most of these people do not understand how they are being continuously played and controlled by the oligarchs and how their own fear keeps them vulnerable to this control.
The oligarchs work with three primary concepts in their agenda of complete power acquisition: the nation state, the enemy, and globalization. It is important to recognize these as the operative coercive concepts and to recognize the need to neutralize them as weapons.
The concept of the nation state is so powerful because it ties directly into the cultural sense of identity that people have both collectively and individually. Nieztsche described the state as the coldest of all cold monsters, but this otherwise accurate description does not take into account that the state always becomes identified with the fervent fundamental cultural identity of a people and therefore becomes an even more effective monster. The oligarchs use the glory of the nation state as the cultural-unity identity of a people as a means of controlling the people. The oligarchs have no ultimate loyalty to any particular nation state, but can use the nation state as a primary means of keeping the different nation states in a condition of suspicion and even paranoia in relation to each other. This fear between the nation states can be amplified and exploited to a point that aggression by a nation state against another nation state becomes equal to 'doing the right thing'. What this creation of the enemy does for the oligarchs is to deepen its control over any particular nation state by controlling the emotions and sense of identity of the people within any nation state. Once this happens, it becomes easier for the oligarchs to lead any nation state into its own demise for the purpose of globalization. Globalization for the oligarchs means the creation of one final global NATION STATE that is 'culturally' nihilistic because it has no innate meaning beyond the experience of power over people. This is why I have said in the past that the oligarch agenda is a nihilistic suicide agenda. It is ritualized species suicide. This is a psycho-neural profile of the oligarch and oligarchy.
I said above, "It is important to recognize these as the operative coercive concepts and to recognize the need to neutralize them as weapons." So how do we go about doing this? The first step is to become fully conscious of this as the reality of the situation. The second step is to recognize occasions for reversing the momentum of the oligarchic action so that the energy moves against the oligarch agenda. Use the kinetic energy of the monster against the monster itself. This is a fundamental martial-arts self-defense concept and practice and we are in fact being lethally attacked. We see that the oligarchs manipulate the situation through nation state, enemy, and globalization. So how do we use these three actions against the monster? The principle at work here is that you do not resist the oligarch action, you merely position yourself so that this action leads to a result that the oligarch did not intend or want. So what is to be done?
Do not cling to the nation-state identity, do not see the people of a different nation state as potential enemies but as potential friends, and reverse the meaning of globalization from one of power over people to one of positive relationship between people.
This is easy to say as a concept, but how do I do it? I look for and focus on occasions to do it.
As this point in time we have such an occasion of titanic proportions. I am referring to what is known as the SREB (Silk Road Economic Belt) project that is currently being worked out theoretically and implemented in its initial forms in the East. It is projected to extend from Xinjiang China to Portugal (!)
The SREB focuses on bringing together China, Central Asia, Russia and Europe (to the Baltic Sea); linking China with the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea through Central Asia and West Asia; and connecting China with Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Indian Ocean. The 21st-century Maritime Silk Road is designed to go from China's coast to Europe through the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean in one route, and from China's coast through the South China Sea to the South Pacific in the other. On land, the Initiative will focus on jointly building a new Eurasian Land Bridge and developing China-Mongolia-Russia, China-Central Asia-West Asia and China-Indochina Peninsula economic corridors by taking advantage of international transport routes, relying on core cities along the Belt and Road and using key economic industrial parks as platforms for cooperation. At sea, the Initiative will focus on jointly building smooth, secure and efficient transport routes connecting major sea ports along the Belt and Road. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor are closely related to the Belt and Road Initiative. The document also calls on member states to "enhance the role of multilateral cooperation mechanisms, make full use of existing mechanisms such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), ASEAN Plus China (10+1), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), China-Gulf Cooperation Council Strategic Dialogue, Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Economic Cooperation, and Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)" to strengthen communication with relevant countries. It also states that "countries along the Belt and Road... should promote policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds as their five major goals".
The Silk Road Economic Belt, starting in Xinjiang, China, and passing through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Poland, would extend to the Baltic Sea and Europe -- or else pass through Kazakhstan (or Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan), the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus, the Black Sea, Ukraine and Romania before continuing into Europe -- will form a new Asian-European continental bridge. That bridge would center on Central Asia as a hub for the flow of goods, people, information, capital and technology. It would pass through all EAEU member states and link the Asia-Pacific economic ring -- a modern engine of the world economy -- with the European Union -- the world's largest developed economy. That would lead to the overall socio-economic development of the "Golden Midline," enabling Eurasian countries to overcome their dependence on raw materials and energy exports, resolve their strategic objective of industrialization and re-industrialization, as well as their need for comprehensive modernization. The Silk Road Economic Belt originating in Xinjiang, China, and passing through Kazakhstan (or Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, and Turkey and across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, or else passing through Iran to the Persian Gulf), forms an economic corridor between China, Central Asia and Western Asia. On one hand, this serves as a corridor for the transit of mostly energy resources from Central and Western Asia to the more rapidly developing Asia-Pacific economic ring, and on the other, for the return exchange of investment, advanced technologies, and high-quality production capacity that should lead to industrial development and innovation, economic diversification, and the modernization of Central and Western Asia. The Silk Road Economic Belt originating in Xinjiang, China, and passing through Pakistan, is the Chinese-Pakistani economic corridor. It could turn northward toward Iran, thus creating an important addition to the economic corridor between China, Central Asia, and Western Asia. It also opens the door to the South -- to the Indian Ocean -- not only for northwest China, but also for the EAEU member states. This region will see the formation of a zone for economic cooperation and strategic security that begins at Kashgar (Xinjiang) and stretches 3,000 km. to Gwadar Port in Pakistan. It unites three major economic regions -- Eastern, Central, and Southern Asia -- with Western Asia through Gwadar Port.
The Silk Road Economic Belt originating in southwestern China and passing through Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India will form an important corridor of economic cooperation that will not only closely link southern Asia with Central and western Asia, but will also make southern Asia -- headed by India -- more economically integrated with southeast Asia. This corridor will lead to the combined development of the economies of central, western, southern, southeastern, and eastern Asia. As a result, an efficient international division of labor will form based on mutual benefit and the complementary contributions that each country will make. That, in turn, will naturally correct any economic irregularities and strengthen the economic might of the region, while also raising the quality of life in each of its constituent states. The Silk Road Economic Belt originating in southwestern China and passing through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia through the Indochinese peninsula extends all the way to Singapore. It forms a transnational economic corridor between China and ASEAN countries, focusing on the central cities between which flow goods, capital, and information along roads, railways, and other forms of transport, thereby facilitating the formation of a regional economy of mutual development. It should be noted that the transport corridors of the Russian Northern Sea Route; the "North-South" stretching from Russia, the Caspian Sea, and Iran to India, Sri Lanka, and Singapore; the TRACECA extending from Europe to the Caucasus and Asia; and even the New Silk Road of the United States linking Central Asia and Afghanistan with Pakistan and India; and other similar projects are cooperative elements of the Silk Road Economic Belt and are distinguished for their openness and tolerance.
This gives you some idea of the scope of the New Silk Road project. What I am proposing is that this Silk Road also extend from Xinjiang, China, east through China to Japan then across the Bering Sea northeast into Alaska, USA, then down through British Columbia, Canada, then south into Washington, USA; continuing south the Silk Road extends to San Francisco, California then turns west through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, then northeast through Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, then across the Atlantic to Portugal where the circle is completed. From the USA the road can extend down through central and South America. From Argentina it crosses the South Atlantic to South Africa and up through Africa to the Mediterranean. From Portugal the road can branch north to England and Scandinavia.
In this projected picture, there are no potential foreign enemies, the nation states have voluntarily open borders with no threat of unemployment stagnation because the thing that opens the borders is itself economically productive, and globalization as tyranny becomes less and less likely because the masses of people have actual relationship rather than fear of strangers, which means they are more likely to stand together against tyranny.
In this picture the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine dwindle into insignificance and peace becomes more motivational than war.
So what I am proposing is that we use self-defense martial art on Trump and exploit his non-military and economic-focused agenda by creating a people's movement that has the goal of creating the American part of the New Silk Road and the world peace economy that is not nihilistic, but built on human development and meaning. Of course Trump and the power-lusting oligarchs will resist this movement, but the movement gives people a rational, effective place to focus on using the oligarchy against the oligarchy.