About the upper classes and their ability to maintain a status quo
“What this country needs is a splendid little war to stem the tide of revolution”
Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Empire Vyacheslav Plehve
When it comes to various threats, this concept is widely used by the upper classes. “A splendid little war” helps to distract masses from internal problems. In fact, when the elite takes care of the lower classes, they form a new middle class, which start to seek power. If the upper classes do a poor job, then the lower ones begin to plot an evil scheme – a regime change.
Later, the upper classes realized that everything connected with war can solidify their power. War can be surprisingly profitable. Anyone, who gets in the way of power and money, will be annihilated. For instance, John Kennedy decided to go against his own family and become independent. Namely, he wanted to stop the Vietnam (American, Liberation) War. His fate is a sad one.
Democracy is a funny concept, which originated in ancient Greece. All Greek citizens were equal in rights and could vote. Of course, slaves and women did not have a voting right, but they were not regarded as citizens. Traditionally, these elected representatives made political decisions. In fact, they just formed a supporting electoral base.
Does it sound familiar? Yes, it does. Nowadays, the upper classes do the same and form their electoral base (political parties). Some of them even go further and finance both parties at once. There are also millions of illegal immigrants, who do not have a voting right.
Recently many so-called “colour” revolutions have been carried out throughout the world. However, they differ from the classic formula of a revolutionary situation.
“The upper classes cannot carry on in the old way” – this factor remains the same. The ruling class gets sloppy and cannot retain the power.
“The lower classes do not want to live in the old way” – this factor is directly neglected, i.e. the inactivity of masses allows the elite to “pull” a job.
“Increase in the activity of the masses” – this factor is also neglected, due to a sharp increase in the activity of a small group of people, who are far from being poor but do not have real power, although they intend to grasp it. “Increase in the activity” usually comprises trite “money-pumping”, the development of a revolution ideology and the transfer of “proper revolution technologies” into the hands of certain people. As a rule, the lower classes get nothing from a revolution or their standard of living falls drastically. If interests of some influential people (the elite) are not taken into consideration, a revolution can turn into a civil war. Presumably, it was the final goal to devastate a country through a civil war.