“..The astonishing thing is that he was a kind of Biedermeier dictator. Look at him. His Alsatian dog, his waitress-mistress, his middle-class vegetarianism. And the undeniable Gemütlichkeit of his taste for afternoon tea and scrumptious cream-cakes. He liked Léhar, Dietrich and cowboy novels. This was the man who was going to build a state that was to last a thousand years!”
“..As the father figure of the modern State he is unsurprisingly true to form. Having granted him an undoubted genius, both as a military commander and as the designer of the modern State in all its intricate details and inter-relatedness, a model which is functioning now in every place, its form having completely overridden the State models of constitutional monarchism, the very same banality of personality has to be recognised. The crudity, the brutality, the ability to work with people he totally despised, all these aspects are clear.
Of Talleryrand, one of his closest ministers, he said, ‘You are a shit in silk stockings!’ His very assumption of Empire has in it an inescapable vulgarity. The Empire style is not the image of glory but somehow seems to be the perfect decor of the Pigalle night club. The women’s dresses, the epitome of strip-tease, décolleté, see-through and sparkling. All that gold. All that royal purple. All that crimson. How supremely petit-bourgeois! The flashy French equivalent of Nazi afternoons in the Berghof.
What we find in all these low characters is that alongside their extreme deficiency of character, or in some cases their damaged characters, is an extremely developed technical ability.”
“..They do not like to be called bankers. Sometimes they define themselves as being in investments. What they really like to be called is philanthropists. In the sense that a paedophile is really a paedophobe, then we could say that the philanthropists are really misanthropists. They are not indifferent to human suffering. They hate us and are furious that we cause so much trouble. In this elite one process is at work which assures them power. Usury is the common factor, but the arena of activity is banking, media, and commodities. All of these are commodities.
Currencies are bought and sold, and so with media and mineral wealth like oil or uranium. The interrelationship between these three zones of usury must be grasped, and it must be deeply understood that banking both motors the wealth movement of commodities and media, while at the same time self-drives its own internal commodity system. The total usury system floats all its activities on constant transfer and movement of millions which have no existence in specie or indeed in any place, but depend for their existence on that minute electronic impulse or radio signal which will flash these hyperbolic sums around the world from computer to computer.”
On Democracy and War:
“..The true nature of democracy is war. Fighting in the streets, the hooligans, the race riots, the murdering schoolchildren mowing down their classmates, the poll-tax riots, all these at a given point have to be siphoned off to the edges of the Republic. War on the frontier is the guarantee of peace at home. Napoleon’s European invasions meant Second Empire, social pleasure and ease in the salons of Paris. The 1946 englishman longs for the good old days of brotherhood and harmony and sexual pleasure in the heady days of the Forties.
In Russia, Prokofiev,Shostakovich, Akhmatova and Eisenstein produced their great works in a flurry of patriotic enthusiasm, the terrible persecution of the KGB set aside in the war effort only to be resumed again after the victory. In order to assure the transition from democratic Mode One to democratic Mode Two, an aesthetic focus is required at the centre of the machine. Peace needs cabinet, committee, and the theatre of debate. War needs a Leader. The Leader’s function is to keep everything going exactly the way it was during the peace, but at that point the masses are told that their Leader is the Great Helmsman, the Father of the Nation, or the Captain of the Ship of State. Once the war is over, the Leader has to be discarded in what is itself something that one might describe as a staged coup d’Etat, in order to switch modes. This can be done at the ballot box..”
[Excerpts from various works of Ian Dallas/ Abdalqadir al-Murabit, Including Technique of the Coup de Banque and Current Blogs.]