Today, I remind you that the ruling classes, greedy mobs, and smug elites do not want you virtuous, happy, and capable.
- Who Are The Ruling Classes, Mobs, and Elites?
- Why Do They Need You Broken?
- How to Avoid Becoming a Slave to the Ruling Classes, Elites, and Mob
- Becoming Stronger Frees You
Who Are The Ruling Classes, Mobs, and Elites?
“The permanent misfits can find salvation only in a complete separation from the self; and they usually find it by losing themselves in the compact collectivity of a mass movement.” – Eric Hoffer
The ruling classes are the government officials, both large and small. The mobs are the hoi polloi: the useful idiots who do the bidding of the ruling classes by snitching on their neighbors, burning down businesses, and buying mainstream narratives. The elites are a more diverse class made of entertainers, clergymen, businessmen, and others who have immense influence and power over society. The elites always use their influence for anti-individualistic, immoral, and corrupted ends.
The ruling classes express their power through laws, regulations, and petty enforcements. The mobs express their power through cancel culture, “peaceful protests,” and consumerism. The elites express their power through subversive entertainment, bullying, and corrupt endorsements.
Why Do They Need You Broken?
Broken people can be controlled. For example, if your life is unstable, you will turn to the ruling classes to pass laws and raise taxes to clean up your failings. Or, if you are weak-willed and unsuccessful, you’ll join the mob in hurting others, especially the virtuous.
Weak individuals will not expand their opportunities, take control of their lives, help their loved ones, or be productive members of society. Such a lack of contribution creates shame, fear, and uncertainty because weak individuals do not grow or contribute to the growth of others. The guilt this inaction causes is resolved externally by following a ruler, movement, or elitist.
How to Avoid Becoming a Slave to the Ruling Classes, Elites, and Mob
“All rational action is in the first place individual action. Only the individual thinks. Only the individual reasons. Only the individual acts.” – Ludwig von Mises
If personal weakness makes an individual susceptible to the malicious leadership of others, then the solution is to make individuals strong.
The ruling classes, mobs, and elites enslave you through poor habits, fear, anxiety, abuse, and intimidation. Therefore, your solutions must increase your opportunities, reduce your dependency on society, give you a clear purpose, and improve your wellbeing.
The advice below is broad. I have more detailed blogs throughout this website. However, the steps below are crucial to undermining the influence corrupt individuals and institutions have over you.
1) Have goals
The mob arises from directionless individuals looking for someone to follow or something to do. When you have clear goals, you can define your life and set your path. You won’t need the ruling classes, elites, or mobs to tell you who you should be, what you should value, and what purpose your life serves.
When you do not depend on outside influence to determine your life, you will resist their calls of collectivism and hedonism.
2) Control your money
Don’t spend more money than you have. Create a budget. When you control your spending, the elites lose control over your resources.
Frugality ensures you avoid corrupt corporations. Additionally, frugality keeps you from being broke, bitter, and desperate; the qualities of those in the mob.
Therefore, control your money. Invest your money in yourself and other virtuous individuals.
3) Eat better, exercise frequently, sleep well
Health is foundational to individual improvement because you have to exist in the physical body you have. The better your body, the better you perform, and the less likely you are to give up and give in.
Better health leads to a stronger mind, decreased anxiety, and more energy. No more junk food means you decrease your dependency on the corrupt health system of the ruling classes. Eat less processed crap and you undermine corporations’ bottom line. Better health gives you more confidence and you won’t be another loser falling for the mob’s lies.
4) Don’t watch the news
“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” – Edward R. Murrow
The mainstream media sews division, undermines truth, and destroys your confidence in the future. If you don’t believe a better future is possible, you will run to the first tyrant promising an easy life.
Therefore, turn off the news. Let it go. You’re missing nothing but lies and half-truths.
5) Stop believing government cares about you
The national debt, crippling regulations, national shutdowns, poor schools, broken roads, homelessness, and so on show the lack of concern the people within the government have for individuals, especially those in need.
The ruling classes are wealthy, and we have little to show for it. The sooner you accept the government doesn’t care about you, the quicker you can let go of believing in the benevolence of the ruling classes. Letting go doesn’t solve everything, but living honestly will make your life better by allowing you to see things clearly.
Becoming Stronger Frees You
“You have a lot more power than you are giving yourself credit for. Please embrace it.” – Queen Tourmaline
Corporations do not want you managing your vices because they can’t exploit you. Governments do not want your emotions stable, your mind sharp, and your life intact because you won’t need them. Elites do not want you discerning, discriminating, and holding high standards because they cannot invade your life.
None of these groups will defend you when life inevitably worsens. The government will not take care of you in your old age, the elites will not help you when you’re broke, the mob will not listen when you need someone. They do not care about you. They never have, and they never will.
So the best way you can mock and reject them is to become a strong individual.
- What lies have you fallen for in the past? For example, did you believe the lie you were a victim incapable of ruling yourself? Why did you believe the lie? Who benefited from you believing the lie? What did you do while under the lie’s spell? How did you break free?
- Does the mob scare you? If yes, then why? If no, then it should.
- Of the list of suggestions above, which is the hardest for you to do? Why? What are steps you can take to ease the difficulty?
- Read The True Believer by Eric Hoffer. This book accurately describes the mindset of the average sheep.
Please remember that it’s important to do the actionables. You’re not on this earth to simply read but to do. To become an individual, you must act more than you consume.
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