This post entitled "The Beast" is a guest post by blogger disaffected.
The fascist corporate capitalist government has created fear in the people of the "other." This is nothing more than a classic reapplication of totalitarian methods perfected throughout the 20th century, but vastly enhanced through the application of 21st century communication and media technologies. In this case “the other” is called terrorism, but that's really a catch all term that applies to anything or anyone who threatens "American / the state’s interests” (also a catch all term).
The fascist government reserves the exclusive right to define both terrorism and American interests, and generally speaking, broader definitions are always preferred.
Once the definition of terrorism and/or American interests is expanded - almost always with a corresponding increase in parasitic bureaucracy - it can never be – nor was it ever intended to be - contracted to previous levels. Whether or not the original threat has been eliminated, the national paranoia and parasitic bureaucracy it generated must be maintained in perpetuity at all costs!
The ultimate goal of fascist corporate capitalism is an all-encompassing centralized national security apparatus (hereafter called "The Beast") that projects total fear all of the time, while offering itself as the only possible salvation against that fear.
The rationale for The Beast is ruthless and total enforcement of fascist business interests at all costs, including a complete redefinition of overall social welfare (hence the creation of the derogatory term, “the welfare state”).
The philosophy of The Beast is that all things, both physical and intellectual, are “ownable” (capable of being assigned property rights) and exploitable (capable of providing economic profit to its owners). “Free markets” are universally capable of assigning value to these things, and will by definition always result in their ownership (more importantly, the monetary profits taken by) by the most deserving parties. The fact that The Beast “secretly” mandates that “free markets” are never actually allowed to be truly free is unspeakable. The Beast reserves the right to define all official terms of expression.
The organization of The Beast is inherently hierarchical. Private interest is an illusion perpetuated by The Beast in early stages only to perpetuate its growth. Ultimately, all interests, both public and private, are first subordinated to and then appropriated by The Beast. In this “winner take all” process, all resources, assets, and profits undergo a gradual usurpation by higher and higher orders within The Beast, until all is gradually appropriated by the highest level. The Beast will thereby be gradually recognized as the physical manifestation of the Godhead and revered/feared accordingly.
The means of The Beast is a national security state that dominates every sphere of national / regional / world economic, intellectual, and social life, all enabled by a strategy of malignant expansion into the commercial economic sphere. The Beast exists as both a rationale for commercial development and as the prime beneficiary of that development. Only then can true “entrepreneurial” development be allowed to exist on its own terms.
The core programming of The Beast is exponential growth (malignancy), initially accomplished by value-added product creation, followed closely by ruthless exploitation of labor to reduce costs / increase profits, and eventually by elimination of labor components altogether and outright theft. All of this is initially enforced, then downright enabled by the use of brute force provided by The Beast’s various enforcement arms, including – but certainly not limited to – the military as traditionally defined.
The attraction of The Beast is as the ultimate winning “team.” The Beast aligns itself with commercial sporting interests to define and perpetuate the memes that “winning is everything,” “God (always loosely defined, as specific religious loyalties can easily trump The Beast if given free reign) is always on the side of winners,” and “The Beast is therefore the ULTIMATE WINNER.”
The hook of The Beast is that as it grows, it literally becomes vital to the nation's / region’s / world’s economy, as it eventually crowds out all other commercial sources as a supplier of meaningful employment. The Beast exists first as a parasite and then gradually morphs into the host itself.
The product of The Beast is death, destruction, and misery for all of those who oppose it, and momentary, albeit totally intimidating, prosperity for those who embrace it.
The scope of The Beast is universal. Should The Beast ever conquer the entire planet – as it now appears is inevitable – it would face an existential crisis (how can it continue to exploit that which has been exhausted, and is thus no longer exploitable?), barring new found extra-terrestrial worlds to conquer.
The highest expression of The Beast will eventually be as a virtually autonomous sentient “being,” subservient to no one. The Beast will literally dominate over the men who created it, and will itself become a virtual Godhead to those who remain to serve it.
The nature of The Beast is malignant. The Beast is literally a cancer of men’s souls. It is the ultimate attempt at physical domination of the corporeal universe and eventually the conscious or unconscious attempt to project that domination to ever higher levels of being. The Beast offers itself as a siren’s song of immortality, but in fact, universally results in physical and spiritual death.