How To Establish A Sovereign Community

The recent move by Buckhead county to seperate from Atlanta city and create what I have outlined elsewhere as a private “sovereign community” has demonstrated, I believe, how a principality could come about in real terms. This development had me thinking about how one could use similar measures to transform the very areas these communities are seeking to escape by rebranding them as sovereign corporations.

To turn a community- be it a large city or a small residential neighborhood- into a corporation, all that would be required would be a few basic restructuring steps. First, demarcate the boundaries of your community. This is a fairly simply process; we see many examples in affluent gated communities, which have gated walls and on-site security manning the entrances to control who comes and goes. Next, file for divorce from the surrounding area. Then you perform a market valuation and issue shares, allowing individuals to invest in your community.

Initially, the only communities likely to follow these steps (as Buckhead County have signalled they are willing to do by an 80% majority- with the vote taking place next year) and be capable of providing for their own security will be those with considerable pools of wealth. Buckhead is a very affluent area, and no doubt it’s secession will deprive Altlanta city of a large cut of its tax income. In refusing to address the rising crime rates, these cities are signing their own death warrants by forcing their most productive areas to remove themselves from the situation- and with it, their wealth income.

So I decided to perform a thought experiment whereby I would take an area renowned for crime and poverty and attempt to transform it into an affluent sovereign community within the span of a decade or so.

Firstly, let’s create a fictional corporation, called Company A. This company decides it’s going to revitalize the infamous Gipton Estate, an impoverished council estate in the city of Leeds inWest Yorkshire, noted for it’s high crime rate (the 3rd highest in the city), and a place where I spent my early years before settling in Horsforth.

Sidestepping the issue of this estate being Leeds City Council property, Company A has decided to craft a scheme whereby Gipton can be gradually improved and transformed into an affluent and attractive place to live- a far cry from its current situation.

The steps for creating such a corporation are relatively straightforward. Firstly, you need a name and address for the company. Then you register your company with Companies House. The company must have at least one director and one shareholder. Next, draft up its articles of association (agreed rules about running the company); then you need to register it for Corporation Tax.

The main problem with Gipton, as highlighted above and a point on which everyone from with the area will agree, is it’s crime rate. There have been numerous previous attempts to address this issue; all have failed largely because the solutions proposed have been based upon the fallacy that there are no bad people, only bad circumstances. The reason for the crime, it is said, is that the young people of Gipton are merely bored and have nothing better to do than set cars on fire and cause havoc instead of attending school. This explanation however does little to answer for the adult criminal element. The reality of the situation however is that the area is populated by thoroughly distasteful people.

Growing up in Gipton was an illuminating experience and a stark lesson in human nature; the area had been left to fester by the police and other public services thanks to the general inhospitality and violence of the people who lived there. Drug dealers openly did business on street corners; used condoms and solvent cans littered back alleys; packs of stray dogs roamed the streets, tearing into rubbish bags that were often left out and would attack anyone who got too close; fire crews were called out most nights to put out stolen cars that were set ablaze in the middle of the street, having been broken into and driven around the estate by drugged up hooligans who then crashed them once the vehicle ran out of petrol; burglaries were common, as were muggings and violent assaults. Whole streets in the estate (such as Casterton Gardens) were abandoned and boarded up, with weeds growing over the roads. These dilapidated houses were regularly set on fire too. My mother, just one of the many single teenage parents who were settled there by the Council in the 80s/90s (and whose children would grow up fatherless, to continue the cycle of delinquency) had to clean human excrement smeared on the walls of her new home that was left there by the previous residents. The whole place was a waking nightmare. It has improved somewhat in the past decade, but the area is still avoided by most people and for good reason.

One of the reasons for the estate’s youth woes is that the children are not instilled with any form of discipline or values. The parents speak to their children like absolute shit, most people settled there are criminals and the ones who aren’t are generally just rough and violent mannered. The fact is simply this- the people who live in and around Gipton are not pleasant folk.

Of course, despite the vast majority of them being thoroughly antisocial and incapable of ever being incorporated into polite society, one thing the saner residents can agree on is that the crime needs to go. This is the angle from which we will approach the revitalization project.

So, Company A has to first convince the majority of Gipton residents to contribute toward a payment scheme, one which will employ a private security firm to provide for the services normally fulfilled by the police; and a private cleaning team to provide for the services normally fulfilled by the City Council (a drive around the estate will reveal that neither of these services is currently being provided for). This payment scheme will not be an easy task, given the general lack of forward planning skills on the part of the residents. However, suppose we somehow manage to convince most of the residents to pay in by contributing £1 a week to the scheme, with those who don’t contribute being made up for by those offering to contribute over the £1 minimum. There are around 75,000 people currently living in the Gipton Estate. That brings us £75,000 in weekly capital to provide for a private security contract and street cleaning services.

Perhaps we could split the estate into four quadrants to roll out the scheme in stages. We focus on implementing the scheme in one small, easy to manage quadrant to begin with, and when this pilot scheme starts to pay off, other residents will see the results and be more likely to pay in.

Now that we have secured a consistent stream of capital via the proposed payment scheme, we can set about employing a private security contractor whose services will include street patrols, installation of state-of-the-art surveillance technology on all major streets and most residences, as well as a dedicated task force that responds to any and all call outs in record time. Let’s assume we contract with G4S. And let’s assume we are receiving a weekly payment from roughly two-thirds of the residents so far- that comes in at around £50,000 per week. Compare this to a neighbourhood in Sutton where 104 residents scraped together a comparatively paltry £504 a month to employ a private security detail to prevent car thefts and burglaries. Company A is at liberty to save any unspent funds for administrative costs- as well as a “capital fund” which we will be utilising later (Alongside this fund we could perhaps find some government body willing to grant us a community loan/grant to help finance the whole operation).

This security force, furnished as it was with a lavish budget, would patrol the streets at all times, especially the areas known for criminal activities. They would work closely with the police, preparing the bulk of administrative work, dispute resolution and crime prevention– saving the police a ton of effort and allowing them to expedite the prosecution of lawbreakers. The areas normally regarded as particularly dangerous could be targeted with advanced security systems (technology solutions such as thermal and seismic detectors, fence detection systems, and ground radar intruder alarms are all offered as standard with modern security contractors these days). We could also have permanent patrol stations installed at or near the high crime areas, as well as remote monitoring.

Next with our budget, we employ a street cleaning service which is tasked with cleaning up street litter and the removal of waste, as well as enforcing that the gardens and streets directly outside the resident’s properties are kept free of clutter (you will often see old sofas unceremoniously dumped in front gardens overgrown with weeds when driving around the Gipton estate).

Within six months, providing a solid portion of the weekly payment scheme is coming in, the crime-riddled and filthy streets are a thing of the past. The Gipton Estate has been transformed into a clean desirable place to raise a family or set up business. Property prices increase dramatically as a result.

Our next step in our long term revitalization plan is to begin the purchase of real estate from the residents. Let’s say the company now offers to buy as many homes up as possible. It does this by lending willing residents of Gipton a lump sum from the aforementioned capital fund to buy their house from the Council, perhaps in exchange for the company recieving a % of the property’s equity in 10 years (I believe a developer known as Bellway are currently doing just that by entering into a venture with the Council- doomed to fail given the other social issues aren’t being addressed, but I digress). We are of course assuming the value of the property is going to increase dramatically as we gradually revitalize the area). You could lend each resident anywhere up to 50% of the house price to go toward purchase of the house in exchange for part ownership relative to the % lent (if the company lent the resident 30% of the house price, it would thus own 30% of the property). When the property value increases due to the revitalization project, 30% of the property is now worth far more than the initial value paid (the average property price in Gipton is £125,000- and bear in mind this is a generous estimate that factors in the decent areas on its borders. Assuming we improve the area to levels equal to that of it’s richer surrounding areas- such as Roundhay, where average property prices are £355,000, that is a 64% increase in property value, a decent return on our initial investment).

A simpler alternative could be one in which the company offers to buy the homes outright from the residents (after some serious negotiations with the Council) at a fixed sum, lower than what they would get if they sold it on the market (let’s say the offer was £60,000)- on the agreement that the house legally becomes property of the company upon the resident’s death or if the resident chooses to relocate. The resident doesn’t even have to move out, they simply get a considerable sum paid out to them on the spot in exchange for the company acquiring possession of the house upon the resident’s death/move. The company now has even more of an incentive to improve the area. Providing they do so, the purchase of the properties becomes a worthy investment (a 64% return as outlined above). Most residents wouldn’t turn their nose up at £60,000 for a house they likely have little intention of leaving to their children anyway.
The agreement of purchase could also include a clause that states eviction could be enforced if the resident becomes such a nuisance that a majority of residents vote to allow Company A to trigger said clause.


So, after some time, Company A has now succeeded in its task. Security patrols keep the streets safe and free from vibrant vehicular bonfires, stray dogs have been rounded up and lovingly rehomed and machete wielding lunatics have been settled in a more suitable environment at HMP Leeds. The gardens are beautiful, the walls scrubbed free of graffiti. All is well in the fair land of Gipton.

The next task is dealing with those God awful post-war brick houses. Over the years, the company could demolish those houses no longer occupied and replace them with kitschy sandstone cottage houses. Those brick built houses are reaching their end- it costs more to refurbish them than simply demolish them as they stand. Stone is more cost effective, more energy efficient, and it looks nicer. Tear down those eyesores and build anew, I say.

Much better- and cheaper.

Company A now files for divorce from the city council (hey, if London can do it why can’t we?), rebranding the estate as Newdale– owned by Company A in the form of Newdale Incorporated. It begins to build a perimeter wall around the estate, effectively transforming it into a gated community. It then performs a market valuation and issues shares. Residents are each awarded a share (which they are at liberty to sell if they so wish). Individuals who purchase enough shares to become majority shareholders form the Newdale Shareholder Board. This will function in an executive capacity, fulfilling the role of the former Council. The Board proceeds to elect an Executive from it’s members. This Executive is now the CEO of Newdale, and it is their job to rule their principality effectively and responsibly.

Residents of Newdale may elect an alderman, a representative whose job it is to approach the Board with the minutes of the monthly resident’s meeting, bringing to their attention any concerns or issues the residents may have. The residents do not vote to elect the Board members- Board members earn their seats in the same way any shareholder would in a corporation- by investing enough of their wealth to become majority shareholders.

The difficulties in implementing such a plan as this would be convincing a council to allow an entire suburb to secede and provide for itself as a private corporation- even if Leeds City Council would see a net benefit from no longer having to provide a disproportionately high amount of services for an area that pays low levels of tax due to its resident’s mean income (most Gipton properties fall under Council Tax band A, which stands at £1,199.83 per annum). But I believe we will see more examples like Buckhead county in the future. Precedents will be set, and with it stronger arguments for municipal secession. Failing this, we could develop a network of homeowner associations and private corporations that function in a quasi-official sovereign capacity, effectively allowing us to still achieve all the proposals outlined above.

This revitalizing project ccould all be accomplished quite easily tomorrow if the residents of Gipton decided they wanted it. But they won’t; the estate will continue to struggle along, and the quality of life for its residents will remain as it is. They do not dream of making their world better because they do not believe they deserve better. But the solutions are there, for those with the ambition- and the willingness to invest some capital.

Finally here’s a documentary showing a likely to fail rejuvenation project for the Gipton estate. See go yourself the calibre and climate of the estate: https://youtu.be/3_F55IirnOE

The Decline Of The American Republic

Events in Rome continue to move at a predictable pace. In previous articles, I outlined current events in America and how these were analogous to the events that led to the fall of the Roman Republic and rise of the Empire. One of the principal issues that would lead to the fracturing of Roman society was the wholesale purchase of land by wealthy aristocrats, effectively barring the lower middle class and poorer citizens of Rome from home ownership. In fact, much of Julius’ Caesar’s political career was based around seizing the vast estates acquired by wealthy individuals such as Cicero and Crassus and redistributing them back to the poor.

Toward the end of the Roman Republic, most of Rome’s citizens had migrated from the countryside- where they traditionally lived as landowners- to living in vast apartment blocks in the cities. These insulae varied in condition according to the wealth of the tenants and the care afforded them by their landlords. The rich made sure to buy up the land left by the previous landowners, becoming even wealthier in the process. This move from the country to the city came about largely due to the influx of cheap slave labour from abroad that forced the peasants into seeking employment elsewhere. And what do we see in America today? The oligarchs of politics and big business certainly seem to be fond of the supply of cheap labour and votes brought into the country via unchecked immigration from south of the border.

We have also seen the investment bank Black Rock recently buying up vast swathes of real estate, often for 20% above asking price- thus outcompeting regular buyers (and observe how the establishment media have been at pains to provide justification for this in several recent articles. Oligarchs looking out for one another is nothing new, of course). Bill Gates has been buying up large areas of farmland; we are seeing the exact same events occurring today that occurred in ancient Rome. The Optimates, elites, globalists- whatever you want to call them, the trend follows the same pattern.

Another interesting development we are witnessing is the secession of small regions (as occurred recently with several Oregon counties voting to join Idaho, with residents complaining “they don’t protect us from rioters, forest arsonists, or school curricula that teach kids to hate Americans and Americanism. And they pass laws that violate our conscience. We can’t let our money support their system anymore. We are outnumbered, we don’t have leverage, and things will continue to get worse.”)

I cannot recall a time when society was so deeply divided along political lines. Politics has suffused itself into every aspect of life, everyone feels the need to have an opinion on the current situation. Dialogue between rival factions is untenable; the stage is set for a civil conflict; Optimates vs Populares, Progressives vs Populists, Left vs Right.

And now we are seeing entire communites seceeding. As I’ve outlined before, despite the fuss kicked up the socialists, the future is not going to be witness to a decline in capitalism- it will be ever more defined by it. A wealthy Atlanta suburb has filed for secession from the city amidst rising chaos and crime. They are even creating their own police force to protect themselves. As I posited, the rising prominence of private security in the face of collapsing social order is going to be one of the first signs of the end of the American Republic.

Now, perhaps if we see this occurrence repeating across the country we could suggest that one of these communities list itself as a corporation and covenant community, issue shares and we will have ourselves the beginnings of a Cathair principality

The future of the American Republic going into the 30s and 40s is going to be one marked by enclaves of such sovereign communities, failed states pockmarked with “autonomous zones” and a general viciousness permeating politics. According to the Aeonic model, we will see the birth of the individual who will usher in the American Imperium- the first Casear- sometime around 2027. He will grow up seeing the worst of the chaos of the collapsing order, and providing China do not attempt an invasion (unlikely given the sheer grassroots resistance that would spring up across the land), he will rise to prominence vowing to establish order- at any cost. Once this is achieved, this Caesar will usher in the Imperial age of the West. This age will last from circa 2080 to sometime in the 24th century when it will begin it’s slow, but inevitable decline. Until then, buy ammo, encourage your neighbours to form a sovereign community and prepare for the decades of chaos. We will also soon likely see the question of the rising power of militias becoming discussed more and more in the near future. No doubt the oligarchy and their media outlets will seek to demonize them in ways reminiscent of the current panic over “insurrectionists”. These private armies will naturally show support for the coming Caesar (as they did in Rome), given that they will be a reaction to the ongoing chaos and social disorder.

The chaos will continue. But from it will emerge a leader. Look for him, if you live long enough. He is coming.

Xenon

A single, pulsing note rang out to break the silence, increasing in volume with each chime. Cathrain awoke from a dreamless sleep to the scintillating glare of Haven’s bustling nightlife shimmering, vision-like through the window of her complex. Her circadian rhythms, chem-hacked and realigned to allow for a totally nocturnal existence, made her career of choice easier, but it was still a relatively jarring experience to awake at night, even after several months of acclimatization. On a table beside her bed, her phone was demanding her attention, emitting an urging green light in a steady pulse. Answer, answer, answer.

She got up, stretched her legs and picked up her phone, opening the screen to read her notification. The room briefly lit up with the neon glow of a passing adship, it’s screen broadcasting glitzy advertisements for short breaks on Mars or the latest neural upgrades to the affluent denizens of the upper city.

The message on Cathrain’s phone was via Blynk, the members only app that provided her with direct access to every contractor job posted online via anonymous parties who were looking for “executive action solutions”. The name, details and price of each job were listed and suggested to her via a live feed. However, one of the jobs had been requested of her directly, and she opened her inbox to see who it was desiring to solicit her services.

—d43a2a5e597fe9ba—
ID104882161
Hello, you were recommended to ourselves personally via a former customer of yours, Mr. Song.
We represent a board of directors who have recently filed a complaint against a malefactor responsible for the deaths of several of our off-world employees.
The motion has been filed with the relevant arbitration agencies and greenlighted by the Service Bureau, ordination A-876-H.
You will find the details of confirmation attached. They can be decrypted using the key “soliloquy”.
Additional gratuity payment will be sent to your wallet in the currency of your choice upon completion.
I trust you will not fail us.

Another hit job, Cathrain thought to herself. I can’t complain, it’s easy money. Let’s hope our mark isn’t the type to surround himself with too many bodyguards this time. The gratuity is a nice touch, though. No doubt it’s hazard pay, I’ll wager.

Cathrain got dressed, slipping into a close fitting bodysuit and crossed the room to open a hidden panel in the wall of her apartment with the lightest pressure of her fingertips. The wall bisected and slid apart to reveal a hidden compartment bristling with all manner of weapons. She took down from the display a handful of her preferred articles- a calixis, a discreet metallic weapon that fitted over her index finger and contained a pressure-released needle tipped with a powerful neurotoxin; a graphene edged dagger; a shockgun, capable of instantly killing a target with a powerful jolt of electricity delivered with each bullet; and a vial of Cyanide-DMSO- for when subtlety was required.

Cathrain cast the details of the assignment onto her tablet and looked through the details given in the message. Included was a photo of the mark; a thick-necked man in a grey suit with a moustache and head of thinning dark hair. His skin was heavily tanned and his smile showed off a gold tooth. The mark’s name was Carlos Hernando. He was an operations manager of Ennead Mining, tasked to oversee mining on Asteroid 33207 “Theia”. He had apparently been cutting corners recently, and as a result he had inadvertently caused the deaths of 107 miners. He’d also incurred severe costs to the company due to machinery damage when a poorly mended habitation unit blew out, sucking out expensive equipment and exposing the poor souls enjoying their lunch break inside to the deadly vacuum of space. Hernando had then attempted to have the whole affair covered up, but when families started asking where the workers were after their six month tenure on the mine was up, Ennead ordered an internal investigation be carried out. Hernando had the investigators shot at upon arrival and a violent scuffle subsequently broke out. He is also believed to have been behind the later assassination of the director who ordered the investigation. Hernando has since gone into hiding. Private investigators had allegedly tracked him down to Xenon, the bustling technology hub and playground of the rich in Neochina.

Looks like we’re headed to Xenon then, Cathrain thought to herself. She hadn’t visited the bustling metropolis in years, and a city as big as Xenon would make tracking Hernando down an almost impossible feat. Fortunately the detail informed her of a club Hernando had been seen in on several occasions recently. Now all Cathrain had to do was plan her strategy, head to Xenon and execute her mark. Outside, the adship passed by once more, serenely casting it’s bright images across the towering starscrapers.

The Dark Nobility

The entire structure of the Cathair principality is founded on the notion that there is a non-ideological pragmatic solution to most social issues, and the most economic way of dealing with transgressors of the social order is to hit them where it hurts (right in the wallet). Nothing makes a person more impotent and more ineffective than being financially crippled (Granted such a state may make a person dangerously desperate, but that’s what the security forces are for).

The primary cause for so much of current government’s ills is that it believes it should be focused on the moral improvement rather than the financial improvement of it’s realm. And the moral yardstick by which such improvement is measured comes from those in power- individuals who have succeeded in a system which rewards duplicity, viciousness and sociopathic behaviour traits. In short, we are quite literally ruled by psychopaths and narcissists. Remove the mechanisms that reward such character traits (particularly the destabilising machines of establishment-backed media and the voting system of democracy) and such unsavoury characters will remain where they belong: hidden in the shadows, incapable of affecting society at large.

Another argument is that those desiring power within a democracy have every reason to obfuscate the system as much as possible. If they are not the the ideal candidate for the job (say they are running for a position of power to make lucrative contacts to solely benefit themselves), they do not have any responsibility to let you know this. They are thus rewarded for not being honest.

A Cathair principality would be unique among other projects in that it would be created explicitly for the New Aeon (as defined by “our” standards). The flaws inherent in the current system will be ideally weeded out via several measures viz. the removal of any and all trace elements of democratic politics, and replacing them with their direct opposite- a reactionary, feudal aristocracy. The vanguard of the Aeon rank themselves above and beyond the mundane and as such would constitute a natural aristocracy within a future social order. Can we install a system of nobility in such a principality? Can we be elitist and egalitarian simultaneously? I see no reason why we cannot. We can be egalitarian in that we acknowledge everyone is capable of attaining the rank of Adept. We can simultaneously be elitist in recognising that not everyone does. As such, we should welcome and foster a natural distinction of rank as outlined by the very notion of nobility. The nobles of a Cathair then are those few who have attained the rank of Adeptship and beyond.

Suppose we were to adapt the share system into a two-tiered share system (a concept inspired in part by this article written by the Orthosphere blog).

Anyone can, in theory, become a citizen of the principality by agreeing to the Citizen’s Covenant and purchasing the aforementioned citizen token share (hereafter referred to as a CT1). This share ideally cannot be sold or exchanged (though there are arguments for and against this). A CT1 is tied to the individual who purchased it via a unique identifier code. When a resident citizen has a child, the child is automatically awarded a CT1, derived from a mathematical formula combined from the identifier attached to one or both parent’s CT1. CT1 shares could also be tied to property purchase within the principality, ensuring that an absentee climate does not develop.

Alongside CT1 shares, there could exist “prime shares” (referred to hereafter as CT2) which are awarded to those who are able to prove (perhaps via the authority of a spiritual director) an attainment of Adeptship. Temples could exist which serve to provide guidance and mentoring for those who desire to become Initiates within the Dark Tradition, for a fee. Though there will be no possibility of political voting within the principality (the Shareholder Council and the Archon make all the legislative decisions), an Adept’s Assembly could be set up to hold frequent discussions with the Council (perhaps once every six months to once a year, with more regular events being held at a local scale), wherein each member is able to petition and raise issues which they regard as important. These CT2 shares could also be made available for purchase to citizens who own a considerable capital investment in the economy of the principality (that is, their enterprise brings in a substantial revenue via some popular business- for example, the CEO of a vehicles manufacturer or utilities provider).

Within such a principality, the reintroduction of duelling as a form of dispute resolution and the legalized open carry of (non-firearm) weapons would immediately allow for a definite division to occur between those of a natural aristocratic character and those lacking such traits. The prevalence of weaponry which requires a certain degree of skill and discipline to master would tend to ensure that those inherently violent members of society who, by virtue of their lack of self-control, generally have a high time preference and little to no patience would be kept in check by the nobler elements to whom the pursuit of weapons mastery would be a worthwhile past time.

The Security Forces are completely loyal to the Council, enforce their covenant and maintain order within the principality. Their weapons are biometrically keyed and can be remotely locked/unlocked via the Archontic Key. Though private security companies could theoretically provide their services within the principality, the Cathair Security Forces will function as the final word in all matters of arbitration and dispute matters. Furthermore, given the Citizen’s Covenant and a direct causal correlation between crime and a falling share price, there would be little room for the toleration of criminal behaviour. Of course, no society is perfect and where the Security Forces are not immediately present, private firms may seek to capitalize and provide their services for citizens. However, between the highly militarised Security Forces and the legal open carry of weapons, I theorise little need for such a private police presence

The Dark City

[The following article is a short excerpt from a work in progress I am working on titled Cathair, of which previous articles (such as Rulership & Elites) have been extracted from. Hopefully with these articles I am able to showcase the forward thinking which I believe is necessary for the future and will inspire others to start thinking on a similar scale. These articles represent unfinished works and will be subject to much revision.]

I: The New Model
There is nothing grandiose or fantastical about attempting to design a new model of governance. If we don’t attempt it you can be sure that someone else will, and they may turn out to be far less skilled at such a venture. A new social order, imbued with the nascent vitality of an emerging Aeonic culture must be directed in such a way so that the potential of that vitality is maximised. The future will not be beholden to blind, chaotic upwellings of raw, psychoenergetic energy; the mastery of Aeonics has been laid out, via the wisdom attained through Mastery and the enhancement of such Mastery via the arts of Lichcraft. New and better ways of living can and will be dreamt up.

The new model of social living for a tribal Aeon proposed here is a return to the principality or city-state, recast with all the advancements modernity has afforded us. Such a principality would be run in the form of a modern corporation, and the goal of its “government”, for lack of a better word, would be to increase the profits of this corporation. How they would do this is very simple, viz. the government would focus all its efforts on making the city-state an attractive place to emigrate to and live.
The government of such a city-state (which we will call the Cathair– an old word for a city) would, like any corporation, be composed of a board of shareholders and a director. The board of shareholders (which we will simply call the Council) will elect from their ranks a director (which we will call the Archon).

The Archon sits at the head of the entire governing structure. He is answerable to nobody save the shareholders of the principality. He is a prince, army general and CEO all in one. Of course, the shareholders may choose to vote to elect a new Archon (via the passing of a special resolution) if the current one fails in his/her capacity as a ruler. The only thing the Archon needs to deliver (as is the case with all good CEOs) is a maximum return on the profits of the principality- making the shareholders very rich in the process. The share price of any company is a direct correlary of its profit value. The richer the company, the richer the shareholders. And the most effective way of making a principality rich- as aforementioned- is to make it a place where people will want to live.

We can thus see there is an incentive to ensure decent governance and a high standard of living, one not based upon ideology but rather, self-interest, that prime motivator of activity throughout all human history.

The best method of making a principality an attractive place to live is essentially twofold: ensure that there are a plethora of goods and services available; ensure that there are ways of making money to spend on those goods and services; and ensure there is optimum security at all times for all inhabitants.

All citizens of such a principality would be awarded a “citizen token”- that is, one share in the principality corporation. This share would even pay a modest dividend. How one becomes a citizen is simple. You apply to live there and sign a Citizen’s Covenant. The Citizen’s Covenant is a written agreement that all citizens of a principality are required to sign. This is a basic contract between the individual and the Shareholder Council which states that the individual- in return for the privelige of being made a citizen of the principality- will not engage in behaviour that will infringe on the rights of other citizens, cause harm nor behave in any way that will negatively affect the share price of the principality (that is, they will not make the principality a less than ideal place to live). The council agrees not to infringe upon the rights of the citizen and ensure his/her (and his/her property’s) constant safety via the security forces, arbitration services and insurance. The council is at liberty to decide what behaviour constitutes the latter as they are the ones responsible for the principality’s share value- however, the rules will be simple and easy to follow. In short, they will consist of 1) not to violate the Non-Aggression Principle and 2) not to engage in insurrectionary or protest-like behaviour. Violation of the Citizen’s Covenant would result in immediate expulsion from the principality. The Council (via the auspices of the Security Forces) reserves the right to expel anyone they believe is acting to undermine the integrity of the principality, regardless of arguments given. The Cathair model adheres to absolute sovereign authority and has no place for democratic values.

Economy
To ensure both a plethora of goods and services and a decent chance of employment within a principality, the free market should be granted to operate with as little to no restrictions as possible (indeed, privatized variants on almost all the functions of government we regard as necessary today will come to be the norm over the coming centuries as space travel permits an ever more decentralised mass of human populations). The most successful and affluent nations today are those which allow such a flourishing of private enterprise whilst also observing strong rulership- indeed, this has always been the case throughout history.

Under such a system where privatized solutions provided for the public’s various needs, enforced levies such as taxes would have no justification, and thus the inhabitants would find themselves financially better off living in such a principality. The vast majority of taxes currently derive from the state’s desires to war against one another, and seeing how costly such wars were, they decided to force their citizens/subjects to pay for them (often justifying such taxes to this day- the United Kingdom’s Income Tax was originally brought on to pay for a war against France, and whilst intended as a strictly temporary measure, has simply been renewed each year for the past handful of centuries since the war ended.

(for those reading this text much further down the line, the United Kingdom was a “constitutional monarchy”- but in reality functioned as a rather decadent democracy- ruled by a nonstatutory corporation sole known as “the Crown Estate“, to which all inhabitants of the lands owned by this corporation- being the British Isles and several satellite realms scattered around the world- were forced to pay taxes and tithes to and who were incorporated into the property of this corporation upon birth via a “birth certificate” which created for them a legal obligation to the laws and customs of the corporation. Any attempts to oppose or disregard these obligations resulted in imprisonment or fines. There was no escape nor option as to whether one was a part of the United Kingdom: if you were born inside it’s territory you were property of the Crown. Being a nonstatutory corporation, the Crown was not beholden to the laws it enforced upon its own subjects).

As aforementioned, the rulership of the principality has no responsibility beyond ensuring the maintenance of law and order, and the continued income of wealth for those living within the principality. Citizens could even be given the option to purchase shares in the principality, ensuring that the return on their investment was relative to the well-being of their city.

Security
The security forces of a principality should ideally be under the direct leadership of the Council and the Archon; all authority derives from this sovereign position. How such authority would remain in the hands of the Archon would be via something called an Archontic Key. This is a fractionalised secure key based on public key cryptography architecture of which each council member possesses a fraction. The Archontic key is generated by the Council upon electing an Archon into office. The key however is not held in whole by the Archon; it still remains divided, split up amongst the members of the Council. This method of dividing a secret key is similar to how modern nations secure sensitive secrets such as nuclear missile launch codes.

(To give a simple example; say a key is generated as a string: ZEPN5lAFaTSKYh4M29uahFqDRP0RVGOQ. This string would then be broken into fractions, with each “keyholder” possessing a fraction of the key (keyholder #1 having ZEPN5lAF, keyholder #2 having aTSKYh4M, keyholder #3 having 29uahFqD and keyholder #4 having RP0RVGOQ. Ideally such a key would be a string of x characters split into n parts where n is the number of keyholders and x is a number ideally above 100. Any attempts to crack such a code would require at least 26¹⁰⁰ combinations. A protocol such as the Advanced Encryption Standard could even be used- more likely will be the use of quantum cryptography that is set to vastly outpace classical cryptography).

This Archontic Key would also be capable of functioning akin to a Permissive Action Link, and all security force weapons could be activated/deactivated using this key- thus preventing any possibility of armed insurrection or tyrannical overthrow of order. Any Archon who decided to eschew the wishes of the shareholder Council and install themselves as dictator upon his/her election would soon find themselves unable to operate any of the levers of power without the authority that derives from the Archontic Key (they may also be paid a visit from the Service Bureau…)

The Security Forces are loyal to the Council and enforce their covenant and maintain order within the principality. Their weapons are biometrically keyed and can be remotely locked via the Archontic Key. Though private security companies could theoretically provide their services within the principality, the Cathair Security Forces will function as the final word in all matters of arbitration and dispute matters. Furthermore, given the Citizen’s Covenant and a direct causal correlation between crime and a falling share price, there would be little room for the toleration of criminal behaviour. Of course, no society is perfect and where the Security Forces are not immediately present, private firms may seek to capitalize and provide their services for citizens. However, between the highly militarised Security Forces and the legal open carry of weapons, I theorise little need for such a private police presence.

20 Reasons To Not Vote

[The following article by Robert Rorschach is via bitcoin.news]

1. If one votes, one participates. If one participates, one condones and endorses the process, and subsequently, what those elected ‘representatives’ do and say in your name.

2. Electoral promises are meaningless because politicians are able to lie to gain the favor of the electorate, and then do exactly what they want once they have it. Then there is no accountability or recourse, other than waiting another four years or so to vote them out and replace them with someone else who will follow the established template and do the exact same thing.

3. The act of voting grants legitimacy to the idea that it’s acceptable for the majority/collective to use the coercive arm of the state to impose their will on the minority/individual using force, or threat of force, and for that reason, it is immoral to vote. As such, the only way to truly de-legitimize the system is by not voting. When the people refuse to participate in droves the international community can no longer recognize the results of the election as legitimate. This perceived legitimacy is such a concern for politicians that in some countries it’s now a legal requirement to vote (e.g., Australia).

4. A non-voter emerges from the electoral process with a clean conscience because they can legitimately proclaim that what the elected ‘representatives’ subsequently say and do after they have gained power is not done in their name, not with their permission, and not with their encouragement.

5. To not vote DOES NOT mean one relinquishes the right to then comment on, complain about, or protest the actions of the government, it is completely the other way round. When one votes one effectively makes a contractual agreement (the voter is officially recorded doing so), which hands over the right for someone else to speak and act in their name, and as such, assents to whatever the government does thereafter. A non-voter however, has not done so, and therefore retains the right to complain, object and protest all they want.

6. Participation in the system (i.e., voting) reinforces the idea that people can’t live together without violent control.

7. Participation in the system (i.e., voting) implies that the majority knows what’s best for everyone.

8. Participation in the system (i.e., voting) implies that the majority knows what’s best for the individual.

9. Voting is effectively participating in mob rule, and the mob then enforces it’s views on the rest of society with the threat of violence.

10. By voting, an individual literally advocates the use of force against peaceful people.

11. Voting reinforces the idea the ‘people’ have the power rather than the largely unaccountable bureaucrats who make the rules.

12. Voting is futile because invariably the better-financed candidate wins.

13. Statistically, any one vote makes no more difference than a single grain of sand on a beach. Thinking that their vote counts tends to give the voter a mistakenly inflated sense of self-worth, and participation in a system creates a passive sense of accomplishment.

14. An individual’s ability to make an informed choice is zero if the only information they reference is from the overtly bias mainstream media, government news channels (propaganda), politicians and party manifestos (sales pitch), or from an ‘enforced’ state school education (indoctrination).

15. Voting sends a false signal to the elected politicians that the voter approves of all their policies. Voters, therefore, encourage them.

16. If an individual has not come to a firm conclusion about the election, that individual will do more for their country/community by not voting, rather than making a mistake.


17. If the outcome of a vote is unknown, then voting is tantamount to gambling. If the outcome of a vote is known, then voting is futile.

18. No individual has the authority to make laws their neighbor, or anyone else, must obey. Then how is it morally acceptable for any individual to delegate authority they don’t have to someone else, such as a politician?

19. Should people who know more about game shows, sports, reality TV, and celebrities, rather than matters of any real importance (economics, political philosophy, history, logic, critical thinking, etc) be in a position to vote and influence the lives of others?

20. Supporting the lesser of two evils is still supporting evil.

The 20 reasons not to vote boil down to this:

If you are not a Voluntaryist, then by definition you are an Involuntaryist, and as such, personally advocate the initiation of force, or threat of force against people who haven’t threatened or harmed anyone. Therefore, for every person in the world one of these statements is true:

1) “I advocate a society whereby people are free to voluntarily interact with one another.”
2) “I advocate the use of force, or threat of force, against innocent people, in order to make them comply with my opinions and preferences.”

If the first statement refers to you, then DON’T VOTE.

On Rulership & Elites

“History is a graveyard of aristocracies.” -Vilfredo Pareto

In order to actually create a new social order, an analysis of current society and its power structures is in order.

Mosca observed that all societies are ruled by a numerical minority. From the ancient priesthood of Mexico, to the “right honourable gentlemen” who haunt the corridors of Westminster, they have always been a feature of society. He named this minority the political class. This means that every society could be split between two social classes: the one who rules and the one which is ruled.

According to the modern democratic narrative, there is no longer any ruler class- there exists simply the People and the individuals these People elect to make changes for them (though to regard these elected individuals as “rulers” outright tends to chafe a little against the democratic narrative).

These elected individuals, however, share a lot more in common with the aristocratic rulers of old than they do with ordinary, elected rulers. Firstly, the children of these elected rulers often go on to become rulers themselves. This model is normally referred to as hereditary rulership.

Another feature is that nobody from outside this loose knit circle of rulers and heir apparents may enter into the game of rulership. One or two “populists” may occasionally succeed, but their careers are often short-lived or marred by controversy and relentless attacks from the organ of the “free press”. This is why systemic change via entry into democratic politics is largely ineffective. The system has been in place for far longer than any one person and has built up for itself an impressive immune system with which to repel outsiders.

If you doubt there is a structure of hereditary rulership suffused throughout Western democracy, take a few moments to peruse the list of political families in the UK and the US on Wikipedia. The scale of this phenomenon is quite eye-opening (these ruling families are also known to intermarry at a high rate). Of course, there is nothing conspiratorial about this observation. It’s all there for anyone to see.

In fact, until 1999, the UK House of Lords operated on a system of hereditary peerage. Many of these “political families” conveniently descend from the previous actual ruler class viz. the landed gentry (awkwardly, notice how few of them are Jewish! That bursts that theory). These gentry are in turn often descended from the Norman nobility who invaded England in 1066. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

In reality then, a ruler class, functioning along primarily hereditary lines or organisation of wealth and connections (which can be regarded as a sort of familial network) still thoroughly remains in place today, albeit in a rather more sophisticated and obfuscated way. After all, the democratic narrative would not tolerate open hereditary rule. When the Founding Fathers wrote “no title of nobility shall be granted by the United States“, all they did was ensure ruling dynasties would be able to operate without the use of formal titles.

The general remedy for the entrenchment of the elite class has historically been revolution; this however serves only to introduce more chaos into the system, providing thus further niches within power through which new constellations of elites may enter into the game and the whole system starts over- the fact that revolution means the turning of a wheel isn’t accidental.

Understanding Elite Theory

In Machiavelli’s handbook for rulers, The Prince, he delineates two types of rulers- the Lion and the Fox.

He argues that a prince, in order to be an effective ruler, must from time to time use the nature of both men and beasts wisely to ensure the stability of his regime. He ccompares the use of force and strength to the lion, and the use of guile and deception to the fox, and advises the prince to study them both.

Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist and sociologist whose main works centre around the study of wealth and power distribution in society and who formulated the Pareto efficiency (that 80% of the wealth is amassed by 20% of the population), introduced a social taxonomy that included six classes, Class I through Class VI. Class I corresponds to the adventurous “foxes” in Machiavelli, and Class II to the conservative “lions,” particularly in the governing elite. Perhaps we can layer these two terms over our modern political dichotomy of Conservative and Liberal.

The most effective form of government will ideally contain an equal mixture of both; lion-men (Conservatives), capable of decisive and forceful action; and fox-men (Liberals), who are imaginative, innovative, and unscrupulous. Note however that this is the ideal model of government whilst under the rule of a princeps. Without a wise and beneficent leader to reign in these disparate wings in- the sort of ruler of which the writings in The Prince are aimed at- the whole system begins to decay. Such regimes invariably either degenerate into ossified and rigid bureaucracies, or into weak regimes of bickering lawmongers and rhetoricians incapable of decisive and forceful action. Sound familiar?

Pareto’s ideas are quite apposite to our study here as he essentially pioneered Elite Theory. (Interestingly, regarding his work on economics, the inverse of a Pareto efficiency holds true and can be applied to many other areas and to most economic observations- economics being, at its most basic level the science of human interactions. Why this is so remains one of the strange quirks that permeate our universe and which we endeavour to understand via the study of Aeonics). Pareto also argued that democracy was an illusion and that a ruling class always emerged and enriched itself. Very perceptive fellow.

Pareto also taught that the majority of social action is driven by non-logical and non-rational motives, but that we strive to give, through our personal actions a “spurious logicality” to them.
Much of human history is an oscillation between conservatism and risk-taking behaviours within the ruling elite- observing a decline from lion mentality to that of the fox, as per Machiavelli. This invariably leads to social disaster, which results in the dial being set back to the rule of lions and a dominance of conservatism. This model bears similarity to Spengler’s own view of society prior to its entering into it’s Imperial civilizational phase, ruled over by Caesars. It is also at this turning point in a society that we find ourselves on the cusp of, incidentally.

So, we are beginning to see that this unique character of modern governments is nothing more than a thickly applied ideological gloss- in the same way that previous governments adorned masked their elite rulership with a gloss of “divine mandate” or a “will of the Proletariat/Volk”.

Rule With An Iron Claw

Perhaps then what needs to be done now is not to enact some movement opposed to the System and favouring armed insurrection as its weapon of choice. There will be plenty of outliers and extremists to try this method to death, but these movements rely on, among other things, a level of popular support. Its also not conducive to one’s mental health to live in a constant state of revolutionary paranoia. We are elitists; we know that we are not like others, that we strive to possess traits and qualities of which the average person simply has no comprehension. We cultivate these traits, pride ourselves on our master-morality and make no apologies for it. What we need to do now is start acting like the Dark Nobility which we are or which we indeed strive to become.

We believe in rule by those with the ability to lead and of “proper blood”. Hereditary monarchy provides as suitable a method as any, and in this way a prospective ruler can be prepared their entire life for the responsibilities of rulership, usually under the mentorship of one already qualified in doing so. Modern democratic propaganda likes to ascribe a flavour of tyranny to the idea of monarchy (no surprise, given monarchical rulership is the prime rival of the democratic option). However, a monarchy has no need for such top-down centralised economies and blunt methods of control. Dictators need to be in absolute control- their very raison d’etre is predicated on it. However they are in control thanks to the application of force not law. And thus all it takes for someone else to assume the mantle is to remove the current dictator- and thus there are always people trying to assassinate the Dictator.

Not so the Monarch. Eliminate him and you won’t get a coup backed by other opportunists who will help you seize power. Instead you’ll get a royal guard who will summarily dispatch you into small pieces and immediately put the next in line to the throne in charge. There is no need to manage the economy in the same way controlling dictators do either. The freer the markets, the freer the people- once the proper authority has been put in place and everyone is aware of it.


The Service Bureau

The future is going to become harder to police. Widespread population settlements across vast regions of space will render a centralised architecture for handling law enforcement and it’s logistics a pragmatist’s nightmare. Private corporations may very well rise to the challenge, meeting the growing need for law enforcement and justice with private arbitration agencies that could function in the absence of courts.

The Executive Actions Service Bureau (or the Service Bureau) is a theorised independent body of contract killers who would be allowed to function above and beyond the non-aggression principle, serving to act as a natural check on those who violated said principle. This solution will ensure that freedom prevailed and order was maintained. No doubt such a Service would be attractive to those looking for an exciting career in sanctioned bounty hunting and execution, and as such the Service Bureau would suffer no shortage of employees.

The utilisation of such a Service would go as follows: Person A commits an act of violence upon Person B. This act of violence could range from serious assault to murder and encompass all those transgressions which are generally deemed too grievous to be settled in a private court of law (where an outcome of restorative servitude or compensation would usually be settled upon).

Person B, the claimant (or parties acting on their behalf) would file a complaint against Person A, the malefactor, with a dispute resolution/arbitration agency who would proceed to gather the relevant intelligence and conduct forensic reports in order to prepare a case file against the malefactor.

This file would then be encrypted using the Service Bureau’s public key and sent to the Service Bureau (along with a fee from the claimant). The Service Bureau would review the data and make a decision as to whether executive action should be undertaken or another route of resolution should be pursued (such as the aforementioned courts). This decision making process could theoretically be handled by an AI.

Having decided that executive action in this case was deemed acceptable, the Service Bureau would notify all relevant parties of the decision and dispatch the information on the malefactor- now a verified mark- to their contractors. The contractors would then proceed to track down and execute the mark. Upon execution, the contractor would submit proof of death to the Bureau, who would pay the contractor a % of the fee submitted by the claimant as a reward.

Upon designation of the malefactor as a verified mark of the Bureau, this person becomes the sole property of the Bureau, and any attempt to assist, harbour or illicitly kill him/her would be classed as a transgression against the Bureau in itself, with all the ramifications this entailed- usually resulting in such an individual becoming a mark themselves.

For those individuals who might seek to leverage personal power or influence in order to evade the Service Bureau (or have actually succeeded in doing so for a significant length of time), the submitted fee could be used to purchase stable equities such as ETFs on the stock market. The initial fee would thus set to increase in value the longer the mark was at large, increasing the payout reward for the contractor who tracked the mark down. For such evasive marks, the Bureau could agree to offer the payout to any individual who fulfilled the execution order. There could also be an “open pool” option, whereby anyone could donate money to the price put on the mark, heightening the prize considerably.

Assassination Markets

As an interim between this phase and the existing judicial system, assassination markets may emerge which, given the aforementioned potential scale of space colonisation, would make those transgressors on the run from law enforcement attractive targets for many would-be bounty hunters.

An assassination market is a prediction market where any party can place a bet (using anonymous electronic money and pseudonymous remailers) on the date of death of a given individual, and collect a payoff if they “guess” the date accurately. This would incentivize assassination of individuals because the assassin, knowing when the action would take place, could profit by making an accurate bet on the time of the subject’s death. Because the payoff is for accurately picking the date rather than performing the action of the assassin, it is substantially more difficult to assign criminal liability for the assassination. Anyone could “bet” on a mark, raising the total amount of money collectively being pooled on a mark.

The Service Bureau may, in its initial phase, simply operate such a market, listing those individuals who had seriously violated the non-aggression principle via a public server or application. Entrees to the market betting game would submit their bet in the form of a file (encrypted with the Service Bureau public key), then transmit it to the organisation along with an amount of digital currency. As the amount of money increases on a mark, the temptation to actually assassinate the mark and claim the prize may become too great for some.

On Terms Used
A Service Bureau is any company that provides services for a fee. It often provides a range of tools and level of expertize that allows the client to perform operations via such service on a scale normally unavailable.

A Corporation is, to put it simply, a legal entity that is separate and distinct from its owners. In law, it is referred to as a legal entity, legal person or a juridical person.

An Executive Actions Corporation is a theorised unique entity that is sanctioned to perform “executive actions”- that is, actions which, under ordinary circumstances, would be classified as direct violations of the Non-Aggression Principle. An Executive Actions Corporation (or EAC for short) will therefore be a corporation unique in being able to provide the services of legal assassination to a client/s who have had their rights violated, providing such a violation/s warranted “executive action”- that is, the termination of the offending party (known as a malefactor). The Executive Actions Service Bureau (or Service Bureau for short) is one such example of a legal assassination service.

Those individuals who transgress the Non-Aggression Principle via serious violation of the rights of others may become legally classified as private property of an EAC upon becoming a sanctioned mark. However, this right of property may only posses validity if the EAC fulfils their end of the contract entered into with the complainant- that is, the prosecution of executive action (assassination) upon the designated malefactor.