This is The System Of The World.
It lays out in logical frankness how the various layers of the facade we call “democracy” and “free markets” interoperate and together create a grotesque caricature of the ideals they purport to serve and keep us all enslaved.
Join me on a trip through The System.
The top Trinity is comprised of The State, The Military and The Kleptocracy (or Corptocracy) These are what C. Wright Mills called “The Power Elite”
The State provides the veneer of authority and perpetuates the myth of a “Social Contract” wherein citizens (more accurately called “Subjects”) will be ostensibly protected as long as they don’t try to look after their own welfare. As The Privateer’s William Buckler documented exhaustively over his career: The ultimate goal of the State is to cultivate absolute dependency on it by it’s subjects. This is because until this happens there is a real danger that those governed will one day wake up and realize that the State is not only entirely unnecessary but actually malignant; a malevolent force actively impoverishing society to the benefit of it’s elites:
The “Big Stick” of the power structure. In the early stages of an Imperial culture the military is mostly used to project power externally and carve out territory. As the Empire atrophies, the illusion of external enemies is maintained in order to justify an inordinate share of the economic wealth apportioned to the military.
The military must be maintained because eventually the State/Corpotracy power structure will rely on it to protect it from its own populace. In the final precursors to collapse, the military is turned largely against its own citizens. History shows this inevitably happens but with varying degrees of success. The outcome can be a multi-generational dark age of totalitarianism or a violent bloody revolution. (Also see Mike Swanson’s The War State – The Cold War Origins Of The Military-Industrial Complex And The Power Elite)
This is the economic and financial engine of The System. It stands behind the State and guides policy. It’s elites freely circulate from various boardrooms through corridors of State power and back.
These are closed institutions which harvest privatized profits (most of them plundered from the wealth of the Outer-class). Although they extol the virtues of free markets and the miracle of capitalism, they are largely protected from competition and will endorse policies and laws that enable them to externalize any losses.