A story about how influence of different kinds of power changed for centuries.
1.Power of the Lords:
How it began:
Here is how it was at the beginning of civilisation:
The most strong and violent man forced to give all the worth and the best females to him,
and to build the biggest house for him.
Houses became bigger and bigger became known as castles.
Castles increased in size, grew upwards and outwards, demanded more people to their service.
Now all sorts of supported structures were built near the castle in which the servants of the castle(their children and other relatives) lived and served the king. Castle itself and the nearby supporting houses all together were called towns.
To build a new town was long and difficult, so the most powerful and violent people who were living on top of the castle just went to the same dude next door, killed him and took the castle itself.
As you know it quite difficult to sit with only one ass on two chairs, so the Lords left their sons to rule new property.
The sons were not very violent usually and so to capture new ownership just married princesses from the nearby castles.
Amounts of wealth were incredible (obviously thousands of slavers and other loyals brought all the gold to the Lords nonstop).
Every Lord strove to publish his face on coins
but in fact gold still counted by the weight.
It was worldwide accepted, and it was pretty convenient by the way.
Each nation was self-sufficient. There were arable lands for own foodstuffs and complete self-sufficiency.
Lords could set their own rules, customs, orders, regulations, etcetera.
But then much more smart guys appeared -bankers.
They deceived the kings of assigning the right to print money.
Since then, they have begun to capture the world.
2. Power of oligarchs
They crossed all the money. And their power turned everything that money can buy. And it is almost everything.
All newspapers, magazines, television, all communication tools are now broadcast about what is good, what is bad from the perspective of those guys.
Someone calls them a world government.
I call them oligarchs.
Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning "few", and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning "to rule or to command") is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, religious or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for the application of this term. @wikipedia
Today, in modern world is firmly established a system in which the oligarchs own money print machines and therefore the banks, corporations, and thus not only the benefits but also the people including heads of local governments and the organisations. Through them, actually oligarchs rule all processes, make one group of people confront with the other, start and stop wars, dictate societies "conventional" norms of behaviour, morality and so on.
Where it's possible, through their own money or their own organisations, their own parties they set up their own government.
The government even thinks that it is independent :)
But only till it starts to do something evil to the interests of oligarchs.
In other countries, where it is impossible to establish their own government oligarchs indirectly affect the rulers:
just make its' inhabitants (servants) work on the oligarchs instead of local king.
Corporations such as Coca Cola or Nestle deliver their products to market, completely fill all the niches, so people consume products of the oligarchs for the money of the oligarchs.
And this concerns not only products, but everything else.
Thus they control king thought his lieges.
When kings exploited their lieges, it was OK.
But the oligarchs said:
-Hey, people! Are you being exploited! It is better to work for yourself! (at our factories, get our money for that and buy our products for it)
And what can do remaining independent kings in an attempt to resist world oligarchs?
The only thing that came up is the import substitution.
They try to urge citizens to buy products produced within the kingdom, rather than the products of the oligarchs, so the money could stay in the kingdom and not go outside.
However, the oligarchs provided this scenario.
The fact is that oligarchs own resources.
And happy to supply resources, materials, raw materials (of which actually will produce all the goods) to foolish kings.
And even if the raw material collected within the country, the equipment and machines are still supplied by the world's oligarchs.
Therefore, everything that is produced inside the country is more expensive than the same brought.
Thus even seemingly independent states in fact are not. Not all but majority.
In the world there are still independent (partially) pristine kingdoms and kings, who are trying to resist: they are very severely restrict imports, do not allow MNC into the country, inhibiting circulation Visa, Mastercard etc.
But oligarchs get rid of them quietly.
One of the last killed was Muammar Gaddafi.
They kill him before he was killed actually.
First killed his authority as king, the ruler of the castle owner, the city, the country by mass media.
Сalling him bad, cruel and so on (and they were not far from trues, by the way). But they forget to mention that
every king is very tough, strong, cruel, and ruthless person! In fact it's a common characteristic of all Kings!
Naturally those who blaspheme and defame any king and trying to overthrow him, themselves are the same kings, but they are covered by various public institutions and "public opinion", which they had established by themselves.
And what is a conclusion of all this?
Paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 are the similar. This two structures are the same, they both want to exploit us and only their style of doing it differ.
That's why peoples' mind came to the idea of cooperation.
First attempt was communism. Unfortunately that attempt failed.
Right now, with all the equipment we have we are trying to establish new oder of cooperation through communication and decentralisation.
3. Steem Power
In fact this paragraph is about all crypto currencies not only existing but those which will appear more and more.
Crypto it is an opportunity for all of us to break the vicious circle of slavery on our common planet.
And I'm very glad that we can not only observe it from outside, but participate in this movement.
For today Steem is a quintessence of all the best of crypto currencies.
I strongly believe in its' power and future, much more then in bitcoin.
(in the next post I will wright about it more in details). Not to miss it follow me
Thank you for your attention and patience.