And the minds that move those hands.
And the vision that entangles those minds.
Who is the spirit behind the web?
It's pretty mundane and most people refuse to understand how it all works.
It's not a grand conspiracy.
Men want Sons.
Men want to hand Power over to their Sons.
This is one simple truth of human nature and it's not complicated.
Men want Dynasties.
It's just how it works.
Now tumble and turn that over generation after generation.
Alliances rise and fall.
Yes, they do.
"Ivan, that's not fair!"
It's a dark world.
If you had the genes and intergenerational discipline you'd do it yourself if you could. And you know it.
Don't lie to yourself about it.
I'll just leave this here in response.
Observe the quiet developments.
Note the things that are not there.
I am not being cryptic.
When a person disappears, they are not there anymore.
"Oh my God they banned Joe off Twitter."
Then you have the exercise of real power.
When there is will and action to put people in unmarked graves,
Then you have true momentum of real power.
This is just how it has always operated.
Ask Edward IV whether he "told his sons this".
If you ask that question you do not understand how power works.
"Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Lord Acton wasn't wrong.
People act as if this is a bad and naughty thing.
It's no more foul than the weather.
Ask Kim Jong Un.
Ask El Mencho.
Why do they have it and you do not?
Tumble and turn the dice with each generation.
It's how it has always been.
Now, back to America.
They lack a charismatic leader who is willing to make people disappear and bury them in shallow, unmarked graves.
Lots of the black masked troops think they will do it.
Lots of them believe they have the will.
It's not complicated.
But no one wants to hear it.
I'm not advocating, simply noting essential process from time immemorial.
As I said, it is simple.
Dig your own holes in the desert.
That is real conflict.
That is real power in action.
That is a lever in the dark world.
Again, I'm simply observing.
Do you think powerful families do not fill those holes?
Do you think this requires conspiracy, cabals, Illuminati, or complex process?
It never has.
Life is cheap.
And at the Apex of the Top.
At the throne of Caesar,
There is only one Law,
and that is the Ninth Law:
"The furthest back room of the king is where the real decisions are made."
Their population is somewhat transient,
Their ranks must work in secret,
Their faces must be concealed,
Hence it is easier!
Easier to make them disappear.
Into a hole.
"Ivan, what will be the catalyst?"
"How do we see it coming, Ivan?"
It is always coming.
It has been coming since First Man looked at First Woman and dragged her off by her hair.
It has never stopped coming.
Since the days of Edward III we have been there.
Thirty Sovereigns have come and gone.
Royal houses have risen and collapsed.
Yet we continue on.
"That's not fair, Ivan."
Fuck you, earn it.
I don't care.
"Ivan, what about people who don't have the will?"
No one cares.
That's just how it is.
You must always deal with the hand you are dealt.
There is a Door, however.
It doesn't take the iron will of Caesar to survive over generations and seize power.
Here is the door, people:
It Only Takes Enough.
The Weak will never Deliver Enough.
Who has will?
Who has charisma?
Who would be the next dread lord?
I guarantee you this:
There is no shortage of men who would be Caesar.
Do you understand?
You do not matter enough today.
If your bones are not sized for a shallow hole,
Your will and charisma are lacking.
Remember the truth of Men:
"Fuck you, earn it."
"Fuck you, pay me."
And the dark world moves on.