Right is Might
Our Right lies in force. Give us what we want in order to prove we are stronger than you.
We Are Despots
We must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery when they should serve towards the attainment of our end. In politics one must know how to seize the property of others without hesitation if by it we secure submission and sovereignty. Our State has the right to sentences of death, necessary to maintain the terror which tends to produce blind submission. For the sake of victory we must keep to the programme of violence and make-believe.
We Shall End Liberty
We were the first to cry among the masses of the people the words “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” words many times repeated since these days by stupid poll-parrots. In all corners of the earth the words “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” brought to our ranks, thanks to our blind agents, whole legions who bore our banners with enthusiasm. And all the time these words were canker-worms at work boring into the well-being of the humans, putting an end everywhere to peace, quiet, solidarity and destroying all the foundations of the human governments. We have set up the aristocracy of our educated class headed by the aristocracy of money. The abstraction of freedom has enabled us to persuade the mob in all countries that their government is nothing but the steward of the people who are the owners of the country.
The administrators, whom we shall choose from among the public, with strict regard to their capacities for servile obedience, will not be persons trained in the arts of government, and will therefore easily become pawns in our game in the hands of men of learning and genius who will be their advisers, specialists bred and reared from early childhood to rule the affairs of the whole world.
The Press has fallen into our hands. Through the Press we have gained the power to influence while remaining ourselves in the shade.
To-day I may tell you that our goal is now only a few steps off. In order to incite seekers after power to a misuse of power we have set all forces in opposition one to another, breaking up their liberal tendencies towards independence.
Babblers, inexhaustible, have turned into oratorical contests the sittings of Parliament and Administrative Boards. Bold journalists and unscrupulous pamphleteers daily fall upon executive officials. Abuses of power will put the final touch in preparing all institutions for their overthrow and everything will fly skyward under the blows of the maddened mob. By want and the envy and hatred which it engenders we shall move the mobs and with their hands we shall wipe out all those who hinder us on our way.
One secret requisite for the success of our government is comprised in the following: To multiply to such an extent national failings, habits, passions, conditions of civil life, that it will be impossible for anyone to know where he is in the resulting chaos, so that the people in consequence will fail to understand one another. This measure will also serve us in another way, namely, to sow discord in all parties, to dislocate all collective forces which are still unwilling to submit to us, and to discourage any kind of personal initiative which might in any degree hinder our affair.
We shall soon begin to establish huge monopolies, reservoirs of colossal riches, upon which even large fortunes of humans will depend to such an extent that they will go to the bottom together with the credit of the nations on the day after the political smash.
We Shall Enslave the Humans
What we want is that industry should drain off from the land both labor and capital and by means of speculation transfer into our hands all the money of the world, and thereby throw all the humans into the ranks of the proletariat. Then the humans will bow down before us, if for no other reason but to get the right to exist.
The world belongs to the Vampire Squids. The humans will be our slaves.