All elites need some kind of internal disciplinary mechanism for their polity to function.
In traditional societies, it is mainly the aristocracy’s sense of solidarity, noblesse oblige, feudal bonds, the Mannerbund institute. Though I don’t mean to idealize it. It proved completely maladaptive come the industrial age.
In totalitarian regimes, chiliastic ideology and repression/terror plays a major role.
Modern, largely non-ideological populist regimes at odds with GloboHomo – that’s Putin, Orban, etc. – distribute resources or economic “demesnes” to their cronies, creating networks of personal loyalty unbeholden to the global elites – a sort of “counter-elite,” or Dugin’s so-called “patriotic corruption“. One additional “benefit” of such systems is that damning kompromat is available on “defectors” by default. Though obviously this is not the only mechanism. Putinism also has elements of a Mannerbund, as well as more severe punishments.
China has elements of all the above, but with greater load on legitimizing ideology (it is still a Marxist-Leninist state) and on repression.
But how does GloboHomo, Blue Empire, Davos World, ZOG – call it what you will – keep its elites in line?
Western propaganda would have you believe it’s some inherent feature of liberal democracy – the political equivalent of efficient free markets.
Alternatively, the remarkable consolidation of ideology in politics, media, and academia across both the Atlantic and ideological spectrum in decade or two can be explained by requiring some critical number of “Inner Party” members to engage in highly criminal and morally damning “rituals” to advance in station (as Ron Unz has suggested in a recent essay that has suddenly become extremely pertinent). For this mechanism to work, the “rituals” in question must remain strongly taboo. It is rather curious to note that pedophilia is perhaps the one sexual deviation that hasn’t become more “understood” in the past decade, and if anything the converse – even though mutilating children in the name of gender ideology is now all fine and dandy.
The patsy in charge of organizing and taping all this kompromat can enjoy life and be amply rewarded for it, but as we see, he is ultimately disposable so far as the real power brokers are concerned.
They need not worry about exposure. Picus News can be relied upon to divert to Russia. The smol brains on either side will debate whether the #BodyCount is Trump’s or Clinton’s.