Philosophy is the Doctrine of the Middle Class

Leading an organization of human beings of any size, is a complex and difficult task.

Human events are kaleidic. The common people have complex and conflicting motivations and incentives.

Leaders must convey near omniscience because their followers are moved at the lowest cost in the shortest time under the assumption of near omniscience.

Power is obtained by a mixture of discipline, cunning, compromise, threats, perseverance, demographics and luck.

Power is held by a mixture of habituation and limited, tacit consent – almost entirely because the alternatives are uncertain and therefore more risky, costly and frightening.


Those who are the victors, and those who create the rules rules, do not write philosophy — they take actions, make decisions, speeches, art, and policy.

They create institutions: The administrative tools of human cooperation.

Their followers write history.

History is the only form of philosophy with any substantive truth content.

There are very few books of Aristocratic philosophy: Aristotle, Machiavelli, Pareto, Weber. Perhaps some of the scholastics.

In the west, administrative philosophy of the church is divided from the military and commercial philosophy of the Manor-Kings.

The writers of the church are members of the middle class or the aristocracy.

But history and the record of history is the writing of the nobility.


The vast number of works of political philosophy have been written by the upper middle and middle classes.

Nearly all political philosophy is by definition revolutionary – there is no need to use verbal coercion when one has the means by which to enact ones will without verbal coercion.

Western philosophy is an advisory program. It counsels. It suggests. It persuades.

Western philosophy is utilitarian. It is moral and most importantly it is both technical and commercial.

Western philosophy establishes the contract terms of the middle class, by which they are willing to be administered by the aristocracy.


All religion is political philosophy. It is the philosophy of resistance.

Religion establishes the contract with the peasantry. It sets the terms by which they are willing to be administered by the aristocracy.

The power to resist. To refuse to act. Is a power. It is the power of the weak. But in vast numbers. It is a vast power.

Religious symbols are resistance movement symbols. Whether dress, or icon, mythical figure or scripture. Religious movements are resistance movements. Resistance through unity.

But we must be cautious when consuming philosophical writing. It is largely acts of justification. To defend ourselves against it, we must ensure that we study our history as well, because philosophy influences and justifies —- but violence and law rules.

All legal products, all philosophical products, all religious products – all political products of all kinds, are an effort to rotate elites for the purpose of class benefit.

Marx was right that there exists a class struggle. He was wrong that it will end.

He was wrong that the proletariat would ever win.

The fact is, that there are vast differences in ability between individuals. That these differences are genetic. That our classes are a genetic hierarchy. And that genes regress toward the mean.

For these reasons, we will always have class rotation.

And law, philosophy and religion will be the means by which each group seeks to hold or obtain power.

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