The crystallisation of “nomenklatura” in large organisations, parties and government agencies (such as the State Department, Foreign Office, CIA, GCHQ, etc) is an objective self-reinforcing process. It inevitably starts even within the most democratically oriented leadership of the political organizations. As the party grows, members soon become divided into an elite (or more correctly a set of elites, or party oligarchs, with their own set of distinctive and private interests) and the rank-and-file members, whose labour and resources are exploited by the elite.
That does not mean that rank-and-file members can’t revolt against Party elite as we saw with Sanders followers within the Democratic Party and Trump followers within the Republican Party in 2016 presidential elections. But such revolts are rare and usually successfully squashed. Even if successful, the deviation from the law is temporary in nature, and the process just repeats itself on a new level as the new elite becomes more and more detached from rank-and-file members who secured its ascendance to political Olympus.
The first condition precipitating the drift to such an oligarchical system is, ironically, success in recruiting new members to the organization’s cause. As organizations grow, the ability of members to participate equally in organizational decisions decline, both because it is hard to find a place and time for all members to assemble, and because decision-making is significantly slowed — not infrequently to a standstill — as the number of decision-makers increases.
The usual response to such problems is the creation of “leadership” – delegation of responsibility to a relatively small subset of members for formulating and recommending lines of action and policies. This is the first and enviable step of creation “native” oligarchy within the political organization. The second step is “bureaucratization” of the organization. By this point, leadership no longer represents the interests of the rank-and-file party members.
Although some members can see the writing on the wall and may attempt to maintain democratic control (for example, via limits on the terms in the office), a number of forces weaken any attempts to reverse this process.
Effective administration requires both hard-to-gain, specialized knowledge of well-hidden aspects of the organization (“administrative secrets”) and scarce organizing talents, such as the ability to manage interpersonal relations, suppress dissent, and to conduct logistical planning.
Only a few people naturally have (or can acquire) such capabilities, and some of them happen to be in a right time at the right place to be promoted to the top. Those talents provide leverage, which limits the ability of rank-and-file members to challenge leaders’ recommendations or decisions, and to replace the current leadership, who gradually escape the control of rank-and-file members and start controlling them.
Power in large organizations, based on democratic principle, is ruled by the elected leadership, such as parties, trade unions gradually tend to concentrate at the top with the same leaders elected again and again. Moreover, once elected leaders acquire vested interests in maintaining their positions within the organization, especially due to the fact that with a growing number of members the complexity leads to the creation of full-time administrative positions.
“As time passes the current elite ages, stagnate, lost the grip with reality, and other faction of the party elite can depose them and seize the power. Nothing is permanent under the Sun. In any case the rue of single person is limited by human longevity and rarely exceed 40 years (e.g. coming to power at 35, holding onto it until 75).”
“There is a veritable army of ostensibly autonomous organs of Anglo-American propaganda working tirelessly at the task of neoliberal indoctrination, sponsoring regime change (or support), channeling liquidity, guiding local public opinion and regulating information flow between countries, manufacturing consent, assent and dependance on US-led capitalism throughout the world. These nomenklatura organs are in every country on Earth, some publicly out in the open, others opaque or even secret. The funders behind these organisations and foundations occupy a narrow ideological band from conservatives to corporatists, imperialists all – international rules based order is a euphemism for US dollar hegemony as dictated by DC and its allies. Home and abroad these organs of empire – run by nomenklatura or professional managerial class, funded by oligarchs (entrepreneurs), lineage wealth and Anglo-American deep state or State Dept/FO – have arguably facilitated the capture of government, courts, dominating the ecosystem of NGOs, think tanks and charities, constraining media to stay on message, influencing the development, deployment and regulation of tech, healthcare and all the civil regulatory bodies.”<
Illia Ponomarenko (Kyiv Independent)
The Kyiv Independent newspaper - propaganda cutout
The Koch Brothers
Argentina | Chile
CEPI is a global partnership launched in 2017 to develop vaccines to stop future epidemics, founded in Davos by the governments of Norway and India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome (UK), and the World Economic Forum. To date, CEPI has secured financial support from Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, The Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, USAID, and Wellcome. Additionally, CEPI has also received support from private sector entities as well as public contributions through the UN Foundation COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Federal Reserve - NGO Pipeline
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is an American private NGO directing US economic policy, training high-ranked economic civil servants (Treasury, Federal Reserve) and safeguarding medium-long term major stakeholders in US GDP.
CGDEV.ORG with NYC/London crossover capital funds, neoliberal professional spin-capitalists and deal-with-the-devil patrician public servants. Credential capital source.
CGD was founded in November 2001 by Edward Scott Jr (technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former US government official), C. Fred Bergsten (director emeritus of the Peterson Institute for International Economics), and Nancy Birdsall (former head of the World Bank research department and executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank). Credentials a-plenty.
Brookings is an American deep-state government crossover research group. Ostensibly publishing studies on social sciences and economic policy, Brookings is a major training centre and revolving door nexus for American plutocracy (security, international hegemony).
UKRI is government and public-private partnership non-profit ESRC or Economic and Social Research Group is part the UKRI funding, the UK’s largest funder of economic, social, behavioural and human data science.
London How To Academy website. How To Academy is an organisation for people who think big. From Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prize winners, we invite the world’s most influential voices to London to share new ideas for changing ourselves, our communities, and the world.
"We host leading artists and thinkers in an unrivalled programme of public talks, debates and conferences – from Yuval Noah Harari to Natalie Portman, Emma Watson to Eric Schmidt. We help businesses discover transformative new strategies, anticipate the future, and inspire their staff with keynotes and workshops by internationally-acclaimed economists, psychologists, politicians, and thought leaders. We offer masterclasses live and online with experts in essential twenty-first century skills, like leadership, public-speaking, decision-making and resilience. And we make books, podcasts and films to share insight and innovation around the world."
Millennial non-profit in Oxford, UK with global outreach and SF, CA mailbox @ centreforeffectivealtruism.org website. Community of students and professionals acting on EA principles, by creating and sustaining high-quality discussion spaces. Running EA Global conferences and supporting community-organized EAGx conferences.
Based in Berkeley CA @ intelligence.org website blog. "The MIRI (Machine Intelligence Research Institute) is a research nonprofit studying the mathematical underpinnings of intelligent behaviour. Our mission is to develop formal tools for the clean design and analysis of general-purpose AI systems, with the intent of making such systems safer and more reliable when they are developed."
2036 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Artificial intelligence and neuropsychology research in close proximity to Uni Berkeley. Mission Statement from the rationality.org website.
Secretariat of the Organisation of Transparency International headquarters in Berlin. Transparency International was number 9 of 100 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-U.S.) category and number 27 of 150 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and non-U.S.) category.
Elite business bias engine and greenwashing front. Mostly funded by the US, the UK and a scatter of EU countries. Up to 1M euro a year "cash" into Russia. 25M euro a year operating. Controversies: non-Anglosphere chapters proposed support for Edward Snowden vetoed by US/UK chapters. Refused to meet Snowden in Moscow. TI ended the USA chapter in 2017 due to its corporate capture including the censoring of the report by Independent Ethics Panel (May-2020) detailing lack of transparency and corruption at TI 😉 Per leftover placeholder: INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO ALLEGATIONS OF ETHICAL MISCONDUCT AT THE TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT CONCLUDED (2-Jun-2020) and Frankfurter Allgemeine article by Corinna Budras (19-Jun-2020) gently summarising the bullshit. See Wikipedia: TI broken links re: deletion.
In 2021, former CEO Cobus de Swadt wrote Silencing a Whistleblower: A Story of Hypocrisy revealing the breakdown of whistleblower protection in detailed case study on the abuse of power at the world’s most influential anti-corruption NGO, including chronology of what it means to be a whistleblower in the post-technofeudal age.
The Forum is chaired by Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab and guided by a Board of Trustees - "exceptional individuals who act as guardians of its mission and values, and oversee the Forum’s work in promoting true global citizenship". WEF is plutocracy stakeholder capitalism to the max. Confident, influential, effective and - of course - cursed with sociopath myopia. Que sera sera.