In the spirit of analogies and metaphors being the most appealing vehicle in which to deliver truths, this post will be done in such a way to show parallels.
Personally, I dislike using them - I'm lazy, and I would much prefer to say the exact same things directly , in 200 words, and without fanfare - than a 2000 word salad - but it seems that word salads make 'the swallowing of the truth pill' somewhat more palatable.
So be it.
Neither analogy or metaphor, but comparative extractions.....
The post below will illustrate the uncanny ideology and logic that permeates the Hive ecosystem as being scarily in parallel to political organisation, and the execution of 'law'- in Nazi Germany during the 1930's.
Ouch!.... I know - but the truth is the truth, and the facts are the facts.
All bold paragraphs are copy pasted statements taken from the following sources.
https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/law-and-justice-in-the-third-reich (holocaust encyclopedia)
I will draw the parallels from these historical facts, and lay them over the Hive ecosystem.
If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck ...It's probably a goose step.
I'll post this on @proofofbrian to act as warning for the new tribe that seems to be excelling so far - to help avoid the pitfalls that have occurred on Hive (and previously steem).
If these pitfalls are not addressed, POB will (can only!) evolve in the same way as Hive has - unfortunately.
I will not be trying to offer solutions to the problem here, but only illustrating the problem.
A problem that really is the elephant in the room.
A massive, humongous elephant, at that - and one that the powers that be, and the teet sucking sycophants, would prefer to not be addressed.
Or brought to people's attention.
I'm under no illusions that this post will be attacked by big accounts - which serves as the perfect example of the said elephant in the room NOT wanting reality to be addressed.
That alone will speak volumes. ...target and flak, and all that...
It also serves as marker on the blockchain.
No one can ever say in the future , that these things were a case of 'we never thought of it like that'.
This post is to help you think of it 'just like that'....
...you (we) will all be judged in the future - for your actions now..
And judged, you most definitely will be.
By friends, family, siblings, partners....people who countin your life.
Anyone wishing to copy/paste any arguments or points on this post into the comment sections of the accounts expressing support of the dictatorship, are free to do so.
While it may not change the perspectives of those who are already happily supporting the totalitarianism (but it might), it will serve to highlight them to other accounts.
Supporting those very accounts is supporting totalitarianism.
There is no 'get out clause', not once you're aware of the situation.
Support and upvote according to your moral compass, and conscience - or lack of, as the case may be.
History is never kind to collaborators.
To avoid any ambiguity, let me define the terms I use in respects to this post...
The Higher echelons of the Nazi party (Hitler, Goebbels, Goring, Himmler, ect) = The Witnesses.
The gestapo/secret police/judiciary = Large stake holders that show a loyalty to the witnesses (i.e. the sycophantic midwits)
Power = The use of stake.
The ecosystem = Germany.
Persecution, enslavement and extermination = Down voting Hive stakeholders accounts in a biased and malicious fashion.
Hitler ruled Germany autocratically by asserting the Führerprinzip (leader principle), which called for absolute obedience of all subordinates. He viewed the government structure as a pyramid, with himself—the infallible leader—at the apex. Rank in the party was not determined by elections; positions were filled through appointment by those of higher rank
The the DPOS 'code is law' is the system on Hive.
'Code is law' is nothing more than the manifestation of a small group of anonymous human beings and their thought processes and values - just as in Germany, in the 1930's, in the higher echelons of the Nazi party._ ,
Voting is determined by stake size.
The more stake size you have, the more 'legitimate' your opinion.
This makes a farce of 'the Hive community'.... and of any kind of democratic process in fact.
Anyone trying to push the paradigm of 'community' is either a useful idiot, or a willing accomplice in the continuation of the current autocratic structure (most probably for ideological or greed reasons - or a combination of the two).
The Enabling Act allowed the Reich government to issue laws without the consent of Germany’s parliament, laying the foundation for the complete Nazification of German society. The law was passed on March 23, 1933, and published the following day. Its full name was the “Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Reich.”
This shows the way that the powers in Germany pushed though the legislation - and legitimization - of autocracy.
Hive, from it's very beginning, was structured in an autocratic way.
There was no 'enabling act' required.
Hitler: “No, we can’t move against the judiciary yet, we’re not powerful enough”. And that showed him to be a shrewd politician in the peacetime period.
There was never any need in hive, to 'move against the judiciary' - Large Hive stakeholders are already the judiciary.
The larger the stake you have, the more 'justice' you are enabled to 'serve' out to what is deemed to be a 'transgressor' of 'the rules'.
Intelligence and integrity do not come into it .
There is no justice, or judicial procedure - it's based entirely on personal opinions and loyalties to
'the Reich' the large accounts on Hive.
(just like the judicial system in Germany - after the Nazi party gained control of it).
Without an impartial judicial system, there can be no real community.
And anyone selling 'the hive community' in a autocratic system (no legitimate judicial system) is a snake oil salesmen, nothing more .
Either that, or a very dim useful idiot.
Eloquence of words is used to cover the truth, to hide the reality.
(Pro tip to growing up: be angry at the deliverer of the deception, not the deliverer of the reality).
"...The government was not a coordinated, co-operating body, but rather a disorganised collection of factions led by members of the party elite who struggled to amass power and gain the Führer's favour.
This is called 'decentralization' in the Hive ecosystem.
The ruling 'elite'(a misnomer if ever there was one) still continue to rule as they see fit.
No intelligence, moral compass, or respect for others, required - Just blind obedience to the 'code is law', which was written by the powers that be - Just like the Nazi party in the 1930's.
A most 'sycophantic friendly' , system.
After taking power, Hitler and the Nazis turned Germany into a dictatorship. Time and again, they used legal means to give their actions a semblance of legality. Step by step, Hitler managed to erode democracy until it was just a hollow facade.
Any pennies dropping?
Smelling any coffee , yet?
Legal means = 'code is law', is it not?
Are you seeing that elephant, now...?
Nine officials from the German Ministry of Justice and seven members of the Nazi-era People's and Special Courts were charged with “judicial murder and other atrocities, which they committed by destroying law and justice in Germany, and then utilizing the emptied forms of legal process for the persecution, enslavement and extermination on a large scale.
The parallels to the Hive system of downvoting based on some loyalty to 'The Powers That Be' - (not integrity, merit, or justice) are easily drawn.
The powers that be can destroy indiscriminately, on a whim.
The powers that be on Hive are no different in behavior, than the sycophantic gestapo who were 'playing god' with people lives.
'Code is law' is no defense - it's defunct as a working concept that incorporates moral , human values.
It's the argument the tyrant uses, while hiding behind a non existent shield . (you can't fix stupid).
When the justice is dependent on stake size - their can be no justice - only despotism.
Without any real accountability, there is no community - only people living in fear from 'the authority'.
Without accountability there is only dictatorship through power (stake size).
Hitler's leadership style was to give contradictory orders to his subordinates and to place them into positions where their duties and responsibilities overlapped with those of others, to have "the stronger one the job". In this way, Hitler fostered distrust, competition, and infighting among his subordinates to consolidate and maximise his own power.
The process allowed more unscrupulous and ambitious Nazis to get away with implementing the more radical and extreme elements of Hitler's ideology, such as antisemitism, and in doing so win political favour.
This is the sycophantic midwit system at work on hive.
The more you suck up and do the bidding of the powers that be, the more you will be rewarded.
It only takes a 30 minute perusal of easily identifiable 'midwit'/useful idiots accounts - and their commensurate upvotes for their sycophantic loyalty - to see this happening.... On a daily basis.
With the reinterpretation of "protective custody" (Schutzhaft) in 1933, police power became independent of judicial controls. In Nazi terminology, protective custody meant the arrest—without judicial review—of real and potential opponents of the regime
My recent post - which brings into question the legitimacy of 'code is law' (over the ethos of 'love is the law' - of which justice is an integral part of), was upvoted to $130 - and then down voted to under $20 - ALL from big account holders.
This is the exemplification of everything that I've written in this post.
Question the 'code is law'premise - and you will be mightily punished by 'the powers that be'.
Question the Nazi regime, and you will be mightily punished.
AND FINALLY - IN DEFENSE OF THE HIVE ECOSYSTEM
...There isn't one.
Or rather, not one that doesn't crumble under intellectual, philosophical, (or ethical) rigor.
You approve of the power structure - or you don't.
You approve of free expression, without fear - or you don't.
You approve of raw power and sycophantic mechanisms to 'govern' - or you don't.
(rather than letting intelligence, integrity, ethics and the desire for a genuine community, being the guide)
'But it's an opt in system' !!
This is true. It is nobodies fault except your own, if you sign up to it (myself included).
Had I know the reality of the structure before I'd signed up I never would have.
...And, just like the German people in 1939, who also never quite realized what they'd signed up for...I find myself here.
I'm still a stakeholder - just like everyone else.
My voice is as legitimate as anyone else's on the platform.
Those who don't like me here, are also the ones with large stake.
They are the same ones who are trying to intimidate and silence a fellow stakeholder.
They are the same as the gestapo in 1936, who threaten anyone pointing out the reality of the situation - anyone who questions the corrupt system, and the ruling authority
The only question you have to ask yourself - and others on Hive , is - are you a Nazi collaborator, or do you support freedom?
You can't have both.
Upvote and support accordingly - or take support away from the various sycophantic accounts on hive.
You can't turn a blind eye to it, once you've seen the truth.
You can decide to be a willing accomplice in the oppression , however.
I'll be posting on every account that I see as 'accomplice's' - wittingly or otherwise.
After that, there's no excuse.
History judges those complicit in injustices very poorly indeed....
So does the legal system.
I hope this has laid out the parallels that I see...These are all factual historical realities , and facts of Hive.
These systems in place today, are not opinion.
Read the links above, and read them in context of 'Hive and it's governance' - and any thinking person with an IQ over 50, will most probably draw the same conclusions as I have.
Scary - but still true, nonetheless.
Which is why we desperately need to work out something new in POB (@proofofbrainio).
Unless this addressed it will only go the way of Hive.
'Code is law' and DPOS is explicitly 'built for this purpose'... Where human values carry no weight over stake size - money.
I can already see the sycophantic midwit cancer coming into the ecosystem.
Allowing 'the spread of the midwit sycophant' will only result in one thing...A copy of Hive.
I want - thirst - for POB to be 'hive2.0'....And 'where there's a will, there's a way'....
Lets create a genuine community - one based on ethics and human values, and lets avoid the goosestepping ideology that rules over hive.
Can this be done on the back of the hive dinosaur?- I don't know - but I doubt it.
But think about this...Hive has around 5,000 active members .That's in theory - the lack of any accountability doesn't allow for any real figures. Truth is not a quality that's held in high value by 'the powers that be' on hive.)
It doesn't sound too difficult to have an independent social media site with those kind of numbers, does it?
...Especially if you can offer an environment that's not based on weak ego's, sycophancy, nasgul greed, and sociopath characteristics.
Thomas jefferson's last post on Hive, before he was downvoted to oblivion...
Some upcoming posts will be memes and factoids that you are free to drop into 'the sycophants' feeds. (did I see free to drop ?...I meant encouraged to drop).
Many are willful sycophants and will not change their behaviors - You can't fix 'greedy stupid' - but I'm sure there are also many unwitting supporters as well.
....Decent people who were not aware of the situation, that will be forced to ask themselves some very searching moral questions so as to justify their continued support to the oppressors and their sycophantic NCP's...
"...My masters tell me what to think, and I'll defend them...that's because I'm clever..."