January 09, 2010

Trucker Randy~A Lesson From History-The Power of Decentralized Organizations,...who is the modern day Apaches?

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Subject: A Lesson From History - The Power of Decentralized Organizations,...who is the modern day Apaches?

Approximately five hundred years ago, the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the Americas. They had a long history as a conquering army serving a centrally controlled kingdom. When they encountered the Aztec empire, they followed their usual plan, and ended up killing the king, taking the gold, and destroying the empire.  Roughly the same took place in their encounter with the Incas.  The Spanish destroyed each of these stable empires with a few years. 

As they moved northward, the conquistadors encountered the Apaches.  Utilizing their normal plan, they attempted to find the leader, take the gold and destroy the empire.  But in over two hundred years, the conquistadors were unable to destroy the Apaches or take over their territory.  In fact, though they had no desire to actually do so, the Apaches wrested control of all of northern Mexico from the conquistadors.


So how did they survive, and even thrive when more sophisticated and powerful empires before them had fallen so quickly?  The answer is surprising; the Apaches survived because they were decentralized.  They distributed political power and control at the local level.  They had no supreme leader who could be executed by the conquistadors, and no central power structure to destabilize.  While centralized organizations are easy to understand, attack and destroy, this is not so with decentralized organizations.   


Unlike the Aztecs and the Incas who organized themselves in a centralized governing structure, Apache warriors followed whomever they wanted.   They were "led" by Nant'ans, spiritual and cultural leaders who led only by example and had no actual authority or coercive power.  Members of a tribe followed a Nant'an because they wanted to, not because they had to.  Not understanding this structure, the conquistadors would find the Nant'ans and kill them.  But the remaining warriors just split into groups with new Nant'ans. Each time the Spanish captured or killed a leader, they found that there were ten more that became leaders.  


In our society, we have a full understanding of centralized power structures (think of the hierarchy of political parties).  But decentralized systems are much harder to understand, and thus to attack.  In a decentralized organization, there's no clear leader, no hierarchy and no headquarters.  As Brofman and Beckstrom say in their book, the Starfish and the Spider, "If and when a leader does emerge, that person has little power over others. The best that person can do to influence people is to lead by example."  This has been referred to as an "open" system.  And while it might sound like anarchy, it's not.  Within such systems there are often accepted rules and norms, but they aren't enforced by any one person.  Instead, the real power is distributed among all the people and across all geographic regions. 


Flexibility, shared power, geographic diversity and all the other traits of a decentralized organization made the Apaches immune to attacks that would have destroyed a centralized society.  When a coercive system based on centralized power takes on an open system, the coercive system cannot deal with the infinitely adaptable structure of an open system.  Not only did the attacks by the conquistadors not destroy the Apaches, it made them stronger and even more decentralized.  They were able to attack back from ever more diverse locations, and with an ever growing and diverse leadership.


Today, the Tea Party Patriots are the modern day Apaches.  While people on the left and the right attack the organization and the movement in general as "splintering" and in need of more nationally visible leaders, centralization, unity and a cohesive strategy, instead, those who understand the movement grow and lead like Apaches.  While the political establishment exists in coercive world of top down, party politics, the Tea Party Patriots are an open system; decentralized, geographically diverse, and without a single party leader. 


As Tea Party Patriots, we understand the nature of coercive, centralized power structures such as the government or the political parties.  We understand their vulnerabilities and how to bring them to heel to the will of the American people.   By "we," I mean the millions of Nant'ans leading the movement across the nation.  In every city across the nation they have naturally risen, leading by example, with no authority other than that example.  And despite our opposition's increasingly desperate public pronouncements that we are "splintered," ineffective or worse, we grow more powerful each day in our quest to return this nation to its rightful owners, the individual citizens of the United States of America. 

Obama's "Czars" ~ their agenda

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.     -- Psalm 91:1
Subject: Fwd: Obama's "Czars" their agenda]

OBAMA'S "CZARS"-- Read who they are and realize what they want to do. 


Czar Position 
Richard Holbrooke 
Afghanistan Czar 
Ultra liberal anti gun former Gov. of New Mexico. Pro Abortion and legal drug use. Dissolve the 2nd Amendment
Ed Montgomery
Auto recovery Czar 
Black radical anti business activist.  Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks.  Univ of Maryland Business School Dean teaches US business has caused world poverty.  ACORN board member.  Communist DuBois Club member. 
Jeffrey Crowley     
AIDS Czar 
Radical Homosexual.. A Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay Marriage and especially, a Special Status for homosexuals only, including complete free health care for gays. 
Alan Bersin     
Border Czar 
The former failed superintendent of San Diego .   Ultra Liberal friend of Hillary Clinton.   Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno – to keep borders open to illegal's without interference from US
David J. Hayes   
California Water Czar 
Sr. Fellow of radical environmentalist group, "Progress Policy".  No training or experience in water management whatsoever. 
 Ron Bloom   
Car Czar 
Auto Union worker. Anti business & anti nuclear.  Has worked hard to force US auto makers out of business.  Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now Auto Union owned.   How did this happen? 
 Dennis Ross   
Central Region Czar 
Believes US policy has caused Mid East wars.  Obama apologist to the world.  Anti gun and completely pro abortion. 
 Lynn Rosenthal   
Domestic Violence Czar 
Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.  Vicious anti male feminist. Supported male castration. Imagine? 
 Gil Kerlikowske
Drug Czar 
devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal,  Former Chief of Police in Liberal Seattle.  Believes no American should own a  firearm.  Supports legalization of all drugs 
Paul Volcker     
Economic Czar 
Head of Fed Reserve under Jimmy Carter when US economy nearly failed.  Obama  appointed head of the  Economic Recovery Advisory Board which engineered the Obama economic disaster to US economy..  Member of anti business "Progressive Policy" organization 
Carol Brower 
Energy and Environment Czar 
Political Radical Former head of EPA - known for anti-business activism.  Strong anti-gun ownership. 
Joshua DuBois   
Faith Based Czar 
Political Black activist-Degree in Black Nationalism.  Anti gun ownership lobbyist. 
Cameron Davis   
Great Lakes Czar 
Chicago radical anti business environmentalist.  Blames George  Bush for "Poisoning the water that minorities have to drink."    No experience or training in water management.  Former ACORN Board member (what does that tell us?)
Van Jones   
Green Jobs Czar 
(since resigned)..  Black activist Member of American communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party  who said Geo Bush caused the 911 attack and wanted Bush investigated by the World Court for war crimes.  Black activist with strong anti-white views. 
Daniel Fried 
Guantanamo Closure Czar 
Human Rights activist for Foreign Terrorists.  Believes America has caused the war on terrorism. Believes terrorists have rights above and beyond Americans. 
Nancy-Ann DeParle.     
Health Czar 
Former head of Medicare / Medicaid.   Strong Health Care Rationing proponent.  She is married to a reporter for The New York Times. 
Vivek Kundra   
Information Czar 
Born in New Delhi, India.  Controls all public information, including labels and news releases.  Monitors all private Internet emails. (hello?)
Todd Stern     
International Climate Czar 
Anti business former White House chief of Staff- Strong supportrer of the Kyoto Accord.  Pushing hard for Cap and Trade.  Blames US business for Global warming. Anti- US business prosperity.  
Dennis Blair 
Intelligence Czar 
Ret Navy.  Stopped US guided missile program as "provocative".  Chair of ultra liberal "Council on Foreign Relations" which blames American organizations for regional wars. 
George Mitchell   
Mideast Peace Czar 
Fmr. Sen from Maine Left wing radical.  Has said Israel should be split up into "2 or 3 " smaller more manageable plots".  (God forbid) A true Anti-nuclear anti-gun & pro homosexual "special rights" advocate
Kenneth Feinberg   
Pay Czar 
Chief of Staff to TED KENNEDY.   Lawyer who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs. (horribly true)
Cass Sunstein   
Regulatory Czar 
Liberal activist judge believes free speech needs to be limited for the "common good".  Essentially against 1st amendment.  Rules against personal freedoms many times –like private gun ownership and right to free speech. 
John Holdren   
Science Czar 
Fierce ideological environmentalist, Sierra Club, Anti business activist.  Claims US business has caused world poverty.  No Science training.. 
Earl Devaney   
Stimulus Accountability Czar 
Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens.  Believes in Open Borders to Mexico .  Author of  statement blaming US gun stores for drug war in Mexico . 
J. Scott Gration     
Sudan Czar 
Native of Democratic Republic of Congo.  Believes US does little to help Third World countries.  Council of foreign relations, asking for higher US taxes to support United Nations 
Herb Allison   
TARP Czar 
Fannie May CEO responsible for the US recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the US stock market. Caused millions of  people to lose their life savings. 
John Brennan 
Terrorism Czar 
Anti CIA activist.  No training in diplomatic or gov. affairs.  Believes Open Borders to Mexico and a dialog with terrorists and has suggested Obama disband US military 
Aneesh Chopra     
Technology Czar 
No Technology training.   Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals. Anti doctor activist.  Supports Obama Health care Rationing and salaried doctors working exclusively for the Gov. health care plan 
Adolfo Carrion Jr.. 
Urban Affairs Czar 
Puerto Rican born Anti American activist and leftist group member in Latin America .  Millionaire "slum lord" of the Bronx , NY.  Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from "sweetheart" deals with labor unions.  Wants higher taxes on middle class to pay for minority housing and health care 
Ashton Carter   
Weapons Czar 
Leftist.  Wants all private weapons in US destroyed.  Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America ..  No Other "policy" 
Gary Samore 
WMD Policy Czar 
Former US Communist.   Wants US to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith.  Has no other "policy".
How lucky are we that these are the people who are helping President Obama in the RUNNING of our country and the White House?  
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