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The Protocols of the Elders of CTHULHU I. Might Makes Right

Posted on | February 15, 2010 | 1 Comment


A set of steps were the only available means to cover the last quarter mile of the climb to Schloss Braunschlag from Davos.

The androgynous speaker began in sinuous tones. I’ll call him ‘he’ for convenience, though the small frame in the plain kimono, so light for a room this cold, lacked post-pubescent indicators.
The black hair pulled straight back to a short ponytail offered nothing. The English was perfect, and scary in its lack of accent other than something of a lisp on ‘s’, and a softness in palate, as with a native Hindi speaker on the ‘r’.
Skin tone and features were no help, either. He was from everywhere and nowhere.
The message to this group of elite power brokers was simple: it was the time to strike the death blow to the ancien régime.
There was no response from the audience except to stare at the speaker. The eyes of some of the more pacifistic in the audience widened slightly.

“The peaceful intelligence preparation of the battlespace is complete.

The best results in governing are attained by violence and terrorization, not by academic discussions.

We snuffed the last altruist centuries ago.

The idea of freedom is impossible of realization because no one knows how to use it with moderation.

It falls to us, then, to offer a realpolitik alternative.
The political has nothing in common with the moral. Your morals are your own. Politics is about what is ethical. We will launch a new line of ethical clay once the turbulence settles.
The masses, or mob, are self-defeating:

It must be understood that the might of a mob is blind, senseless and unreasoning force ever at the mercy of a suggestion from any side. The blind cannot lead the blind without bringing them into the abyss: consequently, members of the mob, upstarts from the people even though they should be as a genius for wisdom, yet having no understanding of
the political, cannot come forward as leaders of the mob without bringing the whole nation to ruin.

No, the program we’re laying out is emphatically not one that appears to be inclusive and representative. Reality so often achieves a 180-degree shift from appearance, no?

A satisfactory form of government for any country is one that concentrates in the hands of one responsible person.

That responsible person, of course, is our tool.”



One Response to “The Protocols of the Elders of CTHULHU I. Might Makes Right”

  1. » The squids are alright
    February 18th, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    […] Under the heading “Farce,” Stacy McCain’s intrepid sidekick Smitty has been working up something called The Protocols of the Elders of CTHULHU, which begins here, with an item titled “Might Makes Right.” […]