Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Divide and Conquer Often Works, Unfortunately

I have been watching the situation in Greece carefully for many months now.  I do not know the answer to these problems.  But I do know the the following, based on my personal experience fighting against larger than life power structures together with others: 

Q.  How does the power structure easily maintain power?

A.  "In politics and sociology, divide and rule (or divide and conquer) is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up.” 

This is how the original power structure maintains absolute power, doing practically nothing at all, besides fracturing former allies.