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Collective Action: A Privileged Equilibrium of Power

In the United States and Canada the special rights, immunities and exemptions that Mexican Kleptocrats attach to their person are disembodied. As non-state actors these foreign nationals can influence public and private entities nationally and internationally through collective action that incarnates their privilege. Kleptocratic non-state actors weaponize collective action by adopting devices and techniques of social engineering for purposive acts of ventriloquy. Ventriloquizing our body politic to articulate the transgressive narratives of Kleptocratic state sponsored privilege subverts our policies, organizations, speech, rules, norms, values, identities, statues etc.

To take action against persons and entities outside of Mexico, Kleptocrats rely on the form of collective action that employs ventriloquy and comprehensive social engineering tactics. Their aim is to dictate how our society treats them and their adversaries. This kind of collective action requires agency of a specific privilege. It is the state sponsored privilege of Kleptocrats. As non-state actors, Kleptocrats seek to reproduce their state sponsored privilege in Canada and the United States by subverting and manipulating our institutions, organizations, laws, customs, and principles.

Privilege is a relation. On one hand there are special rights and immunities. On the other hand there are exemptions from liabilities and obligations. Special rights and immunities entitle a small select group to exemptions from liabilities and obligations. When special rights and immunities condition and reference exemptions, a privileged equilibrium of power is achieved. Wealth functions as privilege when of the opportunities it provides, the ones chosen are those that limit the choices and the ability of other people to choose. Privilege is a function of wealth when its opportunity costs are those of race based discrimination, homophobia, sexism etc.,

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In the United States and Canada the special rights, immunities and exemptions that Mexican Kleptocrats attach to their person are disembodied. As non-state actors these foreign nationals can influence public and private entities nationally and internationally through collective action that incarnates their privilege. Kleptocratic non-state actors weaponize collective action by adopting devices and techniques of social engineering for purposive acts of ventriloquy. Ventriloquizing our body politic to articulate the transgressive narratives of Kleptocratic state sponsored privilege subverts our policies, organizations, speech, rules, norms, values, identities, statues etc.
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To take action against persons and entities outside of Mexico, Kleptocrats rely on the form of collective action that employs ventriloquy and comprehensive social engineering tactics. Their aim is to dictate how our society treats them and their adversaries. This kind of collective action requires agency of a specific privilege. It is the state sponsored privilege of Kleptocrats. As non-state actors, Kleptocrats seek to reproduce their state sponsored privilege in Canada and the United States by subverting and manipulating our institutions, organizations, laws, customs, and principles.

Curriculum Vitae

Tom L. States PhD Candidate

Fields of Interest: Political Theory, International Relations, Marxist Political Economy

Research Topic: eRacism - Conflicts of Difference

Education History: Williams College, BA Political Science; New York University, MA Politics; York University PhD Candidate

Languages: English, German

Hometown: Greenwood, Mississippi

Words of Wisdom: “IT” is what you are when you are young. Your youth mistakes certainty of the few things that you think you know for knowledge of things that it takes a life time to understand. With time and a few life experiences “IT” becomes the thing you pursue to give your life meaning. Somewhere along the way of having or getting “IT” you ask yourself, ‘Is this “IT”? Panic sets in when you realize that “IT” is your life. Fear and insecurity is that feeling you get when “IT” has not been worth a life time.

Bookshelf

Harvey, David. Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference. New York: Longman, 1996.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin White Masks. Trans. Charles Lam Markmann. New York: Grove Press. 1967.

Cancian, Francesca M. Gender Politics: Love and Power in the Private and Public Spheres. Gender and the Life Course. Ed. Alice S. Rossi. New York: Aldine, 1985.

Sand, Shlomo. The Invention of the Jewish People. New York: Verso, 2009.

Lay, Shawn. The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920's. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Journal

Carothers, Thomas. Think Again: Civil Society. Foreign Policy Date, (Winter: 1999-2000).

Ober, Josiah. The original meaning of "democracy": Capacity to do things, not majority rule. Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics. American Political Science Association meetings, Philadelphia, (2006).