U.S. Power Elite 101 By Professor Domhoff – With Charts, Explanations And Stuff.


By Jerry Alatalo

Political Sociologist G. William Domhoff speaks on November 18, 2017

“If you do not specify and confront real issues, what you say will surely obscure them. If you do not alarm anyone morally, you yourself remain morally asleep. If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift of the coming human hell.”

– C. WRIGHT MILLS (1916-1962) American sociologist

fter listening to a powerful 1969 public address by Political Sociology Professor G. William Domhoff posted at Our Hidden History channel on YouTube, we found the following 2017 keynote presentation by Professor Domhoff, nearly 50 years later, to be of great interest and thus worth sharing with others.

Professor Domhoff was the keynote presenter at the Annual Meeting of the California Sociological Association held in Sacramento on November 18, 2017. Given the historical trends which have occurred since 1969 where the Vietnam War saw the unnecessary and tragic perishing of millions of innocent Vietnamese and near sixty thousand Americans, it appears the distinctly powerful messages of political sociologists like Professor Domhoff have yet to fully reach mass consciousness, evidenced by similar tragedies reported as current events as of late-2019.

Without going into a lengthy description of today’s Vietnam-like tragedies occurring around the Earth, and keeping in mind the internet rules against being overly weighted down with information which busy people tend to reject in favor of rapid-fire shorts bursts of news/analysis, we would point out some of the situations around the world related to the continuum of academic thought in the Political Sociology field by Professor Domhoff from 1969-today.

The Power Elite are involved in dramatically and rapidly evolving societal demand for positive change actions in what seems – to the stunned deer-in-headlights observers as is this writer – like every nation on the planet. As more people become aware of the “rubber meets the road” facts and details surrounding neoliberalism, the focus of 50-years of academic work by Political Sociologist G. William Domhoff, the Elite are becoming faced with more and more strenuous challenges to their attempts at maintaining world-record imbalanced status quo power.

The familiar phrase “wars and rumors of wars” remains the primary source of stress for many who’ve made the sometimes regrettable choice of pursuing greater awareness of world affairs, particularly the kind of awareness suppressed, deformed or omitted by corrupt business magnates, government officials and Elite corporate media titans.

The #1 challenge for peace activists around the Earth is building walls sufficiently strong enough to prevent any more outbreaks of war, and to end already ongoing deadly conflicts, whether it is in the Middle East, South America, Africa, or elsewhere.

Perhaps in the future – when civilization has long since abolished criminally insane, suicidal, unnecessary, catastrophic war on the human family – Professor Domhoff himself along with his like-minded colleagues, or later on by future generations, will find ultimate relief in finding his/their decades of effort have turned out successful.

We’ll stop and let vital knowledge foundation-building academic messenger Professor G. William Domhoff speak for himself.

Peace.

(Thank you to G. William Domhoff at YouTube)

4 thoughts on “U.S. Power Elite 101 By Professor Domhoff – With Charts, Explanations And Stuff.

  1. Thank you for posting this, Jerry.
    This line is still current, “If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift of the coming human hell.”
    Co-incidentally, I expressed the same root thought earlier Today in a comment in The Washington Post, a place where I am most active in telling it like like I see it. “People assure things will get worse, not better if they care only about themselves.”
    I’ve been really bold and controversial in The Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel lately with little push back. I think my writing is getting more explicit.

    I’m aware of “the internet rules against being overly weighted down with information which busy people tend to reject in favor of rapid-fire shorts bursts of news/analysis” and break them all the Time. Today was no exception commenting on, ‘Corporate debt nears a record $10 trillion, and borrowing binge poses new risks.’

    This morning I totally left out any reference to The Kansas City Times publishing what I saw coming over 2 Generations ago on September 13, 1976, and just stated the Facts anyone really interested could research and verify the Timeline for themselves. Often I get the typical comments like, take your Meds, or you need a Psychiatrist, or the common tin foil hat comment. Those kinds of vacuous comments don’t deter me. Even leaving me out of it, I still got disparaging replies.

    Me: Everyone knows what the expression ‘The Writing is on the Wall’ implies. Not everyone knows it comes from Daniel 5 in the Bible recorded during the Captivity of Babylon some 2600 years ago.

    The King of Babylon threw a big feast for 1000 of the Elites of the kingdom and they drank wine praising the gods of gold, silver, brass, iron, wood and stone.
    In other words, It’s the Economy, Stupid! as the contemporary saying goes.
    At that point, just a hand came out of the air and started Writing on the Wall. It was a buzzkill.

    The writing had 3 parts,
    1. God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it.
    2. You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.
    3. You kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

    What can be seen unfolding in THIS Material World these 2800 years later we know from what the Mass Media propagates?
    The first thing to realize is Ancient Babylon is now Iraq and Ancient Persia is now Iran.

    The World saw the Writing on the Wall for the 1st Time at the Same Time with the 2008 Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl-Harbor in the few remaining months of the Bush Administration, after 8 years of Republican Economics of more to the rich and Corporations while fighting 2 Foreign Wars on credit.

    1. More and more people Domestically and Internationally, say the America the World used to know is finished under Donald Trump.

    2. The essential point of this article confirms point 2, on balance, this Country IS wanting. The International Monetary Fund HQ’d in Washington recently warned, “Global debt at record and UNSUSTAINABLE $188-trillion

    3. Describes Babylon/Iraq and Persia/Iran. Biblical Babylon was this World’s Imperial Superpower Military-Economic Hegemony. The Biblical sequence is Babylon loses the Imperial Mantle to Persia. It then passes to Greece, Rome, then fought over by the Pope, France, Spain, with The British Empire holding it for 247 years. The Islamic Ottoman Empire lasted longer than them all at 600 years.

    con’t

    rilala: Take your stupid bible and use it for toilet paper.
    Me: Too bad for you you can’t see what’s happening in this REAL world but if you feel that strongly about it, burn a Bible in Public.

    ME: Like all the Empires before it, England could no longer afford to maintain it and passed the Imperial Mantle to the US after WWII, the Latest, Greatest of all the Military-Economic Imperial Superpowers in Human History.

    The TAIL struck the HEAD, invading Iraq in violation of International Law, undermining the Global Order as represented by the United Nations since WWII, and ushering in the Law of the Jungle to the Middle East and THIS World.

    The illegal 2003 US invasion of Iraq also paved the Way for Iran to play a bigger role in their own part of this Big World so far from the US.
    In contrast to Trump just saying he’s bringing US Troops Home, he’s doing the opposite, sending more Troops to Sawdi Arabia fame from 9/11 fame.
    We were told 9/11 was orchestrated by Sawdi Sunni Militant Terrorists who still view US Troops on Sawdi Arabian soil a Blasphemy.

    When the 1st US Soldier is killed, there will be no investigation to know for sure if it was a Sawdi Sunni Terrorist or Iran? In the US War to prevent part 3 from the Ancient Prophecy and history repeating itself, Iran will automatically be blamed and Armageddon/WWIII will be on and may be too late to stop.

    We see it unfolding Day by Day, but US MSM are the Propagandists for the Imperial Power slipping from the US grasp.
    The American People are wanting more and more money and Material Things and don’t care as long as they’re entertained and distracted from noticing what the Invisible hand is doing in this World.

    The World hasn’t even considered the significance, as a warning Sign, when ISIS blew up the Islamic Mosque in Nineveh Iraq in 2014, containing the Tomb of Jonah in the whale fame from the Jewish-Christian record. He was sent to warn Nineveh, the World City, the path they were on leads to self-destruction.

    People assure things will get worse, not better if they care only about themselves.

    Truth2power17: *facepalm*
    A well deserved exile to the IL.

    Robert Walker: Oh!! Shut up!
    Me: Does the Truth hurt?

    TimothyMalcolmBrown: Bologna

    in order to: “Although he may flourish among rushes, the east wind shall come, a blast from the Lord, rising from the wilderness; and his fountain shall dry up, his spring shall be parched. It shall strip his treasury of every precious thing.” (Hosea 13:15)

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    1. How are you, Ray,

      Thanks for taking the time to get out there and fight the good fight. As you ( #FreeAssange ) well know with regard to battling the war criminals, “It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it”. It is particularly courageous of you to enter “the belly of the beast” so to speak, and swing the narrative/oratorical sword at the Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel. That kind of engagement is the kind which might involve some personal risk, so good on you for doing so. Thank you for “coming to work today”, Ray. 🙂

      Peace.

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      1. Jerry, just for your info, this my comment in THE TIMES OF ISRAEL on their report, ’23 killed as Israeli strikes in Syria, 16 of them likely Iranian – war monitor.’ Not one comment in reply. It’s not linked in the index page, so no one sees it anymore.

        Israel is provoking toward Armageddon/WWIII

        What you are reading and seeing in the Secular, non-religious, Main Stream Media Today, the pictures and possibilities they propagate, is the Revelation of this Biblical Vision of a Future Time that has Finally Arrived as the Final Final Solution.

        And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (false beliefs about God in Judaism, Christianity & Islam. Written some 500 years before Islam, the 3rd arm from the Jewish religious record appeared)

        For they are the spirits of DEVILS, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth (1%, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Senators, CEOs, and other IDOLS of the People) and of the whole world, (the rest of Humanity) to gather them to the Battle of that Great Day of God Almighty. (the war is already underway Today between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, leading to the climax of that Great Day)

        Behold, I come as a thief. (when you least expect it)

        Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
        And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
        Revelation 16:13-16

        Armageddon was derived from Har Megiddo, located in Judea and Samaria of occupied Palestine 2000 years ago.
        Israel as a kingdom disappeared some 800 years before Jesus walked in that area during the occupation.
        Har Megiddo/Armageddon still exists as a physical place in this material world, but is now under the control of temporal Israel re-created from the Bible after an absence of some 2800 years.

        After all those years, the occupation of Judea and Samaria in Palestine is still an unresolved, violent, open wound in the Middle East and this material world.

        American Zionist Christians want to see Armageddon come. They praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

        https://www.timesofisrael.com/at-least-11-killed-in-syria-strikes-7-of-them-likely-iranian-war-monitor-says/

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        1. Hello Ray,

          Our guess is we already made you aware of the book “The Life Divine” by Sri Aurobindo, but if not, we are certain you and any others who pass this way will find it of greatest interest, and concluding, as one academic who understood the message of Sri Aurobindo, that those writings were “intellectually perfect”. We would point out that Sri Aurobindo was a student of Indian philosophical thought which represents some of the oldest known writings in human history. Here is the link to “The Life Divine” as read chapter by chapter. We are confidant you and others will find it ultimately resonant. Peace.



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