User:Slowking4/Not compatable with an authoritarian project

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Wikipedia is an open-source encyclopedia. As a "leaderless" project, a tribal clique of techno-Utopians perform their Tyranny of Structurelessness. [1] They are Utopians who have not read A.S. Byatt.[2]. It is a collaborative project in name only. It is the "collaboration" of Kiss up kick down.

"Authoritarianism is a deep-seated, relatively enduring psychological predisposition to prefer—indeed, to demand—obedience and conformity, or what I call "oneness and sameness," over freedom and diversity."[3]

Editors who do not conform will be punished in a star chamber to enforce conformity. Editors should be aware that when a member of the admin class commands them to stop, that if they do not conform, they will be blocked regardless of what the "policy" may be.

Editors should be aware that members of the admin class will "collaborate" on their noticeboards, of how to use their directive tools to command conformity to their rule. They will then direct editor conduct by reversion, warnings and blocks. This response will be to remove content regardless of quality, in a performative burning down the wiki in order to save it. They prefer to maintain their gatekeeper status even if it harms the mission. Why it’s so tempting to build walls and shut people out (and what to do instead)

Editors should be aware that they will be required to perform the ritual of apologizing to get unblocked.[4] But the admin class never apologizes.[5]

"If it were easy to be a chieftain, everyone would be one."[6]

We are all directed to appreciate the administrator's responsibilities, and concerns. One of the principles of Wikipedia is that we assume good faith (of the admin class). The admin class does not, rather they assume the attitude of the police, viewing all editors as potential vandals, using force to command compliance. The admin class adopts the tactics of projection and gas-lighting.

"The harm is that telling people to “assume good intent” is a sign that if they come to you with a concern, you will minimize their feelings, police their reactions, and question their perceptions. It tells marginalized people that you don’t see codes of conduct as tools to address systemic discrimination, but as tools to manage personal conflicts without taking power differences into account." [7]

Umberto Ecco Ur-fascism[edit]

  1. The cult of tradition. “One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic, occult elements.”
  2. The rejection of modernism. “The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.”
  3. The cult of action for action’s sake. “Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation.”
  4. Disagreement is treason. “The critical spirit makes distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge.”
  5. Fear of difference. “The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-Fascism is racist by definition.”
  6. Appeal to social frustration. “One of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.”
  7. The obsession with a plot. “Thus at the root of the Ur-Fascist psychology there is the obsession with a plot, possibly an international one. The followers must feel besieged.”
  8. The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”
  9. Pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. “For Ur-Fascism there is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle.”
  10. Contempt for the weak. “Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology.”
  11. Everybody is educated to become a hero. “In Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death.”
  12. Machismo and weaponry. “Machismo implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality.”
  13. Selective populism. “There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.”
  14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. “All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning.” [8]

The Authoritarian Personality[edit]

  • Conventionalism: Adherence to conventional values.
  • Authoritarian Submission: Towards ingroup authority figures.
  • Authoritarian Aggression: Against people who violate conventional values.
  • Anti-Intraception: Opposition to subjectivity and imagination.
  • Superstition and Stereotypy: Belief in individual fate; thinking in rigid categories.
  • Power and Toughness: Concerned with submission and domination; assertion of strength.
  • Destructiveness and Cynicism: hostility against human nature.
  • Projectivity: Perception of the world as dangerous; tendency to project unconscious impulses.
  • Sex: Overly concerned with modern sexual practices.

Lookout: 8 Signs of Dysfunctional Management[edit]

  • Because I Said So
  • Passive-Aggressive
  • Narcissistic
  • Non-Committal
  • Turn-Over
  • Division
  • Politics
  • Communication or Lack thereof: [9]

15 behaviors of privilege[edit]

  • perfectionism
  • urgency
  • defensiveness / denial
  • quantity over quality
  • worship written word
  • one right way
  • paternalism
  • binary thinking; either/or
  • power hoarding
  • fear of open conflict
  • individualism
  • progress as more
  • right to profit
  • objectivity
  • right to comfort [10]