The Occult Technology of Power.
The initiation of the son of a finance capitalist into the arcane secrets of economic and political power.
by “The Transcriber”.
The Occult Technology of Power (OTP) is one of those sleeper-cell books, a book ahead of its time, more-or-less self-published by a disillusioned early Libertarian/libertarian activist. The author/publisher and I, with a handful of other young (it turns out naive) idealists, cofounded the Libertarian Party of Michigan… I believe it was 1971, ’72 at the latest.
I say sleeper-cell because most in our milieu of those days were asleep when it came to understanding who actually stood behind the curtain of the Leviathan State. It didn’t matter; we were going to crush the little commie pukes no matter what… and in record time. When OTP was issued, I think it meant something to about three really radical left-wing, hippie libertarians living in a rundown flat somewhere in Long Beach, CA.
The movement I had entered was mainly of the right, initially Barry Goldwater libertarian-conservatism then leading through Ayn Rand rational-egoist individualism. We saw leftists as our supreme enemy, representing in extremis the Communist collectivist dictatorships of the time. By virtue of our own ideological alignment with private property and free enterprise we were largely oblivious to corporate-state corruption. Corporations were good guys in white hats, not evil beneficiaries of bonecrushing government franchise.
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