Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.

August 27, 2012

At most, 2% of franchisees need to be willing to act.

Soon, zero per cent will be necessary: An outside agent can do all the change work.

There has never been a better time to oppose franchising tyranny. Those that do will simply be kicking in of a rotten door.

Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters.

Rosa Luxemburg 1871 – 1919


Any form of leadership may gradually turn into dictatorship.

November 17, 2011

Thinking of the recent challenges faced by a specific franchisor.

Quote:

Being a leader, carrying great power and responsibility for other people’s lives, is a monumental test for the human psyche. The weak leader is the man who cannot meet it, who simply abdicates his responsibility. The dictator is the man who replaces the existing standards of justice and morality by more and more private prestige, by more and more power, and eventually isolated himself more and more from the rest of humanity. His suspicion grows, his isolation grows, and the vicious cycle leading to a paranoid attitude begins to develop.

The dictator is not only a sick man, he is also a cruel opportunist. He sees no value in any other person and feels no gratitude for any help he may have received. He his suspicious an dishonest and believes that his personal ends justify any menas he may use to achieve them. Peculiarly enough, every tyrant still searches for some self-justification. Without such a soothing device ofr his own conscience, he cannot live. His attitude toward other people is manipulative; to him, they are merely tools for the advancement of his own interests…

It is because the dictator is afraid, albeit unconsciously, of his own internal contradictions, that he is afraid of the same internal contradictions of his fellow men. He must purge and purge, terrorize and terrorize n order to still his own raging inner drives. He must kill every doubter, destroy every person who makes a mistake, imprison everyone who cannot be proved to be utterly single-minded…

Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought, Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing, 1956, p 115-6.


Asmaa Mahfouz spoke to men of freedom, justice and dignity

April 3, 2011

Four Egyptians had set themselves on fire in front of their parliament.

All tyranny falls: Many times triggered by those people are the weakest.

She stirred Egyptians into revolution

Source: http://youtu.be/SgjIgMdsEuk


The only tyrant I accept in this world is the voice within.

December 25, 2010

Mohandas Gandhi 1869 – 1948

[Of Sound and Vision]


Every system should have a franchisee-generated wiki

December 13, 2010

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.

Superior information and intellect has always toppled tyrants.


Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

December 12, 2010

Franchisees need to grow up.

Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

Tyranny is seldom (in the long run, never) imposed on people from without; it is a projection of their own pusillanimity (defintion: cowardice).  Tyranny and mob rule are the same thing.

Northrop Frye in Fearful Symmetry

[via The Educated Imagination]


Franchisors play the role of the false target

November 25, 2010

Identify the real protagonist, the Fixers.

And those that rent money.

The surest sign of a dying empire is when a franchisor starts  self-financing when new franchisees had traditionally used a regulated lender.

Very high dangers of private, unregulated lending (prime plus 5%). Same as loan sharking.

Your house is the real asset at risk, not some phantom idea that you have equity.

See Champions of Tyranny What will the grocers say?

[Cllctr.com]


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