Power To Dominate And To Rule
November 14, 2008 6:12am CST
Bertrand Russel has provided a remarkable perception of power in his book 'Power : A New Social Analysis' He said, "Power may be defined as production of intended effects. The fundamental concepts of social science is power, in the same sense in which energy is the fundamental concept in physics. Like energy power has many forms". When we say power we generally mean political power. And yes, political power grows out of the barrel of the gun and no, it is not just a catchword of Mao's poer politics. Nobody can deny that those who wield the gun, weild the power and vice versa. Power is a manifestation of violence authored and perpetrate perpetually by the authority or the power-that-be conisting of a handful. Power is power over the people to dominate over them to enjoy unbridled authority over them. Ordinary people have got no power to wield the gun, so they have no power of authority and no power over the authoriy or the power-that-be to dominte over them. Those who do not wield power to dominate are destined to be dominated and be ruled. So, ordinary people are ruled as they do not posses any power of wielding the gun.