How the Few Control the Many: The Principle of Fragmentation

By Dr. John Reizer

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Maintaining control from the top down is not as difficult as one would think. This objective has been successfully accomplished, repeatedly, throughout our modern history. This is especially true within the corporate world. The corporate structure of a given company is akin to the structure of a pyramid. At the top of the corporate pyramid, a select few know everything of importance regarding the health and well being of a particular company. The further down the pyramid you move the more people in the company become involved. The company members that hold a particular position of rank/status/employment within the lower levels of the pyramid are not privy to the same quantity of information as the individuals who hold a higher level of pyramidal rank/status/employment. The further down the pyramid you move the less company information is known by each of the employees. At the very base of the pyramidal structure, the least amount of company knowledge is known or understood by the vast majority of company employees.

The pyramidal corporate model I have just described allows a very unique phenomenon to occur. This phenomenon is what I and others refer to as the principle of fragmentation. The principle of fragmentation occurs every single day of the year within the operation of various companies, organizations, and sovereign countries. Yes, it even occurs on a global scale as I will eventually point out. To develop a clearer understanding, for my readers, about how the principle of fragmentation works, I offer the following description of the inner workings of an automobile assembly plant.

An automobile assembly plant is a very technical and sophisticated operation. A large part of the factory’s success is based on the smooth and uninterrupted performance of an assembly line of workers and complex machines. The automobiles that are produced at the very end of the assembly line are precision designed pieces of machinery.

If I was to interview a group of assembly line employees from a particular automotive plant and I asked them to explain to me how they would go about building an automobile, I would wager a small amount of money that the employees would be unable to explain how to proceed. As a smaller group, or as individuals, these employees would not have the necessary knowledge to build the very product they are regularly employed to help manufacture. The employees are obviously a very small part of a much larger assembly team. This assembly team has been intentionally fragmented or given only enough information/knowledge to be able to successfully complete finite objectives as outlined and defined by the company’s assembly line managers. In this way, a sophisticated product can be regularly produced by a large work force of employees while only a very small number of high ranking company executives, who share a much different vantage point than most people associated with the company, know how to really build the product in question.

The automobile company needs the cooperation of all the workers employed at the factory in order to successfully produce the end product. Without the workers who reside at the base of the pyramidal corporate structure, the company would not be able to succeed. The principle of fragmentation, however, allows the people at the top of the pyramid to maintain a different level of knowledge than the people who reside at the lower levels of the pyramid.

This hierarchy system is widely accepted within the corporate/business arena. It is commonplace and quite acceptable by society’s standards for company executives to be privy to a different knowledge base than lower level staff members. What would not be acceptable to the members of society however, is for the same hierarchy systems to exist within the major genres of our everyday existence. The genres I am writing about are the very elements that are deeply embedded within our societal structure and help to form the very fabric of our reality.

The actual genres that define and make up our fabric of reality are the institutions known to us as science, history, finance, banking, religion, education, sports, entertainment, medicine, energy, the military industrial complex, politics, the occult, philosophy, extraterrestrials,  and others. What is the one common factor that each of these topics share with one another? What  should you, the reader, understand when assessing these components that shape your very own version of reality?  You should first and foremost comprehend that for each of these genres there exists a much different knowledge base and understanding about the actual subject matter at various positions within a very special, pyramidal hierarchy. Only a select few know the total truth about what is really going on in each category. The second thing you need to learn is that all of these genres encourage individuals to form their own private perception of what they believe reality to be.

The principle of fragmentation allows society to function, and to yield a daily product, but not to comprehend the big picture of what’s really happening in the world. It is this mechanism that allows the few to control the many while simultaneously painting a false understanding of reality for the majority of society’s members.

2 thoughts on “How the Few Control the Many: The Principle of Fragmentation

  1. Edwina Reizer August 14, 2012 / 4:41 pm

    This article is the epitome of exactly what is missing from most of our members in our society. Oh that they could make an attempt to avail themselves of what is at stake without the full knowledge that is known only to the few, they would become what was intended for all of us that inhabit this world. Great article Doc. Your MOM

  2. Dr. John Reizer March 27, 2015 / 1:45 pm

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