Third Place: The Secret Deployments of Our 1%! (Pt. IV of V)

On Socialization Period and Student Media

The concept of “Study Hall” in the Second Place undergoes a revolutionary transformation under the Total Educational Effort. What was once a Free Period criticized as an inefficient allocation of Zeit by the OECD-Type Student Economy provide opportunities for the Student Body of the Socialist Student Economy (SSE) to consider as a moment to cherish their Democracy. An average school day will have Prefect Patrols upholding Law and Order and Valedictorian Vanguard (VV) coordinating Extracurricular Guild Occupations (EGOs/Alter-EGOs) between Class Periods in “Socialization Period.” The VV oversees a number of locations like the Cafeteria, School Store, Infirmary, Computer Labs, Science Labs, Library, Gymnasium, Auditorium, Music Room, MATV Motor Pool, C-Wing Airfield, SSE Tournament (both Physical and Digital), Chapel, and the Lounge. If one is ambitious enough, certain opportunities will also exist for them to appear on daytime television and daytime radio.

The Intent of Socialization Period is derived from the Conscription Policy: Not all Student Cooperatives in the SSE are going to be manufacturing munitions, vehicles, warships and aircraft with the Military-Industrial Complex. Some will manufacture the school supplies, textbooks and workbooks, foodstuffs, beverages and other basic essentials for Student Government issuance to the Student Body; others provide Services required by the SSE. While everything occurs under the auspices of Ministry of Education, how the Student Body runs their SSE through Student Government is left to their discretion.

The Cafeteria is an obvious example where there are multiple ways of operating it through different EGOs/Alter-EGOs. Whether every secondary school and university with a Cafeteria will be offering breakfast, lunch and dinner to those in attendance depends on whether the Student Government is setting timetables and allowing Student Body to prepare and serve the meals for themselves. Exactly what shall be served on each day can be fulfilled by an EGO/Alter-EGO known as Hospitality Proficiency to prepare and serve the meals. Hospitality Proficiency is among the easiest ones to master because, in addition to operating the Cafeteria, the students will also have to clean and look after the classrooms and campuses.  

Alternatively, an Entrepreneurship EGO/Alter-EGO sells foodstuffs and beverages through the School Store, has Vending Machines and Automats installed and arranging deliveries of Field Rations and Food Catering with Student Government.

For Field Rations, everyone will receive an Entrée, Side Dish, Crackers and Spread like Jam and Cheese, Instant Beverage Mixes, Dessert, and an Accessory Pack with Utensils. Microwaves are just as effective as a Flameless Ration Heater (FRH) or an open flame.

Food Catering involves having the VCS Economy prepare and deliver foodstuffs to the school or university. This option requires everyone having Geld to pay for their meals.

Everyone else is more than welcome to bring food to the Second Place from their First Place as well as trying their hand at serving their classmates and peers. This is a functioning Council Democracy, after all: if certain Student Cooperatives of EGOs/Alter-EGOs are manufacturing armaments for the Military-Industrial Complex, the rest should be providing Goods and Services for the Student Body. Youth Unemployment, like Youth Underemployment, does not exist in the Total Educational Effort. Everyone in the Student Body must realize that whatever is being conveyed in the classroom will be applicable to them later on in actual practice.

Administration of Student Media includes the dissemination of newspapers, literature, artworks, and others intended for both the Student Body and the Totality. Student Government may consider overseeing the operations of a television station and a radio station, where Student Body will be encouraged to compose music and schedule televised programming created by their own SSE. The SSE Tournament maintains a few websites on the National Intranet for streaming and sharing videos and music. Everyone uploads them there for everyone to listen and to view during Socialization Period.

Distinctions do exist between “State Media” and “Student Media”; the latter holds the former to account through Student Government, just as the former holds the latter to account through Central Government. Even so, special medals are awarded for demonstrations of talent and skill by the State. Things get even more interesting when the best ones are chosen by Student Government because in Socialization Period, everyone has a limited window of opportunity to tune in at the Second Place; just try not to disturb anyone.

On Political Internationals, the NAM and the WFDY

The People’s Party governing the Council State, it should be recalled, relies on a United Front of other parties in a functioning Council Democracy. The same is also true for Student Government because what applies to the Central Government will eventually be reapplied in the SSE. It works the same for the Socialist Nation’s alignments with Political Internationals, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY). While the concept of Political Internationals has predated 1945 (the “Third Communist International” and the “Fascist International” being well-known examples), the NAM and the WFDY are post-1945 intergovernmental organizations that emerged during the latter half of World War II.   

Most of the well-known ideologies professed by various political parties in different countries have an associated Political International. Even though the vast majority of active Political Internationals in the 21st century is currently related to some particular Faction of Liberal Capitalism such as Classical Liberal (“Libertarianism”) or Social Liberalism (“Progressivism”), such considerations should not stop the Federalist Party from considering Political Internationals as part of its own version of US Foreign Policy.

Unlike most political parties, the Democratic-Republican Party is not aligned with just one Political International. It has the benefit of joining more than one Political International due to being split into two smaller parliamentarian parties. Those alignments are dependent on whether we are referring to the Madisonian Faction (Democrats), the Monroean Faction (Republicans), or the Jeffersonian Faction (Bipartisans). Thanks to the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s, the distinctions between the Madisonians and the Monroeans are easier to distinguish, whereas the Jeffersonians are not always the most obvious of the three Factions inside the Democratic-Republican Party.

The Monroean Faction is affiliated with the International Democrat Union (IDU) as of December 2021. Party membership in the IDU requires the presence of a Classical Liberal Tendency among its ranks, the IDU’s distinctive qualification for a “mainstream conservative party”:

“Formed in 1983, the IDU provides a forum in which Parties holding similar beliefs can come together and exchange views on matters of policy and organisational interest, so that they can learn from each other, act together, establish contacts and speak with one strong voice to promote democracy and centre-right policies around the globe. Founder Members of the IDU included Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, then US Vice-President George Bush Sr [Read: Bush 41], Paris Mayor and later President of France Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and many other Party Leaders.

Countries can only develop their full potential if they develop recognising the ideals of liberal democracy, freedom of the individual, and the need for economic growth to be based on individual initiative and free, competitive enterprise economies. The IDU has a clear role in a modern world, where today’s idea in one country is tomorrow’s policy in another.

Through the IDU, member Parties can exchange policy ideas, assist each other to win the political argument, and to win elections. There are regular meetings of both the full IDU and its Regional Unions and Organisations. The officers of the IDU are elected at Party Leaders’ Meetings which are held every three or four years.”

The IDU has a separate branch for the Youth Wings of its members, the “International Young Democrat Union” (IYDU):

“The International Young Democrat Union (IYDU) is a global alliance of centre-right political youth organisations united by a common desire for greater freedom and less government. First established in 1981, two years before its parent organisation the International Democrat Union (IDU), then re-established in 1991, the IYDU has grow from 14 members to over 120, from more than 81 different nations.

Today, the IYDU unites diverse members with rich histories, cultures and political traditions, united by a shared commitment to freedom, and to fighting [Hamiltonian Federalism and Pure] Socialism. Throughout the year the IYDU hosts a number of events around the world. Current and future leaders network, discuss ideology, share ideas and build friendships. Becoming involved in IYDU demonstrates a commitment: to a better world, created through genuine democratic process.”

Madisonian Faction has seen shifting alignments since the 2000s. The Madisonians were aligned with the “Alliance of Democrats,” which lasted from 2005 to 2012. While that intergovernmental organization is no longer active, the Madisonian Faction (as one of its founding members) is still alive and well, as are the cofounders, which are the EU/NATO’s “European Democratic Party” (EDP) and the Kuomintang’s “Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats” (CALD). The Madisonian Faction appears to have switched its alignments to the “Centrist Democratic International” (CDI), which is the other half of IDU. CDI was originally called the “‘Christian’ Democratic International” prior to 2001, the name changes from 2001 onwards done in response to CDI’s growing membership of “non-Christian parties.” As Mary Perkins Ryan had maintained in We’re All in This Together, the term “‘Christian’” should be reinterpreted as a shorthand for that “Marxist Protestantism”–Marxism-Lutheranism, as opposed to “Ultramontanism” which leads back to Roman Catholicism as in Nietzscheanism-Leninism.  

“The CDI’s European division is the European People’s Party, currently the largest European political party. Its Latin American equivalent is the Christian Democrat Organization of America. The Democratic Party of the United States of America [Read: Madisonian Faction] maintains links with CDI through the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

The Jeffersonian Faction, unlike the Madisonian and Monroean Factions, prefers either unilateral approaches within its own interpretation of US Foreign Policy or else just plain Isolationism. But true to the contradictory personality of Thomas Jefferson, the Jeffersonian Faction is constantly fluctuating between whether to pivot toward the Democratic-Republican Party’s Self-Interest (“Isolationism”) and whether to pivot toward the Empire of Liberty (“Internationalism”). The Democratic-Republican Party cannot be fully Isolationist without inflicting tremendous damage to the Empire of Liberty. Meanwhile, it cannot be fully Internationalist without inflicting tremendous damage to the States. Since the Union does not exist for the Jeffersonian Faction, it has become customary since Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to shift from Isolationism to Internationalism or from Internationalism to Isolationism, which is to say that the Jeffersonian Faction prefers keeping these United States trapped in a false dialectic without end.

The Federalist Party by contrast has the benefit of choosing different paths for the Federalist American Union, its Youth Wing, the United Front and its own Young Wings. Distinctions between the Party’s affiliations and those of the United Front are more coherent and discernible than those of the Democratic-Republican Party. There are two options for the Federalist Party.

The first option involves the Federalists starting its own Political International, which would have been the preferred course of action preferred by the Eternal Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, and the Eternal President, Theodore Roosevelt. The Hamiltonian Federalist or Henryist Anti-Federalist approach to US Foreign Policy entails splitting the world into the Americas, English-speaking world, German-speaking world, Eurasia, Africa, and the Middle East. Multipolarity, not Unipolarity or Bipolarity, is the rule.  

The Balance of Power within the Americas is to be split between the Federalist American Union and a major Latin American nation. That Latin American nation should be Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela or Mexico. In the case of Mexico, that depends on whether the Federalist Party defines North America as extending from Alaska to Panama City, Latin America from Panama City to Tierra del Fuego at the southernmost tip of Argentina.   

The geographical position of the Federalist American Union should never be understood as an “island” separated from the Eurasian landmass by two Oceans, the Atlantic and the Pacific. The German Reich and Soviet Union are situated beyond the Atlantic; the People’s Republic of China and Imperial Japan are situated beyond the Pacific. There was only one opportunity in the 20th century for Eurasian powers to wage war on these United States and that was 1941.

Any potential power from the Eurasian landmass seeking to oppose the Federalist American Union should try to bring Latin America into its own sphere of influence or at the very least destabilize Latin America. Any US Foreign Policy blunder pertaining to Latin America would eventually become a US Domestic Policy blunder for the Southwestern States (namely, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas) under those circumstances.

The other option, depending on how ambitious the Federalist Party intends to be when conducting its own interpretation of US Foreign Policy, is joining the NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) and having the UFSE (Unified Federalist Student Economy) join the WFDY (World Federation of Democratic Youth). The Valedictorian Vanguard, like the rest of the Student Government, should be able to have the greatest freedom of action in deciding the activities of the UFSE.

The Non-Aligned Movement was formed during the Cold War, largely on the initiative of then-Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito, as an organization of States that did not seek to formally align themselves with either the United States or the Soviet Union, but sought to remain independent or neutral. The basic concept for the group originated in 1955 during discussions that took place at the Asia-Africa Bandung Conference held in Indonesia. Subsequently, a preparatory meeting for the First NAM Summit Conference was held in Cairo, Egypt from 5-12 June 1961.

At this meeting, participants discussed the goals of a policy of nonalignment, which were adopted as criteria for membership. These were as follows:       

The country should have adopted an independent policy based on the coexistence of States with different political and social systems and on non-alignment or should be showing a trend in favor of such a policy;

The country concerned should be consistently supporting the Movements for national independence;
The country should not be a member of a multilateral military alliance concluded in the context of Great Power conflicts;

If a country has a bilateral military agreement with a Great Power, or is a member of a regional defense pact, the agreement or pact should not be one deliberately concluded in the context of Great Power conflicts;

If it has conceded military bases to a Foreign Power the concession should not have been made in the context of Great Power conflicts.

The First NAM Summit Conference took place in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in September 1961.

NAM has sought to ‘create an independent path in world politics that would not result in member-states becoming pawns in the struggles between the major powers.’ It identifies the right of independent judgment, the struggle against imperialism and neo-colonialism, and the use of moderation in relations with all big powers as the three basic elements that have influenced its approach. At present, an addition goal is facilitating a restructuring of the international economic order.

The real benefit of having these United States join the NAM under the Federalist Party means not having to end up in the exact same position as the Democratic-Republican Party. Both the Federal Government and the Student Government have the freedom of action in world politics to decide the Destiny of the American Way of Life, freeing the Union, the States and the American people in particular from the false dialectics of Jeffersonian Internationalism and Jeffersonian Isolationism. It is up to the Federalist Party as to whether it should align itself with a particular Political International and whether it should remain in the NAM over the long term. And something similar can also be applied by the UFSE regarding the WFDY.  

On November 10, 1945 the World Youth Conference, organized in London, founded the World Federation of Democratic Youth. This historic Conference convened at the initiative of the World Youth Council which was formed during World War II to fight against [Social-Democracy] by the youth of the allied countries, and brought together for the first time in the history of the international youth movement representatives of more than 30 million young people of different political ideologies and religious beliefs from 63 nations. It adopted a pledge for peace and international solidarity. The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) is an International non-governmental organization. It has consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) and operational relations with UNESCO. It was presented the Peace Messenger Award by the United Nations General Secretary in 1987. WFDY held 19 World Festival of Youth and Students since its establishment, each hosting more than 10,000 people from hundreds of organizations of tens of countries of all continents, races, religions and ethnicities of the world. WFDY spread the spirit of peace, brotherhood and international solidarity to millions of people around the world. As an anti-imperialist organization WFDY organized hundreds of missions, campaigns and activities for peace, democracy, human rights, youth rights and against war and oppression. WFDY also had a part in tens of voluntary missions to rebuild devastated places by wars and natural disasters in many countries around the world.

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