Knowledge Management and Politics: How Expansionists Control the Colonial Countries

From animal kingdom to human civilization, those with more power have tried to rule the weak, and take what they have had. Different ways to take the ownership of something were formed during the human civilization.

  • Force: the easiest way to take something is to force someone to give it (this actually comes from animal kingdom).
  • Economics: By forming the civil societies, human created business for righteously exchange, and the way to take something is to buy it.
  • Politics: By forming more divided tribes, societies, and countries (and also growth of patriotism); not everything was for sale. Thus, to take something or use an opportunity, politics was formed as a wise way.
  • Culture: For a civilized human, the most dominant creed is culture, which has roots in history, beliefs, religion, etc. Thus, the most effective way of exchange for civilized people is based on culture, without need of military force, economics, or politics.

Definitely, it is not possible to define a chronicle for the formation of these ways, and it is just a simple overview of possible ways.

Cultural Authority

In modern economics and politics, the focus is on the public society and public opinions. The outlet for this sovereignty is the public culture of a society. According to the nature of culture, this is a time-consuming process, but very powerful and effective with minimum charge (or possible lose). This is like chess for the player (expansionist) considering the actions and reactions to lead towards the victory and desirable achievement.

This game is based on the statistical analysis of individual persons making the whole society, and just deals with the public knowledge and public science (the way people think). This is indeed knowledge management. Yes, expansionists utilize knowledge management to rule colonial countries, and their success is due to the fact that such colonial countries have no significant skill of knowledge management and what is going on this chess game.

Political Knowledge

Nowadays, people (across the world) are more political and spend much time for political discussion. Nevertheless, they have a limited science of politics (skill and ability to analyze political issues) with a controlled variety of political knowledge (data). Thus, with the flow of political knowledge, it is easy to guide the way people think. “science is prior to knowledge”. This means that when one has more knowledge rather than science to handle such knowledge, the knowledge is no longer useless. In this case, the knowledge is indeed harmful as the flow of knowledge controls the conclusions.

This is how expansionists utilize knowledge management to misguide the public thoughts, when people mostly deal with guided knowledge (i.e. not useful). In this approach, a false confidence is given to the people to judge about the current political knowledge. The lack of appropriate political science in the presence of a variety of guided knowledge leads to a predefined results in favor of expansionists.

In general, knowledge management is about ‘balancing the science and knowledge’, and politicians use knowledge management to unbalance the science and knowledge of a society.

Cultural Invasion

Most of people believe that cultural invasion is just import of apparent styles, but real cultural invasion (for political purposes) deals with unseen and unnoticeable habits. In other words, cultural invasion has a creeping nature. In this direction, knowledge management decides what, where, when, and how the controlled knowledge should be injected into the society for subsequent cultural influences.

According to knowledge management, public (natural) tendencies are taken into account by leading them in a controlled way. For instance, patriotism is a natural tendency for all nations; thus people are guided to defense an apparent (artificial) attack, while the real creeping attack is made somewhere else. Almost all wars are to conduct the knowledge in a desired direction, and the military victory is not the goal, but a tool in the public knowledge management.

As the final words, in our modern era, all wars, economical plans, politics, etc are a part of a chess game ruled under knowledge management.

Author’s Note: This is a general article clarifying the idea proposed, and discussing any evident example is ignored here in the favor of the article generality. However, such theories and the basics of knowledge management can be easily applied to various political crises across the world.

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