?A kind of ?meta-power? which is structured essentially round a certain
number of great prohibition functions; but this meta-power with its
prohibitions can only take hold and secure its footing where it is rooted in
a whole series of multiple and indefinite power relations that supply the
necessary basis for the great negative forms of power?. (Foucault 1980,
Power Knowledge, p. 122)

My interpretation is that this explains what happened in Nazi Germany.
Likewise, this is also what happens in popular culture, whether it has to do
with manipulating people to buy records, dress and behave in a certain way,
or manipulating people to want to dump a perfectly effective constitutional
monarchy and risk stability on some sort of "meta-power" driven poitically
corrupt malaise.

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