Let's take a walk to where the vultures roam
Feast upon the bodies, clean them down to the boneThis is what will happen to you when you die
Strip away the cartilage and rip out the eyes
Necrocracy is an ideology that is ruled by a deceased former leader. An example of a necrocracy is in North Korea and historically the chanka culture, in Peru. Necrocracy is usually an off-compass Gerontocracy.
The term necrocracy has been used to refer to a type of government in which a leader remains the head of state even after they died, akin to the role of the monarch in a ceremonial monarchy. An example of a ceremonial necrocracy includes the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in which Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il are given the title of eternal leaders (eternal president and eternal chairman respectively) of North Korea.
Rule through Will and Testament
The use of will and testament can be said to be an example (even if minor) of necrocracy, as a person dictates what should be done after they are dead. A notable example is ROC, where Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Last Will and Testament (國父遺囑) influenced the 1947 constitution.. Currently in Taiwan, Sun's Last Will and Testament accompanies his portrait and the Flag of the Republic of China to be displayed during official events and in government buildings except for the Ministry of Defence, through the public reading of Sun's Last Will and Testament is no longer practiced.
Tradition as the democracy of the dead
Tradition may be defined as an extension of the franchise [to vote]. Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth; tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of death. Democracy tells us not to neglect a good man’s opinion, even if he is our groom; tradition asks us not to neglect a good man’s opinion, even if he is our father. I, at any rate, cannot separate the two ideas of democracy and tradition; it seems evident to me that they are the same idea. We will have the dead at our councils. The ancient Greeks voted by stones; these shall vote by tombstones. It is all quite regular and official, for most tombstones, like most ballot papers, are marked with a cross.Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1908), Orthodoxy p. 43
Rule of the undead
The most literal, and least possible conception of necrocracy. In such a system, power is concentrated within various types of undead creations such as zombies, skeletons, and
creepers ghosts. It may be a whole faction of the undead, or a faction of mostly alive beings with a dead leader. An example of the former is Dracula's army from Castlevania, while an example of the latter is Imperium of Man from Warhammer 40k.
For the first design, Necrocracy is portrayed as a zombie, who has a taste for brains and runs for other ideologies.
For the second design, Necrocracy is portrayed as a ghost, scaring the others with a boo or in some cases a jumpscare. Anarcho-Egoism doesn't like spooks.
How to Draw
- Draw a ball.
- Fill in with green.
- Draw a white 💀 skull.
- Draw a left eye, which is partially closed.
- Draw a right eye, which is hanging out of its eyehole on a red string.
- Draw a half-circle/half-oval with tears on the bottom
- Fill in with white/grey or a translucent white/grey.
- Add a golden crown with red jewels.
- Draw in the eyes.
- Death Worship - You are already dead...
- Dead Centrism - You are dead, no surprise.
- Voluntary Human Extinction - What do we want? Death!
- Constitutionalism - Dictatorship of the dead.
Shame alive people can edit and sometimes even replace the constitution.
- Traditionalism - Informal dictatorship of the dead.
- Juche - 두뇌...
- Austrofascism - Long live Dollfuß!
- Titoism - Druže Tito mi ti se kunemo!
- Christian Theocracy - You worship a dead guy? Based.
Wait, what do you mean he rose again?
- Gerontocracy - Just die already.
- Anarcho-Nihilism - Dead on the inside at least. But why do you hate when someone rules?
- Anarcho-Egoism - Boo. (I am a spook, why don't you like ghosts?)
- Transhumanism - He wants to cheat death!
- Scientocracy - Delicious brains. Also, he wants to bring dead people back to life which is kind of cringe ngl.
- Soulism - F*cking anarchist bastards, that cheated death by shifting his mind to a younger body in a parallel world!
- The Constitution of North Korea (1972): 'The great idea of Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great achievements made under his leadership are the lasting treasures of the Korean revolution and the basic guarantee for the prosperity of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Korean people will hold the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung in high esteem as the eternal President of the Republic and carry the revolutionary cause of Juche through to completion by defending and carrying forward the idea and achievements of Comrade Kim Il Sung. The Socialist Constitution of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shall be called Kim Il Sung's Constitution, the codification of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's Juche-oriented ideas on and exploits in State building.'
- Socialist Constitution of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (2012): 'Under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Korean people will uphold the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung as the eternal President of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Comrade Kim Jong Il as the eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and will carry the revolutionary cause of Juche through to completion by defending and carrying forward their ideas and achievements.'
- Constitution of the Republic of China (Taiwan): "The National Assembly of the Republic of China, by virtue of the mandate received from the whole body of citizens, in accordance with the teachings bequeathed by Dr. Sun Yat-sen in founding the Republic of China, and in order to consolidate the authority of the State, safeguard the rights of the people, ensure social tranquility, and promote the welfare of the people, does hereby establish this Constitution, to be promulgated throughout the country for faithful and perpetual observance by all."
- Orthodoxy, Chapter 4
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Floating mid-air, by EugeneTLT
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