Magnetic Personalities in Politics


Ferromagnetic Communism

In ferro-magnetism, each subset of a ferro-magnetic object is expected not only to be in conformance with the whole but to induce in other subsets a conformance with the whole. This case closely parallels what we consider as a communistic state where each person is expected not only to conform the whole but to influence and assure that his or her neighbors are in comformance with the whole.

Diamagnetic Totalitarianism

In dia-magnetism, the situation is different. In this case the subsets are expected to conform to the whole and in opposition to an outside induction, but they are not expected to influence each other. This is more metaphorically what we see in a totalitarian and imperialistic regime as depicted in "1984" where individuals are in conformance with Big Brother but not expected to interact with each other except in wholistic battle against an outside induction.

Paramagnetic Democracies

In para-magnetism, we are in between the extremes of ferro- and dia-magnetism. In this case subsets are expected to conform somewhat to the whole, but they may act somewhat autonomously and also influence each other as well. This is more metaphorically the situation in the united states where several states (subsets of the U.S.) may unite in opposition to other states in terms of their use of a particular law like abortion or capital punishment, but overall they somewhat conform to the whole.


In nature, paramagnetism is apparently the more frequently occuring or 'normal' form of magnetism. Ferromagnetism suggests rust and the slow decay of the conformity especially under externally applied heat or chaotic induction. In diamagnetism there is the rise of totalitarian regimes in opposition to external inductions as in germany during WWII; but just as in the strong diamagnetism of superconductors, the effect is short-lived when under applied heat and gross external, directed and inductive forces.