Magnetic Personalities in Politics
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.
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.
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
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.