Tom sometimes refers to there being (at least) two opposing "political groups" in the governing function of NPMR, one of which doesn't like the idea that Tom his here apparently, and the other presumably is behind Tom being here to help us out.
You are referring to the good 'rats' and the bad 'anti rats' in Tom's metaphor. That is in NPMR and is not like politics here but does have some similarities. TBC, Tom's friend and old acquaintance and mentor, The Big Cheese, with whom he has a long history and by whom was sent here on his mission of creating MBT
, is appointed by still higher level management to be the manager for OS. He is not a politician but a 'good guy' bureaucrat in the merit based management system of NPMR from still higher levels and ultimately from AUM. He does not play politics as a politician but does have to deal with the 'politicking' between the rats and anti rats.
But, is the fact that there are opposing "political groups" not a sign of high entropy and fear-based interactions? It would seem that the governing function in NPMR should be evolved enough to be more cooperative than to have such groups and such politics. Any insights here?
Yes it is a matter of high entropy there in NPMR, just like here, as the 'citizens' there are based on as avatars of the same 'citizens' here as having the same base of the same IUOCs. But this is not the group from which the management is selected and appointed by still higher management. Remember that the NPMR 'inhabitants' are just the permanently existing NPMR avatars of our own reincarnating 'inhabitants' of PMR avatars with the same IUOCs as their base level. So that of course if you have kindergarten PMRs, you still have a basically kindergarten level NPMR. That is why there is so much trouble getting enough qualified 'guides' to provide guidance for all PMR avatars and the lower levels of development must be in group guidance rather than individual or committee guidance. There are just not enough qualified guides to go around.
But as already explained, NPMR does not politic and vote for its managers, they are appointed for high merit by still higher levels of management and eventually from AUM. So things are not the same. Things in NPMR are not run nor 'owned' by a Plutocracy as the very few 'uber' rich as here. There is no money nor 'things' to own with that money as there are no things to either own nor need, either from greed like property or clothing nor from actual need as like food and shelter. So there is no basis or means for a plutocracy to develop. There still might be what is thought of as an aristocracy based on merit and there is still a grouping of NPMR avatars for various purposes. Tom has mentioned the 'Teachers' as the group from which Seth comes forward to channel his teachings here in PMR and which Tom mentions having some interactions with. There are other groups which exist for other purpose, some similar with 'social benefits' as their purpose and some that are not beneficial but rather based on the control goals of the anti-rats. Also remember that I have mentioned the groups that provide the NPMR based functionality of the 'ecstatic postures' from paleolithic times. So there are socially useful and socially unuseful groups there in NPMR.
As Pogo Possum said, "we have met the enemy and they are us" in paraphrase of the saying by Oliver Hazard Perry, commander of the American fleet on Lake Erie on 10 September 1813, after defeating the British fleet. Perry famously ended with the word, ours, rather than with the word us.