Actions against the IS or against the 1%?

The IS does terrible things but not much worse as what happens in other war zones. At least one million Iraqis died during the Iraq War, IS did not even exist. Western armies interfere and kill many more 99%. The 99% are killed and the 1% continue to earn money, they are never killed, they are not even touched. That we learned in the many years after World War II. Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq are only some examples how millions of 99% died because of actions of other 99% who were under the leadership of the 1%

Why does the IS exist? Because it is not nice to live in those countries. The influence of the rich West is evident by the military presence but also by supporting not very friendly governments. The often miserable situation for most 99% in many Third World countries is not taken away by bombing the IS but only by chasing away the 1%.  Groups that want a world without a 1% have never been supported by the West, one of the reasons that Bin Laden became important and that Iran got an fundamentalist regime.

It is atrocious that many and many thousands of 99% are killed in war zones. But nothing is said about the nearly ten million kids that die each year before they are five years old in countries where the rich leadership is appreciated and supported by the Western 1%.
India is called a democracy but each year about two million kids die there by lack of food, water, medicine, schooling and transport. The Indian 1% does not use their money to improve that situation. The 99% continue to kill other 99% and the 1% remain leading, super-rich and untouched.

The propaganda machine is working at full speed. The IS should be the greatest danger in the world so we must fight them. Then again two parts of the 99% are fighting each other and do not have time to fight the ruling 1%. That occurs also in the Ukraine, one side is “our kind of people” while the other side is very bad so we send supplies and weapons only to the “good” side. But why should we support people who prevent that part of the population can use their own language. Revolts are logical consequences of bad situations.

Why can the frontiers of countries not be changed, it happened often in the last centuries and recently it happened in the split-up of Yugoslavia.
Our countries in Western Europe are formed by a lot of violence during the last five centuries. In a great part of the rest of the world there was no struggle (they were colonies) and countries were formed by colonists.
We should withdraw from these countries and maybe only send them some technical help. Let them keep their oil and commodities for their own future. When they can independently develop they will not again make the mistakes we made in the world wars and the many economic-financial crises. In a century we get maybe a better world. In the meantime we can concentrate on removing the power and the money from the 1% in our countries. They are different and dangerous for our life. The 99% is also sometimes not very friendly but they are the same as we are, we are also not always very friendly. We should not attack other 99% but direct our energy on putting pressure on the extravagant position of the 1% who cause most of the misery in our world.

To replace their yacht of 50 million euro by a yacht of 100 million euro the 1% propose actions against other 99% we have to carry out. They do not do that to help other 99% but to control and exploit them.
We should only use actions that do not hinder or kill our kind of people, the 99%, and only influence the life and minds of the greatest and wealthiest power in the world, the 1%.

I give ideas for different actions directed against the real culprits, the 1%, in my books. My latest book is “How to make Revolution, developing a Fourth People’s Power”. The book can be downloaded for free from my site “Down with any elite”http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis. 

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Protests don’t help, the 1% continue to live extravagantly.

Protests in rich Western countries are small because many people know that it does not help. The wars in the Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Palestine etc. just continue. The only victims are people who belong to the 99%, the killers also belong to the 99%. The 1% continue to earn money without being directly involved in the fights. In secret back rooms they arrange fightings between parts of the 99%
Even when the 1% hear about protests, they will not listen because they have a higher goal: more money!
Why should the 1% listen to the 99% when protests have no influence on their private life? Why should they listen to people they hardly know, see as inferior and as people who do not understand what is happening?

All protests are in town centres in front of buildings where some 1% may be working. But only the 99% are damaged by the actions. In our countries it means arrests, injuries and lower income, in war countries it means the death of many of them and destruction at random of living places of the 99%. In wars only the 99% die, the 1% wait undisturbed till the war is over and take power again.

Leaders of both sides have often the same goal: getting power to enrich themselves, what happens to the 99% is unimportant, their own life stands central.
The 99% want change but as long as there are no real effective actions they will not participate. Even when they know that the policy is wrong they continue to support the political leaders. They do not see an alternative and in the last fifty years of action they have not seen any real change. Why should they participate?

When again an unarmed black is shot down by the American police the only action is again a small protest. Did past protests help? No, killing of unarmed blacks continues. Why should you participate in protests when it does not help?
That can be said of all protests, they only hurt the protesters and not the leaders, the 1%, who do not want any change.
We need a completely new kind of actions that influence the private life of the 1%. Politicians have often learned to cope with some pressure, the 1% live apart in a different world where they are not influenced at all by what the 99% do.
We need change!

I have given many ideas for a different kind of actions directed against the real culprits, the 1%, in my books. My latest book is “How to make Revolution, developing a Fourth People’s Power”. The book can be downloaded for free from my site “Down with any elite” http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis.

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Chapter  50.  Towards a world without a 1%. Discrimination, racism, crime, corruption, greed and much more misery will nearly disappear when there is no 1%

The 1% are the basic cause of much of the misery in the world because they have the power and the money to implement the paradigm that money dominates decisions and not the idea that all people have the same status. When the money paradigm gets less influence greed and other money related behaviour as corruption and big crime starts to disappear. The motivation to amass money withers away. Different decisions are taken by putting people in first place. When everyone is considered having the same status, the problem of the ten million kids who die each year before they are five years old is tackled at once. In the present money dominated society these kids are unimportant, they do not contribute anything to the wallets of the super-rich.

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Chapter 42. Actions and action targets. Preventing amassing and using too much money guides the actions of the 99%

“The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog’s disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with” (Roland Taber). We are small and numerous and actions should also be small and numerous, complying with our strength. A flea can pick up a grain of sand, hundred thousand fleas replace a mountain.

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Chapter 41. Practical ideas to guide actions. Actions should be based on and judged by the new paradigm that all people have the same status

“In battle, there are not more than two methods of attack – the direct and the indirect; yet these two in combination give rise to an endless series of manoeuvers” (Sun Tzu). The goal is taking the power and the money away from the 1% and that the separation between the worlds of the 1% and the 99% disappears. Actions should be quite different from past actions that did not succeed in getting a Humane World. People stand central so action targets are people who restrict the freedom, privacy and the well-being of the 99%. The same status means that activists act autonomously without leaders.

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Chapter 34. Changing the minds of the 99% and of the 1%. The same status paradigm will penetrate and change all minds.

When we want a different kind of decisions that are beneficial for all people and not in the first place for a small privileged group we must determine why decisions are taken and who takes them. The privileged living situation of decision-takers is one of the prime reasons for their one-sided decisions. They look at what happens in their own environment and not what happens to the 99%. We must change the mind and the environment of the most powerful people, the 1%, who only see their own kind. Therefore we have to penetrate in their private living sphere.

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Chapter 27. Revolutions need movements not organisations. Leaders of organisations restrict the creativity of individual 99%

Organisations have a pyramidal structure with leaders at the top and soldiers at the basis. They are not the right instrument to open the road to a society without a 1%, a society without a pyramid of power and money. Such organisations carry already the seeds from which a new 1% can grow. That is proven after communist revolutions. “Revolutionary” organisations are deeply influenced by the dominating money paradigm. They have paid leaders, offices, employees and costly possessions. Orders come from above as in the society they want to change. For a revolution we need something different. Mao Tse-tung saw that his best strategy in the guerrilla war was to defend nothing, that conceals the weakness of the communist forces and exploits their strength, the capacity to move at speed and appear at the time and the place of their choosing, surprising the enemy. That is not possible when the organisation has possessions.

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Chapter 17. Are the 1% the only target? Also lower bosses can be pressured

People stand central so the question is not what is the target but who is the target. Targets are all people who take decisions that violate or negatively influence the life, the freedom, the privacy or the well-being of the 99% often for their own benefit or the benefit of their bosses, the 1%. The 99% have hardly influence on decisions taken over them. To get a Humane Society without a 1% it is necessary to target the 1% who keep the power and money pyramid standing up. In the revolutionary period the 99% develop an own power that blocks any new 1%.

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Chapter 16. Quotes about the privileged place of the 1% in our society. The reason why the 1% are the ultimate target

Some quotes about the special place of the 1% and their selfishness. They seem hostile aliens that enslave the 99%. The 1% live in a separated, exclusive, extravagant and privileged world where the 99% are only allowed to come as servants . To get a Humane World we must creatively disturb the world of the 1% and make it uninhabitable.

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Chapter 15. The separated and exclusive world of the 1%. The reason why the 1% want to keep their privileged position

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft when we are hard, and cynical were we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different”. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

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