12. The 1% are war makers. They want to sell arms and extract commodities like oil.

The 1% are privately protected and are not directly influenced by wars. They live far away and when the war comes closer, they go to another country. They remain untouched by any war in contradiction to what happens to the 99%. Their private life is very negatively influenced by wars and they cannot do much to get a better situation. In democracies they do not have an independent power to stop wars.

In the Syrian War two hundred thousand 99% lost their life and many millions fled the country to live in refugee camps without much hope on a better future. They live isolated in the lower parts of the power and money pyramid without any possibility to improve their life. The 1% do not listen to them.

The 1% are the only people who can influence the existence of wars. They live in the top of the money pyramid. They gain from wars. They are not interested in the life of common citizens but only in the thickness of their wallets. The 99% are used by the 1% as instruments to change wars in favour of the 1%.

Rebels, fundamentalists, Syrian soldiers but also American soldiers have to fight and often die. They follow the orders from above, from people who never die. Many crimes are committed on orders from above. It seems the 99% are powerless to stop self-destructing wars.

That should change, the 99% should direct some of their energy against people who start and carry on wars, against the 1% who profit. When the 1% is not pressured, wars and much more misery continue to exist and the 1% continue to live their extravagant and very comfortable life.

Download chapter 12, “Autonomous Clubs pressure leading people. They control, veto and eventually punish faulty leaders who violate our freedom, privacy and well-being” via http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution12.htm.
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11. Hundreds of thousands dead 99% in the Arab Wars but there is no attack on the 1% who caused these wars

In all wars the 99% die. The 1% have enough money to go to a more secure place. After the war they return and again become rulers of their country. The 1% are hardly disturbed by what happens in their country. They remain in other countries living on the level they had before. The 99% who fled their country often live in camps where conditions are hardly human.

Wars are bad for the 99% and only slightly disturb life of the 1%.
That should change!

The 99% do not make wars, they only resist sometimes against the intrusion in their life, against the bad conditions they have to live in.
Wars are made by the 1%, by ruling people who want to improve their position, who want to get even more money than they had before. But only some rulers openly propagate wars, most 1% keep quiet, they instruct the war makers and when a war starts they go elsewhere and silently support the war with their wallets. Afterwards they return to get more profit as before. There is no direct attack on the cause of wars, the existence of a 1%.

The 99% should change their activities. Maybe they should still participate in the war but they should in the first place concentrate on the reason why there are wars, the existence of a 1%. They should directly attack the 1%, even before the war has started, by preventing that the 1% can use their extravagant surplus money to make war. And also to care for it that the 99% gets a decent and free life.

Read chapter 6, “I am autonomous, not left nor right. The difference between the 99% and the 1% is the most important problem.” http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution6.htm.
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10. The world economy only really improves when the extravagant income of the 1% is minimised

We must put pressure on the 1% to make it impossible they can buy goods and services that never can be bought by common citizens. Too expensive cars, boats, art objects, jewellery, holiday places, too big mansions, too many servants etc. can become easy targets.
Then the 1% react and we see the start of a change in society in which not the 1% and money rules but the idea that all people have the same status.

Now the 1% live quietly and extravagant while the 99% have to work hard to get an income that is often too low.
Now only the 99% can become workless, the 1% rules and will never become workless.

Even in rich countries ten to twenty percent of the kids live in difficulties, not having enough money to buy what is necessary for a nice life, not getting enough education, or nice games to play. The 1% have a different life, living in extravagant areas far away from the less pleasant 99%.

The world is split in two parts, an often harsh part for the 99% and a mostly nice part for the 1%. We should make one world for all people in which all people are considered to have the same status.
Just wonder why there are many 99% in prison – especially in the USA – while hardly any 1% is arrested and imprisoned. We, the 99%, do things that are not allowed and can be arrested, the 1% do also things that are not allowed but they are protected by lawyers so the police cannot enter their world.

When we do not start to pressure the 1% to behave like a normal human, the difference between the two worlds continues to grow – at the cost of the life of the 99%.

But “the 1% are not the only target, also lower bosses can be pressured”, as I wrote in chapter 17 of my latest book, free to download via http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution17.htm
You can also download freely the complete book “How to make revolution, developing the Fourth People’s Power” from http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis

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9. The power of the 1% is selfish and terrible. Problems of the 99% cannot be solved because too much money streams to the top

There is not enough water and oil in the world.
A  billion people have hardly enough food to survive.
But the 1% still want more money.
Why?
The 1% possess already everything but they want more money to buy even more extravagant goods and to increase their power. Money and power are two sides of the same coin. They organise society for their own benefit to remain the leading group in the world,.

The last crisis, just as all past crises, intensified the stream of money to their pockets and worsened life of the 99%. The super-rich do not mind that a billion people nearly starve to death but organise wars to produce more weapons that give them more money.

Society is organised in such a way that the top group, the 1%, gets more money for more power, or more power for more money. The 99% are a kind of instruments to strengthen the privileged world and the paradigm that the world is ruled by money. People are inferior, money is first.

The idea that all people have the same status is of no influence on how and why decisions are made. The 99% work and die, the 1% live extravagant and privileged.

There are no actions at all against the 1% who mostly rule in secret. Political servants maybe attacked (but also seldom) but the 1% continue their privileged position when they are not put under pressure.

When the 1% remain on top of the world, hunger, poverty, wars, dictators, subordination and mistreatment of many 99% continue.
Let’s stop attacking other 99% and start directing our arrows at the 1%.
When their world and their privileged places are destroyed a world becomes possible without a 1% in which all people have the same status. Otherwise the present wretched world continues to exist and the life of the 99% remains secondary and often terrible.

Download freely the 9th chapter of my latest book “A revolution needs a paradigm shift, new basic ideas for a new society”, http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution9.htm
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8. Ten million kids die each year before they are five years old while the 1% gets too much money

Many thousands die in wars, of course there should be no wars.
But why is there hardly attention for the nearly ten million kids that die each year before they are five years old? Or for the more than a billion people who hardly can eat enough to survive?
The 1% have no interest in dying kids nor in starving older people. They are secondary 99%, not necessary to spend too much money on them.

A UN Millennium strives in vain to halve the number of dying kids in the period from 2000 to 2015.But the number of billionaires and other rich people is still rising and the inequality increases. The financial and economic crisis was caused by the 1% to get more money and power, just as most wars are caused to get more power and money. What happens with common citizens is not important, problems of people in the lower part of the power and money pyramid are insignificant. The rich count, the 99% may only hope to get a better life.

Money is the driving force and not the life of common people. Religion is used to split the 99% and to prevent them to attack the 1% who make their life difficult.
The prime reason to start a war is simple, money. In our society you only get money when you have power. The 99% never declared any war, it is always caused by the activities of the 1% to get more money.

The 99% have no power and no money, they are dependent on the caprices of the 1%. In the rich West many 99% live comfortable but in most countries people have often a hard life. Each year nearly ten million kids die before they are five years old, in wars less children die – but that is also terrific. Leaders hardly do anything to solve the big problem, it only cost them money..

We should not be concerned about wars that gives the 1% still more money but about activities that make people more equal, that promotes the idea that all people have the same status. The ebola-crisis is not caused by wars or religion, but by lack of money and education for the 99%. The lack of food for the poor is also caused by lack of money that is affluent in higher circles. But the rich do not want change, they only want more money.

I give some ideas how to get a Humane World in my 50th chapter of my latest book: “Towards a world without a 1%. Discrimination, racism, crime, corruption, greed and much more misery will nearly disappear when there is no 1%”, http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution50.htm
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7. Look at the misery and deaths in our world. It is time to attack the 1%.

Many Afghans die in the ongoing war but the production of drugs continues.

About two million Indian kids die each year before they are five years old but I do not see any action against greedy 1% who are the basic reason of these deaths.

The democratic government in Thailand is ousted by rich military who support the Thai 1% but they are welcomed by Western investors and their political servants.

Saudi-Arabian women are forbidden to drive a car – only one tiny aspect of their discrimination. But the rich royal family is welcomed to spend a lot of money in Western countries or send millions to fundamentalists.

Tens of thousands of people are killed each year in Mexico in the so-called drugs war but drug money continues to stream to banks that are owned by the 1%.

The selfish rich know that next day or next year they are still extravagant rich but more than a billion people do not know if they live the next day or the next year.

The extreme rich in the ebola-countries will not die but the living situation of the poor is so bad that the illness can hardly be avoided.

I can continue giving examples of extravagant money going to the 1% while the 99% only get a little or even nothing at all. That must change!

Let we start with actions by which it becomes impossible for the 1% to spend their surplus money by attacking objects and services that cannot be bought or used by people who cannot spend more than 200.000 euro in one year.

“Spending 200.000 euro in one year should be the limit!” http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution21.htm  
Be creative or look at the examples I give in my latest book ”How to make Revolution. Developing the Fourth People’s Power”. Free downloadable from http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis  

Down with the 1%!

Joost van Steenis

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6. More than 100.000 dead, millions of refugees and only attacking the IS and not the 1%?

The civil war in Syria lasts already several years and killed more than 100.000 people. Millions of Syrians left the country and live in often very bad conditions. All these people belong to the 99% and they get hardly any support. The misery is obviously not impressive. But we know already that the rich West does not help poor people, each year nearly ten million kids die before they are five years old and that misery continuous also endlessly.

Suddenly a new argument came forward, the foundation of the Islamic State, the IS. The American 1% tries to rally the 99% by attacking one of the fundamentalists groups. But the 99% continue to die now also killed by Western airplanes they cannot resist. The Arab 1% just goes elsewhere with their money.

The suppression of the Sunnis by the Shiites (or vice versa) has been taken for granted by the Western 1%. The IS gives the Sunnis an idea of independence from the oppressing Shiites and a possible better future. Many Sunnis joined the struggle. Religious differences are for 1% an excellent argument to rally part of the own 99% against other parts of the 99% disregarding that most fights are between two different kinds of Muslim fundamentalists. But Christian fundamentalists have still a big influence on the policy of the rich countries.

Fighting only the IS is the old strategy of divide and rule. But only one thing is certain, many more 99% will be killed, wounded, arrested and tortured. The 1% are never killed but continue to get still more money.

That should change!
We should only pressure the 1%, take their money and power away, destroy the pyramid of power and money and create a new world without a 1% that is not build on money but on the human idea that all people have the same status.

I give some ideas about how to achieve that in Chapter 2, “How to make revolution. Then we get a world without a dominating 1%” of my latest book http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution2.htm
The complete book “How to make Revolution, developing the Fourth People’s Power” can  be downloaded for free from http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis

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5. Why are there no actions against the 1%?

The 1% are the godfathers who decide without any influence of the lower parts of the power and money pyramid. They form the highest power that decides how a country develops but they are hardly pressured. Most actions concern the political servants of the 1%. Even in public discussions, the 1% are hardly mentioned.

During demonstrations there are sometimes fights with the police but never against top policemen who order common policemen to attack protesters.
Sometimes there are discussions with lower civil servants or politicians but never with the 1% who rule in the background who never have contact with the 99%. Not one of the 1% is ever prosecuted for the financial and economic crises they have caused.

The basic cause of the miserable situation of the 99% (the existence of a 1%) is not attacked, only the effects are reasons for actions. All social and political conflicts are contested between parts of the 99%, the 1% who cause these conflicts remain outside any pressure from below.

Protest mostly take place on streets in town centres where only civil servants or policemen are present. The 1% live elsewhere and are not touched by such actions. They quietly continue their selfish decisions that hurt protesters as well as lower policemen who all belong to the 99%. The 1% do not risk anything, they are never hurt.

The 1% and their high servants in banks, politics, police or wherever are never attacked, at the most they read some insulting words in the papers. Undisturbed they give the same orders as before, hurting the 99%.

That must change!

We should not fight lower policemen who also belong to the 99% but pressure directly bosses who take decisions and let us die when necessary for their benefit. We should not attack them in their working place but in their private living places. It is an effective action method because we are always attacked in our private living sphere.

Some ideas for change can be found in chapter 15 “The separated and exclusive world of the 1%. The reason why the 1% want to keep their privileged position”, via http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution15.htm.
You may freely download my complete latest book, “How to make Revolution, developing the Fourth People’s Power”, from http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis

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4. The 1% cannot be trusted. They prefer money over people.

The 1% wants to dominate society. In foreign countries 99% are bombed while local, reactionary 1% are protected and supported. But only when the local 1% subordinates to the international 1%.

Also inside their own country the 1% want as much money as they can get while they intensively degrade the own 99%.
The USA has most prisoners in the whole world, more than in the Gulag Archipelago in the former Soviet-Union. Millions of 99% are arrested and imprisoned while the 1% are never in prison. Laws support their way of life and control the life of the 99%.

Despite the financial and economic crisis the income and wealth of the 1% is rising while there are already fifty million Americans who must go to food banks because they lack money to buy food.

Many people have been killed by bombings in for example Afghanistan but the American army may not destroy the heroine production fields. These drugs stream to the USA despite the so-called “War on drugs”. A big part of the profits of this trade stealthily disappears in the pockets of the 1%.

Coloured people are still in a negative position and immigrants are only welcome because they are cheap labour.

There are many other factors as the support of the Indian leading class while in that country still two million kids die each year before they are five years old. Or the Saudi-Arabian leading clan that prevents that women may even drive a car. Many degrading  measures are taken because of the dominating rule of money, heaps of money for the few at the top and less and less money when you go down to the bottom of society. Without money you are an easy victim for the leaders.

I see hardly actions against the 1% who in silent backrooms give the orders to control and disturb the life of the 99%. That should change. Most actions take place on streets in town centres against the political servants of the 1%. But by pressuring servants you never get any change.

Some ideas for real change can be found in chapter 8 “The Fourth People’s Power, the autonomous power instrument of the 99%”, free to download via http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution8.htm.
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3. The economy is a disaster. The 1% gets still more and a billion 99% are living on the edge of death.

We have in North-Western Europe still a social security net but in the rest of the world many people are living on the edges. No money for health can mean a sudden death.

Easy to make products are produced by Third-World people with very low wages in often dangerous factories. When there is no work there is no payment. The products are transferred to the richer parts of the world.

Huge profits increase the wealth of the local and the international 1% who have the power to get more money for an extravagant life. Even better paid labourers in the richer parts of the world cannot get this extravagancy. First the needs of the top have to be fulfilled and only then there is some money for common citizens. That is the principle of our economy. People are not considered having the same status but some people have the “right” to get much more money (at the cost of the life of many 99% people).

The financial-economic crisis has not decreased the incomes and the wealth of the 1%. The rest pays. That is what happens in economy, top people determine their own income and wealth and lower people are secondary. The power and money pyramid should be destroyed. People are not born naked, some babies have already a silver spoon in their hand.

Society is dominated by one golden rule, money is the pivotal point in all decisions. Money rules, who does not have money is dependent on what the rich decide.
This paradigm, this international law should be replaced by the idea that decisions are made on the assumption that all people have the same status.
A new paradigm will bring a new world.

The only small question is how to achieve this change.
The answer is not too difficult. Prevent that rich people can spend massive amounts of money. All articles and services that never can be used or bought by common citizens should become action targets.
This can be guided by the slogan “Spending 200.000 euro in one year should be the limit!”, http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution 21.htm
I have described some practical examples in my latest book, “How to make Revolution, developing the Fourth People’s Power”, free to download from my site “Down with any elite” http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis

Joost van Steenis

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