(five articles) Each year at least one trillion euro goes from low to high and hardly anybody is punished for this theft. All top-people are in a certain way involved in corrupt practices, in getting more money by taking decisions that benefit the own wallet over the interests of The People. The only ones who can stop this stream of criminal money are we, The People.
1. Corruption, an important point in the struggle against the 1%
2. Who are the 1%? Power and legalised corruption
3. The 1% steal our money. What to do?
4. Prevent the 1% spending their ill-made money
5. The War of the Flea. Everyone against the 1%
Joost van Steenis
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“Vice, crime and the misuse of wealth has reached such a peak that it is impossible NOT to write satire but, since it is dangerous to attack powerful men in their lifetime, I will take my examples from the past”. These words were two thousand years ago used by Juvenal, Decimus Iunius Juvenalis, a poet and satirist who lived at the end of the 1st century in Rome.
Not much has changed in the last 2000 years. The powerful 1% still rule for their own benefit. It is time that we directly target these powerful people.
Most actions in the past and the present did not succeed in bringing fundamental changes. Actions hardly comply to the golden rule that damage to the 99% should be minimal and pressure on the 1% maximal.
Demonstrations in town centres, petitions or even taking part in elections hardly influence the behaviour of the 1%. The real power lives elsewhere. The Arab Spring and the actions in Turkey cause too much damage to the 99% while the 1% continue to live undisturbed in their mansions in exclusive quarters.
After two thousand years it is time to stop complaining and crying out about politicians but to start targeting the real power, the 1%, with fundamentally different action methods.
See also my blog article “We need a new kind of actions”
Joost van Steenis
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There is not much difference between leftist and rightist activists. Both use demonstrations to cry out, only the subjects are slightly different.
If you want to keep your guns, your job or your house, the current kinds of actions do not contribute much in getting positive results for justified demands. It is complaining and crying out loud but then it stops. There are no new ideas what to do against the restriction of our freedom, against the misery that is caused by top-people. Continue reading
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In the end all decisions are taken by greedy people, rich people, powerful people. I see hardly any pressure on these people. Activists continue to talk about banks instead of bankers, about Monsanto or other corporations instead of about the owners and directors of the multinationals, about the FED instead of about the top-people in the FED, about dead entities instead of about living people who use dead entities to control The People.
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Without a clear target Movements are crawling in the dark. Targets are guidelines which actions could be carried out.
The target for the Squatters Movement was houses for the homeless.
The target for the Anti-Nuclear Movement was closing nuclear plants.
The target for the Resistance in the War was throwing out the foreign troops.
The target for the Women’s Liberation Movement was equal rights for women.
The target for the Arab Spring was Freedom.
Successes in actions around the focus-point enhance the self-esteem of The People and bring the goal of the Movement nearer.
Occupy needs also a clear target. Continue reading
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I twitter about #corruption
Here are some of my texts:
10 billion euro is the cost of direct #corruption in The Netherlands. No corruption, no austerity measures needed. Continue reading
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Hundreds of billions are redirected to the top by corruption. Public or private money is used to force decision-takers to favour the money-giving party. When the lower placed people do not obey they do not get future lucrative jobs and the extravagant top-world remains closed.
All corruption money is paid by the people down under in the form of higher taxes and higher prices. This upward money stream only grows while nobody takes any action.
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