22. It is an illusion to think that democracy improves the situation of the 99%

The 99% are subordinate to the 1%. The crisis has again proven that mistakes of the 1% have to be paid by the victims, the 99%. The 1% have become even wealthier and more powerful.

Still many 99% have the illusion that democracy is the best way to organise society though they easily can see that a small group of not-elected people (the 1%) has much more wealth, possessions and power than the great majority ever can get. The inequality is also growing in democracies. Rich democratic countries kill many 99% in wars in not so democratic countries. A fight against a local 1% who just as in our countries increase their wealth, possessions and power is nearly made impossible.

While it should be a human rule that by birth all people have the same status, children of the 1% have a much higher status than 99% children. Democracy is not the way to get a Humane World without a 1%.

It is an illusion to take part in elections but people think there is nothing else to fight for. In this way the high position of the 1% is not undermined and the subordination and misery of the 99% is kept alive without any sight on improvement. The 1% have an increasing power to secure and extend their privileged economic position.

If you vote or do not take part in the election process is of secondary importance. The first goal of the 99% in political activities should be to attack and undrmine the wealth and power of the 1%. Only then we get real improvement, a society in which all people have the same status and the same power. A world in which the 1% and their lackeys have not always the right to improve their own situation without caring what happens to the 99%.

Download freely chapter 6   “I am autonomous, not leftist, nor rightist. The difference between the 99% and the 1% is the most important problem” via http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution6.htm.

Or download for free my latest book “How to make Revolution, developing the new Fourth People’s Power” from my site “Down with any elite”, http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis

Joost van Steenis

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22. The 1% kill and steal without ever being prosecuted

By invading and controlling many foreign countries the American 1% (and the allied 1% from other countries) kill many 99%. The Korean and Vietnam War (and other anti-colonial wars) should have been a lesson but the present Arab Wars show that the 1% did not change their policy. The local 1% are never damaged. Only the 99% are killed but that is of secondary importance. For the 1% the 99% are only useful to make the extravagant articles the 1% need in their privileged life. Continue reading

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21. The use of excessive money by the 1% should be a target to correct wrong decisions-takers

In 2014 the Dutch police took 136 million euro from common criminals. It is not much because the gains from criminal activities are much greater but it is a beginning.
But no money is taken from the 1% who use criminal activities and selfishly enrich themselves by taking decisions that benefit only their own already very thick wallets. Goods and services exclusively used by the 1% can become targets in the struggle for a Humane World without a 1% that is not dominated by money. Continue reading

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20. Some violence is necessary to get a world without a 1%

The world of the 1% is high above the world of the 99%. The differences are maintained because the 1% uses a lot of violence. Each year millions of 99% die of poverty or the presence of wars, including refugees. Many millions of 99% are imprisoned. This violence never touches the 1%. Continue reading

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19. Greek elections, no real change possible without attacking and controlling the 1%

I am not very optimistic about the Greek elections.
Of course it is good that Syriza has won, of course there will be some improvement in the life of the Greek 99%. But it will be a restricted improvement when the cause of all misery, the presence of the 1%, is even hardly mentioned. The 1% decide without any elections how money is divided over the people. Continue reading

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18. In all conflicts only the 99% suffer, the 1% only increase their profits

Of course the Islamic State carries out terrible actions against 99% citizens. But other governments who are on “our side” do the same.
Kurds killed many inhabitants who sided with the IS, the government of Iraq does the same. In the Congo and in Mexico many students are killed by government police.
The people who decide, the 1%, are never attacked. Continue reading

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17. Drones against the 1%?

The armed drone kills many common citizens. What citizens did is never judged by judges. Just as in the Guantanamo prison where prisoners are detained without having been in courts. Or by torturing people judged to be guilty by military. Continue reading

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A Happy New Year to pressure the 1%

I deplore the lack of actions against the 1% who are still ruling and increasing their wealth. Only lower power-bearers and buildings in which they work are targeted.
That is not enough.
I wish you a 2015 with many actions that intrude in the cosy, private and extravagant world of the 1%, a world in which the 99% are only welcome as servants. Attacking the 1% opens the way to a Humane World without a 1%.

Some creative ideas how to pressure the 1% you may find in my latest book “How to make Revolution, developing the Fourth People’s Power”. Free downloadable from my site “Down with any elite”, http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis

Joost van Steenis

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15. The power and wealth of the 1% still increases. Mass actions do not help.

Inequality is rising.
The economic crisis made life harder for common people while the wealth of the 1% increased. There are hardly actions to stop this greed. Political leaders are in the first place interested in the life of the 1%. Common citizens are seen as servants and not considered to have any real voice in how society develops. Continue reading

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14. High incomes and huge salaries cause high prices.

The income of the 1% is very high. But they pay some lower people also a ridiculous lot of money.
A simple example is the movie “The Interview”. The production cost is about 44 million dollars of which 8.4 million is given to Seth Rogan and 6.5 million to James Franco. Together these two people get about a third of the total production costs. Without these ridiculous salaries the prices for us in cinemas will be much lower. The rising inequality will be corrected a little when they get more normal salaries. Continue reading

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