79. A Movement has one dominating action point, organisations have many points.

A movement against the 1% direct all energy of the participants on people who belong to the 1%. Actions are carried out by the 99%, by individual common people. Actions of organisations are mostly promoted by leaders. A movement gives freedom to participants while an organisation only activates one kind of people and divides the 99%. Continue reading

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78. Individual actions by common people are the motor behind all political Movements.

The movements in the years between 1965 and 1985 were inspired by small ideas. They had some successes. But these positive movements hardly changed society. That is the most important reason why movements became very rare after 1985. The influence of the 99% on society became smaller while the influence of the 1% increased. Their money reigned over the interest of the 99%. Continue reading

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77. What is a political Movement.

In a political Movement hundreds of thousands of individual people have a vague common goal and become active to achieve this goal. There are no orders from above, a movement is not an organisation but a gathering of many independent common people. Such a movement can remove the 1% from their power and money to give all people the same status. Continue reading

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76. For change we need political Movements. They do barely exist in rich Western countries.

The 99% hardly move .They are controlled by the 1% and only sometimes they move a little for a short time. There are no political Movements that activate hundreds of thousands of 99% for some years. There are even no vague goals. Maybe a Movement should come into being against the rule of the greedy and selfish 1%. Continue reading

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75. Action targets should be all things that people who cannot spend 200.000 euro in one year could not get.

Actions should be motivated by the idea that money and not the life of the 99% is the prime argument in decisions. You can live excellent when you can spend each year 200.000 euro but now some people get much more while many people often have an empty purse. Actions should prevent the use of extremely expensive things that only can be obtained by people with very high incomes. Continue reading

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74. They have billions, we have millions. Why is there no pressure at all on the people with billions?

In France a month ago actions started called “Nuit Debout”, “We stand up at night”. Hundreds of thousands of common citizens became active because the 1% and their servants want to control even more the 99% by introducing new restricting work conditions.
Some people call it the beginning of a revolution but the highest power in the country, the 1%, is not attacked at all. The billions in the slogan is only a word, there are only conflicts with the political class that makes life for the 1% even more easy (and more profitable). Continue reading

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73. Terrorism is a political term, used by powerful people to prevent that powerless people get power.

Most political activities hurt the 99% while people with power are hardly damaged. I do not agree with this kind of activities.
In all countries the 99% are controlled. The right to demonstrate is restricted by people against whom will be demonstrated. The right to assemble, to organise a meeting, to have an own opinion etc. are often attacked, controlled or even suspended. This is never done when people with power assemble, meet or advance different opinions. Continue reading

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72. Freedom fighters are now called terrorists.

In the past the anti-colonial struggle was won with the help of intense guerrilla actions. In Cuba, Algeria, Kenya, Vietnam and many other countries foreign rulers were defeated and countries became ruled by local rulers. The fighters were called freedom fighters. The old colonialism disappeared and the colonial oppressors were replaced by local oppressors who soon became rich and who were supported by the international 1%. Common people remained down under with hardly any power to improve their life.  Continue reading

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71. The 99% should isolate the 1% by many small actions.

Past actions had hardly any influence on the policy and the deeds of the 1% but they are still used. That should change. We should use a new kind of actions that does not result in fights with the police but creatively disturbs the extravagant private life of the 1%.

In past actions many demonstrators and some policemen were hurt but the people who decide hardly listened. In quiet backrooms the 1% and their servants take decisions without any consideration for the ideas that live under the 99%. So you may wonder why you should protest, the interest of the already privileged group continues to take first place.

The Golden Rule for Actions states that damage to the 99% should be minimal and pressure on the 1% ever increasing. Thus not fighting with the police but silently entering the private living sphere of the 1% and use small actions to disturb their life. That is how fleas and other small but massive animals are acting. A War of the Flea has more success than mass actions that result in fights with the police.

Such a War has influence because the 1% cannot continue their extravagant life while we live our life even better when the 1% cease to exist. That great goal takes some time to reach but we can make a world without a 1%, a world without greed and great inequality, a world without people who think in the first place of their own existence and who do not honour the existence of the 99%.

By looking at the life of the 1% you see that they need and have many articles that are too expensive for the 99%. That are the targets. All articles that cannot be bought by people who cannot spend more than 200.000 euro in one year should become obsolete because we attack those goods and services. Attacking these targets does not hurt us and is part of the War of the Flea. And we are with many so many attacks are possible.

When we do not change our action methods and targets, nothing will change and the 99% will continue to be damaged by the 1%.

Read chapter 24. “Whining, complaining and crying out loud and then it stops. Old actions are not analysed, individual actions are not proposed.” via  http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution24.htm.
Or download freely my latest book “How to make Revolution, developing the Fourth People’s Power” via http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution.pdf about how to pressure the 1%.
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70. Everything turns around power and money and not around common people.

Actions should be focused on people with too much money. Now actions try to get some profit for the 99% (often without success) but do not undermine the unequal distribution of power and money in our society.
That should change.

The 99% hardly exists for the leaders of our society.
We have in the richest part of the world often a reasonable life. But we have hardly influence on what is decided in the top. And we have no influence at all on the life and the incomes of the 1% who rule society.

The 1% have power because they have too much money. The extravagant living conditions on top of the world are very different from the life of the 99%. The 99% are only a rest post in society. First of all the life of the 1% is improved, then there maybe some attention for the life of the vast majority.

The life of the 99% should become central in all decisions and should reign over the life of the 1% and their political, industrial and financial servants. Therefore all actions should take place against people (the 1%) who take selfish and one-sided decisions.

That will result in a paradigm shift (a revolution) that replaces the prime role of money and power in decisions by the idea that all people have the same status.

When we do not change the kind of actions we have undertaken for a very long time, nothing will change. The 99% continue to be damaged by such actions while the 1% are not pressured and continue to rule.
We should attack the 1%.
Read chapter 22. “Actions of the past have not changed the world. Out-dated actions gave hardly change and damaged too much the 99%.” via  http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution22.htm.
Or download freely my latest book “How to make Revolution, developing the Fourth People’s Power” via http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution.pdf about how to pressure the 1%.
Facebook ”Occupy the 1%”

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