In all struggles only the 99% are damaged or killed. But civilians and soldiers do not start wars. When the struggle stops the 99% are still downgraded and secondary to the 1%. The deeper cause of the inequal society, the greed of the 1%, still exists because this cause has not been attacked and the 1% are not pressured. It is easier to attack defenseless 99% then to attack the 1%. They remain out of bounds.
In revolutions and wars the 99% die and the 1% are hardly damaged. We see that also happening in town revolts or when football hooligans are active. Against whom are the 99% active? Maybe against some lower rulers but hardly against the top of society who in the first place think of their own wallet.
The rising activity of people caused by Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, Boko Haram or other fundamentalist movements is caused by the miserable life of many 99%. Many many people become active because of the economic situation or better said because of the lack of improvement for the 99%.
Ten million kids die each year before they are five years old. More than a billion people do not know if they have the next day enough food to survive. One of every seven world citizens have no electricity. More than half of the world population is suppressed or live in a dependent situation in which the future is very bleak. There is hardly any hope for a better future. These people suddenly can become active.
We have seen in the past many revolutions but also many fundamentalist movements based on the misery of the 99%. Sometimes there was an improvement but people still remained dependent of a small leading group, on a 1% who had a good life and a nice future.
In all struggles the emphasis was on the masses. Individual actions were only allowed when leaders had given their approval. The autonomy of individuals was contained by rulers. Only mass actions could be used in the struggle but the past shows that such actions did not succeed in removing the small, wealthy and comfortable living 1%. This group only disappears when the 99% become autonomous, attacking rulers and not other 99% who are more or less in the same position as the attackers.
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Joost van Steenis