In the Syrian War hundreds of thousands of common citizens are killed and millions fled their country. The 1% remain untouched. Only the 99% are damaged. The war is wrong because it only hurts the 99%.
But political actions do also hurt only the 99%.
In actions the damage to the 99% can be intense and the results are often not great. The 1% who caused the situation against which the 99% are active do not even know that some common citizens try to get some change. They live in another world where actions do not occur. Actions take place in the centre of towns where the 1% do not live.
Actions lead to conflicts with other 99% and with the police (also 99%) who are hired by the 1% to defend their excessive money and power. The same happens in wars. Members of the 1% are not present in the killing fights between two armies in the frontline of a war. The 1% who started the war give their killing orders far from the battle field.
The 1% is not disturbed by the many refugees who come to the rich countries while rightist and leftists 99% fight with each other over the refugee problem. I do not understand why the 99% are not in the first place active against the 1% who caused the war.
Of course we have sometimes demonstrations but do not think that asking leaders for change has much success. The servants of the 1% know how to avoid any damage to the 1%. The 1% often does not even know that something is asked. People who live in the world of the 99% hardly approach the 1%. We should start to pressure the 1%.
The wealth and incomes distribution does not change from actions carried out by the 99% who want a more rightful distribution. The 1% continue to become richer and wealthier. In five years the number of the richest people who have as much wealth as the poorest half of the world population inclined from 388 to 62. We need a different kind of actions that does not hurt the 99% but pressure the 1% so that they do not anymore take decisions for their own benefit.
The 1% are never under pressure. The 99% should directly prevent that the super-rich people cannot continue to grab more and more money.
All goods, services and places that cannot be used or bought by people who cannot spend more than 200.000 euro in one year should become action targets. Then we intrude in the private life of top people and it will have results!
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