I want another kind of society without a 1% in which all people have the same status. Now most activity tries to improve society a little bit with actions around poverty, wages, corruption, wars and many more terrible and unequal things. I do not want to improve our society but to change it by actions against the 1% who causes most damage to the 99%.
The 99% does not attack the 1% to take away their surplus of money and power. Only in revolutionary times there were sometimes direct attacks but in non-revolutionary times the 1% can do what they like to increase their money and power.
Negative decisions of the selfish and greedy 1% are hardly criticised. They are taken in backrooms and become only known when they become laws that restrict even more the freedom of the 99%. Then sometimes there are actions but never against the people who took these decisions. Most political actions concern differences within the 99% as left-right disagreements. But not much changes. The top of society (the 1%) is not pressured by the 99%. They continue their selfish policies that are disadvantageous for the 99%. In the last decennia inequality has risen as fast as the profits of big concerns.
The prices of offices and houses rise very fast. The owners of real estate gain most. They become billionaires while the 99% have to pay much more for renting or buying houses or paying too high prices for produced goods. The owners of IT-concerns get yearly more than 25% clean profits. A century ago such profits were hardly possible. But the 1% worked hard. Without any control profits have been rising and thus also their possessions and incomes.
Rents rise not because of higher costs but because of the growing greed at the top of society. The rising incomes of the top are hardly discussed and are not a central point in actions. Actions are mostly about subjects that are promoted by the political servants of the 1%. Contradictions based on left-right ideas split the 99% who fight each other. It prevents that the struggle against the 1% ever starts. Because of the struggle between different parts of the 99% the 1% remain untouched and continue to rule forever.
That should change.
Read chapter 21. “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/Revolution21.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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