In democracies as well as in dictatorships the top decides and the 99% have to obey. New systems sometimes promise a glorious future but the result is always a new leading group on top of society, a new 1% with a much better life than the 99%. For real change we should attack directly the 1% and their political, industrial and financial servants.
Societies always turn around power and not around systems. The 99% never have an independent and individual power. The top rules. Leaders who get power after a revolution even extend their power after the struggle. They replace the old leaders and form a new 1% again with a much better life. The 99% remain subordinate and without much power. The differences between the 1% and the 99% do not disappear and the 99% remain dependent on the 1%.
Individuals can rise up to the (new) 1% but the masses are never considered as equals. That is the story of all changes in society. A greedy and powerful 1% remain on top.
We should strive for a society without a 1%. That can only succeed when the 1% is attacked by weapons that only can be used by the 99%. Weapons that are based on the idea that many people take part in the struggle and all contribute a little bit. That is the principal idea behind Autonomous Clubs. Not fighting in great masses (as in an army) but in small individual groups without powerful leaders. Everyone should get more power that should be used against powerful people, the 1% and their servants. Many little bits of individual power make together a great force.
The 1% (and the leaders of revolts) depend on the organised power of many 99% in which they organise and control the power. The new way to fight the top is based on individual and independent possibilities of common people. Everyone can develop her or his own power and add that to the power of many other 99%. We do not need a new 1% that lead us, we need our own initiative and our own thoughts. We can become active when we need it and not when leaders order us to fight (as in an army) or when the system demands that we fight. Then we die and the 1% can withdraw and return later.
The Movement against the 1% should only attack the 1%.
Read chapter 2. “Revolutions only succeed when the 1% is attacked. Then we get a world without a dominant 1%.” via http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/Revolution2.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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