During the French Revolution the 99% tried to change the world ruled by more or less dictatorial people who had too much money and power. But 200 years later, the present 1% are much richer and more powerful than the elite before the French Revolution.
In most actions only the 99% were damaged and sometimes even died and the 1% became more powerful and wealthy. The actions of the 99% in the last 200 years were not efficient. We are still secondary people in a world dominated by a greedy, cruel, very powerful and very rich 1%.
In the last two centuries communism, socialism, anarchism etc. started to dominate ideas how to get a more humane world. But successes were small, everywhere the very rich 1% still rule over the 99%. In the meantime many millions of 99% died and are still dying in actions while damage to the 1% is minimal. Even in the last world war fascist leaders were hardly attacked. In the end the same 1% still ruled and the position of the 99% hardly changed. The death were in general only the 99%.
It is strange that leftist activities continued in the same way while damage to the 99% was big and successes hardly existing. The basic ideas that ruled actions must be wrong. Actions were directed at getting a better society and not against leaders who continued the situation that decision-takers had a much better life and much more power than the 99%. After two hundred years the 99% should know that the old actions to get a society in which all people have the same status were wrong.
Everywhere the 99% remain dependent on decisions of top people. A director can discharge workers while workers cannot sack directors. Higher placed people have most power and a lot of money while the 99% are secondary and never can remove top people. There are hardly actions against powerful leaders. The highest top takes very influential decisions in backroom meetings and are not pressured at all. Leftist but also rightist actions did not improve the position of the 99% and money and power continue to rule. The 1% should become the prime target for attacks.
Political ideas have to change. We should not consider what is wrong but who is wrong. People should stand central and not systems made by selfish people to get a better position for themselves. Not the amount of money and power should stand first in discussions but who has too much power and money.
We should start to attack the 1% in such a way that not the 99% are damaged in actions but people who have too much money and power.
Read chapter 2. “Revolutions only succeed when the 1% are dethroned. Then we get a world without a dominating 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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