Mov. 13. What “we” may undertake is important, not what “they” do.

Most political articles are concerned with what they, the leaders of society, do. They react on what the top decides. That should change, the top should react on what we do and we should pressure the people at the top who take wrong and selfish decisions.

Of course there are still demonstrations, blockades or even conflicts with lower-police officers but these old kind of actions hardly give the 99% great positive results. Many people of the 99% are wounded, arrested, imprisoned or even killed. But the 99% remain secondary people, used by the 1% to get even more money and power. We should use a different kind of actions by carrying out many small actions that disturb and pressure the 1%, the highest people in our society while we remain undisturbed.

It is striking that politicians and activists say that multinationals take decisions. But multinationals cannot take any decision, they are dead objects, factories, offices, financial institutes etc. Only human beings can take decisions. But actions are mostly against multinationals and other dead subjects, hardly ever against decision-taking people who are a special kind of not so nice humans. They are the 1% (and their high-placed and high-paid servants). Egoistically they control our society. They talk with each other and not with common citizens who form to the 99%. All decisions of the 1% are dominated by getting still more money and power. Therefore decisions are not determined by the interests of the 99%, by the idea that the 99% must get a better life. These very rich people, these billionaires, these 1% control society for their own benefit. And they are never pressured by activists!

There are maybe only a million people who have a high place in society so they can take selfish decisions. And there are more than seven billion common citizens who have no influence at all on these decisions. But I hardly see any pressure on these greedy people. The guiding background of all actions should become pressuring very rich people who take wrong and selfish decisions. Then we may take a first step in the direction of a new kind of society in which all people have the possibility to challenge any decision that is taken. With the present kind of actions we may sometimes change a small negative aspect of our society, but the greed of the 1% continues to exist. Of course because there are no attacks at all on the people who rule the world.

We must change our ideas, we must not talk too much about what the 1% and their servants do but we must get ideas of a new kind of actions that we may carry out. We are the great majority of people, decisions should in first place promote the life of common citizens. That will only happen when the “Movement against the 1%” inspires for a new kind of actions that causes that the 1% disappear.

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About Joost van Steenis

My latest book "How to make Revolution, developing the Fourth People's Power", can be downloaded for free from my site It contains new ideas how to take the money and power away from the most powerful people, the elite. It strives to get a new society in which not money is the pivotal point of all discussions but the idea that all people have the same status. New action means are introduced to reach this paradigm shift (a revolution) that concentrate on direct actions in the living sphere of the elite.
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