Mov. 30. Political actions should change, they are mostly without much success.

Most actions have hardly any positive result. Sometimes decisions taken by people who do not know anything about the 99% are somewhat changed. But when these decisions are put in practice improvements often just disappear. Decision-takers are selfish people who defend (and improve) in first place their own life. I do not understand why most actions are restricted to change a little bit wrong decisions and hardly ever pressure wrong decision-takers.

In the last three weeks in Gouda, a provincial Dutch town about 30 cars were burnt down. I do not know why this happens. But the police does not know how to stop these actions. Probably because they take place against unexpected targets and because activists act in small independent groups that are difficult to trace. I find these actions wrong because they hurt only people who belong to the 99% and do not damage the 1% who constantly damage the 99%. But you can learn something from these actions because they differ from most actions in which many people ask for better decisions. Decision-takers who take wrong decisions are hardly ever put under any pressure. That should change. It should not be possible that wrong decision-takers continue to take selfish decisions that are wrong for the great majority of the population, the 99%.

In mass actions only the 99% are beaten, arrested, imprisoned etc. Therefore we should not often use such actions that hardly influence decision-takers. We should directly pressure wrong decision-takers by using small Autonomous Clubs that avoid that activists are damaged by the police. Activists should not become known by the police. They should carry out many small and different actions in the living sphere of wrong decision-takers. Because such actions are hardly punishable it is difficult for the police to stop the actions. The prime target are the privileged 1% and their high-placed and well-paid mercenaries who base their decisions on the idea of getting an own better life based on an increasing amount of money. They should be damaged while activists who are part of the 99% should remain free of any activity of high placed people

By using small action groups the 99% get an increasing influence on what the 1% and their mercenaries decide. Big peaceful demonstrations are still possible but the many direct small actions should be carried out by numerous small and unknown Autonomous Clubs.

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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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