Spending 200,000 euro in one year
should be the LIMIT!

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  9. The masses and spending 200,000 euro a year is the LIMIT!

-- July 7 2010 --

Exclusive and prestigious malls, 5- star hotels, banks, government buildings, the stock exchange. These institutions were attacked and burned down in Bangkok after the bloody suppression of a demonstration that had lasted for many weeks.
The People know that greed of the Happy Few causes the wretched life of the majority.They understand they will remain an inferior majority when they do not resort to surprising, powerful and autonomous actions. 

 Most mass actions are however controlled and guided by people from the establishment. Voronai Vanijaka wrote rightly in the Bangkok Post of April the 11th 2010 that “in the present struggles the new elites are making pawns of the poor and the old elites are making pawns of the middle class….”

 Many people still expect that politicians and industrial bosses will bring improvement but others have lost any confidence in the good intentions of high-placed persons. They realise that the establishment will never give all people the same status (at the cost of the status of the top of society).  “……. change will never start in politics, in governments or in the circles of the old or new establishments. Change has to start in the huts, the homes and the condos of the people of Thailand …… the power of the People is a force to be reckoned with.”

I was in Bangkok and visited several times the demonstrations. I saw people full of hope that a better future was about to come. But then the army used excessive violence against these friendly and peaceful demonstrators. More than hundred masspeople died and many more were seriously wounded.
In the days after the onslaught the elite lost control over the masses. Then the masses proved they understood that money controlled by the greedy is the real cause of much misery. They attacked the symbols and the playground of the Happy Few.

The top is driven by money – in the first place for their own pocket. When they cannot spend their money because their exclusive gadgets are not made anymore and the exclusive elitist places that are closed for common citizens do not exist anymore the world will change.
But that will only occur when the idea that all people should have the same status will replace money as the driving force to propel humanity into a new era.  

The first step in that direction can be summarised by one sentence:
To spend 200,000 euro in one year should be the limit for anyone!

Joost van Steenis (downwithelite@gmail.com)

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