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We must take the power and the money away from the 1%

Developing the Fourth People's Power

Joost van Steenis
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5. Why are there no actions against the 1%?




The 1% are the godfathers who decide without any influence of the lower parts of the power and money pyramid. They form the highest power that decides how a country develops but they are hardly pressured. Most actions concern the political servants of the 1%. Even in public discussions, the 1% are hardly mentioned.

During demonstrations there are sometimes fights with the police but never against top policemen who order common policemen to attack protesters.
Sometimes there are discussions with lower civil servants or politicians but never with the 1% who rule in the background who never have contact with the 99%. Not one of the 1% is ever prosecuted for the financial and economic crises they have caused.

The basic cause of the miserable situation of the 99% (the existence of a 1%) is not attacked, only the effects are reasons for actions. All social and political conflicts are contested between parts of the 99%, the 1% who cause these conflicts remain outside any pressure from below.

Protest mostly take place on streets in town centres where only civil servants or policemen are present. The 1% live elsewhere and are not touched by such actions. They quietly continue their selfish decisions that hurt protesters as well as lower policemen who all belong to the 99%. The 1% do not risk anything, they are never hurt.

The 1% and their high servants in banks, politics, police or wherever are never attacked, at the most they read some insulting words in the papers. Undisturbed they give the same orders as before, hurting the 99%.

That must change!

We should not fight lower policemen who also belong to the 99% but pressure directly bosses who take decisions and let us die when necessary for their benefit. We should not attack them in their working place but in their private living places. It is an effective action method because we are always attacked in our private living sphere.  

Some ideas for change can be found in chapter 15 “The separated and exclusive world of the 1%. The reason why the 1% want to keep their privileged position”, via 
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