The 1% ruled in the past, rule in the present and rule in the future
when we do not dethrone them. They are the prime target of any action.
My own research supported by research in other countries determines the
size of the 1% at about .25%, in the USA less than one million people.
“The rich confront
the rest of society as a solid semi-corporate phalanx, buttressed by law
and public policy. By law they hold their positions legitimately and
hence can feel complete rectitude. When the national anthem is being
sung, they can feel it is being sung in celebration of the legal system
that supports them, for the aggrandisement of which every man, the
poorer especially, may be called upon to offer his life simply by
presidential order, without any declaration of war by Congress. Beyond
this, existing policies under the law favour them; they have been
adopted largely by their agents with their corporate permission”.
Most actions take place in the political sphere and not against the
highest power, the 1%. Politicians and political parties are the
servants of the 1%, often in some way paid by them. They take decisions
that in the first place please or spare the masters. The centre of power
is hardly challenged in actions. Politicians control the 99% but there
is hardly control on activities in which a lot of money is involved. The
incomes of high-placed people are sky-rocketing while at the same time
the well-being of the 99% deteriorates. The inflow of money in the
economy from criminal activities, whitewashing, is hardly prosecuted.
Evading taxes by the super-rich is continuing. Corruption on higher
levels is not punished. The inequality in wealth and power continues to
grow. Money rules and only people without money are controlled.
Politicians are lackeys without power to challenge the money and the
power of the 1%. These servants have to care that bosses can do what
they like to do and are well-paid for it.
The 1% are not conspiring.
They believe their group is different and superior. The People down
under are the dumb masses, while they are educated and advanced
individuals who work hard to maintain and improve their elevated
position. Change only occurs when individuals from the 99% put direct
pressure on individual 1% and undermine the privileges of the top group.
Any attention for the 1% is now directed on organisations as the
Bilderberg Group or G-8 meetings that are only means to exercise power.
By giving attention to the means the only change possible is that some
means are replaced by other means while power relations do not change.
Individual 1% have never been under fire.
The first goal of the 1% is to preserve and extend their position at the
top of society by increasing their wealth and power, to make money still
more the foundation of all decisions instead of complying to the idea
that all people have the same status.
“Underlying the American upper
class are a set of social institutions which are the backbone – private
schools, elite universities, the “right” fraternities and sororities,
gentlemen’s clubs, debutante balls, summer resorts, charitable and
cultural organisations and such recreational activities as foxhunts,
polo matches and yachting”. (G. William Domhoff)
Some of the money of the 1% is used to reward decision-makers, the
servants at the top of the private and public sector and the political
lackeys. They take decisions and make laws favouring in the first place
the already privileged position of the 1%. This corrupt behaviour,
misuse of power for the own benefit, is legalised.
Most of their money is used to build an extravagant eliteworld that is
not open for the 99%. Money is the prime factor for the existence of a
separated and exclusive world of the 1%. To get a Humane World where all
people have the same status this eliteworld should be made
uninhabitable. That occurs by undermining the possibility for the 1% to
buy goods and services the 99% never can acquire.
Actions directed at money-related targets support each other. Disturbing
one exclusive golf course increases the fear that also other elitist
golf courses will be disturbed. Now actions are isolated from each
other. Then Monsanto is attacked, then a bank or a government building
but the 1% are not disturbed. Attacks are not personal.
Over the ages the 1% has hardly been put under pressure and when that
happened “despite their defeats,
the princes do not lose anything” (Jean-Paul Marat). We have to
change that! Undermining the power pyramid and disturbing the eliteworld
by intruding in the private living sphere of the 1% are the prime goals
in any action.
There is hardly contact between the 1% and the 99%. The 1% have only
contact with the servants and marionettes of whom some are invited to
enter the eliteworld. It is one of the means to reward people who know
that their prime task is supporting and promoting the place of the 1% at
the top of society. Actions should penetrate the upper layers of society
by intruding in the privileged private living sphere of people who
consider the 99% inferior. Without destroying the eliteworld by
creatively disturbing the exclusive life of the 1% we never get one
world in which all people have the same status.
To achieve that we need actions that only disturb the 1% and not the
99%, actions that influence the private life of the 1%. Actions in
connection to their working life are a nuisance but their private life
is sacred. There they spend their surplus money. There the 1% demands to
be undisturbed. There attacks exert most pressure and have most success.
Be creative and carry out
actions by which the own risk is minimal. All actions should take a
little bit away from the feeling that the eliteworld is a safe and cosy
world which is the crown on the life of the 1%.
The list of targets is endless.
Housing. The size as well as the number of houses that often stand idle.
Big mansions in beautiful places where the 99% only may come as servant.
Means of transport. Very expensive cars, private planes, yachts of over
ten million euro etc.
Servants. The 1% need people from the 99% as drivers, cooks, waiters or
cleaning people. They do not want to dirty their hands on work that is
done by those other people.
Safety guards. When you possess a lot you are afraid thieves will take
some of it. You must protect yourself and the unique articles that
confirm that you are a 1%.
Means of communication. Anonymous is proud when they hack a site from a
corporation but that is repaired after some time. Why don’t they block
all private electronic communication of the 1%.
Food. Exclusive restaurants where a meal cost more than the wage of a
worker but also expensive foodstuffs and drinks that have to be imported
from far away. The price is not important, much is paid via
Health care. There are special hospitals for the very rich.
Funerals. The 1% have often family tombs a common citizen cannot afford.
Deceased ancestors show that power belongs to the family and cannot be
Exclusive entrance to mass meetings. In concert halls the first rows are
reserved for the Happy Few as are Sky Boxes in sport stadiums or the
entrance to exclusive sports as polo.
Recreation. Special, isolated and beautiful parts of the world are
reserved for holidays of the 1%. Common citizens are not allowed to
enter exclusive clubs, expensive sex clubs, luxurious conference places,
expensive hotels and restaurants, free journeys mostly paid for by
Education. Children mostly attend private schools with high entrance
fees and go to special universities.
The art world. The luxury world with watches of a million, laptops of
five million, fashion, jewellery, furs etc. The 1% pay ridiculous prices
for art that should be human heritage and available for all to see and
not only for a select group of privileged people. Auction sites where
these objects are sold are targets.
Juridical support. When the 1% break the law they are protected by
expensive lawyers. The 1% has less chance to be convicted than the 99%
who only can afford second-rate help.
This list can be extended infinitely. Be creative and find weak points
in the life of the 1%. Then put pressure on these points, prevent that
the 1% continue to be sole users of certain goods and services. This
exclusivity has to be broken and the separation between the two worlds
of the 1% and the 99% has to be destroyed.
Undermining the exclusive life of the 1% is part of the idea to make the
world of the 1% uninhabitable. All people have the same status and the
Few should not be allowed to have a separated world where the Many are
not allowed to come.