DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
Occupy the 1%!
20. Autonomous Clubs (1)
-- May 10 2012 --
Autonomous clubs (1)
99% have hardly any influence on decisions that are taken by the 1% and
their political puppets. Temporarily Autonomous Clubs of active,
involved and interested citizens exerting pressure on decision-takers
will change the power relations. They will become an independent Fourth
Power next the three elitist powers of the Trias Politica.
two hundred years ago
the count of
to solve conflicts within the elite.
What happened to the 99% was not important. The masses remained
powerless and are still virtually without power. Sometimes they were
used as foot soldiers in wars between different parts of the privileged
classes. In the Middle Ages defeated knights were invited to the banquet
in which the end of the war was celebrated while at the same time foot
soldiers were slaughtered. Without soldiers defeated knights were
harmless. Towards hostile knights, people of their own kind, the
nobility was chivalrous, people from lower classes were hardly seen as
human. Not too long ago Western colonists considered people in the
colonies also as inferior.
The 1% still
think they are superior.
Before the introduction of
democracy conflicts within the elite were solved by wars between
warlords who used
Machiavellian methods based for
the greater part on tricks and deceit (and the necessary violence).
These methods are still used in struggles between industrial and
Politica separated the judicature, the executive and the legislature.
Only some people in the executive power are elected but the 1% control
all three power instruments. The 99% are powerless. Conflicts within the
elite are mostly solved on a peaceful way. The Trias Politica only exist
within the boundaries of a country, between countries Machiavellian
methods (and a great amount of violence) are used. The influence of
supranational organs is minimal.
warmongers will never be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court
The French Revolutionary
Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793),was the
leader of the sans-culottes, the people without trousers, the poorest
and most powerless people of
“Patriotic Clubs will only pay
attention to people in the civil services and unite the forces of the
people in order to make up for the grievances of citizens. They will
punish the agents of the authorities who are guilty, stop the
continuation of their bad deeds and safeguard the well-being of the
but we will never be a club that is involved in the
process of making decisions. That should
be a serious mistake: a free union of citizens is not allowed to meddle
in public affairs, to govern or to
administrate. That must be clear: a club has only the simple and pure
right to make propositions, to give advice and to ask questions.
But when the freedom and the safety of the people
is attacked it is not only advisor but also agitator, censor, punisher
and even killer ......”
Only the 99%, people without power, can belong to the Autonomous Clubs of Marat. A multitude of such clubs will form a new controlling Fourth Power next to the existing Trias Politica. The 1% may not have any influence on this new power. The three separated powers of Montesquieu increased the freedom of the leading class, the new autonomous Fourth Power will increase the freedom of the common citizen in the New Humane World.
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