DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
Occupy the 1%!
40. The elitist Trias Politica
-- November 21 2012 --
The elitist Trias Politica
The People have no power!
private companies there is some contradiction between owners and
(powerful) directors, common citizens are not involved. Their interests
are disregarded and inferior to the interests of the people on top of
The scandals in the cycling sport or in the Olympic scene are examples
how society derails when there is no control. The well-paid top (and the
lower placed people who want to climb up) are like the mafia. Omerta,
nobody talks, nobody criticises what happens, the silence is deafening –
out of fear of being thrown out.
past it was even worse. Conflicts within the elite were
solved by wars between warlords who used
methods based on tricks, deceit and a lot of
violence. Defeated knights were invited to the banquet in which the end
of the war was celebrated while at the same time powerless citizens who
were used as 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. Western colonists considered people in the colonies also
the 1% still think they are superior.
The Trias Politica
two hundred years ago
the elitist count
of Montesquieu introduced the Trias Politica
to solve conflicts within the elite.
the executive and the legislature but did not make a
fourth People’s Power. Nearly all people in the
Trias Politica are nominated by peers. Only some in the executive power
The 1% control all three power
The Trias Politica
can only be used by people with money. The
influence of citizens is minimal, citizens lack the power and the money
to use or change laws. The rising level of education made the 99% more
conscious of their inferior position. Therefore more regulation was
needed to control the masses. The elite restricts the freedom of the 99%
by more rules and laws to maintain its privileged position.
allowed to vote but the elected decide. Democracy
continues to exist even when the elected are corrupt, difficulties are
mounting or the freedom of common citizens more and more restricted.
Decisions are in the first
place inspired by the benefit for the own group and not by the interests
of the 99% they hardly know. The dominating reason for any decision is
the pivotal role of money, of getting still more money for the already
privileged. Nobody from down under controls or punishes them. That has
to change, everyone has the right to interfere when decisions are wrong.
Political parties or philosophers hardly question the existence of the
At the most they try to increase influence of The People on the Trias
Politica but they do not think about an independent People’s Power. Even
after communist or fascist revolutions ousted the 1%, the 99% did not
get an independent power. The communist or fascist political parties
were dominated by a new 1%. The Trias Politica was maintained and used
to settle internal conflicts. The 99% could even use the Trias Politica
less than in Western capitalist countries.
Only Small Violence is needed
The struggle will not be very violent
(too dangerous for the activists) but you cannot make an omelette
without breaking some eggs. Marat claimed the right of the oppressed on
“Revolution is a natural right of The People”,
he said and in March 1789 he proclaimed the violent Revolution.
The People is legitimate, it remains always far inferior to the sum of
all injustices by the despots over the centuries”.
He saw that the use of a certain amount
– but far less than the violence of the 1% - was necessary and
unavoidable. He propagated that the “Revolution
will be a kind of guerrilla in which we can attack the enemy in all
places where the army cannot be used. This means that we can deprive the
enemy of all his advantages”.
New ideas and a new future can only arise when the 99% distance themselves from the elitist democratic system. The central guiding point is the idea that humans must get more influence on their own life and on the general social development. Only then humans really become freer.
In my book
“The Power of the Autonomous Human”, theory and practice of attacks on
persons” (free downloadable from my site “Down with any Elite”
I describe some successful actions. Activists had a lot of fun and got
more self-esteem because they knew they became less dependent on the
caprices of the people up there.
I want a Humane World in which the pivotal point in decisions is not money but the idea that all people have the same status. This paradigm shift, this revolution, gives the 99% more to say about their own life and more personal freedom.
See alsomy blog article “The Fourth People’s Power” http://downwithelite.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/the-fourth-peoples-power/
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