DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
August 10 2004
many messages that document and comment new terrible facts but
nothing changes. It gives me a creepy feeling.
journey of six months trough Thailand, China and Cambodia I have
returned to The Netherlands. More than 40 years ago I travelled for
the first time through countries as Morocco, Nigeria and Tanzania.
housing, health and education is still reserved for people who live
on the eliteworld that is separated from the massworld by a Wall
that dwarfs the Wall that separated Western and Communist Worlds.
The split is even growing in the rich part of the world because even
seemingly friendlier Dutch Christian Democrats or German Socialists
are destroying the social safety net.
I do not
want to utter still more words about the terrible Gulf War, the Aids
problem, the curable illnesses that are not cured because of lack of
money or the attack on human dignity because many humans (often
women) are regarded as secondary citizens.
To get a fundamental change a shock, a catastrophe is needed that opens new venues to a better world. Many poorer people will continue to live in misery and many of them will needlessly die when the world is improved on a slow evolutionary way. See for the necessity of political catastrophes my series Political Catastrophes.
I want to merge elite- and massworld. Because the Wall between these worlds is very strong it can only disappear after a political catastrophe. To achieve such catastrophe I propose a simple action method. Let masspeople invade the eliteworld so that the elite cannot live anymore the life they lived before. Then masspeople will realise they do not want to live anymore on the secondary world.
The forty years I have been travelling to various parts of the Third World have convinced me that democracy can never solve the problem that the eliteworld remains situated high above the massworld. I invite people who sincerely want to give all people equal status on one united world to concentrate on the dominating problem that power is unevenly distributed. And to stop supporting one elitist leader against another elitist leader, to stop thinking that Kerry is better than Bush.
Yours truly, Joost van Steenis
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