DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
idiots really crazy?
Chang, December 20 2004
Is someone who
earns a hundred times more than the average worker not really crazy?
Is someone who condemns citizens to a wretched life by breaking down
social security (and at the same time increasing his own salary) not
a real idiot?
The fairly often occurring attacks on leading persons are mostly symbolic, threats without any real pressure. But a bomb attack on a minister, the breaking of windows of private houses, the sabotaging of cars of high-placed persons and of course the murders of politician Fortuyn and film maker Van Gogh (see Letter 25 and Letter 53) prove that actions can become very concrete.
Masspeople are sometimes very creative in finding new action
methods. Maybe therefore the elite likes to say that they are crazy
because masspeople must not be independently creative but must only
use their creativity in the time of their boss.
All these attacks on leading people are based on a correct idea. Misery is caused by living people and not by dead institutions. Therefore trade-union actions that block the entrance to a ministry are ineffective. Nobody is listening. Why don't they demonstrate in the private living sphere of a minister. Such actions intrude the mind of the minister. But all official recognised oppositional organisations are embedded in the power structure in our country. They only attack structures, never leaders who take wrong decisions. And they always remain quiet about the real top that takes the ultimate decisions.
Many so-called crazy masspeople know better. They direct their wrath directly at the root cause of their discontent. And that are always people, leading people, people at the top of the power pyramid. These crazy people are maybe unadjusted to our society but who wants to be adjusted when society is crazy. But in a crazy society normal people will be named crazy.
But it is sure that many masspeople that are disturbed by our crazy society know what it is the cause of their grievances. Then some of them indeed attack this cause, and that are always living people who are in the position to take decisions.
Yours truly, Joost van Steenis
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