DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
Down with G8 Power!
June 12 2007
The G8 has power, too much power.
The G8 meeting
in Germany is a splendid example how the world is split in two
parts, the temporarily eliteworld of the G8, separated
from the rest of the world by a fence of twelve kilometres, and the
organisation of the anti-globalisation movement is a copy of our
elitist world. The
demonstrators are hardly allowed to bring forward some own ideas,
they must follow the policy of the leading group. I read somewhere
that “the Dutch part of the demonstrators got instructions from the
central organisation about what was expected from their
demonstrators call themselves Autonomous. But their autonomy is very
restricted. They also have only the purpose to make leaders clear
that another world is possible, without using any instruments of
power to force leaders to behave on a different way. They are only
violent against other masspeople – policemen and soldiers – on
places far away from the world of the G8 leaders.
autonomous demonstrators are also part of a well-knit mass
organisation. There is hardly room for creative, independent and
Another action policy is needed. Not a policy of reaction but a policy of action in which the initiative lies with the masses. Why should you only be active when leaders have a special meeting? When G8-leaders return to their own country demonstrations and other actions against them become rare.
I propose continuous actions in the private living sphere of elitepeople on the time, the place and the way masspeople decide for themselves. I propose really autonomous actions by humans that are the only living beings that can act in an creative and independent way.
Your truly, Joost van Steenis
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