|Kuala Lumpur, January 15 2008
When you find a lot of money you have found the elite.
Often I have been asked to give names of elitepeople. But I think masspeople are sufficient autonomous to decide which eliteperson they want to pressurize.
I give only methods how to find elitepersons. Because the elite always wants to have more than the masses, look for the money and you find the elite.
Money allows the elite to distinguish itself from the masses. With money the elite has build a separate world that is closed to masspeople. Money is the ultimate and dominating reason why elitepeople want to have power.
POWER and MONEY are intertwined.
But while it is not always clear who has power, money can always been traced. Money is spend in special places and on special goods. A Ferrari or a big yaught cannot be bought by people who just work for a monthly salary. In five star hotels masspeople are only servants. A massperson can never get a ticket for the first row in a theatre when a premiere is on program.
Other examples I have given in my Letters, "Where is the eliteworld" or "There are two worlds".
You can also determine who belongs to the elite by using the Method of the Three F's. (see "Who belongs to the elite". Elitepeople possess Finance (capital), Functions (to take important decisions) and Family (a network of trusted people).
I used this research method in "The elite is very old" and "The growth of an elite".
In the past I used this method to make a list of more than two hundred people who belong to the Dutch top elite. I published the result in "The Power of the Family-Capital and What to do About It" (1980). Alas only available in Dutch.
By following the money trail you can find elitepersons.
Then and only then you can decide what to do to make an end to the dominating positions of elitepersons, to the situation in which decisions favour in the first place the continuation of the safe and privileged position of a few humans at the cost of the position of the vast majority of humanity.
More money for a small group of already privileged people is the basic reason that many people do not have a decent life. Even when it costs near to nothing to eradicate measles, malaria or tuberculosis, the money is not available.
It is not going to happen that extreme poverty is eradicated in a few years.
On the contrary, the elite continues to channel vast amounts of money to itself.
And again, follow the money and you find the culprits.
Then and only then masspeople can undertake the right actions that make it impossible for the elite to continue the exclusive and safe life they lived for ages. And it is fairly easy to disturb situations that can only be bought by excessive money.
When the elite cannot live any more its privileged life, then and only then the road is opened towards a New World in which all people have equal status.
Yours truly, Joost van Steenis