DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
Corruption, the only way to get rich
April 25 2008
This is one of my last Letters. My friend Leo
Rebello advised me to write a New Book – after nearly hundred
Letters. An excellent idea.
In a New World corruption will not exist
anymore, just as the ten million kids who now die each year before
they have reached the age of five will then live. When the elite
gets too much money it cannot be spent on clean water for all
In the Developing World corruption goes
from small policemen who get money so people do not have to pay a
fine to politicians who amass fortunes by bending the laws in their
A former Dutch MP got $ 250000 to rent a flat in
New York though she was paid lavishly for her post at the UNDP which
is instrumental to reach the “Millennium Development Goals”.
The goal to halve poverty by 2015 will not be reached partly because
of the money spent on high salaries, humvees for the NGO’s or planes
to bring politicians to poor regions.
But 250000 dollar is nothing compared with the salaries and bonuses in the industry and in the financial world, the media world, the sport or the advertising business. Or by misuse of monopolistic positions (as Bill Gates is doing see my third Letter). Or by the cooperation up between the upper- underworld especially in drugs that generate a lot of money.
Corruption, more money because of more
power, is everywhere.
To eradicate corruption other political ideas are needed.
Trade Unions want more money for their members. The figures prove that this fails, the income of the elite rises faster than that of the workers.
Political Parties want more power to stop the greed at the top. This fails also because politics and laws have hardly any influence on legalised corruption.
Elitepeople have the Power to get more Money. Elitepersons are the binding factor in this concept but also the weakest factor. When these powerful and privileged people are put under pressure, the concept will collapse and we can get a New World – one of the goals of my New Book.
Revolutions and wars have never prevented that
elites still reign the world for their own benefit.
Yours truly, Joost van Steenis
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