DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
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-- June 9 2010 --
eradicate damaging greed,
But … how
can The People prevent that the Happy Few earn more than 200,000
euro in one year?
To achieve an income cap is nearly impossible.Then you are dependent on CEO’s, politicians and other people who to a very great height cannot be trusted. Autonomous humans should not be dependent on what other far-away people could regulate.
What do rich people do with so much money? How and where are they spending more than 200,000 euro in one year? There The People can become autonomously active. They must attack the Achilles Heel of the Greedy, Money and Extravagance.
When it becomes more difficult to spend more than 200,000 euro in one year, the necessity to earn 200,000 euro starts to wither away and the world becomes friendlier and less dominated by money.
anyone wants a Mercedes of one million euro The People can think of
ways to stop the use and the production of this exaggerated
200,000 euro to spend in one year should be the LIMIT!
-- May 17 2010 --
Making it impossible to manipulate.
Suddenly the Greek government had to
pay 14 percent interest instead of 7 percent the previous day.
No, in both cases some unidentified people wanted to earn huge amounts of money by shady transactions. They have no objections to speculate, manipulate, cheat or bribe to please their greed. They do not care that more than ten million kids die each year before they are five years old.
The burden of their greed is carried by the shoulders of common citizens. In the USA 10 percent of the workers are officially unemployed, but the real employment is twice as much. In Spain the unemployment is already 20 percent according to the government and nobody sees any improvement in the coming years.
greed, that causes much of the misery of common citizens, has to be
despise top-down. In the past
governments have shown that they want in the first place to please
money-makers. They never showed they care in the first place for the
are people greedy?
The idea “200,000 euro a year is the LIMIT!” does not strive to improve our present world a little bit, does not want that only five million kids die each year before they are five years old in stead of the present ten million, does not concentrate on getting a few cents more each month, less racism or slight improvements of basic human rights. It is neither left nor right, it is autonomous, it promotes the freedom to do what you want to do without hurting other humans.
200,000 euro is the LIMIT! wants a humane world by attacking the fundamental motivation of nearly all activity. Our society is restricted by the paradigm that everything has to be expressed in terms of money. This money paradigm must be replaced by a driving force that puts the well-being of humans first. Only then all ten million under-five kids that die each year get a chance on a decent life.
This change cannot be reached by elections. You may vote but don’t expect much from newly elected leaders. Their first goal is the preservation of a society based on money and not based on the well-being of humans.
200,000 euro is the LIMIT! aims to prevent the use of surplus money. In this process the creativity, initiative and activity of common citizens is activated. They free themselves from restrictions imposed by (very well-to-do) leaders who appreciate money more than a decent life for all people. Only when society is guided by the idea that the life of all humans is important the way will open to a society with more freedom.
200,000 euro is the LIMIT! has nothing
to do with old politics based on the pursuit of money. The basic
idea is that the People prevent the Happy Few amassing too much
money for the own group at the cost of the life of the vast
-- April 19 2010 --
must survive so there must be enough food.
basic necessities are a drainage system, a decent living place and
enough trains and roads to transport people and goods.
story can be told about clean drinking water, electricity and
200,000 euro a year is the LIMIT!
-- April 4 2010 --
that are beneficial to humanity that have no chance to be realised
remain utopian, a far-off place that never can be reached.
Attractive ideas must be accompanied by a vague plan how to move
across the road to the New Humane World.
The simple fact that each year ten million kids die before they are five years old because they cannot buy the necessary food and medical care is enough proof that the life of common citizens does not dominate ideas of leading people.
A sledge hammer can only be used by some people but any human is strong enough to prick with a pin. And a multitude of pinpricks has more effect than a single blow with a big hammer. It will avoid that “200,000 plus people” use their surplus money for objects and in places that are out of reach of “200,000 euro minus people”.
To increase the number of pinpricks people can ask trusted friends to join an independent and temporary “200,000 euro is the LIMIT! Club”. These clubs have leaders nor restricting rules. They stand open for people who adhere to the idea that a limit to the spending power of a few very rich people opens the way to a more humane world.
Everyone can find exclusive objects and places that are reserved for the top of the world. Many pricks will make the use of exclusive objects impossible. When the top of the world cannot spend its surplus of money, the leading paradigm that determines the world will change from money to humanity.
not expect anything from politicians or governments that are all
under the spell of the money paradigm.
-- March 20 2010 --
Consequences of 200,000 euro is the LIMIT!
In The Netherlands only 30.000 people on a population of 16.500 000 get more than 200,000 euro a year. This small group gets at least 10 percent of all money that is paid out.
Prices go down when nobody can spend more than 200,000 euro a year.
When products, which are exclusively used by the tiny top, are not made anymore the environment will benefit. But a spending limit has bigger effects.
Why are people indulging in more or less criminal activities?
Because they want to get as much money as possible.
Do you think that drug bosses produce drugs because they think people want to become addicted?
Do you think that leaders of the tobacco-industry produce more cigarettes because they think smoking cigarettes is good for you?
Do you think that people who sell sub-prime mortgages for homes that will be repossessed after a few months think they help people to live decently?
Do you think that Microsoft uses its monopoly because then people get better computer programs?
Do you think that bank directors give loans to help needy people?
Do you think that lawyers defending drug barons want to uphold the law?
Do you think that a physician becomes a heart surgeon because he wants to help people with heart problems?
Do you think that industry leaders increase their production because they think more people want to use their products?
Do you think that leaders in the advertisement industry promote unimportant products because they think people will become happier?
The only reason is the growth of their own income.
When this income is capped they have to consider if people want their products, if it is nicer to be a local doctor or a surgeon, if it is not better for humanity to make less cigarettes, if it is not better for lawyers to help poor people who are attacked by house sharks than to defend mass murderers, kidnappers, ponzi-schemers or drug barons.
In the end the importance of people will reign over the importance of more money for already well-off people.
200,000 euro a year is the LIMIT!
-- February 18 2010 --
Al Capone and 200,000 euro is the LIMIT!
Al Capone killed many people and amassed a lot of money in illegal ways. He was accepted by people who also had lots of money. But in the end the money caused his downfall, he was put in prison because of tax evasions. The already rich know how to remove people from their tables – by using the ultimate weapon – money!
The reason for crime is always that illegal entrepreneurs want to enjoy the loot.
Just as criminals greedy legal entrepreneurs have a business to profit personally. To solve this situation, do not attack (illegal) businesses but make extravagant personal spending impossible.
People who want change never talk about why leading people do what they do – to get money. That is the only point where they can be attacked. The mentality changes when it is not anymore possible to use lots of money for the own pleasure. We can care for it that the 200,000 plus club cannot use their money anymore.
Only to increase their own income bank directors give loans and mortgages to people, though they know the money will never be repaid,. Why do we have hedge funds, equity funds, futures, options, speculation in commodities, manipulation in valuta, even a stock exchange? Because it is good for people who earn their money in this part of the economy. We can do without this part where people are earning money by speculating without any risk for their own life. Their houses are never repossessed.
The top and the criminals stop speculating, manipulating, embezzling or deceiving other people when they cannot spend their excessive money anymore. Then they will close the stock exchange, they will not look for financial escape routes via small islands where their shady manoeuvres are never controlled.
Everything that is driven by the idea to get still more money will be seen on a different way and many things will change or disappear.
Big crime, auctioning objects worth a million or more, big corruption, the world of gambling, the fraudulent real estate sector, the luxury industry, having a private serving staff, exclusive clubs, the advertisement world, sponsoring, copyright, even the music and sports world.
We can demolish the reason why a few people get lots of money by caring that extravagant, exclusive and expensive products will not be produced anymore. When the reason why some people get too much money falls away, the new society will be based on human values, wishes and ideas and will not anymore be dictated by money.
200,000 euro a year is the limit!
-- February 11 2010 --
The private home of Prime Minister Abhasit Vejjajiva of Thailand is being guarded by 50 policemen after someone threw some bags of shit in the garden.
When 200,000 euro is the LIMIT! is accepted such costs should fall under the private spending limit. The unproductive security industry will not be glad. The People who have to pay fewer taxes will be happier.
-- February 5 2010 --
Judges at the European Court go over the LIMIT!
A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has a basic income of 7665 euro a month, 38.5 % of the basic income of a judge at the European Court. The basic income of the judge is thus 240.000 euro a year, far above the 200,000 euro is the LIMIT! When his salary is brought down to 200,000 euro a year (he can still live lavishly), the income of the MEP’s (38.5 % of that of the judge) and the European civil servants will also come down and we have to pay less taxes.
By including the many extras the judge get as payment for lectures and advising governments, high allowances, free travel, sleeping in the most expensive hotels, maybe free entrance to the most exclusive golf clubs, the saving for the People will be much greater. An example of the deep influence on our life of a small idea – 200,000 euro a year is the LIMIT!
-- February 1 2010 --
200,000 euro a year is the LIMIT!
Defeat the greed and delete the elite.
Only a tiny minority can spend each year more than 200,000 euro. In the past they were called robber barons, criminals or capitalists, now they are joined by greedy CEO’s, financial and real estate speculants, the jet-set and their servants. Activities directed on this small isolated sector of our society will have a tremendous impact. The world will become friendlier when these people are prevented to live in decadent luxury. You can live very nicely on 200,000 euro a year. 200,000 euro is the limit!
But you cannot buy anymore a Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss of 1.3 million euro, a Riva Duchesse yacht of 7 million or a house of 20 million.
You cannot hang a Van Gogh on your wall, fly to the moon as a tourist, buy dresses of over 50.000 euro, go shopping in Kuala Lumpur when you live in London or pay a yearly fee of 100.000 euro for your favourite golf club. And you have to sack your serving staff, lose your other nine houses and your private plane.
Indeed a drawback but the reason to amass money disappears when extravagant luxury ceases to exist. A few people will suffer but many rejectable sides of our society will disappear. When the super-rich get less, prices go down and maybe there will be enough money to solve the problem of the 10.000.000 kids that die each year before they are five years old.
When you cannot spend your surplus money, why should you want a salary of 10.000.000 euro and still demand bonuses, why should you sell drugs, rob banks, be corrupt or manipulate or embezzle other people. With the disappearance of excessive greed of a few people negative effects as financial and economic crises, rising unemployment and many people losing their homes will also disappear.
The world runs on money but when you cannot spend excessive money anymore, the world will change and become more pleasant. The well-being of all people becomes more important than that some people try to get as much money as possible.
In coming letters I will write about the deeply intruding consequences of this idea on our society, how to implement this idea and how the luxury industry that only caters for a very small group of people with too much money can become obsolete.
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