posted on Mar, 3 2008 @ 09:36 PM
The only way we will ever remove the effects of elitism from society is by accepting its existence and by accepting our differences. We will never,
ever remove elitism. One person, one group will always have what others want. It gives us something to strive for. Differences between tribes,
groups within tribes and individuals within groups will always exist. Discrimination based on differences is a natural product of evolution and will
probably always exist while ever survival and selection of the fittest determines mate selection. We should accept it and work with it. To work
together and remove the effects of elitism we need not put our differences to one side but put them together and work with them.
We can even-up the playing field but we need to change the game's rules.
We can makes this planet better but we have to want it. Really want it. Whether we are in Africa, China, America, Europe, Australia. We can turn
the tables by hitting the financial institution we call economy. I don't think any one wants to be without food, clothing, shelter, warmth and
money. Only the first four items are essential. The elite know this and ensure that we need the fifth item (money) to get them. They ensure most of
us have just enough money to cover our purchasing of those first four. This is a global consumer driven guilt society.
The best way to counter the elite is by using their game pieces against them. I suggest we use organised, peaceful non-co-operation. For a few days
each week (maybe longer) we should stop buying goods (no petrol, no diesel, no electricity, no gas, no gadgets, no public transport, no visiting
government institutions, no phone calls). If it means we can't get into work then it means we can't get into work - they can't sack us all, they
need us more than we need them. It will not take long for large corporations to push government. It will not take long for government and business
to ask us "What do you want?"
We can stop many of the wars that are happening.
We can stop the cost of food and utilities from getting higher.
We can stop education from being dumbed down.
We can make government and other institutions of public control and directorship serve the people.
By accepting our differences and working with them we can begin to embarrass and remove those who are killing, ruining and overly profiting from us by
encouraging war, rivalry and terrorism. We may not solve all human conflicts but we can lessen them in both number and magnitude.
Sometimes, violence can solve things but violence on a large scale only ever creates a winner and a loser. Violent civil unrest is not a solution.
National and global non-cooperation could be a solution. Every human being shares the same history - the human experience - regardless of ethnicity
and religion. Every human has the same basic needs, emotions and desires. Our cultures may differ but at heart, as different as we are in other
respects, we are not very different from one and other. Don't revolt with violence, revolt with civility and a kinship with fellow men.