How do 1% control 99%?
In reality, we do not live in a democracy. We live in a plutocracy where the 1% with real wealth use their wealth to divide and conquer the nation.
Admiral Nelson was greeted by a superior force at the Battle of Trafalgar. He divided the Spanish and French fleets individually with a smaller, better trained and wisely led force. Victory to the nation that brought us rampant capitalism.
The 1% do the same to us. They divide, confuse and defeat us individually. In the west we like to think of ourselves as free-thinking individuals that do our own thing. Well, we are individuals doing our own thing but free we are not. So long as we are individuals then we are not a threat to the 1%.
The first thing the 1% do is to keep us frightened but pitting us against each other. They have created a term "The Middle Class" and force us all to aspire to it. As soon as we believe we are middle class, we become passive and desperate not to lose the tag "middle class" and fall back to being "working class" or worse, "under class", "criminal class" or just plain poor.
There is no such thing as middle class people. Just idiots with a few pounds more in their pockets to waste than the rest. They think they have reached the pinnacle of life but are still looked down upon by the 1%.
There is nothing more the 1% enjoys than seeing us all watching the television stations owned by the 1%. Fifty percent of the time television programmes are scaring us with news of one calamity after another. With 24 hour globalaised news channels you can be sure that the 1% can dig up a calamity from somewhere to make you feel afraid.
Remember back to a few decades ago when there wasn't 24 hour television, that when the news had gotten through whatever nastiness had happened in our country they then had to put good news stories in at the end. Now, after you get all the bad news in the UK, US or wherever you live, the news channel will tell us that a bus in Nigeria crashed, killing three people, that a flood in Chile killed another five and, wait for it, we are just getting news that an Australian stubbed his toe when he got out bed in Queensland.
If we are not being scared half to death by the news the rest of the programmes are their to make you passive. Get your aggression out, watching this sport or that sport but don't you dare take the aggression out on the 1%. Watch this talent show and be happy for you could be next.
And the other 50% of television consists of advertisements imploring you to waste money so that the 1% can get their hands on it. Of course, that money is not even real money at all.
We are employed by the 1% to do their dirty work. Do we get paid for it? No, we get paid pieces of paper, which are nothing more than IOUs. The real wealth is kept by the 1%. The "money" that you are given is first taxed, then it is deposited in a bank so that the bankers can take it to their local casino stock exchange to play with. The 1% then shower you with adverts so they can get their hands on any remaining "money" that you might have lying around.
And, if you don't have any money left then the BBC (corporate propaganda machine for the 1%) will brainwash you wish programmes about how to sell off anything you own for a few pennies. "And what will you spend the money on Doris," says Martin, "after 15% sales commission for your priceless family heirloom?"
"Well, Martin, I'm going to invest..." (Martin smacks the octogenarian over the head) "... I'm going on a cruise Martin!"
So there you have it, divided, commoditised and beaten. Simple.
It doesn't have to be that way. A lot of you will be thinking, "How can I alone make a difference? That is precisely what the 1% want you to think. That you are alone in the world, that nothing you do matters and that they know better so shut up, sit down, watch TV and give us all your money.