Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We Are The 1% - Britains Plutarchy ...

"We come from the finest families."

"We went to the finest schools."

"We go to the finest clubs."

"We mix with the finest people."

"We own you. We are the 1 percent."

We are living in a plutarchy : A combination of Oligarchy: (a structure in which power effectively rests with an elite class distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, commercial, and/or military legitimacy) and Plutocracy: (rule by the wealthy, or power provided by wealth.)

This is why the 99% are Occupying London, and for those who are confused over the issues, this is OccupyLSX's Initial Statement :

At today’s (October 16th) assembly of over 500 people on the steps of St Paul’s, #occupylsx collectively agreed the initial statement below. Please note, like all forms of direct democracy, the statement will always be a work in progress.

1. The current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives; this is where we work towards them.

2. We are of all ethnicities, backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities dis/abilities and faiths. We stand together with occupations all over the world.

3. We refuse to pay for the banks’ crisis.

4. We do not accept the cuts as either necessary or inevitable. We demand an end to global tax injustice and our democracy representing corporations instead of the people.

5. We want regulators to be genuinely independent of the industries they regulate.

6. We support the strike on the 30th November and the student action on the 9th November, and actions to defend our health services, welfare, education and employment, and to stop wars and arms dealing.

7. We want structural change towards authentic global equality. The world’s resources must go towards caring for people and the planet, not the military, corporate profits or the rich.

8. We stand in solidarity with the global oppressed and we call for an end to the actions of our government and others in causing this oppression.

9. This is what democracy looks like. Come and join us!

#OccupyLSX on Twitter. OccupyLSX on Facebook.