We are the 99% is a political slogan widely used and coined during the 2011 Occupy movement. The phrase directly refers to the income and wealth inequality in the United States, with a concentration of wealth among the top-earning 1%. It reflects an opinion that “the 99%” are paying the price for the mistakes of a tiny minority within the upper class. This definition, steeped in Marxist ideology, comes from Wikipedia, which explains this attitude.
I have no intention of starting ideological battles here in defense of right or left. It would be a fight as hopeless as a brawl, with all system parties being the cause, not the solution, to our problems. Such long-running struggles are comfortable for the eminence grises, who willingly fuel this struggle and treat it as occupational therapy for a fractious society. For more information, see Who Really Rules Us?
Based on the “class struggle” theory, the protest movement 12 years ago exploited the real problem of the plutocracy’s too much influence in politics. If someone can – rarely honestly – scrape together hundreds of billions of dollars and then multiply that wealth, that doesn’t mean they’re a great organizer and that all of their ideas are absolutely good. The prime example is our pseudo-philanthropist-vaccinologist Bill Gates, whose “philanthropy” serves one purpose only: tax avoidance.
There is a saying about horses: If a horse knew its strength, no one would sit on it. Far from insulting people fighting for their rights, this saying is the essence of the protests: we are 99%. If it were possible for most of that 99% to take to the streets, no police force or army in the world could handle such violence.
Even today we have a similar situation: there are still people who do not recognize the power of 99%. The approach: There is nothing we can do about it – reduces ourselves to the role of saddled horses – without insulting these noble animals.
Author of the article: Marek Wojcik