There are two worlds - 73rd Letter of an
Tue Jun 6, 2006 11:22
FPF-fwd. via "power elite"
There are two worlds - 73rd Letter of an Autonomous Thinker
I always hammer on the gap between elite- and massworld. It is the most
important factor in human power relations. To make it clearer where to look
for the eliteworld I will say something about other places on our world
where the majority of masspeople are at best present as servants.
Some masspeople (mostly living in the rich Western World) profit from this
partition but most masspeople have no access to many services that are human
EDUCATION: They say that India is economically booming but about half of the
population is illiterate.
FOOD: Millions of masspeople do not have access to enough food to have a
chance to become eighty years old as is normal in rich countries
HEALTH CARE: Only one in five HIV-patients has access to the medicinal
treatment that is normal for Western HIV patients.
I could go on but everyone knows examples of the great differences in the
-JUST AS THE ELITEWORLD IS NOT A GEOGRAPHICAL ENTITY, SPECIAL
PLACES IN THE MASSWORLD ARE RESERVED FOR RICHER MASSPEOPLE.
I wonder why masspeople accept that some humans reserve part of our
beautiful world for themselves. In our world many people find that
elitepeople have the right on apart places. But I see not much difference
with the South-African Apartheid (a Dutch word by the way) where many places
were reserved for white people. .
ONE OF THE MEANS TO GET RESERVED PLACES IS THE ADVANCING PRIVATISATION.
Money is the leading reason to make an excellent hospital and not the need
of all people for adequate medical services.
Some masspeople seem to have a higher status and get therefore better
medical attention. In a relatively poor country as Thailand the Bumrungrad
Hospital is leading a growing list of private hospitals in Bangkok. In 2005
it attracted 400.000 international patients. You may guess how many poor
Thais were treated. This medical enclave in a Third World country is
reserved for the well-to-do of other countries . Not only Westerns but also
These people went in the past to the USA for medical treatment but after
9-11 the attendance in Bangkok grew from 5000 prior of this incident to
70.000 in 2005.
FOR ARABS IT IS FAIRLY DIFFICULT TO ENTER THE USA.
The USA advocates freedom and democracy but is building a system to control
even the smallest details of the life of common people (and foreigners are
treated different than nationals).
THE SYSTEM TO CONTROL PEOPLE THAT EXISTED IN THE SOVIET-UNION IS BEING
REFINED IN THE USA .
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