1 / 99
1/99 is said to describe how the power is distributed among the world’s population, or so they want you to believe.
However, right from the start, it is easy to tell whose side you’re on.
On the powerless’ side, they believe the “1%=99%” formula is a new-age slogan from the 21st century. Of course, they also believe that they are, in fact, the 99%. Why would they hang on to such a belief?
Everybody has the power to feel good or bad any time of the day.
But everybody also knows that nothing is true until it is believed, and that what to believe is a question of character and personal preference, to each their own.
If you think “1%=99%” is new-age, think again.
Because nothing could be farther from the truth.
“1%=99%” has been a constant since the beginning of words.
WHAT HAVE WORDS GOT TO DO WITH IT?
Where words are, there is power, and where power is, there are words. It’s always been that way. The two always come together like day and night.
Remember when words first appeared on Earth — when the Age was Stone, the Sahara green, and Northern Europe under 1.6-kilometer thick ice — the select few who mastered the words, the new media, first, they were the rock-stars of their day and all the power went to them. Those were the original 1%. In other words, that is how the “1%=99%” got started.
After the original 1% had invented enough words for pictures to speak a thousand words, hence to allow for storytelling, they wrote the scripts, paid the scribes, and were powerful and rich enough to own the storytellers, too.
When writing was invented, 5000 years ago, they possessed the power to own the papyrus as well as the messengers to get the messages across. A little later yet, 582 years ago, the early printing presses were also priced with the deep pockets of the powerful 1% in mind.
The invention of the printing press was followed in now quick succession by the invention of the other word accelerators such as the telegraph, the typewriter, the telephone, the radio, the TV, the computer and the word processor.
The internet, the most recent addition in the evolution of words, now gobbles up, stores, and disseminates more words faster than any previous invention made for that purpose before.
THE NEW-EST 1%
The newest 1%, also known as The Big Tech, aren’t powerful because they have a lot of words, but because they have a lot of words about you.
Where might the power be at time of writing? What might the exact percentage be? We don’t know. Only one thing is certain.
How they treat you is their power.
But how you respond is yours.