Today the richest 85 people on earth own more wealth than the bottom half of humanity, some 3.5 billion people. Naomi Klein writes: "We are witnessing a transfer of wealth of unfathomable size... into the hands of the wealthiest corporations and individuals in the world"

Which begs the question what is this "wealth" which they "own". Mostly it is represented by paper and bytes which the rest of us consensually agree gives them authority over us. It is also control over common resources which is also only maintained by our complicit consent. The commons remain the property of the earth, we allow certain people and groups to exploit them.

It doesn't have to be like this. We can withdraw our consent. We can assert that each of us in our moments of radiant happiness and harmony inside nature are the real wealthy ones.

In practical terms we can choose to disengage and re-empower ourselves. That is the first step that must lead to effective direct action.