By Alberto Pupo
The people are weary of Corporate lies. The people are weary of overly privileged (mostly white men) individuals hiding behind the law and committing crimes against humanity, animals, and the environment. Corporations need to be done away with. The whole notion of hiding behind a fictional legal creation with zero accountability is not ethically and morally wrong. Whatever happened to a person or group of people owning a business but being held accountable for their practices and impact upon our society? Whatever happened to people being able to identify and build an actual relationship with those who provide goods or services to them? We must move away from this era of zero accountability and corporate crime and learn how to progress as a people.
Corporations are nothing more than vehicles for crime. Most fraudulent activity is either done by a corporation or someone associated with a corporation. Corporations have an ill conceived notion that they are beyond the law and reproach. Naturally this sort of fanciful thinking is further fueled by the Corporate friendly decisions of our current Supreme Court. The Roberts Court has very close ties to Corporate America. For example Justice Clarence Thomas had a lengthy career as an attorney for Monsanto, which led to a Supreme Court Decision awarding them ultimate patent rights over seeds! The current Court has not issued a single decision that would contradict Corporate Rights. In fact in 2010 and then again this year in 2014 Corporations have been given a freedom of speech and control in the political world that the individual is not able to exercise. Sadly while the people rail against these decisions the Supreme Court continues to contradict the will of the people giving more rights to a legal fiction while people of this Nation struggle to be able to exercise their own rights.
Corporations now control the political process as well. With the vast amounts of money are their disposal (due to not paying taxes), Corporations are able to control popular mediums in order to manipulate the entire political process. While ultimately the vote wins the election, the use of money helps to purchase the media, and in America Media is everything. Most Americans are not political savvy and will usually rely on some television snippet to make up their minds about how to cast a vote. since Corporations control the media it is their chosen candidate that will be able to spread this 60 second soundbite (and then America can get back to Kim and Kanye wedding).
Corporations need to be done away with. A proprietorship or a partnership attached to a clean an identifiable source should be the only form to run a business in America. We need a business world with clearly defined owners who can be clearly held accountable for any misdeeds they may engage in. When this happens our society can function in a more rational and progressive fashion.