05 March 2014
Why OWS and the 99% is THE fundamental issue, which lies behind all others:
[This is another of those things I wrote years ago, and has been lost in draft form. I think I originally planned to add more list items, and elaborate further on all of them, but of course I don't remember what exactly I had in mind]
-War: Some of the largest corporations, (Boeing, Lockheed Martin), profit enormously from war
-Civil Rights: Corporations are not citizens, and therefor should have no civil rights - they are granted right anyway. They violate the rights of individuals without consequence. Income and wealth inequality are the single largest factor for the different life experiences of American whites and blacks, and wealth inequality is a direct result of our economic policies.
-Gay rights, abortion, etc etc: Directly mutual relationship between corporate political power and the religious right, as they are both "conservative". The only reason the religious right is taken seriously is because they support the politicians who are funded by corporate money.
-Environment: EPA doesn't work on shutting down your backyard BBQ. It is corporations which cause massive pollution. Corporations decide which power sources to tap into and what type of cars are manufactured. It was corporations which deliberately destroyed public transit across America.
WTO / NAFTA / etc: this should go without saying