The list author says: "The Corporation is today's dominant institution. This awkward entity is considered a "person" by law, but has all the characteristics of a psychopath when examined closely: it shows neither emotions nor feelings, has no conscience, is incapable of experiencing guilt, and its sole purpose it is to make profits, no matter how.
Therefore, corporations are very fond of fascist regimes, such as Nazi Germany, where IBM offered support with their machines counting the deaths in the concentration camps. Corporations themselves sometimes behave as mass murderers, like the asbestos companies. They sometimes hire murderers, as Chiquita did in Colombia, to kill syndical leaders.
Corporations deplete our natural resources. Corporations prevent us from driving zero-emission electric cars. Corporations poisoned our natural environment and our food with artificial chemicals, causing a cancer epidemic, affecting nowadays 44 % of the men and 38 % of the women, following Dr. Samuel Epstein.
This world took another bad turn when Big Pharma decided to produce drugs for healthy people. Suddenly, all kinds of new complaints were invented, together with miraculous pills that were supposed to treat them. Not to cure them, but to treat them... for life... with "lifestyle drugs".
Corporations are so powerful that they are never prosecuted. Corporations got so powerful they determine how governments should behave, even if they go broke. Then the government must help them, socializing the losses to the people in general.
Corporations think of us as their enemies. Maybe it's time to fight back. Maybe it's time to boycott them. It will be good for your health, it will be good for your wallet, it will be good for the environment, and it will be of great help to any organic farmer living in your neighborhood. This farmer will probably treat you nice, delivering you tasty food produced without pesticides nor preservatives, earning money in an honest way. Try it."
"Noam Chomsky gives his point of view on the privatizations we suffered in the last decades : "Privatization does not mean you take a public institution and give it to some nice person; it means you take a public institution and give it to an unaccountable tyranny”."
"All the depressions, recessions, and panics we suffer are not produced by an “invisible hand”, but by the *expansion and contraction of the money supply*. And who is behind this ? It is not an invisible hand. It is the *central bank* that interferes with the monetary expansion and contraction. Contrary to popular belief, the Fed is not a national bank. It is a cartel of private banks."
"One of the best scenes of this movie is the chairman of Merrill Lynch saying to Reagan while he was actually delivering a speech : "you have to speed it up". It is one of those very rare instants when you actually see who is acting and who is in control !"
"We must always bear in mind the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt: "The trouble with this country is that you can't win an election without the oil bloc, and you can't govern with it." The actual murderer of the electric car is Big Oil."
"Dr. Arpad Pusztai is astonished : "I find that it is very, very unfair to use our fellow citizens as guinea pigs. We have to find the guinea pigs in the laboratory." But the FDA prefers to use the whole US-population for this purpose."
"ADM made some price agreements with a Japanese "competitor" that was secretly recorded, in which the president of Archer Daniels Midland preached the virtues of collaboration. 'We have a saying at this company,' he said. 'Our competitors are our friends, and our customers are our enemies.' So now it is clear where that put us, the customers, for the corporations."
"Who goes to the doctor today will be examined in a totally different way than 30 years ago. Apparently, we are now suffering all kinds of new epidemics, like high cholesterol, depression and hyperactivity. It takes a lot of scepticism to put all what the "man in the white coat" tells you into a broader perspective. But remember it is your health that is at stake."
"Have you ever thought of stomach acid being something bad ? Stomach acid is the first line of defense against bacteria and enables the absorption of vital nutrients in the intestines. But Big Pharma prefers you to swallow omeprazole (prisolec), since they make $ 7 billion out of it."
"Dr. David Healy says Big Pharma is better in marketing new drugs than in discovering useful formulas. The FDA approved Prozac when Eli Lilly finally succeeded to present two (!) studies that showed "some" (!) improvement in "mildly (!) depressive" patients."
"Vandiver Brown, head of the legal department of Johns Manville summarized its personnel policy, when asked : “do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they dropped dead ?”. He answered : “Yes, we save a lot of money that way.” Lawyer Ronald Motley calls Manville Corp. a mass murderer. However, not a single executive has ever been prosecuted for those crimes."