The Revolution absolutely will not be brought to you by Absolut
The Revolution will not give the leaders of the revolution passes to fly on American Airlines as long as they wear a corporate pin
Working Assets may fund a lobbyist to kiss up to some congress person but it will it put some one on a picket line?
Wearing a rainbow pin while waving a rainbow flag sucking down the beer that is sponsoring this years Pride Festival will give you neither freedom nor Pride
Do you really think corporations will sponsor workers rights to a fair share?
A living wage?
Or will they maybe try to buy you off by helping you focus all your energy on getting a bill passed that will help you enjoy equal access to being a 9.00 dollar an hour barista with a college degree. A job where you get to pee in the bottle for the manager of the Starbucks that under pays you and over works you. You know the one that came in and drove the neat funky coffee house where they had poetry readings out of business.
I may be wrong but I sure wouldn’t count on Starbucks sponsoring the revolution. Because when push come to shove Starbucks is just another Walmart.
Corporations will not sponsor your fight to end NAFTA/CAFTA/GATT or the off shoring of all the jobs that paid a decent wage.
I’ll tell you an open secret about corporation… The only purpose of a corporation is to make a profit for their executives and shareholders. The corporations do not give a flying fuck about your gender identity or your sexuality.
They will throw you under the bus if some Christer doesn’t like your looks and complains. If you are not in a union and have the misfortune to live in a so called “right to work” state they do not need a reason to fire you and see to it you do not get un-employment. And ENDA won’t do a damned thing about that. If you think otherwise look at the rate of un-employment for people of color.
Corporations do not have your best interests at heart. You are a human resource to be used to increase the one thing that a corporation exists for, the bottom line. They care only about money.
When they say something different they are lying.
There will be a revolution when and only when people stop arguing over bull shit like identity and unite to say they are tired of being collectively fuck by corporations that don’t give a rats ass about their lives.
The revolution will start when people start saying no to advertising. When people stop buying stuff they don’t need but are brainwashed into wanting. Or if they do buy it they pay cash and say no to paying the banks usurious piles of interest charged for using credit cards.
Because the only real value we have to the rich, to the corporations is in buying, consuming, endlessly…
If we picked just one or two corporations at a time and stopped buying from them until they start treating workers with respect, permitting unions, paying a living wage etc… That would be revolutionary and I guarantee that revolution will not have corporate sponsorship.