On Corporate “Personhood” — Activist David Cobb from the Move to Amend (movetoamend.org) movement gives a compelling overview of the Corporate Personhood concept and the grassroots movement to eliminate the treatment of Corporations as “persons.” The talk was hosted by Occupy Lansing in Lansing, Michigan, on January 10, 2012.
Government has a flaw that General Electric doesn’t have. The government is potentially democratic. There’s a way of influencing the government and participating in it. I’m not joking, just think about it. When you’re saying that the government is doing this and that and the other thing to us, yes, the government is reflecting the interests of the people in it, but they could be representing us - there is no way for private tyrannies to be representing us. So yes, they would like you to hate the government. There is a lot wrong with the government, there is a lot to be hated about it, there is a lot to be changed about it. But the main thing about it is you can participate in it. And there are ways of changing what it does, and therefore, for at least people who believe in democracy, gives us advantages that other systems of powers don’t have. It is potentially our system of power, and the private corporations aren’t.