“Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn't make a corporation a terrorist.”
That’s a pretty damn good question, posed by Winona LaDuke, an activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer. In our hearts, were we to fully understand what’s going on, we’d all be activists but it’s too much trouble and there’s simply way too many things to be pissed off about.
So, we leave it to others like Winona and quietly thank her for her efforts on our behalf, if we notice at all. But the question remains.
There was a time (and I remember it) when corporations took what advantages they could, but were not criminals
I made the acquaintance of a retired banker living in France, a man who still had his hand very much in the game. We were introduced by my Brit friend and spent a lively and interesting afternoon at his luxurious country estate. I’d made a reference to Wells Fargo, my favorite criminal bank, listing some of their more egregious offences.
A broad grin spread across his handsome face and he leaned forward. “But Jim,” he said, “you don’t understand. That’s what banke…