The Bastille; the desacralization of corporate power (via Carol Hardick)

This post compares the storming of the Bastille and the eventual end of corporate hegemony. It’s an interesting comparison, and very imaginative. Please give it a read.

James Pilant

Best paragraph –

Corporations and their top tiers, including the stock market which serves them, have grown so huge and so powerful they don’t see the loss of one job as a tragedy, they don’t see the loss of millions of jobs as a tragedy, all they see is statistics. The planet is going to exist in perpetuated chaos until the corporations recognize that there are people behind the numbers. One day as the world is crashing around those on whose backs the corporations created their wealth, executives will look to the horizon and see that their Bastille is going to be stormed. They will be dethroned. -Not because capitalism doesn’t work, it does- but because the people are starving, and they’re starving at the expense of corporate greed. Does this sound similar to the era leading up to the French Revolution? Just like the kings and queens who faced the axe because of their greed and overreach, corporations and the politicians who supported them, will be in the same position and need to seek a peace treaty while they have the chance.

The Bastille was stormed because women had no bread to feed their families. The royalty was desacralized, dethroned and sentenced to death.  Five decades later Karl Marx wrote his manifesto on the plight of the working class. Ironically Marx did not work, but lived off the money of wealthy patrons.  Even when his child was dying as a result, he did not go out and search for work, but searched instead for more entitlements.  How did his manifesto … Read More

via Carol Hardick