Corporations embody collections of related ideas and functions. They do not embody people. The ideas used by corporations come from people, and the functions of corporations are carried out by people. That means that when you take apart any corporation, however large or small, you end up with human beings – like your neighbor down the block, or the checker at your local grocery.
Sure, they get a paycheck – but only because corporations can’t figure out how to get work out of people without giving them money. Nothing bothers them more than being forced to employ living, breathing humans with actual needs that have to be met, and then having to – oh, horrors! – compensate them fairly for their skills, hard work and time spent away from what really matters in their lives.
Right now, those at the top are grateful they aren’t us – but we should be the grateful ones, because when the poop hits the fan, they have much, much more to lose than we do. And we have everything to gain.
From the article:
“The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment that would assert that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights, and that money is not the same as free speech [emphasis mine – dmiwench].”