I found this sign carried by an unknown woman at an #occupy gathering to be particularly poignant. It points out the obvious flaw in the thinking of those who have decided that corporations should be people. On the one hand they want them to have all kinds of rights – like a real person. On the other they want them to be free from all regulation – unlike real people.Real people get put to death or jailed when they willfully harm others. If the right wing social conservatives want to restrict people in so many ways such as abortion and drug use and if they want to control people by limiting their free speech how do they rationalize wanting to free corporations from all regulation? This type of irrational thought process would elevate corporations to the status of a “super person”.
In his great article at Common Dreams, Russel Mockhiber talks about which corporations could be candidates for execution.