From:   Jon Good <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 17, 2011 11:34:47 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Hypocrisy

Corporate capitalism is the dominant paradigm under which our society exists. As it stands, the only way for people to express themselves today is through the capitalist system. But, all of those things still represent the achievements of human beings, even if they had to be constructed within a capitalist framework. 

Or, put another way: Human beings have achieved amazing feats of science, engineering, and communication in spite of living in a corporate-controlled world, not because of it.

And, because I can't seem to write an email without resorting to a folksy cliché, let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.  


Jon Good

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:26 AM, Deadfish <> wrote:
I've been with the movement here in Chicago for the last two weeks
now. Problem is, I'm starting to be troubled by the number of young
people who are still relying on corporate crap like iPods and cell
phones and digital cameras. Then I took a look at myself and realized
that today, my life is totally dependent upon corporations. How are we
as a movement ever going to convince the world we're serious if we act
like hypocrites and use iPods, read books printed by Penguin, cook
food in pots made by Corningware, communicate on computers made by
soul destroying corporations in third-worlds, etc., etc., etc.? I'm
calling for a bonfire of the corporate vanities! I say we put our
money where our mouths are and get rid of anything made by a
corporation. Let's show these people just how seriously we take our
own philosophy!