The corporations that are screwing up your life, tainting your water, polluting your air, buying up your favorite coffee shop and turning it into a gas station, sucking your tax dollars up through subsidies, those corporations are the same ones creating the climate catastrophe.
In fact, The Guardian reported that just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions. One hundred incredibly rich yet morally bankrupt entities, that is.
These corporations, under the disguise of providing employment include Exxon Mobil, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Chinese and Russian coal, Chevron, BP, CNPC, ConocoPhillips, Gazprom, Lukoil, Total, Petrobas and many others.
It gets even worse. The Carbon Majors Report revealed that more than half of all industrial emissions over the past 30 years were put out by just 25 corporate and state-owned entities.
Twenty-five companies are killing us, smothering us, stealing our futures while choking us (and not the fun kind of consensual choking done in the bedroom. This is the bad kind of choking that results in drought and hurricanes and your dog stuck in a tree!).
Basically, a tiny number of sociopaths make the decisions that are currently dooming us all, and as much as I’d like to tell you otherwise, those people don’t even notice if we all march outside in colorful hats.
Point is, the only protests that create change are those that interrupt the flow of business, because these corporations will not give up easily.
Too much profit rests in the balance for them to stop their prolonged execution of the human race.
The truth is, your daily troubles are connected to the same corporations that are causing the largest existential threat we fleshy apes have ever faced.
The higher-ups at those organizations control our governments, and therefore, our day-to-day lives.
With thanks to Lee Camp is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and activist.
Mint Press / ABC Flash Point News 2019.