[lbo-talk] OWS Teach-In: Where to start?

c b cb31450 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 13:17:00 PDT 2011

Michael Pollak On Fri, 7 Oct 2011, SA wrote:

> So does that mean Amnesty International, another fictional person,
> should have its Bill of Rights protections limited too? Or a legally
> registered food co-op? Does that mean David Koch, a natural person,
> should be free to buy elections, just as long as he doesn't do it
> through Koch Industries Inc.?
> It's not a good idea that's been miscast. It's just a bad idea, that
> starts from the wrong premise. If the aim is to get money out of
> politics, then why not just make the slogan Money Isn't Speech?

You're right. That is better.


^^^^^^^^^ CB: Getting rid of corporate personhood does not solve everything, but it's a step and it's sort of catches a lot of people's interest and favor.

Get money out of politics , but what makes OWS a revolution in the protest form is that it gets POLITICS INTO THE MARKET (WHERE THE MONEY IS). It politicizes the market place. It confronts the actual ruling class more directly.

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