[UPDATE March 8: Please call your Senators about the RESTORE Act, soon as ya can thx]
How many billion dollars does it take to un-decimate the wildlife population of the Gulf Coast? How much to build a new America’s Wetlands, an essential part of our ecosystem? How much to un-sicken and un-kill all those people and dolphins? … If corporations are people, then how come these people can get away with murder?
We call bullshit, through a 50,000-watt megaphone. On fire.
If this corporation is a person, then hang it by the neck until it is dead. Halliburton, too.
Call the White House and tell your Congresspeople about it, even if they are spillionaire whores. Tell them not to let BP settle out of court.
Corexit is everywhere, beaches are black, dead dolphins wash up every day, everything is gross on the shoreline, people are sick, the oil is still leaking out of the hole, and they are covering it all up. The oil companies DO NOT CARE ABOUT LOUISIANA. Or you, or me, or anyone.
And because of money, they STILL get to control the public dialogue.
Think about it. Do what you can to start the process to manifest transparent, open source government.
“People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are “The Advertisers” and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.” - Banksy