Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 18, 2012, 9:24 a.m. EST by RoughKarma
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The goal of Occupy should be to end the deathgrip that Corporate America has on our political system and its boundless greed. This goal should be tempered by the facts, though. We need corporations. We need them for jobs. We need them for innovation. They can be and have been a positive force in American society. And whether we like it or not, it's their money. They can do whatever they want with it. Microsoft has made as much profit as any of them and was despised for its aggressive tactics, and yet the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation does a lot of good work and donates a whole lot of money to help the vulnerable of society. They certainly are in the 1%, but I don't think they're evil. This label thing, the 1% and the 99% thing, its divisive and it is being used to degrade they very people that can help. The plan should not be to divide the 99% from the 1%, it should be to divide the 1%. Convince corporations it is in their interest to act responsibly and they will. Show them they can use their responsible behavior to gain marketshare and they will do it. If they give back to the communities that support them, do we really care that they benefit from it? A win-win scenario is the only way we will succeed in bringing change. Pick the worst corporate offenders and boycott. Praise and support others that do the right thing by society. Promoting hatred, anger, violence, and class warfare will not and must not succeed. We must be committed to evolution, not revolution. I constantly see supporters exhorting Americans to "Wake Up!". We aren't asleep, we're waiting...