Too big to exist: Corporate Dirty Tricks
Go after the big mega-coporations and they will fight back with murderous intent. Shades of Karen Silkwood:
ThinkProgress has learned that a law firm representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the big business trade association representing ExxonMobil, AIG, and other major international corporations, is working with set of “private security” companies and lobbying firms to undermine their political opponents, including ThinkProgress, with a surreptitious sabotage campaign.Not so different from Republican dirty tricks. Shades of Dan Rather:
According to one document prepared by Team Themis, the campaign included an entrapment project. The proposal called for first creating a “false document, perhaps highlighting periodical financial information,” to give to a progressive group opposing the Chamber, and then to subsequently expose the document as a fake to undermine the credibility of the Chamber’s opponents. In addition, the group proposed creating a “fake insider persona” to “generate communications” with Change to Win. View a screenshot below:The mega-corporations are killing us. They're adjudicated as "persons" and enjoy the same rights as flesh and blood individuals, but you can't put them in jail for murder. Seems to me the best way to usher in an authentic new Progressive Era is with some good old-fashioned trust busting again.