Corporaclast Manifesto

cor.por.a.clast  n.

  1. One who destroys corporations
  2. One who attacks unconstrained capitalism

“In the 1980s capitalism triumphed over communism.  In the 1990s it triumphed over democracy and the market economy.”                    David C. Korten, The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism

Corporations are legal entities that exist only

  1. to make money for their owners (shareholders), and
  2. to shield those owners from any liability.

 Corporations are inherently amoral.  Not immoral, not deliberately pursuing wrong, but amoral, completely without any sense of right and wrong.  No one oversees their morality…not even our own government.

In fact, the Trump administration is doing everything it can to give corporations unlimited freedom at the expense of consumers, employees, governments, and the planet.

Multi-national corporations are not citizens of any country and no government controls them.  They value only money.  If you cannot buy it or sell it, then it has no value.  This is why unchecked capitalism leads to consumerism and materialism.

[Corporate motto: “Love things, not people.”]

Multinational corporations threaten us as individuals and as a nation:  they control our country – what we eat, drink, hear, see, read, and breathe.  And they try to control what we think.

Change requires

  1. an indirect approach, for they control the media,
  2. subversion, for they control the powers that be.

Corporaclastic artists create fissures in the iron grip corporations hold over us, generating hairline cracks at first, but gaining power and strength as the movement coalesces.  We will eat away at the shiny corporate façade we call the American ‘culture.’  It will crumble, and in its place will grow a new economy that values quality of life, not quantity of things.

originally posted on www.GuerillaArt.org  by Ellen Rogers  [website no longer in operation]