Breakfast of Champions?
As part of his series on albatros chicks taken in the isolated Pacific Ocean Islands of Midway, Chris Jordan shows us that on a diet of human trash, tens of thousands of these chicks die on Midway every year from starvation, toxicity and choking.
When one finds bottle caps, plastic bags, toothbrushes and syringes in the stomachs of baby birds on one of the most remote islands on Earth, does it not begin to raise serious questions about the harm we (the human species) are doing to this Earth?
Maybe there is something to that “corporations are people” thing after all…..
If a Killer can’t buy his way off of death row… why can a corporation? In 2010, Pfizer was handed the largest criminal financial fine in human history. 1.5 Euros (approximately 1.9billion US dollars). It was the fourth time in ten years they have been fined. (not unlike many big companies, they paid it out of their kitty designed to cover the fines they must pay for their crimes).
Companies have been convicted of killing, public deception, tax evasion, mass pollution, government bribery, and the like, yet they continue to carry on doing business (and paying a fine).
and so…. how about we DO start treating corporations like people then… After all, if a person did all of these things they would be in jail (and in some places and countries) or put to death… so why then, do we treat a corporation any different? We scoff when we hear someone say corporations are people….. but maybe we need to start treating them as such.