What do yall think about people that say our global problems will stop when corporations start being held accountable and that it has nothing to do with an individual's personal choices?
Obviously on the surface level it sounds like a great thing. I can keep consuming and I'm not in the fault for contributing to any problems and it's the corporations that are the only things to blame.
What would this accountability process look like? How do you hold a corporation accountable for tricking us into purchasing the poisoning the planet, taking a part of the deaths of billions of earthlings, and the poverty of even more?
Obviously individual choices are negligible in the scope of the corporation, but isn't the individual the one supporting the corporation to keep going? Shouldn't helping individuals be accountable to choose better actions be a realistic way we can start to fight back? Capitalism devours everything and sells it back to us and when we interact with it all we do is make it stronger.
People get upset when you call them out for not being vegan (yes I understand not everyong can be vegan due to circumstance, you are not everyone) or for needing to have children (Side question: is this just a fault of English or is "having children" sound very consumerist?). They shrug their shoulders when you tell them to stop letting Google and Facebook harvest your information and to stop purchasing off of Amazon.
Is government an even bigger player in the hegemony of the corporation or are they both equally to blame? Are they not a symbiotic relationship that need each other to survive?