Here is a sobering quote by Abe Lincoln:
“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
Thomas Jefferson feared an aristocracy of Corporations
The author of the Declaration of Independence warned against the threat to democracy posed by big banks and big corporations.
If Wal-Mart were a country, its revenues would make it on par with the GDP of the 25th largest economy in the world by, surpassing 157 smaller countries.
Despite being forewarned by our climate scientists that our behavior as a people is leading our planet to the destruction of all life on earth, capitalism controlled by corporations refuses acknowledge this problem even exists. It's the 'carry on gang' of a few extremely wealthy individuals who are the real entity that controls us and our fate.