"It is a myth, she said that the free market
breaks down national barriers. The free market does not threaten
national sovereignty, it undermines democracy."
To win it's fight to corner all our resources, she argued, corporate
globalization needs governments that do what they're told, courts
that "pretend to dispense justice " and "a press
that pretends to be free."
What can we do in the face of such force?
We can, she said, "come up with a million ways of becoming
a collective pain in the ass."
Our strategy should be not only to confront
empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame
it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness,
our joy, our brilliance, our sheer, relentlessness and our ability
to tell our own stories. Stories that are different form the ones
we're being brainwashed to believe.
The corporate revolution will collapse if we
refuse to buy what they are selling their ideas, their version
of history, their wars, their weapons their notion of inevitability.
remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than
we need them.
Another world is not only possible, she is on
her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing."