It’s Time to Demand More from Corporate America Essay

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It’s Time to Demand More from Corporate America

Michael Moore exposes corporate America's dark side in Roger and Me, Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint, and The Big One (Moore). These show that corporate America is committing a form of domestic terrorism by dehumanizing and exploiting their workers then forcing them to the streets to survive.

The actions by individuals such as Roger Smith and Phil Knight are perfect examples of capitalists constantly oppressing the working class described by Karl Marx. By dehumanizing workers business owners are able to push them to the streets by closing factories and remain a good public image. Who cares if these degenerate people lose their jobs?

The first step in the terrorism plot is to
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Doing manual labor and never getting recognition builds on a person after years causing a dehumanizing effect on them. This is just the beginning of corporate terrorism leading into the later stage.

After successfully breaking down the working class the CEO is able to close down factories and move them to countries with lower worker standards to increase profit. This disregard of human life pushes workers to the streets forcing them into poverty. What do these people have to look forward to after losing their homes? They live in dirt, disease, and fear with many having to choose between food and soap (Parker). Now the homeless stand stripped of integrity asking for help. Instead of help they are viewed as criminals. Peter Marin details the thoughts of many people on homeless, “Drinking, doping, loitering, panhandling, defecating, urinating, molesting, stealing…” (Marin). Why are the homeless being ridiculed? Why not point at those putting these people on the street? People like Roger Smith.

"Our optimistic heritage stands in the way of recognizing how frequently economic failure occurs." (Newman). Newman sums up the way a majority of Americans are brought up to think. It is a common belief that hard work can accomplish anything, however hard work can not stop corporations from sending jobs overseas. Those that do work hard and lose jobs are still scorned for not being able to find another. In reality any job they
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