Saturday, November 12, 2016

The governments have got such a sweet deal working with big corporations to ensure they both have each other backs in terms of keeping each other rich.

The normal man often feels helpless to do anything to change the status quo of the system, as small people are never given a voice.

It is more important than ever that people who do have a voice- 'celebrities' use their platform to bring about change. That is one thing that actor Woody Harrelson is trying to do, although even he is facing a media blackout.

Environmentalist Harrelson is no stranger to activism, in 2013 he helped bring non-wood, tree-free paper into the mainstream markets to protect the rain-forests. In 2014 he hosted Ethos, a documentary with the aim to make us all start to challenge the way the world is controlled and to wake up to important issues. In 2015, he spoke to the The Guardian:

“We live in a completely corrupted world where every government is just a bunch of businessmen working for a bunch of bigger businessmen and none of them give a shit about the people. The sad fact is no one knows how to change it, because no one knows how to take on the corporations. So I guess we’re stuck with this system until the oil runs out.”

Woody is still fighting the good fight, and in this video he urges us to promote the type of world we want to live in, to make informed decisions and not go along with what the big corporations want us to believe.

Woody's message is here:

“We get into the habit of buying junk fast foods that have no actual food in them. We buy gallons of poisonous household cleaners when one degradable soft soap would do. We are poisoning our homes and wasting our hard earned money for no good reason. Why? Because the advertising industry tells us to. They just want you to buy stuff.

“For example, if a company pollutes the environment or uses bad business practices, if you don’t buy their stuff they would change; if you don’t want food with chemicals or GMOs in it, then don’t buy it. The minute we start taking responsibility and spending our money wisely, every politician, every corporation and leader around the world is gonna know that we have woken up.

“This is the 21st century. If we use our resources wisely, there’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t have what they need. There is no reason, whatsoever, why people are still starving to death on our planet. The common man or woman whether they are Israeli or Palestinian, Protestant or Catholic, Iraqi or American, common man just wants to live in peace and justice in a clean environment.

“When we look around the world and we see that that is not the case, we know that the will of the majority is not being listened to. That’s the first sign that our system is broken. Government won’t make these changes for us; yet again it is down to the common man.

“No company will continue a practice or product that you, the consumer, will not buy. It’s vitally important that you understand this because this gives you ultimate power to change the world you live in.

“Companies are extremely sensitive about you buying their products because if you don’t buy their stuff, they go out of business. That’s not something many companies are willing to consider and by choosing to spend your money wisely you can promote those companies that do business in a socially responsible way.”

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