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Go to many of the occupied territories and there are signs that read, 
I'll accept corporate personhood when Texas executes a corporation.

Sign at Occupy Washington DC photo by rob kall

Opposition to corporations having the same rights as people, part of the reason for Citizens United and why corporations can get their grubby paws into elections, is very high among the people of the Occupy Wallstreet movement. 

But we're not just talking about OWS people opposing corporate personhood. Missoula Montana voters put the question on the ballot and 75% voted against the idea of corporate personhood and called for an amendment against it. 


In a recent thread, a few commenters were speculating on what an execution of a corporation would look like. 

That got my imagination spinning. 

Here's where it went, off the top of my head, for starters:


How to Execute a Corporation

The basic idea is, if a corporation has rights of "personhood," then it should be eligible, if it commits heinous crimes, to be sentenced to be executed. So, here are thoughts on how to execute a corporation, since hanging, firing line or lethal injection won't work. 

1-make all stock shares worth zero. That would get shareholders to make execs more accountable.

2- sully and destroy the brand. Ban it for all media. 

3-ban top management from working ANYWHERE for two years. 

4-Take back all bonuses and executive pay above the average of non-top-managers pay. 

5-require the company to liquidate assets and pay for advertising reaching an audience comparable to the advertising the company did before, only run ads that report the crimes and death penalty of the corporation in the a no-holds-back way that makes it clear how guilty and evil the company was. 


Well, those are a few quick thoughts. How about you. How do you envision the execution of a corporation-- say, a Texas execution? 

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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"I'll accept corporate personhood when Texas execu... by Rixar13 on Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:03:08 PM
"I'll accept corporate personhood when Texas execu... by Rixar13 on Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:04:00 PM
[[TEXEXEC]]... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 11:02:30 PM
If corporations are to be treated as people, their... by Philip Zack on Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 11:09:55 PM
Narcissism is a real mental disorder, statisticall... by Alf_888 on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 2:52:59 PM
Allow them to still own a business but it can only... by stephen verchinski on Sunday, Nov 13, 2011 at 12:59:58 AM
Dear Democracy , I feel the occupy movemen... by Kenn Spaqce on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 12:47:45 AM
Corporate Executives are often not more than 'hire... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 1:38:12 AM
Expropriate all corporate assets without compensat... by Bob Stuart on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 2:14:32 AM
Theft is theft Bob. Besides that, how would yo... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Nov 13, 2011 at 1:02:14 AM
If one were to add up the harm done by the U.S. pr... by Bob Stuart on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 2:22:07 AM
It's not so much about execution as extinction.&nb... by Robin Ryan on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 7:35:43 AM
One is the death sentence, which is to revoke the ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 8:39:10 AM
I believe that the goals of punishment are 1) dete... by Jack Flanders on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 10:39:25 AM
Since our government is no longer seeking to go af... by Richard DeVinney on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 7:13:56 PM
Turn the Company into a Worker Owned Cooperative.[... by Michael Dewey on Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 7:40:20 AM
In a recent thread, a few commenters were speculat... by Michael Dewey on Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 7:42:12 AM
Rob,As liberal thinking people, we tend to only ha... by mike buchan on Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 8:32:00 AM
Let's come to our senses and agree that corporatio... by Jack Flanders on Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 10:50:22 AM
Buy off elected officials, buy off the police, and... by Steven G. Erickson on Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 1:24:40 PM
We should be thinking about how to pull the plug o... by Carol Davidek-Waller on Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 9:40:43 PM
Its only that we have failed as a society to follo... by stephen verchinski on Sunday, Nov 13, 2011 at 12:50:32 AM
for those public officials who have breeched the P... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Nov 13, 2011 at 1:22:15 AM
on this topic, but seems reluctant to toot his own... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Nov 13, 2011 at 1:38:23 AM