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and I have realized that what it is, is that I just cannot believe that even the poor of America are responsible for what our country is doing to the world. Because what the fuck can I do about it? I don't own a corporation, I'm not on the board of directors for one and I can't change corporate law,* I'm not in a position to make political changes--I can't afford to drive to protests because I don't have a job to pay for gas. I am not one of these people who buys more food than they need, I buy less than I need and get by on it anyway. Most of the time I can't even afford to buy fair trade; I would if I could, but I would like to survive in the interim if it's all right with your royal highness, so I don't. Saying that I bear this guilt is taking some of it off of the shoulders of the people who are really responsible, and I'm not okay with that.

* For those of you who are not aware, as I wasn't until a short time ago, corporate law dictates that a board of directors' first responsibility is to its shareholders' profits--so that if you have the option to do something ethical, but it would cost a penny more than screwing over everyone in the world and dumping toxic shit into the fucking groundwater, it is literally illegal for you to do the ethical thing.
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