A handful of billionaires own most of the corporations, corporate media and social media and practically every major institution that affects our collective and individual quality of life.
A handful of billionaires have unprecedented control over banking, financial institutions, what’s invested in and what isn’t, the food we eat and the water we drink.
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A handful of billionaires dominate, limit, deny, the healthcare, education, social services we are able to access.
A handful of billionaires control, for their own good, most of the news/info we receive. On the basis of that output we construct much of our worldview, prejudices and an array of conditioned/reflexive responses tuned to be triggered by “dogwhistles” with “plausible deniability.”
A handful of billionaires own or control access to most of our planet’s land, water and natural resources.
A handful of billionaires control, for their own personal economic and political ends, most of the research that is done by our “independent” universities and institutions.
A handful of billionaires is blocking the immediate and orderly Just Transition, Green Transition, that our species and others, as a matter of life or death, need. We have to end the Fossil Fuel Era before this FFE ends us.
A handful of billionaires, in effect, owns or controls enough key legislators to make a mockery of any notion that we actually living in a democracy that’s a democracy in anything other than name.
A handful of billionaires have more lobbying power, influence, clout with “our” legislators than 8 billion human beings.
A handful of billionaires have appropriated enough wealth to control the character/direction of societies everywhere, and to destroy this unique, beautiful, living world.

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They do that blatantly, fearlessly, protected by an protective blanket of institutional corruption that’s been fully integrated into our economic, social, political, educational, legislative systems.

A handful of billionaires make very sure their business interests are always given priority over the best interests of us, the people, making sure we and our families have to live in villages, towns, cities with polluted air.
A handful of billionaires control corrupt politicians who dutifully bring in ever more draconian laws, ever more repressive, protofascistic responses, to curtail dissenting voices, protests, and nonviolent civil resistance (NCR).
A handful of billionaires can make judges behave and rule exactly as politically motivated climate-crisis-deniers would.

A handful of billionaires control the Military Industrial Complex that diverts a huge proportion of our global wealth into very profitable, for them, armed conflict and war and away from peace making.
A handful of billionaires deny us free public transport, universal healthcare, universal education, the end of child poverty, green cities, and lakes, rivers, oceans, the reforestation of our planet … yet there's never any shortage for funding war.
Folks, this is what oligarchy looks like.
Even as the lights of our human era grow dim and the air we breathe becomes ever more rank, we still have a choice.
We can come together, in our millions, across real and perceived differences, in unity & solidarity, for organization, mobilization, social justice, climate justice, environmental protection, community, human scale living, equity, friendship, peace
If enough of us choose the path of nonviolent civil resistance against our exploiters and oppressors then we can liberate future generations from being colonized and used by a handful of billionaires as we were and are.
Friends, this is what oligarchy looks like.
Even as the lights of our human era grow dim and the air we breathe grows ever more rank, we still have a choice, if we have the spirit to take it.

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