Who owns your soul?
What makes us who we are - our soul, essentially - is the sum of our experiences and memories. So I ask you: who owns your soul?
(MCB - Major Corporate Business.)
Think of your favorite songs. How many of them are owned by MCBs?
Think of your favorite childhood toys. How many of them were produced by MCBs?
Think of your favorite movies and series. How many of them were produced by MCBs?
Think of your favorite video games. How many of them belong to MCBs?
Think of your favorite foods. Could you make them from scratch if you wanted, or do you have to buy them pre-made from a store or fast-food chain?
Think of your favorite sweets. Could you make them from scratch if you wanted, or do you have to buy them pre-made?
If you wanted, could you cook from scratch - or do you rely on partially or entirely pre-prepared food for your sustinence?
If you wanted, could you grow a significant portion of your food - or are you unable to do so either through ignorance or a lack of viable growing space?
Were your beverages produced by a MCB?
If you have written any fiction, could you legally publish it, or does it involve characters and/or settings that are owned by copyright holders?
If you roleplay, could you legally write and publish fiction about your roleplaying characters if you wanted, or would they violate someone’s copyright?
If you create art, could you sell it without violating copyright?
Do you rely on cosmetics and clothing sold by MCBs to make yourself look “presentable” and/or meet a dress-code requirement?
Are you aware of the fact that many “competing” products and services are frequently produced and sold by the same MCB?
How many items of your clothing depict the logo of a MCB, or depict characters owned by a MCB?
Did your last Christmas/Yule/holiday tree have ornaments depicting any MCB-owned characters?
If you wanted, could you acquire fuel for your vehicle that wasn’t purchased from a MCB?
If you wanted, could you find an operating system for your computer that would run most, if not all of your favorite programs, and is not owned by a MCB?
Think of some funny pictures you’ve seen or posted recently on the Internet. How many of them depicted characters owned by MCBs?
If you wanted, could you craft or create something without purchasing materials produced by a MCB?
Are you aware that advertising companies spend countless hours researching how people respond to advertisements so they can know what will most likely make you want to buy their products?
Are you aware that people in other countries go without basic necessities - not just so MCBs can sell their products cheaply, but also so the heads of MCBs can afford to give themselves big fat bonuses?
Are you aware that people in the US go without basic necessities because of corporate greed?
If you wanted, could you easily find a job that doesn’t support a MCB?
(I will probably add more to this list as I think of more stuff.)