As I said before, you can't be a proponent of genuine equality in North American society, because that would involve levelling the playing-field, dividing the wealth fairly and equally. Your mind probably won't go there because like most people, you're brainwashed to prevent you from going there.
Like trained dogs, we're all conditioned to recoil from ideas that would lead to genuine freedom and genuine equality. We're so well-trained that we don't even notice that we're well-trained.
For example, corporations are non-democratic. They are, in the truest sense, feudal fiefs. Try walking into an office tower if you doubt this. If you're not "the right kind of person", you won't make it past the security desk. The democratic world ends at the doorstep of corporate America.
We're trained to not question or care that the money-makers in North America don't produce anything. They're lining their pockets with cash through a self-involved system they've concocted for no one but themselves that generates mountains of cash out of thin air.
It probably doesn't occur to anyone here to get off their duffs and do something about it. Corporate America is the embodiment of an outrageous crime, and everyone is a trained cur who barks and yaps about pointless talking-points such as "copyright, libel, and slander laws". All of this nonsense we do talk about is a digression from the things that are of real importance. The same people who will waste energy arguing about such things won't lift a finger or even turn their minds to fixing the real problems, or even addressing them.
Libel, copyright, and slander, do not matter. Not when corporate creeps are literally stuffing their pockets with cash, got via weaselly legerdemain, while the rest of the country is stressed to the limit working two jobs and trying not to fall behind.
Thank you for pointing out these truths. Rest assured that not only am I aware of my current state of brainwashing, I am more than satisfied and happy to be so sparkly clean. And you should be too, ungrateful anti-corporate wretch. I may sue you for libel if I can find you liable.
Why, you! If it wasn't for this bum knee, I'd . . .
In all seriousness, I can't see that much of anything matters when these weasels diddling the markets have racked up IOU's equal to 20 times the world's GDP. The last time they wrecked the economy, it stood at a mere 3/4 of the US GDP. Someone, at some point, is going to call in all the markers. The US government (the American people) covered their debt after the Sub-Prime fiasco. This time around, there isn't enough money in all the world that can fill the hole they dug.