We can only leverage corporate power to support our demands (and this is the only way our demands can ever be met) once we make it in their interest to do so. Or, put another way, we need to make it detrimental to their interests to ignore us.
Corporations are not moral entities having a social contract with the public, ethical appeals are useless except insofar as a company’s image may be tarnished by a moral scandal.
This is why we need to develop a new, realistic, practical mechanism for imposing accountability on the use of corporate influence, to create responsiveness in the power structure.
It should be obvious that our demands and their interests are in fundamental conflict, the only way to force power to respond to our needs is to convince them that they will be prevented from achieving profitability until they do.
Furthermore, polling data, and the reality on the ground, suggests that opposition to the #Coup_Inc is in the minority. Strategically, there are at least two important things this reality obliges us to do.
First, we have to undertake actions which can have maximum impact with minimal participation; and second, we have to engage in actions which can potentially draw more people to our cause. By targeting the imperial corporate structure through system disruption while simultaneously articulating specific socioeconomic demands supported by the vast majority of Egyptians, we can potentially achieve both.