The global run-up for profit seeking is working in a full loop. Back in the old days, only a few could see what was ethically wrong with owning other humans. Since then the law has only tackled "superficial measures". The problem has been lingering for decades is now back into full force as Nature is endlessly assaulted all over the globe.
The situation is being aggravated by the mentality in industrialized countries, the entitlement to have an easy life, such as electric cars full of fancy electronics. But Musk and Co completely omit to tell us that our lifestyle comes at the expense of many African lives. Another green deal not so green, indeed!
It is estimated that by 2030, 125 million electric vehicles will roll on the roads, 40 times more than today. UK is among a number of countries that want to phase out petroleum and diesel over the next 20 years.... The miners have nothing better than spades, shovels, and plastic helmets with flashlights attached to them. They dig their way into the underground, always in search of the legendary blue veins with cobalt. The lucky ones fill bags with the metallic gray mud.... https://www.eike-klima-energie.eu/2019/03/26/gruene-moerder-bergarbeiter-in-kongo-sterben-um-den-hunger-der-welt-nach-elektrofahrzeugen-zu-stillen/
In a Resource Based Economy, public transportation would be a huge incentive as it would be very efficient, so that people can also carpool without any stress. Buying a car to commute and run errands is really bankrupt thinking when one understands all the market forces at play.
We really need to take a second look at what we define as "success", because these days the latter too often hides humanitarian crimes done in the name of progress. And the media tell us to praise these millionaire and billionaire achievers, making the crowds even feel envious for not being as lucky as them.
Because yes, it is all about connections and if you co not have the right contacts, it merely means that you are either an ignorant of a idiot! But anyone believing this is not seeing the bigger picture: how could decision makers and their hightech enablers (yes these engineers) sound smart by dooming the planet every day a little bit more?
And one last thing and this to prove the aberration we live in: we could say indigenous people don't have any education by Western standards, but how does it come that they see what is happening to their lands and loved ones while in the West, talking of ecocides in the workplace, with friends and relatives is such a taboo? Why is that that only activists on TV and the internet are allowed to talk about politics and environmental causes?
Truth to be told, a rude awakening could shatter society at any moment. And it will be a good thing as it will give us a chance to stop the madness. All it takes is the courage to stand up for the indigenous people, because if we do not nobody will stand up for you and me... that's the strict bottom line.
Time to regard RBE as the only option -- because we do not have any other left!
Amazon gold miners invade indigenous village in Brazil after its leader is killed (JULY 2019)
Illegal gold mining is at epidemic proportions in the Amazon and the heavily polluting activities of garimpeiros – as miners are called – devastate forests and poison rivers with mercury. About 50 garimpeiros were reported to have invaded the 600,000-hectare Waiãpi indigenous reserve in the state of Amapá on Saturday. The men were spotted days after the murder of Emyra Waiãpi, a community leader, whose body was found near the village of Mariry early on Wednesday. MORE
Supreme Court orders eviction of 1.1 mn forest families. (FEB 2019)
The law provides for giving land rights to those living on forest land for at least three generations before December 31, 2005.... “But this order can become a pretext for forest officials to attack lakhs of forest dwellers and do another historic injustice to tribals and other forest dwellers,” the NGO said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the 2011 census, there are an estimated 104 million tribespeople in India. But civil society groups estimate there are around 200 million people from the scheduled tribes and other forest dwellers living in 170,000 villages in forest areas, which cover about 22% of India’s geographical area.... MORE
'He wants to destroy us': Bolsonaro poses gravest threat in decades, Amazon tribes say (JULY 2019)
Indigenous leaders who say Brazil’s new president is trying to force them from their lands are braced for a new era of ruin... But campaigners believe that under Brazil’s new administration indigenous communities face their most severe threat since military rulers bulldozed highways through the region nearly five decades ago, leaving behind a trail of death and environmental destruction.... MORE