Thursday, June 13, 2013
THE RESIDENTS OF THESE CHINESE DEVELOPMENTS ARE BEING POISONED
It's late and I don't have much time, but I am nothing if I am not compulsive so I am getting you a Scission whether you want one or not.
This story comes from China, but it could have come from the USA, or for that matter any industrialized or industrializing country in the world. I don't know of any such States currently in existence that give much thought to the environment, not really, or the the humans who are part of that environment (well, at least those that aren't part of the ruling class itself). Ecocide and pollution, environmental racism and environmental classism, these are all hallmarks of capitalism from its beginning and must be until its end. Even a country like China which is not exactly your normal capitalist state, but which cannot escape global capital, even such a country that has awakened to the fact that it can't keep polluting the air and the water and the land hasn't really found a way or found the guts to stop doing just that. It plans, it makes some improvements, but as the post below shows, it sure as hell ain't there yet and as long as it grasps any part of Capital it simply cannot get there. On top of this, China is industrializing late and fast and is sort of back where the other industrial powers were back in the early days, if you know what I mean. Maybe, China will come around, but it will take some big changes, changes driven by the Chinese multitudes themselves that can make those changes.
No state has shown the way yet. The Chinese have a chance, but I ain't holding my breath (although holding our breath may at some point be the only way to stay alive).
Meanwhile the following is from China Dialogue.