The commodification of water, of nature, of life. It would seem corporations are under the illusion that all that they can get their hands on is available for their control and manipulation.
Here from the west we mine water worldwide by robbing rivers of developing countries, camouflaged as fruit and vegetables. What is left is consumed by mining operations and meat productions, leaving a trickle to where a river once flowed. Dragging icebergs to Africa is a solution, I guess.
This abstraction which is an extension of colonial industrial epistemology clings onto humans like a festering ghost. I emerged from my mothers body with her loving help, and she emerged from her mother’s body with her mother’s loving help and so on, all the way back over more time than any corporate vulture parasitic life should last. The mother is not a corporation, her blood body and soul is not an assembly line. Our spaceship earth is a collective incorporated entity, it seems fitting to see the earth as the MA, the mother. Corporations who push to privatize water are tumbleweeds of paper laws, that in time will seem as silly and corny as a rolling tumbleweed in a B grade western.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER, SANITATION July 28th 2010
AS HUMAN RIGHT, BY RECORDED VOTE OF 122 IN FAVOUR, NONE AGAINST, 41 ABSTENTIONS
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- Republic of Korea
- Republic of Moldova
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom
- United Republic of Tanzania
- United States
I would also recommend an important an eye opening water read, Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization By Steven Solomon it brings home the vicarious situation we find ourselves in as mobile sacks of water.