Multinational corporations exact a human tollA frightening question? Only if you reside in the monastical caverns of Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
By Suchitra Samanta, writing in the Roanoke Times
Samanta, of Radford, is on the faculty of both the women and gender studies program in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech.
[Let me stop there. Virginia Tech has a women and gender studies program in the Department of Sociology and a Department of "Religion and Culture" at Virginia Tech? Does Governor Bob want to know where he might begin to find ways to cut the state government deficit?]
While the focus of the American media has been on containing the massive environmental and human disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and BP's culpability in managing a crisis caused primarily by cutting corners on safety, there is only passing mention of the 11 men who died in the initial explosion.
The frightening question is one of the power of multinational corporations, the politicians who are in their pay and nations who need their business.
That is a nexus that packs quite a punch, at a terrible human cost ... [link]
Eleven men died in the explosion of that BP well. Let's indict the entire corporate world.
What do you suppose this gal has to say about the hundreds of millions of human beings - mostly children - who have been killed worldwide by government decree? The world's corporations were there providing a product - DDT - that effectively prevented the spread of malaria. Governments around the world - led by our own in 1972 - stopped its use. The slaughter then began. Slaughter that corporations were there to prevent and government instigated.
Suchitra Samanta mourns the deaths of eleven oil workers (as do we all). But it'll be a cold day in hell when she gives a damn about hundreds of millions of Africans who were sentenced to death by do-gooder politicians.
Get out of my world. Go back to Virginia Tech, where your idiocy is accepted as fact. I've no patience for it.
* On a side note, I wonder if God ever enters into discussions in the Religion and Culture Department at Virginia Tech? Or is it all Gaia all the time?