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Aug. 19th, 2001 | 02:22 pm

I don't know what to do...

According to this article on AlterNet in the 21st century we'll run out of clean drinking water. Corporate forces are already moving to control water supplies eager to exploit profits of scarcity with respect to water.

The worst nightmares of cyberpunk seem to be coming true. The poor will be outside dying from their contaminated air and water while the rich sit inside their secured compounds sipping bottled water.

Does anyone besides me think that the rampant police brutality at the various anti-globalization protests are turning more people off to peaceful protests and encouraging the development of more violent anarchist groups?

I have the suspicion that if protests continue, the police brutality continues, and the corporate exploitation of earths capability to support life continues we'll end up with a planetary guerrilla war against the organizations that are cheerfully threatening the lives of billions for extra bits of profit.

Though I guess war is good for corporations, they don't have to deal with convincing people to buy stuff when their possessions keep getting destroyed.

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from: ex_elgecko29
date: Aug. 22nd, 2001 02:20 pm (UTC)

Not to mention the slow reduction of the middle class, while the upper and lower classes grow in size, though not even.

Corporations are slowing ousting our government to become the dictators of the future.

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but it's oaky, because the silver ships are coming....

from: nalicious
date: Aug. 28th, 2001 07:10 am (UTC)

it is really interesting to me how religious beliefs either provide an out from such a destiny, or varried explinations for it.. sorry, just wanted to add and say hello, hello!

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Diane Trout

Re: but it's oaky, because the silver ships are coming....

from: alienghic
date: Aug. 28th, 2001 02:26 pm (UTC)


I've been wrapped up in a rather busy life recently... more work than I want, (which isn't too hard), and a significant social life.

As for the silver ships coming, that's one of the things that sometimes bothers me about certain religions, if they've got this built in escape for when things get really bad, there's not as much motivation for trying to fix the problems that we're facing. Like trying to tell a mormon or catholic about the dangers of overpopulation, convincing them to change their behavior is virtually impossible. Religions that focus on the here and now and encourage people to deal with this life make me feel much safer.

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