heretic14Featured By OwnerApr 1, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is a tough task even for a large group of people, and almost impossible for a single working man. We are so divided here in Russia (I bet the situation is the same worldwide). Hell, this can't be forever
Yeah, and how big was the body count? Funny, but last I checked, the US didn't require a police state to become industrialized.
And that is one example, yet again. How long has oil drilling been going on? How many accidents have there been during that time and how bad have they actually been in the grand scheme of things? And why don't you stop ignoring the benefits it brings to the nations that do use it while you're at it. Again, it helps when you take in all essential facts, not pick and choose depending on which supports your view.
And to turn your own logic back on you, compare the standard of living and life expectancy of a villager in non-industrialized Africa to a person living in New York and tell me industrialization only hurts people.
I don't think anyone has a body count for the Niger delta, no has one bothered to count them. No you didn't havea police state, the robber barons had their own hired strike breakers to do the work for them and had almost total control over the workers lives to start with. As one worker for the Pullman Company said: "We are born in a Pullman house, fed from the Pullman shops, taught in the Pullman schools, catechized in the Pullman Church and when we die we shall go to the Pullman hell" And when the workers protested against their already low wages being cut, Pullman had troops gun them down. Many Unionists like Frank Little were killed with the help of private detective agencies like Baldwin-Felts or Pinkertons. They call it the American dream because you have to asleep to believe it.
Ok, here we are. It is estimated that 9 million to 13 million barrels have been spilled in the Niger delta since oil drilling started in 1958. This has severely damaged the ecosystem and aquaculture in the area and the delta's Drinking water is frequently contaminated, which has let to countless deaths. And the people of Nigeria haven't benefited from it as most of the money made from the oil drilling goes to the multinational, 70% of the six million people in the Niger Delta live off of less than 1$ US per day all the while they are forced out of their villages by mercenaries or police on the pay of oil companies.
Once again history is coming back to to bite you on the arse, when New York was being industrialised the death rate was higher then birth rate it was only the large number of immigrants coming from overseas that stopped the city's population from being wipped out, it only when people were forced to clean up the streets and fit the city with water works that things got better, even today if the dustcarts didn't go round NYC daily the place would drown in it's rubbish within weeks. I'm not against industrialisation I'm for public health.