Saturday, July 7, 2018

Fraternity for All!


It was nice to see some good news.

The French juridical decision that fraternity shields individuals who for humanitarian (not economic) reasons help illegal immigrants is a small victory for those of us who value life and empathize with the plight of migrants driven from their home by war, repression, and the hope of a better life for themselves and their children:
Yves Clarisse (2018, July 7) French farmer who helped migrants showed 'fraternity', court rules. The Reuters, https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKBN1JW25W

I'm not suggesting that I support "illegal" immigration.

I support immigration reform so that the problem of illegal immigration is solved administratively with humane provisions for settling displaced people and helping them integrate well into new communities, in ways that optimize benefits for new and existing groups.


Did you ever see the film Children of Men

In my mind, it offers the most prophetic vision of the future based on current trajectories.

Here is a critic's take on the film emphasizing the "background":

Contradictions of globalizing, late-capitalism and walls meant to restrain human flows.

Nationalistic xenophobia.

Enclosures and incarceration. 

Fascism.

Collapse of human reproductive vitality.

Against these seemingly inevitable trajectories, there is the HOPE of something else, something better, that inspires localized tactical assaults against the ordered-disorder of social-ecological collapse.

Juridical recognition of human rights and elusive values such as fraternalism, among many others that could be elevated, gives me hope that today's trajectories are ultimately contingent upon choices made individually and societally.

The French court made a better choice than the ones being made in the US right now. We most certainly can do better.




12 comments:

  1. If people knew the real consequences of mining this evil poison, everyone of us would be in the streets.

    https://nuclear-news.net/2018/07/07/scott-pruitt-was-bad-enough-as-head-of-u-s-environmental-protection-agency-now-replaced-by-uranium-lobbyist/

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    1. They discovered my leukemia, when i had a prolonged infection that turned into meningitis. I had prolonged fevers, of up to 105 degrees. It was like seeing things through distorted glass. I had to get 3 spinal taps. Once a week. I was a downwinder. So were most of the 20 children or so, in my cancer ward. My room-mate Tommy had bone cancer, that started in his arm.

      I was only 8 but, I already understood mortality as an 8 yo would. Tommy passed a month later after 2 rounds of chemo.kid with cancer youtube
      Vanessas story 4 yo neuroblastoma
      https://youtu.be/Wzt-2Toiax8

      DAVID spicek 10 yo leukemia
      https://youtu.be/v3NuwYqHXNQ

      Faiths story
      https://youtu.be/65BGynmAzB4

      Payton 6 osteosarcoma
      https://youtu.be/2c4otd4sRP0

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    2. I'm so sorry to hear of your tragic experience. Thank you for sharing and I wish you well.

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  2. Share
    https://youtu.be/2c4otd4sRP0

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    1. 6 yo paytons fight for life

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    2. kid with cancer youtube 
      Vanessas story 4 yo neuroblastoma
      https://youtu.be/Wzt-2Toiax8

      DAVID spicek 10 yo leukemia
      https://youtu.be/v3NuwYqHXNQ

      Faiths story 
      https://youtu.be/65BGynmAzB4

      Payton 6 osteosarcoma
      https://youtu.be/2c4otd4sRP0

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  3. The world has about 5 years

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    1. America really does not have a functioning government under fuko the clown

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  4. Japanese reactor will go soon. Same for merican reactor. Maybe this fall

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  5. Busby on internal radionuclide toxicology

    https://youtu.be/hOgl7XdB8OQ

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  6. Our health in the USA IS BADLY DEGRADED by radionuclide pollution.. i have seen towns with nuclear insults in the west like Monticello Utah. Like Los Alamos New Mexico. Towns by Vegas. FALLON nevada. Uranium towns in colorado.


    Towns, Down wind from Nuke Blasts. Major nuclear dumps. Uranium mines and mills everywhere. Bombs detonated underground to free natural gas. In those small isolated towns, one can see the future of mankind. Huge cancer clusters. Multiple birth defects , easily visible in the larger than usual, special ed classes. It has occurred for 60 years in towns of 6000 people or less. In tricities and wala wala washington . In east idaho. In west wyoming. On the navajo res in northern Arizona
    Towns with much higher than normal incidence of down sydrome, fragile x sydrome, Autism, cf, cerebral palsey, genetic illness passed down into future generation. Ungodly high incidences of childhoud cancer.

    3/4 of population of small towns, with thyroid disease. Huge swaths of men, with prostate cancer. Many people dying in middle age or earlier, from lung cancers, ovarian cancers, breast cancers. Half a graduating high school class wiped out before age 55!

    The united states is already the most radionuclide polluted country in the world. Nuclear catastrophes, like the nuclear waste on fire at the Saint Louis Dump. Massive amounts of plutonium, cesium 137, now contaminating the Columbia River, from Ruined tanks at Hanford. Lake mead and the Colorado full of poison from bomb detonations, mines, mills, fracking.

    Multiple nuke reactors east of the Mississippi and in the Midwest, are leaking like a sieve. They are dumping large amounts of tritium hydroxide, and other radionuclides into the envronment.

    Trump wants more plutonium, so he has kicked in a third wave, of extraction, contamination, and massive pollution into the USA. TRUMP has deregulated and prolonged old dangerous nuclear reactors. That will be another big wave of nuclear pollution in the good ol USA.

    Then there are the catastrophes going on and, those likely to occur. There are dangerous waste shipments coursing, through the US interstate system, to be parked in massive shallow excavations, over aquifers in the USA.

    There were two huge casks of nuke waste that exploded in Idaho resently.
    Idaho will start a large fast breeder again soon. One like the smaller ones, that melted down in idaho before, and at santa susana in california.

    Waves of contamination all over the usa  are more likely now, than ever before.

    There is a potential 3 or 4 meltdowns like three mile island or worse

    Potential of Fuel pools catching fire.

    The potential nuclear waste accidents on hiway systems. More cask explosions

    More Wipp like accidents are likely now. There are 100, old beat-up reactors, across the USA. They have fuel pools chocked full of hi level-nuclear waste.

    Soon 3/4 of the towns in america, could be like the cancer clusters, in the usa, in the small towns, I started this piece talking about those small, sparsely populated, isolated towns in the west, where you can see the results of years of nuclear pollution.  There are higher incendents of things like leukemia mortality around nuclear reactors in more populated areas. but, the gross effects of massive nuclear pollution are not as apparent or easy to qualify and,  quantify, in larger, more densely populated areas. That will change as  gross nuclear and radionuclide saturation and pollution increases. Things like chernobyl heart in belaruss will be more apparent.

    Most of the US will be like mayak, like pripyat, like much of belarus soon. It will be Like much of northern Japan and probably Tokyo soon. The massive gulper money mongers and politicians do not care.

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  7. The future looks grim for America. I feel sorry for the immigrants trying to board this sinking ship coming from the frying pan to the fire.

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