For 50 years the authorities of Flint in Michigan, US had bought the city’s water from a trusted source. In 2014 however, the corporation switched to a cheaper water supplier.
The former industrial city was now getting its water from the local river. Before long though, residents were complaining about the colour, taste and smell of the tap water but their concerns were dismissed.
Even the local manufacturing giant, General Motors stated that Flint River water wasn’t even fit for making cars, but still, those in power adamantly insisted the water was safe.
This tragic case in Flint, Michigan is a prime example of just how little the 99.9% majority mean to those in power, it shows us just how easily the people within any community, especially those hit hard with poverty can be literally poisoned and left to rot. The masses have become so dependant on the necessities of life being provided to them without thought that when these necessities such as water become toxic they have no alternative. Truly mankind has become dependant on it’s masters for the very basics of survival.
That should be the message you take from this. Take back your power, yours and your children’s lives depend on it.