Nestlé chairman says water is not a human right

Water is a human right.

Keithpp's Blog

In a candid interview for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water isn’t a human right. He attacks the idea that nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are now able to resist nature’s dominance. He attacks organic agriculture and says genetic modification is better.

Nestlé is the world’s biggest bottler of water. Brabeck claims – correctly – that water is the most important raw material in the world. However he then goes on to say that privatisation is the best way to ensure fair distribution. He claims that the idea that water is a human right comes from “extremist” NGOs. Water is a foodstuff like any other, and should have a market value.

He believes that the ultimate social responsibility of any Chairman is to make as much profit as possible, so that people…

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My Response to a Racist

Adventures in Vanaheim

(TW: Racism)

So this folkish Heathen (read: racist fuckwit) jumps into a discussion on white supremacy and Heathenry at The Cauldron, and, in addition to having a flag associated with the Nazis as their avatar, starts spewing shit like this:

“Okay say green people live to the left, blue people live to the right. They govern themselves and live by their own set of laws. They don’t try to screw each other over and they still trade with each other. They act friendly when they meet, they sometimes go to each others state or town to eat. Where is the racism?”

I could not resist writing a response to this. Here it is, in full:

Now I’m going to tell you how it works in the real world.
In the real world, a blue person falls in love with a green person, and they have beautiful turquoise babies together. Perhaps…

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Freedom isn’t Free, and Neither is Community — Something of a Tangential Essay

Good words to think on.

Shadows of the Sun

“There is no such thing as speech that is free. You must pay for everything that you say.”

— Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Sykes, Jarhead

I am about to pay for my words.

This piece will likely make me very unpopular, because I am going to talk about a very large, nasty elephant in the Polytheist room. A very large, nasty elephant that a lot of people aren’t wanting to address with sincerity, much less with any intention of doing something about it.

I accept the impending consequences. I accept the coming backlash, the (intentional) misinterpretation of my words, the spitting of black toads and the toddleresque tantrum-throwing.

Indeed, I welcome it. What better way for my voice to be heard than through reactionary criticism of it? Those that hate me and what I have to say shall be my most adamant and dedicated Word-Bearers.

My only care concerning this…

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