Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year! Let's Also Protect Our Water Rights!!!

Happy New Year to all! The new year has finally arrived with hope and the anticipation that good things may happen. Many of us make resolutions, promises that are often unkept. I don't usually make resolutions, but this year I will. Just when I thought nobody was reading my blog, I discovered I now have at least one person who is following my blog. Hurrah and Thank You!!! So, with renewed enthusiasm, I vow to write more frequently.

I was just reading my e-mail from Alliance for a New Humanity and learned of a new documentary entitled FLOW, which brings to the fore the issue of privatization of water. Water is Blue Gold, the new "Texas Tea." Corporations and wealthy private citizens, like T. Boone Pickens, are buying up water rights and land for their water pipelines. Worrying about water pollution is now almost secondary to the issue of whether water is a human right or can it be privatized.

This is THE major issue for our survival as a species, followed closely by the issue of the patenting and control of natural seeds - our food supply. Those who control the world's water and food supplies, also have the ultimate power of controlling all of humanity. Corporations can price their "products" until they are unaffordable for a majority of the world's population. At that point, people would be willing to give anything just to survive - the ultimate slavery. I, for one, refuse to give up my freedom and right to exist to another individual or corporation. This is not only happening in the United States; it is also happening in Australia and other countries around the world. If this keeps up, we'll be seeing water refugees.

As the old saying goes: "Knowledge is power." However, we can't stop at knowledge. Action is also necessary. We all need to get together to put a stop to this immediately. How, of course, is an important question to which I don't currently have an answer. I will find out and do something. Here's the theatrical trailer for FlOW, which took the Sundance Film Festival by storm:

This is an interview with the filmmaker Irena Salina:
Part 1

Part 2

Here's a link to an article on the privatization of water in Bolivia:
Please look into this and send a link about this to all your friends and loved ones. Let's work together to stop this.

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