Death squads have stopped being called death squads. I don't understand this. It use to be that if military groups went on campaigns for corporate interest, we saw them for the atrocious scumbags they were, but now we see them as something much more friendlier. Why has it become normalized for death squads to kill hundreds, kidnap many more from their homes and hospitals, and terrorize whole countries with United States military sponsorship? With words of "wealth," "equality," and "fairness" another massacre has yet again been underwritten by United State's government, multinational corporations, and consumers.
These Mining, Logging, Oil, and Gas projects will not just threaten the Amazon's human population but also the Amazon itself. Words on a blog. Words in a paper. Words written in still drying paint on the side of a bank. How can these words stop this ecocide? Are they even meant to stop it, or just help me sleep better at night? My stomach turns from this overweight blood dense privilege I have in this story, but in the end, I'll still benefit, and I'll still be able to sleep comfortably tonight.
I wanted to be inspiring. I wanted to draw parallels to build an understanding. I wanted to feel that today, the people down their struggling, would actually have benefited from my continuing existence today. But I can't. Not today.
We are losing. Anyone who reads this knows this. I guess all I can ask is to feel it.