WHO HAS MADE MY EARTH SICK? BHG – Talk 15: Technology rapes nature

 

BHG are very smart. Many of them have created large multinational establishments that have penetrated deep into nature, analysed it and learnt how to exploit nature’s abundance, converting it into their own capital. If they encounter difficulty in making progress they delocalize to another place. They do not respect the governing system, nor care about the slave-like conditions of those they employ, nor about the social and environmental devastation that are the results of their actions. They attract other multinationals and shareholders, already rich, but who long to be richer. Their minds are set on continuing to conquer nature, commercializing it and making profit.

From the wealth of nature’s resource, nature-capital, the powerful BHG dig out riches, produce food and generate energy using cheap labour of their own fellow humans. While we may feel self-satisfied with what we obtain, we ignore that there are 21 million slaves or poor human labourers at present. This type of human exploitation has continued all the time. This is in addition to an estimated 12.5 million slaves that were shipped across the Atlantic between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. There are regions where women are still not considered truly human. The few powerful rich BHG consider everything other than themselves, including other humans, as part of nature that exists for them to exploit. To keep the cheap and forced labour happy they have reduced the cost of food from eighty per cent of the household expenses to about ten per cent, and attract the workers to rape nature with new technologies and generate more wealth and profit. These commercial enterprises, besides not caring about protecting nature, have succeeded in separating tragically the human mind-set from Mother Nature.

 

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