Letters: Sustainable development a must

Generating profits for Atlantic Power “deciders” made Williams Lake the hazardous waste dump capital of Western Canada.

Editor:

Generating profits for Atlantic Power “deciders” made Williams Lake the hazardous waste dump capital of Western Canada.

Millions of highly toxic creosote railroad ties, gathered from across Western Canada, will concentrate here in Williams Lake. Children, women, and men are violated.

Concentrated wealth, power, and celebrity command our social structure. Social inequality is promoted. Usurpers concentrate capital wealth “cementing” aristocratic dominance. Dominance and submission are maintained by inequality.

Aristocracy, plutocracy, oligarchy usurps democracy. In an age of democracy and social equality, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), achieved by 2030, “may” make democracy sustainable.

Not achieving UNSDGs by 2030 also means passing 2C before 2050.

We will stand together or fall together.

The rise of the super-rich means the fall of everyone.

In an age of democracy, inequality is not sustainable.

Imperial Metals ruled over Mount Polley’s (Canada’s) greatest environmental “disaster.”

Years of concentrated toxic elements: arsenic, lead, copper, selenium, etc., in 4.5 million cubic metres of toxic slurry, flooded Mount Polley Lake, Hazelton Creek, Quesnel Lake and the Quesnel River.

Disturbing are consequences for “deciders” who make their wealth here.

Democracy means the “fulfillment” of every democratic child, woman, and man, certain of their value, sure of their place in Williams Lake. Fulfillment means environmental justice. Fulfillment means social justice. Fulfillment means common respect and dignity. Our whole human family exists sustained by a well protected biosphere. Williams Lake needs four city council members who are “gripped” with an unshakable incorruptible commitment to the values of democracy and sustainable development.

UNSDGs are made here with common community care and co-operation democratically.

Competitive selfishness is not sustainable.

Herb Nakada

Williams Lake

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