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San Diego River Restoration Involves Clearing Homeless, And Their Trash

@aztec69... Agree totally. Thanks, petroleum broadcasting system. The whole perspective of this article is warped. Apparently cleaning the river is the priority, and in order to clean the river we need to "clear homeless and their trash" - what a disrespectful way to talk about people who have been utterly abandoned by our society. But say we really care about the environment - we are wasting time making our backyard river appear nice and pristine so we can go have something nice to look at. The most destructive pollution is invisible - air pollution by industrial activity, runoff via the drainage system, chemicals that don't get removed by the water treatment system, etc. People take their trash to the curb where it's taken to destroy the earth somewhere else, but if it's on your street or in your local river the earth is going to hell in a handbasket. You're completely delusional if you think volunteer clean-up projects are going to make a dent in this destructive process. This is a political problem, this is a social problem, it's an economic problem. If you're not organizing people to fight for change, you're just greasing the skids for further injustice.

January 17, 2014 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )