They say you can’t pull yourself up by your bootstraps: but Cornell’s rural policies can be ratified without any participation or representation by the county’s rural residents – and successively built upon with no more foundation than the existence of a previously ratified policy: creating a stairway to maximum profits; on the backs of a poor and marginalized rural population.
The sole justification needed for these policies is the second generation progeny of “the greater good”: any action can be excused.
This could never happen in a legitimate government: but it’s not a government – it’s a gang. It’s the flagrant abuse of corporate and political power that insures that these policies can’t be questioned, publicly debated or written about, or even need to be ethically defended.
It’s a level of hypocrisy so rarified that the Cornell elite claim that their policy driven, urban sprawl bedroom community in rural Lansing; is not only the fault of the rural community [they label it rural sprawl]; but that the only solution is to increase it into a high-density “urban node” with sewers and municipal water.
And that the CAFO overlords that they have forced onto Lansing’s rural poor: are the polluting and environmentally destructive farms that they oppose.
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