A SAD DAY FOR GOD

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Here’s a question for you: What’s more toxic than the water in Flint, Michigan? Answer: Not much.

As a result of cost saving decisions to use water from the Flint River without installing lead removal equipment, the water pipes in Flint have become corroded, creating dangerous lead levels in the tap water.

It’s easy to find government culprits to blame for causing or not responding to early warnings about the poisoning, even though Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has now accepted responsibility and vowed to fix the problem.

Regardless, this nightmare wouldn’t exist if the city’s population had not been primarily black and poor – a city devastated earlier when General Motors closed its factories putting tens of thousands of people out of work.

Here’s a question for you: What’s more toxic than the water in Flint, Michigan? Answer: Government bureaucracy and corporate greed.

Here’s My Take:  On dark days like today, the world appears compassionless and poisonous.

In an old Jewish tale, God says “I made other worlds before this one. They didn’t work out. This is the last one I’m making. Don’t blow it.” In Flint, we blew it.

 

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