Monday, December 19, 2016

What's a baby sacrifice zone?

I was writing and I thought well, if there are city and country sacrifice zones, then there are also Baby Sacrifice Zones.  There are cities, rural mining areas, whole countries that are sacrificed so that some people can  be wealthier.  The high pollution levels are accepted by the general public because of the jobs or income or products that sacrifice offers.

The problem is that most often the people living in "Baby Sacrifice Zones" may not know the danger to there children and most often don't benefit from the economics of the zone.

A Baby Sacrifice Zone is a place where women are exposed to large quantaties of polluting factors, over time, that impacts the health of their reproductive system, hormones, births and their children.


           You may be asking but how do Baby Sacrifice Zones get created?

That's a great question.  It's different in different parts of the world.  But it goes something like this.  A business enterprise needs raw materials or wants to process them and so he looks for a place to do this.  It may be extraction or processing or making a product.  They know they can not do this in a place where the wealthy live.

So they look for a place they HOPE no one will say anything until its too late.  They work with government to skirt laws and regulations and wham - we have fracking and mining in rural Pennsylvania and oil trains in Eastern Oregon and a pipe line in Standing Rock.

In cities, like mine, the government annexed low income communities of color and then used them for their Baby Sacrifice Zone.   They told them it would mean jobs or city services and then mostly gave them pollution and damaged health.

           Did they know this would cause premature births?

Most likely they did not....BUT THEY DO NOW.

            The research is clear but no one is willing to break up the heavy industrial zoning that causes
BABY SACRIFICE ZONES.   City Planners are holding tight to the idea that all heavy industrial must stay in one place- and that one place is a low income, historical community of immigrants and forced immigrants.

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