posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 09:58 AM
Last year, I was having dinner with a friend when they posed the question about warfare. If you were responsible for launching an attack on a small
terrorist regime, what would you do.
Without blinking I said, 'poison their water'.
No muss, no fuss, no military machines, simply contaminate or cut off their water systems and leave them to die.
It's not to be callous, or evil, it's just, efficient.
If fact it's so efficient, it makes me think why we bother bringing all the tanks, and equipment anywhere in the first place, and then I remember, oh
yeah, because no human on earth is actually that crazy.
The fact is, we're on a shared water table, and it's a non-controllable system. If you poison a stream somewhere else, eventually it'll show up in
I've been thinking about the precious commodity of water for a very long time, ever since I did a research project on the NAFTA case of the Sun Belt
Water Company versus Canada. Short story is: a company out of Santa Barbara made the application that they wanted to bottle water in British Columbia,
BC said no, on the argument that water in a socialist system like Canada is a resource belonging to citizens and therefore was not available to be
traded. The company sued Canada, for approx 11billion dollars, based on the Nafta agreements which stipulate that where one country is allowed to seek
profit, so too can the other members. They won, based on the following arguments, that a) research showed 80% of BC's water bottling licences were
for commercial purpose, that b) Chretien had just privatized the energy sector and therefore the governments could no longer claim socialistic
protection of natural resources, and c) that water had been listed in the GATT agreements as a tariff listed product.
The scariest thing about this case, was not so much that the case was lost, and that Canada was forced to pay out, but rather that under NAFTA, and
under similar new trading agreements, a private citizen has the right to sue an entire country.
Which if you're rich enough, is a serious win win situation, either make an application to secure the resources, or sue the government for not
letting you have access to them.
So let's agree for a second, that this new legal territory, provides a space in which technically speaking, one individual could actually manage to
secure ownership over all freshwater systems on earth, or at least for the time being, in North America.
When I think about this, I'm not so concerned about what I see being the first set of problems, which as obvious as they are include:
a) All aspects of society require water, sewage, manufacturing, health sector, all of a sudden this person would in theory, control all aspects of
b) the replacement of current currency values, as water becomes the new gold standard
c) the amount of private military personnel that would be required to protect those water systems from theft
actually, wait, no, I lied. It's technically the last one that does concern me, cause' that's where I see the real problem coming in. We're
talking about water here, not gold, not oil. No matter who you were, or how well you paid your staff, you would, in effect, control the most valuable
resource on earth, and that would make you a sitting duck for almost every person under your umbrella. So when I say I'm not concerned about one
powerful individual making speed to control water, what I'm actually concerned about is the absolute undeniable fact that in enough time, this
person, or their governing system, would be overthrown, and then what. The same army & personnel you depended on to keep your empire, pardon the pun,
afloat, would now be without leadership and in a state of chaos as each of them vie for the control.
It's a total set up.
And then, as I stated in the beginning, maybe, out of sheer determination to win, because above all else, we're a competitive little race, somebody
would poison the water systems, and then that's a game we'll all lose.
I say, to all persons of empire, hands off the water, seriously dudes, for your own sakes.
Think about it.