so if ya’ll haven’t heard, a lot of detroit residents have had their water turned off due to “outstanding bills”, some of $50 dollars or less. It’s gathered a lot of attention (probably bc it’s fucking disgusting) and national corporations like PETA have decided to do something about it!!! by paying off the water bills of detroit residents -who just have to agree to go vegan for a month. i am very angry, obviously, by the fact that WATER has been thrown around like a prize or a privilege in detroit and i’m really sad about this.
(if you want to do something to help, you can pay the water bills [or parts of them!] of residents who have been affected by the shut off at detroitwaterproject.org)
((also if you know anyone personally who has been affected by the shut off, have the call in 211 hotline to be connected the united way services))
I think this is great!
PETA is paying off water bills of people that pledge to go vegan for one month. Imagine all of the animals lives that would save per household!!
I don’t know why people are bitching when PETA could simply do nothing at all and not pay anyone’s bills.
Yes water is a basic human right but it’s the state that fucked that, not PETA, and how many popular organizations are NOT doing anything?
Yes everyone should get their water no matter what they eat but we also shouldn’t be eating dead beings either. PETA is stepping up and doing something.
Except, this ignores the fact that Detroit is a food desert, meaning lots of people have NO access to a grocery store. And, if they did, getting fresh fruits and veggies are expensive, especially for families that COULDN’T AFFORD TO PAY FOR WATER. It’s fucking stupid to think that families that couldn’t pay as little as fifty dollars for their water can afford to take on an entirely new way of eating.
Then PETA should provide them with some food or money for food too!
But they’re not and that’s why this is useless. Plenty of other foundations are working to get people’s water turned back on without using it as a bargaining chip to push their propaganda, and they’re helping WAY more than just ten fucking people. PETA is trash.
It just reminds me of missionaries who go to overexploited countries and offer to feed them and stuff so long as they become christians. It’s just… gross and unethical completely. And how condescending…
What’s in store for me in the direction i don’t take?
“… the moments when everything is open, when all options are present, and all is undecided – mere destinies unfolding. Our choices shift into one plane of existence, the extension of every path still available, until we pick the red tie instead of the blue; harbor anger instead of compassion; attempt to fix it or break it; and all our possibilities collapse into the singular of what is, rippling outward from the moment of decision to affect our lives in ways unknown… The noise at the back of our mind wondering anxiously, What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?”