As enormous swathes of smoke reached the south bay, this week the Mercury News published an outcry over Napa wineries’ profits getting burnt in this latest rash of catastrophic Northern Californian fires.
It took days before they mentioned the hundreds of working families and retirees who lost everything in places like Santa Rosa, and has not countenanced the plight of the unrecognized and undocumented workers who make the whole Napa economy move. Above is a digest of what is now a series of articles by Mary Orlin, George Avalos, Paul Rogers, et al.
What is a border for, anyway? For forcing a human being into an arbitrary, invisible shape that confers her the rights in that realm that she should have everywhere? For reminding the poor that next to each of them live the rich that suck their lifeblood? Well, the US isn’t the only country with a border-hopping problem. USA, Senior, also known as England, has one now too… is anyone reminded of the film Children of Men?
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