There’s a shocking story brewing in Flint,Michigan.The facts are well known and even the major news outlets are covering it.Leave it to Flint native Michael Moore to get to the truth.
Republican governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the free elections in Flint, deposed the mayor and city council, then appointed his own man to run the city. To save money, they decided to unhook the people of Flint from their fresh water drinking source, Lake Huron, and instead, make the public drink from the toxic Flint River. When the governor’s office discovered just how toxic the water was, they decided to keep quiet about it and covered up the extent of the damage being done to Flint’s residents, most notably the lead affecting the children, causing irreversible and permanent brain damage. Citizen activists uncovered these actions, and the governor now faces growing cries to resign or be arrested.
How does this governor keep his job?
Moore lays out 10 things the media wont trell you,”but i will.” And Moore like the good investigator digs in.It’s all onhis website…a brief summary
While the Children in Flint Were Given Poisoned Water to Drink, General Motors Was Given a Special Hookup to the Clean Water.
For Just $100 a Day, This Crisis Could’ve Been Prevented.
There’s More Than the Lead in Flint’s Water.
People’s Homes in Flint Are Now Worth Nothing Because They Cant Be Sold. Would you buy a house in Flint right now? Who would?
While They Were Being Poisoned, They Were Also Being Bombed.
The Wife of the Governor’s Chief of Staff Is a Spokeswoman for Nestle, Michigan’s Largest Owner of Private Water Reserves.
In Michigan, from Flint water, to Crime and Murder, to GM Ignition Switches, It’s a Culture of Death.
You might expect the Catholic Church to be enraged over the profanation of and abuse of water, a key sacrament in the church’s life.
The bishop of Lansing’s response? Abstract nonsense, a total flight from history, a denial of incarnation.
Earl Boyea, the less than prophetic bishop:
“The City of Flint has undergone many trials in recent years. Often, its people have faced the temptation to lose hope, to surrender to despair. The water crisis again presents that temptation, but again the answer must be to find strength in the love of God and the support of men and women of good will.”
He went on to ask for prayers for the people of Flint, for “a season of peace” and that “crime and violence abate.”
Where’s the outrage? Prayer without action is irrelevant.
Half of Flint’s population is black and pretty poor. half are below the poverty line. You would like at several levels this bishop would speak some truth to power, join the people in their resistance to this shocking abuse of both power and nature. But not Earl Boyea, named a bishop by JP ll in 2002.
Now you know what Pope Francis is up against.