Equity is achieving fairness and balance in access to environmental resources (e.g., green space, safe neighborhoods, healthy homes, healthy fisheries), in bearing environmental burdens (e.g., pollution in air, water and on land), and in participating in environmental decision-making. Today, some populations – often ethnic minority communities, indigenous persons, people of color, and low-income communities – have less access to resources and experience more burdens than others due to factors such as systemic racism, poverty and lack of access to political power. Equitable policies do not distribute resources equally or relieve burdens equally — they seek to address the imbalance (also known as the “disproportional burden”) that groups experience. https://www.edf.org/about/equity-and-environmental-justice-edf
Hazardous waste expert tells Tucker Ohio town was ‘nuked’:
East Palestine is the Ohio town that that the site of the man-caused disaster. The town is 98% white, and Trump got over 70% of the county’s vote in 2020. While the median income ($35,738) is only about than half of the national average ($67,521), the demographics are clearly low in intersectionality. Instead, they show that the people of East Palestine and nearby areas have overwhelmingly high levels of white privilege and toxic whiteness.
Nuking East Palestine with toxic chemicals is a victory for environmental equity.
When will Biden and Buttigieg have a joint “mission accomplished” celebration?
The FBI targeted parents who complained about sexual assaults at school board meetings.
The DHS claims that reporting that sows discord or undermines public trust in government institutions is a terrorist threat:
. . . threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions . . . the convergence of the following factors has increased the volatility, unpredictability, and complexity of the threat environment: (1) the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions . . . National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin - February 07, 2022 | Homeland Security
Saying that the FBI targets dissidents for harassment and surveillance is not hyperbole.
The federal government is all about protecting coastal elites and foreign interests. They are constituencies who count. They count by sending billions in thinly veiled bribes. They count by controlling and censoring media. They count through their domination of the permanent state in Washington.
Working class voters in flyover country don’t count. They are viewed as a resource to exploit and an enemy to be subjugated.