Re: A Conundrum, to be sure
Posted by Cruz on August 21, 2020, 1:22 pm, in reply to "Re: A Conundrum, to be sure"
A gigantic conundrum, absolutely, from all angles because they are not being addressed. |
After listening to and reading a couple of the above links more carefully, I am listing some more observations:
-That common Yucatan inhabitants need and want their basic needs of water, education, health care, employment, etc., met. The train project holds this promise and 92% of 15 communities voted in support of the train because of this.
Only unclear, changing information and project positives were presented and no one has been told of the trains actual route. Supposedly, only a rosy picture was given.
-That the more educated and landed Yucatan resident has subsisted successfully over the years and doesn't need or want more 'services' except for water, especially when it doesn't rain. They are the ones usually in leadership.
They see that developments like Cancun do not serve their needs or lifestyle.
They see that investors and developers only come in to exploit the resources of Yucatan land and labor of the communities. Thus they create even more inequality and need that has never been addressed, even in the past.
-That AMLO sees bringing the Yucatan area into the same exploitative and destructive experience as the rest of Mexico as something positive and needed.
AMLO does worry about the poor and includes social and employment program funding.
But does he see the violence and destruction wrought by uncaring business and investment practices that go for big and push out the small that can't compete. That destroy the fabric of community. That they mainly serve the needs and wants of the monied.
So will the train project meet the needs of the have and have nots? Will AMLO ever appreciate that small is beautiful and safer for all in the long run?
Yes, open up the Yucatan for the people and not for corrupt destructive development and investment that does not provide equitably and safely for the betterment of families, community and environment.
Easy peasie to say, lol.
Daniel, I don't know what it will take but I'm forever hopeful that movement in the right direction will happen. Even AMLO has been a light for some issues. And change in Mexico is slow, slow, slow.
I hope and pray for leadership and that we don't lose the positives. My rambling, Cruz