While privatizing America’s public water sources, the CEO of Nestle has spoken out against a human’s right to free drinking water. The 2.5 billion dollar company has been making it’s way around America in order to bully small communities into giving up control of their water sources. Now that the mouthy CEO has people paying attention to the actions of the corporation, it is up to Americans alone to put an end to their power over the thirsty.
Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, said that:
“The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”
Extreme solution or a dose of humanity? This slime-ball, and the company of horrors that he represents cannot be allowed to attain ownership, or even control of, America’s public water sources. No one should have to beg for a drink of water.
According to Indigenous American:
“at the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 times more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.”
If Nestle had it’s way, the future of drinking water would be a plastic bottle that runs about $2.50 for 20 ounces. This means that homeless people will start dropping like flies, and people in poverty will be even poorer, likely even becoming homeless.
Human beings should not have to suffer so that the bigwigs at Nestle can further line their pockets. The price to be paid for this kind of disgusting greed is human life, and much of it. You cannot suddenly monetize something that people absolutely need in order to keep themselves alive. It’s not a privilege. It shouldn’t be owned by any person or company. It’s a right of all living things.
Listen to this windbag try to rationalize his greed, and #BoycottNestle.