Water is a human right!

:exclamation: I like to move your attention to the following initiative:

The EU ist trying liberalize drinkable water for the markets - so that private companies could sell it like any other product.
If you are interested in this discussion please visit: right2water.eu
You can support the ongoing campaign for preserving access to water as a human right with your signature: signature.right2water.eu/oct-we … c/?lang=en

About the Campaign



To late for us in this sceptred isle Maggie flogged off the family silver years ago.
vic :frowning:

America had a thing where they vowed that owning a house was a human right and forced banks to lend money to people who couldn’t afford those homes.

In turn the housing market collapsed sparking a global recession that has caused millions of lost jobs, property values tanking, and years of suffering and those that have been hurt the worst are those that these “rights” were supposed to help.

Sometimes the best intentions can have the worst unintentional consequences. Forcing companies to move from a monetized incentive based system to welfare water system in a modern EU country would probably be disastrous. Since no one is going to pay for quality you are going to get the lowest bidder, using the cheapest labor, cheapest tools, and cheapest materials to provide purification and sanitation services. That is the reality of it.

Talk to someone living on food stamps and in government housing about the quality of the services they receive.

Now I do believe they should improve access to these services and work on incentives to make these services more obtainable, especially in developing countries. I think money spent on this rather than foreign aid spent on buying tanks to keep some dictator in power would be wise for all countries to pursue.

There is no incentive to progress when it comes to welfare systems only methods of enslaving the populace through dependency and need.

Doesn’t the principle of free movement of persons across the EU make proposals such as this redundant?

Everything I have to say on this topic has already been angrily ranted about by a master: here.

“I am against picketing, but don’t know how to show it.”

“Every book is a children’s book… if they know how to read.”

RIP Mitch Hedberg.

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.”

“I saw this wino, he was eating grapes. I was like, ‘Dude, you have to wait’”

Mitch Hedberg was born to give kinetic typographers something to do.


Humans! What are you like? :confused:

but … are rights a human right?

The lawyer in me would say: That depends on what country you live in.