American Criminal Hypocrisy / E-Waste, Prison Labor, Modern Slavery

Uh-oh! Warning! Asperger defect! 

This Asperger’s insistence on using the same old PC, year in, year out, because it works just fine, is “proof” of the ridged habits and fear of change for which people like me are slammed by psychologists and the Autism Industry. Refusing to “try out” every new gizmo, in pink, purple, and red; overpriced designer toys intended to be “socially obsolete” in a few weeks is a “developmental defect” of profound “social” importance. High-tech innovation is disguised as neotenic novelties, just like designer handbags and faddish foods, and is meant to be discarded – and inevitably to pollute the cities of the world. Products are dumped out-of-sight “overseas” to be “recycled” by children; primitive “disposal” that poisons air, land and water and the brains and bodies of scavenging humans. To refuse to participate in these superior social behaviors is an “official” NO-NO!

How defective can a subhuman Asperger “weirdo” get?

Yes. Asperger’s are “weird”. We are likely to use products that satisfy a need, but have no “status” attached, and prefer function over fashion. My lifelong policy of purchasing good, used objects at thrift stores and yard sales is sure proof of subhuman behavior. How dare an individual threaten the careless and wasteful socio-economic order!

From Electronics Take Back Coalition https://electronicstakebackcoalition.com

E-Waste Problem Overview

The Problem with Electronics and E-Waste

Products Are Quickly Obsolete and Discarded

In the US, we scrap about 400 million units per year of consumer electronics, according to recycling industry experts. Rapid advances in technology mean that electronic products are becoming obsolete more quickly. (Wow! How irrational, irresponsible and environmentally destructive can “smart” industry get?) This, coupled with explosive sales in consumer electronics, means that more products are being disposed, even if they still work. (It’s the “throw out your shoes and buy a new pair because the shoe laces are out of style” effect.) More on how products become quickly obsolete

Electronics are Difficult To Recycle

Recycling electronics isn’t like recycling cardboard. These products are not easy to recycle. Proper and safe recycling often costs more money than the materials are worth. Why?

Electronics are not designed for recycling

Materials used and physical designs make recycling challenging. While companies claim to offer “green electronics,” we are a far way from truly green products. More on not designed for recycling.

Electronics contain many toxic materials

Monitors and televisions made with tubes (not flat panels) have between 4 and 8 pounds of lead in them. Most of the flat panel monitors and TV’s being recycled now contain less lead, but more mercury, from their mercury lamps. About 40% of the heavy metals, including lead, mercury and cadmium, in landfills come from electronic equipment discards. More on toxics in electronics.

Discarded Electronics Are Managed Badly

Most e-waste still goes in the landfill. The EPA estimates that in 2011, the US generated nearly 3.4 million TONS of e-waste. But only about 25% of that was collected for recycling. The other 75% went to landfills and incinerators, despite the fact that hazardous chemicals in them can leach out of landfills into groundwater and streams, or that burning the plastics in electronics can emit dioxin.  More on e-waste in the landfill.

Most Recyclers Don’t Recycle, They Export

And what about the 25% that is supposedly recycled? Most recycling firms take the low road, exporting instead of recycling.  A large amount of e-waste that is collected for recycling is shipped overseas for dismantling under horrific conditions, poisoning the people, land, air, and water in China, other Asian nations and to Ghana and Nigeria in western Africa.  More info on global e-waste dumping.

Prison Recycling: High Tech Chain Gang

Electronic recycling operations are increasingly active within America’s prison systems. Inmate laborers are not automatically afforded the same degree of worker health and safety protections as are people employed on the outside, nor are they paid comparable wages. Moreover, reliance on high tech chain gangs may frustrate development of the free market infrastructure necessary to safely manage our mountains of e-waste.  More on prison recycling

For list of corporations that exploit prison inmate labor and how they do it: How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

“If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery”
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Video link: 13th Amenment abolished slavery EXCEPT AS A PUNISHMENT FOR CRIME. How U.S. Prisons “sell” inmate labor to corporations.

Any question as to why DRUGS remain illegal? Non-violent “drug possession laws” keep the prison population at all-time highs, and provide “cheap labor” to Corporate America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “American Criminal Hypocrisy / E-Waste, Prison Labor, Modern Slavery

  1. The second portion, re ‘slavery’:

    I’ve compared the treatment of autistic individuals to enslavement (elsewhere) and have had numbers of people (mostly aba ‘therapists’, i.e. slavebreakers) castigate me ***for not telling them what they want to hear***, as is appropriate for a ‘subhuman lesser being’.

    Why are autists regarded as slaves were (and are)?

    1) lesser being status in society as a whole, i.e. socially dead. (O. Patterson)
    2) no rights – only privileges. More, everything -including the privilege of mere existence – must be earned on an ongoing basis.
    3) oppression, systemic and individual – how one is treated.
    4) seen as a ‘means to an end’ – increasing the status of one’s owner.
    5) total control/domination by others. Not allowed a voice. Well-being is ignored.
    6) stockholm syndrome, ptsd, other mental / physical problems due to being a ‘slave’.

    The only real difference is not having a formally-designated legally-recognised owner stipulated upon a legal document, a hard-copy writ-of-enslavement. That, however, seems trivial compared to the rest.

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      • “Slavery and social death”, Orlando Patterson. (A book, 500+ pages. My copy has lots of marginal notes + underlining…)

        Secondly, as per Wickedpedia , social death is synonymous with ‘less-than-human status’ – something with which most disabled people – and especially autists – are commonly associated with.

        Deeper, though, is the visual impression by which I understand social death: when a hierarchical Normie looks at a socially-dead individual, he either ‘sees’ ***nothing*** – a space in the social continuum which is ‘blank’ – or, he sees the blanks’ ***owner*** in its stead. (Which is one of the chief ways ranking Norms achieve a measure of omnipresence, i.e. their socially-dead ***minions*** act as placeholders bearing the image of their all-powerful overlord.)

        Also, socially-dead persons add to the rank of their owner by their existence, and serve as convenient scapegoats for their owner’s failings.

        Given this, is it any wonder why socially-savvy Norms all want vast *swarms* of chattels?

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  2. No?

    We do know the point of this – namely, **impression-management** is best served by one-upping one’s fellow ***witches*** – putting one’s competitors for social standing – in their place, by having a superior collection of voodoo-doll-like ***fetishes***.

    Namely, Normdom’s tools have magickal properties – and hence Normdom thinks like a pack of Crowley-type magickians, which makes them witches.

    (This might well explain Rowling’s series of books being so popular…)

    It also scares me, in that it looks like most of society has actually become ‘materialist(ic) magicians’…

    Ugh, Normies. Lie constantly, game life so as to climb socially, act like (social) predators, have no fixed anything, no real moral standards, no rules save ‘vae victis’… Ugh!

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