Tuesday, November 19, 2019

This Is Us

Humanity has achieved much since evolution gifted us with self-reflective intelligence. Our technological accomplishments envelop us daily, for both good and ill. Stories of courage, compassion and self-sacrifice abound. That we have the potential for greatness has never really been in doubt.

But unalloyed goodness is not something we can make claim to. The following report concerns the mining of mica, a mineral that has a multitude of uses, which you can read about here. It is safe to say that we would be hard-pressed to do without it. However, do we care about the conditions under which it is often mined? That is a question only you can answer after watching this:


  1. Human greed knows no limits, Lorne. Why isn't Madagascar's government trying to put an end to this? Sadly, I think we all know the answer. Someone is benefitting from the poor children's labor.


    1. As the saying goes, MC, just follow the money, as you suggest.