As conflicted as I am about this demolition it was still cool to watch. The trust in charge of planning this demolition and cleaning up the ASARCO site didn't exactly go out of their way to warn the communities that would be directly effected by the aftermath. Presumably for financial reasons they did not perform thorough testing for the long term effects on the environment, in my opinion. This short-sighted planning and course of action is a perfect example of something wrong with the way our cities are run. And sure some might say that these concerns do too little too late. To this I would say it has been a long struggle for those employed by ASARCO to receive treatment for their ailments. As well as the concerns and outcry of the communities in La Calavera, Buena Vista, Smeltertown, and Anapra. This fight to bring big corporations to justice for profiting at the expense of the very communities they benefit from is timeless. So yes these concerns may be too little and too late. And only seem to become relevant when a broader community is concerned or affected. But they come late because we are fools that somehow have faith people will do the right thing. You know: Do your job and do it well. We naively hope people still act with the greater good in mind. Who benefits from a quick cheap ASARCO demolition? Seems like only the few people that don't have to pay for a thorough, well done job. The ASARCO demolition in it's spectacle is a symbol of further abuse and lack of accountability. It adds insult to injury.
When will our corporations become a true foundation for our communities' growth? A foundation that generates a sustainable relationship with the people and land that the corporation takes it's goods and materials from. I'd like to see some reciprocity where our business owners and CEOs truly give back. Give back in a non-photo-opportunity sort of way. Where they are not making profit for profit but profit for prosperity.