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Just a Microcosm of Sh*t Happening Across the Country

Just a Microcosm of Sh*t Happening Across the Country

Lee Camp of Redacted Tonight says this story about a Chinese-owned factory farm (Smithfield Foods), a corporate sacrifice zone in North Carolina, is a “microcosm” of everything wrong across America.” Specifically, that would be too much sh*t…


PROOF Literal Pig Sh*t Is Being Dumped On Americans! | Redacted Tonight

“North Carolina residents have found themselves stuck between a rock and a hardened piece of turd thanks to the actions of their legislators. Choosing corporate profits over constituents, both the state’s House and Senate voted to override their governor’s veto of a bill that would make it harder for people to sue nearby pig factory farms from literally spraying pig fecal matter into the air. Hundreds of thousands of North Carolina residents live within the stench of these pig poop pits and continue to suffer health consequences and now they’ll have little to no legal recourse. This smelly situation sheds a light on the types of environmental injustices happening across the country, particularly in areas with high concentrations of poverty and people of color. And you’ll never believe who REALLY benefits from the state’s dogged defense of pig dung.” ~ Redacted Tonight


The company highlighted in this story is one that depends on cruelty to people and animals in order to turn a profit. I suspect a more innovative company, with a humane business plan, would be able to earn a healthy profit in this industry. But that potential good company will never have a chance, because we allow stupid, lazy business practices that enable prosperity through exploitation, instead of hard-work, good ideas, and moral integrity.

Ready to protest? Boycott? Go Vegan? The name of that company, again, is Smithfield Foods.


Enough humor to bear the truth. 

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

5 Comments

  1. Linda Mims

    No more Smithfield ham for me! Thanks!

  2. smilecalm

    why must we
    allow such crap?
    a good reason
    to fast today.

  3. Rosaliene Bacchus

    JoAnn, I watched Lee Camp’s program last night. His report left me speechless and in distress. The poor of our world are treated with contempt. In this case, they are literally sprayed with sh*t.

    For my Poetry Corner June 2017, I’m currently researching the life and work of a Northeast Brazilian peasant farmer and popular poet who lived in extreme poverty. To be poor does not make us worthless human beings to be treated with such disdain and cruelty.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Throughout the millenniums, great saints of the great faiths have chosen to be poor. Buddha. Jesus. As a structure, the simplicity of poverty helps people hear the voice of God.

      Poverty, by choice, may be a great spiritual blessing. Forcing someone into poverty is a terrible sin. Turning the victims into the “bad guys” doesn’t absolve anything.

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