Phil, a protester with Occupy San Francisco, suspects that PG&E has been retaliating against customers who refuse ‘smart’ meters by conducting an audit for the “CARE” program- a program that is meant to help ensure basic heating and lighting to low income people.
What a pleasant bunch of folks at Pacific Gas and Electric. They must know pretty clearly by now that their blind rush to install this technology has ended up hurting thousands- probably millions of people with constant radiation exposure. Yet they continue to behave like bullies in the playground, picking on the most vulnerable people in society because they know they probably won’t fight back. To admit publicly that there are major problems with the biological effects of their technology would be to derail the lucrative ‘smart grid’ con, and billions in profits.
Forced ‘smart’ meter installations are one reason that people are organizing against unchecked corporate power in America- but it’s certainly not the only one. Forging links with others’ experiences and reports of abuse can stimulate understanding and empathy and link our struggles in common cause. Whether it’s foreclosures, Wall St. bailouts, ‘smart’ meters, the Keystone XL Pipeline, or fracking, we all know deep down these problems are all coming from the same place.
Capitalism is in its death throes, and the beast is flailing. Don’t get hit by the tail- organize with others and go straight for the heart.