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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

2 responses to “Even National Grid’s contractor doesn’t seem to know what’s going on in Fields Point”

  1. salgal

    I believe the sign story to be a load of smelly crap. The sign spells out the deed. I also believe National Grid has been told to go ahead by the PUC behind closed doors. And if per chance I am wrong, National Grid knows perfectly well they will not be held liable for going ahead without permitting because who will hold them accountable? Even if some agency, DEM for example, cites them, what will be the consequence? A fine easily paid by a huge energy company? Give me a HUGE break. The City would have to sue them. Probably an impossibility. Can the citizens of Rhode Island bring suit? In a movie, sure. What a dystopian future these corporate hogs and political sycophants are consciously building for future generations. Moral compass? In a movie, sure. But THIS is real life and there is no moral compass to be found.

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