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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

One response to “Citizens Bank protested for its support of the Mariner East Pipeline”

  1. Barry Schiller

    Should have been “Shame on Citizens” for moving thousands of jobs out of the metro area to the woods of Johnston where there will be a lot more driving to work, where taxpayers will subsidize them directly by tax breaks and by building them a new interchange on I-295, undermining safety there by requiring more weaving as exits/entrances increase, and ratepayers will subsidize them by extending sewer lines way out. Also: more traffic on Greenville Avenue, more sprawl further west, more runoff, more ugliness.
    Unfortunately, there seems more interest in protesting far away pipelines that supply energy than local impacts that consume it. In general, targeting energy supply lines while doing nothing to reduce demand seems pretty worthless to me, if the demand for oil/gas is there, suppliers will find a way to meet it.

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