Borneo: Island Devastated, People Oblivious
Vltchek, Andre.; Lubis, Mirahttp://www.countercurrents.org/2017/11/29/borneo-island-devastated-people-oblivious/
Publisher: Counter Currents
Date Written: 29/11/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21767
Borneo is now synonymous with mining and logging, as well as with terrible plantations that have already cannibalized most of the land. Nothing is being produced, but everything has been extracted.
People are losing their land. They are losing health, even lives. The world is losing its 'lungs' -- the tropical forests -- or more precisely, it has already lost them all around this unfortunate archipelago.
Savage capitalism, moral and financial corruption, multi-national companies on the loose; this is a sad, even horrifying reality of the country, which totally lost its bearing.
Borneo, it appears, is nearing the end. The entire Indonesia is nearing the endgame, but it is considered 'politically incorrect' to mention it in the West, particularly in the mainstream media. Indonesia is, after all, ruining itself, so the West can prosper. It was like that during colonialism, and it has been like that, again, ever since the US-sponsored military coup of 1965.