The 2022 World Cup in Qatar began on Sunday November 20 at the Al Bayt Stadium, but the “acceptable” payment of cheap disposable labor will give viewers and participants many questions about our ethics and morals. beliefs resulting from severe damage to more than 6,500 migrant workers died between 2011 and 2020, much while helping to build World Cup infrastructure including seven new stadiums. The low cost of building the stadium reflects Qatar’s lower labor costs.
Many of us had the opportunity to see the 2006 movie “Blood diamonds” starring Leonardo DiCaprio describes many of the same atrocities that took place in Qatar to build seven new stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, and continue to take place today in developing countries that are mining for of “Blood Minerals” ie, those exotic minerals and metals to support the “green” movement within rich countries.
Rich countries continue to silently support similar exploitation of people with yellow, brown, and black skin by supporting subsidies to buy EV’s and build more wind and solar when those subsidies provides financial incentives to developing countries that mine for “green” materials that promote further exploitation of poor people in developing countries and environmental degradation of scenes of “other” countries
Even President Biden touted his recent move on child labor when the Biden administration declared on October 4, 2022, that batteries from China could be contaminated by child labora move that could boost the electric car industry while giving new ammunition to critics of the White House’s climate policies.
The Department of Labor said it will add lithium-ion batteries to a list of items made with materials known as produced by child or forced labor under the 2006 human trafficking law. The decision was based on many batteries using cobalt, a mineral largely mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where children were found working in some mining areas.
The department released the list in the form of a report that singled out “clean energy” supply chains for the use of forced labor. It groups Chinese batteries together with polysilicon – a key material used in solar panel cells – produced in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.
Biden’s 2022 declaration comes a year after the book “Clean Energy Exploits – Helping Citizens Understand Environmental Abuses and People Who Support Clean Energy nominated for a 2021 Pulitzer Prize. The book does an excellent job of discussing the lack of transparency in the world of the impact of the green movement on the exploitation of people in developing countries that mine for the exotic minerals and metals needed to create the batteries needed to store “green energy”. In these developing countries, these mining operations exploit child labor, and are responsible for the worst human rights violations of vulnerable minority populations. These operations also directly destroy the planet through environmental degradation.
Whatever the plan to satisfy our sports entertainment values, and our attempts to solve climate challenges, it is best not to forget that there are ethical and moral responsibilities to continue to respond to materialistic needs of those eight billion today on this planet.