Money ruins everything.
We are brainwashed from childhood to make our decisions based on money. As adults, we will sell out other humans if it adds to our bottom line. We will even destroy the local environment to make money, as long as that destroyed environment is not in our backyard.
But people are starting to wake up. They are beginning to realize that the love of money is the root of all evil. Well, not entirely. We are now beginning to understand that money is not the real problem. The real problem is sociopaths being in control of the money and almost everything else as a result. But we need not split hairs. Sociopaths and money are so closely connected, it almost becomes a "chicken or egg" question.
A valley in Switzerland just demonstrated for us that we are not all completely brainwashed. Of course, this could never happen in the USA, home of the "no mind" zombies, who would stick a knife in your heart if the price is right. But no matter. If you check with people who still know what it means to live like true humans, you find the spark of goodness has not been snuffed out.
An estimated $1200 million dollars in gold ore is in their backyard. The 450 residents in the valley were offered about 3.5% of that, or nearly $37 million, over a period of 10 years, if they would allow the mining to take place. That works out to about $8155 dollars per resident per year for ten years.
They refused to allow their valley to be ruined by a margin of 2 to 1. I guess the price wasn't right.
Know what? There is no price that is acceptable to let others destroy your ancestral homeland. No price. None. Nada.
Some of us still remember that.