May 1, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: In These Times "In Aspen, Privileged Class Pits Immigrant Workers Against Environment"

What happens when you put controversy, problems, issues, concerns and questions behind closed doors and let only a few control the outcome?

Same thing as what happens when you censor, ban and quash the human voice and spirit.

The 800 lb. gorilla in the room gains tons more weight and your "secret" becomes the worst kept secret in the land.

Funny how that works. 

How many more media outlets listening in to all news chatter is it going to take to get the folks transparency issues in all regional counties dealt with properly?

Good take on the 'other side of paradise' by Kari Lyderson.  Somewhere out there on the very popular and well followed publication 'In These Times'.

Kari Lyderson:
"The Slums of Aspen details the controversy over a proposed immigration detention facility in the town of Glenwood Springs 40 miles east of Aspen, a relatively more affordable area where many immigrant workers live. (In Glenwood Springs the median home value is a still pricey $400,000, compared to $4.3 million in Aspen.)

The debate over the detention center highlighted the fact that many ski resorts employ large numbers of young European, Australian and New Zealand immigrants who come on work visas but frequently overstay them – becoming "undocumented" like their Latino counterparts. Yet they draw little scrutiny or antipathy from native residents or government officials, and resorts often highlight their internationalism by listing European and Australian/ Kiwi employees’ home country on their name tags....."
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"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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