Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wal-Mart is destroying archaeological sites and historic battlefields.

The American multinational corporation Wal-Mart built a store on top of Teotihucan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mexican journalist Javier Aranda wrote "Perhaps they can build a strip club at the Holy Sepulcher, a McDonalds at Mont Alban, or a Hard Rock Cafe next to the Pyramids of Egypt." (From: "Wal-Mart allowed to build near pyramids" by Mark Stevenson, Associated Press.)The people of Canada own many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. A 1990's Fraser Institute document suggested that all the national parks in British Columbia should be devolved to the BC provincial government. The 1982 Constitution Act gives the Canadian provinces oil, gas and mining rights on Crown land.
National Parks in British Columbia
Pacific Rim National Park
Gulf Islands National Park
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Kootenay National Park
Yoho National Park
Gwaii Hanaas National Park
Glacier National Park
International oil and gas, timber, mining, metal and water companies would love to own Canada's national parks---Alcan, General Electric, Suez and Thames Water. Water is known as Blue Gold or Liquid Gold. When Gordon Campbell was premier of British Columbia, he gave energy companies drilling rights on provincial Crown land, and Gordon Campbell was, or still is, an Alcan shareholder.

Lyrics to the song "This Land is Our Land Canada" by The Travellers. YouTube has many videos featuring this song:
                                       This land is your land, This land is my land,
                                       From Bonavista to the Vancouver Island;
                                       From the Arctic Circle to the Great Lakes waters,
                                       This land was made for you and me.
Wal-Mart was thwarted in their attempt to build a store near a Civil War battlefield Manassas, Virginia. And the Walt Disney Corporation planned to build a theme park near Revolutionary War and Civil War landmarks in Virginia. David McCullough, President of the Society of American Historians, said:
"Would we as a country want a theme park at Normandy Beach? Would we permit that? Would we, in the name of creating jobs, make splinters of Mount Vernon?"
Mount Vernon in Virginia, home of the first President of the United States, George Washington.
I think it was disrespectful for Celine Dion and Paul McCartney to perform on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, a Seven Years War battlefield where Canadian General Louis -Joseph de Montcalm and British General James Wolfe were mortally wounded. People should not be singing and dancing on graves.

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