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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote (edited )

Some speculative critical thoughts from someone who doesn't actually know the details beyond the little said here:

Why is this supposed to be a good thing?

The world bank headed this up. One thing they seem to try to do is to create markets. Like when they talk about how many people live beyond the poverty line but it's really code for how many people live outside of capitalism.

Like a mythical drug dealer, only the first hit will be free. Repairs and new systems will not.

These nomads who have lived a specific way for generations will now lose those as they become dependent on this way of living and their old ones start to fade from memory.

Where they were totally independent people, they will become dependent on electricity and be forced to participate in a system they did not need or desire before.


ziq wrote (edited )

It's really no different than colonizers giving native peoples clothes to "cover your shame" or agricultural tools to get them to farm so they can monetize their labor. Once you have electricity and the distractions that come with it, nomadic life will likely slip away.