The Little School Teacher And Big Business!
She taught some school
And the Golden Rule.
Her ability was really profound.
In an old paper-mill town.
She simply taught the facts,
In the small mill paper-mill town
When she gave her opinion,
She didn’t keep the dirty side down
Like making a living and living a wish,
Creating pollution and two headed fish.
The water was pure runnin’ to ‘em.
Started smellin’ as it was runnin’ through’em.
The source of the Pigeon River,
Was good to drink,
But when it went by the mill,
It began to stink.
So the little school teacher,
Told both sides of a story,
She was a teacher and teaching.
She didn’t want any glory.
But what she got was certainly not,
At all what one would have thought.
The poor little fool lost her job at the school.
And a ticket out of town was bought.
She learned that the innocent.
Did not have impunity.
As she taught fairness,
In that mountain community.
But first they would give her a lesson.
She would learn as her value would lessen.
They ignored her and isolated her.
She loved their children so they hated her.
I guess she was a bit lucky though.
They allowed her to drive off in her car.
It seems one of the village idiots,
Forgot to bring the feathers and tar.
By Micky Dee
The "moral"? Dang if I know! Except that the entire town and county were bought with "jobs ie money"! The little school teacher was a threat because she spoke the truth. She wasn't after the big paper mill. The river has always been a sore point for the folks in Tennessee. Folks in North Carolina would screw the water up and send it on to Tennessee. The river was terrible when it left the town. It was discolored. The water could make the eyes burn from great distances. I saw and smelled this myself. I knew the lady as a customer to my bike shop.
Of course Tennessee returns the pollution in a way by the emissions from TVA. Of course TVA also did "it" to Tennessee when- On December 22, 2008, an earthen dike at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant broke, spreading one billion gallons of wet coal ash across 300 acres of land and into the tributaries of the Tennessee River. The non-profit Southern Alliance for Clean Energy plans on suing TVA for $165 million on behalf of residents in the area. The Kentucky Sierra Club called the disaster the "worst environmental disaster since Chernobyl".
The disaster continues to poison lakes and stream as well as potentially the drinking water of millions. As reported in the Tuscaloosa news on January 3, 2010, "Eight river systems have come in contact with the disaster ash. The Emory, Clinch and Tennessee rivers flow into the Mississippi. The disaster ash is literally being railroaded into the Perry County community. The landfill lies in the Chilatchee and Tayloe Creek watersheds and flows into the Alabama River. Leachate from the landfill was being shipped to Marion, where it was discharged into the Cahaba River Basin. It is being trucked into Demopolis, where it goes to the Tombigbee River that flows into the Mobile River. That adds up to 8 rivers with two separate entries to the Gulf of Mexico. It is spreading through our rivers like cancer flows through the blood steam."
With the Gulf oil spill, here a spill, there a spill- it's been obvious that our leaders are unqualified. They are bought by the polluters. The Grand Oil Party demonizes tree huggers, anti polluters. The leaders of the Dems kiss the leaders of the Grand Oil Party.
Germany went to war in the thirties and forties. There are books written that say "it's only half-time." It was not fought hard by many at all. When the chips are down- you can only depend on a few to oppose the evil compliance of the "many". It's been estimated at less than 20% of the populations. With the "school teacher" - the odds weren't that good.
Jobs should not be the coercion to do wrong and ignore pollution and the capability of it. Needs should not have to come into the equation to make the decision to "do the right thing".
The majority has very often been wrong.
Pollution is wrong.
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