After the Fluoridation Victory

Brian Setzler, President of the Cascadia Chapter, at the anti-fluoridation victory party

Brian Setzler, President of the Cascadia Chapter, at the anti-fluoridation victory party

Now that our city overwhelmingly defeated a proposal by what political science professor Bill Lunch, political analyist for Oregon Public Broadcasting, called “the establishment” to fluoridate the drinking water, anti-establishment political activists can enjoy the satisfaction of a rare victory.

We — I include myself as such an activist (and as one who voted against fluoridation) — must remember that we still live in a state which had a one-day special session of the legislature to pass, with scant examination or debate, an exemption from tax of a dominant corporation; our corporate elite still dominates our lives.  But the movement to overturn the Supreme Court decision which offers corporations unConstitutional privileges won a vote this week in Los Angeles.

We live in a repressive age.  But there is still hope.

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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