by Val Davis
This song was inspired by the Bhopal disaster in which Union Carbide was responsible for the deaths and maiming of literally tens of thousands of the local people in Bhopal India. Because there are no regulations concerning manufacturing or safety, Union Carbide moved operations to Bhopal presumably to increase profits and reduce goverment oversight. As many as 600,000 people were either directly or non-directly affected by this act of corporate greed. This accident is virutally unknown by Americans. However, when America suffered the 9/11 attack in which 2500 US citizens where killed, the American public was and continues to be in an outrage. The apathy that most Americans feel is evident. This song explores the theme that Americans seem to believe that American lives have more "value" than non-American lives.