Underneath every shiny new megacity, there's often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to make way for a "new Dubai." She compels us to hold our governments and ourselves accountable for keeping our cities safe for everyone. "The only cities worth building, indeed the only futures worth dreaming of, are those that include all of us, no matter who we are or how we make homes for ourselves," she says.
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I salute you for such great eulogy of a city. When it should be alive but given funeral by its government. Thank you for putting it so well. As I pray the dreams come alive for us all and the likes of Madlin
More than 2000 people on the streets any given night in my city. I used to be one.... Walking past fenced in fields, empty buildings/warehouses, lot after lot, that one cannot pitch a tent in. Because-- somebody OWNS it! Half the time they're in some other country busy being rich, but- damn it- nobody's going to find some tiny bit of comfort on MY LAND !! Scums should be lined up and dealt with. Saddens me deeply. I know for a fact I could help build a tiny shelter for a homeless young woman and her 3 year old, but we'd all be busted and they would throw everything away while we were gone. Unseeing greed kills.
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Jenna Prosceno That's simple-minded. So you've really sat down and thought critically about this, observed and analyzed what you see in your life and any research you've done, then came to the simple-minded conclusion that government is THE PROBLEM in this nihilistic world? By default, diseases exist naturally, nature forces organisms to eat each other to survive, we die easily and quickly, etc, yet you think government is "THE ACTUAL PROBLEM"?
In Reality, the answer is that there are a multitude of problems culminating into one big fucked-up experience we call life. If we want to understand our problems, both as individuals and a society of individuals, it is most effective to avoid simple explanations and instead acknowledge the complex nature of this existence we happen to be experiencing together. Ideology is cancerous due to its predisposition to simple answers.
digital standing ovation,plus my reality like and the 155 before me,not sure if you you have the necessary to suss out where those likes came from?If in house,only friends and family,still likes but as true as youd like?I recon you got that covered?Despite my mini moment of "fame"playing football in the rain in Thailand..one time somebody "liked "my advice in a blog volunteering in India,one like made my day week and more....so i like alot thanks keep up the work recomend google garage if you need to work out stuff best wishes jon
Sorry i just "froze" Ulo momentarily and will finish .but want to comment more generaly,but personally if ok.I guess its public comment i am happy about that,but its directed more to TED the concept,others reading can comment too?I have only been watching here not long....fantastic stuff.because of the over whelming authentisity of all i have seen so far,nobody is an actor,these are real people with real points to make.Sometimes the audience is as big as my "o2 arena"or a wee bit more intamet on a sofa?but the red circle carpet always there.I spent a time at a volunteering community where "sharing"was an important part,i wasnt able to share infront of big groups or at all,that time.Many feel the same.It almast feels ,i could be wrong,you have created a forum,as small or big people want to share?i am not sure this is a real stage with lots of people...could almost be like the share or confession room cathlic people used either way i like it everybody can share right back to the talk thanks
Get the government to buy out houses, set up a council house program, re compensate the displaced peoples with council houses of better quality, Improve their livelihoods and still allow the 'gentrification' going on. Gentrification doesn't have to be bad but the dysfunctional Nigerian government handled it poorly.
Geoff G No, this is my comment. You are commenting against me. Post your own opinion on a fresh post of your own. Your continued judgment on me is what makes no sense. You're just looking for drama and I'm not into it so I'm done with this conversation. Have a good life.
LMFAO did she say the slums are the heart of a city and they are innovative....wtf is she smoking. more like the blemish of a city and innovative at committing crimes. what is this backwards thinking. people hope to leave the slums not live there.
Joel Feliciano even if they aren't exactly innovative and such in the traditional term, the main point here is that these people are just thrown out of their neighborhood like they are garbage in order to build luxurious resorts. It's the only home they have and they are people just like everyone. Only less lucky than you and me, born in a slum. You can't treat them like garbage, it's outrageous. At least help them get a life elsewhere if you want to throw them out of your front yard so much. Not demolish what they have, beat and shoot them away.
There are many people who are now successful and had a background of poverty, and of course we should commend them and look at them for an example. There is, however, an equal or greater amount of people who strive just as hard, but who do not have the luck to overcome the odds which are fundamentally stacked against them. We don't hear of their stories much, as people generally don't like to talk about their failures as much as their successes. And then there are also complicit people, as you said, who are likely disillusioned or perhaps believe that life is just like that, I don't know.
Regardless of their situation, they lack the means to afford proper housing. I won't argue for directly and unconditionally giving them the means, it's unlikely that that would work out in the long term. However, I do argue for helping them in other ways.
blabla blabla it's not a problem that people don't have the means to leave poor neighborhoods. poor neighborhoods exist and those who have the potential and will power to overcome their situation should be highlighted not the slums themself.
what she is saying is another excuse for poor people to be complicit with their life and not strive to come out of those neighborhoods
First of all, What does this have to with Technology, Entertainment, or Design?! Not a Damn Thing I can see! This is why I and others besides myself are calling the TED organization a FRAUD, because you MOST of your speakers are speakers that should NOT be on YOUR PLATFORM!
As to the subject matter the speaker was talking about. Though I don't like gentrification, she should have used a better example then that aquatic creature murdering village, people like that are NOT sympathy worthy victims!
Your computer analogy is not relevant to the subject matter, therefore not worthy of addressing.
If Jeffrey Dahmer was living in a 3rd World City like Port Au Prince, where there are no social benefits, and Luring Gay Men into his Port Au Prince Apartment to to kill them to sell their corpses to make a living, society would not accept that excuse for that behavior, so once again your argument fails the logical consistency test.
Fish are AN ANIMAL SPECIES, and just like ALLLLLLLLLL animal species they have central nervous system, nociceptors, pain receptors, neurons for all emotions, they have the ability to feel anger, pain, sadness, and all other emotions of ANY OTHER SENTIENT BEING!
Plants are NOT Sentient, they have no ability feel pain or any other emotions. The reason plants are not sentient is because unlike ALLLLLLL animal species, INCLUDING AQUATIC CREATURES, plants are stationary, they can not move, so it would be evolutionarily disadvantageous for them to be sentient, because it would be a torturous life for them.
Finally to address your Carnivores killing other creatures argument a very coming you Non-Vegans Love to make, which again falls the logical consistency test.
Loins are unlike humans ACTAUL CARNIVORES, Bears are ACTAUL Omnivores, they are simply doing what they are BUILT to do through evolution, humans possess NONE of the traits of an omnivore, or carnivore, not the stomach acids, stomach size, intestine size, running ability, claws, nothing.
Carnivores, and Omnivores serve a purpose in the Eco System, they help Vegan Species by filtering out the members of the herd that would be a drag on the herd by killing the weak, elderly, injured, sometimes the children which can be tragic, but that's a different topic. Humans do the diametrical opposite, because humans who attempt to engage in a Non-Vegan Lifestyle approach from a Vegan Mentality, Animal Agriculture, Fish Murder, using weaponry to target land creatures are all defecto forms of foraging, and that is not comparable with a carnivore, or omnivore lifestyle. Humans instead of merely taking out the weak members of the herd, helping that species out, and helping the eco system as a whole, humans execute the BEST members of the herd, weakening the species!
It's because human are engaging in a lifestyle we are NOT in any way built for.
Real Carnivore, and Omnivores are simply doing what they are DESIGNED through Evolution to do, there is nothing SADISTIC about what they do!
And it's weakening our species by making us prone to DEGENERATIVE DISEASES that are virtually unheard of in the rest of the animal kingdom, those are all DIET related diseases! I would not even eat the corpse of a creature that was already dead, dead of natural causes, or road kill or what have you because I value my HEALTH too much for that!
You being able to verbally communicate with another sentient creature or not is irrelevant, because that is yet another argument that fails the logical consistency test, If was to kill someone from France, or Haiti simply because I don't speak French, and could not understand them, society would NEVER accept that as an excuse for homicide!
As to the philosopher you're referring to irrelevant, this is about logical consistency, nothing more, if you would NOT accept someone piercing a hook through your upper lip, dragging you via that hook up in the air, cutting you open, skinning you alive, then your position is founded on logical inconsistency, therefore hypocrisy.
You completely dodged the part about you using an electronic device that has arisen from violence by the way. You can't escape the fact that your ideology just isn't self consistent.
"Let's say Jeffrey Dahmer had been instead of acting on psychopathic urges alone, had been luring gay men to his Milwaukee Apartment, torturing them, killing them, to make a living, because there is a demand in the market for corpses of gay men, would you be having sympathy for Jeffrey Dahmer? I doubt it. "
1. Murdering gay men is discrimination and a hate-crime. targeting a specific demographic for their race, gender, sexuality is already wrong
2. The US has social benefits and so has the ability to support Jeffrey Dahmer so his work is completely unnecessary and therefore this whole thought experiment collapses onto itself with put to reality.
3. Torture is an inhumane way to extend someone's suffering rather than more humanely executing them through guillotine or bullet to the head. This is already wrong in itself
4. Fish are not humans, nor do they have complex brains or nervous systems so they do not feel pain exactly they same way as us and therefore cannot be treated to the same laws *until* we can effectively communicate to them, how about arresting a fish for attacking another fish and trying to tell it its Miranda rights and saying it needs a fish lawyer, it just wouldn't work out now would it?
Laws require understanding and fish don't have that so laws even if they were written wouldn't be able to be told to them.
Let me tackle the next major argument:
"it is indefensible to enact violence against ANY sentient creatures that are posing NO THREAT TO YOU"
Plants have feelings, therefore if you are literally eating anything *you're alive so you are.* You have already broken your own golden rule. If you wear clothes which are made from plant matter, you've broken your own rule, if you use anything from a polymer based oil product, you are using dead animals. This rule is incredibly shortsighted and stupid.
In fact let me twist it in a way to make it support animal violence, I believe i have the god given right to put all lions to death for breaking your golden rule, they attack poor defenseless zebras and prey to eat their meat and therefore deserve an equal and just punishment of death.
In fact in a world with absolutely zero carnivores, the herbivores would completely overpopulate the planet and create even greater suffering for every being on Earth, it's just a fact of nature and Earth's self regulatory system that there needs to be some meat eaters and some herbivores. Your rule prevents the Earth's carefully balanced system from operating.
" no doubt is the excuse those scum bags are using, "
No it really doesn't, for the 4 points I put up at the top.
"If you would NOT accept violence being enacted on YOU for someone to make a living,"
This is a Kantian position, as a Utilitarian on capitalism this argument doesn't apply to me. If we're talking about maximizing happiness and minimizing suffering than I believe the suffering of the starving Humans simply trumps the suffering of the fish because I can communicate and understand and sympathize with another human but i am greatly evolutionary different to a fish. This is simply a limitation of the mind.
With Dogs, and Gorillas, and Cats I can understand their basic emotion cues so that there is a relationship and understand between both of us. Which is why I am strictly against animal testing on things like that.
"you are a hypocrite no matter how to try to present your position."
*ONLY AND ONLY IF I believe this to be a KANTIAN position, *however as a non-philosopher you probably have no fucking idea who Immanuel Kant is and what Kantian means.*
Even as a Kantian position it would really be:
"If I do fishing than everyone else can do fishing."
I myself am not luring gay men to be tortured and murdered and so I would not as a Kantian be allowing others to do it. Which is what you twisted a perfectly concise and clear argument into a load of hogwash.
Why are people disliking? Disliking Trump was the best game I’ve played on the last game one ☝️ is a game that of all the new year is a good thing for you to do it and that’s why you have the same problem with that you can not play with your friends or you just play with them or play
Centrist are the most disgusting people essentially:
"Guys, guys guys, we gotta respect the Nazi's want to execute and destroy the entire population of Jews and other races and the Left wants to give us socialized healthcare but you clearly see than we need both in 'moderation.' "
This is an exaggeration but when the debate is ignore third world countries being toppled by the CIA (Democrats) and ignore third world countries being toppled by the CIA and give the Pentagon more money (Republican) the center here is doing something completely immoral and nasty. This is why centrists are by far worse than extremists in my head.
Extremists have standards.
Perhaps opinions don't matter. If you got something from the video, you may have liked it or was paying attention. If you didn't, probably don't like it, you may not be opened to different points view, don't care or care too much about the topic. Either way, if you're responding to his grievance with a grievance of your own, you're no different than he is.
(Oh look, I'm doing it too.)
Not even up for 12 minutes and people insta dislike it
Let me review what they're actually disliking:
-Some cities are discriminatory to class, and if anyone knew anything about gentrification they would know this is completely correct.
A journal supporting the Gentrification of Lagos:
*" We argue that while gentrification improves the quality of life in gentrified buildings or areas and beautifies
the city, it further impoverishes the urban poor pushing them into a lower quality of life. The paper
therefore recommends that displaced residents should be adequately compensated to enable them to
afford conventional houses."*
Her mention of the forcing people out is confirmed by the study:
*"1980s. A large-scale eviction took place in Maroko in 1990 where some 300,000 people were forcibly ejected (Agbola and
Jinadu, 1997). Later, the area was transformed into a condominium known as Oniru Private Housing
Estate beyond the reach of the urban poor."*
Or this recent article:
"“The Lagos state government must stop using “security threats” as an excuse to carry out forced evictions, which are prohibited under international human rights law. We are extremely concerned that despite an existing court order prohibiting the demolition of Otodo Gbame, Lagos state government continues to forcibly evict, assault, and endanger the lives of its residents.
“The Inspector General of Police must immediately order an investigation into the deaths, deliberate destruction of property, and forced eviction of the fishing community Otodo Gbame along Lagos’ waterfronts and hold to account those responsible.
“All those that were forcibly evicted from Otodo Gbame and who are now at risk of homelessness must be provided with adequate, alternative housing as a matter of urgency by the Lagos state authorities. That these communities live in such hazardous conditions at all is a failure of the government to meet the demands of rapid urbanization and its human rights obligations to provide adequate housing for everyone."
If you want to talk about Queer Africans here's their rights in Nigeria:
*On actual laws in Nigeria it's described as this by another article:*
"The law also punishes establishing, supporting, and participating in gay organizations and public displays of affection with 10 years in prison.
The passage of the law was strongly opposed by domestic, regional, and international human rights groups, including the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. On February 5, 2014, Commissioner Reine Alapini-Gansou, the African Commission’s special rapporteur on human rights defenders in Africa, voiced concern about “physical violence, aggression, arbitrary detention and harassment carried out against human rights defenders dealing with sexual minority rights issues” in the wake of the law."
*these sources were found INDEPENDENT of the TED-ED video's sources, she might have referenced them but I actually went into google and checked her rhetoric.*
Three sexes. The first comment said two genders, which is still correct. Considering most people born with both genitalia lean to one side or the other, the 'two gender' idea is still correct.
Different degrees of intersex doesn't all of the sudden mean that there are a myriad of 'sexes' within the intersex category. It just means there are variations among intersex, just like there are variations among males and females. It doesn't alter the category.
Craig Morshead That's a falsehood and a glittering generalization. There are obviously intellectuals on the left.
But I want to draw your attention to a different concern of mine, you are subscribed to many scientific channels. Many of those content creators agree that Climate Change is happening but since you are also subscribed to the YouTube based radio talk show host Steven Crowder who is a "skeptic" of CC, I would like to know what is your take on this matter? I don't expect you to already have a position or to have delved into climate data, but I would like to gain some more thoughts from those on the right about this topic.
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