A last coal mine was shut in Britain today.
Why people got upset?
Why people try to keep working in mines, developing a culture of such activities, and are sad when its gone?
Mines killed and are killing people. They kill people via work conditions, and pay that can never compensate for the loss of health and time. Mines kill people because strenuous physical work day in and day out – is neither healthy, nor reduces chances of injuries.
Mines are occupied assets by wealthy people. they fancy the idea of using their financial power to get people working the assets while keeping profits in as few pockets as possible.
In a sense, mines are a visible capitalist occupation that exploits people as much as possible.
Yet, somehow, some people seem to take the occupation for granted, or maybe enjoy the work? Maybe enjoy the sense of being occupied?