To the editor: It is clear to me that the oligarchs and corporations that think they own our state and have proven that they own our governor do not see Alaska as a state of residents with the rights of self-governance and mutual ownership of resources.
They see Alaska as a vast pot of riches. And they see Alaskans as an impediment to their extraction of those riches.
What is to be gained by destroying our state’s economic and social structures, you might ask.
Every dollar that goes into Alaska to make our standard of living better is a dollar that doesn’t go into their foreign corporations.
They are also more likely to face more regulation and taxation on their wealth extraction if Alaskans are healthy, educated and secure in their living conditions. The people who control our state don’t even live in our state.
Many don’t even live in our country.
Their strategy is to break us down socially and economically so we don’t have time to concentrate on how badly they are fleecing us as they extract our resources.
There is no doubt that the oligarchs own our governor. Time to call roll and see how many of our legislators they own.