...and soon the corporations will decide whether you get to drink.
Hell, why not? I mean, there are already millions of people out there who can not afford food, clothing or shelter. Why not add potable water to that list? This is like some bizarre form of financial darwinism. The poor obviously aren't "fit" enough, so they must be removed from the gene pool.
I don't know. I suppose privatization of freshwater makes a certain amount of sense. On Bizarro world, at least. Water is the basic necessity of human life. To give a handful of companies control over this is basically surrendering ourselves over to them. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to living under the yoke of HyperMegaGlobalNetworks, Inc.
I owe my soul to the company store
Sixteen Tons, by Tennessee Ernie Ford
As far as I'm concerned, privatization is pretty much the cue for world-wide revolution. Hopefully, the constant, nagging thirst in the back of the throats of a couple of billion people will incite a little mayhem in this world. And it won't be too hard to figure out who will be the first against the wall when it happens.