Saudi Arabia’s New Project And Why You’re Being Blamed For The Damage The Wealthy Have Done

Ephrom Josine
5 min readJul 30, 2022

Much has been made about Saudi Arabia’s new city plan, which they have dubbed “The Line.” According to a video promoting the concept, the plan is to encase nine million people in a small city where people can walk from both ends in twenty minutes. The exact proportions are described as five hundred meters tall, two hundred meters wide, and one hundred seventy kilometers long. This would make the entire project about 17,000,000,000 cubic meters — or still larger than New York City.

Mind you, one could easily come up with various issues that could arise from keeping people that close together. Just two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic saw recommendations that people say six feet apart in order to avoid spreading the illness. How would somebody effectively socially distance in an area as small as this proposed city? Think of all the damage a suicide bomber — or even an accidental fire or flood — could do. Somebody who used to be in abusive relationship would not be able to get more than twenty minutes away from their ex. Stalking would quickly become easier than ever, as would targeted attacks against somebody. If you’re a homosexual or transgender, you better hope the people around you are accepting because otherwise committing a hate crime against you would become incredibly easy. Of course…

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Ephrom Josine

Political Commentator; Follow My Twitter: @EphromJosine1