"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can't even tacitly
take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it
stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from
working at all."
Leader of the Free Speech Movement, Berkeley 1964
Mario Savio was a great man. A simple man. His only flaw in the eyes of the state was that he questioned the system, and told others to do the same.
He was never a communist, and in fact hated communism. In truth, he believed so strongly in democracy that he quit the FSM movement because he felt it
was becoming 'undemocratic'.
He was also deeply religious. After high school he worked with a church group building sanitary facilities in the slums of Taxco, Mexico. He said he
felt a kinship for all of God's children, red, yellow, white, black, and brown, male or female, it didn't matter.
"I am not a political person. My involvement in the Free Speech Movement is religious and moral ... I don't know what made me get up and give that
first speech. I only know I had to."
And he felt there was a sickness in life that seemed intent on destroying us all, a malady that hid itself deep inside our hearts, and blinded us to
reality. This sickness was ignorance that conspired with the rest of the human race to remain ignorant. To avoid seeing the pain others felt.
To him this was the only answer to the question of why humans could commit mass murder again and again without batting an eye. Genocide as a way of
life. Hiroshima, Wounded Knee, Auschwitz....the list was endless and it troubled him deeply from an early age. That was why he got involved in the
civil rights movement in 1963, to push against this madness.
It's also why he got up one day and started giving speeches. He believed totalitarianism in the form of the military/industrial complex had indeed
taken over as Eisenhower had warned. The state had become the enemy of the people and his conscience demanded that he try and warn the rest of the
world that this was the case.
This is how the powers that be reacted to him and the concept of free speech in America.
With extreme prejudice. Then through the years they imprisoned him and haunted him until his death at the age of 53 from heart failure, a heart that
was purposefully destroyed by the state. The message that was sent was clear and strong. In America you either agreed with the direction the
totalitarianists were taking us in, or you paid the price of constant hurt till the day you died.
Welcome to America, the land of the free car wash with every full tank of gas and home of the Braves. From Atlanta.
"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part"....
And that time has come again.
When The State Becomes An Enemy Of The State, And The Media Becomes An Enemy Of The People.....Life Hurts
It has never been so clear, this separation of the people from their governments. Constituents of the state on one side, and the apparatus of the
state on the other. BP and Tepco in a way should be commended for showing us just how pathetic our relationship to our respective governments really
is. How little the needs of the people and the land are truly cared for by those paid to care.
In truth, genocide is being played out right before our eyes. The poisoning of the Gulf and the irradiating of ancestral homeland in Japan and all who
live and depend upon these places will take years to finalize as a genocidal process, but the writing is on the wall.
And the US government and the Japanese government both acted during these catastrophes in a similar manner and from the same script. There is nothing
to worry about. Oil, gas and dispersant is fine for the ocean. Radiation is like eating a banana on a sunny day. Once things are cleaned up everything
will return to normal and be fine. Nothing to worry about. Nothing at all.
Nothing except maybe the end of life as we know it for those areas. And who knows what else.
If Mario was still around, or better yet a young buck just starting to get active, he'd be dumbfounded, things are so much worse now than before. The
arrogance and power of the military corporate state is off the charts.
Yet the bulk of people do not rise up in protest and demand change from their corrupt governments. They are asleep, deeply asleep, lulled into that
state by a constant bombardment from TV, movies, periodicals, billboards etc all carrying the same message, which is, whatever the corporate world
wants us to think is true.
The game played is obvious. It's how the mafia first got started. First you scare people, and then you offer them protection for a price. Take your
pick which fear works for you;
a) 'There may be terrorists in your neighborhood trying to kill you at this very moment and you need to invest in a bigger police force, less freedom
and more jails ASAP'.
b) 'There may be a disease you have that you don't know about, and you need to see a doctor and get expensive medications quick'.
c) 'There may be a new fashion or product that anyone who is anyone is wearing or using and you better get hip to it or you're a schmuck'.
Whatever they want from you they get through creating fear. As long as people believe they are abnormal, unhealthy or about to be attacked, they are
putty in the hands of the corporate state. Yet it is the corporate state that is actually creating unhealthy conditions for all of us, forcing us to
live in a toxic and militaristic world constantly on the verge of war and mired in a state of fear and confusion with no hope for community.
Orwell was right on with "1984". If you haven't read it please do. The only thing wrong with the book was the title, which should have read "1955 to
2012" for accuracy sake. 1984 came early and stayed late. Like the movie Groundhog Day only it lasted a year. Over and over again.
Bp, Tepco, Fukushima And The Gulf
Fukushima and the Gulf. Sounds like a band from the 60's. These two have so many things in common.....other than destroying the environment and
killing the biota. They also destroyed any hope of a sane world morphing from this one into the next by showing us that our respective governments
could care less about us or the environment, and will do anything to stop us from changing this world into a sane one.
They serve their masters, the power elite......period. We pay them, then they ignore our needs while increasing the control of corporations and the
military over us. And now the battle lines are drawn. If there is hope it must come from you and I or it won't come at all. Very few are awake at this
point in time. At least in America.
Japan is a bit different story. There, people were forced awake, everything ripped away in an instant. They had to stand up and be counted and make a
difference fast or else. They had no choice. Their government, their military, and their business community abandoned them when they were in desperate
need and they had to fend for themselves from day one.
One instance of the heart wrenching cruelty displayed by the Japanese government towards it's people was the distribution of iodine, which can help
prevent the uptake of radioiodines if taken a few hours ahead of time. For continuous protection a pill would be needed every 12 hours.
The Japanese government had a large supply of natural iodine for emergency purposes. And they did indeed ship out 2,000,000 of those individual doses
to the stricken area, to either towns in Fukushima Prefecture where the people had already evacuated, or to towns where the authorities were told not
to distribute them unless it was absolutely necessary.
So nobody took anything.
Actually that's not true. Over 100,000 took a dose shortly before the main plume hit their area. Three towns went renegade and said phooey to the
central government, claiming that if this ain't an emergency, what is? Bless their intelligent hearts. Tomiokamachi within the 20-kilometer evac zone,
Iwaki 20 to 30 kilometers from the plant and Miharumachi outside the elevated-risk zone distributed iodine pills to a total of at least 157,000
Instead of being commended for protecting the well-being of their constituents in the first week of the disaster when this protection was most needed,
the authorities that handed out the iodine were derided and made fun of. The MSM in Japan, via corporate input, painted an entirely different picture
around them, influencing people to look down upon them.
This is how the story was framed.
"Nuclear experts said the radiation levels detected pose no risk to human health".
"But a large number of fearful residents in Fukushima Prefecture were desperate to obtain iodine pills, and some municipal governments accepted their
"Premature distribution of the medicine presents the risk of people taking it without needing to. It also risks depleting stocks, meaning the medicine
could be in short supply if administering it became necessary".
First come experts tirelessly telling us that there is no need for our unfounded fears. Then comes the character assassination with 'fearful and
desperate'. And finally the guilt for being a weak fearful person that is causing "depleting stocks" which would place a burden on the rest of people
of Japan who are not fearful but might need the iodine one day "if administering it became necessary".
"if administering it became necessary". You know, like if there had been a real nuclear accident with a bunch a bad stuff in the air which thank god
didn't happen but if it ever does which is unlikely we may run out of protection pills cause of a bunch of schmucks in Iwaki took'em for no reason
whatsoever except some nuke plants exploded nearby. Losers. Or something like that.
The main concern with radioiodines is their effect on the thyroid gland. It causes mutations and cell death, leading to possible cancerous response.
Right now there is an epidemic of cyst and nodule growths in thyroid glands in children throughout northern Japan. In Fukushima Prefecture the rate is
35% of 35,000 tested as of April 2012. This is unheard of, and constitutes a much greater level of radioiodine spread than reported if that is indeed
Would any of these children have been helped if iodine was distributed freely?
Maybe yes and maybe no. It all depends on the timing. That is why it is best to have iodine tablets already in the hands of the people who might need
it, and be prepared to take it when conditions warrant it. Which is what one of those fearful panicky people actually did. When those fearful and
panicky people in some parts of Iwaki told other fearful and panicky people that they were given iodine, well those other fearful and panicky people
wanted some to. And before you know it the fearful and panicky mayor of Iwaki went and gave everyone a pill and told them to hold on to these unless
he told people to take them. 'I will be monitoring the situation closely and will alert people when it's time' he basically said.
Does that sound like a fearful response or an intelligent response. Below is the communication released by the Mayor of Iwaki. You be the judge.
A Message from the Mayor of Iwaki on the Distribution of Stable Iodine Preparations
I know that many residents of Iwaki are greatly concerned about the recent problems at the nuclear power plants.
There have been people in shelters in Iwaki who have received Stabilised Iodine Preparations from various organisations and government bodies in their
own towns. Many citizens of Iwaki have felt concerned at this, and have worried why they have not received any Iodine preparation. To address these
concerns, in the event of people being exposed to a high concentration of radioactive material, I have decided to approve the distribution of stable
iodine preparations, beginning today.
This is not because of any evacuation orders from the Japanese Government, or because of concerns to do with public health.
Distribution of this medicine will limited to people under 40 years of age, according to national guidelines. However, pregnant women over 40 years of
age will be able to receive iodine as well.
In the event that someone is exposed to a high dose of radioactive material, these stable iodine preparations are regarded as having the potential to
lessen the effects on the thyroid gland.
Please follow the instructions on the “Directions for taking this medicine” that are supplied together with the iodine. Please make sure you take
the appropriate measures regarding the medicine, including the instruction “DO NOT take this medicine WITHOUT the order to take it from the
I repeat, if the time comes, I will issue the order “Please take your Iodine”. Please make sure you follow this order and the instructions for the
medicine should this happen.
In closing I humbly ask all citizens of Iwaki to act calmly, and to give your full cooperation to the City Government during this difficult time.
Takao Watanabe / Mayor of Iwaki City
That isn't panic. It's a public servant acting in the public good in a calm and rationale fashion. Yet he was painted as being fearful by the media.
Starting to panic. Irresponsible. Not the kind of person you want in charge.
And for awhile people bought this line of reasoning, until they realized that Takao was in truth a hero for doing what he did.
Run For Your Lives!!!
But what is panic anyway. And what if panic were an acceptable response. Or at least a better response than doing nothing. If swimmers were out in the
surf, and at the far end of the beach a kid was attacked by a shark, you wouldn't expect the lifeguards to keep it to themselves because swimmers
might panic and someone might get hurt. You'd get everyone out of the water and fast....period.
Same applies to any toxic contamination event. You always hope for an aware and caring populace that can pull off a smooth evac. But at the end of the
day the only thing that matters is getting the people someplace safe. No matter what.
Instead people were left in the dark to be burnt. The authorities pretended that it was better to let people suffer radiation exposure than the risk
of an accident while trying to get away from this contamination. Silly rabbits.
The Wizard Of Oz The Nuke Industry Ain't
Remember the wizard of oz. Pudgy little fart who scared people with smoke and mirrors. Well that's not what's happening here. Not even close.
It's the exact opposite in fact. The outward facade here is of an intelligently run, well-mannered and prosperous business, while behind the smoke and
mirrors is a demon of a million tentacles. Nuclear, coal, oil and gas, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. And the full level of danger those four have
placed us in is unmeasurable with the greatest danger of these being nuclear. Monbiot and Hansen can go screw themselves. Coal and oil, and the carbon
they create, as stated previously, can be corrected by taking control of society and chasing the capitalists out of Temple Earth, and forcing a
serious but responsible, mature change in the path we go down. There is no cure for transuranics and other radioactive products. And there never will
The panic that the Japanese government and the nuclear industry fought desperately to contain is a natural and intelligent response to being
contaminated with radioactive substances. When it's time to flee you flee.
But that wasn't why government, industry and media acted the way they did. They did it to avoid a worldwide panic, not just a localized event. And not
a panic, but a revolution. They fear people learning about the true state of the nuclear power industry...cracked reactors and piping, neutron
embrittlement, spent fuel falling apart and becoming unstable. The dangers represented add up to nothing less than planetary annihilation. And if
anything would make the masses panic and revolt, the threat of planetary annihilation is it. People are funny that way.
At the time of the Gulf disaster I thought that there would never be another example of an industry hiding the truth so blatantly, or a government so
obviously refusing to look for it. I was wrong. Fukushima was worse. Much worse. And now I know why. They had much more to hide.
The dangers of nuclear power and weapons is far greater than the sum of all other dangers combined. That danger is here with us now, worsening as we
speak and for thousands of years to come......a danger we have no answers for.
That's what they don't want us to know.
Next: Chapter 21) It's An Ill Wind That Blows No Good
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