posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 02:39 AM
I don't know. Some of those things to me are the signs of an incredibly suppressed populace. The outward appearance of stoicism may well be the
burying and internalization of an immense amount of grief. Do you want that inside, or out?
The architecture; well, if a nation has the means (i.e. financial and technical wherewithal) then it is expected that they would prepare for
calamities which may strike it. Is it commendable, for instance, that Holland has an intricate network of floodgates and dikes to avert surges of
water from the sea? No, because large swathes of the country are prone to flooding. It is merely the reasonable thing to do. In fact, speaking of
Holland, I wonder if similar measures should have been taken in Japan considering that basically all its NPPs are situated along the coast and
the country itself is prone to tsunamis. I mean, tsunami is a Japanese word for Chrissake.
Regarding the media. Well, there is concern now that what they are pumping out is highly rinsed, and filtered so as to avoid scaring the general
public. This in itself is a noble reason. But there is a fine line between preventing mass panic and hysteria, and withholding crucial information
that the public needs to know.
You know what it reminds me of? It reminds me of those Pavlovian condition experiments, and learned helplessness. Pavlov rung a bell to make his dog
salivate; Japan rings the bell of nuclear fallout to make its population accept their fate like docile sheep. Hmm.
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