reply to post by Finalized
Myself, I was beginning to think that people were either too afraid to consciously acknowledge the truly life-changing
facts about this,
the worst nuclear catastrophe in the history of mankind
, or they were so reliant on mainstream media that they were just
dangerously gulliable and misinformed, therefore understandably, would refuse to listen to anyone not
in any kind of uniform, or otherwise not
presenting an appearance of authority/we-know-best, for them to follow (for as any psychologist can attest to, people are collectively sheep(le) and
respond all too easily to any semblence of leadership or authority, be it a white coat or the information source(s) they have always known and relied
on to tell them "what to do!?").
Today, in the UK, I managed to make it to a healthfood shop and whilst buying some Kelp(iodine supplement - this should be on
everyone's ** shopping list for the indefinite future!)
I asked how the sales of it were going.
Suprisingly, she said they were through the roof!
I asked if she (the manager) knew much about Fukushima and she admitted to me that yes, she was aware that it was really, really bad.
Enquiring further as to whether she'd been getting her information from mainstream sources, she gave me a serious look and told me no, she's been
forced to resort to alternative news sources and knowledgeable associates for her facts
and we both agreed that this further fact was also a
terrible situation, namely that the mainstream media are not disclosing the true dangers and full consequences of this
One small but greatly appreciated plus was that they were specifically selling Kelp tablets at half price, due to these current events. One in the eye
So, in my town at least, some still are savvy enough to take their safety and that of their loved ones into their own hands (as it should be!) and not
following the BS that "everything's ok"
from a government that genuinely cares little for us "useless eaters".
It's so far
from "ok" that it's scary. Real
Now, I'm really not one to get scared
at anything, you'll have to trust me on that, but I am
genuinely scared for our [childrens] future
directly due to this nuclear disaster and, If I'm
scared, then that means many, many more will be too who may well be far less able to overcome
That, to me explains why so few, everywhere I hear about, are actively taking steps to prevent any very real and very serious health
resulting from this ongoing
nuclear disaster - like you said - they are sticking their heads in the
sand because, to fully acknowledge such a sobering reality would mean any pretence of comfort their lives might have given them, will be essentially
gone for the rest of it, were they to consciously accept what's happening.
It's the same as when you try to tell a petulant child something they really
don't want to hear - they close their eyes, cover their ears and
start proclaiming loudly: "La-la laa! La-la laa! can't hear you, can't hear you!"
I lived through Chernobyl. I remember the big fuss the media made of that, at the time.
I even recall that the media was one of the first to give out warnings to the public about the dangers and information about what we could all do to
potentially protect ourselves and minimise the subsequent dangers to our health. We were told to keep out of the acid
And yet, nobody ran in fear or rioted in the streets. Civilisation didn't break down through any ensuing panic. if anything, people continued like
they had before...radiation's invisible, so for many it was a case of: "out of sight, out of mind", I suppose.
Now, we have multiple nuclear meltdowns, each one potentially four times the scale of Chernobyl, with yet more
potential meltdowns of other reactors on the way
Something really doesn't smell right there...and it ain't the radioactive fish
Lastly, a word of advice for all, especially as the months go by with no reductions in the amount of deadly radiation spewing
forth from Fukushima:
KEEP OUT OF THE RAIN, or at the very least, keep it off your children's skin!!!
** Do not
take any iodine supplements if you are on thyroid medication!! Seek professional, medical advice first
edit on 30-4-2011 by OptimisticPessimist because: (no reason given)
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