I read on the last page
"...It's impossible to know what's happening at Fukushima..."
I disagree , somewhat...but I digress...
Certainly American has reached a breaking point in it's inability to maintain the unsustainable , take , make , and break life styles , a tiny
fraction controls almost all the wealth , and a culture has been induced to be violent lowbrows aspiring to be almost inarticulate urban thugs willing
to fight each other (and praise themselves) for the scraps.
But, getting people to listen about Fukushima ( or,or,or.....) is as simple as adjusting the nature of focus, as denial is the first psychological
defense mechanism , and is used widely in programing.
For example Fukushima has and is changing the Northern hemisphere as we speak. Most people are frightened by this because they believe nothing can be
done about it, perhaps , but then again perhaps not.
But in the case of Fukushima trying to get most people to accept the extent of the health threats is a bit like trying to get them to change the oil
in their car, no immediate problem ....right?
Tell them about the health risks, but shift the focus to the fact that The government of Japan is so intimately tied into corporate structures that
they will sacrifice people ( and cities) willingly to protect profit margins, and that the extent of these global corporations is just that global .
Hundreds of billions ( of mostly tax dollars, and loan guarantees ) are tied into the future of nuclear power and the few greedy people running these
things are willing to sacrifice vast amounts of people on the corporate alter of profit. It is not limited to Fukushima these power hungry profiteers
have their finger so deep into every nation that they will keep bad news (that they think they own) silent so that they alone can continue to
concentrate wealth, everywhere, at any excuse (be it tornado or flood...) .
And what could be done about Fukushima? Well in an honest world the news could treat people like grown human adults and state the facts, lay out the
caveats, educate the populous the best they can and , as the internet does , pool the best resources of human knowledge together to begin to find ways
to mitigate and possibly reverse the stupid damage we've done to our own planet. And if that proved impossible at least make damn sure it never
It's like a family gets into a car accident and two out of four of them die , it's horrible but never talking about it again will not make the dead
any less dead. We must accept the situation and find new paths forward.
As a race we are a stubborn, insistent, scratching, grunting, copulating, bunch of beasts , but we are also amazingly resilient , devastatingly
clever, vibrant, fun-loving , curious and amazing creatures and for every idiot thug scratching his crotch with his pants hanging on his knees and
his underwear showing , there is another guy at the other end of the stick swimming through a tsunami to save his wife and mother, all any of the rest
of us have to do is try to find a place somewhere in between, and maybe convince a couple of other people to be there too.