reply to post by InnerTruths
Well BobAtHome, then enlighten me exactly what can be done to reverse what has happened? To lessen the effects of exposure? At this point nothing can
be done, it's too late. We need to move on and figure out a solution for the future instead of mingling in the past of the present situation.
I think you fail to see that moving forward does not mean staying in the same place or moving back. Our nature is to learn from mistakes. We made a
HUGE one. a few of them, so let's learn to better the future instead of dwelling on how bad everything seems to be.
I guess to some extent I agree that perhaps it's not best to frighten the humans. Frightened humans are difficult to control. I suspect that the
real nature of this problem is beyond the comprehension of a great majority of the population. There's no need to disturb the herd with information
that will disrupt order.
And I'm not saying that in jest. If humanity faces a problem that is insurmountable, there would be little benefit in disturbing the relative order
that currently exists. At some point the insurmountable problem may become manifest, at which time it must then be addressed. In the meantime, just
enjoy living. There will always be new episodes of Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, and American Idol.
On the other hand, if one possesses information about the insurmountable problem, that information can be used to make better decisions. For
instance, if I knew that the probability that any child conceived on the West Coast of the US would have a higher chance of being born with birth
defects, I would probably make the decision to move to the East Coast.
Learning from past mistakes is a great theory. And as individuals, some practice this theory and some don't. A study of human history indicates
that humans learn nothing from history. It's also necessary to know the details of one's failures in order to prevent those failures from
re-occurring in the future. If the MSM is withholding information from the public, then the only ones who are really learning from the experience are
those who will make the decisions in the future. If that information is available to a broader audience, it's more likely that those decisions will
benefit more people.
- For the executives and other financial stakeholders, the lessons learned from the mistake may be that they didn't do enough to control information
release and create the proper spin. So, their preparations for the future would concentrate on having better contingencies for morphing catastrophic
failures into "nothing to see here folks, move along."
- For the rest of the people on the planet, the lesson learned may be that we shouldn't have nuclear reactors in seismic zones that are subject to
So, for my part, I'm not interested in sticking my head in the sand. I want every bit of information that I can get. As far as possible, I'll make
my own decisions about where I live and what food I eat. I try to learn from my mistakes. But more importantly I want to be able to dodge the
"flying feces" generated by someone else's mistake.