posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 08:44 AM
I'll tell you why there is no attention paid to this catastrophe. If and when we do take a closer look at what is going on now, and we have to decide
what to do about it, we will have to face the grim truth that what happened is a crime against humanity. It is worse than drones, worse than gassing
your citizens, worse than war. It's possibly the most horrendous type of crime that happens, but it was committed by a multi national corporation
that brings light and power to the public. It's supposed to be a good thing.
The policy that will come out of this event will have dramatic effects on the comfort levels of our society and culture. Maybe humans cannot afford to
have all of the creature comforts that we have without sacrificing the future of our children and our planet. Is it worth it? Do we want to give up
Nuclear power forever? Facing the damage in Fukushima means we face the pollution at all levels and in all ways that destroy the environment. Nuclear
power is not even close to being the top environmental pollution contributor. How do we address Fukushima without addressing all of these other things
that plastic, oil, deforestation etc. etc. cause and the sickness, pollution and destruction they leave behind?
I'm all for fixing up the problem here, but really fixing it means that I never drive in another car, never take another hot shower, make all of my
own clothing and household utensils from local materials and give up my iPhone. I'd have to contribute a large percentage of my time to cleaning up
the vile and contaminated heaps of pollution that those before me left in their wake. That doesn't even touch on the list of sacrifices that I'd
have to make. I'm down though, if everyone else wants to join me. Does that sound selfish?
The aftermath of our transgressions will be seen and felt by those that are yet to come. Try and imagine how they will feel living with the
sacrifices, sickness, and and death that define their lives because we chose not to see the far-reaching consequences of our comfortable lifestyle.