Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fukushima: The monster under our bed.

 I sit back, thinking maybe if I distance myself enough perhaps the bigger picture will reveal itself to me; but alas, even that does not help me understand the seemingly planet wide denial regarding Fukushima.  Here we are approaching the two year anniversary of that continuously erupting nuclear volcano in Japan; and not only has no progress been made, but it's looking like no attempt at progress has been made.  In point of fact Tepco and the Japanese government have done many things which just make the disaster even worse.  It absolutely defies logic that the evacuation zones were rescinded, back to three miles from the laughably inadequate twelve miles, but they were!  I could scarcely believe it several months ago when Rense.com correspondent Yoichi Shimatsu reported that the Japanese government was collecting tsunami debris and burning it at many incineration sites across Japan. By burning already contaminated material you are essentially causing a re-release of fallout back into the environment, compounding the damage, both short & long term.  It sounds like self-inflicted genocide to keep the population in place and encourage them to eat contaminated food and ignore the fallout, but that is exactly what is happening.  Despite official denial, they say that Tokyo is now as badly contaminated in places as the town of Fukushima. 
For nearly two years now Tepco has been dumping highly radioactive waste water directly into the Pacific ocean, in flagrant violation of international & environmental laws.  This of course does not include the plume of radiation which continues to be emitted from the site of three core meltdowns even as its tendrils of death continue encircling the Earth.  Meanwhile in the mainstream media there is scant mention of the worst environmental disaster Earth has seen since the Permian extinction.  Nary a word about the ever growing cloud of cancerous death enveloping the planet or the fact we have allowed the Japanese government & Tepco to effectively kill the Pacific ocean without so much as a wrist slap or fine...and we're fine with that it seems.  What scant reference there is in the mainstream media about Fukushima is engineered drivel to encourage folks to think the problem has just magically gone away.   It hasn't.

Those of us who inhabit "the left coast" of America understood right away what the score was when the government ordered the majority of west coast radiation detectors to be shut down a few days after the Nuclear Tsunami.  Not long after that; they very quietly raised the "safe" exposure levels to radioactive fallout.  How very considerate, they don't want to scare the sheep, at least not until after the fleecing.  When those whose livelihood depends on the fishing industry demanded the federal government begin testing Pacific caught fish, our government replied, "There is no need to do that."  To this day they haven't officially tested as much as a single salmon.  If they have, where are those results?  It just strikes me as perverse when both McDonalds and Wendy's are currently running commercials pushing their "Fishy" products and emphasizing the fish are "Alaskan Cod" and "North Pacific Cod."  Thanks for the honesty guys, but I'll pass.
I guess the same people who don't want to know if their food contains GMO's are the ones who still think of Alaskan Cod as a delicacy two years after Fukushima.  I know that both the official denial and the indifference of the population have the same exact nexus:

Nobody knows what to do or how to stop it. 

We are up against the nightmare boogeyman monster of two generations, finally let loose like Godzilla to wreck havoc on Earth, and the best response we can manage is to still pull the covers up over our heads, hoping it just goes away.  It isn't going away, not ever, because we don't know how to make it do that.  Isn't that the plot to every Hollywood monster movie, mankind does something just because he can...without regard for public safety, or any clear idea of what to do if it all goes horribly wrong, as it inevitably does.  As it inevitably has.

 So, here we are with our worst fears fully realized and both the populations and governments involved are curiously silent.  The government lies to us about everything,  why would we believe anything they say about Fukushima or radioactive fallout?  In this case I don't think we care about the lying, I think we prefer it that way.  The nation of Japan today is a mere shadow of  the powerhouse country it was just 26 months ago.  Both Tepco and the government of Japan have undergone changes in leadership and key personnel, as the nightmare there continues to cascade out of control.  Meanwhile the citizens of Japan have little choice but to suffer in place and fend for themselves as best they can, because their government has abandoned them, and much, much worse.  We would do well to remember that when it becomes our turn to embrace the horror.  Our government has already abandoned us, to think it will come running in to "save" us now is just the height of foolishness. 
 While both governments openly contend there is no long term danger from this radioactive fallout; recent events and facts seem to handily dispute such vacuous claims.  Recent private studies have found extraordinarily high levels of strontium 90 in Canadian milk.  Marine mammals in the North Pacific have recently been seen with open sores on their bodies, as well as genetic mutations.  Polar bears have been seen who are loosing patches of fur coat, and showing what look to be malignant growths on their bodies.  Other marine life are giving us signs as well if we will only open our eyes to see them.  Twice in recent weeks enormous pods numbering thousands of dolphins have been seen near San Diego. Large numbers of whales have also been seen at least once, again not a normal behavior for them. There are reports from the South Pacific as well, of both higher background radiation, and marine mammal mutations.  Evidently the radiation is traveling much faster that originally believed, and in fact is NOT being "dissipated" by ocean currents as our "experts" predicted.  
Its one thing to flatly deny what is already happening, when verification is hard for the average Joe to come by; what will they tell us when its our babies being born with genetic mutations in radical numbers, and thousands of new cancer patients begin having their effect on the world economy?  What will they say then??  I wonder.  It is as inevitable as the nuclear accident itself that the health care costs alone will be enough to choke even the American economy in the fullness of time.  Here's another one I bet ya haven't spent a minute thinking about: What about the coming generation of sickly, mutated children...they are coming, have no doubt of that.  At first the government and media will lie and obfuscate the way they always do, but it won't work.  We will reach the point, be it in five years or twenty, when the "children of Fukushima" around the world will pose a crippling threat to any national economy.  Truly the total long range cost of this disaster is impossible to calculate...or even estimate.  Faced with such astronomical damage to our beloved money system will we let that determine the level of care given to these victims of our technical ineptitude & apathy?  I just wonder.
 I'm not done just yet, there's more to consider, just as there always seems to be these days.  Have you flown anywhere recently?  The reason I ask is because radiation levels are higher the farther up you go, and its the nature of these particles to cling to metallic surfaces, like those on aircraft.  So, as an airliner flies through these wandering plumes of Fukushima radiation, the particles are absorbed by the skin of the aircraft, making it essentially a flying microwave oven for those inside.  Some of the first commercial airliners to land on the west coast after flying through the radiation were hosed down and scrubbed when detectors indicated high radiation levels.  The airlines don't do that in public anymore, it tends to un-nerve the sheep, hell, maybe they don't do it at all anymore, why bother, right?    
Fukushima is the tipping point for future human survival on this planet, it's as simple as that.  No matter what else does or does not happen, everything will eventually be affected or killed by this erupting nuclear volcano unless we figure out a way to stop it; and therein lies the rub as they used to say, I believe there are those on both sides of the Pacific who don't want to stop this on-going disaster.  One of them is the billionaire George Soros who has been busily buying up everything in Tokyo he can get his grubby little fingers on and figuring out ways to cripple the Japanese economy even more than it already is.  This is not the kind of help that is needed or even called for, but it's the only help being offered or accepted just now.  Several other nations have offered to help in this crisis of planetary proportions...but Japan keeps turning them down.  Sounds suicidal to me, and given their wartime mentality, it fits.  So, nobody knows how to stop this disaster but they sure the hell have time to squeeze every bloody drop of profit out of it before getting around to trying to fix things. And WE, allow these psychopaths to remain in power year after year after year. 

Can you just about imagine how some of Japan's neighbors feel about their dumping and burning of radioactive debris?  Dennis Rodman's new buddy in North Korea seems a perfectly sane and stable fellow to me, he probably doesn't even care about all the Japanese contamination hitting his little nation.  Both the sea of Japan and the East China sea are now so contaminated the only reason they don't glow in the dark is probably because BP sprays corexit over them when nobody's watching.  Of course China is also getting their share of toxic contamination and nuclear fallout from Japan which is sure to cement relations between the two...no fanatics on either side there.  Farther North there is the big bad bear, Russia to contend with.  Their fisheries are also destroyed even as the airborne plumes of fallout arrive with each Northwesterly breeze.  They have more crushing things to worry about, like giant sky rocks falling on them, they are likely as not just as deep in denial as the rest of the world, so no worries from Russia...lets hope.  I just keep wondering how long these neighbors of Japan's will remain peaceful as the accumulating international stress on both nerves and economies continues to build.  Wars have been started on far less provocation, and in some cases on lies alone, so lets hope things don't escalate badly for diplomacy, because we already have the radioactive fallout from world war three, we don't need the war as well!  Although I'm certain Henry Kissinger would disagree, considering he called populations "useless eaters" a few years back.
 I guess the news this week about sums up the whole Fukushima denial syndrome.  On the same day President Obama mixed his sci-fi metaphors with the "Jedi mind-meld" remark in one press conference, while at a different one Speaker John Boehner said "Income tax is stealing from the American people."  Which comment do you think got all the pundits in a tizzy?  It wasn't the one from cryin' John! 

It isn't the dizzying heights of absurdity to which everything has been taken that astounds me ... it's the total apathy and ostrich-like mentality.  We are acting like seven billion deer in the headlights, frozen into immobility by the magnitude of the monster under the bed.  The thing is, children, the monster isn't under the bed anymore, he's loose and on the prowl, and he isn't in our imaginations like so many years ago, he's very real.  It just defies logic that so many millions around the world choose to ignore the problem rather than unifying together to bring about the needed change.
 I really do understand the mindset and process that allows us to hide from such unpleasant realities.  It's because we feel powerless to do anything.  We feel isolated, alone and are very apprehensive about the future, so we push those prickly thoughts and emotions into a dark corner of the sub-conscious mind...then when we aren't looking, we sweep it under the rug for full effect.  We ignore the monster on the loose because to acknowledge him is to abandon hope, the monsters favorite food.  If we meet his gaze the monster will devour our dreams and suck all the joy right out of the room...leaving us helpless, powerless and terrified.  It isn't really the monster we're hiding from, its our own fear we are so uncomfortable facing down.  Is the idea of doing that so much worse than lingering death and genetic mutations?  What is it gonna take to motivate you folks out there to stand up and fight for your collective best interest?  A sign from God himself?? 

Well how about a plague of locusts...like the one currently happening in Egypt, how's that for a sign? 

 The problem is, you think you have time.