Man has forever battled with his neighbor, the village down the valley, or the country across the river. We have over time learned to club, stab, slash, trample and blown up our fellow man and his world, but we could always come back as there were usually some survivors of the maylay.
Today we still think in those same primitive terms, rallying behind national identity, sovereign rights and military might. We believe that science can solve any of our problems and that business and government will nurture and protect us.
But the real truth is this. We have reached the point that man not only has the capacity but is in the processes of exterminating the human race for greed and profit.
From our military’s passive and active nuclear weapons that are designed for maximum damage, to the nuclear power industry that assures us that all is safe, we are poisoning both our thinking and our bodies.
Now we see the results of our hubris thinking in the Japans disaster, where a corporation known for lying about nuclear safety kept using older nuclear plants now spewing huge amounts of radiation. A General Electric design that placed spent fuel rods that take years to cool down, in large water tanks above the reactor core.
Which means that now as the cores boil off the coolant water and new water is poured in to cool the core, a hydrogen explosion not only destroys the core, but ruptures the spent rod tanks that increase the nuclear reaction quantitatively.
So here we are, a complete nuclear meltdown in several nuclear reactors without any containment or hope of containment, massive breaches that is pouring huge concentrations of radioactive materials into the atmosphere to be enjoyed world wide.
First stop on the wind, Tokoy and vicinity containing some 30 million people, the next stop, the same place Japan floated incendiary balloons to during WWII – the United State.
Meanwhile here at home, nuclear industry experts and government agencies claim we can’t have this problem here. And since their claim has always been that nuclear is cheaper, wonder what the cleanup cost will be for Japan’s cheep energy and its financial impact on the rest of the world.
Bought your plastic and duck tape yet? Better yet, can’t wait for the new Godzillas that will eventually crawl out of the ocean after all the other sea life has been destroyed, due to our primitive thinking.