In 1947 Albert Einstein wrote:
"Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since the prehistoric discovery of ﬁre. This basic power of the universe cannot be ﬁtted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms. For there is no secret and there is no defense, there is no possibility of control except through the aroused understanding and insistence of the peoples of the world.
"We scientists recognize our inescapable responsibility to carry to our fellow citizens an understanding of the simple facts of atomic energy and its implications for society. In this lies our only security and our only hope—we believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not death."
Chernobyl children in a cancer ward (via www.reedperry.com)
Fukushima. Is that Japanese for Facebook? No one seems to know what it is. We do not have an informed citizenry to defend ourselves from this Extinction Level Event. We have Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. We have Kim Kardashian comparing her fake two-month marriage and subsequent staged divorce to the ordeal of a cancer patient. Tell that to the little children of Fukushima, you ignorant, publicity whore. More people have seen her sex tape than have seen the news about Fukushima. The average male high school student watches 2 hours of porn every week. An 18 year-old today has spent an average of 10,000 hours playing video games. The average male high school student in the US cannot find Japan on a map and has no idea that there are three reactors with missing corium (because it has melted through the containment vessels and into the earth, and even TEPCO now admits it cannot find the corium) and the Spent Fuel Pool in Building #4 is on the verge of collapse, an earthquake away from killing us all in a relatively short period of time.
TEPCO says that it will be several years before they begin the removal of the spent fuel rods, but TEPCO says that in about five years (realistically a year) they will run out of workers unless there is a way to reduce the radiation, which they have not been able to do. TEPCO also said that they would take care of this problem in ten years, after the technology to do so has been developed. In short, it is FUBAR and run by men without souls. I think their future plans involve the use of child slave labor. The kids are gonna die, so what's the harm, right?
Children of Chernobyl with severe deformities, (via www.reedperry.com)
I was thinking about Princess Diana last night, wishing she was alive today because she was one of the most outspoken celebrities to use her position for the good of humankind. The most famous woman in the world would not have sat in silence as millions of people were poisoned by the Fukushima catastrophe. Sadly, there is no one willing to follow in her footsteps, not even her children. Prince Harry is heading to Afghanistan to take part in a continued war/occupation against a nation with a pipeline and mineral problem that can only be solved by bombing the country into oblivion. I am sure that she would have been horrified that her son would willingly go off to a participate in the slaughter of innocents and the harvest of opium in a senseless war. But all war is senseless, isn't it?
Where is Angelina Jolie? She goes around the world touting CFR BS about saving the children and refugees, and yet she and her more famous husband have not said a peep.
Mental retardation is one of the most common results of DNA damage from radiation (via www.reedperry.com)
To great fanfare, The Huffington Post listed the 11 Most Inspiring Celebrity Activists Of 2011. Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, Bono, Scarlett Johansen, Angelina Jolie, 50 cent, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Ellen Degeneres and Sheryl Crow made the list – and these people have remained silent about the worst catastrophe facing humankind. Sheryl Crow urged everyone to use a single piece of toilet paper to save the environment (while flying around the world as a Global Warming activist) and yet she says nothing. She had a brain turbo that she says was caused by cell phone use, and yet she says nothing about Fukushima, a disaster that will cause death by cancer for hundreds of millions of people. I would think that she would have some sympathy for all of the children of Fukushima, almost half of whom have enlarged thyroids. A photo taken by a school 60 kilometers from the Fukushima melththroughs shows 400 microsieverts/hour. 3.75 Sieverts in a short amount of time is instant death from radiation poisoning. At this constant rate, half the children of teh Fukushima prefecture and surrounding areas will be dead in a year. Who will take care of the sick and dying? The Japanese government has turned its back on the population, espousing a "Just have happy thoughts and you won't get cancer" policy. Hospitals have refused to treat the residents of Fukushima. You cannot go into a hospital in Japan and have your blood tested for radiation. It's the infamous, "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. It seems to have worked because the majority of the world's population has forgotten about it.
Funny how many people commemorate the death of Princess Diana and yet those who loved her for her activism remain oblivious about the issues she was passionate about.
Harry Belafonte recently lashed out against Beyonce and Jay-Z for being socially irresponsible (to which Beyonce’s reps answered with a pathetic list of charitable contributions given her fame and fortune), but Harry Belafonte hasn’t said anything publicly about Fukushima. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, two of the most philanthropic celebrities in the history of celebritydom, have not spoken out about Fukushima, either. How can it be that no one knows what is happening over there?
Sometimes I think I am trapped in a nightmare because surely we are not living on the set of Idiocracy, are we?