Originally published May 20 2014
How the nuclear industry may unintentionally obliterate humankind
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) In modern times, the nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011 has been one of the most under-reported of cataclysmic events, and some critical analyses have concluded that coverage likely would have been more complete had the accident occurred in a country not allied with the United States.
That said, notes Andrew McKillop at 21st Century Wire, we might as well "write off" most of the American (and Japanese) media, as well as politicians from both nations, regarding the dangers that the accident truly poses to Mankind. "For reasons associated with the nuclear lobby and its corporate machine, their tongues are tied on the issue," he writes.
The 'alternative media' keeping an eye on Fukushima developments
Continuing his criticism, McKillop jabbed further:
More silence, a few new theories and a couple of less than convincing assurances like, "It's all under control, the humming birds and the badgers have returned to the exclusion zone and there's a lot of very affordable property now, lost of economic opportunity in Fukushima", (if you had any doubt of how spineless and redundant our leadership would be in the event of a true humanitarian crisis, this should be your 'eureka' moment). The best they could manage is release a new Godzilla film production -- and that's about as close as you'll get to an admission from the global elite's media machine.
Enter the "alternative media," which no doubt includes his publication as well as Natural News. But these days, "alternative" is no longer synonymous with "irresponsible" or "illegitimate." Still, noted McKillop, "there is even a paralysis beginning to set in" with many of these outlets as well, "a general malaise afflicting even those left with integrity enough to comment or honestly report on the crisis" (you won't get that here at NN, however).
For his part, McKillop sees the nuclear issue overall as some Darwinian self-destruction plan implemented by Man to ensure the end of the world. Why else, he argues, would so large a catastrophe be so underwhelming and unimportant?
"Incredibly, many politicians, economists and even hard-core environmental priests, still love nuclear power. It's a strange kind of love, or a Strangelove to be precise," he writes.
'We seem to have evolved to deal with the threat'
Citing The Economist magazine, which he describes as "an elite talking shop" publication, McKillop says observations made in a recent edition regarding previous nuclear disaster at Chernobyl are particularly noteworthy because they undermine the rosy picture being painted by Japanese and U.S. officials regarding environmental conditions surrounding Fukushima:
In an amazing example of newspeak pseudo-science, The Economist in its May 3rd edition claimed that the 3,000 square kilometre total exclusion zone around the exploded Chernobyl reactor provides "an example of (natural) selection responding to human action that was most definitely unintentional: the explosion and fire at a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, Ukraine, 28 years ago". The Economist uses a study by a group of scientists headed by professor Timothy Mousseau of the US asking why birds and other animals living around Chernobyl have a better survival rate than animals and birds around Fukushima, to argue that animals "seem to have evolved to deal with the threat, just as Darwin would have predicted".
Hold on. Did Darwin ever talk about nuclear reactors -- more precisely exploded or melted down reactors? Concerning his evolution theory, major evolution in just 28 years would be pushing it, but The Economist would like us to believe that we are living in a Nuclear Age, so miracles can happen.
McKillop labeled such proclamations as "paid-for junk science" that has become "weaponized" and now poses a direct threat to humans.
The long-term damage caused to the planet by Fukushima may turn out to be negligible, but we won't know that for years. In the meantime, full disclosure would be helpful. Read McKillop's full critique here.
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