The term Kamikaze refers to a “Divine Wind” cyclone that sent thousands of Mongolian invasion boats to the bottom of the sea, saving Japan from an assured defeat at the hands of the Khans. The Japanese later revived the term for suicide pilots that flew into Allied ships during World War II. While they weren’t able to save Japan, they did manage to kill a whole bunch of sailors, and do a lot of damage to the Allied war effort.
Now, a new kind of Kamikaze is coming from Japan, and this one is going to make the previous incranations of Kamikaze look like jokes, before all is said and done.
While we argue over the 2012 Presidential election, a Kamikaze comes towards us, silently but surely.
Just prior to the Supermoon of March 18th, 2011, the world witnessed a natural and manmade disaster of epic proportions. What transpired off the coast of Honshu Island, Japan on March 11 has forever altered the planet and irremediably affected the global environment. Whereas the earthquake and tsunami proved to be truly apocalyptic events for the people of Japan, the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima is proving to be cataclysmic for the entire world.
Most of the world community is still unaware of the extremely profound and far-reaching effects that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had. If the nations of the world really understood the implications of the actual ‘fallout’ – past, current and future – the current nuclear energy paradigm would be systematically shut down. For those of us who are in the know, it is incumbent upon each of us to disseminate the relevant information/data necessary to forever close down the nuclear power industry around the globe.
There is now general agreement that the state of the art of nuclear power generation is such that it was deeply flawed and fundamentally dangerous from the very beginning. This fact was completely understood to be the case by the industry insiders and original financiers of every nuclear power plant ever built. Nuclear engineers had a very good understanding of just how vulnerable the design, engineering and architecture was at the startup of this industry. Nevertheless, they proceeded with this ill-fated enterprise at the behest of who?
Therefore, this begs the question, “Why would such an inherently unsafe technology and unstable design be implemented worldwide in the first place?”
More importantly, “Who ought to be responsible for mitigating this ongoing planetary nuclear disaster?” And, is there any practical way this predicament can be fixed? Is there technology available which can address this situation in any meaningful way?
With the increasing energy needs of the global economy pushing energy-poor nations like Japan into nuclear power, the economic incentive has always overridden good judgment. Especially in Japan do we see a nation that was literally set up to be a poster child for the nuclear power industry. This, in a place that is known to be the most seismically active region in the world!
“Does anyone in their right mind believe that nuclear power plants can ever be designed, engineered or constructed to withstand 9.0 earthquakes followed by 15 meter high tsunamis? Sorry if we offend, but such a display of so deadly a combination of ignorance and arrogance must represent the very height of hubris. Particularly in view of the inevitable consequences which have manifested at Fukushima, how is it that so few saw this pre-ordained and disastrous outcome, except by willful blindness?”
Numerous headlines over the past few weeks have been relentless in trumpeting Japan’s begrudging response to this global wakeup call. For the first time since nuclear power has been used in the land of Nippon, all 55 nuclear power plants now sit idle. This is of course very good news for the people of Japan. The question now remains how to go about remediating all of these vulnerable and unsafe nuclear reactors. Particularly because of those nuclear plants that are located anywhere along the Japanese coastline is this remediation imperative an existential necessity.
Since the very first news about the Fukushima nuclear disaster came to light, many industry researchers and various investigations have unveiled the multi-decade plot to foist nuclear power onto the islands of Japan. The many forces arrayed against the Japanese people were so formidable that this ill-fated enterprise could only come to such an unfortunate outcome. Just as humankind learned from the folly of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fukushima has served as an example of how not to implement nuclear power generation.
Chernobyl was way inland, and we know what happened there; a huge area of land, unsafe to ever again inhabit. A place where the USSR still exists, because no one can venture into Primyat and take down the Soviet signs and posters.
Fukushima is far, far worse. As this radiation is waterborne as well as airborne, the currents of the ocean will carry the toxins to all corners of the world. Billions who depend on the seas for their sustenance are bound to be sickened, or starve, due to the irradiation of the world’s oceans.
But there is a bright side to all of this.
You know that North Korea problem? The one that successive American Administrations have been able to do nothing about? As it happens, a great deal of the airborne radiation from Fukushima has settled in the northern part of the Korean peninsula, and Fukushima continues to spew its poisons in that direction. It could be that the Japanese will “solve” the problem of North Korea before all is said and done.