Sunday, June 12, 2011

Great Depression Deux and Fukushima

Folks, if you have been following the news about Fukushima, it becomes grimmer by the day. One political official there said that Japan might end up being 'unlivable.' Apparently, TEPCO has admitted that holes likely exist in the containment vessels.  I would write about this from an intellectual perspective, but the emotional reaction is precluding me from comprehending this news. We are all aware that TEPCO and the Japanese Government covered up information that should have been disseminated to the public in Japan. But it's not just Japanese people who need to be aware of this critical news, but the entire world ought to be informed about the spread of radiation.

The French government is now recommending that pregnant women and young children take precautions and protect themselves from radiation. 

I am not a an expert on these topics, but think it's worth sharing.

On top of that, we are also entering Great Depression Deux. How are you planning to survive economic slavery? Do you have any hope that the government will do the right thing and help American citizens? Or will we all end up living in Obamavilles?

Have you seen Obamavilles? If so, mail in your pictures (ccrynjohannsen AT gmail DOT com). 


One Who Survived said...

Linh Dinh of Philadelphia has been chronicling America's economic collapse as well as the barbarisation of the American people (the latter did NOT happen in the 1930s!) in a series of over 2,800 photos. He updates his collection every day or so.

Anonymous said...

There is a passage from Steinbeck's: The Grapes of Wrath that I am trying to locate.

It involves a tractor operator that is about to plow down a poor "Oakie" farmer's house and thereby kick the Oakie off his land.

Anyway, if I can recall correctly, the driver of the tractor mentions something about a financial or banking "Monster" that is a phantom of sorts, and that cannot ever be dealt with in any tangible way, head on.

A systemic monster in other words, or at least that is the way I interpret the passage.

So the Oakie, after hearing all of that, lowers his gun, and then lets the tractor operator plow down his home.

And then the Oakie and his family pile all thier belongings into a broken down old vehicle and take to the road. Headed to California where there is sin worse than sinning. And piles and piles of life sustaining fruit (oranges) are doused with kerosene and set ablaze because if they are not set ablaze, the stock price of all the other oranges and related commodities would plummet.

While the starving and homeless newly transplanted Oakies looked on, uncomprehending.