Ah yes, summer, isn’t it lovely? Along with our own deliberate fireworks celebrations, nature seems to be upping the ante on our dreamy ignorance of just what dangers we have sold our energy consuming souls for. While Fukushima, the first little wake up call (which continues to spread contamination worldwide), has been all but buried in the news, we got our own gentle reminder that we’re completely at the mercy of nature when rising floodwaters threatened a Nebraska nuclear plant.
Certainly, since we apparently escaped unscathed, this little anomaly shouldn’t be enough to even momentarily derail the money machine mentality behind this insidiously poisonous technology. Then again, if the water doesn’t do it, maybe a little fire will get our attention.
Probably not. After all, coming within a few kilometers of a dump where there’s some 20,000 barrels of plutonium-contaminated waste is hardly a risk to the mentality that dreams up these Jackass-type daredevil technologies that put the whole world at risk.
Of course, what would this little blog be without including a gentle reminder of how transparently suicidal our super-materialistic way of doing things has long been to those whose decades of warnings have, naturally, gone completely unheeded.
Please, proceed to the much more important matters. You know, entertainment, sports, celebrities, dim-witted political charades and…don’t forget to pray to the imaginary god of your choice to bail our sorry butts out of the inevitable messes that loom on the not so distant horizon.