<a rant on April 26, 2015, the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster>
It’s the waste, Stupid!
That’s what we’ve been telling those deaf & evil purveyors of nuclear filth for decades now.
but their ears are shut
their eyes shuttered
their minds encased in lead
their hearts made of stone.
And it is about the waste, Stupid
But it’s not JUST about the waste
('though there are 70 years of it piled up all over this still-beautiful, now so very-very badly-damaged Earth)
piled up on the ground
(yes, it’s true; sickening, sickening, but true)
It is everywhere.
But it isn’t JUST the waste
It’s also the “routine” “allowable” emissions from nuclear plants
Bucketfuls of them
From every nuke facility on the planet
all belching & breathing their toxic fumes & poisons
(nuclear poisons are Legion)
into the air
into the soil
into the ground
into the humans
into our very genes
Yes. That’s how insidious it is.
I live near very beautiful (long since no longer pristine, but yes, still beautiful) Lake Ontario
which an acquaintance of mine refers to as a tritium dump
& of course he is not wrong about that.
So it’s not just about the waste
& it's not just about the emissions, either
It’s actually REALLY all about the weapons
in actual fact
the weapons the military-industrial complex delights in
(of course they care not a whit to whom)
‘cos what it’s REALLY all about
of course of course of course
is the money, honey
(well, that & the power)
So it’s not just about the waste
the so-called “routine” emissions
& the money (vaaaaaast fortunes, beyond most people’s imagining, even)
It’s about the corruption of everything & everyone this sick insidious monster touches & pollutes
at every step along the way
(“ordinary” people duped in ways they cannot likely even begin to imagine)
& then of course there are the sicknesses & cancers
& the damaged DNA to be passed along as some kind of sick “legacy” from one generation to the next
& the waste
Ah, here we are again!
we have circled back inevitably to the waste…
the waste that none of us can now escape
because it is Legion, & it is everywhere
all around us.
There is, I am afraid, Dear Reader, no handsome dashing prince
& beautiful white stallion upon which he rides
to capture his beautiful princess
& carry her away to some beautiful “castle in the sky”
somewhere out among the clouds.
So very very very sorry…
Very very very sorry indeed…
More than you can probably even imagine!
:( :( :( :(
p.s. but I'm not bitter. Heh heh. Okay, okay; maybe I am just a little bitter. There's kind of a lot to be bitter about, when it comes to nukes. It's actually enough to break your heart, & that's the truth...
p.p.s. but do read this Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium 2015.
Contemplate ... sign ... circulate!
There is really not much hope left to speak of … but there is still solidarity! & solidarity is nothing to sneeze at, let me tell you.
I would not lie to you.
p.p.p.s. if this post was not "enough" for you, have a gander at this one too. Many very useful links therein.
'Quote of the day' with this post: “Chernobyl is a word we would all like to erase from our memory. But more than seven million of our fellow human beings do not have the luxury of forgetting. They are still suffering, every day, as a result of what happened…The exact number of victims can never be known.” – former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
** many many many more fabulous nuke-related quotes gathered up here
** tons of nuke-related info on this blog. Hover over the No More Nukes! words along the top to see the drop-down menu of different blog sections devoted to nuke info.