- CRITTER TALK
Well folks, this may well be one of those times when the old Lazer pisses everybody off. If it does so be it. I have been trying to avoid all of the crap, political and otherwise, that has been going on in this country and around the world and go about my merry way. Hopefully, I thought that my final years on this earth I could leave to those who had more energy and tenacity to confront this mountain of bull crap, and perhaps they do, but it has become painfully obvious they damn sure do not have the intellect. I mean the screw ups are coming so fast and furious it is difficult to decide where to start. And once I get started I not sure if I will ever end. But for a lack of a better place let us begin with the most recent crisis in Japan. No, not that one. The one beyond the earthquake and the tsunami. You know, after all the people were killed and the thousands of others made homeless by the natural disaster. The man made disaster that followed and the one that seemed to surprise everyone in the world … except me, and probably a few thousand other people who understand that anything that man can build Mother Nature can tear to pieces anytime she so desires.
Contrary to what people seem to be thinking right now, this isn’t magic, it isn’t unthinkable, it isn’t beyond the realm of probability, it is reality. It could happen, and it did happen, and it is happening, and guess what, now a bunch of people are now looking at the nuclear energy situation in this country and shaking in their boots. Why? Because they have been turning a blind eye to the realities of our energy problems for decades and looking for an easy way out. They have been listening to those corporate big wigs who put money in their pockets instead of facing the reality of the energy crisis facing America. Is this a new problem? No. Almost four decades ago we knew there was a problem and we needed to seek better more durable solutions. Did we? Nope. We jumped right back into bed with big oil and big corporate interests which locked us into the Arabs and led us to Three Mile Island. After that we have given lip service to more “green” energy sources but even today we are still giving more than $50 billion, with “B”, subsidies to big oil while they are earning their largest profits ever. Comparatively little is being invested in expanded in solar, wind, or tidal powered energy solution.
So, I ask all my fine feathered, and unfeathered friends why in the hell are you all so damned surprised that there is a catastrophe in Japan, or if it were any where else, with nuclear energy. If you strike enough matches sooner or later you will start a fire. It is almost simple mathematics. Sooner or later the odds will catch up with you. It isn’t that Japan did anything wrong because that could just as easily been California, or somewhere in France, or anywhere else humans were are playing with atoms. Either we invest immediately, and heavily in other alternative energy sources to replace oil and coal or we accept the fact that there are potentially serious consequences to playing with nuclear energy and stop acting like we are so surprised and shocked. It is not a case of IF accidents are going to happen, it is simply WHEN they are going to happen. Remember;
IT ISN’T NICE TO FOOL AROUND WITH MOTHER NATURE!