Nuclear Truth and Formality: Why I Am A Terraist
By Ethan Indigo Smith
Perhaps Japan is the starkest example of a society that prefers to adhere to formality rather than address the truth. It is a country of valued tradition, a place where the tradition of seppuku and kamikaze pilots originated. And it is also the nation where the biggest nuclear disasters ever took place. The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed and an unknown number people, approaching 200,000, were atomitized, hundreds of thousands more died subsequently. The cities were paved over and rebuilt, the concrete reducing the lingering effects of radiation. And more recently the ongoing catastrophe in Fukushima began. However the traditional eating of the perfect Fukushima prefecture peaches continues.
Formality supersedes everything in a country like Japan and in any oligarchical institution. Most all nations are oligarchical to some degree or another and all nuclear nations are oligarchical in the most extreme of ways, risking all life and land on behalf of the profit and the power of a few. Nuclear nations are oligarchical in the most extreme manner and concurrently lie in the most extreme manner as well. Oligarchical lies become official and infest the collective mindset through every means available.
Anyone who has ever witnessed court proceedings understands that formality supersedes truth, anyone who has ever looked at any corporate statement with an informed perspective knows that formality supersedes truth, within the institution. But truth always supersedes formality in reality. The fact is that the nuclear experimentation industry has always lied. The main long term lie is that nuclear experimentation is a predictable, safe source of inexpensive energy. The truth is it’s the most dangerous undertaking man has initiated. The truth is it’s the most expensive and dangerous source of energy. But the truth of reality always supersedes the formality of institutions. Sometimes the lies are so thick that alternative truth is ridiculed. But reality always makes its way into the institutional façade. Tokyo, the most populous city in the world, is thickly coated by nuclear meltdown particulate. The truth of which cannot be hidden under the lies of institutions for long.
The short term lies from TEPCO specifically and the nuclear experimentation industry as a whole goes something like this: there is no problem. There is a problem. There has been a minor leak. There have been no meltdowns. There may have been a partial meltdown. There may have been a meltdown. There were multiple meltdowns. There were multiple melt-throughs. The cores are gone. The cores have penetrated the water table. The Pacific Ocean is being polluted to the point of total alteration and this radioactive pollution is likely to continue for the next some couple of hundred years the effects of which will last for hundreds of thousands of years. The radioactive water tanks are full. The fuel pools, each with an endless volcano of fuel, are in unstable buildings in danger of collapse. The region of Japan is FUBAR, the Pacific Ocean and the whole planet has changed, undergoing a massive dose of entropy. The Japanese are trained as a society to put all things aside and practice formality. The truth is it’s time to put formality aside. The whole world, not just Japan needs to address the nuclear experimentation conundrum. The world needs to wake up. This ongoing disaster cannot be paved over. The truth needs to be faced.
The whole world needs to forego formality and stop the perpetual war state (national and mental) resulting from nuclear experimentation. War is a racket, as the greatest war hero, Smedley Butler noted. And nuclear experimentation is a war industry, it is part of the military industrial complex. And like it or not war is the honey well of a thousand different corporations whose sole technological motivations are profit driven. Moral consideration is nonexistent.
We need to change our mind states from one of selfishness to sharing, from closed-mindedness to open integration, from competition to compassionate integration. We are killing ourselves and the planet. We have got to make a shift from being terrorists fighting one another every step of the way because we’re caught up in beliefs and formalities, to being terraists promoting the wellbeing of Mother Earth and all living beings on the planet. I am a terraist.
I used to think the most dangerous human activity was nuclear experimentation, but it is just a symptom of a greater problem, the problem of our mind state. We have to shift our mentality toward seeking the truth and not believing the formalities we are told by institutions. Our mind state of being a terrorist and allowing terrorism is the true danger. I am a terraist, a peaceful warrior.