The mainstream media in the United States is pouring out blatant lies about the alleged threat posed by the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan....[...]To begin with, the reactors never posed any serious threat to anyone. All uranium fission reactions in all six reactors were either stopped for maintenance before the earthquake, or had been stopped by inserting the control rods right after the earthquake. Since then, all 6 reactors have reached the cold shutdown or the operational temperature.What ensued after that was the release of radiation in the atmosphere. As expected, right at the emission point the radioactivity was high, but then it dissipated in the air, causing no death or illness....[...]The fact remains that not a single person has either died because of the crippling of the reactors, nor is there any likelihood of any such death occurring. The only ones who are encountering any high dosage of radiation are those engaged in cleaning up the plants, wearing protective gear. But, then again, in functioning nuclear reactors, there are personnel who are trained to work in the "hot areas" for a specific period of time annually. That's what these workers are doing.
He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
The end of 1984, and of Winston Smith
One of the best antidotes for the Ministry of Truth's psywar on the situation at Fukushima's nuclear power plant, which is intended torment us until we get rid of nuclear power, and ultimately surrender our free will to Big Brother ("He had won the victory over himself") is to read the IAEA's reports, which contain no indication that the situation is anywhere near as dire as the media's "reports" claim. The IAEA's reports indicate that nobody is alarmed about any of the radiation measurements. If you believe the media's version, you probably have visions of Japanese officials tearing out what hair hasn't already fallen out due to radiation.