Damn it! The dwindling number of atomic veterans have been warning for decades now about the dangers of nuclear weaponry and the nuclear industry in general.
* There aren't that many of us left and the nuclear industry is just waiting for us all to die off. Meanwhile, they use it all for power and staggering profits. Of course they skimp on cleanup and removal of waste. That costs them money!
* I wrote this about Fukushima and Japan, but it can be applied to Hanford, the Columbia River, or any other pending nuclear disaster, whether by failure, explosion, or just leakage into rivers and ground water.
The Dragon that Will Not Die
Fukushima, the Dragon that will not die;
I’ve watched it spit its venom into the sky,
And dump its excrement upon the ground
Where generations will expire without a sound.
Dig it up, bury it, filter the air.
The Dragon will spew more poison without care,
Until the ground, water, air, are filled with its foul scent.
And malformed babies abound, with bodies bent.
Always remember, while bucks, shekels, yen and yuan rule,
War, nukes and biogenetics will be just a tool,
For gathering the wealth of their choice;
As they keep billions of souls from having a voice.
Perhaps the People are beginning to awaken,
As they gather to Occupy and steps are taken,
To dismantle the Wealthy and their endless greed.
To plant, in their place, a fresh and viable seed.
24 Oct. 2011
* It is going to take We the People, not bought and paid for legislators and executives, to bring this whole sorry mess to a halt.
* Bernie can't do it alone, they'll eat him alive. We have got to stand behind him, and insist on getting our nation back from the profiteers and bottom feeders that now control it!