On Sunday October 2nd, 60 minutes ran a feel good story on the tsunami that destroyed a small Japanese city, highlighting the suffering and strength of those who vow to rebuild the leveled town. Click here for the heartwarming, hope filled story.
The takeaway from this story is that the worst has passed in Japan, and that things are getting better since the earthquake/tsunami combo that hit the island in the spring of 2011.
Ask yourself why CBS didn’t do a story on the real problem in Japan . . . radiation from Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdowns. Meltdowns worse than Chernobyl.
From the September 25, 2011 Scientific American:
Some 300,000 children remain in radioactive zones in Fukushima, according to Sachiko Sato. She and her children were in New York City to protest a United Nations event on the safety of nuclear power. Some Fukushima children—and their parents—were actually evacuated from towns with relatively low radiation levels to places with higher levels. That error was due to incomplete information on radiation hotspots from all levels of Japanese government in the wake of the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Sachiko Sato says “the scenery in Fukushima is as beautiful as last year but all over us is radiation.” She adds, “can you understand the pain of farmers who have to abandon the land they have cared for?”
The dangers of nuclear energy are kept from the consciousness of the American people through media tricks like this. By not shining light on the real problem (food and water in Japan has dangerously high radiation levels) – instead giving you a warm fuzzy feeling about a related but completely different disaster – the manipulating mainstream media has once again preyed on the minds of many Americans.
The facts are out there, just as they are in many many cases, for people to research and draw conclusions on. But it is so much easier to be told what is important, and to be made to feel how you feel about it. JFK called it the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. I call it brainwashing. And it is thriving in the United States as we gear up for the “election” year.
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