by ROBERT HUNZIKER
Fukushima’s still radiating, self-perpetuating, immeasurable, and limitless, like a horrible incorrigible Doctor Who monster encounter in deep space. Fukushima will likely go down in history as the biggest cover-up of the 21st Century. Governments and corporations are not leveling with citizens about the risks and dangers; similarly, truth itself, as an ethical standard, is at risk of going to shambles as the glue that holds together the trust and belief in society’s institutions. Ultimately, this is an example of how societies fail.
Phi Beta Iota: All of the checks and balances are gone. Academics are insular and timid; the media is corrupt, governments are now organized crime families — the truth may be heralded by a few but they are drowned out by the noise generated 24/7 by predatory capitalism.