Let's face it. Capitalism, with all its merit, lacks the ethical integrity required to responsibly handle technologies as potentially deadly as nuclear power. When you understand the facts, you will agree. Unfortunately, the facts have been buried by the very powerful financial interests making millions of dollars on nuclear power. The finest public relations teams on the planet have successfully convinced the general public that it is safe and that we need it. That is their job and they are paid well to do it. With the governments of the world manipulated like puppets on a string by these powerful corporate interests, concerned citizens, traditional elders, and scientists are converging with a message to end the insanity before it's too late.
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If you don't believe that the situation is actually that dire then you might want to consider the educated words of health expert, Dr. Helen Caldicott. Watch this video to hear her explain in absolute clarity and detail the situation we are in right now on the planet. If that's not enough then perhaps you should consider the words of scientist David Suzuki where he spells it out in this interview.
If you don't have time to visit those links then just consider these numbers, courtesy of Ecowatch.
More than 1,300 fuel rods sit in a damaged fuel pool 100 feet in the air at Fukushima 4. They contain radioactive cesium equivalent to 14,000 times what was released at the bombing of Hiroshima. There are some 6,000 rods in a common fuel pool nearby. There are some 11,000 rods scattered around the site. The three melted cores from units One, Two and Three are missing. There are roughly 1,000 tanks holding billions of gallons of hot radioactive water that are leaking and will collapse in the next big earthquake.
The situation requires an international response, as the slightest error in removing the rods from the damaged building could be catastrophic for all of humanity. On Thursday, November 14th from 2:00-3:30pm at Tillman Chapel Church Center for the United Nations 777 UN Plaza at 44th Street in New York, Chief Arvol Looking Horse will present a statement prepared by leaders of many indigenous nations from around the world. Lookinghorse is the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Spiritual Leader of the Great Sioux Nation. A portion of the statement reads as follows:
We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life.
We recognize our umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life, not a resource to be exploited. We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an urgent message that man has gone too far, placing us in the state of survival. We warned that one day you would not be able to control what you have created. That day is here.
Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. In addition, these activities and development continue to cause the deterioration and destruction of sacred places and sacred waters that are vital for Life.
Powerful technologies are out of control and are threatening the future of all life.
The Fukushima nuclear crisis alone is a threat to the future of humanity. Yet, our concern goes far beyond this single threat. Our concern is with the cumulative and compounding devastation that is being wrought by the actions of human beings around the world. It is the combination of resource extraction, genetically modified organisms, moral failures, pollution, introduction of invasive species and much much more that are threatening the future of life on Earth.
The compounding of bad decisions and their corresponding actions are extremely short-sighted. They do not consider the future generations and they do not respect or honor the Creator's Natural Law. We strongly urge for the governmental authorities to respond with an open invitation to work and consult with us to solve the world's problems, without war. We must stop waging war against Mother Earth, and ourselves.
Tons of radioactive waste are flowing into the ocean, detected in fish as far away as Alaska and California. This and other recent incidents, like The BP spill in the gulf, are blatent failures of the private enterprise model to responsibly guard public safety. We simply can not survive as a species under an economic system that values monetary gain over life itself. Sure we wanna turn the lights on at night and drive our cars, but NOT at the expense of the air, water, animals and everything that is sacred. There are alternatives but you will never hear about them from the current energy industry PR teams masquerading as "experts". Nor can we trust the mainstream media and politicians that these giant corporations own. Politicians are all too eager to rush us to war over the dangers of chemical weapons, yet they sit quiet when it comes to this dangerous chemical poison threatening life as we know it for many generations. Who can we turn to? Ourselves!
There are many scientific studies that validate the power of prayer, meditation, and intention for healing. Whatever spiritual or religious beliefs you may have, we all still drink the waters and breathe the air of this sacred planet. If you have ever witnessed a loved one dying of cancer then you know how devastating it can be. Now is the time to come together and unify for the purpose of ending the exploitation that is killing our planet. It's time to focus our minds and hearts for the sake of healing so that future generations may live a healthy life. This is not a time to think someone else will take care of us. It is time to decide if we want to live within the laws of nature and respect all life as sacred or not. If the answer is yes, then now is the time to act!
You can call your representatives, sign this petition, and share this very important information. Nobody else can do this for you. Together, as a unified force of nature, we humans have unlimited capacity to overcome all odds.
The Indigenous Elders Council Statement continues:
All Life is sacred. We come into Life as sacred beings. When we abuse the
sacredness of Life we affect all Creation. We urge all Nations and human beings around the world to work with us, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, to restore the Original Instructions and uphold the Creator's Natural Law as a foundation for all decision making from this point forward. Our collective future as human beings is in our hands, we must address the Fukushima nuclear crisis and all actions that may violate the Creator's Natural Law. We have reached the crossroads of life and the end of our existence. We will avert this potentially catastrophic nuclear disaster by coming together with good minds and prayer as a global community of all faiths.
You can read the original statement with signatures here. There is an informational video with Harvey Wasserman below. We live in powerful times, we must act on our love for this life and for our planet before it is too late. You know what you need to do, there is no time for panic or denial. Organize your networks, take time to pray, meditate and bear witness to the situation at hand. Live life like it matters!