Thursday, May 24, 2012

Helen Caldicott: “...nothing we can do.”

“We are now in a situation where we have harnessed the energy of the sun; it is totally out of control, and there’s simply nothing we can do.”

According to Helen Caldicott,
We’re dealing with people who don’t know squat;
Between radiation
And global cremation,
The world will become two kinds of hot.

Extinction’s a dirty trick on us
We claim, as we blame and we kick and cuss;
Old Greeks, way ahead of us,
Taught about Daedalus,
But we failed the lesson of Icarus.

Fukushima sits on the ocean
Where earthquakes often cause motion;
What will I do
If the worst comes true?
I haven’t the foggiest notion.

If Japan went all fucko bazoo,
And your days left were only a few—
Say it happened right now:
How would you say ciao?
What do you think you would do?

When it comes time to give up the ghost,
There’ll be running from pillar to post;
It’s not much of a boast,
But to be doom engrossed
Should help handling it better than most.

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