Never let a good crisis go to waste, right? With thousands dead and a staggering loss of wealth in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami, the left sees an opportunity to create hysteria over nuclear power. Lots of misery? Oh, boy — let’s use it to score political points! Gus Van Horn posts with plenty of thought-provoking links.
Alarm bells go off in my head when the media create their “narrative” in a fast moving news story before they know all the facts. They immediately decided that Jared Loughner was a “right-wing extremist” before they knew a thing about him. They did the same thing with Lee Harvey Oswald almost 50 years earlier, proving that the left never learns a damned thing.
Now with the Japanese nuclear plants in trouble, I hear from the media that nuclear power in general has been set back. No more new plants now! How can they jump to this conclusion when we don’t have all the facts in Japan? They want fear, their endless parade of hobgoblins, not facts.
Almost 30 years ago I read somewhere that the problem at Three Mile Island actually proved how safe nuclear power is, but the left used it to stop production of new plants. Not one person died because of Three Mile Island. As the old bumper sticker read, “More people have died in Ted Kennedy’s car than in nuclear power plants.”
Environmentalists have lied so much for so long that I dismiss anything they say just as I dismiss statements about God and religion. Environmentalism is not science; it is political ideology. It is anti-capitalism that wears the mask of science to hide its purpose of destruction.
Even if a reactor in Japan spreads radiation, I would advise people not to accept the anti-nuclear hysteria outright. Let’s wait for the facts. After all, Lee Harvey Oswald turned out to be a communist.