|The government sent radioactive milk |
for their children to drink.
|A Geiger counter inside the San Clemente |
Community Center reads 0.025.
Parents in desperate search for the truth. Helpless to protect their children from the unseen, tasteless, odorless. deadly byproducts of a profit hungry industry
Our Japanese guests tell us how grateful they are to eat food they don't fear is contaminated. They express concern for our safety sharing with us an alarming radiation reading they found at our TStreet. A gieger counter inside the community center reads 0.025. We join with them at the end of the presentation to walk silently up Del Mar Avenue each of us holding a candle in solidarity.
|They flip us off as we walk alongside |
the mothers of Fukushima.
"Mother Teresa never joined a protest," my friend gently guides me, "she never wanted to be against anything." "We are powerful united in love." I know she is trying to soothe my agitation, anger and fear. And while her friendship comforts me, as a new mom with a 15 month old baby growing up near this power plant I remain unconvinced. Kate was 3 months to the day of this disaster and I have carefully tracked the radioactive plumes. I noticed when web sites stopped showing the information. As an avid watcher of international news the media blackout was very apparent to me.
|Police forces drawn from three counties line the road to San Onofre.|
|We listen to the speakers Ace Hoffman, |
Gary Headrick, Torgen Johnson,
Cori Schumacher and others.
Gary Headrick a local San Clemente resident who initially started San Clemente Green to bring awareness to green issues but was contacted multiple times by whistle blowers at the plant. Workers scared of retaliation if their safety complaints were made.
Torgen Johnson, a Harvard educated architect and urban planner, having lived in the Caribbean he has experienced the phenomenon know as "tequila sunrise" sands traveling thousands of miles in the atmosphere. He knew those Fukushima plumes were arriving on US and Canadian soil and affect us to this day.
Surfer Cori Schumacher, in the ocean everyday can attest that we are all indeed connected by that big ocean. As she put it surfers are "canaries in the coal mine" when it comes to ocean pollutants.
|Turn off a light for Fukushima.|
The fact that no San Clemente City Council Member made it to either event is a sad state of affairs. Representation #Fail.ReplyDelete
Very well said Lisa... And you're right Darin.. our city 'fathers' didn't even have the decency to welcome them to our country...what a disgrace. They came all the way from Japan to answer questions and help us! I'm so ashamed of our city, county and state governments.ReplyDelete
So glad that your community remembered and gave support.ReplyDelete
What a beautifully written tribute, Lisa. Like you, I am a mother who shares your concerns for our children's safety and protection from needless and senseless exposure in our environment to deadly man-made radiation. Only by sharing the knowledge of these dangers with other mothers and fathers will the truth be revealed and alternative energy sources replace nuclear power.ReplyDelete
My heart goes out to the people of Japan on this sad anniversary of the tragic events which are still unfolding at Fukushima.
Turn off the lights at night.
Only use what you need.
We must conserve, why is nobody saying that?
San Onofre is a symptom of a much greater and even more dangerous delusion: Human beings and human societies are somehow separate from and above living communities. This notion will literally kill us. Earthworms are more important to the life of this planet than humans are, and if earthworms disappear, we humans will follow very soon after. It's vital that we get it into our heads that we are members of a community and dependent on that community the same way every other member is. We cannot exist apart from it. We don't "own" that community. We aren't custodians of it (it takes care of itself and did so successfully for billions of years before our appearance). We need it, absolutely and forever; it doesn't need us.ReplyDelete
If there are still people here in 200 years, they will know this without the slightest doubt. In the meantime we are driving off the dge of a cliff at high speed. Mike Sosebee