Our prayers go out to the people of Japan.
On top of the natural disaster, it was so excruciating to watch innocent people struggling to contain and avoid the radiation contamination from the damaged nuclear power facilities.
The seductive blend of greed, arrogance and denial has intoxicated governments and industrialists. Their constant assurances regarding safety and economy lullaby us into a state of slumber. Much like the short period following the BP deep-water oil drilling accident, for a few months we will wipe the sleep from our eyes and re-think our addictions.
But then the well-funded broadcasts of safety and economy will start up again and we will be lulled back into our slumber.
Don’t worry, everything is OK, just sleep, sleep, that’s it, sleep ...