A little over a year ago, the world watched in disbelief as a tragedy struck the people of Japan, who suffered not only a devastating tsunami and earthquake, but then faced the reality of the "China Syndrome" and the meltdown of a nuclear fission reactor, spreading radiation throughout Japan and the world.

The news media at first covered the story, and then, like the BP oil spill, it simply disappeared, while the disaster remains. The radiation continues to spill, as this article alludes:

Radioactive contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has risen sharply in Tokyo Bay over the past several months rather than decline, according to a new study.

The byline says it all: the radiation rises, the crisis continues, the people of Japan are staring the disaster in the face. What disturbs me are two things, one external, and one an internal one. The external one first: When reading the article, I noted what appears to me to be the creation of a new "meme":

"In a related development, researchers from MIT say that low, but elevated levels of radiation are not responsible for any significant genetic damage to humans.

"The same amount of exposure found in previous studies to produce DNA damage if given all at once now seems to have no effect if spread out over a long period of time."

And there's this:

“'Now, it's believed that all radiation is bad for you, and any time you get a little bit of radiation, it adds up and your risk of cancer goes up,' says Doug Boreham, a professor of medical physics and applied radiation sciences at McMaster University, who was not involved in this study. 'There's now evidence building that that is not the case.' DNA damage is known to occur spontaneously even at background radiation levels, conservatively at a rate of about 10,000 changes per cell per day.

"Most of that damage is patched up by DNA repair systems within each cell."

The new meme being implied here? "Radiation leaks, such as at Fukushima, are ok if they're spread out over time...so don't panic, there's no real crisis here. Nothing to look at here...move along..."

(But there's a different take on all this here:

New look at prolonged radiation exposure: Study suggests that at low dose-rate, radiation poses little risk to DNA)

Well, regardless of how one interprets all this, what concerns me is this: the media long ago moved along, just as it did with the BP Gulf oil "spill".  And we moved along with it... I find myself writing this article with more than a bit of sadness, for I realize, that I had "moved along" too, until a friend with whom I was having a private discussion asked the question, Why is no one talking about Fukushima any more? I confess, I sat here, stunned. It was not as if I had stopped thinking about it, or even praying about it. But as I examined my own spirit, I realized that what was missing was the continued empathy for fellow human beings, who, through no fault of their own, were suffering in the wake of a disaster.

Upon reflection, what had happened to me was, I suspect, what had happened to so many others: we were all allowed our momentary moment of media-driven empathy, then the story disappeared...and our, my, empathy with it. It is, I suspect, an important lesson we need to be reminded itself from time to time, namely, that like it or not, we all, from time to time, need to check ourselves to see how much, indeed, we in the alternative or independent research community are driven by the very matrix we seek to call into question, to subject to critical analysis. I think in our process of unplugging from the bankster-driven media matrix, we must constantly remind ourselves that that matrix has conditioned us to think in terms of the crisis and empathy of the moment, rather than to take the long view, and the view that we are all interconnected. That we must guard and preserve those emotions of empathy as a permanent, rather than a fleeting, feature of our interior spiritual landscape. If we do not, we become the de-humanized monsters pontificating about global warming and the need for population reduction that we see the empty shells of human beings - we all know their names - that we see on their own media empire organs.

The people of Japan still need our support, empathy, our humanity. Fukushima continues, the radiation continues... and the "meme-ing" of the disaster also continue.

See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Milton Zentmyer on May 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Just to clarify, our membership on Giza is through my husband and I’m the one blogging today…..no, Milt did not have breast cancer 10 years ago LOL!!!


  2. Milton Zentmyer on May 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I had radiation for breast cancer over ten years ago. I live on the west coast in Washington state and ever since Fukushima I have had reactions just like I had on radiation years ago from just walking outside when it is raining. I started to monitor on the internet when the “clouds” are entering here and I try to stay inside. Alaska seals are getting sores and airline pilots there are saying that they are having hair loss….

    So, that’s what is happening up here.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on May 30, 2012 at 2:01 am

      Thanks for the update and input!

    • HAL838 on May 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Yes Mrs Milton Zentmyer, thank you very, very much !

  3. Hammer on May 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Dear Mr. Farrell,
    I think your prior interest in the Gospels is showing through. What is happening with Japan and it`s hideous future? It`s not covered in the main stream news media anymore, or if it is, it`s on the last page of the Saturday edition. We as humanity are being so overwhelmed by new and different news stories everyday from news organised monopolies owned by one family or a caonsortium of families, that we have a hard time colating it all. We should be outraged by all that is happening but they flood us with one disaster after another until we just overload. I believe learning is good, but information without learning is detrimental. The question is always,”so what do we do with the information?” If we first learned what it means to be human, we wouldn`t have to ask that question. Empathy is the sign of a healthy soul. Unfortunately, the ones who we think we elect to make laws for us are unable to empathize and are therefor psycho or sociopaths. Our culture has become secondary psychopaths through the use of the media provided for us by them. I like the fact that your PHD is in that category I`ve never heard of, but it shows me you are a good human being.

  4. willem on May 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Dear Doctor

    They, the media, have us in a constant mood of panic and terror (even you say: “the year of the apocalypse”). It seems like disasters is loom constantly and Hollywood also make us remember that fact with almost every movie. So the economy will collapse the Euro and Dollar are already falling for several years (hasn´t happened yet). Nibiru is behind every corner to crush us, the sun might exploded, the aliens are coming, the earth is expanding, the radiation will get us etc.


    • HAL838 on May 26, 2012 at 5:57 am

      Because if you are in constant fear mode,
      no one has to tug on your nose to have you
      ‘faithfully’ follow.

      FEAR crushes the will and paralyzes cognition.

      “Do what you want, take all my money,
      but don’t hurt me!”

    • Joseph P. Farrell on May 26, 2012 at 6:03 am

      Fear induces the feeling of helplessness, and helplessness induces passivity, allowing ‘them’ to continue to manipulate things.

      • HAL838 on May 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

        Spot on, Joseph

        • willem on May 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm

          spot on joseph and hal838, but who is constance?

          • HAL838 on May 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm

            That’s my primary email addy which is simply
            my first and last name.

  5. marcos anthony toledo on May 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    As I said before our media ancestary are scandel sheets nothing more if there is no scandel they invent one. And as have said before this Oceania ignorance is strength who cares about real news.

  6. romanmel on May 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Dr Farrell, you have hit upon a gem of truth. Empathy in our time of crisis is a quality in short supply and as you said, fleeting. Evil can attack any of us and humility is no vice. Forgivness and salvation through grace is, for us all, our only hope.

  7. robert on May 25, 2012 at 10:13 am

    A propos BP: a foxbusiness news


    BP decided to limit its gaspipeline NABUCCO nearly to the half of the originally planned size.

    This could be relevant in the chess-game-play Russia-Iran-Europe-USA dealing with energy resources, and therefore a clue to the iran-israel conflict.

    The russians are running a competing pipeline to some europe countries, one of them germany. In fact two: the north stream and the south stream.

    More here: http://www.voltairenet.org/The-New-Geopolitical-Importance-of

    • robert on May 26, 2012 at 12:46 am


      Since the mass media told us that there will be a last chance to avoid war in Iran, I waited with interes for some news about the conference in Bagdad. I only found a few lines in german newspapers, a mainstream opinion and in the Jerusalem Post a longer article with detailed information.

      I find it astonishing how they regulate and select information. A conference of that importance should have more media coverage. It seems that for some reason they lost interest on this subject.

  8. robert on May 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Here are two links to a german documental (in english) about the use of depleted uranium in weapons, especially in Irak but also in Kosovo and nou in Afganistan.
    It’s a german physician who documented the direct effects and the mid-long-term dangers.
    The german version is longer and is called “deadly dust”.
    This is a short version, titled: “depleted humanity”
    part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=repUEeI0hGk
    part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7LzTCDD1N0

    Radiation is a fantastic subject for a meme. You can’t see it, it could be anywhere, it’s a highly dangerous. We could be reached, by currents of air and dust (irak isn’t so far from europe, in spain sometimes all cars are covert by sand from the algerian sahara desert), by water (pacific) and by homemade outbursts of nearby nuclear energy plants, or their wastes.

    We’ve got acostumed to the existence of radiation. We still are living, aren’t we, and the japanese and irakis as well, more or less, (forgive me the cynism).

    The sound of the main media creates an image of: it’s not that dangerous, we can control it. Don’t worry we’ll take care about.

    With the ultimate aim to prepare acceptance for a nuclear war, just a little one, with baby nukes.

    • robert on May 26, 2012 at 1:26 am

      I want to give some background on the post above.

      The author of the documental is Frieder Wagner, who won several prices for his documentations. The first version of the documental “Deadly Dust” was broadcasted in the biggest german public broadcast station WDR under the title: “The doctor and the radiated children of Basra”. Since then Frieder Wagner is like banned, he doesn’t become any more orders for documentals from public tv/radio stations. He lives in Cologne and dedicates himself to campagne against these weapons.

      The physician who researched this problem is Horst Günter Siegwart. During war he belonged to the the resistance group Claus Graf Schenk von Staufenberg and was interned in the KZ Buchenwald. Between 1945-50 he studied Human-Medizin and Philosophie and Ägyptologie, in Jena. Afterwards he studied Tropen-Medizin in London and Liverpool. He worked in Syria, Egypt, Israel and Irak. From 1990 to 1995 he worked at the Bagdad University Hospital and habilitated there to Professor.

      (All informations from wikipedia)

      The english version is very short, but scary enough.

      In another video Frieder Wagner explains that it’s just a deal between nuclear energy industry and military industry to get rid of their nuclear waste, that would cost them a lot of money to deposit. Instead they scatter it over enemy territory.

      He considers it a warcrime and long-term genocide. In the alleged search for weapons of mass destruction, the allies used such a weapon against Irak, before in Kosovo and afterwards in Afganistan, with a long-term effect on the DNA of the population, and even their own soldiers.

      In 2008, 144 states wanted to ban this weapon in UN, but 4 states put a veto on it: Britain, USA, France, Israel.

      I haven’t found material available in english about Frieder Wagner, but I found a source with statistics about the use of depleted uranium in munition and the cancer-rate in Irak.


      • robert on May 26, 2012 at 6:01 am

        I don’t use to speak english. So I don’t find always the right words. It is “scary”, but remembering that we speak here about ’empathy’, it’s simply sad, so sad that you get mad about it.

        And Wagner is not Rumsfeld speaking about incubators. Wagner is an independent author. For me he has a lot of integrity, I believe him.

        The main media never shows us authentic documents, be it interviews or documents of the people who suffer the military (or other) actions of our western societies.

        • Robert Barricklow on May 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

          Thr real “scary” stuff is written down or emailed.

          It’s an unwritten understanding.

  9. HAL838 on May 25, 2012 at 9:22 am


    Beyond that, I feel the need to remind people that the
    irony of waking up and trying to nudge awake your
    fellows has led to an increased fear compaign.

    You know,
    HEY, this is terrible !! Open your eyes, will you……………

  10. Jedi on May 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Q: what did the Israeli security team put in the reactor in a valiant last ditch effort to stop the meltdown?

    Hint, the most poisonous element in the universe.

  11. Robert Barricklow on May 25, 2012 at 9:07 am

    in the U.S.,
    Where Nuclear Safety Is An Externality Cost/
    Therefore, Not Anywhere In The Bottom Line.


  12. LSM on May 25, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Hi Dr. Farrell,

    a coin always has a flip side and we need to consider every side-

    if Fukushima is as bad as we’ve been told shouldn’t we all be fried by now?- were there extensive radiation measurements before Diichi blew?- no records of that- as you well know there are countless sources of radiation (can we all say “sun” if the ozone layer is truly depleted?)-

    for an alternative view on the Fukushima disaster this is just for starters:


    I’m not saying I believe this report 100% but neither should we believe every doom-and-gloom report (I tend to have an aversion to fear porn)- there’s always a middle ground-

    many regards from Germany-


    • Joseph P. Farrell on May 25, 2012 at 7:21 am

      Totally agreed on the fear porn, but that wasn’t my point here. My point was we are watching the media manipulate perceptions – or the LACK thereof – of events, and my point was to examine myself in respect to that.

      • LSM on May 25, 2012 at 7:45 am

        “we are watching the media manipulate perceptions – or the LACK thereof”-

        couldn’t agree with you more-

        hey, Dr. Farrell, no one has examined himself more honestly than you, yourself- which is why you produce such mind-boggling work- you seem to be deadly honest with yourself so therefore you can afford to go out of yourself and very successfully “snoop around”- 🙂

        please continue- greatly appreciated- (it’s why I’ve already voraciously devoured 10 of your books, listen to all of your interviews and continue to visit this website)-

        hey, guy, “keep on truckin'”!- 🙂

        many warmest regards,


      • HAL838 on May 25, 2012 at 9:27 am

        You’re on to the problem.
        I suppose it’s an unfortunate conundrm

  13. robert on May 25, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Thanks for these thougts.

    I think empathy or lack of empathy and de-humanization are the keywords in the debate about fascism. The new quality of fascism was not the number of persons they killed, the brutality, the ideology…

    It was the pseudo-scientific way to mark a target (x% of “jewish blood” made you a jew and therefore a target) and the totally dehumanized technical performance of slaughtering the persecuted populations (jews, gipsys, political opposition, ..)

    The problem today is that we are consumers mostly without any consciousness about the consequences of our consum in other parts of the world, or in our own ecologic backyard. It’s our growth and consumption that loots the world. And we are all in it, by system. Our empathy doesn’t reach beyond our frontiers, sometimes not even beyond our garden fence.

    We are all to some kind de-humanized, brutalized, animalized, idiotized and the historic experience shows that our culture is just a thin blanket that covers a sleeping monster. (Look what happend in Jugoslavia).

    Those with some kind of consciousness (it’s growing very fast now) are desperate what could they do, as an individual. Go into politics, don’t eat meat, go by bus, think global – act locally, …?

    What we can do is to take care for ourself and the people around us, even the people we have conflict with, respecting especially those you don’t agree with. That’s difficult.

    Here in Spain there is a cartoonist who publish in El Pais, he’s called Forges. He signs each of his cartoons:

    “But don’t forget Haiti!”

    • Maxim on May 25, 2012 at 7:11 am

      So true Robert! I and a couple friends have been keeping each other up to date on Fukushima on the technical level, but behind every report is the human tragedy which the MSM ignores on the whole. There are ongoing tragedies world-wide. On a human level all one can do is hold those people in the spirit, help materially when possible, and exercise our compassion wherever possible, probably mostly close to home. Compassion is what makes us human.

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