Gundersen: Essentially U.S. Congress is totally co-opted by nuclear industry — Host: Influence is hair-raising (VIDEO)

Published: August 20th, 2012 at 3:35 pm ET


Title: Live at Five with Margaret Harrington and Arnie Gundersen
Source: CCTV
Date Aired: Aug 14, 2012
Date Published: Aug 19, 2012

At 27:30 in

Gundersen: Essentially congress has been totally co-opted, with the exception of Bernie Sanders, and Ed Markey of Massachussets, and a few others, Dennis Kucinich.

Just a few congressman and senators have the courage to fight this lobby.

Almost all of them have been co-opted by the money and are pro-nuclear.

Published: August 20th, 2012 at 3:35 pm ET


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25 comments to Gundersen: Essentially U.S. Congress is totally co-opted by nuclear industry — Host: Influence is hair-raising (VIDEO)

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Oh, come on, who doesn't own a large slice of American government? Or any government, for that matter? This isn't groundbreaking news.

    I'm just glad that the Fuku radiation doesn't 'discriminate' in its' entry points. All those bought and paid for politicians are going to watch their families die horrible deaths from it, and will know they are all responsible.

  • Michele

    In the mean time, we are being warned about the nuclear weapons of Iran and the right of Israel to protect itself by the same elected and paid off American leaders. But, it is still considered a "democratic" system of government, so we will all sicken and die together…maybe. Do these leaders have a plan to save themselves and their loved ones?


      spot-on Michele…

      • PurpleRain PurpleRain

        So true! Unbelievable how that dominates the news while the REAL ONGOING Disaster is totally ignored!

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      No. We've all been dosed, and now it's a race to the finish. We're all in this together. Even if they went into their underground evacuation caverns, they're just taking their poisoned bodies with them. That's why I tell people there's no need for a 'revolution' of any kind. All the ones they want to 'revolt' against are going to go anyway, so just sit back and let Nature take its' course.

      Sort of Gandhi's ideas mixed with a realistic fatalism, I suppose.

      Make no mistake – the Fuku radiation is an 'equal opportunity destroyer'. The 'Wrath of Kali'.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        "Equal Opportunity Destroyer".

        Yes..this is something so much bigger than all of us.
        Games of politics..military positioning..national security..hope ful ideas by some for depopulation..
        It's all a "fool's game".

        Perhaps really is the lot of humanity to fail out due to lack of intelligence.


        totally agree TIS. The great equalizer of yore is about to descend upon us all. The neglected Japanese will be judgement enough…

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken

      I stumbled on that today, Michele – it seems to fit your theme well.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    He explains whats "really" going on. Hats off to Arnie Gundersen.

  • So sad to see the demise of "we the people". Up here they are pushing a bitumen pipeline through my pristine province of British Columbia. Same thing, politically, poison foisted on the people. You follow the comments on CBC and aside from the odd shill, nobody wants it. What democracy? Still it would be nice to see a three party system in the U S of A. God Bless

  • jec jec

    I just give my eye teeth for better informed senators and congressmen who KNOW something about technology and basics such as farming or manufacturing or business or even medicine. That's what we are missing. Right now we have political scientists, media mongols, and permanent hanging "chads" in charge. No "get it done", just "smile be happy." HUMMMM where have we heard THAT phase before?

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      The way to get better reps, is to vote for them, and NOT waste your vote on the dualopoly, which are both owned by corporations.

      The Green Party exists, and does not allow 'donations' from any corporation to any of it's reps.

      This is how nuclear was abolished in Germany. People voted Green Party, and it won the majority vote.

      The answers are always there, but people refuse to open their eyes, or hear. Many refuse to vote for what they really want, which is a sustainable future. A sustainable future is offered by the Green Party.

      Guess what? The same situation exists in Japan. A Green party is being born there, for the same reasons. Both parties there are also 'owned' by corporations, including TEPCO.

      The anti nuclear folks in Japan are forming and will hopefully vote for Green party candidates.

      That is one way to get a better future.

      USE YOUR VOTE, locally, state and federal.


      • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

        Win Congress via the Green Party. Sign up legislators who will sign a pledge not to accept big money donations. Then, legislate the money out of politics. Money is NOT speech, regardless of what those silly men in the Supreme Court believe. For now, we have the best government money can buy.

        (To believe that good government is one that only serves the monied interests is to put the fox in charge of the hen house.)

  • TheGoodOldDays

    Don't forget that Senator Wyden of Oregon visited Fukushima and tried to bring attention to the horrible condition of the plant.