Video: If TV tried to show situation in Fukushima it may confuse everything in Japan — “It would be difficult”

Published: February 3rd, 2013 at 12:20 pm ET


Title: A2 | Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima
Source: Ian Thomas Ash
Date: Feb. 3, 2013

At 1:15 in

If television tried to show this news, maybe it would confuse everything in Japan. It would be difficult.

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Published: February 3rd, 2013 at 12:20 pm ET


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12 comments to Video: If TV tried to show situation in Fukushima it may confuse everything in Japan — “It would be difficult”

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    That is what TPTB want..a blurring and reality and non.


    "We have seen how television assaults our subjectivity and de-centers us. Hyperreality threatens to dissolve subjectivity and to control minds; we are subjects of domination by the image and the politics that are encoded within it. The obscene and the spectacle of insignificance finally triumphs in these reality series. This also threatens to undermine agency as real life and television dissolve into one another and the line between hyperreality and reality collapses. The only agency we are assured in these situations is that of omnipresence as a voyeur, but this is an impotent and passive subjectivity. However, the path out of this radical de-centredness, as Derrida argues, is an awareness and vigilance towards the politics of memory and to politicize events alternately in a way that conceptualizes the image and thought. Our only hope for reclaiming agency hence, is a critical awareness and distance from the image that Derrida argues for."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Typo..TPTB..want a blurring 'of' reality and non-reality.
    It's easier to run false flags.
    The masses..are being conditioned to accept..'enhanced/ altered' results via reality television.
    The people don't know what they are seeing or care.

    • Jay

      Living in a cubicle , being over-worked , coming home tired and still having to look after the kids , one will crash on the sofa with a microwave-diner , a drink and the 300 TV channells of mostly High-Definition Garbage .

      No time to get informed , no time to write to politicians never mind finding out who they are Before voting .

      A wonderful set up to milk a semi-intelligent specie !

      The icing on the future : it has been determined that pesticides reduce the IQ , a perfect society to be abused :

      And you expect those poor-saps to rise against electronic voting , deceiving Media , nuclear power , Fiat currencies , pesticides and wars ??
      They can't even Protect the very few better-leaders that made it to the party status , see Assassinations .

      • or-well

        "Celeb stuns in little black dress!"
        (Worldwide there's a nuclear mess)
        "The grimiest spots in your home!"
        (There's plutonium seeking your bones)
        "Man power washes – INSIDE of his car!"
        (For nuclear leaks, they raise the bar)
        "Guess which Celeb's now going alone?"
        (Nuclear failure will dive you from home)
        etc., etc., etc.

  • charlie3

    Jay +1. That's the depressing truth of the matter.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Yes..I am asking the people to rise to the occasion.
    I am basically the person you describe…except for the pesticide poisoning..hopefully)
    Time and truth have to be sought out.

    If humanity does not change..'grow-up' will flounder.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Nature does not tolerate a species consuming their young.
    Evolutions mechanisms will gaurantee extinction.

  • or-well

    Japan is a process:
    not Order from Chaos
    or promoting Balance
    or balancing inputs diverse,
    not homeostatic
    or isodynamic
    but nucleocratic
    and closer to manic or worse.
    Having sipped from the chalice
    of nuclear malice
    they're unbalanced and cascading fast,
    with reactor cores crawling
    and half-lives health-mauling
    they'll either phase-shift or crash.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Those sounds you heard at the end of the trailer, were the sounds of all the doors closing in those young peoples lives…
    That feeling that washed over you is why most of us are here…

  • "What is that?" – Ian the reporter
    "A glass badge.", the little boy replies

    "What is a 'glass badge'?" asks Ian
    "A glass badge measures…" says the child

    "What does it measure?" asks Ian
    "Radiation!" says the little girl.

    What part of "Fukushima is NOT over", do people not understand?