USA bombs Japan with two nuclear weapons, killing thousands, rendering countless others with generational health problems, and leaving the Japanese soil in Hiroshima and Nagasaki irradiated. Japanese people forever become acutely culturally aware of dangers of radiation, even dreaming up mystical radiation-created monsters such as Godzilla, et al.
Nonetheless, the Japanese people conceive, allow and build defective nuclear plants--despite their own knowledge and cultural experiences--which nuclear disaster, Fukushima meltdown, occurs 60 year later, continuing the whole cycle.
Who could have imagined such a thing back in 1940?
I am without words to express the black-swan nature of this unfolding before my own eyes.
So, now we in the USA seem to have not only our own Fukushima unfolding, but also the same impossible black swan which seems likely to take down the globe, namely, the implosion and collapse of the US Dollar. Damn interesting times we live in, to say the least.
Now, when is silver going to go parabolic?
Its wrong to think of these events in the context of the country they occur in anymore. Japan may get the worst of it, but ultimately it is a global issue. Just as the gulf oil spill effected ocean waters far beyond southern US states and Mexico, the radiation is a long term problem for the human race in its entirety.
Thats why it seems strange there is not more international aid going to help the Japanese.
Just some of my thoughts.