[ RadSafe ] "Countdown to Zero" disarmament movie
webmaster at ki4u.com
Fri Aug 6 20:38:36 CDT 2010
I don't understand why my original commentary elicited your response below.
I had expressed no opinion in it about banning nukes, one way or the other.
What I tried to express, though perhaps not clearly enough, is simply that...
#1 - Most of the public thinks learning how to prepare to survive
nukes is futile.
#2 - This is false, as there is much people can be taught and learn to try to
do to avoid becoming additional casualties of a nuclear explosion & fallout.
#3 - Many could then perish needlessly for lack of having learned how to avoid
blast damage via "duck & cover" and, later, radiation injuries from
effective evacuation and effective fallout sheltering-in-place strategies.
#4 - The disarmament movement is largely responsible for this tragic public
perception that it would be futile and a waste of time to try and
learn how to.
#5 - They have for decades ridiculed all who would suggest that there are some
things people could learn to do, and should be taught, to minimize
I can only assume that was done to further their agenda, but tragically, until
the day there are no more nukes, people are now more vulnerable and less
likely to survive them if/when one, or more, were unleashed, be it
rogue nation, or state sponsored purposely or even if totally by accident.
That'll be a tragic irony of 'unintended consequences' from a movement whose
members I assume are largely sincere in wanting to save lives from the threat
of nukes. It'll likely be an 'inconvenient truth' few of them will be
proud of later.
As far as who pays me, I do, and take full responsibility and proudly stand
behind my convictions. If you really wanted to know, you could have poked
around my web site link I'd provided there under my name. There's over a
decade of 600+ pages there supporting the 'crazy notion' that a trained and
prepared public will better survive future nuke threats, at least for
as long as
there are any still around.
Thanks to deliver your message to RADSAFE. It makes clear that a few people
in the USA (though I categorilly deny that your opinion is representative
for the USA!!!!!) have still not recognized that the Cold War is over.
Most people are happy that this constant threat of nuclear extinction has
been eliminated - except those who make a living of this.
To keep this message short: I have been on several committees on the
prevention of nuclear harm in Austria, international committees like IAEA,
WHO and therefore I dare say, that banning nukes would be the most positive
input in history.
On whose payroll you are or who pays you for this comment?
Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
More information about the RadSafe