Friday, March 27, 2015

Fukushima University Back Door Data Shows Surgeons Are Getting A Lot More Practice

bo
@Jec, TIS, shaker1-
Since medical data from Fukushima University is unreliable, blogger 4_sea compiled data using a loophole: by looking up a website 'caloo' which surveys 'surgery success rates' (kind of like an 'Angie's list' for surgery) and pulling data of Fukushima University Hospital from there.
http://matome.naver.jp/m/odai/2141784470400989501
This compares 2011, 2012 & 2013 data- charts were created with 2011 numbers as the starting point 100%
(I've been translating what each chart is.. more than halway thru..)

bo bo
1.Malignant tumors of the thyroid
2.non-traumatic cranial hematoma
3.cataract , the lens disease
4.strabismus
5.retinal detachment
6.Diabetic proliferative retinopathy
7.Macula, Bian of the posterior pole
8.Glaucoma
9.Ptosis
10. Glass body disorders (? Jellyfish babies..?)
11.Disease of the choroid
12. neoplasm of the head & neck
13.Peritonsillar abscess , acute tonsillitis , acute pharyngitis laryngitis
14.Malignant tumor in the lungs
15. Pneumothorax

bo bo
16. Angina pectoris , chronic ischemic heart disease
17. irregular pulse
18.Valvular disease ( disease of heart valve)
19.Vein – lymphatic disease
20.Occlusive arterial disease
21. esophageal malignancies (including neck )
22. Malignant tumor in stomach
23. Malignant tumors of the small intestine & peritoneal malignancies
24. Malignant tumor of the large intestine (S -shaped colon from the ascending colon)
25. Malignant tumor of rectum anus ( anal from rectum · S -shaped colon )
26. Malignant tumor of the liver and intrahepatic bile duct (including the secondary tumors after remission )
27. Gallbladder , malignant tumor of the extrahepatic bile duct
28. pancreas , spleen tumors
29. Benign disease of the small intestine large intestine (including benign tumors )
30. Esophagus, stomach, duodenum, other intestinal inflammation (other benign disease)

bo bo
I couldn't figure out some of the medical terms.. let me know if any needs fixing..

bo that's great…but the list, is it giving a success rate from top being the lowest success (or highest) or something like that? Anyway, thank you. Sorry I'm so dense. :)

bo bo
Thanks for the question LC – the numbers only show how many 'procedures' were performed to fix these health problems at Fuku Univ.
The blogger figured, that's a good way to peek into how much health issues increased after 2011.

bo bo
For example the first chart says
甲状腺の悪性腫瘍
26→52→46→66
The number there under the headline shows how many surgeries for malignant tumors of the thyroid were performed 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
( Just this first chart includes 2014 number as well )

Oh OK…got it.

Trolls Continue to Plague ENENEWS As It Fights Against the Lies of the Nuclear Cartel

Jebus exposed one of the trolls.    The good news is that the good folks are getting better tech to expose the trolls.

The bad news is that the trolls are getting more advanced in their trickery.   This paid shills to promote the overall lie of nuclear and radiation are really disgusting creatures.   Sociopaths at best, psychopaths more likely.


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Jebus
A little lesson in deception…
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    t'ai is aunavoz. No wonder. What a scumbag. Paid shill. Great find Jebus. British say 3 decades to clean fukushima. Thats a lie too.


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      Yep, if you recall, I challenged his first posts as t'ai in the Vancouver Aquarium threads, a while back.
      I just wanted to see how far he would go and now I think that he is more understanding of his own plight in these times.
      I hope he carries that ball back to his own turf for enlightenment of others…


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    :) Thanks J, I'm sure others felt 'something amiss', I did.
    You did your homework well, I'm a klutz in that arena.
    Bravo ;)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Best of stock, the Nukepro



What follows are some of my best articles, appreciate all comments
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This one is important, using EPA released data on air sampling after Fukushima (density of  uranium in air), and using EPA prior data on background levels, and then selecting an air volume (the EPA data ranged from Saipan, Guam, Hawaii, California), I calculate the total amount of excess uranium in air.
Plutonium can be calculated at roughly 3% of this
Strontium 1% of this
Cesium 1% of this.


Geiger Counter Interpretation

Current Palisades Leak into Ground is 200 times the US Legal limit for industries


WIPP A Nuclear Disaster In 2014 In New Mexico and How to Understand It

Global Warming, enough said

Bring it home time…..WIPP as “low level waste”

This one is kind of fun, 93 lies of the nuclear cartel

Of the Fukushima Plutonium Launched, How much will you breathe over 30 years.    The answer is great, we are not dead yet.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Palisades Leak into ground water is 200 times the US legal radiation exposure for industries

Palisades, in Holland Michigan, right on Lake Mighigan (One of the Worst Nuke Plants) Run By Entergy (One of the Slummiest of the Slum Lords)

Palisades, as they are under review for a very dangerous brittle core material (see next article, is so compalcent that whilst they are under the microscope they still allow a massive leak to continue unabated for 9 days.

 The measurement in the ground water (not at the source of the leak, but far away at a well) was 481,000 Bq/M3

They reported the leak in pCi which is hard for most people to interpret.  

But Wolfram Alpha computational computer makes quick work of making this make sense.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=13000+pCi%2FL+of+tritium+to+Bq
and provides the massive radiation amount in blue above.

And this is tritium, with a long half life, in 25 years, 12.5% of this contamination will still be around, irradiated humans, animals, fish, plants.

They are so decrepit that it took them 9 days to stop the radiation leak into the ground water after they found it.  

They found a little dutch boy in  Holland Michigan who could have stopped the leak in 5 minutes, but he wasn't a card carrying nucleo-ape union member so the leak continued unabated for 9 freaking days. [that's funny, do you get it?]

Entergy needs to be suspended as a nuclear operator and their worst plants need to be shut down.

They have had 4 serious leaks in the last 4 years.

But don't worry it was only  13,000 pCi/L of what they found in the well.  
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Palisades is already 2 years past its design life.    This is a Klunker that needs to be shut down.

It is a risk to the Great Lakes.   Dilution is not the solution.   

If you have the chance drive to this meeting and let them know what you think about Palisades.

A public meeting is 6 p.m. April 9 at the Beach Haven Event Center, 10420 M-140 in South Haven, where staff members from Entergy Nuclear Operations, the owner of Palisades, will meet with NRC officials to discuss the plant’s status.

More details here
http://www.hollandsentinel.com/article/20150320/NEWS/150329898/1994/NEWS

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And here is a lengthy report on incidence of cancers in Michigan

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Ca_burden_MI_select_stats_1993-2011_371092_7.pdf



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Palisades and the Slumlord of Nuclear, Join Them On A Conference Call Regarding Complete Lies



From Beyond Nuclear.

Listen in to NRC hearing on embrittled reactor pressure vessel meltdown risks!
On Wed., March 25 from 10 A.M. to noon Eastern, Beyond Nuclear and allies will testify at NRC's Licensing Board, in opposition to any further weakening of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) safety standards. Entergy Nuclear has applied for multiple regulatory rollbacks at its 44-year-old Palisades atomic reactor in Michigan on the Great Lakes shore (see photo), which has the worst neutron radiation embrittled RPV in the U.S. Embrittlement risks a pressurized thermal shock (PTS) fracture of the RPV, which would lead to core meltdown, potential containment failure, and catastrophic release of hazardous radioactivity. Many other pressurized water reactors across the country also have serious embrittlement/PTS risks, as well. Any bad precedents set at Palisades would then be applied elsewhere. Please listen in to the hearing, to let NRC know it is being watched. The phone number for the listen-only line is 800-857-9645. The passcode is 9568305. If you want to listen in, NRC requires you to RSVP by Mon., March 23 by contacting Licensing Board law clerk, Mr. Sachin Desai, at 301-415-6523 or Sachin.Desai@nrc.gov. More

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Big Guns Being Turned Against the Relentless Lies and Dangers of Nuclear "Technology"

The nukeapes are so in love with their "precious" because it seems like a free lunch, and what ape wouldn't want a free banana?  

Here is a group who is presenting the anti-nuclear perspective in a fairly entertaining way.   Check it out.

http://makenuclearhistory.org/


WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A week ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Fukushima reactor disaster, five leading organizations fighting for America's clean-energy future – Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Public Citizen, and the Sierra Club – are unveiling an interactive online video, "Our Epic Future: Create It With Clean Energy."
Available at www.MakeNuclearHistory.org, the entertaining, fact-filled video allows visitors to explore three scenarios in the "Epic Energy Labs" with very different future outcomes:  one dominated by fossil fuels, another in which nuclear power is the focus, and a third relying on renewable energy.
After viewing the video, visitors can get involved in clean energy campaigns of the five groups, including urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to put in place post-Fukushima safety measures at U.S. reactors and petitioning Congress to reinstate the Production Tax Credit support for the wind energy.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Evidence that Fukushima has Fuked The Planet

If the outcome of an event is infinitely negative, then no matter how small the risk, the expected value is infinitely negative.    Accepting an infinitely negative expected value is nothing short of reckless insanity

Example: destruction of humane genome is infinitely negative, there no amount of nuclear power can be allowed.

Example: Carrington event causes 150 nuclear plants to melt down, Acute toxic poisoning of the planet and elimination of almost all life within 5 years, therefore no amount of nuclear power can be allowed.

 stock out

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From a poster at ENENEWS
Igmz
lgmz
The day I knew we were Fuku-ed
:
I knew we were FuKed
When I saw that plant blow
When I saw the purple mushroom leave the earth for the sky

I knew we were FuKed when in Colorado, The count
Was 1000 per minute

I knew we were FuKed
When in my garden there grew
A blinding yellow mold which appeared overnight

I knew we were FuKed when the flowers didn't bloom,
And all the bees flew away and died.

I knew we were FuKed when I looked in the eye
My family and friends and saw reflected there the lies
That the media had fed them, and now content they rejected
The simple truth that their truths had now died

I knew we were FuKed when naked and afraid
We turned our backs to the horrors our sciences made

I knew we were FuKed when for money, these slaves,
Hid from our faces that which may have saved
At least some remnent, some effigy, of the splendor that was, before
We came along, and FuKed it all up.

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 And some great further research from Bo at ENENEWS, she has been talking to scientists and exposing some of the behind the scene facts.

It seems that many of the lying scientists do have a conflict of interest, in particular scholarships and other funding from IAEA, a nuclear promotion industry.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

GMO Tomatoes....7 of 40 rats dead in 28 days

This article on GMO is from Mike Shedlock from Chicago.     Mike covers lots of financial industry issues, as do I under another Persona.     Mike also is expanding his fine news coverage to other issues.    I hope he will look at the Lies of Exelon in Illinois.     Please visit his blog/website.
 
 
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Fish tomatoes,” are transgenic tomatoes that have been genetically engineered with a gene from winter flounder, which are also known as lemon sole. Fish tomatoes have become an icon in the debate over Genetically Modified Foods, especially in relation to the perceived ethical dilemma of combining genes from different species.

Killer Tomatoes

The above article explains the intent. The following article will explain the success or failure of the experiment.

Please consider Throwing Biotech Lies at Tomatoes
Remember the pictures of the fish tomatoes? For years they were an unofficial emblem of the anti-GMO movement. They depicted how anti-freeze genes from an Arctic fish were forced into tomato DNA, allowing the plants to survive frost. Scientists really did create those Frankentomatoes, but they were never put on the market. (Breyers low-fat ice cream, however, does contain anti-freeze proteins from Arctic fish genes, but that's another story.)

The tomato that did make it to market was called the Flavr Savr, engineered for longer shelf life. Fortunately, it was removed from the shelves soon after it was introduced.

Although there are no longer any genetically modified (GM) tomatoes being sold today, the FDA's shady approval process of the Flavr Savr provides a lesson in food safety—or rather, the lack of it—as far as gene-spliced foods are concerned. We know what really went on during the FDA's voluntary review process of the Flavr Savr in 1993, because a lawsuit forced the release of 44,000 agency memos.
 
Bleeding stomachs

Calgene, the tomatoes' creator-in-chief (now a part of Monsanto), voluntarily conducted three 28-day rat feeding studies.

The rats that ate one of these Flavr Savr varieties probably wished they were in a different test group. Out of 20 female rats, 7 developed stomach lesions—bleeding stomachs. The rats eating the other Flavr Savr, or the natural tomatoes, or no tomatoes at all, had no lesions.

If we humans had such effects in our stomachs, according to Dr. Arpad Pusztai, a top GMO safety and animal feeding expert, it "could lead to life-endangering hemorrhage, particularly in the elderly who use aspirin to prevent thrombosis."

Oh yeah, some rats died

The team that had obtained the formerly secret FDA documents sent the full Flavr Savr studies to Dr. Pusztai for review and comment. While reading them, he happened across an endnote that apparently the FDA scientists either did not see or chose to ignore. The text nonchalantly indicated that 7 of the 40 rats fed the Flavr Savr tomato died within two weeks.

But the endnote summarily dismissed the cause of death as husbandry error, and no additional data or explanation was provided. The dead rats were simply replaced with new ones.

When I discussed this finding with Dr. Pusztai over the phone, he was beside himself. He told me emphatically that in proper studies, you never just dismiss the cause of death with an unsupported footnote. He said that the details of the post mortem analysis must be included in order to rule out possible causes or to raise questions for additional research. Furthermore, you simply never replace test animals once the research begins.

Questionable follow-up study

Calgene repeated the rat study. This time, one male rat from the non-GM group of 20, and two females from the GM-fed group of 15, showed stomach lesions. Calgene claimed success. They said that the necrosis (dead tissue) and erosions (inflammation and bleeding) were "incidental" and not tomato-related.

In reality, the new study was not actually a "repeat." They used tomatoes from a different batch and used a freeze-dried concentrate rather then the frozen concentrate used in the previous trial. Dr. Martineau explained to me that by freeze-drying, it allowed them to put more of the concentrated tomato into each rat.

In spite of the outstanding issues, the political appointees at the FDA concluded that the lesions were not related to the GM tomatoes. To be on the safe side, however, Calgene on its own chose not to commercialize the tomato line that was associated with the high rate of stomach lesions and deaths. The other line went onto supermarket shelves in 1994.

Faulty science rules the day

This was the very first GM food crop to be consumed in the US. It was arguably the most radical change in our food in all of human history. It was the product of an infant science that was prone to side-effects. Yet it was placed on the market without required labels, warnings, or post-marketing surveillance. One hopes that the FDA would have been exhaustive in their approval process, holding back approvals until all doubts were extinguished. But the agency was officially mandated with promoting biotechnology and bent over backwards to push GMOs onto the market. As a result, their evaluation was woefully inadequate.

Federal Death Agency

I was at a Casey conference last September and Doug Casey commented the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ought to be reclassified as the Federal Death Agency.

Those articles help explain why.

I conclude "Live long and prosper" ... and don't eat "fish tomatoes".

Mike "Mish" Shedlock
http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com
Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/#klYjUef1XACkkvZT.99
Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/#klYjUef1XACkkvZT.99

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Macarthur's Warning from 1964, Kennedy's Warning from 1963, And Orwell from 1944

I usually like a 60 second sound bite type of post.   This one is much longer.   Start with Matrix and Neo taking the Red Pill.  End with George Orwell signing a letter as "Geo".   Now you know why we are here, at this juncture.   Now we have defined the cause and the problem.

Please drop your own comments here



If you haven't taken the  Red Pill, you are part of the matrix.   And if part of the Matrix, you will be able to understand how the following writing are relevant to current events.   We are perhaps at a tipping point, perhaps at a slow decline to the end whimpering of the human race.  

stock 2015: If you look around the group there are Sheeple, Shepherds, and Wolves.  Like the "mark" at a poker game, if you cannot see the Sheeple clearly, then you are the Sheeple.   Wake up, take the Red Pill, and be the Shepherd if you can.

Let's start with Kennedy's Warning
 

From back when a Big Mac was the "BIG MAC"

Reminiscences by Douglas MacArthur, (McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, NY, 1964), First Edition, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 64-22955, pp. 414-418:

       Great changes have taken place in our military establishment, some good, some not so good. Materially the improvement has been spectacular, psychologically yet to be proven. The men in the ranks are largely citizen soldiers, sailors or airmen—men from the farm, the city, from school, from the college campus—men not dedicated to the profession of arms; men not primarily skilled in the art of war; men most amazingly like the men you know and see and meet each day of your life.
       If hostilities come these men will know the endless tramp of marching feet, the incessant whine of sniper bullets, the ceaseless rustle of sputtering machine guns, the sinister wail of air combat, the deafening blast of crashing bombs, the stealthy stroke of hidden torpedoes, the amphibious lurch over perilous waves, the dark majesty of fighting ships, the mad din of battle and all the tense and ghastly horror and savage destruction of a stricken area of war.
       These men will suffer hunger and thirst, broiling suns and frozen reaches, but they must go on and on and on when everything within them seems to stop and die. They will grow old in youth burned out in searing minutes, even though life owes them many tranquil years. In these troubled times of confused and bewildered international sophistication, let no man misunderstand why they must do that which they must do. These men will fight, and, perchance die, for one reason only—for their country—for America. No complex philosophies of world intrigue and conspiracy dominate their thoughts. No exploitation or extravagance of propaganda dims their sensibilities. Just the simple fact, their country called.
       But now strange voices are heard across the land, decrying this old and proven concept of patriotism. Seductive murmurs are arising that it is now outmoded by some more comprehensive and all-embracing philosophy, that we are provincial and immature or reactionary and stupid when we idealize our own country; that there is a higher destiny for us under another and more general flag [the United Nations]; that no longer when we send our sons and daughters to the battlefields must we see them through all the way to victory; that we can call upon them to fight and even to die in some halfhearted and indecisive war; that we can plunge them recklessly into war and then suddenly decide that it is a wrong war or in a wrong place or in a wrong time, or even that we can call it not a war at all by using some more euphemistic and gentler name [humanitarianism]; that we can treat them as expendable, although they are our own flesh and blood; that we, the strongest military nation in the world, have suddenly become dependent on others for our security and even our welfare.
       Listen not to these voices, be they from the one political party or from the other. Be they from the high and the mighty or the lowly and forgotten. Heed them not. Visit upon them a righteous scorn, born of the past sacrifices of your fighting sons and daughters. Repudiate them in the market place, on platforms, from the pulpit. The highest encomium [praise] you can still receive is to be called a patriot, if it means you love your country above all else and will place your life, if need be, at the service of your Flag.
        Great changes, even more comprehensive than in the military field, have taken place in industry. In its massive and almost limitless potential, the rugged determination of its leaders, the skill and energy of its workers, here has been welded an industrial supremacy such as the world has never before known. It comprises not only a power in being but a reserve power capable of being quickly mounted to meet and overcome any eventuality that might arise. This not only ensures a continuity of human progress but imposes an almost impassable barrier against any who would threaten the security of the American continent. It has thus become a leavening influence in a world where war and the threat and fear of war would otherwise so distort the minds of men as to threaten the progress of the human race.
        It represents a condition of preparedness born of American enterprise and vision, nurtured upon American energy and incentive, and depending for its ultimate strength upon American will and determination. It is the result and fruition of the capitalistic system—a system embracing every segment of American society—the owners of industry, the workers in industry, the public served by industry. This free enterprise based upon the right to work and the right to possess the fruits of that work has created an economic freedom which is the basis of all other freedoms.
        But this very success has created its own perils and harassments, both from without and from within. For from one end of the world to the other there is a titanic struggle to seize control of industry and of the economics. Whether this be in the masquerade of Communism or Socialism or Fascism the purpose is the same—to destroy a primary element of Freedom and preempt it for the State.
        The capitalistic system has hence become the great target, although it has never failed to provide the resource for an ever increasing standard for human life, has never failed to maximize the fruits of human energy and creative enterprise, has never failed to provide the sinews for victory in war. It has built this nation far beyond the wildest dreams of its architects; it has through the scientific means of communication closed the international geographic gap to permit rapid and effective trade and commerce among the people of the world, has elevated the laborer, the farmer and the tradesmen to their rightful station of dignity and relative prosperity, and has established the pattern for modern industrialization and scientific development.
        The first prominent component of capitalism was Karl Marx who shunned the use of violence and sought the voluntary acceptance of the principle of communal ownership of the sources and means of production. The innate common sense of the human race, however, rejected this principle and the element of force was injected by the Bolshevik after the close of the first World War. Then was combined the theory of Karl Marx with the principle of Nihilism [anarchy; revolutionary insurgency] under which the control of public policy was sought through terrorism and violence. This combination known as Communism has had many successes. The minority, the Communist Party, in many sectors of the globe has been able to establish its rule over the majority. Only where the concept of human liberty was most deeply rooted and greatly advanced were such minority pressures decisively thrown back.
        Such was the case in this nation where our economy, built upon the principle of private capitalism, became recognized as the great barrier to the universal enforcement of the theories of modern Communism. There followed repeated and diversified efforts to reduce and destroy it. Resort was had to the control of private profit by the Marxism-inspired device of confiscatory taxation and the levies upon privately accumulated resources.
        It began in this country with the Federal Income Tax Law of 1914 which gave unlimited access to the people's wealth, and the power for the first time to levy taxes not for revenue only but for social purposes. [The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels, 1848, Chapter II, Proletarians and Communists, plank #2: "A heavy progressive or graduated income tax."] Since then the sphere of government has increased with a kind of explosive force.
        Karl Marx, while planning the destruction of all constitutional government, said: "The surest way to overturn the social order is to debauch the currency." And the Russian dictator, Lenin, that implacable foe of the free enterprise system, predicted as early as 1920 that the United States would eventually spend itself into bankruptcy.
        Karl Marx referred, of course, to the process of inflation, induced by extreme taxation; the process of "planned economy" [known today as social engineering]; the process of controlling economic conditions and thereby controlling the lives of individuals—a control of fiscal, monetary and general economic forces which produce higher prices and a gradual devitalizing of the purchasing power of money. The continuing rise in the cost of living is due to our drift deeper and deeper into inflation [the hidden tax] until today our whole economic, social and political system is infected by an inflationary mentality. "Taxation with its offspring inflation," said Lenin, in support of the basic thesis of Karl Marx, "is the vital weapon to displace the system of free enterprise."—the system on which our nation was founded—the system which has made us the most prosperous people of all history—the system which enabled us to produce over half of the world's goods with less than one-seventeenth of the world's area and population—the system which gave our people more liberty, privileges and opportunities than any other nation ever gave its people in the long history of the world. To destroy it is the sure road to Socialism. And by Socialism is meant the forcing of a centrally controlled economic life upon all persons in the nation under an authoritarian monopoly that is politically managed. Actually, there has been through the direction of our own public policy an incessant encroachment on the capitalistic system. Most officials of our government over the past years will deny, and justifiably, any intent to establish in this nation the basis for the emergence of a Socialistic, much less a Communistic State, but the course of fiscal policy has done just that. The fact is unmistakable and clear that if the capitalistic system—free enterprise—is to be preserved to the future generations of our people, the course of government must be oriented to foster and preserve adequate incentive to encourage the thrift, the industry and the adventure which brought our nation to its present pre-eminence among all of the other nations of the earth and which alone can carry it forward in peace and security and progress.

CHANGE
        I realize full well that the restless spirit of the times seeks change. But change should not be made for the sake of change alone. It should be sought only to adapt time tested principles which have been proven in the crucible of human experience to the new requirements of an expanding society. To do otherwise is not true liberalism. The Constitution is not to be treated as an instrument of political expediency. Every move that is made to circumvent its spirit, every move that is made to over-centralize political power, every move that is made to curtail individual liberty is reaction in its most extreme form. For the framers of the Constitution were the most liberal thinkers of all the ages and the Charter they produced out of the liberal revolution of their time has never been and is not now surpassed in liberal thought.
        The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of governmental power. Through the ages the constantly expanding grasp of government has been liberty's greatest threat. Daniel Webster once said on the floor of the Senate:
        "Our security is our watchfulness of executive power. It was the Constitution of this department, which as infinitely the most difficult part in the great work of creating our present government; to give the executive department such power as should make it useful, and yet not such as should render it dangerous; to make it efficient, independent and strong, and yet to prevent it from sweeping away everything by its union of military and civil authority, by the influence of patronage, and office, and force. . . . I do not wish to impair the power of the President as it stands written down in the Constitution. But, I will not blindly confide, where all experience admonished me to be jealous; I will not trust executive power, vested in the hands of a single magistrate, to keep the vigils of liberty."
        He spoke those words 129 years ago; but they could as well have been spoken but yesterday.
        There are many who have lost faith in this early American ideal and believe in a form of socialistic, totalitarian rule, a sort of big brother deity to run our lives for us. They no longer believe that free men can successfully manage their own affairs. Their thesis is that a handful of men, centered in government, largely bureaucratic not elected, can utilize the proceeds of our toil and labor to greater advantage than those who create it. Nowhere in the history of the human race is there justification for this reckless faith in political power. It is the oldest, most reactionary of all forms of social organization. It was tried out in ancient Babylon, ancient Greece and ancient Rome; in Mussolini's Italy, in Hitler's Germany, and in all communist countries. Wherever and whenever it has been attempted, it has failed utterly to provide economic security, and has generally ended in national disaster. It embraces an essential idiocy, that individuals who, as private citizens, are not to manage the disposition of their own earnings, become in public office supermen who can manage the affairs of the world.
        The fundamental and ultimate issue at stake is liberty, itself—liberty verses the creeping socialization in every domestic field. Freedom to live under the minimum of restraint! A least common denominator of mediocrity against the proven progress of pioneering individualism! The free enterprise system or the cult of conformity! The result will determine the future of civilization. It will be felt on every human life. It will be etched in blazing rainbow colors on the very arch of the sky.


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And from George Orwell, the Author of "1984"

To Noel Willmett
18 May 1944
10a Mortimer Crescent NW 6
Dear Mr Willmett,
Many thanks for your letter. You ask whether totalitarianism, leader-worship etc. are really on the up-grade and instance the fact that they are not apparently growing in this country and the USA.
I must say I believe, or fear, that taking the world as a whole these things are on the increase. Hitler, no doubt, will soon disappear, but only at the expense of strengthening (a) Stalin, (b) the Anglo-American millionaires and (c) all sorts of petty fuhrers° of the type of de Gaulle. All the national movements everywhere, even those that originate in resistance to German domination, seem to take non-democratic forms, to group themselves round some superhuman fuhrer (Hitler, Stalin, Salazar, Franco, Gandhi, De Valera are all varying examples) and to adopt the theory that the end justifies the means. Everywhere the world movement seems to be in the direction of centralised economies which can be made to ‘work’ in an economic sense but which are not democratically organised and which tend to establish a caste system. With this go the horrors of emotional nationalism and a tendency to disbelieve in the existence of objective truth because all the facts have to fit in with the words and prophecies of some infallible fuhrer. Already history has in a sense ceased to exist, ie. there is no such thing as a history of our own times which could be universally accepted, and the exact sciences are endangered as soon as military necessity ceases to keep people up to the mark. Hitler can say that the Jews started the war, and if he survives that will become official history. He can’t say that two and two are five, because for the purposes of, say, ballistics they have to make four. But if the sort of world that I am afraid of arrives, a world of two or three great superstates which are unable to conquer one another, two and two could become five if the fuhrer wished it.1 That, so far as I can see, is the direction in which we are actually moving, though, of course, the process is reversible.
Two and two could become five if the fuhrer wished it.
As to the comparative immunity of Britain and the USA. Whatever the pacifists etc. may say, we have not gone totalitarian yet and this is a very hopeful symptom. I believe very deeply, as I explained in my book The Lion and the Unicorn, in the English people and in their capacity to centralise their economy without destroying freedom in doing so. But one must remember that Britain and the USA haven’t been really tried, they haven’t known defeat or severe suffering, and there are some bad symptoms to balance the good ones. To begin with there is the general indifference to the decay of democracy. Do you realise, for instance, that no one in England under 26 now has a vote and that so far as one can see the great mass of people of that age don’t give a damn for this? Secondly there is the fact that the intellectuals are more totalitarian in outlook than the common people. On the whole the English intelligentsia have opposed Hitler, but only at the price of accepting Stalin. Most of them are perfectly ready for dictatorial methods, secret police, systematic falsification of history2 etc. so long as they feel that it is on ‘our’ side. Indeed the statement that we haven’t a Fascist movement in England largely means that the young, at this moment, look for their fuhrer elsewhere. One can’t be sure that that won’t change, nor can one be sure that the common people won’t think ten years hence as the intellectuals do now. I hope 3 they won’t, I even trust they won’t, but if so it will be at the cost of a struggle. If one simply proclaims that all is for the best and doesn’t point to the sinister symptoms, one is merely helping to bring totalitarianism nearer.
You also ask, if I think the world tendency is towards Fascism, why do I support the war. It is a choice of evils—I fancy nearly every war is that. I know enough of British imperialism not to like it, but I would support it against Nazism or Japanese imperialism, as the lesser evil. Similarly I would support the USSR against Germany because I think the USSR cannot altogether escape its past and retains enough of the original ideas of the Revolution to make it a more hopeful phenomenon than Nazi Germany. I think, and have thought ever since the war began, in 1936 or thereabouts, that our cause is the better, but we have to keep on making it the better, which involves constant criticism.
Yours sincerely,
Geo. Orwell
[XVI, 2471, pp. 190—2; typewritten]