Sigh. May Day
I’m thinking this was supposed to be a NICE holiday . But if you were in Kiev in the 80’s on May Day, it’s not so great – the officials kinda sorta forgot to mention that although the weather LOOKED nice, it wasn’t so great outside
While the Chernobyl firefighters and others performed acts of heroism, the bosses of the Soviet state obfuscated. An evacuation of the nearby town of Pripyat was begun only thirty-six hours after the explosion; the second stage of the evacuation, including a wider zone that eventually displaced 116,000 people, did not begin until May 5. The Communist Party in Ukraine insisted that May Day parades should carry on as usual in Kiev even though winds were blowing in that direction.
Could that happen here? Dunno – wonder if this could EVER be true
But the reason for the lack of information was the Soviet system itself, which reflexively buried the truth. At each level of authority, lies were passed up and down the chain; the population was left in the dark; and scapegoats were found
I’m recommending you stay inside in full disclosure. A different kind of poison is being unleashed
Yeah, while OWS campers certainly DO leave toxic waste behind in their wake, it’s not exactly Chernobyl levels of radioactivity. I thought these guys were green, environmentally sensitive..and, oh never mind. It’s kind of like the “People’s Republic of ____” – those countries have to say they’re the PEOPLES republic or someone might mistake their actions were intended to starve and imprison their people, or something.
Will the media and authorities be honest about the OWS impact, more so than the USSR officials were regarding Chernobyl?
I guess it’s not that much of a shocker…Twitter has an infestation of “potty mouthed censors”, so perhaps “forward” is really “FORWARD COMRADES!(after we shut up these idiots with our tolerance and first amendment rights)”
I guess we know what the Occupiers will be doing during their time off – busily protesting corporate greed and conservative intolerance on their iPhones as they busily work the Twitter algorithms to shut up anyone who disagrees with them.