Japanese Mayor, Disgusted With The Government's Crisis Response, Appeals For Help To The Entire World

Tyler Durden's picture

The mayor of Minami Soma city, located 25 km away from the Fukushima plant, had decided to bypass the traditional channels in requesting assistance out of disgust and frustration with the government's handling of the disaster, and instead is appealing to the entire world via this soon to be viral video clip which was recorded over a week ago but is only now making the rounds. In the clip, mayor Katsunobu Sakurai says: "We are left to ourselves... we risk dying of hunger." Minami Soma, once a city of over 70,000 and which may now be down to as little 20,000, is asking for volunteers to do what the Japanese government refuses to do: namely to help those most in need of if not help, then at least potentially life-saving information. The mayor expresses his disappointment at the lack of support from the central government for the city’s remaining residents, and accuses the government of not providing sufficient information to help in the decision making process. Making things worse is that the remaining citizens, many of whom who are trying to evacuate, are unable to do so as there is no gas or means for transportation. Unfortunately, by the time the Japanese crisis is done, cities like Minami Soma, far beyond the 20 km evacuation zone, will be nothing more than ghost towns. And while we have already seen a few minor attempts at popular backlash against TEPCO and the government, the general population may soon be reaching a tipping point of discontent. Will Fukushima be the straw that breaks the traditionally peaceful Japanese population's back into an expression of violent disagreement with the government's handling of the consequences of the March 11 earthquake, which for now can only be classified as deplorable?

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The Axe's picture

Holy Shit Shack...man 

covert's picture

maybe a scorched earth policy during hostile times?



Thomas's picture

He looks like he has been pushed to his personal precipice. Very tired.

Thomas's picture

Why the fuck would somebody junk that?

Misstrial's picture

Not sure; I don't see anything wrong with the post.


Harlequin001's picture

There are some posts with literally every comment junked at least once.

Some clown, somewhere...

Note to self's picture

We may soon see a similar plea from the mayor of Tokyo.

ciscokid's picture

I am quite disappointed with the Japanese

goverment.No one is saying exactly how 

this disaster will effect the whole world.

Cammy Le Flage's picture

Why?  the USA of lie/fraud/imperialism would not be doing any better.   This is to be expected from "governments" at this time.   But they are all failing massively no matter what the "market" is doing.   Markets are not "life".

akak's picture

Why?  the USA of lie/fraud/imperialism would not be doing any better. 

Sure they would!

"TEPCO, you're doing a heck of a job there at Fukushima!"

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Kan doesn't care about Japanese people...


destiny's picture

Everybody is in libya teaching democracy !! the world is really upside down...but we will not forget when times come to add up the tally !

Milestones's picture

GOM is the living proof!! In fact it was the prototype for Japan!          Milestones

Manthong's picture

I would not be surprised if it turns out that most of the government has done what most of the government everywhere always does.

That is, take care of their own sorry butts indifferent of everyone else.

There are always exceptions, but just wait till SHTF plays out here.

Maybe I'm just too cynical.. I hope I'm proven wrong.

Cammy Le Flage's picture

You will not be proven wrong.

destiny's picture

yep, and it will be a global issue too ...

usefuloutput's picture

You're not too cynical.

It makes me feel quite cynical as well.

I hope that you're wrong.

But being cynical could be better than speading false hope.


Seer's picture

In trying to figure things out about all one could say that could have any merit would be that the govt didn't want to stir panic such that the economy would collapse.  Not saying that this is their intent (obviously they don't want to see their means of power/control killed), but just wondering just what would happen if it were announced that "we're fucked."  Markets don't care about what happens, just in gathering more capital; and clearly, Japan's capital is eroding fast.

People need to think about this the next time they are about to go off calling any group of low-tech peoples "backward."  I'm thinking that "backward" and alive beats "forward" and dead.

Sudden Debt's picture

Like I said before. Whenever something like this happens, you need to get the hell out as fast as possible.

I would have left from day 1.

Then it was still easy. Now it's like a big prison camp. Nobody wants those people because they are radiated, and yes... they will die. They will die a painfull death.

Whenever they say "DON'T PANIC" = That is the time you PANIC and get the hell out of Dodge!


Ruffcut's picture

Not all people can pack up and leave, on a moments notice.

No cash, no credit card no family elsewhere.

It's called stuck, in the muck of a clusterfuck.

Buggin out in Japan is not very easy.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Yes - if only they had gotten as much advance warning as New Orleans...


I wonder how many on this board have even started a bug out bag?

SheHunter's picture

'I would have left from day 1.  Then it was still easy.'

True.  Same thing with Katrina.  You be the first to load you backpack with supplies, store extra shells for your rifle and get the H-- out of Dodge.  Alternative is being stuck in a stadium in New Orleans or inside the walls of your home in Minami Soma dying a slow death. 

So far as no one wanting the remaining villagers because of their radiation levels...excuse my naivete- but once a 'contaminated' person's clothes are off and the person is washed- they are no threat to anyone- am I right?  I have allot to learn about all of this and it may be time to begin educating myself since this disaster is only expanding.

msamour's picture

It depends on how much radiation the person has absorbed. If the level is above the safe limites, then that radiation can be "transmitted" (for lack of a better word) to the surroundings. It would be like taking something slightly less radioactive, and that something is still causing the surroundings to be iradiated. When it gets to that point, the person doen't have much times regardless of how much you would like to help.

destiny's picture

That"s pretty sutpid ! how the hell you get millions out of there ? Christ sakes, just thinking about one's sorry ass and not thinking about others, that's just the problem with people nowadays...so individualistic ! sheesh..

Abitdodgie's picture

Yes there Government is so different to ours ,there's don't give a fuck , ours cares like hurricane Katrina for example.

Homey Da Clown's picture

Everyday I'm watching this http://www.radiationnetwork.com/ and everyday the damn levels are going UP. When do our PTB say anything about the radioactive fallout hitting the US?

vxpatel's picture

didn't you get the omemo? no radition will hit the US.

Harlequin001's picture

Obama has promised it ergo, no radiation, at all, ever...

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Yes there Government is so different to ours ,there's don't give a fuck , ours cares like hurricane Katrina for example.

Dumbshits reelected Nagin, didn't they?

smlbizman's picture

this guy definetly needs a donation button...

Cammy Le Flage's picture

No, what he needs is for technology and systems already invented to deal with such messes to be released to the public.   Problem with that is that said technology and systems are actually free energy systems so helping this area of the world would affect greed Oil/Electricity/Water barons.   Yes, very sick but what would one expect considering all the "truth" floating everywhere.   Release the technology - problem solved but also massive overhauld of systems as they currently exist.   Oh no....can't have that can we?   The "money paradigm" would also have to die to help these people.   But no matter what, the paradigm will die.  The hold back in releasing this technology is murder but drug companies and other corporations have been doing it forever - consciously/unconsciously - at this point - who cares.   Very sad situation.    Nuclear has never been the "way" ever.   It is like the treatment of bleeding people out in the skull that humans thought would work - and it did not and it killed people who had the treatment. 

Dingleberry Jones's picture

"Free Energy Systems"... You do realize that it's not April First, correct? 

Cammy Le Flage's picture

I have seen them but some of us are scientists/physicists and don't play in "markets". Too fake. But, keep believing your misguided information. Japan did not believe in Fat Man or Little Boy either. Inventions are a very cool thing. The Universe is not finite. Energy can neither be created or destroyed. Only harnessed and re-directed. And there are many, many ways to do this but one would have to understand a whole lot of physics (which you clearly do not) but it will come out eventually. But, you would have been a flat Earth person in another life. We scientists have jokes about that.

Dingleberry Jones's picture

Cammy Le Flage: 7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 dwarves. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.
Me: Why?
Cammy Le Flage: 'Cause you're fuckin' fired!

Cammy Le Flage's picture

Your name is quite revealing. First Order of biz for you: The water wheel. It powers many homes right now but one needs to have the brook/water source. The systems depend on local (climate; natural resources; etc.) But the water wheel (been used forever) actually does work. And once it is built the water and the wheel do all the work but a water wheel in such form cannot go to market. Why? There is no "market" for such a thing. Simplicity and physics working together such a very cool thing.

Now, please go back to Kappa Sigma at USC where your brethren reside. Or Charlie Sheen's house. And all of you will be the first to die if things get real. It is just reality. Money and assholiness don't fly in the face of reality. Clearly not a physician either. Probably one of those who sailed through college taking the easy classes on parent money but is truly quite useless in a societal sense.

No one knows it all. Not even you. But then again you probably could not even pass a basic physics class or do the mathematical algorithms to achieve such a minor feat.

Stupid is as stupid does. But that is your life. Live it as you please. Please. You are one of those people who makes nothing but "noise" and that is your choice but noise is just that. Noise.

malikai's picture

If there was such a thing as "free energy" available to humans, I assure you, energy would be free.

Goldilocks's picture

It’s a “national security” issue … yah feckin eejit.

Look up "free energy" & / or “over-unity” … they are as real as the “national security” threats that accompany them.

Cammy Le Flage's picture

Free energy algorithms and solutions are not widely available on the Google thingy. Not everything is on Google. We shall learn that soon also. Most of what is on Google has turned into trash. And not actual information. Must be discerning with information. Seek and ye shall find but always be seeking - there is no end to the road. Ever. Only twists turns. That is how the Universe works. No end. No beginning. One big clusterfuck of systems of which we don't really even get at this point. But it is amazing to see the microcosm of the macrocosm when you watch how cells react to so many things automatically. Truly fascinating.

TerraHertz's picture

Nothing the Elites would like more, than a simple, clean, cheap energy source. Because, why should they care if they lose all ability to control everybody else by controlling energy ? Here they are, saying how much they'd love free energy:

"Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it." - Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

"The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet." - Jeremy Rifkin, Greenhouse Crisis Foundation

"Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun." - Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

And more on how much they respect truth and human dignity:

"Unless we announce disasters no one will listen." - Sir John Houghton, first chairman of IPCC

"It doesn't matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true." - Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace

"We've got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy." - Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation

"No matter if the science of global warming is all phony... climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world." - Christine Stewart, fmr Canadian Minister of the Environment

"The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe." - emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

"We require a central organizing principle - one agreed to voluntarily. Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change - these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary." - Al Gore, Earth in the Balance

"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsiblity to bring that about?" - Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme

"A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-development means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation." - Paul Ehrlich, Professor of Population Studies

"The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can't let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are." - Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

"Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control." - Professor Maurice King

"Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class - involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing - are not sustainable." - Maurice Strong, Rio Earth Summit

"The big threat to the planet is people: there are too many, doing too well economically and burning too much oil." – Sir James Lovelock, BBC Interview

"My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species, returning throughout the world." -Dave Foreman, co-founder of Earth First!

"A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal." - Ted Turner, founder of CNN and major UN donor

"... the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion." - Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind

"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels." - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, patron of the World Wildlife Fund

"I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems." - John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

"The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing." - Christopher Manes, Earth First!

"Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing." - David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club

"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.
The real enemy then, is humanity itself."
The above quote is Excerpted from "The First Global Revolution" which is a publication of "The Club of Rome" (made the best seller list in 1991)

"The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."
-- Bill Gates (in public speech with published video)


There's no market for (relatively) 'free energy' technology, because anyone who comes up with anything workable gets assasinated.

nohweh's picture

There is such a thing as "free money", but money is not free.

nohweh's picture

How so?  "free money" is issued by the Banking Cartel, but money is not free for the people.

Cammy Le Flage's picture

In its current form. That can be changed easily. Some will lose, many will gain including those who lose. We all know this already. Value is quite fluid at this point.

nohweh's picture

....many will gain, even those who lose"  Some postulate of string or quantum mechanics theory as new economic paradigm?

XPolemic's picture

Whats the going rate for sunlight these days anyway?

malikai's picture

One day even the sun will run out of fuel to burn. When it does, the part is over in this little solar system of ours.

Also, how free is it to capure our sun's energy?

Harlequin001's picture

I think we're a little way off that yet, so we should have adequate time for a return on our investment...