Man sees the Highest in a limiting form
Or looks upon a Person, hears a Name.
He turns for little gains to ignorant Powers
Or kindles his altar lights to a demon face.
He loves the Ignorance fathering his pain.
A spell is laid upon his glorious strengths;
He has lost the inner Voice that led his thoughts,
And masking the oracular tripod seat
A specious Idol fills the marvel shrine.
Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Canto III: The Call to the Quest
Potential geothermal superpower, Japan, hasn’t learned a single lesson from the ongoing global catastrophe at Volcano Fukushima. The rest of the world meanwhile is just tuned into that cheap tabloid called the Yahoo homepage, where some of the headlines right now are –
- Britney Spears’ latest press event appearance
- Rihanna’s topless pics
- “TV episode’s gross title”
Instead of an international army of engineers and other emergency players gathered at Fukushima to deal with the mess, it’s business as usual on comatose Planet Rothschild. The Pacific Ocean, and the rest of the world, are a nuclear waste dump. No big deal because we just have to get a glimpse of Caribbean-flavored nipples.