Friday, 26 August 2011


So, that's it then. Naoto Kan is officially about to be no longer prime minister of Japan. He has finally succumbed to what exactly? Being uncharismatic? Doddery? Unpopular? Passing a budget? Just like the rest of his unmemorable predecessors, except for the one with the cool hair. In the end, he did actually achieve something - turning off the nukes as a matter of principle. No doubt his successors will turn them back on again after what exactly? The nuke industry is given a damn good ticking off? They join hands in a grand coalition to bury the bad news with the survivors?

Hope you are happy Yomiuri, you have got your wish.

Who is next into the revolving door/hot seat/whatever? Who cares? I'm reminded of a quote by another bloke who had something to do with nukes:

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

Albert Einstein

It's a shame principles in politics don't have the same half-life as nuclear radiation.

Pic lifted from here.

1 comment:

BiggerInJapan said...

succumbed to the mass-gomi, which in turn succumbed to the nuclear mafia and its politician cliques. It is so sad, I can hardly joke about it.