Saturday, April 11, 2009

How she became an activist.

How she became an activist in Japan, where agreement is highly valued, at least apparent agreement.

She was often sick as a child. She spent a lot of time in hospitals.

While in hospitals, she saw many people with sicknesses that were the result of radiation from the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Japan.

The number of these people and how sick they were far exceeded anything that was ever talked about publicly. And even if the public numbers had been correct, instead of expotentially wrong, they would not have included the suffering she saw up close.

She learned as a child that the official story is the official story.