Another example of deliberate mutilation of language to disguise awkward facts is the title of the book Critical Mass by Jacque Srouji It originally sold for $11.95, cloth, 409pp., Aurora Publishers, 118 16th Ave. So., Nashville, TN 37203) and used copies may be found through Bookfinder.com online.
Unfortunately, the book is the work of a professional journalist of the same caliber as Eric Zuesse, author of “Love Canal, The Truth Leaks Out.” But search for it and Google filters out everything except bike clubs, pseudoscientific prohibitionism, shrieking hate groups and jihadists for “settled” pseudoscience.
The author, a professional journalist, started out as an anti-nuclear crusader. “One point I learned immediately: anti-nuke copy makes great reading and is a writer’s dream to shape and color. There are so many scary possibilities. . .” Her investigations soon uncovered the truth about nuclear power and its critics, as must have been the case for hundreds of other journalists who lack Mrs. Srouji’s integrity. The same thing happened to this writer. I was swayed by cant, propaganda and lying into picking an argument with nuclear advocate Jerry Pournelle. Pournelle set me straight, and the Travis County Libertarian Party informed me of Petr Beckmann’s “The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear.”
Beckmann’s book, like Strouji’s is never disputed or denied. Both are unmentioned down a memory hole by the liars they debunk, and their sponsors and abettors. But the fact remains that Energy translates into Work, as in work for a living. The freedom to harness energy naturally results in work done, wealth produced, life expectancy increased and totalitarian slavery embarrassed. The “energy slaves” R. Buckminster Fuller used to describe megawatts are what replace the chattel slavery that existed under Christian and Mohammedan mercantilism, Nationalsocialism and Soviet socialism. Every reduction in nuclear output capacity is a health hazard because a health hazard is that which reduced the life expectancy of a given population. Antinuclear activism is therefore mass murder.
So how did humanity repay Mrs. Srouji for publishing the meticulously documented truth? The publisher reveals in a foreword that she was fired from her job as a copy editor of the Nashville Tennessean, suffered a miscarriage, was sued by a host of anti-nukes, accused of being an FBI informer by some (a Soviet spy by others), and harassed in every conceivable way.
Thanks to the same liars who libeled nuclear energy into suspended animation and invented a nonexistent ozone crisis, fools shiver and sweat lest the Holy Inquisition of State Science Institute brainwashers cast them down into the fiery pit of Misanthropic Global Warming. Lost is their opportunity to have cheap and abundant energy, economic growth and increased life expectancy.
Another book coercive congregants unmention is Prohibition and the Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929. For the cost of a craft beer pint you can use Amazon’s free Kindle app to learn how making beer a black felony enforced by taxes brought the Economy and Stock Market crashing down into The Great Depression.