I truly do not have time to write this, but, goddess help me… my fingers are typing and they will not stop.
I am getting ready to speak at a conference at which I will discuss how Depleted Uranium kills. Just as I take a break from the speech preparation (or, rather, try)… I glance at the news.
No rest for the weary, apparently. Another Kennedy has fallen, this one to brain cancer.
Wait just a crab-picking minute here! Is my noggin deceiving me or do the Hyannis Port Kennedys have some mighty strong and powerful connections with the Big C?
Didn’t sis Patricia have a bout with cancer? Don’t I recall the hubby of sister Jean, Stephen Smith, dying of it? What about young Teddy Jr. losing his leg to cancer as a lad? Didn’t Joan (Ted’s ex) have the pink-ribbon curse? What about Jackie O. – who, before the marriage to Aristotle, spent many a fine day on the Hyannis Port compound, only to succumb to lymphoma in later years?
Cancer’s not just in the genes, as evidenced by two of those who came down with the malignant curse by marrying into the family. For those of us who study the growing phenomena of man-made radiation, we know better… as it is now crystal clear the invisible, radioactive, contaminating culprits are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat.
I pause for a moment to consider the magnitude of horrors that one family is forced to face. Despite the fact that Ted’s only a half-baked liberal and not exactly the most vocally anti-war Senator in the Invasion and Occupation-loving bunch, it is with genuine compassion for not so much Ted - but his entire remaining family - that I quietly ask the question that clearly has no answer.
How much more pain and suffering will the Cape Cod Kennedy clan be forced to endure?
Within moments I remember vacationing in Massachusetts as a child and gawking at their compound on Hyannis Report from a distance. I vaguely recall the proximity of their gloriously charmed little town to that ghastly Massachusetts Military Reservation several miles down the road – and that vile 22,000 acre Otis Air Force Base where test firing was done outdoors with Depleted Uranium for war training on the peninsula.
In addition to breathing in the military radioactive and toxic Uranium oxides for decades, the entire peninsula has been subject to a plethora of other toxic chemical contaminants that created large plumes and polluted the entire local water Cape Cod water supply. That’s the very same water from which 230,000 inhabitants and 500,000 frolicking (probably unaware) summer vacationers must drink.
Hell-o, America, this is your wake up call! Let’s study what is happening to the Kennedys and many other families with cancer out on the Cape and make the connection. Depleted Uranium and other invisible radioactive materials too tiny to be seen called radionuclides act as creators of tumors and carcinogens in our environment.
This is not rocket scientist, folks. No matter what our military likes to say about so–called Depleted Uranium, the simple fact still remains. Radiation weakens, sickens, and kills.
We must now work harder than ever to close down our nuclear power plants and Uranium enrichment plants and stop new ones from being built. We must halt our nuclear weapons production as well as our “test” firing, burning, and exploding of radioactive materials such as Depleted Uranium and Tritium on federal grounds.
We must do all we can to stop the radiological releases into our atmosphere and our environment - which is a violation of our basic human rights under International Law… or be forced to forever hold our peace (and our nose) to save us from the radioactive aerosol poisoning we will, in all certainty, inhale forevermore.
Please don’t just listen to me. If you’re interested in the Kennedy-cancer connection, I urge you to do your own Internet search as follows, including the quotation marks:
“Massachusetts Military Reservation” + “Depleted Uranium" (continued on next page)