You Scare Me Old Sport

You Scare Me Old Sport

Taken at South Street, somewhere between 11 and 12th Streets, I have no idea who posted this and what they meant by it.

I believe that most of our perception is purely subjective. What the author meant by you scare me old sport probably has nothing to do with what I or you think it means. I guess, with the unfolding nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Plants in Japan, this image reminds me of other man made environmental disasters, and the efforts by interests and lobbyists to downplay them or outright cover them up. "Those old sports scare me".

The disaster at the tragically named Love Canal. The nuclear disasters at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. The recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And probably the worst yet, the 1984 Bhopal disaster in India. In all these disasters, misinformation before or after their occurrence seems to be a common factor. I personally reject conspiracy theories, but, with a little reading, often find that some ideas regarded as mainstream are actually conspiracies themselves.

Here is a simple Gedankenexperiment: If you were asked to suppress a major concern using your credentials in exchange for financial reward, while foreseeing the possibility that the specific concern may actualize, would you do it? Unfortunately, a significant number of "experts" that you see on TV actually do exactly that.
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