As the Japanese desperately try to cool down two overheated nuclear reactors, damaged in the massive earthquake, Nippon’s nuclear curse rises like a ghost from the grave, haunting that brave nation like a demon out of hell. It is a demon seed of the war god, Satan’s spawn, threatening the uniquely austere beauty of a country with a pronounced sense of place.
An explosion has been reported in one of the reactors: the outer shell that houses the reactor has blown off, leaving its pulsing heart exposed — and on the brink of an eruption, a tsunami of fire. The experts are comparing it to Three Mile Island, to ward off the specter of another Chernybol.
Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and now this. Japan’s nuclear curse is coming back to haunt us all, and the ripples are sure to spread far and wide. A mighty blow has been delivered against the second largest market in the world, and world markets are already reacting to what some analysts are calling a “perfect storm” of ongoing bad news. A nuclear meltdown in Japan could set off a global financial meltdown — so that more than just a few foolhardy tsunami-watchers in California are swept out to sea.