ずくなしの冷や水

2018年05月04日

放射能問題 ある富裕家庭の表と裏

2018/5/4、所用で外出、電車に揺られながら最近の出来事を思い起こしていました。

田舎からタケノコを送ってきたので知り合いのところに届けたときのことです。インターホンを押すとご亭主が顔を出しました。

「タケノコが手に入りましたのでよろしければ召し上がってください」
「どこのものですか?」

このとき、京都のような有名産地でなくて申し訳ないんですが、と答えようかと一瞬迷いましたが、汚染のことを聞いているんだろうと受け止めて
「〇○です。去年も食べて何もおかしくならなかったので大丈夫だと思います」
と答えつつ手渡して帰りました。

その後、ご夫人に会ったら
「この前はうちの人が失礼なことを言ってごめんなさいね。ずくなしさんは放射能マニアなんだから危ないところのものを持って来るはずがないのにと叱っておいたから」
「いや別に構いませんよ」

こんなやり取りがあったのです。

このご夫人は、放射能気にしない派を標榜しています。現政権支持です。

気にしていないと言う割には、甲状腺の病歴もあるのにあまり体調不良の話も出ませんので、どうなっているんだろうと思っていました。

彼女は体形維持のため食事量を控え、おいしいものを少しずつ食べる方針です。取り寄せる食材も多く、時におすそ分けをしてくれます。でも、私は時に高級食材でもいらないときっぱりと断ります。ご夫人が不安になるように即座にきっぱりとです。

最近もらったものを思い起こしてみると、西日本の食材を自家加工したものが多いように感じます。西日本産のしょうが酢漬け、関西の銘柄牛の佃煮風など。

タケノコを持って行った時のご亭主の対応、あれは何だろう? 裕福な家庭だから有名産地の高品質のものしか食べない? いや、確か菓子類を買い食いしているらしいような話もあったが。

ご亭主は、私とそれほど歳は違わない。人が何か持ってきてくれた時に、いちいち産地を聞くだろうか。放射能を気にしない派であれば、そのような質問は品質の良しあしを問うていることになる。

亭主は、食品の放射性物質汚染の実態を知っている。一日、本を読んだりネットを見ているらしい。レーシストの面が強い家族だが、一日、反韓、反中のツイートやサイトを見続けるわけにはいかないだろう。

亭主は、持病があることもあり、放射性物質汚染のことを気にしている。妻はうるさいと感じながらも、やはり本心は怖い。特に私が下流老人には高嶺の花の1個500円の干し柿を迷いなく断ったのは効いているだろう。

おそらくあの家庭の内実は、そうなのだ。別にいくら西日本のものを取り寄せて食べても経済的に負担しきれないということはない。

前に東横線沿線のスーパーを覗いたら、別に高級スーパーに衣替えしたとは聞いていない昔からのスーパーに割高な西日本産の野菜が多数並んでいた。

やはり、金持ちは食べて応援しているようなことを口にしていても、実際には黙って被ばく回避しているのだ。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:51| Comment(3) | 福島原発事故

ウクライナ ネオナチがジプシーのテントを破壊 極右がユダヤ人支配排斥を主張

政治と社会の相互作用でどんどんおかしくなっている国の一つウクライナ。こういう国では、差別と汚職と暴力がはびこることが共通点。国家財政が破綻に近づくことも同じ。

RT2018/4/25
Ukrainian neo-Nazis demolish Roma camp in Kiev, brag on FB – and even the US begins to notice
A group of Ukrainian neo-Nazis has forcibly evicted Roma from a camp in Kiev, bragging about the violent pogrom on Facebook. The move was slammed by Amnesty International as Congress voiced concern over Nazism glorification.

The neo-Nazis forced the Roma to flee their camp and then burned some of 15 tents belonging to the Roma, the NGO said. The radicals themselves boasted about their pogrom in a Facebook post and described their actions as “convincing and legal arguments.” They also claimed they “disposed of the litter” left over by the Roma and “safely burnt” their tents, as well as uploaded the photos of the devastated camp to social media.

Footage taken by local activists shows the far-right radicals chasing a group of Roma, which included many children, through the streets of the Ukrainian capital. The video, which was published on YouTube by a local news media outlet, shows the neo-Nazis throwing stones at women and children and using gas canisters against them.

“In the night from April 20 to 21, members of the radical C14 group wreaked havoc in the Roma encampment… in the Goloseevsky district of Kiev,” the Ukrainian office of Amnesty International, the international human rights NGO, said in a statement. The radicals used “gas canisters, bladed weapons and possibly even firearms” in their attack, the statement said, adding that some people, including children, sustained injuries in the incident.

“It is important to understand that anyone could become a target of such attacks: Roma, women, anti-corruption activists, Jews, [members of] the LGBT [community], as well as journalists, artists, students or writers,” Oksana Pokalchuk, the director of the Ukrainian office of Amnesty International, said, commenting on the issue.

“In the night from April 20 to 21, members of the radical C14 group wreaked havoc in the Roma encampment… in the Goloseevsky district of Kiev,” the Ukrainian office of Amnesty International, the international human rights NGO, said in a statement. The radicals used “gas canisters, bladed weapons and possibly even firearms” in their attack, the statement said, adding that some people, including children, sustained injuries in the incident.

“It is important to understand that anyone could become a target of such attacks: Roma, women, anti-corruption activists, Jews, [members of] the LGBT [community], as well as journalists, artists, students or writers,” Oksana Pokalchuk, the director of the Ukrainian office of Amnesty International, said, commenting on the issue.

RT2018/5/3
‘Ukraine won’t belong to Yids!’ Odessa nationalist leader stirs crowd on massacre anniversary
The rule of 'Yids and oligarchs' will be abolished in Ukraine and the country will again belong to Ukrainians, the head of the Odessa branch of the Right Sector far-right group promised, during a large nationalist rally this week.

The so-called ‘March of Ukrainian Order’ assembled several thousand people in Odessa as demonstrators in the Black Sea port carried flags of Right-Sector, Svoboda and other radical groups, and chanted nationalist slogans. Tetiana Soykina, who was sporting a khaki T-shirt with a Right Sector insignia and an orange fanny pack, addressed the rally from the roof a bus.

"We believe… we are confident that we’ll bring the real Ukrainian order to both Odessa and Ukraine. Ukraine will belong to Ukrainians – not the Yids. Not the oligarchs. Glory to Ukraine!” she said.

“Glory to heroes,” the crowd replied, uttering a famous Ukrainian nationalist slogan, as the crowd appeared to be on the same page as Soykina.

The nationalist rally was held on the anniversary of the ‘Odessa Massacre’ of May 2, 2014, in which 48 people were killed and over 200 injured. Back then, the radicals attacked a group of anti-Kiev activists, forced them to take shelter inside the local “Palace of Trade Unions” and then set the building on fire with petrol bombs. The victims suffocated and burned to death, while some were killed after jumping out of upper-floor windows. In the four years since the tragedy, the killings haven’t been properly investigated by the Ukrainian authorities.

In her address, Soykina hailed those responsible for the attack as heroes, saying that their actions prevented Odessa from becoming a war zone like the nearby Donetsk and Lugansk Regions. In spring 2014, the Ukrainian government sent troops to Donetsk and Lugansk, after the local populations refused to recognize an armed coup in the capital, in which far-right groups, including Right Sector, played a key role. Soykina herself participated in Kiev’s so-called “anti-terrorist operation” in eastern Ukraine, as part of one of the volunteer battalions.

The head of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, Eduard Dolinsky, who posted footage of Soykina’s anti-Semitic rant on Facebook, wondered if the nationalist was hinting at new “Jewish pogroms or an outright Holocaust.”

“Should we believe her or not? Should the Jews start packing or [does] the country have a law enforcement system?” Dolinsky wrote.

After footage of the rally caught public attention, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that authorities have launched a probe into the event, adding that “public anti-Semitic appeals are unacceptable in Ukraine” and represent a “medieval, not a patriotic position.” Soykina in turn insisted that she distinguishes the term Jews from Yids, and only meant to attack the “oligarchic rule,” rather than offend people of a “friendly nation.”

On Tuesday, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) sounded alarms over an “unprecedented’ rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Ukraine. In a video posted to Twitter, the congress said it documented more than 130 such incidents in the country in 2017, almost a doubling, compared to the previous year. The WJC later deleted the post without explanation.

In late 2017, Israel voiced its protest to the Ukrainian authorities after Jewish buildings in Odessa, a city with a large Jewish community, were painted with ant-Semitic slogans, including: “First toast for Holocaust!” and “K*kes out. Ukraine for Ukrainians.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:25| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ブッシュに靴を投げたイラク記者が国会議員選出馬

2018年03月31日
東グータからテロリストを北部シリアに護衛した兵士の胸の内です関連です。ブッシュに靴を投げつけたイラク人記者の動静は不明でしたが、やはりイラクでは英雄と見る向きも多かったようです。

RT2018/5/3
'For the sake of Iraq': Bush shoe-thrower running for parliament refuses to exploit 'hero image'

Being a hero to millions of Iraqis for finding the courage to throw his shoes at former US leader George W. Bush, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who is running for a seat in the Iraqi parliament, says he did it on behalf of an entire nation.

"With regards to the George Bush incident, I did not and will not exploit it. I will not make use of it for the sake of Muntadhar al-Zaidi, it is for the sake of Iraq," the journalist-turned-politician told RT ahead of the country’s May 12 parliamentary elections.

Muntadhar al-Zaidi gained worldwide fame after he dared to assault –with an ultimate insult– the then US President George W. Bush, who had come to Iraq five years after the American invasion of the country. During a December 14, 2008, joint press conference in Baghdad with former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, al-Zaidi threw both of his shoes at the US leader. In the Middle East it is traditionally considered extremely insulting to hit someone with the bottom of a shoe.

"This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog!" he shouted in Arabic, throwing the first shoe. "This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq!" he added, before launching the second.

The four-second incident has made al-Zaidi a hero for those Iraqis who opposed the American invasion of the country. For the 39-year-old journalist, the incident turned into a nightmare. He was immediately subdued and later tortured by the Iraqi security forces, despite massive protests across Iraq and the Arab world calling for his release.

Speaking to RT about his political aspirations ahead of the May 12 parliamentary elections, the journalist noted that the Iraqi authorities, from whom he personally faced "too much" abuse, have failed to change the fate of the country.

"They broke my teeth, my nose, my leg, they electrocuted me, lashed me, they would beat me, they even broke a table or a chair over my back. I don't know, they had my eyes covered," al-Zaidi recalled. "This was one thing I never experienced before. Torture by the authorities, by the rule of law."

In 2009 al-Zaidi was sentenced to three years in jail for assaulting Bush, but the term was later reduced to one year and he was eventually released for good behavior after serving nine months – but was forced into exile. When he eventually returned in February 2011 to "participate in the protests and stay in Iraq," he was again arrested, along with his brother.

"We were left in solitary confinement for three days. We were only released after I went on [hunger] strike during the entire duration of my detention. I went on hunger strike, without water, for three days. I told them I would rather die than stay with you. So they placed us in separate cells, and afterward they released us," he told RT.

But the authorities did not leave him alone, making it impossible for the journalist-activist to find a safe haven in his own country. "If I went to a relative's home, it would get raided. Iraq couldn't contain me anymore. The [Islamic] Dawa Party was controlling the country's security, politics, social life, etc. So I had to return to Lebanon, as a forced exile, against my will," al-Zaidi recalled.

Now, 15 years after the US-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein and plunged the country into complete chaos, al-Zaidi is running for office in the hope of changing the fate of his nation. Despite his celebrity status, the journalist refuses to use the shoe-throwing incident to his advantage, telling RT that his actions represent the sentiment of the oppressed majority.

"I unequivocally refused to use images of me throwing shoes at George Bush during my campaign. I will never accept this," he told RT. "History recorded that when the Americans invaded Iraq, some Iraqis were on their side, but the Iraqi people beat them with shoes. It won't be said that Muntadhar did it. The name 'Muntadhar' will merge with that of this country. It will be said that the Iraqi people did not approve of this occupation, they resisted it, and they beat them with shoes."

On March 19, 2003, US President George Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq, which has left the nation reeling and in chaos even 15 years later. The US-led invasion resulted in the killing of around 200,000 civilians, according to Iraq Body Count. However, other sources, that take into account indirect deaths linked to the invasion, place the figure at over 500,000 casualties.

While the US formally withdrew all combat troops from Iraq by December 2011, the aftermath of the invasion led to widespread sectarian violence and the rise of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group. In 2014 the US-led coalition had to re-deploy its troops and support the Iraqi government's anti-terrorist efforts with airstrikes, with have since killed at least 3,000 more civilians, according to Iraq Body Count estimates.

イラクでもシリアでも侵略者の手引きをする人たちがいたのです。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:22| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

トランプ、プーチン

RT2018/5/2
Moscow welcomes Trump’s desire to meet Putin, mend ties & curb arms race – Lavrov
Russia welcomes Donald Trump’s desire to engage with Moscow regarding an arms race and other global challenges, but the US leader’s deeds must match his words, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

“We have repeatedly stated that we positively assess President Donald Trump’s desire to establish normal dialogue between our countries,” Lavrov told Italy’s Panorama magazine on Thursday. He added, however, that US desire for dialogue would be judged on its “practical steps.”

The top diplomat noted that relations between the US and Russia are continuing to deteriorate at present. “Even if there is some positive input from the president, it is being reversed by Russophobic sentiments soaring in the US establishment,” Lavrov said.

In the meantime, the two leaders have managed to establish personal contact. Lavrov said that Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone in early March, when the American leader proposing holding “a high-level meeting very soon.” Apart from inviting Putin to the White House, Trump spoke about “his desire to establish coordination of efforts in the international arena, to jointly curb the arms race.”

Lavrov said that the dire state of US-Russia relations has had a negative impact on moves to address pressing international challenges, which required shared efforts by the two powers. He expressed hope that “common sense” would prevail in Washington.

However, while Russia “would like to establish decent, predictable, and, if you wish, friendly relations with the US,” it will never compromise its principles and national interests, he added.

Lavrov said international politics is becoming “tenser and less predictable” because the US, along with several other Western countries “brought to heel” by the Americans, are trying to preserve “medieval-like domination in world affairs.” He accused them of fanning conflict, stirring mistrust and uncertainty, as well as freezing communication channels, adding that these governments “create situations in which the price of a bluff or a mistake can have global [consequences].”

Russia relies on “the triumph of common sense on their side,” because “we bear shared responsibility for the future prosperity of humankind,” the top diplomat said.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:01| Comment(0) | 国際・政治