The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced standards for maintaining public safety from the effects of radiation at the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository under construction in nearby Nevada. According to press accounts the bureaucrats have a plan and working document designed to protect public health for a million years or, in the words of an EPA administrator, "the next 25,000 generations of Americans".
I don't think you have to be expert to know that a million years is a whole lotta of future and these standards are nothing more than fantasy cooked up to be consumed as a public ritual of order and control. Only through the allocation of non-voluntarily gathered funds (your tax dollars) could such an absurd proposal be produced with a straight face. Could someone sell a million-year plan in the private sector? For what and to whom?
And you think you've heard it all.
Next blog on ants.