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Fear Mongering: From Cannabis to Cold Fusion
Considering the wide range of practical uses of cannabis, the
politicizing of the plant and general banning has been more about protecting
competing industries. We need to make sure something similar doesn't
happen to cold fusion as it emerges into commercial use.
Buddy of Georgia, USA
for Pure Energy Systems News
Humans fear the unknown. If they do not understand something their first
reaction is usually to run from it or attack it. Certain parties that understand
this can use that fear to their advantage. There are examples of this throughout
history and even more so in modern times. By manipulating fear political
parties, corporate entities, big businesses, military complexes, and nations can
herd the masses. Fear can be used to start wars, entice hatred, manipulate
economies, and make normally intelligent and rational people do irrational
Unfortunately, scientific advancement has not been free of the fear factor. As
we speak a new "Cold Fusion" technology is launching. How will the
world react when they realize it is real and not a hoax? Will they accept this
amazing new technology and quickly utilize it to benefit all of humanity? Or
will powerful entities fuse fear and science to slow down and limit the
utilization of this technology? Lets take a look at an issue we are facing today
in which fear is used to push agendas and manipulate the masses.
Phony 'War on Drugs'
For thousands of years humans have been using plants and other substances for
medical purposes. Sometimes it is to treat a disease, other times to relieve
pain, and other times for recreation. The use of these substances always have
risks involved. Some drugs can have severe side effects, others can be habit
forming, others can kill in improper doses, and others can impair judgment.
These risks have led governments around the world to start a "War on
Drugs" which prohibits the production, cultivation, possession, and usage
of many natural and synthetic medical substances.
This "War on Drugs" has been a disaster. Despite severe penalties for
breaking drug laws they are violated frequently. Most school children can obtain
just about any drug they want. Our prisons are filled with individuals who were
convicted of a drug related crimes, but for every one that is caught many more
elude the authorities. It can be debated if drug laws should exist or if certain
drugs should be legalized. However, no one can deny fear has been used by law
enforcement, special interest groups, governments, and schools to propagate
specific propaganda and beliefs.
One drug that has been victimized by fear is marijuana. Of all the illegal drugs
in the USA it is probably the safest. Some studies indicate that it is safer
than alcohol or tobacco. Yet it is illegal in most of the USA. However, certain
groups have lied repeatedly to keep it outlawed. It all begins during the
"reefer madness" era when logging companies were threatened by
"industrial hemp" which is a form of marijuana with almost no
potential for drug abuse. Specifically, it is low in THC which is one of the
main natural chemicals in marijuana that produce euphoric effects. The logging
industry was threatened by the fact that industrial hemp could be used to
produce fiber, rope, paper, clothing, and food. So they began to encourage
newspapers to write up false stories depicting individuals using marijuana and committing
violent crimes. This scared countless people. Before long marijuana and
industrial hemp were both illegal.
In more modern times governments and groups have continued to lie about
marijuana. For example, the 1980's commercials on TV claimed marijuana fried
brain cells. However, we now know THC is a neural antioxidant. Also, there are
studies which show THC has cancer fighting properties. The government also tries
to tell us there is no medical use for marijuana when modern science has proven
it can help relieve pain, prevent nausea, reduce stress, reduce pressure in the
eye in glaucoma sufferers, etc.
Another example of propaganda about marijuana is the idea that if made legal it
would fill the road with dangerous drivers. However, studies indicate that
people who drive intoxicated from marijuana have less chance of getting into an
accident than people who drive after using alcohol.
Perhaps another interesting fact is that it is almost impossible to overdose
and die from using marijuana. Large quantities of marijuana can be consumed
without significant toxicity. However, it is very easy to overdose on alcohol or
caffeine which are both totally legal.
How does this relate to cold fusion? There could be people who try to claim
cold fusion is dangerous for various reasons and should be closely regulated.
Yes, there will be dangers using a cold fusion device. However, there are
dangers using almost any device. A turkey fryer can catch your home on fire if
you do not watch it. A small heater can tip over and catch your home on fire. A
saw from home depot can cut your finger off if you are not careful. An internal combustion
engine that is not maintained can catch fire. The list goes on and on!
There is no reason a cold fusion device should have any more regulations than
other similar LEGAL devices that are also dangerous. Do you have to have a
license from the NRC to buy a generator from Home Depot? If you run that
generator inside of your home you can gas yourself to death! This happens every
year! It is possible a cold fusion device could emit some low level of
radiation. In my opinion if you disobey safety guidelines by sleeping next to it
to stay warm then it is your fault if you get radiation burns or cancer!
With any product PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY is the key. Anyone that buys a product
has the responsibility to follow the instructions that come with it. If they do
not follow the instructions and something happens it is their own fault. Also,
if they use a product recklessly and harm someone else they can be found
However, there will be fear mongers that will yell and scream about the safety
dangers of cold fusion reactors. They will say allowing private citizens to own
them is "irresponsible." In addition, they may claim having one in a
vehicle is insane. Instead of EDUCATING people about the risks involved and
trying to make these devices SAFER they might simply advocate a ban on these
devices outside of power plants.
What is scary is that they may go further. The loggers who got marijuana banned
did not stop there. They got industrial hemp banned too. It is possible that
lawmakers, corporations, or advocacy groups could demand no use of cold fusion
until hundreds of millions of dollars worth of testing is performed. This could
take many years. During this time we will have used up more oil reserves,
polluted the planet even more, and our economy will have crumbled. In this time
period we could be phasing out oil usage for energy, the internal combustion
engine, and using the monetary savings to benefit our species.
Instead of banning cold fusion like marijuana and industrial hemp it should
be utilized! For example, industrial hemp was a huge industry in the USA until
it was banned. Cold Fusion could be such an industry! It could be enough to
boost our economy! Just imagine the ripple effects as thousands of factories are
opened or re-tooled to build Cold Fusion generators. This would create countless
I consider cold fusion to be a very safe technology. It poses some risks, but
the fact of the matter is they will probably be minimal like those associated
with marijuana. For example, if you have a cold fusion reactor if they tell you
to keep it shielded do so! Also, if they tell you not to open it up and work on
it yourself do not! If they tell you not to override the fail-safe that prevents
it from overheating do not!
My guess is there will be a few incidents with cold fusion reactors, but they
will actually be far fewer than those with internal combustion engines. Due to
the very nature of the devices they will have to be built with EXTRA safeguards.
I doubt most models available to civilians will work at 1/10th of their
potential to prevent the possibility of an overload. But what would happen if a
"melt down" did happen? With a cold fusion cell probably not much more
than would happen if a generator or car engine blew up. There would probably
relatively little radioactivity and once the explosion occurs the reaction would
end. I doubt most cells would even "blow up." My guess is that they
will have some sort of pressure relief valve which will activate to vent fuel if
the cell becomes too hot. Also, they could have a small canister of nitrogen or
some other substance that would open up and end the reaction if the cell becomes
too hot. The worst that that would happen 99.9% of the time is that your
generator would be non functional and if you bought a warranty you would get a
Unfortunately, if fear is used most people will not consider the facts. They
will listen to what government agencies, advocacy groups, politicians, and
others have to say. Even if Cold Fusion could benefit them they will jump up and
start protesting against it.
My hope is that lots of people will stand up and say NO to the fear factor.
If enough of us DEMAND that Cold Fusion technology be utilized the powers that
be will have to listen to us.
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