The closer look at the British situation reveals that ever since the islands were populated, large settlements have been avoided at coast lines bearing unframeable oceanic risks that now seem to be the driving force of the compensation evasion scheme. The speculation is not only not avoiding the dangerous risk, it is deliberately seeking it in order to distribute as much of it as it can to others. These others involve both its enablers and its opponents, and it is at this point where there might appear constellations putting an end to the atomic power farce. But China is a confused territory or set of territories of the clumsiness of a colonial colossus, and so is its no less spoiled South-Western neighbour. The proliferation of reactors literally built on a commercial bubble in South-Eastern Asia has preceded that development in Europe with Japanese reactors in Vietnam, and the Berlin regime is putting reactors into Brasil for which it is not prepared to shoulder the cost of accidental damage they might cause, only these of contractors dropping out are covered.
But stupidity never is adequately expressed only in terms of the risks being taken, as even though only theoretically there always might be a bigger risk making everything completely different. A solar storm could cause more damage in a moment than all atomic bombs of the morbid empire and its potential successors together. And it is true that the imperialist policy apparatus which has made itself entirely dependent upon the economic aberration it is still promoting, in its fundamental cluelessness is being influenced much more by the matter of where a fly leaves a dot or not than by the political will of the people. It does not require a technical device of any kind to blind the evil spying system whose name now is in everybody´s mouth, although a more useful purpose for it could hardly be found. That is already being achieved by any arbitrary sensation heating up its baseless speculations to a level where they can no longer stand their own pressure, which can be as little as scholastically imaginable as long as it is appearing in a conflict area targeted with spying. Certainly a system at that stage of measurable instability cannot be declared capable of the administration of atomic facilities and their remainders. Under pressure of overwhelming developments which might somehow occur it would risk to lose focus in such vanities when unexpected circumstances require technically functional shutdown.
The assassination policy reinforces that point, since a morbid system which is so trigger-happy that it is even trying to implicate others as symbolic enablers must not be expected to produce rational decisions over wide-reaching risks. But the sun is so patient not to point directly at these issues and even offer practical choices to avoid them for the time being, because as the central star of this place it is aware that however postponed they will still come up the other day. None of the bigger risks can mandate taking the risk of reactors melting down. That alone could still be just a monstrous error but the ingredient which turns it into a monstrous stupidity is how that error is being pushed in ways any person could only successfully convince themselves of by deliberately ignoring the risks. Of course the only thing more stupid than deliberate ignorance is the leaving of evidence for deliberate ignorance, such as specifically designed incentives for it. This is terminally stupid because once intent is proven it amounts to political-economical suicide, like any dead-end strategy based on internal contradiction.
Cameron argued for atomic power to „kickstart“ the economy, and that atomic was not a fossil energy although it is based on uranium mining. In the treacherous metaphor of the organic combustion engine that is being kickstarted in a functional procedure, he reveals that inorganic fossil energy is no less fossil, it is even using the same technical metaphors although they are lacking any functional context there since a steam engine cannot be set running that way. But since uranium is just another type of fossil fuel it cannot provide the reliability its proponents are trying to assure, because its calculations are based on the compensation evasion bubble. At this point the economy of the fission of the atom mirrors its technology – all the risk along the process is being shifted to the most risky scenario in order to make the entire process appear less dysfunctional than it really is. For Cameron this means that in his expectation he will already have spent the money and the imagination that he had actually achieved something when the worst case, which then would not just remain one of the reactors, happens to occur.
Given that he inherited a set of power stations which literally are in mafia conditions, with the old waste piling up front of them for a disposal service that never arrives, the deliberate ignorance of the future is a quality whose lack would disqualify for the function of an useful idiot of energy corporations, but that cannot exonerate anything. In fact the only surprise is, that such a reaction to the failure of the speculation that the atomic waste problem would be solved within the operation span of these power stations does first occur in Britain and not in Unitedstates. In the latter the problem of worn-out reactors (first of all inoperable due to getting lost in stashes of spent fuel rods) is even more pressing, and probably the only reason why the grab for new reactors to join the existing cycle of corruption before old ones have been dismantled did not occur there first but in Britain is that in its ongoing decline the morbid empire in the sector of reactor marketing has already been overtaken by its likewise greedy rivals. For Britain this means that without the Chinese investment there would be no atomic power station rather than an American-financed one. It also indicates that China is not doing this to take away a market share from a rival but that faced with the math of reactor meltdowns it is only strong enough to grab there where that rival has already become too weak to do so.
This externalised rivalry suggests that there is yet another central contradiction in the power structure it is resulting from, the one between the fact that the largest opponents of empire are not inspired by antiimperialist intent on one side, and on the other the fact that the capacities for empire are running out quicker than the current one is trying to make itself believe. Yet when their apparent strength depends on the imaginary assumption of unlimited resources that aren´t, it also is their strongest weakness. In the case of Britain this means that Camerons suicidal stupidity makes it and specifically the reactor project a benchmark for the measuring of a qualitative gap between these two powers. As long as the subprime atomic mortgage is upon the country, the Bejing regime has not morally overtaken the Washington regime. And when a meltdown occurs before it comes to that and the nonsensical project is canceled, the economic implications thereof alone are going to make the stupid politician with the inappropriate name appear as having been unaware of the fact that the speculative bubble of the last such instance of scorched Earth economy in Europe was suddenly washed away by a tsunami on the other side of the planet and the politicians promoting it are not even being remembered for what they had been corrupted for.