Majia here: Contemporary people look with disdain upon now-passed civilizations like the Aztecs in Mexico that required human sacrifices.
Modern people consider human sacrifice to be barbaric.
What hypocrites were are!
Our energy technologies - coal, oil, and natural gas - require human sacrifices. We are enslaved by these energy sources and the technological and cultural infrastructures we have built around them.
For example, Enenews is reporting: Sulfuric acid released during Bay Area refinery fire — “Sky appeared yellow due to the smoke” — Oakland reporting foul odor…
But no energy source is quite so barbaric as nuclear. Nuclear energy requires direct human sacrifices in the form of workers and in the form of unwitting civilians - particularly children - contaminated and sometimes killed by nuclear's potent and never-ceasing emissions.
Here is another Enenews headline that illustrates this fact: Canadian Nuclear Expert: [Gentility] Reactor is releasing 200 trillion becquerels of tritium every year — Becomes a part of your body and all living things — Gives off beta particles which produce damage that can result in cancer http://enenews.com/canadian-nuclear-expert-reactor-releasing-200-trillion-becquerels-tritium-every-year-becomes-part-body-all-living-gives-beta-particles-produce-damage-result-cancer-video
Nearly all nuclear reactors leak tritium http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/21/radioactive-tritium-leaks-us-nuclear-plants_n_881090.htm
Tritium is very dangerous for human health http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Tritium-Clyde-Stagner/dp/1618631594
Today the Asahi Shimbun has an excellent editorial examining the human sacrifices required of nuclear plant workers
Nuclear power plants: A hidden world of untruths, unethical behavior http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201208060093
[Excerpted] The long and the short of it is this: Nuclear power plants probably would not operate properly in Japan if workers were not willing to sacrifice their health, and possibly their lives....
While it is troubling that workers hid their dosimeters while working at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, where radiation levels soared after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami last year, it is now clear that such practices have been in place for years, if not decades....
..."I have no idea how much radiation I was really exposed to," the man said. "The company also does not allow me to get health checks for cancer. I am very concerned about my health."...
...One individual took his case to court.
Ryusuke Umeda, 77, of Fukuoka, spent many years at a subcontractor for a nuclear power plant. While working at the Shimane and Tsuruga nuclear plants, he said he was forced to do so without the benefit of dosimeters or protective masks.
In February, he filed a lawsuit at the Fukuoka District Court seeking to overturn a central government decision to not approve worker's compensation for the heart attack Umeda claims was caused by his exposure to radiation....
....[a] man said, "Nuclear plants would not operate unless there were people like me willing to sacrifice their lives."