Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

What If The Nuclear Industry Stopped Lying?

What if they warned us before the slightest environmental impact?  Looked after us?  Were patient with us as we faced our fears?  Actually attempted to prevent, predict, monitor, and mitigate the situations into which it has allowed (luresd?  blackmailed?) all mankind?  What if it realized what an ongoing bad idea it was and got out?


Would we believe them is an understatement.

Also see this poem, if you are so inclined:

a poem 
for those who follow the news, 
in which the triumph 
of Goodness 
is assumed.

Be seeing you.

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