By Steve Cooper
The world has now been given the dark Ring of Power. Unlike the fantasy “Ring of Power” the real version is very tiny; in fact, it is the size of an atom. But the “ring’s” punch is even bigger than expected. The evil it is capable of bringing to the world is also just as dark as anything J.R.R.Tolkien could have imagined.
Considering the enormous power that science uncovered in the atomic bomb shortly after Tolkien’s writing, one wonders if perhaps he was a prophet of some sort. Like many gifted fiction writers, he was able to look into the human heart and mind and accurately tell a story of what may become our future.
The analogy between the Ring of Power and the nuclear bomb is not so shallow that it ends by comparing the darkness of the two; this is only where it begins. The quest to find a way to bring this power to an end and the corrupting influences that bring about the need for a courageous fellowship to stand in defiance, are themes throughout both scenarios.
In the fantasy, the only way to rid the world of the ring’s evil was to throw it into the fiery Mount Doom. Is there a Mount Doom for the atomic bomb? The fascinating answer to this question is, yes. Just as the ring of power was only destroyed in the heat of Mount Doom, so will the dark ring of the nuclear threat only come to an end by humanity finally unleashing the promise of fusion.
It is only in the 500,000,000 degree fire of fusion that we can gain the key to unlimited, non-polluting energy for all. Wars are usually fought over limited resources and energy is now a big one as far as its potential for world conflict. Unlimited energy will bring the world abundant food and the ability to supply a growing population with manufactured goods.
To many reading this article, the concept of fusion is unbelievable; a concept synonymous with science fiction. Yet it is the very power of the sun; so we know very well that it is a reality. For those unfamiliar with this power, fusion is an entirely different thing from the fission that now powers nuclear power plants.
With fusion there is no radioactive waste, no chance of catastrophic melt down and no bomb making material produced. All of this, while supplying us with unlimited energy. Think about that for a second – UNLIMITED ENERGY. It takes a while to sink in. In fact, it would open up a world of such profound changes that it would make the Internet seem like an ineffective discovery in comparison. There are very promising signs that we are nearing the place where fusion can be made a practical reality.
Unfortunately, the analogy of ridding humanity of our very real “Dark Ring” continues on as we confront the humbling reality that humans have failed in our quest for fusion due to the same temptations that corrupted poor Gollum.
There are many “Dark Lords” who don’t want to see fusion bring the nuclear “Ring of Power” to an end and few with the courage to stand against them. Those who hinder the development of fusion aren’t necessarily pro H-bomb, they just want to keep their coffers full of petrodollars. Even the wealthy oil nations are not all salivating at the thought of acquiring nuclear bombs, but they all very much want to avoid seeing petroleum become only a lubricant and an ingredient for products.
Lately we have some new “Ringwraiths” on the scene. Cap and Trade needs the fears of petro-induced weather changes to begin to introduce global Marxism, as producing companies are forced to buy carbon credits from companies that produce little. Those who push Cap and Trade now have a stake in the game and stand to become even more wealthy and more powerful with this charade.
If one looks at the record it is obvious that something has gone terribly wrong and worked its dark magic on fusion research. The Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF) at Lawrence Livermore was forced to shut down just after it was fully completed because the funding was cut. This multi-million dollar experimental reactor was then sold for scrap.
The world is in great need of those who will have the courage and honor to resist the money of the oil producers and stay on their course to fusion. The goal of this Web site is to bring together a “Fellowship of Fusion” to organize a world call for a serious and uncompromising quest for fusion.
Basically, we are looking for some Hobbits.