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Video: 5 Classic Nuclear Power Propaganda Films
Dave Gilson | Mother Jones
Is the Japanese nuclear emergency freaking you out? Perhaps you don’t appreciate just how cute and harmless the power of the atom can be—at least when it’s in cartoon form. Below, a few gems of propaganda aimed at calming nuke skeptics, from the Cold War to the present day.
Nuclear Boy: Disaster goes kawaii in this adorable Japanese animation, in which the damaged Fukushima Daichii power plant becomes Nuclear Boy, a little guy with an “upset stomach.” And those brave workers trying to avert catastrophe? They’re shown as a doctor working “around the clock to make sure he doesn’t poo.”
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