One can but look on helplessly as the nightmare in Japan unfolds. But is this really true? What about us? Is it not time to consider what we all contributed? By leading our lives as we do. Creating demand. Consuming energy for pleasure. Looting the planet. Leaving one disaster after the next for coming generations to inherit and deal with. I am so embarrassed having to be reminded of such questions while the people of Japan are left to carry the can right now.