By Jeff Berwick @ The Dollar Vigilante
While we aren’t surprised it is still with amazement how easily many people can be whipped into a frenzy of fear. After all, two years ago, if you were to say to a person the two words, “ISIS” and “Ebola” they would have no reaction whatsoever. In fact, they wouldn’t even know what you were talking about in regards to ISIS as it didn’t even exist at that time in its current form (it existed as the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service for decades before that but hardly anyone knew about it). In regards to Ebola, it would have elicited a shrug from almost everyone.
Two years ago, after all, Kony was the most important thing happening in the world. Don’t remember? That’s my point. Kony 2012 was the meme of the day and the organisation which urged grassroots campaigners to help take down the African warlord Joseph Kony made nearly $20 million with its Kony 2012 campaign. Its overall revenue for the year, made up from various sources including the Kony 2012 campaign, was $31.94 million. Its total expenses were $15.98 million. Of that, the company spent 81.48 per cent on “media, mobilisation, protection and recovery”.
The director of Kony 2012 then ended up having a nervous breakdown and was video taped naked and masturbating on the streets of San Diego. Kony 2012 faded and then in the last year they tried it again with the Boko Haram supposed kidnapping of hundreds of girls in Nigeria.
You probably don’t remember. It was six months ago, after all, already down the memory hole. But that was the most important thing on Earth that week… until it was exposed by locals that no girls had been kidnapped in Nigeria.
That quickly faded after that and left the US empire wondering how they could possibly get troops into Africa since other attempts in the past had mostly failed.
THE WAR ON EBOLA
And so, just in the last few months a new panic has been manufactured. Ebola! We wrote about it here, “Ebola Is Coming For You – But Don’t Worry The Government Has The Serum“.
Since that time, Americans who were said to have contracted Ebola have been flown to the US (which makes perfect sense if you have a highly transmittable deadly virus to fly it to your country), then Barack O’Bomber sent in thousands of troops to West Africa to “lead the fight against ebola”. Most countries, if they were concerned about a dire medical situation would send in thousands of doctors… not the US though! The War Of Terror has been waining dramatically in popularity so a new war had to be started as the Washington Post headlined, “The US Military’s New Enemy: Ebola“.
And, just today, O’Bomber cranked up the attacks even more, stating he was going to get more “aggressive”. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will have “SWAT teams” ready to send to hospitals where future cases are discovered, he said.
Also, the City of Dallas appears to be ready to call for a “state of emergency” because of ebola. A declaration of emergency “activates the appropriate recovery and rehabilitation aspects of all applicable local or interjurisdictional emergency management plans and authorizes the furnishing of aid and assistance under the declaration.”
In addition, under a state of emergency, “the county judge or mayor of a municipality may control ingress to and egress from a disaster area under the jurisdiction and authority of the county judge or mayor and control the movement of persons and the occupancy of premises in that area.”
And on Monday a Fox “news” broadcaster was calling for “quarantine camps” to be set-up across the country.
What’s the panic level like in Mexico over ebola? Or Argentina? Or Cambodia? Or almost any country outside of the US and Europe? Zero or very little. Where are the calls from the public on plans to deal with ebola in other countries? There are none… and probably rightfully so.
If you live anywhere in the US right now and are panicking about ebola you need to immediately turn off your television. While we certainly aren’t experts, at all, on viruses, we do take note of all the panics that have been promoted by the media over the last few decades that never came to fruition. Swine flu, SARS, bird flu, HIV/AIDS (remember Oprah saying this in 1987? “Research studies now project that one in five — listen to me, hard to believe — one in five heterosexuals could be dead from AIDS at the end of the next three years. That’s by 1990. One in five.”). Global Cooling (Time and Newsweek predicted a coming ice age in the 1970s), acid rain (1980s), global warming (2000s), . Al Qaeda (2000s), ISIS (2010s), Korasan (which lasted for a few weeks, last month)…
It’s no wonder the largest cause of death in the US is “heart disease”… faced with this much fear porn its no wonder everyone hasn’t died from a heart attack yet.
EVIDENCE OF A HOAX
If you ask many in the Middle East about ISIS they will tell you that they think it is a US backed and funded organization… and rightfully so since as much has been admitted openly by the US government.
And if you ask many people in Liberia what they think about ebola you will find the same. The largest newspaper in Liberia stated that it believed ebola is a US government manufactured virus. There is certainly evidence to that effect as the US Center for Disease Control patented a strain of ebola virus in 2010.
But, more than that, many on the street in Liberia are saying it is all a complete hoax that people are “dying in the streets by the thousands” of ebola.
Again, solid evidence of this being a hoax can be found all over as independent media sleuths worldwide examine the evidence. This particular video is chock full of questionable items.
And this video asks a very valid question. If ebola is so real in Liberia why is there such a massive media campaign in Liberia telling people “ebola is real”. If ebola is as serious of a pandemic as they want us to think, people will know it, believe me. If everyone in your town was dying from ebola you don’t need a marketing campaign to tell you its real.
IS EBOLA A REAL THREAT TO HUMAN LIFE ON EARTH?
It’s still too early to be sure that ebola is not a real threat but as evidence continues to pour in it definitely appears to be more of a media panic than a serious concern at this point. Much more concerning is the government’s reaction to the real or imagined crisis in wanting to send troops to Africa, possible travel controls, sending in SWAT teams in the US to make sure it doesn’t spread and talks of quarantine centers being set-up across the country.
More than anything this looks like yet another use of the Hegelian dialectic by The Powers That Be (TPTB). That dialectic, most easily explained is Problem-Reaction-Solution. In these terms, you create a false crisis which provokes public outcry for “something to be done” and then you offer them a solution in the form of mass-vaccinations, more government/police control and continued Empiricism throughout Africa and the Middle East.
In those terms, this threat is very real and being rolled out right now.
If ebola is a serious threat there is no amount of guns, police states, vaccines, travel controls or wars that will stop it. For now, turn off your television and watch how quickly ebola just goes away all on its own.
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