Early night tonight. I finally have to attend for jury service in the morning. ‘Hang the Shifty-looking Bugger’ T-shirt all ironed and ready…
Scaring people is fun. I’ve been trying to make a living at it by selling scary books but now I realise I’ve been going about it all wrong. No, you don’t tell them it’s fiction, you get a job with some health organisation and pretend your fantasies are real.
Once more we are hearing that the ebola virus ‘could mutate and become airborne’. What’s it going to do, drink a Red Bull and grow wings? If it were to become an ‘airborne’ virus then it would have to change itself into something that can infect through the lungs. That’s a very big change and if it does that it won’t be ebola any more. It might be more dangerous, it might be no more than a cold.
The ‘experts’ pronouncing this are not idiots, yet they are acting like idiots. This is pure scare story stuff. I have not found a single instance of a virus changing its mode of transmission. Not one. It does not happen. So why go on and on about it?
Two possible reasons. One – to ramp up the terror so the drones will demand more and more control over their lives. This is already happening – commenters on ebola stories are demanding severe travel restrictions now. They don’t think it will apply to them, of course.
Two – Someone in a lab somewhere is trying to make an airborne ebola. The rhetoric is so that when it appears they can just say ‘See? Told you that would happen’ and then nobody will wonder where it came from.
Alex Jones has an ex-CIA man ‘predicting’ the use of ebola as a false-flag attack on the USA. Unfortunately he left the date on the video. This ‘prediction’ was on September 18th this year. Ebola was already running rampant in Africa. If he had made the prediction before the outbreak I’d have been impressed but at that time, any tinfoil-hatter could have claimed the current outbreak would be put to use. Not much of a prediction.
In the event, the real entry of ebola into the US was done by a dumb sap who didn’t know he had it. Not a terrorist.
Speaking of terrorists, there are now claims that ISIS ‘could’ infect themselves and then go around Disneyworld giving people hugs. No, they won’t. They aren’t all stupid either. Ebola is a horrible way to die and while these madmen are quite happy with the ‘Allahu Akbar’ click-boom semtex vest solution to that irritating chore of breathing, they are not going to be quite so keen to bleed to death in agony over a period of days or weeks. No, ISIS are not going to infect themselves.
They are going to infect hostages and then give them back. Any sensible government would realise this and quarantine every released hostage until they are definitely clear. I don’t think there’s a sensible government left on the planet.
This does assume that the wild men of that organisation have the knowledge and containment facilities required to handle the virus, of course. Otherwise we won’t have to worry about ISIS for much longer. If they get an outbreak they are going to have a hard time persuading any aid workers to visit them. ISIS’s idea of hospitality leaves much to be desired.
Meanwhile in Africa, people are dying in their hundreds. While the West jumps at shadows, the Africans just have to deal with it. President Obola is apparently sending 3000 soldiers over there to shoot the virus, or capture it and interrogate it or… no, I don’t see what he thinks soldiers are going to achieve but then that seems to be the hard-wired response to everything these days. Cameroid is sending troops there too. I think those countries already have soldiers. They’d be far more interested in a cure.
Meanwhile another idiot has put the story around Liberia that ebola is a deliberate attempt by America to wipe out the brown people. He also claims that the doctors sent over there are on a mission to make sure as many as possible die. Now, this might be barely credible with a white president but with a president of African extraction, it seems far less likely.
All that story will achieve is to make Liberians avoid the medics, refuse treatment and refuse containment. That story will kill far more people than ebola could have managed alone. What an irresponsible prick.
It’s as bad as repeatedly telling people that this virus is going to be the first one ever to change its mode of transmission and learn to fly.
Don’t worry about ebola. Worry about the draconian restrictions its existence will allow. That’s what the scare is really for. Not to save you. To control you.
Well, bedtime for me. Tomorrow I have to try very hard not to end up on a jury. I’ll take the little Acer with me now it’s working well so if there’s a lot of sitting around, I can at least write something.