Swine Flu Paranoia

[BPSDB]It would appear that there is more to Natural News than Louise Mclean’s homeopathy factoids. There’s this where the American anti-government paranoia combines with the antivaxxer mind set to produce ravings whose last tenuous connection with reality has been broken.

CNN apparantly reported that “the U.S military is gearing up to get involved in the H1N1 swine flu outbreak widely expected to strike the U.S. this fall” by establishing “regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus”.

The author seems to find sinister significance in the fact that the military will liaise with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and slates them for their handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Agreed this was badly mis-handled. So the Obama administration, seeing another potential disaster on the horizon decides that emergencies need to be better handled so takes steps accordingly. Without any evidence, the writer decides that what this really means is “rounding up infected people or assisting with arresting and imprisoning people who resist vaccine shots.”

He then claims that FEMA is internationally known as the Federal Emergency Laughing Stock Administration. I had not heard this myself so googled the phrase. Most if not all of the hits appeared to be copies of the article or ranty fact-free blogs by anti-government Americans. As far as I can tell, FEMA is not so designated outside the US – this appears to be something the author has made up.

He then gives us a short story featuring a weedy doctor, backed up by American soldiers forcibly contaminating Amercan citizens’ precious bodily fluids vaccinating people.

He describes all this as “the kind of story that never appears in the mainstream media. Only today, it did. And it’s not a conspiracy theory, either.”

Actually, it didn’t and it is.

2 Responses to “Swine Flu Paranoia”

  1. Warhelmet Says:

    But if you look on the Zeus Information Service website, you’ll see that Louise Mclean echoes the bizarre mix of alt-med, health freedom, conspiracy theories and anti-government sentiment. And there does seem to be an element of cross posting between these different – erm – “interests”.

  2. Alcari Says:

    pfft, I’m not afraid of that. I only drink rain water and pure alcohol.

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