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Friday, October 07, 2005

What Else Will Come in the Annals of Fearmongering?

We will fight them there so we don't have to fight them here. Rhetoric made so famous through repetition by President Bush. Terrorists, bird flu epidemic, specific credible threats that turn out to be hoaxes, quarantines? What is the next tool in fearmongering? Since 9/11 the fearmongering by this government has reached levels not seen since the red scare and Senator Joseph Mcarthy's hearings. Unsubstantiated threats and information that provides absolutely no benefit from letting the public know have become a staple in this government's tactics. All they serve up is fear in a platter.

Earlier this week the White House went public with its fears that there might be an avian flu pandemic. It sounds eeriely similar to when African bees were found here for the first time and it was predicted that they would kill thousands (and that never happened). It doesn't matter that avian flu has only been detected in four countries, all in east Asia. It doesn't matter that human to human transmission is very difficult. What matters is that it creates fear. And the news media is just stupid enough to pick it up and run with, making the White House's tactic all the more effective. On one of the CNN news shows one of these idiots pushing the idea even suggested that we have to get ready for hundreds of thousands of dead bodies. Now, really, what good does it do to go out and say that? It's not like the public can really do anything about it, nor should they. It is not the public's responsibility to protect itself from these "pandemics". The President himself started pushing the idea of quarantines and putting the military in control, which essentially means declaring martial law. I understand getting prepared for the possibility of such an event, but publicising it in such an irresponsible way? What good can come from it? What do they think people are going to do besides panic (and we already live in a panic prone society, more than any I have ever seen)? Do they think people are going to lock themselves up in their basement with their high school chemistry sets and try to develop a vaccine? The public does not need to know everything (and they are far from knowing everything seeing as the White House only lets the public in on what benefits it), specially this type of information which is of absolutely no use to a regular Joe except to get scared. The White House should be releasing information which the public can actually use, such as future Iraq plans, energy policy dealings, CIA leak testimony, etc. But no, they choose to reveal and heavily promote the issues that have absolutely no benefit for the public to know, but will benefit the White House in creating a public hysteria upon which they can control the masses much easier.

Just yesterday in New york, the Mayor went public with the most credible threat to the city since 9/11. Panic ensued, men in has-mat suits running around looking for whatever, Pennsylvania station shut down! All for what? All for them to reveal today that it was nothing but a hoax? And this was supposedly the most credible threat they've had? Are you kidding me? Is our intelligence so poor that we have to resort to these panicked anouncements, that cost millions if not billions of dollars by the way, and create more problems than are there? Have we learned nothing from 9/11? As I mentioned earlier, I am all for preparedness, but irresponsible moves like the one yesterday in New York and the White House's avain flu theory are just the type of information that are dangerous in the hands of the public and provide absolutely no benefit except creating fear for the government to control the mass easier.

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