Last night as the sound of Celebrations for Cinco de Mayo died away, I lay in bed thinking of all the things we’ve received from our friends south of the border. One of the things that struck me was the new strain of influenza. Where, I ask sounding like Martin the Martian, is the earth shattering Pandemic?
Every year over 30,000 people die from “regular” flu, yet this new mutation is supposed to close down cities and towns across the globe and school children should be kept home lest they contract this horrible disease and die.
Correct me if I’m wrong, not being an epidemiologist, but I would think that a “Pandemic” would be a little more -exciting- (probably not the best choice of words) where are the thousands of cases, and the bodies in the streets. The “Mass Media” s trying to make this into the next Black Plague, and I’ve only heard of a handful of fatalities. Terrible for the families affected, but not what I’d class as a global health crisis.
So, not seeing the impending doom spouted by the “Mass Media” I begin to wonder, what am I not seeing? Is this just a really slow news cycle, so they have to whip up a story? Are they hiding something? Could there be even worse news brewing in the background? What were the results of the bank “stress tests” is my bank ready to collapse? Is yours?
All truly depressing thoughts, but worse yet is the thought that runs through my head like a dog chasing it’s tail, is there some sort of collusion between the “Mass Media” and the Administration? Is there something brewing (pun intended) behind the denigration of several thousand (tea party) protesters in cities all around the country by the Media at large? Are ‘They’ beginning to be concerned that Glenn Beck might be right, and We surround them? How long can ‘They’ continue to exert dominance once ‘We’ realize we out number them?