Friday, November 17, 2017

The Microbes Are Ready

I've seen a lot of media hype on pandemics and outbreaks come and go. And it could well be that it's that time again, time for another round of hysteria. But at the same time we're also seeing some odd predictive programming on the topic and some rather cryptic statements from notable figures.

So I thought I'd present a sampling of some of the stories that have caught my eye and see what the uncommonly intelligent Secret Sun readership makes of it all...

This is never an encouraging sign.

And certainly not this.


NLP witchcraft never fails, does it?

And timing is everything.

"Antibiotic Apocalypse." You're not helping, Media.

WELL-MANICURED MAN: I feel my colleagues are acting... impulsively. And your death will draw unnecessary attention to our group. 
SCULLY: You're not protecting me, you're protecting yourself. 
WELL-MANICURED MAN: Why should that surprise you? Motives are rarely unselfish. 
SCULLY: What kind of business are you in? 
WELL-MANICURED MAN: We predict the future. And the best way to predict the future is to invent it.

2018 marks the Centennial. And this is not 2018.

We know about the card games, don't we?


"Would not consider tissue samples from Ukraine..."

Targeting certain ethnicities for biological agents. "Within possibility in the very near future." 

In other words, "the Microbes are Ready."

Over one hundred prominent microbiologists die prematurely. 

And our old friend,  Amy in Wonderland....

Sounds great. I mean, what could go wrong? It's not like you're fucking with the human geno....

Never mind.

Clean, shining linen. Check. Golden sashes. Check.

What do you think? More fear porn and media scare tactics or cause for alarm? 



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