Atlanta, GA (IP) - Spoof sources at the Center for Disease Control indicate that the CDC is throwing a big party this week. It is a goodbye party for our old friend the bird flu
It wasn't very long ago that the CDC was hysterically warning the world about the impending danger of the bird or Avian flu which would definitely kill at least two-million people in the United States alone. All of the major TV network news people were spreading this information and they often resembled mindless parrots in the way that they obligingly and repeatedly reported this as fact. In fact if you channel surfed between the network news channels during the evening news you would always find that the story was on at the same exact moment and that the story was repeated almost verbatim between these competing entities.
The heads of the talking news heads always bob up and down as they speak and the natural reaction of the viewer is to nod back even if only mentally. This creates a subconscious feeling of agreement between the viewing audience and the speaker no matter how false or disagreeable the message may be and this phenomenon happens almost universally.
The Father of all Fascism - Benito Mussolini- said that fascism would better be called corporatism because fascism is the merger of state and corporations.
A perfect example of this involves a previous US secretary of defense who once headed a company called G-ilead. G-ilead developed the drug to fight the bird flu and stood to gain 2 billion American dollars from the sale of the "tamyflu" drug. The former secretary of defense stood to gain a fortune since he held many shares of this company's stock.
Funny how there is no longer any mention of the bird flu. The former secretary of state - the same person who delivered WMD's to Saddam - pictures of him are easily found shaking hands with Saddam on any search engine.
Saddam used those WMD's against his own people and against the Iranians.
The main difference between these two chaps: Saddam was left gently swaying in the breeze while the former secretary of defense sways in the breezes of tropical islands he visits and enjoys cocktails with little umbrellas inside.