Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Swine Flu Hoax?

Back to a serious topic. Dead serious.

In case you haven't noticed, the "threat" of H1N1 flu, a.k.a. swine flu has been quietly but steadily ramped up, and since mid August it's been raised to a fevered pitch, as the administration's health care "reform" continues to lose support.

Half the US could get swine flu, says Baltimore Sun.

Swine flu could hospitalize 2 million in U.S. this winter, says Los Angeles Times.

Swine flu vaccine not enough to go around, says ABC News.

National Guard drill at high school to prepare for possible H1N1 riot, says Sun Journal in Maine.

Then I saw this today, at The article was written by Andrew Bosworth.

Exposed: The Swine Flu Hoax (Andrew Bosworth, 8/26/09 [emphasis is mine]

Dr. Bosworth starts the article by stating that the flu pandemic of 1918 evolved out of very unique conditions that arose during the World War I and right after (e.g. U.S. soldiers packed like sardines and shipped back home).

What caught my particular attention, though, is the section on origin of the swine flu virus:

"The Mysterious Origins of the H1N1 "Swine Flu" Virus

"If the current H1N1 swine flu virus does become abnormally lethal, there would be three leading explanations: first, that the virus was accidentally released, or escaped, from a laboratory; second, that a disgruntled lab employee unleashed the virus (as happened, according to the official version of events, with the 2001 anthrax attack); or third, that a group, corporation or government agency intentionally released the virus in the interests of profit and power.

"Each of the three scenarios represents a plausible explanation should the swine virus become lethal. After all, the 1918 flu virus was dead and buried – until, that is, scientists unearthed a lead coffin to obtain a biopsy of the corpse it contained. Later, researchers similarly disturbed an Inuit woman buried under permafrost.3

"The US Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, with a scientist from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, then began to reconstruct the 1918 Spanish flu. Had Iran or North Korea engaged in Frankenstein experiments (complete with ransacking graves) to reverse engineer the 1918 virus the US and the UK would have gone ballistic at the UN Security Council.

"Interestingly, numerous doctors and scientists suspect that the swine flu virus was cultured in a laboratory. A mainstream Australian virologist, Adrian Gibbs – who was one of the first to analyze the genetic properties of the 2009 swine flu – believes that scientists accidentally created the H1N1 virus while producing vaccines. And Dr. John Carlo, Dallas Co. Medical Director, "This strain of swine influenza that’s been cultured in a laboratory is something that’s not been seen anywhere actually in the United States and the world, so this is actually a new strain of influenza that’s been identified."4 Because of this, the 2009 swine flu virus – which has yet to be detected in any animals – has a rather suspicious pedigree."

What?? This virus is yet to be detected in any animals? Why is it then called swine flu?

It seems it is called swine flu because "the closest relatives to the new virus are viruses that were isolated from pigs in the United States in the past few years", according to a CNN report back in May. "It's origin is unknown", says Wikipedia.

In the next section, he talks about the media coverage and the administration's campaign.

"The Propaganda Campaign

"Across the mainstream media, reports announce one swine flu death after another (even though ordinary flu kills about 35,000 Americans each year). Upon closer scrutiny of what passes for journalism, the victims have "underlying health problems," or "a common underlying health condition," or "significant medical conditions."

One news headline even blared: "Swine flu mother dies after giving birth, leaving her premature baby fighting for life," and only later, buried deep in the story underneath, did it explain that she had "other medical problems" which included being confined to a wheelchair because of a serious car accident.

"Citizens the world over are increasingly skeptical of hyped headlines followed by smaller-print caveats. They are uneasy with the effort to create "doublethink" – a term coined by George Orwell in 1984 and a reference to holding two contradictory ideas in one’s mind simultaneously, paralyzing critical thought.

"The media has never been in the habit of reporting the cases of people who, for no known reason, die of the flu. Out of the 35,000 Americans who die each year from flu-related illnesses, some are bound to be relatively young and healthy. It happens. This year, however, their stories are front-page news.

"More recently, news reports now claim that the H1N1 swine flu can affect people in the lungs and lead to pneumonia. This, however, is what separates the flu from the common cold in the first place; and this is why tens of thousands of elderly people die of flu-related symptoms each year. Fox News even claimed that "this one morphs and mutates and comes back in different ways…," (like all flu viruses). In short, the media now uses the flu’s own ordinary symptoms to fuel fear.

"Fortunately, a growing wave of online media challenges the propaganda. Back in 1976, there were no rival voices, and the Center for Disease Control’s manipulative television commercials dominated the airwaves. Fortunately, as a testament to official shamelessness, these videos are now archived and searchable on the Internet under the title of "1976 Swine Flu Propaganda."

"Now, like then, the US government’s pandemic policy alternates between the ridiculous and the repugnant. The government’s flu website is revealing. First, the historical section on the 1918 virus is intellectually dishonest, making absolutely no link between the unique conditions of World War I and the flu pandemic; instead, the site propagates the erroneous notion that this virus came out of the blue.5

"Second, the site announces an absurd American Idol-style video contest: "Create a Video About Preventing or Dealing With the Flu & Be Eligible to Win $2500 Cash!" (Congress has earmarked 8 billion dollars for swine flu prevention and can only offer $2,500 to the proles – or, rather, to the one prole who, rising above mediocrity, best parrots the Party Line.)

"And third, the site encourages the use of Twitter to "stay informed…" There is something mildly disturbing about the US federal government promoting Twitter as a form of resistance to foreign authoritarianism, while, simultaneously, using social networking to further federalize and protect the abuse of power at home.

"1976 + 1984 = 2009

"In sum, it appears that the 2009 swine flu pandemic will not be 1918. It might be a 1976-style hoax, however, serving profit and power – with a bit of Orwell’s 1984 thrown in for good measure.


  1. JS Oxford, A Sefton, R Jackson, W Innes, RS Daniels, and NPAS Johnson, "World War I may have allowed the emergence of ‘Spanish’ influenza," The Lancet/ Infectious Diseases Vol. 2 February 2002.
  2. Byerly CR. 2005. Fever of War: The Influenza Epidemic in the U.S. Army During World War I. New York, NY: New York University Press.
  3. Ann H. Reid, Thomas G. Fanning, Johan V. Hultin, and Jeffery K. Taubenberger, "Origin and Evolution of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin Gene, PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Division of Molecular Pathology, Department of Cellular Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC. Communicated by Edwin D. Kilbourne, New York
  4. Paul Joseph Watson, "Medical Director: Swine Flu Was ‘Cultured In A Laboratory," This strain of swine influenza that’s been cultured in a laboratory is something that’s not been seen anywhere actually in the United States and the world, so this is actually a new strain of influenza that’s been identified, April 26, 2009.
I hope the author is right, that 2009 swine flu will be remembered as a hoax. I am not that trusting these days. There are too many people willing to "manufacture", if necessary, a trouble, a crisis, a catastrophe, to promote their projects and agendas. (Here's a minor one, "agent provocateur" caught red-handed: Colorado Democratic Party headquarters attacked, by Democrat activist.)


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