Now that the world has been put on notice about Ebola, it’s time to try facts instead of scare tactics.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the primary reporting agency on case numbers and deaths. Taking their stats with a few grains of salt, but recognizing that mainstream accounts come from WHO, here is their July 25 update, “Ebola Virus Disease, West Africa”:
1201 total cases. 672 deaths. These numbers cover Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia—the Ebola focus areas.
Looking a little deeper, we see that WHO divides each number into categories: “confirmed,” “probable,” and “suspected.”
Diagnostic methods for IDing Ebola in those 3 countries are uncertain. Therefore, we should only consider the category labeled “confirmed,” and even then we should have doubts.
So let’s look at the total for confirmed Ebola case numbers in those countries.
Confirmed number of deaths? 456.
Now consider another WHO report. This one is titled: “Influenza (Seasonal) World Health Organization,” dated April 2009.
It’s the WHO fact sheet on regular seasonal flu, the kind that is said to infect people globally, year after year, like clockwork.
Annual number of severe cases: 3-5 million.
Annual number of deaths: between 250,000 and 500,000.
Remember, that’s every year—not a one-time shot.
When it comes to seasonal regular flu, the World Health Organization issues no scare reports, no dire warnings, and the press mentions nothing. Zero.
However, with 814 confirmed cases and 456 deaths from Ebola, the whole world is put on notice.
We hear about possible travel restrictions. In the US, portable disease-diagnosing machines have been passed out out to many local communities. There are murmurs aboutdetaining people who may have come in contact with somebody who may have Ebola.
Something is very wrong here. Something is upside down.
If you set aside the images and fear-mongering of the press, you begin to see this is a propaganda operation, there is a selective process at work—what disease to promote, what disease to ignore.
Imagine what would happen if WHO released a statement in which it substituted “Ebola” for “regular seasonal flu”:
“There are 3 to five million cases of Ebola worldwide. Between 250,000 and 500,000 people are dead.”
The world would go crazy.
But again, there ARE 3 to 5 million cases, every year, of regular seasonal flu, and according to WHO, between 250,000 and 500,000 people die from it.
And the world does nothing.
People would respond, “Oh, but you see, Ebola is different. People hemorrhage. They bleed out and die. It’s horrible.”
Now we’re talking about the process of dying, as if that really matters.
And, with flu, when people die, they often drown in their own mucus. Is that vivid enough to rank alongside Ebola?
Ebola is a propaganda operation.
Choices are being made: what to emphasize, what to ignore, what to use in order to invoke fear.
Producing fear, one way or another, is a standard element in exerting top-down control over the population.
When people are afraid, they’re compliant, they’re obedient to authority.
And that’s the agenda.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails atwww.nomorefakenews.com
2 thoughts on “Is it Ebola or is it psychological warfare?”
We are used to flu and know what to do.
Last EVD count (7/28/2014) is 1323 cases and 729 deaths. That’s a 55% mortality rate. Flu does not come close.
I’m gonna have to disagree with Jon here. Ebola virus spreads faster and kills quicker than the flu. There’s no comparison. The flu you can fight. This thing has a 90% mortality rate whereas the flu doesn’t. That’s why it is so bad. Ebola is a rapid, global killer whereas the flu is not. The flu may have killed more people than Ebola so far, but that’s because Ebola has been contained. If it’s loose, it’ll make the flu look like a walk in the park. That’s the point and that’s why Ebola is so much of a threat compared to the flu or some other common virus or disease. Jon is comparing apples to oranges here.