In the so-called civilised west, we are becoming increasing used to situations, where the mainstream media attempt to instill a sense of panic in the population by feeding into people’s basic fears. β€œThe whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken THE POLITICS OF FEAR The ‘Paedophile’ panic is a recent example, […]

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Influenza, being truly an infectious disease, has often proved itself most valuable to the Centres for Disease Control throughout the western world. Even though the winter following the end of World War I was the last time a flu epidemic caused widespread deaths, the CDC has pushed annual flu vaccinations right up to the present day. At times, the agency has even rung the alarm over an impending flu crisis, hoping to use memories of the 1918 epidemic to gain […]

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