The first came from good and faithful reader Linda in the Land of Fear:
Check this youtube out and let me know what you think, being I am in the #3 sector.It doesn't surprise me, but I am curious to know what the plan is. It doesn't look pretty.The second conversation was with my Canadian buddy here in Jakarta, who just got back from a two-week decent into Hell, otherwise known as DisneyWorld Orlando.
First, the video.
This video is the same kind of crap that has been floating around since the mid-80s and before. This or that government agency is moving this or that materiel to this or that location in preparation for this or that emergency. This is the FIRST time this or that agency has done this or that in ALL it's history. Oh, and this or that disease is creeping up your leg.
It started with the swine flu back in the 70s. Then it was Asian flu. Then is was SARS. Then bird flu. Now MERS. If you read the Western outlets, we here in Asia are all dropping dead of MERS. Sorry, folks. It's not happening, nor has anyone warned use around here about it. Back when bird flu was the thing, there were signs everywhere and hospitals were on alert and the papers were full of it. MERS? Not a peep.
This video is what Richard Hoagland rightly calls 'fear porn'. For the past 13 years, it ramps up to fever pitch just about a month before 9/11. Whether by design (psy-op) or because people are traumatized by all the rubbish on TeeVee, we are in the midst of yet another round of fear porn.
Right now, it's the solar pole flip, which has folks spooked though it's happened, what, ten times in my lifetime and we're all still here. Solar pole flips happen every 11 years for a complete cycle of 22 years. It's all part of the sunspot cycle and solar min/max. Nothing to worry about, sorry.
The bit in the video where WHO is having an emergency session for only the second time in its history? I don't buy it. I can remember hearing that at least a dozen times over the past four decades. There's always some epidemic on the verge of Destroying All Life As We Know It (DALAWKI). Oh sure, the English-language papers have little buried stories on one or two people dying of some disease in remote China, but not a single person I know has mentioned MERS, nor have the news outlets carried any information on it. It's a non-issue here in Asia. So pop that bubble.
I suspect October will come and go, and except for the massive economic crash, life will go on as it always has, with pole flips, flares, MERS, and all the rest of it.
As for my Canadian buddy, oh what a sad tale he tells of the dire situation in America now. Of course, there's the whole artificial Disney Universe that's enough to send sane people screaming for the exits, but he noticed that nearly everything is in Spanish now. Not just at Disney, but all over Orlando. English is now a second language.
But the most harrowing part of the tale was the return to sanity, a.k.a. Indonesia. First, it was the call from the Disney herder whose job it was to get them to the airport on time. It started with getting there two hours early for the obligatory rectal exams. Three phone calls later, it was FOUR hours early because...oh mah gawd...you're on an international flight (cue the suspense music).
My friend was incredulous. FOUR hours early to go through the screening? Oh yes, came the reply, it will take every minute of it.
Sure enough, he and his family were subjected to scans, pats, disrobings, document checks, and interrogations no less than FOUR times before boarding the plane, and it took every minute of four hours to get through all this. So much for duty-free shopping. Apparently now, it's not enough to get a boarding pass (which used to mean you are clear to board). Oh no. It has to be signed, counter-signed and stamped before you can board. You are a criminal almost from the time you enter the airport to the moment you get on the plane. Orwell would shit himself, though Kafka would appreciate the irony of calling this the Land of the Free.
What's worse is that his flight had a lay-over in Chicago to switch equipment for the trans-Pacific leg, and the whole process was repeated even though he and his family never left the secure area.
And the whole time they were inundated with fear porn from telescreens all over the place running CNN Headline news on constant rotation blaring warnings about al-Quaeda and terrorism and all that other rubbish.
On a regular basis, but especially right now during the month leading up to 9/11, the biggest favor you can do for yourself is turn off the TeeVee and mass media. Only read news sites from India, China or SE Asia. And for God's sake, don't buy into the fear porn.
If you are an American, you were subjected to repeated psychological conditioning during the orginal 9/11 in order to instill fear buttons in your sub-conscious. These fear buttons allow certain key words to be used by 'agents' to turn you into a quivering pile of jello. The conditioning is repeated every year at this time to make sure it doesn't wear off. YouTube fills up with hysterical warnings that are identical to those from last year, and the year before, and the year before... The news outlets are full of terrorists crawling out of the woodwork, escaping from jail and blowing up their fellow countrymen in far away lands. Disease epidemics are on the verge of wiping out humanity with (gasp) fevers and runny noses - hint: take 2 aspirin, drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest. A little of Mom's chicken noodle soup can't hurt, either.
You are being controlled. You are being manipulated to be fearful of your own shadow. You are being corralled into paranoia. In other words, your own government and those who promote fear porn are participating in terror attacks. A terror attack, by definition, is using fear to modify the behavior of large populations.
As I recommended to Linda, think deeply on the reaction you have to things like the YouTube video or similar fear porn. Take careful note of the feelings (not rational thoughts) that spring up. Then proceed to control and ultimately dismantle the triggers that have been installed to cause these reactions. It's all Pavlovian conditioning and it can be reversed if you become aware of it and can consciously control it.
And as for all that business about FEMA, those agencies are always moving supplies around and buying more of them so that their agents can live comfortably in the event of an emergency. No, none of it is for you, so go out and start doing your own stocking up. It never hurts to be prepared. The Boy Scouts taught me that shortly before kicking me out for not being controllable.