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Often, the media has uncritically taken its cue from officialdom. Whether it is the Australian government or the World Health Organisation, during the past two months there has been a steady drip-drip of anxiety-inducing statements, accompanied by but-don't-panic caveats which, given their frequency, seem intent on doing the opposite.
(N)ever has fear been cultivated so pragmatically. Indeed, since swine flu provides the seemingly all too imaginable threat against which people must be protected, thus providing some semblance of a point to policy-making, one suspects that if the disease did not exist the authorities would have to invent it. Which, in a sense, they have.
That most people seem largely unflustered by the hype simply reveals its unhealthy elite origins.
Originally posted by deltaalphanovember
I am bumping this thread because I really would love to have some rebuttals here. Does everyone quietly agree or disagree with this journalist or doesn't anyone care anymore ... as he alluded to.
Is swine flu just a case of "life goes on"?