posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 05:47 AM
Things like this happen all the time. There are millions of people traveling every single day, and incidents like this are pretty common. The only
reason it seems like a big deal now is because the media is self-perpetuating the story for profit.
The MSM get a story they see has captured the interest of the people, so they look for more of the same. They find it of course, because it's
actually pretty common.
Then they start to believe there is something happening - they start to believe their own BS because they never knew it was so common before.
Sometimes the story can even effect the readers and increase the instances of it happening, because of the media saturation...
Two great instances of this in the UK...
The "Dangerous Dogs" act came about after a "spate" of dogs of a specific breed "suddenly" started attacking people. There was actually nothing
sudden about it, and the cases were pretty steady. But regardless, the media caught on and it sold papers, so they started reporting on every single
mauling by a dog in the UK. They then realized there were too many of them to report, so they started to fixate on a couple of breeds of dog, making
them the "dangerous" dogs.
It's estimated that the witch-hunt led to a massive cull that was both needless and inhumane, and it continues to this day with animals destroyed
because of the corrupt tabloid press and the idiocy of the ignorant public.
The second shows the effect of Humans perpetuating the myth started by the media...
In Wales, a few years ago, there was a collection of teen suicides. A couple of them knew each other, but then they started spreading further out into
other areas. All sorts of things were considered, from drug use to a "suicide cult".
In reality, it was a simple fact that more than one suicide was reported within a space of time and that was unusual, the media hyped it up and there
was another... you see where this is going?
Kids who were prone to depression anyway, and somehow believing that something big was happening, found an "excuse" to do it themselves and be "a
part" of the bigger story.
Many psychologists suggested that the media fixation on this was dangerous and affecting already depressed teens, encouraging the suicides and
perpetuating the story.
It is believed the media were gagged to test the theory (though there is no proof of this) and the suicides stopped.
I'll grant that the pilot flipping out was strange. That was most definitely unusual. But just because the media is reporting every instance of a
person on a plane being argumentative, strange, or violent does not mean anything is happening other than the global media is cashing in on a story
that the public are too idiotic to see is not actually a story!