Scared? Suit up!
On October 2nd, 2014, this was one of my search engine terms, “im tired of hearing about ebola.” Frankly goddamn it, I am too!! If we take a look through the annals of history, we will find plagues or pandemics that have killed hundreds of millions of people and yet, we mere mortals that survived went on to continue to propagate our species, much to the detriment of all other species. It actually wouldn’t be such a bad idea for the rest of the planet if ‘humans’ became extinct since we’re only going to continue to ‘war’ with each other. But that’s only wishful thinking on my part.
Why is there such a fuss being made over Ebola when the U.S. and its allies have killed over a million Iraqi and Afghan civilians and have maimed hundreds of thousands more? And we are still at it, but a long comes Ebola and all of a sudden, everyone is terrified. I’ll tell you why you are all so fucking scared, it’s because unlike drones and missiles that have intended targets in places other than where you reside, Ebola is flying back and forth across the world and coming to a city where you live. You can’t fucking take that. It’s fine when bombs are being dropped elsewhere, that sort of killing is removed and remote from you, but Ebola just might have your name on its ‘hit’ list and that has you scared shitless. Well, fucking good! Get scared shitless. Know what it feels like to be mortally afraid for your goddamn worthless life. You are not more important than a poor Iraqi child that lost his life. Your life is not worth more than a mother in Afghanistan who lost her life because of bombs dropped by the U.S. and Its allies. You are certainly not as important as any of the millions of dead people that are dead because of U.S. taxpayer paid for missiles. And now that you find yourself to be not all that important, you can’t take it when your mortality is staring you down. Well, in that case, fear Ebola! Never mind the mafia, Ebola’s put a ‘hit’ out on you!
The Black Death killed how many people?
“In a time when the global population was an estimated 450 million, at least 75 million are believed to have perished throughout the pandemic, with some estimates as high as 200 million. As much as half of Europe may have died in a span of only four years. The plague’s name comes from the black skin spots on the sailors who travelled the Silk Road and docked in a Sicilian port, bringing with them from their Asian voyage the devastating disease, now known to be bubonic plague.”
And what about the Spanish Flu of 1918?
The Spanish Flu (despite the fact that it didn’t actually come from Spain). It burned out quickly and suddenly, by 1919, with the explanation still unknown today. But it left the global population decimated—with a mortality rate as high as one in five and an estimated one-third of the world population afflicted, as many as 50 million people are believed to have died. Approximately 25 million of those deaths came in the first 25 weeks of the outbreak.
HIV/AIDS is a pandemic that we are still battling.
“As of 2011 at least 60 million people had been infected by AIDS and 25 million had died. Today its impact varies widely across the world—while in 2008 an estimated 1.2 million Americans had HIV, Sub-Saharan Africa alone was home to 22.9 million cases, with one in five adults infected. About 35.3 million people were believed to have HIV in 2012.”
What about the plague of Justinian?
“In the year 541, rats on Egyptian grain boats brought a pestilence to the Easter Roman Empire that would ultimately leave approximately 25 million people dead. The Plague of Justinian quickly tore through the empire. Even the emperor himself—Justinian I, for whom the plague was named—contracted the disease.”
Let us not forget the Antonine Plague.
“Named for Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, who ruled during the outbreak along with co-regent Lucius Verus, the outbreak began in 165 and lasted until 180. An estimated five million people died from what is now thought to have been smallpox.”
“At one point during the extended pandemic an estimated 2,000 Romans died each day. This isn’t a plague that discriminated—both emperors mentioned above are believed to be among its victims.”
“And according to the article, cholera deserves and honorable mention because this disease has managed to kill millions.”
“The World Health Organization estimates that each year that passes sees between 3 and 5 million new cholera cases, killing as many as 120,000 people. Untreated, it can kill in a matter of hours.”
We’re always hearing about cholera outbreaks in Haiti, but no one seems to be concerned other than the Haitians and since Haiti is dirt poor, hardly anyone, apparently, is vacationing in Haiti. Now, if Ebola were to hit Acapulco, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and Tequila in Jalisco, oh there’s gonna be hell to pay. Oh how Americans love to hate the Mexicans until it’s Spring Break and vacation time! Then there is a never ending stream of Americans crossing the border. Funny that! Americans don’t want the Mexicans crossing over into their border, which actually WAS their border before it got annexed, but we certainly don’t mind being entertained by the Mexicans in the territory that we graciously allowed them to keep, eh? We’re SO fucking full of it, fucking hypocrites that Americans are! But, oh how I digress!
Oh and, don’t forget that 80%-90% of North American Indians were killed by the Europeans in what amounted to genocide or in other words, a Holocaust, you know like the six million Jews that the Nazis did away with?
Heaven forbid that Ebola has the balls to head to America, home of American ‘exceptionalism’. What’s the matter ‘exceptional’ Americans? Ebola is supposed to know how ‘exceptional’ you are and therefore, dare not set foot on the shores of America? You know what? Maybe this is payback for the ‘exceptional’ Americans sitting mute while other countries around the globe are getting bombed into the dark ages by American bombs. Maybe a little payback was in the cards and now you’re going bat shit nuts over Ebola. Ebola’s going to even the playing field, so to speak. When America’s military is dropping bombs on innocent heads, not so innocent limbs in America will start to show signs of Ebola for every innocent that an American bomb, killed. Think on it! We Americans are no more special than all the millions, the world over, who are dead because we cannot be bothered to get up off our ass and do something about the everlasting wars we wage against others in foreign lands who have done us no harm.
Never think that nature doesn’t have a way of sorting things out and as I’ve already stated, level the playing field. About time, I say! So, yeah, Americans, be afraid! Be very afraid!