Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine flu – the pandemic of fear

Here we go again.

The latest terror of the earth.

Eight people die every single day on Britain’s roads – almost 3000 each year. They scarcely make the news. So far, reports conform that seven people have died in Mexico of pig flu (not the 20 or even the 120 which has been widely reported), and one baby in the US. Certainly, there are more confirmed cases (see the regularly-updated BBC terror inducer: as at 4.30pm on 29th April, there were 26 in Mexico, 91 in the US, 13 in Canada, 5 in the UK, 10 in Spain, 3 in Germany, 1 in Austria, 2 in Israel and 3 in New Zealand). But pig flu in these people is manifest as normal fly-like symptoms, and there is absolutely no inevitability of death: this is not bubonic plague.

Yet the World Health Organisation is talking the panic up. Director General Margaret Chan has urged all countries to activate their pandemic plans with ‘increased urgency’ because ‘it really is the whole of humanity that is under threat’.

One might have hoped the WHO could keep its head when all about are losing theirs.

The BBC has a helpful little diagram to make things comprensible to the mentally deficient. Very helpfully they explain: ‘Swine flu symptoms are similar to those produced by ordinary seasonal flu - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, chills and fatigue’.

Really useful stuff, that. And in order to keep us all updated with this viral Armageddon, the state broadcaster asks: ‘Have you been affected by swine flu? You can send your experiences using the form below’.

Well, Cranmer has an experience: it is one of tedium with disproportionality and intolerance of state-induced fear.

The problem, as Cranmer has previously pointed out, is that we have been here before. Bird flu was supposed to have wiped out half the planet. Instead, a few thousand turkeys were slaughtered and Bernard Matthews had a lean Christmas. One gets the sense that the developed world simply cannot function without an element of fear and insecurity. And these profound threats to our existence and way of life – acid rain, the ‘Millennium Bug’, mad cow disease or variant CJD, global warming, Islamic terrorism, bird flu, credit crunch, pig flu, Gordon Brown’s departure – are cumulatively being used by governments to pass draconian laws and punitive taxes which really do threaten our way of life.

The rulers of the earth are intent on diminishing our liberty by keeping us shackled to fear. We are in chains to anti-scientific rumour, media distortion and sensationalism. The only pox we have to fear is panic; the only toxin terror. A few pictures of Mexican children going to school wearing surgical masks is designed to induce fear of people, fear of travel, fear of association. A kiss will pass the virus from husband to wife; a cough gives it to a neighbour; a sneeze to a stadium of people. Precaution is common sense. Good hygiene should be encouraged, for we are always waging war against mutating viruses. But there is more to fear from a confirmed pandemic of fear than a suspected pandemic of flu.

And before readers and communicants demand to know the religio-political dimension of this story, Cranmer would like to share that New Zealand's Roman Catholic bishops have issued hygiene recommendations for church services ‘in preparation for a swine flu pandemic’.

In preparation for? The sense of inevitability is depressing. Apparently, the bishops ‘are stopping parishioners receiving communion wafers on the tongue, communion wine from the chalice and from shaking hands at the sign of peace’.

Surely it would be safer and more responsible to encourage them not to attend church at all. Why not cancel Mass?

And this pandemic raises a further religio-political question:

What does a Jew or Muslim do if they get pig flu?


Anonymous BulloPill said...

Here we go again! The headless chickens are in charge, so whatever we do, we MUST NOT PANIC. No REASON TO PANIC. So DON'T PANIC.

Your Grace's post makes great sense, but I suspect headless chickens cannot read.

Your Grace might like to check the road casualty statistics, however. The NSO ( ) advises that there were 2,946 fatalities in motor accidents on the roads in 2007; a rate appreciably greater than the eight per week mentioned in the post. This grim number makes the present official and media response appear even more overdone than Your Grace suggests.

30 April 2009 at 08:53  
Blogger Forlornehope said...

Your Grace, eight people die every single DAY on Britain's roads. The 7/7 attacks were equivalent to one week of carnage on our roads. Lack of basic numeracy is a major problem in public debate.

30 April 2009 at 09:02  
Blogger dmk said...

The last global flu pandemic killed a million people - yes we are better prepared and (in the West) in better health now, but I would still think that's worth avoiding.

It's not the mere stats of this outbreak - the consensus in the health community is that some form of flu pandemic is overdue and pretty much inevitable. Personally I'd rather we 'panicked' now and contained the thing, rather than have to take the funerals of several elderly members of my congregation later in the year.

Health authorities, councils etc. all have contingency plans for a flu pandemic which were drawn up long before the last fortnight: that's not panic, that's planning.

30 April 2009 at 09:12  
Blogger haddock said...

it's an ill wind.....
there are some that will use the scare to their advantage.

30 April 2009 at 09:23  
Anonymous A Load of Swaddling Clothes said...

The only story in it for me is the blatant attempt to induce panic.

But this worries me because there is an obvious agenda here, and although I don't quite understand what it is, it still worries me about what lengths they will go to help it along.

There was a case reported in the Telegraph last year about tests being carried out in Poland on homeless people. They mixed bird flu virus with ordinary flu jabs and 21 of these guinea pig tramps died. The point being, WTF was going on?

Homeless people die after bird flu vaccine trial in Poland.

30 April 2009 at 09:43  
Blogger Gnostic said...

What does a Jew or Muslim do if they get pig flu? Simple, they call it Mexican flu, Your Grace.

30 April 2009 at 10:05  
Anonymous The seventh Seal said...

There are many things being reported that go under the radar of the MSM.

For example:

According to a source known to former NSA official Wayne Madsen, “A top scientist for the United Nations, who has examined the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, as well as HIV/AIDS victims, concluded that H1N1 possesses certain transmission “vectors” that suggest that the new flu strain has been genetically-manufactured as a military biological warfare weapon.and:

New weapons of ethnic cleansingand:

The Next Worst ThingBasically, do a Google search on swine flu and weapons.

I am not suggesting that there is an imminent Pandemic, but there is something strange about the whole situation.

30 April 2009 at 10:05  
Anonymous AskYourPreacher said...

What ever happened to 'which of you being anxious can add a cubit unto the measure of his life?' Lk 12:25?

We spend a lot of time worrying about whatever the media throws at us while neglecting weightier things.

30 April 2009 at 10:52  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Eight people die every day on Britain's roads?

His Grace had no idea. The statistic must have somehow been unconsciously rendered less disturbing to him by some undiscerned process of induction.

He has amended this post accordingly, and is now even more disturbed.

30 April 2009 at 10:54  
Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

Your Grace

a) Swine flu

b) MPs/MEPs snuffling at the troughs of Westminster and Brussels

Interesting coincidence or what?

30 April 2009 at 11:49  
Anonymous Scary Movie 2,556 said...

Fear is the new God.

30 April 2009 at 11:59  
Anonymous Mexican Blue Tongue Ninja Hero Swine Pig Virus said...

The second wave in the autumn will be the one that kills you.

30 April 2009 at 12:13  
Blogger Microcosm said...

Its gone from don't mention the Germans to don't mention the Germs.

Its no longer Swinehund we have ways of making you talk, no now the Swineflu has ways of making you sneeze, yet another trial of World Government and its Pharmaceutical Giant doing a roaring trade out of the recession.

If a Jew or Muslim gets pig flu they will fire rockets at the pigs in retaliation, then seek compensation from the Swineflu Germs for the holocaust they caused.

30 April 2009 at 12:50  
Anonymous Hank Petram said...

Upwards of a quarter of a million pigs are to be killed ("culled") in Egypt, causing severe economic hardship to the people who farm pigs for a livelihood, namely the minority Coptic Christians:

Will the Copts be able to rely on their co-religionists at Christian Aid and Cafod to come to their help in this emergency?

30 April 2009 at 13:05  
Anonymous Hank Petram said...

Sorry, the link in my previous post won't work, for reasons of length. Here it is again, in Tinyurl form:

30 April 2009 at 13:11  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

You will note that the borders are still open, same in the US.
They are saying Mexico has severe problems yet the US Borders is wide open.
Obama says that there is no point closing the Border now as the disease is already in the US.

The New world Order doesn't even need a Serious Pandemic, they can just hype one up with their Media to Usher in the One World agenda, we must all work together to tackle this Global ( there's that word again )

If you listen, the Vaccines in previous years killed more people than the disease they were trying to prevent.

Senator Ron Paul saying how does the Dept of Homeland Security get into the Medical Business.
In the US last year they had 13,000 cases of TB, so yes it is all being hyped up, presumably for a One World Order agenda.

One month ago, Baxter Pharmaceuticals shipped Vaccine contaminated with two strains of LIVE Flu Virus, only good safety procedures by a Czech doctor prevented these from being stockpiled.
These Vaccines were shipped to 14 european Countries.

Two days ago, a container containing Live Flu Virus exploded on a train in Switzerland.

There is more to this than meets the eye, my guess is that the Panic can be used to Usher us further into a One World Govt ( the UN and WHO )

Infowars RadioPrisonplanet

30 April 2009 at 13:29  
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30 April 2009 at 14:23  
Anonymous Mp3 Player said...


30 April 2009 at 14:48  
Blogger Great Big Billygoat Gruff said...

The Husband and wife in Falkirk who had the Porcine Flue after honeymooning in Mexico have now been discharged.

It is all a big hype and I venture that a couple of bods from Porton Down were holidaying in Mexico a few weeks ago.

Just because I'm mad etc

WV = SHIZES close enough

30 April 2009 at 15:49  
Anonymous Anguished Soul said...

It is like they are having a practice run though, ready for the one that will usher in the 666...

30 April 2009 at 16:40  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

In case you all missed it, our Govt, the EU are socialists, commies, let's call them control Freaks because Communism was NEVER about redistribution, Show me One Communist Country that has not began with Mass extermination and is NOT Now a Disctatorship, that redistribution crap is just to get usefull idiots to go along with the mass theft, enslavement of the Massses and mass Murder of those who might not think it's such a good idea or who are surplus to requirement.

Try also to remember the foot and mouth outbreaks in the UK were eventually traced back to Govt Labs were they not.
This was to destroy Private property ( IE small farmers and landowners )
2000 Dairy Farmers have gone out of Business in the past 4 yrs.
Now it will be Pig Farmers no doubt.

And Guess what, You may not be aware that after 9-11 the Anthrax attacks were also found to be Weaponised anthrax Spores eventually traced back to Fort Deitrich in the the US.
Is there a pattern here.

Try to remember the Heamophilliacs that were infected with Aids....

Oh and by the Way, Aids is not a natural Virus either, the US govt has the Patent for it and the 'cure'
The Purpose of Aids is a Race specific pathogen, its aim is / was to depopulate Africa so they wont get in our way while we Loot their Natural Resources.
Africa is a VERY Rich continent, yet ask yourself, who owns their Oil, their diamonds, their gold mines, their Uranium.
It's not African's it us in the West.
Take the blinkers off, we are at the very least raping these countries, along with the Mid East.

The Nwo is intent on Global Depopulation, they view us as Useless Eaters.

NWO Population ReductionTime Magazine writing that forced Vaccination is being prepared and those that refuse end up in the Camps......

Oh you didn't Know about the dozens of Fema Camps and MILLIONS of coffins already waiting in the wings.

It was J Edgar Hoover who said, the Mind is confronted by a conspiracy so Big it is impossible to comprehend.

Fema Camps and Coffins ready and waiting in the USWeaponised foot and mouth, weaponised Anthrax....traced back to Govt Labs

The Deliberate contamination of Vacccines with Live flu virus shipped to 18 European Countries.
Only good procedure stopped these from becoming stockpiled.

Deliberate or not, I do not trust my Govt, their Labs or their intentions.

Remember Communists invariably Kill Many many millions by design to create the controlled society.

Yes it's hard to believe but there comes a time when putting a jigsaw together that the content becomes impossible to deny, do you have to be about to die before you accept the picture ...

Russian's are saying 'how stupid are the Americans and those in the west that they cannot see what is coming'

30 April 2009 at 16:41  
Blogger Theo said...

I had flu over Christmas. I didn't consult a doctor, kept warm and drank plenty of gin. There was no diagnosis and even if there had been the strain of the flu virus would not have been investigated. Now if anyone gets flu symptoms and they panic or their doctor panics the strain of the virus is investigated.

H1N1 could have been with us for a long time and we wouldn't have known. We are, I suggest, been subjected to a media event because there's nothing better to report or a political event to distract us from whatever horrors our government is perpetrating at the moment. The fact that global panic seems to have set in has been produced by the vicious circle syndrome - until the media and the politicians get bored with it and move on to something else.

Sorry dmk but they've cried "wolf" before.

30 April 2009 at 16:59  
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30 April 2009 at 17:02  
Blogger Microcosm said...

"Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all shall return." Ecclesiastes 3 18-20

"No man should be allowed to be President who does not understand hogs." ~President Harry Truman

30 April 2009 at 17:15  
Anonymous Swine fever is coming for your kids said...

After the recent financial melt down, and the industrialization of the rest of the world, we no longer need a large nation of fat pigs to keep us all in jobs. Maybe swine flu is an apt name for something that is about to sweep through the troughs of the USA. The Swine plan diet. 'Change', no we can't, well actually, you are about to.

For many years America has indulged while the rest of us have grovelled..Oink Oink!

30 April 2009 at 17:27  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

May or may not be deadly but....

US Vice President is saying don't get on planes and trains, avoid congregations of people ???

This will surely finish off the crippled US economy and the Bankers get to come in and buy up everything for pennies using the Bailout money they have been Hoarding.

Neat Trick huh.

Maybe you're not going to die, only be enslaved into a world financial Coup.

Either way the elites set up their New World Order and you end up slaves to a New World Order.

30 April 2009 at 18:08  
Blogger dmk said...

Theo - glad you've recovered. I guess time will tell whether the WHO is right or not. Liam Donaldson for one is going to have to quit if this all proves to have been a non-event.

30 April 2009 at 18:50  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Definitely something odd. Mexico? Well they can't control the borders for big things like people, so why they think they can do it for little things like viruses, I don't know.

30 April 2009 at 20:20  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

It's almost impossible to work out what is going on, on the one hand they are saying all is well, on the other saying that it has the potential to kill millions.

If I were cynic I might suggest they are deliberately sowing the seeds of confusion over the issue.

Look at the borders, wide open, yet they say it is a potnetial serious Killer.
Look at Obama's overflight of New york Yesterday, then he laughs at the event which caused Widespread panic claiming it was a photo opportunity, where were these pictures going to be displayed.

Could it be instead the elites laughing as they watch the frightened New York 'ants' scurring for cover.

Endgame, Blueprint for Global Enslavement

30 April 2009 at 22:34  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

The Observer Sun april 21st 2002
Much of Britain sprayed with Bacteria in secret trials.

the times, Oct 10th 2002
In addition, Sarin, Tabun, VX and Soman Nerve agents were sprayed over the UK countryside in by British and US planes in secret tests.

In 1968 the US military sprayed toxins into the US subway then had doctors posted accross the state in local hospitals to note the effects.

In the Uk and US Prison system, innmates are forcibly or decpetively co opted into secret drug trials.
Aids drugs are tested on foster Kids.

A quote by Bertrand Russel

Gradually, by selective breeding
Differences between the Rulers and the Ruled will be come so marked as to become almost different species.

A revolt by the Plebs would become as unthinkable as an organised insurrection of sheep revolting against the eating of Mutton'

That is how our elites think of us.

( mass immigraton anybody, Didn't Sarkhozy advocate recently that the French should all intermarry, aren;t they dumbing down the education system )
Wasn't the F&M outbrealk eventually traced as a weaponised strain. similarly the Anthrax attacks in the US now admitted to have come from govt/Mil Labs.

Endgame, Blueprint for Global Enslavement

30 April 2009 at 22:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The government claims it's Britain back to normal. Schools across the country are being reopened and parents are being urged to return their children to a normal routine

The inoculation programme will begin at midday, and the World Health Organisation has issued a statement guaranteeing the safety and beneficial effects of the treatments

Critics are still demanding more information but the government is simply asking for trust.

16 August 2009 at 02:24  

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