Friday, October 3, 2014
freeacre & Murph
Ebola. Probably the most fearsome disease ever has arrived in the U.S. That wouldn't be so bad, considering the “advanced” stage of our medical system and it's ability to deal with contagions – except that just about every proceedure from the CDC regarding contagion has been blown along the way. First, Duncan was allowed on the plane, having lied about being in contact with a women dying of Ebola while transporting her to a hospital in his cab. So, then he flies to Dallas, stopping at three cities along the way. We are assured that this did not endanger anyone, since he was still asymptomatic. Once in Dallas and at the apartment complex his family lives in, he goes another four or five days before feeling ill and going to the hospital. So, despite telling a nurse that he has been in Liberia the week before, he is told to go home. Then, he basically exposes his whole family and their friends and all their contacts to the strengthening Ebola virus before he once again returns to the hospital. By this time he is throwing up “wildly.” The vomit sits outside the apartment complex for days before it is washed away by some guy who wears no protective clothing with a power hose that projects the germs into the air – and the video shows a woman walking past it at the same time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg3mFdVYDu4.
Are any of these people being monitored or quarantined? I think not. The stupid exposed family gets tired of staying home and sends one of the children to school once again. Can you believe this???
Now, the CDC “orders” them to stay quarantined, not just “instructing” them. Is this lame or what? Then, they learn that the contaminated bedsheets and towels are still in the apartment. And, the outfit that is supposed to clean the apartment is delayed because they don't have a proper “permit” to clean. OMG!!! And, the CDC says it doesn't have the money to deal with all this. Oh, but we have billions to spend on “homeland security.” Except when it comes to an actual threat, they can't respond. Reminds me of FEMA taking five days to get water to the Super Dome. Check this one out: http://news.yahoo.com/u-nurses-unprepared-handle-ebola-patients-140327416.html
Then, there is the unsecured Southern border with Mexico and all the illegal aliens streaming in.... all these children. And, now, a pandemic called enterovirus 68 that has infected hundreds of children all over the country – now accompanied by paralysis like polio. Anybody see a connection there? Nobody in Washington DC, apparently. They can't seem to find their ass with both hands.
The government no longer seems to work for the citizenry. The regulators don't regulate and protect us from the Banks, the Pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, the war-mongers, the police, or much of anything. Christ! Even the Secret Service can't seem to protect President Obama! The mainstream press is controlled by six corporations, who regularly suppress the news. The only reason we know anything about all this is due to the alternative news on the Internet. But, that wil be curtailed next.
What do we do? The following is the beginning of a new post that the Murphinator was beginning to write before this Ebola thing jumped off. I think it is pertinent...
“THE POLITICS OF CHANGE
I’ve done some head scratching over some questions that are important to me. Namely, how does a society change how that society is organized and operates? There seems to be two distinct camps on this; those that advocate change by using the system and those that advocate change outside of the system. The outside the system folks want to do this by force of course.
Lets examine how our current system is set up. Currently, from the absolute top of the power structure down through the levels of power to the folks that have little to gain from the current system, there are layers upon layers of bureaucracy that make the rules that have the force of law. I’ve lost count of how many pages of law this constitutes. This points back to the upper layers of the power that form these bureaucracies. Obviously, those manning the bureaucracies have much to gain by stopping reforms the will change the essential structure. They might have to go out and get a real job that produces something other than piles of paperwork and misery for those they affect. Those folks at the top of the power structure gain immense financial benefit from this. These folks reward the folks manning the bureaucracies rather handsomely for maintaining the status quo and penalize those folks that accurately report on their gains and subterfuge (the whistle blowers) and also the folks that are not happy with this system. The bureaucracies also make it difficult to impossible to live outside of the system. All of this is reinforced by having a significant amount of the working age population working in the bureaucracies, their livelihood is dependent on that job because most of them are completely unfit to do anything else to make a living. The bureaucracy also manipulate the educational system to make it appear that this is completely normal to the students and is to their benefit to participate.
Whew! Just had to make that rant.
All in all, this system is well insulated, by law, from making reforms that are significant and to the benefit of the general population. Supposedly, our constitution was set up to facilitate needed reforms that would benefit the general population. I have written before on how that concept has been a major failure. Those folks that claim to be absolute Constitutionalists need to make a detailed study about how that document was formed and by whom. But, in addition, (as G.W. Bush expressed) it is just a damned piece of paper that can be worked around with a big enough legal staff. Direct violations of its concepts and direct passing of more laws can negate statements concerning limiting of power. Even when these laws are challenged, the final decision on such issues is by the supreme court of the states and the federal Supreme Court. These decisions can be and are very often politically motivated by the top tiers of power.
As Carl Denniger has stated over and over; how long are we going to put up with this?”
Now, back to me. I have something to add. Chris Hedges spoke to the Green Party, and I thought his criticism of them was brilliant. Here is the link to his speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8H0ty327o0. Thanks to Rockpicker for turning me on to this. Basically, he says that the Green Party is a failure. It has not attracted participation on any large scale after all these years. Seminars and workshops and articles don't get it. They need to support those who do direct action. Make themselves useful. I figure that this concepts can be applied to every organization that wants to attract membership – whether it's the Green Party or the Tea Party, the Grange, or whatever.
Clearly, the CDC can't handle the Ebola situation by themselves. Maybe they keep fucking up because it is actually part of a plan to reduce the population. If so, we are truly doomed. But, if not, they need help. I would suggest volunteers to assist those who are quarantined – talk to them by telephone and purchase their groceries for them, for instance. Assist the overwhelmed CDC workers themselves. The point is to not just depend on the government for help. Organize yourself and your neighbors to prepare supplies of food, water, disinfectants, etc. in case we need to stay home for a few months while this thing passes in our area. Store enough to be able to share with those morons who have stored nothing.
I have to admit, this one's got me scared. I'm not so much worried about Murph and myself. We have lived longer than I ever figured to. But, it's thinking of the young ones that tears my heart out. It didn't have to be this way.
So as not to leave you with zero respite from this doom and gloom, let us share a picture of the new outdoor dwelling we have completed for the rabbits. We have “free range” rabbits now. So cute.