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Ebola and what it may do to humanity on this planet

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If there is any disease that strikes terror into anyone’s hearts it should be Ebola if you have just come back form the Link I posted I have no doubt that you will have experienced that shiver down your spine of REAL terror. Sadly I think that we are witnessing the African pandemic that I have been expecting for a very long time. You see I don’t think that this outbreak will be contained and that the current death toll is going to become exponentially  worse in a very short time frame Frankly all it will take is one international traveler to contract the disease and this could have global consequences.

I hope my dark prediction is wrong Comrades but I see no reason that it should be, its already getting past current attempts to contain it and I’m also sure that among all of the hand wringing, the sackcloth and ashes from the “compassionate Green left” there will also be more than a few devotees of Gaia who are going to see this as the will of the goddess.  And maybe there is more than a  seed of truth to the nation that disease and pandemics are the way that balance is restored when a species begins to reach the limits of its ecosystem to sustain it.  After all humanity messed with all of the other checks and balances on our numbers globally with our vaccines and disease prevention programs  we have made possible the global population boom in the last couple of centuries. Sadly try as we might modern technological society has not been able to make the idea of restraining fecundity popular in the over crowded third world the same way that it has become the norm in the first world. Its obvious to me the “refugee” crisis that the planet faces is also an artifact of the same rubric. Well if things go the way that I am imagining then much of that impetus to move into the first world may be hugely diminished. Simply put empty countries will not provide the same incentive to emigrate.

For the duration of an active pandemic may well provide the understandable  urge to flee but the need for disease containment and quarantine will constrain people movement and after up to 90% mortality every able body will be needed to rebuild viable societies competitive pressures will be for all intents and purposes be gone and healthy citizens will be at a premium in all of the countries where life is now so cheap that snuffing them out means nothing.  If we need to look for historical precedents the effects of the bubonic plague in Europe gives us some idea of what we can expect. Whole cities essentially emptied of their people, the dead lest unburied, houses and farms abandoned and left to decay.

As both an Island and a first world nation Australia is well placed to weather this coming storm we can quarantine ourselves against the ingress of the pandemic in a way that others won’t be able to do. The global politics of this will not be at all pretty but I suspect that it will prove one thing and it is this. “Climate change*” just won’t matter because a world with substantially fewer people on it is going to have substantially lower emissions of CO2 and that is the salvation the Profits of the faith say we need…

Tin foil hat time:

Maybe the Ebola outbreak has been engineered by “Deep Green” activists to “save” the planet… Would they really do it?  I would hope not but you just never know when it comes to those who are driven by a mad ideology

No Cheers on this one Comrades

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 *assuming that the Profits of the Green religion are right which is a big ask

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8 Comments

  1. SockPuppet says:

    If I will be careful and not have sex with any Africans (or wear a franger) Iain would I be safe?

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Ebola is easily transmitted in the air and by the most casual contact Socky so having sex with an infected person would be like playing Russian roulette with a Glock

  3. SockPuppet says:

    So a gas mask then Iain?

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Full bio hazard suit mate

  5. karabar says:

    Maybe Monsanto could come up with a GM Ebola strain that works only on Greens?

  6. karabar says:

    Oh, wait! Perhaps that is not politically correct.

  7. Iain Hall says:

    Karabar

    Maybe Monsanto could come up with a GM Ebola strain that works only on Greens?

    They won’t have to if Ebola really takes off the whole of the third world could suffer population collapse and then all we have to do is insist that the Greens and their fellow travelers, well, travel to the Ebola hot spots to tend the sick and the dieing after all they keep insisting that they are the party of compassion.

  8. Iain Hall says:

    A woman is being tested for the disease in Hong Kong after returning from Kenya. It comes as Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond today declared the virus poses a ‘very serious threat’ to Britain as he prepares to chair an emergency meeting on how to bolster the country’s defences against the vicious virus. Last night it emerged a British man was taken to hospital in Birmingham after complaining of feeling ‘feverish’ on a flight back to the Midlands from Benin, Nigeria, but was given the all-clear after undergoing tests. It comes as staff at Charing Cross Hospital in London also feared a man in his twenties had contracted the deadly bug this week. However, neither man was found to have the deadly virus which has already killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and infected more than 1,200 since it was first diagnosed in February. Medical staff across the UK remain on high alert for symptoms of the virus, which can go unnoticed for three weeks and kills 90 per cent of victims.

    From the Daily Mail

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