Freak Out / And Give In

Interesting, though somewhat sad, to see Billy Corgan pedling H1N1 conspiracy theories:

If you follow some of the links I have been supplying as of late, you’ll notice many are focused on the propaganda build up to our day of reckoning with the Swine Flu virus. I say ‘propaganda’ because, in my heart, there is something mighty suspicious about declaring an emergency for something that has yet to show itself to be a grand pandemic. Our American President Obama has declared a national emergency about this virus, which he in his own words said was, at this point, a preventative measure. So, why declare an emergency if there isn’t one?

Obviously the general idea with a potential infectious disease pandemic is to take emergency measures before everyone gets sick.

And then there’s this:

I would suggest however that it is possible the virus is not a naturally occurring virus. I have read reports from people who say (as doctors) that there is evidence to suggest this virus was created by man; to call it Swine Flu is then a misnomer, as it really is Swine Flu plus some other stuff stitched together. These doctors said such genetic mutation was impossible in nature.

I’m pretty sure that’s supposed to be the cylons were created by man.

“Cherub Rock” from back in the day when the Smashing Pumpkins were great seems apropos:

Tell me all of your secretsCannot help but believe this is trueTell me all of your secretsI know, I know, I knowShould have listened when I was told

And, yes, he should have! Pandemic flu is a serious problem. This isn’t propganda.

Update:

I should say, this is all via mediaite.