Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health
Published on Global Research.ca, by Michel Chossudovsky, July 26, 2009.
… War without borders, a great depression, a military adventure in the Middle East, a massive concentration of wealth resulting from the restructuring of the global financial system:
- The unfolding economic and social dislocations are far-reaching.
- People’s lives are destroyed.
- The World is at the juncture of the most serious crisis in modern history.
- Bankruptcies, mass unemployment, the collapse of social programs, are the untold consequences.
But public opinion must remain ignorant of the causes of the global crisis.
- The worst of the recession is behind us”;
- “There are growing signs of economic recovery”,
- “The Middle East War is a ‘Just War’”, a humanitarian endeavor.
Coalition forces are involved in peace-keeping, we are fighting terrorism with democracy:
- We must defend ourselves against terrorist attacks.
Figures on civilian deaths are manipulated. War crimes are concealed.
People are misled on the nature and history of the New World Order.
The real causes and consequences of this Worldwide economic and social collapse remain unheralded. Realities are turned up side down. The “real crisis” must be obfuscated through political lies and media disinformation.
It is in the interest of the political powerbrokers and the dominant financial actors to divert public attention from an understanding of the global crisis. How best to achieve this goal?
- By artificially creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation which serves to weaken and disarm organized dissent directed against the established economic and political order.
The objective is to undermine all forms of opposition and social resistance.
- We are dealing with a diabolical project. The public must not only remain in the dark. As the crisis worsens, as people become impoverished, the real causes must be replaced by a set of fictitious relationships.
- A crisis based on fake causes is heralded: “the global war on terrorism” is central to misleading the public’s understanding of the Middle East War, which is a battle for the control over extensive reserves of oil and natural gas.
- The antiwar movement is weakened. People are unable to think. They unequivocally endorse the “war on terrorism” consensus. They accept the political lies. In their inner consciousness, terrorists are threatening their livelihood.
- In this framework, the occurrence of “natural disasters”, “pandemics”, “environmental catastrophes” also plays a useful political role. It distorts the real causes of the crisis. It justifies a global public health emergency on humanitarian grounds.
The Worldwide H1N1 swine flu pandemic: Towards a Global Public Health Emergency?
- The Worldwide H1N1 swine flu pandemic serves to mislead public opinion.
- The 2009 pandemic, which started in Mexico in April, is timely: it coincides with a deepening economic depression. It takes place at a time of military escalation.
- The epidemiological data is fabricated, falsified and manipulated. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an epidemic of worldwide proportions now looms and threatens the livelihood of millions of people.
- A “Catastrophic Emergency” is in the making. The WHO and the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) are authoritative bodies. Why would they lie? The information released by these organizations, although subject to statistical errors, could not, by any stretch of the imagination, be falsified or manipulated.
- People believe that the public health crisis at a global level is real and that government health officials are “working for the public good.”
- Press reports confirm the US government’s intent to implement a mass H1N1 vaccination program in Fall-Winter of 2009. A major contract for 160 million doses has been established with Big Pharma, enough to inoculate more than half the US population. Similar plans are ongoing in other Western countries including France, Canada, the UK.
- Volunteers are being recruited to test the swine flu vaccine during the month of August, with a view to implementing a nationwide vaccination program in the Fall.
Manipulating The Data: … (full long text).