Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Swine Flu Straw That Broke the State's Back

"Low Flu Vaccination Rate Reveals Massive Repudiation of American Government

by Bill Sardi

The American government may have left itself exposed to revealing just how strongly the public opposes its flu vaccination campaign. For the first time Americans can count how many of its citizens opted for or against flu vaccination, and the numbers are appalling.

After months of drum-beating, that the so-called late-2009 season H1N1 "swine flu" could develop into a more severe pandemic with greater loss of life as the winter flu season approached, Americans have not bought into government-generated flu hysteria....

What prompted the national emergency?

Did such strong opposition to flu vaccination prompt the President to announce a contrived national emergency, which really had nothing to do with public health or saving lives, but rather whether hospitals were going to be able to collect Medicare and Medicaid payments for flu-related illness.

Will government silence opposition to vaccination?

This flu season Americans are tapping into the internet to read and listen to alternate sources of information about the flu....

Hurry up, limited supply

The news media appears to be conducting a "cabbage patch doll" strategy where word of a limited supply of vaccine is being used to create a rush for the available remaining vaccine. Even that strategy doesn’t seem to be working.

Writer Maggie Fox for Reuters says "The US government may end up throwing away unused doses of swine flu vaccine if people cannot get it soon." But even with supply, public demand appears to be waning, if it ever existed at all....

Propaganda machine

The news media is going all out to unravel its propaganda machine in support of the government's flu agenda, but this time the public isn't falling for the ruse as they have in past
.... these poorly timed efforts to promote vaccination were urging Americans to hurry up with no place to go. News media continue to create the false impression that millions of Americans are waiting in line for flu shots. Nothing is further from the truth.

Not everybody agrees

A fearful and ignorant public is what news media portray....

Public distrust

Public distrust of government is growing. Just how many Americans object to the war in the Middle East and its falsehoods ("mission accomplished" and "weapons of mass destruction"), or oppose draconian changes for the funding of American healthcare, or dislike financial bailout programs for reckless American bankers, is largely unknown. If opposition to flu vaccination is any barometer, the vast majority of Americans are unwilling participants in many of the federal government’s escapades. Rejection of the flu vaccination program gives politicians a look at what they may face in the next election. It’s a massive repudiation of American government, and politicians had better take note....

The public, disenchanted and with no perceivable difference between both political parties, may put up unprecedented opposition to any future government agendas, whatever they may be. Many Americans have not fallen for false assurances that flu shots are safe or effective this year as they have in the past. The American public has begun to push back, even if in a passive way to avoid government flu jabs.