Ebola, ISIS … Anyone Heard What’s Going On In Ukraine?

Question MarkWe have been considering the current duomania of our so-called “Journalists” whose gaze seems affixed to ISIS and Ebola to the near exclusion of all else. As so much else exists, we wish to understand why it isn’t receiving much attention, while the media spotlights fixed upon the two cited subjects seem blinding.

Blinding may be involved, distracting the public from unwanted subjects is an age-old staple of politics. Paving the way for desired policies is another. We suppose that the ISIS hysteria is intended to lubricate the ramping-up of more war, to appease the discomfort of the “military-industrial complex” at the waning of Iraq and Afghanistan. But where are the interests served by Ebola?

We’re not sure of that yet; most seem to be running from it rather than toward it. Our hapless President is being publicly indicted for not yet providing a program with some magic cure that will keep us all safe to worry about NFL injuries instead when in fact, nobody even knows for sure, how Ebola spreads. He may be a better golfer than a President, but give the man a break; he can’t be expected to save us from every new disease; he hasn’t saved us from our destruction of our own economy or from the (eventual) arrival of space aliens, either.

But the thought lingers: Our newsfolk today are all employed by a few large corporate interests that are big donors to politicians and the whole clubby packet seems to sleep in the same economic-political bed. So if the newmen and well, if not exactly “ladies,” but at least women, are in lockstep on a subject, we assume some common reason.

So why the Ebola push? The tinfoil hat crowd asserts a prelude for martial law, followed by overt dictatorship. Our response to that, is that it seems uneconomic to instantly create a slew of enemies in order to gain a micron more control than is in place now; it seems pointless. And there would be an argument over whether the dictator should be Democrat or GOP to settle besides.

It it’s not a coup conspiracy, what is the point? It could justify more control over our movements and travel, but the NSA already provides plenty of that, from what we read.

The seasons are changing, which has in the past, marked the end of the African Ebola activity for the year. We suppose that the government and media are ‘doing something’ to justify their existence while they await the actuality of this year’s Ebola season. It sells advertising space and builds ratings, too. (Presidential golf doen’t seem to do that.)

Meanwhile, for those who really wish to know what transpires, there is the internet, at least for now. (Anyone heard what’s going on in Ukraine?)

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About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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4 Responses to Ebola, ISIS … Anyone Heard What’s Going On In Ukraine?

  1. obscureecho says:

    That’s the problem with modern news media. We rely upon them to know what is going on in the world, but when they only cover certain subjects (usually ones that provoke fear and cause us to further consume their coverage), we are left clueless, afraid, and with a desire to learn what can possibly save us from our inescapable doom.
    Independent media encourages individuals to challenge the policies of the state and to think more for themselves, but are they indoctrinated by the corporate fat-cats whose media they consume.

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  3. Rawclyde! says:

    I know we have one sniper in Ukraine ’cause his ma spilled the beans at a gathering I attended recently…

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