Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Bird Flu is the Newest Red Scare

Oh, the Bird Flu is going to get us! Oh, the Bird Flu is going to get us!
In Washington, Associated Press Writer Jennifer Loven "reports" that President Bush, stirring debate on the worrisome possibility of a bird flu pandemic, suggested dispatching American troops to enforce quarantines in any areas with outbreaks of the killer virus.
It doesn't even exist (yet) as a killer virus for humans, and this kind of fear-mongering is being passed off as viable public debate. What's more, the President is trying to use it as an excuse to extend the constitutionally-limited powers of the military, thus extending his own power. Keep trying, George. You'll get that dictatorship before 2008, and definitely before Huga Chavez gets his, I'm sure of it!

I'm no conspiracy theorist (wink, wink) but this sounds scarily Orwellian. Next thing you know they'll pass a law that allows them to monitor which books we check out of the library, under the ruse of making sure no one is out there trying to develop a strain of the bird flu. Oh, wait, they already have that power.

Well, I don't think we have anything to fear. My parrots, cockatoo, and I are safe here in North Ameri - uh...




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