In purposeful, incremental steps the powers-that-be have gotten the American public into a complete, runaway panic over Ebola.
And now that the first case of Ebola has been reported here in the U.S., everyone’s being primed through fear to accept whatever solution the federal government offers.
But exactly what are they trying to sell us? And what price – particularly in loss of civil liberties -- will we all pay for “protection” from Ebola? Here’s what we know so far…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
As you’ve likely already heard, the first so-called “confirmed case of Ebola” in the U.S. has now taken place.
Indeed, according to this news article, the Centers for Disease Control (i.e., CDC) has stated that “a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus.”
The person apparently travelled to the U.S. from Liberia, in West Africa, where he was originally infected. So he was not infected here in the U.S. But we’re being told he brought the virus here with him.
What’s more, people who have been in contact with this Ebola victim are being hunted down and some are even being quarantined in their homes for 21 days (see here), facing criminal charges if they break the quarantine.
According to a CBS News report, up to 100 people in the Dallas area are being searched for, contacted and potentially sent to “isolation wards” or “treatment facilities.”
“We are running down every possible lead, anybody who’s had contact or exposure, to make sure that we capture everybody,” said David Daigle of the CDC.
“If the people do develop symptoms, and I hope that isn’t the case, then they might be sent to an isolation ward or to a treatment facility.”
Well, folks, this is what I’ve been worried about. No, I’m not in the least bit worried about a widespread “outbreak” of Ebola in this country.
As I’ve explained in several previous articles (see here and here) the United States is not the same as West Africa where people’s immune systems have been crushed by decades of grinding poverty, disease, starvation, stress, chronic warfare, poor nutrition, horrific water quality and more.
For the most part, we don’t suffer from conditions in this country that are conducive to the mass public spread of a virus like Ebola.
So unless someone has “weaponized” this Ebola virus into a rapidly spreading biological warfare virus, the likelihood of it spreading throughout this country like it’s said to be spreading in West Africa is just about nil.
Instead, I’m more concerned about how the federal government is planning to use the idea of an Ebola outbreak – the manufactured crisis, itself -- as a means of robbing Americans of their civil liberties under the guise of “protecting” us from Ebola.
Memes and Damned Memes
A “meme” is an idea or concept which is passed along from person to person, becoming more popular as it’s passed along. In other words, it “catches on” and becomes popularized as it spreads.
Usually, memes are kind of cute. For example, the zombie meme has been very popular over the past few years, ever since the TV show The Walking Dead gained notoriety.
Ammunition manufacturers started producing “Zombie Max” bullets. T-shirt manufacturers starting producing “Zombie Apocalypse” t-shirts. Zombie cartoons spread across Facebook and Pinterest. Kids started dressing up as zombies for Halloween.
That’s one example of how a meme spreads. But memes can also be used for nefarious, propagandistic purposes. And that’s what we’ve all been witnessing lately in regards to Ebola.
As you know, it was only two months ago that the U.S. news media began reporting on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Yet Ebola has been killing people in West Africa off and on for over 20 years. There have been numerous outbreaks since the 1980s.
The news media barely mentions that at all. After all, it would bring up the question “If Ebola has been around for over 20 years, and there have been numerous outbreaks, how come Ebola hasn’t spread to the U.S. before now?”
Instead, the news media make it sound as if Ebola struck West Africa out of the blue just a few short months ago, like an unexpected bolt of lightning.
And then, almost immediately after reporting on Ebola’s “sudden” appearance in West Africa, the news media switched gears. They switched from an “Ebola over there” meme to an “Ebola over here” meme.
In other words, without an ounce of evidence, the news media started talking incessantly about the “inevitability” of Ebola’s spread to the U.S. And in only a matter of weeks the “Ebola is coming to America” meme went…well …viral.
Isn’t it amazing? There are about 195 countries in the world today. But the news media drumbeat was “Ebola is coming to America”…“Ebola is coming to America”…“Ebola is coming to America” over and over and over again.
Why America? Why not Canada? Why not Mexico? Why not France? Why not Italy? Why not Spain? Why not Greece? Why not Russia? Why not China? Why not Brazil? Why not Britain?
In other words, the news media began spreading the meme that Ebola was on its way to this country, and this country only, where we are told it will now “inevitably” spread, resulting in millions upon millions of deaths -- unless, of course, it’s somehow “contained.” And of course, the government is here to help us “contain” it.
There are basically six incremental stages to a medical psychological operations campaign. Below, I’ll explain how all six stages have been unfolding. But first, here’s a brief synopsis of each stage:
· Stage #1 is called the set up stage. That’s where the population is set up to believe in a crisis (and generally, to fear it) through the introduction of a meme. In this case, the meme was “Ebola is inevitably coming to America, where it will probably kill millions.” So in regards to the “Ebola crisis,” we’re now well past Stage #1.
· Stage #2 is called the readiness upgrade stage. That’s where the government or its agencies assures the public they’re getting ready to handle the crisis. Usually, new rules and regulations are set into place by the federal health authorities during this stage, for use during the fifth and sixth stages to come. As you’ll see momentarily, Stage #2 has also already taken place.
· Stage #3 is called the example stage. That’s where the government gives you a striking example of what to expect from them when the crisis finally arrives. The idea is to mentally prepare the population in advance to accept whatever plans the government tells them are necessary. We have already passed this stage, as well, as I’ll explain below.
· Stage #4 is called the social proof stage. That’s where the government provides the population with evidence (whether real or manufactured) that the crisis has arrived. This is the stage we are at right now, with the announcement of the quarantine of America’s first Ebola victim in Dallas, TX on September 30, 2014, and the hunt for additional potential victims being ongoing.
· Stage #5 is called the revelation stage. That’s where the government finally reveals what their true goal is in promoting the medical crisis. As of this writing, we have not yet reached this stage.
· Finally, Stage #6 is called the enforcement stage. That’s where the government finally feels comfortable it’s got the population right where it wants them and can freely implement whatever plans they have in mind without the population revolting against their plans.
As I mentioned, the “Ebola is coming to America” meme was merely Stage #1 – the set up stage -- of this incremental medical psychological operations campaign.
In this initial stage of the campaign, the public was saturated, day after day, with the meme “Ebola is coming to America…it’s inevitable.”
Experts were dutifully trotted out night after night on CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC and all of the other news media outlets to assure Americans “Ebola is coming to America…it’s inevitable…nothing can stop it.”
After the setup stage, you move to Stage #2 of this massive psychological operations campaign, which is the readiness upgrade stage.
In this stage, the public is told, “Don’t worry. We’re taking all precautions. We’re GETTING READY for the inevitable arrival of the crisis. We’ve passed new rules and regulations for your protection. Trust us. We’ve got your best interests at heart.”
And sure enough, five or six weeks ago the Obama administration began passing new rules and regulations allowing the federal government to quarantine Americans – both individuals and entire cities -- on the mere suspicion of infection.
You’ll note that the federal government didn’t do the one and only thing that could have actually stopped the virus from coming to this country:
They didn’t suspend air travel from West Africa to America. Nope. They claimed suspending air travel from West Africa to America “wouldn’t help.”
Can you imagine that?
Out of one side of their mouths the federal authorities claimed “Ebola is only a single plane ride away from America.” We heard that on the evening news practically every night.
And out of the other side of their mouths, they claimed that stopping air travel from West Africa to America “wouldn’t help.” No reason. It just “wouldn’t help.”
Indeed, the only thing that would actually help, the federal authorities claimed, would be giving the federal government more power to curtail the civil liberties of all Americans when the “inevitable” crisis strikes home.
Only they didn’t call it “curtailing civil liberties.” They called it “quarantine.” They called it “containment.” They call it “isolation.” They call it “for your own protection.” But they never called it what it actually is: suspension of your civil liberties.
Nevertheless, last month former FDA official Scott Gottleib, M.D. clearly and emphatically stated that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will indeed invoke powers to “hold a healthy person against his will” in the event of an Ebola outbreak in this country.
Then, just a week ago, the federal authorities moved into Stage 3 of the campaign, which is called the example stage.
We were suddenly told that in the West African nation of Liberia, where the Ebola crisis was said to be striking particularly hard, the health authorities were instituting “forced quarantines,” because “Ebola victims weren’t cooperating with medical authorities.”
Cooperation, you see, is critical. Uncooperative sick people are a dire threat. You can’t have that. So the authorities in Liberia began tracking down “Ebola victims” (read: anyone with even so much as a cold, sniffle or sore throat), and carting them off to “field hospitals” where they were forced into isolation from the general public.
Then they began tracking down people who had come into contact with these alleged Ebola victims – dozens and dozens and dozens of people -- and began carting them off to special places of “isolation” as well, where they could be “watched for signs of Ebola.”
And to thoroughly emphasize this stage of the operation, the Obama administration sent 3,000 U.S. troops over to Liberia to “help” the Liberians institute their “necessary strict quarantine measures.”
What’s more, the news media incessantly publicized this deployment of U.S. troops to Liberia on the nightly news. You see, it’s very important to make sure everyone understands that you must “cooperate” during the “crisis.” Cooperate, or we’ll shoot you. It’s for the public good, you see.
Now stop for a moment and think about that. And if you’ll think about it honestly, you’ll realize that’s the entire purpose of the “Ebola crisis” in a nutshell. That’s what’s coming here, to America: Forced cooperation. For the public good, of course.
The example has now been set. The nightly news played it out for us, step-by-step, explaining why it was so important to send troops to affect quarantine in Liberia. And now the American public has been psychologically prepared for the same thing to happen here.
This is how it works, folks. They always tell you what’s coming, first. Then they implement each stage of the campaign, incrementally.
Next, we come to Stage #4, of this massive psychological operations campaign, which is called the social proof stage. This is where the powers-that-be quite literally introduce the scourge locally.
They announce, “Ebola is here, in America! We told you it was coming, and we were right. Listen to us, because we know what we’re talking about.”
This is the stage we’re at today, with the individual in Dallas, TX being confirmed as having an Ebola infection, and other people being hunted and contacted and in some cases actually forcibly quarantined by health authorities.
Don’t you think it’s fascinating that only one month ago, an “international team of scientists” using data supplied by the World Health Organization publicly predicted that Ebola would reach the U.S. by the end of September?
Again, I ask you, how could they possibly have known that? How could they have known it would reach America by the end of September, and not October or November or December or January?
How could they have known it would reach America, and not Ireland…not Scotland …not China…not Australia…not New Zealand…not Canada…not Mexico…not South America…but only America?
Indeed, Ebola miraculously jumped over every country between West Africa and America without touching a one of them. It came straight to America. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?
You see, America – the “land of the free, and the home of the brave” -- is the target of this incremental medical psychological operations campaign. And you’re the victim. The question is, what do the perpetrators of this operation actually want from you?
I believe the answer is this: They want you to be quite willing to give up your civil liberties, in return for “protection” from the Ebola virus.
As author and investigative reporter Jon Rappaport has recently written, with the advent of Ebola in the U.S. the surveillance state is now well on its way to kicking into high gear, in its guise as a the “friend of the people”:
Now that the US has its own "Ebola case number 1" in isolation at a Dallas hospital, it can swing into gear tracking his/her contacts, and the contacts of those contacts.
…It's hunt and search and isolate in America. And if this campaign gains real steam, the Surveillance State will be deployed, as a "friend of the people."
NSA, state-run spy operations, video cams on streets; whatever is necessary to "stem the rising tide of the Ebola nightmare."
This is a perfect way for surveillance advocates to win love for their Machine from the public. "We told you the NSA was absolutely necessary in order to protect the American people. Here's the proof. We can hunt and find carriers of the dreaded virus, and you and your children will be safe."
You can also look for the Obamacare apparatus to chime in. New regulations to combat Ebola make it necessary to break doctor-patient confidentiality and share medical records. The sharing can be taken to new lengths, in order to locate "Ebola contacts," or as the police would call them, persons of interest.
We are looking at a confluence of the Patriot Act, CDC epidemic-intelligence foot-soldiers, the NSA, Obamacare, medical ID packages for all citizens, and even community groups who "should be on the lookout" for people "displaying Ebola symptoms."
Some of these symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, and cough are so general that they'll spawn overeager helpers (aka busybodies yearning for official status).
And in case it hasn't become clear by now, one of the primary objectives of Obamacare (and any national health insurance plan) is laying down requirements that enrollees, sooner or later, must follow:
Take all prescribed medications; follow the official vaccine schedule. In time of crisis, especially, accept all medical dictates.
Stage #5, which is coming next, is where we find out what the federal authorities really want. I call it the revelation stage.
Some people, such as investigative reporter Jon Rappaport above, have speculated that in this stage of the operation the federal government is going to mandate a mass population vaccination program for Ebola.
That’s quite possible. The news media has been rife with accounts of the “heroic efforts” by researchers to come up with a viable Ebola vaccine “in time to save us.”
Other observers claim it will be a quarantine program that will be set in place in order to get Americans used to being “locked down,” much as the city of Boston was locked down – with heavily armed tactical police and military-style vehicles in the streets – directly after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
Maybe there will be both. Maybe neither. It simply remains to be seen what the plan and the ultimate goal of the federal government is in this massive psychological operations campaign.
On a personal note, however, I find it quite difficult to believe it’s only a coincidence that Ebola’s arrival to the U.S. is taking place at the very beginning of our normal flu season.
After all, in a very few short weeks from now, literally millions of Americans will be suffering from common flu symptoms like fever, chills, sore throat, congestion, coughing, fatigue, general malaise and even vomiting and diarrhea.
It’s the flu, of course, but it’s all of the exact same initial symptoms of a budding Ebola infection.
So between now and the advent of the flu season, all the news media need do is generate more “fear porn” by treating the American public to a few more examples of the “social proof” stage of the campaign, in which more Ebola victims turn up in the U.S.
The American public will be worked up into a frenzy. And everyone with a sore throat, fever, cough, lung congestion or vomiting is going to be running to their local Emergency Room demanding to know if they “have Ebola” and calling on the federal government “do something” about the unfolding “Ebola crisis.”
The fear has already been programmed into collective psyche of the American public, thanks to the news media.
And with normal flu season symptoms combined with news of more Ebola victims in the U.S., the American public will be quite ready to buy whatever solution the federal authorities offer in Stage #5 of this massive psychological operations campaign.
And Stage #6, the enforcement stage, will be just around the corner after that. The question that remains to be answered is, what’s the federal government actually selling?
I can only answer that we’ll find out soon enough.
Colloidal Silver and Ebola
I continue to see online articles claiming colloidal silver is the “proven cure for Ebola.”
I’ve written about this over and over and over again: Colloidal silver is not the proven cure for Ebola. There’s not been a single documented case of a person who’s recovered from Ebola by taking colloidal silver.
But there is evidence that colloidal silver *might* be helpful, with the operative word being “might.”
After all, colloidal silver is indeed effective against a number of viruses, including respiratory viruses. This has been demonstrated in numerous studies which you can read at the link in this paragraph. Or, see www.ColloidalSilverKillsViruses.com.
What’s more, as I've reported in recent articles, a division of the U.S. Defense Department apparently did indeed find, in a test tube study conducted in 2009, that the Ebola virus had a hard time replicating inside human cells if those cells were first inoculated with extremely tiny silver nanosparticles before being infected with the virus.
Unfortunately, according to the DOD study, applying nanosilver after the fact (i.e., after the cells had already become infected with Ebola) did nothing to stop the virus from replicating. The cells had to be pre-inoculated with silver in order to hinder viral replication.
So as I've speculated in previous articles (see here and here), it’s at least within the realm of possibility that antimicrobial silver might help prevent Ebola virus infection -- if it’s being used before exposure to the virus, so that the body is already inoculated with silver in advance.
Here’s what I wrote in those two previous articles:
Thinking Out Loud:
Here’s What I’d Do in Case of Ebola
People have written to ask me, “Steve, how much colloidal silver would you have to take in order to protect yourself from an Ebola infection?”
And of course, the answer is, no one knows for sure. As I mentioned, the DOD research discussed above was in vitro (i.e., laboratory test tube) research.
And while it demonstrated that very small particles of silver at surprisingly low concentrations could stop the Ebola virus in infected cells from replicating and spreading, it in no way gives us so much as a clue as to how much colloidal silver a living human being would have to take in order to achieve the same results – if that were even possible.
Now I know that’s probably not what you want to hear. But just as I refuse to join in with all of the doom-and-gloom hype about the supposed coming worldwide Ebola apocalypse, in like manner I also refuse to join in with those making blanket statements that colloidal silver is the sure-fire “cure” for Ebola.
Under real-life conditions, it might, or might not prove to be effective.
And if colloidal silver did prove to be effective, the research seems to indicate it would depend upon getting the right dose of very small silver particles into your body, early enough in the infective process to stop viral replication.
Indeed, it appears that to have the very best chance of protection, utilizing colloidal silver in small amounts on a daily basis would be the way to go.
In other words, based on the DOD study, daily prophylactic dosing with colloidal silver before exposure to the Ebola virus would appear to provide significantly better protection than dosing after exposure.
This is just one reason why I continue to take my usual one-ounce per day dosage of colloidal silver, which is just about right for my body weight.
(See “How Much Colloidal Silver Can You Take Safely Each Day?” to learn the simple formula for determining your safe daily colloidal silver dosage, based on your body weight and the ppm of the colloidal silver solution you’re using.)
But again, since there’s been no in vivo testing that I know of (i.e., no testing of colloidal silver usage in a real-life human being infected with Ebola) there’s simply no way to know for an absolute certainty if regular oral use of colloidal silver would provide an adequate amount of protection upon exposure to the Ebola virus.
Nebulizing Colloidal Silver
Some people have pointed out that in the event of exposure to the Ebola virus, immediately nebulizing with colloidal silver (i.e., inhaling an atomized mist of colloidal silver into the lungs, using a device called a medical nebulizer) would be a potentially effective way to get colloidal silver into the bloodstream, cells and tissues of the human body quickly and effectively.
And that’s a very good possibility. Why? Because just about anything inhaled into the lungs has a far better chance of making it into the bloodstream, cells and tissues of the body faster than oral ingestion.
Indeed, were I to suspect that I’d just been exposed to a person infected with Ebola, probably the first thing I’d do would be to high-tail it back home, break out my medical nebulizer, fill the little basin with very small particle size colloidal silver of 10 ppm concentration, turn the machine on and inhale the colloidal silver mist into my lungs for five or six minutes.
And I’d probably repeat the process every few hours for up to five or six times.
(See “Using Colloidal Silver With a Nebulizer” to learn what the experts say about nebulizing colloidal silver, including a brief video demonstration of how easy it is to use a medical nebulizer.)
After that, if the colloidal silver didn’t work, it would be too late anyway, as the viral replication kicks into high gear after several hours, and antimicrobial silver only works during the first few hours according to the DOD report.
Now all of that is pure layman’s speculation on my part in terms of what might work. I'm just talking off the top of my head. I'm no doctor. And I'm not "prescribing" for anyone else, of course.
After all, nobody’s ever had to do this before. So use of oral doses of colloidal silver for Ebola is an unknown factor in terms of knowing how much to use, how to use it effectively, and when to use it.
But based on the DOD research, it would seem to me that the key would be quick action utilizing 10 ppm colloidal silver with a very small particle size, and getting it into the cells and tissues of the body as quickly as possible.
Even more preferable, the research suggests, would be to take a small amount of colloidal silver prophylactically (i.e., before the fact), on a daily basis, so it’s already in the body in the event of exposure to Ebola.
One More Interesting Thought
My good friend Skip W. wrote to say that if he were in an area where Ebola virus outbreaks were taking place, one thing he’d do is wear a protective face mask any time he had to go out into the public, such as to the supermarket or mall.
I believe he’s talking about the white surgical face masks, for example, like those you see doctors wearing in the surgical ward. These light-weight surgical masks are often available on various survivalist-oriented or “prepper” websites.
In fact, I just now went to Amazon.com, and using their search engine I typed in the search terms “surgical face mask” and “antimicrobial face mask.” Those two search terms brought up an amazing array of such masks, at fairly reasonable prices.
Skip also pointed out that he’d saturate the mask on both sides with a fine mist of colloidal silver and allow it to air dry before putting it on to go out into the public.
And he said he’d also lightly spray his hands and face with colloidal silver at the same time, and allow it to air dry, as well.
Skip explained “I'm asthmatic, and I've done this before as a precautionary measure when going out into the public during flu outbreaks, for example. I may look a bit strange but I seldom ever get the flu.”
Obviously, Skip is a forward thinker. And it’s probably not a bad idea to take such precautions should the situation truly warrant it.
We've seen that there are basically six stages to a successful medical psychological operations campaign.
And we've seen that right now in this country, with the announcement of America’s first Ebola victim being quarantined in a Dallas, TX hospital, we've just now entered Stage #4, the “social proof” stage.
The next two stages of the operation will be crucial. The federal government will ultimately reveal what it really wants (i.e., Stage #5, the “revelation” stage). And this will be followed with Stage #6, the “enforcement” stage.
With the winter flu season upon is, it will be interesting to see if more Ebola victims turn up in the U.S., and if the population is told to start watching for people exhibiting symptoms such as sore throats, coughs, chest congestion, fatigue, fever, chills, vomiting and general malaise.
What will the federal government do with millions of seasonal flu victims exhibiting symptoms that are nearly identical to a budding Ebola infection? We don’t yet know.
But one thing you can do is prepare in advance to fend off any flu virus symptoms by reading the following articles:
· Colloidal Silver versus Cold and Flu Viruses – a brief overview of the effectiveness of colloidal silver against cold and flu.
· Beating the Winter Cold and Flu Season With Colloidal Silver – a comprehensive synopsis of how experienced colloidal silver users have beaten cold and flu viral infections with colloidal silver.
· Colloidal Silver and the Flu Epidemic – what to do when a particularly nasty flu strikes, and your colloidal silver doesn’t seem to be working?
Finally, and perhaps most importantly of all, you can learn how to make your own high-quality colloidal silver, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for less than 36 cents a quart, with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge. Just click the link in this paragraph to learn more.
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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