Something in the news caught my eye today that we really need to weigh in on.
According to an article from Reuters Health, it seems we have nothing to fear…except ourselves, our government, and some of the lunatics who work for it.
Apparently, people are growing increasingly concerned about dangerous infectious diseases escaping from government labs…
And they should be.
I have to credit the FBI and our foreign and domestic intelligence capabilities for keeping us safe from foreign bioterrorists. But how can we be kept safe from our own loony government scientists?
In the past decade since 9-11, the only real instances of bioterrorism in the U.S. have originated from government science bureaucrats who have apparently lost their marbles (over some grudge or another about their government careers: a missed promotion, or a slight about the “importance” of their work). Real “inside jobs.”
It begs the question…why should we trust these career science bureaucrats playing with dangerous germs that could be an even bigger plague on the populace than the government already is? Especially when the lunatics are running the asylum. And being given the keys to new ones.
Reuters reported on June 15 that the Department of Homeland Security underestimates the risk that human error could allow pathogens to escape from a new proposed research lab.
Taxpayers are being told this billion-dollar facility is needed to deal with “new” bioterrorism threats. Such as the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease. The United States has not had an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease since 1929.
Perhaps just eradicating dangerous pathogens that have not been seen since 1929 would be safer than handing them over to become another billion-dollar plaything? (And where is another billion dollars coming from anyway?)
But homeland security assures us that such a facility would be safe except in the event of an earthquake—or tornado.
So where are they building this next billion-dollar boondoggle? In Kansas!
Uh…Dorothy? Wake me up when this is over. This could be the makings of another medical disaster, in toto, so to speak.
And in case this sounds just a little too “conspiracy theory,” consider this: Smallpox was eradicated worldwide in 1976 (I was there to see it and report on it). The only new cases that have emerged since then have come from research labs that were still harboring this pestilence.
The 10-year-old “War on Terror” seems to be an even better way to funnel new funding to the mainstream medical bureaucracy today than the 40-year long “War on Cancer.”