by Mike Adams
October 26, 2009
the Health Ranger
President Obama's declaration of a national pandemic emergency is
"no cause for alarm," reported the mainstream media throughout the
The declaration is nothing more than a
"precaution," they say.
"It's really more a continuation of
our preparedness steps," said Anne Schuchat, director of the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for
Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, in a USA Today story.
In other words, there's not really any
emergency at all.
H1N1 National Emergency Declaration
So why declare a national emergency in
the first place?
The media reports this was done to allow hospitals
to bypass federal regulations concerning the setting up of
large-scale triage sites - emergency medical camps quickly
constructed to deal with large numbers of sick people.
But at the same time, H1N1 isn't causing large-scale sickness.
As USA Today reported, an expert on
infectious disease, P.J. Brennan (the chief medical officer
for the Penn Health System at the University of Pennsylvania
in Philadelphia) said,
"The public ought to take some
solace, some relief in this. It's not a suggestion that things
have deteriorated in any way. In no way is the virus more severe
or more difficult to manage."
So let me get this straight.
The H1N1 virus remains mild
The CDC reports that swine flu
infections already peaked out in mid-October
There have been no new
developments in swine flu that would be cause for alarm and
no reason to suspect huge numbers of sick people flooding
into the hospitals
And yet, for some reason, the
Obama administration has declared a
national pandemic emergency specifically for the purpose of speeding
the ability of hospitals to process large masses of sick people
through emergency medical triage tents?
What are these people not telling us?
Something doesn't add up here. Why would the U.S. government need to
declare a national emergency to enable hospitals to handle a
flood of sick people when there is no flood of sick people
(and the pandemic seems to be fizzling out)?
This is more like the kind of preparation you might expect in
advance of a biological terrorism attack, not for a flu that
appears no more dangerous than the seasonal sniffles.
Emergencies Act and FEMA
Meanwhile, the media ignores the rest of the story about what
dangerous powers a declaration of a national emergency puts into
As reported here on NaturalNews, this
declaration effectively ends many civil liberties in America and, at
least on paper, puts the U.S. government in the position of having
the legal authority to force vaccinations on the entire population
at gunpoint (if they wanted to).
National Emergencies Act passed in
1976 has some peculiar realities attached to it.
In particular, as Wikipedia reports:
A federal emergency declaration
allows the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
to exercise its power to deal with emergency situations...
Typically, a state of emergency empowers the executive to name
coordinating officials to deal with the emergency and to
override normal administrative processes regarding the passage
of administrative rules.
Got that yet?
By declaring a national emergency,
Obama invokes a set of laws that not only override important
sections of the U.S. Constitution, but that also activate FEMA to
take charge of "responding" to the emergency.
Now we know why they need all those emergency medical tent camps
near the hospitals.
FEMA's in charge!
And if FEMA handles the swine flu
pandemic in the same way the agency handled the
Hurricane Katrina disaster, we may
indeed need all those emergency triage tents after all.
Those of you who have been following the ongoing march to destroy
the freedoms of the American People already know about FEMA camps.
These aren't Boy Scout field trip camps; they're detention
centers designed to hold large numbers of people for "emergency"
Many theories abound on what these
FEMA camps might be used for (www.campFEMA.com).
They could conceivably be used to quarantine people who are infected
with a dangerous pandemic virus. On the other hand, they might also
be used to isolated and detain people who refuse to be vaccinated
against any declared pandemic.
Under the National Emergencies Act and
related U.S. law, FEMA would have two years of near-total control
over the civilian population, during which people could be subjected
to forced vaccinations, mandatory searches of their homes, gunpoint
detainment and "involuntary transportation" to a FEMA detainment
facility, and so on.
I'm not saying they're going to do all this, but they could if
they wanted to!
And that's not freedom. Real freedom means you have the guaranteed
right to be safe from being detained, or arrested without cause, or
injected with a government-mandated chemical. Under a declaration of
a national emergency, your "freedom" is at the whim of those who
maintain police state powers over you.
You're only "free" if they decide to
refrain from exercising the power they have over you. It's the same
kind of freedom you might get as a peasant in some Medieval kingdom
where the king says, "You're free to go."
Now, some of these freedom-restricting actions might conceivably be
justifiable if a truly dangerous pandemic virus were sweeping
through the population killing millions, causing huge disruptions in
the national infrastructure and threatening the nation with a
partial or total shutdown of essential services. But that is not
H1N1 is a mild virus that rates
astonishingly low on the severity scale.
If H1N1 were a hurricane, it would be
little more than a "tropical depression." It is not a category five
hurricane, nor a phase six pandemic. Virtually everyone who is
exposed to H1N1 generates their own antibodies and cures themselves
naturally. According to hospital reports, those who have died from
the H1N1 virus are almost exclusively people who were already
suffering from preexisting conditions that compromised their health
such as asthma or extreme obesity.
By any measure, H1N1 as currently configured appears to present no
extraordinary threat to the health of the population.
So once again, we must ask:
Why declare a national
emergency and initiate a FEMA response to something that's not
really an emergency?
For the first time in this whole pandemic situation, I'm concerned.
Not due to the virus itself, because that's a mild virus that
presents no real threat to the population at large. I'm concerned
about what we don't know might be going on behind the scenes
These preparations for large-scale medical triage tents and the
emergency activation of
FEMA have me worried that the
American people aren't being told the whole story.
Perhaps a terrorist organization is
planning on releasing a wildly dangerous mutation of H1N1 in
some major U.S. city.
Or perhaps some
vaccine maker is, in fact, that
terrorist organization. (The best way to sell more vaccines
would be to release a mutated form of H1N1 into the population
and scare up some more sales...)
Or maybe, as some creative thinkers
have suggested, the vaccine itself IS a bioweapon, and the U.S.
government is preparation for large-scale fatalities it expects
to see soon.
Or maybe these are just fleeting,
dark visions from crazy people, and the U.S. government is a
benevolent organization with all our best interests in mind,
and they're jumping through these bureaucratic hoops to make
sure there are plenty of hospital beds to go 'round just in case
more people get really sick.
But even that explanation doesn't hold
A "national emergency declaration" isn't
necessary to waive hospital tent rules. Obama could have easily
accomplished the same thing with an Executive Order, without having
to invoke the National Emergencies Act or put FEMA in charge at all.
He chose the emergency declaration for a specific reason.
I guess we'll all have to wait and see
what that real reason turns out to be.