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Discovery Channel to Run Viral Pandemic Survival Show

Kurt Nimmo

Global Research, July 17, 2009

Discovery Communications, the mega-entertainment corporation, will air a show at the end of this month called “The Colony.” According to the Discovery Channel website, the show “is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild” after a global catastrophe, specifically a worldwide viral pandemic scheduled to strike this autumn.

“The Colony is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild under these circumstances. For 10 weeks, a group of 10 volunteers, whose backgrounds and expertise represent a cross-section of modern society, are isolated in an urban environment outside Los Angeles and tasked with creating a livable society,” a description of the show explains. “Experts from the fields of homeland security, engineering and psychology have helped design the world of The Colony to reflect elements from both real-life disasters and models of what the future could look like after a global viral outbreak” (emphasis added).

Cordoned off in a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the “volunteers” attempt to build a generator and a collection of communication devices, focus on building weapons and fortifying the warehouse, deal with a truckload of gun-toting traders, and fend off thieves and “a motorcycle-riding thug.”

On the surface, the show appears to be an updated version of the dystopian film Mad Max. However, The Colony is billed as not merely post-apocalyptic fiction — after all, the Discovery network is primarily focused on “reality-based” television themes — but is rather a slick propaganda effort.

On Monday, the H1N1 influenza virus was compared to the virus that caused the 1918 flu pandemic. The so-called Spanish flu killed 50 million to 100 million people worldwide, or 3% to 6% of the entire global population.

The H1N1 virus has killed less than 500 people. Regardless, on June 11, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. “The world is moving into the early days of its first influenza pandemic in the 21st century,” declared Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO director.

In April, the Department of Homeland Security issued a swine flu memo to some health care providers. “The Department of Justice has established legal federal authorities pertaining to the implementation of a quarantine and enforcement. Under approval from HHS, the Surgeon General has the authority to issue quarantines,” the memo states. Federal quarantine authority is limited to diseases listed in presidential executive orders. President Bush added “novel” forms of influenza with the potential to create pandemics in Executive Order 13375. Anyone violating a quarantine order can be punished by a $250,000 fine and a one-year prison term, according to CBS News.

As researcher and author Michel Chossudovsky noted in 2005, the government is indeed considering imposing martial law if there is a flu pandemic, no matter the severity. “Legislation inherited from the Clinton administration, not to mention the post 9/11 Patriot Acts I and II, ‘blurs the line between military and civilian roles’. It allows the military to intervene in judicial and law enforcement activities even in the absence of an emergency situation,” Chossudovsky wrote at the time. In other words, it provides the bulwark for martial law.

Moreover, the Department of Homeland Security’s National Response Plan, issued in December, 2004, eliminates the distinction between a civilian and a national security emergency situation, thus delivering a death knell to Posse Comitatus.

While a Mad Max pandemic scenario — complete with a societal breakdown and people resorting to survivalism — is probably not in the cards, the possibility of martial law and the forced vaccination of the public probably is.

Earlier this month, Canadian doctor Ghislaine Lanctôt warned that the global elite plan to exploit a pandemic in order to introduce their soft-kill bioweapons into society. “I am emerging from a long silence on the subject of vaccination, because I feel that, this time, the stakes involved are huge. The consequences may spread much further than anticipated,” writes Lanctôt, who believes the A(H1N1) virus will be used in a pandemic concocted and orchestrated by the WHO, an international organization that serves military, political and industrial interests.

In April, after the corporate media began hyping the marginally dangerous A-H1N1 virus outbreak in earnest, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen came forward with information indicating the virus possesses certain transmission “vectors” that suggest that it has been genetically-manufactured as a military biological warfare weapon. A Madsen source at the United Nations said he believes that Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and the current A-H1N1 swine flu virus are biological warfare agents.

The Discovery Channel’s new show will play a vital role in the process of propagandizing the public, not so much for the prospect of societal breakdown and survivalism but rather in exaggerating the threat and conditioning the masses to line up and demand they be injected with deadly toxins and cancer viruses in the form of a vaccine.

© Copyright Kurt Nimmo, Prison Planet.com, 2009

The url address of this article is: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14424

One Response

  1. Super video. Beautiful low-key piece presented in clean, lean English. I’ll quote from it in an article I am preparing myself and I’ll post the URL to it. Here a few points of what I am working on….

    There was a massive swine flu fraud in the 70s. Only one person died — may have died — from the flu; scores died from the flu shot and thousands suffered neurological (paralysis) damage. Most of the millions who did not get vaccinated did not get the flu. or the side effects.

    We are in the middle of another flu fraud. The swine flu — if that’s the proper name to call it by — seems to be real. People are getting it. What’s not real is the hype about the deadliness of it. It seems no more, perhaps even less, deadly than an ordinary flu epidemic.

    What gets my dander up is that, among all the hype about the flu — about what to do and what not to do, like to keep washing your hands, take Tamiflu at the first signs of the infection, line up for the actual SWINE FLU shot the minute it comes out — rather hastily — some time in November, stay home for seven days, etc., there is not as much as a whisper about the natural strategies which would really ward off the flu without side effects: a reasonably healthy lifestyle, including eating mostly raw, wholly unprocessed food; adequate exercise; sensible supplementation (at least a good multi-mineral supplement) AND some extra Vitamin C (at least 3000 mg a day); some extra calcium (at least 200 mg a day… most people in North America are calcium deficient) and some extra Vitamin D (at least 2000 International Units a day… I take 4000 in winter and 2000 through our mostly sunless Nova Scotia summers).

    Why do we get flu epidemics in winter but not normally in summer? Because in winter, most people in North America get little meaningful exposure to the sun and so are D deficient. Why do more people die in winter than in summer? Cuz most people are D deficient in winter. For, Vitamin D protects not only against the flu but also against a host of other ills — heart problems, respiratory problems, skin problems, difficulties in sleeping, eye problems, immune system problems and more. Residents of nursing homes are sitting ducks for the flu, swine or other, cuz they rarely get to see the sun. And giving them 2 or 3 cents’ worth of Vitamin D is not part of the program. Want to find out more about the many benefits of Vitamin D, click your way into http://www.wellnesscommonsense.com/?p=67 Don’t expect your doctor to tell you.

    Vitamin D costs pennies a day and it works, no nasty side effects. A flu shot can cost up to $ 40.00 — the makers of the shots laughing all the way to the bank — and their efficacy is more than questionable, while their unpleasant, sometimes deadly, side effects are rather well documented.

    Though I am crowding 80, I don’t remember the last time I had a flu of any kind. Nor do I intend to get one. In fact, I’d be prepared to spend half an hour in a flu ward, without facial mask or Tamiflu, touching patients’ hands to comfort them without washing my hands afterwards, and come away no worse than I was when I entered. Get this through your head: bugs are not the prime cause of the flu or other infections; they are the scavengers of morbid tissues. Vitamin D plays a big, big part in keeping the tissues and the cells that constitute you healthy.

    By the way, I have been jogging, at least 6 times a week, for almost 40 years and, yes, though I am crowding 80, I still jog at least 5 km a day. If the thought of jogging turns you off, a brisk walk for 30 to 45 minutes, at least five times a week, will fill the bill too. When people tell me that they would not have the time to spend 45 minutes a day on a walk, I ask them one question, “Do you watch tv?” They look at me aghast as though I had asked them whether they breathe. Then I tell them that I don’t spend 20 hours a year watching tv. And I tell them if you can’t find 30 minutes a day for jogging or 45 minutes for a brisk walk, you don’t have time for anything else.

    They’d have to tie me down to get a flu shot into me. In fact there are some not to be ignored reports that some people get the flu right after they have been given a flu shot.

    Almost forgot – if there were an expected or expectant mother in my extended family, they have to come with a gun to make me stand back a let them jab that prospective mother with an H1N1 vaccine that won’t be proven safe or unsafe till long after it’s too late.

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