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VIDEO: Discovery Channel to Run Viral Pandemic Survival Show
by Kurt Nimmo
[link to www.globalresearch.ca] .
Global Research, July 17, 2009
Prison Planet.com - 2009-07-13
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.
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“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.
[link to www.globalresearch.ca]
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