[Marxism] The Great Swine Flu [non-]Epidemic of 1976

Michael Hoover mhhoover at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 11:28:31 MDT 2009


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 5:48 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
This tendency to inflate the dangers that we face leads to a situation
where fearmongers now speculate about hundreds of thousands, millions or
even billions of casualties occurring as a result of some crisis or
disaster.

On one hand, the powerful have long used epidemics to police the "dangerous"
classes. On the other , some folks still believe the world is governed by
natural forces. They take illness to be a sign of God's displeasure and a
warning to the dissolute.
In sum, an opportunity for a comeback by "panic" shovelers Arthur &
Marilouise Kroker.   Michael Hoover

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