Lion of the Blogosphere

Thoughts about Ebola hemorrhagic fever

There have only been around a thousand to two thousand known cases this year, and there are more than a billion people living in Africa, so despite the alarming news headlines, only a tiny tiny tiny fraction of Africans have caught this disease. A lot more people die in car accidents. Driving to the supermarket is probably more dangerous than visiting Africa.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 5, 2014 at 10:12 am

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  1. Why bother going to Africa, Lion, since our insane immigration policies will allow plenty of Ebola victims to come here. One may have already landed in New York.

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/04/ebola-patient-us-treatment-atlanta-nancy-writebol

    I know it makes me a terrible person, but I’m actually happy to see these do-gooder white people who go to Africa to attention-whore among…. I mean to help the natives get some blowback from it.

    And yes, relatively speaking the number of victims is small so far, but if a strain evolves to be airborne, the thing could explode. Is this, at last, the long awaited new plague that will cut world populations in half or more? One can only hope.

    peterike

    August 5, 2014 at 10:59 am

    • “I’m actually happy to see these do-gooder white people who go to Africa to attention-whore among…”

      My 22 year old neighbor boy appears on the front page of our newspaper today , having returned from Sierra Leone as a Peace Corp worker. Whopping big dose of attention-whoring for him.

      jz

      August 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm

  2. Driving to the supermarket is probably more dangerous than visiting Africa

    I understand that S. Africa and Zimbabwe are quite dangerous for White farm owners.

    E. Rekshun

    August 5, 2014 at 11:14 am

  3. It’s not that easy to catch. From what I understand you have to be in contact with an infected person. But with a 90% mortality rate, it’s good that it’s hard to catch. At least for now. I’ve now doubt it will be weaponized in the future; either as an aerosol or something that can spread airborne.

    Then you are talking about a ‘Last Ship’ scenario.

    Mike Street Station

    August 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    • It’s a lot easier to catch than AIDS. The reason it hasn’t spread like AIDS is that it usually kills its victims too fast. Africans traditionally would quarantine an infected village and it would burn itself out.

      Dave Pinsen

      August 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

  4. Malaria wasn’t killing very many people either, but when the British tried to colonize West Africa it wiped the colonists out: the had a life expectancy of two years after going to Africa.

    People are different, and whatever evolved immune defenses exist in Africans do no exist in Westerners.

    It could be very bad.

    Rotten

    August 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm

  5. The take-away for this (as for the coronal mass ejection of 2013) should be obvious to anyone: prepare to shelter in place. City-dwelling jackasses scorn “survivalists” for fantasizing about pandemics, etc., but the best way for a society to survive and thrive through a hideous outbreak is for its members to minimize contact with each other. This means that they need to be ready to eat, drink, and stay reasonably clean and healthy for many weeks while staying home. Preparing is cheap and easy. Libs like LotB scorn real dangers and want americans to live hand-to-mouth and depend upon government to fix everything when shit goes sideways.

    runindogs

    August 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    • “Libs like LotB scorn real dangers and want americans to live hand-to-mouth and depend upon government to fix everything when shit goes sideways.”

      Huh? When did I write this?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      • Unless you live in Southern California or Arizona, risk of food or water supply being threatened are practically zero. How is that a “real” danger?

        jjbees

        August 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      • jjbees,

        Spanish Flue 2 strikes and it’s worse than before, even higher mortality rate, etc. What you’d want to do is avoid any physical contact with others until the coast is clear. But, wait! You’re the standard American dumbass and you have little to no food or critical prescription medicine. How are you supposed to avoid the carriers of this monstrous infection if you have to leave your place? Who is going to pipe water to you if gov is having trouble keeping utilities working because employees aren’t showing up? But it’s dumbass times a million because you’re just like everyone else.

        We’ve seen what can happen to medical workers who interact with Ebola victims, and Ebola isn’t even that contagious. Threats like these are a klaxon telling gov to get serious about these issues that actually require gov action, but they’re too busy listening to all the Occupy retards about some new redistribution scheme.

        Carrington Event 2 would make SF2 look like a Hello Kitty 777. This is critical shit that needs to be addressed now and by gov before it destroys countries for real, and the first step would be to educate people about sheltering in place, properly disposing of human shit when utilities fail, storing food and prescriptions, storing and using communications equipment, etc. Survivalists are the only people who are even thinking clearly because most of gov is worse than useless and all of the LotBs and other city-dwelling leftists believe that Opapa will bring them toys and candy if there is a collapse.

        runindogs

        August 6, 2014 at 9:59 am

      • There’s no need to call people dumbasses and retards. I never said people shouldn’t keep some food and water around in case of an emergency, but the United States isn’t going to descend into anarchy overnight the way that sometimes happens in crappy third-world countries.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        August 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

      • LotB,

        A new Carrington Event could literally destroy the entire US power grid. How long after the power shuts down (which means water, too) is your beloved NY a starving third-world country? What does that place produce besides fashion, lib media, and rent seekers (i.e. bankers)? Those people are going to team up with the lumpenproles and do what to fix real problems?

        runindogs

        August 6, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      • LotB,

        Why does it bother you that I call Occupy a bunch of retards? It was a directionless movement characterized by stupid iconography (ballerina on a bull!), homeless rapists, no political agenda, poop in the streets, and grifters at the top taking donations to enrich themselves. The only reason that it is viewed fondly and the civic-minded, directed, intelligent, clean Tea Party movement has a terrible name is because of the sales job by people even more Marxist than you.

        runindogs

        August 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm

  6. Three reasons why Ebola is irrelevant:
    1) It kills people too quickly to spread
    2) It only spreads through close personal contact
    3) There isn’t a long dormancy period and the symptoms are obvious — so it’s easy to not come into close personal contact with infected people

    anon

    August 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    • 1) It kills people too quickly to spread

      >> Irrelevant in densely populated places.

      2) It only spreads through close personal contact

      >> For now.

      3) There isn’t a long dormancy period and the symptoms are obvious — so it’s easy to not come into close personal contact with infected people

      >> Incubation is from 2 to 21 days. That’s up to three weeks, Spanky. Plenty of time for that African guy selling old books on the street in Manhattan to infect a huge number of people.

      And identifying people means nothing if the government won’t quarantine them. But thank goodness we’d never let political correctness determine how we’d handle an infectious disease outbreak, just like back in the 80s when all those early AIDS patients were quarantined, thereby shutting down what would have been a disaster for the gay community.

      Oh wait… You realize that if Ebola breaks out in a black community in the U.S. that nobody will get quarantined because it would be “racist.” You think I’m kidding. Just wait.

      peterike

      August 5, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      • Ha! LOL… that’s a good one. Just can’t wait till America shoots itself in the foot with our PC culture.

        JS

        August 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      • Since we no longer use muddy roads and pooping horses for transportation, and have washing machines and indoor plumbing to wash our hands and shower with, disease epidemics can’t get as far as they used to.

        Toad

        August 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm

  7. Malaria is a lot worse than ebola because ebola is spread by direct contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids whereas malaria is spread by mosquitoes. If ebola ever becomes transmitted by mosquitoes then that’s going to get bad.

    destructure

    August 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm

  8. “Driving to the supermarket is probably more dangerous than visiting Africa”

    Never the less, I’ll take my chances at the supermarket instead.

    Toad

    August 5, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    • Driving to the supermarket is less dangerous than visiting Africa, but not because of Ebola.

      jjbees

      August 5, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      • Gee, what is it that makes Africa dangerous? Could it be the … Oh, never mind.

        E. Rekshun

        August 6, 2014 at 11:02 am

      • “Gee, what is it that makes Africa dangerous? Could it be the … Oh, never mind.”

        SO TRUE! I mean, you were going to finish that statement with “legacy of white colonialism,” right?

        peterike

        August 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm

  9. The aothor s Spillover noted that a swine flu mutated rapidly, as that type of virus often does, and became the Spanish flu with a global casualty rate of something like 40 million. Before jet travel.

    whiskeysplace

    August 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm

  10. What’s frustrating is the mainstream media has not mentioned that it is not only spread through close personal contact. According to a study done in 2012 they put infected pigs into a room with monkeys in cages, the monkeys caught ebola after 4 days without being in direct contact with the pigs. http://healthmap.org/site/diseasedaily/article/pigs-monkeys-ebola-goes-airborne-112112

    Probably they don’t want to cause concern, but it can be spread by a sneeze or a cough.

    XVO

    August 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm

  11. Why do these nasty diseases always originate in Africa? Or do they? E.g., AIDS. Ebola. Or do they just spread there more because of poverty, poor health care, etc.?

    Truth

    August 6, 2014 at 1:41 am

    • Hot, moist climate. Urban areas with no sewage. Unhygienic practices. Rotten food. Contaminated water.

      Instead of liberal arts grads teaching English as a second language and doctors treating the perennially ill, I’ve always wondered why our foreign aid teams aren’t staffed by HVAC technicians and mechanical engineers.

      And then it occurs to me: because all the refrigeration, water treatment and sewage infrastructure we build would be stripped bare to the walls for the metals, and the Africans wouldn’t be able to maintain it in any event.

      Re-colonize the place, or just put a brick wall around it and stay away.

      The Anti-Gnostic

      August 6, 2014 at 11:25 am

      • Re-colonization means displacing the natives, so it’s better to stay away.

        A few months ago, I attended a charity talk that gives aid to Africa just to observe the Whites behind it. Of course, none of these people understand HBD and the black americans who were there, one fell asleep at meeting and the others look uninterested. Perhaps blacks genuinely understand their place in the world, but don’t want to admit it.

        JS

        August 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm


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