I have been following the story of Ebola in the United States, and I keep hearing pundits argue that our government is incompetent in its handling of this virus. I regret to have to say that I disagree with these commentators. I happen to believe that our leaders know exactly what they are doing. As difficult as it is for most of us to accept, many of our ‘leaders’ actually want something like an Ebola outbreak in America. Unfortunately, the prevalence of conspiracy theories in our society provides a convenient and effective cover for these people. Worse, the majority of the mid-level administrators in our various bureaucracies suffer from political correctness, which gives a great deal of credibility to the claim of incompetence — mostly because they are, because they are politically correct. Unfortunately, before you can see through all this smoke, you have to have something far too few of us possess: a firm knowledge and understanding of the history of the early 20th Century. If you’ll give me a few minutes, I’ll try to help you see some of the pieces to this giant puzzle.
NOTE: this is not a short post. This is because we are dealing with a complicated issue that has evolved over more than a century. You and I have been conditioned to have short attention spans. One of the reasons for this is to keep us from reading things like this, which might help us understand what has happened to us, why is was done to us and how it was done to us. I write for those precious few who actually want to know and understand. To the rest — to those who cannot bring themselves to read a few pages of history — I want you to know that the people I am writing about are relying on you to make the few of us who care look like ‘crazy people.’ Sadly, too many of us play our role all too well. The question for you, my friend, is which will you be: will you skip this post because it is too long, or will you at least take the time to read and consider the information I present?