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Why Is the U.S. Government Dictatorial Towards Dissenters … But Casual Towards Ebola Carriers?

3 Supreme Court justices, 2 top level NSA executives, numerous Democratic and Republican Congress members and other top American officials have said that we’re basically in a police state.

Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined.  Obama – even more than Bush – is protecting criminal activity by prosecuting and harassing whistleblowers. Indeed, the Obama administration is literally treating whistleblowers as terrorists.

Dissent is also treated as terrorism, and the massive spy apparatus is focused on crushing dissent.  Even trying to protect oneself from spying is treated as  extremism.

The Obama administration has also criminalized investigative reporting.

And yet the government is allowing people from Ebola-infected countries like Liberia visit America.

Why don’t we enforce a travel ban … just until the African epidemic ends?

Kit Daniels notes:

In mid-August, Korean Air and Kenya Airways announced they were halting flights to the West African countries ravaged by Ebola, and British Airways and Air France also decided to suspend service to the Ebola hot zone a few weeks later.

 

“France is recommending that its citizens leave Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the countries hardest hit by the worst ever outbreak of the disease,” Jessica Plautz reported for Mashable. “The government said the increasing spread of the disease prompted its request that the airline to suspend flights.”

 

Yet the Obama administration made no such request to U.S. airlines and government flights

Indeed, there’s not only open travel for people from hot zone countries, but there are limited screening procedures at airports, and doctors aren’t screening very vigorously either.

While the Centers for Diseases Control are talking as if they are confident, the reality is different:

  • As Dr. Sanjay Gupta notes, there have been lapses in safety at the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. hospitals in treating infectious diseases

American government officials are acting arrogantly - and may be putting us all at risk - in the same way that:

  • U.S. economic officials thought that the U.S. had the world's strongest financial system - and that they had figured out how to permanently stabilize the economy in a prosperous utopia  - but their models were  completely flawed, and made wildly erroneous assumptions
  • The Japanese had the reputation as being the most technologically sophisticated and conscientious people ... but their arrogance and attempt to underplay the dangers of nuclear power caused them to take incredibly risky actions which let Fukushima melt down

Postscript: See this for the contrary – mainstream – view.