'Keep Calm and Carry On'
It was produced as part of a series of three "Home Publicity" posters with the others being "Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory" and "Freedom Is in Peril. Defend It With All Your Might"
Real catchy.. We love the brevity..
It basically meant at the time, if you're walking down the street and you see a blown up building or body parts of dead people strewn about, just keep going about your business and show no emotion or effect..
After 9/11, it meant to keep flying on planes and keep shopping and spending money and buying Lexus & Audi and keep going on trips to Disneyland and keep only thinking about yourself and satisfying your Id..
"Or else the terrorists would win.."
Now we have Ebola which is a Real and Genuine threat..
Some such as humanitarian aid agency Oxfam said Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", and the World Bank declaring that we're losing the fight against the disease
It has so far killed more than 4,500 people, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone though its becoming a real problem now that people exposed to the virus have died on US and European soil.
He tells us not to fall into 'hysteria'.. Basically to 'Keep Calm'
And what would calm people down to the growing threat and fear the disease could spread here?
Perhaps closing the borders.. Not allowing flights in from Africa and for the purpose of getting aid and supplies from the US to that part of the world, charter flights instead of using commercial planes..
"Trying to seal off an entire region of the world -- if that were even possible -- could actually make the situation worse."
For who? The 315 million Americans you're supposed to protect?
Or black west Africans an ocean away?
Because pretty much everything in the President's non-economic domestic policy is race based..
So let's stop pussyfooting around it..
What racial or ethnic minority would be most angered?
What would the President have to lose?
The following NY Times headline from Sunday may shed some light on the situation:
"Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate"
Nooo.. That's too cynical..
"The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats.
Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls...
A senior official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss strategy, said the White House was “concerned that some of the campaigns are not focused enough on the importance of turning out presidential-year voters, including (blacks)**.”
** We never ever use the hyphenated A-A term here.. It is not a term of racial inclusion or respect but one of desired distinct separation and perceived "exceptionalism" that puts more focus on the origin of one's ancestors than the nation one lives in presently..
Some people especially in government want to do everything they can to minimize the fear because its far easier to control and get half-truths out to a docile public
But here's an example of how truly serious Ebola is..
It is a scientific fact that even if a male is stricken with the disease and recovers, the Ebola strain remains in his semen..
For weeks after!
The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Medical Managements of Biological Casualties Handbook (7th edition) notes a 3-month (~80-days) period, "during which one should probably avoid sexual relations so as not to deliver virus directly to a mucosal surface."
How many men here and abroad have a clue about this?
So what should you do?
Well.. Be scared, Be Aware and don't trust anything your government says because they have their own power agendas to maintain order.
Personally, we will not step foot on an airplane, train or other mass transportation unless we had absolutely no choice and we'd start wearing face masks and gloves..
Let Them get infected.. We won't..
And if we know of a person who has recently traveled to west Africa, sorry but.. We're staying far far away...
We never put much stock in political correctness so to be insensitive in this regard won't cause much lost sleep..
And we're definitely going to avoid any soldier who was sent by Obama over there
"Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa."
The administration says they're not necessary..
"Soldiers’ health will be monitored through surveys and taking their temperature on their way in and out of camps. If a service member does get sick, they will be flown home immediately for treatment."
You have a Responsibility and Duty to do everything you can to protect yourself and those you love and care about from putting themselves in harms way where one can get exposure..
As we said before, there are over 315 million Americans.. No one in a position of power specifically knows you or cares one way or another about you or yours,..
So always think for yourself..
Be conscious of your surroundings.
Trust your instincts..
"Keep Calm & Ignore the President"