Avian/Bird Flu: The "Zionist-Imperialist" plot thickens
This Daily Star story tells of people, in southern Lebanon, who do not believe that there is an avian flu.
The chicken plot thickens, and may very well sicken. ALRIGHT! The pun is the lowest form of humor, but I just could not resist.
The DS quotes Umm Walid:
I assure you this is not bird flu, this is an American flu, a flu of personal interests and ambitions.
Another denizen, Mohamed Masri, tells us:
This is an American creation aimed at distracting the people from their economic and political problems.
You'll find other delightful quotes in the article by like-minded worldly ignorami. The problem of course is that this kind of idiocy in Lebanon and the Middle East is not confined to some crazy man/ woman who owns three chickens.
These people may well facilitate the spread of the flu in Lebanon, the same way demented conspiracy theorists keep hindering progress or solutions.
We all know people who make similarly nutty arguments, sometimes with big words and more sophisticated language, but the impact is as bad. Some of these people are politicians. Some are published journalists/columnists. And some are (gasp!) bloggers. Very sad commentary on the damage to the culture, and the time that will be needed to overcome this dementia.