Seems like that’s the new scare. It covers my news feed in Reddit, so that I miss new Hunger Games girl nudes… It blacks out daily tv news coverage so I miss out on sappy stories about Hollywood-has-bins that died. Now its spamming the shit out of my twitter feed that I can’t get Walking Dead news. Ebola-Shmola. I’d worry, if it was really worth worrying about.
Ebola has [gasp] killed 4,000 people in Africa, home of the world’s longest running genocide antics, and yet everyone is freaking out about how awful it is. To tell you the truth, as a disease, HIV kills 6,000 and Tuberculosis kills 5,000 PER DAY. We’re talking 6 to 8 months worth and were only at 4,000 in Ebola-ville. Put it in to comparative numbers for a second, that means Ebola is on pace to kill off about 5500 people this year. Or yeah, about what TB and HIV do per day… If we really want to tug at the heart, 6.3 million children under 5 died last year… due to malnutrition, disease, poor neonatal care. Not Ebola. Not being fed. Not having a hospital. Punemonia. Ghradia from shit filled water. That’s a real killer. And before we get snooty about it, I ripped all of those numbers from the World Health Organizations website. All of them.
If you really want to die in Africa, HIV and TB will get you, if you make it past 5. Before 5 years old, you’ll die because there isn’t drinking water, food to eat, and your HMO is run by a guy with oxblood and feathers on his face dancing outside a hut. That’s a a fucking problem. But should you make it…. should you really, really want to wait for Ebola to kill you… think again.
Africa has been the home to genocide in the world for the past 40 years. Its got serious street cred. Al-Qaeda sends guys there as a study-abroad project. I’m not kidding. Last year alone, one guy, killing only Christians and Christian schools, in Nigeria alone, Abubakar Shekau, has raked up 1500 murders. He’s pretty discriminate as far as ethnic cleansing goes in this part of the world. Look at Sudan. What Hollywood lib’s want you to pay attention to as Darfur [forgetting the awful mess of political boundaries], in a year they’ve managed to kill 175k to 400k. That includes the government helping out. What the fuck are you doing worrying about Ebola in Africa??? Most of the populations in this region aren’t sustainable with a birthrate of 3x the United States… that’s adding up to be a lot more than Ebola.
Don’t get me wrong, I really don’t want to catch Ebola. But I’m also not going to walk around Africa anytime soon, for any reason. People in America think 1 dead kid in St Louis is a clusterfuck, wait till they walk around in Kenya and watch children with AK’s shoot up people dispensing grain from UN dispensary sites, while on the other side of town, they machete arms off people attempting to touch Bibles. That’s whats something to worry about.