Saturday, July 25, 2009

Torchwood v. Reality

posted by The Vidiot @ 10:03 AM Permalink

I watched the last two episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth last night. It was fantastically dark. Basically, the story went something like Torchwood, in 1965, conceded to a race of aliens and gave them 12 children with the understanding that the aliens would go away and not harm earth. Years later, the aliens come back asking for more children -- a number equalling 10% of the earth's population -- or earth would be destroyed. (I don't even want to say what the aliens did with the children, yikes.)

Anyway, to appease the aliens and collect the children, the government issued a vaccination alert and said all school-age children had to be vaccinated. They reasoned the the children of the wealthy would not be targeted since they were the country's future leadership and that they would only take the majority of the children from the failing schools since they were expendable. It was all perfectly reasoned out and thoroughly planned and the might of the State carried out the dirty deed. (The screaming and kicking children and frantic parents were hard to watch.)

When the show ended, I felt extremely uneasy, mostly because I had just read this:
Around 12,000 U.S. children will be used as guinea pigs for an experimental swine flu vaccine known to contain the dangerous ingredient squalene, which has been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other debilitating diseases.
and this:
All U.S. children aged 6 months to 18 years should get a seasonal influenza vaccine every year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.
Which all just hearkens back to the Lone Gunman episode that foreshadowed 9/11.

It's all unsettling to say the least.

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