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August 25, 2005

Avian Flu and the Woowoo

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A dear and close, smart and psychic personal friend, considering the possiblity that there might be evidence in the woowoo that bird flu is on its way, remembered that one of her spiritual teachers had once talked about the cosmic configurations that made polio a match to world conditions.

Her teacher had said that the polio epidemic of the last century in the US was a physical manifestation of the economic crippling of the Great Depression. It took FDR, a leader who was himself afflicted by polio, to shepherd the country out of the crippling situation.

My friend then considered the avian flu in this light. It made sense to her that the H5N1 virus is carried by migrating birds when some of the most pressing issues in the world today are immigration and globalization. My friend bought her tamiflu yesterday, by the way.

I would add that birds are traditionally used as hazard warnings for toxic environments - the canary in a coal mine.

In addition, the avian flu is a mutation, a virus that is evolving, just when evolution as a scientific concept is being questioned, once again, by Christian Fundamentalists. Avian flu is a grizzly little proof of the pudding, as if we needed any.

It is also is a reminder that we are one with everything in the universe; that which effects our sweet creatures effects us as well.

Ironically, we may be beset by an old timey plague - (avian flu is also known as fowl plague). With consumerism, fundamentalism and the corporatocracy burgeoning in a ways that disregard the earth, a plague might be the very thing that's needed to put a stop to all of that.

Photo note: Just sticking my fingers in places where they probably don't belong, again, and photographing it of course.

Posted by Dakota at August 25, 2005 07:19 AM