‘War on Ebola’ called for by government officials mirrors previous ‘wars’ on ‘poverty,’ ‘drugs’ and ‘terror’

Monday, September 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Monday, September 22, 2014

The U.S., it seems, is always fighting wars — wars against drugs, wars against poverty, wars against terror, wars against… fill in the blank. Now, it appears, we have launched a new war, the war against Ebola.

But will this war, like these previous wars, wind up harming civil liberties and freedom more than the actual named target? Time will tell, but already, the “Ebola war” has elements of the other failed “wars,” in regard to its impact on privacy, liberty and free will — especially if the government eventually forces all Americans to subject themselves to an Ebola vaccine.

President Obama launched the war against Ebola in recent days when he labeled the West African outbreak of the deadly disease a great threat to global security. At the same time, the president announced that he would be ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region to help combat the spread of the virus (thus potentially exposing more Americans to a disease who otherwise were not at risk).

“The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better,” Obama said during comments at the Atlanta headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“But, right now, the world still has an opportunity to save countless lives. Right now, the world has the responsibility to act, to step up and to do more. The United States of America intends to do more,” he added.

New war, new target, same old potential implications of civil rights violations if the virus spreads to North America

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