The Internet and Media Networks Tell Us We Can’t See The Trees For The Forest - Here's My Story
Let me tell you a true story about a chicken. His name is Chicken Little. He lives in a normal little chicken house in a normal little town. Chicken Little is neither tall nor short. He is neither fat nor thin. He is neither smart nor stupid. He is a completely normal chicken.
One completely normal morning, Chicken Little is eating his breakfast in the kitchen. (He likes toast with butter and coffee with cream.) He is reading the internet and listening to the news. He sees a terrifying story with a terrifying headline. It says: THE SKY IS FALLING! He is so scared that he drops his toast into his coffee. Plop! The sky is falling? THE SKY IS FALLING!” shouts Chicken Little. “I have to warn everyone!”
First, he emails the story to one-thousand of his closest friends. Then runs down the road to warn everyone else. The first person he meets on the road is Gwen the Hen. She is coming from the supermarket. “Good morning, Chicken Little!” says Gwen the Hen. “Where are you going? Why are you so scared?”
“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” says Chicken Little. “Really? How do you know?” asks Gwen. “I saw it on the internet and heard it on the news!” says Chicken Little. “Holy moly! It must be true!” says Gwen. “Let's go!”
And so Chicken Little and Gwen the Hen run down the road towards the pond. When they reach the pond, they meet Chuck the Duck. He is having a bath. “Hello, you two!” says Chuck the Duck. “Where are you going? Why are you so scared?” “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” say Chicken Little and Gwen the Hen together.
“Really? How do you know?” asks Chuck. “I saw it on the internet and heard it on the news!” says Chicken Little. “Oh no! It must be true!” says Chuck. “Let’s go!”
So, Chicken Little, Gwen the Hen, and Chuck the Duck run down the road towards the farm. When they reach the farm, they meet Bruce the Goose. He is reading poetry to Percy the pigeon. “Hello everyone!” says Bruce the Goose. “Where are you going? Why are you so scared?” “The sky is falling. THE SKY IS FALLING!” everyone yells.
“Really? How do you know?” asks Percy the pigeon. “WE SAW IT ON THE INTERNET & HEARD IT ON THE NEWS!!” they all say. “Goodness gracious! It must be true!” says Bruce. “There is no time to read poetry now. Let's go!”
And Chicken Little, Gwen the Hen, Chuck the Duck, Bruce the Goose and Percy the Pigeon run down the road towards the town. On the main street, they meet Fred the Fox. He is sitting at a cafe, writing on his laptop. “Hello everyone!” says Fred the Fox. “Where are you going? Why are you so scared?”
“THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKYYYY IS FAAALLLLING!” everyone yells. “Really? How do you know?” asks Fred. “WE SAW IT ON THE INTERNET & HEARD IT ON THE NEWS!!!!” they all shout.
“Wow! Well then it must be true!” says the fox. “But don’t worry, friends, I know the perfect place to hide. Follow me!” Fred the fox leads everyone through the village, down the road, across the field, and up a hill. At the top of the hill is a big, dark cave. “Come in! Come in!” says Fred the fox. “There is enough room for everybody! The sky won't fall on us here. We are safe.”
And so, one by one, Chicken Little and all of his friends follow the fox into the cave. The next morning, Chicken Little and his friends have disappeared. The cave is empty. Where did they go? We don’t know for sure. But I will tell you one thing: Fred the Fox is very happy. He has a big, round belly. “Idiots,” he says. And he sits under a tree, gets his laptop, and begins to write again. this is not a Portal To Happiness story it is by https://www.thefablecottage.com/
Moral of Story: Don’t believe everything you read and hear; God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2Timothy 1:7 God’s Got This!
Cute little story wouldn’t you say, and it seems to fit pretty well in what’s happening in our world today. So, not to keep you hanging, here’s a small portion of research I dug up for you to ponder on.
Here’s what you’re seeing in the news today.
Now, the US has passed another grim milestone, 50,000 Covid-19 related deaths, while closing in on 1m confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 26 million are out of work and protesters are demanding an end to stay-at-home orders, even as experts say such rallies could make outbreaks worse.
Scary Right! It should be, and people need to take precautions.
Influenzas Past History Records
But here’s what the Past Records show from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health organizations putting out these grim details.
Recorded Influenza Deaths and other records from 1979 to 2019 in the United States.
Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States — Influenza Season:
Years Illness Hospitalizations Deaths
2010/11 21,286,119 289,983 36,656
2011/12 9,315,62 139,866 12,447
2012/13 33,679,171 571,382 42,570
2013/14 29,739,994 346,912 37,930
2014/15 30,165,452 590,869 51,376
2015/16 23,504,319 276,198 22,705
2016/17 29,220,523 496,912 38,230
2017/18 44,802,629 808,129 61,099
2018/19 35,520,883 490,561 34,157
Average/Yr 28.5 million 445,584 37,464
Information gathered from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/past-seasons.html
This is the full chart data was taken from and why wasn't there so much fear generated back then especially in 2015 and 2017?
And here’s a chart showing deaths from 1976 to 1999
To me these numbers must be very low considering we didn't have the technology we have today to keep up with the count or number of dead for sure. It wouldn't surprise me if these numbers should have been doubled.
No doubt, there are a lot of Americans dying every year due to influenza but as you can see this CoVid-19 is at best above the average not some Super Virus unless it has been tampered with or changed???
My question is: Why are all these health Organizations screaming about how this is the worst ever. When their own history records prove different???
I am not trying to degrade the loss of life here by no means or saying this isn't a bad situation. Life is precious and we should ALL cherish every moment.
That’s the issue, WE DON'T, everyone is running around with this gloom and doom attitude along with fear we haven't seen since WWII and it's being sparked and kindled by the MEDIA Networks and influential individuals.
There's an agenda behind all this fear and chaos for sure, who’s and what we may not know at the present moment but we'll find out soon enough. It all smells mighty fishy, no the truth is, it down right stinks to me… Hope you're prepared for, God only knows what!
SO, WHO & WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?
Last I heard God is still in control here…
2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Love Your Neighbor,