… At the beginning of the 2010 episode titled The Fool Mounty, a “secret conclave of America’s media empires” looks to create a “phony-baloney crisis” in order to “put Americans back where they belong: In dark rooms, glued to their televisions and too terrified to skip the commercials”. That phony crisis is a deadly virus.
Here’s the clip.
There’s a whole lot to unpack in this 3-minute clip as nearly every scene is eerily echoed in 2020.
So Many Coincidences
The episode begins with a helicopter dropping off a Fox News representative to a secret meeting that is taking place in a symbolic location.
The fact that the secret media cabal is plotting against humanity inside the crown of the Statue of Liberty is symbolic in a sad way. There’s also another weird fact: Corona means crown. And this episode is about a planned virus crisis.
The man running the meeting says:
“I’d like to call to order this secret conclave of American media empires. We’re here to come up with the next phony-baloney crisis put Americans back where they belong: In dark rooms, glued to their televisions, too terrified to skip the commercials”.
The man continues:
“I think we should go with a good old-fashioned public health scare.”
A woman adds:
“A new disease. No one’s immune. It’s like the summer of the shark except, instead of a shark, its an epidemic. And instead of summer, it’s all the time!”
In 2020, it is difficult to hear these lines and not think of COVID-19. It is a new disease. No one’s immune. It is also “all the time” as media sources are already warning the public that his virus is here to stay. Here are some recent headlines: …