Published Oct 29, 2009While we often look for any excuse to do a news item related to head Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan around Halloween time, this time we have a Pumpkin-related piece of a more serious nature.
Ol' cueball Corgan has made a post on his new blog about his suspicious feelings towards the recently unveiled swine flu vaccine and his fear that a mandatory inoculation law could be passed in the near future. The lengthy post, entitled Health and a Well-Being, details Corgan's thoughts on the matter, and trails off at the end into a typical Corgan body-soul-mind rant.
He does, however, make many good points for the anti-vaccine cause.
"I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us thru fear," he writes. "This is not judgment; it is a personal decision based on research, intuition, conversations with my doctor and my 'family.' If the virus comes to take me Home, that is between me and the Lord."
Corgan doesn't downplay the severity of the H1N1 virus, which has hit the music industry just as hard as the rest of the populace. Everyone from Marilyn Manson to Jens Lekman have been affected - or have been rumoured to be affected - by the swine flu. But Corgan says he believes something more insidious could be going on behind the scenes.
"I have friends that have gotten the swine flu. All of them told me they felt very, very sick, and that it was awful," he posts. "So I'm not in any way suggesting that the H1N1 virus is not real. I would suggest however, that it is possible the virus is not a naturally occurring virus. I have read reports from people who say (as doctors) that there is evidence to suggest this virus was created by man; to call it Swine Flu is then a misnomer, as it really is Swine Flu plus some other stuff stitched together. These doctors said such genetic mutation was impossible in nature."
Corgan goes on to accuse the U.S. government of spreading propaganda about the disease.
"If you follow some of the links I have been supplying as of late, you'll notice many are focused on the propaganda build up to our day of reckoning with the Swine Flu virus," he says. "I say 'propaganda' because, in my heart, there is something mighty suspicious about declaring an emergency for something that has yet to show itself to be a grand pandemic. Our American President Obama has declared a national emergency about this virus, which he in his own words said was, at this point, a preventative measure. So why declare an emergency if there isn't one?"
While the pro- and anti-swine flu vaccine camps continue to duke it out, it's comforting to know that Billy Corgan will keep posting his alternately intelligent and unintelligible blog ramblings. Which, by the way, also include the current phase of the moon, currently in Pisces.