Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Contagion was produced with the active cooperation of the CDC, the WHO and other governmental organizations and its function is clear: To present a hyper-realistic disaster scenario to justify the vaccination campaigns promoted by these agencies while discrediting those who criticize them.
Nothing in the movie hints that it is a work of fiction. Quite to the contrary, everything in Contagion is made to be as realistic as possible, using actual locations and governmental agencies, to make the story as plausible – and as frightening to the masses – as possible. As the slogan of the movie says: “Nothing spreads like fear” and, boy, does it try to spread fear. This movie’s message is: “Nothing was exaggerated, and next time there’s a virus outbreak, listen to us … or you’ll die”.
Featuring Hollywood mega-stars like Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow, Contagion is a big-ticket Hollywood movie, but also an infomercial promoting specific national and international agencies while encouraging specific behaviors from the public. The plot of the movie appears to follow the big H1N1 scare of 2009 that left many citizens uncertain about the actual risk of the virus. Indeed, after months of terrifying news crowned by a massive vaccination campaign, an important portion of the population concluded that the H1N1 scare was grossly exaggerated and and thought that a vaccine was unnecessary.
In his book Propagandes Silencieuses (Silent Propaganda), the journalist and writer Ignacio Ramonet describes the always present underlying message found in disaster movies:
“In all cases, the disaster causes a kind of ‘state of emergency’ that hands all powers and modes of transportation to state authorities: the police, the army or “the crew”. Portrayed as the ultimate recourse, these institutions are the only ones capable of facing the dangers, the disorder and the decay threatening society thanks to their structure and technical knowledge. (…) As if it was impossible to present to the general public a disaster that is not resolved by state authorities and governmental powers.”
– Ignacio Ramonet, “Propagandes Silencieuses” (free translation)
Contagion follows Ramonet’s blueprint of disaster movies to a tee. Right from the start, specific organizations are identified as the go-to guys and are automatically given the power to act on a massive scale, namely FEMA, the WHO, the American Red Cross and the CDC.
The seed was planted for this operation by way of mass market publications and cinema entertainment. In March of 1995 the movie Outbreak was released and instilled the initial fear of a hemorrhagic fever epidemic in small town America. Five months later in August 1995 the book titled The Hot Zone written by Richard Preston was released and quickly became a New York Times Bestseller. At the beginning of the book the author thanks the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a research grant.
Alfred P. Sloan was a Nazi collaborator. The obvious connections between the eugenics movement which was started in America and exported to Nazi Germany, and then exported back to America and eventually became the Human Genome Project, and the depopulation agenda of the world’s institutions, including top scientists calling for a 90% reduction in the population by using an airborne Ebola virus, and the research grant issued for the publication of such a book, will be left to the astute reader for further research.
Further social engineering continued over the years through numerous virus pandemic movies including the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Like the western population was carefully prepared for terrorists attacks by such movies as The Siege, when an attack finally came in New York, the population had already assimilated the proper social meme to respond as required.