All I have to do is think about that stupid color-coded system that Bush came up with...
We are ALWAYS on "alert" or "high alert." Yet nothing of real consequence has happened. Many, many more of our people have died fighting a gluttonous, pointless war than have died of supposed terrorist attacks.
Playing into the whole "fear" agenda, it's something our government and its corporate backers use to divert our attention away from what they are really up to, and direct it toward some inane garbage we glom onto instead [IE: Britney Spears, and now Michael Jackson]. It feels like they take every opportunity to make sure we are the most entertain, least educated population, which of course I suppose would serve their true interests.
At one time in 2006, Bush abolished Habeas Corpus for about 6 months, and no one knew anything about it. Probably because we were too busy hearing about Anna Nicole Smith, or some other celebrity scandal on the news... and not the actual news that our president at the time was a gun-wielding nut job. Now if anything says "high alert", it's that.
I guess I think it's more or less a way of getting us to rally against other nations, and further alienating ourselves, while distracting us from the big picture...
If you think back to any of the big plagues, it was usually the Christians (sorry!) that would persecute the Jews (most frequently) and blame them for the plague... alienating themselves in the process, and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people... all because they were scared.
So currently "they" seem to be blaming Mexico, and for a while travel was limited there... people wearing masks, and in general, in panic mode. IMHO it's a way of passing the blame on to someone else, and our government terrorizing our own people with fear in a means to deter them from what's really going on nationally and globally.
I do think the H1N1 was manufactured, but I don't think it was done to end the recession. The Federal Reserve can, and does, make money out of thin air, and is BASED on debt. Recessions and depressions are literally BUILT IN to the "Modern Money Mechanics" of The Federal Reserve, so the fact that this nation, again, is in trouble is NOT A COINCIDENCE, it is but by design.