"I am not a doctor, and I am in no way suggesting that you should follow any medical advice from me," Billy Corgan writes at the top of a blog post about swine flu. What follows is nearly 850 words of Corgan spitting conspiracy theories on his Everything From Here to There blog regarding the H1N1 virus.
Smashing Pumpkins' frontman has a central thesis — that the illness was "created by man" and driven by a "propaganda machine" powered by fear. "I for one will not be taking the vaccine. I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us thru fear," Corgan 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 also argues against a potential Massachusetts state law that will require residents of the state to receive the vaccine. "Soon, you won't even have the choice to live OR die as you wish!"
In more musical Smashing Pumpkins news, <i>Rolling Stone previously reported that Corgan has begun work on a behemoth of a project called Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, a 44-song album that Corgan will release piecemeal as he completes the songs.