I’m with my quadriplegic friend in a hospital. She’s got a serious bone infection and needs to heal. We have supplements made from raw, organic vegetables – exactly what she needs to heal. When we speak with the “doctor” about them being given to her, we receive a look of derision. The doctor will prescribe vitamins full of chemicals manufactured by an industry with a long history of poisoning people.
“But, these are organic – free of toxins…”
“I can’t approve them. I can only prescribe what we have in the hospital.”
So, this is a doctor?
Should we start calling them toxin dealers? Poison engineers? Social designers culling humanity? Maybe, agents of misfortune dealing death and disease to helpless
patients victims who are directed to increase their chances of drug addiction. How about plain ol’ drug pushers? Selling a joint can get you arrested, but pushing toxic chemicals that kill millions of people and cause numerous diseases is simply business as usual.
Who thinks this is OK?
We need healers instead of dealers.
Seriously, who believes this is acceptable? We obviously can’t force
doctors employees of Big Pharma to follow OUR health advice or vote people off the boards of major corporations. However, we CAN vote for politicians who’ll stop the insanity and hold wealthy executives accountable. Instead we allow most of the few honest, compassionate people in Washington to be kicked out of OUR government through nefarious strategies such as redistricting (anyone remember Dennis Kucinich?) and character assassination by corporate propaganda artists.
According to the Journal of Patient Safety, as many as 440,000 people DIE in U.S. hospitals from “preventable medical errors” every year – more than a thousand a day!
That’s right, more people die due to incompetence and/or ignorance in hospitals in the U.S. than from automobile accidents, murder or illegal drugs. It’s the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Pfizer spent $1.8 million during the 2012 election cycle. Merck, Abbott Laboratories, Amgen and AstraZeneca each spent over a million dollars. What are they buying?
Besides the souls of corrupt politicians and medical professionals?
They are attempting to purchase legislation which will make it virtually impossible for U.S. citizens to choose natural vitamins and supplements. (These products are already prohibitively expensive for many people). Instead of being able to induce healing through raw, organic food the way nature intended, people are increasingly forced to spend their money on synthetic chemical concoctions which actually increase disease and drug addiction instead of healing.
They are buying the right to bypass the necessary steps to insure safety in order to get their products fast-tracked and on the pharmacy shelves as quickly as possible.
They are buying the legal right to pay fines for killing people instead of accepting responsibility for their actions by facing criminal charges the way most people are expected to do.
They are also giving free samples of their products to doctors along with corporate propaganda touting the amazing “healing abilities” of these dangerous substances – just to increase corporate profits.
Most of us have always assumed that doctors are intelligent, caring individuals. In a civilized society, a healer would report these insidious criminal activities being perpetrated on an unsuspecting population. Apparently, Capitalist indoctrination has reared its ugly head in medical schools as students are encouraged to obey the established doctrine of surgery and pharmaceuticals instead of furthering knowledge in a respected field by finding out what actually heals. Today, it seems most doctors abrogate their responsibilities to their fellow citizens and go for the money. Many have become nothing more than salespeople for the pharmaceutical industry and agents for the medical propaganda industry.
Think about it. Healing diseases and disorders would shrink the so-called “healthcare” industry. (Since they care more about industry than health, a more apt name would be sickness care). Since the dominant philosophy in modern society revolves around creating wealth (instead of health), we’ve been conditioned to accept “treating” disease and living with it instead of attempting to eliminate it. Imagine all those billions of dollars spent on cancer treatments disappearing. Why aren’t people told more about the Gerson Therapy, for example? It has been PROVEN that this natural system of using raw, organic foods as medicine can eliminate most forms of cancer.
But, no, we can’t upset the “markets”. The economy “needs” that wealth (as if the economy is actually the living organism instead of the people).
If I convinced someone to consume poison and that person died or became seriously ill because of it, I’d go to jail and be convicted of murder or manslaughter. Why do we not hold wealthy entrepreneurs (financial terrorists?) to these same standards? Why do we allow them to hide behind the glossy, Madison Ave.-polished images of multibillion dollar corporations making life wonderful through technological advancements?
Is it because they are the “job creators” corporate media places on pedestals every day?
Is it because we’re afraid to “rock the boat” and possibly lose our pathetic, insignificant jobs if we don’t obey the sociopathic rules of the predatory class?
Is it because we’re too lazy and apathetic to find the names of the “captains of industry” who directly cause poverty and sickness and stop them from further destruction?
This is an inevitable, perilous trend in a society that preaches the doctrine of a wealth-obsessed system such as Capitalism. We will not survive as a species until we evolve beyond this barbaric, suicidal state religion that indoctrinates our youth (and us all) 24 hours a day every day of our lives.
Do we want this time in human history to be remembered as a time in which we placed more importance on possessions than life? Do we want to be seen as having the twisted priorities of cold, sterile corporations? Do we want to be thought of as less than human?
There is a Cherokee saying that goes like this:
“Our first teacher is our own heart.”
Apparently, many in the ruling class have failed this first and, ultimately, most important lesson.