Tuesday, Sept 30, 2008
Here at NaturalNews, we’ve been publicly predicting the fall of Western Medicine for nearly five years. During that time, we’ve also covered the increasingly precarious financial situation, warning readers in 2005 and 2006 about the impending housing bubble crash and the implications for the entire financial system.
In covering these two topics (western medicine and western finance), I’ve come to recognize many strong parallels between the two. This article explores the common threads of deception that characterize these two powerful institutions.
#1 They’re both based on fraud and deception
Both Western Finance and Western Medicine are fundamentally based on fraud. The fraud of Western Finance is that you can create money from nothing and everybody can get rich by selling each other fictitious financial instruments that have no connection to reality. The fraud of Western Medicine is that everybody can get healthy by taking fictitious patented chemicals (pharmaceuticals) rather than addressing fundamental issues of nutrition, exercise and exposure to consumer chemicals.
Western Finance’s fraud is committed by high-brow academics who contrive complicated derivative financial instruments that are then presented to the investment community as things of real value (which they are not). Western Medicine’s fraud is committed by high-ego medical researchers who selectively massage clinical trial data to create fictitious “scientific” results that are then presented to the FDA as fact. The FDA then “approves” such drugs which are sold to the public as medicines that treat “disease” (which are also fictitious, by the way; being voted into existence by a panel of experts who benefit from such disease definitions).
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Both the financial instruments and FDA-approved medications are fraudulent to begin with, and they offer nothing of real, lasting value to anyone. They’re both sold simply for momentary profits, without any regard for the health or the wealth of the People.
#2 When problems arise, they both treat symptoms rather than solving the causes
The $700 billion financial bailout created in Washington is a classic example of Western Medicine’s “treat the symptoms” mentality. Rather than address the root cause of the problem (the Fed’s control over the money supply and the very structure of fractional-reserve banking), politicians seem satisfied to rig up a series of financial bandages that allow them to pretend the problem has been solved.
In Western Medicine, this “treat the symptoms” approach is the de facto treatment philosophy taught in medical school: Ignore the real cause, don’t bother educating patients about diet or exercise, and simply prescribe pharmaceuticals to mask the problem for as long as possible.
In both cases, the patient inevitably gets sicker: The financial situation festers and grows like an unchecked cancer tumor, and while stop-gap measures can create the illusion of a healthy patient, these actions inevitably contribute to far greater crisis down the road, where the patient eventually crashes and dies.
The financial sickness now infecting banks, lenders and insurance companies across the globe is an unchecked pandemic of infectious debt. But rather than addressing the cause of the infections, the financial industry seems satisfied to refinance the disease carriers so they can rise up, coughing and sputtering as they pass along the disease to anyone within breathing distance.
#3 They both enrich powerful corporations while impoverishing the People
The key agenda of both the financial and health industries is to enrich wealthy corporations at the expense of the public. In Western Finance, this is being done by privatizing the financial gains while socializing the financial losses. In other words, all the profits go to the wealthy elite while all the losses are passed along to taxpayers (this is the fundamental point of the $700 billion bailout, of course).
In Western Medicine, virtually every regulatory policy in effect today is constructed to enrich corporations. The FDA’s censorship of true health claims on nutritional supplements, the FTC’s crackdown on anti-cancer herbal remedies, the DEA’s raids on medical marijuana… these campaigns are all conducted solely to protect the profits of the pharmaceutical companies at the expense of public health.
Think about it: Monopoly pricing on pharmaceuticals sold in the USA is enforced by the FDA and FTC. Approvals of drugs based on outright fraudulent science is openly granted by the FDA. Raids against vitamin companies, supplement companies and natural product retailers are organized and conducted by both the FTC and FDA, two regulatory bodies that engage in outright extortion, threatening natural health companies with bankruptcy and criminal charges if they don’t pay outrageous fines based on fabricated accusations of things like “linking to a scientific journal from your website” (which is now a crime in the U.S. if you sell nutritional products).
These are all the actions of governmental tyrants who act solely as Big Business street thugs, wiping out the competition to protect the profits of their (mob) bosses.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 3:32 am