Unraveling the Facade of US Health Care…
In George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984, the main character, Winston Smith, works for the “Ministry of Truth” in a future authoritarian society.
On the outside wall of the ministry are plastered the three slogans of the Party: “WAR IS PEACE,” ‘FREEDOM IS SLAVERY,” and “IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH!”
This description of an authoritarian organization which seeks to impose its will despite its many failings seems a particularly apt description of our current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). President Trump appears to have fired the first salvo against this corrupt institution.
According to an article from The Washington Post on December 15, 2017, President Trump has instructed the CDC to stop using the words “evidence-based” and “science-based.” (CDC Gets List of Forbidden Words, by Lena Sun and Juliet Ellperin)
It’s about damned time!
The words “evidence-based” and “science-based” are nothing less than the deliberate twisting of language to stifle free inquiry. They are like corrupt priests who claim that “only they” know the will of the Almighty. The Mandarins of the CDC should probably start packing their bags and find a new location for their brand of openness like the recently dismembered ISIS caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Don’t believe me?
How is is that the CDC has been getting away with allowing nearly 106,000 deaths to occur every year for medical mishaps, 6.6 million hospitalizations, and over 80 million adverse events? How is it that in a few decades we have gone from 1 in 10,000 children having autism to 1 in 36?
Is our current “Ministry of Health” actually making us healthier, or is it presiding over the slow extermination of the human species?
How deep does this sickness go?
Do you really expect the media to report on these issues when the pharmaceutical industry has spent $3.2 billion dollars on television ads for drugs in the past year?
When Robert Kennedy, Jr. was trying to get the former chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes, to highlight the documentary film, Trace Amounts, Ailes told Kennedy that he’d have to fire any host who talked about the health risk of vaccines because roughly 70% of the news budget came from pharma advertising.
If vaccines are so safe, why do we need a “Vaccine Court” which has rules so Byzantine it would feel right at home in George Orwell’s dystopian future?
How can vaccines be “as safe as sugar water” while at the same time more than $3.5 billion dollars have been paid out in claims by parents who somehow managed to get their voices heard?
Forgive me if I don’t cry any tears over the CDC being able to use their big, important words to prevent the inconvenient question of why our society is suffering from record rates of neurological problems, diabetes, cancer, and dementia. While the human race is on its way to extinction I certainly wouldn’t want anybody to accuse me of raising my voice and ruffling any feathers.
In The Art of War by Sun Tzu, the author writes, “Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” Trump is known to be a fan of the writings of Sun Tzu, and it appears he is implementing this strategy against the CDC.
Instead of using the words “evidence-based” or “science-based”, The Washington Post reports, “the suggested phrase is ‘CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes.'” What a change that will be to have the CDC actually listen to the public. One would almost think our tax dollars support them!
It seems that Trump is going to take these corrupt avatars of medicine down from their high altars and force them to talk to the rabble. I look forward to that discussion.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.