What we’ve seen during the 20th and 21st centuries is an explosion in medical technology, the likes of which have never been seen before. The modern human is highly dependent on the medical system, not only on the treatments, drugs, and gadgets, but on the ideology that encompasses it. This ideology isn’t necessarily obvious to those who haven’t paid attention to it, simply because it’s so enmeshed into our world-view.
The main tenets of modern medical ideology are the reductionist, positivist, and allopathic approaches of the medical system, but there is further nuance to be observed. These aspects are the foundation of the actual business model that pharmaceutical corporations and medical institutions adhere to. The ideology that this business model rests upon is somewhat more sinister and, I would venture to say, anti-human.
The main ideas underlying modern medical science are threefold, as far as I can tell.
First, we have the premise of inherent disease. This idea is foundational to all modern medical practice, because it states that human beings are, by nature, physically imperfect. That we are inherently unable to live truly healthy lives without external medical intervention, that disease arises simply because of faulty genetics, hormonal imbalances, etcetera. It is important to grasp the implications of this meme, because once you do you’ll start viewing the medical industry in a different light. In essence, modern medicine sees your average person as inherently weak, incapable, and prone to disease.
Secondly, we have the premise of invasive chemical or surgical intervention. Following the logic of the first premise, modern medical science assumes that the only rational way for dealing with illness, infection, or trauma, is through drugs, surgery or other invasive or potentially harmful methods. The flaws in this narrative are very obvious once one starts searching for them, as for instance in the case of chemotherapy, where the immune system is essentially shut down as a side effect of an attempt of poisoning or destroying cancerous cells, which may or may not be effective.
One should also note the criteria for “effectiveness” in medical interventions. In the case of chemotherapy, if the patient is still alive five years after therapy is over, the treatment is considered successful, regardless of current state of health and standard of living. The patient could also die a year later and the treatment would still be considered a success.
The same case can be made for antibiotics, which are effectively a way of poisoning away infections. The downside is obviously that the majority of cells that make up a human being do not carry human DNA, that is to say that we are a mish-mash of various bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that function together as a whole. When we throw poison into our guts or on our skin, this will cause massive imbalances. That’s not to say antibiotics aren’t useful and effective, because they surely are, but they are, in the end, highly invasive and inherently harmful drugs that should only be utilized under dire circumstances. The same can be said for any drug of decent effectiveness.
Finally, we have the premise of medical authoritarianism. It can be safely said that anyone who disagrees with the conclusions that modern medical science espouses, people such as myself and many others, especially if these dissidents are not trained within said system, are ridiculed and ostracized. There is only one way to be healthy, you see, and the pharmaceutical companies have patented it. Alternative therapies or, God forbid, proposing that people actually take responsibility for their own health, are said to be at best harmless but ineffective, at worst quackery and downright harmful (which they certainly can be, but look who’s talking).
However, the use of authoritarian tactic is not limited to those outside the fold of medical dogma. Physicians and scientists, trained by the system, who have worked for years within the system, are shamed and ridiculed as a matter of course as soon as they go against mainstream medical narratives, whether or not they have actual evidence to back up their claims.
The most harmful aspect in all of this is that the general population is actively discouraged from making their own decisions when it comes to health. Diet or lifestyle change is discouraged unless you’re given the green light from your physician. In many cases this type of caution is absolutely justified, like if you just read up on the shot-of-liquid-mercury-in-the-morning routine and feel like giving it a go. However, due to the sheer lack of actual understanding in the medical establishment of nutrition and the body’s inherent ability for healing, consulting your physician will likely result in you being prescribed some new drug or ointment.
As of this writing, the world is dealing with a certain pandemic that must not be named. It is a pandemic, to be sure, but it’s much more a pandemic of medical fascism, or medicofascism, than anything attributable to some dubious microorganism.
The ignorance, dogma, and absolute negation of inherent human rights to free speech, bodily autonomy, and free association has been absolutely astounding. The blind faith in medicofascist organisations and their mouthpieces is absurd, and the sheer breadth of public willingness to oblige any and all dictatorial decrees in the name of “ScienceTM” and “#savinglives” is horrific.
I must admit that I hesitate to commit such egregious WrongThink as writing what I feel truly needs to be said. The backlash might be crippling, but it’s time to take a stand against what I’m afraid will prove to be the most insidious authoritarian regime humanity has ever known.
Understanding the power of the individual in fighting tyranny is vital. Remember the video of the guy with the shopping bags who challenged a tank on its way from Tiananmen Square? He may have technically only managed to stop a single tank temporarily, which is no small feat in itself, but his act of absolute courage and defiance in the face of oppression has tendered a fire in the heart of millions over a period of thirty years, myself included.
In the end it is only individual action that can end oppressive regimes. Living the way you envision an ideal society is the way forward.
That’s the key to fighting, really. First off, don’t let these apes bullshit you. If you don’t already know how to rationally dissect arguments and statements, learn to do so. You don’t need a PhD in philosophy or physics to be able to tell right from wrong, sense from nonsense. You do need to be able to think clearly, however, and physical health is a prerequisite to being able to do so.
Second, stand for what you believe in. This doesn’t mean you have to get into arguments with everybody who disagrees with you, because frankly it’s not worth the energy. It does mean that you practice what you preach, that you resist peer pressure, that you say no to coercion, and that you just say “NO” to the men in the white lab coats.
You’ll soon find that most people are more amenable to reason than you initially thought. We’ve been living in upside-down world for many years now, and I suspect it will keep getting stranger before things start to make sense. There are many others out there who are thinking and feeling exactly what you’re going through right now, but there’s a discernible push to make it seem as if those who are reasonable, rational human beings are a vast minority. I don’t think this is true, I believe there are way more of us than there are of the morons who keep pushing the bilge water that is the mainstream narrative on any and all issues.
Never believe what anybody says about pharmaceutical interventions until you’ve done your own research and followed the money. There’s too much at stake. It’s not like buying a burger at a new restaurant. It might taste bad but there are no long term consequences (unless there are some major sanitary concerns in the kitchen!). With the pharma companies, it’s life or death. A little bit of digging into the history of many of the major pharmaceutical corporations will show you that these are not good people. These are sickness machines that will stop at nothing to sell you “medicine”.
Take the company Pfizer for example. This is a key stronghold of medicofascist doctrine. I won’t go into the absolutely stunning medical disasters around a certain unnamed pandemic, but I will point out that at various times throughout its history, Pfizer has knowingly performed drug experiments without proper consent, muddled its research findings, hired politicians who have done their bidding in office (which is actually standard practice all over the world), and dragged out court cases for compensation of the individuals and families it has harmed in the process.
One example from 1996, during the worst meningitis epidemic in Africa’s history, the is a little-reported upon trial of an experimental antibiotic drug for meningitis in the Nigerian state of Kano, called Trovan. The company ended up settling out of court with four families who had lost children in the trial, after a 15 year legal battle, paying each $175,000. It also reached a tentative out-of-court settlement with the state of Kano for $75 million.
To make a long story short, they had not gotten proper consent for pushing this experimental drug on these children, had knowingly changed the doses which ended up causing brain damage, paralysis, or slurred speech in dozens of other children, and then not only did the consciously drag out the case as long as they possibly could in court, they actually hired private investigators to dig up corruption cases against local officials, in an attempt to blackmail them into dropping the case. To quote a Guardian article from 2011 by David Smith:
The pharmaceutical giant also agreed to sponsor health projects in Kano as well as creating a fund of $35m to compensate those affected.
But last year a US diplomatic cable uncovered by WikiLeaks revealed that Pfizer hired investigators to look for evidence of corruption against the Nigerian attorney general in an effort to persuade him to drop the legal action.
The cable reported a meeting between Pfizer’s country manager, Enrico Liggeri, and US officials at the Abuja embassy on 9 April 2009. It stated: “According to Liggeri, Pfizer had hired investigators to uncover corruption links to federal attorney general Michael Aondoakaa to expose him and put pressure on him to drop the federal cases.
He said Pfizer’s investigators were passing this information to local media.”
In 2009, in a separate case, Pfizer was slapped with a record $2.3 billion dollar fine for repeatedly pitching and promoting drugs to doctors and patients for unapproved uses. This particular case was regarding pain medication called Bextra, along with 13 other medications. They pleaded guilty.
This was following an earlier criminal charge in 2004, where they had employed the same disgusting tactics, and the company had been under government supervision since then.
From a Reuters article from 2009:
Pfizer’s marketing team promoted Bextra for acute pain, surgical pain and other unapproved uses, while its salesforce promoted the drug directly to doctors for those unapproved uses and dosages, according to the U.S. Department of Justice
The company and Pharmacia also used advisory boards, consultant meetings and provided travel to lavish resorts to improperly promote Bextra to doctors and made misleading claims about the drug’s safety and efficacy, the government said.
The settlement also includes $1 billion in civil payments related to so-called “off-label” sales of drugs — meaning for uses not authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — and payments to healthcare professionals. Pfizer denied all of the civil allegations, except for acknowledging improper promotions of the antibiotic Zyvox.
“We regret certain actions taken in the past, but are proud of the action we’ve taken to strengthen our internal controls,” said Amy Schulman, Pfizer’s general counsel.
Obviously, these fines have absolutely no impact on the company’s capacity to sell more drugs, to continue to lie to consumers, to keep up their truly abhorrent business practices.
One line in this article stood out to me:
The company and Pharmacia also used advisory boards, consultant meetings and provided travel to lavish resorts to improperly promote Bextra to doctors and made misleading claims about the drug’s safety and efficacy, the government said.
You see, this is standard practice in Pharma land. Take the doctors out on a cruise, or on a golf trip, or lavish dinners, butter them up, then “ask” them to push your drugs. This is a cartel, a mafia. These people have no scruples, and the will stop at nothing.
Let’s take a look at the skeletons in the closet of another highly prominent pharmaceutical company, Johnson and Johnson.
For years, they knew from their own research and tests that their widely used J&J Baby Powder had asbestos in it – in some tests it was labelled as a “rather high” amount.
It wasn’t until decades later, when thousands of people had developed terminal, crippling cancer from using their product, that the lawsuits began to pile in.
Let me quote a Reuter’s article on the subject:
A few months after Petterson’s recognition that talc purity was a pipe dream, the FDA proposed a rule that talc used in drugs contain no more than 0.1 percent asbestos. While the agency’s cosmetics division was considering similar action on talcum powders, it asked companies to suggest testing methods.
At the time, J&J’s Baby Powder franchise was consuming 20,000 tons of Vermont talc a year. J&J pressed the FDA to approve an X-ray scanning technique that a company scientist said in an April 1973 memo allowed for “an automatic 1% tolerance for asbestos.” That would mean talc with up to 10 times the FDA’s proposed limit for asbestos in drugs could pass muster.
The same scientist confided in an Oct. 23, 1973, note to a colleague that, depending on what test the FDA adopted for detecting asbestos in cosmetic talc, “we may have problems.”
The best way to detect asbestos in talc was to concentrate the sample and then examine it through microscopes, the Colorado School of Mines Research Institute told J&J in a Dec. 27, 1973, report. In a memo, a J&J lab supervisor said the concentration technique, which the company’s own researchers had earlier used to identify a “tremolite-type” asbestos in Vermont talc, had one limitation: “It may be too sensitive.”
“No mother was going to powder her baby with 1% of a known carcinogen irregardless of the large safety factor.”
An FDA official commenting in 1975 on the talc testing method J&J backed
You see, it‘s not just the companies themselves, that would be bad enough. The regulatory system around drug approval consciously works to help approve drugs that, with proper understanding of what‘s actually in them, consumers would reject.
It’s interesting to note that many people put a lot of trust into agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the US and the EMA (European Medicines Agency) in Europe, expecting that if a drug is approved by these agencies then that means it’s safe, effective, and free from serious side effects. The truth is a bit more sinister, and a bit more frightening.
Every year, the FDA recalls around one third of drugs that it has previously approved. To quote Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness:
“All too often, patients and clinicians mistakenly view FDA approval as [an] indication that a product is fully safe and effective,” he says. “Nothing could be further from the truth. We learn tremendous amounts about a product only once it’s on the market and only after use among a broad population.”
Apparently, it took a median of 4.2 years for drugs to be recalled in this way, meaning that drugs that are legitimately unsafe and have unacceptable dangers and side-effects, are marketed as being “safe and effective” for 4.2 years, until suddenly they’re not.
The oft-quoted revolving door of government agencies is particularly apparent when it comes to the pharmaceutical industry. The people who work at these agencies are routinely hired into companies whose drugs they have approved after leaving said agency. You may hear people say “But that doesn’t prove they’re corrupt!” to which I say “Get your head out of your ass”.
Governmental agencies such as the FDA are as corrupt as they are incompetent and inefficient. These are institutions, funded through money taken at gunpoint, in the name of the ever-woolly “public good”. These people get paid inordinate amounts of money for the simple job of messing with you, the consumer, and then get taken into the fold of the same drug companies whose dangerous drugs they’ve been pushing, at even higher salaries. They deserve no sympathy, and no respect.
In an online article on this issue, Science has this to say:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says its rules, along with federal laws, stop employees from improperly cashing in on their government service. But how adequate are those revolving door controls? Science has found that much like outside advisers, regular employees at the agency, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, often reap later rewards—jobs or consulting work—from the makers of the drugs they previously regulated.
FDA staffers play a pivotal role in drug approvals, presenting evidence to the agency’s advisory panels and influencing or making approval decisions. They are free to move to jobs in pharma, and many do; in a 2016 study in The BMJ, researchers examined the job histories of 55 FDA staff who had conducted drug reviews over a 9-year period in the hematologyoncology field. They found that 15 of the 26 employees who left the agency later worked or consulted for the biopharmaceutical industry.
FDA’s safeguards are supposed to keep the prospect of industry employment from affecting employees’ decisions while at the agency, and to discourage them from exploiting relationships with former colleagues after they depart. For example, former high-level employees can’t appear before the agency on the precise issues they regulated—sometimes permanently, in other cases for a year or two.
Through web searches and online services such as LinkedIn, however, Science has discovered that 11 of 16 FDA medical examiners who worked on 28 drug approvals and then left the agency for new jobs are now employed by or consult for the companies they recently regulated. This can create at least the appearance of conflicts of interest.
A fusion of government and corporate interests to screw over the general population? Sounds a bit like fascism, doesn’t it?
To drive the point home, let me tell you about two separate, highly disturbing examples of medicofascism. The first is the story of the barbiturate Thalidomide, developed by German pharmaceutical company Chemie Grünenthal.
The drug was heavily pushed and marketed as completely safe and effective for use in virtually any circumstance. First marketed in 1957, the company quickly started recommending that the drug be taken by larger and larger swathes of the population, including to pregnant women, as a way to relieve nausea. The research backing up the claim that the drug was in fact “safe and effective” were incredibly dubious to begin with, and the company fought tooth and nail to prevent any inquiry into the validity of Thalidomide’s safety.
In a now-recognizable pattern, it wasn’t until years later that charges were brought against these criminals, including charges of manslaughter and intent to commit bodily harm. Millions were awarded in damages, although for the most part this was in the form of private settlements, meaning that the criminals were able to pay their way out of actual sentences.
Most harrowing of all are the actual side effects of this drug, especially on the children of women who were pregnant at the time of taking the drug (which was available without prescription in many places). Many of these children were born with massive physical deformity such as Phocomelia, the most horrifying of which is the incomplete maturation of limbs, where arms or legs are only partially formed, or not formed at all.
In other words, the disgusting incompetence and, dare I say it, evil, of medical safety agencies and the pharma drug lords resulted in drastic, life-long physical limitations of thousands of children. One respectable exception to this is Dr Frances Kelsey, then reviewer of the FDA, who decided to hold on the approval of the drug in the United States, even as the drug was approved for use in Europe, thereby averting the disaster in the US.
The total number of embryos estimated to have been affected by the drug is around ten thousand, of whom around 40% died around the time of birth.
The severity and location of the deformities depended on how many days into the pregnancy the mother was before beginning treatment; thalidomide taken on the 20th day of pregnancy caused central brain damage, day 21 would damage the eyes, day 22 the ears and face, day 24 the arms, and leg damage would occur if taken up to day 28. Thalidomide did not damage the fetus if taken after 42 days gestation.
Finally, as if that story wasn’t terrifying enough, let’s talk a bit about the Tuskegee experiments.
This horrifying “study”, conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the United States Public Health Service (PHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), without consent or knowledge on behalf of the participants, 400 African Americans who had contracted syphilis. The premise of the study was to observe the effects of the disease when left untreated, even though by the end of the study in the early seventies, the disease was entirely treatable. The men were never informed that they were in fact being experimented on, and as a result more than a hundred of these men died.
The PHS started the study in the early 1930s in conjunction with Tuskegee University, then known as the Tuskegee institute, in Alabama. A total of 600 poor black sharecroppers from Macon County, Alabama, were enrolled in the study. Out of the total 600, 399 had latent syphilis, while the remaining 201 men who were not infected were used as the control group.
The infected men did receive both medical and mental care that they would not have otherwise received, but they were lied to by the scientists conducting the study and their government, who used free medical care as an incentive to partake in the study while finally giving no such thing. They were never told that they had syphilis and were instead given placebos, ineffective methods, and diagnostic procedures to treat their so-called “bad-blood”.
At first the men were told that the study would only last six months, but in the end it went on for 40 years. At some point funding for the study was lost, but it continued regardless, and the men were not informed of the fact that they would never be treated. By 1947 penicillin was widely available and had become the go-to treatment for the disease, but the men didn’t even know they were infected, and were never treated with antibiotics.
In 1972 a leak to the press ended up exposing the study for what it was and it was ended abruptly. At that point, 28 patients had already died directly from syphilis, 100 had died from complications from syphilis, 40 of the patients’ wives had contracted the disease, and 19 children had been born with congenital syphilis.
Brandt, Allan M. (December 1978). “Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study”. The Hastings Center Report. Garrison, New York: Wiley-Blackwell. 8 (6): 21–29. doi:10.2307/3561468. JSTOR 3561468. PMID 721302. Archived from the original on January 18, 2021. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
And now people are surprised at the low vaccine uptake in black populations all over America. Go figure.
The western medical industrial complex has some truly terrifying skeletons in its closet, and these are only a few. I’m loathe to go into the horrific human experiments conducted in Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan before and during the second world war, and I warn you that if you go searching for that stuff your faith in humanity will be permanently scarred.
These were disgusting experiments, in which, for example, battlefield conditions were simulated at the concentration camps, conditions such as freezing cold, high altitudes, poison, open infected wounds, and unnecessary limb, nerve, skin, and organ transplants. These operations were conducted without anesthesia, without consent, and more often than not the resulted in death, mutilation, permanent disability and unimaginable pain. Generally, if the victims survived these experiments, they were killed anyway so that an autopsy could be performed.
The Nazis also conducted forced sterilization, for instance irradiating the genitals of young men and then castrating them to observe the changes to the tissue caused by the radiation. Caustic substances were forced into the uterus or cervix of female victims, causing anguish and indescribable pain. This was done as a way to discover easier, less time consuming ways of sterilizing large populations. (Source: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/holocaust/experiside.html)
I’m truly sorry for making you read the preceding paragraphs, but I feel that it’s so important to remember where the men in the white lab coats have taken us before so that we can stop them from taking us there again, and beyond. Untold suffering and horror is to be found in modern medical history, often hidden in plain sight. Human dignity is nothing to these monsters, and you can be absolutely certain that there are “doctors” like this hiding in the corners of today’s hospitals, even in so-called “developed” nations.
Even as I write this in December of 2021, the largest medical experiment in human history is being conducted, all compassionate and altruistic at first, but the gloves are coming off, and those who resist, such as myself, are beginning to feel the walls closing in. Make no mistake, atrocities are afoot, and history will well remember those who partook, and those who fought back. Our souls are at stake.
I don’t exactly know how to stay fully safe from the horrifying dangers of state-sanctioned medical torture and destruction. I would say that speaking the truth in the face of blatant lies, staying healthy when everyone around you succumbs to sickness, nurturing our connection with the divine, and knowing when to run and where to hide are probably the most effective strategies. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.