“The bullet that kills you is the one you don’t see coming,” Master Naba would often say. When we are ill, or injured, we are trained to automatically turn to the modern medical industry for help. What we aren’t told is that the invasive methods of diagnosis and the barbaric, often deadly methods of treatment they offer could be avoided by simply seeking traditional forms of treatment.
Last month, we discussed the dangers of the modern diet. This month, as we turn our focus on the modern medical system, it’s important to understand the connection between all the different faces of the colonial system and how they feed each other. The modern, fast food diet is the leading contributor to disease in this country, both physical and mental. Poor diet is a major, if not the leading contributor to the heart disease, diabetes, and cancers that are ravaging our communities. When our diets make us ill, the modern medical system is lurking like a pack of wolves to devour the weak and defenseless of humanity.
The medical system is an industry. For it to sell its products, it depends on people being sick. The success of medicine companies and hospitals depends their having sick people to treat. Therefore, it’s not in their business interests to really make people better. At best, they want to get people just well enough for them to maintain some level of credibility. Besides, they have to get people back to work long enough for them to pay their medical bills or their health insurance. The goal, however, is to keep their customers coming back just like any salesmen. This is the issue that arises in a capitalist society: The well-being of humanity and the planet always takes a back seat to profits.
Any problem within the body reveals itself in the form of symptoms. A symptom is just the body’s way of letting the mind know that there is something wrong and that something should be done to correct it. Hunger is a symptom of the body needing food, thirst is a symptom of the body needing water. If a thirsty man decided that, instead of drinking water, he was going to chew gum so that he won’t feel thirsty, we might think something was wrong with him. The man may lose the symptom telling him he needs to drink, but the fact is if he doesn’t drink something, damage will be done to his body and eventually he will die. However, by chewing the gum, what he has done is increased his ability to ignore the problem. Only a person trying to sell gum would promote the message that gum quenches thirst.
If we look at the way the modern doctors treat disease, we can see that it’s often similar to prescribing gum for thirst. If we take the case of headaches, almost anything can cause a headache, however, modern doctors have one solution: Painkillers. The reality is that the headache is a symptom of a problem in the body, a signal for a person to take action to correct it. The painkillers only
take the pain away, but this does nothing to solve the problem,
it only makes the person feel better so they can go back
to work to pay for more painkillers. However, this will only
ensure that the cause of the problem is ignored and the problem
may intensify without the person knowing.
The same strategy is used to treat a cold. Medicines are
prescribed to stop the coughing, sneezing and runny nose.
However, in the case of a cold, these symptoms come as defenses
of the body when it is fighting a cold. These medicines
actually hinder the body’s ability to fight disease.
When person gets the flu or pneumonia, the doctors often
prescribe antibiotics. The antibiotics do not make a distinction
between the body and the infection. They enter the body
and kill everything in their path. This behavior is similar to
the strategy of modern armed forces. By prescribing the antibiotics,
that doctor is basically hoping the infection will die
before the patient does.
Unfortunately, the antibiotics, like many other modern
medications, also weaken the immune system. They attack
the whole body, which weakens everything, including the
immune system. They also do the immune system’s job of
fighting the infection. The immune system will only be strong
if it regularly faces the challenge of fighting infections. It’s
like using a wheelchair when one is capable of walking. The
legs will become weak from lack of use and the person will
become dependent on the chair. Through the widespread use
of antibiotics, once again the medical industry ensures that
their patients will be incapable of caring for themselves by
rendering their immune systems helpless.
As a general rule, every medicine offered by the medical
industry has side effects. Considering the fact that their
medicines never actually cure anything, even the common
cold, these side effects only serve to add to the ailments of
the patient. When a patient does recover from their ailments,
usually it is a credit to their body recovering naturally despite
the interference of the medicine. Unfortunately, too often patients
are given a medication that they are supposed to take
on a long term basis, this medication causes a side effect that
is treated by another medication, which causes another side
effect, which is treated by another medication, etc. Eventually,
body parts lose their ability to function and the patient is
trapped in the system for the remainder of their days. Older
people are especially vulnerable because their bodies are less
able to cleanse themselves of the toxic chemical medicines.
There may be no more apparent example of the ignorance
and barbarism of the medical industry than the case of surgeries.
Often surgeries are performed to remove or replace
organs and limbs because the doctors don’t know how to restore
health to the body. Surgeries and transplants are deemed
necessary after prolonged and extensive damage is done to
the body parts, usually from inside the body, either by toxic
food or toxic medicine.
The job of a healer is to preserve life. This means preserving
the body’s ability to function normally and fend for itself.
We can see from the above examples that the medical industry
has no interest in preserving life:
Painkillers – Killing the pain eliminates the warning signs,
enabling the patient to recklessly continue to damage the
Antibiotics – Anti = against, Bio = Life.
Surgery – Cutting out vital parts of the body that don’t
grow back doesn’t sound intelligent at all!
When we include these examples with the fact that the medical
industry has not cured any disease since polio, even with
the billions of dollars hustled for cures for cancer, AIDS, diabetes,
heart disease and every other disease we have a name
for, some eyebrows should begin to raise. Even after they
spend all this money, they can’t seem to develop any medicines
that don’t have side effects. Can we call a substance that
causes disease and doesn’t cure anything a medicine?
A critical look at the numbers will reveal the severity of
the problem. According to a 2004 Center For Disease Control
Study, 47% Americans are taking at least one prescription
drugs, with 20% taking at least 3. We see that this only increases
with age with 87% of Americans of 65 taking at least
one medication and 60% taking at least 3. The report also
showed that 6% of children are taking anti-depressants and
14% of boys are taking stimulants (often to treat Attention
Deficit Disorder). All of these numbers are up significantly
from 10 years prior. Over half of doctor’s visits are by patients
with chronic illnesses, with an average of 2 medications
being dispensed per visit. If the medicine was working to cure
the illness, why would these numbers be so high? The fact is,
diabetes, depression and hypertension are all up substantially
since 1996. Meanwhile, last year there were 588,000 doctors
visits by patients experiences adverse effects of medications
and surgeries. That’s well over twice the number of visits for
intentional injuries, including all forms of violence and self
inflicted injury! What sense does it make to put our health in
the hands of this system given these facts?
Fortunately for those of us concerned with preserving life,
traditional healing systems still stand worldwide as an alternative
to the medical industry. These systems were developed
without the goal of profiting from their patients. Instead, they
make the people’s well being their priority. Traditional healers
treat the sources of disease and have effectively been able
to cure every disease known to man. Isn’t it time we put our
health in the hands of capable, proven healers instead of amateurs
Next month we will dissect the medical conspiracy against
humanity. Stay alive until then…