(Please note: I wrote the following essay in response to the mass censorship doctrines being put into place as related to C-19.)
Raise your hand if someone you loved has died of cancer. Raise your hand if two people you've loved have died of cancer. Raise your hand if five or more people you've loved have died of cancer. Now please, raise your hand if when you lost those loved ones you stood up to the government or chemical companies who allow, advocate and sometimes even mandate for thousands of proven cancer-causing chemicals to be put into our food, water, shampoo, air, cleaning products, clothing, and countless other manufactured good in our lives. Anyone?
Or did you simply accept, with a broken heart, that cancer is just "part of the circle of life," as we've all been conditioned to be believe it is (it's not), and that we'll have to go on with our lives and business as usual until we "find a cure" (spoiler alert, several already exist).
Did you know that in the U.S. alone more than 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually? And more than 600,000 Americans die from cancer annually? (that's according to official statistics from cancer.gov). The same source sites that 15,270 children and adolescents ages zero to 19 were diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and 1,790 of those kids died from cancer that same year. As of 2017, upwards of 33% of Americans were projected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime - that's one out of every three Americans, and we are fast approaching two out of every three. Is that not a staggering number?
I held my dad's hand as he died of cancer and and let me tell you, it was nothing short of watching him be brutally murdered. It's a death I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. And yet this has been and sadly will be the fate of at least 600,000 Americans again every year for who knows how long. And what we do about it? We wear pink ribbons and "run for the cause." We say "F#@K Cancer!." We don't shut down our economy, force people into poverty, or even pass measures that maybe we shouldn't put cancer-causing chemicals into our food and water, among other things. Which leads me to flouride.
The late Dr. Dean Burk, MD, who worked for more than 30 years as Chief Chemist at the U.S. National Cancer Institute has publicly declared "Flouride causes more human cancer deaths and causes it faster, than any other chemical."
He's also on record stating, "fluoridation is a form of public mass murder."
Let me repeat - this was the Chief Chemist at the U.S. National Cancer Institute for 30 years.
And how about two-time Nobel Prize winning scientist, Dr. Linus Pauling? In his view, “Everyone should know that the war on cancer is largely a fraud.”
In addition, Dr. William Marcus, Ph.D, former Chief Toxicologist at the Environmental Protection Agency, stated "Flouride is a carcinogen by any standard we use. I believe the EPA should act immediately to protect the public, not just on the cancer data, but on the evidence of bone fractures, arthritis, mutagenicity, and other effects."
So why am I talking about cancer? Why am I talking about flouride?
Because in my opinion, if you see clearly the needless amount of sickness, suffering, and death that this country has allowed to happen while still pushing policies which undoubtedly endanger people's health, then you would find it perfectly reasonable, if not essential, to question why, suddenly, that same government is mandating the shutdown of our economy, leading to more than 26.5 million people filing for unemployment in a five-week stretch. That doesn't even take into account those who lost their jobs but don't qualify for unemployment. People are being forced into poverty before our very eyes. Thousands upon thousands of small businesses are being forced to shut down for good. Countless people are being subjected to the fate of eviction and oftentimes homelessness, their lives ruined. This is not an overstatement.
The late novelist George Orwell once stated, "Journalism is printing what somebody else does not want printed - everything else is public relations."
Which brings me to the "news media." Are you aware that the pharmaceutical industry spends more than 5.2 billion dollars on advertising per year? In fact, according to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the pharmaceutical industry makes up 70% of ad revenue for some network news stations. Here's an account he shared with Gov. Jesse Ventura:
“I ate breakfast last week with the president of a network news division and he told me that during non-election years, 70% of the advertising revenues for his news division come from pharmaceutical ads. And if you go on TV any night and watch the network news, you’ll see they become just a vehicle for selling pharmaceuticals. He also told me that he would fire a host who brought onto his station a guest who lost him a pharmaceutical account.”
So let's look a little deeper into the pharmaceutical industry. Did you know that according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, more than 100,000 Americans die every year from adverse reactions to prescription drugs? Please note - that's not referring to overdoses, but simply those who died from taking prescription drugs the way they were prescribed. When's the last time you heard about that on the news?
In 2004, pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. publicly admitted that 55,000 people died of the side effects of their drug Vioxx, which was aimed to ease the pain of arthritis. According to Counterpunch.org, the company paid out 4.85 billion dollars to settle claims by 27,000 Vioxx victims and their survivors. And what did the U.S. Food and Drug Administration do? They invited Merck to continue selling the drug stating that the benefits exceed its risks. Again, that's after 55,000 people died from taking an arthritis prescription drug.
This is the same FDA that mandates flouride in our water and has allowed toxic chemicals like mercury and aluminum into our mandated vac$ines.
According to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) more than 4.2 billion dollars has been paid out by the Vac$ine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) to children and adults who have been injured or died after receiving federally recommended and mandated childhood vac$ines. Have you heard about that on the news? If not, do you wonder why?
In my opinion, it took a long time but Americans are finally wising up to the fact that money in politics is corruptive. When politicians accept millions of dollars in campaign contributions from corporations, they, more often than not, become beholden to them and their policies end up reflecting the interest of the corporations, not the people. That's just common sense, isn't it?
So when we take that same principle, and realize the enormous amount of money that the network "news" channels are receiving from pharmaceutical companies, we begin to understand that the narrative being delivered is very, very biased in favor of pharmaceuticals. Again, this is just common sense. If money corrupts politics, it also corrupts media. Does it not?
That is why I believe it is absolutely essential to question and challenge the mainstream news media and their narrative on public health. Always.
And yet I see an alarming number of people who are absolutely villainizing anyone who questions our nation's response to our current medical challenge.
Doctors who speak out with their concerns are being silenced. Nurses who come out with troubling eye-witness accounts of patient mistreatment (and worse) are being silenced. Social media platforms - which have become the very core of how people share information - are blatantly stating as a matter of policy that they will flag, censor and de-platform anyone who shares an opinion that goes against the status quo. Does that feel okay to you? Because it feels downright terrifying to me.
Have we forgotten the lessons of history? Have we forgotten that people were once burned at the stake for having views that went against the Catholic church? Have we forgotten that people like Nicolaus Copernicus, who argued that the earth revolved around the sun, were considered heretics and exiled? Have we forgotten that as recently as the 1930's books were burned en masse in Germany and people were labeled "enemies of the state" for having opposing views? Their oppressors were certain they were doing the right thing and protecting their countries from dangerous enemies. Hindsight has taught us otherwise.
I have been absolutely shaken by the amount of people I've seen on social media who are proudly "reporting" and "snitching" on people for posting information they don't agree with, or that which goes against the mainstream narrative. People are blindly applauding cens0rship because it's not happening to them, but the ones they don't agree with.
I understand that everyone has been frightened and everyone wants to do the right thing. I believe the vast majority of people are good people. But I believe that labeling dissenting voices as "dangerous," and applauding cens0rship, is never the answer. Indeed, that is dangerous territory.
Our fundamental values of this country are freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom to assemble. Yet we are witnessing the blatant, unapologetic suppression of these rights alongside mass cens0rship of accomplished scientists, doctors, philosophers and concerned citizens. If you are under the impression that taking away those rights is acceptable because you think the people being silenced are wrong, then I implore you to remember the lessons of history. Let me leave you with this well-known account from Martin Niemöller who survived Naz! Germany.
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”
With that, I pray that we remember it is not only our right but our duty to question our g0vernment. Amen.