Reality, Belief and The Mind (section 1)
by Gene Zimmer
One major problem in the world today, and this applies especially to "educated" people, is
that they are not really very smart. Actually "smart" is not the right word. What I am trying
to say is that they are not very perceptive and suffer from a marked inability to look and see things
as they actually are. The reason for this is that they are the most familiar with the ideas and notions
of the times, having been thoroughly "educated" into these notions and ideas. This
"education" (indoctrination) generally acts to create a set of cultural or
"professional" blinders which prevents the "educated" person from viewing or
understanding anything outside of the current "professional" framework that they have been
indoctrinated into. It's not that they lack and need more knowledge, but that the knowledge that they
do have, in itself, acts to prevent them from being able to view and understand anything outside their
often limited framework of beliefs and attitudes - a framework that they assume to be be all-inclusive
and often quite perfect. The rest of the culture goes along with everything that they promote as
"facts" and "truth", because these viewpoints and attitudes tend to be everywhere -
newspapers, magazines, TV, schools and colleges.
An Example - Modern Medicine
One example of this is modern western medicine, which is almost completely drug oriented. The drug
companies are the largest supporters of the major medical schools - through their extensive grants and
yearly donations. The main direction of western medicine is drug oriented, not because there is
anything inherently superior to it, but because a huge amount of money pours into it and supports it
year after year. No drug company will finance studies and research that fail to strongly encourage drug
"solutions", or that encourage alternative solutions to health problems that they do not
profit by. Individual people, groups, and especially commercial business ventures do not pay money to
support their competition or adversaries. Imagine if two new board games hit the market (like Monopoly
or Clue), and one group spent nothing on advertising while the second group spent millions
over a ten year period on promoting its product. Which group would have the more successful, played,
and profitable game? Obviously, the game that had the huge amount of money spent to promote it. Which
game might actually be "better" would be meaningless, because the money invested in
advertising primarily determines which game achieves greater popularity. This is exactly the situation
with modern medicine, and many other things.
Using various medical journals, media outlets, and the FDA, the modern medical establishment
actively attacks, derides and even attempts to eradicate alternative methods (especially if
these alternative methods ARE effective and would pose a real competitive threat). Medicine is big
business, the only goal is profits, and to hell with whether it works or not. It's primarily a
matter of balance sheets for their respective accounting departments. Factually, the AMA (American
Medical Association) spent over 10 years, and much time and money ridiculing, attacking, and finding
fault with chiropractic practices. They presented it all very "scientifically", with
"numerous studies", but often simply resorted to juvenile name-calling in an attempt to
belittle the chiropractic profession. Members of the chiropractic profession were often referred to as
"quacks" or "side-show elixir salesman". Some of their methods were derided as
being nothing but "mumbo-jumbo" and "hocus-pocus".
This is a common practice today, where one group attacks another by calling them various things that
are known to have unique associated connotations by the majority of the public. "Oh, he's a
socialist", "they're atheists", "it's just a cult", and "she's a
right-wing extremist" are all examples of where reason, proof and sane arguments are discarded in
favor of simple name-calling with the hope that the listener blindly accepts the over-generalized label
along with all its unspoken negative connotations. These planned attacks aim at a pre-conscious and
emotional appeal level. The goal is never to honestly appeal to reason or to discover truth, but to
change attitudes and opinions in one's favor. Eventually, after a long drawn out legal battle, the AMA
had to publicly admit and apologize for the dishonest tactics that they had used over many years in
their attempt to destroy chiropractic. Their apologies appeared as full-page ads in USA Today
magazine. "Truth" and "public health" were not the concern of the AMA or of their
cohorts in slander, the FDA (Federal Food & Drug Administration). Their only concern was
(and still is) profits. The profits of the doctors and drug companies. Chiropractic was competition. It
mattered little whether it actually helped people or cured poor health conditions.
Drug advertisements make up the majority of the advertising in all "official" medical
journals. The doctors take courses about what drugs to give for what diseases. The drug companies have
worked closely with major medical schools for decades to establish the drug approach to modern western
medicine. So, the doctor, whether caring, intelligent, honest or not, is basically "educated"
(indoctrinated) within a very limited approach to the subject of health. Alternative subjects, such as
chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, and osteopathy, which have been around much longer than modern
drug medicine, are routinely ignored and ridiculed by many doctors, even though most of them know next
to nothing about these subjects. It is even popular to ridicule these subjects. I am sure many
of them make wise cracks about these subjects at their conventions and social functions. Condescension
by people who think they know better, when they actually don't, is a common albeit somewhat pitiful
Modern western medicine views health as the "absence of disease". They have labeled or
"named" various physical conditions and packages of symptoms as "illnesses". Their
solution is to "attack", "battle" and "destroy" the symptoms of
the diseases they have "named". They almost never address an actual cause of a health problem
with the aim to solve it. Studies are never conducted to determine how to prevent cancer, but
only how to attack it with drugs and other invasive techniques. The entire intention is to
"manage" the pain and to destroy symptoms. If the illness were truly "solved" this
would put their methods out of business. There is absolutely no profit in curing anything. That is the
main reason why they don't. Many of you may rebel at this notion, and react that this couldn't possibly
be true. The notion violates our basic sense of decency and rightness about the operation of a major
social institution. But regardless of intentions, in the real world of existing people and actions,
this is practically the way it works.
Their intention never has been, and isn't now, to solve cancer. The American Cancer Society, the
National Cancer Institute, and the American Medical Association work closely with the drug companies
and exist to forward the profits of the drug companies. Otherwise the drug companies wouldn't support
them. Many honest and caring people work with and for these groups, believing that they are sincerely
searching for a "cure" for cancer. Even many doctors and drug executives believe the same
thing, but this is not what they have done in the past, are doing now, or will ever do in the future.
One doesn't bite the hand that feeds you (the drug companies). The doctors, colleges and medical
associations know this better than anyone, even if this fact is rarely admitted to themselves or
Their entire approach isn't to "create health", but to "destroy disease". There
is a large philosophical difference involved here. This philosophical gulf results in drastic
practical differences in applications. For example, osteopathy views "health" as something to
create through proper diet, nutrition, exercise, and living. It attempts to locate the
underlying causes which manifest as the "disease" (physical symptoms). Osteopathy
might encourage a patient to locate and remove pesticides, food additives, and other chemical poisons
from the body's environment and intake, but this is done from a viewpoint of "handling"
negative causes and not simply "attacking" negative symptoms. It's a major difference
in approach and effect. There MUST be actual reasons why people develop cancer, but the TRUE
sources are not given due concern. The modern popular "authorities" like to assert that it's
all due to genetics, so then there is nothing anyone can do about it except pay for their treatments
once you have the "disease". It is ludicrous to believe that with all the millions of dollars
spent on cancer "research" that solutions have not been found. This is because the actual
causes are not being adequately or honestly looked for. Research continues to primarily address new
ways to attack and destroy symptoms, with no aim at discovering actual underlying causes, which
if properly addressed would do away with the symptomatic "cures" of surgery, chemotherapy and
radiation. Additionally there has been a concerted effort by the FDA, the Gestapo arm of the drug
companies and medical industry, to attack and destroy any and all efforts that actually do reduce or
"cure" cancer. In modern America it is actually against the law to claim that you can
"cure" a disease (even if you can). Strange place, huh?
Antibiotics are a "drug" which helps the body do what it is already trying to do. At the
turn of the century, when antibiotics were discovered, great forward leaps were taken in the general
health of the public, because infections no longer were untreatable. But most modern
"medical" drugs do not act to "help" the body do what it is already doing or trying
to do, and, in fact, often act to inhibit or harm the body and what it is trying to do. Modern drugs,
including psychiatric drugs, primarily attack and suppress symptoms, rarely addressing or
correcting any underlying causes, and almost always with known or unknown harmful side-effects. Even
prolonged use of antibiotics has detrimental effects on the body's immune system and other normal body
functions. Various proponents of "drugs" try to equate the "antibiotics" with the
other newer modern drugs in their attempt to justify their use, but all "drugs" are not
equal. Medical and pharmaceutical specialists want us all to simply think that "drugs are
good" and "drugs cure illness". They don't want anyone to have an in depth understanding
of what drugs actually do, and that they primarily attack symptoms. Sadly, and for the most part, this
is what they themselves believe.
Most drugs don't cure anything, and instead almost always attack symptoms. To make matters
even worse, most doctors and drug specialists don't even know how or why the various drugs do what they
do. Largely they have opinions, notions, and theories which they parade around as
"scientific" facts. They believe it, and therefore they can be very
convincing. As an example, psychiatrists (medical "doctors" of a sort), talk about
"chemical imbalances in the brain" as if these actually existed, yet no such imbalance has
ever been found in any of many medical studies, and no medical test exists for such an imbalance. But
this non-existent imbalance, which has never been detected anywhere at anytime, receives
constant attention by doctors, is discussed casually in medical journals, and is cited to patients as
the "reason" for their problems. It's an illusion, or more to the point, it's a delusion.
It's something that many people believe to exist, yet it actually does not exist at all in any way
whatsoever. And of course, the drugs they prescribe supposedly "cure" the invisible and never
detected chemical imbalance. It is a hoax. It may not be an intentional hoax, but it is a hoax even if
only due to their rampant idiocy. No two psychiatrists can or will agree on what defines a
"schizophrenic" or what the proper treatment should be. The description and explanation of
"schizophrenia" has drastically changed over the entire past century to where the concept can
mean almost anything or nothing. In a nutshell, the "mental illness", the explanation for it,
and the "cure" are all imaginary. They don't exist and are of the nature of modern
mythology. True, psychiatry is a an often very detailed and complex modern mythology, but it's a
mythology nonetheless. These "things", such as "chemical imbalances in the brain",
and many "mental diseases" are concepts which don't relate to any actual observable
realities. These things are fairy tales.
The point is that modern medicine, as it is officially accepted and practiced today, is far from a
complete and valid system of health, in theory and in practice. Doctors are promoted and treated as
"professionals", "authorities" and "scientific experts". This is largely
a false picture, but has been thoroughly accepted by the majority of the public as being true. Medical
doctors enjoy large salaries because they are the primary sales arm for the extremely profitable drug
companies. Make no mistake about it, without the drug companies the medical doctors would not enjoy
anywhere near the financial benefits they currently do. This situation of very incomplete and limited
approaches also exists in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, and
education. There are reasons why many modern fields of study are often incomplete, biased, limited,
harmful or unworkable (meaning not getting useful effective results), even while the members are viewed
at the same time as "professionals" and "authorities", but that is not the subject
of this essay. But in case you are curious, it has mainly to do with profit, power, and elitism (the condition where a certain select few think
they know what is best for everyone else due to their self-assumed superior intelligence and ability).
Remember Tom Cruise attacking Matt Lauer
during an interview for being "glib" and for not "understanding" the facts about
psychiatry? Well, even though Tom may have been overall correct in his view on psychiatry, his attitude
very much displayed the common arrogant, elitist, and over-exaggerated sense of "rightness"
that Scientologists often exhibit (i.e. "we know the truth, we are the only ones who know the
truth, and you don't!). Do realize that this elitist trait is common amongst people, is not at all
limited to the world of Scientology (though this type of elitist view is strongly cultivated within the
mind of any Scientologist due to the nature of Hubbard's very effective method of repeated
indoctrination) , and that such overly obsessive and exaggerated views of self-worth, correctness and
legitimacy exist in many areas of life (i.e. fanatical Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, die-hard
Communists, and on and on). Far too many people have this sort of view and attitude, sincerely
believing, that he, she or they are the ONLY ones with the truth, and often worse, that it is their
firm duty and dedicated goal to foist their beliefs on everyone else. Fanatics exist in all areas of
life; in religion, science, philosophy, politics and modern medicine. Be wary of them. Be wary
of any and all of them; no matter what form he, she or they take! In a sense, the world can be viewed,
examined and understood as an endless parade of various over-indoctrinated hard-core believers (i.e.
fanatics) battling each other. "Scientology versus psychiatry" falls quite well within that
understanding. You could locate many more such examples if you bothered to take the care and time.
The drug companies and associated non-profit foundations, created by the same owners of the major
drug companies, dumped billions of dollars into the medical colleges over the past hundred years to
support and promulgate their "business". It was all advertising and PR, and sadly, had very
little to do with "truth", "effectiveness" or an honest concern for the health of
the general public. The doctor's image as the "kindly", "knowledgeable" and
"caring professional" is primarily the result of many decades-long, slick, Madison Avenue
type advertising campaigns. We all believe it, or at least did believe it at some point. We mostly take
it for granted, never question it, and this is what keeps the situation going. Mostly they also believe
it themselves. It's not that they're really conniving and deceitful, although there are some who fall
into that category; but instead they are simply, for the most part, wrongly educated (indoctrinated).
Doctor's are often kind and caring, but that alone cannot make up for the lack of validity to
their approach to human health. Additionally, the entire nutty system is gaining momentum and continues
to expand in terms of influence, power and control.
Modern medicine is not the result of a hundred years of objective, unbiased research
representing Man's honest and legitimate desire to discover "truth" and to "help"
solve human suffering. Modern medicine is the result of certain huge financial interests that first, aligned
themselves with the subject of western medicine, second, refused to support, actively inhibited and
even destroyed alternative medical approaches (due to no profit potential and the threat of real
competition), and third, completely oversaw, managed and directed the evolution of modern western
medicine in theory and practice. Many people find this difficult to believe, and even completely
ridiculous. This shows, not that what I state here is wrong, but that the majority of the public are
completely "sold" on the idea of modern medicine as being valid, professional, scientific and
all-inclusive. These people are "modern believers". We all suffer from this to some extent,
and none are immune. Any honest and observant investigator will find though that this is simply not
true. But you will have to break through much of your own fixed ideas and erroneous basic assumptions
about reality before you will be able to see it for what it really is. It is not easy to admit one has
been believing a lie for most of their life. This comes as a shock to us all. It makes us feel like
fools and idiots. It makes us feel uncertain, unsteady and shaky. Our world seems to collapse around us
as the mental props we took for granted yesterday lay in shambles at our feet today. But it is better
to temporarily feel like an idiot, endure the momentary confusion, push through to the other side, and
reach a state of increased awareness, than to continue believing and contributing to the lies (modern
medicine being only one example of many).
The modern doctors are "educated authorities", but ONLY within their extremely
limited and largely incorrect domain of understanding. Within their own system of ideas or subject they
are "smart". They can "diagnose" the "right diseases" by knowing the
appropriate packages of symptoms, they can "prescribe" the "right drugs" according
to the medical textbooks (which ONLY recommend drug treatments and are written in close affiliation
with the major drug companies), and they can discuss "intelligently" their field with other
doctors. The affluent doctors send their kids to medical school, because they have the money and can
afford it, new western-oriented medical doctors are produced, and the entire situation continues
happily along. You are familiar with the attitudes about doctors in modern western society such as 1)
"being a doctor is a good profession", 2) "doctors are professionals", 3)
"modern medicine is the best there is", 4) "medical studies use the latest in scientific
methods and equipment", and 5) "listen to your doctor, because he knows best". It's all
largely a sham. While this may not be due to any actual widespread political or financial conspiracy,
it is minimally due to ignorance and stupidity regenerating and propagating itself through space and
The above things exists only because doctors use drugs. If doctors, as a profession began to
question drug use and began promoting alternative methods to handle patient complaints and ailments,
because they honestly found them to be more effective, they would find themselves, as a profession,
without a financial guardian angel, because the drug companies would cease to support them. They would
find themselves without power, prestige, and authority, not because they weren't right, but because the
big money would no longer be setting them up as the "professionals". Drug companies
and therefore the entire medical establishment support drugs and drug use only. They do not
support, and have never supported, "truth", "health" and "honest
advancement" no matter what they say, pretend, believe, assert, claim, or promote among themselves
or to the public. It is a difficult thing to discover and understand that what we have been taking for
granted about a major social institution is largely false.
As an example, most doctors don't have a clue about nutrition and its importance to the smooth
operation of the human body. This should seem odd to anyone who honestly considers that good nutrition
is a very basic requirement of the healthy operation of any human body. A human body is made up of
atoms, cells, chemicals, minerals, and various structures. The body has numerous different systems,
such as digestion, circulation, respiration, lymphatic, immune, and nervous, to name but a few, and
these each have unique operations which involve utilizing material from the environment to keep the
body going. The body is a tremendously complex biological machine. There is no man-made thing anywhere
that comes even slightly close to it in terms of the sheer amount of systems, relationships of systems,
and complexity. Specific body functions monitor and handle sugar levels, electrolyte relations, mineral
levels and ratios, blood oxygen levels, cellular toxicity, and thousands of other things known
not yet discovered or known. Apparently the body keeps itself running and functioning just fine if left
to itself and allowed to. This FACT is one thing you will never hear come out of a doctor's mouth, that
the body's own inherent intelligence operates continually, 24 hours a day, to keep it going, and to
keep it going at an optimum level. It, whatever "it" is, "knows" what to
do at the smallest cellular level right on up to the largest interactive whole body level. Anyone who
cares to observe and learn about the various body functions will be truly amazed at what the physical
body does all by itself. The body ingests, assimilates, organizes and utilizes various chemicals,
minerals, vitamins, and enzymes as the raw material to keep itself going. Thousands upon thousands of
chemical reactions at a cellular and organ level occur in your body each and every second! So, if the
chemicals aren't adequately supplied, or if certain of the body's monitoring and organizing functions
become impaired due to a past failure to obtain the needed chemicals, it can't remain
"healthy". The body needs raw materials such as minerals, water, vitamins, and various
chemicals, which it largely gets through food (i.e. nutrition), but also from the air and water. These
keep the body machine running and also keep it in good "mechanical" shape. This is common
sense, although apparently not to the modern western-oriented medical doctor.
And so many modern doctors pooh-pooh nutritional approaches to health. They sometimes use the notion
of the "starry eyed, hippie, health food fanatic" and attempt to attach it to the entire
nutritional approach with the purpose of diminishing the public's perception of it as valid and useful.
A generalized caricature of the health-food fanatic is often attached to the various subjects of
alternative medicine and used to prevent an accurate perception and understanding of these subjects.
Sadly, these tactics work far too often. Too many people accept without question the conceptual
associations given to them by others, no matter how untrue or inaccurate these might be.
The modern medical doctors have nothing to do with "creating health". They are only
concerned with eradicating or destroying disease, and the removing of disease (which is usually only a
group of symptoms of some underlying and unrecognized physical problem) is a very incomplete and
one-sided approach to the complete subject called "health". It's not that modern medical
techniques don't have their place, they do, but their approach is only an isolated part of a much
larger picture. The picture they present of themselves as being the whole picture is simply
incorrect, and has devastating effects on people, the quality of life and society.
The body is a machine of sorts. It's a biological machine or engine. An automobile engine requires
fuel for combustion, oil for lubrication, gas lines to deliver the fuel, oil lines and pumps to
circulate the lubricant, a carburetor to monitor and direct the fuel into the combustion chambers,
spark plugs to explode the gas, computer systems to monitor speed, oil pressure, gas levels and much
more. Nobody questions the importance of using good gas, keeping the engine filled with quality oil,
maintaining clean filters, patching leaks or keeping it clean. It's amazing that the human body, which
is also a machine, but a much more complicated machine, is viewed entirely in a different
manner. Most people take care to ensure their gas is good, clean and free of impurities, yet people eat
and drink things everyday filled with toxins which are proven to harm body systems and functioning. The
modern medical doctor often thinks and says that concern for decent nutrition is absurd. It's the
doctor who's absurd! He is truly a veritable moron. The surgeon, who is among the highest paid
"doctors", excels at cutting out various body tissue with a scalpel, when failure to assist
the body in proper operation through decent nutrition, exercise and rest has gone on for so long that
it is breaking down horribly. The surgeon is more often than not simply a butcher. That's what he does
by definition. He cuts up meat. And society treats him as of he were something special. Again, he cuts
up meat like any butcher. Yes, there is a need for this, but no, there is no sensible reason that this
should be such a high-paid, well-respected profession compared to others. With a car, any sensible and
honest mechanic will look for the source of the engine trouble and repair that. If
automobile mechanics followed the modern medical approach, what follows is an example of what they
Let's say the engine is running uneven (symptom). It actually has a dirty spark plug (another
symptom, and a minor secondary cause). The spark plug became dirty because the plug gap was 1) set to
small, 2) the gas being used has been cheap (and dirty), and 3) the carburetor was adjusted incorrectly
allowing too much oxygen in the fuel mixture causing too much heat in that cylinder. The
"medical" mechanic, would aim to handle only the symptoms never looking to locate and
handle the actual basic causes. He would say, "oh your cylinder is running funny". Your car
has "rough cylinder-itis". The symptom must be given a fancy name - this makes it
sound so much more convincing. The problem or symptom or condition is viewed as a thing in itself,
a disease, with little concern for actual causes. This disease or malfunction must be
viewed as something that has a life all of its own, as a unique thing with its own independent and
objective existence, with little relationship to anything else, and it is looked at as bad. He would
drill another hole in the cylinder, add a second spark plug to compensate for the poor performance of
the first spark plug, rewire the distributor cap, all of which would cost plenty of money.
This action would weaken the cylinder due to the extra hole drilled in it, opening the door to other
problems in the future. The engine would run smoother, but unless the faulty spark plug gaps,
the dirty gas, and the air-fuel mixture error were located and repaired, similar or other
symptoms and conditions (i.e. new "diseases") would develop later on. The car might even
"appear healthy" for awhile. But 3 or 6 months from now, other problems would develop. Other
cylinders would run too hot because the air-fuel mixture was never corrected, and this could
"manifest" in new "diseases" such as 1) blackened cylinder walls and corrosive
build up which cause the cylinders to experience greatly increased friction ("corrosive-frictional
syndrome"), 2) cracked spark plug ceramics ("ceramic dysfunction") , and 3) piston
meltdown ("pistonic heat-related failure"). Again, the "medical" auto mechanic
would name in excruciating detail and address the conditions or symptoms only, making lots more
money for himself, the auto shop, and the parts dealers, while still never correcting the actual true sources
of the problem(s). Each of these new mechanical problems would require unique, expensive, but
largely superficial solutions, all designed to benefit the "repair industry" and not the
consumers. This analogy for the modern medical and the drug industries is very appropriate.
The above medical example portrays a specific case of an overall general tendency that exists on
this planet in almost any area of modern western civilization. This is the widespread tendency to fail
to address true underlying causes, and instead to concentrate only on surface conditions and
superficial manifestations. In other words, true causes are ignored and neglected and symptoms
receive the majority of the attention. Of course, failing to address the true reasons for anything
cannot result in a legitimate repair or improvement of anything, and in a very real sense this is the
actual reason for most failures occurring today on an individual, social, national and planetary level.
If you stepped on a nail and the nail became embedded in your foot and caused an infection, you
would expect the doctor to remove the nail. You would not expect the doctor to examine the extent of
redness and the swelling of the foot, test the infected tissue for the exact type of infection
occurring on the foot, clean the area, bandage it, and send you home with a prescription for
antibiotics and orders to stay off the foot until it is healed, leaving the embedded nail in your foot.
Imagine - the infection keeps recurring because the source of the problem is still embedded in your
body. The doctor simply prescribes stronger and stronger antibiotics to control the infection. And when
that doesn't solve the infection problem, the doctor puts you on a long-term antibiotic treatment and
declares you to be handicapped with a chronic infection that prevents you from walking on your foot.
You cannot play sports or engage in other outside activities. In addition, you are exposed to the
side-effects of long-term antibiotic drug use, and the underlying problem of the nail in your foot will
still be there when they take you off the medication.
A symptom is simply the body's way of letting you know that something is wrong. It's a clue, a red
flag. The symptom should not be covered up with a drug. Doing so will keep you from finding out what
the body is trying to tell you - what's really wrong.
This is exactly the situation with modern medicine - the "human body repair
industry". The institutionalized belief system inherent in the modern medical approach pooh-poohs
any approach that attempts to address underlying causes instead of symptoms. Look at aspirin. It
handles symptoms. It never actually addresses why you have or get headaches, but only suppresses
the symptoms. There are many reasons why you may get headaches, but the medical
"professional" cares little about these. Your joints ache, but instead of locating what it is
that is causing this to happen, the doctor gives you pain killers to "manage" the pain. Pain
management is a huge billion dollar a year industry. Alzheimer patients routinely have extremely
high levels of aluminum compounds in their brain nerve tissue. People without the "disease"
do not. Instead of trying to discover why and where the aluminum comes from, the doctors give many of
them psychiatric drugs to keep them calm, and well-behaved. The drugs "cure" nothing. They
suppress symptoms. In the case of aluminum, the primary causes are probably 1) cooking with aluminum
pot ware, as it's a fact that cooking in aluminum results in the aluminum "leaching" onto
other chemicals and forming toxic chemical compounds, which then get ingested, 2) underarm deodorants
which are very high in aluminum compounds, and 3) stomach antacid medications, some of which are very
high in aluminum compounds. I could give pages and pages of examples where symptoms are addressed at
the complete exclusion of legitimate underlying causes Again, few people reading such material as this
can accept and understand it initially, because they have accepted so much utter nonsense for most of
their lives that directly conflicts with the truth here and what they have been led to believe.
Who knows what improved levels of health would be available today, if instead of dumping billions of
dollars into drug medicine, the money had been invested in researching actual causes of
unhealthy conditions? But the bottom line is that investing in these alternative approaches did not and
does not enable the same degree of profit. So much for the success of pure unadulterated capitalism and
the "business ethic" as far as human health is concerned.
It is really quite ludicrous that the farce known as modern medicine is viewed as
"educated", "professional", and "state-of-the-art". It is an illusion
that the entire public largely accepts and believes. It continues to exist only because of this reason
- because the entire public largely accepts and believes it to be true. Big money keeps the
belief structure intact through general public education, government support actions, television,
radio, magazines, books, medical associations, and university level medical education. The information
you get from the environment around you tends to be the information you believe, especially when it
also tends to be the only information available.
The reality of "modern medicine" is a contrived fantasy, an illusion, and a false
view parading as "truth". Sadly, this is also true for many other areas of "modern"
civilization and society.
Attacking the Negative, Eradicating the Undesirable
I will make a small digression here because this is paramount to a better understanding of what is
going on in today's world. Most major subjects or fields today do not involve the creation of
any positive thing, but almost always attack, destroy, annihilate
or inhibit negative things as solutions to their respective problems. This is a key and basic
tendency applied in almost all areas of modern activity. It is also a key tendency throughout human
history. It is a basic, largely unconscious, approach most people and groups use to address
"problems" today. A few examples are:
1) Governments largely do not concern themselves with creating or building an
honest, productive workable society, but instead they concern themselves with attacking crime,
handling dissidents, catching tax evaders, or inhibiting disorder. This is
their usual solution to bringing about peace and order (both dumb goals in themselves
but typical for the modern social planners). It generally involves stopping bad things from
occurring instead of encouraging good things to exist. This mindset falsely imagines that if
one were to take away all the bad, then good would naturally be left. This isn't the
way it is and it never will be that way. The only good and decent things that exist anywhere exist only
because somebody at some time actively created these things.
2) The military is always used to stop, control or destroy enemies. How any military
functions is the epitome of this tendency. Police, as an activity that concentrates also on stopping or
eradicating what it perceives to be bad or unwanted, also functions primarily in this way. Modern
medicine views disease in the much the same way. It views the symptoms as enemies, and either cuts them
out or drugs them into submission. Cancer treatments all brutally attack the cancer, and often leave
the immune system very weakened or destroyed. Many cancer patients, having received modern official
cancer treatments eventually succumb to pneumonia because their immune system is so horribly weakened
from the attacks on their body from the cancer treatments. Modern official cancer treatments
attack the entire biological organism, with the hope that the cancer dies before the patient. A better
treatment, or at least a necessary additional approach, would be to also effectively rebuild and
strengthen the immune system. That is often what alternative approaches propose, yet they are often
ridiculed by the medical establishment. Again, the cancer industry is big business, largely involving
major drug companies.
A capable government, with decency, understanding and an ability to communicate honesty (which
doesn't exist anywhere on Earth now), would discuss problems with its neighbors, with a desire to
isolate true sources of their conflicts. Then they would address the actual sources and
resolve the true underlying causes of their conflicts. Obviously, this is an oversimplification,
but the point is that attacking of the negative or suppressing the undesirable is the
common modern (and historical) approach to handling international, national, social and individual
problems. The aim is almost never to create a desirable condition, but to eradicate an
unwanted one. It is assumed that removing the negative somehow brings about the positive. But this
isn't so. The positive must be created. This one-sided approach of attacking the negative has
its flaws, and a general unworkability. Destroying and creating are two entirely different things, in
theory, in practice, and in results achieved. Removing immorality doesn't result in morality.
Suppressing crime doesn't create a safe society. Removing illness does not necessarily bring about
health. Penalizing lack of responsibility doesn't bring about responsibility. All good things must
be created as a positive, and not only attacked as a negative.
But with governments there is also another problem. They often do not want anyone knowing what their
true motives are and so are incapable of entering into honest discussions about actual causes. The US
government talks endlessly about "spreading democracy", when in fact, the only thing
spreading are the major corporations which control the US government. It is impossible for them to
enter into honest discussions, because they promote the notion of "democracy" as a cover for
their true underlying motives. These true motives are the consolidation and expansion of control by the
top major financial powers on the planet.
3) Modern behavior modification techniques exhibit this. The theories and methods aim primarily to
spot, name and eradicate unwanted behaviors. Again, any actual sources to the undesirable behavior are
largely ignored or invented, and the symptoms (behaviors) are addressed with an aim to get rid of them.
Ritalin is given to suppress the hyperactive child's unwanted behaviors, instead of attempting to
locate underlying physical or emotional sources that, if corrected, could often handle the unwanted
behaviors by allowing the natural health and natural desirable behaviors to surface.
Factually, many hyperactive symptoms have disappeared in children when their diet or environment has
been altered, thereby removing sugar, allergens or chemical toxins. But to the psychologists,
psychiatrists and teachers (who have been educated into these crazy psychiatric notions), it's all
"brain illnesses". The drugs act further to harm the child's mind and body. Most
psychiatrists dismiss nutritional approaches as "unscientific" and "absurd". This
is true stupidity and extreme one-sidedness parading itself as "educated",
"intelligent" and "professional". While they may be "educated", they are,
in fact total idiots. They are truly stupid people. Allowing them to exist as "professionals"
is a burden we all must bear, because the only true thing they excel at is harming people, their minds
and society. Their "intelligence" is a complete farce. That many of us have been suckered
into accepting their ideas, and also hold the same beliefs and attitudes makes this no less true.
4) Psychiatry demonstrates this quite clearly. Psychiatrists name and label numerous
"conditions" which people experience. Again, these names are "packages of symptoms"
of some sort. They then call these packages of symptoms "diseases" or "mental
illnesses" (while most of them are NOT). Most of these conditions are problems people have with
their own mind and life. Instead of ever trying to locate a source for the uncomfortable
condition or unwanted symptoms, the psychiatrists "attack" them with surgery (lobotomy),
electric shock, or drugs, each of which acts to overwhelm the patient's mind, behavior and condition.
The psychiatric "treatments" actually act to push any true mental and emotional problem
sources further into the background, making them much more difficult to address at a later time with a
more legitimate approach (such as therapy, counseling, family, support groups, or religion). Also, a
person can and should be responsible for their own mind and emotions. Telling them they have a
"disease" which is "not their fault" implies to them first, that they are somehow
disabled, and second, that there is nothing they can do except take their drugs or receive their shock
treatments. This is all very good for the drug businesses and psychiatrists, but not very good for
their patients or society.
5) As an historical example, take the Spanish Inquisition. The Priests and Church wanted
"holiness" and "Godliness" to reign throughout the land. Instead of creating
it through communication and understanding, they instead concentrated upon the deviations from
"holiness", and attacked heresy through extensive arrests, tribunals, court trials,
torture and even public murder (burning at the stake, etc.). Of course, it's quite impossible to
educate sane and observant people into a crazy belief system, and the only available avenue is
oppression and force. There are many similar examples throughout history. Nazi Germany, following
popular genetic theories, attempted to perfect Man and bring about the "Ubermensch" (Nietzche's
"superman") by sterilizing people with low IQs, and eradicating "poor human stock".
Again, they didn't try to locate the positive of what makes Man great, and build upon it, but
instead tried to destroy what they imagined inhibited man's greatness. They basically assumed that if
all the bad human traits were removed, then only the good traits would be left. What they completely
missed is that the good always must be actively created. They basically had a noble idea with a
brutally evil means toward reaching their conceived end.
The above examples are actually all cases of applying force against something with the aim
to get rid of it. The attitude is one of stomping things out of existence. Sadly, this is
the status quo approach on Earth for handling just about anything. This is always less
effective and produces less lasting results than the opposite approach - creating or building something
positive. Later, more will be said about the use of force to suppress things, and why it occurs.
The above examples exhibit a few of the many ways that Man and his institutions have tended to
attack the negative instead of encouraging and bringing about the positive. Part of the problem here is
that things are generally attacked that are viewed as or agreed to be bad, harmful or
evil. Too often the things in themselves are not anything really, and the problem is that certain
people fixate on these things to the neglect of creating and maintaining positive things. Numerous
examples can be found in personal relationships involving family, sexuality, jobs and friendship.
People chronically point out, criticize and attack what someone does wrong, and too often do little to
actually help or bring about the positive condition they seem to insinuate they desire in the other(s).
Mommy yells at little Billy for touching things in the store, yet fails to sensibly communicate to him
why he should not touch things that are not his own. The husband yells at and beats his wife when
caught cheating with a neighbor instead of discussing the problems they each have, how to handle these,
and both working towards and becoming people capable of creating a worthwhile relationship and family.
Nothing exists if it is not positively created. Knocking down or destroying unwanted things does not
result in the positive thing desired.
This tendency to destroy, as some sort of universal solution to any and all problems, exists in most
areas of human involvement. It is largely unsuccessful, produces unanticipated results, and most often
ends in failure or worsened situations. Many more examples, in the past and present, can be easily
discovered by any observant person. They are everywhere in abundance.
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