Saturday, 24 April 2010

Of Mice and Medicine Men

With the Internet signal down in our building today, I was reduced to having to do something else with my Saturday afternoon. But it turned out that I still had access to all of the files in my computer itself. (The science of all this is beyond me.) So, instead of resorting to getting into a pile of other reading in my room (that groan in the background is emanating from my bed - let me explain that. I sleep on one side of my bed, the other side of which is piled profusely with mostly last-thing-at-night reading material: back issues of the daily papers waiting for me to cull from them articles of interest for my files; books, magazines, health newsletters, articles of various kinds that I have downloaded from this material-providing monster that I love dearly, for keeping me in contact at fingertip with the whole world up here in my cave in the north of Scotland), or going down to the Lounge and perusing the daily papers in greater detail (the Guardian in particular is just too damn chock-a-block with interesting stuff. How does your average commuter keep up with it all??), or even, heaven forbid, engaging in a personal conversation (other than under my breath with various commentators in the Guardian, with whom I carry on daily in a range of reactions as it is), I decided to browse through the plethora of files that I have downloaded over the years, for just this sort of time, I realise. And therein hangs a blog.

The file I chose to look at was one titled ‘Horrors of Vaccination’. I don’t recall its genesis; it must have come from one or other of the various health websites I subscribe to, jmmercola or naturalhealth (‘the Health Ranger’) or some such. I had never looked into it before, just took advantage of its offer at the time, to check out ‘on a rainy day’. (It’s actually quite nice outside, with the daffodils trumpeting their presence all over the place. It’s a late spring up here in the north of Scotland, after “the worst winter in 30 years”. So much for Global Warming. I jest. But barely. Another time for that subject.) Now seemed to be as good a time as any. So into it I went. And got deeply in touch with the author’s anger. Which I’m coming down from now, to be able to comment reasonably balanced on the subject matter.

It turned out to be a Google file (a pdf, for those major initiates amongst you), part of their project for going into libraries and downloading anything that had come off copyright. That’s another blog subject. This one is to comment on this file, which turned out to be a book they found in some medical library or other, by one Chas. M. Higgins, self-published in 1920. Its actual title was ‘Horrors of Vaccination - Exposed and Illustrated’, subtitled: ‘Petition to the President to Abolish Compulsory Vaccination in Army and Navy’. It makes interesting reading, if you can stomach that sort of thing. ‘That sort of thing’, meaning, mostly, corruption in high places.

It is the story, from this New Yorker’s point of view (actually, published in Brooklyn), of how ‘the government’ had managed to mandate vaccinations in that day and age, all the evidence of dangerous, even lethal outcomes to the contrary - even at that early time. Chas. starts off by citing the early American political documents, particularly the Declaration of Independence, to make his case for such mandation to be anti-American, being contrary to the spirit of the founding of the Republic, etc. etc. - including citing some court cases where the judicial Powers-That-Be at that time sided with this perspective. And then he gets into the gruesome details of the case, at that time, against this practice. Now, here I don’t want to go into the details of how, perhaps, vaccines are safer than they were at that time. I want to side with him on the fundamental issue, of ‘the people’s’ rights in the matter - as individuals, protected against the swayable will of the majority, by the Constitution. (What protection the individual has on the various state levels I won’t go into here either.)

The gist of my take on this angle of the subject: No one medical-practice school of thought has a right to compel the public to follow their take on the matter of health. Nor does the state have the right or power to force people to follow a particular form of medical care, either for themselves or the children they are the legal custodians of, and whose welfare they are responsible for. If the state says it has a right to legislate regarding infectious diseases, it must assume the responsibility for the downside of any practice it mandates. And the downside of the medical practice of vaccination is considerably greater than either the state or the allopathic medical fraternity or the drug manufacturers have admitted to. Then, and now.

Where did this practice come from? Yes yes, Jenner and cowpox and all that. But (1) the public has been sold a pup about the effectiveness of the smallpox vaccine in stemming the incidence of that disease. Its reduction was more to do with sanitation and hygiene - and its spread was often due to the vaccine itself. And (2) let’s take a look at the rise of the pharmaceutical industry, and the role of special interests in the enthronement of allopathic medicine in the western world.

Long story short: John D. Rockefeller Sr, at the turn of 20th century, saw the immense profits to be made from oil, and oil-based products. The latter of which include drugs. So, as a good capitalist (who felt that “competition is a sin”), he set out to increase the markets for his products. And one thing he did to this end was to put money into medical schools, ultimately to get them oriented towards drug therapy in their training of the ‘new breed of doctors’. So: the early part of the 20th century saw the rise of the pharmaceutical houses. And anything that increased their profits. And the profits of the new medical industry. And if their products and services caused illness, well, that was what they were in business for, anyway; so - what’s the problem?

The problem is an intrinsic conflict of interest. For example. Once one researches what goes into vaccines, one understands that this is a ploy, a way to vector chronic illness into the body, in order to sell drugs for the conditions caused by the vaccines - drugs developed by the very companies that developed the causative agents-once-removed: the vaccines.*

I charge corruption of the western medical-pharmaceutical industry (and its government placemen). If a population is healthy, drug-based medical practitioners and pharmaceutical companies don’t make as much money. So, since the bottom line in capitalism is the profit to be made, the healthier the public is, the less profit there is to be made off them in this sector.

Not good for the economy.

‘They’ wouldn’t do such a thing?

Check it out. ‘It’: the story of western medicine. Seen from the perspective of those who have tried to blow the whistle over the years on its malpractice. Including people from its own ranks. See, for good example, the book ‘Racketeering in Medicine: The Suppression of Alternatives’ by James P. Carter, M.D., Dr. P.H.

And also, in considering the morals of those behind drug-based medicine - what the oil industry is capable of (besides fomenting wars) - consider this story.

Back in the early ‘80s I discovered, through the research of some investigative journalist type (a disappearing species, for the most part, in our current day and age. On purpose, so that the corporate world can get on with their machinations relatively unobstructed. See various stories in the 25 Most Censored Stories compilations), that the reason the electric trams disappered from L.A. and environs was because Big Oil bought those companies out and then quietly eliminated the competition, for the rise of the freeway system and the profitable-to-them (and Detroit, in symbiosis) use of individual cars. The more the merrier. Everybody a winner. Almost.

I grew up in the L.A. area. I can remember, when I was in high school, the efficient use many commuters made of the electric trams, not only to downtown Long Beach but from there to L.A.. Little did I know, then, what all went on in the adult world I was about to inherit...

Which included, coincidentally enough to this particular, medically-oriented blog, the rumors at that time of cancer cures that the public wasn’t being told about.

Naw. They wouldn’t do that. Would they?

Would they??

Yes. Indeed. They would. And have.

And continue to.

But not for much longer.

Because a new era of souls are aging out, now in a position to take over their cultures, and the world, from their elders. Who are certainly not their betters.

Not by a long shot. So to speak.


* Vaccines, besides their antigens - weakened or killed strains of the viruses and bacteria the vaccines are formulated against - contain the likes of mercury and aluminum, as preservatives and adjuvants respectively (the latter being substances which ‘enhance’ the body’s immune reaction, for the propagation of antibodies). The argument against the criticisms of using such a toxic substance as mercury in a vaccine is that it is but a minor amount per shot, and a charge of ‘poison’ needs to be modulated by consideration of ‘dosage’ level. But the proponents of this indiscriminate medical intervention fail to take into consideration (a) individual tolerances, and (b) accumulation. Mercury is cumulative; and, different individuals have different abilities to eliminate it/other heavy metals/toxins. In a nutshell: it can build up. And aluminum is also a toxin; and a particularly virulent one at that. But oh well: you win some, you lose some....(And another adjuvant used sometimes is called, including by various aliases, squalene. Squalene is a substance normally found in the human body. Thus, included in a vaccine, it will tend to initiate an autoimmune reaction, with the body’s immune system attacking its own cells. Go figure.)

They also contain the likes of monkey kidney cells, and human diploid cells (from aborted fetal tissue). These sources can also be contaminated with any viruses in the original cell lines. One example of this feature of vaccines is polio vaccines which have been demonstrably contaminated with SV-40 (simian virus 40), which is associated with various tumors. Another such type of contamination is from the chick embryo cells that certain vaccines are cultured on, eg the measles component of the MMR shot. Those cells can have myelin basic protein (MBP) in them. The human body has MBP also, as the substance protecting the cranial nerve systems (myelin). MBP is MBP; hence, the body can mount an autoimmune reaction to this feature of the MMR. (Studies have even SHOWN antibodies to MBP associated with the vaccine-strain measles virus in the damaged guts of children diagnosed with autism.) And another such contamination to be considered is from the human diploid cells, which could easily contain viruses associated with the likes of leukemia. (All of those contaminants could easily be filtered out of the end product? Not yet have they been proved to be able to be.)

As for this subject of contaminant proteins: Some vaccines contain food proteins, not as contaminants, but as intentional ingredients. Thus all the allergies, up to and including full-blown anaphylaxis, afflicting our modern-day children, and now adults, having grown up through the heyday of vaccines - with the vax schedule more than tripled since the late ‘80s. And with the incidences of autism having done the same thing, in the same time period.

But the unquestioning advocates of vaccination say this is due but to coincidence; that ‘correlation is not causation’.

No. And where there’s smoke, there’s not always fire either. But a prudent society would check such things out, instead of turning their collective backs on the

clear signs of major harm being done by a medical procedure gone horribly wrong.

Or maybe - just maybe - not.

Maybe it’s just doing what precisely it was intended to do. More on which, keep reading.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

In Our Time

For whatever reason, I'm feeling drawn to comment, now, on the overriding subject of our time. That being the effects of capitalism on life on this lovely planet.

First, the positive: As an economic system, it has provided unparalleled affluence, for some.

But at what price?

Item. I watched a painful video last night, of a young girl with autism. Painful to watch; painful, her life. She can't talk. She can only indicate, in croaky sounds, and tears, and contorted body movements, her painful gut. Having food residue move through her body is obviously excruciating. And the medical profession doesn't want to go there.


For the same reason that the UK medical fraternity - the medical-pharmaceutical-government complex - demonized a doctor, a gut specialist, who was trying to help such children. Name of Dr. Andrew Wakefield. You may have heard of him. He was recently found, by his medical inquisition board - a body called the General Medical Council - to be "in callous disregard" of the wellbeing of some children with gut damage in a case study, because he helped in a process of investigation of their conditions. Lumbar punctures, and colonoscopies, and such.

Excuse me? In callous disregard of their welfare, by trying to discover the nature and potential cause(s) of their conditions?

I won't draw this story out. The gist of it is that he was demonized because the investigation he instituted threatened to put in jeopardy the government's vaccine policy, by casting doubt on the safety of the MMR (which had been implicated in a number of the cases by the parents). And what has come out, from this whole sorry saga, among other a-ha's, was that it wasn't going to be the vaccine manufacturer that would potentially have to bear the financial burden of a class-action lawsuit. It would be the government, whose public health placemen entered into a deal with the manufacturer to indemnify them from any such a potential outcome. So the government couldn't allow a group of parents to have Legal Aid to press their case, because they themselves could be found to be liable. So a whole host of steps were taken, behind the scenes - including conflicts of interest involving the newspaper editor who commissioned a hatchet job on Wakefield in the first place, and the owner of the paper sitting on the board of the pharmaceutical company involved, and the owner of the medical journal that published the case study, and the judge who threw out the parents' request for Legal Aid, and the government's chief of immunization, and the chairman of the inquisition board, acting as judge and jury in the GMC case -

I could go on. But my specific point, here: is that this whole thing - including all the children, everywhere, who are suffering such pain in association with their autism (let alone the sensory debilitating effects of the autism itself) - is because of one thing.

The concept of profit.

Wakefield was jeopardizing the way things are.

As with the corrupt pushing of vaccines for the swine flu 'pandemic' that never was. And for the bird flu before that. And the pushing of the HPV vaccines, with all of THEIR damnable side effects, including death. And on. And on. And on.

It's time to move into the true new order of the ages, wherein things will be done out of concern for their social benefits. Not out of an attitude of 'what's in it for me'. Or the professed social benefit of, say, a vaccine that cuts the incidence of a childhood disease, but the act of which - for not being either highly effective or true immunisation - just pushes the potential infection up into a later age bracket, when the effects can be more harmful. And besides not being totally effective in the short term, doesn't confer lifelong immunity, with the result that a female doesn't pass that immunity on to her children. Resulting in the likes of babies catching whooping cough, because of the vaccine; not in spite of it.

I draw attention to this matter of the downside of vaccines, in illustrating my point, because it affects the wellbeing of people so directly - in such a harmful way.* Causing the rash of the likes of autoimmune diseases and neurological diseases in our times, as a consequence of a blinkered approach by the medical profession to the prosecution of their profession. And the jettisoning of the basic principle of their profession, of: First, Do No Harm.

The elimination of money, and its driving force, the profit motive, is the paramount issue of our day; with the concomitant understanding, by all peoples everywhere, that 'we are spiritual beings having a human experience': that the universe has purpose, and that purpose is Good. And we will produce goods and services for each other out of gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning.**

Thus will poverty pass out of existence.

And conditions like that of that young girl, in a video on the Internet, rocking, rocking in her chair, suffering from her damaged gut, because, really - beyond the deleterious effects of the profit motive - of one thing:

A misunderstanding about life.

Time now for The Money Age to be released. Before we do any more damage to one another; and to our natural environment.

Given to us to do with it what we will.

With the hope - and trust - that, ultimately, we will lift our eyes, and see the larger picture of our existence.

Which is well overdue, to accomplish.

Or do you REALLY want to live by and with the likes of the sub-prime mortgage/exotic-financial-instruments scam running the financial show, with people making money on the ultimate bubble collapses? Do you REALLY want to be subject to these sorts of people running the world? Who put their self-interest over the needs of the whole? Serve myself, and the devil take the hindmost??

These myopic marauders have been given the rope to hang themselves with - ie, in truth, the gift of free will - and they did. That's their karma, that they will have, ultimately, to work out. Unfortunately (on one level) they nearly took the whole, now-globalised financial system down with them. So We the People will have to pay for their corruption as well.

I say: No more.

I say: I did not incarnate at the time of the trough of The Great Depression - itself as well brought about by schemers - just to go down with everybody at another, and more painful, one, for being so totally globalised, and with so many armies and weapons of mass destruction abounding

I say: We can turn this major Crisis into major Opportunity.

And rid ourselves of the low-consciousness people running the world's show at the same time.

And speaking of, and so to speak:

It's show time.

For humanity to show what they can do, when they really put themselves - to say, body, mind AND spirit - into it.


* It's not as if vaccines are our only protection against the childhood diseases. As we discover more about health and nutrition, we come across more natural treatments for those diseases, which don't have the appalling side effects to them that the vaccines have. So the response of the medical-pharmaceutical complex to people who draw attention to weaknesses in the safety of vaccines, in labelling them as disease-mongers, is a red herring. Occasioned by a couple of things. One I have indicated here: the profit motive The other is the 'disease' of many people in positions of responsibility: hubris. They can't allow anybody to get away with making them look as if they may be wrong, about their 'true beliefs'. Or at least, not quite right. For examples of the fallout from which, keep reading.

** I won't go into details here about evidences for such a state of being. I've gone into those in earlier blogs Suffice it to say here, that such evidences encompass such phenomena as Near Death Experience (NDE) reports (which often include the phenomenon of Out of Body Experiences (OBEs or OOBEs), and the well-examined case histories of multitudes of people, including children, whose stories speak to the reality of reincarnation. Which phenomenon speaks to the reality of 'life with meaning' - that there is Plan in and Purpose to 'the universe' - to life. Which obviously involves spiritual progress; consciousness-raising; increasing awareness. Transitioning from the karmic wheel of life to higher dimensions. And speaking of 'dimensions', in the context of evidences for 'something more than man' - for a greater reality than dreamt of in the materialist philosophy - there is the case being made by physicists, and NDE/OBE returnees, that 'life' is a projection; a hologram; has elements of illusion. Is but one realm of, at the least, more than one. And itself is a Field, wherein everything is interconnected. And so truly, in the words of the poet: "Any man's death diminishes me..."

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Scots Ingenuity

John Logie Baird...

The name, come across in a recent edition of The (Glasgow) Herald (date of March 13, I see; it took me some time to catch up recently with my pile of newspapers yet to be read) - heralding an event, called the John Logie Baird Awards, that celebrates current Scottish inventors - has taken me back across the years to my high school days in Southern California. (I am now in my dotage in the north of Scotland.) (Well; not really. The former statement, that is. I can still spend hours reading the papers and following many sites on the Internet, and making sense of it all. ((Trying to, that is. Nothing to do with me.)) I just can't play basketball the way I used to.) I think it was my Junior year, when our school's speaking contest had as its theme the subject of 'biography'. Off I went to my local library to browse on the appropriate shelf, where I first came across this name, and the story of the man behind the invention that was only then beginning to take off in our neck of the proverbial woods. (Our household had a second-generation TV by then, from the very small-screened first of its kind out on the market around 1949, a couple of years previously. Ours was still a small screen, but 'they' had come up with a portable magnifying glass to set in front of it, like a bespectacled scholar's thick lenses.) What a masterful invention.

And it has helped the public gain access to information about the excellent intellectual work of another Scot, with a similar name to boot: that of John Beard. And thereby hangs a blog.

John Beard was a lecturer in embryology at the University of Edinburgh when in 1902 he had published a paper on what has come to be called The Trophoblastic Thesis of Cancer. This is all a little complicated, but the essence of the matter is that he recognised the importance of the pancreas in the developing fetus of a pregnancy in secreting enzymes to help stop the 'job' of some cells, called trophoblast cells, in multiplying and attaching the fetus to the lining of the womb. Invading those cells, precisely like cancer cells do. For - lo and behold - cancer cells and trophoblast cells are one and the same. And thus the similarity between pregnancy hormones and cancer hormones.

Which all started getting recognised over the years of the 20th century, slowly, research step by research step, until a major paper was published in July 1950 - in a journal called The Medical Record ('An International Journal of Medicine and Surgery') - by a father-and-son team, Ernst T. Krebs Sr. and Jr., and one Howard H. Beard. Obviously a relative. And the Krebses honored the work of their 'spiritual' predecessor by conducting their research under the title of the John Beard Memorial Foundation. Out of San Francisco.

I name the location because I visited Ernst T. Krebs Jr. there some years later. In late 1972. By which time I had read enough about cancer and its treatment to know that the public was being led astray from important information about both.

The name of the paper was 'The Unitarian or Trophoblastic Thesis of Cancer'. And what it led to, particularly through this father and son team (the father was a medical doctor, the son a biochemist), was the development of a cancer-fighting substance called Laetrile, aka vitamin B17. Laetrile was/is based on a substance in nature called a nitriloside, which is nature's way of combating cancer. It is found in various sources, but particularly in the seeds of certain fruits - apricots, peaches, plums, apples - and in berries and various grasses. This is the way that animals in the wild avoid getting cancer. And it is why we mammals are coming down with it so much, because the nitrilosides have disappeared out of our western diet to a large extent. The original almond, eg - known as the 'bitter almond' - was high in nitrilosides, but it became bred for a sweeter taste, more pleasing to the palette. But it was the bitterness that contained the operative natural ingredient. Which contains cyanide. Which is what kills the cancer cells.

Selectively. Through a complex, but clear, arrangement of enzymes.* I don't want get bogged down in the details of this matter here. I just want to broach the subject of 'Nature's answer to cancer' - that there is such a thing; and how it has been squelched, by the medical-pharmaceutical complex, employing the government in their destruction of the competition. It is a sorry, sorry tale. And it goes to the main point I want to make in this particular blog.

That being, the difference between the outcomes for the ingenuity of the two similarly-named Scots researchers. In the capitalist economic system, entrepreneurs could make money off John Baird's invention; hence its success. But the Established Order has been threatened by the implications of John Beard's contribution. Hence its burial.

It is part and parcel of the reason why that system has to go. Along with the need to move to a resource-preserving system of social living; not one of constant growth, and planned obsolescence. The planet - mother Earth - needs our undivided attention, now. For us both to survive.

And with the sort of ingenuity that has been demonstrated in the past by the likes of these two estimable Scots, we can do it.

* Briefly: Normal cells contain an enzyme called Rodhanese which neutralizes a substance called amygdalin, thus not allowing it to release the cyanide that is bound up till then. (To the normal cells it only serves as glucose, providing them energy.) In the absence of Rodhanese, the amygdalin is activated, liberating the cyanide radical only inside the malignant cell.