Friday, January 12, 2007

Universal health-care insurance DOESN’T mean better health care, just more socialized medicine

OK, the Gubernator has unveiled his universal health-care insurance scam to the people of Kahleefournya. This person isn’t buying.

First the disclaimer up front. I have health insurance. I have good health insurance provided by my employer. But it doesn’t make me healthy. All it does is make me able to cover the costs of getting unhealthy.

And therein is the problem. Arnold’s scam doesn’t address true health promotion, but rather paying for bad health. It’s treating the illness rather than working to prevent it in the first place. And that’s how government, Big Agriculture, Big Insurance, and Big Pharma want it.

See, the big secret they don’t want you to know is that they *want* you to be sick. They don’t want you healthy! Why not? Because a healthy person makes them no money! Their income is based on your illness! Let me repeat that: They make money when you’re sick, and they don’t when you’re healthy. Big Insurance doesn’t care about your health—they care about your wallet, and only your wallet.

That’s why Big Pharma puts out allopathic chemicals called drugs that have side effects that require even more drugs to treat, and those drugs have their own side effects which require even more drugs to treat, and on and on.

That’s why when truly effective treatments are available--that Big Pharma didn’t make--they are dismissed as ineffective and unproven, mainly because Big Pharma hasn’t commissioned the independent studies that actually confirm the effectiveness—they have no control over it! That’s also why Big Insurance won’t cover those effective treatments.

That’s why Big Pharma won’t put out the cures for cancer, AIDS, heart disease, ADHD, autism, and a myriad of other diseases.

That’s why the FDA is bought and paid for by Big Pharma, and why Congress is bought and paid for by Big Insurance.

That’s why government only gives lip service to controlling the pollution that invades our bodies and makes us weak and sick, and tries to restrict access to treatments that actually work by outlawing them, shutting down their manufacturers, and in some cases, killing the producers.

That’s why traditional Chinese medicine, a mainstay in China for thousands of years, is under attack by Big Pharma IN CHINA! That’s why alternative treatments such as that, herbalism, and homeopathy, are continually being battered by government restrictions and regulations demanded by Big Pharma.

That’s why Big Agriculture has laden our food supply with carcinogenic pesticides and herbicides, low-quality foods that need excitotoxin additives to enhance flavor like MSG and corn syrup, deplorable farm conditions for meat, and subsidized prices that we pay for first in taxes and later again in the checkout line for this junk.

That’s why our children are over-vaccinated to the point of autism and ADHD, and our pets as well.

So what do we do about it? The answer is that we don’t play their game.

We don’t play it with the food, we don’t play it with the drugs, and we shouldn’t play it with the government.

We don’t play it with the food by buying organic food, whole unprocessed foods, and scratch cooking instead of processed garbage. We grow our own food where we can, properly building and maintaining the soil, absent all of those petrochemicals and petro-fertilizers that cause cancers. We fill up our spice racks to add flavor, and we fill up our freezers and refrigerators with our own cooking. We eat healthy stuff with minimal ingredients and no chemicals. We minimize our eating out in restaurants because they are the trade-off of convenience for trash. We demand processed food ingredient transparency and full disclosure since we have the right to fully know what we’re eating and drinking.

We don’t play it with the drugs by finding and using naturopathic, holistic, homeopathic, and herbal alternatives. They are easier on the system with minimal side effects (if any!) and usually easier on the wallet. We supplement our diet with vitamins and herbs and minerals that promote health. We detoxify, purge, cleanse, and balance. We say no to vaccines because they are poisons.

And we’re a growing crowd.

We shouldn’t play it with the government, either. We own our bodies, our minds, and our souls, and we have a responsibility to ourselves and to those around us and close to our hearts to take care of ourselves. That means not playing the games of Big Agriculture and Big Pharma. That means demanding better pollution controls on the air we breathe and the water we drink to prevent industrial carcinogens from polluting us. (There is a huge economic opportunity for someone to produce the devices needed to do that, BTW!) That means putting government back to work for the people instead of for the Big Businesses. That means it has to come from the grassroots, from each of us. That means each of us have to leave Big Agriculture and Big Pharma behind and move forward to better health and if they don’t respond to what we demand, then they get sick and they die. That’s the nature of the free market, after all.

We have the motivation and we ultimately have the power. In today’s age we have unprecedented access to the needed information to take the right steps. The rest is up to us getting off our fat butts, being responsible for ourselves, and making it happen.

So what are we waiting for?

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