We have numerous ongoing health and safety related crises in this country. Top among them is the inability of the media to report accurately or to report based on the real danger that an event or phenomena poses to the public.
The top example is the fact that the medical industry ranks medical errors as the third leading cause of death for Americans. This is a problem of reporting, because the top two causes of death; cancer and heart disease, are often caused or triggered by medical errors. If the medical industry would report ALL of the errors it makes, then many cases of heart disease and cancer could be properly categorized as deaths caused by medical errors. On the CDC website, the category is simply “errors,” but anyone who has researched this topic knows it means medical errors.
In light of the recent Florida school shooting, we see the effects of another crisis of reporting. School shootings, and indeed violent crime of all kinds are on the decline. So the way this story is being reported is at best motivated by the desire for news agencies to get better ratings. But it gives us the opportunity to throw more meaningful facts into sharp contrast.
For example, on the same day that Nikolas Cruz shot roughly 20 people in a Florida high school, 300 Americans died from FDA approved prescription medications.
Despite the fact that pharmaceutical medications are clearly and provably far more dangerous than mentally ill teenagers with weapons- it is the murder story that gets the headline.
It’s understandable that the media would choose to report on the story that’s more immediate in nature, more dramatic, and which appeals to the older survival-oriented parts of our brains. But they are also motivated to protect the pharmaceutical industry which has its hands in the pockets of the major media organizations most people get their news from.
It is well known that this country is in the throes of a pharmaceutical opioid crisis. FDA approved painkillers are as strong or stronger than heroin. They are equally addictive, more toxic and more expensive. At the same time, our wars of conquest in Afghanistan have allowed underrepresented amounts of opium and heroin to come into the United States.
The inevitable result of this is that when law-abiding people get injured or sick and go on medically approved opioids, they suffer high rates of addiction. When they can no longer get access to or afford their legal drugs- they turn to heroin. Subsequently, their lives fall apart. They lose their homes, end up in prison, or die.
If you ask us, you couldn’t plan a better scheme to bilk and destroy the lives of Americans short of starting World War Three.
The topic of gun violence is very difficult to think about logically. Guns are dangerous weapons that can be used to murder. This is undeniable. But sensationalizing stories involving guns is not going to change the fact that humans are dangerous creatures.
There will always be those who use the most advanced weapons available to commit crimes. The death counts will not be reduced by lowering the level of available weapon technology. Mass killers in China, for example, achieve high kill rates with knives simply because that is the level of widely available weaponry.
So we are meant to believe that guns are the problem when the problem is mentally deranged human beings. The pharmaceutical crisis that is running rampant in this country right now is contributing to the mental instability of our friends, family and neighbors.
Psychoactive medications like anti-depressants and anti-psychotics are highly positively correlated with murder and suicide. Many argue that the people on those medications are already more likely to commit crimes or harm themselves. But, comparisons to populations in other western countries show that the mentally ill are more likely to become violent when they are on these drugs than when they are treated in other ways.
Once again, we see that the real health and safety problem- the real drug epidemic in the United States- is being fueled by legal, doctor prescribed, FDA approved pharmaceutical drugs.
At the moment, we have an Attorney General who is looking to breathe new life into the violent police state war on marijuana- a substance that has been proven safe and harmless over and over and has been in use for centuries.
What is needed is a citizenry that demands accurate information, and thanks to information technology, that is finally beginning to happen.
~ Health Scams Exposed