A conservative estimate of 250,000 deaths are directly caused by hospitals and medical practitioners per year.
I tentatively say “conservative” as this figure is put forth by the Journal of the American Medical Association, who, by no means, have any interest in reporting a high statistic of death caused by modern American medical practices.
If we are to accept this figure, though… this would make the third leading cause of death in the United States, the very people and institutions who are entrusted to save lives… not end them.
While people generally focus their health concerns on worries of being diagnosed with cancer or heart disease or some ailment which decreases the quality of their lives, they are relatively unconcerned with the third most likely cause of their own future demise when they choose to put their lives in the hands of the medical industry.
In any other profession which renders a service… should that service be found to be greatly wanting in results as provided by any certain company or establishment, people would simply drive that establishment out of business by refusing their patronage. Other, more effective providers of said service would instead dominate the market.
The only time this is not the case is when there is a monopoly and competition doesn’t exist.
By definition, what is available for medical care in the US and most of the industrialized world is a monopoly.
People are not given a reasonable choice of how they would like their physical health to be treated… there is a single recognized way of dealing with disease… cut, burn and drug.
Anything outside of this standard is denied funding and insurance coverage and therefor is rarely available and when it is… it is beyond the financial means of the average person.
There is nonetheless, an almost worshipful sense of respect for what amounts to a quack practice sold at insanely high rates to a generation of people who forgot what it means to come to some common sense conclusions.
It would be common sense enough to term the medical system “greedy”… their highly lucrative practice provides the only “acceptable” answer to physical ailment as far as most people are concerned.
The demand for medical help will never decrease, especially if the medical practice itself continues in a mode of operation which doesn’t cure disease, but hides symptoms, allowing the disease and thus the need for treatment to continue.
Greed can only half address this atrocity though. If it were only about profits, the medical profession would likely be more concerned that they are killing off so many of their fine customers before they had outlived their full potential to rake in the cash.
So then… they mean to kill off some people.
That might come as a wildly controversial statement, but backing it up is only a short trek down history lane to the advent of the modern medical profession as it exits today.
In 1902, an infamous associate of John D Rockefeller named Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institute which became the central funding for the Eugenics Records Office in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. A dark era in American history which gets very little attention in public school classes these days… the policies of this organization led directly to the forced sterilization of thousands of US citizens.
“The endeavors of the Eugenics Record Office were facilitated by the work of various committees.
The Committee on Inheritance of Mental Traits included among its members Robert M. Yerkes and Edward L. Thorndike.
The Committee on Heredity of Deafmutism included Alexander Graham Bell. Harry H. Laughlin was on the Committee on Sterilization, and the Committee on the Heredity of the Feeble Minded included, among others, Henry Herbert Goddard.
Other prominent board members included scientists like Irving Fisher, William E. Castle, and Adolf Meyer.
The ERO advocated for laws that led to the forced sterilization of many Americans deemed “feebleminded”.”
The ERO Archives – eugenicsarchive.org
In 1910 Abraham Flexner, a John Hopkins, Harvard University and University of Berlin graduate was employed by the Carnegie Institute to draft what became known as the “Flexner Report”.
This was an epic of a paper which suggested that American medical schools needed to be held to a universal standard. A standard which would encompass admission into medical school, the education received and ensured that government would oversee the regulation of the practice in general, subjecting all medical schools to state regulation.
The policies put forth in this paper, backed by Carnegie and Rockefeller funding, became the protocols of the medical profession which are in place to this day.
Nearly all medical schools were closed down as a result of these standards, leaving only those behind who would adhere to the ideals outlined by the Flexner Report.
The result was that, being few in number, doctors were in high demand, the medical profession became a very highly paid one and one which had no flexibility of choice in how to approach cures and treatments.
When this point in history is recalled to mind by those who defend the mainstream practice of medicine, it is often noted that non-standardized healthcare resulted in individuals who were not held to any quality of service and therefore could have practices which persisted in unsanitary or unsafe conditions run by uneducated practitioners.
While that is surely not untrue, it also assumes that the average person in search of medical care is not intelligent enough to avoid what is obviously unsanitary and unsafe practices by way of simple observation.
It ignores also that people will not continue to patronize an establishment which has a well known reputation for a lack of quality results or that conversely they will not naturally gravitate to those establishments which do provide good results.
As a consequence, what is left is a standardized monopoly which can be both unsanitary and unsafe with no repercussions.
Eugenics and the furthering of sciences which upheld the belief in the removal of the “unfit” masses was the foundation of the conception for this monopoly in medicine.
Every individual and organization which backed the standardized medical practices of today were staunch and outspoken supporters of the kind of Social Darwinism that Hitler was only a Johnny-come-lately in. These ideals were solidly a part of the American “elite” dream.
“Leading eugenicists were greatly challenged when it came to funding because the U.S. Federal Government did not support basic science research studies until after the Second World War.
Instead, state universities and philanthropists took the leading role in the movement’s funding.
Most notable were three well-known figures of the day, Mrs. E.H. Harriman, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller.
Together, their institutions would fund nearly every aspect of the movement including the educational portion, which trained office and field workers and awarded scholarships so young people could spend their summers training and studying in human heredity and field research..
It is clear that without the backing of rich elite in both capital and in name, the eugenics movement would not have had the financial stability or the assurance of the public to exist as a large-scale entity”.
Nicholas R. Scott – studentorgs.umf.maine.edu/pdf
It is a spirit of fear which pervades throughout the modern culture of the industrialized world which will not allow the common man to question those who are presented as his greatest benefactors though they prove themselves to be murderers.
Given all angles of the information available which concludes at a point that is hard to deny, most will still obstinately resist taking in and digesting the idea of there being a medical profession which is designed to carry out culling on the population.
It is the terror of feeling as if there is nowhere left to turn should one’s health fail that will drive people to hold desperately to the notion that there is benevolence at work in mainstream medicine.
People do have some power in this matter though… people do still have the ability to boycott the services which are as likely to end their life as a massive coronary.
Educating ones self is still free… nature and the remedies our Creator provided are still free… and people CAN be free of a long standing tyranny over their own bodies.