The Elephant in the Room
A Personal Confession
Responding to a recent post my brother, as brothers are uniquely privileged to do, used the phrase another sermon, to which my sister, in her and equally privileged way, applauded. Joseph Chilton Pearce shared how his brother and sister lamented, “Oh, poor Joe, he’s finally tipped over the edge this time.” Of course, others may feel the same. Even my wife, poor thing, rolls her eyes at times.
For reasons that I don’t fully understand, since my early 20’s, I have sought and cultivated personal relationships with those who inspire. This represents fifty-years with, what I consider to be, some of the most incisive and visionary individuals of the 20th and now 21st century. No brag intended.
During that time, I kept a personal journal to capture, distill, and sharpen filleting observations and occasional insights. Beginning in 2003, I began sharing my personal observations in books and in other ways. When asked, friends and colleagues like Ashley Montagu, 50+ books, Joseph Chilton Pearce, 12+ books, why they write, their motivation were common. “I write for myself. Writing is a process that sharpens, brings things into focus and helps me understand myself and my world,” they said. There is also the hope or wish that sharing personal insights will, perhaps, help others make sense of themselves and their lives as well. Never was a word written for the reader, and I believe that is true for myself.
I have no idea who reads what I write or if it has any meaning for them. I feel like a castaway on a desert island, musing about my experience, stuffing notes in a bottle and tossing it in the sea. I write for me and occasionally share what I see because that is what elders are supposed to do; to point, to invite, to encourage and tease others to look, to ponder, to ask big questions, to discover for themselves, and to act in more intelligent, less reflexive ways. I believe that this is what every child expects from their parents and mentors but rarely get. Not dogma, please. Oh no, not that. Rather inspiration. But who knows? That is for them to decide and not for me.
The Elephant in the Room
According to public health scholars, not politicians and their media surrogates, when the data is cleaned and evaluated, this is likely to be a normal flu season. Yes, the severity of symptoms, especially the inability to convert oxygen to energy, and the rapid spread is unique, impacting the already compromised the hardest, which is normal. For a global perspective see the Swiss Propaganda Research report.
Why the coronavirus models aren’t accurate
April 9, 2020
Something important is happening as the coronavirus crisis continues: Estimates of its lethality keep going down. On March 31, the White House estimated that even with social distancing policies in place, between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans would die of COVID-19. Anthony S. Fauci recently indicated the government’s estimates will soon be revised downward. The University of Washington model — which has been cited by the White House — predicted on March 26 that, assuming social distancing stays in place until June 1, U.S. deaths over the next four months would most likely be about 81,000. By April 8, it had made more than five revisions, to get to the current number: 60,415. That’s on par with the number of people estimated to have died of the flu in the 2019-2020 season.
Predictions for hospitalization rates have also proved to be substantial overestimations. On March 30, University of Washington researchers projected that California would need 4,800 beds on April 3. In fact, the state needed 2,200. The same model projected that Louisiana would need 6,400; in fact, it used only 1,700. Even New York, the most stressed system in the country, used only 15,000 beds against a projection of 58,000. It’s best to plan for the worst, but this has meant that patients with other pressing illnesses might have been denied care — or not sought care — for no good reason.
Stanford’s John Loannidis, an epidemiologist who specializes in analyzing data, and one of the most-cited scientists in the field, believes we have massively overestimated the fatality of COVID-19. “When you have a model involving exponential growth, if you make a small mistake in the base numbers, you end up with a final number that could be off 10-fold, 30-fold, even 50-fold… If I were to make an informed estimate based on the limited testing data we have, I would say that COVID-19 will result in fewer than 40,000 deaths this season in the USA,” he told me. [which is 20,000 less than a normal flu season.]
What I find astonishing is how deeply conditioned we are to accept and believe, without proof, various authorities that we mistrust; the political-medical-industrial complex in particular. When I interviewed Jerry Mander, author of The Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, 1978, he described how there had emerged a strange inability of most to distinguish between direct experience and the scripted, often propaganda-reality experienced on screens. Some may recall the dark Orwellian-control theme of the 1963 television series, The Outer Limits. “There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission.” Being influenced and controlled by media is not new, just deeper, more systemic and less conscious. The word is gullible. There is ‘the media,’ including Facebook, social media and cable and there is our own inquiry. The more time we spend with one, the less we have for the other, until finally, there is only media. Why do we accept, trust and believe so easily?
Ask yourself, on a scale of one to ten:
- How impartial, well informed, bipartisan, and free from corporate and personal financial influence (corruption) do you think politicians are in general; including state governors, congress, and the presidency of our local and international governments?
- Appreciating that the US has by far the most expensive health care system in the world, with some of the worst outcomes, that kills between 250,000 and 440,000 every year from medical errors, that these errors represent the third leading cause of death in the US, far greater than the fears surrounding this current ‘whatever it is,’ how much faith, trust and confidence do you have in the integrity, efficiency and ‘best practices’ of the medical-industrial complex in the United States?
- Given the above, how much faith, impartiality from corporate influence (corruption) and trust do you have in the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C.), both captured agencies in the pocket of corporations, who just leveraged their influence on global politicians, to shut down the world and plunged all of us into a global, freefalling economic depression that is far steeper and more systemic than any in history?
- How much trust do you have in the objectivity, accuracy, and full journalistic rigor of Facebook, various social media platforms, Cambridge Analytica, commercial television networks and other mainstream ‘for-profit news’ outlets?
FYI: The United States ranked 24 out of 29 in patient trust in their physician and quality of health care, just slightly higher than Chile, Bulgaria, Russia, and Poland. The US medical-industrial complex ranks higher in infant mortality than 51 other industrialized nations.
Why have we suspended our personal inquiry, judgment, and sovereignty so easily? Why have we allowed politicians, a deadly, and inefficient medical system, two governing public health agencies, both captured by corporations, the CDC and WHO, which are supported by the major corporate (for-profit) media industries, including Google and Facebook, to close down the world?
Ask yourself; do we really believe that these organizations will admit their errors and return to us the personal judgment and sovereignty that we have so easily given to them?
Is it not our responsibility to take back what we have given up? Now ask yourself, how must we begin?
To address this challenge we must do our own research. This involves questioning why, after more than one hundred years, beginning with the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu, and viruses being the most studied microbe on the planet that, “there have been no experimental studies proving that influenza-either the virus or the disease-is ever transmitted from person to person by normal contact… All efforts to experimentally transmit it from person to person, even in the middle of the most deadly disease epidemic the world has ever seen, have failed.”
Arthur Firstenberg, The Invisible Rainbow, A History of Electricity and Life
This astonishing realization opens the door to much larger questions. Are viruses what we think they are? Do they behave, including being contagious, as we have been told? Is the multi-billion-dollar vaccine industry based on proven models? In terms of fatalities, if this current, so-called pandemic-emergency, is just another normal flu season, as Stanford’s John Loannidis and other professionals project, why was the global economy destroyed for months, if not for years to come? Can we trust Big Pharma, Gates, the CDC, WHO, and the politicians they influence? And most importantly, how do we regain our personal and collective sovereignty? To answer that question, I recommend beginning with five books.Yes, I have read them.
The Invisible Rainbow, by Arthur Firstenberg, which is the history of electricity and human health. This book is, in my view, a must-read for everyone. Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal belief that electricity is ‘safe’ for humanity and the planet. Scientist and journalist Arthur Firstenberg disrupts this conviction by telling the story of electricity in a way it has never been told before―from an environmental point of view―by detailing the effects that this fundamental societal building block has had on our health and our planet.
In The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg traces the history of electricity from the early eighteenth century to the present, making a compelling case that many environmental problems, as well as the major diseases of industrialized civilization―heart disease, diabetes, and cancer―are related to electrical pollution.
Virus Mania. It’s written by journalist Torsten Engelbrecht and doctor of internal medicine Claus Köhnlein. The news and vaccine propaganda gives the impression that the world is constantly invaded by virus epidemics. The latest headlines feature COVID-19, and before that human papillomavirus (HPV) alleged to cause cervical cancer and the avian flu virus, H5N1. The public is also continually terrorized by reports about SARS, BSE, hepatitis C, AIDS, Ebola, and polio. However, this virus mayhem ignores very basic scientific facts: the existence, the pathogenicity and the deadly effects of these agents have never been proven. The authors of Virus Mania, show that these alleged contagious agents are, in fact, particles produced by the cells themselves as a consequence of certain stress factors such as drugs, malnutrition, pesticides, EFM, and heavy metals.
The Silent Revolution in Cancer and AIDS Medicine. That was written by a German author named Heinrich Kremer. Examining all the major research data since the 1940s, this book challenges two orthodox medical models: HIV as the cause of AIDS, and random genetic mutations as the cause of cancer. Based on the recent findings from Evolutionary Biology and Nitric Oxide research, it presents a fundamentally new understanding of the human cell, its double genome split between the cell nucleus and the mitochondria, and the role of energy production and signal modulation for immune reactions and carcinogenesis. Finally, it explains the concept of a new Cell Symbiosis Therapy® for the treatment of all chronic diseases, including cancer. Now available in English for the first time, this book is a must-read for doctors, patients and anyone following the cutting edge of biology and immunology. With the blasting open of such doors of knowledge, the medical world will never again be the same.
Plague of Corruption by Dr. Judy Mikovits, a brilliant researcher who has challenged the good-old-boys’ club of science with her groundbreaking discoveries. And like many women who have trespassed into the world of men, she uncovered decades-old secrets that many would prefer to stay buried. From her doctoral thesis, which changed the treatment of HIV-AIDS, saving the lives of millions, including basketball great Magic Johnson, to her spectacular discovery of a new family of human retroviruses, and her latest research which points to a new golden age of health, Dr. Mikovits has always been on the leading edge of science.
When she was part of the research community that turned HIV-AIDS from a fatal disease into a manageable one, she saw science at its best. But when her investigations questioned whether the use of animal tissue in medical research was unleashing devastating plagues of chronic diseases, such as autism and chronic fatigue syndrome, she saw science at its worst. If her suspicions are correct, we are looking at a complete realignment of scientific practices, including how we study and treat human disease. Recounting her nearly four decades in science, including her collaboration of more than thirty-five years with Dr. Frank Ruscetti, one of the founders of the field of human retrovirology, this is a behind the scenes look at the issues and egos which will determine the future health of humanity. The author believes the entire public health system needs to be torn down and rebuilt. This is MUCH bigger than a remodel.
Thomas Cowan, MD., Cancer and the New Biology of Water, Why the War on Cancer Has Failed and What That Means for More Effective Prevention and Treatment; A groundbreaking look at the role of water in living organisms that ultimately brings us closer to answering the riddle of the etiology of, and therapy and treatment for, cancer.
When President Nixon launched the War on Cancer with the signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971 and the allocation of billions of research dollars, it was amidst a flurry of promises that a cure was within reach. The research establishment was trumpeting the discovery of oncogenes, the genes that supposedly cause cancer. As soon as we identified them and treated cancer patients accordingly, cancer would become a thing of the past. Fifty years later it’s clear that the War on Cancer has failed―despite what the cancer industry wants us to believe. New diagnoses have continued to climb; one in three people in the United States can now expect to battle cancer during their lifetime. For the majority of common cancers, the search for oncogenes has not changed the treatment: We’re still treating with the same old triad of removing (surgery), burning out (radiation), or poisoning (chemotherapy).
In Cancer and the New Biology of Water, Thomas Cowan, MD, argues that this failure was inevitable because the oncogene theory is incorrect―or at least incomplete―and based on a flawed concept of biology in which DNA controls our cellular function and therefore our health. Instead, Dr. Cowan tells us, the somatic mutations seen in cancer cells are the result of a cellular deterioration that has little to do with oncogenes, DNA, or even the nucleus. The root cause is metabolic dysfunction that deteriorates the structured water that forms the basis of cytoplasmic―and therefore, cellular―health.
Despite mainstream medicine’s failure to bring an end to suffering or deliver on its promises, it remains illegal for physicians to prescribe anything other than the “standard of care” for their cancer patients―no matter how dangerous and ineffective that standard may be―and despite the fact that gentler, more effective, and more promising treatments exist. While Dr. Cowan acknowledges that all of these treatments need more research, Cancer and the New Biology of Water is an impassioned plea from a long-time physician that these promising treatments merit our attention and research dollars and that patients have the right to information, options, and medical freedom in matters of their own life and death.