It Ain’t Easy! And so what?
I feel the pain. I am hurting. It bothers me. What do I do? Call the Doctor!
But wait… The Insurance gangs need their extortion racket payments. Even one missed installment implies no service – or crap service with added taxes, fines and premiums on top of more subscriptions on top of greater deposits.
The United States Federal Government, or The Initialized Med Gang, The FDA, or The Federal Drug Administration – needs to approve the drugs, or the surgeries, or the treatments, or all the above together first. Biotech industry corporate attorneys always get first dibs on everything.
Most of the outrageous price gouging goes into the salaries, perks and profits of the administrator-executive parasites who, like wiseguys, skim off everything. Hospital administrators, chief government bureaucrats, insurance capos, drug company executives and clinic directors receive the greatest payouts.
They see no patients, nor perform any useful functions. They do however sit, send e-mails and attend endless meetings. They are exactly like their fellow administration brothers in arms who run and rule our colleges, schools and universities.Their salaries even reach into the six and seven-figure categories.
American Doctors have their very own American Medical Association, the AMA, a true syndicate, which at least demands that medical practitioners receive six figure salaries. Yet this same doctors union allowed an entire class of freeloaders to control the costs, services and the fruits of all medical practices – and they don’t have to do any real medical work either.The AMA was too busy trying to destroy the livelihood of the non-Medical school, non-MD, alternative medicine practitioners. This Doctors junta believes that Medicine is a closed shop like the Teamsters Union.
Some nurses have unions to protect them – others don’t. There are other nurses who want nothing to do with any union bureaucrat who does no work, yet receives a six-figure salary.
The State Health Bureaucrats are the actual real winners in this vile system. They can do whatever they want, threaten who they hate, and demand whatever they desire. Nobody can touch them nor fire them.
Don’t Laugh. Like the US Forest Service and the US Department of Education, the FDA has its own federalized cop army – and they carry around fully automatic assault rifles – with heavy body armor too. They’re cool with such firepower. According to them, we lowlife citizen-wage slaves should not handle such deadly technology. Any official medical doctor dealing in non-FDA approved, non-official medical practices – had better watch out!
The Doctors who love those new and improved flu virus vaccines – will always get the pass though.
The moral of the story: don’t get sick – or you will possibly forfeit your life for a deadly, complicated treatment. Either the doctor will prescribe a mean ass pharmaceutical that has more side effects than your actual symptoms – or a surgeon will blast you with chemicals and then cut around your fragile body. Either way, you will never be the same person after all that expensive medical work.
What is so ironic is that for most of world history, official medical doctors have had quite nasty reputations as dangerous quacks. How did they get such respectable reputations nowadays – and yet, they still do so much drugging and cutting, and so expensive too?
They say gambling can destroy a well-earned fortune – this is true. But gaming your health, the one and only body that you live under, with an official medical treatment-program, will most definitely rifle your body and bankrupt any and all fortunes.
Many scholars know about the great writer, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, during the decade of the 1680s in colonial New Spain-Mexico. How many know about the satirist writer, Juan del Valle y Caviedes, during the same historical epoch in colonial Peru?
Juan del Valle y Caviedes was born in Spain. However, he lived his entire life in colonial Peru during the late 1600s. Like Sor Juana in Mexico City, he lived in the colonial capital of Peru, called Lima.
Señor del Valle y Caviedes had a particular affliction – medical doctors, referred to as médicos during those days. In his satires, he targeted them mercilessly.
Even in those days, people had medical options. Those university educated medical experts were not the only health practitioners in colonial Peru.
Women doctors had the name of curanderas, or folk healers, with their vast array of native roots, oils, stems, flowers, herbs and spice mixtures. These women practitioners were often unfairly associated with magic and witchcraft. People with stomach issues, cramps, loose stools, tiredness, weakness, cold symptoms, constipation, nausea and fainting usually visited them. Some curanderas also worked as parteras, or midwives, which made them even more suspect in the ugly gaze of authority.
Then there were the barberos. They were practitioners of the practical and down-to-earth medical arts. Some of them were not Spanish, but castas, or mixed race colonials, Peruvian Natives, Mestizos-Mulatos-Zambos-Coyotes-Lobos, mixed races, while others represented Afro-Latinos. The Spanish barberos organized themselves into guilds with their own brotherhood, or cofradías, to defend their practices.
They either performed body work on the street or in tiny cubicles found in public buildings. They pulled teeth, massaged hurting backs, cut and washed hair, put pressure points on the neck, administered splints for broken limbs, applied tourniquets for bleeding, or bled sick people, and some were even skilled in the surgical arts of cutting and sewing hernias.
During the 1680s, and especially in colonial Latin American cities, cleanliness was quite atrocious with all of the open sewers, scattered animal dung and fetid corpses. There was also a real lack of personal washing and basic plumbing. People used chamber pots for excretion, and then washed with grey water after going to bathroom.
For toothpaste, people gurgled with urine mixed with salt. The smart ones chewed on vanilla or other aromatic herbal twigs. Vermin in long-haired men and women, and on the clothes was very common: lice, ticks and fleas. When some people died, worms went on the rampage and literally chewed the body apart – even before the death rot. Life expectancy was around 40 years old. When one got sick, then one had to write his or her will and testament. Even common colds put people under. The flu was a death sentence.
The boticarios, pharmacists, ran the boticas, or pharmacies. These were all Spaniards, and protected their craft through a guild system and a closed brotherhood. Master pharmacists owned and administered their own shops. Their Journeymen and Apprentices blended thousands of medicinal and culinary herbs into mixtures, usually found inside large ceramic jars.
They produced salves, oils, infusions, salts, syrups and juices. For whatever illness, there was an herbal solution. Curing was a 50-50 percent shot. Sometimes the symptoms dissipated, but then the person died quite suddenly. Other times, the symptoms continued on and off until final expiration, some years later – or for a few lucky ones – the symptoms and illness just faded away.
Lest we forget, there were those university educated medical doctors. These men, highly respected and possessing great honor, were also elite health killers. Calling on one of those men for medical help could hasten a death sentence. In fact, the suffering sick, did call on doctors for the quick termination of the pain – through a timely death.
Medical doctors could recite entire medical texts in Latin – but their success rate was quite slim. Hospitals were not places to get well – but to die peacefully under the care of some charitable religious order.
Juan del Valle y Caviedes understood all this, so he lampooned and made fun of the medical doctor profession. Of course, using the services of a medical doctor was not cheap either. Most colonial inhabitants of Lima could easily laugh at the antics of the elite medical crew, university educated buffoons who were slow with diagnoses – yet quick with the bill.
Within our contemporary times, medical doctors have reputations as solid citizens and as healing gods, while other non-traditional medical practitioners have to overcome the quack label. How did it all change?
Through the advent of super expensive, super long medical school training and residency periods, medical doctors have received the official imprimatur of professionalism.
The whole medical procedure is now a bizarre ritual. First, we have to fill out the debt slavery insurance forms of ten or more pages in the office visitor room. Then the nurses visit us, who also hold university degrees. They usually take our pulse, temperature, weight and height, and blood pressure. Afterwards, we wait for around twenty minutes in a sterile white room with lots of different common medical supplies, medical posters on the wall, and a few medical implements around the medical lounge chair. Suddenly, the Doctor in the white lab coat, makes his entrance with a case folder. They used to have those generic black bags with them, but now it is usually just a stethoscope around the neck.
The Doctor listens with the scope, checks the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, and then feels around the body for pressure – asking about pain, softness or lack of feeling. If the pain is quite bad, then we go to the X-ray department. We wait some more, receive the radiation, and wait for the results.The doctor must analyze them too. We wait some more.
If we are not dying in urgent, intensive care – then the Doc writes up the medical prescription, or the legal drug note, where we can legally buy the pharmacy drugs. But again, both the ten minute actual medical service and the legal drug purchase are not cheap. The people who have to regularly take a certain prescribed drug for the rest of their lives – are the real ones that suffer.
Doctors have the rights to prescribe FDA approved medications. Psychobabble quacks can prescribe some of the deadliest pharmaceutical mind and body destroyers on the planet. Anyone else who tries to enter into the business, called drug dealing, will soon submit to the Amerikan gulag. This is one of the reasons why the United States now has the largest prisoner population in world history. Amerikan Imperial spymaster agencies, such as the CIA, also have dibs on the international drug trade.
If the pain and physical suffering continue, then the Doctor will move to the next level – meaning some type of surgery, or legal cutting into the body, which might clear away the entire problem – or lead to other, very serious complications.
The ten minute medical service and pharmaceutical costs do not even compare to the surgical procedures and hospital stay visits. From a couple of hundred dollars, the entire surgery session and post surgery recuperation period can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
We are living in the Brave New World of Medical Practices. How can we protect ourselves?
First, stay away from medical doctors and hospital visits – if at all possible.
Second, discipline our minds into receiving love, contentment and humility in order to avoid the horrible sufferings of life.
Third, eat local, fresh, and non-genetically modified/non-sugar/non-corn starch foods.
Fourth, walk when able, bicycle around when the weather is good, and regularly workout-strengthen the one and only body.
Fifth, if we do find ourselves in illness, then examine objectively the state of the actual body, and ultimately, investigate the various medical options available before proceeding into any suggested treatments from the experts.
We are all moving towards the destruction of old age. Afterwards, we shall find ourselves under some serious illness or injury. We will die. There is no escape from this Wheel of Physical Expiration.
For our own dignity, we ought not to step into the dark cycles of the Official Medicine Dope. Their treatments all lead to the same suffocating closet of drugging and cutting. When we are lying on the death sofa in the hospital, then we might not have any choices available.
But until then, we take responsibility to both live and die with dignity, and most importantly – with our honor and freedom intact.