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Category: Iatrologic

Learned Helplessness & Medical Fascism

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Rockefellers were the most powerful family in the world, and they began to practice philanthropy to help promote their own particular worldview. In 1902, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was created, and Dr. Simon Flexner was appointed its first director. The Flexner family would become incredibly influential in their day. Younger brother Bernard would become a founding member of the international policy powerhouse known as The Council on Foreign Relations. In 1910, Abraham Flexner, another younger brother, published a report that… Read more Learned Helplessness & Medical Fascism

Self-Help, Obsession, & Pain

If hurt people hurt people, then it seems like there are a lot of people out there hurting right now. Maybe they are hurting due to chronic pain or illness, maybe they are hurting mentally because of a traumatic event(s) in their past, who knows, but there are a lot of people gnashing about like an injured dog that will not let anyone close enough to help, myself included sometimes. Often people steer clear of the wounded dog out of a sense of self-preservation, reasonably so. This, of course, does… Read more Self-Help, Obsession, & Pain

Vaxx-nostic: Neither Pro nor Anti-Vaxx

I am not anti-vaccine. I am not pro-vaccine either. I believe that vaccines can work and that they can save lives. However, I am against the ridiculous and dangerously aggressive vaccine schedule they put infants on, I am against the heavy metal adjuvents (even the aluminum-based adjuvents have adverse effects), I am against the fear-based marketing the pharmaceutical companies use to push them, and I am certainly against forcing them on anyone especially in light of fundamental failures within establishment research. Just to reiterate, I am not against vaccines. I… Read more Vaxx-nostic: Neither Pro nor Anti-Vaxx