He who pays the piper, calls the tune
You probably never thought about it, but did you
know that 45% of the people in the US take at least one prescription
drug. Don't you think that sounds extreme? How can the mentality of
this country be such that almost 50% of the people are on legal
drugs? Why do doctors prescribe so many drugs? Is it because we need
them? Surely there are other alternatives? Here is the missing piece
of the story.
Long ago and far away, about 1901, one of the
richest men in the world contacted another of the other richest men
in the world about a proposition. John D. Rockefeller went to Andrew
Carnegie and said the two of them ought to invest in drug companies.
Drugs will be big business in the future. And he outlined a plan to
Carnegie about how they could make that statement really true. If
you could control the practice of medicine, there could be
astronomical profits from the sale of legal drugs.
"In the years prior to World War II, there came
into existence an international cartel, centered in Germany, that
dominated the entire world's chemical and drug industries. It had
spread its operations to ninety-three countries and was a powerful
economic and political force in all countries. It was known as I.G.
Farben." When John D. Rockefeller interlocked his American-based,
international empire with that of I.G. Farben in 1928 "there was
created the largest and most powerful cartel the world has ever
known. Not only has that cartel survived through the years, it has
grown and prospered. Today it plays a major role in both the science
and politics of cancer therapy." according to G. Edward Griffin. (1)
If you have all the money in the world and a
pocket or two full of politicians anything can happen. The process
began in 1901 with the creation of the Rockefeller Institute for
Medical Research. It included on its board some politically
oriented "medical" names as Doctors L. Emmett Holt, Christian A.
Herter, T. Mitchell Pruden, Hermann M. Briggs, William H. Welch,
Theobald Smith, and Simon Flexner. Christian Herter was slated for
bigger things becoming Secretary of State under President
Eisenhower. Simon Flexner also was destined for larger success.
Although his name never became as well-known as that of Herter, he
and his brother, Abraham Flexner, probably influenced the lives of
more people and in a more profound way than has any Secretary of
Flexner was also on the staff of the
for the Advancement of Teaching.)(1) These two tax free
foundations worked very closely together.
The medical profession needed some serious
attentions prior to 1900. It was so unregulated that you could get a
medical certificate mail-order. It was ripe for reform and
regulations. Or as Rockefeller saw ripe for a great opportunity. The
American Medical Association also had an interest in cleaning its
own house. The AMA created a Council on Medical Education for the
express purpose of surveying the status of medical training
throughout the country and of making specific recommendations for
its improvement. But by 1908 it had run into serious difficulty as a
result of committee differences and insufficient funding. It was
into this void that the Rockefeller-Carnegie combine moved with
brilliant strategy and perfect timing. Henry S. Pritchett, the
president of the Carnegie Foundation, approached the AMA and simply
offered to take over the entire project.(1)
The AMA had already done most of the work. It cost
the Carnegie Foundation a measly $10,000 to influence the opinion of
the American public and reap huge benefits from it.
In 1910 The Flexner Report was published. The much
awaited report was circulated nationally. It did as expected, it did
"much to develop public opinion." The report was correct is several
The Flexner report was considered to be beyond
reproach. It did do a valuable service at the time considering the
state of the medical profession. But the true purpose of the report
became very obvious immediately after it was released. The Carnegie
and Rockefeller foundations poured hundreds of millions of dollars
into schools that were ripe for being controlled. The schools that
wouldn't conform to their control were put out of business. In 1905
there were 160 medical schools. By 1927 that number had dropped to
80. Many probably deserved to go out of business but the criteria
was not how good the school was, it was whether the foundations
could influence their operations.
These two foundations plus some other similar ones
like the Ford Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and others have
poured over a billion dollars into the medical schools of the United
States since 1910. The first medical school to get money was John
Hopkins Medical School in 1913. The rest of the list of recipient
colleges is pretty impressive: Washington University in St Louis,
Yale, University of Iowa, University of Colorado, University of
Oregon, University of Virginia, University of Georgia, University of
Cincinnati, Howard University, Meharry Medical School, Harvard,
Vanderbuilt, Columbia, Cornell, Tulane Western Reserve, Rochester,
Duke, Emory, The Memorial Hospital in New York and Northwestern,
Kansas, Rochester medical schools. And many more across the country.
It was mentioned earlier that Abraham Flexner and
his brother Dr. Simon Flexner were to be some of the most
influential men in the lives of the American public. Add to those
two the name of Dr. William Welch of John Hopkins. These three men
changed the direction of the practice of medical and education in
America. They not only were involved in giving grants to medical
schools, but they also were advisors and counselors to the people
running these institutions.
The next most influential medical organization in
North America was the Association of American Medical Colleges
(AMA). This group was a primary means of controlling the medical
colleges and the medical profession. The Association not only
controlled the curriculum of the schools, it also provided
continuing education for the graduates and propaganda to the public.
It was funded and controlled from the beginning by these
This group controlled the top positions of the
colleges and medical education by putting their own people on boards
and in administrative slots. The Association of American Medical
Colleges created the curriculum and set standards. The only missing
piece of the total control was the academic side, or the teachers.
They have controlled this area as well since 1913 but providing
fellowships and scholarships for training of instructors.
The medical profession we have today comes
directly from this massive effort to push drugs. I know this sounds
too strange to be true, but it is. That is why almost half the
people in the US are taking some prescription drug. The whole
profession is aimed at solving health issues with drugs. Wonder why
your doctor only has a minimal exposure to health and nutrition in
medical college or afterwards? It isn't being taught. And those in
the system do not realize there is a hidden commercial agenda in
their training. They have been trained to prescribe drugs. They have
been selected by their openness to learn how to prescribe drugs. The
entire structure was designed to market prescription drugs. All the
players have been trained that prescription drugs are the answer
regardless of what the question is.
So what can we conclude about this historical
perspective? It goes without saying the approach to medical training
has been tremendously influenced by an orientation towards
dispensing drugs. And it adds an insight as to why there is such a
bias against prevention of disease through proper nutrition and the
use of supplements. The drug companies do not make any profits from
people being healthy or from the sales of supplements.
The health care
system treats only the symptoms and not the underlining cause of the
health problem. In short, the health care system is not about
health, it is about sickness.
- WHATíS WRONG
WITH MIRACLE MEDICINE?
By Dr. Lee Warren, B.A., D.D
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The root of our
present medical problem began during the middle of the nineteenth
century when the germ theory (i.e., specific diseases are caused by
specific germs and germs are monomorphic) of French scientist Louis
Pasteur was favored over the cellular theory (i.e., the importance
of maintaining a clean and nourished internal environment where
germs are pleomorphic and exist in harmony in a healthy body)
championed by his contemporary French professor Antoine Bechamp. The
former treats symptoms of a weakened immune system (i.e., killing
germ, bacteria, virus, one by one as they appear in the body), the
latter works to boost the immune system and allow it and other
systems of the body to work optimally (i.e., to maintain an internal
state that repels disease and promote health). [NOTE: This does not
imply that allopathic medicine should not have a place in healing.
Anyone shot by a gun, hit by a car, or severely burned would be
better served in the emergency rooms of most western hospitals.
However, it should not be promoted as the only form of healing, to
the exclusion of alternative practices that have survived the test
doctors donít encourage proper nutrition and internal hygiene, they
imply patients can eat whatever they want (including refined,
processed, fast foods, sugar, etc.) and come see them when they get
sick. When disease strikes most westerners are totally unprepared
for illness, but ready to pay any amount to ease the pain (i.e.,
remove the symptoms).
WHATíS WRONG WITH
By Dr. Lee Warren, B.A., D.D.
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Why did John D Rockefeller have such a
strong interest in the drug industry?
"Most of these drugs were petroleum
based and this added to the coffers of the Rockefellers who owned
the largest oil monopoly in this country. They saw the medical
industry using drugs as another product that expanded their oil
business. These medical cartels and super rich families greatly
influenced government legislature. The FDA regulates all medical
protocols in America, which are drugs, surgery and radiation."
WHATíS WRONG WITH MIRACLE MEDICINE?
By Dr. Lee Warren,