The statement seems to be apocryphal. I say “seems” because no one appears able to locate it.
But, like so many possibly apocryphal statements (“A republic if you can keep it” and so forth), does anyone doubt its meaning is really true? That’s the reason such remarks continue to haunt us.
Since we recently celebrated Rosh Hashanah, I will put it the way the old Jewish bubbes (grandmothers) did when I was a child. Apply the proper Yiddish accent: “So long as you’re healthy, it’s the main thing.”
And, to be clear, when I assert we live under health care communism, I don’t mean communism the way ye olde Karl Marx dreamed it up. I mean something even worse, more insidious—total state control of our lives, who wins and loses, who profits and who fails, who becomes a billionaire and who a pauper, even who survives … in other words communism as practiced in today’s People’s Republic of China and, increasingly, the United States.
Powerful evidence for this can be found in a brilliant article—“The Great Ivermectin Deworming Hoax”—by a Dr. Justus R. Hope, a highly credentialed doctor writing under a pseudonym, one would assume for professional preservation, which in itself tells a significant part of the story.
The medical establishment—as do a great many, close to most, of our major corporations—lives in fear of the state, consciously or unconsciously.
“Dr. Hope” begins as follows:
“’In a normal year, the Kentucky Poison Control Center might receive one call from someone who has taken ivermectin, a drug commonly used to treat parasites in livestock. But amid increasing misinformation about the drug’s ability to both treat and prevent COVID-19, that number has increased to six this year.’
“This alarming news was published in Spectrum News—formerly known as Time Warner Cable—on Aug. 24, 2021, and should be a lesson to every American.
The lesson isn’t about ivermectin being poisonous because it isn’t, but about the pervasiveness of a type of new internet propaganda termed ‘informational flooding.’”
The doctor goes on to cite other institutions high (NPR, of course) and low that promoted or “flooded” the scabrous prevarication about ivermectin. It’s so easy to do now. Churchill’s line about a lie going around the world before the truth gets its pants on has been reduced to a microsecond by the internet.
To give you an idea of how this works, “Dr. Hope,” who has done considerable research, writes: “For example, google the news on ivermectin poisoning articles, and you will find almost all of them were published within the last few weeks. Nothing before then.”
This is when interest in the drug began to pick up steam.
Notable among the chief liars regarding ivermectin—with an absurd on its face story out of Oklahoma, which they have now walked back—is unsurprisingly Rolling Stone, famous for their 9,000-word article on a University of Virginia frat house rape that never occurred. Anyone would be foolish to trust “The Stone” as a legitimate news source about their health, or anything for that matter, but apparently many do. After all, the former rebels always adhere to the party line.
More importantly, “Dr. Hope” notes the degree that ivermectin’s use has made parts of India, including Uttar Pradesh (population approximately two-thirds ours), nearly COVID-free. This victory, he adds, has been subject to a near-blackout by our mainstream media—again, no surprise, since they act consistently as an adjunct of government when Democratic.
Only this time, it’s about something that affects everyone’s life and death, including their own and their children’s. Go figure. (By the way, the doctor cites statistics showing how ivermectin is vastly, and I mean vastly, safer than Tylenol.)
“Dr. Hope’s” article is a must-read and must-disperse to any and all, if there ever was one, but what’s going on here but inches below the surface?
It’s the familiar duo—greed and control.
Regarding greed, you may have heard that Pfizer et al. are working on a pill to take as a preventative for COVID-19, known increasingly accurately here as the CCP virus.
And what drug is already known to share active ingredients with the pill Big Pharma is working on?
I’ll give you 20 questions. No, I’ll give you one, because it’s too obvious—ivermectin.
As for control, well, you already know that speaks to my premise. We live under a form of health care communism. It’s Big Pharma and the “liberal” government working together, exercising control, for their own advantage.
It’s been a sad thing to watch over the past year and a half, the near-total politicization of medicine. Some of us have seen our own treasured providers under the thumb of the diktats of massive institutions. It’s the rare few, like “Dr. Hope,” who have been able to overcome it.
And even he can’t write under his own name.
I guess Lenin was right, whether or not he said it verbatim.
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