As a sobering
example of how members of Congress can be spoon-fed the views and
even the exact words of high-powered lobbying firms, consider remarks
inserted into the Congressional Record after the debate and vote
on health care reform in the House.
by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in
part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the
worlds largest biotechnology companies.
obtained by The New York Times show that the lobbyists drafted
one statement for Democrats and another for Republicans.
employed by Genentech and by two Washington law firms, were remarkably
successful in getting the statements printed in the Congressional
Record under the names of different members of Congress.
goal was to show that, even though there were sharp divisions between
the parties on the overall reform bill (only one Republican voted
for it), there was bipartisan support for provisions relating to
drugs produced by the biotechnology industry. One provision, for
example, would allow generic competition to expensive biological
drugs but only after the original manufacturer had enjoyed 12 years
of exclusive use, a generous period by anyones standards.
the Congressional statements, a lobbyist close to Genentech said:
This happens all the time. There was nothing nefarious about
that it all started with a gaggle of moralizing and marginalized
religious dissidents who feasted on fowl, and a native relish of
sour red berries.
Americans will stop and share a meal like these long-ago Pilgrims.
Thanksgiving is the holiday of hope, as well as drumsticks and football.
It is also the emblem of American identity of who we are as a
people and our distinctive role in history.
The two New
York Times articles above provide a powerful commentary
about health care reform, and the true power behind
the US health care system in general. They document the level of
influence, corruption, and conflict of interest that affects your
be no doubt about the power the drug industry wields in shaping
the US health care system.
has been the driving force behind conventional medicine, and the
beneficiaries of exploding health care costs for well over a century,
and there are no signs that the current health care reform will
change any of this.
One Person, CAN Make a Difference
Thanksgiving season, I want to express my thanks to you for your
partnership in the movement of awakening our culture to the truth
about natural health and how the drug companies currently control
the conventional medical system. And the best way I know to do that
is to share with you how your partnership is making a difference.
year our partnership together has been able to FINALLY make a significant
dent in the culture. We provided powerful explanations from some
of the top experts in the world on these issues, and you were able
to spread and share that message with MILLIONS.
You were so
effective that the MAJORITY of the US population have refused the
H1N1 vaccine despite the massive government propaganda and deception.
Typically Destroy Health Because Its about Wealth, Not Health
are not here to bring health to the population but to scam them
on one level for vast amounts of money, by treating the symptoms
and not addressing the cause.
Ossler, MD (1849–1919), one of the leading physicians at the turn
of the twentieth century, and considered by many to be the founder
of modern medicine, said that one of the first duties of the physician
is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
Making a Difference
reading this does not understand that when I started this newsletter
I was not a natural medicine expert. I was a simple family physician
seeing patients in my office, who just decided I wanted to tell
the truth about health to more people.
When I first
started Mercola.com in 1997, to educate people about natural medicine,
I had less than 100 subscribers and 300 page views per month. Twelve
years later we have 1.5 million subscribers from nearly every country
in the world, and we have over twenty million page views per month.
Do we have
a ways to go?
but together we are making a difference.
You need to
remember the obvious. We OUTNUMBER the evildoers by thousands to
one. However, they are very well organized and have loads more money,
power, and influence than we do.
You need to
know that their Achilles Heel is our ability to communicate with
each other and learn the truth about their lies and scams.
reading our newsletter and others that share the truth, and spreading
the message with those you love and care about, will ultimately
unite us enough that we can defeat them.
Many of you
probably dont realize that one-third of our staff of over
100 is based in Manila, Philippines. They are an absolutely amazing
group of people, and are directly responsible for allowing us to
have such a huge impact on the web.
A while ago
we decided to donate 10 percent of our revenue to charity. Recently,
the team decided to support the Kythe
Foundation. It is an organization dedicated to treating cancer
Our team built
the website for them, and are helping provide the infrastructure
to support their efforts.
you would enjoy a video of how some of the efforts have been working
to date and have included it below.
passion is optimal health, so I have not specifically focused on
cancer treatment. However, I know many of my readers know of experts
in this area. If you know of anyone that is passionate about treating
cancer in children, please have them contact [email protected]
so we can incorporate them into our team.
this is the Philippines, so most of the crazy prohibitions that
exist in the US are absent and we can go all out to provide therapies
that REALLY work. With your help, we can begin to replicate the
work of how health care was effectively administered before the
government got involved.
We can form
the equivalent of charity hospitals, and leverage the Internet to
provide life saving treatment to innocent kids who are suffering
with tragic cancer. At this time, my only request is that you help
us provide natural health experts who can help train the volunteer
physicians in the Philippines with treatments that can help save
these kids' lives.
The nice thing
about truth is that it never goes out of style. Here are several
quotes that are as timely today, as when they were first uttered.
big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to
take everything you have.
~ Thomas Jefferson
which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of
~ George Bernard Shaw
money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys
to teenage boys.
~ P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live
at the expense of everybody else.
~ Frédéric Bastiat, French Economist (1801–1850)
think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs
when it’s free.
~ P.J. O’Rourke
you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics wont
take an interest in you.
~ Pericles (430 B.C.)
country needs is more unemployed politicians.
~ Edward Langley, Artist (1928–1995)