Sunday, November 20, 2016
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Lies, legs and liasons
Should they say to the child: There is no difference between you and the other child with two legs, or, if the deformed child, for deformed it is, receives prostheses so some function is possible, should they say to the child with its artificial legs: There is no difference at all between you and children who have been born with legs?
A child denied the reality and truth of one gender parent is being told a lie, akin to that of the legless child, that there is no difference being born with two legs or no legs when of course there is.
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Same-sex marriage and suffer the little children
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Mind, soul and body
I will preface this by saying that no-one disputes modern skills in trauma and reconstructive surgery, nor indeed the greater although not complete capacity, to alleviate physical pain. Having said that, modern painkillers are often ineffective and frequently do more harm than good and there are other ways to alleviate pain, they are just not able to be patented and provide less financial profit.
But as a healing mechanism or a medical modality which encourages and maintains robust health, modern or Allopathic medicine falls far short of the mark and frequently drifts into modern versions of ‘snake-oil’ and ‘smoke and mirror’ medicine. In this latter category falls ‘maybe medicine’ where people are treated for diseases they do not have and may never get and where assessing the efficacy of such treatment is impossible.
The catch-cry of ‘get it early’ cannot ever be proven since often that which is found ‘early’ may never have become serious anyway, and there is simply no way of assessing that. To be fair, there is a growing body of research saying exactly that and warning of the increasingly recognised dangers of ‘too many tests’ and too many ‘treatments.’
But of course, systems drive behaviour and the Allopathic medical system is now so dependent upon and entrenched in tests and treatments and maybes that it is reluctant to change, because, after all, what else would it have? And the money invested in the approach itself is so enormous that it would be a ‘waste’ not to use all these tests and treatments and machines and procedures, even if they are doing ‘more harm than good.’
And so it goes, the system is dependent upon what it is and only something dramatic and powerful can change it. Beyond of course patient pressure and demand but the chances of that are greatly reduced by the fact that most people live with deep fear about becoming ill and particularly in regard to death and most believe the mantra that modern, Allopathic medicine is as good as it gets and is going to be the only thing which can save you. Even when demonstrably it is not.
Modern medicine rides like a ‘god’ on the back of society with hospitals, like temples of old, rising higher, growing bigger, standing grander and becoming more costly all the time.
Never before, have so many human beings had so much access to medical treatments and so many medical interventions, not to mention medications, vaccines, procedures, tests, checks and advice.
None of this would matter if people were generally healthier and disease less common, but they are not healthier and disease is in fact more common with serious and chronic diseases at levels never seen before, particularly in children.
You would think, nay, you would expect that it meant better and more robust health and a diminishing of disease in general, but it does not.
So, whatever Allopathic or modern medicine is doing, it is not contributing to robust general health.
Not only that, as the third biggest killer after heart disease and cancer, and rising, it has become effectively a ‘disease’ in itself where one of the most dangerous lifestyle choices one can make, particularly if healthy, is to consult a doctor.
And this is because modern medicine, imprisoned in the mechanical and materialist reductionist mindset of modern science, is a business, an industry, and a system where profit, prestige and power hold sway and dictate that testing, cutting and drugging are the only approach which should be allowed or can be allowed.
Tests, surgery, medications are big business and in fact, science-medicine is probably the most profitable and powerful business after the military industrial complex. It is certainly the most pervasive of any industry and it is largely controlled by the pharmaceutical industry where the evidence has long been that profits come before people, despite claims to the contrary.
It is little wonder that research is beginning to show that the science-medical industry is itself, very sick indeed, with corruption, incompetence, malpractice, bias, distortions, so commonplace that researchers have said most research is just plain wrong. No wonder modern medicine has become so dangerous.
How can that be good medicine? What other medical modality would be allowed to maintain such a high kill and injure rate? None.
Many treatments and procedures used by doctors today cause great suffering, even intense pain, without a healing or cure outcome. It was ever thus, it is just that failure in the present is accepted and failure in the past is ridiculed.
One can only wonder how research is stifled and largely unsuccessful treatments, chemotherapy comes to mind, are retained because the pharmaceutical industry which profits from their use, dominates and controls Allopathic medicine. Would we have advanced further if this were not the case and if science-medicine was free to research where, when and how it wished?
The power of the pharmaceutical industry over science-medicine corrupts the core principles of science as an objective, rigorous system of enquiry and research. And in the doing, not only manipulates modern medicine but the health of everyone who uses it.
The male domination of science and medicine has made both systems, mechanistic and militaristic at core. The scalpel is the new sword and the drugs take the place of cannon balls and bombs with the body as battlefield and enemy.
It is oxymoronic to use military terminology, as happens all the time, for a medical system which claims to do no harm, even though it does, too often, and which seeks to heal. Smiting, smoting, striking, destroying against the human body is counter-intuitive if we are to have optimal health. And yet that is the approach and people are encouraged not just to mistrust their body and expect it to betray them, as some enemy would, but to fear it.
The words make the mindset. We see things not as they are but as we are is a maxim which resonates. Science-medicine sees the body as a machine or ‘bag of chemicals’ as one erstwhile doctor put it and that is the maxim which underpins modern, conventional, or Allopathic medicine and which flavours and limits it.
No-one disputes that in some areas, surgery, preferably absolutely necessary and often it is not, or crisis/trauma, the mechanistic, materialist reductionist approach is of benefit although more healing and less harm would be the case if non-Allopathic medical modalities were also used to limit the wielding of the knife and the toxic dose of drugs.
Few probably realise that medications and vaccinations are designed to deceive the body and trick it into acting unnaturally. How can that not be confusing to such a complex organism? How can that not create dysfunction? One wonders if the massive rise in Cancer, those rogue cells which have forgotten how to suicide, apoptosis, for the good of the whole, might be sourced in such confusion and designed unnatural responses.
Less is more is probably a good approach and the old saying that erring on the side of moderation is wise, is particularly sensible when applied to medical treatments.
Doctors and scientists may well know more at a material and mechanical level than they knew a century or even fifty years ago, but they still remain largely ignorant about the How, What and particularly the Why, of bodily function.
They design treatments based on the erroneous belief that the body can be treated mechanically and materially and that no other factors are at play in disease. As of course they must given the belief system which underpins modern science at this point in history and which has done so for a few centuries now.
But each of us has responsibility to and for our own body and the more we take charge and do our own research, our own thinking, our own intuiting, the better health we are likely to have. Your body is your best friend and the two of you are in it for life. Working with the natural function of the human body, something modern science/medicine does not generally do, is going to optimise your capacity for health.
Having said that, if conventional medicine and regular trips to the doctor has you in robust health then keep doing what you are doing. We are all different and what matters is that what you are doing is working for you.
Every symptom is your body’s attempt to speak to you and every disease is your body’s attempt to heal. Listen and respect all of it.
Living a spiritual life involves all that you are - mind, soul and body. All is one. There is no separation.