George Costanza once said:
I don’t even mind the word “manure.” You know, it’s “newer,” which is good. And a “Ma” in front of it. MA-NURE. When you consider the other choices, “manure” is actually pretty refreshing.
George has unexpected outbursts of wisdom at times.
I say the races for cures would be better spent racing for manure. At least one can be used productively – for natural fertilizer and compost.
Trillions of Dollars of Lies
A few trillion dollars here and a few trillion dollars there begin to add up after a while.
They have a vaccine for polio developed by one man. Other cures have been found through the ages such as for scurvy. At least in my getting-longer-by-the-second lifetime, not one disease has been cured and yet tens of trillions of dollars have been poured into finding “cures.”
Not… One… Cure
I’m unsure exactly what this means but perhaps we should begin now putting resources elsewhere. Such as preventive maintenance to keep diseases at bay in the future. Isn’t that better than finding a cure anyway? (Except, I admit, for those currently suffering with a disease.)
The Reason the FDA & Health Groups Search for Cures and Not Preventions
I’m convinced that a search for a cure is far more profitable for everybody involved than a search for the ways to avoid diseases in the first place. The FDA, AMA, ADA, AHA, and the drug companies JUST DON’T CARE.
I said it. The end result of their focused energy appears to make clear that the American Heart Association does not care about preventing heart disease. The same goes for all the rest. The American Cancer Society, for example, as does the AHA and most others, certainly makes it seem the last thing they want to see is a proved prevention of cancer. They pour billions into “cures” and fund-raising only.
Do you know why their actions make it seem as though they despise the notion of prevention? If their research ever found a way to prevent cancer, they would no longer be in business. That is what preventive maintenance does.
If, however, they stumble onto a cure along the way, they can control and profit from all aspects of the cure once people get the disease.
Yes, above, I make an argument that maybe, just maybe, there are no cures of most diseases possible. But let’s say there is. If $10 trillion has been spent to cure breast cancer and it’s not cured, how much more will be needed for the cure? $100 trillion? Is that too much? I will make the case: yes. Some cures even if a cure might be possible, it is not worth the cost or time when those resources could be used for far more productive endeavors… like… prevention so the disease never appears again.
I Have an Honest Doctor Friend
I recently asked a dear friend of mine, the former head of a major medical department in Tulsa, how much money the American Heart Association spends on prevention as opposed to finding a cure. His answer was: “basically, nothing.”
Why? Ask yourself why. You know the answer.
A formula for prevention is almost certainly exponentially less costly than the formula for a cure. If $10 million can find a way to prevent breast cancer, I assure you that the American Cancer Society would never want to see that $10 million spent even though it’s a drop in the bucket to what they’ve thrown down the toilet in the name of a “cure.” See, prevention of breast cancer would make them admit that abortion is a major risk for future breast cancer. Baby-slaughtering organizations such as Susan G Komen would never want that made public. Women being killed from breast cancer that is linked to abortion are nothing but cheap, collateral damage to Susan G. Komen. Breast cancer is caused by other factors too. But if it saves one baby, Susan G. Komen, major donor to the largest abortion mill in the nation, Planned Parenthood, would never want to see it brought to light.
A race for a cure is far too profitable of a lie to prevent disease and promote a healthy society.