January 1, 2020
"Science" in Retreat
"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine."
arlier this month (Dec., 2019), The BMJ -- or what most of us who have been around a while used to call The British Medical Journal -- one of the world's oldest and most respected medical periodicals, made an unprecedented announcement. Essentially agreeing with the two medical journal contrarians whose quotes you see above, BMJ published an editorial attacking the validity of Big Pharma-sponsored studies. They went so far as to advocate for a worldwide campaign to keep dishonest Big Pharma interests out of the medical research field!
To put things in perspective, this is something akin to having the Pope make a public announcement that the worship of Christ has been a 2,000 year errancy, so everyone needs to start worshipping Satan. Think I'm exaggerating? I'm not. Medical journals have no financial incentive to grow a backbone. These invertebrates live and breath by the grace of Big Pharma and are loathe to end their opprobrium. Yup, there's big money in remaining spineless. So revolt by the medical journals means that the level of outrageousness has to be somewhere out there in the Kuiper Belt for journals and medical journalists to question their allegiance . . . Yes, we are already there --- but we've been there for a long time. Long enough so that the public is catching on. In a recent Gallup poll, Big Pharma came in dead last out of 25 industry categories, publicized in an article entitled, Not-So-Shocking Poll: Americans Hate The Government Almost As Much As They Hate Big Pharma.
Those who know our work at Alpha Omega Labs are aware that I've been screaming about this phenomenon for years. I took on Big Pharma shills in a June, 2015 piece I wrote -- (opening with the same quotes you see above). These shills work tirelessly to spread unsupportable propaganda, and when they targeted an associate of mine, I called them on it. I followed up with an alert as to disgusting practices at Wikipedia to act as Big Pharma propagandists (Nov. 2015 --- interestingly Paul Craig Roberts has noted that Wikipedia is swarming with CIA disinfo agents, a position that is becoming more popular as compelling evidence continues to surface).
I then covered the shameful demise of Scholar Open Access (Feb., 2017), and the scandalous treatment of escharotic medicine in a publication that has the audacity to call itself, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (June, 2017). I pulverized a scam perpetrated by the Medical Journal of Australia to make escharotics look dangerous. I also took the time to disembowel the ridiculous attacks spewing from that 5-Star Big Pharma whorehouse, QuackWatch (2009) -- and while we're on the subject of "real" quacks, those of that infamous, allopathic sellout, Dr. Oz (May, 2017). That same month I couldn't help pointing out the implications for the medical industry when the respected medical journal, Tumor Biology had to retract 107 research papers because the level of fraudulent misrepresentation was too great for even them to stomach.
Interestingly, just last month I had to put out a rebuttal to an article published in another inappropriately titled publication, Science Based Medicine, because it was shocking in its presentation of disprovable medical disinformation. The month before that (October), I had to take on the ever-popular, Buzzfeed, because it, too, could not resist the temptation to do a hit-piece on "black salve," that was equally negligent in its presentation of shameful and easily disprovable medical propaganda.
In fact, our single biggest problem is the proliferation of medical propaganda designed to deceive the public, in addition to the efforts of Big Tech to exterminate us -- the particulars of which I cover in a YouTube I posted last July. It's hard enough to run a natural products company nowadays, but then you have to help customers -- and as much of the public as you can -- survive the unending avalanches of putrid, official medical horse manure which act to drown out valid information on natural, legitimate, curative products, practices, and modalities that really work . . . At low cost . . . Without side effects. Ideally, medical journals would supply us with independent, reliable, empirically verified studies and reviews that advance our knowledge of the healing arts and advance the human condition. Instead, we get fake, fraudulent, biased, self-serving data that saturates the media landscape like a plague of locusts, consuming everything of value in its wake and replacing it with immovable mountains of locust poop.
We will continue to advise our customers and other interested parties about notable disinformation campaigns in the area of modern medicine. As in so many other areas of our society, we are unwittingly caught in a war of narratives -- good vs. evil, truth vs. lies, honesty vs. deception, knowledge vs. ignorance, decency vs. degeneracy, generosity vs. exploitation, reciprocity vs. negaprocity. It is a war that shows no end in sight.