Some claim that the money system is merely a game and that all one must do is play by the rules to win. There really are very few basic rules, so let us examine them.
Rule 1. Money is of ultimate value. Given a choice one should always do that which gives one more money.
Rule 2. Without money one is not allowed to eat, drink, sleep, have a home, become educated, or have transportation.
Rule 3. One may work for money, but one must have money in order to travel to and from work.
Rule 4. To earn more money, one must have an education. One must
understand how the money system works and the rules by which it
operates, however no one will be told the rules unless they pay money to
Rule 5. Anyone may kill, rape, torture,
extort, libel, slander, and in any other form abuse anyone they wish as
long as they have enough money to cover it up, pay off those they have
abused, pay off those who would investigate the abuse, pay enough money
to those who write laws restricting the specific abuse, or to simply
hire enough people as bodyguards to protect oneself from retaliation.
Rule 6. One must at all times use money to protect only oneself.
One must always use money to deprive others of their money or ability to
obtain money. One may from time to time give money to others in order
to keep the majority of people from realizing the rules of the money
game. This is generally called charity and should never be done in a way
that changes the rules of the game.
Rule 7. Under no circumstances should one ever admit to anyone
including oneself that the money game is constructed in a way so that no
one ever wins. One should never allow oneself to realize that the money
game ends at death. For this money is to be used to entertain and
otherwise distract oneself and others from ever realizing this point.
This is critical.
Rule 8. The money game should never actually benefit anyone, even
those with money. It should always at all times be against the best
interest of all involved. This basic premise should also never be
admitted to oneself or others and money should be used to distract from
this point as well.
Investigate Equal Money - together, standing as one Group as Humanity, we can change the rules to create a system that is Best for All.
To learn more about the Equal Money System check out these informative, interesting books and interviews:
What the FAQ is Equal Money System
What is Money in the World?
Energy and Consumerism
The Future of Money Volume 1
Making Peace with Money
Freedom of Choice and Equal Money
see our Destonians Wiki on with subjects like Equal Money and Equality for All
also visit equalmoney.org to find out more about the Equal Money System
visit Desteni to research guidelines for Equality and to know and learn more about how the system we live in works
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Under the capitalist sun, there is nothing sacred.The documentary, "Cancer is Serious Business" provides a look into both the industry that has mutated around the treatment of Cancer as well as an expose on the attacks by the mainstream of the industry on an 'outsider' - in this case the Burzynksi Clinic and specifically Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski - the founder of the clinic.
- Li Chuan Chen, PhD
from "Cancer is a Serious Business"
To give a brief summary, Dr. Burzynski, in the course of his research discovered a treatment for cancer that involved the use of 'antineoplastons' which he found were present in the blood of 'healthy' people yet lacking in that of people with various forms of cancer. Through further research, he found that by obtaining these compounds from healthy people's systems and transfusing it into the systems of those with cancer, one could stop and reverse the spread and growth of cancerous tumors (for more perspective see: What are antineoplastons?)
Currently one is only able to receive treatment from Dr. Burzynski through qualifying for a clinical trial - which in most cases means that one has to have already undergone treatment through 'traditional means' which include radiation and chemotherapy. This means that most people who undergo Dr. Burzynski's treatment have already had there systems decimated through radiation and chemical poisoning. And yet Dr. Burzynski's treatment has still shown to save people's lives in cases where traditional methods have very little success (see the Patient Stories.)
The purpose of the documentary 'Cancer is Serious Business' is to show the contrast between how Dr. Burzynski's treatments have been met by the Food and Drug Administration (which is responsible for certifying that new drugs and treatments are allowed to be distributed throughout the United States) versus the FDA's handling of treatments and drugs offered from large pharmaceutical companies.
In Dr. Burzynski's case, the FDA has still not approved antineoplastons for treatment of cancers, even though he has been researching and testing his methods since the 1970's. And this is not due to lack of evidence of his treatment's efficacy. He has produced many times patient records showing the effectiveness of his treatments but with the FDA and other organizations (such as the National Cancer Institute or NCI) rejecting his records. There is ample evidence for anyone interested to see that there has been an unfair treatment and scrutiny placed on Dr. Burzynski's research; one simply has to investigate.
But what we would like to address in this post is the 'why' behind all of this. Obviously Dr. Burzynkski's treatments are a threat to the status quo of the Cancer industry - an industry worth billions and billions of dollars. For example, in order to run a clinical trial to gain approval from the FDA to begin distributing a new drug requires literally tens of millions of dollars. So right from the start any person or group that may very well have a valid solution to a disease or ailment is prevented from receiving approval just on the basis of money. Now it is possible to get grants to perform these expensive trials, however individuals not associated to the established medical and pharma companies, as was the case for Dr. Burzynski, often find it difficult to receive these grants.
Isn't it obvious that - in our current system - money is king? The quote in the beginning of this post is from Li Chuan Chen, who was a researcher at NCI in the 90's. Truly there is nothing sacred.
Now, obviously drugs should be tested. We should not expect that Dr. Burzynski's treatment should just be pushed through without proper validation that the treatment works and doesn't cause unnecessary harm - but there are so many examples where the FDA does the opposite when it is in favor of a large corporation. Take the Vioxx story for example. According to the FDA's own estimates Vioxx, a treatement killed over 27,000 people as reported by Consumer Affairs. The painkiller generated over 2.5 billion dollars for Merck, which spend considerable resources to keep the risks out of the media, risks that Merck executives knew about from the very beginning.
How can we trust a system that gives unfair advantage to those with money. It's fascinating that many will vilify people like Dr. Burzynski as quacks and trying to make a buck off of others suffering and yet defend large corporations and their executives who continually put profits before Life. And let us be clear, this is a problem with our entire system. There is no industry unaffected by the cancer that is the profit motive. Our children read textbooks which are ineffective at teaching math when there are methods proven to work (see the Singapore Method). We consume food modified with chemicals designed to increase our appetites and form addictions. We buy cell phones and video game systems assembled by literal modern day slaves in other countries simply because it reduces costs and therefore increases profits for the companies involved. The list goes on, however it is clear if one simply takes the time to look that our current system is one that is founded upon abuse.
Now, before anyone criticizes us for being one-sided and simply supporting Dr. Buzynski for being the 'under-dog', let us say this. We trust no one. I mean, how can we. In a system based on profit, where we know almost everyone is only acting out of survival and their own self-interest, how can we trust anything we read, hear, or see. How does one know when anyone is acting in our best interest when we know that, at the end of the day, if one does not have money, one does not eat. And no one really cares about making sure you or anyone else eats (see Game Theory.
Perhaps that is the real problem. No one really cares about anyone else. If they did, then decisions about which treatments for cancer will receive funding for research to decided once and for all which ones actually work, what their real success rates are, and what the actual facts are. Decisions about who lives and who dies would not be based on numbers on a balance sheet but rather on what decisions actually work in the best interest of everyone.
Obviously there is no point in judging or condemning anyone. One can not blame the execs of the big pharma companies for they are doing what we would all like to do in their position. The question is why we allow the system to be set up to function as it does. This is the fundamental point we must challenge (for further perspective on how choice is tied to money see: Freedom of Choice and Equal Money.) And if we are unwilling to consider a new system then no amount of outrage - no amount of activism, occupying, arguing or suing will make any difference. The time for us to stop putting individual profit above life is now. The time to start valuing all Life Equally and making decisions that support this value system is now. It is time that we consider an Equal Money System and the common sense that the only way we can live on this planet together without harming ourselves and each other - the only way to experience real peace, real freedom, real happiness, real brotherhood - is to love our neighbor as ourselves and to participate in a system in a real, physical way that ensures that our love is not in word only but that our every deed is Best for All and that no one goes without to give more to another (for further perspective on how to use money in a practical way that will bring about a real change see: Making Peace with Money.)
see our Destonians Wiki on with subjects like Equal Money and Equality for All
also visit equalmoney.org to find out more about the Equal Money System
visit Desteni to research guidelines for Equality and to know and learn more about how the system we live in work
Friday, January 13, 2012
If you're a Parent and you can't afford Healthcare
for your Children, YOU could go to Prison!
This is the story of a typical, lower class American family: uneducated parents with minimum wage jobs, supporting five children, in a constant struggle to pay their bills - Monica Hussing and William Robinson couldn't afford health insurance for themselves and their children. So when their 8-year old son, Willie's, glands started swelling they visited a "free" clinic, trying to get Willie the support he needed. When they were told they would have to pay $180 just to get a diagnosis, which they couldn't afford, they went home and attempted several times to get help from social services.
Willie's swollen glands would come and go, and for months he appeared to be unaffected by them. His sister stated that he still played like a normal kid, even wrestled and played video games. "He was the happiest kid you could imagine. It never seemed like he was suffering." A social worker that visited the family implored the family to get Willie a medical check-up, but his parents decided they had to wait until financial assistance came through so that they could pay for medical insurance.
Suddenly, Willie started feeling sick with cold/flu like symptoms. He begged his parents to take him to the doctor, but they couldn't afford it, so his mother started giving him cold medicine. Within 3 days of the onset of these symptoms, Willie collapsed at his home and died. His autopsy showed that he had died from pneumonia, which was intensified because Willie had also been suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the lymph system.
Since Hodgkin's Lymphoma has a 93% recovery rate, and the fact that several witnesses testified that Willie was pale and thin and appeared extremely sick - his parents were charged with involuntary manslaughter, endangering a child, and felony assault. After a trial that lasted several years, Monica and William have plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and each face up to 8 years in prison.
The most fascinating aspect of this story is the widespread blame and hatred that people across the US are expressing towards Willie's parents. There is even a poll on a popular website where 99% of voters say that Willie's parents "deserve to go to hell" for not taking him to get a medical check-up. Comments on several websites threaten violence towards the parents, saying they should face the same pain that Willie suffered, or even worse. Other people sympathize with the parents but blame social services and social workers for being lazy and inattentive.
Using common sense, we can see that blaming does not solve anything. We blame in order to get a temporary feeling of satisfaction that "justice has been done", and through this we allow ourselves to ignore the fact that in order to keep another child like Willie from dying, we must step up and change the system that we're living in. So, let's take a moment to really SEE the reality of what caused Willie to die, so we can see HOW we can stop this from ever happening to another child again.
Currently in America, each person is responsible to pay for their own healthcare and the healthcare of their children. Healthcare is expensive, even when it is just preventative care such as yearly check-ups, and the cost rises exponentially if we get into an accident or if we get an illness. Many Americans have health insurance, which is like a membership where we pay a certain amount monthly in order to get healthcare at a lower cost.
If you have health insurance and you get sick, the health insurance company will pay a certain percentage of your bill, while you pay the rest. In some cases, the health insurance companies are able to lower the hospital bill by 95%, which clearly shows that hospitals are overcharging for their services
Research shows that currently in America, 52 million people don't have health insurance. In Willie's case, even if his parent's HAD taken him to a doctor and diagnosed his cancer, they likely would not have been able to get insurance because Willie's cancer would be considered a "pre-existing condition". When a person has a pre-existing condition, health insurance companies realize that they will not make money from years of "membership fees" from that person and will actually lose money by paying for their treatment, so they refuse to support the person who desperately needs medical care.
This is how the US Health Insurance Industry has become a $677 Billion industry, where healthy people to pay out of fear that they will get sick, and sick people get turned down for treatment that they desperately need- which in turn supports the US Medical industry, a $1.75 Trillion industry, to increase costs of treatments and care each year.
In Willie's case, even if his parents had been able to afford that $180 diagnosis at the free clinic, without insurance they would have hospital bills adding up to around $300,000 for x-rays, blood tests, chemo/radiation, medication, and follow up doctors visits. They would be facing a debt that would be impossible to pay off in their lifetime. They would have to decide whether to sacrifice their entire family's future in order to try to make sure Willie survived - IF Willie survived treatment...
The reason Willie died is that WE have accepted and allowed an economic system which values money above all - and since every aspect of our lives is guided by this economic system, we have made each child's right to access healthcare completely dependent on the amount of money their parents have and how educated they are. We have accepted and allowed ourselves to isolate ourselves into small groups - based on name and blood - so that we don't have to take responsibility for the child that dies - we can simply blame that death on their family. The reality is, we are each and all responsible for Willie's death - we turned a blind eye and allowed him to suffer - because we allow this system where children are not guaranteed support and care from the moment of their birth.
At the most fundamental level, we can see that this is completely unacceptable. Ask yourself, if YOU or YOUR CHILD developed Cancer, wouldn't you like to know that you were guaranteed access to the best healthcare possible without any limitation. The only way you and your children can be guaranteed the best healthcare, with no financial limitations, is to make sure EVERYONE has that guarantee - that healthcare is a HUMAN RIGHT which is given to everyone EQUALLY.
YOU are the KEY to make this Guarantee!
Be one vote for an Equal Money System, where no child will ever be denied access to Healthcare and Medical support!