Virtual Reality 33
THE MONEY OR THE CURE?
WRITING Sharon’s story gives me a chance to look at life from a different angle when it comes to human impairments, so while Yahweh takes a break, I’ll add my thoughts in this chapter. Although Sharon and her obesity is a fictitious story, I chose it because it exemplifies how mankind treats all such human problems and it allows me to put forward some hypotheses as to why, plus supply you with some thinking material.
Is mankind really serious about curing his diseases and disabilities? If it’s not the affliction but the inherent lessons it holds that is important, as was suggested in Sharon’s story, what happens when we cure the disease without learning that lesson? Does life then provide another disease that quietly sneaks in and takes its place.
The infectious disease, Smallpox was successfully eradicated by man in 1979. AIDS appeared in the early 20th Century – it was unknown before that. Was AIDS life’s replacement for Smallpox? Is there other unknown diseases waiting patiently in the background, ready for when man cures, say cancer without learning the lessons it holds?
Are we honestly trying to improve our longevity and wellbeing or are we really in it for the money as was also suggested in Sharon’s story? Let’s look at an article I read by Ty Bollinger a health freedom advocate on Bewellbuzz.com… “100 years ago cancer was a rare occurrence. Now 1 in 3 people are at risk of getting it.
The cancer industry has also grown into a huge business. There are shockingly now more people making a living off cancer than have cancer. It is a 120 billion dollar a year industry in the United States alone, and estimated to be a 600 billion dollar a year industry worldwide.
According to the American Cancer Society and the American College of Oncology and Haematology, if a person survives for 5 years after being diagnosed with cancer it is considered a successful case. Also, both organizations admit that a person is likely to survive cancer for 7 to 10 years even if they do absolutely NOTHING….Interesting, isn’t it?”
What would happen if mankind cured cancer? Millions of people would be out of work unless another disease took its place. The same was suggested in Sharon’s story, where obesity is relied on for the incomes of further millions of people working in health clinics, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and the like, also to bolster the ever increasing fortunes of the big pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Bayer.
These companies also rely heavily on the continuation of cancer and AIDS as well as many other human maladies. Their taxes also contribute heavily to the coffers of their respective governments, who treat these diseases the same way they do cigarettes, alcohol and drugs. Mankind hasn’t a hope in hell of ridding the world of tobacco products for example, for the simple reason that business and governments make too much money out of them.
Taxes are garnered from the cigarette manufacturers like Phillip Morris to the smokers themselves that cop a tax on their cigarettes, then if they get cancer, the governments profit once again by taxing the cancer clinics and drug companies. The same goes for cancer, AIDS, obesity etc, there is simply too much money to be made to ever cure any of them – unless some other disease, disability or addiction takes its place.
The world economy would be in tatters if any of these problems were permanently fixed, so why try? It seems sadly, that it’s necessary for people to continue to suffer and die so our governments and the world economy can prosper, a rather lopsided approach. Is the lesson we need to learn in all this ‘greed’ – Yes, interesting isn’t it?…
Dan’s Quote: “There are many human diseases, but greed is the most infectious of all.”- D.B.