“100 million Americans suffer from one disease or another that’s chronically debilitating,” says Kerry, and pundits laugh. But it’s true, and the
truth is in plain sight, hidden by familiarity and political spin. TV ads pitch treatments non-stop for chronic pain, headaches, arthritis, and
digestive problems. News articles cite one boring statistic after another: Cancer will strike 1 in 2 American males and 1 in 3 females; one-third of
all Americans suffers from high blood pressure – which leads to heart disease, memory loss, mental disorders and dementia. Most of these diseases
develop from an underlying incurable chronic infection that causes mutations in the stem cells for connective tissue. It's epidemic. The nation is
sick and getting sicker – the profits keep rolling in – and Bush says, "Health is a Personal Responsibility.”
“At a rally in Dover, N.H., on Monday (Oct 25) , Mr. Kerry said that “100 million Americans suffer from one disease or another that's chronically
debilitating.” …On Monday night in Warren, Mich., he used the 100 million figure again. …The Kerry campaign said it got the 100 million figure from
the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research...
If the Kerry figure is accurate, it would mean that more than one in every three Americans has a debilitating disease.
The Census Bureau reported in 2001 that 53 million Americans had “some level of disability” and that 33 million had “a severe disability.”
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There you have it – official records prove that only 88 million Americans were disabled in 2001. Wait a minute. *Only* 88 million? 88 million is a
lot, don’t you think? And pretty darn close to 100 million.
The national statistics raise a number of questions. Could 12 million more Americans have become disabled in 3 short years? What’s the difference
between ‘chronically debilitated’ and ‘disabled’? How many people are chronically debilitated, but not officially qualified as disabled?
Many disabled people are denied benefits. This administration’s tactics are varied, but the most effective simply deny the legitimacy of claims. One
case in point is Docket Number: 1911-2002, a decision filed by the Energy Employees’ Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The
claimant filed a medical report showing fibromuscular dysplasia of the internal carotid arteries and left subclavian, a small aneurysm in the left
cerebral artery A2 segment, a carotid artery catheterization, a physician’s disability report, left knee patellofemoral pain syndrome, possible
meniscal tear, and emergency treatments for chest pain, blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, and shortness of breath. The Bush EEOICPA found no
diagnosis which would be a covered condition.
In America, pain and debility are now so common that people accept it as normal. It just takes a peppy ditty to minimize and trivialize a disease.
“Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomache, diarrhea, Yeah! Pepto-Bismal.” In a few short moments, yet another epidemic is normalized.
A few hours in front of daytime television will convince anyone that the human body is being attacked by nano terrorists. Did you know that 1 in 10
children wet the bed, an almost certain sign of underlying kidney problems? The corporate solution: Manufacture diapers for grown children. And what
about those non-stop ads for womens’ diapers? Excuse me? Urinary incontinence generally results from disease that attacks and destroys smooth muscle.
It’s not normal. But the ads make it normal. The average American can no longer control their bodily functions. So what? There’s a consumer product to
solve the problem.
The problem of course, is not being solved. Drugs and paper products are offered for secondary symptoms, but the problem remains.
In the meantime, the drug industry is now the world’s largest industry, worth trillions of dollars each year, out of pocket, for secondary symptoms.
More trillions of dollars of tax-payer money went to corporate America for the ‘war on terrorism.’ Now there’s no money to find real treatments or
cures for epidemic diseases.
But there is a budget to convince people sick is normal.
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[edit on 29-10-2004 by soficrow]