According to a new report, 70 percent of all Americans are on drugs. But it's ok because they're the good kind of drugs. They're prescription drugs, that kill thousands and get thousands more addicted every year. As opposed to a bad drug, like marijuana, which kills nobody. Plus, marijuana, according to government propaganda from the 50's, is a gateway to harder drugs like heroin. On the other hand, OxyContin, a harmless prescription medication, actually is heroin. The report also found that half of us are on at least two prescriptions, while 20 percent of us are on FIVE or more. Opioid pain killers and anti-depressants account for the vast majority of these statistics.
Hold on, there's more. The USA Today did some research and found that up to 20 percent of surgeries performed in many medical fields are unnecessary. A new report from the CDC claims that HALF of
In summary: We are diseased, disordered, sick, frail, hobbled and drugged. I think I speak for all of us when I say: U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Well I guess, in fairness, there are two possible explanations for everything I just said: 1) We are, in fact, the most pitiful, broken down, defective, deranged and disease-ridden group of human beings to ever walk the face of planet Earth or 2) There are forces in our society that have a vested interest in making us THINK we are the most pitiful, broken down, defective, deranged and disease-ridden ridden group of human beings to ever walk the face of planet Earth.
The CDC says I'm mentally unstable, so take this with a grain of salt, but I think Option 2 deserves some serious consideration. These forces that desperately want us to feel disordered, deficient and delusional, are both external and internal. Externally, the culprits are obvious, as are their motivations. The more "diseased" and "disabled" we are, the more money to the pharmaceutical companies, the insurance companies, and the government. Our Ailing America has become a trillion dollar cash cow for these groups. If we are the victims of anything, it's Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. Look it up.
The crooks in government have played this beautifully. They've done something that I don't think Orwell or Huxley could have ever dreamed up on their best day. They've somehow managed to foster a society of drugged up, chemically dependent zombies, WHILE also striking a "hard line" anti-drug pose, and using it as an excuse to assemble a giant
Police State under the guise of fighting a "War" on the very drugs they are pushing and promoting to our children before they're even old enough to read. But Big Government, Big Pharma, and Big Insurance are easy targets. Deserving, yes, but also easy.
What about the internal forces? We have to face the fact that we have been willing and eager participants in this Diseasifying of America. Yes, some people are actually disabled. But not nine million people. Yes, some people are actually mentally disordered. But not 50 freaking percent of us. So how do we account for the millions of perfectly healthy folks who gladly participate in the charade that they are handicapped and mentally diseased? Well, there's money. It pays to be a victim in our culture, we know that. But that's not the full story. There's also cowardice, apathy and fear. It's scary to honestly look at myself and my flaws. It's even scarier to take ownership of my life. It's much easier to look at everyone else and assume that they don't struggle like I do; that they don't have to deal with same anxiety and stress; that they don't have to work as hard to stay in shape, etc. After all, if I'm not the kind of person I want to be, I can either blame myself or blame some assortment of phantom diseases and disorders. It takes character to choose the former, especially when the world makes it so easy, and profitable, to claim the latter.
I already offered the caveat that the previous paragraph doesn't apply to everyone. It applies to a lot of people though -- the question is whether or not they'll have the guts to see themselves when they read it.