Questions about the NHS, the alternatives, the lack of alternatives, and other burning questions...that may remain unanswered...
By Emma Holister www.art-margin.com and www.candida-international.org
I can't be the only person in the world who is horrified by what both left-wing and right-wing political parties have lumped us with in terms of healthcare, surely?
On the right is the chaotic plethora of private insurance companies - that cover mainly allopathic treatments, that generally ignore natural health methods and that people often opt out of because they don't want to (or can't) pay for it - along with various government-run (or non-government-run) spill-over schemes for the poor that nevertheless leave huge amounts of people with terrifyng medical bills if they get 'unlucky'.
On the left you've got 'universal healthcare' which has produced staggeringly high government spending on, again, allopathic treatments care of the Medical Industrial Complex. A mandatory no-opt-out scheme that extorts vast sums of money from people's taxes for the honour of being handed over to, amongst other undesirables, the pharmaceutical industry. Who in turn, delighted with this business deal of the century, makes billions with the 'industry of disease', using the tax payer as fodder. This type of government-controlled healthcare system, such as the NHS in the UK or the French 'carte vitale' social security system, is in my mind the more frightening, because the deal is this: if you have an accident and need your arm sewn back on, we'll do it for 'free' (or at least take it from everyone's taxes and generally not bill you for it at the hospital) and with that reassuring promise, we insist that you comply with all other aspects of government-ordained healthcare, including toxic chemo, vaccines, AZT, statins, synthetic hormones, antibiotics, antidepressants, anti-retrovirals, radioactive x-rays and russian-roulette unreliable tests galore. All the usual poisons and lies that produce the type of mass misdiagnoses and side-effect-induced chronic diseases that will ensure ill-health and doctor-dependance for a lifetime. Looming ever nearer, with France leading the way as example, this type of government-mandated healthcare comes with other government-mandated 'treats' such as vaccine mandates, not to mention endless talk of a dreamy future of HIV-testing mandates, anti-retroviral mandates, chemo mandates, mammogram mandates; basically anything they can get away with mandating, they must mandate you upto the eyeballs. And the more toxic and ineffective the mandated treatment the better.
People say that the NHS used to be good 'before it was taken over by big business', but that doesn't make sense. The NHS has been pumping billions into the allopathic petro-chemical-pharma ideological regime of the Medical Industrial Complex from the start. It was never 'free', it was certainly never free from giant corporations. The carrot dangled under the nose of the 'people' was: all people, regardless of income, will receive treatment if injured or sick. As it has turned out, not everyone is in fact 'treated', and most of those who are 'treated' spend the rest of their lives regretting it.
I can understand how people, faced with two choices, one monstrous system or another, will inevitably opt for one monstrous system or another. What I don't understand is why there don't seem to be more people creating think-tanks and groups to come up with alternatives to these hideous social calamities, both left and right.
How on earth can we create a diversity of systems, grassroots groups, networks, companies, associations, charities - whatever - that will ensure that, on the one hand, if the arm needs sewing back on, it will get sewn back on, without financially ruining a person for the rest of their life? And on the other hand, will protect people from politicians and corporations, hungry to gain power over the masses in order to - preferably - monitor, over-medicate, submit to endless unnecessary surgical interventions, with devastating, often deadly results, whilst making them pay for it all through the nose?
How can we find a way to protect all people, regardless of income and nationality, from these threats to our lives, without selling ourselves to the devil, as we have always done, and seem destined to do forever? How can the individual, groups of individuals, reorganise a whole society's, a whole civilisation's perception of social structure in healthcare?
It is not just a question of a change of consciouness, one involving becoming responsible for one's own health, being one's own doctor when dealing with the issue of health and disease, but also of social organisation and economics on a simple, understandable, grassroots level. The moment that financing the sewing-back-on-of-the-arm (and all that other medical stuff) becomes an intellectually incomprehensible issue only understandble by medics, lawyers and politicians, then the person whose arm gets sewn back on (or not) loses control not only of their body and life, but also (and for some more importantly) their bank account. They also lose control of their minds. Because how many people feel qualified to decide where their taxes should be spent when it comes to medical issues? How many people understand virology, open-heart surgery, oncology, gynaecology and the rest of it? How many people understand the financing of all those 'ologies' or, rather, medical ideologies?
I haven't met many people at all, no matter how intelligent, educated and wise, who have really considered these issues in depth and who have themselves, personally, become liberated from the coercion and brain-washing of the Medical Industrial Complex.
Artwork by Emma Holister www.art-margin.com