Psychiatry: The Fraud of Chemical Imbalances

It’s less common these days to hear a psychiatrist admit what is well known in psychiatric circles: that the “chemical imbalance” theory is just that, there is no empirical evidence or chemical test for any “imbalance” of signaling chemicals in the brain, and good reason to believe there is no such thing.  This “theory” is driven by the pharmaceutical industry which has essentially annexed psychiatry as a marketing tool, forestalling the collapse of the “profession” which is heir to phrenology, a sibling of eugenics and a willing tool of totalitarian governments and domestic abusers everywhere.

Anyway, what used to be common knowledge periodically surfaces above the noise.  Here’s a recent article:

“Taking a pill to treat depression is widely believed to work by reversing a chemical imbalanceBut in this week’s Scrubbing Up health column, Dr Joanna Moncrieff, of the department of mental health sciences at University College London, says they actually put people into “drug-induced states”.

If you’ve seen a doctor about emotional problems some time over the past 20 years, you may have been told that you had a chemical imbalance, and that you needed tablets to correct it.  It’s not just doctors that think this way, either.  Magazines, newspapers, patients’ organisations and internet sites have all publicised the idea that conditions like depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can be treated by drugs that help to rectify an underlying brain problem.

“People with schizophrenia and other conditions are frequently told that they need to take psychiatric medication for the rest of their lives to stabilise their brain chemicals, just like a diabetic needs to take insulin.  The trouble is there is little justification for this view of psychiatric drugs. …”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8138893.stm

Don’t get me wrong.  Altered states have their place.   Hallucinogens probably kept me sane when I was a teenager in an abusive home.  But like any tool drugs can be abused, especially when they become a habit, like psych drugs.

Of Financial and Medical Cartels

“Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney who has written 11 books on health and the politics of health, including the Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System (which focuses on the money and banking system itself), and Forbidden Medicine, which traces the suppression of natural health treatment back to the corrupting influences of our financial system.

“In the course of writing her books, Brown was asked to join the legal team of Jimmy Keller, an alternative cancer therapist in Tijuana, who was jailed for, as she puts it, “the alleged crime of representing that he had a high rate of cure for cancer.”

“He always showed the movie World Without Cancer to his patients, which is by Ed Griffin,” she says, “so I read the book World Without Cancer, and it linked the cancer industry—the cancer cartel, basically—with the banking cartel. It showed they had the same roots.

“It went back to the Rockefeller-Morgan cartel at the turn of the 20th century. Rockefeller, Morgan, and Carnegie supported drugs, funded the medical schools, and basically got the homeopathic schools shut down. (In the 19th century, the homeopathic schools were the leading health treatment.)

“… I realized in the course of that that if you wanted to get to crux of the problem, you had to deal with banking, because that was actually where they got their power. They got their power from the power to create money.”

Illinois Destroys Beekeeper’s Research into Roundup

“An Illinois beekeeper whose bee hives were stolen and allegedly destroyed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture has stirred up a hornet’s nest with his questions on why the state did this, and most importantly, what they did with his bees.  The state claims the bees were destroyed because they were infected with a disease called foulbrood.

But when the 58-year apiary keeper had his hearing—three weeks after the removal of his bees without his knowledge—the state’s “evidence” had disappeared, leaving more questions than answers about the raid on the beekeeper’s hives.

“Some people, including the beekeeper, Terrence Ingram, suspect the raid has more to do with Ingram’s 15 years of research on Monsanto’s Roundup and his documented evidence that Roundup kills bees, than it does about any concerns about his hives.

“Interestingly, the state’s theft targeted the queen bee and hive he’d been using to conduct the research. …”

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/05/monsanto-roundup-effects-on-honeybees.aspx

Troubling Syrian Revelations Destroy The Fables of The War on Terror Mythology

“Following revelations that the anti-Assad opposition is making up atrocity stories, the world is coming to the conclusion that Assad is not the black-handed devil that he has been made out to be by the cunning Western mainstream press.

“The motive of the NATO-armed rebels in accusing the Syrian government of mass murder is clear; it is to help the United States and its allies at the United Nations to gain a greater political leverage so it can shame Russia and China.  But this trick has not achieved its diabolical purpose. Russia and China are standing firm and reaffirming their position that a NATO intervention is the wrong course to take. …

“The contradictions in U.S. foreign policy couldn’t be clearer than in Syria. The U.S. is supporting Jihadist terrorists and thereby putting to death the biggest fable in its war on terror mythology: Radical Islam is a threat to America and Western civilization.  The absurdity of the media fables is too much to ignore. The collapsing 9/11 mythology and NATO’s war on terror consensus is irreversible. More people believe in flying unicorns than the official fable of 9/11.  The U.S. government is not insulting the Syrian people or Assad by enlisting Jihadist terrorists to fight in its camp. It is insulting American soldiers who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan because they bought the lie that America was under attack from Jihadist terrorists. …

“Tony Cartalucci explains how Nawaf Fares, a defector from the Syrian government who is being celebrated by the West as a supporter of democracy, was behind the killing of U.S., British, and Iraqi troops in Iraq. In this case, the enemy of Washington’s enemy is Washington’s enemy. This is comedic gold and points to an epic disaster for Washington’s illegal regime change project in Syria. No playwright could come up with this stuff. It’s like God is playing a joke on America and humanity. I’m laughing, are you?

“Cartalucci sums up Fares’s absurd story and shatters his image as a defender of innocents, writing:

“Fares, a self-confessed terrorist who admits he organized death squads to fight and kill Americans and undoubtedly civilians in neighboring Iraq, has leveled a series of accusations with no evidence, to provide the maximum amount of demonization possible against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

He has left a “regime” he finds unbearable, which he claims without evidence was carrying out a terrorist bombing campaign against its own people, and who supported “Jihadi units” to fight its regional neighbors – to then join a militant organization that has demonstratively and admittedly carried out bombing campaigns against the Syrian people, consists of extremist mercenaries from abroad sent to destabilize and destroy his nation, and guilty, by HRW and the UN’s own admissions, of the same atrocities and horrors Fares has claimed he defected from the government over.”

http://disquietreservations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/troubling-syrian-revelations-destroy.html

Why It’s Important To Release the JFK Assassination Records Now

“The great debate on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy is not between Conspiracy Theorists and Lone Nutters as expected, it is over the release of the remaining still secret records that the government refuses to open to the public.

“While all of the withheld records are scheduled to be released in 2017, the CIA and other agencies are expected to ask the President to continue to withhold them, possibly forever, or at least in our lifetime, and the President is expected to comply, unless he is convinced to release them now. …”
Also see: “JFK: An Unsolved Murder” in the reference section.

“Democracy Now” and the “Progressive” Alternative Media: Valued Cheerleaders for Imperialism and War

Back in the 80’s Amy Goodman frequently exposed the manipulations of US govt-funded NGO’s like the “national endowment for democracy” in places like nicaragua and haiti.  Now she just regurgitates their talking points.  Russia has them figured out though:

http://rt.com/politics/russia-ngo-usa-funding-101/

The US has used everything from journalists to insurance adjusters to “human rights activists” to gather intelligence, manipulate foreign elections and disseminate propaganda.  Of course this endangers legitimate practitioners of these professions who are suspected of espionage but that doesn’t seem to bother the US state dept.

The major Western mainstream media outlets have been running a “shock and awe” propaganda offensive against the Syrian government of President Bashar Al Assad for nearly 16 months. The misinformation has been unrelenting, monolithic, unverified, one-sided and, frankly, increasingly preposterous.

With the suppression of mounting evidence that Western governments are waging a covert war of aggression in Syria, the Western public is right to treat the conventional media sources with skepticism and outright contempt. Such media are seen as “politicized” and “unreliable”, serving a naked imperialist agenda for Western regime change. In a word, they are damaged goods.  This is where a segment of the so-called alternative media can play a valuable propaganda function for Western powers. Because such media are supposed to be independent, critical, non-corporate, the public tends to consider their reports as objective and unbiased.  One such “alternative” news service is “Democracy Now” hosted by Amy Goodman. Goodman is seen as something of a campaigning critical journalist shedding the light of truth on the depredations of the US government, corporations and the Pentagon. But a closer look at what Goodman’s “Democracy Now” is reporting on Syria shows that the purported critical broadcaster has become a purveyor of Western government propaganda. While the mainstream media’s propaganda function is obvious to the informed public, Goodman’s “Democracy Now” plays a more subtle role. Camouflaged with the trappings of critical, independent journalism, “Democracy Now” serves to sow powerful seeds of misinformation in a way that the “compromised” mainstream media cannot.  This misinformation from “Democracy Now” is valuable to the ruling elite because to many of its readers it is not seen as misinformation. …

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31874

The Empire Courts Republic of Georgia

“Something is drawing top U.S. and NATO officials to the South Caucasus nation, as a six-member U.S. Congressional delegation also arrived there on July 2 to meet with President Mikheil Saakashvili and Deputy Defense Minister Nodar Kharshiladze and observe U.S.-trained Georgian troops prepare for deployment for NATO’s war in Afghanistan.

“Vershbow, former ambassador to NATO and to Russia and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, was in the nation to attend the Georgia Defence and Security Conference on June 29 and was accompanied by Assistant Secretary of Defense (and principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics for matters concerning nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs) Andrew C. Weber; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia Celeste Wallander; and Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, U.S. European Command’s deputy director of plans, policy and strategy.

“In May Admiral Montgomery was the first to announce, a week before the NATO summit, that the U.S.-NATO European interceptor missile system had reached initial capability with the deployment of American warships equipped with Standard Missile-3 interceptors, a forward-based radar in Turkey and a command and control center at the U.S. air base in Ramstein, Germany.

“Before the conference in Georgia, NATO’s Vershbow met with Georgian Defense Minister Bachana (Bacho) Akhalaia to discuss the host country’s NATO integration and its enhanced troop strength in Afghanistan, where Georgia will soon be the largest contributor of any non-NATO member.  Poland’s General Bieniek, second-in-command of NATO’s U.S.-based Allied Command Transformation, was also in Georgia for two days in June during which time he delivered a lecture at the National Defence Academy and met with NATO member states` defence attachés accredited to Georgia.

“The American congressional delegation will “observe U.S. and Georgian service members training together in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF),” according to a U.S. embassy press release. …”

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2012/07/03/donald-rumsfeld-returns-to-georgia/

Of course the ultimate target is russia and the russians know it perfectly well.  The empire has ditched one agreement after another, from the first-strike ABM system to the annexation of former eastern bloc countries.  The russians must think the american people are either asleep or complete idiots.

Parents Increasingly Aware of Vaccine Dangers

“Thirteen percent of parents are now using an alternative vaccination schedule, and two percent refuse all vaccines for their children. Still, 28 percent of parents following the childhood vaccination schedule think it would be safer to delay the use of vaccines.

  • In German children, 11 percent of those vaccinated reported having ear infections, compared to less than 0.5 percent of unvaccinated children. Similarly, sinusitis was reported in over 32 percent of vaccinated children, while the prevalence in unvaccinated children was less than one percent.
  • There are important, basic differences between naturally-acquired immunity and temporary vaccine-induced antibody production. As a parent, you need to educate yourself on each individual disease and corresponding vaccine in order to make an informed decision about the risks and benefits of the choices you make.
  • An important vaccine safety review was issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in August. According to this review of over 1,000 independent studies on vaccines, they were unable to determine whether or not vaccines are a causative factor in over 100 serious adverse health outcomes. In short: the research available is insufficient and cannot be used to confirm nor deny causation for many poor health outcomes and vaccinations.” …

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) vaccination schedule for children aged six and younger includes vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, chicken pox, hepatitis, seasonal flu, and others. All in all, U.S. children are expected to get 48 doses of 14 vaccines by the time they’re six years old. By age 18, federal public health officials say they should have gotten a total of 69 doses of 16 vaccines.

“Is this safe and beneficial in the short- and/or long-term? No one really knows, primarily because large studies comparing the health outcomes of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children have not been a priority for vaccine researchers. Most vaccine studies are about developing more vaccines for children and adults to use.

“Some claim studies comparing the health of highly vaccinated and unvaccinated children cannot be done because it would be “unethical” to leave children participating in the study unvaccinated in order to do the comparison.

“But since there are numbers of American parents, who are already delaying or avoiding vaccinating their children altogether,  this hardly seems like a reasonable excuse. It seems more likely that comparing the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children in appropriately designed studies are avoided because the results might upset the proverbial apple cart. …”

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/01/more-parents-waking-up-to-vaccine-dangers.aspx

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