Swine or Swindle
Swine or Swindle?
The Pharmaceutical Flavor of the Hegelian Dialectic
BY DAVE HODGES
The FDA ‘protects’ the big drug companies and are subsequently rewarded, and using the government’s police powers they attack those who threaten the big drug companies. People think that the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it is doing are as different as night and day.”
Dr. Herbert Ley – Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner
In my role as a talk show host (The Common Sense Show airing on 50 stations, satellite and worldwide on the internet at www.republicbroadcasting.org from 9-11pm CST on Sundays), I am frequently exposed to some outrageous conspiratorial claims, which to many, seem unbelievable. Over the past several weeks, I interviewed a New York trauma surgeon, Dr. Rebecca Carley, and medical researcher, Pat Jordan, regarding a potential flu pandemic from which both guests predicted, in advance, that the swine flu would be over-hyped in a media frenzy whose ultimate purpose was to maximize profits for the vaccine industrial complex.
Despite their seemingly outrageous claims, I found both guests to be highly credible and their claims were well-documented. Over the past several weeks, I have been silent as a contributor towww.FreedomsPhoenix.com because I have immersed myself in my own research associated with the claims of both Dr. Carley and Pat Jordan who have alleged the following on my show: (1) Vaccines are a big business fraught with disturbing conflicts of interest between the pharmaceutical companies and the governmental watchdog agencies entrusted to protect the public from their greed and corporate excesses; (2) Individual politicians and key CDC and FDA figures profit directly, from their involvement with vaccines, in direct violation of their fiduciary duty to protect the American public; (3) Vaccines do not work and are inherently dangerous; (4) Both guests invoked the Hegelian Dialectic in claiming that the present swine flu is bio-engineered virus created for the express purpose of panicking the public into accepting dangerous and largely untested mass vaccinations in the fall of 2009 to further the bottom line of the of the pharmaceutical giants; and, (5) Dr. Carley alleges that vaccinations are part of a plot, hatched by a global cartel, designed to significantly reduce the world’s population.
Part one of this series will explore the first three claims of Dr. Carley and Pat Jordan.
The Flu virus is lethal as it is responsible for more than 35,000 deaths in the United States in any given year. The “H” refers to the viral hemagglutinin protein, and the “N” refers to the neuraminidase protein enzyme. There are H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3 strains of swine flu endemic in pig populations. Suddenly, from seemingly nowhere, there is the H1N1 Swine Flu virus from the harbinger of mankind’s demise? Or, is this as some have suggested, a bioweapon designed to frighten the masses into accepting widespread vaccinations in a classic example of the Hegelian Dialectic in which the problem is created and then the omnipresent profitable cure is brought into play?
The vaccine industry is an annual multi-billion dollar industry. "The push to keep adding more vaccines to the mandatory schedules comes directly from a purely profit motivated industry and a recent investor report estimates that the worldwide market will quadruple from about $4.3 billion in 2006 to more than $16 billion in 2016, with the biggest boost coming from kids in the United States. A November 2007 report, entitled "Pipeline and Commercial Insight: Pediatric and Adolescent Vaccines," authored by vaccine analyst, Hedwig Kresse, for the independent market analyst Datamonitor, discusses the future outlook for vaccine profits” (Pringle, 2008). Even more disturbing lies in the fact that the profits of Big Pharma are protected by their chief benefactor and broker, the United States Congress, as Congress passed a law in 1986 shielding vaccine makers and doctors from liability for vaccine injuries and deaths and the numbers of vaccines recommended by the federal health officials for American children multiplied from 23 doses of 7 vaccines to 48 doses of 14 vaccines from birth to age six. For older children and adults, there are several dozen more federally recommended or state mandated vaccinations.
Of course, the CDC and the FDA will protect the public from any unsafe vaccines or nefarious practices by the pharmaceutical companies, won’t they? Not exactly, because according to United Press International, the Center for Disease Control has prominently entrenched themselves into the “for profit” vaccine business, thus, creating an unconscionable conflict of interest from which the public’s health is put in serious jeopardy. Under a 1980 law, UPI found that the CDC had completed 28 licensing agreements with drug companies and one university for vaccines or vaccine-related products and eight ongoing projects to collaborate on new vaccines. For example, the CDC and Smith-Kline Beecham worked together on the Lyme-disease vaccine. UPI reports, in a 1992 CDC activity report, that the agency had a legal agreement "with Smith-Kline Beecham that currently funds three positions at the CDC for the purpose of “providing information of use in developing advanced test methods and vaccine candidates” (UPI, 2003).
Andrew Watkins, the former director of the CDC's Technology Transfer Office, negotiated several licensing agreements with pharmaceutical companies. He said agency scientists routinely leave to work with vaccine manufacturers (UPI, 2003).
Congressman Dan Burton, (R-Indiana) who has been investigating vaccines for four years, said conflicts at the CDC are a problem, particularly on the vaccine advisory panel. He believes vaccines triggered his grandson's autism. Congressman Burton told the UPI that the CDC regularly allows scientists with obvious conflicts of interest to serve on advisory committees that make determinations on new vaccines, as well as policy matters Burton told UPI. "All the while these same scientists have financial ties, academic affiliations, and other vested interests in the products and companies for which they are supposed to be providing unbiased oversight." The chairman of the CDC's Vaccine Advisory Committee, Dartmouth Medical School Professor Dr. John Modlin, owned $26,000 in Merck stock (UPI, 2003).
At the June 2002 committee meeting, (note: this was the last meeting for which minutes are available to the public) that 4 of the 11 members present acknowledged conflicts with Wyeth, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer, Bayer and Aventis Pasteur. Two of the four did were paid for conducting research or vaccine trials for manufacturers. One of the four was a co-holder of a vaccine patent as well as a consultant to Merck (UPI, 2003).
In June 2001, the General Accounting Office delivered a report to Senator Chris Dodd, (D-Conn.), which stated that CDC employees "are listed on two Lyme-disease related patents" including "a 1993 joint patent between CDC and Smith-Kline Beecham Corporation." Dodd also discovered that six of 12 consultants working for the CDC on Lyme vaccines "reported at least one interest related to a vaccine firm (UPI, 2003).
Dr. Carley and Pat Jordan’s claims that the CDC is in the vaccine business and, by default, profits from vaccines being brought to market, seem to be very well founded.
Profits from vaccines are not just limited to the CDC. The patent for Tamiflu, the medicine recommended by the World Health Organization, is owned by Gilead Sciences, and is one of the financial properties of Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense. Federal disclosure forms indicate that Rumsfeld was chairman of the Gilead Sciences board and owned between $5 million and $25 million in Gilead stock (Wikipedia, 2009).
President Obama received over $18 million dollars from the health industry interests in the 2008 election cycle, including over $2 million dollars from pharmaceutical interests. By contrast, George W. Bush “only” received $1.2 million from Big Pharma. Of course, the American people are to believe that Obama will be completely unbiased and put the welfare of the American people ahead of his campaign contributors (Open Secrets.org, 2009).
The pharmaceuticals have spent over $1.5 billion lobbying Congress over the last 10 years (Open Secrets.org, 2009). This has resulted in the unwarranted manipulation of the government and their policy makers which is clearly not in the public’s interest. These legalized bribes (ie campaign contributions) allow companies like Baxter to manipulate votes on key legislation that are highly favorable to their bottom line and almost always in conflict with the consumer’s best interests. At the same time, drug companies have also brought their drug ads directly into your home through your television. The United States is one of only two countries that allow drug companies to advertise directly to patients.
For decades, in support of Dr. Carley and Pat Jordan’s claims, there has been a plethora of research which demonstrates the harm that flu vaccinations perpetrate upon an unsuspecting public. For example, neuropathy has been a common outgrowth of swine flu vaccines (Lancet, 1977;1978). Hypoglossal nerve paralysis (American Journal of Disabled Children, 1976), Gullian-Barre (Lancet, 1978), Encephalomyelitis (Archives of Neurology, 1972), Anaphylactoid allergic reactions (Annals of Allergy, 1960), and optical atrophy (Annals of Opthalmology, 1980 ) are just a few of the conditions that are associated with various flu vaccines including the most recent swine flu.
Watson (2009) notes that the hype from the media has seems to have died down a bit from the recent swine flu outbreaks since this situation doesn’t resemble at all a “pandemic.” In actuality, the swine flu pandemic could be nothing more than a Hegelian Dialectic situation meaning that there is a problem that may be manufactured, the media hypes the story creating mass hysteria and the solution for the black flag crisis likes in making vaccines that create even more deaths. One of the prime examples is Baxter Pharmaceuticals. Baxter is a pharmaceutical company that was blamed for creating and distributing Bird Flu Contaminated Vaccines to 18 countries worldwide. Disturbingly, Baxter is now working with the World Health Organization to create a vaccine for the current swine flu pandemic (Watson, 2009). This is clearly a case of the fox watching the hen house. And the American public is supposed to trust this process given the recent history Baxter as they were caught with their hand in the proverbial cookie jar?
In connecting the dots and following the data trail, with regard to the first three allegations brought forth by Dr. Carley and Pat Jordan, it is clear that our medical establishment is filled with conflicts of interest, personal corporate greed, politicians on the take and key governmental personnel, whose job it is to protect the public’s interest, who have forsaken their oath of office in favor of their own personal greed and ambition.
Part two of this series in which Carley and Jordan’s fourth and fifth allegations are explored and the reader will discover that these two are not alone in their conspiratorial allegations (see Forbes, 2008; Ferreyra, 2009).
American Journal of Disabled Children (1976 volume 130) Isolated Hypoglossal Nerve Paralysis Following Influenza Vaccination.
Annals of Allergy (Vol. 18 1960). Anaphylactoid allergic reactions to influenza and poliomyelitis vaccines
Annals of Opthalmology (07/1980). Optic Atrophy Following Swine Flu Vaccination
Archives of Neurology (Vol 27 1972). Relapsing Encephalomyelitis Following the use of Influenza Vaccine
British Medical Journal (09-1971) A Neurological Note on Vaccination against Influenza
Ferreyra, C. (04/29/2009) http://worldmeets.us/lacronicadehoy000005.shtml
Forbes, M. (02/20/2008). Indonesia accuses US of bird flu plot.http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/indonesia-accuses-us-of-bird-flu-plot/2008/02/19/1203190823829.html
Lancet (01/29/1977) Neuropathy After Influenza Vaccination (written in regard to the Swine flu vaccine)
Lancet (09/01/1978) Guillain -Barre Syndrome and Vaccines.
Open Secrets.org., The Center for Responsive Politics. (2009).http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/indus.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638
Pringle, E. (02-13-2008) from the Online Journal, Time to end profit-driven mandatory vaccination racket, http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_2947.shtml.
United Press International (07/21/2003)