What all the commotion is about with Michael Moore and the “health care system” is about corporate medicine - Big Pharma-driven medicine, or what we call conventional medicine. (Make no mistake - “alternative medicine” has been coopted, so it’s not really much different). Conventional medicine is a system based on authority, whoever the authority happens to be.
What Moore is pointing to as corruption of the system is a straw man argument. Sure, there is corruption, but he’s pointing to the system of delivering health care to people - he’s not looking at how that health “care” itself is what is crippling the population.
His arguments are resting on a pressupposition, and that is that corporate medicine is actually what people need. He sees the choices as these: conventional medicine corrupted by Big Pharma, vs. socialized conventional medicine. He puts the question into a political framework, ignoring the fact that there is another choice!
Medicine is not about politics - it’s not about who should control the medical system, but what form of medicine the individual chooses to use.
The question no one is asking is:
Do people need this exorbitantly high cost conventional medicine at all?
Let’s take a brief look at the basis of conventional medicine. Its mission is to suppress symptoms, not to address the root cause of disease. Suppresing symptoms causes people to get sicker, and acute diseases become chronic disease.
Suppressing symptoms pushes the disturbance deeper into the organism where it’s quiet for a while, but has to manifest again, usually in an even more serious condition.
This is how suppressing cold symptoms can lead to bronchitis. Suppressing fever symptoms can lead from a simple flu to pneumonia. Vaccinations suppress, and can lead to a multitude of serious chronic illnesses. We are being kept chronically ill.
This “medicine” does not cure anything - and never will, no matter how much money is thrown at it. Medical research is a sham. Consider all the profound implications of that.
Now consider that real medicine costs very little and works. It may not get rid of symptoms as quickly, but it works on what’s causing the symptom in the first place, and doesn’t make you sicker.
Imagine that most everyone could afford out of their own pockets to use homeopathic medicine, and the complete medical system called Heilkunst. Emergency medicine and intensive care is pretty much all people would need access to, in terms of institutional medical care.
Imagine the whole world of health care as we know it being totally transformed in this way. But most people aren’t ready to let go of their attachment to and worship of the conventional medical model.
The allopathic belief system keeps people willing to take drugs and treatments that make them sicker, in exchange for the false sercurity given them by the “doctor-priests.” This is religion, and this is powerful stuff.
We are indoctrinated in this religious belief whether we’re aware of it or not.
Every time we accept the phrase “diagnosed with..”;
Every time we accept the notion, “ooh, you’d better get that checked out”;
Every time we accept that those routine tests are necessary;
Every time we are made to feel ashamed if we don’t keep up with what the medical system wants us to do - we are allowing ourselves to be manipulated and controlled.
We’re being manipulated to think that it matters WHO is controlling us, so we don’t wake up and say “I don’t need to be controlled at all, thank you!” This is the political game - giving us a choice between two equally bad options, and keeping us so deeply entranced in the drama of that puppet show that we forget that the puppet master is controlling both sides.
It will take a profound change of consciousness to free ourselves from that mindset as a culture. But we do it individually. When one person goes that route, embarks on the process of getting free from this monstrous belief system, it makes it that much easier for the next person.
You can begin by noticing how you feel when you talk to your doctor. Notice the dynamics of that relationship. Notice that you’re hiring him, and yet you allow him to take control. Start by just noticing - don’t expect yourself to NOT feel anxious or guilty or ashamed that you didn’t take that drug or do that test that he expected you to. Just look at the situation objectively and practice what Wihelm Reich called being the “silent observer.”
It’s where the crux of the work is - your own consciousness. It’s not glamorous and you don’t get to be recognized as a hero on that front, just in case you were still holding out for that. The false ego will hang on for dear life, like a weed you can’t kill. Just when you think you’ve gotten it all, it laughs in your face, so don’t underestimate it.