Thugs, Drugs and the War on Bugs is Dr. Brad Case’s exposé of the U.S. health care system
[Ed. note: The following viewpoints are from promotional materials for Thugs, Drugs and the War on Bugs:]
Dr. Brad Case is a man on a mission. His mission: to change minds and save lives. His extensive research shows that the number-one cause of death in the United States is not heart disease or cancer. The number-one killer in the U.S. is medical treatment. His critically acclaimed book, Thugs, Drugs and the War on Bugs, presents compelling statistics that tell a sobering story.
According to the World Health Organization, the United States has the worst health of any industrialized country on earth (we rank 37th out of 37), and yet we spend as much on healthcare per capita as the two top-ranked countries combined.
To make matters much worse, even according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical care itself is one of the top leading causes of death in this country, tragically claiming more than 280,000 lives per year. In fact, JAMA admits that “properly prescribed medicine” alone kills more than 100,000 Americans every year, and this is just the drugs that are given in the hospital. Here are a few more shocking facts:
• Hospitals are the third-leading cause of death in America (right behind cancer and heart disease), and medical doctors kill more people than all other forms of accidental death combined.
• The United States has fallen from third in infant mortality (1950) to 24th (1995) and has seen a 6,000 percent increase in autism while vaccinating more than any other country.
• Chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, allergies, asthma, thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are all on the rise.
• We have nothing of substance to show from our 30-year battle with AIDS, including no hard evidence that HIV is the true causative factor.
• Infectious diseases, once thought to be a thing of the past, are making a comeback due to the overuse of antibiotics and our perpetual war on germs.
• When taken as a whole, Western medicine is the #1 killer in America!
This is the real healthcare crisis in a nutshell.
When you look at the staggering amount of evidence he’s compiled in his book Thugs, Drugs and the War on Bugs, How the Natural Healthcare Revolution Will Lead Us Past Greed, Ego, and Scary Germs, you, too, may come to the startling conclusion that the people (Thugs) in control of our healthcare system don’t actually want us to be healthy. In fact, a more accurate name for the system would be “the sickness industry.”
With flu season upon us, Dr. Case is trying to educate people and convince them that vaccinations, like the flu shot, may not be needed at all.
Dr. Case says, “People must be un-brainwashed. Relying on the medical/ pharmaceutical industry or the government for health/medical advice is like leaving the fox in charge of the henhouse.” Here are some of his key observations:
1. Vaccines contain a slew of toxins, including mercury (a potent neurotoxin and the most toxic non-radioactive element on earth), aluminum (which is also toxic to the brain and implicated in causing Alzheimer’s), formaldehyde (a cancer-causing substance and the main ingredient in embalming fluid), polysorbate 80 (which is linked with infertility), ethylene glycol, monosodium glutamate (MSG), glutaraldehyde, phenoxyethanol, etc. [Note: As of 2005, mercury has been removed from most children’s vaccines, but it’s still in the flu shot, which is recommended to everyone (including pregnant women) yearly from 6 months of age on. Following this recommendation, children still receive many times more mercury than what is considered “safe” by the FDA, EPA or any other federal regulator. Mercury is also still contained in many adult versions of vaccines.]
2. Vaccines also contain multiple live, mutated, and sometimes genetically modified viruses and yeast, or killed bacteria toxoids. These foreign agents, when injected into the body (especially a body with an immature immune system that is also trying to contend with a heavy metal toxicity issue) can cause major immune dysfunction. [Children are routinely given seven or more vaccines in a single doctor’s visit. The safety of this practice has never been studied.]
3. Vaccines are grown/created on nasty things like ground-up monkey kidneys (which inevitably contain wild monkey viruses such as SV40, which is considered a cancer-causing virus), aborted human fetal lung tissues, and such. Tens of thousands of rhesus and African green monkeys were killed just in trying to create the polio vaccine. Millions more have since been killed. Millions of humans have now been injected with SV40, a cancer-causing virus that also uploads itself into the DNA (human genome) and is passed on to succeeding generations.
4. There has never been a single long-term, placebo-controlled study on the safety or efficacy of ANY vaccine, let alone the entire recommended schedule, which now includes 36 vaccines by the time a child is 18 months old and 68 vaccines by the time the child is 18 years old! In fact, the “science” behind vaccination is almost completely lacking and borders on the ridiculous.
5. Vaccines are pushed hard, almost forced on the unwitting American public. They are mandated by the government, enforced through the schools, insisted on by pediatricians, and paid for by insurance. With many parents waking up about the harmful effects of vaccines and many (more than 1 in 10) now shunning the shots, officials have begun going door-to-door trying to persuade these educated and often angry parents to allow them to vaccinate their children. Governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry (Texas) tried to make the Gardasil (HPV) shot mandatory for all 12-year-old girls in his state. Governor Jerry Brown (California) just signed a bill into law that allows 12-year-olds in the Golden State to be vaccinated with HPV or hepatitis B without parental consent! Some parents have even had their children taken away for choosing not to vaccinate them.
6. Vaccine manufacturers enjoy a government-protected monopoly (patent) and therefore are free from competition. They are also protected by the government from lawsuits and therefore have no financial incentive to make their shots safer. Instead, all lawsuits (and there are thousands of cases pending) go to a special vaccine court, which is heavily weighted against the parents. Still, many have taken on this system and won, indicating that, when faced with the evidence, even this corrupt court system has to admit that vaccines DO cause harm, including autism, sudden infant death syndrome, seizures, narcolepsy, paralysis, and more.
7. From 1983 to 2008, in a period where the CDC increased the number of vaccine doses by 260 percent, with more mercury-containing vaccines occurring earlier in life, we saw an increase in autism of 6,000 percent. Also in that time, the incidence of many other childhood diseases has risen, including many previously rare childhood cancers, ADD/ADHD and other learning disorders, sudden infant death syndrome, psoriasis, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, ear infections, epilepsy, thyroid disorders, herpes, migraines, and even scoliosis.
8. All of the reports claiming that vaccines don’t cause autism come from or are funded by the vaccine manufacturers or their minions at the CDC. These studies are obviously biased (in many cases, the outcome is predetermined) and constitute a serious conflict of interests. All of the independent studies on this topic, including many from overseas, as well as mountains of anecdotal and/or indirect evidence, indicate that vaccines DO cause autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. For example, the Amish, who do not vaccinate, and many others, including doctors who treat unvaccinated children, report that there is no autism among unvaccinated kids.
9. In a secret meeting held by the CDC in Simpsonwood, Georgia, after exhaustive analysis, one of their top researchers admitted that neurodevelopmental disorders like autism were definitely and strongly linked to vaccination. The attendees, which included all the major vaccine manufacturers, spent the majority of the rest of the weekend discussing how to cover up the problem, rather than fix it. We have the transcripts of this conspiratorial meeting.
10. Every state has at least one type of waiver to allow unvaccinated children into public schools. There are three different types of waivers: Medical, Religious, and Philosophical. Private schools and homeschooling are other options. Additional options include spreading doses out so children are not assaulted all at once with multiple immune challenging shots, and waiting as long as possible to vaccinate so your child has had a chance to develop his/her immune system, blood-brain barrier, and detoxification pathways. Better yet, send your representatives a letter and a copy of Thugs, Drugs and the War on Bugs [refer to page 517] and educate them on this topic so we can bring some sanity back to this issue.
Dr. Case says, “People must realize that, just like all other chemicals, medications are synthetic and therefore toxic to biological organisms, and while they may suppress or eliminate some of your symptoms, they inevitably make you sicker overall. This well tread path invariably leads to more disease, more drugs, and eventually the nursing home, and premature death.”
Dr. Case and other natural healthcare doctors call this “Death by Medicine.” Unfortunately, this is now the norm in our society.
“We need to learn to live WITH germs,” he says. “There’s strong evidence, dating all the way back to the days of Louis Pasteur, that the germs medicine is so obsessed with killing actually benefit our bodies. In true symbiotic fashion, we need these germs just as much as they need us, and killing them actually destroys our health, both as a species and as individuals.”
Case uses this “New Germ Theory” as a focal point in his quest to change our minds on topics as diverse as vaccination, antibiotics, autism and AIDS.
“With the exception of being brainwashed by the establishment,” he says, “you are not a victim. Disease is rarely the result of germs or genetics as Western medicine contends.”
He suggests that rather than spending all our money treating symptoms and thus creating new diseases, or fighting against the final stages of disease, a rational system of healthcare would focus first on preventing disease, second on identifying the cause of a person’s ill health, and third on using safe, nontoxic methods to induce healing. Only after these methods have been employed should drugs or surgery even be considered.