Health

Random Data Dump

Here are several things that I have been watching and reading recently that I found to be quite interesting, provocative, and yet erudite.

These first two are some selections from Gnostic Media by Jan (pronounced Yan) Irvin, an incisive researcher who gets some of the most remarkable interviews on the web, hands down.

Here he interviews Albert Stubblebine. Stubblebine was the commanding general of Army Intelligence. He doesn’t do interviews.  He attempted to for a brief time, but his words were twisted.  He is who the book The Men Who Stare at Goats was parodied after.

Here is an interview with Eric Penn, the son and nephew to serial killers, a former prisoner, who has become a researcher and author. This second interview touches on so many things that have significant importance to perspectives that are developing in my own life, among which would be personal volition, self education, a critical view of prison culture—specifically the extension of slavery by other means, but also a capacity for special interests to exploit vulnerable populations—and also a growing skepticism towards psychiatric care.

Here is an article I found on Gnostic Media, but it came from Against Austerity so I am linking to the original.  The Title is “Pure Imagination”, and I think its conclusion is highly relevant to our world even if you disagree with the author’s analysis.  My summary of the conclusion would be that the youth of the populace are detaching from reality through multiple channels, and that powers-that-be are happy to allow and promote that for their own gain, as well as for the purpose of the consolidation of their power. I think idea “Pure Imagination” is more clearly rendered as “pure fantasy”, although that would have interrupted with the continuity of the aesthetic of the essay.  I was also impressed with the premise that modern youth is entirely unfamiliar with what a functioning industrial economy looks like, so we are attracted to neo-feudalism (through a variety of iterations) as a solution to modern woes.

This is a brief video by Aaron Dykes from Truthstream Media about geoengineering.  If you are not familiar with the term you should become so because it is a technology impacting the entire globe.  Warning: chemtrails will be discussed.  If you think it’s a bunch of bull, i hear ya, but this short video provides links to all the data provided.  Geoengineering is a factual, existent concept that is in its experimental phase.  Much of the practice involves putting aerosols into the upper atmosphere for the purpose of cloud seeding or reflectivity.

Here is a cool article by Jon Rappoport. I always find him inspiring. He has a great skill to move his reader beyond the mundane, and shake him out of “the matrix”.  Something I take from his work is that there is a being beyond systematic thought where our real power resides.

Here is a podcast from School Sucks.   Very interesting analysis of freedom and slavery in American history. It looks at interaction between formal culture and counter culture, specifically in the context of white and black culture.

This article from Natural News is uplifting. It’s about a community growing its own food in order to make it a more self-sufficient place. I know I’ve had this idea in my mind for a long time, and I’m sure many other people have imagined the same landscapes, but these people in England are actually doing it. Hopefully other places will follow suit.

Narrative of Health

The prevailing concept of allopathic medicine, and the dominant narrative of our culture in general is that germs are the cause of disease.  Yet if you were to go back only a little over one hundred years this concept was only just taking shape, and the opposing viewpoint was that the “terrain” of the body determined whether someone were to show the symptoms of disease; that is, if your body was not operating properly it promoted an environment of illness.

An analogy I heard to describe this second form of thinking was that if we were to see a pool of stagnant water on the ground surrounded with mosquitos we wouldn’t conclude that the mosquitos caused the stagnant water; rather, the stagnant water provides an ideal place for mosquitos to breed.  The same can be said for systems of the body.

Despite the fact that modern medicine chose one direction over the other, the debate was never resolved.  With the creation of antibiotics like penicillin, and the immediate results observed, a lucrative new kind of medicine began to take shape, and with it a narrative for what health is: mechanistic, impersonal, measurements, sterile, chemical, operant, the lack of illness, just luck, genetically predisposed, Science.

Perhaps this is just me, but it seems as though, subliminally, a predominant meme of “health” is that it is external, something received, though with different words—a blessing.