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Is Medicine Assisting Cultural Suicide?Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
June 25, 2003
It just suddenly struck me; a pill to help geezers get a woody ... how bizarre. On the other hand, how perfectly iconic of the gluttony of the narcissist; "who is God or nature to inhibit my sexual indulgence?"
But Viagra is just one of the myriad indications that living better through chemistry, that perfectly hedonistic chant of the sixties' flower children, has become the mantra of the 21st century aging baby-boomer.
If you are reading this you are most likely an Internet indweller and a email recipient of countless spams that promise discount Viagra, a larger male reproductive organ and attachments, as well as the opportunity to snag diverted millions from Dr. Minister so and so in Africa.
Later, when you pull off the information super highway to your favorite couch and a warm TV set, you will be spammed with endless pharmaceutical pledges of relief from incontinence, depression and ennui, GERD (gastro esophogeal reflux disease), heartburn, anxiety, migraines, PMS, sleeplessness, constipation, nausea, hypertension, toenail fungus and so forth.
Almost subliminally, each of these pledges is followed with the disclaimer that any one of the remedies may have side effects of nausea, sleeplessness, heartburn, depression, muscle pain, joint swelling, abdominal bloating, nervousness, headaches, blurred vision, or if taken in the presence of other disorders and their medications, death.
Ahh, 'side effects', the medical euphemism for unintended physical consequences. But what about unintended societal consequences; are those not medical concerns as well?
Margaret Sanger, founder of the American Planned Parenthood federation, meets biochemist Gregory Pincus. 71-year-old Sanger convinces Pincus ('inventor' of the pill along with gynecologist John Rock, a devout Catholic who defied his church.) of the necessity of a hormonal contraceptive, collects 50,000 Dollars and funds his research.
VEB Jenapharm offers Ovosiston®, the first hormonal contraceptive in East Germany.
1965 - 1968
A difficult start: In the first years, the pill is a very controversial matter in Europe (and the United States). It is only recommended for regulating menstrual disorders, and only in married women.
The student revolt and the sexual revolution alter the situation. The pill becomes a symbol for societal change in the Western world. Sexuality and contraception are for the first time discussed publicly. The pill represents liberated sexuality.
They wanted to make love without fear of moralistic repression and without fear of unwanted pregnancy. But still the pill was a bone of contention and made the sexual-moral pillars of the 50's and 60's wobble. But most importantly, the pill achieved one thing: it broke the taboo of pre-marital sex. - Read more on Margaret Sanger & Schering-Kahlbaum Pharmaceuticals
Women taking the original 10-milligram dose pill suffered from a wide variety of side effects including nausea, blurred vision, bloating, weight gain, depression, blood clots and strokes.
In the US, the number of users fell from around 10 million women to around 8.4 million in the early 1980s because of the concerns. Research suggested possible links between pill use and breast cancer, strokes, heart attack and blood clots. - bbc.co.uk
Anita Fream confesses, "for the first time in my life I could think about sex as just sex." - womensnews.org
"For the first time in my life I could think about sex as just sex." confessed one woman appearing in a recent PBS documentary on the history of the pill.
How the pill came into being is a story of intrigue and deceit. The driving force was none other than the infamous Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. Sanger was also a socialist, sexually promiscuous, and the progenitor of The Negro Project. This latter preoccupation was one "that Sanger said would 'reduce the birth rate among ... elements unable to provide for themselves, and the burden of which we are all forced to carry.' " But, " ' We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,' she once wrote."
The 'rest of the story,' as Paul Harvey would say, is one of profound sexual gluttony and profiteering. Since the advent of the pill, and women's sexual liberation, America and Western civilization itself have become obsessed with sex and sexual perversion. But not without the full indulgence and backing of the medical and pharmaceutical communities.
Abortion, the legitimization of homosexuality and sexual regenitalization, hypermedication of (male) children, and the 'promise' of an HIV cure have garnered hundreds of billions of dollars in medical / pharmaceutical revenues. The concomitant path of destruction is paved with the counterfeit patina of medical prestige and dignity.
More than 40 million lives have been snuffed out before their first extra-uterine experience (35% 'negro'). With each new promise of a cure for AIDS, homosexual promiscuity accelerates. Sexually transmitted disease is rampant in young adults and an ever younger subset of children. Tens of thousands of young boys are being placed in medical straight-jackets to curb their innate male tendencies. Morality-based objections to indulging the regendered in the workplace are met with toxic condemnation and lethal lawsuits. And most recently, the AMA has conferred on the legitimization of pedophilia, if not all paraphelias.
These are some of the profound societal side-effects of The Pill.
Is there yet a cure for cancer, for diabetes, for heart disease, for Parkinsonism, for cerebral palsy, for the common cold? Have medical costs followed the traditional economic path of reduced cost to the consumer as the product floods the market? No, and emphatically no.
And today and tomorrow, the politicians hand-in-hand with the medical / pharmaceutical establishment are about to indulge the over-indulged, gluttonous, aging, flower-children with a massive tax-generating medical mandate.
And soon there will be a revolutionary new pill, the assisted suicide pill, and the post boomer generations, sick of the tax burden of supporting their indulged parents and grandparents will heartily endorse its proliferation. And the medical / pharmaceutical establishment will embrace yet another revenue source, as the culture is further diminished.
And no one will remember that there was once such a thing as the Hippocratic oath, and a culture of life and morality that, in its classic form, it celebrated:
I swear by Apollo the physician ...A diminished culture, a culture of sex and perversion and of death, owes much to the very progressive, very socialist, very sexist and very bigoted Margaret Sanger and her handmaiden medical establishment.
I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness, I will guard my life and my art.
I will use my power to help the sick to the best of my ability and judgment; I will abstain from harming or wrongdoing any man by it.
I will be chaste and religious in my life and in my practice.
If, therefore, I observe this Oath and do not violate it, may I prosper both in my life and in my profession, earning good repute among all men for all time. If I transgress and forswear this Oath, may my lot be otherwise.
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