Should we trust the government for our health?
CEO and Medical Director
The Oklahoma Surgery Center
As the government tells us where we can go and how we should behave during the COVID pandemic, we need to trust that our government cares about our health. Right? Government and medical practice can be mixed and work well together. Right?
Before granting the government more control over our well-being, I believe we should examine how it has looked after us in the past.
In the 1920s, the federal government deliberately poisoned, according to some counts, 250,000 Americans. There was never even an acknowledgement, let alone an apology. As his prohibition efforts during Prohibition largely failed, Uncle Sam simply demanded the addition of methanol to the industrial alcohol they knew would be diverted for consumption. Many have died, developed kidney failure, or gone blind from methanol’s effects on the optic nerve. (That’s where the saying “drunk blind” comes from.)
Whenever a politician or bureaucrat offers to give up freedoms in the interests of our security, I can’t help but think of our government’s murderous past. Prohibition wasn’t the only time the federal government thought deliberately killing Americans was a good idea.
President John F. Kennedy spared many lives when he rejected the deliberate downing of a US airliner in a Pentagon false flag attack dubbed Operation Northwoods. The Cubans were to be blamed, providing justification for the invasion of their island. Again, there was no acknowledgment and no excuse for such murderous madness.
Why isn’t any government claim that it has our best health interests at heart met with skepticism, when targeting Americans has always been real policy? A short editorial cannot begin to contain a fraction of the murderous lies that have been promoted by those who “want to protect us.”
We must distinguish those who claim our safety as a priority, but obviously do not think so, from those who claim it and think so: the vast majority of health professionals. I think we have to be careful not to mix groups with these disparate objectives.
When was the last time you heard a politician admit a mistake? Not some kind of “I’m thinking about that”, but a frank statement “I was absolutely wrong” and “I’m sorry”. Even if caught in the act, no politician or bureaucrat is likely to ever say that unless they want to commit professional suicide.
Doctors, on the other hand, make a diagnosis, implement preliminary treatment, and then look for any signs and lab results that would prove them wrong. Savvy physicians also rely on experienced nurses to challenge treatment decisions. Being wrong, the doctors then choose another path and another treatment, acknowledging that they have been duped.
Having learned from their “mistakes” and near misses, seasoned physicians are subsequently less likely to fall prey to “decoy” or “false flag” presentations disguised as disease. Countless patients are alive because of this physician’s desire to discover and admit error. The scathing criticisms that every doctor in training has received are largely aimed at instilling this vigilance against error, the opposite of the mindset of the politician, who can admit no harm.
What happens if you try to mix two professions with diametrically opposed interests: one whose only interest is to be re-elected, and the other whose only interest is to determine the true nature of the patient distress? Hasn’t the experience of the past two years shed light on medical treatment the government way? Obviously, blaming those who can never admit their mistakes for those whose admission of mistakes is a vital part of their profession invites disaster, as we have seen.
Although it is difficult to find the truth in the media fog, I think we can narrow things down by excluding the statements of those who have lied to us in the past. Not those who simply deceived themselves, but those who attempted to deceive, usually to save themselves or to serve their own interests.
We must remember that those deceivers in the political world who deliberately killed or offered to kill Americans never acknowledged it or apologized. Thinking “they’re not lying this time” is no different than believing Lucy will faithfully hold the ball for Charlie Brown.
I believe we should isolate the medical profession from the political profession, which has embraced the idea that the end justifies the means. Distinguishing between the professional ethics and methods of politicians and the medical profession should help us not only to reject any new government intervention in medicine, but also to begin the process of its total eradication.
Dr. G. Keith Smith has been a board-certified anesthesiologist in private practice since 1990. In 1997, he co-founded the Oklahoma Surgery Center, an outpatient surgery center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, owned by more than 90 top physicians and surgeons. in central Oklahoma. Dr. Smith serves as Medical Director, CEO and Managing Partner while maintaining an active anesthesia practice.