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November 16, 2013
(reposted from Eric Merola’s Filmmaker blog)
Wow, the medical establishment and the status quo cheerleaders have pulled out all the stops in their latest propaganda hit piece published in USA TODAY on November 15, 2013.
It’s enough to make one want to give up hope for any goodness in the human condition.
Trying to “debunk” USA TODAY’s diatribe on Nov. 15, 2013 would be like someone living in Nazi Germany trying to debunk the writings of Joseph Goebbels, or an African American trying to explain to his slave master that he too is also a human being with rights and emotions, or the parents of an American soldier trying to explain to members of the Westboro Church how disrespectful it is to hold up signs that read “God Hates Fags” during their child’s funeral.
This type of unbridled hate and bigotry goes far too deep for any rational human discourse.
When one applies that hate and bigotry to one’s freedom to choose his own cancer therapy, along with an innovative scientist’s supposed right to develop a new technology to fight a disease like cancer within a so called “free society”—it is a recipe for disaster.
In case we haven’t noticed, we all live in a totalitarian capitalist society—from the USA to China (Take it from me, I was in Ghangzhou for 7 days last week myself). The very idea of a “free market” is not one that exists in our society. If the market were free, then Antineoplastons would freely be on the market, instead of being resisted by the state. If the market were free, the banks would have freely failed back in 2008, instead of being protected by the state.
The Human Condition:
What always comes with a good propaganda campaign, is a herded army willing to join its fight to preserve the totalitarian status quo by one’s association of the group. It’s a collective acceptance required by much of the population. Most of these individuals have been deprived of any true sense of human family, thus resulting in a low sense of loyalty toward his fellow man. Most of this herd are victims of societal violence perpetuated by the very system they so blindly support. The easiest example is the bully in the schoolyard, who intimidates his fellow classmates to both get an emotional reaction, and to portray the illusion of control over others, since their home and past life has been filled with the same deprived socially violent behavior.
These are all symptoms of the structure of the state, and is thus defined as “structural violence.”
Few think about the root causes of any of this. The reality is, the totalitarian market (or so-called “free market”) is directly responsible for this behavior in one way or the other. Whether it be from a childhood of neglect from a family abused by the system, and his need to redeem himself to allow it to work for him—or a child born with a silver spoon who feels the need to blindly support the system—and everywhere in between. Very few of us have had the ability (or have been encouraged) to practice skepticism of the system to experience the needed revolution of their consciousness to be able to identify this reality. People unable to recognize this expansion of consciousness make up the very system that they feel compelled to preserve. These people feel it’s their duty to preserve it, as questioning its function—and recognizing its disfunction—would likely send most of them kicking and screaming, and overdosing on Prozac.
It’s just simple economic self-preservation:
Since 1971, the cancer establishment has taken in over $200 billion in tax payer money to “fight” the disease. If the disease is conquered, that money goes away. Hundreds of universities and hospitals and the tens of thousands of employees working within those institutions rely on a constant influx of taxpayer, corporate, and publicly donated money to keep those institutions in play. If the disease is conquered, all that money goes away. Simple as that. In the USA TODAY story, Dr. Peter Adamson of the Children’s Oncology Group claims that “if Antineoplaston therapy really works, it would be on the market due to its value, and its ability to make so much money.” Dr. Adamson feels a loyalty to this totalitarian system, under the cloak of it being a “free market.” Dr. Adamson is suggesting that Antineoplastons have and will be given a chance to enter the market unabated by the system itself, hence his belief that the system is “free.” Based on 30+ years of resistance to Antineoplastons, from the NCI rigging its own trials to fail, intentionally killing nearly a dozen people, to the NIH’s FDA simultaneously trying to imprison Burzynski while partnering with Burzynski’s own research scientists to steal the medicine’s patents, and this USA TODAY article—historical precendence proves otherwise.
What Dr. Adamson doesn’t say is that the Children’s Oncology Group is directly responsible for blocking the first ever Randomized Phase III trial for a diffuse intrinsic childhood brainstem glioma. This trial is for the use of Antineoplastons (ANP) for this condition. ANP is the first substance in medical history to cure it. And even with the utterly corrupt FDA, where over 50% of its drug evaluation money comes from the pharmaceutical industry itself—and the FDA’s oncology board comprised exclusively of pharmaceutical executives—the FDA must give the “illusion” of representing the people’s interests for its facade to work. Bound by the duty to adhere to this illusion, the FDA gave permission to allow these monumental Phase III randomized trials to commence. The only problem is—as I illustrated in BURZYNSKI: PART II—organizations like Dr. Adamson’s Children’s Oncology Group have directly blocked and prevented these monumental trials from taking place—blocking every single children’s hospital in the USA, Canada, and the UK from taking part. So everyone will inevitably say, “why won’t he do his Phase III trials?” While simultaneously blocking the very trials they wish to see.
It’s very clever indeed.
It’s like the FDA saying, with the Children’s Oncology Group standing behind them:
<em> “Where are the randomized clinical trials for those childhood tumors we gave you permission for?”</em>
<em>”No children’s hospital will allow me to do them.”</em>
<em>”I guess we have to shut you down if you refuse to conduct those randomized clinical trials in children we gave you permission for!”</em>
Resulting in technically being “out of the FDA’s hands”—they turn over the dirty work to a system it regulates—to halt the process.
Rinse and repeat.
The same thing goes for publishing the ANP clinical trials in the peer-reviewed literature:
Never mind that numerous studies have been published using ANP showing the first cures in medical history in the peer-reviewed literature… “they” want more. The only problem is, time and again the studies are rejected outright within minutes of submission just because the name “S R Burzynski, MD” and the term “Antineoplastons” are written on the paper. The ANP papers are not “peer-reviewed” by the journals—nor are they even read. They are rejected outright due to fear of retaliation from the establishment if they dare publish the manuscripts.
Ask yourself: If you were a peer-reviewer looking at a clinical trial using ANP, and it had better results than anything that came across your desk for cancer, would you accept this manuscript, potentially destroying your employment and being potentially blacklisted from your profession? Not if you want to keep your career and support your family you won’t. Not to mention the constant stream of USA TODAY-type diatribes trying to convince the world that the inventor is a fraud—breathing down your neck, your peer’s neck, and your reader’s neck.
Rinse and repeat.
<strong>”If the facts are mutable based upon the needs of the moment—then science is dead.”
This is textbook self-preservation.
Amazingly, the FDA—regardless of its deep-rooted monetary corruption—temporarily upheld its need to display the facade of serving the public by giving permission for these Phase III trials because ANP was the first to cure a childhood brainstem glioma in children in world history (30% cure rate for over 25 years of trials). If these monumental randomized trials for this incurable brain tumor were allowed to commence—without malicious interference—these medications would be qualified for market approval.
However—under our totalitarian market this can’t be allowed. The biggest reason being is that if ANP was approved for this one condition, that would mean all oncologists would have access to ANP, legally granting any cancer patient the right to obtain the medications “off-label” for any type of cancer. This would be a recipe for financial disaster for the medical establishment’s stock holders.
Under the monetary system, anything can be purchased: the FDA, Congress, The Oval Office, and ultimately The State. Hence, the definition of a “totalitarian system.” The “free-market” was a great idea, but those who conceived it overlooked two important possible outcomes (1) The market can be purchased in its totality and (2) Historically, the public will continue to believe that the market is free, even under the newly purchased totalitarian regime, using the very same tried-and-true propaganda tactics countries have used for generations—hence USA TODAY.
Dr. Adamson is just another tool in their shed. He must walk-the-walk, and talk-the-talk, in order to maintain his own self-preservation.
<strong>ANP costs too much money?:</strong>
Recent examples: Avastin costs over $100,000 per year, and in clinical trials has shown an extension of life by barely over a month. Temodar costs about the same, and has shown an extension of life by a couple of months. Provenge costs over $130,000 for only 3 injections and has shown mild benefit to the patient… none of these drugs have cured a single human being in clinical trials. These costs don’t include the anti-depressants, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, and countless other drugs shoved down the throats of the patients during these highly toxic and ineffective therapies. The list goes on and on. If the establishment cancer therapies worked—600,000 people a year in the USA wouldn’t die from cancer—and countless people wouldn’t be going bankrupt due to therapy. If cancer therapies worked, Burzynski wouldn’t have anyone seeking his therapy. In the end, as has been proven time and again, Burzynski’s therapy is far less in cost than anything the mainstream offers. The only difference being insurance refuses to pay for it, as the insurance companies would have their heads handed to them if they did. Gag orders have been placed on the few families where insurance did pay for this therapy. The “money” issue is yet another proven tool in the propaganda tool box to emotionally sway the reader—giving the reader the illusion that people are being “ripped off”.
<strong>ANP… is toxic?</strong>
This was perhaps the most stunningly malicious use of emotion to manipulate the reader in any of the propaganda pieces against ANP in history. Never mind that tens of thousands of people die from complications from approved and properly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs per year—being one of the leading causes of death in the USA. Never mind that the average Stage IV cancer patient dies from complications due to chemotherapy and radiation before the disease has a chance to kill the patient. USA TODAY will have you believe that “sleeping in excess” a little bit while under ANP is a dangerous and toxic side effect of the therapy.
Never mind that not one single cancer patient in the history of ANP’s existence has ever died from the therapy.
<strong>Using the emotional response vs. the scientific response to argue away reality:</strong>
Feeding on emotion is a very effective and proven tool in creating more hate and bigotry from the public toward the establishment’s desired enemy. For instance, they cleverly combine results from children’s leukemia (which has a well-known cure rate using traditional therapy), with children’s brainstem glioma—giving the uneducated reader the idea that ALL children’s cancer has a high cure rate today using standard therapy. This gives the illusion that Burzynski is somehow lying to the public about the results found in his FDA clinical trials treating childhood brainstem glioma. Thus creating more hate toward Burzynski. (Note: The FDA itself admits ANP is the first to cure a childhood brainstem glioma, which would in turn make the FDA “liars” for admitting the truth—is any of this getting old yet?).
ANP was originally derived from human blood and urine. Since the early 1980’s is has been synthesized in a lab, and thus patented. USA TODAY takes another emotional stab describing the odor of ANP as “unpleasant”. In comparison, nurses have to wear full anti-toxic suits to administer most chemotherapy, and must stand behind huge metal walls when administering radiation. Why mention the “unpleasant odor?” It gives the reader the illusion that somehow this doctor is giving his patients urine, thus resulting in an “unpleasant” emotional response. (Never mind that the widely used drug Premarin is pregnant horse urine).
When you read the USA TODAY diatribe, you will find this type of rhetoric a constant throughout.
This is likely the industry’s last “Hurrah!” before trying to finally shut ANP down for good.
<strong>This is not just about Burzynski:</strong>
Dr. Burzynski is just the inventor. ANP are the medications. The Japanese have spent over 27 years independently studying ANP therapy with double the survival rates in randomized clinical trials. USA TODAY wouldn’t dare mention that. If those trials are published, it will be very interesting to see what will happen. The “randomized trial” is the sacred holy grail of this totalitarian system’s covenant. Perhaps this is why they are trying so hard to destroy the inventor and leave him in shame and disarray. Because once word gets out that ANP has passed their covenant of the randomized trials, with glowing results—they will be forced to (a) re-write the entire scientific method as they know it to redefine what is considered a “proven therapy”, (b) destroy any institution that dare define ANP as “proven”, or (c) allow it to grow into scientific acceptance. If it were a free system, scientific acceptance would be the obvious outcome. But given the totalitarian nature of the system of which we live they will inevitably attack, malign, and ridicule any institution that tries to get the independent results of these randomized trials into the public sphere. They will use the same hate-filled and bigoted tactics, they will prey on the public’s fear and emotion, and they will likely win.
Is Burzynski a perfect human being? No. Neither are you. But they need an “enemy” to target, so they do all they can to attack the “enemy” vs. addressing any scientific truth.
One thing that is abundantly clear in our so-called “free world” is this: once you are diagnosed with cancer, you are involuntarily forfeiting most of your human rights. Your right to choose a therapy path, explore any other options, or your right to ask any skeptical questions to your oncologist—are forfeited. The only right guaranteed to you, is the right to refuse all therapy—and go home and die.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer knows, at least in the Western World, the oncologist is merely a tool, robotically reading from the required cookbook given to him in order to preserve his employment. There is no room for creativity or personalization within this so-called “practice.” All cancer patients are immediately handed off to the nurses to administer to the patient “whatever the book says.”
This system of oncology is working very well for the status quo. There is a reason why it is called The Establishment. This system has therefore been established, and is not open for change. Altering The Establishment is not an option. Anyone that even thinks about trying to change that will be taken down. Burzynski is just one of a long line of those who have “tried to make a difference.” The only reason Burzynski and ANP has gotten the attention that it has is because, at least up until know, he is still alive and ANP is still alive. And most importantly, ANP is curing incurable cancers that the medical establishment has yet to cure in its entire history.
The establishment will fight to the end until this doctor and/or his medications are destroyed forever. It doesn’t matter where ANP goes, the FDA will track it down and destroy it at all costs no matter what country it tries to be moved.
Unless all 13 million people in the USA living with cancer, and all of their friends and loved ones simultaneously convene on the steps of the FDA, Capital Building, and White House, and stay there—nothing will change. I don’t expect that to happen, as all of us are strategically caught in the stranglehold of the very system that keeps us from doing so.
Taking one simple glance at history—using simple common sense—we will find that everything of scientific innovation has come from the fringe, and has directly threatened the status quo at the start. From The Wright Brothers to Steve Jobs – they were all once considered “fringe mavericks” until their efforts merged into the mainstream and became a participant in the “status quo.” The status quo is there to create its own legion of followers, while only those who dare to step out of it and take a risk with something that could change it—those are the only people in human history that have ever contributed to changing it. These innovators didn’t listen to anyone except their own hearts and minds—while ignoring all the noise around them.
If you remember anything from this essay, it should be this: What frightens the establishment about Antineoplastons has nothing to do with a Polish man in Texas who invented them. It’s about their loss of control and authority—over a highly profitable and highly sustainable share of a totalitarian market. Anyone who feels the need to come up with “Conspiracy Theories” to explain the lack of acceptance of ANP by the establishment in any other way, simply doesn’t understand how the system works.
I am frankly sick and tired of “debunking” a broken system, and those who blindly support it—time and time again. This documentary series has been a very cathartic experience for me. Everything we have witnessed in this “Burzynski Saga” is merely a small symptom of a larger societal cancer—and all the metaphorical Antineoplastons in the world can’t cure such a perverse malignancy. We don’t need new politicians, we don’t need new regulations—all that we require is a global revolution of consciousness.