Monday, May 18, 2009

Oh, the Burning!

Read this post and watch the videos. No, don't turn them off. Sit through that shit. Soak it in. Now, remember when I asked why people believe crap like this? Today I have a new question: Why does the media give quacks like this a voice? Why do they get ANY time in the spotlight? I'm all for freedom of speech, but when that freedom of speech actually misinforms the public and potentially causes harm, isn't it like screaming "FIRE" in a crowded theater?

Also: Sorry it's been slow lately. I'm working on three big ol' posts for The Boneyard. The art is taking awhile.

1 comment:

Nima said...

These people couch their words in a lot of cozy-sounding humanist rhetoric, but basically they're a cult of conspiracy theorists. The state doesn't "kidnap" children from their parents. With Hauser, it's quite the other way around.

They should present some EVIDENCE of Chemotherapy or vaccinations killing people, or name ONE medically verified case of nothing but herbs saving people from cancer. Cancer has been around for centuries - and so have herbal remedies - yet cancer STILL killed even royalty who had access to the best herbs and elixirs money could buy.

Ever heard of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China? Back in about 200 BC, a bunch of these quacks convinced him he needed magical mushrooms from the Isles of the Immortals to protect him from ANY, and I mean ANY disease. He gave them money and their own army and sent them to find it. They took the money and fled to Japan, and never came back.

As for Emperor Qin, some of the quacks who he didn't send away, kept feeding him Mercury, claiming that it would extend his life until the guys he sent to look for mushrooms got back. He died at 45, though at death, he LOOKED at least 70. A short life even then, especially for Chinese royalty.