Several have asked if I could post my monthly Word From the Publisher, from the paper, in this format. That request I can oblige.
For those who have never read my Word From the Publishers of the past will notice these aren’t the standard issue “letters from the editor” that highlight the articles you’ll find inside the paper. Rather, these small articles — limited by print real estate — are intended to be quick “food for thought” pieces, and nothing more.
One recent freezing Saturday afternoon, too cold to leave the warmth of my couch, I reacquainted myself with television. While flipping through the gazillion worthless channels, I stumbled upon Jesse Ventura, an ex-professional wrestler and former governor of Minnesota. Ventura apparently hosts a really “out there” television show called Conspiracy Theory.
In his show, Ventura and an expert team of investigators set out to examine the most outlandish conspiracy allegations. As fate would have it, the episode I tuned to was about population control by adding known toxic chemicals with specific side effects to our food and water supply.
During this episode the ex-governor interviewed several crackpots claiming to be everything from doctors to ex-government types — all who claim the Bilderberg Group, a powerful secret society of elitists (believed by many to run the world) are intentionally sabotaging our food and water supply with harmful chemicals in an effort to disrupt fertility and the immune systems of the general population.
As the show progressed, Ventura interviewed a man claiming to be a doctor who cited aspartame in food and fluoridation of our water supply as key weapons used by these behind-the-scenes super elitists in a plot to combat over-population of planet earth.
I’m not saying I believe any of this dribble to be true, but I will say the FDA swings the door wide open for this type of suspicion — mainly because they put their stamp of approval on products that are widely believed to be harmful.
It doesn’t take much prying before one discovers that numerous credible doctors link the consumption of aspartame, a controversial FDA approved artificial sweetener, to several severe health complications including neurological disorders, blindness, and, coincidentally, it’s believed to destroy female sexual response and induce male sexual dysfunction.
Fluoridation of water, banned in several countries, has been tied to numerous health disorders including weakening of the body’s immune system making those who consume it more susceptible to illness. Probably just coincidence again.
So why does the FDA approve potentially harmful products like these for human consumption? The answer is: Money … big money. It’s that simple. At least that’s the way I see it.
It’s far more realistic than choosing to believe that it’s the work of a small mystery group of mastermind elitists who are plotting to control the world’s population.
But no matter what you believe, the FDA has sadly proven itself an untrustworthy body, giving in to politics and greed as usual — but with the well being of humanity at stake.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t know many who say the words “FDA Approved” carries a shred of credibility. And when we the people lose faith in government … conspiracy theorists with over-active imaginations come out to play.
Still, it makes you wonder.