Our Mike jumps from the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a government plot to reduce the civilian population in the space of three paragraphs:-
Since that time, full-scale nuclear weapons have never again been used directly on civilian targets, meaning the United States of America maintains the distinction of being the only nation in the history of human civilization to have dropped atomic weapons on civilian populations.
It begs the question: If national leaders believe dropping atomic weapons on civilian populations is justified, what other weapons might they feel justified in unleashing upon civilian populations?
Weapons of Mass Prescription
What if a nation wanted to reduce its own civilian population but do it covertly? One way to accomplish that would be to slowly poison the civilian population through exposure to toxic chemicals, heavy metals, hormone-disrupting molecules and nerve toxins.
The logic seems to something like this:
1. The USA used nuclear weapons to bring the war in the Pacific to a conclusion
2. Prescription has the same number of syllables as destruction
4. Therefore the government is poisoning the civilian population.
Step 3 is not spelled out, nor is any possible motivation for the government to do such a thing. Adams ignores this in his fervour to outline the dastardly plot:-
If you want to destroy any nation, simply unleash Big Pharma into its medical system. Within just two generations, its people will suffer widespread organ damage, sharp decline in cognitive function and rampant degenerative disease brought on by the side effects of everyday pharmaceuticals.
In the last two generations, male life expectancy in the UK has increased from 60 years to almost 80. It may be true that there are more sufferers from degenerative diseases now but that may just have something to do with the fact that they usually take decades to develop so are more likely to show up in a longer lived population.
He also gets in comments about those substances most feared by those who wish to preserve the purity of our precious bodily fluids; amalgam fillings and fluoride in the water supplies. He concludes with a truly bizarre rant alleging that Big Pharma are winnowing the human population:-
… there are a huge number of people in western nations right now (such as the USA, Canada, UK, etc.) who are collectively winning the Darwin Award by removing themselves from the human gene pool. And pharmaceuticals, it turns out, are the perfect WMDs to allow those who most deserve to be removed from the human gene pool to accomplish exactly that.
The future of the human race belongs solely to those who can protect the integrity of their genetic code.
Are the ‘Health Ranger’ and General Jack D. Ripper related? I think we should be told.