[BPSDB]I cannot be the only person infuriated by the decision of Mike Adams, the self-styled ‘Health Ranger’, to exploit the tragic killing of an eight year old boy to push his agenda. I hope you don’t mind me adding to the criticism but I need to, well, let off steam about it.
I’ve always said that Big Pharma executives were guilty of crimes against humanity. Now one of their wealthiest and most successful executives has been caught trying to pull off a murder-suicide in an upscale NY hotel. Gigi Jordan, who ran pharmaceutical companies selling pills to treat cancer, murdered her 8-year-old son by force-feeding him ground-up pharmaceuticals which included Xanax and Ambien.
Let’s just stop right there for a moment and consider what this says about the pharmaceutical industry: Even its own executives know their drugs are toxic enough to commit murder.
Toxicity is in the dose. A bottle of paracetamol will cause an agonising death by liver failure but if you stick to the dosage advised by the manufacturers you will reduce the aches and fever symptoms of influenza. So is paracetomal toxic? Clearly, it depends how much you take. Closer to Adams’ way of pill-taking, overdosing on Vitamins A and D will cause illness and death.
He says that nobody finds this incident surprising:-
Why is nobody really surprised that a wealthy executive who pushed dangerous pills for a living might end up killing her own son with some of those same chemicals? The reason nobody is really surprised is because deep down, we already know that Big Pharma executives are mentally insane.
So he is able to diagnose ‘insanity’ for every executive in an entire industry. How many of them has he ever met? How many could he even name? Yet he is sure they are ‘insane’. He goes on:-
They earn their financial wealth at the expense of other peoples’ health. They push pills that harm people, that produce disturbing side effects and that even kill people. They oversee companies engaged in price fixing fraud, disease mongering, corruption and bribery.
Big Pharma executives are the mob crime bosses of the 21st century, and beyond being guilty of crimes against humanity, they are mentally disturbed themselves.
He obviously feels very brave taking on these monsters. And perhaps he is right to so feel. I am not a lawyer but the above is at least potentially libellous. He must have read in the US newspapers about the repressive nature of Britain’s libel laws and since his site can be read in Britain the evil Big Pharma bosses could sue him for libel in the British courts. Not that I would want Big Pharma to do such a thing. That would only make him a martyr in the eyes of people who actually believe his nonsense.
Naturally, he can explain why Big Pharma bosses are so mad and evil:-
And why are they so mentally disturbed? Perhaps because they take their own medicine. They eat their own fraudulently-approved chemicals — the same chemicals they worked so hard to get approved by burying the truth about their side effects. The more they swallow, the more they become mentally imbalanced. The side effects they tried to hide from the world can’t hide from human physiology…
He seems to be having a little problem maintaining consistancy here. Surely if his allegations that Big Pharma bosses are covering up the dangers of their products are true, they would not actually take them themselves. If they are taking them, does that not mean they believe them to be safe?
I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that Gigi Jordan was on antidepressant drugs (SSRIs) or other antipsychotics. The side effects of these drugs include committing violent acts against others. Murder-suicide has happened before under the influence of SSRIs. Remember the Columbine school shootings? That was a pharmaceutical-inspired mass murder.
So now he speculates without evidence as to what medication Ms Jordan might have been taking. Oh, and I am not a pharmacologist but I was under the impression that antidepressants and antipsychotics were different kinds of drugs. And he presents no evidence for his hypothesis that the Columbine murderers were on either type of drug.
He then tries to use this tragedy to prove the virtue of ‘superfood’ peddlers:-
Superfood executives don’t murder their children. You don’t see the founders of superfood companies going berserk and murdering their own children.
You don’t see any arms salesmen killing their own children either, with their own products or otherwise. By Adams’ logic, this makes people who sell guns to warring factions in civil conflicts around the globe moral upstanding people.
You don’t find many people murdering their own children full-stop. This crime is such an extreme-outlier that, while it may tell you more than you want to know about the perpetrator, it tells you nothing about their profession. In fact any extreme activity by individuals tells you nothing about their profession. I presume Adams would not like all vitamin peddlars to be judged by the activities of Matthias Rath?