|By Sydney White|
Magazine is a well organised, free, community newspaper with high advertising
rates, a well-rounded weekly schedule of events and pages of movie reviews.
However, their reporting of issues that are larger than local leaves
a lot to be desired. In this case, their coverage of one of the largest
health shows of its kind (possibly the largest health convention in North
America) was appallingly provincial.
There are two full days and evenings of seminars which I have covered for the last two years. The speakers have impeccable credentials and their lectures are far in advance of the spotty information that the public is given when it comes to protecting their health and safety.
Now reporter Enzo De Matteo believes that once we have introduced natural remedies into allopathic medicine, that is all there is to good health. He worries that the Consumer Health Organization "has taken on a political edge over the years". Where was he during the Walkerton tragedy? Does he know the history of thalidomide? Does he know that 100,000 people die every year in the U.S. from the side effects of their prescribed drugs?
Maybe the influx of unlabelled, genetically mutated foods is affecting his perceptions.
Your health is the most political issue you can have. What other issues would concern you without it? Or maybe De Matteo didn't really understand the title of the convention: "Total Health", which includes mental, physical and spiritual components, making an integrated personality. Medical history back to Hippocrates and beyond has accepted this definition of health; why should it be fragmented today? Anyone who can entertain a thought is aware that our bodies are the only thing between us and eternity. There are many respected authors whose current books confirm that the main cause of ill health, disease and untimely death, is poverty. It is well within the scope of "total" health to speak of alleviating poverty, especially through historically sound monetary methods.
The Consumer Health Organization is to be commended for making an effort to include such relevant information in their conference. Unfortunately, the effort to share these much needed facts was thwarted as soon as the brochure with the roster of speakers was printed.
Two most important lectures were arbitrarily denied to the audience that had paid to hear them. Robert Baker, a founding member of the Schiller Institute's "Food for Peace" was to have lectured on "Infrastructure Protection Against a New World Order Financial Collapse." The second educator, and the one who caused a media firestorm, was Eustace Mullins. The flames were fanned night and day without pause. Fantastic accusations were blared from affiliated radio talk shows. For days the Canadian Jewish Congress never paused to take a breath. No doubt, after the damage was done, they couldn't speak above a whisper -- so tremendously did they strain their vocal chords in loud and vitriolic condemnation. By sheer volume of invective, it worked; and Libby Gardon, president of the Consumer Health Organization of Canada, had to drop Baker and Mullins from the roster. The lectures that Mullins had prepared for the convention were: "The Rockefeller Medical Monopoly: the Hidden Forces Behind the Myths of Modern Medicine" and "Criminality in Banking". Why should the dissemination of these much requested facts upset the Jewish Congress?
A brief look into the credentials of Eustace Mullins should help us understand why he was such an anathema to the Canadian Jewish Congress; but actually, it does not.
Eustace Mullins, a veteran of WWII with several degrees, wrote his famous book, The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, in 1948. The book was commissioned by the American literary giant and economic theorist, Ezra Pound. Pound was a political prisoner for 13 years and lived through his ordeal by the efforts of other internationally known authors who visited him regularly to make sure he was surviving. During his imprisonment, Mullins and Pound became friends.
Mullins' research on the "Federal" Reserve was directed by George Stimpson, founder of the National Press Club who was also a highly regarded reference source in Washington. Mullins founded the Ezra Pound Institute of Civilization which carries on Pound's work in literature and economics. The thrust of Pound's poetry and economic theory was based on ancient and Christian philosophies: that the worst crime against humanity is usury - or charging exorbitant fees on the lending of money, especially money that doesn't exist. Mullins has continued to write other books exposing the financial duplicity of international banking houses. But again, why should that put the Canadian Jewish Congress into a state of nervous collapse? So much so that the stories about Mullins were like the Grimm's Fairy Tales, making him out to be somewhere between Merlin the Magician and Vlad the Impaler.
After reaping the whirlwind of Bernie Farber's posse, Libby Gardon said her members were disgusted with the CJC's behaviour and their pressure to drop Mullins and Baker. Disinfor-mation, selective information and hearsay were used to stop any discussion of the connection between health or untimely death from financial rape.
Thousands would have learned why the world is in the grip of global loan sharks such as the IMF. But what does this have to do with religion? or the Jewish Congress?
The unwarranted frenzy over Mullins, that supposedly had nothing to do with the subject of his lectures, was ignited by the fear that because his credentials were well known and respected, people would listen. He would have presented an expert and clear analysis of the usurious money system and its connection to the coming devastation of our universal health care. All too soon, in Canada, health will depend on wealth.
People were eager to pay for such information. Ticket sales were booming. So religion was used as the big stick to keep this information out of the conference.
Religion is being used now to demolish the public education system for the benefit of a few. As Libby Gardon remarked to the naive Now reporter: "What right do they have to do that? We have the right to listen to whomever we want."
Yes, Libby, we do have the right. But that doesn't stand up to the bought media. When money talks, democracy shuts up.