Reading on a forum the other day, ok actually having a debate over healthcare someone said "what would you do without modern medicine, someone else relied "Live longer"
I laughed, how absurd that was. I did my usual quick search to prove the moron wrong, but what I found absolutely blew my mind, he was right. Turns out at the turn of the 20th century life expectancy was only shorter do to child mortality being very high, if you made it out of your childhood, your odds of living to a ripe old age was actually pretty good, think about it, how old was Franklin when he visited France in behalf of the fledgling US?
Let us continue, It has been a couple of years, but talking to a good friend of mine who is a Cancer research about finding a cure he remarked "We have to quit finding ways to cause it first"
That always struck me in my head, and as I look around I wonder, while other countries seem to take precautions, and go forth with a healthy lifestyle, America slowly fights off the healthy lifestyle leading the world in heart attacks and obesity, not necessarily in that order.
We seem to take pride in shoving our faces full of the worst possible crap there is, so much so that we even make jokes and laugh about it, but I ask you, if someone was playing Russian roulette would you be laughing? If someone buried a note in your highschool time capsule that said in x amount of years you will have a stroke if you open this letter, would you open it?
We co go farther with this, there is a panic among many people over vaccines and if they cause autism. That may or may not be the case, I realize the science is heavily against it causing autism, I still hold the door of plausability while knowing in the meantime it is probably in our best interest to still vaccinate at least against certain very nasty diseases. With that said there seems to be a great deal amount of irony knowing that someone who will not allow their child to be vaccinated, will then turn around and feed them meat soaked in Ammonia and radiated, with twinkies for desert.
We then move on to our Beloved Lawns where our all American tradition of BBQ takes place. Sounds innocent enough right? well sort of, while that very person who has a lawn which uses roughly 50 percent of your household water consumption, will then also complain about global warming and drought, I guess I missed the class where this made sense as well. We can take this a bit farther with even a more troubling and known cause of evil, pesticides.
Now mind you we have a love hate relationship with pesticides. We love them for keeping the bugs off of crops, and we love them even more for keeping bugs off our beloved flowers. But pesticides are a carcinogen. Bugs eat the pesticides and birds eat the bugs, what do you tink will happen? Worse yet bees which we desperately need for pollination area also an insect and are suffering dramatically because of it.
The next lawn/crop loving chemical which is killing us specifically what we know as "Roundup" definitively causes autism. I am willing to bet those same moms worried about autism in Vaccines will still spray their lawns and eat vegetables coated in the garbage. Not in Europe they do not, it is already banned.
Look I can go on but we really need to clean up our act, hell our bread does not even mold anymore, things have got to change, and I do not mean tomorrow, but I really mean today, your kids and their kids depend on it.
Oh one more thing, while ya'll are worried about the radiation from fukishima did you know that many of those chemicals we create never go away? they stay in the water, slowly building up, how many centuries until this is a major problem? Probably not as long as you think, pharmaceuticals from our over medicated bodies also do not digest and mutations are being caused in aquatic lives because of it, guess what, people are being effected by it as well.
Time to shape up people, and I mean now.