Note the negative second derivative post-1960. “Aging escape velocity” isn’t happening yet.
June 28, 2013
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We haven’t achieved escape velocity yet, because the AMA and FDA prevent the saving of lives. They do this in a blanket manner, by suppressing the entire market for alternative (innovative) treatments. Often, the suppressed treatments have multiple components that go against the AMA-approved orthodoxy.
Without 100% individual freedom, there is no solution to the prior problem.
Take, for instance, Tullio Simoncini, G. Edward Griffin, the dca, and the Gerson cancer therapies. Any or all of these treatments may be indicated in different circumstances. But the FDA and AMA have already decided for any interested patients and researchers: none of the prior treatments are allowed. Now, some may say, those treatments are “quack cures” and do not work. Scientists and doctors can make those statements, but unless others are free to say “I disagree, and I am acting on that disagreement,” there is ZERO individual freedom.
Only the overseer, the slavemaster, and the dictator can say “You cannot act on your disagreement, you MUST use our approved treatments. Only we can APPROVE the treatments you are going to use.” Only slaves need APPROVAL. The government has no right to act as our parent, or our overseer.
Get on youtube and check out all the evidence, there are hundreds of videos pointing this out (Stephen Badylak regenerative medicine, dca Glenn Beck, Cancer: the forbidden cures, etc.). Or, if you’re a book-larner crack a book: Milton Friedman first pointed this out in “Free to Choose” regarding the propranolol controversy (Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman “Fantastic Voyage,” etc.). The majority of voters are still in a slave mentality, and that’s what kills us, more than anything.
Even the libertarian movement, such as it is (hobbled, inconsistent, infiltrated with government plants, full of strategic simpletons, etc.) fails to oppose the AMA and FDA. And libertarians die too. But the AMA and FDA never die, because they are strong institutions, full of perversely-incentivized sociopaths. They reap a financial benefit from keeping “unlicensed” and “unapproved” therapies out of business.
Libertarian jurors get themselves kicked off of juries, rather than getting seated, and voting “not guilty” in victimless crime cases. Google “Roger Sless” or read the book “Send in the Waco Killers” by Vin Suprynowicz, or “Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine” by Clay Conrad, to see why we’re not breaking free yet.
We’re not breaking free because we fail to see how markets extend human life. It isn’t one single research project that extends human life: it is the decision mechanism of millions of actors favoring, in an emergent order (a swarm, a flock, a migration), the best treatments for the lowest prices.
Consumers don’t benefit from traditional cancer therapies. But the FDA and AMA point guns in the faces of conformist consumers and say: “Do this, or your insurance won’t pay the death benefit to your children. If you do as we say, it will extend your life for two years.”
So, they ignore their better judgment, and better alternatives, and they die –horrible, slow deaths. The deaths of conformists, at the hands of tyrants. A better word than tyrant is “sociopath.” A sociopath doesn’t care what happens to other people, because they lack mirror neurons, and hence, lack empathy. When their brains model pain and suffering in other people, they don’t associate this with discomfort. They associate it with either absence of emotion, or a slight thrill at escaping a similar fate themselves, or a thrill at exercising their own power. They know no other state of existence, so reasoning with them is like describing the color “red” to someone who has only ever seen in black and white.
Sociopaths govern cowardly, thoughtless conformists, who willingly accept such governance, via the vote, on behalf of everyone. Even if you vote against the sociopaths, the sociopaths win the vote anyway.
And this results in early death, and failure to reach “longevity escape velocity” for EVERYONE.
Only cowards can accept this situation. Most misdefine this situation as “the best democracy can do.” But is it really democracy? No. In democracy, there are proper jury trials. In the USA, we’ve lost proper jury trials. This happened, slowly, incrementally, over a long period of time.
Judges (ex prosecutors) who knew what they were doing, slowly eroded the strong limit on their power posed by the jury. The Jury is really a 4th branch of government, separate from the judicial branch, because it doesn’t contain people who sought the offices of political power. The book “Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine” is about this slow destruction of freedom at the hands of judges and prosecutors (the two groups of people least able to handle government power; the two groups of people who have sought and won the most political power in our society).
In most arenas of human productivity, the people who claim to be experts ARE experts. Not so in law. Licensing has eliminated (or corrupted and silenced) those who, as young people, sought professions in law due to an internal sense of justice.
At the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Jacob’s Law Dictionary was found in most literate colonists’ libraries, as was Giles Jacob’s follow up “Every Man His Own Lawyer.” The title of that book explains the concept of the common law: the common law applies to everyone, and must be understood by all. Today, the laws are so numerous and self-contradictory that noone can understand them, and all companies that wish to be bound by rational laws agree to private arbitration standards via private contract. The criminal and civil courts are a mess of “might makes right” politically-connected sociopaths.
Now, proving these claims takes a lot more than one comment, but any empathic, decent person who has any experience with the legal system, or the medical system knows that there is truth in my words. I see reality properly, and do not lie about what I see. Most people are either not smart enough, or not honest enough to do this, and so, as we get older, we continue to die. Needlessly, pointlessly.
So, wake up and start caring, or die a slow painful death. That’s the price of not caring. If you care, learn your rights as a jury member: google: Fully Informed Jury Association.
We haven’t achieved escape velocity yet, and the chart is semi-meaningless because, “life expectancy” does not measure “time a healthy person is expected to live barring accident and disease”. The reason the chart is beginning to level off is because we are doing better avoiding accidents and preventing diseases, but we have been less successful redesigning our biological machines to have a longer use life.
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