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Sunday, September 15, 2013

The four corners of deceit

You see, one of the joys of being a respiratory therapist is we get to know our patients.  If you don't, then you should try it sometime.  I usually pull up a chair next to the bed or recliner so I'm eye level with the patient, and then I ask questions.  Most patients are bored and want to talk, and so I offer them that opportunity.

I think I do this because I was a patient a lot when I was a kid, and I know what it's like to be on the mend and still have to be in the hospital because you have to be weaned off all the drugs they put you on to make you better.

Yes, I do talk religion and politics.  Today Mr. A was a successful business man, and he was telling me about the four corners of deceit.  He said it's an idea that was created by Rush Limbaugh, although it makes sense.  And he said he's not even a big Rush fan and he still likes the idea.

If you have people who have an agenda that they want to force on the American people, there are four corners that are available to them in which they can spread their lies, and it's called the Four Corners of Deceit.  Now, this is according to my patient, althoug I also looked it up. 

It goes something like this:

  • Government
  • Academia
  • Science 
  • Media
He told me a good example is global warming.  Now, keep in mind this is my patient speaking here, not me.  He said you have people on the left who believe in global warming, but there are no real facts to prove it.  He said we are told it has to be true because 55% of scientists believe it.

But, he said, science is not up to a vote; either it is or it isn't.

He said, "I think we ought to respect the global warming theory, but we need to remember it's a theory not a fact.  I think many on politics want our kids to believe in global warming, because it gives them a reason to tax and to create regulations.  They lie to kids about global warming through government, academia, science and the media for their political gain.  We are told that it is scientific fact, because if you say you don't believe it, they can say, 'You mean you're against science.'  They say this even though science has never proved global warming, and that's why it's a theory not a fact."

He continued:  "Put it this way, Rick.  If you take all of human existence, and we've only been on this planet since about 40,000 B.C., and you take all of time since the earth has existed, and you put it all in a 9000 page book, the story of humanity would be on the last quarter of the last page.  That puts into perspective how much time humans have spent on this planet.  And considering we have only been studying global warming since about the 1950s or so, how the hell do we think we know that the current warming trend (which is actually a cooling trend) is caused by man and not just some natural cycle?"

Yet let's not think of this in terms of politics, let's think of it in terms of medicine (which, by the way, has been turned into a political issue).  We are told that it's a scientific fact that the hypoxic drive theory is true.  This is taught in medical schools as fact.  Doctors think of it as fact.  When an RT like e walks up to a doctor and says  that we need to oxygenate COPD patients, they look at me as though I'm an idiot.  They put me on the spot, and mock me.  They do this even though I have all the evidence on my side that the hypoxic drive is a hoax.  It's a lie that was inculcated by the four corners of deceit.  It's a lie that some poeple have had ingrained in their heads for so long that they think it's a fact. 

The whole medical community is full of deceit like this.  This is why it is so hard to change the minds of the medical profession, because these lies are treated as facts by the medical professors.  It's just the way it is. It's the sad truth.  This is how it has been since the medical profession was established around 400 B.C., only back then we were told diseases were caused by the gods, or by an imbalance of the four humors.  The hypoxic drive hoax, and the idea that ventolin cures all lung ailments, is no better than the belief that asthma is caused by demons, gods and spirits. 

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