Merchants of Doubt

There have always been men, across all times and regions, that would do anything for money. Men are easily corrupted and you cannot single out a more prevalent occupation, creed or race as more or less corruptible than any other. The most disgustingly corrupt occupations have always been those whose nominal calling is for the advancement of society though. When we find that the police are corrupt it is newsworthy, when the clergy is corrupt it attracts the attention that it deserves. When science is corrupted hardly any notice is taken though, and science has a long history of corruption for cash. There is an entire cottage industry of ‘scientists’ that will sell their science out for sufficient money. These men are the Merchants of Doubt.

Coca-Cola is funding obesity research with a biased message, nutrition experts say

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Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

This is just one ‘for instance’ of a large patron, with a vested interest in the results, financing a science project whose results are set out in the wording of the theory. Real science will take a question and create a hypothesis from it, then you test the hypothesis while only changing one variable. Subsequent tests strengthen the hypothesis, but negative test results might demand the formulation of an alternative hypothesis. Science actively attempts to disprove a theory, all of the time. Even a theory of gravity is modified when there are cases where gravity can be proven to not be a constant. Science is not a definite.

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Because science is not a definite, corrupt scientists can use this to sow dissent. They can use the media to spread the idea that ‘the science is still out’ on a topic. If there are ten thousand scientists that say that the global climate is being affected by modern man, but there are ten scientists who question the data still, the media reports the news like the science is controversial. Merchants of Doubt find and fund those ten scientists, and give them megaphones to broadcast their doubts.

Tobacco merchants found evil doctors to claim that cigarettes were healthy.

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They created scientific societies like the Council for Tobacco Research to study the effects of tobacco on human health. They did everything they could to postpone the day where we would all know that smoking cigarettes caused people to live shorter, more miserable lives. Eventually we didn’t end up counting on science to do this work. The 50 States got together and sued the tobacco industry for health care costs. They settled out of court, yet they continue to maintain cyborgs in the system…

Old ways, new means: tobacco industry funding of academic and private sector scientists since the Master Settlement Agreement

Read this article to see how it is done. This is how science is bought and sold in the US…and the sugar industry is following this exact playbook. Sugar is more harmful than tobacco ever was. Do you think I am being extreme?

  1. 29 million people in the United States (9.3 percent) have diabetes. 1.7 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2012. Type 2 diabetes is now rampant among CHILDREN.
  2. About 70 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure—that’s 1 of every 3 adults. Being obese is known to cause high blood pressure. The one sure cure for it is losing the weight.
  3. In the United States, an estimated 60 to 70 million individuals are affected by insulin resistance. Statistics report that more than 40% of individuals older than 50 years may be at risk for insulin resistance; however, it can affect anyone at any age.
  4. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children is increasing, with studies showing it to be the most common liver abnormality in children aged 2 to 19 years. This is cirrhosis of the liver in children that do not drink alcohol.

I could actually go on to list four or eight more things that are caused by sugar. Is the science on sugar being the ’cause’ of these maladies definite? SCIENCE IS NEVER DEFINITE. See the above passages on the scientific method. The fact is that these health care problems are soaring. It just so happens that the amount of sugar being produced and added to all foods is likewise soaring. We are all fat and getting fatter. We are all sick and getting sicker. Soon it won’t take a scientist to tell you that eating all of those processed foods and drinking all of those sweet drinks is killing you and your kids.

I actually hope that the sugar merchants all get sued like the tobacco companies did. It is the only way to claw back the profits they are making by merchandising poisons.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think eating sugar will kill you. I think eating sugar in every bite will kill you. I think taking sugar in every drink will kill you, it already is. Sugar is an addictive substance. You will crave it if you go off of it. You will crave it for about half a week. It is not the skin-crawling cravings like you get going off of tobacco, but it is really a thing. After you have been off of sugar for a few weeks then eating it again will actually give you a physical reaction to it. Right now you don’t know what I am talking about because you are immune to sugar’s effects, because you eat that much of it.

To get back to the original topic though, there is now evidence that the big sugar players are going to be funding ‘scientific research’ to show that sugar is not a health problem. No, their hypothesis is that you are fuckign lazy, so you are fat. If you would get off your arses and walk more then we wouldn’t have an obesity epidemic. Alternatively you might be eating too many non-sugar calories–that might be why you are getting fat. The fact that little kids who are balls of energy, who don’t feed themselves, are getting fat and getting fatty liver disease proves that the problem is in the food not the eater. It will be proof that the hypothesis is full of shit. Corrupt scientists will discount this data point though. They are being well paid to find differently, so they will.

I should make a roll call of corrupt workers in this corrupt project. It would not surprise me at all to find that the out-of-work evil geniuses behind tobacco doubt are now food scientists. I would not be the least bit surprised. We should document the men and women in Congress that spout and promote these merchants of death. These people all care more about money than science, health, society. They deserve our scorn, their professional credentials should forever be stripped from them. A fellow can dream, right?

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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