Part I: Foods, Beverages and Meds
a deliberate effort by the government to dumb down the masses? The statement
is hard to prove but there exists a great amount of data proving that the
ruling elite not only tolerates, but effectively introduces policies that
have a detrimental effect on the physical and mental health of the population.
This series of articles looks at the many ways the modern man is being dumbed
down. Part I looks at the poisons found in everyday foods, beverages and
theme of dumbing-down and dehumanizing the masses are often discussed in
articles on The Vigilant Citizen. The presence of those concepts in popular
culture are, however, only the outward and symbolic expression of the profound
transformation happening in our society. Scientific data has been proving
for years that governments around the world are tolerating the selling of
many products which have a direct and negative effect on cognitive and physical
health. As we will see in this article many everyday products cause brain
damage, impaired judgment and even a lower IQ.
dumber population something that is desired by the elite? Hitler once said
“How fortunate for the leaders that men do not think.” An educated
population knows its rights, understands the issues and takes action when
it does not approve of what is going on. Judging by the incredible amount
of data available on the subject, it seems that the elite want the exact
opposite: an unhealthy, frightened, confused and sedated population. We
will look at the effects of medication, pesticides, fluoride and aspartame
on the human body and how those products are being pushed by people from
inside the power structure.
has witnessed during the last decades a staggering rise of drugs being prescribed
to treat all kinds of problems. Children are particularly affected by this
phenomenon. Since the 1990's, an ever-rising proportion of American children
are being diagnosed with “illnesses” such as Attention Deficit
Disorder (ADD) and are prescribed mind-altering drugs, such as Ritalin.
DEA has become alarmed by the tremendous increase in the prescribing of
these drugs in recent years. Since 1990, prescriptions for methylphenidate
have increased by 500 percent, while prescriptions for amphetamine for the
same purpose have increased 400 percent. Now we see a situation in which
from seven to ten percent of the nation’s boys are on these drugs
at some point as well as a rising percentage of girls.
children who show too much energy, character or strength are being willfully
sedated with powerful drugs which directly affect the way their brains function.
Are we going in the right direction here?
if ADD is not a clearly defined and documented disorder – it causes
NO observable biological effects whatsoever – children are still being
diagnosed with the illness in great numbers. This raises important ethical
as well as ethicists have also voiced their concerns in usage of these stimulants.
In an article published in the New York Times, they have questioned the
appropriateness of medicating children without a clear diagnosis in hopes
that they do better in school. They also asked whether the drugs should
be given to adults failing in their careers or are procrastinators. They
question the worthy of this method.
This concern have also been voiced out in the January 2005 issue of Pediatrics
in which the large discrepancies between pediatricians’ practice patterns
and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for the assessment
and treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD) was bought forth. The article also stated that because the medical
community didn’t come to a consensus on how to diagnose ADD/ADHD,
they should not be making extensive decisions as to how to treat individuals
who have been diagnosed with the disorder.”
usage of Ritalin at a young age breaks the psychological threshold people
maintain towards the usage of prescription pills, which makes those children
more likely to consume psychotropic drugs later in their lives. We should
not be surprised to witness a dramatic increase of consumption of antidepressants
in the years to come. The trend is already beginning:
its study, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at
2.4 billion drugs prescribed in visits to doctors and hospitals in 2005.
Of those, 118 million were for antidepressants.
The use of antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs — those that
affect brain chemistry — has skyrocketed over the last decade. Adult
use of antidepressants almost tripled between the periods 1988-1994 and
1999-2000. Between 1995 and 2002, the most recent year for which statistics
are available, the use of these drugs rose 48 percent, the CDC reported.”
- Elizabeth Cohen, CNN
use of prescription pills might be of a great help for specific and properly
diagnosed cases. The pharmaceutical industry however, which has many “friends”
in the highest levels of government, is pushing for the widespread use of
psychiatric drugs within the public. Since 2002, a great number of pills
claiming to fix all kinds of mental conditions have been marketed to the
public, but many of those pills were approved for sale without proper research
for side effects. Even worse: the side effects might have been known but
hidden to the public. Below is a list of warnings issued on commonly sold
psychiatric drugs. Some of those side effects are actually frightening as
a pill should not be able to have that much power over the human brain.
Think about it: Some drugs are subject to warnings because they can cause
you to … commit suicide?
March 22: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that Prozac-like
antidepressants (called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs)
could cause “anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability,
hostility, impulsivity, akathisia [severe restlessness], hypomania [abnormal
excitement] and mania [psychosis characterized by exalted feelings, delusions
June: The Therapeutic Goods Administration, the Australian equivalent of
the FDA, reported that the latest antipsychotic drugs could increase the
risk of diabetes.
June: The FDA ordered that the packaging for the stimulant Adderall include
a warning about sudden cardiovascular deaths, especially in children with
underlying heart disease.
October 15: The FDA ordered its strongest “black box” label
for antidepressants warning they could cause suicidal thoughts and actions
in under those under 18 years old.
October 21: The New Zealand Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee recommended
that older and newer antidepressants not be administered to patients less
than 18 years of age because of the risk of suicide.
December 17: The FDA required packaging for the “ADHD” drug,
Strattera, to advise that “Severe liver damage may progress to liver
failure resulting in death or the need for a liver transplant in a small
percentage of patients.”
February 9: Health Canada, the Canadian counterpart of the FDA, suspended
marketing of Adderall XR (Extended Release, given once a day) due to reports
of 20 sudden unexplained deaths (14 in children) and 12 strokes (2 in children).
April 11: The FDA warned that antipsychotic drug use in elderly patients
could increase the risk of death.
June 28: The FDA announced its intention to make labeling changes to Concerta
and other Ritalin products to include the side effects: “visual hallucinations,
suicidal ideation [ideas], psychotic behavior, as well as aggression or
June 30: The FDA warned that the antidepressant Cymbalta could increase
suicidal thinking or behavior in pediatric patients taking it. It also warned
about the potential increased risk of suicidal behavior in adults taking
August: The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration found a relationship
between antidepressants and suicidality, akathisia (severe restlessness),
agitation, nervousness and anxiety in adults. Similar symptoms could occur
during withdrawal from the drugs, it determined.
August 19: The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal
Products warned against child antidepressant use, stating that the drugs
caused suicide attempts and thoughts, aggression, hostility, aggression,
oppositional behavior and anger.
September 26: The Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (Italian Drug Agency, equivalent
to the FDA) warned against use of older (tricyclic) antidepressants in people
under 18 years old. It also determined the drugs were associated with heart
attacks in people of any age.
September 29: The FDA ordered that labeling for the “ADHD” drug
Strattera include a boxed warning about the increased risk of suicidal thinking
in children and adolescents taking it.
October 17: The FDA warned that the antidepressant Cymbalta could cause
October 24: The FDA withdrew the stimulant Cylert from the market because
of the risk of liver toxicity and failure.
November: The FDA warned that the antidepressant Effexor could cause homicidal
February 9: The FDA’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee
urged that the strongest “black box” warning be issued for stimulants,
because they may cause heart attacks, strokes and sudden death.
February 20: British authorities warned that Strattera was associated with
seizures and potentially lengthening period of the time between heartbeats.
March 22: An FDA advisory panel heard evidence of almost 1,000 reports of
kids experiencing psychosis or mania while taking stimulants.
May 3: FDA adverse drug reaction reports linked antipsychotic drugs to 45
child deaths and 1,300 serious adverse reactions, such as convulsions and
low white blood cell count.
May 12: The manufacturer of Paxil warned that the antidepressant increases
the risk of suicide in adults.
May 26: Health Canada issued new warnings of rare heart risks for all drugs
prescribed for “ADHD,” including the risk of sudden death.
June 2: An FDA study determined that the antipsychotic drug, Risperdal,
might cause pituitary tumors. The pituitary gland, at the base of the brain,
secretes hormones that promote growth, and regulates body functions. Antipsychotics
may increase prolactin, a hormone in the pituitary gland, and this increase
has been linked to cancer. Risperdal was found to increase prolactin levels
more frequently than in other antipsychotics.
July 19: The FDA said antidepressant packaging should carry warnings that
they may cause a fatal lung condition in newborns whose mothers took SSRI
antidepressants during pregnancy. Migraine sufferers also need to be warned
that combining migraine drugs with SSRIs could result in a life-threatening
condition called serotonin syndrome.
modern man ingests in his lifetime an incredible amount of chemicals, artificial
flavors and additives. Although there is growing awareness regarding healthy
eating, there is also a lot of misinformation and disinformation.
present time, a single company – Monsanto – produces roughly
95% of all soybeans and 80% of all corn in the US. Considering this, the
corn flakes you had for breakfast, soda you drank at lunch and beefstew
you ate for dinner likely were produced from crops grown with Monsanto’s
patented genes. There are numerous documents and films exposing Monsanto’s
strong-arming of the agricultural industry, so I won’t expand on that
issue. It is however important to note that a virtual monopoly currently
exists in the food industry and there’s a unhealthy link between Monsanto
and the American government: Many people who have passed laws in the fields
of food, drugs and agriculture were also, at some point on the payroll of
Monsanto. In other words, the elite decides which foods are sold to you.
officials formerly employed by Monsanto:
* Justice Clarence Thomas worked as an attorney for Monsanto in the 1970s.
Thomas wrote the majority opinion in the 2001 Supreme Court decision J.
E. M. Ag Supply, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.|J. E. M. AG
SUPPLY, INC. V. PIONEER HI-BREDINTERNATIONAL, INC. which found that “newly
developed plant breeds are patentable under the general utility patent laws
of the United States.” This case benefited all companies which profit
from genetically modified crops, of which Monsanto is one of the largest.
* Michael R. Taylor was an assistant to the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) commissioner before he left to work for a law firm on gaining FDA
approval of Monsanto’s artificial growth hormone in the 1980s. Taylor
then became deputy commissioner of the FDA from 1991 to 1994. Taylor was
later re-appointed to the FDA in August 2009 by President Barack Obama.
* Dr. Michael A. Friedman was a deputy commissioner of the FDA before he
was hired as a senior vice president of Monsanto.
* Linda J. Fisher was an assistant administrator at the United States Environmental
Protection Agency? (EPA) before she was a vice president at Monsanto from
1995 – 2000. In 2001, Fisher became the deputy administrator of the
* Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was chairman and chief executive
officer of G. D. Searle & Co., which Monsanto purchased in 1985. Rumsfeld
personally made at least $12 million USD from the transaction.
laws (approved by ex-Monsanto employees) have facilitated the introduction
and the consumption of genetically engineered foods by the public.
to current statistics, 45% of corn and 85% of soybeans in the United States
is genetically engineered (GE). Estimates of 70-75% of processed foods found
at our local supermarkets are believed to contain GE ingredients.
Other GE foods are canola, papayas, radicchio, potatoes, rice, squash or
zucchini, cantaloupe, sugar beets, flax, tomatoes, and oilseed rape. One
non-food crop that is commonly GE is cotton. The GE hormone recombinant
bovine growth hormone (rBGH or Prosilac) was one of the first GE products
allowed to enter the nation’s food supply. The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) approved Monsanto’s rBGH in 1993.”
- Anna M. Salanti, Genetically Engineered Foods
it is yet impossible to determine the long-term effects of genetically engineered
foods on the human body, some facts have already been established. GE foods
contain less nutrients and, most importantly, they are “chemical-friendly”.
of the features of GE foods is their ability to withstand unlimited application
of chemicals, including pesticides. Bromoxynil and glyphosate have been
associated with developmental disorders in fetuses, tumors, carcinomas,
and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Studies indicate that Monsanto’s
recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) causes treated cows to produce
milk with an increased second hormone, IGF-1. This hormone is associated
with human cancers. Recommendations by the Congressional watchdog agency,
Government Accounting Office (GAO), recommended that rBGH not be approved.
The European Union, Canada, and others have banned it. The UN has also refused
to certify that using rBGH is safe.”
modifications engineered by Monsanto makes their products bigger and more
aesthetically pleasing. Another, less discussed “improvement”
is the plants’ ability to withstand nearly unlimited amounts of Roundup
brand pesticides. This encourages farmers to use that brand of pesticides
which is produced by … Monsanto.
on Roundup link the powerful pesticide and herbicide to many health problems
risks of the cancer non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
* Attention Deficit Disorder (the real one)
source of harmful chemicals is found in the modern man’s water supplies
and soft drinks. As of 2002, the CDC statistics show that almost 60% of
the U.S. population receives fluoridated water through the taps in their
homes. The official reason for the presence of fluoride in our tap water?
It prevents tooth decay. Ok … really? Is this mildly important benefit
worth the consuming of great amounts of this substance by the population?
Some studies even denied the dental benefits of fluorided water.
now believe that the main protective action from fluoride does not come
from ingesting the chemical, with the teeth absorbing it from inside the
body, but from direct absorption through topical application to teeth. This
means swallowing water is a far less effective way to fight cavities than
brushing with fluoridated toothpaste.”
is fluoride still found in tap water? Here are some quick facts about fluoridation
were once used as pesticides
* they are registered as “poisonous” under the 1972 Poisons
Act, in the same group of toxins as arsenic, mercury and paraquat
* fluoride is scientifically classed as more toxic than lead, but there
is about 20 times more fluoride than lead in tap water
studies have been conducted on the effects of fluoride on the human body
and some notable adverse effects have been noted: it changes bone structure
and strength, impairs the immune system and it was linked to some cancers.
Another alarming consequence of fluoridation is its effects on brain functions:
1995, neurotoxicologist and former Director of toxicology at Forsyth Dental
Center in Boston, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix published research showing that fluoride
built up in the brains of animals when exposed to moderate levels. Damage
to the brain occured and the behavior patterns of the animals was adversely
effected. Offspring of pregnant animals receiving relatively low doses of
fluoride showed permanent effects to the brain which were seen as hyperactivity
(ADD-like symptoms). Young animals and adult animals given fluoride experienced
the opposite effect — hypoactivity or sluggishness. The toxic effects
of fluoride on the central nervous system was subsequently confirmed by
previously-classified government research. Two new epidemiological
studies which tend to confirm fluoride’s neurotoxic effects on the
brain have shown that children exposed to higher levels of fluoride had
known, but extremely important side effect of fluoride is the calcification
of the pineal gland.
until the 1990s, no research had ever been conducted to determine the impact
of fluoride on the pineal gland – a small gland located between the
two hemispheres of the brain that regulates the production of the hormone
melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the onset of puberty
and helps protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.
It is now known – thanks to the meticulous research of Dr. Jennifer
Luke from the University of Surrey in England – that the pineal gland
is the primary target of fluoride accumulation within the body.
The soft tissue of the adult pineal gland contains more fluoride than any
other soft tissue in the body – a level of fluoride (~300 ppm) capable
of inhibiting enzymes.
The pineal gland also contains hard tissue (hyroxyapatite crystals), and
this hard tissue accumulates more fluoride (up to 21,000 ppm) than any other
hard tissue in the body (e.g. teeth and bone).
than regulating vital hormones, the pineal gland is known to serve an esoteric
function. It is known by mystic groups as the “third eye” and
has been considered by many cultures to be part of the brain responsible
for spiritual enlightenment and the “link to the divine”. Is
enlightenment out of bounds for the modern man?
the human brain there is a tiny gland called the pineal body, which is the
sacred eye of the ancients, and corresponds to the third eye of the Cyclops.
Little is known concerning the function of the pineal body, which Descartes
suggested (more wisely than he knew) might be the abode of the spirit of
– Manly P. Hall, The
Secret Teachings of All Ages
is an artificial sweetner used in “sugar-free” products such
as diet sodas and chewing gum. Since its discovery in 1965, Aspartame caused
great controversy regarding its health risks – primarily causing brain
tumors – and was denied its application to be sold to the public by
the FDA. Searle, the company attempting to market Aspartame then appointed
Donald Rumsfeld as CEO in 1977 … and things changed drastically. In
a short period of time, Aspartame could be found in over 5,000 products.
Rumsfeld was on President Reagan’s transition team and the day after
he took office he appointed an FDA Commissioner who would approve aspartame.
The FDA set up a Board of Inquiry of the best scientists they had to offer
who said aspartame is not safe and causes brain tumors, and the petition
for approval is hereby revoked. The new FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hull Hayes,
over-ruled that Board of Inquiry and then went to work for the PR Agency
of the manufacturer, Burson-Marstellar, rumored at $1000.00 a day, and has
refused to talk to the press ever since.”
after its approval by the FDA, leading scientists still urge the organization
to ban this product.
John Olney, who founded the field of neuoscience called excitotoxicity,
attempted to stop the approval of aspartame with Attorney James Turner back
in 1996. The FDA’s own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress
that without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain
cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting anything
in food that is known to cause Cancer. Detailed information on this can
be found in the Bressler Report (FDA report on Searle).”
the FDA was forced to release, under the Freedom of Information act, a list
of ninety-two symptoms caused by aspartame reported by thousands of victims:
symptoms are however only the tip of the iceberg. Aspartame has been linked
to severe illnesses and long term health issues.
to the top doctors and researchers on this issue, aspartame causes headache,
memory loss, seizures, vision loss, coma and cancer. It worsens or mimics
the symptoms of such diseases and conditions as fibromyalgia, MS, lupus,
ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue and depression. Further
dangers highlighted is that aspartame liberates free methyl alcohol. The
resulting chronic methanol poisoning affects the dopamine system of the
brain causing addiction. Methanol, or wood alcohol, constitutes one third
of the aspartame molecule and is classified as a severe metabolic poison
main message of this website has been to this point “watch what enters
your mind”, the main message of this article is “watch what
enters your body.” The consumption of the products stated above will
probably not cause an immediate and noticeable effect. But, after many years
of ingesting those substances, one’s thoughts become increasingly
clouded and foggy, the ability to concentrate becomes hindered and judgment
becomes impaired. In other words, the once sharp mind becomes dull. What
happens when a population is heavily sedated and poisoned on a daily basis?
It becomes numb, zombie-like and docile. Instead of asking important questions
and seeking a higher truth, the dumbed-down mass simply accomplishes its
daily tasks and absorbs whatever the media tells them. Is this what the
elite is looking to create?
is, however, a silver lining here. Many of the negative effects of the substances
described above are reversible. And YOU are the one who decides what enters
your body. This article provides a brief overview of dangers lurking for
the unaware consumer, but tons of information is available on which to base
enlightened decisions. Your body is a temple. Will you allow it to be desecrated?