Fear Sells

“Years ago, we were all convinced that oats and wheat are good for our health. Much healthier and beneficial than rice. Rice consumption they say, turns carbohydrates into sugar in our bloodstreams and if we don’t burn them out, we will inherit diabetes. They produced scientific evidences to back their claim and although we are not disputing their findings, I do not know why the need to convince us that eating more wheats and oats can lower your cholesterol. Really? But I am a living testimony that it doesn’t work, although I do enjoy my morning cuppa for the last 40 years or so. Plain oats without sugar nor milk. And my cholesterol level did not come down. Not even budge a bit.
I was urged by friends to take medication. I didn’t. I just go about my daily living, eating things I like and enjoyed most and I was convinced that for as long as I am not excessive towards something, I am ok. I still hold on to that believe. Eat, drink, enjoy, and be happy.

Back then, cholesterol was an alien term, but it was alarming enough coming from their medical professionals, that excessively high cholesterol leads to stroke. Without explaining to us that there are two levels of cholesterol until the advent of the internet. Still, with so much information, the more we read about it, the more confusing it gets. But in our midst are certain self-made doctors who graduated from google university. And they are making tons of money sending chills down everyone’s spine to convince us to change our dietary habits because they claim to have the magic panacea- a fibre rich diet filled with proteins, vitamins and minerals that comes in handy packages, capsulised. They claim that all these supplements could help get us back on track and fight public enemy number one- ‘cholesterol’. It wasn’t long before everyone’s kitchen storage is filled with supplements of all kinds. Especially Vitamin C, fish oil, multivitamin, extra virgin coconut oil, shark cartilage?!!! What more, many made a beeline to get their blood tested for cholesterol at Pathlab and BP. And so, many did switch and plough their hard earned savings towards these supplements, forgetting that Asians were, then and now, still the longest living creature on earth. Many also forgot that we lived in a country abundant with natural food resources, therefore we are not short of a well-balanced diet. Many too didn’t understand the mechanics behind relieving us from our staple food. As consumption of rice went down, so are the need for paddy fields. At the same time, the demand for oats and wheat skyrocketed. So are their health supplement industry.

There were many other hypes after this, the list could go on and on. But in later years, as what we might expect, they released statements that subsequent findings show that cholesterol is as equally important to our health. Many private practitioners too, help dispel this myth that they created. We were warned then not to eat egg yolks, because they were the chief culprit towards cholesterol. And now we are back to eating eggs, without discarding the yolks. Wtf.

My point is this.

Fear sells.

Back then, we were sold fear.

Today, they instilled fear upon us about Covid, so that we again buy their products. But this time around, they became smarter. They sell their products from the top down. Not bottom up. They no longer need to engage agents to knock on our doors to canvas their products. With a super spreader deadly virus so acute that citizens drop like flies by mere inhaling, they compel governments to contain and arrest the virus. With a virus that could incapacitate us within weeks of getting into contact, they have yet again released their magic panacea. This time it is called ‘vaccine’. To flatten the curve also comes hosts of other ancillaries eg. face masks, hand sanitizers, temperature detectors, and medical equipments. They expected the whole world to cower to them over the vaccine they developed. Especially their primary target China with a huge population where the virus supposedly originated from. But that was not to be. And because of that, they lost heavily in sales. And they lose more because China, as the world’s most densely populated country, did not for once rely on their vaccine. China developed their own in a matter of weeks. If China would have acceded their request, these forces might have enough funds to contra off their debts owing to China. Other back breaking demands might also be lumped into the deal that may stunt China’s economic prowess. China did not hesitate to have the virus contained within weeks helped by stringent enforcement, and guess what? They could build makeshift hospitals within days. Not only that, China even donated vaccines to the lesser fortunate world. I believe this action offended them greatly. It’s no wonder that the internet has little sentiments nor do they sing praises over the effectiveness of Sinovac, sinopharm or cansino. Because these vaccines doesn’t bring them returns, they keep running them down.

Everybody knows that the internet is flushed with news of all kinds. Whilst layman got entertained, the clever opportunists uses it to market their products. And because most people are susceptible to believe in just about anything without questioning it’s merit, ivermectin has become overrated. So is Pfizer, moderna and AZ etc. In the veterinary world, ivermectin is used to treat worms and lice found on animals. Crocodiles, pigs, elephants or giraffes, you named it. The have ivermectins made for human consumption too. To kill lice as well. But as a cheap panacea to mutilate Covid, only they know. I don’t. Do you?

I am even more weary when public institutions such as KKM, WHO or CAP endorses it’s effectiveness. Don’t you? Simply because these bodies are also human driven, and they are as susceptible to their big bosses wishes just as everybody else in the commercial industry does. What’s worse, they too succumb to greed and pressure. Anything they say, whatever they have decided upon, are mostly driven by invisible hands that stokes the flame of gain and discordance. These institutions are, sad to say, marketing tools used by the silent stakeholders. And with this comes mistrust. We not only mistrust the vaccine, we mistrust the body that was put in charge, we mistrust the news, we mistrust our own government.

To put it simply, no one in their right mind would think of injecting some foreign liquid into their arms that has not gain clinical approval. That is fear number one. But all of us did. In response towards our governments call, in response towards our own fear of being bedridden. That is fear number two. Where ivermectin is concern, sorry but my naiveness got into the way. There are so many different types available in the market. So many grades, brands, size and dosage for ivermectin. So which one is the right one? And there are so many opportunists trying to make a buck or two preying on our vulnerability. Which one is trustworthy? I don’t know. And I am no doctor. This ain’t the world I used to be acquainted with.

So all I wanted to do now is to sit and wait.

And bump up the volume of my classical channel. To play safe rather than be sorry later waking up turning myself into a sorry sight of Mr. Hyde. The same way I did nothing to my cholesterol level. Because if it really works and if I am admitted, I believe that by then, our hospitals would have prescribed me ivermectin. Since many claimed that KKM has given the approval.

But you are free to make your own choice.“

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