This disease has become so political and controversial now, last presidential election Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan sent out flyers promising they will help battle this disease if you vote for them. Claiming they will “increase options for the treatment of Lyme Disease and provide local physicians with protection from lawsuits to ensure they can treat the disease with the aggressive antibiotics that are required.” To me, this goes to show how low one will stoop to gain power!
It’s odd that Mitt Romney acknowledges chronic Lyme, when his Republican party opposes it and supports the idea that it doesn’t exist, just read many of the articles coming from the biggest conservative GOP magazine Forbes. The Lyme community fumes on everything this magazine reports about Lyme. Forbes recently came out with an article downplaying the recent 300k statistics, saying “The disease may be not growing so quickly as you might think based on the higher than predicted factor – it’s simply that many more cases occur than are actually reported to the organizations that monitor it.” Yeah, well tell that to the Germans who actually counted their infected, 2012 year alone was a million. Yes 1,000,000 people infected with Lyme in Germany for 2012! So lets be real here dam it! Lyme is growing fast!!!!
Now you can understand why we’re not getting anywhere with this disease. CDC comes out with 300,000 stats, but the people in charge say (meaning corporation leaders), well it’s increased yeah, but it’s not really growing. One thing I know about conservatives, they downplay everything. They don’t believe in any conspiracy, global warming, unions, evolution. You look at what’s happened with the banks and how the one percent owns more money than a 99 percent, well I guess there’s no conspiracy huh? One thing conservatives do believe in is Greed!!!! Of course the other party isn’t any better, being bought out by lobbyism as well. It’s pretty much turned into a corporate structure controlling a two-party system under one faction, we’re not left with much. Meaning the Democratic Party really isn’t Democratic any more. Truthfully it’s hard to pinpoint when our political system took a turn for the worse. I would say the whole Democratic Party went downhill after JFK was murdered and that’s when corporate hold took control of both parties. Now most liberal leaders are worried about not going to far and what many call “rocking the boat” or “making waves.” You’ve been there, right, with your own job? What happens when you speak up, you either get suspended or canned.
It’s interesting that Romney comes out with these flyers after his wife was diagnosed with MS. Yeah, well if you are well educated about Lyme Disease, you know that Lyme Disease is many times misdiagnosed as other autoimmune diseases. We hear of so many celebrities coming down with MS, Lupus, and Parkinsons nowadays: Jack Osbourne, Michael J. Fox , etc.. Makes me wonder if many of these celebrities are keeping their real diagnosis hush hush because of the controversy behind it. First off it’s bad publicity for the CDC that every celebrity come forward that has Lyme. Plus the fact if a celebrity announces he or she has a disease, then they have a responsibility to speak up and find a cure. It’s a lot of responsibility to handle, I can see many celebrities just throwing out autoimmune diagnoses so they don’t have to do with the controversy.
Did you know that Michael J. Fox had Lyme disease before he developed Parkinsons. Yeah, it’s kind of intriguing that Fox goes in front of Congress testifying about Parkinsons and yet no mention of Lyme Disease. The disease is very shrouded in lies and deceitfulness.
All I know is, Mitt Romney coming out with these Lyme flyers after his wife gets diagnosed with MS is a bit peculiar to me. And yet when you see his wife Ann Romney she seems fine, did she seek antibiotic treatment and put the bacteria into remission? Truth is we’ll probably never know. But it seems to me Ann Romney picked up Lyme, then Mitt Romney realized how many are plagued with the disease and decided to use it to his benefit, especially since the northeast are mostly blue states.
While many might think that the Romney camp might be an answer for this disease. Please be aware that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan comes from a background that follows the preaching of Ayn Rand, meaning a total free market for corporations and a totally limited government. Basically what we’re in now, but they want even more corporate control. These people believe that corporate control is the only way a country can survive. Might I remind you that the reason so many people are dying and suffering from Lyme is because health insurance companies are made for profit. This is what capitalism is all about! Fact the matter is you can’t have a healthcare system based on profit and greed, you won’t find any cures this way.
So what does the future hold with Lyme, I’m not sure? All I know is in my state of Michigan, more and more people are getting sick and I don’t see any solution. Articles are surfacing about another vaccine on the horizon. Well from my understanding, last one didn’t pan out. Many articles are posted saying LYMErix was taken off the market because there was lawsuits brought against the vaccine company. Well then you think, there’s thousands of people overdosing and just plain dying from all sorts of different pharmaceuticals, yet you don’t see them taken off the market. Whatever the reason LYMErix isn’t around doesn’t really matter, right now there is no cure and proper tool for diagnosing, which is scary as fuck! And yet we’re still at the point we were 20 years ago with just antibiotics for treatment. There are a lot of people that say we’ve made progress… Lets be realistic here, I haven’t seen it! And a lot of the alternative treatment is just hogwash! Most of it is unaffordable anyways so it’s useless…
I want to keep people optimistic though, I do think we should keep fighting on getting the truth out there. But for what the future holds ahead, under a country and government built under capitalism, corporatism, and greed. Well I think we need to change our infrastructure first before we start making cures for diseases. Ask yourself this, when you go into a doctors office, do they try to find out what’s causing your disease or do they try to mask it with pharmaceuticals. Think about that for a moment, then you might understand what type of country we live under, “profit.”