I Admit It: I’m A Member Of The Cult

Boy, I was really hoping we wouldn’t be found out. But now that it’s out in the open, I guess it’s time to admit it: I’m a member of a cult. Dr. Steve Nissen, the nation’s statinator-in-chief, exposed the cult in a recent editorial. Here are some quotes from an article in CardioBrief:

A leading cardiologist has unleashed a blistering attack on “statin denial,” which he calls “an internet-driven cult with deadly consequences.”

In an editorial in Annals of Internal Medicine, Steve Nissen (Cleveland Clinic) expresses grave concerns over statistics showing that only 61% of people given a prescription for a statin were adherent at 3 months. “For a treatment with such well-documented morbidity and mortality benefits, these adherence rates are shockingly low. Why?” he asks.

Good question: why are so few people taking their life-saving statins? Since I’ve employed several Svengali-like deception and persuasion techniques in my posts, many of you who read this blog probably think people are avoiding statins because the drugs don’t work as well as the pharmaceutical companies want us to believe.  Or because the side-effects are worse than reported by pharmaceutical companies.  Or because statins damage muscles.  Or because there’s no evidence statins prevent heart attacks in women or the elderly.  Or because statins screw up people’s brains.

But Dr. Nissen (who by pure coincidence receives a ton of money from pharmaceutical companies) has figured out the real reason:

Nissen writes that “we are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of our patients to Web sites developed by people with little or no scientific expertise, who often pedal ‘natural’ or ‘drug-free’ remedies for elevated cholesterol levels.” The anti-statin forces employ two distinct strategies, “statin denial, the proposition that cholesterol is not related to heart disease, and statin fear, the notion that lowering serum cholesterol levels will cause serious adverse effects.” Nissen admits that some patients will have statin-related adverse effects but “intolerance in many patients undoubtedly represents the nocebo effect.”

That is, of course, what happened with my mom. The only reason she experienced awful muscle and joint pains while on statins is that she believed they might cause muscle and joint pains. Granted, she didn’t believe statins could cause muscle and joint pains until she complained to me about the pains and I asked if she was on statins. But that’s the power of cult-like thinking: it can go backwards in time and cause a nocebo effect.

Anyway, now that the cat’s out of the bag, I may as well tell you about the cult. To make the confession more convincing, I clipped some “signs and practices of cults” from the internet as headings.

Authoritarian leadership. Cult members are expected to completely submit to a leader who is seen as a prophet, apostle, or special individual with unusual connections to God.

Our authoritarian leader is, of course, Dr. Uffe Ranvskov. All of us who joined the cult have a 10-foot-tall picture of him somewhere in our houses or apartments. We’re required to bow to the picture six times per day while chanting “cholesterol does not cause heart disease.”

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our Maximum Leader’s … uh, I mean Dr. Ravnskov’s second-in-command. His picture is only six feet tall and we only have to bow to it on Sundays. However, we all know that any command Dr. Kendrick issues is coming directly from Dr. Ravnskov and should be treated as such.

Opposition to Independent Thinking. Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.

I’m on the email list for THINCS (The International Network of Cholesterol Sceptics), and I can tell you there’s never any debate or discussion among the members. It’s just one email after another agreeing with whatever Dr. Ravnskov says.  This is, of course, exactly the opposite of what happens with doctors, who are constantly debating the risks and benefits of statins while attending seminars sponsored by Pfizer.

And I can attest to that bit about punishment. Remember when I told you all how I banged myself in the head with a t-post hammer while building a chicken yard? Well, that’s not what happened. I made the mistake of wondering aloud if perhaps statins were okay for some people. I was alone in the back pasture and didn’t think anyone was listening. But sure enough, I got a call from Dr. Ravnskov within the hour.

“Listen, doubter,” he told me. “Your brain clearly isn’t working correctly. I want you to go to the tool shed, grab a 16-pound steel hammer, and smack yourself in the skull with it. Do this, or be banished.”

Love Bombing. Cult members show great attention and love to a person to help transfer emotional dependence to the group.

After he ordered me to hit myself in the head with a hammer, Dr. Ravnskov had several cult members drop by and tell me how awesome I looked with a big wound on my head. Then we all played checkers and they let me win every game.  I never felt more loved.

Isolation. Subservience to the group requires members to cut ties with family and friends, and radically alter the personal goals and activities they had before joining the group.

I was hoping all those farm reports including pictures of Chareva and the girls would provide some cover. But the truth is, they left two years ago … perhaps because Chareva asked me why I’m always posting about the dangers of statins, and I offered to smack her in the head with a 16-pound steel hammer to help get her mind right.  Anyway, doesn’t matter.  Those pictures of us working on the farm together are all old.  I now live alone and dedicate all my time and energy to whatever Dr. Ravnskov asks of me.

Group Think. The leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should think, act, and feel.

Yes, that happens all the time in our cult. I don’t know how I feel about it because Dr. Ravnskov hasn’t told me yet.

Salvation. Members are often promised salvation from an apocalyptic future through association with the group and its Special Knowledge.

I can’t explain this one in great detail. I’ve only reached level nine in the cult, which means I haven’t been given all the details on the master plan. (To reach level 10, I have to start giving them 90% of my income instead of the current 75%.)

I do know, however, that the plan came to Dr. Ravnskov in the form of secret messages in Beatles songs. The gist of it is that if we convince everyone to stop taking statins, the current leaders in society will all die of heart attacks. With a leadership void created, the oppressed masses will rise up and kill all the oppressors and all the good doctors who prescribe statins. The cult members, of course, will be hiding out in the desert until it’s over. Then we’ll emerge from hiding, and the formerly oppressed people will welcome us as heroes and put us in charge. Then we’ll oppress them by refusing to let them take statins and other miracle drugs.

If for some reason the oppressed people decide instead to put themselves in charge and oppress us, we’ll all drink a special concoction of coconut oil and bacon fat, at which point a spaceship will pick us up and take us to another universe, where we’ll be placed on a planet with no human population, but an endless supply of eggs. Then our task will be to eat eggs and populate the planet.

I’m not sure how a planet without humans can be full of chickens to lay eggs, but like I said, I haven’t been given all the details.

Mind-Altering Practices. Meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, and debilitating work routines are used in excess and serve to suppress doubts about the group and its leader.

I don’t know if we do this one or not. But I have to stop writing now. Dr. Ravnskov just called and told me to go out and mow the entire back of the property, then do it again tomorrow.

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148 thoughts on “I Admit It: I’m A Member Of The Cult

  1. Shawn York

    It would be “noteworthy” if it were just the increased rate of obesity that just so happened to perfectly match the rate of RoundUp application in the U.S. all the way back to 1974.

    And it would be even more remarkable if it were just the increase of Autism and anxiety disorders that we could add to this list and then be done with it. We’d all be cheering for more research to get to the bottom of what everyone would admit, at an absolute minimum, is a remarkable coincidence that could lead to valuable information and therefore worthy of additional research. Right?

    But the number of modern diseases that now match the curve of RoundUp application in the United States is so far above 75% — you would think people would be rioting in the streets for answers. But they aren’t.

    And still — we have nothing. Nothing but hundreds of reports and data from farmers all over the world claiming sick animals, sick soils and sick crops — and the fact that they all believe its related to GMO’s and their RoundUp usage on corn and soy feed. And the fact that numerous countries are now starting to reject our food and send it back to us because they deem it unsafe for their consumption due to Glyphosate contamination.

    Glyphosate provides, in my opinion, a perfect “hand in glove” explanation for not only the short list above, but also for the huge increase in Alzheimer’s, ALS, casseine intolerance, diabetes, panic disorders, celiacs disease and depression — and almost every one of these “new” autoimmune disorders and cancers that have popped up in the last 10 years as well.

    Cows that eat GMO RoundUp corn and soy get sick. Really sick. And when they stop eating it they get better. There are dozens of credible studies that have been conducted in the last 15 years that establish this fact. Indisputable studies. And hundreds of scientists and researchers are screaming for more research and begging for funds. But nobody will help them. There are just way too many people who will lose their paychecks by speaking up.

    The fact that we still don’t have the “definitive”, “final”, “acceptable” or “conclusive” evidence or research that we so obviously need is, in and of itself, another huge anomaly worth paying attention to.

    But what really blows my mind is the resistance some people have to the idea itself. This is just plain weird to me; Is it just too unbelievably frightening and preposterous to entertain the possibility that there is one single chemical that is actually causing all of this damage and disease?

    Are some people just too completely convinced that their beloved government would never ever allow such a thing to happen?

    Or are they convinced that their religious leaders would’ve informed them first had such an aggressive attack of mass genocide occurred against their own families and country?

    Monsanto and the Western Medicine Industrial Complex are holding our planet hostage and are currently in the process of successfully carrying out the largest mass genocide ever in the history of humanity. And it’s targeted specifically against our families and the citizens of this country. And their doing it with a chemical called “RoundUp” (Glyphosate).

    But the tides are about to turn; Mother Nature is in charge of this particular fiasco. And “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”.

    Reply
  2. Shawn York

    It would be “noteworthy” if it were just the increased rate of obesity that just so happened to perfectly match the rate of RoundUp application in the U.S. all the way back to 1974.

    And it would be even more remarkable if it were just the increase of Autism and anxiety disorders that we could add to this list and then be done with it. We’d all be cheering for more research to get to the bottom of what everyone would admit, at an absolute minimum, is a remarkable coincidence that could lead to valuable information and therefore worthy of additional research. Right?

    But the number of modern diseases that now match the curve of RoundUp application in the United States is so far above 75% — you would think people would be rioting in the streets for answers. But they aren’t.

    And still — we have nothing. Nothing but hundreds of reports and data from farmers all over the world claiming sick animals, sick soils and sick crops — and the fact that they all believe its related to GMO’s and their RoundUp usage on corn and soy feed. And the fact that numerous countries are now starting to reject our food and send it back to us because they deem it unsafe for their consumption due to Glyphosate contamination.

    Glyphosate provides, in my opinion, a perfect “hand in glove” explanation for not only the short list above, but also for the huge increase in Alzheimer’s, ALS, casseine intolerance, diabetes, panic disorders, celiacs disease and depression — and almost every one of these “new” autoimmune disorders and cancers that have popped up in the last 10 years as well.

    Cows that eat GMO RoundUp corn and soy get sick. Really sick. And when they stop eating it they get better. There are dozens of credible studies that have been conducted in the last 15 years that establish this fact. Indisputable studies. And hundreds of scientists and researchers are screaming for more research and begging for funds. But nobody will help them. There are just way too many people who will lose their paychecks by speaking up.

    The fact that we still don’t have the “definitive”, “final”, “acceptable” or “conclusive” evidence or research that we so obviously need is, in and of itself, another huge anomaly worth paying attention to.

    But what really blows my mind is the resistance some people have to the idea itself. This is just plain weird to me; Is it just too unbelievably frightening and preposterous to entertain the possibility that there is one single chemical that is actually causing all of this damage and disease?

    Are some people just too completely convinced that their beloved government would never ever allow such a thing to happen?

    Or are they convinced that their religious leaders would’ve informed them first had such an aggressive attack of mass genocide occurred against their own families and country?

    Monsanto and the Western Medicine Industrial Complex are holding our planet hostage and are currently in the process of successfully carrying out the largest mass genocide ever in the history of humanity. And it’s targeted specifically against our families and the citizens of this country. And their doing it with a chemical called “RoundUp” (Glyphosate).

    But the tides are about to turn; Mother Nature is in charge of this particular fiasco. And “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”.

    Reply
  3. EatLessMoveMoore

    I like to show up on your blog regularly because I have an unhealthy obsession with Jimmy Moore, and trashing him makes me feel better about my pathetic loser status. Also, I’m incapable of grasping the concept that if he has a huge following, it’s because people find value in what he does.

    Reply
  4. EatLessMoveMoore

    I like to show up on your blog regularly because I have an unhealthy obsession with Jimmy Moore, and trashing him makes me feel better about my pathetic loser status. Also, I’m incapable of grasping the concept that if he has a huge following, it’s because people find value in what he does.

    Reply

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