If you follow American politics, and you really should, you might have seen the latest from one of their elected officials, Nevada assemblywoman Michele Fiore. I don’t really have to put the “R” after her name. You’ll see why in a moment. She’s a lawmaker. She is also the CEO of a health-care company, so you would think her insight and experience would be helpful in the crafting of health-care law, right?
“If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a PIC line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate (she probably meant sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda) through that line, and flushing out the fungus … These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective …”
Fungus. Cancer is fungus. Well, that makes a ton of sense. I mean, fungus thrives in warm, damp environments and, you have to admit, the insides of your body are pretty warm and damp. I cannot believe nobody ever thought of this before, that researchers were so busy thinking cancer was something serious that they overlooked the basic fact that it’s merely an extension of that nasty stuff you get under your toenails, or something like a truffle that a chef will dust over your eggs and charge you a fortune for.
Maybe she’s onto something. I mean, if I take a mushroom, which is surely a fungus, and subject it to a little salt, some baking soda and swirl it about, is that a low-cost cancer procedure? No, that’s a recipe.
Here’s the scary part: people will believe her. She’s trying to find ways to let people think they can cure cancer for a buck fifty. This means the medically ignorant will try this do-it-yourself home cure and die; it means those who know it’s crazy will be forced to overcome a loved one throwing this wrench into their treatment considerations. I’ll be clear: I think people have a right to refuse treatment, but it should be illegal to offer the garbage protocols this woman is suggesting.
People in positions of authority, in elected positions, people who have platforms, have a responsibility to those they serve and those they inform. If you have an overarching belief in something that compromises how you perform those duties, get out. Why did you ever get in? How did you ever get in?
I don’t want people like this assemblywoman dictating crucial health-care bills; I don’t want people who don’t believe in evolution within spitting distance of school science curriculums; I don’t want homophobic mouthpieces telling our children it’s wrong to be gay.
I want voters to actually listen to what is being said. Show me any one of these “leaders” who rush their child into a church — or a kitchen — instead of an emergency room when that child becomes ill.
I got this ferinstance from Nevada, because everything rotten in American politics is coming here; count on it. The idea of tolerance was supposed to be about those historically transgressed against, not those who would stand at a lectern with a straight face and say we can cure cancer with baking soda. I’m not tolerating people who couldn’t pass a basic science class because their ideology or ignorance gets in the way.
History texts are being rewritten as I write this. In Texas, Moses was now one of the Founding Fathers. Here at home, our history is having the word peacekeeper bleached out and replaced with warmonger.
When you know better, you do better, right?