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Feb 1Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Very well written piece. As a former member of the allopathic drug pusher society, you really have to step away from it to see just how bad the lies, the gaslighting and the brainwashing of medical students is on behalf of big pharma. I haven't practiced in 20 years and as bad as it was then, it's infinitely worse now. The doctor patient relationship has been nuked and Napalmed. As for religious texts, one must adapt modern times to the texts. That's faith. The other way around, that's heresy.

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Important Truth from AMD is that the gaslighting produces more lawsuits, because people hate that feeling. The dishonesty causes harm and raises costs by multiple mechanisms, and the average life expectancy is going down.

Studying religions, I learned that people really have not changed in their essential motivations so much, (though processing of sensory input from the natural world is dulled.) The basic religious moral codes dealt most with those essential motivations, and still remain the means to prevent or alleviate suffering. (For example, the code to be careful and respectful of the life generating processes is again being revealed as behavioral gold. )

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"moral codes". Religions of old try to teach us how to get along; the new ones are just for the self.

The Constitution was developed by framers well versed in human social failure and tried to head those tendencies off. That we dismantle their framework to serve short term political ends has been their defeat.

If only we could be free of greed.

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The functional religions are the ones which last, and this is related to the source of their codes. There are some faddish ways of living which come and go.

True that greed is mainly what is screwing us into the ground at present.

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Religions are control mechanisms, mostly. I don't know how humans came to exist, but there is no evidence we came from primates.

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People living in community need control mechanisms in order to alleviate the suffering. Perhaps you could think of the various religions as NGOs which usually help community to function. Their usefulness varies based on their sources of code.

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Yes!!!! However, we cannot adapt too much of modern times to text because then we are saying certain behaviors are good, when they really go against God’s plan. Folks in modern times may choose the modern way, but that does not make it God’s way. It’s called sin, and we just have to deal with that when we meet God face to face. Most today do not know the text of the Bible and the deeper meaning behind much of it, but if I chose the modern way, I sure would read a lot about repentance. God’s word NEVER changes. Follow the 10 Commandments first.

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Whatever can't be adapted to God's word

, needs to be discarded. That's the point.

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Thank you 😊

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Feb 1Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Always masterful. You remind me of an oldie but goodie that, I suspect, a great majority have never read. "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". Took me 3 reads over FIFTY years to finally 'get it'! But I am admittedly on the dull side. A serious recommendation for all true seekers. Your hits keep coming. BIGGEST OF THANKS!!!!

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I've lost count of how many people have mentioned that book to me.

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Feb 2Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Should be required reading.

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At least 3 times in my case!

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the "sequel" Lila is also definitely worth at least three reads!

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Wow, I had no clue. THANKS!

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I love that book! Time to re-read it.

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Feb 1Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Very much agree with this.

I have been practicing for 38 years and agree that things are worsening with time.

As I have said previously, I find the left versus right cerebral hemisphere hypothesis a good model for understanding differences in perception and understanding of "truth".

Undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, in parallel with Covid, climate, and most other recent phenomena, encourages a left brain approach, with the penalties for engaging the contextual right brain being cancellation, deregistration, or worse. Hence the failure of most of the population (whether high or low IQ, professional or poorly educated) to escape the bounds of lifelong indoctrination in a narrow framework of seeing the world.

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I very much believe in the right brain left brain thing (I have had unusual personal circumstances that forced me to spend years being left brained and years being right brained so I have a very deep understanding of each state of mind and now have them somewhat integrated so I can easily switch between them). Presently, I think what people describe as "left brained" is the conscious mind, whereas "right brained" is either the subconscious mind or the superficial subconsious mind (depending on how right brained thinking is being defined).

I've look at all the neurological science on this, and I felt it wasn't strong enough to assert it was there was a left brain vs right brain dichotomy. That's essentially why I haven't invoked this concept here; as much as possible I try to avoid crossing the line into pseudosciency stuff that's easily disproved.

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Feb 2Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

somewhat integrated left and right brain... description of a female brain!! lol

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Feb 2Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Agreed. I feel it remains a "hypothesis" as the most likely explanation, though not a proven "fact".

I also feel the left brain is likely to revert to incontrovertible "truths", regardless of what the changing data indicates; the right brain is happy to embrace uncertainty and self-doubt.

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Apropos how the brain (L/R) has shaped our world: Iain McGilchrist: "The Master and His Emissary - The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World", 2009/2019

Also his books: "The Matter with Things - Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World", 2021

"Even if we could, by some miracle, reverse the course on which we are set, unless we change our way of thinking, of being in the world – the way that is destroying us as we speak – it would all be in vain. This is why I have written the last long book I will ever write: The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the Unmaking of the World.

In it I search out what it is we have lost sight of, all that is there for us to see, if only we were not blinded to it: an inexhaustibly, truly wondrous, creative, living universe, not a meaningless, moribund mechanism. By bringing to bear up-to-the-minute neuropsychology, physics and philosophy, I show not only that these are in no way in conflict with one another, but that they all lead us, time and again, to the same insights. And that this is not in opposition to, but rather corroborates, the wisdom of the great spiritual traditions across the world."

https://channelmcgilchrist.com/home/

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Iain McGilchrist has been a major influence in my understanding of the human world.

His theories frequently dovetail with AMWD.

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Thanks for posting this.

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Feb 2Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

I find my best remedy for overload is to leave electronics behind and go out in nature - barefoot, of course! Nature's frequencies in light and sound are very soothing. Focusing on identifying each sound - birds, wind, snails, spiders, pets etc - helps to de-clutter my mind.

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Agree!!☀️☀️☀️

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Feb 2Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Would like to mention that our Constitution, although written years ago, is one of the worlds most intelligent documents of all time. The wisdom therein is beyond reproach. We see other countries in dire peril, and it's because they don't have a Constitution like ours. While on the subject, one of the reasons our country is having problems is our very own Supreme Court refusing to uphold the Constitution, with absurd rulings that say, plaintiff has "No Standing" So the Supreme Court allowed some states to violate the Constitution with no remedy or prosecution. When I witnessed this, my thought was "why even have a Constitution if we can violate it"

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At Utah's and South Salt Lake's behest, the SCOTUS reversed the unanimously decided Brown v. Texas (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/443/47/) 5:3 in Utah v. Strieff, 579 U.S. 232, 136 S. Ct. 2056 (2016), and didn't even acknowledge they'd done so.

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Feb 1Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Great piece. If receiving more information than you know what to do with was diagnosed as a disease, it'd be pandemic-level, with a near-100% infection rate in developed countries. We thought this unfettered exchange would be a good thing, but too much of that good thing clogged up the works and made us unwilling (perhaps even unable) to think for ourselves anymore. Despite having access to more information than ever, we know less than ever before.

https://open.substack.com/pub/argomend/p/global-paradox-2023?r=28g8km&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

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Feb 2Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Just saw a meme... aliens looking over the Earth and saying... "how unusual, they entrust the management of their health to those who profit from their sickness..."

Nothing key will really change in medicine until this is addressed.

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We don't come from primates. God bless

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What a relief; thank you!

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Correct. We ARE primates.

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🤣

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Feb 2Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Inspite of the highly coordinated efforts by the sycophants amoung us to exploit society's cognitive filters as a means to whatever nefarious end, at least humans are still (not for long) the ones in the shadows who pursue such ends. Perhaps in the misguided rush to breath life into artifical intelligence and to bastardize humans via Frankensteining transhumanism, we should pause and consider what non-human congnitive filters will be adopted by souless sentient software or cyborg humanoids and realize that those filters may not be compatible with perpetuation of humans in their "natural state". The argument could be made that it is better to be gaslit by another human than extinguished by artificial/augmented "intelligence".

Our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights established the Ordination of human rights. Ordained human rights are THE antithesis (threat) to the "current" New World Order artificial intelligence and transhumanism sycophants in as much as such rights were to the Aristocrats who were on the receiving end of the freshly penned documents almost two and a half centuries ago.

As goes the Constitution, so do our Ordained human rights...forever. Always remember that. Always.

At that point, such rights will be relegated to and provided by artifical cognitive filters; the throne room will simply be replaced by quantum algorithms. A simple keystoke. Nothing more. Truly inhuman.

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That's a great point

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The only weakness to somewhat get around these documents is exactly what the globalists used: the declaration of an emergency to try to circumvent them to great initial effect. The courts have addressed this to some degree although NYS is on the edge. The last court available to overturn quarantine camps is soon to be visited.

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That’s why “They” had to dispose of the Articles of Confederation as it gave too much power to the people. The Constitution was created, by lawyers, for Them-The Aristocracy. We’ve been indoctrinated to think the Constitution protects us. If you dig into it, by reading source documents like Mr. Michael Gaddy (a fellow substacker), it’ll open your eyes. Don’t believe me.

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Feb 1Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

The elites that are in control of our society all hail from the leftist side of the political isle. I have coke to the realization that their entire world view is built upon the sands of lies that they repeat to themselves in their protected bubbles where dissent is not allowed. All that they do and believe is based upon lies. The wave of reality will come and wash their world back into the seas of truth and fact. This is why you find censorship and tyranny primarily from the left. Communism the absolute leftist dream has killed over 100 million people because they objected to it. Their whole belief system can not tolerate exposure to the truth or reality. That’s why doctors gaslight so much. That’s why the university shun any conservative thought The very expression of any idea or exposure to some fact that proves their worldview is wrong is deadly to them and they will not tolerate it and they have no qualms about killing you over it.

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Regarding 'shedding' ...some years back there was an uproar because some people attending Disneyland had measles...many panicked. It was Chicken Little and the sky is falling all over again. Older people knew that measles is no big deal and there used to be 'measles parties' so children could catch measles and get it over with. Everyone i knew as a child had measles without complications. Now getting the measles vaccine can equate to having measles...and it could be contagious and spread. Did the CV-19 vaccine makers ever think about this...or was the CV-vaccine designed to 'shedd' deliberately?

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For what it’s worth not everyone has the same measles experience. My Grandma got meningitis from measles, almost died and missed several months of school confined to her bed. Such meningitis/encephalitis afflicts about 1:1000 kids that get measles, so it’s not common but it’s also well documented and contributes heavily to the 1:1000 fatality rate of measles in children. I suspect there were some sort of genetic factors that led to my Grandma’s case as her siblings were also hit harder than “usual” but whatever the cause measles was quite devastating for her.

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As a ‘Cleaner,’ I have first hand experience pre/during/post COVID as my clients have become like family. Unfortunately, most got vaxxed. I didn’t put things together until my latest episode and after reading AMDs article, that that’s why I keep getting sick. I’ve seen a lot during the past 4 years that shocked me: miscarriages, cancers, autoimmune disorders and death. Now that I know what I know, I’m trying to figure out what to do next.

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Feb 1Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Brilliant as always.

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Feb 1Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

For a while, I have asked more questions than asked. I.cannot remember who gave me reaffirming insight…How are You Doing? How is Your Family? What ‘s New? Do You need any help? Everything going Okay? I have New Friends. Ed

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Feb 1Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Love me some run on sentences, but hence why is redundant. Suffice it is also terrible. One major advantage you have is your willingness to believe an intervention could be causing a problem.

A former friend suffered major abdomen pains every time he exercised for two years. He stopped exercising, which was a shame because his anxiety ran rampant and his 10,000 steps was his (and our) only relief from intrusive thoughts and ruminations. After going to several GPs and even turning to 'witch doctors' (naturopaths) someone finally guessed it was his blood pressure medication, prescribed at the start of his difficulties. I don't think any of the other practitioners would even have the decency to be embarrassed. Now when someone complains to me it's the first thing I ask, 'What are you taking?'.

I have ADHD myself, like my Mum. Hers is a blessing because she never can remember to take the statins her idiot doctor keeps prescribing. I have enough problems and my shared belief in vaccine injury due to genetic vulnerability as a potential cause gives me hope I may one day reverse the damage.

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One of the first things we always ask is "what new medications did you start before your illnes began" since pharmaceuticals are one of the most common causes of health issues. What's astounding is how few people do this.

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Feb 1Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Vary sentence length and break the rules occasionally for emphasis. Don't believe me.

I appreciate your essay. I was a nurse when the shots rang out & "health care" was weaponized.

One day, a larger than life duotone portrait of Tony Fauci appeared on our monitors, accompanied by three biotechnical schematics representing different ways to circumvent the human immune system. At the outset of this battle, one needed more than a knack for acing quizzes to be suspicious of a method -- or "choice of methods" -- for setting up enterprise zones within one's body dedicated to the manufacture of a foreign protein for an indeterminate period. And it's OK not to aspirate the injection site.

I don't think we're a species, because we do taxonomy and no one else does. Linnaeus was a better taxonomist than Darwin. Christianity is an "eastern religion". Don't believe me.

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Feb 2Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

On the topic of too much information these days, I filter out a lot of superfluous information or repeated information like you do to reduce the amount coming in to a more manageable level as I have limited time for such activities. I completely ignore some topics as I don't have an interest in them and I find they distract from what I want to learn. Sometimes I am disparaged by others as I am not following the latest thing but I shut it out on purpose as I don't have the bandwidth or interest.

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For example, I am surprisingly ignorant of pop culture.

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Same. Movies. Music. TV. Sports. Don't know a celebrity while standing next to him/her. I'm completely clueless. I despise 'hero-worship'.

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As so famously quoted in the movie Galdiator, “are you not entertained?”🤣🤣🤣

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It’s really irrelevant anyway

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