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Caution! Common Sense Needed Concerning Jolie

Caution! Common Sense Needed Concerning Jolie

Debbie Lewis,
Columbia, MO, May 22, 2013

Where has the common sense in this country gone? People don’t trust the media, yet when the media says something, the people react, instead of first thinking about what is going on. So it is with Angelina Jolie and the whole I-removed-my-breasts-because-I-MIGHT-get-cancer business. The recently released film, Peddling Influence, discusses who uses the media, including the pharmaceutical industry.

While, technically NOT the pharmaceutical industry, the medical industry and pharmaceutical businesses scratch each other’s backs and promote and protect each other, even to the detriment of the patients they both so diligently say they are in business to help. And, as covered in Peddling Influence, media uses spokesmen and women familiar to the public, often times politicians, actors and actresses, or athletes, to sell their wares and ideas. Given this bit of information, who better to scare the public into mutilating themselves without cause than Jolie? After all, she appeals to EVERYONE…men love her and women wish they looked like her…heck, I’ve even heard women say they’d “do her.” She is the perfect go-to person for something as outlandish as surgically removing perfectly healthy tissue from your body!

Jolie’s “heartfelt” explanation of why she chose the double mastectomy route is classic. She used concern for her children and the desire to be with them for as long as she can, plus the ever-woman-empowering “my body, my choice” declarations to push the hype. Mike Adams, of Natural News, calls all of this out as just what it appears to be, a VERY clever PR campaign by a company bent on securing profits.

There are a couple of things, though, that nearly everyone has missed. This part takes common sense, which seems to be sorely lacking these days.

First, in Jolie’s op-ed, she cites the WHO statistic that 458,000 people die of breast cancer each year. According to the US government’s Census site, the world’s population is over 7 Billion. If you do the math, you will find that a mere .0065 PERCENT (YES! FAR less than 1%!!!) of the world’s population dies from breast cancer. Lets just ramp this up a bit. Make it “look” better for them. The WHO Cancer Fact Sheet tells us that in 2008, 7.6 Million deaths were attributed to all cancers. Going with the WHO reported figure for breast cancer deaths and the same for ALL cancer deaths, this would mean that breast cancer is responsible for only 6% of all cancer related deaths. Is this really enough to scare people into such drastic procedures?

Second, Jolie did not have cancer. Yes, her mother died from cancer, but does that automatically mean she will get it? Also, there are many studies in preventative measures. PLUS, and this one is the kicker for me, she has so much money that she literally could have ANY TREATMENT SHE WANTED, should she actually GET cancer, unlike the rest of us. Should she actually get cancer, she could have her breasts removed, if she decided that was the thing to do. OR, she could visit the Burzynski Clinic in Texas, try the all natural Gerson Therapy, she could go to Mexico for the Hoxsey treatment, she could follow the inspiring guidelines revealed in the wonderful film Forks Over Knives, The point is, she did not have to mutilate herself and go public, thereby pushing people everywhere to even consider the same course of action, because she has this gene marker.

The point is, there are preventative options if you find you have the potential for the disease and there are alternative options for cancer treatment. AND, given what I know from my research for Peddling Influence, about how the Public Relations industry works and how big business manipulates the population through the mainstream media purely for profit, it’s no surprise to me that this is playing out as a master ploy to get people to consider destroying healthy tissue in the name of prevention. Why? Follow the money! There is WAY more money in diagnosing and performing the procedure than there is in simple natural prevention. Just sayin’!


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