|"THE LAST DAYS OF THE QUACKBUSTERS"...
Opinion by Consumer
I've been following the activities of the
"Quackbusters" for about five
years, ever since the name
(quackwatch.com) came up, as a
player, against a client of mine in California. I asked the question "why
would this group be using a doctor from Pennsylvania, as their witness, when
there are 300,000 health professionals in this State?"
Thus began my education. Now I'm going to educate YOU...
is a conspiracy. It is a propaganda enterprise, one part crackpot, two
parts evil. It's sole purpose is to discredit, and suppress, in an
"anything goes" attack mode, what is wrongfully named "Alternative Medicine."
It has declared war on reality. The conspirators are acting in the
interests of, and are being paid, directly and indirectly, by the "conventional"
Millions of health freedom fighters, and members of the
public, worldwide, know what I know. Public outrage and reaction is
growing. After 25 years of unopposed success, the
in real trouble... "The end" for them, has begun. They, themselves are
The "Quackbuster Conspiracy" is in a desperate place now. They know
they've lost the war, and are going to pay a terrible price for their actions.
The fear is in their eyes...
Yes. When the self-named
around to find a derisive name to call their victims, they picked the word
"Quack," without ever bothering to discover it's origins. Its original
meaning, from Europe, comes from the term "quacksalver" which was used to
describe Dentists who were dumb enough to use mercury (a poison) as fillings for
teeth. Look at propagandist, and "Quackbuster" king-pin, Stephen Barrett's
website (quackwatch.com), and you'll find that HE IS IN FAVOR of mercury
(amalgam) tooth fillings.
cronies, and minions, are not known to do intelligent research.
Yes. The "Quackbuster Conspiracy" was started shortly
after the American Medical Association (AMA) lost the court battle to the
Chiropractors in a case begun in Federal court in 1976. The Federal judge
ordered the AMA's covert operation shut down - and leave the Chiropractors
alone. The AMA files, library, etc., ended up in Stephen Barrett's 1,800
square foot basement in Allentown, PA. Barrett, and his minions, had the
common sense to stay away from criticizing Chiropractors for quite some time.
Barrett has since abandoned that common sense.
Federal judges have a way
of enforcing their decisions using shackles, Federal Marshals, the federal
prison facilities, asset seizure, etc... Even Barrett, in all his
incredible arrogance, isn't dumb enough to match wills with a Federal Judge.
I think the Chiropractic Association should consider re-opening the Wilks
case in front of that same Federal Judge - and point right at Barrett, and
In that early, educational case for me in California,
Stephen Barrett and
two slime-ball investigators from the California Medical Board, had convinced
members of the Laguna Beach Police Department that a nutritionist using ozone
"a sex criminal preying on women."
Flak-jacketed thugs screwed
a gun into Salvatore D'Onofrio's ear, forced him to lie on the ground, and thus
began a brutal, anything goes, persecution.
D'Onofrio's attorney was
a hiking partner of mine, and told me the story on a ridgeline, seven miles up
from a trailhead. I laugh now when I remember my naive response
"This can't be
happening in America."
Sal D'Onofrio, through his
attorney, hired us, at day 43 in solitary confinement in the Orange County Jail.
He was in "solitary" because that's what they do with sex criminals.
He was in jail because the judge had set bail at $500,000, an amount his
supporters couldn't raise. Barrett's minions were ruining D'Onofrio's life
in the press.
We organized a bail hearing for day 48 of incarceration, put 62 of
D'Onofrio's supporters in the courtroom, LA network television in the jury box,
got the front page of the LA Times, etc., etc., etc., - and the judge let
D'Onofrio out on his own recognizance. Seven weeks later the prosecutor
dropped the charges.
Who are these people that would, so casually, inflict that
kind of nightmare on an innocent man?
James Carter, MD's
authoritative book "Racketeering In Medicine," published by Hampton Roads,
carefully explains the "Quackbuster Conspiracy."
is defined as any protocol, action, or therapy
that isn't "drugs, radiation, or surgery oriented."
Yes. So-called "alternative medicine" is actually the health choice
of planet earth. It is a combination of every good health idea invented by
mankind, in every country and culture on this planet. There is nothing
"alternative" about it. Labeling planet earth's health choice as
"alternative" is, and was, a propaganda device.
North Americans have
overwhelmingly (by their purchases) made "Alternative Medicine" the "health
choice of the people" - for the best of reasons: it works better than
allopathic, it "removes the cause" rather than "treating the symptoms,"
cost effective, it makes people feel better and think clearer, and it doesn't
have all those horrible effects, and side effects, of invasive surgery or
More than half of the US health dollar in 1999 was spent on
"Alternative Medicine" and it was all out-of-pocket. Conventional medicine
is being paid for, and is surviving, only because insurance and Medicare pay for
it - the public won't spend an out-of-pocket nickel on it.
philosophies fit the "American (I'll make my own decisions)" way of thinking.
Allopathic Medicine philosophies fit the "Germanic (follow my orders)"
way. "Alternative Medicine" is for people who think for
themselves - Americans.
The door to real
"alternatives" is barely open. The future
of medicine is right in front of us - it isn't in pharmaceuticals - it is in
nutrition, body cleansing, prevention, oxygen therapies and energy medicine -
all of which are constantly targeted by the sleaziest of the "Quackbuster"
THE "QUACKBUSTER" STRONGHOLD...
The Federation of State
Medical Boards (FSMB), is a vital Medical Doctor (MD) control point. It is the
trade organization of all 50 State's Medical Boards. The FSMB is the
organization that writes the policy manuals, and provides training for, Medical
Board investigators and prosecutors all over the United States. The FSMB
is the "Quackbuster" police agency.
The "Quackbusters" use the FSMB to persecute two groups (1)
"Alternative Practitioners" within the MD ranks
(they treat them like traitors), and (2) non-licensed alternative health
professionals (they charge them with "practicing medicine without a license").
The "Quackbusters" through the FSMB, have been able to change the focus
of prosecutions against "bad doctors." They define "bad doctors" as those
that use alternative modalities - and maximum penalties are exacted. We
have seen in California, that real "bad doctors," those that kill their
patients, actually get off with a slap-on-the-hand by using the defense "but I
prescribed a lot of drugs." State medical Boards are not serving the needs
of "we the people," they are serving the needs of the "Quackbusters," and their
Medical Board prosecutions are funded by the States - Barrett, and his
slime artists, don't have to spend a dime... I couldn't even count the number of
"alternative medicine" practitioners currently under persecution from mis-informed Medical Board investigators and prosecutors. The damage done
to Americans from this attack is incalculable...
BARRETT'S DUBIOUS CLAIMS
ABOUT WHAT "HEALTH FRAUD" REALLY IS...
The US government has
indicated that "Health Fraud" is a major problem in the United States Health
Care system. Statistics show that "conventional medicine" rips off the
American public significantly each year in bogus billings, false claims,
unnecessary procedures and tests, etc...
Attorney General Janet Reno
has a special nationwide "Health Fraud Prosecution Unit" to deal with this
massive problem. The prosecutions are against mega-greedy hospitals, HMOs,
ambulance companies, nursing facilities, etc. - all "Conventional" medical units
- not "Alternative."
But, if you peruse Stephen Barrett's (don't call him
doctor, he's not licensed) website, you get the impression that "allopaths" are
to be classified somewhere next to archangels - and "alternatives" are snake-oil
salesmen, akin to the devil's minions. Barrett clearly defines, in smirky
arrogance, health fraud as "alternative medicine."
Doesn't Barrett read
national statistics on health fraud? Of course he does - he just ignores
them. And "Barrett's parrots" at the FSMB mimic their supreme commander's
every word in their policy statements. Anyone can read FSMB policy
statements, in their entirety, on the web. Just go to www.fsmb.org and
start reading. They, like Barrett, define "health fraud" as "alternative
medicine," and fail to even mention the real national "health fraud"
WHY THE FEAR IN THEIR EYES?
Exposure, ridicule, and public rage.
(1). EXPOSURE -
Health Freedom Fighters, tired of the persecutions, and outnumbering the
"Quackbusters" 100,000 to 1, are now watching Barrett and his soldiers
carefully. They've decided to put a stop to Barrett and company.
Lists are being made of who the "Quackbuster Conspirators" are, what their
function is, where they fit into the conspiracy, who they work for, who their
associates are, where they live, and what their probable motives are.
Their daily activities, as "Quackbusters," are being monitored, and
Health leaders consider Barrett, and company, to be running
a subversive organization working against the interests of
(2). RIDICULE - Examination of Barrett's operation proves that the
"Quackbusters" are a paper tiger. They are a construction with a 25 year
old modus operandi. Their membership is small, they have an even smaller
core group, the industry is turning its back on their extremism, and their
leadership "public presence" is laughable. Their support network could
best be described as "pea-brained."
Their "annual meeting" for
the conspiracy was held in a Super 8 motel in Missouri - 25 stalwarts attended
from, at least, six different plotter groups. Not very
"Bizarre" Stephen Barrett, his cronies and minions, even labeled two time
Nobel Prize Winner Linus Pauling as a "Quack." The American public, in a
consumer-driven movement, is rejecting, with laughter and ridicule, Barrett and
company's ludicrous assertions - hence the term "Quackpot" is now used,
commonly, to describe the self-named "Quackbusters."
(3). PUBLIC RAGE -
The American public is just now realizing two things (a) that a good many of
those "alternative" things being blocked, and suppressed, have been around for a
long while - but not available to them because of the conspiracy, and (b) that
the system to find and put new things in place is corrupt - and works against
Americans. Every "cure" since polio has been suppressed, and the
proponents of those cures, reviled by the "Quackbuster
Statistics show that every one of those
"cures" worked to some
his cronies, minions, and henchmen, have every reason to fear public rage.
Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev said it best. He said,
would never invade America. For every American has a gun..."
mean my mother didn't have to die that horribly, or even die at all?"
is a question
more, and more Americans are asking...