It’s become quite convenient to blame China for every evil. But as I have pointed out in essays like “The Chinafication of the Western World,” this is the height of hypocrisy. Western nations, the United States chief among them, pretend to care about human rights and the environment while reaping the rewards of doing business in China where the rules are decidedly lax.
If we truly believed in human rights, honest scientific research, and clean energy, we would stop the lies and corruption. But we don’t believe in these things. We believe in the almighty dollar. The only crime is getting caught. Those who do get caught threaten the stability of the empire and an example is made of them. They become scapegoats, giving the appearance of justice when there is none.
It wasn’t until 2019 that Rochester Drug Co-Operative became the first major drug distribution company, along with two former executives, Laurence Doud III and William Pietruszewski, to be criminally charged in the opioid crisis.
DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan said: “Today’s charges should send shock waves throughout the pharmaceutical industry reminding them of their role as gatekeepers of prescription medication. The distribution of life-saving medication is paramount to public health; similarly, so is identifying rogue members of the pharmaceutical and medical fields whose diversion contributes to the record-breaking drug overdoses in America.”
Yes, it surely sent shock waves throughout the pharmaceutical industry. It let everyone know they better not be as stupid as these guys. Get caught and you will get thrown overboard. But the ship will keep on sailing.
We lament the fact that fentanyl flows to the United States from China through Mexico. China is the primary global source of fentanyl for the world and the United States is its main consumer. But what, really, has the United States government done to stop that flow? Our government is just another bunch of drug pushers under the control of the Big Pharma drug cartel.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) trip to Taiwan is a perfect example of the hypocrisy of our government officials. Support was bipartisan, everybody praised her for standing up to China. NBC’s headline had this to say:
No, actually, it proves that all she really cares about is a photo-op. Cementing her legacy is more important than the aftershocks her visit caused, such as China’s decision to suspend counternarcotics cooperation with the United States to protest her visit, fueling fears of a sharp increase in overdose deaths from Chinese-supplied stocks of fentanyl.
There is a real drug war in America. It isn’t just a slogan. They make these slogans—War on Drugs—and then act as if that means they are fighting, when all they are doing is making deals within a vast empire so that everyone, from lowly street dealers and government health employees to the CEOs of the biggest companies, like Pfizer’s Albert Bourla, can put more money in their pockets.
Fentanyl doesn’t cause a big explosion, but it is a weapon of mass destruction. You could say it’s a stealth bioweapon, being spread across the world, infecting an unsuspecting public in every nation.
“The Chinese Communist Party is involved in just about everything economically, business-wise, coming out of China, and you have Chinese scientists that have partnered up with the cartels,” observed Senator Marsha Blackburn, (R-Tenn).
Jaime Puerta, the father of a teenager who died of a fentanyl overdose asks the question, “Is this a way of China attacking our democracy? I would think so. There’s so much fentanyl right now in this country that it’s enough to kill every single man, woman and child in the United States.”
Brightly colored “rainbow” fentanyl pills and powder looking like sidewalk chalk are being marketed to kids. The new form is “a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults,” said Anne Milgram, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Administrator. “Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered.”
It’s all bad, and it would be great if we could find a solution. Why can’t we?
Well, seven out of 10 Americans are addicted to at least one prescription pill. The vast majority of America’s drug habit is spent on prescription drugs that require a doctor “dealer” to prescribe. This national dependence on the drug industry isn’t likely to magically disappear any time soon.
A report recently issued by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reveals that the United States spends up to “250 percent more on healthcare than most other developed nations, and yet has the lowest life expectancy rate among all these same nations. Insurance companies are a big component of the drug cartel.”
We are well aware of the most infamous drug cartels, El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel, a Mexico-based cartel, and Pablo Escobar’s Colombian Medellin Cartel. Movies and TV series, such as “Queen of the South” have romanticized the underground drug world.
With the shift to ever more potent and dangerous synthetic drugs, Chinese cartels are taking a front seat. The mega-cartel known as “Sam Gor” is believed by the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to be Asia’s biggest crime syndicate. It is estimated that Sam Gor generated between $8 billion and $17.7 billion in revenue from meth in 2018 and has “expanded at least fourfold in the past five years.” The syndicate is led by a Chinese-born Canadian citizen named Tse Chi Lop, known as the “Asian El Chapo.”
The money is so big that long-standing, blood-soaked rivalries among Asian crime groups have been set aside in a united pursuit of gargantuan profits.
“The crime groups in Southeast Asia and the Far East operate with seamless efficiency,” says one veteran Western anti-drugs official. “They function like a global corporation.” Yes, a global corporation. The line between illegal and legal drug syndicates is blurring.
No drug cartel could be bigger or badder than the Big Pharma syndicate. Drugs are pushed down our throats and pumped into our veins on the street and in the doctor’s office—whatever works.
In reality, the 2 biggest drug cartels in the world are:
Pfizer, thanks to COVID.
Pfizer has reported an incredible “92% operational growth in revenue to $81.3bn for the full year 2021, compared with $41.7bn for the full year 2020, driven by its successful Covid-19 vaccine (Cominarty) and treatment (Paxlovid), which together accounted for nearly half of its operational revenue. Not satisfied, the company is aiming to become the first one to break the USD 100 billion barrier in yearly revenue in 2022.”
Roche, again, thanks to COVID.
“Following Pfizer’s path, Roche took a boost from Covid-19 solutions but mostly in diagnostics.”
Six out of the 10 top drug companies gained huge profits in 2021 thanks to COVID.
Yes, because of COVID, our world will never be the same. Thanks to COVID, Big Pharma is ascendant. Of course, there are other cartels, like Google, the WHO, the tech giants, the World Economic Forum. But like the Chinese mafia, they have realized if they work together, they can achieve what every dictator and every would-be dictator has always dreamed of—absolute power.
They own the scientists who do the research and write the reports, they own the media who advertise the products falsely, and they own the consumers, who eagerly ingest and inject it all.
We will never know the real numbers of how many people have died and been maimed by the Big Pharma syndicate. The “legitimate” drug empire far outweighs the illegal one in horrors inflicted on humanity. Together, these two halves of the same monster have been allowed to grow so powerful, the only way to bring them down is to destroy them completely. The repercussions of this could well mean destruction of our society, however.
Naturally, the vast majority of people don’t want to make such a sacrifice. For most people, it’s too late anyway. They have succumbed to the lies, they take all manner of drugs, and they cannot live without them. By the time they start “vaccinating” people with mRNA gene therapies for every possible ailment, it really will be too late. We will “reap what we have sown.”