Semmelweis Limbo

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Semmelweis Limbo

Short historical background: Beginning in 1847, the now famous Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis urged doctors at the Vienna General Hospital to wash their hands between patients. Mothers giving birth were dying at alarming rates in the doctors’ wards, compared to in the midwives’ wards, and Semmelweis had a hunch it could have something to do with the doctors performing autopsies on already dead mothers, before helping other mothers deliver their child without washing hands or changing gloves. He was right, but that didn’t help him. Doctors were offended by the suggestion they should wash hands, and so on and so forth. Despite experiments with hand–washing and better hygiene, showing excellent results with way fewer dead mothers, his ideas were flat–out rejected by the medical community. Suffering ridicule for almost 20 years, Semmelweis was committed to an asylum in 1865, where he died within two weeks at the age of 47 after being beaten by the guards.

From the other doctors’ perspective, it was offensive to suggest they were actually killing their patients off by the thousands, simply by doing their job. But from Dr Semmelweis’ perspective, his hunch and later successful experiments proved he was right and mothers were dying all over Vienna, Austria and the world as a result of him not being able to communicate his findings in the right way to other medical professionals.

The situation is similar to the one we find ourselves in. We’ve seen the proverbial dark side, where a wave of state terrorism manifests itself in a series of False Flag terror attacks, in order to start wars and/or chop away at our basic human and political rights. In particular, those of us who are ‘men of letters’, or ‘women of letters’, we’re blaming ourselves knowing people are still dying from state terrorism in Europe and America — in Paris, Oslo, London, Madrid and New York — because of our lack of ability to use those linguistic skills to communicate our findings in the right way to society at large.

We need the killing to stop, but no matter what we do, or how we express our appeals, the senseless slaughter goes on and on, at the hands of our own governments or state apparatuses. And often, as a result of a successful False Flag terror attack, a thousand times more people are killed — as ‘revenge’ — in the designated target country, the country that is falsely blamed for the terror attack.

The similarities even go further with Dr. Semmelweis: People are offended by the suggestion that French, Norwegian, English, Spanish or American state employees killed their own citizens in those attacks. Our ideas are rejected by the mass media and many universities, without closer investigation. Instead of getting relief from the feeling we’ve passed on the baton — or the info — to the next runner, a responsible authority or office, we constantly seem to fail and are met with often vitriolic ridicule. In some cases it may destroy entire lives, like in the case of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis.

If you listen to our detractors, we fail because we believe in idiotic and far–fetched things, none of which can be proven (they claim). In that case, I would agree this is no big deal. People always fail in one way or another, and we generally believe very stupid things on this planet. But if you instead listen to our best people, there is a clear pattern to our apparent failure.

As in the case of Dr. Semmelweis, our failure is primarily due to the un–professional attitudes of others. It’s due to anxiety and people’s fear of losing their jobs, maybe even their fear of losing key bodily functions (being ‘taken out’). It’s due to cowardice by the academic and journalistic communities. But far more sinister than even that, it is due to the brute force of the very state terrorists themselves, who understandably have no wish of being found out and prosecuted for their heinous crimes against their own people. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, throughout all layers of society.

The German bestselling author Paul Schreyer (“We Are The Good Ones”, “Fact–Check 9/11”) says the media HAS TO exclude Schreyer himself, along with the rest of us who are aware of the state terrorism campaign for absolute power. These topics need to be TABOOS [German interview] because state terrorism against the own population revolves around the very substance — or the foundation — of politics. It’s the core of the Social Contract, and involves its basic trust that the state is there to protect its people, rather than slaughtering them by the numbers.

Protection, after all, is the only thing a citizen gets back from consenting to the implicit Social Contract. So in another parallel to the Semmelweis situation, our very own states have now stopped protecting their citizens, and thus cancelled the Social Contract, just like Semmelweis’ unwilling colleagues stopped caring about their duty to not cause harm to their patients — against better knowledge — and thus broke the most key Hippocratic Oath.

It goes without saying that your chosen newspaper would only report on this cancellation of the Social Contract if it was free to do so, meaning only if the paper could freely continue to be published after this report and without the editor or the journalists losing their jobs or their key bodily functions. At gunpoint your favourite newspaper would just go on pretending they were the free and daring press reporting on the usual developments of an imperfect democracy.

In conclusion, it is a big deal to dismiss the claims of state terrorism and False Flag attacks on the state’s own citizens or subjects. Those claiming these monstrosities have so far failed to communicate them in the right way, but key to our failure is the unwillingness of the very state terrorists themselves to face trial and prosecution for their crimes. Establishing taboos and deploying censorship will buy them some time, but in the end, the revolution WILL be televised.

  1. Ian Fantom

    In the UK David Cameron is planning to introduce a Counter-Extremism Bill, which will enable the closing down of ‘extremist’ groups that propagate such ideas. It will also allow the imposition of ‘Extremist Disruption Orders’ on individuals who claim that 9/11 and 7/7 were staged, and imprisonment if they don’t comply. That would have applied to Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, too. In Camden, North London, the Camden Safeguarding Children Board is distributing a leaflet warning parents that “showing a distrust of mainstream media reports and belief in conspiracy theories”, or “appearing angry about government policies, especially foreign policy”, should be taken as signs of radicalisation. They advise: “If you are worried that your child may be in contact with people who are trying to radicalise them, you can call the following people for
    information and advice:”, giving numbers for the police and the local council. That, at a time when the government has just started bombing Syria, and Parliament is debating whether to give 16-year-olds a vote in next year’s EU referendum. That could include today’s 14 and 15 year-olds, who could be reported to the police for having opinions on the government. This is horrific.

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  2. viddal

    It truly is gruesome. Personally, I cannot remember a time when I *didn’t* distrust ‘murder media’ or hold hostile opinions on ruling political parties. Naively, I thought that was what democracy was all about?

    My ten last years of owning a television — before simply throwing it in the bin — consisted of shouting and yelling at the poor thing, whenever the so–called news were on.

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