Magic trick: promoting diseases that don’t exist

Magic trick: promoting diseases that don’t exist

by Jon Rappoport

October 10, 2013

The disease/treatment/profit machine requires more and more diseases, even if they aren’t real.

Here is an unspoken but largely accepted medical notion of what a disease is:

A group of physical symptoms shared by many people, which has a single cause.

For example, take the flu. Wikipedia lists the common symptoms: chills, fever, muscle pains, headache, coughing. For each type of flu, there is single virus announced as the cause. E.g., Swine Flu; H1N1 virus.

Drug companies develop medicines and vaccines to kill the virus or prevent it from gaining a foothold in the body. They sell the drugs and vaccines. Profits soar. Nice and neat.

Of course, many doctors don’t bother to test patients to see if they have a disease like seasonal flu. It’s too time consuming to take a blood sample and send it to a lab and wait for the results.

So the doctor makes an eyeball diagnosis based on symptoms and the season of the year.

As I explained in my previous article, “What happens when only 16% of flu patients have the flu?”, a cursory investigation of this practice can lead to embarrassing results.

Every year, many blood samples from patients are, in fact, sent to labs, and only a small fraction of these “flu cases” turn out to reveal any flu virus at all.

But this fact is blithely ignored.

You have hundreds of thousands of people in the US who display the general “flu symptoms,” but it turns out most of them don’t have the flu. They have a variety of other problems.

But admitting this is bad for business. How can drug companies justify making flu drugs and vaccines when most “flu cases” don’t have the flu?

The solution? Fake it. Pretend all people diagnosed with the flu actually have it.

Bottom line? Just because you have a group of people who have the same general symptoms…that doesn’t mean they have the same disease…and it doesn’t mean the same germ is causing their symptoms.

Consider Autism. If you were to go to and search for “Diagnostic Criteria for 299.00 Autistic Disorder,” you would come to where you would read through a whole menu of behaviors. These behaviors are, in fact, the definition of Autism. They are the entire definition.

There is NO cause listed. There is no single cause. No germ or fungus or mold or errant gene or neurological defect.

So in this instance, the medical cartel pretends they already somehow know Autism (the collection of behaviors) is a single disease, and “they will eventually find the single cause.”

But again, just because you have a great many children who have the same GENERAL symptoms (behaviors)…that doesn’t mean they have the same disease…that doesn’t mean the cause of disease is the same across the board.

Nowhere in the definition of Autism will you find a single cause or any sort of bottom-line physical explanation. You will only find lists of behaviors.

So…how do they know Autism (or each sub-category in the so-called spectrum) is a single disease?


YES, the children are suffering. YES, they have serious problems. Yes, they are not like other children. YES. But is Autism a single disease? Is it even a spectrum of different types of “developmental disorder,” as advertised? No persuasive evidence exists to affirm that.

The Matrix Revealed

I chose Autism for a special reason: the vaccine connection.

I’ll try to boil it down. The medical bosses assert that vaccines COULD NOT be the cause of Autism. On what basis do they say this?

Follow closely. The reasoning goes like this… ‘There are diagnosed cases of Autism where the child did not receive any vaccines. Or the child didn’t receive any vaccine containing the neurotoxin mercury.’

‘And since vaccines are demonstrably not the cause IN EVERY CASE OF AUTISM, vaccines are not the cause at all.’

You might want to read that last sentence again.

Single cause of a single disease means: the cause is the same in every case of the disease.

This is how the medical bureaucrats refute vaccines as the cause of Autism. This is their “proof.”

Okay. We know (pretend) Autism is a single disease. So it has to have one cause across the board, in every case. Let’s see. Can we find any diagnosed cases where the child didn’t receive vaccines with mercury in them? Yes. We can. All right, end of story. Vaccines couldn’t cause Autism.”

But is Autism (or any sub-type of Autism) a single disease? Is there any convincing proof? Is there a single cause in all cases?

No. If there were, you would find it in the official definition of Autism, and it isn’t there.

At this point, people repeat familiar medical-propaganda slogans: “We’re on the cusp of a breakthrough in finding a genetic cause.” “We’re closer than ever.” “It could turn out to be a virus.” “It might relate to early childhood infections.” “Its roots are neurological, and these days we understand that system at a deeper level than ever before.” “We’re seeing similar patterns in brain scans.”

All supposition. All speculation.

No reason under the sun to accept the idea that what is called Autism is one thing with one cause.

In many cases of what is called Autism, we are looking at vaccine damage, pure and simple. Then CALL IT VACCINE DAMAGE, NOT AUTISM.

In other cases, the cause would be chemical poisoning from a variety of non-vaccine sources. SO CALL IT CHEMICAL POISONING, NOT AUTISM.

In other cases, a severe oxygen deficit. CALL IT OXYGEN DEFICIT.

In other cases, major nutrient deficiencies. CALL IT NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY.

In other cases, all four of these. CALL IT ALL FOUR OF THESE.

Call “it” what it is found to be, in that given child.

Look into the life and body of each unique child.

Stop using the generalized label, Autism.

Ah, but if that happened, doctors would be forced to do things they aren’t trained to do. And drug companies, the last time I looked, don’t have a safe and effective drug to reverse vaccine damage.

These companies wouldn’t be able to make billions on a drug aimed at some single mythical cause for “Autism.”

If Autism isn’t one disease with one cause, there is no single way to treat all children diagnosed with Autism.

The diagnosis itself is a misnomer and a deception. The label is a deception. A lie.

Then what’s wrong with my child?” a parent says. “If it isn’t Autism, what is it?”

The answer could only come with a truly honest and competent and skillful examination of the child. That unique child.

Holding out for one grand solution to a problem that isn’t one general problem is doomed.

Many children are waiting for a successful universal treatment that will never come.

There are reports that, in some of cases of “Autism,” hyperbaric oxygen has shown good results.

But what about cases where the real problem is severe nutritional deficit?

It comes down to this: do parents want a solution to what their unique child is really suffering from? If so, then someone has to discover what that is. And then that practitioner has to come up with an answer that truly helps.

Calling all children who have similar generalized symptoms “Autistic” doesn’t help.

But it does provide an avenue of profit for drug companies. Their paid researchers can announce “breakthroughs” and “partial answers” and come in behind that with new drugs.

And then they can even say, “We’ve found the cause,” when they haven’t. They can market a whole raft of drugs that “alleviate the cause.” And make billions of $$, while children still suffer.

Exit From the Matrix

Here’s a real-life illustration. The parents of a young boy are at their wit’s end because he has withdrawn from the world. He can’t communicate. His physical coordination is lacking. He has other problems.

The doctor says: Autism.

But another doctor, someone who practices medicine but also has human instincts and a genuine desire to go the distance and help that boy, investigates.

And he finds several crucial things. The boy, who has never had vaccines, has severe nutritional deficiencies. On top of that, he’s extremely sensitive and reactive to certain artificial colors and dyes in processed foods. He has bowel problems, debilitating gastrointestinal infections. He almost strangled on the umbilical chord at birth.

Suppose the the doctor can prepare a comprehensive non-drug program to correct these problems. And after a time, the boy begins to emerge from his isolation. Into the world.

Did he have Autism?

This is like asking whether the victim of an automobile accident had Broken Bone Syndrome.

There is a simplicity at the bottom of all this. When the doctor says, “Your son has VCR$#S or some other label, the parent can say, “Do you have a treatment that will correct the situation?”

If the answer right now is no, there is no reason to buy the label and walk down the tortuous path the label implies.

If later on, the doctor says yes, we definitely do have a cure, then the parent can look at it through a high-power magnifying glass of intelligence and justified skepticism, to find the fine print, and understand what the doctor is really talking about.

Is he telling the truth? Is he lying? Does the supposed cure have such dire adverse effects the child is merely trading one set of crises for another? Are the new crises just masking the old ones?

Here is the rule: if someone claims that a cluster of symptoms adds up to a disease label for many people with that cluster, but the doctor has in his hands no cause for the cluster, there is no reason to assume the label means anything.

Yet still, the parent says, “All right, but the doctor said my son is Autistic. What am I supposed to do?”

Yes, and the doctor probably also says Autism is a neurological disorder and much research is underway, and the prospects are looking better…

But does the doctor have the cause of Autism? Does he have a treatment that really works? Is the parent in better shape by assuming her boy has “Autism,” whatever that is supposed to mean? Is the boy helped in any way by this?

Or is the mother of that child simply assuaged and relieved, because the doctor has put a label on her child who, up to now, was a troubling mystery?

I know people are going to write me with alt. solutions for Autism. They are going to assume there is such a thing (across the board) as Autism and it has a single cause, and there is a brilliant treatment for all of it.

To them I would suggest reading this article again and thinking about what it actually means.

People are also going to say, “But Autism researchers are making progress. They may not have the single cause yet, but they’re getting closer.”

Really? They SAY they’re getting closer. That’s different. What do you expect them to assert? They’re getting farther away?

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

17 comments on “Magic trick: promoting diseases that don’t exist

  1. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Reblogged this on Jericho777's Blog.

  2. Caryn Lipson says:

    Well said.

    Reminds me of the book UltraPrevention by Mark Hyman & Mark Liponis who say essentially the same thing – just because you have a name for something it doesn’t mean you know what’s causing it. The example they gave then was someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s who actually had a severe case of mercury poisoning.

  3. Dani says:

    Totally agree. Autism is just one example, and you illustrated it brilliantly. This is also true for the other things we have disease names for (as you said). We mistake the symptoms for the disease, as though the disease is a “thing.” It isn’t. It is a constellation of symptoms that can arise from various underlying causes. About all we can effectively do is consider what the underlying cause(s) might be, and remove it if possible (bad nutrition, toxic environment, etc.). And replace with something healthy, or at least something not unhealthy.

    But if we did that, a lot of us would not be sick. And a lot of us would have a completely different understanding of disease, and be able to treat ourselves for most conditions, easily and cheaply, and also know how to avoid the likely causes of these constellations of symptoms, so we don’t even get the “disease” in the first place. We would have no need of expensive “insurance” and could instead use that money to help purchase clean, nutritious food and natural remedies. But there’s no profit in that, except for the empowered individual who takes back his/her health and independence.

    We have been lied to about what “disease” is, and what the logical remedies are. Once a person figures that out, the insanity of the system being shoved down our throats becomes despicably apparent.

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  5. Another of the many (possibly causal) correlations with autism resulting from current medical practice is induced labor. Even so, there is now a recommendation to give paramedics and even non professionals permission to use oxytocin (brand names: Pitocin, Syntocinon) to induce labor to save women and their babies.

    Many women now choose artificial induction because of their busy schedules (and their doctor’s) so they can have the baby at a convenient time, and many now choose caesarean for this reason (as well as to avoid labor pain altogether). Whatever “natural” once meant is now out the window for many modern professional women.

    For example, the March of Dimes says, “For some women, inducing labor is the best way to keep mom and baby healthy. More inductions are being scheduled a little early for non-medical reasons.”

  6. Gina – I second your (previous post) request for print and ebook forms of Jon’s blog articles, especially since the public internet may be shut down or deeply censored at any time (while the parallel corporate, academic, and military internets will continue to function invisibly to us). Those who intend to use Jon’s work to home school or rebuild after the fall will also want this priceless work in physical form.

    Jon – Meanwhile, a separate page (Site Map) that lists all the posts with short abstracts would be helpful. One page could list and link to posts in linear order while another could link to them clustered by topics. (I know, it all takes time and money, and who has that?) I also think it would be great to have a separate “category” for your short stories.

    Gina – All interested readers can also do this on your own using the permalinks to bookmark or just copy the URL into your own document with your own title and abstract along with key words for search. There are even specialized programs for this if you are into doing research.

    For those new to Jon’s work, I recommend going back six months or so and reading forward. You could for example, go back to April 2012 and read forward from there. The archives are in reverse order, so you can read from the bottom up, but I just read each “archive page” as it stands and it all makes perfect sense once you understand Jon’s frame of reference. Here is the link to the April 2012 archive page:

    You can also “gather” posts by topic or “category” (on most wordpress blogs) so for example you can read all the posts about how to “Escape from the Matrix.” These category links are in brown at the top of each post and link directly to the archive of all related posts. I find that another good exercise (for me as a new reader) is to go back and read forward in the “Exit from the Matrix” archive.

    These are listed in reverse order (recent on top) and the last number in the URL tells you how many pages back you are. You can just change this number in the URL and go back several years. Each page has five to seven posts depending on their length. For example, to go back seven pages in the list of archived posts on “Exit from the Matrix” you would use the following link.

    Jon has also provided access to ALL of his blog posts as follows:

    “The archive of my daily public postings from 2000 thru 2009:”

    “The archive of my daily public postings from 2009 to the present:”

    Jon – In case you didn’t know, the “WayBack Machine” records everything on the internet regularly (just like the NSA) so anyone can go back and read posts from 2001 onward even if your blog goes down.*/

    With much gratitude for who you are and your 75 years of commitment to what you and I hold sacred, William

  7. joanie says:

    Autism/Alzheimer’s = swelling of the brain
    Tis not mercury that is key. Could be a flu shot of which older people are prone to get.
    It’s the viruses that are the bioweapons or WMDs


  8. OzzieThinker says:

    Autism is one type of reaction of an unmatched electro-magnetic body in its alignment to a physical body. As science has no real comprehension of what it is to be “alive”, there only ever be “symptoms” for certain conditions. Cause and solution is beyond current science.

  9. brad says:

    Brilliant article! Speaks to the neutralizing effect of ambiguous labels in general (of which we have plenty in common use) which, mostly going unnoticed, get in the way of clear thinking, clear understanding, clear communication and decisive action.

  10. Philosonator says:

    Dani’s got it right… again.

  11. theodorewesson says:

    In the early ’80s, the AIDS label. Then quickly, “HIV” as the sole cause for a collection of symptoms called AIDS.

    Thirty years later, the Autism label.

    From 1904 through the 1970s, were the allopaths so in-your-face blatant about labeling… in regards to cancer, to polio, to influenza, to smallpox?

    Was it the point in time in which the “AIDS label” was introduced that one could say that the allopaths had jumped the shark, or, had the “jump the shark” moment actually come much sooner in the history of “the priests in white coats”?

    John D. Rockefeller’s Bastard Child — Allopathic Medicine

  12. clark says:

    You’re so on it, man.
    You’re heroic.
    A lot of so-called doctors have a lot of catching up to do.

  13. ChemicalSky says:

    The medical establishment does this to another disease called Candida, but they do it in reverse. Candida causes a multitude of different symptoms. They then take these symptoms and classify them ether separately or collectively as different diseases. Most doctors, unless requested upon, will not even test for Candida. I believe there is a conspiracy to keep the public ignorant and uneducated of the truth of Candida. Why would they want to cure the one disease that is the true cause of all your symptoms, when they can make so much more money just treating your symptoms. Most people who are sick with disease simply have a systematic overgrowth of yeast in the body called Candida. Look it up, you will be amazed at the list of symptoms.

  14. Fendlesworth says:

    Nice article. Autism is caused by many things. I have come to that same conclusion independently.

  15. ak says:

    Some winters I would get a flu shot and would be really sick two weeks at a time throughout the winter months requiring me to see a doctor. Some winters when I don’t get a flu shot, I would only get sick for a few days. I feel that during Winters months, our immune system is overprotective and sees dairy proteins and sugars/sweeteners as a threat and begins to create tons of mucus/phlegm and fever. When we sleep the mucus disappears allowing us to sleep, but returns when we awake.

    So whenever I avoid anything with dairy proteins and reduce sugar, I DON’T GET SICK AT ALL! Worst I’ve gotten was a very slight sore throat, but went away in only a few hours. So there’s no such thing as the flu. Our immune system is over protective during cold seasons, sees dairy protein as a threat, and attacks itself. Attacks itself so much, flooding our bodies with mucus and ever increasing fever and eventually killing us.

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