-by Paul A Philips
E very October we get a nationwide wave of pink ribbon breast cancer awareness products. Even after October it’s pretty difficult to avoid getting the widespread pink ribbon marketing culture ‘in our faces…’
The marketing with all those trinkets and status symbol associations has overshadowed the vitally important work needed to address putting an end to the deadly disease.
In spite of vast amounts of cash raised from kind well-meaning fundraisers/donators breast cancer continues to be a major health crisis: Corporations make millions from the disease while not anywhere near enough progress has been made in treatment, prevention and reversal. The figures speak for themselves. Taking the USA as an example, currently some 3 million women have breast cancer. Up to 33% will metastasise (spread to other parts of the body)… and annually some 40,000 women will die in spite of over 20 years of pink ribbon awareness.
-My message for everyone is to think before you pink: I encourage everyone to stop the distraction and focus on the matter at hand, find solutions to put an end to breast cancer.
There are 6 ways in which the pink ribbon culture distracts, preventing real significant progress…
4 Video Clips That Will Alter The Way You Look At The World
4 different clips about consciousness that will completely change the way you look at the world.
#1: Charlie Chaplin’s speech from ‘The Great Dictator’
#2: A conversation on consciousness from ‘My Dinner with Andre’
#3: “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” from ‘Network’
#4: Dylan Ratigan (rightfully) loses it on air
The opioid crisis…
America has some serious problems, but public attention only seems to flow where the mainstream media goes. And while there certainly is reason to be concerned with the social turmoil and the general tenor of American society today, a far more dangerous and diabolical crisis is tearing us apart from the inside.