In a new and not shocking poll, Americans said they hate the government almost as much as they hate big pharma. Considering both are in each other’s back pocket, that makes complete sense and no one should be surprised by this.
America hates big pharma and the government. No surprise there. But the pharmaceutical industry is hated slightly more. It ranked last in favorability among Americans, according to a new poll conducted by Gallup. This year marked the lowest net positivity rating (the difference between people who say they like the industry and those who dislike the industry) that the pharmaceutical industry has had since Gallup started polling in 2001. Big Pharma’s -31 net positivity rating was so low, only a handful of industries had been ranked lower. Other hated sectors include the federal government, and oil and gas companies
America’s distaste for the scandal-plagued pharmaceutical industry isn’t without reason. Earlier this year, Congress grilled pharma leaders for the high cost of prescription drugs. An Oklahoma judge recently ordered Johnson & Johnson pay $572 million for its role in the opioid epidemic. Novartis and other major pharma companies stopped developing life-saving medicine for lack of profit. –Middle Town Press
The federal government had been last or tied last on Gallup’s poll since 2011. This year, it ranks as the second least favorable industry. They were close to as hated as Big Pharma with a net positivity rating of -27. With the increasing levels of authoritarian controls and demands for people to give up their liberty and freedom in exchange for a police state, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise. Humans were not meant to be slaves and those in the United States may slowly be waking up to the reality they’ve found themselves in.
Hopefully, the government and industries that it protects, such as Big Pharma will never recover and only see their rating drop. It’s easier to enslave people when they are addicted to drugs and that addiction fuels Big Pharma’s profits. It’s a neverending circle of profits for Big Pharma and death and enslavement for everyone else.
The author of No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority was an anti-authoritarian philosopher and legal theorist who had spent his earlier life vigorously campaigning against slavery. Following the American Civil War however, he became horrified at the brutality and carnage that had been unleashed. Redoubling his criticisms, Spooner asserts his dismay that the U.S. government was rendered inert by its Constitution – slavery was only abolished after a long and bloody war, whereas had it been forbade at the outset, no such conflict would have arisen.
A strong proponent of natural law – the concept that all humans had rights endowed at the point of their birth – Spooner had a sense of revulsion at how American politics had ensued in the early-to-mid 19th century. It was thus that No Treason was written in the hope of moderating the Constitution to ensure that slavery and bloody recriminations for secession would never again occur.