Here’s an extract from WAR DOGS – a 2016 American film directed by Todd Phillips.
The film follows two international arms dealers who receive a government contract to supply weapons for U.S. troops in Afghanistan worth approximately $300 million.
What do you know about war?
They’ll tell you it is about patriotism, democracy, or some shit about the other guy who hates our freedom.
But you want to know what it is really about?
What do you see?
A kid from Arkansas doing his patriotic duty to defend his country.
I see a helmet. Fire retardant gloves, body armor, and a M16…
I see $17500
That is what it costs to outfit one American soldier.
Over 2 million soldiers fought in Iraq & Afghanistan
It costs the American tax payer 4, 5 Billion dollars each year- just to pay the air conditioning bills for the wars
And that is what war is really about.
WAR IS AN ECONOMY
Anybody who tells you otherwise is either in it – or stupid.
But, I did not know that yet.
Back then, I did not know anything.
When United States President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act into effect in 1971, most Americans – and the rest of the world –believed that if America could put a man on the moon, the war against cancer would soon be over.
More than 45 years on and rogue cancer cells continue to cause death, destroy lives and devastate families. Every day in the US alone, more than 1500 people succumb to the dis – ease.
The war against cancer goes on .
Using our movie analogy , why then do people continue waging war against cancer?
What is the war really about?
The war against cancer is an economy
According to the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR), Cancer costs $895 billion annually. Each year, cancer costs the world more money than any other disease. Comparatively, heart disease costs $753 billion. Nothing else comes close, with traffic accidents and diabetes each costing about $204 billion.
To breakdown the direct healthcare costs, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) estimated cancer cost Americans $88.7 billion in 2011. Of that cost:
- 50% came from hospital outpatient or doctor office visits
- 35% came from inpatient hospital stays
- 11% came from prescription drugs
And it’s getting more and more expensive.
For those waging war against cancer – those in it – it is big business indeed .
PUSHING THE STOP BUTTON IS NOT AN OPTION.
No one can ever doubt the sheer genius of modern medicine – and the important role which symptomatic drugs play in fighting select ACUTE dis-eases, but 45 years on, something is wrong when it comes to CHRONIC dis-eases like cancer .
The PRIMARY FOCUS is wrong.
Symptomatic drugs taken on their own – without parallel lifestyle changes – will not cure chronic dis-eases like cancer .
What’s required is a RADICAL TACTIC SHIFT.
Tragically, for those facing up to cancer , the shift is not likely to come from those waging the cancer war – hence from those in it.
Why would they change it?
Why would they turn their primary focus from treating the symptom – to addressing the cause – finding the cure ?
No weapons manufacturer ( drug manufacturer) would turn their primary focus to finding peace ( cure ) ?
Why would they kill off their highly profitable ECONOMY ?
THE REALITY CHECK is that………..
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That’s why it’s not the primary focus
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And neither is likely to find favour with those in the cancer war .
Now you know .
You can decide what war is about.
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Rob Opie is a Brand Strategist, Speaker, Author and PERFORMANCE COACH Coach to Business executives, Corporate teams, Sports teams – and LIFE COACH to Individuals.
He also runs a non- profit online Cancer Resource Centre at Cancer Champions
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