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Nearly half of Americans believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, survey finds

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2277 (Published 20 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2277

Re: Nearly half of Americans believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, survey finds

Sometimes government is like ranching, and citizens are like cattle. Cattle think that ranchers are taking care of them by providing them with food, water, and land. Likewise, citizens think, hope, or pretend that governments are taking care of them by providing them with rights, protection, and money. But in reality, both cattle and citizens are being manipulated, measured, and marketed for profit. Sadly, citizens are being manipulated by media, measured by pollsters, and marketed by venal governments, which callously use citizenship like a branding iron.


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22 March 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA