Monday, September 5, 2011

Absolute truth

One of the things we have gotten away from in this country is telling people about absolute truths because we are afraid of offending people.  We've gotten away from this in church, courts, school, politics and, you guessed it, the medical field.  The result has lead to many of the problems we face today.

There are two things we are told never to discuss with strangers, and these are religion and politics.  The reason is because we don't want to offend them.  Yet in church, in court, in school, and in politics we should be exploring the truth and teaching about absolute truths.

Yet out of fear of offending someone, we don't do this anymore.  Today we are more interested in keeping the peace that telling the truth.  The reason for this is because the truth can hurt.  And by golly in today's world of political correctness, we are more interested in keeping the peace than teaching truths.

To make matters worse, since we have quit talking about absolute truths, we have become lazy intellectually.  Instead of continuously looking for answers, we settle for what we already know.  And I think there are no better examples of this than right here in the medical field.

For years evidence has been coming out -- and reported right here at the RT Cave -- that the hypoxic drive is real but the hypoxic drive theory is not real.  Evidence supports the idea of giving patients the oxygen they need, and yet doctors continue to underoxygenate COPD patients out of fear they will cause the patent's carbon dioxide to rise and their drive to breathe to diminished.

Yet in all my years as an RT, I have only seen this happen once.  I've seen CO2 rise slightly, yet that's it.  I have only seen a COPD patient have a syncopal episode following oxygen therapy once.  And he was put on a ventilator and his breathing supported, and he lived on another two years. 

Yet because we RTs are enablers, in that we are more concerned to keep the peace than to risk offending a doctor and stating the truth, this theory continues to be worshiped by many physicians.  Because we are afraid to tell the absolute truth, patients are needlessly suffering.  Because we are afraid to tell the truth, the science world has become lazy in their research because doctors are not pushing for the absolute truth.

Instead, doctors in this country continue to teach and practice based on theories that are older than dirt.  Patients suffer, respiratory therapists and nurses are overworked and burned out (resulting in apathy), and the entire medical field suffers as a result.  And we RTs and RNs know about the problem and solutions, yet we don't tell the truth because we are afraid of offending physicians.

Another perfect example is in my field of medicine.  Doctors order breating treatments that I have to do on every patient who wheezes or is short of breath, yet my medicine only treats asthma.  The result is we RTs become burned out and apathetic.  We are so burned out we don't have time to write protocols and educate ourselves.  We become lazy. We become enablers to stupid doctor orders. 

In RT schools and doctor schools we need to start investigating truths and teaching them.  We need to stop worrying about offending doctors who've been around for 50 years and are leaders of the medical cliche.  In economic schools we need to study history and learn from what works and what does not work. I am confident that if we studied this, we'd soon learn that federal governments would be better off living by the same economic and budget standards of the common household.

That taxes are needed yet too much tax and spending will bankrupt not just a household but a government.  That to teach about frugality and virtues is essential to maintaining a just and noble society that will prosper.  That not teaching these, as we've done the past 40 years, will only result in the destruction of the fabric that forms societies.  I've written about this on my blog before.

There is a force of evil over the world right now, and it's being lead by progressives and radical Islam.  T
hey are the one's who have been on the offense the past 100 years because the rest of society has become lazy and hasn't been looking for them.  While we have a blind eye turned to them, progressives have destroyed the moral fabric of America right from within. It has been destruction by insiduous means.

While we had a blind eye to them terrorists have been planning our destruction and even destroyed the Twin Towers in New York.  Yet we continue to have a blind eye to them and they continue to work together for the destruction of the West in order to either create a New World Order of a global Caliphate. 

Democracies are probably going to be formed in the Middle East.  If true democracies are formed that are lead by just and noble people, the world will benefit.  If these democracies give power and protect the freedom of the people, great.  Yet I think too many people assume this is what will happen. 

Yet all along progressives and radical Islam have been planning on taking over these democracies and creating either a socialist country or a radical Islamic country.  If progressive get their hands on the countries they will form communism and take away freedoms.  If radical Islam gets ahold of those countries, they will surround Israel and slaughter the Jews in a second holocaust.  The holocaust caused by Hitler will pale in comparison.

They will not stop there.  WWIII will result.  Either you are with them or you will be killed.  And this will all happen becasue we turned a blind eye to them.  We didn't want to speak up in churhes and schools about the absolute truths because we were afraid of offending. 

Yet speaking these truths may hurt the person you're telling it to.  You wll insult their intelligence.  You may even risk losing respect, and even your job.  Yet this is what's needed in the medical field. 

I don't know if you guys know about this, but when Moses escaped Israel, only 20 percent of the Israelites left with him out of fear of the absolute truths that lay out their.  They weren't sure they wanted to make the sacrifice, take the risk of going where no one has gone before.  They were afraid to face the absolute truth. So for this reason only 20 percent of Israelites stood by Mt. Sinai when Moses introduced them to the Ten Commandments.

Yet that's all it took was a small 20 percent to stand up and tell the truth.  All it takes is for a small group to peaceably assemble and say that the medical field is broke and we need to fix it, that we need to find the absolute truths and teach.  We need to put a kingdom of light over the darkness caused by the power of deception.

We need to get leaders in the Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Conservative and liberal communities to stand up and speak out, and to develop followers who seek to learn the absolute truth.  We can all come together and become the most powerful majority on the face of the earth.  It only takes a small number. It only takes 20-25 percent.

Ronald Reagan once said that "Freedom will prosper when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is followed."  No government has lasted  as long as the U.S. government.  If we go back to the core values that formed this nation, we will never fail.  We must have hope.


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