If you want to realize a CURE for End Stage Renal Disease in your lifetime-Then you have got to do something to bring these things into being; because “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will". Frederick Douglass, 1857 If you are a Dialysis Patient or a Family Member or Friend of one, and this does not feel right to you; please sign the petition and help us get the ball rolling to have this industry “Thoroughly Investigated” Again! So that we as Dialysis Patients can have Compassionate, Individualized Medical Treatment, instead of being “Herded off to Slaughter” like Cattle, for Profit. Please Help Us Stop The Dialysis Industry From Legally Mutilating and Murdering Sick People...... The Great American Dialysis Conspiracy
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The reason that the Dialysis Industry is allowed to continue to exist with so many deplorable conditions that go unchecked, unreported and unregulated is based on the perceived value of the Human Inventory that they hold. You see! You don’t find too many Wall Street Executives, Bankers, Prominent Politicians or even Upper Middle Class people on dialysis. Most of these people do not go months or years unable to obtain Healthcare that allows them to have a Primary Care Physician that constantly monitors the status of their bodies and minds. Most of these people are not trapped in abject poverty with no, apparent end in sight or way out. Most of these people are not driven to substance abuse, subjected to violent crimes or forced, (due to their circumstance and Generational Conditioning), to a way of life that is not enhanced by Higher Learning, exposure to the Fine Arts or Refined Culture. Most of these people are not un- or underrepresented by the Justice, Political and Economic Systems that exist in our country which affords its Citizens Equal Protection and Opportunity under the law. And most of these people have no comprehension of the Vicious Cycle of Helplessness and Hopelessness that leads these people into a life of Perpetual Poverty, Prison; Early Death or into a Dialysis Center. And unfortunately-not too many of the people in the list above care, understand or give a damn about the people that are “Beneath Them”-And I don’t say that as if they are obligated to do so; because this is America-and they have the right to think, feel and behave in the manner that they desire so long as it does not violate Local, State or Federal Law. I say this just to illustrate the Gap In Equality and Worth between these people and the people who typically wind up as Dialysis Patients. Most of the people who wind up in the dialysis center have a completely different lifestyle, income level, level of education and chances and opportunities for advancement up the Social Ladder. Now this is not to say that everybody who winds up on dialysis is poor, uneducated or impoverished- Were just talking about averages here, not the exceptions to the rule. I have known and know, some very Intelligent and Highly Motivated and Accomplished Individuals on dialysis. However, the vast majority of people who are on dialysis are (Perceived by those who aren’t), as Stupid, Uneducated, Drug Addicts, Alcoholics, Criminals, Poor People, Thugs, Gangbangers and any other category of Subhuman Being that an Elitist could imagine. In other words, these are the kinds of people that this world would be better off without-“The Expendables”. Evidence of the Typical Demographic of dialysis patients in America can be found below in this report entitled: 2011 USRDS Annual Data Report. The Racial Demographics in this report matches the perceptions of far too many of the people who own this industry, work in this industry and provide support services to this industry; as well as far too many of the people who are responsible for “regulating” this industry. By race, rates for African Americans and Native Americans in 2009 were 976 and 523 per million population, respectively — 3.5 and 1.9 times greater than the rate of 277 found among whites. Since 2000, the rate of new ESRD cases has grown 7.2 percent among whites and 6.4 percent among Asians, while remaining stable in the African American population. As in the previous two years, 13 percent of new ESRD patients in 2009 were Hispanic. The incident rate in this population continues to fall — 1.5 percent in 2009, to 501 per million population — yet remains 1.5 times greater than that seen among non-Hispanics. With the exception of an uptick in 2006, the rate of new ESRD cases caused by diabetes has remained quite stable since 2000, and was 154 per million population in 2009. The rate of ESRD due to hypertension, in contrast, has grown 8.7 percent since 2000, to 101, while that of ESRD due to glomerulonephritis has fallen 23 percent, to 23.8. U.S. Renal Data System, USRDS 2011 Annual Data Report: Atlas of Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 2011. Publications based upon USRDS data reported here or supplied upon request must include this citation and the following notice: The data reported here have been supplied by the United States Renal Data System (USRDS). The interpretation and reporting of these data are the responsibility of the author(s) and in no way should be seen as an official policy or interpretation of the U.S. government.