Can we win ?

"It's a form of tyranny. But, that's the whole point of corporatization -- to try to remove the public from making decisions over their own fate, to limit the public arena, to control opinion, to make sure that the fundamental decisions that determine how the world is going to be run -- which includes production, commerce, distribution, thought, social policy, foreign policy, everything -- are not in the hands of the public, but rather in the hands of highly concentrated private power. In effect, tyranny unaccountable to the public."
Noam Chomsky on Microsoft and Corporate Control of the Internet (

Peddling misinformation, untruths, manipulating , distorting and ignoring evidence, knocking back research for decades in their wake, forcing people into endless years of suffering , the medical insurance industry's foray into ME amounts to the biggest medical scandal of all time. Yet they go from strength to strength; the only difference being they are now taking over the entire NHS (Crowhurst G 2007 , Be a Troublemaker

So yesterday I phoned ICAS :
The Independent Complaints Advocacy Service that has been commissioned by the Department of Health "to provide a confidential advocacy support service that is free and completely independent of the NHS."(

It's a huge decision. Will we get anywhere ? Just how all-pervasive are those vested interests , that have so dominated our life so far ? We will see.


  1. When I saw the Chomsky quote, I thought I was reading something in the US. Chomsky is one of my favorite writers/scholars. Corporatization of health care in the US is our main health care problem (along with the fact that about 48 million in the US do not have any health care and 20,000 people die a year because they don't have any insurance). My favorite author/historian is
    Howard Zinn. (I don't want to leave him out.)

    Good luck on your battle. Like I've said before, it will be good for all of us with CFS/Me (including me, here on the US side of the ocean).


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