They Knew –they always knew
Near the same time as Preston was elucidating his equation for nuclear power in 1875, the ‘late effects’ of polio were becoming known to the early neurology ‘giants’ like Jean-Martin Charcot and Hermann Oppenheim. In his book “The Polio Paradox”, Richard Bruno reviews the “case of the French patient”, a 19-year-old Frenchman who worked in the tanning industry and suffered the weakening and withering of post-polio syndrome. The case was one among a hundred documented before the turn of the 20th century. The poison cause of this patient’s original illness as a young child appears to never have been revealed, neither was his ongoing debility as a chemical handler, for in this era Germ Theory was rooting deep into the Victorian-industrial establishment and displacing the brilliant and accurate theories of Pleomorphism. Louis Pasteur, whose institution and excursions into bacteriology were financed by the French Rothschilds, is famously known to have confessed on his deathbed that the genius of pleomorphism was correct.
Pleomorphism (or polymorphism) determines that life arises from chemistry: the chemical constituents of the environment composing a dynamically flexible matrix for lifeforms to adapt and display ‘transitional’ qualities, altering the nature of microbial form and function in an ultimately wholistic gestalt of biology. Modern pleomorphism was born in the mind of Antoine Bechamp and expressed by Claude Bernard’s conception of ‘bioterrain’. Bechamp endured the academic tribulation of increasing marginalization as his work went unfunded and Germ Theory was promoted in politically well-connected circles. The static proposition of germ-caused disease undergirded an ancient phobia that coalesced with the 19th century obsession among western intellectuals with ‘degenerate’ humanity: it was a sociological Perfect Storm that led to “negative eugenics”. By contrast, pleomorphic ideation was like a lifeboat idly strapped to the deck of the Titanic. Few appreciated its utility, except for those who understood the titanic Germ Theory would sink.
Neuroanatomy between 1830 and 1880 proved that paralyzing degeneration resulted from the disintegration of the brain and spinal nerves. The field of neurology split off in multiple directions –creating and expanding treatments of surgery, drug therapy, and psychiatry. Parallel developments of eugenics, bacteriology, epidemiology and immunology fueled a young science of medical chemistry that drew its most ardent practitioners from a self-styled elite of the intelligentsia. They practiced as artisans refining a craft, and drew mental inspiration from the deep wells of philosophical and religious tradition: traditions inextricably entwined with the use of drugs as demonstrated by their alchemical forbearers. Investigations and experiments conformed to the inflated ideals of superior-minded cohorts who nested under the wings of industry and academia in an ever-widening rift of class-divided society. At last, technology became the enabling factor in the decisive battles of power over the destiny of mankind.
Heady stuff for contemporary thinkers. 90,000 commercial chemicals, gene-destabilizing radiation, and 150 years of conditioned social science later we stand on our own crossroads. Scientists have the means and the will to “build better humans”. The issues are matters of utility. Weapons and Germ Theory have proved-out the degenerate lot of the human species. The Nuclear Age’s Baby-boom generation is mature: yesterday’s polio children are in their Golden Years but Americans would probably not survive another assault of the kind perpetrated in the 1950s. Our bodies are more fragile. The fallout from atomic-bombs has been estimated to be equivalent to 40,000 Hiroshima-sized blasts, or 16kt of deadly poisons 40,000 times over. It came down with the snow and rain, grew up with the grasses and trees, and the cycle is repeating itself with Chemtrails as we shift from Nuclear to Nanotech, biologically speaking. Nuclear energy is not going away. In fact, more is planned and the medical research hierarchy is devising ways of reconfiguring DNA to become radio-resistant.