Once Upon A Wolvog

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HelthWyzer than You Think They Are

In Atwood’s third instalment of the trilogy,  we find out to what extent the government is involved in the decay of its population’s health. All of us here are familiar with the BlyssPluss pills a part of Crake’s master plan to wipe out the Earth’s population. More specifically, as we read on, we learn more and more about what the pills that claim to either be birth control, give immense sexual pleasure or make you feel younger, actually do. Ironically, these “vitamin pills” do anything but good. Most likely, these pills introduce a deadly virus into the consumer’s body whose effects are only felt in the long-term. The goal of this is to keep the population unhealthy so that when they need treatments they will ask for help (which doesn’t come cheap) to the same guys who got them terminally ill in the first place.

picture of doctor hands giving white pills and glass of water

In a society that functions relatively the same way as the one in this book, we could suspect the government of actively keeping its population ill. For instance, in the United States where healthcare is extremely costly, it is not far fetched to think that the idea might have occurred to them that they could make more money by not advertising that they have the cure for certain fatal diseases.

High cost of tresting cancer

In the trilogy,  there are many instances when highly ranked scientists, like Crake’s dad, come across incriminating evidence against the government and unfortunately have deadly “accidents” when attempting to expose the truth. This could  explain why scientists in a similar society would feel threatened if they ever stubbled upon that kind of information. Maybe anyone that has tried to uncover the truth has had a “terrible accident”. Another way  people can be manipulated into staying silent on the issue is by labeling those that question a government’s authority as conspiracy nuts. Evidently, no one wants to be “that guy”.

it's a conspiracy!

I’ll agree that this conspiracy is quite far fetched considering the repercussions of such actions on the part of a country’s government would be devastating. However “too crazy to be true” we want this theory to be, is there a little part of you that wouldn’t put it past some governments? Is a billion dollar industry, like cancer treatment, more appealing than a healthy population? Let me know if you’re a conspiracy nut yourself.








We’re eating whaatt?

Once finishing the novel and analyzing the brains behind the so called creator of the “extraordinary pill”(BlyssPluss pill) , which claimed to protect and prolong youth. It made me question the world in which we live in, and I began to wonder if this world is actually trying to slowly kill us all. Perhaps not in the same way Crake had in mind (kill off the current generation) but perhaps kill us in a different way such as the food we eat, and the air we breathe, etc. I’m sure you’ve never thought of that before, or have you?

Ever thought of all the GMOs and hormones that are pumped into the food we eat? And let’s not even talk about the list of five trillion ingredients that are put in processed foods! What about the fast food chains? How could they possibly sell their 10 piece “real “chicken tenders for 1.99$. Like seriously? Their’s obviously a catch.


Don’t believe me? Take a look at this article that has banned food in Europe and in other counties around the world but are still circulating here in North America.


And let me just give you a heads up on what scientists are doing with these GMOs.

“Geneticists have bred GMO pigs that glow in the dark by inserting into their DNA a gene for bioluminescence from a jellyfish. Tomatoes have been developed that resist frost and freezing temperatures with antifreeze genes from a cold-water fish, the winter flounder. The Food and Drug Administration also recently approved potatoes that don’t bruise and apples that don’t brown.” (Life Science GMOs: Facts About Genetically Modified Food)

Now if you think that’s bad let’s take a second and talk about the air we breathe.With pollution and climate change no wonder its getting worse and worse. Last year, China had a massive problem with the condition of the air they were breathing because of smog. Did you ever think of the day that we’d have to sell air? Well the day has come!


What do you guys think about this? It’s mind boggling to know what they can do to the foods we eat and how we might not even know  if what we’re eating is “Real or Fake”.Do you think we’ll ever know what is real or fake? Or is the government just trying to blind us from the truth?