Today’s Pondering~Against Medical Advice

As a nation that is so enamored with pharamaceuticals, I ask you, “What will you do when ALL of the pills available to you are red?” It will happen. There will be a day when the whole truth finally comes out. Will you hear it or simply refuse your pill? ~ Me

Today, I had the unfortunate pleasure of visiting a doctor’s office with my daughter. She has been feeling poorly and wanted to ask the doctor’s opinion on some things. She just turned eighteen, so she didn’t feel quite comfortable going in without me. I’ve always been with her at the doctor and she wanted me there to help her remember all of the things we’ve talked about so that she could relay this to the doctor. As it turns out, her doctor’s office still requires a mask in order to be in the office. I pointed out, once again to the staff at the front desk that masks have been proven to be ineffective in preventing the disease from getting through. They didn’t care. They basically said that even if they didn’t agree with the mask requirement, it was the rule for the network and that they had no control. So, after a bit of arguing, we left without my daughter being seen by the doctor. I then proceeded to make several calls to complain about the ridiculousness of this rule. How often are people following rules because they believe that the people who set them have their best interests at hear? How often are they wrong about that? Looking around that doctor’s office, I must sadly report that it appears to be 99.99999% of the time.

Here’s the thing, I pay for insurance coverage. When my provider does stupid things like requiring masks that do absolutely nothing, my insurance provider should be able to accept a grievance regarding the provider’s lack of ability to provide service. But when I called my insurance provider, they seemed extremely confused about how to accept a grievance, so I walked them through it. I first told them that I have no qualms about suing both the insurance provider and the doctor’s office as well as the health network. This seemed to help them figure it out. After about forty minutes on the phone, my grievance was completed and submitted.

The bigger problem I’m having is how to reconcile the fact that a medical care provider is still requiring a mask when it has been scientifically proven that the hole size in a mask is larger than the virus itself. The virus can walk right into your face, people. So, if a “medical” provider doesn’t know or care enough to not require something as ineffective a mask, then why should I trust them with my medical care? There are individuals for whom a mask presents other issues. Individuals with breathing issues such as COPD or chronic respiratory illness, those who have anxiety, individuals with autism, people who have been victimized through rape or other abuse, etc. These people are not able to comfortably wear a mask. Not to mention the fact that masks hinder your ability to breathe fresh air and a lack of fresh air causes other problems altogether. The only time that I have gotten even the least bit sick over the last couple of years were in the days following having had to wear a mask for an appointment. After my last bout with bronchitis, I absolutely refuse to put one of those things on.

The truth is that they want you to be sick. They want you to take unnecessary medications and do unnecessary things to keep you coming back to them for more unnecessary “medical” care. They are incompetent and their treatment of their patients is going against the tenets of their patient rights bill. The one that says that patients have the right to, “…competent, considerate, and respectful health care,” or “be free from mental, physical, and sexual abuse,” or “…humane treatment in the least restrictive manner appropriate for treatment needs,” or even to “refuse to participate as a subject in research.” They are throwing all of this to the wayside because they have have either been threatened, coerced or bribed to uphold a narrative that is meant to keep the masses in a place of fear and dependence upon authorities that do not have their best interests at heart.

As if that isn’t enough, the gatekeepers at these offices keep passing the buck and saying that you have to follow rules that don’t make sense. Even when they know that the rules don’t make sense, they continue to follow them, so they expect you to do the same. Here’s the truth, you don’t have to follow these rules that are unconstitutional, discriminatory, damaging, and based on scientifically and medically flawed reasoning. The only reason it continues is because there are so many out there who refuse to say no. There are still too many of us who for some reason are putting our respective tails between our legs and accepting what they are telling us as gospel. Well, it is far from any gospel I have ever read and it is certainly not grounded in any Biblical concept. It is all part of a larger, evil narrative that is meant to kill off the weak and place the rest under submission to a very small percentage of wealthy elites who hate the rest of us. Tell them you don’t want or need to wear the mask. Do your research and understand that it is all for show and control. It does absolutely nothing to prevent disease. I, for one, do not like being controlled and I absolutely refuse.

Rebecca Benston is the owner of Higher Ground Books & Media and the author of over twenty titles currently available through Amazon and other outlets. Her books include a mystery series (The Rona Shively Stories), empowerment resources such as Wise Up to Rise Up, Don’t Be Stupid (And I Mean That in the Nicest Way), and From Judgment to Jubilee, children’s books including Grumble D. Grumble Learns to Smile, All the Scary Things, and See How Strong You Are. Benston lives in Springfield, Ohio with her awesome daughter, Mya and enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and telling it like it is. She enjoys being able to help other authors get their stories out there through Higher Ground and has recently expanded her freelance services to offer more extensive guidance as a writing coach and social media manager. For more information, you can contact Benston at

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My name is Rebecca Benston. I’m a Christian. I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m a writer. I’m a thinker. When I write fiction, I am usually writing a mystery series called The Rona Shively Stories. My P.I. character, Rona Shively is feisty, fearless and fabulous and is usually caught up in something she doesn’t want to be caught up in. In addition to this series, I also have a blog called Higher Ground for Life. Through this blog, I’m hoping to reach women or anyone who is seeking to develop a relationship with God and give them inspiration to get out there and follow His path for their lives!
I also have a blog called Leading the Follower. This one is my favorite. I write about religion, faith, spirituality and all that goes along with it. What we believe, what we don’t believe, what we are told to believe and how society feels about believing in general. I do a lot of testifying here and some of what I say may make you angry. Most of it will make you think. Some of it will make you cry. Any of it could make you laugh. It’s really up to you.

If you are looking for practical advice, honest conversation, and no nonsense observations about living in today’s world, check out my blogs at and and and And if you’re so inclined, you can purchase my books and some other great, inspirational works from Higher Ground Books & Media at

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