Big Pharma, Valentine’s Day, LOVE
For decades people have complained about the commercialization of Valentine’s Day. Many conspiracy theorists and angsty teenagers have made claims that the holiday was created as a way for Hallmark to make money.
But what if Hallmark has always been just a scapegoat?
Do people really think Hallmark is making that much bank selling thick paper that folds in half with sappy writings on it?
Sure, maybe the chocolate and flower companies are making an extra mil or two, but even that’s nothing in comparison to the true culprit behind this holiday.
Take a moment and really think about who could benefit from a massive celebration of love.
It could only be one thing.
That’s right. Big Pharma.
What The Conspiracy has uncovered the truth!
When people express their love they have sex.
Some people are responsible and use birth control. According to the CDC, 62% of women of reproductive age are currently using contraception (and this was a study in 2012, mind you). 28% of those women are on the pill. That’s 10.6 million women on the pill. If it costs women between $160-$600 every year that means Big Pharma makes a ridiculous amount of money from that alone.
But it’s not that alone.
If 62% of women of reproductive age use contraception that means 38% do not. You know how Big Pharma makes the most money? From people.
If people express their love with sex on a holiday that was designed specifically for people to do just that, that means that there’s a pretty good chance that a bunch of heterosexual women are going to end up pregnant, which means, there will be even more people in the world who can be convinced they need to take Big Pharma pills.
Love = Sex = More People.
More People = More Pills = More Money.
This is not about greeting cards.
The greeting cards, the chocolate, the wine, the dinner reservations, these are all just elements that go into a much bigger conspiracy.
Big Pharma wants you to “fall in love,” because they want you to have sex and they want you to have babies that will then need Prozac because they have to live with you (and you’ll need it if you’re living with a baby).
So, Big Pharma is the one who has been behind Valentine’s Day all along (maybe not ALL along, but since it became popular again in mainstream culture).
Also, Rom-Coms and the Kardashians. Because when there’s an impossible standard for both love and beauty most people make themselves sick over it until they need medication to overcome the trauma of not being good enough.