Arrogance or Close-Mindedness?
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein 1879 –1955
When did such arrogance become so deeply entrenched in our professed superior modern society? Surely we have not regressed back to the close-mindedness of the Dark Ages Inquisition, dismissing any contrary opinion as heresy.
When reading the history of medicine we laugh at what was thought to be effective medicine. Or even more simple, our belief, with arrogance mind you, that the world is flat. Any idea that conflicted with this common thought was, needless to say, considered heretical doctrine.
Medical doctors, lost in the false belief that they “know best”, have become blind to the obvious statistics of harm that drugs and needless surgeries cause…
Ironically, they are quick to call anything outside their dogma as quackery; such as Holistic Medicine.
And sadly, if anyone in the holistic medicine arena challenges this ignorant concept, the challenger is quickly dismissed as a “brainwashed sham artist” or an “uneducated idiot”.
Outcry for a Change
In today’s world, there seems to be an outcry for a change in healthcare, and I’m not speaking about the healthcare we hear about in politics. No, I’m speaking of health care as opposed to disease care.
If our modern evidence based medicine, which is based on testing and observing, thus, “proving” the effectiveness of treatments, is so successful in its premise, why are people sicker than ever? Shouldn’t the opposite be occurring? Especially here in the USA, the self-proclaimed most advanced country in the world of medicine!
Thousands of people a day die from our conventional medical care and, yet there are basically zero outcries from the skeptics of natural health care medicine.
As though in some sort of trance, they simply repeat the same mantras against alternative care…“it’s quackery care”, which is…mind you, the very thing they accuse alternative advocates of doing; chanting mantras against Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)!
Furthermore, despite the mounting presence of their precious evidence that is in favor of natural health care, they nonetheless bury their head into the ground in denial, but not without first crying (as though programmed), “But it’s still quackery”.
Modern Medicine Prone from Scrutiny
An intelligent person should be asking why modern medicine seems prone from scrutiny like “alternative” medicine constantly is.
Especially when the failures of modern medicine are resulting in more and more needless deaths.
Not to mention the very diseases they are supposedly fighting against are statistically getting worse. If it isn’t the health and well-being of the diseased patient then what else can it be?
Money? What is a person’s life worth anyway?
We all have heard of horror stories of injuries caused by a medical doctor, but we excuse it for some reason. Well, a major reason is because we aren’t even able to sue a medical doctor due to negligence as it has been blamed for high insurance premiums (aka. “Frivolous Lawsuits”).
Of course, in the relatively rare event, as compared to medical doctor’s accidents, when a bad event occurs with a chiropractor, all of sudden it becomes a front page stoning by the so-called skeptics. Of course they are chanting, “Quack, sham artist, lack of evidence based medicine, etc”.
The hypocrisy is literally mind blowing!
A good example is comparing a chiropractic “adjustment” vs an osteopathic “adjustment”. Although, oddly enough, despite the years of training and expertise of a chiropractor, for some reason (beyond logical belief) skeptics proclaim that a spinal “adjustment” is safer when an osteopath does the procedure then the chiropractor; especially when referring to the neck.
In other words, chiropractic = quackery; whereas, osteopath = safe.
Let me ask the obvious question here. If it is quackery and unsafe, wouldn’t that exact procedure still be quackery no matter who delivers the adjustment?
Moreover; osteopaths receive substantially less training in adjusting or manipulation techniques then chiropractors.
Who would you trust?
Guess it depends if you have a mind of your own that is capable of weighing out such counter-intuitive evidence or if you simply follow along in the mist of the mindless chant of the skeptic mindset.
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