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TOPIC: Attacking Symptoms vs. Supporting Wellness

Attacking Symptoms vs. Supporting Wellness 23 Mar 2011 18:00 #1775

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This is from: www.trufax.org/general/indoc.html#health

In the process of making the Shift from a paradigm of separation to one of wholeness, both of the comparisons below express aspects of what characterizes the change of focus. --Bruce
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Indoctrination & Propaganda vs. Education

Indoctrination & Propaganda
  • 1a. One-sided: Different or opposing views are either ignored, misrepresented, under-represented, or denigrated.
  • 2a. Uses generalizations, "allness" statements, and lack of specific references and data.
  • 3a. Card Stacking: Data carefully selected - even distorted - to present only the best or worse possible case. Language used to conceal.
  • 4a. Misleading use of statistics.
  • 5a. Herding: Ignores distinctions and subtle differences. Attempts to bring together superficially similar elements together. Reasons by analogy.
  • 6a. False Dilemma (either/or): Only two solutions to the problem or two ways of viewing the issue - the "right way" (writer or speaker's way) and the "wrong way" (any other way).
  • 7a. Appeals to Authority: Statements by selected authority figures used to clinch an argument. "Only the expert knows" approach.
  • 8a. Appeals to consensus or bandwagon approach: "Everybody's doing it so it must be right".
  • 9a. Appeals to emotions and emotional responses: Uses words and pictures with strong emotional connotations.
  • 10a. Labeling: Uses labels and derogatory language to describe proponents of opposing viewpoint.
  • 11a. Promotes attitudes of attack and/or defense with the aim of selling a position or product.
  • 12a. Ignores assumptions and built-in biases.
  • 13a. Language promotes lack of awareness and unconsciousness.
  • 14a. Can lead to tunnel vision and bigotry.
  • 15a. Referenced studies conceal conflict-of-interest funding sources.
  • 16a. Statistics always presented to show maximum damage from problem and minimum damage from solution.
Education
  • 1b. Many sided: Issues examined from many points of view; opposition fairly represented.
  • 2b. Uses qualifiers: Statements supported with specific references and data.
  • 3b. Balanced: Presents samples from a wide range of available data on the subject. Language used to reveal.
  • 4b. Statistical references qualified with respect to size, duration, criteria, controls, source and subsidizer.
  • 5b. Discrimination: Points out differences and subtle distinctions. Use analogies carefully, pointing out differences and non-applicability.
  • 6b. Alternatives: There are many ways of solving a problem or viewing an issue.
  • 7b. Appeals to reason: Statements by authority figures and concerned parties used to stimulate thought and discussion. "Experts seldom agree".
  • 8b. Appeals to fact: Facts selected from broad data base. Logical, ethical, aesthetic and psycho-spiritual aspects considered.
  • 9b. Appeals to people's capacity for thoughtful, reasoned responses: Uses emotionally neutral words and illustrations.
  • 10b. Avoids labels and derogatory language: Addresses the argument, not the people supporting a particular viewpoint.
  • 11b. Promotes attitudes of openness and inquiry. Aim is to discover.
  • 12b. Explores assumptions and built-in biases.
  • 13b. Language usage promotes greater awareness and consciousness.
  • 14b. Can lead to breadth of vision and understanding.
  • 15b. Referenced studies reveal conflict-of-interest funding sources.
  • 16b. Statistics presented to show many aspects of problem, not always from a non-max/min approach.
Disease Care vs. Health Care

Disease-Care
  • 17a. Emphasis on removing symptoms. Aims for quick results.
  • 18a. Emphasis on management and control. Professional "manages" while patient "follows orders".
  • 19a. Assembly line methods geared for profit.
  • 20a. Reliance on technological intervention and substitution, e.g., organ transplants, insulin injections, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, synthetic and frequently toxic drugs and vaccines. Focuses on replacing organs or systems and their functions.
  • 21a. Cost and dependency escalating.
  • 22a. Disease and disability seen in terms of victimization and melodrama.
  • 23a. Mechanistic: Body seen as mass object containing discrete parts.
  • 24a. Fragmented: Body and mind treated separately. Parts of body regarded separately and treated singly.
  • 25a. Atavistic: Disease seen as entity separate from patient.
  • 26a. Adversarial: Disease seen as enemy.
  • 27a. Externalizes Casuality: Focus is outside the patient: viruses, bacteria, and stresses in the environment, while ignoring toxic environmental factors in the food, water and air that may be grounds for corporate litigation.
  • 28a. Disease Oriented: Focuses on labeling, controlling and destroying disease entities. Research focuses on nature of condition as represented by symptoms, not causes. Absence of disease seen as result of technological intervention.
  • 29a. Uses military rhetoric: "building defenses", "fighting", "battle against", etc.
  • 30a. Monolithic and coercive.
  • 31a. Negative: Builds on fear and distrust of the natural world (Darwinian Paradigm).
Health Care
  • 17b. Emphasis on removing causes through knowledge and its integration into living habits. Aims for long-term results.
  • 18b. Emphasis on patient participation and recovery. Professionals "give guidelines" and patient directs his own therapy.
  • 19b. Client-centered methods geared for autonomy.
  • 20b. Reliance on harmless, noninvasive therapies and substances. Focuses on regenerating organs and systems and restoring their function.
  • 21b. Cost and dependency de-escalating.
  • 22b. Disease and disability seen as preventable.
  • 23b. Organic: Body seen as mass under which lies energy, living patterns and interacting fields.
  • 24b. HolisticL Body-mind treated as unity. Parts of body treated in relation to other parts and aspects of the body-mind.
  • 25b. Contemporary: Disease seen as process inseparable from patient.
  • 26b. Unifying: Disease seen as reflecting a self-corrective aspect of body-mind complex in response to internal change in body environment.
  • 27b. Internalizes Casuality: Focus on patient, choices, attitudes, habits, and reactions to environmental influences.
  • 28b. Health Oriented: Focuses on support of natural healing, immune system, and addresses causes of conditions instead of symptoms. Absence of disease seen as by-product of health.
  • 29b. Descriptive language suggests harmony and cooperation.
  • 30b. Pluralistic, voluntary and multi-optioned.
  • 31b. Positive: Builds on cooperation with the natural world. A system of healthcare.

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