05 April 2009

Are you dangerously obedient?

This may seem like a strange question, as we are always taught to be obedient to authority.
It has been a longstanding question in my mind, why some people would accept the truth about their health, take action and heal themselves; where as other people would hear the truth, understand it but then go back to the doctor for continued unfruitful treatments.

The Milgram experiments from the early 1960's are classic (but shocking) studies that demonstrated the "sheeple-ness" of people everywhere. In the experiments -- which have been replicated numerous times across multiple cultures, races and age ranges -- subjects willingly engaged in administering extremely painful electric shocks to other human beings for no reason other than the fact they were ordered to do so by an apparent authority figure.

These studies have long demonstrated the "do what I'm told" mentality of approximately 70 percent of the population. Only 30 percent of the study subjects refused to torture fellow human beings when so ordered.

Now, this famous study has been replicated at Santa Clara University in California. It's important to understand that in none of these studies were humans actually being tortured or given electric shocks, but the study subjects believed they were administering such torture because the apparent recipients of the electric shocks were actors who screamed in pain to coincide with the apparent delivery of the electric shocks.

The true "subjects" of the study were actually the people recruited to administer the electric shocks. But as is common in many psychological experiments, they were told they were simply taking part in the study of the other person (the person being shocked), and they had to administer electric shocks to that person if they answered questions incorrectly. Meanwhile, the study "enforcer" (one of the true researchers running the whole thing) would command the administration of such electric shocks at increasingly painful levels, starting at low voltage and increasing the voltage well beyond 150 volts (which can be lethal).

There's another fascinating element to all this: Virtually everyone thinks they would never administer the electric shocks if they took part in the Milgram experiments. But when faced with the aggressive verbal demands of the researcher, they give in and punch the shock button anyway. The study reveals that only 30% of people, from all walks of life, would not administer the torture and that 70% would!

In my experience, this is exactly what happens when people visit me for a health consultation. I would explain to them, in understandable logic, why un-natural medicine fails massively at curing their diseased body, yet once they have been verbally abused and overwhelmed with scientific sounding medical jargon, they revert back to the “obedient state”, of cause much to their own determent and often physical demise.

I often hear:
“Thanks for explaining everything so simple, but I will have to ask my doctor’s permission to use these (food-supplements)”

You can show people the “Sceintific medical studies” on the ineffectiveness of for instance Statins (Cholesterol lowering medicine) versus Omega 3 Oils, but they will still want their doctor to OK it. The doctor of cause does not get a kick back from prescribing omega 3 oils, thus making it very difficult for him to understand the dangers of using chemical “medicine”.

You may think that you are not that stupid, and would never make such a foolish decision, well, have you considered the following:

Your doctor will tell you that using the contraceptive pill, IUD, Hormone Replacement Therapy or sterilization is 100% safe.
Yet, when confronted with facts like, it causes breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometriosis, weight gain, loss of libido, strokes, heart failure and the rest, do you stop using it? (When asked about these, your trustworthy doctor obviously denounce these as negligible)

Your doctor, clinic sister, school, and friends will tell you that vaccinating your child against “dangerous” diseases is 100% safe.
When confronted with the facts about the diseases it causes like, autism, juvenile diabetes, childhood cancers and the like, would you administering it? (When asked about these, your trustworthy doctor obviously denounce these as negligible, although we have an epidemic of these diseases on hand)

When you develop cancer (with modern life style, your chances could be as high as 1 in 4), your doctor will claim that chemo therapy, radiation and surgery is the only way out, and is 50% effective.
When confronted with the true facts behind how the pharmaceutical industry mix and match statistics to conjure up the wonderful effectiveness about the suggested chemo therapy, and that in actual fact it’s less than 4% effective, would you consider the natural alternative with no side effects? Or would you somehow convince yourself that it’s a matter of life and death, and that your doctor has your best interest at heart, and therefore his treatment must work?

These are just a few examples of how we become mindlessly obedient to the authorities in white coats with stethoscopes around the neck speaking a secret language that ordinary people do not comprehend.

Case in point: A lady phones me in a terrible state. She has been sick for years with lung problems, the medical fraternity could not find out what was wrong. After years she went to a new doctor that was able to diagnose her illness (that’s the good news) for which there is no cure! The disease was “diagnosed” as ‘Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis’. The funny part is that ‘idiopathic’ means “we have no idea what causes” your lung to grow extra fibre!! But it is diagnosed, sounds very scientific and means absolutely nothing.

When something goes wrong next time, will you be one of the mindlessly obedient 70%, or will you do some mindful research of your own, and draw your own logical conclusion and be part of the 30%?
You can read more about the Milgram Experiments here.

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