Indoctrination and Propaganda vs Education
Indoctrination & Propaganda vs. Education
after charts in Walene James’ book “Immunization: The Reality Behind the Myth”
|1a. One-sided: Different or opposing views are either ignored, misrepresented, under-represented, or denigrated.||1b. Many sided: Issues examined from many points of view; opposition fairly represented.|
|2a. Uses generalizations, “allness” statements, and lack of specific
references and data.
|2b. Uses qualifiers: Statements supported with 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.
|3b. Balanced: Presents samples from a wide range of available data on the subject. Language used to reveal.|
|4a. Misleading use of statistics.||4b. Statistical references qualified with respect to size, duration, criteria, controls, source and subsidizer.|
|5a. Herding: Ignores distinctions and subtle differences. Attempts to bring together superficially similar elements together. Reasons by analogy.||5b. Discrimination: Points out differences and subtle distinctions. Use analogies carefully, pointing out differences and non-applicability.|
|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).
|6b. Alternatives: There are many ways of solving a problem or viewing an issue.|
|7a. Appeals to Authority: Statements by selected authority figures used to clinch an argument. “Only the expert knows” approach.||7b. Appeals to reason: Statements by authority figures and concerned parties used to stimulate thought and discussion. “Experts seldom agree”.|
|8a. Appeals to consensus or bandwagon approach: “Everybody’s doing it so it must be right”.||8b. Appeals to fact: Facts selected from broad data base. Logical, ethical, aesthetic and psycho-spiritual aspects considered.|
|9a. Appeals to emotions and emotional responses: Uses words and pictures with strong emotional connotations.||9b. Appeals to people’s capacity for thoughtful, reasoned responses: Uses emotionally neutral words and illustrations.|
|10a. Labeling: Uses labels and derogatory language to describe proponents of opposing viewpoint.||10b. Avoids labels and derogatory language: Addresses the argument, not the people supporting a particular viewpoint.|
|11a. Promotes attitudes of attack and/or defense with the aim of selling a position or product.||11b. Promotes attitudes of openness and inquiry. Aim is to discover.|
|12a. Ignores assumptions and built-in biases.||12b. Explores assumptions and built-in biases.|
|13a. Language promotes lack of awareness and unconsciousness.||13b. Language usage promotes greater awareness and consciousness.|
|14a. Can lead to tunnel vision and bigotry.||14b. Can lead to breadth of vision and understanding.|
|15a. Referenced studies conceal conflict-of-interest funding sources..||15b. Referenced studies reveal conflict-of-interest funding sources.|
|16a. Statistics always presented to show maximum damage from problem and minimum damage from solution.||16b. Statistics presented to show many aspects of problem, not always from a non-max/min approach.|
|17a. Emphasis on removing symptoms. Aims for quick results.||17b. Emphasis on removing causes through knowledge and its integration into living habits. Aims for long-term results.|
|18a. Emphasis on management and control. Professional “manages” while patient “follows orders”.||18b. Emphasis on patient participation and recovery. Professionals “give
guidelines” and patient directs his own therapy.
|19a. Assembly line methods geared for profit.||19b. Client-centered methods geared for autonomy.|
|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.
|20b. Reliance on harmless, noninvasive therapies and substances. Focuses on regenerating organs and systems and restoring their function.|
|21a. Cost and dependency escalating.||21b. Cost and
|22a. Disease and disability seen in terms of victimization and melodrama.||22b. Disease and disability seen as preventable.|
|23a. Mechanistic: Body seen as mass object containing discrete parts.||23b. Organic: Body seen as mass under which lies energy, living patterns and interacting fields.|
|24a. Fragmented: Body and mind treated separately. Parts of body regarded separately and treated singly.||24b. Holistic Body-mind treated as unity. Parts of body treated in relation to other parts and aspects of the body-mind.|
|25a. Atavistic: Disease seen as entity separate from patient.||25b. Contemporary: Disease seen as process inseparable from patient.|
|26a. Adversarial: Disease seen as enemy.||26b. Unifying: Disease seen as reflecting a self-corrective aspect of body-mind complex in response to internal change in body environment.|
|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.
|27b. Internalizes Casuality: Focus on patient, choices, attitudes, habits, and reactions to environmental influences.|
|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.
|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.
|29a. Uses military rhetoric: “building defenses”, “fighting”,
“battle against”, etc.
|29b. Descriptive language suggests harmony and cooperation.|
|30a. Monolithic and coercive.||30b. Pluralistic, voluntary and multi-optioned.|
|31a. Negative: Builds on fear and distrust of the natural world (Darwinian Paradigm).||31b. Positive: Builds on cooperation with the natural world. A system of healthcare.|