Post by Allen Botnick DC on Mar 31, 2005 22:29:54 GMT -5
Given the recent rush of hecklers to the forum it occurred to me that this would be a good time to explain the "blame the victim" tactic that cults use against critics.
In order to distract members from the charges levelled by the critic the cult concocts a false explanation for the person's criticism that makes it the critic's fault.
In chiropractic since the entire system revolves around being successful at ripping people off the charge usually is that critics are practice failures who are somehow trying to get revenge on the profession. This is very useful to the cult because it prevents people from investigating the specific charges (like a thought stopping method) and helps to galvanize the group around the critic.
I noticed in school that everyone about to graduate had an unbelievably sweet associateship deal lined up. If I ever saw them after they graduated, they were invariably getting $crewed, and couldn't wait for the contract to end so they could go into solo practice. I resolved to go straight to solo practice.
After graduation, I noticed that everyone in solo practice who had graduated in the last 10-15 years was struggling or on the verge of bankruptcy, except a tiny percentage who were making out like bandits. These were invariably either fools, who really believed what the PM guys were telling them, or crooks, who knew it was a lie and didn't care. So I couldn't make a living at chiropractic because I couldn't decide whether to be a crook or a fool.
Post by Allen Botnick DC on Sept 21, 2009 19:26:34 GMT -5
>So I couldn't make a living at chiropractic because I couldn't decide whether to be a crook or a fool.
I wrote nearly the same thing in 2007!
I once believed that I could teach myself differential diagnosis and follow scientific treatment guidelines. Later I learned that this was not possible without exposure to expert faculty and actual patients. Refusing to be a quack or a thief, I had serious doubts about whether to remain a chiropractor.
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Nov 4, 2013 8:31:00 GMT -5
igotout: I feel like I am missing something here...
Nov 4, 2013 11:18:26 GMT -5
igotout: ok, nm... I guess I should venture a little deeper into the boards first.
Nov 4, 2013 11:26:37 GMT -5
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Nov 15, 2013 9:45:51 GMT -5
healing, finally: A chiropractor has been the only physician in my 50+ years to heal me of chronic illness. He practices functional medicine, in alignment with Rankin/Pert/Lipton/Weil/Northrup. Wake up DCs and hone your message!
Nov 29, 2013 9:53:08 GMT -5
healing, finally: HealthSource and The Joint? Get as far away from them, as fast as you can.
Nov 29, 2013 9:54:02 GMT -5
whatamistake: a chiro is no physician
Dec 3, 2013 12:01:46 GMT -5
nmsdc: Pseudoscience quack chiro = Rankin/Pert/Lipton/Weil/Northrup + "functional med"; which cures nothing
Dec 3, 2013 19:51:15 GMT -5
"Go go go go chiro-practic" : Enter your reply here...
Dec 4, 2013 16:49:55 GMT -5
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Dec 4, 2013 16:51:55 GMT -5
Jim the DC: I read a lot of crybaby crap here by losers who because they couldn't make it in chiropractic, start slamming the schools and their teachers. These idiots are a minority in the chiropractic field who just didn't have the ability to succeed.
Dec 5, 2013 16:51:50 GMT -5
igoutout: An amazingly professional comment. Way to stay above the fray there, Doc...
Dec 5, 2013 17:54:21 GMT -5
jimdc: Just interested in expressing my opinion there igoutout. Are you a chiropractor, and are you actually in practice? Having been a chiropractor now for 36 years, I have read all sorts of things like I see on this site. What's your story?
Dec 6, 2013 8:54:27 GMT -5
igoutout: and opinions are welcomed, I believe, as long as they are not simply of the "you all suck" variety. Probably best to start a thread rather than do that in the shoutbox though.
Dec 6, 2013 11:47:48 GMT -5
dcjim: You all suck and need to get out of your parent's basements
Dec 7, 2013 23:14:02 GMT -5
dcjim: Just kidding. I didn't mean it. I actually didn't even know my comment would go through. I actually wish you all luck and hope that everyone has a great year next year.
Dec 7, 2013 23:15:32 GMT -5