After covering medical/science scandals and deep fraud for over 30 years, I have some words of advice for people just entering the field.
I’m talking about independent reporters who want to discover the truth, no matter where it leads.
Let’s start with this: know the difference between an experimental hypothesis and actual science.
An experimental hypothesis can be disguised as official science, but it is actually in a nascent stage. It has little or no evidence to back it up.
No matter how many government agencies, courts, media mouthpieces, and bureaucrats promote it as “settled,” it is unconfirmed.
Take psychiatry, for example. It is a pseudoscience parading with bells and whistles and loud music.
I’m not going to recapitulate the many articles I’ve written demonstrating the pseudo-basis of this “discipline.” To summarize:
None of the 300 or so official mental disorders has any physical diagnostic test to justify its existence.
The general proposition that all mental disorders stem from a chemical imbalance in the brain is unproven.
Committees of psychiatrists meet and decide which disorder-labels to apply to which groupings of behaviors. This is their “science.”
And of course, all psychiatric drugs are toxic. Not only that, inexpert and sudden withdrawal from them can create very dangerous effects.
Psychiatry is, at best (without even going into the political ramifications of the profession), an experimental hypothesis.
As such, it should be governed by the stringent rules of informed consent, by which the patient learns of the drugs’ toxic effects and the non-scientific basis for diagnosing any “mental disorder.”
No government agency should have granted official protected status to the profession, its practitioners, or its drugs.
Psychiatry is human experimentation gone crazy.
I pick this example because so many people automatically assume psychiatry is a science.
The popular consensus is: it’s a workable and necessary approach to human problems.
Medical/science reporting involves more than exposing the latest limited scandal. It should dig far below the surface and go to the basic fraud.
Reporters should also be prepared to respond to their critics and official spokesmen (liars) who use bluster soaked in arrogance to a) attack and b) pump themselves up. Don’t be shy. Don’t adopt a defensive stance. Stick to your guns. Dissect critics’ illogic. Grind their arguments down to powder.
Assume nothing. Again, search out the most basic fraud you can find and expose it to the light of day.
In doing so, you’ll be miles ahead of the game.
So, for example, just as the latest pronouncement of an epidemic is launched from the bowels of the CDC, while others are arguing about how “the virus” can and can’t be transmitted, you’ll be looking for evidence that the virus was ever IDed at all, was ever isolated from a human patient. And finding no evidence, you’ll be entering the fray at the correct portal, where the initial boggling crimes are being committed. You’ll be undercutting others who are less astute and curious than you are.
Go deep. And deeper. Forget other people’s pre-set agendas. Your agenda is exposing the bottom-line pretense.
In case you hadn’t noticed, society, more and more, is constructed, concocted, and controlled via pseudoscience maxims and pretensions. This is a highly dangerous situation that is leading us into a lunatic future.
That makes your work more important than ever.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.