Interpreting History


The correct interpretation of history is the most importan thing that we can do. It is no more important than when it comes to our chiropractic history.

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  1. KA Deyoung 10/09/2015, 4:52 pm:

    Correction is a relative term, as is interpretation, chiropractic is truth.

    • Glenn Allen 10/14/2015, 11:55 am:

      From what I can see,(interpret), Joe’s post is not about correction, or what Chiropractic is. It is about accuracy in the correct telling of Chiropractic history.

      • Joe Strauss 10/19/2015, 8:11 pm:

        That’s exactly what I was trying to say, Glenn. History is the separation of before and after, created by Prin.# 6.

        • Claude Lessard 10/20/2015, 12:28 pm:

          Principle #6, requires us to realize that we need to understand the therapeutic mentality. To ignore it is dangerous as well as absurd. It is one keys to the reality of our time. It is the mentality of the majority of the profession. –

          – We need to be as keenly interested in history. We, the straights chiropractors, have we forgotten the basic idea of our history? Have we reduced our professional thoughts to the consideration of static essences and mechanistic human values? We have lost the dynamic, vitalistic sense of the 33 principles of chiropractic’s basic science revealing the chiropractic objective with its simplicity. Have we lost the sense of the movement of history toward a full expression (pri27) of the innate forces of the innate of the innate intelligence of the body, by which all our strivings are to be measured? Have we lost the sense of responsibility, of ability to “answer” the summons of history, in the challenge of our own time? –

          – Let us not overestimate the therapeutic minds. They have bogged down in their own falsification of history. In practice, for them, history is bunk. –

          – Not that the therapeutic chiropractors admits as such. But history is for them a creature of their own imagination. It is alive as long as it has not taken place. Once it has happened it is a corpse, embalmed in an official pronouncement. A corpse that is dressed up this way and that, interred, disinterred, dressed up again, perhaps finally put away altogether… like the archives sealed in the cellar of Palmer’s buildings … kept hidden in the dark… voluntarily. –

          – We need, then, to know TRUE history, and not history as corrupted by propaganda.

  2. Glenn Allen 10/10/2015, 5:12 am:

    Joe, I did not know were to post this ,so , here it is. Thank you for having lunch with me today, 10/9/15. I left there with a renewed respect for Chiropractic and why I do what I do. It has been some time since I experienced such excitement about something I have been doing for so long as more routine than anything else. Today was a major B-12 shot. Thank you again.

    • Claude Lessard 10/15/2015, 10:45 am:

      To live from an ADIO view point is to live in the moment, where before and after become one. –

      – As far as we can discern, it is better to kindle a light than to curse the darkness of our cauldron of contradictions caused by the highjacked authority of our educated arrogance. –

      – That is the meaning of chiropractic service, of the service which we can choose to render to the world, that light may emerge from the darkness, based on the authority of the 33 principles of chiropractic’s basic science.-

      – As an OC the LACVS for a full expression of the innate forces of the innate intelligence of the body becomes a conscious service to mankind that invents a NEW possibility of a NEW history… for those WHO choose to practice the chiropractic objective of course. –

      – Let me ask you… as a chiropractor, is there a greater service you can render mankind?

      • David Suskin 10/16/2015, 2:50 pm:

        If someone goes into a movie theater and yells FIRE, will not that hijack the authority by an educated arrogance.
        Everyone (myself included), is on high alert, because the darkness is so overwhelming (within the subconscious portion of educated intelligence). It is our default viewpoint (the slip that is never checked).
        Yes it is better to kindle a light, but a I observe, in others and in myself, a greater need to SHINE A LIGHT. We are born into these contradictions, the panic, the emotions generated from mans authority over man. Perhaps it takes the personal and social revolution (as has been suggested), an upheaval, a radical transformation.
        Innate Intelligence might not generate innate Thots, but ADIO viewpoint occurring within its historical timeline, necessitates a Very Big Idea to counter the enormity of the darkness that prevails.
        Perhaps there is not a greater service that we Chiropractors can render, but is it truly enough?

        • Claude 10/16/2015, 8:55 pm:

          Fifteen minutes ago I saw Sally for a spinal check. She’s been with the office for over 25 years. She’s 82. She told me that yesterday she was at Jim Thorpe’s admiring the foliage and telling her friends about the innate intelligence of each tree that control the different shapes and colors of the leaves. She said that at first they looked at her like “zombies” and that after she was through, that they were grateful to her for the PASSION that she had about foliage. She replied, not about foliage… ABOUT innate intelligence!!!! –

          – To kindle a light is better than to stare at the enormous darkness. At least for Sally. šŸ˜‰

          • David.Suskin 10/16/2015, 9:43 pm:

            You’re a very good teacher Claude and
            maybe I need to talk to Sally šŸ˜‰
            Thanks for that Doc
            One starfish at a time, myself included.
            ADIO lives

        • Joe Strauss 10/19/2015, 9:45 pm:

          David, you write, “but is it truly enough?” I am reminded of the story of the man walking along the seashore and tossing starfish that had washed up on the shore after a storm, back into the surf. A man came along and said , “do you really think you can make a difference doing that?” He reached over picked up a starfish, threw it into the water and said, “made a difference to that one!”

    • Joe Strauss 10/19/2015, 7:54 pm:

      Glenn,It was great for me to touch base with you.

  3. David Suskin 10/15/2015, 8:17 pm:

    The NEW history, as stated, is a product of the change in, the culmination of the separate and distinct ideas introduced by DD and BJ, further digested, pondered and clarified into what is presently called by usage, The Chiropractic Objective which is the expression of a fuller actualization of an applied ADIO viewpoint. FINALLY, there exists this illumination, as you state, of the Chiropractic principles, that without condemnation, we view and claim as the Authority. These 33 principles of chiropractic reveal, thru a deductive process, Our unique approach to establishing basic science, as applied, which necessitates the giving and receiving of spinal adjustments (LACVS) for the intended, non-therapeutic reasons, as actualized within an ADIO viewpoint and expression.
    As I try to tell the story over and over, in my own way, may I say Claude that your insights, your understanding, clarity, poetic and literary placement of words and thoughts are always so welcomed and helpful.
    As far as the historical aspects of being the one in many to lurk in the trenches, To use it is to own it. To own it is to live it.
    Thank you Claude for saying succinctly what I cannot.

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