This is not a joke; I was in a shoot-out in Dodge City, Kansas. OK, there were blanks in the guns. But it was very loud. We were at the Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City where we learned all about cowboys, Indians, covered wagons, buffalo, cattle, gunfighters and the lawmen sent to bring peace to the lawless Wild West: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Marshall Dillon, Doc Holiday—all US Marshalls in Dodge City that were, at times, on both sides of the law.
OK, Doc Holliday was not a lawman, he was a dentist. He was also a gunfighter who gambled and killed a few people. He gave a new definition to the phrase getting drilled. Speaking of gunfighters, the museum included Boot Hill Cemetery where many gunslingers were buried with their boots on, hence the name.
In addition to his activities in Dodge City, Wyatt Earp was involved in the “Gunfight at the OK Corral” in Tombstone, Arizona along with two of his brothers and Bat Masterson against a group of lawless cowboys. We were tempted to drive there, maybe next trip.
Remember Miss Kitty and Marshall Dillon in Gunsmoke? It ran for 20 seasons! My brothers and I watched it nearly every week. In the TV show Miss Kitty ran the local hotel. In real life she ran the local brothel and saloon. Her girls were referred to as “Soiled Doves” and made $2.50-$7.00 per customer, minus room, board and expenses of course. In a 1953 interview, Norman Macdonnell (one of the Gunsmoke creators) declared: “Kitty is just someone Matt has to visit every once in a while.”
I couldn’t have said it better.
Why Were We Out There?
It wasn’t only to pay homage to the Old West and Miss Kitty. We drove west from our home north of Philadelphia to our KST seminar in Las Vegas. We stayed for the week because the following weekend I was scheduled to speak at Dr. Adam Del Torto’s “Chiropractic Rocks”, in Burbank, California.
Why didn’t we fly? Because we refuse to wear face diapers. I have yet to wear a face covering. It is a disgusting sign of submission to medicine and to totalitarian medical-governmental control. Because it is anathema to anyone who believes in personal choice, freedom and scientific honesty. Apart from the people at Chiropractic Rocks who did not wear any face diapers, it seems that everyone in California submits to their dictators, I mean governors.
Our Request …
Dear politicians, medical and government bosses, do us a favor: mind your own business. Also, stop telling us you’re doing it for our own good. All dictators say that. You’re doing it for your own good and it worked. You have taken more power for yourselves from ourselves.
Aren’t cowboys, the open range, and America itself, all symbols of freedom? Wasn’t our country founded as a response to the arbitrary power of royalty, corruption, might-makes-right, immorality and monarchy? America, founded on Judeo-Christian principles, was a promised land that offered opportunity, freedom and liberty and has, therefore, been a blessing to the world. There’s a reason we have cities named New Haven and Newark (short for New Ark of the Covenant).
Don’t forget—America saved the world in WW2 from fascism and militarism (German, Japanese and Italian) and after that America saved the world from communist totalitarianism. We stood strong during the cold war as multiple wars of communist aggression were fought.
The chiropractic profession should take a page from that strong stance and be protecting the public from medical totalitarianism. Where is the profession?
Chiropractic Colleges Sell Out
I am saddened by the tragic non-response of the chiropractic colleges and state organizations to the Covid shamdemic where masks, social distancing and temperature taking, all useless and dangerous practices, are commonplace. These activities are medical, germ theory-based and completely antithetical to the Empirical philosophy and understanding of life and health from which chiropractic is derived.
Embracing the Medical Model?
Why has the profession embraced the medical model? For the same reason the United States is in peril—because we have forgotten the principles on which we were created and that which strengthened us to survive and thrive.
Stance on Vaccination?
Over half of all the chiropractic colleges now require or recommend vaccinations. Why? Because chiropractic philosophy is not taught in any school. I’m not only referring to chiropractic history, but to the intellectual and philosophical underpinnings on which our profession is based.
Philosophy is Our Foundation
Without philosophy, chiropractic will be absorbed into medicine, just as both osteopathy and naturopathy have been to a large degree. It’s already happening at a pace few would have predicted a few short decades ago.
I’ve offered to speak at almost every school—at my expense. All have ignored me. Please send this blog to any college presidents and board members—if you know anyone who gives a damn.
Tedd Koren, DC discovered Koren Specific Technique, a breakthrough in healthcare, after dozens of doctors were unable to help him. For more information on KST or to register for an upcoming seminar, go to www.korenspecifictechnique.com or call 267-498-0071 (US East Coast).
Dr. Koren has been following and writing about the corona question. Read his other corona posts: The Coronavirus is Coming, Corona Alert: The Martians are Coming!, Corona Virus: Going, Going, Gone!, Coronavirus: We Should Have Learned By Now, Hysteria: More Contagious Than the Flu, Science or Science Fiction?, Iatrogenic Illness, Crib Death Dropping: A Silver Lining to the Lockdown and Chiropractic in the Time of Covid-19: A Missed Opportunity.
For a few additional thoughts on philosophy, read: Killer Flu or Killer Aspirin?