Attack on Universal Medicine Australia: What Country Are We Living In?

by Rachel Hall, Australia

What country are we living in here? I believed Australia was a modern society with a “live and let live” attitude that fosters freedom of thought and speech. The media behaved appallingly at a recent Universal Medicine event (Lennox Head Community Centre – Friday night 12th Oct 2012).

This is a country where we have the right to choose how we think, feel and live, what religion we follow and what workshops we attend. What sort of country do we live in where a small group of disgruntled people who prefer to remain anonymous can incite such an unfounded media frenzy based on lies and unfounded accusations about what Universal Medicine presents?

If this were a country living under an oppressive regime then this would not be surprising, but this is not the case. The media acts as if they are totally unaccountable and can do whatever they please so long as they get their story – what about all the people at this event who have been traumatised and victimised by these disgraceful tactics? These are real people with real lives, jobs, families, businesses and children. If the media had bothered to have a balanced discussion, they would have found a group of people committed to living more lovingly, caring for themselves and taking responsibility for their way of life. But hey, that’s not so great for the TV ratings, now is it?

And that’s what is wrong here – the news should be about a group of people that are choosing to take care of themselves and are bucking the trends when it comes to stress, depression, anxiety, exhaustion and health and wellbeing.

59 thoughts on “Attack on Universal Medicine Australia: What Country Are We Living In?

  1. The media reports dramatic, sensationalised events and societal crisis – but I wonder is this really the case or is it all made up. I remember in 2011 when the riots were going on in Britain, one of the main reasons they spread so vastly was because the media sensationalised the events in London so much that other cities began to copy the behaviours, and before you know it, like a wood fire Britain was under one cloud of riots of people going in and stealing from stores everywhere.

  2. This incident has most probably exposed long term patterns and behaviours that sections of the media have used for a very long time and got away with. So the question is in a democratic country how is it that the media can produce news that is not purely based on fact?

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