Regular readers of my blog know that I have a slightly … uh, shall we say jaundiced (or dark) view about where the human race is headed. (& sooner than we think, I think…)
But you don’t have to read the dark & dreary stuff I write. Your choice entirely.
This post is one of the joyful ones. 🙂
I’m walking on a regular basis again – & that makes ever-so-much difference to my spirits. (5 days in Algonquin Park didn’t hurt too much either!)
So on my walk this morning – aware that the climate news is REALLY sobering (see this or that or this … or this) … & deeply aware of other stubborn issues, problems & challenges (some pretty close to home) – I suddenly remembered Guy McPherson (the Nature Bats Last guy) saying in a lecture several months ago
However much longer we have here (never any guarantees on that, hmmmm?)
Q: Why have you become so concerned about vaccines/vaccinations at this time?
A: I’m a grandparent now. There is much involved here of concern to all parents & grandparents. All human beings concerned about children’s health! (Which ought, of course, in a sane & reasonable world, to be all of us.)
Q: On what do you base your current concerns?
A: First off, by things my non-vaccinating friends (with children younger than my own) told me when I wrote to them asking for comments on an e-mail I’d received about vaccinations, & then all the research I’ve done since, as a result of their twigging my concern. (I’ll include a list below of the documentaries I’ve watched.) Finally, learning about the CDC fraud/cover-up/scandal really shocked me.
Q: What is the CDC fraud/cover-up/scandal all about?
A: Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a (then) U.K.-based gastroenterologist, unwittingly discovered a likely link between the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine & the onset of autism in young babies/children. When I say unwittingly, I mean because he was not looking for any such link, nor indeed was he studying autism or vaccines in the first place (he was dealing with bowel disease in his patients). He asked the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control) to investigate this. They did, & when they confirmed a relationship, the agency then went to considerable efforts to falsify results & data, & even destroy documents, in order to avoid having to tell the world the truth. This all goes back to the year 2001.
Q: What is your most pressing concern now about vaccines?
A: I’m tremendously concerned about the injuries/possible injuries to infants, babies & young children. Autism, along with many other possible negative outcomes (allergies, asthma, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, cancer, diabetes, etc.). But not just to babies & young children. It seems all vaccines have the potential to cause harm, & that this can be from any vaccine, & to people at any age. Another major concern for me is that most people don’t seem to have a clue about this! Nor even any curiosity! Most react with a kneejerk trust in the safety of vaccines. People are not questioning this in the way they ought to be. (It’s also the case that mainstream media are simply not reporting on the CDC fraud/cover-up/scandal, so I suppose many people have not heard about it. It’s a pretty important thing to know! That an agency the world relies on for information about health & vaccines & drugs is utterly untrustworthy, & outright guilty of scientific fraud.)
Q: What have you learned specifically that has shaken you?
A: A list:
The increase in the number of vaccines being given since my children were young.
The fact that doctors do not inform patients/parents properly about vaccine contents & risks. (Let’s be honest: they’re not very upfront about pharmaceutical risks in general.)
The fact that vaccinations are being mandated & forced on parents & children under threat of non-admission to day care & schools. Parents are being bullied.
The # of un-recorded vaccine injuries, which I’m now convinced is very, very high. (Medical professionals often simply deny that a particular reaction or health outcome is related to the vaccination, & thus the health statistics do not reflect an accurate picture of actual vaccination outcomes. Vaccination impacts can occur months – even years, apparently – down the road. This is not taken into account; not recorded.)
The way that liability for vaccine injury has been removed from the pharmaceutical industry (i.e., you can’t sue them if vaccines harm your child).
The skyrocketing rate of autism among young children. Not just autism. Allergies, asthma, learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, diabetes, cancer, etc. Don’t believe me? Ask a teacher.
People’s naïve trust in health authorities & the overall health/medical establishment (& also their lack of awareness about the routine influence & bribery of politicians, government officials, bureaucrats, health officials, doctors, practiced by the pharmaceutical industry).
The silence of the mainstream media on this topic. Though I suppose I really shouldn’t be surprised. If you always “follow the money” (& you always must) you quickly realize who some of the big advertisers in mainstream media are. Big Pharma’s footprints are all over it. And after all, as we know, “He who pays the piper, calls the tune.” Find comments about media silence in this interview & also here, where an eloquent U.K. mother near the end of ‘Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines’ says forcefully “The media in the U.K. do not want to know. The media have been threatened; I’ve been told this.” <at 1 hour 40 minutes>
Q: Is it just the MMR vaccine that you’re concerned about?
A: No. I’m now concerned about all vaccines. From what I’ve been hearing, no vaccine can accurately be declared safe. (I hear very scary things about the DPT vaccine, & about Gardasil – which is now not being used in Japan &, I believe, Spain.)
Q: What is one thing about vaccines that doesn’t come up often enough?
A: The fact that there are cumulative impacts with vaccine contents. In other words, the nasty substances in them (e.g. thimerosal, aluminum, the live or dead vaccines, the formaldehyde) add up. Babies’ brains & bodies are not good places for these substances to be collecting up in, vaccination after vaccination. (Dr. Richard Bleth refers to this near the end of ‘Silent Epidemic’ & it’s also somewhat covered by neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock in this 2013 interview. )
Q: Do you believe that vaccines have eradicated dangerous diseases?
A: Not anymore! From what I’ve learned, it seems that an inaccurate picture of vaccines’ safety & efficacy has been portrayed for many decades now. Over & over now, I hear it being said that improved environmental conditions (better diet, cleaner water, & public education efforts) are what led to the reduction or near-disappearance of some illnesses – that vaccines came along late in the game, & then extravagant claims were made about their success rate. (Fascinating story of the smallpox vaccine in the documentary ‘Silent Epidemic’.)
Q: Explain to me why you now believe it was a good thing that you contracted measles, mumps, rubella & chickenpox as a child.
A: Well, it seems that these relatively benign childhood illnesses (now being exaggerated to sound terrifying & deadly) helped me develop immunities. The illnesses themselves were no big deal (we all got them when we were kids, we children of the 1950s & 60s). This is particularly well explained in the documentary ‘Man Made Epidemic’, where a vaccinating doctor gives an explanation of how mostly un-threatening measles, mumps & rubella are.
Q: Have vaccines/vaccinations “wiped out” measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough?
A: No indeed, they have not. Outbreaks occur, even among children who have been vaccinated. In fact it seems sometimes the outbreaks are caused by vaccination (the vaccines contain small amounts of the live virus).
Q: Do un-vaccinated children cause vaccinated children to get sick?
A: Ask yourself this: if a vaccine is “effective” … yet vaccinated children can still contract the illness … can the vaccine really be said to be effective? In what way does this make logical sense?
Q: Please discuss “herd immunity.”
A: I’m no expert on this topic, so I suggest you consult some doctors who are health experts. My limited understanding is this: when we get childhood illnesses (see above), we develop natural immunities. (We are born with immature immune systems. They need time to develop. Ideally, we also get immunities from our mothers, through breast milk.) Then, we get minor illnesses that help us to develop more immunities, & these help us later in life. When we are all doing this, this is what is meant by “herd immunity.” Herd immunity is in fact being lost by the excessive vaccinations, & by the fact that young children no longer contract the diseases at early ages. (They can still contract them later, at which time it is generally more dangerous.) Very well discussed in
Q: What do you think is behind the increase in the vaccination schedule for children?
A: The greed of the pharmaceutical industry. When they were let off the hook from lawsuits (1986; more information here & here), they “went to town” & pressured government/medical establishment officials into bumping up the schedule. This is an industry that reaps unimaginable profits from each vaccine & each drug (so huge that we mere average mortals can’t begin to grasp it), & which has huge influence in Washington. (Well-laid out in the documentary ‘Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the HiddenTruth ’. Including, btw, the ties of the Bush presidents, both father & son, to the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lily.) Also, this short interview with a former Merck rep covers this.
Q: Do you find it difficult to believe the “health” or “medical establishment” is adhering to an industry-dominated agenda?
A: I would find it more difficult if I had not done the activist work on pesticides & nuclear energy that I’ve been involved in over the past 15-20 years. What I’ve learned is that our so-called “regulatory agencies” – i.e., the agencies tasked by government with regulating the use of pesticides & nuclear energy, specifically, in this case – are not really regulators at all. They are completely dominated by industry & entirely subject to what’s called “regulatory capture.” Industry is actually calling the shots. It can be difficult to accept at first, but I’ve experienced it now enough to see (belatedly) that the very same phenomenon is at work with the so-called “health care” establishment. The pharmaceutical industry (often referred to as “Big Pharma”) is so powerful & so wealthy (pharmaceutical companies reap simply unimaginably massive profits from their sales of drugs) that in effect, the tail is wagging the dog, not the other way around. I’ve heard it said (by a U.S. Congressman) that the pharmaceutical industry has more lobbyists in Washington than there are politicians in Washington. I was simply not paying attention to this in past years, while working on other issues in which the same corporatization of everything (& the same corruption of government agencies) was taking place.
Q: Has what you’ve learned shaken your faith in the medical/health establishment?
A: I’m going to be really honest here, & admit that I didn’t have a ton to start with. (The erosion of my faith has taken place over the span of many years.) That being said, I’ll admit I’ve been shocked to learn that the doctors in whom so many do place their trust are ill-informed about vaccine risks. Ill-informed, or willfully blind. I personally am a big believer in good nutrition & regular exercise as possibly the most important health boosters. I’ll continue to be a very, very skeptical consumer of medical advice (as I have been, for some years now) & a highly reluctant consumer of pharmaceutical drugs. As for the pharmaceutical industry? I have zero trust in it whatsoever. Less than zero.
Q: What do you see as the role of fear as regards the vaccine issue?
A: I believe the health establishment deliberately uses fear (along with bullying) tactics to pressure parents into “toe-ing the line.” They exaggerate the dangerousness of mild childhood illnesses in order to convince parents that vaccinations are necessary & life-saving. Doctors are one of the last professional groups in which people have placed significant trust, & thus are in an excellent position to leverage fears pretty readily. When we’re fearful, we’re entirely too easy to manipulate.
Q: Why do you think people are so resistant to the message that vaccines are actually dangerous?
A: Decades of observing the human race closely, & always being quite analytical about this (always trying to figure things out, puzzle things out, reading & reflecting a lot, writing a lot) have convinced me that human beings are fundamentally quite naïve & trusting. Too much so, in fact. We are very easy to manipulate. We want so much to trust – to be able to believe in, have faith in – something. Some idea, some ideology, some professional group or political party … something! (Look at the way we’ve been such suckers for advertisers for all these decades!) In a sense too, I feel there is a childishness in us. We want to lay our lives, our health, in the “health” establishment’s (supposedly) capable hands, rather than being more skeptical consumers & spending more time doing our own research (& exerting our own efforts to be healthy). I believe we need to question things more. Our naivete can be very, very dangerous. Very costly. (Not just in the health sphere, either, of course.)
Q: What is your advice to parents, friends, colleagues, doctors?
A: For starters, don’t get your child vaccinated – at all. Wait. Delay. Do lots of research. Talk to friends & family & especially, if at all possible, to some parents who have not had their children vaccinated, to learn how their children have responded & turned out, health-wise. There is a wealth of information now available about vaccine risks, vaccines’ (supposed) safety & efficacy. Be sure you’re clear about the fact that doctors are subject to considerable influence & pressure from the pharmaceutical industry. An ex-pharmaceutical rep discusses this in The Vaccine Panel. (Her portion is from 14 to 20 minutes.) She reports that she saw doctors repeating to nurses what she had just told them – & then nurses repeating it to patients – as though she herself were a medical/health expert … rather than a pharmaceutical sales rep. Two key take-aways: “Vaccines do more harm than good.” & “Just because something is on the market doesn’t mean it is safe.”
Q: If you could recommend only one information source to people who feel they don’t have enough time to pursue a lot of information, what might that be?
Q: What do you recommend that people do in response to this issue? What do you recommend to parents & grandparents?
A: As above. Read. Be curious. Do research. Talk to people. Be inquisitive. Be insistent. Be noisy. Decisions about vaccinations could prove to be the most important decision you ever make regarding your child, your family. Don’t fall prey to naivete & excessive trust placed in supposedly “expert” authority figures – whether doctors, health bureaucrats … or friends & family members who really don’t know what they’re talking about. Certainly, certainly not in corporations like the pharmaceutical companies that have no conscience whatsoever – & whose only bottom line is the profit motive.
A Final Comment
We humans are not always very quick to “connect the dots.” It’s a really important thing for us to do … if we’re not to just behave “like sheep”… but we are sometimes quite slow at it. (Often, of course, we fail altogether.)
Decades ago, as a young woman fresh out of university (brimming with idealism & energy), I worked briefly in the psychiatric field. I was disappointed to find it quite broken. I moved on to the correctional field, where I found the so-called “justice” system quite broken as well. (I’ve called it the “legal system” ever since, as there is precious little justice in it.)
Yet in spite of these early inoculations (if you will) against naivete & excessive trust in human systems & bureaucracies (&, let’s face it, human beings), it still took me far too many years to accept the true state of the myriad other broken systems I went on to discover. (e.g., my discovery of the utter un-trustworthiness of the government so-called “regulation” of pesticides & nuclear energy.)
The world isn’t a very pretty place, in many ways (the human-made parts of it, I should say; the natural world is simply stunningly beautiful!) … & the realizations we come to about how the human parts of it work are not always comfortable. (Well – let’s be honest. They seldom are.)
We really need to step up to the plate, readers. There is no beneficent agency out there, watching out for us, & guarding us. We must be adults, & we must figure things out for ourselves (preferably with the help of credible information sources & the loving support of friends, colleagues & family members we can trust). Even those among us with religious faith still have to step up to the plate in order to properly protect ourselves & our families.
We really simply must learn to connect the dots!
p.s. one question I have, & must find out more about: I’ve heard the advice given more than once – do NOT use Tylenol if your child has a reaction to a vaccination. I do not yet know why this is so, & I need to find out!
“The CDC can no longer be trusted to do vaccine safety work.” – Dr. William Thompson, senior scientist at the CDC who became a whistle-blower about the now-15-year fraud/cover-up/scandal of suppressed evidence of the link between the MMR vaccine & autism (from the ‘VAXXED – from Cover-up to Catastrophe’documentary)
“It’s all there – this is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem.” – Dr. William Thompson, CDC whistle-blower
“The boys that were so happy – always smiling – looking at me – blabbering – saying, even if it was mama, dada, you know – they just disappeared. I’m not deluded. I actually saw my children disappear right in front of me.” – Nina Lteif, mother of Eli & Christian, her twin sons who became autistic right after their MMR shot at 18 months. From the documentary ‘Man Made Epidemic.’
“I saw it. I felt it. I questioned it. But I didn’t question loud enough. I allowed them to bully me. And that’s something I have to live with.” – Heather Turano, mother of 11-year old autistic Sabrina, in Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines
“You really need to think twice and really need to learn the risks that truly are there and that are involved if you decide to vaccinate your child.” – Mother Heather Turano, as above
“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.” – Dr. Suzanne Humphries in her November 2015 lecture Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs
Man Made Epidemic (2016) A young mother goes to visit – in England, Italy, Germany – doctors (including one who runs a vaccine clinic in the U.K., & who says Dr. Wakefield has been made a scapegoat), researchers, health professionals, an Italian lawyer who won a case establishing that the MMR vaccine caused a child’s autism, families of children with autism – to establish whether she can feel confident about her own son receiving the MMR vaccine. Many insights here about how vaccines really work (& don’t), about the growing autism epidemic. Amazing interview with a British man – who headed up a major U.K. autism group – & now admits that his early skepticism about the vaccine-autism link was utterly misguided (he admits he was arrogant, even, & twisted the facts to fit a theory). He agrees there is an autism epidemic, & that to too many, vaccines are like a god, & must not be questioned.
Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines (2013) How the aluminum in vaccines inflates auto-immune disorders; how do vaccines really work?; herd immunity; a cancer gene in the polio vaccine; deaths from the Gardasil vaccine; inaccuracy of the history of vaccines that we are told; polio being caused in India by the polio vaccine; how with vaccinations diseases become more dangerous; mandatory vaccinations; how antibodies wane; the autism epidemic (esp. among boys); the innate immune system; it’s never been just about the mercury; vaccines are about a commercial, not a health, imperative; fraudulent CDC research; Simpsonwood secret meeting; liability issues & 1986 law (which Dr. Jonas Salk advised against); the cost of caring for so many vaccine-damaged children/people; corporate influence on the science being done, & published in medical journals; 100s of vaccines “in the pipeline”; media refusal to tell the truth; affected families speak; advice on refusal; quotes from the mother of an 11-year old autistic daughter, Sabrina. Wildly informative, heartbreaking. Great quotes from MDs, parents & researchers.
The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report (2016). Panel discussion in L.A. in Feb. 2016. A ton of useful info. Includes a panelist who used to work for Merck (pharmaceutical company) & now preaches an anti-vaccination message (her site) ++ affected parents & 2 MDs. Herd immunity thoroughly covered. I’m super-glad I watched this!!
Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the HiddenTruth(2014) Plenty of info on this site. Fantastic resource on the long history of thimerosal use (the story of how it came to be used is a real shocker!); science that has proven its dangers over & over & over again; how the CDC found a strong autism link, then massaged the data until it “went away” – with shots of the transcript of the secret “Simpsonwood” meeting – & voice recordings of Dr. William Thompson, the CDC scientist who is now ashamed of his work with CDC & states the CDC has put vaccine science 10 years behind. Also: the Bush ties – both Georges – with the pharmaceutical industry. How males are at much higher risk for autism. Other sources of mercury in the environment. Decades of the autism rate being 1 in 10,000. Through the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s. Until the 90s. Then? The autism generation. (I rented the documentary online. $6 for 72 hours of use. Highly recommended!)
Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs Nov. 2015 lecture to parents in Finland by Dr. Suzanne Humphries, about aluminum in vaccines. Quite technical about the immune system, & what aluminum does in the brain. She makes the aluminum/autism link. Great quote from her about being a doctor who used to give vaccinations: “I used to be an idiot.” — exhorting parents to do research, & educate their doctors.
VAXXED – from Cover-up to Catastrophe (2016) Full story of the CDC fraud/cover-up/scandal, with (senior scientist) Dr. Thompson’s voice relating how he & colleagues manipulated studies & data on the MMR vaccine/autism link – even gathering in a room in order to burn documents. Simply a must-see.
“I really implore everyone to wake up and read for yourselves what the realities are about the vaccines. The safety and efficacy, or the lack thereof.” – Dr. Toni Bark, Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal (in ‘Silent Epidemic – The Untold Story of Vaccines’)
“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.” – Dr. Suzanne Humphries in ‘Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs‘ (Nov. 2015 lecture in Finland).
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I knew essentially nothing about vaccines 6 months ago. Vaccines & childhood vaccinations (well, vaccinations, period) were simply not on my radar screen at that time.
They grabbed onto me back in February when a fellow activist colleague sent out a message about vaccinations & Vitamin C.
I sent the message on to several close friends & asked them for their opinions.
It was the replies from these friends that actually got me on the learning-about-vaccines highway. Totally un-planned. A detour for then-anti-nuclear activist me. An entirely unexpected detour.
The vaccine issue simply took me by so by surprise, it took me by storm. It kidnapped me. Ambushed me.
At first, I suppose I was simply surprised. As in “Whoa! I didn’t even know there was an issue around this stuff … any controversy … at all!”
Pretty soon I moved into being stunned & shocked.
“Whoa!! Holy shit! OMG!!! All this has been going on: autism rates skyrocketing, the number of vaccinations being given to children – & to adults! – going pretty much ballistic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) MMR-autism link scandal (others call it a fraud & a cover-up, & it is both of those, but it is also a scandal; let’s call a spade a spade, shall we?) … while I simply wasn’t paying any attention at all!”
The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report (2016). Panel discussion in L.A. in Feb. 2016. A ton of useful info. Includes a panelist who used to work for Merck (pharmaceutical company) & now preaches an anti-vaccination message (her site) ++ affected parents & 2 MDs. Herd immunity thoroughly covered.
Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the HiddenTruth(2014) Fantastic resource on the long history of thimerosal use (the story of how it came to be used is a shocker!); science that has proven its dangers over & over & over again; how the CDC found a strong autism link, then massaged the data until it “went away” – with shots of the transcript of the secret “Simpsonwood” meeting – & voice recordings of Dr. William Thompson, the CDC scientist who is now ashamed of his vaccine work with CDC & states the CDC has put vaccine science 10 years behind. Also: the Bush ties – both Georges – with the pharmaceutical industry. How males are at much higher risk for autism. Other sources of mercury in the environment. Decades of the autism rate being 1 in 10,000. Through the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s. Until the 90s. Then? The autism generation. Aluminum also mentioned, btw. (I rented the documentary online. $6 for 72 hours of use. Highly recommended!)
… well, by then I wasn’t just stunned anymore. I’d become appalled & sickened – heartbroken, actually – that such a horrific, purely greed, profit-driven (only supposedly health-driven) agenda – was, has been & still is – taking place all around us – pushed & driven by our “health care” professionals & “health” agencies, no less.
Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa…
So, yes, by this time, after hours & hours of watching documentaries, reading articles, watching YouTubes – learning of the autism epidemic (but not just the autism epidemic; also the rising epidemic of sick children: of asthma & allergies, learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, diabetes, etc. etc. etc.), the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control) cover-up, & gradually, learning about the devastation to people’s lives
I was (continue to be) stunned, shocked, sickened, appalled & horrified – & also, it’s fair to say, flabbergasted & gobsmacked
by what’s been going on while so very very many of us have simply not been minding the store.
Then, when I began to stick my head up above the parapet (as it were), & becoming vocal about what I’d learned – on my blog, on Facebook, & via my email lists (did I mention I’ve been an activist for 30 years now? Information-sharing & networking are what I do)
I became once again, flabbergasted & gobsmacked … this time, at people’s reactions & remarks.
What People Say
I’m not going to quote anyone. (I’m kind of embarrassed for people; some things some (not all) say are pretty irrational, & make it abundantly clear they have spent no time doing any meaningful research of their own.)
But you can characterize many of the remarks as
“Have you gone crazy? Vaccinations are like motherhood & apple pie. You’re just nuts for questioning them!!”
I suppose what has shocked me the most is people’s apparent unwillingness to pursue the research sources I’ve suggested to them – even a little – for themselves.
That is what I really want (& beg) people to do. Not to accept my word for this, for after all, I’m only 6 months into this learning experience. Don’t trust me. Check out the scientists, the researchers. The doctors who used to be pro-vaccine, who are now vocally anti. The Congressmen demanding the CDC be brought to heel, & dangerous substances be taken out of vaccines.
& not just to accept the bland reassurances of the pharmaceutical industry-backed “experts” who claim all is well. (It is well, for them! Very very well indeed. Billions of $$ of profit for Big Pharma. Financial incentives for doctors who keep their patients on the full vaccine regime in the U.S. (so I have heard). Collusion with government agencies, what we could call the “health establishment.”)
By people’s naivete in supposing that Big Pharma & Big Government really & truly have ours – yours & my … & our children’s – best interests at heart. As if!
I suppose this naivete is somewhat touching, rather poignant, even (we humans are fundamentally such trusting creatures). But … very dangerous!
I may have neglected to mention that I’ve been an activist for 30 years now, & learned the long, slow painful way that so-called “regulatory agencies” – on pesticides & nuclear energy, for example, issues on which I spent years in the trenches – are utterly captives of industry, utterly corrupted, & that while they claim to be “regulators,” they are in fact out-&-out promoters of industry agendas. I was a slow learner, I’m afraid. The news on all this was so deeply disturbing, I took it on fully quite slowly. Now I see that our “health agencies” are health agencies in name only. I’m sure doctors set broken bones well (I certainly hope they do!), but they do entirely too much quarterbacking for the pharmaceutical industry that wines, dines & bribes them, along with politicians & the overall “health establishment.”
“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.” (find this near the end of her Finland talk, here).
All of it seemingly falling on deaf ears! Deaf ears & closed minds.
“Don’t confuse me with the facts” is the reaction I am (mostly) receiving.
So, flabbergasted I remain.
Does it take seeing at first hand a precious, healthy, beautiful, dearly-loved infant, toddler or child – morphing overnight into a fever & convulsions-affected, clearly suffering, pain-afflicted child – & then into an unresponsive automaton (parents repeatedly report that their baby is suddenly … gone. Just … gone) … or even dying (& again, it is not “just” babies affected, but people of all ages, reacting in scary numbers to any/all vaccines)
to be able to listen to, & hear, the 1000s & 1000s of parents now affected by this vaccine-induced epidemic? Who have been trying to warn us for quite some time now?
Apparently, it does!
Apparently, it does.
& also, very very frustrated.
The so-called “anti-vaxxers” are not only not the devil’s spawn (as some particularly vociferous voices on Facebook seem to suggest; their overheated reactions stun me!)
Parents. Who. Had. Their. Children. Vaccinated
& were harmed – deeply, irrevocably harmed
They have had to deal with a medical community that first of all bullied & harassed them into “getting with the program” & administering to their children supposedly “safe” vaccinations
& then, once their children were harmed, largely abandoned them.
Only after becoming like proverbial canaries in the coal mine did they become “anti-vaxxers” (if they are indeed “anti-vax.” Many seem simply to be calling for more research, safer vaccines, a CDC that can be trusted – though that’s probably an impossibly tall order).
These people have walked through the fire, Reader!
Only then to be scorned, criticized and ridiculed by other parents & “health” professionals for not being happy converts to the Great Vaccine Experiment.
Well. I’ve just thought of another word to add to my list.
I was tempted to say I apologize if I’ve offended you with my passion & anger on this issue.
But you know what?
I’m not going to do that.
I am not sorry for speaking up. I am only sorry I remained ignorant about this issue for so darn long.
I invite (& implore) you join me in waking up & smelling the coffee. (& then, taking action!)
p.s. do you want to hear another irony? You can bet your sweet patootie that a whole lot of CDC staff members (all too well aware of the scandal that had CDC scientists manipulate & then destroy data & documents proving the MMR vaccine-autism link & cover it up for 14 years until whistleblower Dr. William Thompson spilled the beans) do not have their own children vaccinated. & I bet you plenty of pharmaceutical industry folks don’t have their kids vaccinated, either (or take medications that they know full well are dangerous). & I bet you plenty of doctors who push vaccines down your throat, don’t have their kids vaccinated.
But we honour the affected families by being willing to confront the truth of what really, actually happened to them … and surely, that is the very least we can do for families whose lives have been put through a meat-grinder of unimaginable personal tragedy and loss?
p.p.p.s. please visit the VAXXED Web site to learn about that documentary, & for a ton of related & useful information. Short-term viewing options now available for minimal cost. DVDs of the documentary will be available soon!
p.p.p.p.s. my 4 previous postings have also been about vaccines/vaccination. Feel free to check them out. The one called ‘Vaccines: 12 things you may not know’ contains a very large # of links that can help you learn plenty about this important issue (& it is very-very far from being exhaustive!?). But to be quite honest, you could probably learn all you need to know from the Learn The Risk site!
p.s. # 5: I must also, & very importantly, add that as I have talked about this more & more with friends, I’ve learned that the number of vaccine-injured children is very high … & not reflected in doctors’/health units’ statistics, as the doctors involved almost invariably deny that the child’s allergic reaction or subsequent health issues are related to the child’s vaccination! So there is truly an epidemic not just of known vaccine injuries, but of un-reported ones. Finally, the more parents I talk to among my admittedly limited acquaintance of parents with children born since 1989 (when the # of vaccines being given was bumped up)
the more I hear that parents who choose not to vaccinate their children due to their concerns about possible negative outcomes (or possibly having suffered a negative or disastrous one, then subsequently refraining from additional vaccinations), are very-very quiet about their decision – because all they get is horrific flack if they make the mistake of speaking up about it.
I have to emphasize something yet again. I’ve been an activist for 30 years now, got into the game (having at the start, of course, no conception whatsoever of the places this activism would lead) because I cared (& still care) so much about the state of the world … not just for my own children, but for all children, & all human beings (well, all creatures!)
I only began learning about this particular issue a little under 6 months ago now.
I was, am now, & suspect I will remain, flabbergasted & gobsmacked.
Both by the true situation, & by people’s seemingly unquestioning attitudes about it.
I suppose people need to feel they can retain some trust in someone – some professional group, some agency – in this ever-more-messed-up, unpredictable, chaotic world of ours. They want so badly to be able to trust. I understand that.
But it does not pay to be unquestioning in this world of ours, I’m afraid. It just really, really doesn’t.
I’m re-reading Jane Fonda’s memoir My Life So Far. (I read it years ago, & enjoyed it very much indeed. Fonda is one interesting & insightful woman! She has done some very fine work in her life.)
One of the things she talks about is how she spent decades of her life pushing down her feelings. Not really feeling her feelings. She had learned from a master, as she points out. Her Dad, the famous actor, Henry Fonda. Jane’s Mom committed suicide when Jane was 12. A complicated childhood!
So, now I’m musing on how we lie about our feelings. To ourselves, to other people. Lie? Maybe just conceal. Are less than upfront about.
The “messy” ones, particularly. Although as it turns out, when we squash down the tricky ones, we inhibit the “positive” ones as well.
Abandonment … etc.
Someone I know did a neat thing the other night. She expressed to me her complicated feelings about a tricky emotional matter that most people, I think, would have kept quiet about. Not “owned up to.” Details not important.
Point being: what I’ve learned myself (as a person who spends a fair bit of time in solitude & silence, being reflective & puzzling things out) is that if I am simply honest with myself about what I’m feeling (e.g. admitting that I feel lonely, say, or ashamed about something), the feeling seems to pass pretty quickly, rather than lingering like a bad smell.
Now, I do understand that not all of us are actually able to understand – let alone articulate – these messy emotions. This is precisely because we’ve got so much practice at not allowing ourselves to feel them! (People joke that men recognize only 3 states: hungry, horny or mad. I’ve heard male comedians joke about this. Clearly, there’s an awful lot more to our emotions than that!)
What do I advocate?
Rather than constantly keeping ourselves so goldarn busy we can barely form a coherent thought, or recognize an insight when one is knocking loudly on the door – about ourselves, our relationships, our world (& I do believe this extreme busy-ness is pretty much epidemic in our troubled world)
I recommend that people spend some time quietly (regularly!). Without noise or distraction. (Walking, maybe. Or in meditation, perhaps?)
& learn to spot the emotions as they come up.
Name them for what they are.
“Ah! I’m lonely!”
“Ah! I’m feeling ashamed about …” whatever it may happen to be.
(Several years ago I had a big Aha! moment about something I was ashamed about, & remember being so stunned to realize I’d had this big shame thing going for decades, & had simply not been consciously aware of it. It was a pretty big deal, too. I really needed to dredge that up, so I could have a good look at it in the light of day … as it were.)
Grief is a biggie for many of us, I reckon.
Well … all of us, surely?
What with the stuff going on in our personal lives
& all the craziness going on all around us??
(Slight understatement here, no?)
Your feelings won’t kill you, you know.
If you let them…
They only cling like glue if we insist on denying them – pushing them down & squashing them into a big nasty ball of concrete inside us.
Like everyone, I think, I feel all those “messy” emotional states at different times.
I recognize them for what they are. I won’t say I “enjoy” them all, exactly. I just try to do my best not to stay stuck in them.
Well, at least mostly. Admittedly sometimes I wallow a little. Heck, I’m merely human!
p.s. I’ve been kind of mired in a bit of a dark place of late, I’m willing to admit. Some of the antidotes I’m aware of?
Taking action (e.g. activism, seeing a therapist or counsellor)
Walking (walking is an almost sure-fire cure for me. It really, really, really is. So much so that I have a whole section where I list walking-related stuff. It’s here!)
Listening to music (& singing along!)
Being with people I love/like/admire/care about
Being friendly to strangers
Telling the truth
Getting out of the “concrete jungle” once in a while (i.e., getting out of the city)
Helping other people in practical ways
Doing work that feels worthwhile
p.p.s. so, I was away on a camping trip with friends after I drafted this, & talked with them about this & that, & wound up having the thought that there is, I think, so much grief in some of us (many of us?) that it’s really very terrifically sad. & I know too many people with too much anger, too, & under their anger (I strongly suspect) is grief. Likely unacknowledged, & unexpressed. So much grief that I wish there was a magical pin one could take & lightly poke (most of) us, & let the grief whoosh out of us like air coming out of a balloon. You know?? Wouldn’t that be awesome? & heck, it isn’t just grief, either. Toxic sludge piles of shame. & guilt. I would so dearly love to be able to prick those balloons, too. Wouldn’t you? 🙂 🙁
p.s. # 4: So. A friend of mine recently posted this on Facebook. I’d heard the quotation before (I’m something of a nut about great quotations! 🙂 )
& his personal comment with it was this: “Most of the awful stuff that people do is due to a simple inability or unwillingness to FEEL. Let us allow ourselves to feel the sadness so that we can actually see and hear and love one another.”
Amen to that, I say!!!!
Some Possibly Relevant/Useful Things
Acceptance: a (very) moving short video (9 minutes; it’s on Facebook)
God (or, well, you know, Great Spirit, or …whatever. A word/Being of your choosing) grant me the serenity to
accept what I cannot change
courage to change what I can
and wisdom to know the difference.
Runner-up ‘Quote of the day’: “The cure for states is feelings. As I discovered that day in the shower, unlike states, which tend to congeal, feelings will run their own course in due time. Despite the often expressed male fear that if one were to let oneself cry, one would never stop, tears, in fact, eventually taper off if one lets them. Feelings are not endless, but our numbing attempts to avoid them can last a lifetime.” – Terrence Real in I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Overcoming The Secret Legacy of Male Depression (you do not have to be male to find this book super-insightful!)
The insert that doctors receive with the MMR vaccine is an item worth reading very-very carefully. Especially if your doctor is advising you to have your child given the MMR vaccine. Here it is. Make sure you read all the way through to the end!
The Canadian Pediatric Society has a “Caring for Kids” handout on vaccines here.
I’d like to believe what this item says, but it’s got some whoppers in it! E.g. a declaration of safety regarding the practice of combining such vaccines as diphtheria, polio, tetanus, pertussis and Hib B. And the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella). No studies have ever established any such thing … & the document certainly doesn’t cite any such studies! (How could they? They don’t exist.)
& the claim that “There is no evidence that thimerosal [i.e. mercury] in vaccines causes any side effects or diseases in children” is such a doozy that I am entirely taken aback. It goes on to say “Thimerosal-containing vaccines are safe.” Really??
The CDC – U.S. Centers for Disease Control – considered a worldwide leader in such matters – has been playing fast & loose with this vaccine-autism link ever since 1998. There has been plenty of evidence about the toxicity of thimerosal, over many years, or actually, decades, as far as that goes. (I learned about this astonishing history in the 2014 documentary Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the HiddenTruth.)
The reason the CDC cut thimerosal out of the MMR vaccine was because they knew darn well it was causing autism.
** I’ll give some links below to YouTubes & documentaries that discuss this CDC charade.
So, this Canadian document claims, “As of March 2001, all routine vaccines for children in Canada are produced without thimerosal.”
If it was so safe, then why did they take it out?
It goes on to say that the flu vaccines they recommend for children (that is, babies), may contain thimerosal.
This little document makes many grand claims – but there are no scientific citations to accompany these claims. Not a single one.
I recommend that concerned parents read this over very, very carefully.
I obtained a print copy from my doctor the other day. It’s a very large, very wide piece of thin, tissue-like paper. About two-thirds of the way along in this insert (that I would guess very few parents ever see or know to ask for), is Part III – Consumer Information. It states:
“This leaflet is part III of a three-part “Product Monograph” and is designed specifically for Consumers. This leaflet is a summary and will not tell you everything about M-M-R II. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about the vaccine.”
There is a section headed Warnings and Precautions (that people really do need to be aware of).
Right near the end (on panel 6 of 6, of the paper copy) is a section Side Effects and What to Do About Them.
It reads, & I quote:
“What undesirable effects may M-M-R® II have?
Any vaccine may have unintended or undesirable effects, so-called side effects. The most common is burning and/or stinging at the injection site for a short time. Transient joint pain and/or swelling have occurred more frequently in adult females; sometimes these symptoms may be chronic. Occasionally, fever and rash may occur. Rarely, unusual bleeding or bruising under the skin, and swelling of the testicles may occur.
Other side effects may also occur rarely and some of these may be serious. These include allergic reactions, seizures, and inflammation of the nervous system (brain and/or spinal cord). [emphasis mine]
Your doctor has a more complete list of side effects.
Tell your doctor promptly about any of these or any other unusual symptoms. If the condition persists or worsens, seek medical attention.”
<this info, from above, is on page 28 of the pdf version I’ve linked you to here>
& a section near the end with doctor-specific materials / links / quotes.
These Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. YouTubes are quite helpful in explaining the increase in vaccination schedules, & the lies the CDC tells. This man is a lawyer with decades of experience of activist law practice.
7 1/2 minutes, from a TV interview. The rise in autism rates, junk science, science available on his Web site, articles/books he’s written, secret CDC meetings, collusion between pharmaceutical industry & politicians/the health establishment.
The Learn the Risk site is super-super-helpful. YouTubes of families & their stories. Doctor materials. Vaccine ingredients, vaccine risks. Etc. etc. etc.
Dr. Shiv Chopra is a Canadian scientist who formerly worked for Health Canada – advising on vaccines. He became a whistleblower when he could no longer stomach what was going on there. There is a long powerpoint presentation about vaccines on his Web site that covers a surprising amount, is easy & quick to read, & will likely teach you a lot! (I’ve watched many hours’ worth of documentaries, & have learned a lot from them. This powerpoint covers a surprising amount of the important territory – & would not take you more than half an hour to read.)
I listened to an interview with Dr. Chopra here, & was taken aback by what he said about vaccines (& about Zika virus, polio, Ebola, etc.). His information is utterly relevant to Canadians. His book Corrupt to the Core – Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower is a shocker to anyone who believes Health Canada gives a darn about our health.
I’ve watched this bunch of documentaries. Each one has helped me learn a different piece of the puzzle.
Shots in the Dark (National Film Board film from 2008; somewhat dated, but still with much good info in it.) Trailer here.
The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report (2016). Panel discussion in L.A. in Feb. 2016. A ton of useful info. Includes a panelist who used to work for Merck (pharmaceutical company) & now preaches an anti-vaccination message (her site = www.learntherisk.org ) ++ affected parents & 2 MDs. Herd immunity thoroughly covered.
Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the HiddenTruth (2014) (I rented this documentary online. $6 for 72 hours of use. Highly recommended!) Plenty of info on this site! Trailer here. Many doctors & researchers interviewed. Fantastic resource on the long history of thimerosal use (the story of how it came to be used is a real shocker!); science that has proven its dangers over & over & over again; how the CDC found a strong autism link, then massaged the data until it “went away” – with shots of the transcript of the secret “Simpsonwood” meeting – & voice recordings of Dr. William Thompson, the CDC scientist who is now ashamed of his work with CDC & states the CDC has put vaccine science 10 years behind. Also: the Bush ties – Georges both Sr. & Jr. – with the pharmaceutical industry. How males are at much higher risk for autism. Other sources of mercury in the environment. Decades of the autism rate being 1 in 10,000. Through the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s. Until the 90s. Then? The autism generation. From 1 in 500 in the 90s to 1 in 250 in 2000, then 1 in 166 (2004), then 1 in 150 (2007), 1 in 110 (2009), 1 in 88 (2012), and now 1 in 68 (this prediction from the CDC, apparently!). With boys at much higher risk.
Simply more shocking, all of it, really, than I can even articulate.
As well as this lecture Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs <Nov. 2015> by Dr. Suzanne Humphries about aluminum in vaccines. (A talk given to parents in Finland. Quite technical about the immune system, & what aluminum does in the brain. She makes the aluminum/autism link.) Fantastic quote from Dr. Humphries at the end (it’s in my previous post, in the quotes section, at the end).
Since I posted my 2 items the other day (& told friends about them), I’ve been reminded of a couple of important things.
Japan chose to delay vaccination. See more below.
Japan: “It has become rather well known that when Japan raised its minimum vaccination age to two years in 1975 the overall infant mortality rate improved to become the best in the world. In an effort to find out what has become of this ‘no vaccination under two’ policy that the following information was searched for and collected into one place.”
Vaccines contain animal products, which is an issue for many people. Eggs, gelatin, and, according to the information here – many other surprising & carcinogenic things.
How Can This Be Happening? What Are We To Do?
Well, I explained the why in that previous posting.
It’s greed, (im)pure & simple.
Big Pharma “bought” politicians decades ago. Corrupted the so-called “public health” establishment. Many doctors are “bought” by Big Pharma. Wined & dined, etc.
Fact is, I’ve come to realize, once you climb into bed with the devil, you can’t very easily climb back out.
Liability kicks in!
Say you are on a small-town municipal Council. Your predecessors have been “in bed with” a local polluter for decades. (This is a very common situation, as I have learned, sadly, over the years, while paying close attention to other serious environmental/pollution issues.)
So, you decide you want to sever the relationship.
But … you can’t! If you try to go public about the polluter turning your town into a cesspool of one kind or another, your government could be sued. Have the pants sued right off them, as they say.
So there you are, stuck.
Neither the CDC nor Health Canada is about to admit they’ve been “asleep at the switch” (this phrase lifted from one of the CDC documents shown in Trace Amounts – Autism, Mercury, and the HiddenTruth) on vaccines & thimerosal (& other nasty vaccine ingredients & practices) for decades. Have been subject to corruption, collusion – & the very, very complete & utter opposite of good science.
They’d get the pants sued off them.
So. Now What?
It seems to be up to each of us to take action on our own.
Delay the vaccinations until you are entirely convinced they are safe & a good idea for your child & your family.
Many parents before you have done this. Many more are doing so all the time, & this movement is only going to grow.
Mandated vaccine laws will likely be struck down. Certainly they are being resisted, now, by many many parents & an increasing # of informed doctors.
Meanwhile, you can refrain for religious reasons, say. Perhaps you don’t approve of there being animal products (or cells from aborted fetuses) in the vaccines. (Most people don’t know about this. I certainly did not.) Certainly if your child is not in day care, & not ready to attend school, there is no hurry.
It helps to remember why you’re making this choice – you are doing it to protect your child – and your family.
You’ll be in very fine company indeed.
p.s. a woman on ‘The Vaccine Panel’ said she is relatively new to the vaccine issue. She said she has been “stunned, horrified, shocked and angry” at what she has learned. I’m new at this as well, & I feel the same way. Sickened, also, actually. Heartbroken, to be honest. No exaggeration.
p.p.s. if I had to recommend only one of the many documentaries I’ve watched, that would be hard. Each one has taught me valuable things, & in each one I’ve heard some simply amazing, astonishing things revealed. Learned about how the immune system works, & why vaccines actually don’t work. I made notes on most of them, & I wish I could reproduce my notes easily (this would me take hours & hours). I really can’t narrow it all down to one item – but I will say that ‘Silent Epidemic’ alone is amazing, as is ‘The Vaccine Panel.’ Well, as is ‘Trace Amounts’! But you learn so much in any one of these, it will get your research on the road. And, as I said above, the 102-page powerpoint presentation on Dr. Shiv Chopra’s site is very thorough indeed.
p.p.p.s. one thing I learned in years of anti-pesticide & anti-nuclear activism is that industries/corporations (&, unfortunately, the bureaucracies that back them up) both lie & evade. They make false claims about safety routinely, & their ingredients (& emissions) listings are never complete. You can’t trust them – not for a moment.
p.p.p.p.s. Remember! I am not asking you to trust me on this issue. I’m begging you to do some research. All the while you do that, remember to ask yourself “Who stands to gain from this business?” Industry gains plenty. The damaged families? What motivates them to keep on & on telling their stories? They are certainly not getting billions of dollars out of this. Who has the credibility? Who’s making fortunes? & avoiding liability?
p.s. # 5: Note. So thimerosal has been eliminated or reduced – after 14 years of cover-up (or more) by the CDC (except that it’s still in flu vaccine). But aluminum is there (along with many other toxic ingredients), & it’s a disaster (& neurotoxin) as well. Too many vaccines being given, too many toxic ingredients in them, & far too much risk. As I said to a friend recently, there is absolutely zero room for complacency regarding this issue.
OK, turns out it’s 14. Twelve just sounds “catchier.” I was actually aiming for 10. 🙂
& didn’t know myself, only 5 months ago
+ a ton of resources to go along with them
+ some quotes at the end, too.
p.s. the day after I posted this: This posting is really long. It contains an overwhelming amount of information & links, & I’d really love for you to read it! (I slaved over it for many hours; no exaggeration there!) But if you want to really cut to the chase, just visit this Web site. Learntherisk.org There you’ll find simple, clear-cut information that will very quickly make 3 things quite abundantly clear:
It is not “just” autism we are talking about here.
It is not “just” infants/babies/young children we are talking about.
It is all vaccines we are talking about, in terms of carrying serious health risks.
p.s. 3 days later: I’m looking into information specific to the Canadian vaccination scene, & will post it very soon. One bit of advice I keep running across: don’t give your child Tylenol for a vaccine reaction. I’ll find out more, but apparently this is important. Bottom line for now remains: delay! Do not hurry into vaccinations. Do more research! Delay, delay, delay. Please also note: the scene in Canada is mostly informed by what happens in the U.S.
4. The dangers of mercury have been well understood for (wait for it…) 1000s of years! In his book No Safe Place, author Warner Troyer explains that the dangers of mining mercury (& the risks of having contact with it) were known as early as the first century A.D.!
5. In the 2008 NFB (National Film Board) documentary ‘Shots in the Dark’, U.S. Congressman Dan Burton questions William Egan (U.S. FDA – Federal Drug Administration) about research on the use of thimerosal (mercury) in vaccines. Watch at the 18-minute point as Congressman Burton asks Mr. Egan about this lack of research since 1929. There is much, much useful learning in this documentary (e.g., it’s not just MMR that is at issue, & it’s not just autism, either. & it’s not just babies/young children being affected. & even some vaccine researchers didn’t know what the vaccines contain. Really; quite informative!) Excellent info about how France went down a very bad road with vaccines. Insights about the abandonment of vaccine-damaged families by the medical profession.
6. CDC (the U.S. Centers for Disease Control) senior scientist Dr. William Thompson has revealed that the CDC censored/suppressed information about the vaccine/autism link. This revelation is what led to the creation of the documentary ‘VAXXED: from Cover-up to Catastrophe.’ Dr. Thompson has said: “Oh my God. I can’t believe we did what we did. But we did.” And “The lowest point of my career is that I went along with that paper.”
7. In this 9-minute YouTube VAXXED producer Del Bigtree explains what the CDC did. Lied about the MMR vaccine, told people children should receive that vaccination at the very most dangerous time for them to get it. (Apparently it is safer to wait until after they are three years old.) He also explains that mainstream media/journalists are keeping quiet about this huge story (10,000 pages of documents going to Congress is a big story!). He’s very fiery, very passionate – & he & the people who helped him make the documentary have not just made a film; they’ve created a phenomenon. It’s quite a campaign they’ve created as they tour all over North America.
9. Recent documentary films ‘VAXXED: from Cover-up to Catastrophe’ & ‘Man Made Epidemic’ have been prevented from being shown at film festivals. How & why is it that these documentaries are being silenced? Follow the money… always, always,always, follow the money. (The pharmaceutical industry makes huge profits from vaccine sales. It’s just that simple. Greed. The industry has enough money to buy off government officials, politicians, medical professionals – & that’s exactly what they have done, & continue to do. It is shocking. And horrifying. As a long-time environmental activist, I have seen this in another sphere, or rather, several of them.) The corporate corruption in our culture is so widespread & insidious, yet so invisible to so many of us, that it can take us a very long time for it to really fully sink in (this was definitely true for me!). But I have to admit, this story – a willingness to create a nation of autistic & vaccine-damaged children? It’s beyond shocking. It’s scandalous, sickening, appalling horrifying … and, ultimately, heartbreaking.
no vaccine has ever been properly tested for safety &
there is no vaccine that he would recommend for his own children or grandchildren. Not one. (He says much more, as well – about Ebola, polio, whooping cough, Zika, etc. It’s a very enlightening interview.)
11. Not everyone is aware that the vaccination schedule now contains far more vaccinations than it did when, say, my own children were young, & vastly more than when I was a child in the 1950s. It was seriously bumped up in 1989. (This 8 ½ minute interview with Robert F. Kennedy speaks to the increased schedule. This one speaks to junk science on vaccines & this one [7 1/2 minutes] is very enlightening. It explains the rise in autism rates, junk science, science available on his Web site, secret meeting, collusion between the pharmaceutical industry & politicians/the health establishment] Also: here are 2 minutes from a science Mom with a vaccine-injured child on the increase in vaccination rates, & the lack of research on their effects.
12. The rate of autism in 1988 was 1 in 2500 children. Now it is 1 in 166, according to what RFK says in this interview. He mentions in that one (7 ½ minutes long) that autism began to be noticed after thimerosal went into vaccines in the 1930s. In Silent Epidemic Dr. Andrew Wakefield says (at 32 minutes in) that the rate of autism is now 1 in 31 boys (the Wakefield interview is likely more recent). Estimates vary. We do know for sure that autism has become epidemic (& not just autism, either). It’s being predicted that 1 out of every 2 children will be autistic by 2032. (Half of the children, 80% of the boys.)
While your doctor may lay claim to not knowing about the risks of vaccines, more & more doctors are coming forward to speak about the risks. At the end of this post are many links to information about & from doctors who’ve parted company with the pharmaceutical industry-influenced “experts” on this. There are also links to samples of the insert materials they receive with the vaccines.
(See a short YouTube here involving an interview with an emergency room physician who has become a complete skeptic about vaccines, will not take them himself & also refuses orders to wear a mask; all explained in the interview.)
***** Perhaps your own doctor does not know. All the more reason why you as a patient, & parent, must do your own research on this important issue!
14. The NFB documentary ‘Shots in the Dark’ contains footage of a U.S. pediatrician who treats vaccine-damaged, autistic children, & in this excellent presentation ‘Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs’ Dr. Suzanne Humphries (M.D.) explains a TON about vaccines, vaccine science, the human immune system, the dangers of aluminum, how it crosses the blood-brain barrier, the aluminum-autism link, and how scientific findings are blatantly, deliberately lied about, distorted & used by the vaccine lobby. At the very end she exhorts parents to learn about this important issue, & then speak up to their own doctors. This is precisely how she herself learned about the dangers of vaccines & turned her own thinking around completely.
She says: “I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.”
(There is dynamite information throughout Dr. Humphries’s presentation. Even if all you watch is the last 10 minutes, though, even those 10 minutes will be worth your time!)
Start by becoming informed. There is simply a ton of valuable material online! Check out the Resources list below.
Download a form here that directs your physician to sign a form with information about vaccine risks, lawsuits, possible side effects, etc. (I’m told you can’t use this in Canada. I’d still show it to my doctor, though, as what you might call an educational aid.)
Insist that your doctor provide you with full information about the contents of any vaccine (or any other medication, for that matter) & a full listing of any & all possible side effects. (Check out this about the information provided to MD’s about the MMR vaccine. Also, this.)
Talk to other people about this issue. Other parents, children, doctors, friends, colleagues, family … anyone you can talk to, anyone who will listen!
Find out how you can help promote screenings of the documentaries ‘VAXXED’ & ‘Man Made Epidemic’ in your own community so the word on this critical issue can spread. Share links with friends/acquaintances.
Respond to misinformation on this topic any & every time you encounter it. (I’ve written to my local CBC radio station at least 3 times in the past few months in response to inaccurate reporting on vaccines – different programs in each case, & have had zero response, nor have my words been quoted. But I’ll keep right on following my own advice.)
Know that there are many parents who have never vaccinated their children, & who have perfectly healthy children. I personally have several friends who were onto this issue two decades before I was. (I’m pretty much brand-new at this, as I’ve said, & had absolutely zero awareness of it as an issue when my own now-adult children were young.) Of course the 120 Italian doctors cited below in the Resources section point out that they’ve found un-vaccinated children to bemore healthy!
There is information here on how to deal with this if you’re in the U.S. They have a very draconian law in California. Vaccine schedules & the degree of compulsion vary state-to-state, country to country. I have to do more research on the Canadian scene, & will write about this once I’ve learned more. At the very least, please do not allow your child to receive any more vaccinations until you’ve done some research. Not only is there no hurry, waiting is the very best & most important thing to do. Delay…As one of the experts cited in ‘Silent Epidemic’ says at the end of the documentary, “Just say NO!” She adds that, if your child is not in day care, not in school, you are not yet compelled to vaccinate. You can take the time to investigate declining for religious reasons (given the contents of some vaccines, this alone could give you grounds, depending on your beliefs). No need to rush in on this! The later your child is vaccinated, the better. As far as MMR goes, delay for sure. 12-18 months is the most dangerous time.
Some Resources I’m aware of at this point
Learn the Risk Site by former pharmaceutical rep. Excellent. Families’ stories. Doctor statement section. Links to video materials.
The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report (2016). Panel discussion in L.A. in Feb. 2016. A ton of useful info. Includes a panelist who used to work for Merck (pharmaceutical company) & now preaches an anti-vaccination message (her site ) ++ affected parents & 2 MDs.
Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs<Nov. 2015> Lecture by Dr. Suzanne Humphries (Talk given in Finland. Focuses on aluminum in vaccines. Quite technical about the immune system. She makes the aluminum/autism link.) This is a great lecture … but long. You can also see her here, in an 11-minute YouTube, explaining some key things about vaccine risks & the human immune system.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. YouTubes:
8 ½ minutes. Will blow your mind about the increase in vaccinations since 1989, bad science, actually reading scientific studies, phoney science & how to read it.
5 1/2 minutes. Continued from previous one. Industry shill Paul Offit; stop blaming the mothers, etc.
7 1/2 minutes. TV interview. Very enlightening. Must-see. Explains rise in autism rates, junk science, science available on his Web site, secret meetings, collusion between pharmaceutical industry & politicians/the health establishment.
Emergency Room Doctor. – [10 minutes] Won’t wear a mask. Distrustful of vaccines. Explains doctors just “follow the herd.” Listened to his wife’s suspicions (re: their grandson) & then did his own research. Says he can’t trust the CDC now, or medical education.
A ton of medical/scientific info about the immune system. Information about aluminum, neurotoxins crossing the blood-brain barrier, how fear is used to get people to override their logical objections, how your baby is born with a “protective blanket” naturally – how she too used to be a vaccinating doctor, but has swung 180 degrees away from that. She also explains that in medical school they are taught almost nothing about vaccines. She discusses “herd immunity” here. (shorter presentation here)
Silent Epidemic has a ton of doctors speaking in it, and also many researchers. A lot of truly mind-blowing information about the human immune system; dangers of various vaccines; toxic contents of vaccines; inaccuracy of using the word “safe” about vaccines; why the rise in autism cannot be attributed to gene mutations; false claims about vaccine efficacy; how vaccines actually lead to more disease danger, not less; explanations about antibodies; the real motivation behind the upping of the vaccination schedule; a history lesson about vaccines.
120 Doctors from Italy – open letter – one thing it states is that they notice that non-vaccinated children are healthier [2 minutes]
*** You know what? The truth is, there is so much material available on this issue now – so many documentaries, alone! – that I am personally surprised (surprised? No, flabbergasted) at my own failure to pay attention to this so-important matter until a mere few months ago. I know I’m far from being alone in this.
I don’t expect anyone to pursue all of the information I’ve provided here (it’s a pretty overwhelming volume of materials, I’ll grant you) – you can actually probably find all you really need on the former pharmaceutical rep’s site, Learn the Risk
I have to add that learning about this issue has shocked & overwhelmed me and, to be perfectly honest, broken my heart. If you follow up on this issue – watch some of the YouTubes, read some of the articles – I expect you’ll soon come to understand what I mean.
The issue is a mind-blower, plain & simple. It really, really is.
“We are trading the benefit of a life long immunity from normal childhood illnesses, for a life long suffering of chronic diseases.” <Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, pediatrician; he said this in the mid-1970s. At 1:35>
“We should consider the benefits and the risks of vaccination. Unfortunately our public health officials haven’t got to that point. And they keep repeating that the benefits of vaccinations outweigh the risks. But they don’t really have the studies to prove that.” – Eva Vanamee, researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital <1:36>
“Just say no.” <1:41> [if your child is not in day care, & not in school yet, there is nothing to compel you at this time]
“I really implore everyone to wake up & read for yourselves what the realities are about the vaccines. The safety & efficacy, or the lack thereof.” – Dr. Toni Bark, Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal <at 1:44>
“I saw it. I felt it. I questioned it. But I didn’t question loud enough. I allowed them to bully me. And that’s something I have to live with.” <mother of 11-year old autistic daughter. <at 1:41>
“You really need to think twice and really need to learn the risks that truly are there and that are involved if you decide to vaccinate your child.” <same mother as just above. At 1:44>
“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.”
Also used as one of the slides in her presentation <at 1 hour, 43 minutes>:
From the Federal Register, June 1, 1984:
“ , … any possible doubts, whether nor not well founded, about the safety of the vaccine cannot be allowed to exist in view of the need to assure that the vaccine will continue to be used to the maximum extent consistent with the nation’s public health objectives.”
14: “Vaccines do more harm than good.” – Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck (also, a 9-minute YouTube of her here) Her site.
18: “Vaccines are held to a lower safety testing standard than pharmaceutical drugs…
The safety science behind vaccines is totally shady.” Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck
20: “There are too many people trusting their doctors blindly. They’re getting their information from Pharma and we need to start taking it back and doing our own research.” (Brandy Vaughan)
20: “We need to come out of the closet. We need to make this less controversial. We need to talk about it to everyone and anyone.”
“Don’t listen to the doctors and pharma and the media. Just listen to your intuition – and do your own research.”
<<you really have to hear her! Her 6 minutes on the panel pack a huge punch.>>
“Just because a drug is on the market doesn’t mean it’s safe.” Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck (in this 9-minute YouTube) Her site.
** Finally. One I can’t find my source for. It was in a YouTube on the VAXXED Facebook page. JB Handley (an “autism dad”) says “Don’t be ashamed about being right.” There is a tendency for many of us to be almost apologetic in our dealings with the medical profession. Time to drop it! We do not need to feel ashamed, or apologetic – to anyone! – when we are right, & when we are doing our very best to protect the health of the people we love.
*** There are so many more quotable things being said in these various documentaries I’ve been watching. Eeek! I cannot record them all. Please watch some of this material for yourself!
‘Quote of the day’ used with this post: “I saw it. I felt it. I questioned it. But I didn’t question loud enough. I allowed them to bully me. And that’s something I have to live with.” “You really need to think twice and really need to learn the risks that truly are there and that are involved if you decide to vaccinate your child.” ~ mother of an 11-year old autistic daughter quoted in the ‘Silent Epidemic’ documentary
Five months ago, I knew diddly-squat about vaccines/vaccination.
I had them when I was a child (very few in those days, of course; I’m 63 now) – & definitely willingly offered up my children’s arms when they were young, in the early 1980s. I had no idea whatsoever there could be any risk, any controversy.
Like most people I knew, I simply trusted my doctor.
Vaccines are good!
Vaccines save lives!
It was like motherhood & apple pie. Too certain to even question.
Five months ago (thanks to a “fluke” email message from a friend), I began paying attention.
What I’ve learned since has shocked, horrified, & sickened me. There have been both tears & lost sleep over what I’ve been learning.
I am not exaggerating.
Now I want to ask others to sit up & pay attention too. It’s important!
I don’t expect everyone, or maybe even anyone, to invest the # of hours in this that I’ve put in. (& I’m not done yet. I still have at least 2 more documentaries to watch when I have the stomach for more of this material.)
I just ask that you give this issue some time. Maybe half an hour? That might do it. Even 10 minutes might do it.
Why am I now so passionate about this? What have I learned?
The vaccination schedule has been vastly increased since 1989 (& not just that – governments are getting very heavy-handed & mandating vaccines, combined with heavy-handed threats. Even going door-to-door in the U.S. on occasion!?).
Small babies are now being given a (sometimes literally lethal) mixture of combined vaccines + toxins in a crazy, unpredictable cocktail mixture the safety of which cannot even begin to be guaranteed.
Vaccine contents are numerous, many ingredients being extremely toxic – neurotoxins that cross the blood-brain barrier in tiny immature brains – with risks you are not fully informed about.
The human body is constructed with an “innate” immune system. Vaccines are an “acquired” system – but they don’t work the way people think they do, & babies are not constructed or meant to absorb a cocktail of foreign toxins being injected into them.
The rate of autism has simply skyrocketed in past decades – & so have the rates of allergies, asthma & learning disabilities among our children. Children in North America are sick! Why are they soooo sick when vaccinations are supposed to be making them healthy? If vaccines are so safe, why must we be forced to take them?
Vaccine risks do not just apply to newborns, infants & small children. Teen-agers are hugely at risk from the Gardasil vaccine they are being forced to undergo. Other vaccines carry risks as well, and for people of all ages.
Why is all this happening? Well. The pharmaceutical industry (many call it Big Pharma) is reaping simply huge profits from sales. They make so much money, they buy off politicians, Congress, doctors, federal health agencies & bureaucracies such as health departments. I know it can be difficult to grasp how deeply corrupt the system is, as it’s almost beyond our ability to imagine such careless, horrible greed. (A little easier for me, I suppose, after close to 30 years as an environmental activist dealing routinely with terribly corrupt corporations.) I do understand that this depth of corruption is difficult to believe. (& it’s been hard for me, vis-à-vis the vaccination issue. It goes beyond what I’ve had to grasp up until now, which has been plenty horrible as it is.)
Doctors don’t get a lot of training on vaccine science in medical school. (Numerous doctors in the materials I cite used to give vaccinations before they learned of the risks. & had their own children vaccinated. This is a recurring theme in the information I’ve been digging into.) The pressure & bribery the pharmaceutical industry subjects medical professionals to is not something most of us are really aware of.
The vaccination scene in the U.S. is truly frightening. Newborns, the day they are born, are given a vaccine for a sexually-transmitted virus they will not likely ever encounter (& the vaccine will be ineffective all those years later anyway, & they’ll be told they need to get it again). & the U.S. also has the highest first-day death rate of infants in the world, apparently.
Parents – & people in general – simply must begin to question this. Must do their own research, rather than simply relying on the medical profession’s casual (& not remotely reality-based) empty reassurances.