Indeed, the “measles inquisition” has begun in earnest. Ever since the lands of Disney were blighted by an outbreak of the deadlier-than-ebola measles (isn’t it?), the media and subsequent digital water-coolers have been abuzz with the newest flare up of the “controversy” over these enemies-of-your-children, the vaccine questioners…
People are now rallying to try and abolish laws allowing for voluntarily exemptions in the 20 or so states that still do. Some are even calling for the addresses of families who don’t vaccinate to be made public. It’s borderline insanity. (Remember folks, not a single person has died from this “epidemic”. Rashes, fevers, and coughs, sure, but no deaths.)
And so now we see the shaming effort beginning to hit high gear. Since the reality of the less-than lethal effects of the Measles are statistically quite difficult to hide, the fear-fomenters are having to resort to other examples of “potential” fatal repercussions looming on the horizon. Yesterday I saw this article about a 7-year-old leukemia survivor who was brought to speak before his Californian school board urging them to bar students whose parents have voluntarily exempted themselves from vaccinations. The takeaway? If you aren’t injecting every vaccine the drug companies concoct into your kids, you are killing other poor little children who’ve already suffered through cancer.. Oh the humanity.
But this is by no means the limit of the shaming campaign. You can now buy little t-shirts for your kids to wear saying “Fully Vaccinated. You’re Welcome”. How subtle. How very non group-thinking of you. (This new fashion trend brought to your by your loving friends at Merck…) Seeing such propaganda being touted by other parents (who of course, truly believe they are acting on behalf of their children’s safety) is enough to make me want to pull my hair out. “You’re welcome”…? Really? Yes, you see, because when everybody gets their shots they are helping to make all our children safer, healthier and happier… It’s a simple as that. (Right?)
Please indulge me in my ensuing response to the snarky, self-righteous message of said t-shirt. I will do my best to keep it civil:
You’re Immune System is the real hero. Defenders of vaccines love to hail the fact that vaccines are “sound science”, and yes, they do involve “sound science”, because no is denying that vaccines can indeed help create immunity to disease. But… Is this really due to some incredible innovative element present within the vials of vaccines? Or should the credit really be given to the incredible and astounding abilities of the human auto-immune system itself…? Vaccines don’t create immunity, your own body does, when introduced to any type of microscopic outside invader. Your immune system is the vital actor, not our human efforts to short-cut the process by infecting it with “weakened”, “dead” or “synthetic” versions of the same diseases. If you allow yourself to bear this underlying reality in mind when pondering the question of vaccines, you start to see that it winds up being a matter of weighing the pros and cons of just which outside agents are likely to pose the greater risk to the overall effectiveness of your immune system, since, in the end, without it you are up quite a smelly creek without a paddle. Don’t play the “sound science” card unless you’re ready to also discuss the “sound science” of other harmful elements which are present in vaccines also having the capacity to wreak havoc upon your body, such as neurotoxins like mercury and aluminum. (and yes, they are still in there…) Bam. Critical thinking and knowledge injected into the conversation. You’re welcome.
There is a corporate agenda. At least 5.7 $BILLION was given to vaccine manufactures by the U.S. government in 2011 alone. Corporate profit via taxpayer funding, the holy grail of corporate enterprise. Not quite the altruistic, free-from-conflict-of-interest arena that you thought it was. Pow. You’re welcome.
They are shielded from any meaningful legal recourse. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660) created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Vaccine manufacturers (and doctors!) are given complete immunity from any legal liability if your child is harmed by their vaccine(s). No other industry enjoys this level of protection from a product that could injure a child. If anyone does receive compensation from the VICP, they must sign away all their rights to speak a word about any of it publicly. Think about the implications of that, for just a brief second… How could a “compensation program” even exist, and in fact be giving away millions to injured families every year, if the possibility of being injured by a vaccine is so infinitesimally small? It’s called hush money. Freedom of speech bartered away to guard the reputations of companies inflicting true harm. Smack. You’re welcome.
Drug companies lie. (gasp!) They also attack anyone internally who tries to tell the truth on the fraud that they have personally witnessed occurring. Whistleblowers have indeed spoken up about both the realities of injuries from vaccines and the efforts to falsify testing results. In the case of a CDC whistleblower, he was largely ignored by the mass media, and then attempted to be totally discredited, and now is waiting to testify before Congress. A whistleblower trying to speak out from under his experience working for Merck itself was simply threatened with jail time in an attempt to shut him up. Boom. You’re welcome.
I could go on and on, but I think the catharsis is adequate for now. At the end of the day, I want to be able to look my kids in the eye and say to them, “I didn’t just go with the flow because it was easier than experiencing a little social pressure and ignorant judgments, in order to do what was best for your body and health and life in the long run, regardless of what the profiteering corporate medical establishment insisted to be the truth, so… YOU’RE WELCOME!”