You probably didn’t even think twice. Your newborn child had only been on this earth for 5 hours, yet they were in grave danger. The hookers and heroin addicts were getting closer and you could sense them. Your infant needed protection. So, you told the nurse to do it. You breathed a sigh of relief as the needle plunged into their pristine pink flesh. The Hepatitis B virus, aluminum, formaldehyde, and various carrying agents attacked your child’s immature immune system, vital organs and brain. But, you had done it. You were a hero. You had protected them against a virus they had virtually no chance of contracting.
I don’t blame you. I made the same mistake the first time around. I blame ignorance, stupidity and laziness. Our inability to think for ourselves along with a blind faith in a white lab coat has gotten us here. Today, 1 out of every 6 children has a neurodevelopmental disability and 1 out of 110 children develop autism. Asthma, ADD, and allergies are through the roof. It is so bad, that kids cannot take a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to school anymore. That is about as un-American as it gets.
In 1986, Ronald Reagan signed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. For those of you with the thickest skulls, this means that the government acknowledged that vaccine injuries and deaths are real. The injured and their families were in need of compensation. Today, a specialized federal court, known simply as “Vaccine Court,” is in place to handle any claims of damages caused by vaccines. We will come back to this.
Many of you are stuck in your Santa Claus, Jesus, and teddy bear bubbles. Here are some facts. In the 1980’s children were given 23 doses of 7 different vaccines. In the 2010’s, children are being given 69 doses of 16 different vaccines. This is more than triple the number of vaccines received by most of the reading audience. Per the CDC’s website, some of the most common vaccine ingredients are aluminum, formaldehyde, bovine extract, preservatives, and mercury. It is a fact, that it is not scientifically known how the body metabolizes many of these ingredients. Look it up.
The next argument I will hear from the perpetually ignorant is that in 1999 the American Academy of Pediatrics and vaccine manufacturers agreed to reduce the levels of mercury present in most vaccines. This is a great step. However, what it really represents is an admission of guilt. It just took enough injuries and lawsuits in order for this change to happen. Mercury is still present in most flu shots and is a known neurotoxin. It is bad for you.
You cannot sue the vaccine manufacturer. The pharmaceutical industry has spent more money lobbying in Washington D.C. in the past 10 years than any other industry. This has paid off. They are legally off the hook. Every vaccine that is administered comes with a tax. You pay .75 cents into a fund that is used in return to pay out vaccine injury victims. We pay ourselves in the event of injury so that vaccine manufacturers do not have to. Over $2 billion has been paid out of this fund through the Vaccine Court, and over $3 billion remains.
I love when I hear a parent say, “Your unvaccinated child is putting my vaccinated child at risk.” You moron. If you believe in their effectivity, and have already put your child at risk by slowly poisoning them, they should be the ones with immunity. Or maybe you have heard someone say, “These diseases have been eradicated because of the vaccine schedule.” Wrong again. If you look historically at the dates of many of these epidemics, and the date that a vaccine was introduced, oftentimes the disease declined before the vaccine existed. Awareness and hygiene have had incredible effects.
Here’s the thing. I am not anti-vaccine. I am anti-“hey, lets saturate my child’s developing body with more toxins than ever before in history.” There needs to be a calculated approach to this. We need to assess individual tolerances, body types, and real risk factors. We need to act like we care instead of merely swinging the biggest bat and taking everything else out around it. Until then, it is not safe.
We live in an increasingly polluted environment. Vaccines contribute to the toxic load that we place upon the youngest and most vulnerable of our population. They may not be the cause, but vaccines certainly can be the catalyst for disaster. At this point, and with their track record, it is unrealistic to expect vaccine manufacturers and doctors to admit to having made a mistake. Can you imagine the millions of lawsuits and losses to follow?
It’s like having accidentally used arsenic instead of salt on your family’s Thanksgiving turkey. Of course, you don’t want to tell anyone. Some of them are going to get sick and die, and the rest are going to want to kick your ass. It’s time to man up. Let’s start talking about the things that matter. Your children should be at the top of that list.
I apologize to anyone that took offense to the article’s title. We live in a society with an increasingly shorter attention span, and a growing numbness to atrocity. Sometimes you’ve got to rattle the cage. I welcome your comments below and intend fully to participate in the conversation.
For more information watch the film The Greater Good: