“I want the truth!” yells a young Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee at the seasoned Colonel Jessup, who’s tensely seated on the witness stand. “You want the truth?! YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!” Colonel Jessup barks in response. It seemed like the Colonel was doing everything he could to restrain himself from jumping out of his chair and attacking the rookie lawyer who had previously never set foot in a courtroom. Unfortunately, we’re not in the middle of the climactic ending scene to A Few Good Men. We’re living in the “real world”, and the reality is no different. The truth hurts, especially when we’re trying to avoid it. This article is a response to Mr. Taylor’s article, entitled “USA Today: A Police State?” , which was written in response to my article, “The Police States of America”. In his article, he repudiates my claims about several highly debated issues, and does a very good job of presenting his side of the story.
I would like to address the dangerous and misleading information that he has presented in his article. Let me begin by saying that I had never questioned the efficacy or safety of vaccines until I began having children. Being a parent that wanted all sides of the story, I started doing research and reading different books regarding the issue. I have been following the issue of vaccines for over seven years, and I am extremely passionate about helping others understand that no information should be taken at face value. As responsible parents, it is our duty and number one responsibility to make sure we understand any risky and potentially life threatening situations we put our children in. Vaccines are no different. A parent would never let his child go to someone’s house for a sleepover unless he knew the friend and the friend’s parents. Then why are we, as responsible and well-meaning parents, not doing our due diligence and researching the issue of vaccine safety in the wake of all of the controversy that surrounds it? We cannot bury our heads in the sand and pretend that there is no controversy to speak of.
There are endless articles regarding the full range of harmful side effects from different vaccines, and this article would be never-ending if I listed them all here. I will touch on a few of the most controversial ones and I invite you to do your own research on the matter. Before I begin, I would just like to note that not one of the sources that Mr. Taylor had provided on this issue was a non-government-related or alternative media source. It is unfair to only present information provided by the CDC and other such government groups. If you’re alive today, you know that everything government-related comes with a very questionable agenda; the health of the world’s inhabitants is no exception. I will come back to that point shortly.
First, let’s discuss the theory of “herd immunity”. This is one strong argument that convinces us to vaccinate our children. It rationalizes that if most people are vaccinated, then there is minimal risk of catching the disease we vaccinated against. However, we are then told that unvaccinated people pose a threat to vaccinated people. Hold on- didn’t you just say that you’re immune after a vaccine? So why is anyone who’s not vaccinated a threat to you? Let me clarify something as well: vaccinations ARE NOT immunizations. As Craig Stellpflug reports, vaccines artificially trigger a temporary antibody response to a manmade pathogen (the targeted illness). The only type of immunity is adaptive immunity, which is the natural immunity the body develops as a result of fighting the disease.
Another point Mr. Taylor claims: “Vaccines are responsible for eradicating smallpox, diptheria, and polio.” Not so, according to many experts, including Lauren Feder, M.D.. She wrote an eye-opening book called “Childhood Vaccinations: Practical Medical and Natural Ways to Protect Your Child.” In her unbiased and fact-based approach to the vaccine controversy, she points out that diseases such as polio, smallpox, and whooping cough have declined as a result of improved sanitation and more hygienic living conditions, not as a result of the vaccines. The vaccine manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon as the rates of infection were declining, and as a result of marketing genius, vaccines were hailed as life-saving discoveries.
Let me tell you about the “life-saving discovery” of the polio vaccine. Dr. Feder states, “Polio is a virus passed through contact with the stool of an infected person...over 95% of cases go unnoticed, or may have flu-like symptoms.” One percent of the cases developed into classic paralytic polio. In developing countries, most children are exposed to polio through the poor sanitation and contaminated water. The development of the polio vaccine was promoted as the reason for the eradication of polio. She continues: “However, in 1962, Dr. Bernard Greenberg, head of the Dept. of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health testified at a congressional hearing that statistics were altered to give the public the impression that the vaccine had greatly altered polio rates.” But here’s the kicker: Dr. Maurice Hilleman, a scientist working for Dr. Jonas Salk, the inventor of the polio vaccine, is caughtopenly admitting that the polio vaccine was contaminated with SV40, a monkey virus known to cause cancer in humans. Here’s part of the interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H77ktqya8MUDid you catch that part where he admitted they knew that yellow fever vaccine had leukemia virus in it? Shocking, to say the least. By 1960, over 98 million Americans were given the polio vaccine, and an estimated 10-30% of the vaccine contained SV40. Barbara Loe Fischer, president of the National Vaccine Information Center, testified before the House Government Reform Committee’s subcommittee that : “Today, U.S. Federal Health Agencies admit...Salk polio vaccine between 1955 and 1963 was contaminated with SV40, and SV40 has been proven to cause cancer in animals.” http://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Polio-SV40.aspxHere’s another link: http://rense.com/general94/bill.htmOh, look, there’s Bill Gates again! Hey, Bill, what are you doing in this part of the conversation? To remind the readers, Mr. Taylor explained the comment that he claims was taken out of context, which was: "If we do a really great job on new vaccines... we could lower (world population) by 10 or 15%.” Mr. Taylor explains that with the better health as a result of vaccines, there will be less births, therefore, the population would stabilize. Let’s think about this with some common sense: If Mr. Gates wants to save the world, why not give the starving, homeless people in third world countries food and shelter? Do they need vaccines when they’re chronically hungry and have never experienced a shower? What about a decent bed to sleep on? Maybe their babies would appreciate some clean diapers and a cozy blanket? Maybe their kids would like just one pair of shoes so they don’t have to walk barefoot in the 100+ degree weather? How about a simple toothbrush and toothpaste? Where’s the humanitarianism, Mr. Gates? What do you think would happen to the infection rate if there were clean water and a decent sewage system? Most of the diseases in third world countries would be obsolete if the people were able to live more hygienically. And what do vaccines have to do with the number of births? Are they sneaking birth control hormones into the vaccines as well? If you want less births, why don’t you offer birth control? Moreover, who gave you the authority to decide how many children a person should have? And I don’t agree with the stance that lower child mortality leads to lower birth rates. Right here in Israel, the average number of kids in a family is six! And thank God the mortality rates are pretty low here!
In most developed countries, there is little incidence of polio. But what about developing countries? Look at what’s happening in India: following a multi-year campaign of administering the polio vaccine, a strange paradox developed. In 2011, the year India declared itself polio-free, there were 47,500 cases of NPAFP, or non-polio acute flaccid paralysis, whose figures rose in direct proportion to the number of vaccines given. This type of paralysis is twice as deadly as polio and was nonexistent before the introduction of the vaccine!
Incidentally, who do you think funded this massive failure? The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation! Can you think of a better way to spend $2.5 Billion on a country? How about using that money to improve living conditions instead? But to spend it all on a vaccine? What’s the real agenda here? Now the same thing is happening in Pakistan- 78% of polio victims were given polio vaccine.
Do you recall the mumps outbreak that occurred a few years ago? It turns out that 77% of those infected were previously vaccinated for mumps! The shocking and scary reality is that some vaccines appear to promote the very diseases they are supposed to prevent.
What about hepatitis B? It is being forced onto newborns without second thought. What exactly is Hepatitis B? It’s a sexually transmitted disease! Why are they giving this shot to newborns?! If a baby is born to a high risk mother, it would potentially already be infected with the virus, so a vaccine after birth is too late. Did you know that by the time a child is six years old, he would have been given 48 vaccines? For anyone who argues that they are perfectly safe, I’d like to see that person take those 48 vaccines all at once!
Another problematic issue with vaccines is the additives and adjuvants. Mr. Taylor claims that aluminum, thimerosal, MSG, egg protein, and formaldehyde are not harmful in themselves or present in such minute quantities that they are not considered dangerous. This is absolutely untrue. Mercury is popularly thought to have been removed from vaccines. But this is not true. The Tdap, Dtap, Hib, and Hep B vaccines still contain thimerosal (mercury). Several types of aluminum are used as adjuvants, and a connection has been discovered between the use of aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, when mercury and aluminum are combined, the dangerous side effects are greatly increased, thus creating a “synergistic toxicity”, as Dr. Feder reports. Everyone knows how dangerous mercury is- pregnant women are advised to stay away from fish for this reason. Isn’t it ironic that a vaccine, which has more mercury than a chunk of tuna, be promoted for pregnant women? Dr. Feder continues: “In 1991, Merck acknowledged that by the time a child is six months old, he could receive an accumulated dose of mercury 87 times higher than the guidelines given forthe maximum daily consumption of mercury from fish.” Aluminum is a heavy metal that is stored in organs with slow cellular turnover. Thus, it is most prevalent in our brains and our bones. Is it any coincidence that the rates of MS, chronic fatigue syndrome, ADD, ADHD, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and other neurological disorders are drastically rising?
Mr. Taylor, have you ever tried to eat aluminum or drink formaldehyde? Do you know what formaldehyde is used for? It’s used for preserving dead bodies! Is there any quantity of this that you would consider drinking? As for your claim that formaldehyde is a harmless byproduct of fruit- actually, it is a byproduct of methanol digestion, which occurs after eating almost anything. The difference is that the “trace amounts” in vaccines are much higher than the miniscule amount produced by the body. Dr. Woodrow C. Monte, Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Nutrition, states, “Formaldehyde is a cancer producing agent of the same level of danger as asbestos and plutonium.” Here is his study:
In 2011, the government added formaldehyde to its list of known and probable carcinogens. The American Cancer Society agrees that it is a danger, and one should limit his exposure whenever possible.
These additives are toxic, poisonous, and carcinogenic. To believe that they are safe in any amount is naive and dangerous. Regarding your opinion that egg protein and antibiotics are harmless: what do you think happens to a child who is allergic to eggs or penicillin after he is injected? As for the supposed 15 minute wait time at the doctor’s office following an injection- I have no idea what you’re talking about, because in all of my years taking my kids to get their shots, I was never once told to wait for a reaction. Furthermore, adverse reactions can take much longer to show up. Sometimes it can take days or even weeks, and by then, most won’t make the connection between the vaccine and the child’s illness. MSG is an excitotoxin, according to Dr. Russell Blaylock, renowned neurosurgeon and nutrition researcher. In his book, “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills”, Dr. Blaylock reveals the dangers of MSG by stating that as an excitotoxin, it promotes the growth and metastasis of cancer cells. It makes them more mobile, thereby allowing them to spread easily. Not to mention that is a potent allergen, and causes several types of reactions upon eating it, such as upset stomach and diarrheah.
When I had a TV, I noticed that 90% of the commercials were for some type of medicine, from depression to IBS to allergies. We can clearly see these days that many children and adults suffer from some type of chronic health issue. Approximately 40-50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergic disease.
But you really don’t have to go online to see the number of children with allergies and asthma has gone up severely in the past few decades. Never before have so many children had to deal with chronic illness. The problem lies in the distorted logic of vaccine pushers: you are trying to stimulate the body’s immune response by administering a diluted version of the disease, therefore enabling the body to create antibodies so it will be better prepared to fight that disease off, should it ever be exposed.
There are several problems with this logic:
1) It denies the inherent wisdom of the body to deal with infection. The immune system gets stronger when confronted with a full-strength pathogen, thus creating an adaptive response. Remember when your kids would get cold after cold when they were young? What did you say? You said that this is how the immune system builds itself. Exposure to bacteria and pathogens help a child become better equipped to fight off more serious diseases when he’s older. Vaccines create an artificial immune response, and it is temporary and not sustainable. Once a person is vaccinated, their body creates antibodies to fight off the weaker strain of the virus, thus not allowing the body to fully flex its healing muscles. This is why you see more and more people who were vaccinated actually coming down with thesame disease they were vaccinated for! The immune system, when denied the ability to do its job, becomes like a lazy couch potato, who doesn’t have the energy to get up and fight when someone tries to steal the remote control away from him.
2) Vaccines bypass the body’s natural defenses. When we are exposed to a pathogen, our first line of defense is our nose, mouth, and intestines. Did you know that most of our immune system is actually in our small intestine? When a pathogen enters our bodies, these areas are alerted, and immediately go into defense mode. This is why we develop a runny nose, swollen glands, or intestinal upset when we’re sick. It’s actually a good sign that our immune systems are doing their jobs. What does a vaccine do? It bypasses all of these barriers, injecting the toxins directly into the bloodstream. As a result, Dr. Feder explains, “The injections thus circumvent the body’s natural defense mechanism and may contribute to the rise of chronic diseases in children.” Can you imagine having whooping cough, pertussis, diptheria, and meningitis all at the same time?
3) Vaccines suppress immunity. Dr. Blaylock explains: “If we look at the science of the vaccination process itself, it’s becoming evident that the way they do the immunizations- sticking it into the muscle of your arm or your leg- actually suppresses a lot of the immune system, particularly in young children,” says Dr. Blaylock. “We found out that, in fact, it causes the immune system to switch to what we call a TH2-type cytokine production which inhibits immunity. And your major protection against viruses and particularly the really virulent, deadly viruses and bacteria is your cellular immunity. Well, vaccines don’t stimulate cellular immunity; in fact, they suppress it.” Learn more:
4) Vaccines are linked to autism. This is arguably the most controversial debate within the entire vaccine controversy. Let’s look at some statistics:
-Autism rates have spiked 1,000% since 1990, according to Mike Adams, Health Ranger.
-1,500% increase of autism rates in the UK since one decade ago- “Dispatches From The War Zone of Environmental Health” by Helke Ferrie
-In California, 1 in 150 children is autistic- a 54% increase in 2011/2012 (Ferrie)
-Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh discovered that many of the infant monkeys given the standard childhood dose of vaccines were developing autism symptoms. Their unvaccinated counterparts developed no such symptoms.
- Check out these figures showing the rising rates of autism: “According to several researchers who investigated Kanner’s claims, autism was extremely rare prior to 1943. Using Kanner’s own case definition of autism, Dr. Darold Treffert calculated a rate of less than 1 in 10,000 during the 1950s. In 1966, Dr. Victor Lotter found the rate to be 4.1 per 10,000 children.In 1966, Dr. Victor Lotter found the rate to be 4.1 per 10,000 children. However, by the 1980’s, over 4500 new cases were being reported every year in the U.S. alone. In 1997, the CDC reported that 1 of every 500 children is autistic (20 per 10,000). In 2007, the CDC showed that autism affects 1 of every 150 U.S. children (67 per 10,000). Two years later, in October 2009, the CDC released new figures showing that autism affects 1 of every 91 children (110 per 10,000). This figure is 1 in 58 for boys. ‘We have an epidemic on our hands,” exclaimed Congressman Christopher Smith. Congressman Chip Pickering described the epidemic in more sobering terms: ‘More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.’”
Excerpt from “Make an Informed Decision for the Health of Your Child” by Dr. Mayer Eisenstein.
-A Danish study found that autism rates were 8 times higher in vaccinated children than non-vaccinated children. But here’s where it gets even more interesting: Using the data from this Danish study, Dr. Samy Suissa of McGill University in Montral “came up with an even more astonishing result. Contrary to the original ‘no link’ finding, diagnoses of autism within two years of an MMR vaccination increased to a high of 27.3 cases per 100,000 children compared with just 1.45 cases per 100,000 in non-vaccinated children. The children who had had the MMR vaccination were 45% more likely to have developed autism than the ones who had not had the MMR vaccination.”
If you deny that there is any link between vaccines and autism, I challenge you, Mr. Taylor, to look one parent of an autistic child in the eyes and tell them that vaccines are not the culprit. Sadly, it is a familiar occurrence- a well-meaning parent takes his child to the doctor for his shots. A few hours, sometimes days, later, the child develops a fever, irritability, and crying. Next thing you know, the child seems to be “not there” anymore. What suddenly changed? Was the child exposed to any different environmental factors? The United States may be a country with the latest technology and medical advancements. But ask yourselves- how much healthier are we? How many people do you know that take at least one prescription medication every day, or have a child with some type of allergy? What has happened to us?
Here’s another list of shocking statistics:
-”A 1992 study published in The American Journal of Epidemiology shows that children die at a rate 8 times greater than normal within three days after getting a DPT vaccination.”
-A preliminary study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found children who received the HiB vaccine ... were found to be 5 times more likely to contract the disease than children who had not received the vaccine.”
-“In the New England Journal of Medicine July 1994 issue a study found that over 80% of children under 5 years of age who had contracted whooping cough had been fully vaccinated.”
-“In 1977 Dr Jonas Salk (inventor of the Salk polio vaccine) testified with other scientists that 87% of the polio cases which occurred in the US since 1970 were the by-product of the polio vaccine.”
-“The Sabin oral polio vaccine (OPV) is the only known cause of polio in the us today.”
-“The February 1981 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 90% of obstetricians and 66% of pediatricians refused to take the rubella vaccine.”
Which brings me to my next point- the push to make vaccines mandatory. Mr. Taylor claims that they are already mandatory, but this is not true. A parent is allowed to exempt their child based on personal or health issues. However, strong arm tactics are being used to force parents to vaccinate their children, and mandatory, forced vaccination is around the corner.. With more people questioning the safety and effectiveness of vaccine these days, there has been a drop in the number of kids being vaccinated. The Associated Press reports: “More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. In eight states now, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren’t getting all the vaccines required for attendance.” As a result, new legislation is being pushed to make exemptions much harder. A new bill, AB 2109, just passed in California- it states that if parents want to exempt their child from vaccines, they will have to get a signed waiver form from their doctor stating that they participated in a course regarding the risks of not vaccinating. The problem goes far beyond getting the waiver signed, as explained in this article:
Back in March, a mother who gave birth to a baby girl in the ambulance on the way to the hospital was kicked out of the hospital and the baby received forced vaccinations without her consent! All because she was simply asking the social worker why they were trying to push medical interventions on her baby. She had to spend the night sleeping in her car, at the parking lot across the street, just hours after giving birth! The hospital didn’t let her go home with the baby, and they only allowed her to come in every three hours to breastfeed! Is this any way to treat a new mother? Even the hospital didn’t let her recover! If this isn’t strong arm tactics then I don’t know what is.
Gary Null, host of Progressive Radio Network (www.prn.com), states, “The recent unanimous 11-0 vote by the members of the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) favoring every American over the age of six months receive the flu influenza vaccine is one more attempt by our federal health officials to open up our bodies to the free market capitalism of pharmaceutical coffers.”
It hasn’t been enforced yet, but as long as this legislation is in place, the CDC could decide to enforce it at any time. And it’s not just vaccines that are being forced on children. One family was forced to administer dangerous, non-FDA approved chemotherapy on their child, even though he was cancer-free!
With the push for vaccines escalating daily, we must ask ourselves what the real agenda is. In case you haven’t yet heard, the FDA, CDC, and Big Pharma are all one big happy family. They have been accused of conflict of interest time after time. Dr. Feder states: “Members of advisory committees on vaccination...policies to both the FDA and the CDC have had significant ties to the drug companies, and are not supposed to participate in making decisions in which there is a financial interest to be gained.” Not only is there a conflict of interest, there are also outright lies: “In 2002, Merck was still distributing Hep B vaccines with mercury even though they announced four years earlier that their line of pediatric vaccines were free from mercury.” Not only that, but the CDC allows drug companies to do their own research regarding their own drugs. They can twist their studies any way they wish, and there is no requirement for validation from an outside party. Their studies and results are accepted at face value. Does it make sense that a drug company is allowed to conduct its own studies? Does this seem fair and unbiased? Where are the checks and balances? Do you think a drug company will ever say its drugs are dangerous after having put so much money into developing their latest drugs? It’s a miracle that any drug gets pulled off the market at all! Usually this happens after serious side effects have been reported, but many times even that doesn’t happen. Drug companies don’t limit their connections to the FDA and CDC, either. CNN reports that Merck gave Rick Perry’s campaign $28,500 since January 2001. What do you think happened as a result? Perry gave an executive order in February 2007 that “mandated teenaged girls in Texas to be inoculated against HPV.”
Luckily, the order was overturned and did not go into effect. One of the biggest and most dangerous culprits resulting in serious injury and death is Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. It is currently one of the most controversial vaccines on the market, and according to Dr. Diane Harper, one of the lead researchers in the development of two HPV vaccines, “HPV vaccine is largely unnecessary”. She admits that within one year, 70% of cases will resolve themselves without treatment, and within two years, 90% will resolve.
Further proving the CDC, FDA, WHO, and Big Pharma are all on the same side- several years ago they held a secret meeting regarding the proof that thimerosal was indeed related to autism. At the meeting,“Rep. Dan Burton, a Republican from Indiana, oversaw a three-year investigation of thimerosal after his grandson was diagnosed with autism. “Thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines is directly related to the autism epidemic,” his House Government Reform Committee concluded in its final report. “This epidemic in all probability may have been prevented or curtailed had the FDA not been asleep at the switch regarding a lack of safety data regarding injected thimerosal, a known neurotoxin.” The FDA and other public-health agencies failed to act, the committee added, out of “institutional malfeasance for self protection” and “misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry.” You cannot skip reading this one:
And don’t even get me started on the whole flu shot business. Read for yourself:
Can these people get any more hypocritical? They won’t take the vaccines themselves, but they promote vaccines to the rest of the world. Why?
Yes, money. Vaccines are a multi-billion dollar a year moneymaker, not just because so many people get them- they also guarantee repeat customers later in life because of the resulting health issues. Unfortunately, it’s all about the money. Greedy people are in dangerously powerful positions, preying on our ignorance. This is why it is up to us to research, research, research. Don’t let anyone intimidate you into agreeing to their position. Question their intentions and their information. The lives of your children depend on it. If you are a parent of a child who has been hurt by vaccines, my heart goes out to you. I cannot imagine the pain you must feel, knowing your child was once perfectly healthy. If I have offended any reader, please accept my apologies. My only intention is to get people to question this highly controversial topic. I am not expecting everyone to agree with my position; I’m only hoping that it will make someone think twice before vaccinating their children. If they do, then I have done my job.