~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We ignore facts when they don’t support our opinion and we blame other parents for the failures of a system we refuse to change. In this post and the next two, I will be writing about this issue, advocating for healthy children; specifically about integrity – on the part of individuals and the system – statistics, media and political bias on this issue, inconsistency in our beliefs and our actions, and I will explain the workings of the current system and compare its flaws with the rhetoric in the media. I have done my research, so get ready for a different view than the one you have been exposed to. But first, I want to take note of how the lives of people with disabilities have been transformed by people living their beliefs and begin to show you how the issue of vaccines can be transformed the same way.
The herd analogy plays into our lifelong insecurities of wanting to be part of a group. No one wants to be outside of the group. Outsiders are shunned, made fun of, bullied; much like what is happening to the anti-vaccine parents now. Watching this play out in the news and on talk shows, it reminds me of watching episodes of Mad Men. I am beginning to wonder if Big Pharma has actually hired an ad agency to strategically place their memes into the newscasts and talk shows. Every message is exactly the same. None of the interviews are any different from show to show. And none of them ever mention vaccine injury, at least not any that I have seen. They all ask if vaccines cause autism and the answer is always a resounding NO. We will see later how, while not dishonest, it is not exactly accurate, either.
There is a term the military uses: collateral damage. It refers to the unavoidable killing of civilians in war. There are people who would have you believe that collateral damage is an acceptable part of keeping most of our population free of disease. We have to decide for ourselves if we believe that, but first, we should explore whether we need to believe it. Healthy children advocates feel it is not necessary to believe it. They believe the system can be changed to protect all of our children; from disease and from vaccine injury. We all believe in right and wrong. We all believe that our actions have consequences. Are we willing to stand up for those beliefs? Are we willing to do everything in our power to protect our children from collateral damage?
In the next two posts, we will explore the claims of the healthy children advocates and ways to bring integrity to our communications, to the media, and to the system, raising the collective consciousness once again.
A link to my next post: Vaccines Part 2
More informative links:
Vaccine Fact Summary
Dissolving Illusions (Disease elimination chart)
Thinking Moms Revolution
MIT Scientist Exposes Monsanto and Aluminum Cocktail