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LISTENERS SHOWED INTEREST
Last week, you my listeners, showed more than average interest in my re-run having to do with autism, which is of course, a serious learning disability,( even if academics isn’t hindered. )Because of that interest, I thought I would post one of my most favorite reruns: the interview with Dr. Andy Wakefield. Back in 2009 he came into the radio station studio to answer questions. He was in the middle of being persecuted at the time. His publications, which were world class were being discredited, and for a time the British did not accept his license. All that since, of course, has been undone. He has been exonerated. But he no longer practices medicine nor holds a university post. The world is poorer for it. But the clinic he founded continues with someone else’s name. Notice how calm and rational and even, and measured what he says is — even though I was more enthusiastic that usual. Telling.
Before we went on air, he confided in me that he really wondered why people would do this to him. I reminded him that the Bible says “WHEN people persecute you for righteousness sake, then rejoice.” I imagine that he, being an Episcopalian at the time, like me when I was a Presbyterian, had seldom heard that verse. Today, we might have more fulsome explanations of why many varied powers all together were pushing vaccinations that hurt children, but still, the verses apply. And really, in my mind, only Biblical, even apocalyptic explanations are sufficient.
SOCIAL MEDIA “HIT JOB” DISCUSSION
Shortly after this interview, I saw discussion in social media that was slightly disturbing. On Twitter, it seemed that some young women were conducting a smear campaign. They were fussing about why a doctor like this would hurt children. Finally, I “spoke” to the ring leader. I asked how she thought a researcher could hurt children. He was researching questions that parents had brought to him. That stopped the whole campaign.
Do you see? There was no logic in the argument (even had she had correct facts). She was promoting the idea that because he cast some doubt on the safety of vaccines, that he was stopping children from being safe, therefore somehow hurting children. Obvious nonsense, especially since he was already established as a world class gastro-enterologist. The autism question came to him because there were nearly always digestion issues around gluten and caseIn, or in other words, methionine re-uptake problem. Further, research doesn’t directly or immediately DO anything, per se. So, it is not like research, even if were bad, immediately could harm some individual not connected.
Further, it was not the research or the researcher that had any pecuniary motive; but the opposition surely did. Perhaps I brought this up as a question.
Today, I wonder if this ring leader was really a concerned mom, or a paid social media hit man. In any case, some simple questions, rather than substantial claims, seemed to work to shut down a vicious conversation. Clearly, it was aimed to maim.
MORE RECENT RELATED CONTROVERSY
So, here is the re-run. Of course, in the light of more recent incidents, it is greater food for thought than it was before. Dr. Wakefield has said some things about current issues, which you will have to search for. I remember him comparing the harm of you know what, and saying it was greater than the reported harms from all previous ones. I assume that would have to have been based on VAERS data, which is admittedly …. limited.
SOURCES OF DISCUSSION TO CHECK OUT
More recently, the discussion has moved to the courts. Robert Barnes, Constituional attorney of note, considered proponent for “the common man” and occasional online didact, had something to say about vaccines on minute 38.45 of this recent comment: https://vivabarneslaw.locals.com/content/live/all
(Barnes in the episode said this was free, but I can not see where it is posted beyond this link. To find more of similar, go to Rumble and search for Bourbon with Barnes. Both he and Viva Frei also have accounts on Twitter. )
Stew Peters, fearless commentator (and anti-semite which I strongly disclaim) also recently had this to say: https://rumble.com/v4c1jj9-amazon-censors-books-exposing-covid-lies-white-house-pressured-amazon-over-.html Guest: Dr. Ben Tapper. (Btw, I found RFJ.Jr’s book on Amazon, yesterday but not today. There are other similar works available, too.)
I do know that political opinion is very divided among Jews both in the USA and in Israel, so I think we can safely discount his anger at Zionism, which I take to be misplaced anger at the W E F . I do not know if Stew Peters and crew is right on even his more well established claims, but I do know that hearing fringe claims has proven useful. Judge for yourself.
APPLICATION TO LEARNING DISABILITIES?
Follow Barnes’ saying one we had very few cases of autism. We subsequently had a very geometrical increase in number of (you know what) and now we have a very high number of diagnoses of autism. Autism is a kind of learning disability. I am not a doctor, and I notice that world class doctors get highly persecuted for even researching the question. So, I am not going to give anyone advice. I will say that for my own life, I like the proverb: “An once of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Especially where there are no cures. But I do believe in seeking cures. I also believe in miracles.
While I am at this, let me relate to you that I had some friends during this period who were very excited about a shaman “curing” a little boy of autism, and wanted to give money to ??? a horse farm. Well, yes, equine therapy has helped some people and great. However, about that shaman, I wonder if being in an environment with if not not poulltions, at least very different ones, was not the cause of the boy’s improvement. Further, the shaman was aiming at getting the boy to poop. This sounds like de-toxing. Exactly! De-toxing is exactly what that clinic does, I think. (But they don’t seem interested in granting an interview. I got a lot of nose sniffing when I called years ago.) I guess the clinic costs more money that I look like I could related to — maybe? Anyway, judge for yourselves. If you are asking about strong detox therapies, ask about chelation therapy. Just fyi.