Category Archives: Learning Disabilities

Andy Wakefield on Autism ca 2009

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.

Healing Applies to Learning Problems, too

Today, as promised, we talk about how healing applies to learning problems. If you missed last episodes, where we laid out our plans, go hear it now too.

Everyone likes to pray for healing for themselves, but few are brave enough, or informed enough to say they believe it. Some even concoct stories contrary to the bible they say they believe in and teach it confidently!  That is who you do not want to be.

Most of us hope. Okay, but let’s see what the Scriptures say, okay?  By the way, it is good news!

First Things that a Mama Lioness Does

Last Time: Engage as  Mama Bear

Last time we talked a little bit about being a mama bear – holding other people accountable. Today, I am going to talk about my perspective that arises from 2 generations of failure, even with prodigious ability, to get government school officials to follow the law. I also recognize the work of Katy Marshall (Texas Scorecard) and her Exposed podcast, that discusses the dark side of Texas public schools. Trouble is, Texas is not somehow different than any other state. Maybe it is much better! They may have larger school districts — or not. They may have more conservative politicians – or not. They may have citizen who are more willing to speak out because they think the system is more conservative — probably.

Rabbit Trail: Isn’t it Odd?

Isn’t it odd, actually, how all our local school districts, in whatever state seem to be facing the same very strange problem of porn in school at the same time. Isn’t strange how, after FBI fingerprints being put in as a precaution back in 2007, and public outing of sex offenders’ locations online, that we still have so much sexual abuse of children? Isn’t it passing strange that when parents come to school board meetings, that across the country, they are treated as if they were criminal offender? And not just in one location or another.   Okay, but moving on.

Exposed : Dark Side of What is Going on in Government Schools

It happens that recent episodes  of Exposed have focused on alleged abuse in Prosper ISD. What needs to be understood in context is that Prosper is an reasonably affluent part of Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, fast growing, and not unusual. Some small towns might suffer less, but they are under the same ultimate management. Similarly, one thinks of Texas as a “red” state — but we have already discussed the false dichotomy of thinking that that means that governance is more conservative or just. Go back about 3 episodes for that.

Season 6 Episode 2 – The Other Cheek

Season 6 Episode 3 – The Spreading Rot

THIS TIME: MY THOUGHTS ON MOST IMPORTANT TO DO

This time on Overcoming Learning Problems, I will share with you my maybe surprising conclusions about what is more important for a mother to do today. More conservative and more radically change oriented. Think Susanna Wesley! Change the world. And you will find it jolly well matches your personality, too, I imagine. You will be, should be surprised that I think so, but I do. My reflections today, after more fights with school officials than I wish to recall.

DEEPER APPRECIATION, MORE PURCHASING, MORE SHARING

Knowing this, I expect you will find a deeper appreciation of what we are doing here at GSB: Overcoming Learning Problems. Our perspective will save your child from the abuse and academic degradation that you WILL find in government schools. Our perspective might save you the $87,000 one of our interviewees say that they charge families. It should save most home-schoolers a lot of grief, anxiety, and bewilderment. What I put out here, for free, is very valuable. Please make use of it, get more, and tell your friends.

PsyOp Death and Faith to Overcome Learning Disabilities

We have been learning many new things. The headlines are mesmerizing. Isn’t that so? Now we have all discovered and had confirmed what we had suspected in the area where we were: the evil has taken over the industry, the sector of society. Whether it is doctors going along with killing patients rather than helping them, or military focusing on not winning a war, or teachers being willing to hurt children — it is all the social structure that few are willing to contravene. But right to conscience based on the Judeo-Christian faith in something more than this here and now is what made our world great. And that hope continues. That God still reaches out his hand. Those who take hope, exercise faith, can overcome all the evil in the world.

My listeners, mostly mothers, but parents, grandparents and educators want to find solution to the learning problems their children have. Apply yourself here. Apply these solutions. Rather than being paralyzed by the word curses, the language that tells you that your child is hopeless and you must resign yourself. NO! These are not “disabilities” but “learning problems.”  Learning problems have solutions, even if we must learn what they are. Diagnoses should not be death knells but instead, guidance to parents and educators how to help the child. TM

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