There is no Anti-Vaccination Movement
It’s been 5 years since the mainstream media began writing about the “dangerous and misinformed anti-vaccination movement.” Who are the kooks in this crazy unhinged movement? Surely they are hanging out in labor and delivery rooms, throwing mercury on expectant mothers, making threats against anyone who vaccinates their newborn for a sexually transmitted disease. Certainly they are sneaking into Boy Scout meetings by posing as den mothers and brainwashing neighborhood parents into hosting chickenpox parties. They organize violent protests, vandalize the homes of known pediatricians, and detox children at slumber parties without parental consent.
Take a look around you—undoubtedly someone from this “anti-vaccination movement” has infiltrated your very own social circle. Thank goodness for the media, otherwise you would never have known.
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Except, there is no such thing as the “anti-vaccination movement.” A “movement” is a growing organization of people, all pushing toward a common goal. People who exempt their children from vaccination don’t have a “common goal.” There is no target percentage of “anti-vaccination” they conspire to achieve. There is no agenda to push down anyone’s throat. There is no point in time at which they hope to declare victory. The only thing that exemptors have in common is this: they don’t care what you do with your kid. They only care about their own.
The “pro-vaccination movement” is funded—in cash, in product donations, and in intellectual manpower—by people who have gotten rich from the manufacture and sale of vaccines. Sure, they have uncompensated foot soldiers of uncertain mental stability, but the driving force is from a higher level. The goal of the “pro-vaccination movement” is to have 100% compliance with the vaccine program. Exemptors? Exemptors don’t care if anyone complies.
The “pro-vaccination movement” teams up with local health departments to get state legislators to sponsor laws that take away parental rights. Exemptors? They don’t care how anyone else parents their children; just don’t tell them how to parent their own.
The “pro-vaccination movement” goes to their contacts in the pharmaceutical-owned media to call names and paint portraits of ignorance and mis-education of the parents who exercise their right of exemption. Exemptors? Most of them don’t have any friends in the media and if they do, they sure aren’t slinging mud. Why? Because they don’t care what other people are doing with regard to vaccines.
See the pattern here? One group is trying to force the other group to bend to its will, but the roles aren’t what the media tells you they are. There is no such thing as an “anti-vaccination movement.”
The common thread in all of these scenarios is this: the exemptors aren’t making anyone else do anything—they are minding their own business and worrying about their own. Do they talk? Sure. Do they answer questions? Absolutely. Do they call your home and threaten you— claiming to know where your children go to school—if you write a pro-vaccination piece on your little mommy blog?
No. No one reads your little mommy blog and exemptors certainly aren’t threatened by what you write on it.
Exemptors aren’t convinced that vaccines are safe enough to be administered to all children across the board and they don’t subscribe to the notion that they’re effective enough to create vaccine-induced herd immunity. What, they’re not allowed to talk about that?
Where did this idea of there being a dangerous movement underfoot come from, you wonder?
Let’s look at what else happened five years ago: Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, admitted in an interviewthat HHS “reached out to the media to get them to stop giving equal weight in their reporting” of the views of parents of vaccine injured children.
Wow. Did you hear that? One of the highest-ranking officials in the US Health Department admitted feeling threatened by moms and dads who tell the story of what vaccines did to their children. But worse than that, she admitted to gagging the media from speaking about it, which turned the tides and created the non-existent “anti-vaccination movement” out of thin air. In September of 2007 Jenny McCarthy went on Oprah to talk about vaccines and her son’s autism. Two years later the media was gagged by the US Health Department and Jenny was made into a villain.
Despite what the media says, there is nothing new or trendy about being an exemptor, and it certainly doesn’t have any roots in Malibu or Beverly Hills. Laws granting freedom from vaccination are celebrating their 117th birthday this year so instead of picturing a sexy actress like Alicia Silverstone when you think about exemptors, picture Queen Victoria (born in 1819), who, despite being the first member of the Royal Family vaccinated for smallpox, was the reigning Monarch during the birth of Conscientious Objection.