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Vaccine Mandates vs. Freedom of Choice and Informed Consent

For some reason, the news media are covering the opioid addiction crisis, and government officials such as state attorneys general are suing pharmaceutical companies. But when it comes to the vaccine issue and the problem of vaccine injuries, the situation is in the reverse. People who are complaining about vaccine injuries are dismissed by the “authorities” and there is heavy criticism thrown against those who choose not to vaccinate. Why is this?

On the opioid issue, in my opinion the biggest problem is the damn doctors who are prescribing those pain killers to people who don’t really need them, and getting them addicted. We need to publicly name and shame those doctors. And that is what I think about that.

But the opioid issue is not why I’m writing this post. It’s the vaccine issue. I have written here about the vaccine issue and posted several links to articles on the issue. My main concern is the government making vaccines mandatory, whether for kids or for adults.

Sorry, in a free society people have a right to not have their bodies subjected to forcible intrusion of any kind. Right?

The problem is that, because of the power that the pharmaceutical industry has especially in its collusions with government bureaucracies, many people are more influenced by propaganda and fear-mongering than by rational discussions of the issues.

Vaccine skeptics are now labeled “anti-vaxxers,” and “dangerous,” although many of those people are really ex-vaxxers, they are mothers of vaccine-injured kids. For example, the heroic mothers who were engaged in protests in California to try to derail the bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law to mandate vaccines and/or remove exemptions.

Another problem is, regarding how influenced people can be by mass media, many news media outlets have pharmaceutical companies as their important sponsors. So, news editors, producers and reporters don’t want to “rock the boat” when it comes to the vaccine issue. And also a lot of people don’t read, so they are not exposed to non-Establishment medical information, such as the rates of vaccine injuries, the fact that injuries are way under-reported, the connections between Big Pharma execs and FDA bureaucrats, and so on.

Regarding the California mandate issue, in her comments on the mothers who were demonstrating, chanting and disrupting legislative sessions, Bretigne Shaffer writes:

More fundamentally though, these laws represent a violation of some of our basic rights: The right to bodily autonomy for ourselves and for our children, and the right to associate freely with others (in this case, schools) without interference from the state. In essence, the State of California is holding hostage our children’s ability to attend school (public or private), unless we subject them to medical procedures we may not approve of.

So what do we do when we are faced with illegitimate laws that violate our rights?

Those mothers had the right idea when they shut down the California Senate last Monday: Disrupt the activities of those who would trample our rights, and make it impossible for them to do their jobs.

I thoroughly agree with this view of non-violent civil disobedience. When the people’s rights are being trampled by the rulers, they are right to have the courage to exercise their First Amendment right to protest, and even engage in civil disobedience if necessary.

Dr. Mercola also has a recent article on vaccine injuries and mandates, doctors withholding the information on the risks of vaccines, and the bureaucrats who are now taking over medical decisions in California. This vaccine fascism (call it what it is, quite frankly) is also going on in New York and other states, by the way.

Dr. Mercola points out some facts that we don’t or rarely hear in the mainstream news:

Another example is “Deaths Reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, United States, 1997-2013, published in 2015. In this report, it’s stated that of the 1,469 child death reports, 79.4% had received one or more vaccines on the same day they died.

The most common cause of death, based on autopsy records, was sudden infant death syndrome, accounting for 44% of cases, followed by asphyxia (6%), septicemia (4.9%) and pneumonia (4.6%). In adults, the vaccine associated with the greatest number of deaths was inactivated influenza vaccine, which featured in 51.4% of adult deaths reported to VAERS.

Despite these shocking findings, the report concludes that “No concerning pattern was noted among death reports submitted to VAERS during 1997-2013.” How can the fact that 79.4% of infant deaths occur on the same day that they’re vaccinated be a pattern of no concern?

Unfortunately, it seems that most people aren’t getting any of this kind of information. Information is necessary to make a decision, and that is why people have a right to consent or not consent to any kind of intrusion or medical treatment.

In a free society, nothing should be involuntary as ordered by the government! Don’t you think so?

In California, a government bureaucrat will be the final authority on medical exemptions for vaccines, not actual medical doctors. And this is very dangerous. It’s bad enough that we have doctors who are in bed with pharmaceutical companies and there may be a quid pro quo going on with the vaccines and other drugs being given out by doctors like candy. But when a bureaucrat is in charge, in my opinion it is reminding me of the awful things I have heard about in medicine in the Soviet Union.

And also, now that Gov. Newsom has signed the bill into law, I hope that medical freedom activists will monitor which bureaucrats have that actual authority, and whether those bureaucrats have any ties with pharmaceutical companies.

And finally, a great article by Dr. Meryl Nass, MD posted on Health Impact News, with a lot of information for those who want more information on the vaccine issue. Apparently, Canada is catching up with the U.S. and the crony welfare queens of Big Pharma  are getting rich based on mass ignorance, hysteria and propaganda.

I will just quote from the first several paragraphs here:

I am a veteran of the vaccine war in the US, and today I feel compelled to speak about what I saw in that war.

Legislators were forced to change their votes to revoke vaccine exemptions and rescind the historic right to consent to medical procedures.

The vaccine war is a dirty war, in which platitudes about protecting the most vulnerable are invoked by the same pharmaceutical companies that paid $2.7 billion in criminal penalties in the US between 2012 and 2015.

The vaccine industry generates enormous profits (estimated 10-40%), benefits from a government-guaranteed market, and receives almost total liability protection.

No other industry can rival these benefits.  And this industry’s rapacious desire to grow and guarantee its Canadian market is the reason we are here today.

Let me add context to this discussion by noting that in 2014, the NY Times said it cost $2200 to fully vaccinate one child.

At that price, it cost $163 billion dollars to fully vaccinate every US child.

May I apologize at the outset for using mostly US data?  I provide Canadian and New Brunswick information when available.

Pharma’s Pilgrimage to New Brunswick

Since March 2019, representatives of the three largest vaccine manufacturers in North America:  GSK, Merck and Sanofi, have made their way to New Brunswick to meet with ministers, public servants and lawmakers.

This is not coincidental. Pharmaceutical companies are colluding to expand on legislative victories gained in the US.

Using a media storm over measles, censorship of numerous vaccine-related websites, new support for mandates from professional organizations that have benefitted from industry largesse, and deals with Democratic party leaders, the right to religious and philosophic vaccine exemptions has been voted away by legislatures in California, New York and Maine.

In the recent case of New York, the Speaker of the NY Assembly was caught on videotape directing a committee member to change his vote in order for the mandate legislation to move forward.

This was not an idle pilgrimage to one of Canada’s smallest provinces. For Pharma it is the gateway to all of Canada.

The vaccine industry in 2019 is at a crossroads.

On the one hand, the vaccine business is booming.  Several vaccines have been newly licensed, a robust industry-FDA revolving door has been established, and the children of North America are receiving more vaccines than ever before.

Merck, for example, reported increased sales in the second quarter of 2019 for Gardasil HPV vaccine of 46% (to over $3 billion US annually) compared to last year, and increased sales of 58% for its MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella) vaccine.

These are Merck’s 3d and 4th biggest sellers.  This year’s US measles outbreak (about 1200 cases) and media-driven fears of contagion contributed to vaccine uptake.

On the other hand, the industry does not want to shoulder the considerable expense of developing, testing and licensing new vaccines–over 100 of which are in development–without a government guarantee that they will be purchased.

Vaccines are being developed for everything from acne to cancers.

Vaccine mandates guarantee a vaccine market, now and in the future. Mandates put in place today will enforce the uptake of vaccines on the currently required list, plus other vaccines yet to be added.

I very much recommend that article. It goes on to give a lot of important information that most people will find very useful. I say “most” because obviously the cronies of Big Pharma will not find it in their own interest. That is why there is so much censorship going on now in social media, Amazon deleting books with critical vaccine information (that Amazon ignorantly or dishonestly calls “misinformation”) and so on. I really hope that pattern reverses itself.

Regarding My Post on My Medical Ordeal

I’ve been wanting to blog here more regularly but either I just don’t have enough time to do this or I have what is sometimes known as “writer’s block.”

One essay that I did spend a lot of time on was my detailed post on my years-long ordeal with my ulcerative colitis, the doctors’ bad advice and bad prescription drugs, and/or the corrupt and dishonest doctors I had to deal with. I had emailed that post to several people including some non-Establishment medical doctors and people who run alternative medicine websites.

Maybe I didn’t do as good a job as I thought on the post, I don’t know. But I did spend a lot of time on it, over a period of months, and didn’t post it until I was sure it was good enough. So I haven’t gotten any feedback on it, so far. Maybe readers can check it out if you hadn’t seen it. Perhaps it could use a re-write? I hope not. At some subsequent point, I did add a summary of the ordeal at the top of the post.

Update on Olive Oil and Omega 3 and 6

I know I’ve posted several blogs on olive oil and fish recently, but here is another one of my posts in which I go over my own experiences with nutritional issues and some of the things I have learned.

Now, I am just an amateur at all this, which is one reason why I have had to change my diet several times over the years. I learn something new or something more accurate about the foods or supplements I have been having.

So after seeing the article on olive oil by Mark Sisson that I linked to previously, I have looked into the issue more and now I’ve concluded that maybe I had been consuming too much olive oil. (Yes, I guess you can have too much.)

Since maybe 2016 I have been having 6 tablespoons per day of extra virgin olive oil. The reason why I increased it at that time was because I had been drinking Ensure like four 8 oz. bottles per day since the year 2000, and I gradually ended that starting in September 2013 until the final one in June 2016.

The reason for the Ensure was mainly to get “healthy” calories, which it gave me, as well as some nutrition because I have my sensitive digestive condition ulcerative colitis and can’t eat most vegetables and other foods. But I realized that it’s not a good idea to have Ensure regularly in the long term.

To go with ending the Ensure I did several things to make up for what I had been used to for those years. I added the carrot juice and grape juice, as well as magnesium and zinc supplements, and increased the extra virgin olive oil.

I looked into olive oil at that time and it seemed like it would be okay to have that many 1-tablespoon servings per day. However, now that I’ve looked into it again, I am seeing that it’s probably not a good idea to do that, mainly because olive oil’s omega 6 (which is pro-inflammatory) content is quite high and its omega 3 (anti-inflammatory) is quite low in comparison.

So I am someone who already has inflammatory issues and it might not be a good idea to be getting what very well might be too much omega 6 (which I believe Ensure probably has, by the way, because of its use of corn oil which is way high in omega 6, and canola oil which is also higher in omega 6 than omega 3).

Apparently, there needs to be the right ratio of omega 6 to omega 3. Some say it should be 4:1 and some say it should be 1:1. In modern heart-diseased Western society, the ratio has been way out of whack, like 20:1 or worse, because of the way processed foods are produced using the “bad” vegetable oils, such as corn oil and soybean oil. Supposedly that has changed the content of the livestock feed and thus the “fatty acid profile” of our meats, according to Chris Kresser (and see another recent article of his I found informative).

So at the same time that I have reduced the extra virgin olive oil from 6 to 4 tablespoon servings per day (for now), I have increased my fish consumption, in order to increase my omega 3 per day. My eggs which say they contain a higher amount of omega 3 are not reliable.

I know that I mentioned here before that besides the Ensure I was also taking fish oil softgels for about 10 years and learned that that might not be a good idea in the long term either. And I tried switching to just eating fish, but it seemed that my sensitive digestive issues had a problem with the fish, so I then relied on the omega 3-enhanced eggs. But now for the past few weeks I have been eating the fish again and so far it doesn’t seem to be causing a problem. And that’s the canned sardines just 1/2 of a can every other day is what I’m doing now. (Unfortunately, the canned sardines are very expensive, but that’s the way it is now.)

A reason that I was having the extra virgin olive oil (after ending the Ensure) was to make sure that I get enough calories and fats per day. I’m sure (or I hope) that reducing the extra virgin olive oil while increasing the fish shouldn’t cause me to have inadequate calories per day. But this is getting a little frustrating though.

UPDATE: Now it’s 9/18/19, and I have reduced the extra virgin olive oil to 3 1-tbsp servings per day, and I’ll stick with that. And I may have mentioned this before, but I’ve been having a 1/2 can of sardines every other day. (But it’s a little expensive.) In my more recent research, this 2014 article by Mark Sisson mentions that the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio may not matter, and that as long as you are getting enough omega 3, that’s what matters. In my view, eating actual fish is probably better and healthier than taking those fish oil pills.

The Official Vaccine Narrative, Sold by Propaganda

A recent article by Bretigne Shaffer on the vaccine controversy refers to how some Internet sites are now censoring or taking down older articles that challenge the vaccine narrative. Influential Internet websites such as Huffington Post are censoring valid studies in order to make people less informed. Why would they do this?

In my opinion, in most cases those websites are being run by easily manipulated social activists, and, in the case of the vaccine issue they are acting as useful idiots for the sake of Pig Pharma profits. That’s basically it. I know, “useful idiot” is a bit harsh, and it certainly doesn’t apply in all cases.

But Merck, Glaxo and Pfizer really are making big bucks. And I don’t know why. How can these big corporations have such a huge influence on people? Just effective propaganda?

And Bretigne Shaffer also explains how the science on vaccines is not at all “settled.” So that’s a very good article to check out.

Another recent article, by Alison Fujito at the Children’s Health Defense website, is an open letter to New Yorker writer Nick Paumgarten, who wrote an apparently unprofessional and ignorant article on the measles.

Among other things, Fujito writes:

Some of us are not even opposed to vaccines, only to compulsory vaccination.  Others have, understandably, lost trust in the entire medical system. We are, however, united in our opposition to fraudulent product licensure, fraudulent product marketing, and corruption of government entities meant to oversee industry, but staffed by it instead.

People seem to have no trouble understanding the fraud and corruption that led to the opioid debacle.  And the Vioxx debacle. And the DES, thalidomide, and countless other debacles caused by pharmaceutical dishonesty.  There is clear evidence of  fraud and corruption involving many vaccines. Why is that so hard to accept?

Note that Merck has been in federal court since 2010 on fraud charges brought by their own virologists, who disclosed that they were actually forced to falsify efficacy data for the MMR vaccine.

This is especially significant because Merck, like other vaccine manufacturers, is already exempt from the gold standard requirement of randomized, double-blind, inert-placebo-controlled safety trials on vaccines because they are classified as “biologics” rather than “drugs.” Yet, astoundingly, in the US, they cannot be sued for adverse reactions, not even if they are proven negligent.

Inadequate safety testing for a mandated medical intervention, yet full protection from liability — this is a recipe for disaster.

There are a lot of very good points in that article as well, for those who believe in honest medical care, and who believe in medical freedom, that is, the freedom to choose what substances to put into one’s own body or one’s child’s body, and the freedom to not have a substance invasively and forcibly injected into us, involuntarily.

Sadly, our society has become one of passive, unchallenging acceptance of what establishment medicine has to tell us (or force on us). It is a society of Doctor Worship, I think. But it has been my own personal experience that many doctors just like to hand out drugs like candy as though they are the magical cure or THE only way of prevention. I think it’s the same thing with the vaccines. Much of the establishment vaccine narrative is based on superstition, in my opinion.