Someone floated a question the other day, asking what the deal was with this polarizing vaccination fight and whether we could ever expect parents to come to a middle ground on the issue. My answer, although the question wasn’t asked of me, is probably not. The world is so connected, information of all kinds so immediate, and we’re too controlled by the government and its inbred sisters Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Sanofi, for things to be any different than they are right now. Our government doesn’t have to propagandize to achieve its goals anymore because the general public does it for them.
In 1990— the year before Bill Clinton announced his candidacy for president, to put into perspective how not very long ago 1990 was—the CDC counted 27,786 cases of measles. The vast majority of you reading these words were in elementary through college that year. Now, tell me if you remember the media hysteria over the Great Measles Epidemic of 1990 because I was alive and well and I don’t remember a word of it. I don’t remember Dan Rather calling for parents to re-vaccinate their already-vaccinated children, don’t remember Phil Donahue having a celebrity guest call for unvaccinated children to wear ID bracelets, and I don’t remember Oprah telling non-vax families to keep to their own kind.*
Even in 1992 the vaccination rate of toddlers in the western world was only between 55% to 65%. Where was the vaccination war then? Where was the fear? Where were the nightly news reports, the hate pieces in Time, the parents demanding to know who is vaccinated and who isn’t at any given daycare? Did people even think to ask about vaccination status? And yet, somehow, we all peacefully coexisted in our neighborhoods and schools, without anyone demanding that their child with cancer not be forced to rub shoulders with the great unvaccinated, despite the fact that pediatric cancer rates were hardly any lower than they are today.
It wasn’t until implementation of the 1994 National Vaccine Plan that the government even attempted to raise the vaccination of toddlers to 90%. And look how far the hysteria has come in that time; we should be so proud of ourselves. Now there are 84 people in the United States with measles as of January 28th. At this rate there are going to be 1,000 cases of measles by the end of the year, which hasn’t happened since… “way back” in 1994. Queue the bonfires and lynch mobs.
So what has happened in the last 50 years to convince the average American that a measles infection equates to a death sentence? I have my opinions, sure. I think it has to do with all autonomy being eroded away as it pertains to us being individual humans on Earth. No one is self-sufficient anymore. Hardly anyone grows enough food to feed their families. Hell, most of us don’t even remember relatives talking about the days of eating liver for dinner and taking fish oil in the name of health. We’re a sick generation and we don’t know how to get well. If the answer isn’t in the form of a pill or a needle, we’re clueless.
Not to mention the fact that the average terrified American has absolutely no idea of how to take care of themselves in the event that Big Ag crops dry up and the oil runs out. They depend on the government to tell them what to do and how to think, and we all know Big Brother doesn’t want anyone acting independently. Don’t even think of moving off this grid, it’s fast becoming illegal.
Is any of that going to change anytime soon? Nope. So everyone should shut up and eat their low fat diets, processed GMO soy junk, take their synthetic vitamins and iron in a feeble attempt to feel like they’re making a difference, and don’t forget their silly cholesterol medication for a made-up disease. They are nothing without the government food pyramid, Big Ag subsidies, and pharmaceutical companies watching out for them, and the TV in their living rooms screaming at them to be afraid. All of this is going to be Situation Normal, All F*cked Up for a long time coming, and that means freaking out over absolutely nothing.
*for the satire impaired, those things did not actually happen.