Vaccines

Vaccines: Be Curious!

So. It seems many people have a somewhat kneejerk attitude toward vaccines/vaccination, & react almost irrationally at even the slightest suggestion that a little looking into the practice might be wise.

I want to say to these people:

#Please… Be Curious!

I’ve long been a pretty curious person. As a (mostly) environmental activist for 30+ years, my curiosity led me to learn quite a bit about:

  • Cancer / Cancer prevention / Toxics / Toxics reduction

  • Climate change

  • Endocrine disruption

  • Energy conservation

  • Food issues

  • Lead

  • Nuclear issues

  • Ozone layer

  • Pesticides

  • Waste issues / Recycling / the 3Rs / Composting / Waste incineration

  • Water issues / water pollution

For one thing, I certainly did not rely on “the authorities” for all my learnings!  For another, invariably what I found was that things are never as simple as they first appear to be.

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This has certainly been borne out with vaccines, as well … a topic I had zero curiosity about for 63 of my now-66 years … something I am not happy about, believe me.

I now believe it is very sensible, very basic, to “Educate before you vaccinate”

… & cannot fathom why such simple, seemingly innocuous, dare I say common sense advice like that, can make some people so immediately (usually quite intensely!) irate.

It makes me curious… & puzzled!

Here is a list of things I’ve found worth being curious about, vis-à-vis vaccines, that I invite you to look over & then muse on whether some curiosity on your own part may be warranted.

** For the record, this is not an exhaustive list. There are yet many additional things to be curious about – yet more things to develop curiosity about where vaccines are concerned. It is in fact a very deep topic.

  • Aborted fetal DNA in vaccines

  • Aluminum in vaccines: how much, where it goes in the body, where it stays in the body, its impacts. ** lots here

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  • Autism rates skyrocketing (in parallel with the increased # of vaccines being given to children)

  • Big bump-up in the # of vaccines being given to children since 1989 (& why; see Release from Liability, below)

** Info on Canadian scene with the bump-up    here.

** Info on Canadian scene with the bump-up here.

  • Cancer virus in polio vaccine, here

  • CDC: problems at the CDC, whistle-blower Dr. William Thompson on CDC science connecting MMR vaccine & rise in autism being destroyed (& much else besides). ** lots here

  • Chickenpox: its real dangerousness (or lack thereof), & why it is not vaccinated for in the U.K.

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++ lots about contents also on this site

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  • Encephalitis (i.e., brain swelling) as a side effect of many vaccines (see encephalitis in the A – Z posting)

  • Ex-vaxxers: why so many of them now??

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  • Federal Register in 1984: no questioning allowed! (DHHS = U.S. Dept. of Health & human services)

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**** Note: My own take is that we have far more of an issue with herd mentality, than we do with herd immunity!?

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** More on the bad or non-existent safety science here

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  • Thimerosal (still in flu shots)

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  • Vaccines: U.S. Supreme Court acknowledges in 2011 that vaccines have “unavoidable, adverse side effects.”

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  • Vaccine injury; injury compensation etc.: real rates of vaccine injury *** a section on this toward the end in this posting

  • Vaccines because of the immune-compromised?

** Note:    this site    has much info about immune system activation

** Note: this site has much info about immune system activation

  • Vaccine scandals in Africa & India

  • VACCINE INJURY: VAERS: the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. A relevant quote about its accuracy/lack of accuracy.

    “Perhaps 98% of all adverse reactions to vaccines are not included in the VAERS database, and up to 25 million U.S. citizens could have been adversely affected by vaccines in the past 25 years.” 'Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit is Not Safe' (Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Summer 2016) *** note: this posting has a whole section on the VAERS scene near the end. If you want to know about vaccine injury reporting in Canada, you can find out plenty here: Vaccine Safety Report 7 <Feb. 2019>. ** you can also look over the results of a VAERS data base search here. Scroll to the second-to-last page to get details on the search. WARNING: this document will shock.

  • Why Do Scientists and Physicians Lose Objectivity When It Comes to Vaccines? <Aug. 5/18>

Etc. etc. etc.

Phew.

Well. You can see this really got away on me!

I’m going to quit now. I did say this would not be an exhaustive list, and for sure it is not. (As you will discover for yourself … if you become really curious about the issue!)

Things I may have missed out here (there’s plenty more!?) can be located elsewhere. Possibly in this very comprehensive powerpoint presentation. Possibly elsewhere. Research can be never-ending, & the resources available almost infinite! (Harder to find these days, mind you! given the tightening up on the Internet of vaccine information that is on the questioning side.)

And you know what? If your curiosity has been piqued, my job is done!

Janet

p.s. Listen: if you are not curious about vaccines (or other complex topics), you are liable to fall for mere sound bites. Sound bites, after all, are not science! They are actually just spin being promulgated by agencies with their own agendas. Being taken in by spin/sound bites can be very dangerous indeed. Learning to follow the money is really essential. With vaccines … & every other issue where (greedy) corporations are involved!

p.p.s. Please! Be curious!! I am begging you. (& not for my sake! For your own!)

p.p.p.s. I have a friend who worked for a health unit for many years. Her curiosity was roused by 2 things: some things she learned in her Master of Health Science program, & around the same time, by a friend who told her about a very severely vaccine-injured family member. This led my friend & her husband (a scientist) to do their own research and to first delay & then stop, vaccinations for their children. (This posting tells about some of my friends & their vaccine experiences.)

p.p.p.p.s. There are quite a few other postings on this site that may be helpful. Each of these contains many links to additional resources.

** & there are many others! All vaccine-related postings can be found listed under the heading ‘On Vaccines,’ on the right-hand side of the site’s main page, underneath the quotations.

***** Turns out that questioning vaccination is not new! (This image is used at the front of      Dissolving Illusions - Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History      … a quite amazing book!)

***** Turns out that questioning vaccination is not new! (This image is used at the front of Dissolving Illusions - Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History … a quite amazing book!)

Couple Quick Quotes

“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; and the growth of propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.” – Alex Carey

“It’s not really fair to ask for an objective opinion from anyone who has a vested interest in what they’re selling.” – Alan Cassels, pharmaceutical policy researcher, in an article in August 2014 Common Ground magazine

Hashtags:

#BeCurious #BeVaccineEducated #DoYourOwnResearch #FollowTheMoney

#IamVaccineInformed #QuestionEverything #WatchOutFortheSoundBites!

Anna Maria Tremonti’s Last Broadcast

Anna Maria Tremonti’s Last Broadcast

I was there on Thursday, June 20th (2019) when Anna Maria Tremonti (AMT) did her last broadcast of ‘The Current’ – the show she hosted for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio for 17 years. (For the record, the show is still going … just with a different host.)

This was at CBC’s Toronto office on Front St., right downtown. (You can hear the broadcast here.)

I wasn’t actually there to see AMT & her show … but more on that in a moment.

As it turned out, I did join the audience for the show … & wound up quite enjoying it. AMT had some pretty special guests!

Rick Mercer – of Rick Mercer Show fame – popped by briefly.

Stephen Lewis & Tanya Talaga were also both on stage for a brief interview.

Everyone who took part in the show said some pretty interesting things!

Rick Mercer commented that satirists need to be careful to tell the truth – or they will lose their audience. (He also commented that it’s a “vitriolic world” out there these days.)

Stephen Lewis said:

“We’ve lost the energy to strike to the soul of issues.”

& referred to the “paralytic response of politicians.”

Tanya Talaga spoke about the need to move on with reconciliation in the follow-up from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ... & her faith in youth & indigenous people.

AMT asked both Lewis & Talaga where they find hope in these troubled times. Both replied, basically … in young people.

Full Disclosure

I actually went to the CBC building that morning to hang around outside with placards that highlight CBC’s disturbing lack of honesty regarding all things related to vaccines & vaccine injury (this takes in everything to do with flu & measles, of course).

Placards say, from left to right: Hey CBC. Sounds bites are not science; CBC: Tell us the truth about vaccine risks/injury; CBC Challenge: Read an MMR “insert” on the air.

Placards say, from left to right: Hey CBC. Sounds bites are not science; CBC: Tell us the truth about vaccine risks/injury; CBC Challenge: Read an MMR “insert” on the air.

IRONY ALERT!!

#1: Rick Mercer said satirists need to tell the truth … or risk losing their audience. At an event at the CBC building in Toronto.

Where CBC personalities – both news & other commentators – routinely tell whoppers about all things vaccine!

Why all the whoppers?

‘Cos CBC’s corporate advertisers (in this case the pharmaceutical industry: it is the pharmaceutical industry that manufactures & sells vaccines) clearly have a pretty special deal with them.

Hence, our placards:

The placards read, from left to right: CBC: You are entitled to your own opinions … but not your own facts; CBC Challenge: Read an MMR vaccine “insert” ON THE AIR; CBC: Disclose your financial ties with Big Pharma; No Shots, No School? NOT TRUE!; &amp; CBC: Tell us the truth about vaccine risks/injury!

The placards read, from left to right: CBC: You are entitled to your own opinions … but not your own facts; CBC Challenge: Read an MMR vaccine “insert” ON THE AIR; CBC: Disclose your financial ties with Big Pharma; No Shots, No School? NOT TRUE!; & CBC: Tell us the truth about vaccine risks/injury!

Irony Alert # 2. Stephen Lewis & Tanya Talaga - & don’t get me wrong! I greatly admire both these people! – see “hope” in our young people.

But our young people are becoming autistic in staggering numbers!

& however quirky & intelligent (& potentially but unpredictably well-known, like Greta Thunberg has become) some people with Aspergers can be, the prospect of half of our young people being damaged in this way (i.e., they are not neurotypically normal), it is also the case that profoundly autistic individuals are often angry, destructive/self-destructive – may never develop proper language skills, may never learn to use the toilet – & will likely need constant care their entire lives. (Fascinating item here from someone on the spectrum. Interesting point of view, from the inside.)

The effects of this kind of condition on families? Well. Difficult to really imagine. We can imagine this: it’s got to be horrendously difficult, challenging, heart-rending, heart-breaking, exhausting, expensive. etc. (Very hard on marriages too, needless perhaps to say??)

… so the irony of hearing these two public figures say their hope comes from our young people … well, that was a pretty big ironic Aha moment for me.

Btw, it is not “just” autism with which our young people are being struck these days! Auto-immune disorders & learning disabilities (& other serious illnesses/conditions) up the wazoo. Plenty more on that here Too Many Sick Children & here Half of America’s Kids Suffer from Chronic Illness and It’s Getting Worse (Head’s up: these 2 items - & many of the others! - may “load” very slowly; be patient! I have double-checked all the links. They just may load slowly….. Something that is not under my control.)

Are You AWARE?

You can watch a 5-minute clip here in which the parent of a vaccine-injured child drops an impressive series of truth bombs – about vaccines, vaccine injury, lack of safety testing of vaccines, the untrustworthiness of the pharmaceutical industry, etc. These were remarks given to the Toronto Board of Health committee a few months back. (More info on that meeting here.)

For the record, the BOH (as the committee is called), was apparently not aware. Or perhaps they were aware? ... but just didn’t care?? Impossible to say. Not a single question was put to Mr. Sussman after his rather amazing 5 minutes of testimony. Not one single, solitary question. (Three other people also spoke about the many things we’ve learned about vaccine risks/injuries/pharmaceutical industry lies. And not one of us was asked a single question. It was kind of outstanding, actually.)

Aren’t you CURIOUS??

When you hear about families with vaccine-injured children?

When you hear about the skyrocketing rates of autism?

**** MIT’s Dr. Stephanie Seneff predicts 1 out of 2 by 2025. Watch a short YT of her here discussing vaccines, autism, glyphosate, etc.

When you hear that someone’s young baby died after vaccination – aren’t you curious about that? (Hear one family’s story here: in print DTaP Vaccine Shatters UFC Fighter’s Family After It Kills Their Healthy Boy; in video Our story about our beloved son Nicholas Scott Catone.)

Aren’t you curious about the ever-increasing passion & determination of the parents so rudely dismissed as “anti-vaxxers” … who btw are actually EX-vaxxers (see Vaccines: #Biggest.Irony.Ever) - because one (or more!) of their children was harmed by vaccines?

Are you curious about the growing # of MDs speaking up in dissent, airing their increasing loss of faith in the vaccine paradigm? Dissenting doctors have their say, here.

** If you are curious about families who’ve had a child injured by vaccines (& please note: it is not just young children who are being harmed! Adults can be injured or killed also. Teen-agers are having a perfectly terrible time with the Gardasil vaccine! Much about Gardasil in this Miscellaneous A – Z posting)…

I recommend these locations for many stories about families’ vaccine injury experiences:

Did You Know??

That the U.S. Congress acted in 1986 to release the pharmaceutical industry from liability for vaccine injury? This means Big Pharma does not pay if their products hurt, disable (or kill) people. Even a lot of people. Whoa. Talk about a “Get out of jail free” card!?

That since then, the # of vaccines being given to children has gone up exponentially? That young infants are given a cocktail of up to 5 or 7 vaccines now, in one (terribly ironically named) “well baby” visit?

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** See what the Canadian schedule increase looks like here in Ontario.

That since the release from liability, the (U.S.) National Vaccine Injury Compensation program has paid out over $4 Billion for vaccine injuries? … & that the VAERS system that registers vaccine injuries in the U.S. has been estimated to capture only 1% of vaccine injuries? ** this posting has a whole section of information about the NVICP & VAERS, with links to info on the scene in Canada.

That it isn’t “just” autism that our young people are suffering from these days? Too Many Sick Children & Half of America’s Kids Suffer from Chronic Illness and It’s Getting Worse

That you are far more at risk of injury/death from the MMR vaccine than you are from the so-called “disease??” (Which, as Dr. Sherri Tenpenny points out, is a minor illness – not a disease at all. See this posting for her comments about that.) Best to take a read of an MMR monograph – information, btw, that comes from the manufacturer of the vaccines, i.e. the pharmaceutical industry itself. Right from the horse’s mouth. ** Merck monograph here ** GSK here. All monographs for vaccines used in Canada can be accessed here. (& no, MDs do not offer this information to parents/patients before the needle jab(s). It is very much up to YOU to demand that info – preferably a good bit of time before any needles. It’s pretty heavy-duty information that you need to read through carefully, thoroughly, & then seriously consider.)

Tell Me About Your Research!

If you don’t know about

Then it looks as though you may still have some research to do!

It could be that you’ve done what most of us have done all our lives: swallowed carefully-crafted sound bites designed to discourage our curiosity about vaccines – their risks, their efficacy (or lack thereof), & their possible side effects. The sound bites are part of a pretty darn slick PR machine that has certainly paid off for the pharmaceutical industry!

Global Vaccine Market Forecast to Surpass $50 Billion by 2024

Hmmmm. Well, they do say it always pays to #FollowTheMoney, hmmm?

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And for the record, there is in fact an avalanche of scientific research on the dangers of vaccineswhich you have been deliberately discouraged from looking into in swallowing those careful, PR-created sound bites.

** Find plenty of science here.

Reader: we have ALL been spun!

It’s time we woke up & smelled the coffee.

To Conclude?

I’m glad I was there for AMT’s last broadcast of ‘The Current.’

Both outside & inside, I mean.

I’m passionate about communicating truthful information that I firmly believe people need to hear …. even if it is perceived as “inconvenient” … which it seems is definitely often the case with this issue.

I’m also always open to hearing wise words from people whose work I respect.

Tanya Talaga called on non-indigenous journalists to open their ears. She was referring, of course, to the work for reconciliation between Canada’s aboriginal peoples & the settlers here. But I think she would heartily support a call for ALL journalists to open up their ears … on all issues.

Stephen Lewis said “It’s not the governments that will make the difference – but the people at the grassroots level.” He may have been referring mostly to climate change initiatives – but he too, I strongly suspect, would endorse the work of grassroots individuals working to spread information about vaccine risks/injury/mandatory vaccine policies.

Anna Maria Tremonti, in talking to ‘As It Happens’ co-host Carol Off about her war correspondent years – said she learned in those years to “go for the women” – to hear their stories.

She said further that, if you don’t reflect the stories of those who are suffering, you are not conveying the real truth about what is going on.

Finally, she commented that for herself as a journalist, it is not in asking the questions that she learns the most – but rather, in the listening to the responses.

Yes! We need to listen to the mothers & the families of vaccine-injured children. These families really DO suffer - & while mainstream media don’t want you to hear their stories (it would make you question the claims that vaccines are “safe and effective,” wouldn’t it?), those stories do need to be heard, shared, & learned from. (See Resources section at the end of this post for multiple sources of such stories.)

Listen, I know very well CBC will not be telling its listeners/viewers the truth about vaccine risks/injuries any time soon.

Its corporate hands are tied by its financial connections to an industry that provides no-doubt very generously to the corporation’s coffers.

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The truth for me?

I must confess I was once upon a time a serious, die-hard CBC fan! I thought the CBC was like an awesome national treasure – a big, huge, extended family that brought millions of us from all over Canada together in a warm, happy embrace. Heck! I’d have chained myself to something if I’d thought the CBC was under serious threat! (Seems now to me it likely was. & succumbed. Now? Too late … & my trust has evaporated anyway.)

Turns out the family analogy breaks down & CBC is, if anything, a pretty seriously dysfunctional family. A bit like one in which abuse is taking place … but everybody is keeping quiet about it. While the abuse continues.

Shame on you, CBC. My trust has been totally broken.

If I cannot trust you to tell me the truth about flu shots & measles risks & vaccine injury & vaccine risks & side effects (quite clearly, I cannot), how can I trust you at all? About anything?

What else are we being lied to about??

Outright whoppers … slick coverups … or dangerous lies of omission?

Too much spin. Too much slick PR.

I’m with Stephen Lewis. I’m going to keep right on relying on grassroots action to spread the word on this issue!

To be continued…

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Resources

** there are many-many (many!?) postings about vaccines on this site. All are listed on the right-hand side of the main page, under the heading ‘On Vaccines.” Which is located underneath the quotations on that main page. All provide many-many links to other excellent sources of reliable information about this issue.

VACCINE INJURY STORIES

** I’m sure there are many-many other sources as well!

A Few Relevant Quotations that Spring to Mind

“John Swinton, a prominent journalist in New York in 1880, at a banquet, reportedly responded to a toast to the “independent press,” by saying: “There is no such thing as an independent press. You know it and I know it. … What folly is this toasting an independent press? “We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks; they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”  My source

“He who pays the piper, calls the tune.” – Source unknown

“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; and the growth of propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.” – Alex Carey

“Silence is the voice of complicity.” – Source unknown

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“For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forbears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy (JFK)

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” – Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark  

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“I was stunned. I was, and I knew it, an ordinary person who long after he was grown up retained the childhood assumption that the people who largely control our lives are somehow better informed than, and have judgment superior to, the rest of us; that they are more intelligent. Not until Vietnam did I finally realize that some of the most important decisions of all time can be made by men knowing really no more than, and who are not more intelligent than, most of the rest of us. That it was even possible that my own opinions and judgment could be as good as and maybe better than a politician’s who made a decision of profound consequence. Some of that childhood awe and acceptance of authority remained, and while I was sitting … it seemed presumptuous that ordinary Simon Morley should question the judgment of this board. And of the men in Washington who agreed with it. Yet I knew I had to. And was going to.” – from the amazing novel Time and Again by Jack Finney - published in 1970

“Trust is not a renewable resource.” – source unknown, but I have heard it attributed to Safecast

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“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” –  George Orwell, quoted in Truthdig pop-up   “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” –  George Orwell   “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”  –   George Orwell

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” – George Orwell, quoted in Truthdig pop-up

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” – George Orwell

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

A Hill Worth Dying On

<June 1/19>

I’ve been an activist for more than 30 years (best I can figure, it all began for me 35 years ago now). Have worked on many issues over these decades. At one time I felt so strongly about the (to-me) horror of burning household garbage, I’d have chained myself to something in protest. (Yes, we lost the battle on that one, as on so many others, & yes, I still consider it an abomination.) I did chain myself to some fellow activists in a climate justice arrest gig in late 2009 (& for the record, it was a very fun experience!)

I became very passionate about particular issues, at different times along the way. 30 years ago, I began focusing almost exclusively on environmental issues. But I don’t think I’ve ever used the phrase “a hill worth dying on” until recently.

One key thing is I do believe our species is pretty much on its last legs. Our days are numbered, now, I am convinced. Of course, no one knows precisely how it will go down – or exactly when. But I think we all have a sense (viscerally, perhaps?? Subconsciously?) that the state of our air – water – Earth is more than a little on the (really-really) dire side … hmmm??

So. Here I am, now, very (very!) active on the vaccine issue, & not much interested anymore in the various issues I spent so many years working on so passionately (e.g. pesticides, nukes), or even getting arrested protesting (climate change).

Why do I say now that this is a hill worth dying on?

Well.

Now that I know how very much harm is being done to our children … something I spent 63 years being entirely oblivious to … & utterly convinced that we’re cooked anyway, as a species….

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I’d much prefer to spend my time working on an issue that has the potential to actually help people – especially families with young children – who are right here alive & right in front of us, right now.

The autism epidemic is a scary, sobering, heartbreaking (heartwrenching!) thing. & of course vaccines contribute not just to autism but to many other conditions & illnesses.

These are very challenging times to be alive (ya think??). So many things are making so many of us feel stressed out – on a routine, daily basis. Imagine how much stress there is in your life if you have a child who has been seriously damaged (or who died!) as a result of vaccine injury.

Very sobering to contemplate how truly horrible this must be.

Now. Who knows how much time we have left?

Who knows how it will go down?

Nobody knows this.

We can only make wild guesses.

 

A person has to have purpose, no? For me, having been an activist for so darn long, it’s virtually part of my wiring by now. I wouldn’t know how to live my life without raising heck about something I care passionately about!

So.

This has become the hill I will die on.

& that’s alright with me.

QED.

Janet

p.s. you know, I just came from an event where a pretty powerful documentary about climate change was shown. ‘The Human Element.’ Discussion started up afterward about what people can do on the climate front. I’ve been paying attention to this issue since back in the days when we were talking about “the greenhouse effect” – not yet using the term climate change (i.e., late 1980s). I did my fair share in my personal life to limit my carbon footprint (also not a phrase we were using at that time, btw - but in any case, using less energy, making less garbage, driving my car less & using public transportation more, choosing not to fly for quite a few years in there, etc.). A big thing that I noticed at the film event was utterly absent, was any discussion of the likelihood of human extinction. Talk about an elephant in the room!?

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Something else that, to my way of thinking, really ought to be talked about publicly – not swept under the carpet & ignored – is grief. Encouragement to actually feel the grief of our situation – and to express it. We likely need a whole lot of “grief work” to help us out with this.

Dahr Jamail: ‘   Climate Crisis Forces Us to Ask: To What Do We Devote Ourselves?   ’ &lt;May 6/19&gt; Great lecture with climate update from DJ    here   .

Dahr Jamail: ‘Climate Crisis Forces Us to Ask: To What Do We Devote Ourselves?’ <May 6/19> Great lecture with climate update from DJ here.

p.p.s. & so, since in my view, there is nothing I/we/you can do to stave off the coming disaster (climate change is like a humongous nasty horrible monster on steroids. Does anyone really believe this creature can be stopped?????) … we are done.

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BUT. Vaccine injury is still preventable. One person, one family at a time. Every family/parent one talks to about the risks, one has the potential to prevent future injury. Prevent a disaster.

Hence, my current preoccupation.

p.p.p.s. I might add that I do write quite a bit about near-term extinction (NTE), & about grief & have been doing so for some years now. Nor am I alone in this. If you go to the Collections posting on this site & scroll down, you’ll find headings on both ‘Grief’ & ‘Near-term Extinction’ with postings on both topics. Included are links to other resources, graphics, & quotations. Feeling (& expressing) our grief are not things we are encouraged to do in this culture, it seems. We likely need a wee bit of help with this, is my point. (My next posting will focus largely on grief.)

p.p.p.p.s. There are many postings about the vaccine issue on this site. All are gathered up neatly under the heading ‘On Vaccines’ on the main page of this site. (Scroll down below the Quotations. I do tend to get a bit carried away with those. 🙂 )

p.s. # 5: It occurs to me that maybe not everyone has connected the dots about how/why things are liable to go so badly sideways (maybe soon). It’s fairly simple, really. For one thing, there’s climate change. & that changes everything … even if you don’t “believe in” it!

** You can read a “monster” humdinger of a climate change essay here.

Let’s face it: we can all see & feel the climate changing around us. More & bigger storms. Torrential flooding, forest fires, rising water levels. Late Springs, like the very cold & rainy one we just had here in Ontario. There will be difficulties & challenges growing food to feed us all. (I believe this will start soon. Some of that flooding in the U.S.? Not sure how far-reaching the impacts will be. You could check it out, of course. Even here, in Ontario. Soooo much rain. Wet fields. Challenges to growing crops.) The equation is a simple one. Humans need food (& habitat) to survive. Climate impacts are going to hit both of these hard. We need food to eat. Food is going to become (is already becoming) more & more challenging to grow. That’s all. It’s simple. It’s not rocket science; not at all. Just requires connecting a few dots, is all. (This posting mentions a # of other things that are involved. It isn’t “just” climate change – although frankly, climate change alone is bad enough even without the other stuff!? But it’s about synergies, right? Unpredictable synergies that we cannot control. Unintended consequences. The history of our species, hmmm? Sooooooo many unintended consequences.)

** Quotations about NTE here. Quotations about grief here. Quotations about vaccines here.

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