by Meryl Dorey
Just about every government authority in Australia and overseas is trying to describe those who question the wisdom of mass vaccination as being a danger to society. In fact, they are working hard to frame the entire debate as being dangerous – as though just discussing, researching and considering whether or not vaccination is in your or your child’s best interest is somehow spreading deadly diseases in the community.
And an article published on The Conversation website by an industry front-group conducting a public campaign called “I Immunise”, claimed that the decision about whether or not one should vaccinate one’s children is an ethical issue – not a matter for scientific debate. The article stated that people who question vaccination are suffering from something called “competitive crunchiness” which basically leads them to reject many of the ‘benefits’ of the modern scientific world and breastfeed, choose organic foods, cloth nappies and reject vaccines.
According to the article:
“I Immunise” does what other Australian campaigns have not: it leads with values rather than facts.”
Perhaps they are rejecting facts because those same facts might show that there is a legitimate area of concern when it comes to vaccination and values don’t even get a look-in when parents are trying to care for their precious children – unless they mean the value we each place on the life, health and happiness of our family?
Where does the real danger lie?
So is it more dangerous to ask questions about medical procedures or to take at face value the information given to us by the medical profession and the government?
Allopathic medicine and government bureaucracies have a long and chequered history of deadly errors, mistakes and outright lies told for the purpose of self-protection, profit and increasing one’s own personal prestige. Trusting them without asking questions would be like buying a used car without checking under the bonnet first, or jumping off a cliff before seeing if there was a deep pool below you. It could be dangerous, possibly expensive and foolhardy in the extreme.
The real danger to the public is not in the dissemination of information – even if that information is wrong. We have to trust that people are intelligent enough to sort the wheat from the chaff. We don’t need to tell people what they can and cannot know – we simply need to give them a broad range of information and let them decide for themselves.
The only people placed at risk by open, transparent and public debate on health issues are those who will lose out – financially and reputation-wise – by the discovery that vaccine and medical ‘science’ may be more guesswork and corruption than fact.
When we see academics, politicians, scientists and government officials telling us that it is dangerous to question them or to listen to those who do – we must see that the real danger lies with believing what they say.
Please note: Blog posts are opinion pieces that represent the views of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the AVN National Committee. The AVN is a forum, support and information organisation and outlet for discussion about the relative benefits and risks of vaccinations in particular – and medical procedures in general. We do not provide medical advice but believe that everyone should have the opportunity and the obligation to do their own research before making decisions for their families. The information we provide (including your personal review of the references we cite) should be taken in conjunction with a range of other data, including that obtained from government, your health care provider and/or other medical source material to assist you in developing the knowledge required to make informed health choices.