Ben, and I saw Vaxxed with the boys and Ben's mom. I went as a form of activism, as a way to vote with my dollars to show that this is an important topic and people are paying attention.

I also wanted the boys to see it. We've been learning about health for the past several months. They've seen numerous documentaries about various health topics and I thought this would be a good way to close the year.

It was so worth seeing! Really, really well done.

There's so much I could say, but in the end, there's really no sense repeating the movie. That's the sole purpose of the movie. Instead, I'll share what's been going through my mind lately as more deception comes to light.

Vaccines are simply a product. They are patented, manufactured, tested, sold, and advertised by large, wealthy, powerful corporations. These products are in a special classification so they are not held to the higher, more rigorous testing standards as other, similar products. At the same time, these large, wealthy, powerful corporations are, thanks to a law signed into effect in 1986, not held liable for any illness, injury, or death that their products may cause.

(How in the world does that sound like a good idea? Would we think it's a good idea for any other product to be handled this way?)

But it gets better. For those who claim illness, injury, or death, the US government has set up a special court system to handle these cases. That alone should give us pause. We already have a court system. Why do we need a special court just for this product? These trials are held behind closed doors and if the judge rules in the their favor the recipients are awarded money. The large, wealthy, powerful corporations who created and sold this product don't pay a cent of it. The American taxpayers do.

If this is not the definition of insanity, I don't know what is.

But I'm still not done. In addition, one of these large, wealthy, powerful corporations has already shown their disdain for the health and safety of their customers through their actions on similar products. Their product, Vioxx, for example, claimed the lives of 50,000 innocent American citizens. Again, their greed and corruption cost 50,000 people their lives.

Here's another way to look at this: If a terrorist cell came into the US and slaughtered 50,000 US citizens there would be a massive outcry. Hysteria. Moments of silence. Other nations would rush to our aid. There would be speeches and memorials. School children would be taught about it for generations to come.

We would hunt those responsible to the ends of the earth and bring them to justice. But for these large, wealthy, powerful corporations? It's nothing more than a slap-on-the-wrist fine and business as usual.

And we're suppose to revere them as some sort of champions of the public health.




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