VAXXED through the eyes of an Autism Mom!

There’s a ton of reviews out there about the film Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe but I haven’t written mine yet, so here we go…

This last April just in time for Autism Awareness Month.. which I hate by the way, as I see it as nothing more than an in your face ritual child sacrifice to the cult of Baal or the God Moloch or some other such demonic being… Or at the least a marketing strategy that morbidly celebrates chemically induced brain damage… But anyway.. I hate autism awareness month and it’s not just that I hate it but for the past several years April is a month that brings out the worst in my severely autistic son, Aydan’s symptoms.. Could it be histamine? Or seasonal changes or what?? We’ve tested couldn’t find anything but yet it still happens.. Sound familiar autism moms?

Anyway.. though my name is April, I hate the month of April.. When T.S. Eliott wrote ‘April is the cruelest month..’ he wasn’t lying.. So, I ignored the Vaxxed news.  I didn’t have time to dwell on a film about what had happened to my vaccine injured child,  as I was too busy dealing with my vaccine injured child.  I wasn’t on any social media and didn’t have any interest, I just wanted my child to get better.. I just wanted to be his mommy and nothing else.

In the month of May I received an email notifying me that to my surprise a screening was about 5 minutes from my house with a filmmakers’ Q & A directly following the show. I live in a small town about an hour north of Los Angeles where the screening had appeared previously on my son’s birthday (ironically in April), so I didn’t go to that one nor do I go to much anything that is an hour away.. But here it was just 5 minutes..  I could get away for a couple of hours and go see it; and I did.

I knew what the film was about. I knew just about all the information presented. I knew that the CDC lied about the MMR vaccine / autism connection. I knew that Andrew Wakefield was precisely correct and that everything he described happening to his patients all of whom had gut disease and were subsequently diagnosed with autism following MMR vaccination, happened to my son in the exact same way.  I heard the mother’s in the film talk about their child’s regression into autism following MMR and it was exactly what had happened to mine.  I heard these stories 1000s of times from 1000s of parents..

So, I sat in the theater and expected to be under-whelmed by the information since after all I knew everything, right?  What I didn’t know was how seeing our story play out before my eyes would affect me emotionally.  Within the first 5 minutes I began to bite my lip in an effort to try to prevent the tears from streaming down my face… I couldn’t stop them.. I tried to clear my eyes, so I could see the screen but I had to look away several times just to compose myself.. I cried because I thought of all the things I had been too busy to deal with in the previous month.. I cried because I thought of all the years of struggle and wasted time… I cried because I thought of my son and his gut pain and how he dealt with it by hurting himself and others at times.. I cried because I felt loss… I cried because I was angry that as mothers we told this story 1000s of times and that it took exposing a bunch of lying officials for anyone to care.. Or even half care… I cried because I couldn’t help myself, it was just too much…

At the end of the film when producer, Del Bigtree asked the families’ of the vaccine injured to stand, I stood.. I didn’t want to as my knees were knocking and I knew once again it would be hard to compose myself..

Many people at the end stuck around to socialize and talk to the filmmakers but I was eager to get home to my family and I knew my time was limited.  When I arrived at home I could see a group of not to happy people. Chaos had ensued and yet another melt down had occurred followed by a number two, bathroom accident because well.. My son received the MMR vaccine and developed gut disease and was subsequently diagnosed with autism..  I mean.. Do I really need to keep saying this?  This scene has been common place since about mid-February and the thing that prompted me to write this essay is that it happened two more times just today.. And ‘yes’ he is toilet trained and ‘yes’ we have seen the doctor and run the tests and the tests have rendered us no answers.. Sound familiar autism moms?

So back to my review of Vaxxed.. I’m glad this information has finally come out of the shadow and into the light.  I’m grateful that there’s been a whistle-blower who had a crisis of conscience that will hopefully spare many children from the same fate as my son.  This film has awakened many including members of my own family to the truth, which is undeniably a positive move in the right direction.. But I still have to clean up poop from the porch and bring out my carpet cleaner a couple of times a week.. My son still has to suffer with severe gut pain and little to no ability to express his feelings… And I as his mother suffer right along with him. I wrote an essay about 6 years ago where I stated I would give my life to God if I could take away one.. just ONE vaccine that had been given to my son, because I know that seemingly small thing would make his life better today.  So Vaxxed?  Yes, it’s good film, an important film that everyone should see but it is a story about real people, a story about real suffering and a story that should have never needed to be told.. And unfortunately, it’s a story that can’t take away the damage that has been done.

10 days (ish) of GAPS / SCD pies!

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Being on a restrictive diet; albeit a healing one can be daunting, especially if you’ve never been much of a cook.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I was not a natural Suzy home-maker.  I was not raised being taught how to cook, sew and garden like the generations before mine.  I found these acts of empowered survival to be tedious chores.  It was not until my 2nd child, Aydan regressed into autism and severe gut dysbosis after vaccination that I began to re-think my position.

When we started our journey into gluten and dairy free back in 2007, it wasn’t the high profile diet it is today.  There weren’t GF versions of everything from panko crumbs to oreo cookies.  It was just beginning to boom in popularity and I was willing to partake in whatever short-cut was available to me, until I realized this didn’t work.  Unless you’re a severe celiac, gluten is just a minor part of the problem.  As described in this article by SCD lifestyle, the 12 billion dollar gluten free fad has expanded from “health” food stores to everything from Wal-mart, Domino’s and gluten free Dunkin’ Donuts.  How can any of that be healthy?  It isn’t and it never was.  To think that the mainstream medical and agricultural industries are the only ones to want to make a buck off of sickness is pretty naive.  I was this naive at one time and loved the idea of a quick an easy gluten free waffle from Trader Joe’s but healing does not take place this way.

Leaky gut and dysbosis is epidemic and at the root of many autoimmune and neurological issues, as Natasha McBride explains in her book, the Gut and Psychological Syndrome.   Even Dr. McBride describes the non-cooks and how if you are one of these, it’s best to start with the full diet before doing the stages as it will help ween you into the habit of cooking everything from scratch.. the way people did before ‘food’ came in boxes and bags.  This is exactly what I did.

Before I knew anything about GAPS or Paleo, I read a little book called, Breaking the Viscous Cycle by Elaine Gottschal on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet which would become the basis for GAPS.  Elaine was not a scientist nor a doctor, she was a mom.. which made me trust her even more.  She was not selling anything, she was just trying to make sense of a diet that had been introduced to her by a doctor many years prior in order to prevent major surgery and heal her daughter from Ulcer Colitis.  Her daughter healed and I wanted in.. I wanted my son to heal too.  The science made sense to me.. monosaccharides or simple carbohydrates won’t aggravate the gut as complex (di/poly-saccharides) would.  I used to think of it as trying to walk on a broken leg, the leg could never heal that way and thus same is true for the gut; it could never heal were it constantly working to break down complex foods… Aha!

From there I was off… With a single cookbook and several printed recipes I went from never having made a pie-crust in my life to creating an entire SCD Thanksgiving dinner including pie.. Pumpkin and pecan (in case you were wondering).

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My family was supportive though maybe not as enthusiastic about the outcome and for years would always ask me if they could just cheat a little.. just one frozen pie, just one batch of stuffed mushrooms with Philly cream cheese..

 

 

Over the years under the consultation of nutritionist and doctors, I would change the diet several times, experimenting with Body Ecology, Low Oxalate, etc etc… but NEVER going back to the old pre-made way.. Once you know there’s no way to unknow..  This sounds easier than it is.. Several years ago, I wrote an article Autism, Cooking and Most of All, Love where I go into greater detail about the aches and pains of cooking on autism.  It hurts.. it does.. the social stigma, the friends, family, therapist and teachers.. even when well meaning can question, derail and just drive you nuts.  Eh hem….

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So, here we are in 2016, back on SCD /GAPS having gone through the stages last Summer, we are in full swing.  For this month of February, I needed a birthday cake.. two actually.  My oldest son and my biggest food critic was turning 13 and when I asked him what he wanted a couple weeks before the big event, he let me know in no uncertain terms ‘not an Aydan friendly cake and not a cake at all.. but rather a pie.’  At first not caring what type of pie but later driving inspiration from the hit indie game, Undertale, he requested a Butterscotch cinnamon pie… Now I had gotten better over the years; not only was my cooking good, it was damn good and I could bake the grain free with the best of them.. Though maybe not as pretty as the average food blogger, it was served up fresh daily with lots of love and hard work.  Very little have I accomplished in my life that I am more proud of then learning to cook wholesome foods for my family.  But pie???? Oh my… And something I had never even thought of butterscotch… Well..  Approximately 10 days before the venture, my husband suggests I go on an experiment, ‘try making a pie everyday up until his birthday.. a count down..’  I took the challenge and have compiled a list of the recipes I tried.. And as for Aydan he loves it when he finds me in the kitchen often combining two of his favorite ASL signs, ‘make’ and ‘eat’ to let me know I’m on the right track.  He’ll even volunteer assistance which I LOVE!!

Okay… So enough with the build up.. here we go…

WIN_20160124_12_01_33_ProDay 1: Crust less Pumpkin Pie.  I did this one because it was what I had in the house to work with.. I took Aydan and the baby to the library only to return home and find the entire pie gone.  The soon to be 13 year old got hungry and it was that good.  I made another for dessert and served it with Coconut Vanilla (dairy free) ice-cream.

Day 2: Real Food Banana Cream Pie.  Again just what I had around the house and I did not use the vanilla stevia.  Instead I used honey to taste, you don’t need a lot as bananas and coconut are naturally sweet.

Day 3: Coconut Cream Pie.  Also AIP friendly.

Day 4: Blueberry Pie.  I got the 13 year old in on this one and made it a homeschool project.  We didn’t make the top crust and used a different crust recipe which was so good it would become my crust choice from here on out: Dan’s awesome pie crust.

Day 5: Apple pie crumble.  I started on a key-lime but it needed to gel overnight, so I went back to a tried and true dessert I make frequently.  Super easy and inspired by a recipe from my first SCD cookbook, Cooking to Heal Little Tummies.

Ingredients:

-5/6 Apples peeled and cored

-1-2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon

-1 Stick of butter

-2 1/2 cups of almond flour or meal

Instructions: Pre-heat oven 325 degrees.  Cook apples over medium heat in a skillet with coconut oil or butter.  Don’t over-soften as they’ll end up in the oven.  Add cinnamon, I will sometimes also add nutmeg, ginger or cardamom.  Remove from heat and place into a pie pan.  Blend Almond flour and butter.  Add crust paste to top covering completely.  Heat about 15-20 minutes.

P.S. This recipe can just as well make a pear crumble or a berry crumble just don’t skillet fry before-hand.

Day 5: Key Lime Pie with Dan’s Awesome Scd crust.  My oldest son and biggest critic loved this one the most.  Big hit!

Day 6: Lemon Pie.  This tasted a bit like yoplait yogurt and wasn’t as popular as the others so far but was still pretty good.

Day 7: Dairy Free Pear Custard.  Okay this is not a pie but can be used in a pie as any custard or pudding can.

Day 8: Lemon Meringue Pie, This was a huge hit with my husband.  Though my son, Aydan LOVES pecans, he is mildly allergic and tolerates almond a bit better, so I stuck with Dan’s Awesome Crust recipe and didn’t use the one described by the Nerdy Farm Wife.  WIN_20160131_15_07_31_Pro

My husband loved this one so much that he asked me to make this again for his birthday, also the first week of February.  I made two just in case.

Day 9: Chocolate Cake with Almond butter frosting.  Chocolate is not allowed on SCD but on GAPS, Natasha McBride says it’s an okay once in a while but only on the full diet and after sincere healing.  Again, not a pie but I got busy and took a break to return to a tried and true recipe.  This was really well received the first time I made but less so the second.  I never used the almond slivers and I’m not sure what I did differently that made it better the first time.  I think I added more butter and less almond butter in the frosting as the biggest complaint was the almond butter was overwhelming.

For my husband’s birthday I made this chocolate cake with buttercream frosting instead.. Yes, I made 2 lemon merinuges and a chocolate cake!! You don’t have to tell me it’s time for detox but it was a party and a great way to end the holidays.

Day 10: Birthday!! Butterscotch Cinnamon pie! Old habits die hard and for the big day my son did not want to sway his position on a non-Aydan friendly pie.  He insisted upon his Undertale inspired Butterscotch cinnamon after seeing this reconstruction from Feasts of Fiction. maxresdefault

So in order to include everyone, I made two pies. Here’s the SCD / GAPS version.

I used my old favorite Dan’s pie crust (which has cinnamon in it) and this recipe for Butterscotch pudding as the filling, then topped it with coconut whipped cream.

Now I know that this is not a regular practice in the process of gut healing as explicitly described here as a common mistake in GAPS by the Healthy Home Economist. You can’t go hog-wild with baking and especially nut flours.

And I also know that for those who have been following my writing for a while this sort of thing strikes as a bit soft ball.. after all, I’ve been the hard hitting, anti-establishment autism mom witch … I assure all of you, I still got it in me.. I have not nor will I ever forgive the pharma shilling powers that poison our children but for now, I can think of nothing more empowering and healing than being a stay-at-home.. A mom who is truly present, truly listening, truly healing, truly loving (or mostly and always trying)… Oh… And not to mention gardening, fermenting, baking, doing laundry, doing dishes, nursing, cleaning poopy diapers, scrubbing toilets and all around kicking ass..  (I know.. it’s hard, I am NOT a super mom… And it’s harder than that.. I’m an autism mom and believe me I’m exhausted)..

But for now, I choose to take lemons and make lemon pie… 6e51b9fda59927b7ae4ebabb1cb39340

Happy eating and healing!!
(References in the body of the essay).

 

The Holidays on Autism (And Loving the Life I never knew I wanted)!

To be an autism mom means spending several hours making a home-made advent calendar so your leaky gut, autoimmune, GAPS kid feel included and having him wake up in the middle of the night to completely obliterate it…

Now I know it wasn’t much to look at to begin with.. I have honestly never been super artistically inclined or artsy crafty.. At least not compared to the numerous experts you see on pinterest.  Growing up I was certain I’d be a “working” mom.  I thought I’d be a teacher, writer or a radio talk show host… Wait.. come to think of it, I am all those things.. I just don’t get paid for it.. Well.. at least not in monetary value.

After being thrust into stay-at-home mom-hood by a highly demanding vaccine damaged child, I discovered something miraculous.. I love it!  Now, I’ve had my moments.. I’ve had those times I thought I just couldn’t handle it, that it would be easier to have a job.. Thoughts that I was insignificant and that I wish I could do more to contribute to society. And of course those days where the kids are just driving me nuts and an outside job would be like a spa day.. But at some point in my middle aged life, I started growing up and growing up means identifying your priorities, your core-values, the things that truly matter.. What mattered to me? My family.  When I took the time to introspect and really think about it, I couldn’t think of anything that truly mattered to me other than my family. Maybe a few other things or people but mainly it was the fam.
Now, don’t get me wrong.. I would do just about anything to take back my son’s vaccine injury. I can’t in fact think of anything I wouldn’t do.. but if it weren’t for him I may have not figured out the true meaning of life.. the true depth of a mother’s love.. hell.. I might have still been feeding my kids nabisco crackers, radioactive cheetos, trix yogurts…

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And lord knows what else..

Now I’m a mom that cooks.. A LOT.. GAPS diet, grain free, organic, nutrient rich foods.. I’m the mom that makes a Weekly meal planner.. I’m the mom that reads the flylady daily and gets way too excited about it.  I’m the mom who homeschools.. I’m a mom who is very busy and over-extended and I’m a mom who loves her life.. I love my life and I can think of nothing more significant than taking care of the people I love most.
Okay back to the advent calendar….
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No, this one wasn’t the one I made.. The one I made wasn’t nearly this professional looking but you can find this project idea and others and several others at decoholic.
What I did was way more white-trash, ghetto… or whatever equal opportunity offensive term you want to use.. What I did was as follows…
Materials:
2 egg cartons
Decorations (I used paint, glitter, stickers and ornaments)
Numbers to mark calendar days (I found mine at the 99 cent store)
Candies or toys (Some ideas for GAPs legal candies Honey Acres, Dante’s Confections or make your own)
Wrapping paper
Poster board
Velcro, glue and tape
Instructions:
1. Take the two egg cartons and glue them together.  You can decorate them if you like, however you like.  I had Aydan help me with this part. We painted and sprinkled them with glitter.
2. Glue the cartons to the poster board.
3. Place the toys or candies in the egg cartons.  If you plan to hang it up or keep it upright, better use something to attach them so they won’t fall out.
4. Wrap the egg cartons with paper.
5. Make a small hole or slit so you can poke through the paper without the entire thing falling apart.
6. Place the numbers on top of cartons representing the 24 days of Christmas with tape or velcro (you have to sort of feel your way through this one).
7. Decorate the remaining part of the poster board (I used stickers, bells and Christmas ornaments.. just stuff I had around the house).
8.  Guard it with your life around your GAPS, autism kiddo or it WILL get obliterated!! I speak from experience.
So what did I say when I started this blog post?  Oh yeah…
‘To be an autism mom means spending several hours making a home-made advent calendar so your leaky gut, autoimmune, GAPS kid feel included and having him wake up in the middle of the night to completely obliterate it…’
True!! And love means doing it all over again… So here I go…
Happy Holidays!

 

California, Vaccines and the Zen Fascists!

So this happened… California’s vaccine bill: State Assembly passes SB277 outlawing personal belief and religious exemptions:http://www.mercurynews.com/…/californias-vaccine-bill-state…

As I’ve been saying since 2011, California will absolutely continue to pass these types of vaccine ‘laws’.. Why? 1) Because it will set the stage for the rest of the country and that’s ultimately the plan and 2) Because California has no money, no water and no resources; while big pharma has deep pockets to help us pretend like we do. 

The idea of California as the peace, love, natural health, hippie state has always been a farce… a Hollywood production, as described by the Dead Kennedy’s here in 1979, ironically Jerry Brown was governor then too..

“I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns…

Zen fascists will control you
100% natural
You will jog for the master race
And always wear the happy face

Close your eyes, can’t happen here
Big Bro’ on white horse is near
The hippies won’t come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay”

No one will be able to appeal to ‘law makers’ through emotion or ‘my vaccine damaged child’.. THEY DON’T CARE!! The only way to appeal to a psychopath and a malignant narcissist is through their own self interest. The only way to threaten their power over us, is to realize that their power doesn’t exist!!!

UPDATE 06/30/2015: Letter from Governor’s office…

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So hey Californians.. We’re screwed!!!

“Born and raised by those who praise
Control of population everybody’s been there and
I don’t mean on vacation”

Autism Moms are the new Salem Witches!

Hi there vaccination nation…  Boy.. big topic these days.. Valid argument on both sides, huh?  I mean, if you’re trying to destroy the health and lives of millions of people all over the world, then.. yeah, I suppose the pro-vaxxers have a valid argument, otherwise, they’re completely full of shit!

Oh, I’m sorry, please allow me to back up…  See, I’m an autism mom!  And by ‘autism mom’, I mean I am the mother of child who has been labeled autistic.. And what does it mean to be autistic?  It means that you have been physically, biologically and cognitively impaired through the injection of a needle.  This is not my opinion, this is not a gray area, this is not up for debate, or in need of more study.. This is a fact that is scientifically provable and verified by 1000s, if not millions of parents across the world.. I am one of them.  I am here to tell you that I watched my healthy son who spoke, played and gave eye contact freely, become a non-verbal, hyper-active, self-stimulatory, sick and sometimes aggressive child who following a round of ‘well baby shots’ could no longer remember how to go down a slide at a playground he’d been to dozens of times before.

If you tell me there is no ‘valid’ scientific evidence to prove this, you are wrong.. If you tell me this is my way of finding a reason for my suffering, you are wrong… If you say that there is a genetic predisposition that creates a vulnerability and then in some cases a vaccine can trigger ‘autistic like’ symptoms, I suggest you look up the terms ‘vaccines and mutagenics’.. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.  If you say autism is better than the measles, I suppose you take the time to go to a special day class of autistic students and follow them around for a while. Better yet, you should tape your mouth shut, bang yourself over the head so you can induce an excruciating migraine, eat junk food daily so you know what it’s like to have chronic bowel pain.. In fact be sure to eat all the foods you’re allergic to (and by the way, thank your vaccines for that too since allergies are a modern disease induced by vaccination) and walk around all day in an utter state of confusion while supposed ‘normal’ people talk to you like you’re stupid and constantly instruct you to ‘look them in the eye’. Have you ever seen the movie or the read the book ‘Johnny Got His Gun’?  Imagine that.. imagine being in a world where you have lost the ability to communicate and therefore are unable to tell anyone that your entire body is in chronic pain! Though your sensory system is all out of whack, you can hear, not only that but you understand everything, even though people talk to you like you don’t.. Or they don’t talk to you at all, instead they talk to each other about YOU, as if you’re not in the room.  Oh but there’s more.. this is just a partial list of the things my son goes through on a daily basis and I, as his mother probably only grasp a margin of it.  If I could trade places with him, I would.. It would suck but I would because I, like all mothers, love my child beyond any measure that words cannot possibly express.. To this day, I remain shocked by how profoundly deep this feeling is, it is like no other I have ever known.  And as most autism moms would, I would give my life back to God in a second to relieve his pain.. You wouldn’t have to ask me twice, I wouldn’t need a moment to think.. it’s thought, it’s done, I’m ready.. but it doesn’t work like that.  Now back to the whole autism mom thing…

As an autism mom, I have been told that my memories of my child’s regression after vaccination were not my own.. I’ve been made out to be crazy, hysterical, confused, stupid, un-educated, anti-science, one guy told me that ‘although my son’s story was sad, he hated me for telling it.. ‘ Hated me?  Total stranger, personally hated me… Almost funny when you think about it, except that it’s not funny.. like, at all.  It’s not funny that my son, like so many needlessly suffers and when we dare to tell others in an attempt to spare them the pain or merely to be understood, they claim to ‘hate us’.  They claim we are ‘beyond reason’ and that we suffer cognitive dissonance.  I know.. the irony is not lost on us. How many pro-vaxxers, doctors and so-called scientists spend the hours researching vaccines that we do?? The anti-vaxxers.. most of whom are autism parents.  Speaking of irony, check this out..   We.. the autism parents who allowed our children to be vaccinated are now the anti-vaxxers.  We learned the hard way and yet the propaganda is still blaming these Mickey Mouse measles shenanigans on us the anti-vaxxers, most of whom were vaccinated at some point… Well.. On second thought, maybe that part is true… I mean, those of us who were vaccinated might in fact be spreading the diseases we were vaccinated for.. Oh.. what’s that you say?  You seem confused pro-vaxxer.. Well, while you’re looking up ‘vaccines and mutagenics’ try also looking up ‘shedding’ and since we’re talking about measles, also try looking up ‘vaccine communicated measles’.. You’re welcome!

This latest measles outbreak as dubious as it’s origin may seem, just coincidentally started right after CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson admitted that he and several of his colleagues including Dr. Julie Gerberding, who stated during a congressional hearing that there was no scientific evidence to prove that vaccines cause autism withheld evidence to the contrary.  In other words, THEY LIED!!! They knew that the MMR (Measles vaccine) created a 340 percent increase of causing autism in African American males; they knew the younger the child received the shot the more susceptible they were; they knew they were risking the lives of millions and THEY LIED!! But never mind that, cause that’s government and lying is just what they do..  Pharmaceutical companies?  Are you serious?  Yes, of course they do it too, while you’re looking up ‘mutagenics and vaccines’, ‘shedding’ and ‘vaccine communicated measles, also try looking up ‘Merck whistleblower’.. My pleasure!

But propaganda never has anything to do with science, facts or the truth and this latest ‘measles-gate’ is no different.  It is a well orchestrated effort to force those of us who dare to bring this evidence to the light into submission through laws, legislation, ex-communication and ridicule.  Even writing this essay puts me in a vulnerable position but I crossed that Rubicon long ago.  I entered this hostile environment when I innocently started sharing the story of my son’s vaccine injury.  I had no idea that the subsequent research I would do to understand it, would send me down a rabbit hole that nearly 7 years and 100s, possibly 1000s of hours in, seems to have no bottom.  The more I learn about the real science behind vaccination, the more I am under the impression that the autistic children are just the tip of the iceberg.  The more I begin to think that all of the mis-guided, mis-educated, utterly illogical arguments presented by the pro-vax community is in fact, the result of their own severe vaccine injuries.. I mean, how can it not be?  How does anyone get run over by a train and not get hurt?  ‘Oh but some people can tolerate vaccines only the immune comprised..’ blah, blah.. stop it.. just stop it right now… Stop it with these tired old arguments because vaccines don’t work at preventing disease, so why do we still have to have this conversation?  Why do WE the autism moms and sufferers of vaccine injury need to plead our case for anti-vax.  Even those who have never been vaccinated, why should they defend a NON-action?  The doctors, pseudo-scientists and big pharma funded talking head politicians are the ones attempting to sell their product and therefore, THEY are the ones with the burden of proof, which they have failed to provide since day one!  And yet, this hoax continues…

But once again, no matter.. I don’t really have to tell anyone anymore that we’re living in a science fiction world like the dystopic futures described in ‘A Brave New World’ and ‘1984’.. Oh, but that’s just conspiracy talk, that’s just how us anti-vaxxers are, right? If a fictional dystopic future is too far fetched than how about our past?  How about the McCarthy era of the 1950s that led many Hollywood moguls to being black balled for their alleged affiliations with Communist.. ‘You’ll never work in this town again..’ Wakefield anyone?

Or better yet, how about the Salem Trials of 1692?  During a homeschool lesson, that’s right.. homeschool.. (“oh God.. she homeschools too?”  Yup).. Anyway, during a history lesson we found this blog, “History of Massachusetts”,  please allow me to share a little excerpt…

Witch Trial“The Salem Witch Trials was a classic example of scapegoating. Fear combined with a “trigger,” a traumatic or stressful event, is what often leads to scapegoating. Fear of the Devil, and witches who did his bidding, was very real in Salem at the time…”

http://historyofmassachusetts.org/the-salem-witch-trials/

I could not help but to empathize with the accused witches.. See, I the autism mom and we the anti-vaxxers have become the scapegoat for vaccination failure.  And the fear of the devil.. I mean, the disease has swept over the populace like a viral infection, only this infection is far more deadly than the disease itself.

So now, I, mother, autism mom, anti-vaxxer, truther, conspiracy theorists and witch have been accused of carrying out the bidding of the devil.  But as we’ve continually come to learn, this hoax is laden with irony.  The people of Salem would later come to understand the 19 hanged, many prisoned and several accused witches were innocent of witchcraft.  They felt remorse and would later have to retract their previous findings. So if we use this example, allow me to ask who really is carrying out the deeds of the devil.. The accused or the accusers?