By Ted Kuntz
Proponents of mandatory vaccination want to make choice illegal. Their goal is to extinguish the medical ethic of ‘informed consent’ for this invasive medical procedure.
“All children should be vaccinated against these childhood diseases.
These parents who refuse, should be taken to court to force them,
and should be jailed, if they refuse to obey a court order, as simply (sic) as that.”
– Comments, Toronto Sun, 09/27/15
What is it that motivates the anti-choice movement? How do they justify their use of force, intimidation, punishment, and bullying? I suggest the anti-choice movement is motivated by arrogance and fear.
Their arrogance is based upon their belief that they know something about vaccines that pro-choice proponents don’t. Anti-choice advocates are of the opinion that they hold the correct information about vaccine safety and effectiveness, and therefore have the right to impose their ‘knowing’ upon others.
Most anti-choice advocates suffer from hubris. Hubris refers to people who are overconfident and who overestimate their competency and capabilities. It refers to those who prefer the familiar even when it isn’t working, and who are afraid to admit they don’t have all the answers. Hubris can include willful blindness.
Unfortunately, anti-choice advocates don’t know the truth about vaccine safety and effectiveness. The fact is no one knows. Anyone who says, “Vaccines are safe and effective” is either uninformed, misinformed, or being intentionally deceptive. A more accurate statement would be – “We hope vaccines are safe and effective” or “We want vaccines to be safe and effective”.
The Truth About Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness
The undisputed truth is:
- The safety of individual vaccines has never been proven in large, long-term clinical trials. Most safety trials are limited to a few weeks.
- Most effectiveness trials are limited to the measurement of anti-bodies/titers in the blood rather than producing verifiable evidence that the vaccine actually prevented the targeted disease.
- The current vaccine schedule has never been tested for safety in the real world way in which the schedule is implemented. No safety trials exist that confirm the safety of giving multiple vaccinations at once.
- No large safety trials have been undertaken that use an unvaccinated population as the control group.
- There is no long-term clinical evidence that vaccinated children have better overall health than unvaccinated children.
- There is no independent biological science that shows injecting mercury into humans is safe in any amount.
- Adequate studies have not been conducted to establish the safety of using aluminum in vaccines. Aluminum is a known neuro-toxin.
- The safety of vaccines on pregnant women and infants has not been established.
A Modern Day Religion
The current vaccine program is a modern day religion. Vaccine proponents believe in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Their belief is based on faith rather than clinical evidence and verifiable proof.
While people are entitled to believe what they want to believe, harm occurs when one group insists on imposing their belief system on everyone else. Anti-choice advocates are committed to converting others to their faith. They do this, not by dialogue, the exchange of information, facts, or clinical evidence, but rather by force, bullying, intimidation, and social and economic punishment.
Their other motivation is fear. Anti-choice advocates fear that unless everyone believes what they believe and subject themselves to this invasive medical procedure, they and their loved ones will not be safe from disease. To be safe, everyone must believe and partake.
“Power over happens when our fear of being hurt
exceeds our fear of hurting others.”
– Adam Kahane
When pro-choice advocates, many who have experienced the injury of a loved one from a vaccine share their experience, this information challenges the beliefs of the anti-choice advocates. It activates doubt and fear. It undermines the confidence and trust they have placed in the medical industry and agents of government oversight. It causes parents to question whether, in spite of their intention to do good, they may have inadvertently caused harm to their child.
For many, these doubts, questions and fears are too much to consider. A rigid and impermeable barrier is erected to prevent any doubt, fear or guilt from developing. Pro-choice advocates must be silenced and eliminated.
There is a significant difference in the agendas of anti-choice and pro-choice advocates. One of these groups wishes to dominate and convert the other. The other wishes to be of service.
Anti-choice advocates want to impose his or her will on others, and they will resort to the use of force if necessary. They want full compliance. Pro-choice advocates want to share something they have experienced – that vaccines can and do cause injury. They want to encourage inquiry into the safety and effectiveness of vaccines to help prevent more vaccine injuries. Unfortunately this act of service is not well received.
While I don’t doubt the sincerity of the anti-choice advocates, I question the basis for their arrogance and invite them to exercise caution in their crusade to convert everyone to their beliefs.
Similar conquests in the past eventually caused massive destruction and resulted in more harm than good. Witness the effects of the religious crusades, residential schools for First Nations people, the colonization of third world countries, the elimination of undesirables during the Nazi regime, and similar conquests where a belief system was imposed by dogma and the abuse of power.
We cannot allow one group to impose their beliefs on another by force. To do so would be a disservice to everyone.
When you solve a problem through force
you plant seeds for another problem.
~ Dalai Lama