Saturday, May 05, 2012

If You Do Not Vaccinate Your Children, You Are Stupid

ABC News, coming late to the party, I'm sure, has posted a video highlighting a recent surge in whooping cough cases in Washington state. They have had ten times as many cases this year so far as they had in all of 2012. Unless you've been living under a rock, you can probably guess as to why.

Yes, it's because idiot parents are deciding that vaccinations are the cause of all children's ills and choosing against them. Thus, we have massive spikes in all of the illnesses that the various Brontë sisters had at some point in their lives. Yes, it's like the 1800's all over again.

I'm going to simply add my voice to cacophony of well-supported screaming going on in the medical world, if for no other reason than one other voice, no matter how insignificant, is better than silence. If you do not  vaccinate your children, you are stupid. Indeed, you are so stupid, you should give serious consideration as to whether you want your genes being transferred to the next generation. Because while the gene for abject stupidity is recessive, your mate hypothetically agrees with you, so he or she may be a carrier as well.

I can only assume that this is a side-effect of living in our comparatively super-safe Western society. We seek out danger, because something in our hind-brain is telling us that there is danger out there, somewhere. And after being separated from the real danger for over three generations, the things that are actually protecting us may seem threatening.

First, this perspective is disgustingly Western-centric. There are millions of people all around the globe who live in daily fear of the diseases that we have "conquered." Polio, pertussis, measels, mumps, and every imagineable permutation of influenza kill with abandon in less-developed countries. To say that these diseases aren't real threats is idiotic, ignorant, and insulting.

I've posted all five parts of PBS' The American Experience: The Polio Crusade. Watch the videos of children suffering from polio, and then try saying that it's some conspiracy of the medical community to... to... I don't know. Make money? Rule babies? I don't care. Shut up, and vaccinate your children.


Denise said...

I am a fan of PBS American Experience. Watch them all. When this nonsense came out about vaccinations ( knowing someone who is against vaccinations after the first year point) I recommending they watch this. I went to find them the link from PBS and was unhappy to learn they pulled it. I was really shocked I could not find it anywhere free online...and there isn't much I can't find,but this eluded me. I gave up for a little while and tried looking for it again. I spent 2 hours last night only to find everyone has pulled it off from viewing. I was about to give up and I found you. I just wanted to thank you very much for sharing important information. I hope this moves them as much as it moved me. Thanks again.

Denise said...

Denise again...I noticed you said all 5 parts. I see only 4. Was 5 a typo or is part of this doc missing? Either way I thank you for posting this.

Aaron Martin-Colby said...


It must have been a typo. I couldn't remember if there were more, but I just checked the code of the post and, sure enough, there are only four videos.

It is SO hard to find many documentaries online. One would think that, I dunno', the PURPOSE of documentaries is to spread them far and wide, but for some reason, production companies work as hard to remove any trace of them from the Internet as Disney works to stop people from pirating "Frozen."

Check out this channel on Daily Motion. Whoever it is uploads US and British documentaries by the bucket-load.

Denise said...

That is the purpose of documentaries, to inform and educate. They should be readily available ... especially today in the USA. We need to educate the people because from what I am observing, the movie Idiocracy is not far off on its projection of the future. I am amazed anytime I hear someone say they dont "believe" in evolution. When you tell them- beliefs dont change the facts,but the facts should change the beliefs, I'm not sure they even comprehend that statement. We live in such an exciting and pivotal time, where science is making major leaps in many area's especially learning about how our Universe works. It doesn't even interest many people. It is difficult to tolerate their dark aged thinking(I'm not very good at tolerating it any longer). At any rate I agree with you, I feel it is necessary to make such information available free of cost...I personally would like to force a bit of critical thinking down the throats of a very large percent of the population, but I know I can't. LOL...I sure do try just the same. ;)

Aaron Martin-Colby said...

The recent Comos show revealed, I think, how much of an effect a good documentary can have. That show only garnered a few million viewers per episode, but good lord did it put the conservative and religious wackadoodles into a tizzy. I've never seen such a concerted effort to try to discredit something this side of "The God Delusion."

Whenever you feel bad about how people seem to be so dumb and in such large numbers, first, watch an episode of Too Cute on Animal Planet. It just makes things easier. Then hit up Free Thought Blogs.

Denise said...

Thanks. I will check those out. I too have certain things I read or watch as my go to "make it sane" as well. I just found some links to view THE UNBELIEVERS (Dawkins & Krauss)which I am about to do now. I have to say, that your stuff has joined my list of go to's. Thanks Aaron. Take care.