A Rachel Carson for Our Times

Andrew Wakefield, the Brit hack who claimed that vaccinations cause autism, has been conclusively proven a lying, irresponsible, mass-murdering hack:

A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an “elaborate fraud” that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.

An investigation published by the British medical journal BMJ concludes the study’s author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study — and that there was “no doubt” Wakefield was responsible.

“It’s one thing to have a bad study, a study full of error, and for the authors then to admit that they made errors,” Fiona Godlee, BMJ’s editor-in-chief, told CNN. “But in this case, we have a very different picture of what seems to be a deliberate attempt to create an impression that there was a link by falsifying the data.”

Britain stripped Wakefield of his medical license in May. “Meanwhile, the damage to public health continues, fueled by unbalanced media reporting and an ineffective response from government, researchers, journals and the medical profession,” BMJ states in an editorial accompanying the work.

Andrew Wakefield, the Imperial High Court finds that:

WHEREAS you have, with callous disregard for the well-being of the public and with fraudulent intent, knowingly caused untold death and suffering to the most defenseless among us by leading innocent parents to refuse to have their kids vaccinated, causing a surge in dangerous diseases hitherto thought largely extinguished and

WHEREAS you have, with callous disregard for the well-being of the public and with fraudulent intent, knowingly caused untold mental anguish to parents of autistic children who, believing in your “study”, have spent years blaming themselves for their children’s malady and

WHEREAS you have, with callous disregard for the well-being of the public and with fraudulent intent, knowingly denied any wrongdoing for years even as the evidence of your heinous acts piled up, thus causing a wholly unnecessary prolonging of the damage to public health and the anguish of your innocent victims,

This court finds you in contempt of humanity and a conspirator against the health of said humanity. You are therefore herewith sentenced to death.

May G-d have mercy upon your black soul, because we will not.

Thatisall, you murderous shitsack.

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LC MuscleDaddy
LC MuscleDaddy

Heard about this on the radio last night. My mind is STILL swimming through all of the connections and harm that has been caused. I want to hear his statement – I fully expect to be horrified, but I want to hear what the man who did this has to say, with all of the time between then & now… Read more »

LC MuscleDaddy
LC MuscleDaddy

Seems I’ve been around here for a while (albeit somewhat intermittently of late) – any chance of getting white-listed, so I don’t get hung up in moderation?

…it that a racist desire?

– MD

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut

Sounds like another candidate for ” lamp post decoration ” and soon

BC, Imperial Torturer
BC, Imperial Torturer

Now if they’d just look at Teh Great Goreacles Glow Bull Worming™ scam with the same vim, vigor and scientific scrutiny, we’d be well on our way to a more prosperous, healthy and secure future… As someone famous once said: “Hangin’s too good for him! Burnin’s too good for him! He should be torn into little bitty pieces and buried… Read more »

BC, Imperial Torturer
BC, Imperial Torturer

MD, it’s a new year, so Akismet® has to re-learn who is and who isn’t on the white-list non-color-specific-list. He’s a slow learner, so it may take a while. (DJ mentioned something about possibly suing Big Pharma® over Akismet®’s apparent spam-autism that was caused, undoubtedly, by the mercury levels in the anti-virus vaccines it was programmed, and continually updated, with.)

Qoheleth
Qoheleth

BC: Heavy Metal – Hanover Fist to Captain Stern. Yes, I saw it in the theater when it first came out, and yes, I own a copy. And the list of crimes of which Captain Stern was accused sounds a lot like a significant segment of the Democrat Caucus. It’s like deja vu.

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek

BC –

Hanover Fiste. ”The Trial of Captain Sternn”, Heavy Metal.

This court finds you in contempt of humanity and a conspirator against the health of said humanity. You are therefore herewith sentenced to death. May G-d have mercy upon your black soul, because we will not. Thatisall, you murderous shitsack. This! Fucking right. Here’s an anti-vaccine “body count” ticker. It’s called the Jenny McCarthy Body Count, but I think that’s… Read more »

AyUaxe
AyUaxe

Now can we also get indictments against the F’wits who outlawed DDT, so they can face the music for all the suffering and death they visited on po folk by helping malaria to continue on its merry, deadly way? And next the pitchforks and torches can thrust for the glow-bull wormening gang. Since some authorities have finally discovered the meaning… Read more »

BC, Imperial Torturer
BC, Imperial Torturer

Yup. It was Hanover Fiste speaking about Captain Sternn. :em93: That was, perhaps, the best trial scene in the history of cinema. Here it is, in all of its hilarious glory.

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

well, I think a bigger question that this whole episode could generate would be: “So what IS to blame for the growing number of autistic kids, and kids with Aspergers, and kids with OCD/ADD/ADHD….., and kids who are diagnosed bipolar or depressed?” …….the list of mental illnesses and syndromes grows daily. I know this because I teach in public education… Read more »

Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R

Unfortunately, those who believe the link (and some still will,regardless), tend to view all vaccines as evil. My bestie’s daughter refuses to vaccinate because, dontcha know, smallpox and the like were already waning. She’s far too young to remember iron lungs, and legs deformed by polio. There are some vaccines that I probably would not give my kids now…chicken pox,… Read more »

Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says: It almost seems that “normal” kids are the exception anymore…..and I would like to know, as an educator who has to deal with these kids daily, just what in the hell is behind these illnesses? Jay, are they reall “ill,” or just ill-behaved and lacking proper discipline. I don’t remember this much ADD/ADHD… Read more »

BC, Imperial Torturer
BC, Imperial Torturer

What His Imperial Vindictiveness & Vileness said. When I was a kid, the school “medical/psychological experts” wanted to put me on some form of attitude-calming mind-altering drug(s), even though I continually aced each and every test in every subject that I was subjected to. (The fact that I had my own, personally-monogrammed paddle and chair in the principal’s office didn’t… Read more »

WayneB
WayneB

She’s far too young to remember iron lungs, and legs deformed by polio.

I could send pictures of my cousin Ronnie, who had Polio. He’s been hobbling around on his crutches for many decades, now.

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

Grammar Czar says: Jay, are they reall “ill,” or just ill-behaved and lacking proper discipline. I don’t remember this much ADD/ADHD when I was in school Mostly what you said, you wouldn’t believe the lack of respect most kids have for teachers…administrators….each other. I remember a couple of incidents in the old high school where I taught. We had one… Read more »

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says:

and kids with OCD/ADD/ADHD?”

My Dad had a cure for that when I was a wee lad…it was called a BELT to the backside

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says:

Mostly what you said, you wouldn’t believe the lack of respect most kids have for teachers…administrators….each other. I remember a couple of incidents in the old high school where I taught

I guess it wasn’t a Chatholic School with Nuns teaching was it?

OT JAY..did you try that Stew recipie?

Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says: Hell, I have a kid in my class who is severely afflicted with Aspergers….he is 17 years old and is just now learning to write cursive….at 17!!! and his case worker stands over him and praises him as he learns to write his name in cursive and I’m thinking “kid, you shouldn’t be… Read more »

LC Old Dog
LC Old Dog

Were I in a school system today I would be shoved into a box and drugged. In the dim dark 50’s my Dad kicked my ass and told the school to shove it. Instead my parents threw stuff in front of me to eat up the mental energy that I was too young to handle. My room became an electronics… Read more »

lc purple raider
lc purple raider

Now can we also get indictments against the F’wits who outlawed DDT, so they can face the music for all the suffering and death they visited on po folk by helping malaria to continue on its merry, deadly way? Rachel Carson is burning in her own special hell for “silent spring”. Hopefully, Ruckelhaus is doing the same thing. And, as… Read more »

dasbow
dasbow

“So what IS to blame for the growing number of autistic kids, and kids with Aspergers, and kids with OCD/ADD/ADHD….., and kids who are diagnosed bipolar or depressed?”

Funny you should ask. I came across this link at The Great Ann Coulter’s site just yesterday:

http://tinyurl.com/32dvbjc

From the Glob, no less!

Lizard, G.L.O.R.
Lizard, G.L.O.R.

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says: Grammar Czar says: Jay, are they reall “ill,” or just ill-behaved and lacking proper discipline. I don’t remember this much ADD/ADHD when I was in school Mostly what you said, you wouldn’t believe the lack of respect most kids have for teachers…administrators….each other. I remember a couple of incidents in the old high… Read more »

TheRoyalFamily
TheRoyalFamily

Wait wait wait – this whole deal was started based on ONE study based off TWELVE case studies?! Out of how many millions and millions of vaccines that have been administered over the past several decades? Even if they weren’t 100% fake, that’s insignificant.

Though I guess that’s been the thing all along. I just never knew the specifics.

LC LittleRott84 Imperial DJ
LC LittleRott84 Imperial DJ

.Lizard, G.L.O.R. says: Then there is the whole issue of not being able to retain, as in have them repeat a grade, because it would hurt them emotionally. So instead we have kids graduating from HS that can barely read, write or do math. That didn’t fly at the school I went to. The attitude was that if you don’t… Read more »

M167A1
M167A1

And he probably still feels justified in what he did….

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.

Response to Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @: Maybe something to do with changing the standards of diagnosis. Just lower the threshold for what qualifies as patholgical, or throw in some new symptom to include. And is it possible that excessive over-treating of marginal conditions can turn them into something truly serious? If you scratch and pick at a… Read more »

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. says: You can blame the pharma marketers. Or trial lawyers. Or corrupt academic phyysicians intent on expanding their influence and control, and wealth through grants. I blame all. that’s who I hold accountable for this epidemic. LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. says: Just lower the threshold for what qualifies as patholgical, or throw in some new symptom… Read more »

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.

Response to Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @:

Any real economist or traditional psychologist could tell us.
If you toleate something you get more of it; If you reward it, you get a lot more of it. If you want it to cease impose a significant cost.

americanexpat
americanexpat

What I’m still curious about is why a “study” with only 12 cases was ever accepted for publication in the first place, and why generalizations were drawn from it. That is simply much too small a sample size to infer any broad conclusions about the results. Autism is common enough, unfortunately, that there should have been many more available subjects… Read more »

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek

Freud ( or however you spell it ) built his rep on less than that, if memory serves.

Azygos
Azygos

Freud studied six uptight urban females Rogue. When you allow the one who benefits financially from making up the diagnosis then every swinging dick under the sun will be diagnosed with something. In other words the government allows doctors to define a make believe illness then charge the government to treat it. Nice racket if you can get it. (I… Read more »

Cricket
Cricket

Statistically, he used a very small model, so no conclusive data could be reached. Next, in terms of effects post-vaccination, who is to say that they would not have happened if the children had not been vaccinated? I recommend to you a book re: vaccines. “A Shot in The Dark” which explores the link between SIDS and the non a-cellular… Read more »

Cricket
Cricket

One last comment and then I will go back to making Horcruxes (governmental accounting. Yes, it is an oxymoron). A nutritionally sound diet can also help autistic kids when additives and artificial flavorings are eliminated. It is very important that nutrient-dense foods are part of a growing child’s diet. While I agree that Americans are well-fed, I also submit that… Read more »

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

I used to agree with a lot of what Lew Rockwell’s site featured, but they’re becoming increasingly irrational, conspiracist assholes. This article, in particular, defends Wakefield.

It blames “Big Pharma” for Wakefield’s obvious fraud.

If it wasn’t for fucking Big Pharma, these assholes would be in wheelchairs, crippled with polio or dead of preventable diseases such as smallpox.

Assholes.