Sun_through_cloudsBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

I’m often accused of being an optimist that the truth about vaccines and autism will one day be revealed.

But even I was surprised at what I saw on CNN this week of the “Green Our Vaccines” rally in Washington, D.C. in front of the U.S. Capitol.  I saw coverage of Jim Carrey, one of the world’s biggest movie stars (and I always say, watch out for the funny guys, because when they decide to be serious they can break your heart), using unimaginably powerful rhetoric when he said something along the lines of, “I was once in a movie where I played one of two dumb guys, but even they wouldn’t fall for what the CDC is trying to make people believe.”

I saw Jenny McCarthy talk about raising her voice on behalf of our children and wanting to give us back a day in front of the world’s television cameras.  I saw the media out in full force to cover the story and I wait in anxious anticipation of the articles and features to come about what was said on this amazing June day.

There was Dr. Boyd Haley, chairman of the chemistry department at the University of Kentucky, along with Dr. Jay Gordon, and Dr. Jerry Kartzinel. 

There was Congressman Dan Burton, the man in charge of the Clinton impeachment investigation, to lend his support.  For so long he was one of the few lonely voices in our cause.

From the other side of the aisle there was Robert Kennedy, Jr., an ardent environmentalist and son of the slain senator and presidential candidate.  He took on the media for their indifference to the story and how they have blindly accepted the soothing words of the traditional medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies.  In front of them he took apart the studies used by the traditional medical community, exposing them for the kind of junk science that used to be employed by the cigarette manufacturers to claim that smoking was safe.

And finally, there was the unimaginably heart-breaking conclusion, when the thousands assembled for the rally silently held up pictures of the children they love so deeply as a sad song played.

I have written before of my dream of the Dark Tower.

In the dream I stood on a great plain and looked across at a great Dark Tower which held all the lies and evil which have enslaved our children.  I trembled as I saw the strength of this evil monstrosity and was aware of the armies which had fought against the Tower and been destroyed.

But then I heard a voice which said, “The Dark Tower will fall.”  And in the next moment an enormous thunderbolt struck the Tower and I watched it fall slowly to the ground.

It’s important that I say the following things.  In the dream I knew it was critical to fight against the Dark Tower, even when the result was defeat.  God knew of their struggles.  It does not offend God when we ask whether He hears our pleas because our children suffer.

When I was once in despair I remember my father telling me that faith doesn’t mean knowing God can help you, it’s knowing God will help you.  But you also need to take some action on your own.

The armies which have fought the Dark Tower did not struggle in vain.  The armies which have now taken on the Dark Tower need not fear.

It’s vitally important that people fight the Dark Tower.  It lets God know what He should do.  But it is God who will choose the moment to destroy the Dark Tower.  It will be when we lift our voices in great enough number, when He sees we are strong, when we are committed, and when He knows it’s not anger which drives us, but hope for the children whose lives He holds in His hand.

I believe the destruction of the Dark Tower is nearly upon us.  It will come because of us, but not through us.  God will choose the hour of destruction. 

And even the optimists will be amazed at the scope of their defeat.

Kent Heckenlively is Legal Editor for Age of Autism.


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C Whalen

You have written another soul enriching piece.
Your father sounds like a very wise man. You are truly lucky to have him in your life.
Thank you for sharing his wisdom and your dreams.
It inspires us all.

Theresa Cedillo

Kent - this is so beautifully written. It's inspiring and full of hope of a new time when justice will come for our injured children. It comes at the end of a very long day watching Michelle struggle with her medical problems all day long and just now falling into an exhausted sleep (3:50a.m.). I'll sleep better tonight after reading this.

A scripture that has stuck with me comes to mind when I read your dream of the Dark Tower - it is: "God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty." (1 Corinthians 1:27)

God bless you and your family...

The Miracle

To my mind the greatest miracle was this - that 9,000 people of our population showed up for the cause in Washington DC.

In case there is anyone out there that does not understand the significance of this number, let me enlighten you. This is a segment of the population that is very tired - and mentally, emotionally, physically stressed, has sick children requiring care 24/7, and is financially strapped. To have these people leave their homes and kids and travel many, many miles means a LOT.

THIS was the biggest miracle of all, that 9,000 people, yes 9,000 people cared enough to make it, just so that they might SAVE other people from this same fate. Because face it, there's nothing in it for any of us. All we want is that others should not have to go through what we have gone through. That alone should tell everyone just how bad vaccine-induced autism is.


This is a Holy War.
An unimaginable fight to keep our children from harm.
I do think anytime we advance, God is on our side.
Sooner or later the walls will crumble as did Slavery and Hitler's Germany.
Every day I wake and say "God will today be the day you deliver us."
It was an awesome thing to see the turnout in DC and better yet to see Green T-shirts and familiar faces in the Senate and Congressional halls.
The CDC and IOM are on borrowed time.
Their denial and avoidance is only birthing more of us.

To Think Is To Create

Wow, what a powerful post. Thank you.

We support you in North Dakota

I share your sentiments. Your soul was in this story. We should remember that the tower won't fall with anger driving us. Do your best to let it go - even for now - and focus on the hard work at hand and ALL of the people you will help. When the tower falls maybe you can be angry again. And even though it will be excruciating to forgive, without forgiveness you are still allowing them to hurt you.

Sunny in Dallas

THANK YOU!!! After getting home from the rally at 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning, I spent most of Thursday pouring over the internet and my tivo'd news shows looking for coverage. What little coverage I found made me so sad...and angry with the media again allowing and/or making blanket statements that we all know to be false and misleading to the general public. My hope was somewhat deflated...
Thank you for your enlightened perspective. I do believe in God's timing and I do know that He is bigger than all of the lies and all of the money and all of the sickness this terrible issue entails. Your article helped me re-group and re-position myself to keep on trucking on this most-confusing journey. Thank you so much.

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