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A Comparative Analysis of Human Rights through the Eyes of The Help

The helpBy LJ Goes

(artwork Amy Einhorn books/Putnam Order the book here.)

Of the many complex pieces that form the autism parenting puzzle, it's the copious amounts of scientific and medical journal reading that I find the most arduous. It would be fair to say I hate it. For almost three years now studies, abstracts and books about behavioral therapy, diet, vaccine science and immune function have eclipsed my bedside table. Reading used to be a stress reliever but it’s become an anxiety producer. So, Icommitted to read one book for pleasure in August. Yesterday I trotted off to Target with a little spring in my step and picked up a pristine copy of, The Help. Every member of my chaotic household was willed to early slumber so I could devour it in peace surrounded by the relaxing sounds of sleeping children, a muted White Sox game and a snoring husband.   

Within minutes Kathryn Stockett delivers and transports my autism weary mind to rural Jackson, Mississippi during the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement.  The main characters are popping off the pages as she describes their struggles to overcome the powerful bigotry, violence and fear-mongering that ruled the south for generations. Midnight approaches...1:00 am, 2:00 am. I’m dreading tomorrow but I can't seem to stop.

On page 184, our protagonist's soon to be ex-best friend, Junior League president, leader of all relevant southern housewives and pristine bigot, Hilly Holbrook, pen's her, "Home Help Sanitation Innitiative" in an effort to successfully promote the illusion of "separate but equal" and advance her husband's political career.

Hilly Holbrook introduces the  Home Help Sanitation Initiative.  A disease prevention measure. Low-cost bathroom installation in your garage or shed for homes without such an important fixture. Ladies, did you know that:  99% of all colored diseases are carried in the urine.  Whites can become permanently disabled by nearly all of these diseases because we lack immunities coloreds carry with their darker pigmentation. Some germs carried by whites can also be harmful to coloreds too. Protect yourself.  Protect your children. From the Holbrooks, we say, You're welcome! 

It's like someone took pure evil, translated it into words, drenched the tidy little paragraph in African American blood and wrapped it in a lovely blue box with a white satin bow from Tiffany's. Had our government not so successfully pushed the Hepatitis B vaccine on all our newborns with nary a blink from the consumer public, I imagine they might have hired Hilly to do their PR for them:  

Hilly Holbrook introduces the life saving Hepatitis B vaccine.  A disease prevention measure.  Low-cost administration of this miracle vaccine is available for your promiscuous newborn within hours of birth!  Did you know that:  Hepatitis B is primarily transmitted through sexual contact. While this exclusive vaccine was originally just made available to prostitutes and IV drug user by virtue of Pharma's extraordinary humanitarian efforts it is now accessible to just about every newborn in the world!  Why, places that don't even have clean drinking water and food have access to this amazing product thanks to its generous benefactor, Pharma.  Since Pharma has gone to such extraordinary measures to bring your baby this life-saving vaccine you should know that if your child suffers any debilitating side-effects as a result of its administration, thereby requiring a lifetime of care, Pharma is absolved of any cost associated with this unfortunate outcome. From pharma and the government we say, You're welcome!

Several pages later, our control freak leader has grown irritated. Her friend Skeeter doesn't agree with this separate but equal garbage because any fool can see the latter is a sham. People are starting to talk about Dr. King. The world is changing. Hilly says to her lap-dog friend, Elizabeth, "Separate but equal...that's what Governor Ross Barnett says is right...and you can't argue with the government."

Damnit if that's not the kind of idiocy I hear everyday from people who are telling me to let this go, move on with my life, this is just the way things are, no shots no school, how many time do you have to be told?  Whisper, whisper, "LJ...conspiracy...looking for someone to blame...muffle, muffle...always making it harder than it has to be...Tell me, is Mads looking forward to first grade this year, hon?" 

Of course the Medical Industrial Complex (government and pharma) is not showing up on our doorsteps with burning crosses. They are not lynching our men in front of our children or bombing our churches.  That's not their style.  They get their point across much like Hilly's housewives disciplined their help.  The housewife claims a piece of silver is missing. The MIC has your doctor's office call you to let you know little Johnnie's shots are not up to date. The housewife says she'll let it go this time but sure enough, when that maid returns home from work she discovers her husband has been fired from his job.  No idea why.  Little Johnnie comes home from school with a note that says he may not return until his shots are current. The maid shows up for work and her toilet isn't working.  She can't use the bathroom in the house, that's illegal.  She has to go. She's on the clock...she can't just leave.  What is she going to do?  She takes the infant she is watching with her to the neighbor's separate toilet.  She is fired for exposing the baby unnecessarily to colored diseases. You send a note back to school saying you are going to have a titre performed on your son and you will submit the results ASAP.  Social Services shows up at your door to assess your parenting skills and informs you that if your home environment is deemed unsuitable for your child, he will be removed.  Be prepared for unexpected visits. 

The housewife and the MIC--they have your best interest at heart.  It might not seem like it. It may actually seem unfair.  But, it's not.  Trust them. And try not to take this all so personally, will you?  It's just the way it is. 

I wonder if that’s the sort of thing the family of NAACP activist Medgar Evers was told after he was mercilessly slaughtered in front of his children. While the government was not the perpetrator of this heinous crime, they certainly did little to deter it. And what did the British officials do to protect Dr. Andrew Wakefield when he dared challenge the MIC? He may still have breath in his lungs but Merck and their cousins at the BMJ along with their American media subsidiaries disemboweled him professionally.  The GMC  stripped him of his ability to practice in the mainstream medical community and destroyed his reputation among the scientific literati and the public at large. For what?  Daring to bring to light a significant manufacturing flaw that is harming children worldwide.  Unlike the iconic Medgar Evers, The Good Doctor didn't intend on a life of activism.  I am guessing Medgar knew with great certainty the great risks involved with his chosen path. Dr. Wakefield was simply a research physician across the pond who discovered an inconvenient truth.  He accidentally became the face of a movement because he dared to believe that real science is still practiced in our medical institutions and research facilities.  He dared to believe that those in power would do the right thing when faced with scientific truths. Autistic entercolitis is as real as gravity my doubting friends. 

The  destruction of Mr. Evers  and his subsequent martyrdom was the impetus for meaningful change in America. For the first time people opened their eyes to the brutality that was a daily occurrence for people of color in the genteel south.  When Dr. Wakefield spoke for the first time parents opened their eyes to the unchecked power of pharma and the medical community's reckless disregard for our children's health. The unfounded hatred by the KKK's, Byron De La Beckwith, actually lead to the healing of a nation, the exact opposite of what he had intended when he pulled the trigger and ended Medgar's life. The MIC and Dr. Wakefield's superiors know this.  They know hate is stupid and rash and makes bad decisions. Hate implies concern. They don't care about the children. The don't care what Dr. Wakefield asserts. They are not offended by his accurate, repeatable science--they simply need to make him stop talking. He has a tragic effect on profits.  

 

What's that saying--the opposite of love is not hate, but rather, apathy? 

 

The southern housewives way, the MIC's way, allows injustice to flourish quietly, unchecked and unnoticed. The poisoning of minds with "separate but equal" in contemporary times translates into the look away mentality promoted by the terribly misguided and uniformed supreme court decision of Bruesweitz vs. Wyeth--the notion of "unavoidably unsafe". Those who dissent from vaccine mandates are crazy, ignorant, dirty promoters of disease and death. The greater good, without the socially conscious spin, means the financial good for some. Seems the establishment with whom one cannot argue, has a long history of using "science" in combination with the greater good spin to control public opinion. The government that now tells us we need to ply our children with over 70 doses of various vaccines or they will die and we may very well be held legally responsible for their death, once told us we could get diseases specifically from people of color. They deliberately communicated to the people they were supposed to protect that the other people they were supposed to protect, exclusively harbored dangerous diseases that could kill us all.  Because they were a different color. This was public policy based on popular science.  A mere half century ago.  

 

The detective's lie circa 1960:

"So you say a bunch a white kids come up behind you with a baseball bat and cracked your skull? I asked around at the corner store and ain't nobody seen nothin'.  You sure about this son?" 

 

The doctor's lie circa 2007:

"So you say the high fever, eczema, lethargy, pica, and bowel problems developed within 24 hours of your son's 12 month vaccinations, Mrs. Goes?  Well you know, in all honesty, it could be anything." 

 

The detective knows he's lying (hate).  The doctor believes what she is saying because frankly, it’s just easier. Except of course, for my son who suffers rampant viral infections, chronic dysbiosis and mitochondrial disease, as the result of excessive vaccination (apathy). 

 

Both scenarios are Human Rights violations.  One deliberately malicious, the other, medically irresponsible and intentionally lazy.  

 

 As I wound my way through this fluid and universal book I could see so many people in our movement brought to life in these fictional characters.  My friend Rhonda (not her real name) was raped, and gave birth to a daughter who later developed autism.  Her child was taken from her by social services, brought up to date on her vaccines, and given back to her, now severely affected.  She fights this battle alone.  My friend, Michelle (also not her real name), has spent more nights than any young mother should in homeless shelters with her severely autistic son and neurotypical daughter. Imagine just for a moment trying to control a stimming, screaming child in a room full of sleeping strangers. Women raising their children tossed about by an indifferent system. Take a kid away, shoot her up, give her a disabling disease that will forever affect her ability to communicate and protect herself. Beat a child blind for using the wrong bathroom. In both situations, then and now, the government creates the problem through policy and expects the parents to clean it up. 

But where do our modern day doctor's fit?  Our AAP physicians and family practitioners?  They are certainly not the enforcers of the MIC agenda, the housewives. The housewives are Julie Gerberding, Kathleen Sebelius, Paul Offit, and Seth Mnookin. They are the agents of the good message of abundant vaccination for the little people--the wealthy, connected benefactors of the greater good (financial good for some) philosophy. Could our doctors be the help?  Nope. The help is on the inside. They have an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the system and they know how to use it to their advantage. Celebrity doctors like Ari Brown and executives like Geraldine Dawson and Allison Singer, they're the help. The rest, the unconnected docs in the trenches serving the upper middle class, middle class and the poor?  They're the cotton pickers. The replaceable laborers toiling away in the fields.  They are regularly reminded they are darn lucky  to be where they are, providing westernized preventative medicine to the masses. They have no freedom.  There is no real meaningful exchange of scientific ideas or medical investigation unless such musings have at their core a lucrative pharmaceutical solution. They can't speak up in the face of group think for fear of being Wakefield'ed. Dissent in the MIC is not tolerated.  Instead of adhering to their principles and their sworn oath to "do no harm" (the very qualities that make them human) the cotton pickers simply sit on their questions and concerns thereby allowing the illusion of mutual respect to remains intact.  

I don't know, it really is a lot of shots.

They want me to have my nurse give Hepatitis B to a newborn with jaundice?

Why can't I even ask a question about the clinical trials performed on this vax without the sales rep jumping down my throat?

Man, why are all these kids so sick all the time?

Why aren't the moms listening to me anymore?

This doesn't add up, why don't I have answers for these parents? 

Sure, doctors drive BMW's instead of riding the bus. But all those years of schooling for this?  To be told what you can and cannot do by a pharmaceutical sales rep?  Learned physicians, specialists in medical science, capable of saving lives--ordered around by a sales rep with a BA in Communications from the local state college. 

 I've talked to enough of you to know this is true. If you are in the medical profession and you do not feel this hostile under current, the pressure from the MIC and the resistance from parents that has resulted in your precarious existence in between, then I suggest you approach today with a fresh new attitude and open eyes.  You are about to discover you are nothing more than a thin and fraying rope in a deadly game of tug of war over our children's health.  

I planned to end there, but as I was proofing I received some disturbing news about fellow autism mom, Detroit resident, MaryAnn Godboldo . She refused to medicate her disabled, vaccine-injured daughter with Risperdal. Thus the MIC has charged her with neglect and had determined she's no longer fit to parent her only child. Ariana has been removed from the only comfort and care she has ever known and is now the property of the State of Michigan where she will remain medicated and institutionalized.

You see, the housewives claim Maryanne absconded with the silver.  They’re on their way to your house now to see if you know anything about it.  It's probably nothing to worry about though...after all...they have your best interest at heart.  It might not seem like it. It may actually seem unfair.  But, it's not.  Trust them. And try not to take this all so personally, will you?  It's just the way it is... 

 

LJ Goes is Managing Partner of The Misuta Project, Contributing Editor to the Age of Autism and Executive Board Member of the Illinois Canary Party.  

 

 

Comments

Benedetta

Yes, CMO
I saw it(eyes rolled).
Too funny
I do know that Dr. Offit can act since there is a fine line between acting and deceit.
And Tom Insel "looking for the contagion gene" too funny - well he has the perfect camera smile.

cmo

Re: other movies....

Does anyone know if the new "bird flu virus movie / Contagion" has a guest appearance by Dr. Nancy and Dr. Offit ??

I have never written a screenplay, but I would imagine it will have a dedicated industry scientist looking for a vaccine cure to save the world. He will risk his own life to create the vaccine and produce the vaccine for free distribution worldwide.

Some families might doubt his efforts and refuse the vaccine, they will later be found dead along side of the road.

The movie will end with the world lining up for the vaccine, right before the 2011-2012 flu shot season.

Of course, it might be a two part movie, filmed over 15 or 20 years, still seeking the "contagion cause" and a cure. The final scene of film 1 would be Dr. Insel, searching for the "contagion gene," seeking more funding at a government hearing.

Cassandra

@Jim: that Orwell quote is giving me goose bumps.
I grew up under communism.
I never thought I will witness this in the great US of A.


Do you remember this? This is the Apple commercial from 1984. I could imagine a talented ad person changing it to an ad to tell people to finally wake up from all the brainwash on vaccines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Jerry Taylor

This is a fantastic analogy that should speak to many people, and I wish I could post it to other forums with success, but I am afraid in most places it would be casting pearls before swine. However, I will list the link for those who are sincerely looking for the truth to follow here.

I want to make a comment about my assessment of the autism debacle from a big, big picture perspective. I have been doing house calls since I started my practice as a DAN doctor (I set up a rotation at Thoughtful House for Children back in 2007 as a medical student so I could speak directly with Dr. Wakefield and find out for myself the truth. In my mind this was the ethical thing to do as a doctor) all over the state of Montana where I live in hopes to make a difference on many levels. I have also been extremely active in community awareness, adult ed, and being a presence at our capitol (moved two blocks away) with any and all who may have influence in this arena. I have worked with the largest family service provider in the state which also happens to be the second largest employer in the state. I have worked with the director of DPHHS in the state and her bureaucrats (absolute brick heads). I am here to tell you that this is pure evil on every level and is a direct attack on the most important institution in this world, the family, and it has one orchestra leader. This is absolute war on many levels most of all spiritual (I believe), and most of us were drafted by the school of personal experience, it would not have been our choice. I feel very grateful for the knowledge Heavenly Father has blessed me with so that I may see clearly and protect my family, and now others. This I have covenanted to do.

The level of intolerance I feel for the depth of injustice is impossible to describe, and my passion for righting this wrong is endless. I am now in the process of launching a website where I will be letting the families of MT know that I will start seeing a number of families for free, but because I am so far in debt and do not desire and am unable to access the "system" for any financial debt assistance programs, I will have to start small, and as donations begin coming in, I can see more children, which I will do. We must have something by the community, for the community, and of the community, that is driven and controlled by the community where money is not the driving factor. We must completely bypass the current system of atrocity in order to save our children.

I am also the father of a child that was affected by his vaccines (now neuro-typical), but this was long before I decided to go to medical school. The choice of medical school and my course into this community has placed me on an island like many of you. It is lonely on an island, and many of us are having to fight from one, but I truly believe with all of my heart that nobody can go wrong by doing the right thing no matter how hard, or what the consequences may be.

There are many of us, do not be discouraged, and keep fighting the good fight, but do not forget to pray for our enemies on this field (you can pray about them whatever you want-humor) of battle, those of us who are doing something have already won.

Taximom

I heard a very appropriate comment tonight on the radio--on TWILIGHT ZONE, of all things. It wasn't about vaccines, it was about aliens from another planet (on Twilight Zone, not in real life), but it fits so well:

"The best way to cover up the truth is to pretend to be searching for it."

Obviously, Big Pharm has taken this one to heart long ago...

Jim Thompson

Thank you LJ.

Here is an excerpt from the AAP form for parents that hesitate to comply with the Medical Industrial Complex orders:

“I have read the Vaccine Information Statement … I understand the following … If my child does not receive the vaccine(s) according to the medically accepted schedule, the consequences may include contracting the illness the vaccine should prevent. The outcomes of these illnesses may include one or more of the following: certain types of cancer, pneumonia, illness requiring hospitalization, death, brain damage, paralysis, meningitis, seizures, and deafness. I acknowledge that I have read this document in its entirety and fully understand it.
Signed and witnessed by…”

See http://www.aap.org/immunization/pediatricians/pdf/refusaltovaccinate.pdf

This document fails to First Do No Harm because it fails to inform parents that the side effects of their child receiving vaccinations, according to vaccine package inserts, may INCLUDE hospitalization, brain damage, paralysis, seizures, or death.

But according to the AAP “damage” is “safety”--or as Orwell put it:

“By 2050 - earlier, probably - all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared. The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron - they'll exist only in Newspeak versions, not merely changed into something different, but actually changed into something contradictory of what they used to be. Even the literature of the Party will change. Even the slogans will change. How could you have a slogan like ‘freedom is slavery’ when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking -- not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

George Orwell, “1984”

Cynthia Cournoyer

People who choose not to vaccinate, people who ask for real science and people who believe in informed consent are being slowly transformed into a new class of people that can be blamed for every outbreak of disease, can be threatened with the law and ultimately stripped of their freedom. Sounds familiar? ....

Cassandra

LJ, excellent post. Medical freedom is the #1 civil rights struggle of our time.
The professional destruction of Andrew Wakefield was essential in the UK where vaccines are not mandated. Here it happens more subtle ways.

Sylvia

Also facinating how the masses can be so easily manipulated to believe something when it is something they WANT to believe. Doesn't matter how ridiculous the argument is - sometimes the more outrageously ridiculous, the more people will believe it.

John Stone

Fascinating reflection of how the fear of disease is used to manipulate and intimidate people for different political agendas across time.

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