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Weekly Wrap: A Little Milton With Your Post-Election Coffee

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted

The election just passed still feels so raw and immediate that it almost seems like it’s still going on – I feel like one of those times when I’ve driven for 10 hours and I close my eyes at bedtime and still feel like I’m driving. That happened another time when Mark Blaxill and I were working on our first book and had put in a marathon long weekend session. I tried to go to sleep but words were appearing in front of me as if the inside of my eyeballs was a sheet of paper.

Much could be said, but little needs to be: I wish President-Elect Trump well and I hope this is an opportunity to end the age of autism and confront the damage done by the bloated, unsafe vaccine schedule. Readers of all stripes continue to be welcome here. Partisan politics really doesn’t advance the cause – and as a non-profit we don’t endorse candidates or adopt a political line beyond calling it as we see it.  Yes, we practice advocacy journalism, for which there is a rich tradition. And at least we acknowledge it rather than descend to the sneering condescension of supposedly balanced outlets like the New York Times. (“On Autism’s Cause, It’s Parents Versus Science.”)

As for Milton, I was recalling the last lines of Paradise Lost – no hidden message here, just the idea that we need to leave the past behind to fully accept the invitation to shape our future:

“The world was all before them, where to choose

Their place of rest, and Providence their guide:

They hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow,

Through Eden took their solitary way.”

Let’s hope and expect that Providence, however defined, will continue to guide our efforts. To invoke another of my favorite quotes, “Continuous, calm, powerful use of the will shakes the forces of creation and brings a response from the infinite.” (Paramahansa Yogananda)


Our matching fund-raising drive has a ways to go to take full advantage of the $5,000 match being offered by Anonymous Reader. We hope that perhaps with the election over and a few moments before the holidays hit us head on, you’ll consider a donation to keep us going strong in the new year, the new administration, the new era. With wandering steps and slow, with continuous, calm, powerful use of the will, we’ll get there.


Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.


Patience (Eileen Nicole) Simon

Raymond, Thank you for the links for contacting President-elect Trump. I just submitted the following comment, and plan to submit more:

Brain damage in autism should have been understood long ago, and all causes of brain damage. Lesser degrees of brain damage should long ago have been recognized as cause of ADHD, dyslexia, epilepsy, and other so-called learning differences.

Trauma and oxygen insufficiency at birth have been reported more often than any other medical problem in children who develop autism. The obstetric procedure to clamp the umbilical cord immediately after birth was wrongly adopted in the mid-1980s. This is a clear medical error and should be investigated as the cause of increased prevalence of autism beginning in the 1990s.

Asphyxia occurs if blood blow from the placenta is clamped off before respiration is transferred to the lungs. A distinct pattern of brainstem injury is caused by asphyxia. The auditory pathway and subcortical centers that control movement are damaged. These can lead to language and repetitive movement disorders characteristic of autism.

I plan to submit more comments on the autism epidemic, which can no longer be brushed under the rug.

Eileen Nicole Simon, PhD, RN

Raymond W Gallup

EXCELLENT!!! Donald Trump ran on his own money, no special interest, donor or lobbyist money (pharmaceutical $$$$$) unlike all the other Republicans who ran against him and Hillary Clinton.

Here are some other related interesting articles:

Anti-Vaccination Proponent Melania Trump Delivers Powerful Speech

Trump Meets Dr. Wakefield

Trump: Vaccines Cause Autism And Will Be Investigated

By the way any parent can do the following, I did and told my story and that I would be open to work with any parents that want to fund autoimmune autism research:

Per Donald Trump..............


How do you want to make America Great?

Share Your Ideas

Then after clicking there, Share Your Ideas.................


Tell Us Your Story


Anybody can tell their story

[email protected]

Patience (Eileen Nicole) Simon

Benedetta, I don't know all the ways that vaccines can damage the brain. Mercury damages the same brainstem systems for hearing and coordination that are affected by asphyxia at birth. Measles virus can lead to subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) which begins in the same brainstem centers.

I read a report on SIDS in which a prenatal blood flow system (bypassing the lungs) had re-opened [1]. Perhaps closure of the prenatal system did not take place at birth. Until the mid-1980s textbooks of obstetrics taught that blood flow to-and-from the placenta should cease before tying or clamping the umbilical cord. I will continue to try to point out that clamping the cord immediately at birth is a serious medical error that can damage both the cardiovascular system and the brain.

The American Medical Association (AMA), the CDC, HHS, NIH, IACC, and liberal legislators have been so high-mindedly rejecting of citizen concerns. Many of us are hopeful that Trump will get rid of slackers in the federal agencies, and insist that the epidemics of autism, congenital heart defects, addictions, and Alzheimers be addressed by meaningful investigations of medical practice.

[1] Jaykka S. Precapillary bypass and sudden infant death. Lancet 1971 Dec 11, p1315.

david m burd

It may just be - by a whisker - that enough parents having vaccine injured children voted for Trump, and thus he is President because he was the ONLY ONE to speak out on vaccine-caused autism.

It is up to those having standing - such as NVIC and AoA (certainly NOT Autism Speaks) - to make serious attempts to inform Trump's team how catastrophic are the consequences of vaccines' most toxic assault ever on our newborns every day.

Personally I have vainly tried for decades to inform our presidents' teams about such, ala Man from La Mancha - tilting at windmills. But NOW it is indeed up to AoA, NVIC, Canary Party, et al. to use their immensely stronger clout to get to Trump's team and his appointees.

birgit calhoun

Bob Moffit! I am curious which news station you watch. It might be a new experience for me to try something different. Many of the cable news stations are unwatchable.

david m burd

"They hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow,

Through Eden took their solitary way.”

Eden has evolved into a tyrannic Government/Pharma monster wreaking havoc and death on virtually every family, especially through vaccination mandates and an unending pushing of thousands of toxic drugs ruining three generations of my extended family, and dear friends.

If "slow" wandering continues, our American culture and what health we have left will completely dissolve: We absolutely need to immediately step up the pace - and Age of Autism is one of our citizen groups needing to come to President Trump's attention.


Vaccines cause swelling of the blood vessels and cut off oxygen .
SIDS - the baby just forgot to breath. Really! I am tired of stupid statements from the medical field.
Kawasakis -The medical field just looks at the heart - when every small blood vessel is inflamed. (even in the eyes) We came out smelling like a rose on that one. Just bipolar - not sure enough autism like Jett Travolta.

Then there is the sudden vaccine reaction like my son, who a few hours went through some kind of catatonic something and I thought he had stopped breathing - and apparently he did. Years later the MRI did show to white spots on the front of his brain on either side that looked like damage to the neurologist that comes from lack of oxygen to that area They call it ischemia -- right?.

I love it when authors of books tell me of their struggle to get their book written. Close your eyelids and still see the type on a page. Your book shows that you are not only talented but you put the work, the labor into it. It flowed so smoothly it was not only easy to read, but a joy to read. It is a great book. Thanks for your effort

Patience (Eileen Nicole) Simon

Our son Conrad was born in December 1963, 20 years after Kanner's paper was published. At age 3 Conrad was diagnosed with autism. His older brother, Anders, was diagnosed with autism a month later. Both suffered asphyxia at birth.

Conrad died in a group home at age 31 from a prescribed overdose of Thorazine. I published a website in his memory in April 2000, conradsimon.org. In addition to the story of Conrad's inexcusable tragic death, I also posted my ideas on brain damage underlying autism.

I began receiving many emails shortly after putting my website online asking how soon after birth Conrad's umbilical cord was clamped. Clearly it was before he was breathing. I was told he was stillborn, brought back to life by modern methods of resuscitation.

In 2002 I went to IMFAR in Orlando with Dr. George Morley with a poster presentation on brainstem damage caused by asphyxia at birth. In November 2003 I went to the Autism Summit and iACC meeting with the same message. In November 2008 I made a brief public comment, which remains online at

Note on slide 7 how I believe vaccination after asphyxia can increase damage done by asphyxia.

Have my ideas ever been discussed at IACC meetings? No. I tried to contact HHS, President Obama, and Elizabeth Warren. Their response? As if in unison I was told their goal is to "level the playing field" for all people with disabilities. Remaining ever hopeful, will Trump clear out all the dead wood? I hope so.

Birgit Calhoun

I just watched this video. I hope it gets everybody involved.


go Trump

It is nice the election is finally over ... Should be an interesting Trump conversation on 60 Minutes on the 13th but perhaps he should do "some live interviews" to avoid the expected editing so when he does ... say something ... it is heard by the American people.

I would hope Mr. Trump would suggest a 60 minutes show on Simpsonwood & Dr. Thompson.

For the first time in nearly 25+ years of the Autism epidemic we have someone with some actual POWER on our side. From what I see he will not be afraid to bring up the vaccine/ Autism subject due to a worry about money.

He seems to know "how to fire people" which sure as hell needs to be done.

He was outspent by ... over a hundred million dollars ... but a little bit of the TRUMP TRUTH goes a long ways....

It will take some time for our nation to recover from what it has done our children but the efforts have begun.


Thank you Dan!

I hear you, Gary Ogden.

angus files

Great words Dan.I think Trump will deliver where he can straight away, and other changes will take time to unravel the tentacle's of corporate and legal law,Pharma will have guarded its cash cow, well. Simply, if he doesn't deliver he wont get voted back for a 2nd term. The days of voting for a Party are finished, people are more politically aware due to the internet and vote more on a one policy vote.
They did it to themselves, but you would never get Clinton to admit that one BOOM!Our day has come.


Tim Lundeen

@Dan loved the quote, thanks :-)

“Continuous, calm, powerful use of the will shakes the forces of creation and brings a response from the infinite.” -- Paramahansa Yogananda


I've been reading AoA daily for several months now - it's very well worth my time. I even comment sometimes. I'm sorry I really can't afford a donation. Social Security Disability is not overly generous....
I voted for Trump, because Hilary is worse. With Trump, at least we KNOW he's a spoiled rich white guy. We'll be fine. And yes, the media is bought-and-paid-for by the Global Ruling Elites & Global Banksters - the "GREG B.'s". As is BOTH Hilary & Trump..... So please, enough with the weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. President Trump. 2016. It's REALITY. Deal with it! (Hey, there's not much chance he'll run, or get re-elected in 2020.) We'll be ok, people - but yeah, we've still got a lot of work to do. The United States of America is still an imperfect union, so let's keep working on making it perfecter, ok?.... ((Sheesh, *WHY* do you libbies take Trump so seriously!? The guy's a *JOKE*!....)....
(c)2016, Tom Clancy, Jr., *NON-fiction

Gary Ogden

Thanks, Dan. You're better than a cup of coffee. I took Donne to Milton in college, but don't remember a word of it; these are calming words, steeling words, words for today. I already have a bit of buyers remorse; with Pence in charge of the team, can we really expect a cleanup of the filth at the CDC? Hope I'm wrong, but I have an unsettling gut feeling.

Maureen McDonnell,RN

Beautifully said Dan! However crazy & startling the ride was to get here- we find ourselves at the precipice of a new era. Hopefully this shift in governmental leadership will bring with it an opportunity for our cause to advance - -instead of being denied & ridiculed.
For the sake of our children & our sanity, I pray this turns in our favor!

dan olmsted

thanks bob, you've helped me think through how to address some of these issues and i always look forward to your early bird comments. i get up pretty early but you do too!

Bob Moffit

'Yes, we practice advocacy journalism, for which there is a rich tradition. And at least we acknowledge it rather than descend to the sneering condescension of supposedly balanced outlets like the New York Times."

Right on Dan.

Those wise men who wrote the Constitution knew how critical the "Fourth Estate" would be .. which is precisely why the Constitution guaranteed "freedom of the press" .. to serve as a watchdog to prevent government and industries from abusing their power and influence .. serving their own vested interests .. rather than .. "We The People".

Unfortunately .. there is a vast distinction between .. "acknowledging" the practice of "advocacy journalism" .. on AoA .. and .. "denying" the practice of "advocacy journalism" by most major media "journalist" .. who have prospered greatly .. sometimes their entire decades long .. lucrative careers .. being "advocates" for their personal causes ... while pretending to be "fair and balanced" as journalists.

It's probably just me .. but ... I think the swamp of "advocacy journalism" that our major media outlets have been swimming in for recent decades .. needs to be drained along with the other swamps in our great country.

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