Oops, we had her last name incorrect. We fixed it. Her name is Suh, (like duh) not SHUH, although the similarity to shshshshsh is amusing. KIM
NOTE: Big thanks to Trudy for this post. Hey Cosmo, stick to promoting multiple orgasms, not multiple vaccines. You're way out of your league - as Trudy shows below. Kim
By Trudy Snyder
In response to your article in Cosmo Vaccinations: Anti Vaxxers are Selfish on April 11, 2017, Jinny Suh, according to dictionary.com, the definition for selfish is devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others. So, Jinny, I'm going to ask you a favor. Can you please set your children on fire so mine can stay warm? I'm going to need you to do that because it's the right thing to do. It's what the other children in society need from your children. It's what everyone expects of you, and you better do it or you risk being SELFISH. I'm going to need you to put your singular parental instincts aside and do it for the betterment of the community. Your child's heat will save others from freezing to death, so I'm going to ask you sacrifice your child so that others may live.
What's that old saying? Kill one and save a thousand? But it matters not to you as long as that one is not yours? Is this how it works in your world? Because I can tell you that it was never my intention to sacrifice my child for your or anyone else's self-absorbed entitlement. That somehow, my child, who is clinically diagnosed as VACCINE INJURED was put on this earth so that he could "take the fall" for you and your children so that you could feel safe in your imaginary immunity bubble or to be your fail-safe. So, what am I supposed to do? Keep his VACCINE INJURY a secret and say it was something else that caused his 14 different medical diagnoses or his developmental delays after everyone around us saw that he was born happy, healthy and meeting milestones?
You see, when others hear about what happened to my son after "routine well-baby" visits, it makes them pause and think about the dreams and wants they have for their own children. I'm pretty damn sure that none of them are thinking, "Well, Jinny Suh thinks I'm being selfish because I'm not setting my child on fire for her and her family so I'm going to go ahead and buy some matches." What's selfish Jinny, is you.
If you feel vaccinating your children is the right thing to do, then do it. I won't tell you not to but know that your CHOICE could endanger the life of MY child. Vaccinate your own children until they are green in the gills for all I care, but you don't get to lay a guilt trip on others for making choices that are right for their family and not yours. You also don't get to play the moral police when you're not the one that cares for the child that is injured by the vaccine you EXPECTED someone else to do for you. You don't get to tell another parent they are being selfish because you feel slighted or that their decision isn't for your benefit but for THEIR OWN FLESH AND BLOOD.
And I don't care what degrees you have, you are not a god and you don't get to determine what another person believes is a proper sacrifice for you or society. A quote from your article: "Now, if you were to ask any of my friends about me, they’d tell you, I’m one of the most supportive parents out there. I believe in uplifting instead of judging, encouraging instead of tearing down. For almost every parenting decision out there, I can either relate or at the very least, empathize with your reasons." Except when I'm in the process of not being supporting, of judging, tearing down and not empathizing with a parents reasons, is the next line that you forgot. And my "judgment nerve" gets seriously frayed when "sanctimommies" put on their hats and tell other parents what medical decisions and procedures should be made for other peoples’ interests. Parents who do vaccinate run the risk of their child shedding live virus vaccinations to all those around them, even the ones who are immunocompromised and are too young to be vaccinated, but that's a scientific fact that those in the "biology" field over look or did you miss class that day?
Can you answer a question for me? Can you tell me why it is that when a person who takes a few college courses in biology or chemistry or anatomy and physiology and gets some sort of "degree" how they suddenly become the most ingenious person in regards to the enigma that is the human body? That they somehow possess the understanding to look inside of the obscure parts of the body that the rest of humanity can't possibly fathom? The arrogance is jaw dropping and yours, is astounding.
You make the statement that "vaccines are safe". According to whom? You? The all-knowing god of biology? Let me enlighten you, Ms. Suh. Even the CDC admits that vaccines aren't safe and the Supreme Court of the United States of America has ruled them UNAVOIDABLY UNSAFE in accordance of the law. If by "safe", you're referring to encephalitis, weakened immune systems, thrombocytopenic purpura in 1 in 40,000 children vaccinated with MMR alone...ok. And those are just some of the dangers of vaccines but we'll go with that old mantra that bad things involving vaccines only happen to 1 in a million kids but that would be 960,000 off from their initial calculations, wouldn't it? But hey, if you say they’re safe, let us all buy a box of matches. I mean, what’s that whole National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program all about anyways? The over 3 billion dollars they have paid out, well, never mind, that’s not important at all.
And I do find it amazing how you speak of “misinformed parents” as if some of those parents don’t have degrees of their own. Like degrees as doctors. Doctors who have the exact same degree has a "pro" vaccine doctor does. Some have degrees in biology, law, business, as well as many others and are quite capable of reading a study just as well as you. I’d sure like to know where all these uneducated masses are being that this country is over 1 trillion dollars deep in student loan debt. As for herd immunity. It does not exist, and it never has. You know this. Don’t pretend you don’t understand that the majority of the 330 million adults in this country are not “up-to-date”. An example of unbelievable hubris, is to assume that one’s confidence in fallible science, that is ever changing and new discoveries are made every day, is the standard that all must follow.
Since my son is part of that "herd" you speak so highly of and he's this way because I put the herd before him, can you extend your righteous mothering skills to my home and spend a couple hours with my child? If you're so intent on protecting the herd, then there is no excuse for you not to help out the "herd". The least you can do is help the FALLEN. You chose not to see what others are suffering, this is not a mass hallucination. Like myself, the parents who witnessed their children regress after vaccinations were not "anti-vaccine" nor were any of us SELFISH. We did what we were asked to do by people like you and got the shit end of the stick. And because we have made the CHOICE not to inject any more misery into our other children, you feel the need to call parents selfish and misinformed.
You can close your eyes, think that this is not real or call them collateral damage or necessary loses but when you ignore them and you pretend that they don't exist, it doesn't stop the process. Even IF vaccine injuries only happened to 1 in a million, are you THAT narcissistic to think that destroying one child and altering the course of their life is worth your "protection"? And you call non-vaccination parents SELFISH??? Let’s go on to talk about selfishness, shall we?
Another quote from your article: “..... they seem to ignore the fact that choices have consequences and the choice not to vaccinate can hurt me, my family, and my loved ones.”
ME, MY FAMILY, and MY LOVED ONES.
Me Me Me.....Do this for ME.
Do this for MY FAMILY.
Do this for MY LOVED ONES.
Go purchase that box of matches and cover your child in lighter fluid because “ME” wants this. I don’t know Jinny, that sounds kind of selfish to ME.
As for your baby boy, who I’m sure is the apple of your eye and all you want to do is protect him, he can still contract measles if your older son goes to kindergarten and brings home the live form of the measles virus from a recently vaccinated child. Your own son could pass it along to him inadvertently because, in your haste to protect those who are immunocompromised (like my son who also attends public school) and who are too young to be vaccinated, you forgot to realize that live virus vaccinations DO, in fact, shed for, at the very least, 21 days post vaccination. But I’m sure that will be some “anti-vaxxer, misinformed, selfish” parent’s fault too, right? Psst, that whole shedding thing, yeah, that's a REAL thing. You and I agree on one thing. You are correct in the fact that whether a parent vaccinates or not, this is not a choice. It is however, a RIGHT. One that is afforded to me by my Creator and the Constitution by which all citizen govern themselves. Your right to punch me or my children in the nose ends at the tip of our noses. Our right to be free from assault and battery begins at the tip of our noses. I have the RIGHT not to be psychologically or physically accosted by your selfish choices either. In your case, Selfish is, as Selfish does.
Trudy Snyder is a kickass rockstar mama who will stop at nothing to help her amazing kid.