What Happens To A Nation if You Shave a Few IQ Points off Its Children?
By Anne Dachel
I talked to Andy Wakefield recently on Skype. I recorded his answers to seven questions regarding what’s happening to schools both here and in the UK.
I wanted to share this one because the topic is so current: the explosion in autism/sped in schools everywhere.
What Andy talked about was chilling, mostly because it wasn't opinion or theory, it's the state of things in education today. When I started looking into how kids are doing in school, I never thought I'd uncover the massive impact special needs students are having. (Finding a school district in the U.S. where 20-25 percent of students are sped is not an isolated phenomenon anymore.)
(And of course it's going beyond school, just as the story I wrote recently about the disappearance of men in the workforce.)
Andy talked about the subtle impact of neurotoxins on children, a steady lessening of intelligence. So if we continue to "dumb down the children of a country," what will the world look like in 5, 10 or 20 more years? When are we going to wake up?
Here was my question: Do you feel that we’ve focused too narrowly on a link between vaccines and autism while ignoring other damaging effects of vaccination?
“…The answer lies in the way in which medicine naturally takes place, the way in which diseases present to doctors. Medicine gives you the sharp end first.”
Andy went on to describe regressive autism with a dramatic change in the health of a child.
“The parents are clearly aware that there is something wrong with this child. So the way in which we at the Royal Free saw this and many doctors around the world have seen this, is to see these severe acute cases first. Those are the original ones described, and then as you go on and understand it, the spectrum necessarily and inevitably broadens as you realize that this is affecting many children, but perhaps to a lesser degree or to subtly different degrees.
“So medicine gives you the sharp end first. That is just the natural way it happens.
“At the other end of the spectrum, what would happen if you simply shaved nine points off the IQ of every child in the country? How long would it take to be picked up?
“Let’s say vaccines do pervasive damage to the brain, and it varies from child to child. At one end of the spectrum, it is a severe disintegrative disorder, and at the other end of the spectrum, it’s just taking nine points off a child’s IQ. How long would it take the system to pick that up, and who would pick it up?
“Well, it wouldn’t necessarily be picked up by doctors, because you don’t go and say, well my child is less intelligent than his other siblings or his cousins, and I want him investigated. That doesn’t happen.
“What happens is it’s reflected at a population level in schools exactly as we’re seeing now. So if you dumb down a nation, if you dumb down the children of a country, that will be reflected in failing grades, fewer people being smart enough to go to college, more failure, more expulsion from school—all of these kinds of things that then take a long time to recognize and are picked up in a different system, the educational system. And indeed in the prison system, so a lot of these children who have behavioral disturbances are being expelled from school, and they will and they are ending up in the prison system. The prisons are full of people with the kind of disorders we’re concerned with.
“Have we over-focused? By necessity, no, because that’s where we were led by the patients, and that it absolutely crucial, but it is quite obvious, and people have been saying this for a long time, that vaccines are associated with a range of neurological and immunological disorders which affect children now in academic fashion. This is not something new.”
Andy pointed to experts who also focus on the rise of other health problems in children like allergies and diabetes.
“So it’s not been ignored—except, of course, by the people who should have investigated, and that’s the CDC and the National Institutes of Health. They have deliberately and willfully ignored investigating this, despite the many, many concerns that have been represented to them because they don’t know the answer. Why? Because one suspects they already have an inkling of what that answer might be.
“So, have we over-focused? No, because there’s only a certain amount that one can achieve in a lifetime or a decade, ..."
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.
Um, just to be clear. Trump and Clinton and a lot of other powerful people hang out on Jeffrey Epsteins pedo island. Why? Because they are all part of the same gang. Newsbud has some info on this. Start with the pizzagate episode.
Anyway, don't expect anything to change. Posey is either controlled op, or so odd and abnormal that he doesn't even matter.
Posted by: dude | July 29, 2017 at 01:43 PM
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Posted by: Han Litten | July 29, 2017 at 09:48 AM
Thank you Anne and Andrew , fact truth and principles inspire knowledge of our time .
Where does it go from here . How can we help our politicians of all colours realise their responsibility and accountability before public trust is totally withered outwith their control ?
Mandated vaccinations ,They have to be seriously jocking ?
people will not take to the streets in anger and disgust because that does not work because the designers of the mandates could not care less if people are angry or not . in fact it suits their purpose as an excuse to make an example if perhaps a silent march with protest banners gives an inclination of emotion . Ach well , These are not new issues , but unfortunately the people advocating these mandates don't have the ancient , weathered and modern know how of the way these opressions have been handled previously . To date their is no legal control of tartan .
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Posted by: Morag | July 27, 2017 at 04:01 PM
I heard Dr. Wakefield saying in another lecture that Thalidomide given a few days earlier in pregnancy causes autism. Most people are aware of the Thalidomide disaster, so a good reply to those who say that children with autism were "born with it" would be, "Oh, you mean like Thalidomide?". This would indicate that children are being made autistic by what their mothers are given in pregnancy. That would then point to them also being affected by what they are given in infancy.
Posted by: Grace Green | July 27, 2017 at 07:08 AM
You're right that St. Coletta's has more than one revenue stream. And I may have overstated the matter. It is hard to tell for sure what the impact of cuts would be. I honestly don't know that much about the school - the WaPo article simply focused on the fears that many teachers/staff have about the impact of possible Medicaid cuts.
Just speculation here, but I think that generally schools are in a slightly better position with respect to potential Medicaid cuts than are programs for adults with disabilities. My autistic son's day program, for example, is a small program and solely funded through Maryland's Medicaid Waiver.
I think one of the differences is that schools serving disabled children are under the protection of IDEA - children are entitled to an education. Disabled adults are simply eligible (rather than entitled) for programs - if there's no money, there's no program. The state doesn't HAVE to provide a program for disabled adults the way it does an education for disabled kids.
Posted by: Aimee Doyle | July 27, 2017 at 07:07 AM
Regarding the hypothetical closure of St. Coletta
If you look at their website, St. Coletta is both a special Ed charter school (students who are residents of DC) and a private school (for students who are residents of Maryland or Virginia). St. Coletta does not accept private pay students.
I know very little about operations of charter schools, so I will address the private school portion of their operations.
St. Coletta is a "contract services" school. A student who is in "contract services" attends a private school at public expense. This happens when the entire IEP team agrees that no public school in that particular student's (home) school district can accommodate the student's needs. The student's county of residence has contracts with a number of private schools for this purpose. Please note: the county government pays for that student's attendance in those circumstances.
It is my understanding that schools can bill Medicaid for reimbursement of expenses from services such as speech, PT, and OT. Are you saying (or did the article that you are referencing state) that the counties who send students to St. Coletta are being reimbursed by Medicaid for the entire cost of the student's attendance - regardless of whether those students have an active Medicaid waiver?
It would appear to me that absent a provision in St. Coletta's contract with each county stating that the county is not responsible for payment of the costs involved in each student's attendance if there are changes in Medicaid payments, each of the students' counties of residence would still have to pay for those students to attend St. Coletta.
St. Coletta also accepts donations - and is listed on the Combined Federal Campaign the last time I checked, so there is more than one revenue source for that school.
Did the article discuss all of the school's revenue sources? Without such discussion, the actual impact of possible changes to Medicaid on any contract services school cannot be determined,
Posted by: Carolyn M | July 26, 2017 at 08:20 PM
Yes, that is the case series conclusion and we all know what happened after that. Thank you, kws for all of your thoughtful comments.
Posted by: Teresa Conrick | July 26, 2017 at 02:48 PM
you're absolutely right Teresa, this is the last line of his paper:
We have identified a chronic enterocolitis in children that may be related to neuropsychiatric dysfunction. In most cases, onset of symptoms was after measles, mumps, and rubella immunisation. Further investigations are needed to examine this syndrome and its possible relation to this vaccine
Posted by: kws | July 26, 2017 at 02:32 PM
I'm familiar with that type of argument: it didn't happen, but if it did, everybody does it.
My post was not aimed at you. It was aimed at others who might be interested. Usually when I read "rah-rah Trump" posts, I settle for an eye-roll. This time I posted a link to an article because it was timely. Bill Browder will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow, Thursday, (if he's allowed to).
The world is a complicated place, I think we can all agree.
Posted by: Carol | July 26, 2017 at 02:10 PM
"You might ask why people are trying to talk about Trump in a column about vaccine disabled children."
My thoughts on why these kinds of comments matter. First, vaccine disabled children become vaccine disabled adults. Very few recover fully. The problems only begin with the shots - afterwards the kids need education, healthcare, medication, therapy, treatment, supports, services, housing, employment, recreational opportunities, community, etc. Approximately 2/3 of the ASD spectrum will require lifetime care and support. Eliminating or reducing the vaccine mandates will result in fewer disabled children - and that matters a lot - but what happens to those already disabled?
Second, vaccines disable adults too, college students and older, who then require healthcare (if they can get it), treatments, therapies, medication, etc.
What our politicians, including Trump, decide to do about these issues, matters to disabled children, disabled adults, and their families and caregivers.
Posted by: Aimee Doyle | July 26, 2017 at 01:53 PM
Hi. Just to clarify, Dr. Wakefield´s involvement had nothing to do with mercury back in 1998. He had many parents come to him, because he was a brilliant gastroenterologist, describing how their children had horrible GI issues that began, many after their MMR vaccination. Those children also had regressive autism. That was in England.
Posted by: Teresa Conrick | July 26, 2017 at 01:15 PM
I agree that my comment is a bit off topic but I view the situation as an emergency. The vote to move forward went through yesterday. I have family members on the spectrum and a boyfriend with cancer who is not old enough for Medicare and makes too much for Medicaid yet with higher premiums he could not get insurance or his meds. Very scary and this would not happen in any other developed nation. So, yeah, it is off topic but when the plane is going down, you don't really care what movie they are showing. Also, this is one area where immediate actions--such as calling senators--can potentially help the interests of our family members.
Posted by: Leah | July 26, 2017 at 12:34 PM
This is a nonsense article :
Putin was furious. Looking for ways to retaliate against American interests, he settled on the most sadistic and evil option of all: banning the adoption of Russian orphans by American families.
This was particularly heinous because of the effect it had on the orphans. Russia did not allow the adoption of healthy children, just sick ones. In spite of this, American families came with big hearts and open arms, taking in children with HIV, Down syndrome, Spina Bifida and other serious ailments.
Posted by: Hans Hitten | July 26, 2017 at 12:25 PM
Carol , don't make me laugh .
"These people keep their ill-gotten gains in the West, where property rights and rule of law exist. "
We have the vaccination programs neck in a noose , and the justice system of the West couldn't care less. And we are talking about a great deal more money than $ 230M (the vaccine project is worth what $ 60billion a year is it ?) and millions more deaths and maimings than that one man .
No I am not defending that crime either .
But seriously how are things any better in the West ?
Posted by: Hans Hitten | July 26, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Because Trump is going to take away my vaccine disabled son's healthcare and job services. Wake up people!
Posted by: Vicki | July 26, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Andrew Wakefield is a brilliant doctor who made a remarkable discovery linking mercury with gastrointestinal damage. I believe he is a modern day hero and agree with Linda that he is deserving of the Nobel Prize in medicine since he discovered one of the main causes of autism. That is breakthrough science ! It is unfortunate he as been vilified by large pharmaceutical companies with monetary interests in vaccines. By partnering with money dependent press, politicians, and pediatricians, the truth has been delayed by Merck, Glaxo, and others. One day, people will understand the magnitude of mercury damage and will look back on our society with horror. But as far as Andrew Wakefield goes, he is incredibly intelligent, well mannered, and the best thing that's happened in medicine in my lifetime. I fully support him.
Posted by: kws | July 26, 2017 at 11:09 AM
You might ask why people are trying to talk about Trump in a column about vaccine disabled children.
Posted by: John Stone | July 26, 2017 at 10:52 AM
The Russian story is not complete nonsense.
Posted by: Carol | July 26, 2017 at 10:43 AM
Well, that is the kind of sick and disgusting comment we would expect from you.
Posted by: For Rachel | July 26, 2017 at 10:26 AM
It starts listening to Andrew Wakefield?
Posted by: Rachel | July 26, 2017 at 08:21 AM
Hans, I know of at least one person who tried to sue the BDA, or the government, over dental amalgams. Look up Robin P Clarke. I think he comments on here occasionally. They are never going to admit it about the amalgams. One private dentist who took out a few of mine told me, "If this gets out the NHS will collapse in a day." She then proceeded to torture me with waterboarding. Who was paying her, a private dentist, to worry about the NHS?!
Posted by: Grace Green | July 26, 2017 at 07:19 AM
Posted by: Ulfberht | July 26, 2017 at 01:55 AM
Sir , you may think my opinion is gross exaggeration , but for a long time now I have considered the placing of mercury amalgams in my teeth (6 for 20 years) as attempted murder .
And furthermore I think somebody should be trying to sue the British Dental Association for what they did beginning in the 70s and are still continuing to do today .
With those views in mind , what do you think my opinion is of governments that promote vaccination with themiserol and aluminium. Injecting mercury\aluminium directly into the bloodstreams of babies & children & seniors .
Nevertheless sir , thanks for the work you do , and for coming here . I am honoured .
Very interested to read that paper , and good to know of the existence of good men .
Posted by: Hans Hitten | July 26, 2017 at 06:04 AM
Leah & Aimee , its pretty clear there is an axe about to fall. And the person getting chopped is going to be Donald Trump . The forces behind vaccination are going to execute a coup against him.
I think its pretty clear he will not last the year . The Russian story is complete nonsense , the Clintons sold a 20% stake in American Uranium to the Russians and nothing is said about that in the lamestream.
I think the best thing he can do now , whilst still president , is go on a live TV address and tell the nation that vaccines are a fraud. And just perhaps then it is all over, if he doesn't get shot live on air.
Posted by: Hans Hitten | July 26, 2017 at 05:48 AM
I have heard of so many high achievers going to college only to drop out during freshman year. Could it be the mandated vaccines for college?
Posted by: Kyles mom | July 26, 2017 at 05:02 AM
I should have pointed out in my earlier post that there was a big increase of instability in mercury fillings from the 1970’s - 1980’s and onwards.
These new non-gamma-two amalgams totally dominates todays markets https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10534-017-0004-3
Posted by: Ulfberht | July 26, 2017 at 01:55 AM
Agree Leah! Trump is the enemy! He pays lip service to vaccine injury but has no problem taking services away from my vaccine injured teenager. We can talk about vaccines til we're blue in the face but my son needs Medicaid services now!
Posted by: Vicki | July 25, 2017 at 10:54 PM
Agree Leah ! Trump is the enemy. He gives lip service to the dangers of vaccines but will have no problem taking away services from my vaccine injured teenager. We can talk about vaccine injury but my son needs Medicaid services now!
Posted by: Vicki | July 25, 2017 at 10:31 PM
I am very worried about the potential cuts to Medicaid. My adult disabled autistic son depends on Medicaid for everything- health care, his day program, etc. If the federal program gets cut, I doubt Maryland will be able to pick up the slack. Right now our DDA (Developmental Disabilities Administration) has thousands of people on a waiting list for services - and that's with the federal funding currently in place! I sometimes panic when I think of my son forced to stay at home - he's very impaired and not capable of competitive employment. And without health care - he couldn't afford his medication. We're not rich - I pretty much gave up my career as an attorney when he was diagnosed - and two decades of autism therapies and treatments (we've tried just about every treatment for autism) have left us broke.
There was a recent Washington Post story about St. Coletta's school - which is in DC - but approximately 75% of the children with disabilities there depend exclusively on Medicaid. The school may be forced to close if Medicaid is cut. I'm not sure what will happen to all those children.
Posted by: Aimee Doyle | July 25, 2017 at 09:59 PM
What is your point, in the context of this article? Andy is talking about the horrific fall out of the vaccine program without party politics and without national borders, though I can certainly even from across the Atlantic understand your concern about Trump healthcare bill, and his failure to set up the Kennedy vaccine commission.
Posted by: John Stone | July 25, 2017 at 09:53 PM
Well trump got elected and so far has done nothing about vaccine safety. Now he is goading his minions to gut Medicaid and insurance for millions of americans. Wow what a win. I am furious. Every expert says this will have a huge effect on Americans with disabilities. A vote could come as early as next week. If you are quiet as a little church mouse now, then you forfeit your right to complain later when the ax falls. A lot of you cheer on little Donny. Anything bad about him is fake news. You were conned. Remember if you are silent now, then don't complain later. Speak up now or give up your rights and peoples' lives and take responsibility for it.
Posted by: Leah | July 25, 2017 at 07:12 PM
Everyone that has posted is so spot on!!!!! On page 8 of this PDF http://action.psr.org/site/DocServer/chap1.pdf?docID=5123 is the bell curve shift of a 5-point change in IQ. In Harms Way talks about this;Harris Coulter wrote about this. It manifests itself in every aspect of our daily lives.
Dan you mentioned, "both are challenged to think logically....", which I translate or boil down rightly or wrongly to 'common sense'.
Posted by: michael | July 25, 2017 at 07:05 PM
I believe that there is a general bias among some doctors. Many doctors think the parents do not know what they are talking about because they have a conflict of interest meaning they will always interpret their children's afflictions a certain way, and then the pediatrician pushes back strongly and denies that this problem exists. I have had many instances where I pointed things out about my child very early, i.e. my child has rickets (he was vitamin D deficient). Instead the doctor insists it's mucopolysaccharidosis. The doctor didn't find anything and dropped Erik as a patient. We begged him to stick with it. The doctor had lost interest when his hunch did not pan out. These early diagnoses by parents often are not given any credence. I knew from very early on that a good doctor could have diagnosed Erik but he didn't want to bother with an unfamiliar field. The unfamiliar field in Erik's case would have been mercury poisoning. He had a bad case of it. I did not know that the symptoms Erik had were severe mercury poisoning until the internet came along when this same child was already 30 years old. Parents know their children very well. They are often not equipped to know that a pink rash and red hands and feet and peeling skin between fingers and toes means mercury toxicity. But sometimes those very early signs are either ignored or swept under the rug. I am pretty certain about the origin of the mercury. He was exposed to it again when he was about 6 years old when he got Kawasaki syndrome in the hospital, and I know that, too, was mercury. But admitting to what went wrong is a very hard thing to do. Dr. Wakefield is my hero. He is one of the exceptions. But many are pedestrian, and that's why the 10 points loss in IQ will make very little difference in the overall scheme. Much of the doctors' curiosity is not out there for many of the reasons we already know.
Posted by: Birgit Calhoun | July 25, 2017 at 06:55 PM
It was apparent today at the New Forest Show in Dorset the ticket booth official was asking for proof of disability and rattled off a list of suitable documents.I was amazed by all the different models of wheelchairs being pushed or driven by the ver young disabled drivers.The choice of everything free from food amazing..as Andy says ..I could go on.
Pharma for Prison
Posted by: Angus Files | July 25, 2017 at 06:48 PM
One thing I've noticed is that there seems to have been an increase in mental illness among college students. I remember reading that when I went to college (back in the 70's) that 1 in 10 students had a diagnosable mental illness. I've read recently that it's closer to 1 in 4 students. Sorry I don't have the cites, but a quick Google search will confirm an "increase" - at least in that there's greater awareness and more diagnosis (not necessarily more cases - sound familiar?)
Out of our circle of friends, two have college age sons diagnosed with bi-polar and schizophrenia. And these are friends who don't have children with autism. There also seem to be a number of young men who just don't "launch", to the bewilderment and frustration of their parents.
Posted by: Aimee Doyle | July 25, 2017 at 04:43 PM
I think there is more awareness than we first think. People are aware there are less men in college for instance, that children are sicker, that special ed is loading up schools. It's just the inane things people suggest as the cause! Millenial stupidity, coddling, too many video games, global warming, air pollution, older parents, the "other" political party, McDonald's, stupid parents, ad infinitum! Whatever a person's personal agenda is, they can come up with a reason for losing a generation of kids. And it's NOT vaccines. Really?
Can we just look at vaccines please? Make kids sick. Add antibiotics. Further destroy immune system, get chronic illnesses. Is it any wonder that kids don't feel good? How can they learn if they don't feel good? How can they regulate their emotions if they are "on fire inside?" Why would you want to go outside and play? Study? Even if it's "only 9 points off IQ" or how many points off a healthy body?
Posted by: Cynthia Cournoyer | July 25, 2017 at 03:11 PM
I think the medical profession DOES know. One of them actually told me not to compare our son to our older two because it might just be a case of lesser intelligence.
Where are the school districts??? Well...they are adding staff, Administrators, Speech therapists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Behaviorists, Adaptive PE, Technology specialists, Transportation with aides, Special ed teachers, Para professionals, One on one Aides, and....Security personnel. It. Is. BIG. Business.
Posted by: KFuller | July 25, 2017 at 01:35 PM
Posted by: Ulfberht | July 25, 2017 at 08:42 AM
Thanking you for the great news .
It validates all our protests here .
Meanwhile in Scotland , the scoundrels are still placing mercury of the working class children .
And Northern Ireland.
Posted by: Hans Hitten | July 25, 2017 at 12:44 PM
The teachers have known this for over a decade now and we also know it's not just due to diagnostic substitution.
A commission needs to be formed and epidemiologists need to start doing their jobs. It's a national crisis. It also would hurt if the doctors and teachers spoke out more, especially those who have seen this change over time.
Posted by: Reader | July 25, 2017 at 11:10 AM
Thank you, Dr. Wakefield, for saying this. It is precisely why I keep saying that "mild" cases like mine are the canary in the cage. Found at 11+ to have a very high IQ I have never-the-less lived my life in poverty. It's not just the IQ that causes the problems either. The modern world of work is totally unsuited to, and intolerant of, the autistic person of all levels of IQ. And on Dan Burns' point about autistic people in prison I would add that I believe many innocent autistic people are in prison because of our inability to defend ourselves against police who are determined to find a culprit, and it's easy to get an autistic person to agree to a false suggestion, especially when they are under stress. All of these aspects of the autism problem are going to create consequences for society as a whole as well as for the individual. It has been very difficult for those of us who were among the first to be mildly affected to get our voices heard. And it gets harder as the mercury is still eating away at my brain!
Posted by: Grace Green | July 25, 2017 at 10:58 AM
In some respects, the situation here is reminiscent of the fallout that we suffered from lead in the environment, in paint and gasoline. Though that problem was more of a result of government negligence than with vaccines, where governments have deliberately and directly inflicted this damage upon society.
Posted by: David Weiner | July 25, 2017 at 10:58 AM
One of the big issues in the vaccine debate has been the use of metals such as aluminum and mercury. The amounts per kg infant body weight is frightening especially when taking the vulnerability of the developing CNS into account. One dose of vaccine can for instance contain up to 25 micrograms of mercury.
In order to protect the most vulnerable the EU recently decided to ban the use of mercury fillings in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and in children under 15, https://iaomt.org/europe-closer-ending-dental-mercury/
Environmental Health Criteria 118 (Inorganic mercury) from WHO states that 3 – 17 micrograms of Hg vapor from mercury fillings is retained in the body per 24h. Obviously the amount varies with the number of filled surfaces.
On an annual basis, this means that the body burden varies from 1080 – 6120 micrograms. Between 1 and 6 milligrams!
Surely this must be a memento for anyone but especially for special needs children.
Posted by: Ulfberht | July 25, 2017 at 08:42 AM
Looks like somebody got their wishes :
"Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy. . . . It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. . . .”----Bertrand Russell,1953
"Education in a scientific society may, I think, be best conceived after the analogy of the education provided by the Jesuits. The Jesuits provided one sort of education for the boys who were to become ordinary men of the world, and another for those who were to become members of the Society of Jesus. In like manner, the scientific rulers will provide one kind of education for ordinary men and women, and another for those who are to become holders of scientific power. Ordinary men and women will be expected to be docile, industrious, punctual, thoughtless, and contented. Of these qualities probably contentment will be considered the most important. In order to produce it, all the researches of psycho-analysis, behaviourism, and biochemistry will be brought into play." -----Read the book online here...[part 3, XIV, Education in a Scientific Society p.251]
"Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished ... The social psychologist of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen." -----Bertrand Russell quoting Johann Gottlieb Fichte, the head of philosophy & psychology who influenced Hegel and others – Prussian University in Berlin, 1810
Posted by: Hans Hitten | July 25, 2017 at 07:05 AM
Andy is right on target. Some Age of Autism readers are following my series, “Saving Zero.” As the summer of 2012 wore on I became intrigued by this smart, funny, engaging young adult who seemed to have so much going for him, but who couldn’t pull his life together or make anything go right for long. His tenure at Hope Ranch ended perilously. He threatened the ranch supervisor with a weapon, was taken into custody, and placed in a state-supervised mental ward.
I learned that my high-functioning camper Zero and my low-functioning son Ben have a lot in common: both are challenged to think logically, plan for the future, control aggressive impulses, learn from their mistakes, and understand the consequences of their actions. I have also learned that there are many people like Zero in our jails, mental institutions, homeless shelters, and prisons. Where, under different circumstances, Ben could be too. There are many ways to be a prisoner.
Posted by: Dan E. Burns | July 25, 2017 at 06:52 AM
“So it’s not been ignored—except, of course, by the people who should have investigated, and that’s the CDC and the National Institutes of Health. They have deliberately and willfully ignored investigating this, despite the many, many concerns that have been represented to them because they don’t know the answer. Why? Because one suspects they already have an inkling of what that answer might be."
This explains EXACTLY WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP MUST CREATE THAT COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE VACCINE "SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY" .. A.S.A.P
I fully understand our President is besieged by forces throughout that well-established .. well-funded .. unelected, unaccountable .. SWAMP that occupies the highest levels of our public health regulatory agencies .. and .. their equally well-funded and well-established .. willing COLLABORATORS .. within academia research universities, politicians of BOTH PARTIES .. media .. medical professional organizations .. etc ... but ...
TO ME ... THOUGH HIS TASK IS ADMITTEDLY DAUNTING .. THIS ISSUE SHOULD BE AMONG THE HIGHEST PRIORITIES FOR THIS YEAR .. WE CANNOT ALLOW THE CDC AND NIH TO CONTINUE THEIR DECADES OF "DELIBERATELY AND WILLFUL IGNORING CRITICAL RESEARCH BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE AN INKLING OF WHAT THAT CRITICAL RESEARCH WILL PROVE TO BE"!
Posted by: bob moffit | July 25, 2017 at 06:46 AM