From Children's Health Defense: Critical Questions for Dr. Shiva About His Attempts to Splinter the Health Freedom Movement
Note: Yesterday, I was dismayed to see a video snippet on Twitter of one of Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai's Tweets wherein he uses a Trumpesque technique while discussing Robert Kennedy, Jr. It's buried on my Twitter feed somewhere, but it went like this. Shiva called Robert, "Robby." Kennedy goes by Bobby to friends and family,"Robby," is a diminutive name meant to belittle and marginalize. Yesterday President Trump called rival Joe Biden, "Droolin' Joe" in a Tweet. Love him or hate him, it's hardly Presidential to call a rival names. We teach our kids better, don't we?
Second, Shiva made fun of Kennedy's voice by mimicking it on his video. Kennedy has a neurological condition called "spasmodic dysphonia." Well known NPR interviewer Dian Rhem has the same condition. There are claims - and I will add that there are also counterclaims - that President Trump made fun of a reporter with a condition at a SC rally during his 2016 Presidential bid by mimicking his body movements.
Dr. Ayyadurai is running for a Senate seat in my home state of Massachusetts. Against Robert Kennedy Jr's nephew, Joseph Kennedy III. (Insert sunbeam here, it's a better disinfectant than Clorox I'm told.)
Shiva has parachuted into the vaccine choice debate like a soldier onto the bloody beaches of Normandy. To many, he's a savior. Brash, outspoken, and unafraid of ripping off feathers, let alone ruffling them. After years of beatings, we're always holding out for a hero, aren't we? But those of us who've been in the autism and vaccine choice world for some two decades know that this has been a decathlon that always has another event to tackle. We've seen this personality type come... and go. Chumming the waters.
Below, Kennedy asks you to ask tough questions of Shiva.
Critical Questions for Dr. Shiva About His Attempts to Splinter the Health Freedom Movement
By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense
For many months I have remained silent in the face of defamatory and dishonest attacks against me by Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai. My approach was to ignore the sniping to preserve the unity of the Health Freedom Movement. However, Shiva has expanded his malevolent campaign to include venomous salvos against our community’s most prominent and effective leaders, including Del Bigtree, Mark Blaxill, Dr. Rashid Buttar, Polly Tommey and Samoan-Australian activist Taylor Winterstein. Because he now has some of our outstanding spokesmen in his gun-sites, and because his poisonous volleys have begun to damage the solidarity that is critical to our success, I reluctantly make this response.
Little Lies / Big Lies
I had never heard of Shiva when he approached me on the street following a January 6th, 2020 Trenton rally. We had a friendly chat and took a photo. Afterward, he tweeted that I had refused to shake his hand. A half-dozen photos of us shaking hands soon surfaced, proving his statements false. It was only then that I learned he was running as a fringe candidate for U.S. Senate against my nephew, Massachusetts Congressman Joseph Kennedy. It is axiomatic that a man who lies about small things, will also lie about the large. I made a note to fact check Shiva’s assertions. I advise others to take similar precautions. Read more at Critical Questions for Dr. Shiva About His Attempts to Splinter the Health Freedom Movement.