Here's a trip down memory lane, the kind of road that leads you to back to the future. When I look at Alec Baldwin, I am transported back to the late 90s, sitting on my couch in Doylestown, Pennsylvania watching a movie called Mercury Rising. I was in the early stages of Mia's autism diagnosis. The movie, about a boy with autism who cracks an encrypted government code setting off a very angry Alec Baldwin and a boyhunt, presented one of the most realistic portrayals of autism I've ever seen. I cried throughout the movie. One line especially slayed me:
Mommy. Simon is home.
Mommy was dead.
Robert Kennedy Jr had a 1 hour video chat on Facebook and Instagram with that bad guy from Mercury Rising, Alec Baldwin. Here we are some 20+ years later, and Baldwin, who has 5 young children with his wife Hilaria, just spent an hour listening to Robert tell him the facts about the demise of pediatric wellness. The media is already going after him - but I have a feeling he's used to that and will not allow them to besmirch him. Alec Baldwin Just Did an Hour-Long Instagram Chat with an Anti-Vaccine Activist During the talk, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who’s been promoting vaccine misinformation for years, promoted false and misleading claims about vaccine safety and COVID-19.
Let's hope Alec listens, thinks and acts. As only he can. XOX