Modern McCarthyism, only this time it’s for reals! We ain’t quacks!

As I sit here listening to Ronan playing his piano, tunes by ear, his savantism in full swing, I wonder what he would have been like if we had known.  Had there been immune testing available, had we kept a safer shot schedule, had there been green vaccines – what kind of Ronan would we have here sitting next to me at his favorite place to be – his music seat. 

And all I think about, all I wonder is, how much anxiety, fear and pain could my child have been spared.  Everyone has their problems, challenges and hard lessons to learn.  But if my baby could have even one day where he didn’t work so hard at asking me for something, if he didn’t have so much anxiety over stopping at the train tracks or hearing a loud noise or tasting something mushy.  If he didn’t get sick so much and have to work SO HARD at reversing his pronouns in the proper order, EVERY DAY, over and over and over – if he could converse with a friend, or even make a friend, if he could have had a life with just a little less of a struggle – and I know every kid is different, and all kids have their own things that they struggle with, but I’m sorry, this is AUTISM, THIS IS DIFFERENT.  This is my child with pain that might have been eased. 

And I think, autism or whatever, no matter what, he would still be Ronan, we would love him as much either way- and he was always destined to have a love affair with his music, albeit, maybe he would have been a little more at ease with life. 

Here’s footage from the rally in D.C. that made me bawl…

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/showbiz/2008/06/04/bts.carrey.mccarthy.vaccines.cnn

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March

Anyone going to the Green Our Vaccines march in DC on the fourth?  I wish I could go, but Ro’s Dad is going out of town. 

Anyway, it’s starting to catch on…I am less of a quack mother every day now!  Yay!

 

http://www.wsaz.com/blogs/mntv/19330614.html

Wha-Wha-Wha-Wha-WTF??!! Part II

Subject: Head of CDC Admits Vaccines Cause Autism?

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Julie Gerberding Admits on CNN that Vaccines can Trigger Autism
This weekend Julie Gerberding, the head of the CDC, appeared on Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s show, House Call, and explained that vaccines can trigger autism in a vulnerable subset of children. This is the claim that parents like me have been making since at least the 80’s, and have been dismissed and even mocked for making it.

But no one in the main stream media seems to have noticed. Not even CNN. Not even Dr. Gupta who was sitting right in front of her.

THIS VIDEO IS A MUST-SEE……………….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDD7wmQ2yYk

McCain on vaccines and autism

I really wish the focus would broaden with vaccines (and environmental toxins in general) to include more study of the detriments of introducing things like aluminum, formaldehyde and live viruses, into our children at such a young age (and with such an increased shot schedule).

Anyway, here’s McCain’s stance on thimerosol in vaccines and autism…

I SAY!

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http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/02/john-mccain-ent.html

On Autism – Obama O Mama?

Discuss.

MAMA SAYS:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bArmfVBGY1Y

OBAMA SAYS:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pkdfOOoIw0

We are bleeding heart liberals here, so we didn’t include Republicans. Ron Paul does have a good stance on vaccinations, though, so I did post about that awhile back!

Anyway, what do you all think?

Ron Paul on Vaccines

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http://www.infowars.net/articles/january2008/230108Vaccines.htm

Here’s the thing.  I am not against vaccines.  I think that lives are saved by immunizing against certain diseases.  

But one size doesn’t always fit all.  You get judged when you don’t vaccinate your child, and everyone who doesn’t have a child with autism has an opinion on the vaccine/autism debate – usually it’s not a supportive opinion to withholding vax.

I explained it like this to my step-dad yesterday.  He said, “But why do some kids never get a vaccine, and then they wind up with autism too?”

Think of cancer.  Some never smoke, but they get lung cancer.  Some smoke for 75 years and die with a butt in their mouth at the age of 95. 

But we all know that the chemicals in butts cause cancer. 

Cancer comes when a body is neglected, exposed to toxins, or sometimes, it’s just genetic susceptibility.

Whatever the reasons, there are certain things we have outlined as healthy, safe, cancer fighting, etc.  And we try to live that way – well, most of us anyway ; )

My point is, I don’t think vaccines are a sole cause of autism, but with 1 in 150 children diagnosed with ASD (and that is just the children who are diagnosed – some sources believe the real # to be more like 1 in 60) their safety and efficacy for “all children” needs urgent, reliable independent study – unrelated to the CDC.  To admit to having a part in unleashing an epidemic would cost billions.

It’s all about the Benjamins, people.

Okay, off my soapbox for today.  More Ronan James and The Loudon silliness later!

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