The Study Which Will END Autism!

And probably Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS as well…

I always tell my students that when a scientific concept is finally understood the answer should be simple, elegant, and yes, even beautiful in its own way.  That moment has NOW been reached in autism and the results published for the entire world to see.

I know there are FACTIONS in the autism community, as well as in the chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) community.  But it is time to put those differences aside and unite to support this research.  The FATE OF ALL OF US depends on joining together in common cause to end these epidemics.

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

At 6:33 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 I received the following email from Dr. Robert Naviaux, Professor of Genetics, Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism, and co-director of The Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine:

Hi Kent,

The results of the suramin autism treatment clinical trial were published today in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.  I’ve attached a pdf copy and a question and answer sheet that we prepared to help discuss some of the results.

I’m very grateful to you for helping us to get out the word.  The moon rock and card with the Dali Lama that you sent me in 2013 were an inspiration.  I still have them on my desk.

There will be more material posted on our website at: naviaux.ucsd.edu, later this day.  This will include a poem written by a teenage boy with ASD who was in the study.  UCSD will also be launching a website with extra content about the study later today.  I will let you know when the link goes live.

Thank you so much for all your help.

Sincerely, Bob.

As I always do with my science students, I want to start with the problem.  

Defining the problem is usually KEY to finding the answer.  One of Naviaux’s most important contributions to understanding these conditions is his analysis of something called the CELL DANGER RESPONSE (CDR).  I will let Dr. Naviaux speak about it in his own words.

CELL DANGER RESPONSE: The CDR is a natural and universal cellular response to any injury or stress.  Its purpose is to help protect the cell and to jump-start the healing process.  But sometimes the CDR gets stuck.  This prevents completion of the natural healing cycle and can permanently alter the way the cell responds to the world.  When this happens, cells behave as if they are still injured or in imminent danger, even though the original cause of the injury or threat has passed.  On a molecular level, the defended set points for homeostasis are altered.  This creates a pathological metabolic memory – an abnormal cellular response – that leads to chronic disease.  When this happens during early childhood development, it causes autism and many other chronic childhood disorders.  When it happens later in life, a persistent CDR can lead to immune exhaustion and it can lower the resistance to chronic infections.  When it swings in the other direction, the immune system takes on a hair trigger and it leads to inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.  In both cases, it increases the prevalence of chronic disease.

Tp put it in simple terms, when the cell thinks there is a danger in the body, it shuts down communication with other cells.  This affects development, as well as proper functioning of all your biological systems.  Got it?  It’s pretty simple.

I bet you can even figure out the answer. Find a medication that tells the cells that it’s safe to communicate.  

The same thought occurred to Dr. Naviaux.  And he found a medication that does exactly that, suramin.

SURAMIN:  Suramin . . . sends the cellular equivalent of the “all clear” or safety signal.  In this capacity, suramin and other antipurinergic drugs, are a kind of molecular armistice therapy (MAT), signaling the ceullar war is over, the danger has passed, and cells can return to “peacetime” jobs like neurodevelopment, growth and healing.

Some kind of chemical, toxin, or infection is LIKELY to be the cause of the cell danger response being activated.  But we do not even need to fight over WHAT might be the trigger, if we can fix it.  Let that be a conversation for another day.

Now that I’ve piqued your curiosity you probably want to know how it worked.  Again, I use Dr. Naviaux’s own words.

THE CLINICAL EFFECTS:  Suramin works by removing negative signals that block or slow natural child development.  It is more like removing the brakes then pressing the accelerator.  Accelerated catch-up development occurs in the first few weeks when the brakes are removed because the child is ready to develop, but was otherwise blocked by their illness.  This reminds me of giving a child who has an inborn error of metabolism a vitamin or nutrient that they can’t make, or taking away a toxin, the children begin to blossom.  Children with severe oral motor dyspraxia in the SAT-1 study started humming and singing nonsense tunes around the house in the first few days after suramin.  Like a baby learning to talk for the first time, they began making sounds with their mouth, lips, and tongue that they had never made before.  We had four non-verbal children in the study, two 6 year olds and the two 14 year olds.  The 6 and 14 year old who received suramin said their first sentence of their lives about 1 week after the single suramin infusion.  This did not happen in any of the children given placebo.

For those of us who have non-verbal children, it is difficult to fully describe the excitement I feel when I read this account.  

I have NEVER had a conversation with my 19 year old daughter.

But I KNOW there is a wonderful person inside who has so much to tell me.

I will perhaps break a confidence by telling you I have talked privately in the past to Dr. Naviaux about what he thinks might happen in the future.  

IF suramin works out as a treatment protocol, he thinks it might end up being something that is infused every 6-8 weeks until the results are sustained and the child has caught up to their peers in development.  For younger children, that might mean a year of infusions.  For those older, it might mean two years.  We genuinely do not know.  It was a small study, limited to five boys because of financial constraints, so this is something which needs to be studied in great detail.

But these are such exciting possibilities for rescuing our lost children.  

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My Evening With Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig…

As an attorney I learned that people often don’t readily tell the truth.  Especially when they have done the wrong thing…

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

Federal Court documents say:

“Throughout their professional relationship, Lipkin made clear that he expected Plaintiff to be his largely-silent and always subservient partner, forced to work almost exclusively on his projects and to give him undue credit for her own work, to the detriment of her own professional growth, stature in their shared field, and productivity.” 

That’s why my approach was always to ask questions, listen to the answers, and act as if I totally got what they were saying. You’ve probably seen the same act on pretty much every cop show.

But what I was REALLY doing was seeing how they answered the questions.

You see, among lawyers, the LOGICAL presumption is that if you catch them lying about ONE THING, you’re probably going to catch them LYING about a LOT of other things.

If you catch them acting ABNORMAL OR CORRUPTLY in one circumstance, you have a window into how they’re likely to act in similar circumstances.

On the night of September 19, 2013 I spent time with Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at a small cocktail party in Manhattan.  

I knew who they were and they knew who I was.  I had HOPED that there was the possibility of making movement in answering important questions about chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and autism.

In light of Mady Hornig’s lawsuit against Ian Lipkin and Columbia University, it is interesting to review my visit with the two of them.

I have ALWAYS believed that if my enemies want to end this war, I will be happy to go the extra mile for peace and truth.  Some of my fellow autism activists thought it was a fool’s errand.  But I always like to get an up-close look at my enemy.  Sometimes I will discover I have misjudged them.  Other times I will realize that there is no way we can be allies and that there is only ONE Way all of this will end.

I give you the account of my night with Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig as detailed in my book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism.

“I must confess that I was nervous as I dressed in my New York hotel room for what was billed as a “Cocktail Reception to Celebrate the Work of The Center for Infection and Immunity Featuring W, Ian Lipkin, M.D., Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health – Hosted by Emanuel Stern at the SoHo Grand Hotel, 310 West Broadway, New York City.”  I couldn’t help but feel like some barbarian tribal leader, summoned by Caesar to Rome for an audience.  I dressed in black and when I looked at myself in the mirror thought I looked a little like Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi, surrendering myself to Darth Vader to be taken to the Death Star.  I mean, isn’t that what heroes are supposed to do?  Venture into the very lair of the enemy?  Luke at the Death Star?  Frodo and Sam at Mount Doom?

Soho Grand Hotel – New York City

I took a cab to the SoHo Grand Hotel, entered the lobby, got directions to where the event was being held, and made my way to the location.  I opened the doors, expecting to see some grand ballroom, but instead saw a cramped little space with six to seven tables, a buffet and drink table set up at the back with folders on the work of the center, along with some cute little blue plastic circular hand sanitizers emblazoned with the crest of the Center for Infection and Immunity as well as a line drawing of a microscope, and a podium with microphone at the front for the speakers.  There were maybe thirty people in the room.  I’d seen bigger crowds at a PTA meeting.  “This is the grand citadel of science?” I thought to myself.

Looking around the room I quickly identified Mady Hornig.  She is an attractive woman, with a lean, angular face, surrounded by ringlets of dark hair.  I made my way over to her and introduced myself.

She smiled broadly, cocked her head a little to the side, and extended a hand.  “Kent!  It’s so nice to finally meet you!”

“Really?” I asked, with a laugh.  “It’s nice to meet me?”

“Yes.  Why not?”

“Well, I’ve written articles which have criticized some of your research.”

“Were they mean?  Or rude?”

“I don’t think so.  I didn’t make it personal.”

“Then we don’t have a problem.”

“Okay, Mady, I’ve got a question I wanted to ask you for years.”

I paused for a moment and she gave me a look which seemed to say, “Proceed.”

“I consider your article, ‘The Neurotoxic Effects of Thimerosal are Mouse Strain Dependent’ to be one of the most important papers in autism.  But you published that in 2004 and now it’s 2013.  Why no other papers?”

She rolled her eyes and said, “You don’t know?”

“No.”

She proceeded to tell me that after the publication of her paper, a blogger named Autism Diva had published many articles criticizing her work, referring to it as the “Rain Mouse” experiments[i] and it had caused her a great deal of difficulty with the Columbia administration.  “I felt like I was under probation for like five years after that paper came out.”

“Did this Autism Diva person have any academic credentials that would make the administration sit up and take notice?” I asked.

“None.”

“And they listened to her?”

“Yes.”

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The Case Against Ian Lipkin – As Told by the “Other Rat,” Mady Hornig…

I want to be crystal clear I do not have an ounce of sympathy for Mady Hornig and what she endured at the hands of Ian Lipkin.

Opinion By Kent Heckenlively, JD

You see, I was brought up by a STRONG WOMAN, and if any man within a mile of her tried to do what Hornig now accuses Lipkin of doing, that man would quickly live to regret it.  This abuse would not have lasted years and decades.

Hornig’s complaint, filed on May 18, 2017 in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Case #1:17-cv-03602-ER is a story of dishonesty and indecency in the SMALL THINGS.

The GREATER CRIMES of Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig,

the attack on good scientists like Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Judy Mikovits, who if their research into autism and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) had been actually investigated, might be making a difference in the lives of millions of people today, remains unaddressed.

I have written at length about the GREATER CRIMES of these two individuals.  I will detail now the SMALL THINGS which are alleged by Mady Horning to have occurred between them so you will understand HOW they could be CAPABLE OF MONSTROUS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

The following is taken directly from Hornig’s complaint, although I have broken it up into specific sections for ease of reading, highlighted in BOLD.

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Andrew Wakefield’s Accusers Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig – Publicly “Exposed” and Humiliated…

Columbia Professor Says Boss Made Her Inspect His ButtNew York Post, May 20, 2017

“A Columbia University scientist claims her boss – and former lover – repeatedly dropped his drawers and demanded she diagnose a lesion on his butt.”

Associate Professor Mady Hornig says her boss at the university’s Mailman School of Public Health [Ian Lipkin] also demanded co-credit for her work; kicked her under the table at meetings to keep her from speaking; presented her work as his own, and kept her from getting tenure, Hornig claims in a Manhattan federal court lawsuit.”

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

Sometimes reality far outstrips the imagination of even the greatest fiction writer.  For those of you unfamiliar with the dynamic duo of Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig, let me clue you in.

This is the team that went after Dr. Andrew Wakefield

and his claims of a connection between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and autism with a vengeance.

They are also the same duo that went after Dr. Judy Mikovits and her findings

of a retrovirus being linked to the development of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

Do I need to tell any of you that their investigations of both Wakefield and Mikovits were biased, dishonest, and corrupt?

Mady Hornig and Ian Lipkin “Hot for Research.”

And those are the nicest words I can think to use to describe their studies.

Got it? These are the two scumbag scientists that millions of sick people and their families have to thank for derailing the work of good scientists who were trying to alleviate human suffering.

I even have an entire chapter entitled “The Lipkin-Hornig Team” in my new book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism.  

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Greg Gutfeld – The World Needs Your Help!

Can You Be the Giant-Killer Who Brings Down the Pharma Colussus?

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

Greg, sometimes it takes a funny man to be the right kind of hero.

Think of all the action heroes we love from the movies, Iron Man, Indiana Jones, John McClain (Bruce Willis in the Die Hard movies), or even my personal favorite, Daredevil.

You’ve got the humor.  Now, do you have the kind of heart necessary for this fight?  As Bill Nye might say (before he got old and creepy) “Consider the following!”

This is what Robert Kennedy, Jr. said at the Revolution for Truth Rally on March 31, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Kennedy said, “The press has been compromised, 5.4 billion dollars annually [from the pharmaceutical industry]. I talked to Roger Ailes, who I’ve known since I was seventeen years old. He was very sympathetic with this issue. He saw the film, Trace Amounts. I said to him, ‘I just want to go on one of your shows. Nobody will allow me to talk about this or debate me.’

He said to me, ‘I can’t allow you on any of them. I would have to fire any of my hosts who allowed you on my station. Because,’ he said, ‘my news division gets up to 70% of advertising revenues during non-election years from the pharmaceutical companies.’ And if you turn on the evening news, you will see it’s just a vehicle for selling pharmaceutical ads. So the press is gone.” (Kennedy speech at the Revolution for Truth Rally, Washington D.C., March 31, 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KEoMNxxJRc, 31:40-31:30)

Greg, you know that’s not journalism.

That’s corruption.  That’s evil.  That’s God, the devil and the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.  Just the kind of fight for a guy like you.  Save the world, give us a funny one-liner, then head out to the bar for a beer.  You’ve seen it a thousand times in the movies.  You know what you’re supposed to do.

I say this as a friend. I have generally liked Fox News. I believe that no other network has been as fearless in taking on the liberal narrative of the mainstream media. I consider myself a libertarian. If it’s big, it’s probably bad. If force has to be used to get people to do something, it probably means their liberty is being taken away. Show me a big government, and I will tell you it’s probably corrupt. Show me a big company, and I will say the same. I strongly believe in the idea that eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

If I have liked Fox News, I have LOVED your irreverent humor.

I must confess that when I watch your show, I often have fantasies of sitting with your fellow guests on the couch and when you get to me you say, “Kent Heckenlively, he’s so sharp that butcher knives live in fear of him!”

Like you, I don’t follow the pack. I was encouraged to read a statement from you recently in which you said, “I became a conservative by being around liberals and I became a libertarian by being around conservatives. You realize that there’s something distinctly in common between the two groups, the left and the right; the worst part of each of them is the moralizing.”

You will need such courage if you are to follow my advice.

But I think you are up to the challenge. You see, I think really funny people are usually the most courageous. Left to my own devices, and without an evil of unparalleled proportions bearing down on humanity, I’d probably strike most people as a lovable goof-ball like you.

However, given current conditions, I have no choice but to saddle up and go all Star-Lord like Chris Pratt in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” It’s just the way I’m wired.

You know Fox News is in a time of upheaval. Roger Ailes is gone and the Murdoch kids are trying to figure out what to do with you, as if you are an island of misfit toys. I don’t believe that the rule quoted by Robert Ailes to Kennedy is applicable to you.

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Tucker Carlson! The World Needs Your Help!!

Great Job With Robert Kennedy, Jr.!  Can You Take It To The Next Level?

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

Tucker, I was enormously pleased by your interview with Robert Kennedy, Jr. on the issue of vaccine safety.  I have received so many positive comments from people who NEVER imagined they would compliment Fox News that I think you are building an entirely new audience for your network.

With every fiber of my being, I want you to keep up the fight.  You can ONLY become a GIANT-KILLER by killing actual GIANTS.  Consider what Robert Kennedy, Jr. said at the “Revolution for Truth Rally” on March 31, 2017 in Washington D.C. about the CORRUPTION that exists across the broadcast media about vaccines.

Kennedy said, “The press has been compromised, 5.4 billion dollars annually [from the pharmaceutical industry]. I talked to Roger Ailes, who I’ve known since I was seventeen years old. He was very sympathetic with this issue. He saw the film, Trace Amounts. I said to him, ‘I just want to go on one of your shows. Nobody will allow me to talk about this or debate me.’

He said to me, ‘I can’t allow you on any of them. I would have to fire any of my hosts who allowed you on my station. Because,’ he said, ‘my news division gets up to 70% of advertising revenues during non-election years from the pharmaceutical companies.’ And if you turn on the evening news, you will see it’s just a vehicle for selling pharmaceutical ads. So the press is gone.” (Kennedy speech at the Revolution for Truth Rally, Washington D.C., March 31, 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KEoMNxxJRc, 31:40-31:30)

Tucker, you know that’s not journalism.

That’s corruption.  That’s evil.  That’s God, the devil and the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.  If you will not stand up for children at this moment in time, do you think God will welcome you into heaven when you arrive?  You know, they’ve got EXTREME VETTING to get into the place!

I say this as a friend. I have generally liked Fox News. I believe that no other network has been as fearless in taking on the liberal narrative of the mainstream media. I consider myself a libertarian. If it’s big, it’s probably bad. If force has to be used to get people to do something, it probably means their liberty is being taken away. Show me a big government, and I will tell you it’s probably corrupt. Show me a big company, and I will say the same. I strongly believe in the idea that eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

Tucker, you really are the new face of journalism.

You were born near me, in San Francisco and you went to Trinity College where you studied history, one of my favorite stubjects. I appreciate, how like many of our generation you bounced around in many jobs, from CNN to MSNBC, and started the political news website, Daily Caller. I have already been effusive in my praise for allowing Robert Kennedy, Jr. on your show to at least scratch the surface of this issue.

You come by your journalistic skills honestly,

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Sean Hannity – The World Needs Your Help…

Can You Be Independent of Big Pharma?

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

On March 31, 2017 I was bumped from my speech at the “Revolution for Truth Rally” to make time for Robert Kennedy, Jr., who needed to catch a plane. 

I didn’t mind the delay, as it allowed me to listen especially closely to his speech.  I heard something which made me angry.  It SHOULD make everybody angry.

Kennedy said in his speech, “The press has been compromised, 5.4 billion dollars annually [from the pharmaceutical industry].  I talked to Roger Ailes, who I’ve known since I was seventeen years old.  He was very sympathetic with this issue.  He saw the film, Trace Amounts.  I said to him, ‘I just want to go on one of your shows.  Nobody will allow me to talk about this or debate me.’ 

He said to me, ‘I can’t allow you on any of them.  I would have to fire any of my hosts who allowed you on my station.  Because,’ he said, ‘my news division gets up to 70% of advertising revenues during non-election years from the pharmaceutical companies.’ And if you turn on the evening news, you will see it’s just a vehicle for selling pharmaceutical ads.  So the press is gone.”  (Kennedy speech at the Revolution for Truth Rally, Washington D.C., March 31, 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KEoMNxxJRc, 31:40-31:30)

Sean, you know THAT’S not journalism. 

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The “Unmasking” Campaign…

All of My time In Washington This Last Week I Was Thinking That…

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

I am sick and tired of powerful people who have their own personal experiences with vaccine injury, but choose not to speak out for fear of losing some of their power.  They are bearing false witness against the truth and the fate of the human race.  IT HAS GOT TO STOP.

Jenny McCarthy was attacked by Pharma shills for coming forward about her vaccine damaged child…

Jenny McCarthy was criticized by some in our community when she talked publicly about her son’s vaccine injury.  There were those who said she should’ve have waited until somebody with more gravitas stepped up to the plate.  What do we know now?

Even BEFORE Jenny McCarthy suspected vaccine injury, so did Robert De Niro.  Why did he remain quiet?  Was it so important to make “Meet the Fockers” and “Bad Grandpa”?

We also know that Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta had children with autism during this time.  I don’t know what those two thought about vaccines, but seriously, when this happens to your child, how can you not think about it?

Think of what could have existed if those three actors had joined Jenny in speaking out publicly?  De Niro, Stallone, and Travolta, you let us down.  Jenny McCarthy was the true action hero.  You guys only play them in the movies.

But such cowardice in the face of a MONUMENTAL ASSAULT ON ALL OUR CHILDREN isn’t the sole province of Hollywood actors. 

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Robert Kennedy, Jr. on Tucker Carlson Tonight…

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

Our community has been waiting for a champion with the guts, integrity, and mainstream audience to break out the vaccine-autism-cancer story out into the open.  Have we found it in Tucker Carlson, the new face of Fox News? 

In an email sent out to a group of activists today, Robert Kennedy, Jr. told an amazing story about how he came to be interviewed by Tucker Carlson for a segment that will run tonight.

Tucker is on at 6:00 PM PST (about 6:40 PM), 7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Central, and 9:00 PM EST.

The only other well-known media personality who has even allowed this subject to be discussed in the last ten years has been Bill Maher.

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The Mixed-Up Mind of an Anti-Vaxxer…

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

People I’ve never met before often tell me I am a hero.  It’s happened to me about thirty or forty times as I’ve done my radio tour for my new book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism.  The hosts will invariably have to tell me their own stories of suspected vaccine injury, tell me that my book put the entire issue into a clear and understandable narrative, and even sometimes tell me they believe God has prepared me for this mission.  It’s pretty heady stuff.

Or there are the times I go to a conference or rally, and I introduce myself, or somebody sees my name tag and there’s that momentary pause as they look into my eyes as their own go wide, as if they’re meeting somebody they never actually expected to meet in the flesh.  (It’s kind of the same look I get from my six-grade students when they run into me at the grocery store or the movies.  They don’t think I exist in the REAL world.)  I try to be friendly and agreeable and ask them about themselves.  Some want to tell me everything and others get shy, as if I am some higher being who couldn’t possibly be interested in their story.

People I’ve known all my life tell me I’m dangerous…

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How Can a Vegan Get a Vaccine?

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

I’m not a vegan, but some of my best friends practice this way of eating.  They avoid all animal products.  It usually starts out as something of an ethical concern for animals, then broadens into a worry about the effect of animal agriculture on the planet, and then they start to investigate whether the consumption of animal products is even healthy for human beings.

I can’t really say my concern for animals is as strong as the majority of vegans.  But when they talk to me about the enormous toll that animal agriculture takes on the Earth, and some recent scientific findings about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, it makes me think.  In my time I have loved my steaks, my Chicken McNuggets, and my beef jerky, but I really won’t be surprised if I one day end up as a vegan.

I like the idea of living a healthy life on a healthy planet.  Being good to animals is just a bonus.

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The Nation of Islam Joins the Fight for Vaccine Truth…

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

I encourage you to look closely at this remarkable picture of me with Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, taken at the Revolution for Truth Rally in our nation’s capital.  Minister Tony grew up on the mean streets of Atlanta, Georgia, and was raised by a single mother with ten children.   And me?  I grew up on the fourteenth hole of Round Hill Country Club in Alamo, California, one of the wealthiest zip codes in the United States.

Do we look like friends?  Do we look like the members of a mutual admiration society?  Personally, I consider Minister Tony Muhammad to be my brother.  He is a fellow warrior for truth and like the members of a well-trained military unit, I would gladly take a bullet for him.

I know many of you may be asking yourself why a white guy like me is so enamored of the Nation of Islam.  Aren’t they a black separatist group who hates white people?

Well, after fighting in the trenches of the vaccine/autism war for more than a decade I’ve become a little wary of believing everything the mainstream media says about a group

I mean, if you listen to what the mainstream media says about people like me, I supposedly want kids to die of disease.

I interviewed Minister Tony Muhammad for my book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, to find out how he and Minister Louis Farrakhan became involved in this issue.

Minister Tony Muhammad is in charge of the Los Angeles Mosque of the Nation of Islam and is responsible for most of the Nation’s activities west of the Mississippi.  About a year ago, Minister Tony got a call from one of his members, saying that Robert Kennedy, Jr. wanted to meet a member of the black community who had the courage to take on the vaccine/autism issue.

The minister agreed to the meeting. 

He was shocked by the story told to him by Robert Kennedy, Jr. of how Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control was alleging a cover-up of data showing that African-American males were at an increased risk of autism from earlier administration of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Minister Tony immediately realized the significance of the information and put in a call to the head of the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan, to tell him about what he’d heard.  Minister Farrakhan asked the group if they would be willing to fly out to Chicago to discuss the information with him personally.

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Mr. Heckenlively Goes to Washington…

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

 

On the afternoon of March 31, 2017 you will find me on the steps of the United States Capitol, taking part in the Revolution for Truth Rally, put together by Michelle Ford and many others.  I will actually arrive a day earlier, and it will be a busy time.  Many of the activists will be meeting with their representatives, and the community is being asked to make calls to their representatives and the White House to support our rally.

On Friday morning, we will rally in front of the White House, march to the National Press Club to support an event there, then proceed to the U.S. Capitol for an afternoon rally.

It is an impressive list of speakers, starting with Robert Kennedy, Jr., Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center, Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, Del Bigtree, the producer of VAXXED, Dr. Brian Hooker, Dr. Paul Thomas, Dr. Judy Mikovits, Dr. Toni Bark, Marcella Piper-Terry of VaxTruth, Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell, Sheila Lewis Ealey, and of course, me.

Here is what I intend to say:

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INOCULATED Needs to be a Bestseller…

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

I’ve done what I can.

For a solid year I labored on the definitive book on vaccines and autism, backed up by documents turned over to the office of Congressman William Posey by senior Centers for Disease Control (CDC) scientist, Dr. William Thompson.  These documents definitively show that by the early 2000s the administration of the CDC knew that vaccines were linked to autism, specifically through earlier administration of the MMR vaccine and the presence of mercury, and possibly other substances, like aluminum.

I expected to get little coverage in the mainstream media. 

It’s why I paid a publicist more than $4,000 dollars to get me on more than fifty radio stations across the country.  My agent took the book around to publishers, even those who had published similar topics, and every one of them was absolutely terrified.  To get it published, I had to put out some of my own money.

I expected the mainstream media to ignore me. 

What concerns me even more is that the autism community itself does not even seem to support such books.  It’s probably why publishers like Skyhorse aren’t putting out that many titles in the area.  They just don’t sell.  If the pro-vaccine forces knew how much we don’t support our own community, they’d probably breathe a sigh of relief.

Don’t believe me? 

This is what other disease communities do.  I wrote PLAGUE: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism and Other Diseases with Dr. Judy Mikovits, and the chronic fatigue syndrome/ME community responded by buying more than 10,000 hardcover copies and putting up 137 reviews on Amazon.

How is INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism doing after four months of being on the market?  It’s sold a little under a thousand copies and there are 25 reviews on Amazon.  Frankly, I’m kind of ashamed of my community.  How can we defeat the pharmaceutical industry if we don’t even stand together?

I know that dealing with autism all the time gets parents down. 

There is no vacation.  I live it every day.  I understand it.  I know it seems overwhelming.  But you have to get up off of your back and fight.  We are so close.  We know have a President who supports getting to the bottom of the vaccine/autism issue.  He has even said that he knows of many children who were fine before getting their shot and were different afterwards.  I cover all of that in my book.

I believe there are scientists who are getting to the bottom of HOW the vaccines derange the immune and neurological system of the developing child. 

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A Vaccine-Free World?…

Maybe this is where we should have started the fight…

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

Remove all vaccines from usage for a period of five years, study them in laboratories and in animal models, then create a system to slowly introduce one vaccine at a time and monitor for long-term effects before even thinking of introducing a second vaccine.

Oh, and while that’s being done, immediately REPEAL AND DON’T REPLACE the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act which currently gives pharmaceutical companies COMPLETE IMMUNITY FOR HARM DONE BY THEIR PRODUCTS.

I’m serious.

What are the things we know?

We know that vaccines are causing MASSIVE DAMAGE to the health of our young and contributing to the massive epidemics of chronic diseases among those of working age and the dementias of the elderly.  Don’t believe me?  Just read the vaccine safety inserts.

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When Vaxxers Lose their F******* Minds

I have to say it’s feeling a lot like THE FRENCH REVOLUTION around the vaccine-autism issue these days.

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

Not really up on your history?

All you really need to know is that the French aristocrats who lost their heads in the Revolution were unbelievably blind to the reasonable calls for reform and engaged in monumentally stupid acts which ensured their complete destruction.

It’s one thing to be on the losing side of a fight. 

It’s another to know you’re losing. 

The white majority in South Africa knew they were losing to Nelson Mandela’s call for justice and they took actions which averted a catastrophe.  Even though the British ended up fighting a war with us, there were voices in England who thought that the whole affair was utter madness.  Eventually, their views prevailed.  Hell, even some Nazis could see where Hitler was leading them after D-Day and tried to change things by blowing him up.

But those Vaxxers, they’re an entire breed of STUPID unto themselves.

On the bonehead roll-call of history I think there are going to be two people topping the list, Peter Hotez, writing in The New York Times and Rachel Roberts writing for The Independent.

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Deirde Imus Recommends YOU Read “INOCULATED!”

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

I have to say I feel like I’m making a LOT of new friends.

Okay, so maybe they’re not the kind of friends I’m used to having, the kind where I can get together with them on a moment’s notice, go out and see a movie with, or maybe play a round of golf, but I consider them friends nonetheless.

One of my new good friends is Deirdre Imus, the multiple New York Times bestselling author, President and Founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University in New Jersey, wife of radio superstar, Don Imus, co-founder of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids (the only vegetarian cattle ranch for kids with cancer), and a regular guest on Imus in the Morning’s Blonde on Blonde and Psychos segment.

What has Deirdre Imus done recently to make herself my friend? 

Well, she has made my recent book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, a “recommended reading” for her Environmental Health Center.  That’s quite an honor.  I consider anybody who takes such an action to publicize the scandal regarding vaccines and autism at the Centers for Disease Control, as alleged by whistle-blower, Dr. William Thompson, to be one of my very best friends, even if I have never laid eyes on them.

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How the Vaccine-Autism War Ends…

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

You can order Vaxxed by clicking on the photo.


I’ve handed out somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty copies of the DVD, “VAXXED: From Cover-up to Catastrophe,” the fine documentary by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Del Bigtree, and Polly Tommey, about the allegations of CDC whistle-blower, Dr. William Thompson, and the allegation of a cover-up of research linking the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine to autism.

Usually this follows a predictable pattern, with me feeling like I’ve essentially thrown another DVD down the black hole of societal indifference.  But sometimes I’m surprised.

The Subtle Change…

This last week, one teacher (I’ll call her Darcy*) I’d given it to, returned it to me with a short note that simply said, “WOW!”  After school ended that day I called Darcy and said I wanted to know more.  She briefly told me she thought it was powerful, but then said she had to rush off, and we’d find some time later to talk about it.

The next day I stopped by her room and she had more time for me.  “Yeah, I thought it was really well-done,” she said, then proceeded to ask me some questions, such as whether I thought the issue would be fixed by breaking up the MMR shot into its individual components, or whether I thought that vaccines should be avoided entirely.

They were wonderful questions, and I struggled to answer them.  I confessed that a lot of my answers had a great deal of vagueness to them, but it wasn’t due to my lack of consideration of the issue.  The problem was the lack of good science done by our public health agencies.

I said that I believed breaking up the MMR vaccines into its individual components was SAFER, but couldn’t say it was SAFE.  As to the vaccine program itself, if you believe the authorities have lied about one portion of it, what makes you believe the rest of it has any validity?  It’s a little like saying you trust that drunk driver who smashed up his car with your kid in it on last Saturday, because it’s Monday, and he says he’s only a weekend drinker.

When it comes to the safety of children, I’m going to have to have a little more information than has presently been provided.  I told her I had a simple answer.  Get rid of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, throw ALL the vaccines back into the regular civil justice system, then let the attorneys work on these cases for the next five years, and take another look.  Our justice system can handle vaccines fine.  The vaccines just need to be in the regular civil justice system, and not in the abomination called “Vaccine Court.”

It was then that our conversation took a deeper turn.  Darcy said, “Everything in that documentary is just like what happened to my nephew.”

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I think Trump is Getting Ready to Punch Vaccine-Induced Autism in the Face!

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

I’ve been wanting to write this article for a long time.  I’ve been waiting years for the moment to arrive when the normal rules which govern human behavior begin to reassert themselves.

What do I mean by that?

I mean that when some child falls down a well and can’t immediately be rescued, the whole country stops, prays, and holds its collective breath until that child is rescued.  Have two crazed lunatics set off bombs at the Boston Marathon and the city will push itself to the very limits of endurance until the perpetrators are caught.  Our televisions are filled with images of sick children asking for money for the hospital which cares for them and we are moved.

Nothing even remotely similar happens for autism families. 

Our children have fallen down the well of neurological injury, and not only are we ignored, but we are actively attacked for saying that vaccines caused these injuries, and are doing so on a massive scale.

Years before Hillary Clinton used the expression, “basket of deplorables” we knew that was how the mercenary media, propped up by their pharma dollars, portrayed us to the public.

Our public health authorities and the pharmaceutical companies have blown apart the health of a generation of children and yet the public is strangely silent.  Instead, we who point out this carnage are depicted as the enemy.  Like the vassals of some totalitarian state, the public outrage is directed at those who simply point out the truth.

Our children are sick and nobody comes to our aid. 

 

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How to Stay Sane in an Insane World…

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

I never expected that this is what would become of my life.

I never expected that the boy who grew up on the fourteenth hole of Roundhill Country Club would become an activist against the pharmaceutical companies which are pursuing actions which might well lead to the wholesale destruction of our species.

It’s enough to ruin your whole day.

Like many activists who have fallen down this particular rabbit-hole, I have often found the immensity of what is at stake with vaccines to be over-whelming.  I can only look to historical examples, sometimes for inspiration, and others for what to avoid.

I think of nineteenth century Hungarian physician, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, who decades before the hygiene theory of health, had the presence of mind to notice that women who delivered their children with mid-wives had a much lower rate of death than women who had their children delivered by doctors.  Attempting to account for this discrepancy, he noted that the doctors of the day were often dissecting human cadavers, then were going straight to delivering.  Semmelweis thought that maybe something from those human cadavers was sticking around on the hands of those doctors.  Maybe they needed to wash their hands after doing a dissection.  What a revolutionary thought.

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