On Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. I hosted a screening of VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe at the Crow Canyon Cinemas in my hometown of San Ramon, California.
Brandy Vaughn, the former pharmaceutical sales representative from Merck and now a health activist, joined me for a panel discussion after the movie. We ended up selling a hundred and thirty two tickets, a number beyond my wildest expectations.
But it was something deeper than showing of a film. It was an opportunity for my wife and our 16 year-old neuro-typical son to better understand what we have been living with for the past eighteen years.
My daughter, Jacqueline is vaccine-injured and severely autistic.
While my son spends his summers in the weight room working out to earn a spot on his high school track team, my daughter has trouble walking. That is the reality of my life. I rescued my son from the path of autism, but have not yet rescued my daughter.
I always believe there’s a guy (or gal) who knows a guy (or gal) who can get you what you really want.
And what I want, and hopefully what you want, is for me to find a publisher with the guts and integrity to publish my new book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism. And I know that among the countless readers of the Bolen Report, there’s somebody who can start this ball rolling. You just need to be convinced. So let this chapter outline get somebody out there excited about seeing this book in print and causing trouble in the world.
Chapter One: The Call –
Dr. Brian Hooker, a university biology professor was working in his office when he got a call from a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist, Dr. William Thompson. The two worked together years earlier when parent groups were clamoring for the CDC to conduct research into vaccines and autism. Thompson reveals that the CDC found such evidence, but covered it up. Thompson had retained these documents and eventually turned them over to Congressman William Posey. The most explosive of these allegations is that earlier administration of the MMR vaccine is causing a 3.36-fold increase in autism among African-American males. With Thompson’s guidance, Hooker publishes this information in the summer of 2014. Continue reading Inoculated: Looking for a Publisher with Guts and Integrity…
Can fifty people in a bookstore on a Saturday night change a person’s opinion on the fate of our country?
I’ve been an autism advocate for fifteen years now, written more than 250 articles on various facets of the disease across many different web-sites about:
(1) the refusal of our research community to do any meaningful science which would change people’s lives, and
(2) the near-universal silence from the public on asking the vital question of why so many people are sick in the most highly-advanced society the world has ever known.
I even wrote a book with a twenty year government scientist, Dr. Judy Mikovits, who has published more than fifty peer-reviewed articles in the world’s top scientific journals and was head of the Anti-Viral Drug Mechanisms lab at the National Cancer Institute.
That book, PLAGUE: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases, was published in November of 2014, nearly two years ago.
Have any of you felt the same way as you’ve tried to book a showing of VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe in your hometown or support a screening that somebody had already set up?
I think the most disappointing of the group was a friend who is a fellow attorney and not only did we go to high school, college, AND law school together, but this friend is such a bleeding heart that I don’t think there has been a single injustice over the past thirty-five years that he has not expressed an outrage about. However, it seems that I am the exception.
I have been astounded by the response of some long-time friends who when I say, “Hey, there’s this documentary about a whistle-blower at the CDC and the cover-up of the link between vaccines and autism, do you want to come and see it?” They act like I’m denying the existence of God. No, scratch that. If I asked them to come to a movie about an atheist, I’d get a better response. In very poignant emails back to me they have said that they will not even put at risk their “fugitive and cloistered virtue” (to steal from the poet, John Milton) by exposing themselves to the possibility that the government is lying to them.
You know what “science” is, don’t you? It’s that magical, talismanic word that settles any bar bet with the same type of certainty that in the middle ages any priest could use by saying, “That’s not what it says in the Bible.”
However, any person who has spent even the slightest bit of time in Bible studies knows that there is a rich intellectual tradition and that the interpretation of the words of the Bible, considering cultural traditions at the time, as well as the different and imprecise translations of words and concepts, can take up a lifetime. Just as any Talmudic scholar.
My point is that any person who wants to settle an argument by saying “it’s science” or “That’s not what it says in the Bible” is probably a moron and you should probably find another place to sit in the bar. Continue reading “Science” and the Causes of Autism…
I have, right here in front of me, the State of California’s 112 page official response to the SB 277 lawsuit, opposing a Preliminary Injunction August 12th, 2016. It looks as if it was written by that goofball (a child can take 10,000 vaccines at once) Paul Offit MD.
The second paragraph of the State’s “Introduction” says it all. You are going to love what they did.
I’ll explain below.
I sit here with excitement, like, I think, the Russian battle commanders must have felt watching the beginning of “The Charge of the Light Brigade” coming their way, so well portrayed by Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1854. The Light Brigade was armed with sabers (knives) and they attacked a position armed with cannon and rifles.. Continue reading SB 277 Lawsuit – The State Responds…
I’ve been thinking a great deal about the fight against SB 277 and mandatory vaccinations in California as well as the fabulous documentary, VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, detailing the corruption in the CDC’s vaccine program and the revelations of senior CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson.
I find myself asking a simple question again and again: How do I become the most effective agent for change?
Recently I ran across a quote from one of my long-time idols, Nelson Mandela, and it spoke to what I’m feeling these days. Mandela wrote: “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
After fifteen years of advocacy, one would expect that those I love so deeply would have at least understood my position, but it appears not to be the case. As I have attempted to gather an audience for a showing of the documentary film, VAXXED, I have been surprised by the response of two people from whom I had expected better. Continue reading The Coming War and its Aftermath…