Heroism in Real Time…
On Friday, October 13, 2017, I sat in a movie theater in San Francisco and watched Miranda Bailey’s remarkable new documentary about Dr. Andrew Wakefield, entitled, “The Pathological Optimist.”
I viewed the film with a conflicting mix of emotions…
As an advocate on the vaccine issue for the past fifteen years it has become clear to me that the powers that be do not want this subject to be debated by the public, even if that simply means twelve average citizens sitting in a jury box.
The global vaccine market is projected to reach near fifty billion dollars a year by 2022 and there is NO meaningful oversight. The game is going too well for the pharmaceutical industry and their supporters for any real questions to be asked.
They have paid off our politicians, bribed the media, neutered our legal system, and through some kind of dark magic have kept the public at large from asking the very simple question of why we have the sickest generation of kids in history.
In short, I consider any attempt to use the legal system for justice on this issue to be a fool’s errand. And yet at the same time I want to believe that some attempt at getting the truth through our legal system will eventually succeed.
As I watched Dr. Wakefield try time and time again to get his case heard…
First when his co-author, Dr. John Walker-Smith (with whom he was convicted) was exonerated, and second, in a defamation action against the British Medical Journal and hack writer, Brian Deer, I knew well in advance what the final disappointing result would be.
The case in front of the British Medical Council was impossible to bring because Wakefield’s legal insurance would not pay for the cost of the appeal, even though they had done so for Dr. John Walker-Smith.
The defamation case was dismissed on the grounds that the state of Texas did not have jurisdiction. That mean not a single piece of evidence was ever heard in either of the cases. Why am I not surprised?
However, like Andrew Wakefield, I am also a pathological optimist. I know that someday in the future this battle will be a distant memory, and I will be one of those old men who tell the young stories of those who fought and triumphed. The war for the future of humanity will be won.