Recently President Trump attacked Congressman Elijah Cummings over the condition of the city of Baltimore, which Cummings represents.
Trump’s tweet from July 27, 2019 read:
“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA . . . As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cummings District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”
Of course, the news media has exploded in condemnation, calling Trump a racist for the millionth time, even though Trump also added Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco to the list of poorly run Democratic cities.
However, this wasn’t the first time I’d run across Congressman Elijah Cummings. In my book, INOCULATED: How Sciences Lost its Soul in Autism I recounted the story told to me by Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam.
The “Inoculated” book dealt with the revelations of Dr. William Thompson, a senior CDC (Center for Disease Control) scientist, who revealed the agency had covered up a link between earlier administration of the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine and the development of autism in African-American boys. (The effect was pronounced in ALL groups, but especially strong among African-American males.)
Here’s a brief section from the INOCULATED: How Sciences Lost its Soul in Autism book (published in 2016) about Congressman Elijah Cummings, and how powerful forces prevented him from doing his job, even when the matter was harming his own constituents.
Minister Muhammad had recently been instrumental in setting up a meeting between Robert Kennedy, Jr., Dr. Brian Hooker, and Minister Farrakhan to discuss the allegations of great harm being done to the African-American community by vaccines and determining if a common plan of action could be created.
After the meeting, Minister Farrakhan discussed the issue with Tony Muhammad and suggested he call up his old friend, Elijah Cummings, the powerful African-American Congressman from Baltimore, Maryland and ranking member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which had authority over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CDC)
Tony made the call and Cummings was happy to hear from him and asked how he could help. Tony told the congressman about the Thompson situation, what it meant specifically to black children, and asked for his help.
“Brother, we just had some of those CDC people up here and I kinda felt like they was lying to us,” said Congressman Cummings. “I’m gonna look into this. I give you my word, Brother Mohammed.”
Three days later, Congressman Cummings called back. “Brother Mohammed?” he said.
“Yes sir?” replied Minister Tony.
“Look, I’m for vaccines, man. And I don’t think I can deal with this.”
Minister Tony immediately felt his blood pressure rise. “Wait a minute. I didn’t tell you to be against vaccines, sir. That’s not what we talked about. Good, I want you to be for vaccines. But don’t you want them to be safe?”
“Look, we dealt with this. That man has been debunked.”
“Who’s been debunked?”
“Dr. William Thompson,” declared Congressman Cummings.
“No, he hasn’t! He hasn’t spoke to nobody. He wants to be subpoenaed by you! Elijah, what happened?”
“I’m for vaccines and I’m not going to deal with this issue. I don’t mean you no harm. You just have to tell the Minister that I’m not dealing with this.”
Tony knew his anger was being felt on the other end of the line. “You sure? You sure you want me to tell THAT to the Minister?”
The next thing Tony heard was the sound of Congressman Elijah Cummings, his old friend, hanging up on him.
Minister Tony immediately contacted Minister Farrakhan and told him what had happened. Farrakhan was disappointed, but not surprised. “There’s no telling what they’ve got on him. This is what they do to our black politicians and our black leaders who can’t see they’re being used. They invite many of them to high-level parties, get them into these compromising positions, whether it’s drugs or infidelity, get all kinds of data and information, and use it against them. Or they give them so much money, and record that, so if they ever turn on them, they can threaten them with exposing it.”
Both of them knew that the FBI had done the same thing with Martin Luther King, Jr., tape-recording his infidelities with other women, then sending the recordings to his wife, Coretta, and even going so far as sending him a letter telling King that he should kill himself. King hadn’t let himself be bullied by the FBI, but he was the rare black leader who didn’t succumb to the intimidation.
Farrakhan’s remarks became a little more philosophical, believing that justice would eventually arrive. “This act is so criminal. When the American people find out the truth about what’s going on at the CDC, I feel sorry for all the white and black politicians. Brother, you are dealing with people’s children. You ain’t seen Caucasians get angry. They will go into the statehouses, grab these politicians, tie them to the back of a truck, and drag them down the street. The American people are at a boiling point. They’d better tell the truth while they have a chance. Because if the truth comes out in any other way, it could tear up this country. This truly is something that could tear up this country.”
Minister Tony Muhammad felt he finally understood the enormity of this problem and the power of the pharmaceutical industry. He’d known Congressman Cummings for decades, considered him a friend and a fellow warrior for African-Americans, and they’d turned his head around in the space of a few days. This really was a fight against the dragon. This was a monstrous evil and it was harming children on a daily basis. Was there ever a more worthy fight than defending the babies?
The experience with Congressman Cummings is reflective…
…of what many of our activists have found when they’ve tried to engage members of congress. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, a powerful Republican congressman was extensively briefed on the Thompson situation, promised to bring Thompson before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, then resigned a few months later to become a contributor on Fox News. Every time I see Chaffetz on television I want to throw a shoe at the screen.
The swamp has deep tentacles from pharma and needs good people of both parties who are courageously willing to fight it.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.