I’ve been wondering recently whether the “Mad-Vaxxers” and pharma shills realize they’re losing control of the argument. There’s something NEW in the way they’re talking these days, and I want to know if you see it in the same way I do.
This is from the Joe Rogan podcast of March 11, 2019 when he interviewed Dr. Peter Hotez, who looks like he’s taken over the Iron Throne of Vaccines from Dr. Paul Offit.
Hotez: Let’s be clear, The anti-vaccine lobby owns the internet.
Rogan: What does that mean?
Hotez: They’ve got by some measures, five hundred anti-vaccine websites. So every time you put the word ‘vaccine’ into a search engine, whether it’s Yahoo or Google, you’re going to get anti-vaccine information. That’s number one. Second, we know it’s amplified by social media, like Facebook and other forms of social media. Third, look at the Amazon site. My book, the good news is it’s the highest rated pro-vaccine book on Amazon. The bad news is it’s ranked about twenty because there are nineteen other phony-baloney anti-vaccine books.
Does that sound like a winner to you?
Because to me it sounds like the lament of a guy who knows his side is losing.
I was prepared to chalk it up to a fluke, but then last Friday morning an article on the CNN web-site caught my eye. It was on the top left side of the website, which if you know about persuasion, is the FIRST place our eyes go to because in the west we read from left to right.
The title of the article was “Anti-Vaxers Are Winning the War on Social Media. What’s the CDC Going to Do About It?” and was published on April 12, 2019.
Take a read through this section and tell me if it sounds as defeatist to you as it does to me. Remember, top left side of the website is the message they most want you to take away from the news.
“The challenge for public health authorities, including the CDC, is formidable: to dislodge the fear of vaccines that anti-vaxers have planted in the minds of some parents . . .
“They’re persistent and vociferous, and it’s unpleasant. And so in a sense, I don’t want to get down into the mud with these people,” said Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
He added that the CDC in particular is at a disadvantage for two reasons.
“One, there’s a distrust of authority in general in the Trump era. Two, the anti-vaxers have villainized the CDC in particular, planting seeds of doubt in the minds of parents who might be hesitant about vaccines.”
Did you notice the words they used to describe us? “FORMIDABLE. PERSISTENT. VOCIFEROUS. UNPLEASANT.”
Yes, we tend to be unpleasant towards those who are hurting our children.
I’m a big fan of the work of Jordan Peterson…
…and he often says if somebody wants to consider themselves a “warrior” they must in some sense be a “monster,” meaning you strike fear in the heart of your adversary. These recent interviews and articles make the mad-vaxxers seem scared.
Now maybe I’m seeing things I want to see, but there’s something different in these two accounts.
In this politically divided country…
…if one side decides to close down debate on any topic, there’s going to be an immediate reaction from the other side, regardless of the issue. That is good for us. In addition, there seems to be a growing alliance of some members of the right and left to get us out of all these useless wars, and I think something similar might be taking place in the fight against pharma.
Yes, pharma is still paying off both republicans and democrats, and the suck-up politicians are voting in all the same the ways they have before. But I think there are enough good people on both the right and left who have seen through this web of lies.
Five hundred anti-vaccine websites?
I think the “Mad-Vaxxers” see that their front is collapsing.
Keep up the good work, everybody!
Kent’s book PLAGUE was released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2014 and is now available in paperback. Skyhorse also publishes the work of Mo Yan, the 2012 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature.The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.