Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Nails the Vaccine Argument…

Leaders win the argument and then they win the fight.

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. recently made a speech in Albany, New York at the epicenter of the measles madness.  I have rarely heard the argument against our current vaccine program made any better.  I’ll get out of the way and simply give you his brief talk in front of the state house.

The YouTube video of the speech has more than 100K views and is likely to climb much higher.  Here is a transcript (edited for clarity).  At the bottom we have the actual video for you to watch…

KENNEDY: Thank you for coming on such a rainy day.  The pharmacist walked by and I don’t blame him for being angry because this is the biggest threat to their business plan.  The vaccine industry when I was a boy was $270 million dollars.  I got three vaccines and was fully compliant.  Today it is a $50 billion dollar industry and 20% of pharmaceutical revenues.

But that’s at the front end.

At the back end are all the chronic diseases that the FDA says they think are associated with vaccines.  A hundred and fifty diseases are now listed on the product inserts.  The reason they’re listed on the product inserts is because the FDA has made the determination that these injuries are more likely caused by a vaccine.

This is the chronic disease epidemic.

I have six kids.  I had eleven brothers and sisters.  I had over fifty cousins.  I didn’t know a single person with a peanut allergy.  Why do all my kids have food allergies?  Because they were born after 1989.

If you were born prior to 1989, your chance of having a chronic disease, according to HHS (Health and Human Services) is 12.8%.  If you are born after 1989, your chance of having a chronic disease is 54%.  And the FDA has said to the vaccine companies, you need to take a look at these diseases.

And what are these diseases?

They’re the neuro-developmental diseases, ADD, ADHD, language delays, speech delays, tics, Tourette Syndrome, ASD, and autism.  The auto-immune disorders, Guillan-Barre, multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.  The anyphylactic diseases, food allergies, rhinitis, asthma, and eczema.  All of these exploded in 1989.

Congress ordered the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to find out which year this disease epidemic started.  And EPA did that study.  They said it started in 1989.  There are a lot of culprits.  Many new things.  We have cell-phones.  We have PFOA (perfluorooctanic acid).  We have ultra-sound.  We have glyphosate.  We have many other things.  Our kids are swimming in a toxic soup.

We’re not saying all of those illnesses came from vaccines.  But there is no intervention that is so exquisite and precisely timed as what happened when we went in 1989 and changed that vaccine schedule and raised the levels of aluminum and mercury, tripled and quintupled them.  We went from the 3 vaccines that I had, to the 72 my kids had, and to the 75 that kids are going to get next year.  And there are 273 new vaccines in the pipeline.

I went in and met with Adam Schiff.  I’ve been a democrat all my life.  What’s happening in the democratic party disturbs me greatly.  But I was astonished when one of the leading democrats in our country, Adam Schiff, went to the internet titans, to Facebook, to Google, which has a $668 million dollar partnership with GlaxoSmithKline, the biggest vaccine maker in the world.  They make drugs and mine your personal data so they can sell you more drugs.  Schiff went to Pintrest, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, all of them, and told them they need to start censoring information and complaints about a pharmaceutical product.

I said to Adam Schiff, “You know these are greedy companies.  You know they’re homicidal.”  Any democrat will tell you that.  The four companies that produce all 72 vaccines that are mandated for American children, every one of them is a convicted felon.  Since 2009, those four companies collectively have paid $35 billion dollars in criminal penalties and damages and fines for defrauding regulators, for falsifying science, for bribing doctors, for lying to the public, and for killing lots and lots of people.

Vioxx, a drug made by Merck, they knew it would cause heart attacks.  They sold it as a headache pill.  They didn’t tell people, you won’t have a headache, but you might have a heart attack.  Of course, if they had, not too many people would have bought it.

So, they decided to keep it a secret.  They killed a hundred and twenty thousand people minimum, probably five hundred thousand people.  So I said to Adam Schiff, “What kind of cognitive dissonance does it require, to believe that this company, which is lying and cheating and killing with every other pharmaceutical product it makes, has found Jesus when it comes to vaccines?”  Everybody knows you can’t sue a vaccine company.  That’s why we had this gold rush explosion of vaccines beginning in 1989.

They have no incentive to make their product safe, other than their moral scruples, of which we know they have none.

What most people don’t know is that vaccine companies have an even more important exemption.

They are exempt from safety testing their products.  It is the only medical product.  The reason is that it’s an artifact of the CDC’s legacy as the public health service, which was a quasi-military agency.  The CDC took it over in the late 1970s.  That’s why people at the CDC often have military rank, like the Surgeon General.  The vaccine program was initiated as a national security defense against biological attack.  Because of that they wanted to make sure we could get vaccines out to the public very quickly if Russia sent anthrax over here.  They wanted to remove all the regulatory impediments that would prevent the quick deployment of that product.

So, they said, if we call it a medicine, all medicines have to be safety-tested under the law, double-blind placebo, and follow-up for five years.  They said, we can’t do that.  We’re going to call them something different.  We’re going to call them “biologics.”  And we’re going to make it so they don’t have to be tested at all.

And when the industry exploded in 1989, they took advantage of this loophole when they brought all of these new products to market.  Not one of the 72 vaccines on the schedule mandated for our children, have been tested with a placebo.

That means that nobody can scientifically tell you what the risk profile of that product is.  Nobody can tell you that product is going to save more lives than it will take.  There is no scientific basis whatsoever.  How can we as a society, a government, a democratic party, be mandating products for our children when we cannot tell what the risk is of that product?

Now, all of the vaccines on the schedule, and all medical products, are required to list whatever safety testing they do.  Not one of these has ever used a placebo. But some of them do safety testing anyway, like the polio vaccine, for maybe 48 hours.

The hepatitis B vaccine that is given to every child in this country on the day it’s born, they observe for 5 days.  That means if a child dies on day 6, it never happened.  If a child has a seizure on day 6, it never happened.  If the baby gets food allergies and is diagnosed three years later, or autism or an auto-immune disease, it never happened.  That way they can say it’s safe.

The weird thing is that there was one vaccine, the MMR vaccine, that all of this hoopla is about, it’s the only vaccine that has no safety testing listed on the insert.  And for many years, Del [Bigtree] and I have been saying, “that’s weird.”  Do any exist?  What happened?  So we sued HHS.  We said, “where is it?”

Three weeks ago they gave us the safety testing.  There were 800 kids.  Normally you have 20,000 kids or subjects in one of these.  There were 800 kids in 8 different categories.  For a drug they are going to give to billions of people.  The testing lasted only 42 days.

But 50% of the kids who were involved in that study had gastro-intestinal illnesses, serious ones, some of them for the full 42 days.  50% had respiratory illnesses, some of them for 42 days.  This is a product that is worse, according to its own record, than the illness it’s pretending to prevent.

Maybe there are people here who are anti-vaxx.  I am not anti-vaxx.  I just want safe vaccines.  And I want robust science.  And I want transparency in government.  And I want independent regulators who are not owned by pharma.

At the FDA, which is supposed to protect us against these products, receives 75% of its budget from the industry.  The World Health Organization (WHO) receives 50% of its budget from pharma.  The CDC is a pharmaceutical company.  It has about $5 billion dollars a year that it buys and sells vaccines.  And individuals within HHS who worked on those vaccines at taxpayer expense, if they worked on them, they’re allowed to get royalty payments.

Every vial of Gardasil that’s sold, there are people within HHS, high-level individuals, who are collecting $150,000 a year in royalties. And HHS and NIH own part of that patent and are collecting money every year.  These are not regulatory agencies.  They are appendages of the industry.

They don’t want to hear about this.  The reason they call you and me anti-vaxx is it’s a way of shutting us up.  So they don’t have to debate these very serious issues about vaccine safety.  So they don’t have to debate the science.

And they’ve bought off the press.  They put $25 billion dollars a year into advertising.  We’re the only nation in the world, other than New Zealand, that allows pharmaceutical advertising on television.  And they’ve been able to buy the press in this country.  They’re not only selling ads for their drugs, but they’re also dictating content.

Now they’re telling us they’re going to censor Facebook because they want to get rid of misinformation about vaccines.  We’re just talking about science.  We’re giving them peer-review.  You’ll never hear peer-review from a vaccine proponent.  What you’ll hear are appeals to authority. What does that mean?  It means that vaccines are safe because CDC or WHO says they’re safe.

But do you know who the ultimate authority is?  It’s the Institute of Medicine.  That is why Congress named the Institute of Medicine to be the ultimate authority on vaccine safety.  And do you know what the Institute of Medicine says?  It says there are 150 diseases that they think are caused by vaccines, and the CDC has been directed to study them.  They said that in 1994.  CDC refused.  They said it again in 1998.  CDC refused. They said it again in 2011.  They say it every year.

The Institute of Medicine says we have no idea whether these vaccines are causing this huge chronic disease epidemic.  That is the ultimate authority.  Not WHO.  Not CDC.  And the only way they can deal with these arguments is by shutting us up.

The vaccine misinformation is not coming from us, it’s coming from them.  How many of you have heard the networks report that 80,000 people died of flu last year?  You know what CDC’s data said? And CDC told the networks that number.  I don’t blame them, but the press is supposed to check.  My father told me, people in power lie.  And you’re supposed to check on it.  You know what CDC’s own data said? 2300 people died of flu, not 80,000.

How many of you have heard that the death rate for measles is 1 in 1,000?  CDC told them that.  CDC’s own data says that it’s 1 in 10,000 people and 1 in 500,000 Americans.  That’s what CDC’s data says.  But that’s not what you’ll hear from the networks.

Any of you who watched NBC the other night saw Lester Holt.  All of the news shows have become advertisements and they’re all part of this orchestrated frenzy that we’re terrified of measles.  And we’ve got to get this vaccine and we’ve got to pass this mandate.  Lester Holt is sponsored by Merck, which makes the vaccine.  Lester Holt showed a frightening picture on his show of a baby that was afflicted by these terrible measles bumps.  It turns out it was fake.  He had to fake it.  He’s never apologized.  NBC never apologized.  That is misinformation.

And Lester Holt is sitting there saying we’ve got to shut down this misinformation about vaccines while he is the primary promoter of that information.

This industry has been able to disable all of the institutions of our democracy that stand between a greedy corporation and a vulnerable child.  As Del pointed out, they are the biggest lobbyists on Capitol Hill.  There are more lobbyists than Congressmen and Senators combined.  They give double the amount of oil and gas.  They give four times what defense and aerospace give.

They own Congress.  That’s why Congress will not subpoena Bill Thompson, the chief scientist at CDC who says they’ve been lying to us for all these years.  They’ve been destroying data.  And they won’t call him in and question him.

They have been able to disable the regulatory agencies through capture.  Those agencies are now sock-puppets for the industries they’re supposed to regulate.  They’ve been able to neutralize the lawyers by making it illegal to sue a vaccine company.  The lawyers and the courts are gone.

They’ve been able to neutralize the press, all press scrutiny.  Now, they’re neutralizing the internet.  They’re shutting us down so we cannot speak.  So that nobody has to listen to the truth.  So that nobody has to read the peer-reviewed science.  So nobody has to listen to the questions.

The last thing standing between the corporation and that little baby is the mom and the dad.  And this greedy industry cannot stand that mother who is going to stop her little baby from being vaccinated.  From buying their product and then being hooked for the rest of their lives on Adderal, Epi-Pens, Ritalin, the anti-seizure medications, and the Prozac they get at the back end of this insane industry.

And what do the democrats say?  Well, there is no such thing as vaccine injury.  It’s all an illusion and these women are hysterical.  And they’re so easily deluded.  But these women know what happened to their child.

I would say it’s time for the Democratic party to start listening to women.  And what happened to the central, fundamental plank of the democratic party?  My body, my choice!

And why is our party advocating censorship?

And why is our party in bed with one of the dirtiest industries in the history of mankind?

We need to take our children back.  We need to take our country back.  We need to take our democracy back.  Thank you.

I really can’t imagine a more cogent statement of what’s gone wrong in our country with Big Pharma.

Please do all you can to support those few lonely voices on both the left and right who are attempting to stop this modern day plague.

Here is the actual video…

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

plagueheckiKent’s book PLAGUE was released by Skyhorse Publishing, in 2014 and is now available in paperback with NEW material.

The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.







Kent Heckenlively is also the author of INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, published in 2016 and available on Amazon and at Barnes&





18 thoughts on “Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Nails the Vaccine Argument…”

  1. Kent, thank you for posting this important message from RFK Jr. He gets it and has exposed the harsh reality behind the Big Pharma Big Lie.

    Let’s remind everyone to support the Citizens Petition that proudly bears your name as first signatory:

    Please people, sign onto the FDA Citizens Petition, Docket: FDA-2019-P-1130-0001 at and the supporting White House Petition at


  2. On one of several trips to Wash DC, including one where I was invited to testify in front of the Gov Reform&Oversight subcommittee re new developments in treating Autism…. I was quietly told the everyone in the government who wanted to know whether vaccines were part of the causality of autism already knew they were, but would never admit to it because the fall out for them personally would be too great and they believed the reparations that would inevitably follow would bankrupt the treasury.

    So, why would Democrats be in such deep denial about all of this… Ultimately it is all about money… the money they get from Pharma and the money they know the government would have to pay out if the truth were known. An amount that would bring down the existing government.

    Sure most are not thinking this out consciously, most are just trying to be in their happy place where there is lots of Pharma money and they know they are protecting the government from collapse.

    Yes… this is not a sustainable paradigm….but they don’t care if the government collapses in 5 or ten years…. they won’t be involved. They don’t want it to collapse on their watch.

    You can take this to the bank.. when 1:2 children have autism the government will collapse just as sure as Florida will be submerged but it won’t be today… and that is the point… it will be tomorrow.

    Again, most are not thinking this out loud in their conscious minds, but they know it to a greater or lesser degree.

    Is it responsible, is it the right thing to do… of course not… they don’t really care.

  3. Many thanks to Mr. R. Kennedy jr. for his efforts, hard works and talents to face this Goliath of whom everybody is trembling. One sling-shot was sufficient for a mere boy David, sure enough this modern day Goliath- Pharma must come to it’s knees and annihilation in a most spectacular way too.

  4. Thanks for posting this, Kent. We are facing social collapse in the not-too-distant future. Those in authority are too cowardly to do anything about it.

  5. Bravo Kent and bravo RFK, Jr.! Well said!

    I wrote to Adam Schiff, asked him what the heck he was doing with those nutty letters and enclosed articles on vaccines. Very crazy stuff.

    Also disappointing is that some of RFK, Jr.’s family members came out against his vaccine work. Shameful, really. 🙁

    Kent., I bought your book. Thanks for all your work. Best wishes.

  6. No matter where this all goes, and I know this will come out well, I know something for certain – that the company I keep in this battle are people of value. I couldn’t have picked a better life, or a better army, or better friends.

    Take a nap everyone, for we are coming to the next stage…

    Smell the air – that’s victory over the horizon. You are not going to want to miss any of it.

  7. Bravo! I’m sorry you’ve lost family support. I think your father would be proud. Now, at 68, I began my study and research on politics, money and power 50 years ago. I was never a fan of JFK but I have always admired your father. I’ve always felt sad I wasn’t able to vote for him; my first time to vote. I admire you, your strength and your honesty. It’s good to see someone with money and power, like your father, looking after this new generation 50 years later. Thank you! Please take care of yourself!!!”

  8. Having studied this issue for 3 decades, simply wishing to know the truth, I am not in the least surprised that finally it is forthcoming.
    For the record I am a Biologist and Physician. Daily attempting to help others with chronic degenerative disease. There is no question that we have been utterly lied to and deceived by our elected officials and government agencies. In an endless give away to Big Pharma, these shills from academia know exactly the right phrases to teach their minions who mean well but know little.

    To those one can only say “stupidity is not a virtue”

    About the time choice is failing it is clear that information is winning. Mandates are their only option. Welcome to 2019.
    Even vaccine proponents are shocked when choice is removed from the picture. The Fascists will fail, or lets hope so…

  9. Thank you Kent for posting RFK jr’s. transcript. 2430 words that mainstream media, will never print. 2430 words that democrats plug their ears so not to hear. 2430 words Adam Schiff, Peter Hotez, Paul Offitt, et al want censored because they know Kennedy’s words are an indictment of them, the media, of the institutions in this country that have betrayed its core values.

    The constant assaults directed at us temper our Valyrian steel.

  10. In a reasonable world with reasonable people there would be no battle. Such is not the world we live in. Information has been readily available for decades. Someone and oddly the greatest percentage of us, and the best educated, are the easiest to mislead.

    Oddly the truth still surfaces, in the midst of massive casualty.
    Must be a false world view issue, can’t think of any other reason…

  11. How succinct – Kennedy’s words encapsulate what is dark, rotten and hidden by mainstream media. One day when the truth can no longer be hidden they will feel shame because they know they have been bought by Pharma and are silent because to speak up would mean financial loss – understandable but this is far too important – with 55% of our children now suffering chronic illness. As for Robert Kennedy he is my hero and I love the guy. I send him blessings every day for standing up for what is right – because I know it meant financial and personal loss. However he will be able to sleep at night when others will have a troubled conscience for the rest of their lives. I agree with Kent – those that know the truth are getting more in number and it is only a matter of time…

  12. Is the ‘safety testing’ for the MMR available online anywhere? I’d love to read that.

  13. So many of us Thank You Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – from the bottoms of our hearts. I struggled with a child who “just didn’t work up to his potential”. With ear infection after ear infection and antibiotic after antibiotic, a processing issue (“we don’t know what to do about it”), then a physical issue (“we just don’t know what causes it”) and ADD. Now, decades later, I watch videos and read stories of parents struggling so much more than I did and I cry. I cry for these parents. I cry for these children. I cry for the misled. I cry for the lying governmental officials. I cry for this country. And I wonder how much longer we can go on like this. I pray that God and your angels watch over you as you fight this fight and speak out for all of us.

  14. My daughter is Autistic and I can honestly say it was caused from her vaccination when she was little. We almost lost her and her white blood count was right out of whack. It all happened after her vaccination and the Jenny we knew was gone. I have written a book, “The Autistic Author and Animator”, about my daughter’s life journey with Autism and in one of my Appendixes I talk about vaccinations. I have the same viewpoint as him, that I am not against vaccinations however they need to give a blood test or allergy test to make sure that children are not allergic or react to what is in them. And not to give all at once. I have researched what is in them with the aluminum and mercury and much more and you think of all of this that is going into their system, it is totally insane. I applaud Mr. Kennedy as his thinking is right on the mark and no one is thinking of the children or the parents of them, only the money making of the pharmaceutical companies and the relationship between them and the governments. It is such a tragic and sad state of affairs and it breaks my heart as I have met and seen so many families who have gone through what I have and lost their children to being vaccinated and the reaction that came through, which can cause the neurological damage and bring on the essence of Autism. Sad because all was okay with our children before the vaccination as my daughter was where she was supposed to be, both mentally and physically and then the vaccination and boom, my little girl was gone!! However with early intervention and hard work with a lot of unconditional love my daughter is going wonderfully however it did not have to be and I want to be there for other families so this doesn’t happen to them and take away the innocence of their children.
    Thank you Mr. Kennedy as you are right on the mark here and it is a sin to make parents have to vaccinate their children by law, to not be their doctor because they don’t vaccinate, to keep them out of the school system because of this. And for doctors to lose their profession and lose their medical papers because they know what the vaccinations can do to children. It is truly a crime as Autism has leap to such a huge amount of cases and so many families are being effected. This needs to be brought to the fore and the world needs to open its eyes as their is one reason why this is.

  15. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a very courageous and amazing man who is risking so much to provide an explanation to the naysayers who well know that every word he says is “the absolute truth.”
    We now have a generation of “injured children” who are struggling to grow up in a society “in denial” about the risks of these vaccines. I so much admire Robert Kennedy for his empathy and compassion for our children. God bless this wonderful man who has sacrificed so much for the love (and health) of his fellow man.

  16. For over 25 years I have known that the most polarizing discussion to engage in is that of vaccination. It is one of the three legs holding up modern medicine. If it falters Big Pharma is exposed. Otherwise intelligent people frame the issue as follows: either you are a baby killer or you accept blindly CDC advice regardless of how conflicting it becomes.
    As has been the case for Robert Kennedy and countless others it will cost you friendships, political opportunities, and quite possibly your life. Those who are willing to stand in the line of fire are beyond courageous. They are governed by the highest value system possible…

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