By Kent Heckenlively, JD (Banned by the Commonwealth Club of California in 2015, Australia in 2017, and shadow-banned by Facebook in 2018.)
The Trump administration has now gone through two DHHS top people in a single year. First, there was former Georgia Congressman DHHS head Tom Price, who was fired for taking rides on private pharma jets. Then next CDC director, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, resigned after it came to light she had purchased tobacco, pharmaceutical and food stocks after taking her new position.
Just when you think people have exhausted all the ways in which they can be stupid, they surprise you. (Fitzgerald has been in job since July. Her defense is she couldn’t divest quickly enough to satisfy regulators. Hasn’t she ever heard of Scottrade?)
At the BolenReport we were hopeful, for different reasons, for both of these picks. That hope has been spectacularly unfulfilled. The tentacles of the swamp appear to be surprisingly strong.
President Trump should make a bold pick and choose Robert Kennedy, Jr. to be the new director of the CDC.
Kennedy’s long experience as an environmental lawyer puts him in a unique position to take on the challenge of the modern epidemic of toxic man-made diseases, including the problem of vaccines.
Many agencies and companies have undergone remarkable renewal when their strongest critics have been put in charge and given the authority to clean house.
Real science should return to the halls of the CDC.
I believe Kennedy could do such a job at the CDC, especially as his uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy played such a pivotal role in revealing the abuses of the CDC in regards to African-American men in the infamous Tuskegee experiments.
Kennedy could also highlight the revelations of CDC whistle-blower, Dr. William Thompson, and the devastating effects of the MMR vaccine on African-American males developing autism. (A full account of this story can be found in my book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, which was based on whistle-blower documents I received from Congress.)
Kennedy is one of those rare individuals who will stand and fight against an injustice, regardless of the consequences. Kennedy does not have a vaccine-injured child or family member (to my knowledge) and he could have easily declined to enter this fight. He did not and our entire community is appreciative of his courage.
I would be remiss, though, if I did not state that I differ strongly with Kennedy on tactics.
I favor more bold action, such as urging the high-profile parents of vaccine-injured children who are “secret” members of our community, to stand up in the public square and declare what happened to their children. I feel this way even if they are “friendly” members of the media, entertainment, or captains of industry.
In most instances I would agree to such a right of privacy. However, the fate of an entire generation of children, and humanity itself hangs in the balance. If these individuals will not show the same courage demonstrated by Mr. Kennedy, I believe it is incumbent upon others to make the decision for them.
When I have urged such a course of action I have received a swift private rebuke from Kennedy, even to the point of refusing to let me interview him for the BolenReport, if I continued to hold such an opinion.
I strongly believe the more noise our community makes, the sooner the day will arrive when proper action is taken. Kennedy and I differ on this point, although I would welcome a public debate in our community regarding this issue. Just because we differ on certain issues does not mean I do not consider him a valuable ally and fellow warrior.
I am also concerned about how Kennedy’s political background might blind him to the potential to work with those who might not share his views on other issues. It’s often said that people do not see reality, but a movie playing in their head of what they believe reality to be. They interpret the actions of others according to the movie playing in their head, often missing the possibilities for fruitful collaboration.
Your best allies might not come wrapped in the package you expected. They may not always say what you want to hear, but when the fight comes, they have your back. Those are the only kind of friends worth having.
I understand Mr. Kennedy wants others to willingly come to the decision to talk about these issues. However, as the recent shocking revelations about rampant sexual harassment in various industries has shown, the public will also make surprisingly swift decisions about whether to continue to support these figures when it discovers they have withheld their own knowledge of such critical information.
For those high-profile members of our society who are concealing their knowledge of vaccine injury, I suggest the time for you to demonstrate your courage is running short.
While I have my own reservations as to whether Mr. Kennedy would take a bold enough course of action, I do not doubt his integrity or his heart. He stands as an example to other high-profile members of society as to the courage we should expect from those who claim to be our leaders.
And I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that if Mr. Kennedy is confirmed as CDC Director, he will not soon be taking any flights on pharma private jets, or buying stock in tobacco companies.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.