Last Saturday night I made the hour drive to Modesto, California, a city in the Central Valley. I was looking forward to the opportunity to meet face to face with VAXXED II director, Brian Burrowes, as well as reconnect with producer Polly Tommey, for whom I’d also written for her magazine, Autism File.
It’s a strange situation in which we find ourselves, parents of vaccine-injured children, simultaneously angry about what’s happened in our society, and yet hopeful that we might spark a movement for unimaginable change.
I can’t get to many of these events given the severity of the problems with my daughter, and so I do what I can, typing out articles in which I try to say something new. I must confess I often feel a sense of loneliness, as if I’m somewhere remote, wondering if there are other human beings out there who will hear me.
Then I have the experience of going to the event, as I did last Saturday, seeing many people getting things set up, introducing myself with just my first name, telling them how great it is that they’ve put the event together, when suddenly they look at me and say…
“You’re Kent Heckenlively, aren’t you?”
I do feel a sense of pride when they say this, but it’s more than that. It’s the feeling that what I’ve been doing over these past seventeen years hasn’t been in vain. It’s the feeling I haven’t simply been putting my thoughts out into an empty void.
It’s a curious sensation to have people tell you they love what you write and that your articles make them think. You see, I’ve always believed that what we really respond to in a writer is who we think they are. The best writers make you feel as if they could be your wise-cracking friend, the guy you’d want to share a beer with, and the guy that if a bar fight broke out, he’d have your back.
Then you get to meet your personal heroes, people like Brian Burrowes, Polly Tommey, and Anu Vaidya, and find that you’re part of a mutual admiration society.
It’s sharing a stage with these people for an audience discussion after watching the brilliant movie, and when it’s over and you feel as if you’ve been as provocative as possible, having Polly Tommey lean over to you and whisper,..
“You can do a Q and A with me any time.”
And even though it’s late when the discussion is over, and Brian, Polly and Anu haven’t eaten all day and are exhausted, they take the time to record an interview with you because they want your thoughts on tape. They take the time because I’m giving them something new, a perspective honed over seventeen years of making mistakes, seeing glimmers of hope, and what I believe is a narrow path to victory.
How we fight
Posted by We Are Vaxxed on Saturday, January 4, 2020
The other side isn’t listening to us, and they never have.
That’s a difficult thing to realize. We must take back medicine and science from those who have corrupted it. Most of us have never faced an adversary so evil.
I don’t believe in cowering before the pharmaceutical devil. I believe in laughing in his face, mocking him, making him angry, so that he shows his weakness. All of us are in a bar fight for the future of humanity and I really don’t mind throwing the first punch. It would really be great, though, to know that all of you are right behind me.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.