Why Autism is Still With Us…  And What Do We Do About It?

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

From over here in what’s called “The North American Health Freedom Movement” we see Autism (and the other neurological disorders) as only two issues: (1) What’s causing it, and how do we stop that? and (2) how do we repair the children and the families?

Both of these issues are solvable right this minute.  We, as a society, know what causes them, and we know how to fix the children.  So, what are we waiting for?  Why hasn’t this problem been solved?

Most of my readership is in what’s been falsely labeled as “Alternative Medicine,” when, for certain, there is nothing “alternative” about what they do. It is, in fact, “cutting-edge” health care that competes, quite clearly, offering a much better, and more successful philosophy than that which it competes with – the drug industry.

So, why then have I given so much attention, lately, to the problems of Autism and other neurological disorders?

Because, simply, the Autism issue is one that the standard medical paradigm can not, and will not, solve.  It is up to us.  And they, the Autism and other neurologically damaged victims need us very much.

The Autism fight is THE fight involving every facet, and issue, any of us have ever faced, and dealt with.  It has every problem that we in the Health Freedom Movement are accustomed to dealing with.  Autism is a microcosm of health care in the US, and, hence, worldwide.

This is the battle to win.  The place, and time, to engage.

Here’s why…

I’ve never met a young woman named Cathy Jameson, the mother of Ronan, an Autistic child, but a few days ago, Carthy, with just a few words, stopped me dead, in the middle of constructing the rest of this article.  There I was assembling my points, laying out for my readers, the outline of the Autism problem, setting the stage for the means to solve it, when my computer dinged at me, and down in the right corner of my page my email program iconned to me that there was a new article coming in from Age of Autism (AoA).  So, I decided to take a break and see what they had to say.

And, there I met Cathy Jameson, and, most likely close to two million other mothers of Autistic children, caught in the nightmare.

Cathy, as she should have in her article, quite clearly, and quite succinctly, demonstrated the issues.  Just below, I’m going to let you read the introduction to her AoA article.  At the bottom of this article of mine I will link you to the whole thing, for I want you to read my outline of the Autism problem first THEN see the actual effect of this horror story on parents, and society.  Here is what Cathy said:

Soldier On

“Reading several parent testimonies that were shared with me and also submitted to the Oversight and Government Reform Committee for the record in response to the Congressional Hearings on Autism brought me to a place I try not to visit.  It’s a place where Every now and then I find myself sobbing uncontrollably slumped in a corner in my kitchen on the cold tile floor.  I sit there unable to move.  Holding my chest as overwhelming emotions wash over me, I try to make sense of what has happened and what didn’t have to happen.  I shake my head back and forth without even realizing that I am shaking while screaming in my head (and sometimes out loud).  Last week the pain and sadness had me in that place again crying, “Why?  Why Ronan?  Why all of these children?  For the love of God, WHY?!

Those stories I cried through are testimonies that are now part of a permanent record of the investigation regarding the rise in the US autism rates.  Each documents and provides intimate details about normal births, perfect APGAR scores, beautiful babies handed to doting parents and what followed when parents submitted to what their doctors deemed, and our government approved, as best.

Every story.

Every detail.

Every child.

Every single testimony.

Each one I read was full of facts about perfects babies, facts pertaining to vaccine injury, facts about how typical childhoods disappeared, facts about future fears stemming from false information delivered as truth. All of these testimonies were full of undeniable, hard-core facts.

Line by line the stories were full of horror and read like a science fiction novel turned medical investigation mystery.  Characters are innocent children experiencing full-body eczema, multiple food allergies, cyclical vomiting and chronic diarrhea.  Their communication turned to screaming bouts having replaced baby babbling or first words while seeking relief from pressure and pain by head banging the floor or the walls.”

One in eighty-eight children now – and those numbers are from data several years old.  It is actually far worse than that.”

Back to the story…

The hearing on Autism referred to by Cathy Jameson – the first in ten years, held on November 29th, 2012 of the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform pointed out just about every reason why Autism, ADD/ADHD, Asthma, and all of the other neurological disorders afflicting one in six US children, and the rest of the entire world, are still here, and the numbers are growing.

What I call “The Vaccine Construction,” the unhealthy, incestuous, revolving door relationship between the vaccine industry and the Federal, State, and Local governments, already knows the primary reason for the problems.  It’s them.

It’s them? Am I saying that problem isn’t the vaccines themselves?  Yes.  That’s what I am saying.

Of course vaccines, as anyone involved knows, are the main medical problem, and within those vaccines are a whole host of physical insults causing one problem and another.  Everyone knows this to be true.  It is the elephant in the room.

So, if we all know all this already why haven’t we fixed this problem?

(1)  Because Autism advocacy is dysfunctional, and cannot, and will not, solve problems.

In my last article “Huge Internal Fight in Autism Community…  It’s No Wonder Autism is Still With Us…”  I pointed out that Autism Advocacy has, for a large part, been co-opted, taken over by big money interests.  And more, those that actually do represent the interests of parents and children seem to not be tightly organized.  There doesn’t seem to be any grand strategy apparatus, and the individual interest groups do NOT ever meet to discuss common tactics and strategies.

However, the holding of the Congressional Oversight and Government hearing itself seems to be changing that.  People are talking about “what to do next.”

(2)  Because a cost effective across-the-board Clinical Solution has not been presented.

You’ll be hearing more from me on this subject.  At the top of this article I said:

From over here in what’s called “The North American Health Freedom Movement” we see Autism (and the other neurological disorders) as only two issues: (1) What’s causing it, and how do we stop that? and (2) how do we repair the children and the families?

Both of these issues are solvable right this minute.  We, as a society, know what causes them, and we know how to fix the children.  So, what are we waiting for?  Why hasn’t this problem been solved?

Did you notice the words:  “Both of these issues are solvable right this minute.  We, society, know what causes them, and we know how to fix the children.  So, what are we waiting for?

Is there a “cost effective across-the-board Clinical Solution” right now?  The answer is yes.  More on this later…

(3)  Because there is a Massive Cover-Up of the problem by the “Vaccine Construction.”

Brian Hooker’s work uncovering massive criminal corruption at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the “fake” studies allegedly proving no relationship between Thimerosal in vaccines and Autism are an excellent example of this problem.

But the are only the tip of the iceberg.  Where there is smoke there is fire.  Much more is coming out.  Just below, is an outline of the “Cover-Up” situation, as a separate section of this article.

(4) The hiring of fake studies indicating the opposite of truth.The Cover-Up comes in five parts

I don’t need to belabor this point.  Brian Hooker’s work, described in the table to the right, says volumes. And, there is more coming from other sources.  Huge scandal.

(5)  Not allowing independent investigation of work.

Most of the data bases that keep record of vaccine damage, and reactions, like the Vaccine Safety Data Link (VSD,  are CLOSED to public scrutiny by the CDC.  There is a huge fight over this, constantly, for every time more information is released it becomes even more obvious how bad vaccines really are.

(3)  The discrediting, or the attempts to discredit, those activists and professionals that speak up.

This is one of the oldest tricks in Big Pharma’s book.  They use it constantly.  In Autism just look at the attack on Andy Wakefield, Mark and David Geier, Doctor’s Data laboratory, Jesus Caquias MD, CARE Clinics, etc.

The biggest tool used for this purpose was, in the past, a group called the “quackbusters,”  These days this function is performed by the “skeptics.”   I’ve written volumes about these people.  If you want a quick synopsis of who the “skeptics” actually are, how they operate, and what they represent click here.

Please take note that those attacks on activists and professionals are, because of well-organized counter-activity, working AGAINST vaccine interests.

(4) Cherry picking science to prove arguments.

“We don’t know what’s causing it, but we know it’s not vaccines” is the constant refrain of the Vaccine Construction.  Anybody who saw the Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing questioning of the CDC’s representative Coleen Boyle knows exactly what I’m talking about.  The CDC intentionally ignores solid science in peer reviewed journals that is opposite to their claims.

It’s kind of like having the “skeptics” decide what acceptable social behavior is by them reviewing the literature found in the Men’s Restrooms at their “Skeptics in the Pub” meetings.  Be assured that their findings would not resonate with normal society.

(5)  Intentionally not conducting studies that would find issues and solve them.

This is a very big issue.  The Combating Autism Act of 2006, Pub. Law No. 109-416 was enacted in 2006.  It allocated 950 million US dollars to, supposedly, fix the Autism problem.  The Act was renewed in 2011 authorizing another 693 million.  That’s a total of one billion six hundred and forty three (1,643,000,000) US dollars.

But what did the Act really do in terms of (1)   (1) What’s causing it, and how do we stop that? and (2) how do we repair the children and the families?  Nothing. 

Absolutely Nothing.   See this excerpt from Wikipedia below:

The Act provides money for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to conduct epidemiological surveillance programs and would re-authorize the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to coordinate all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services concerning autism, including activities carried out through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the CDC.

The Combating Autism Act allocates approximately $950 million in spending on autism over five years, approximately doubling expenditures on existing programs; this includes a significant increase in spending for biomedical research in autism.

The Act requires the director of NIH to develop and implement a strategic plan for autism research and a budget to fund this plan. The plan and budget would have to take into account recommendations of a public/private committee, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, which itself would have to include at least one-third public members, a person with autism, and a person who is the parent of a child with autism. The act provides grant programs for states to develop autism screening, early diagnosis, and intervention programs for children.

The act also authorizes:

  • The Director of the NIH to create an “Autism Czar”, who would coordinate NIH based-research and oversee development and budgeting of autism research and would increase the number of Centers of Excellence on Autism from eight to ten.
  • An information and education program and its risk factors to be provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to health professionals and the general public.
  • Commitment of $75 million a year by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), for each of the next five years, for grants for states to develop autism screening, diagnosis, and intervention programs, and to create statewide screening systems to ensure all children are screened for autism by the age of two.
  • $25 million a year, for five years, for technical assistance and data management to states for autism screening, diagnosis and intervention programs.

The Act reauthorizes, for five years, the $12 million annual funding for the epidemiological surveillance program for autism, overseen by the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC).

This was all just a shuffling, and re-shuffling, of money to make it appear that something was being done – when, actually, NOTHING was being accomplished.  Nothing.

Where did the money actually go?  Despite all of  the high-sounding phrases, it went to the very same agencies; Federal, State, and Local, that get vaccine promotional money.  And those agencies have done absolutely nothing to solve the problem.  Why didn’t they?  Because they weren’t supposed to do anything.  They were to spend the money on anything but finding the answers to Autism.  So, they did.


So, what do we do about all this?

The hearings in front of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee were, and are, a good start.

When I say that what happened was “criminal” I am not speaking in the rhetorical sense..  I mean that literally.  Crimes were committed.  Crimes so severe that millions of children were afflicted with Autism alone AFTER certain CDC and other government employees initiated and executed the Cover-Up.  We need to be looking at the Death Penalty here.

Why do I say that?  Because, throughout history mankind has recognized that there exists the potential and actuality of something called Crimes Against Humanity.  This situation with Autism, and neurological disorders, fits that category.  Read here, below, what Wikipedia says of this:

Crimes against humanity, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Explanatory Memorandum,[citation needed] “are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings. They are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy (although the perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy) or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority. Murder; extermination; torture; rape; political, racial, or religious persecution and other inhumane acts reach the threshold of crimes against humanity only if they are part of a widespread or systematic practice. Isolated inhumane acts of this nature may constitute grave infringements of human rights, or depending on the circumstances, war crimes, but may fall short of falling into the category of crimes under discussion.”[1]

In 1860 the American National Republican Convention included in their electoral platform, on which Abraham Lincoln stood for President, the following statement: “… We brand the recent re-opening of the African slave trade, under the cover of our national flag, aided by perversions of judicial power, as a crime against humanity”.

It is no longer time to ask, nicely, that our government agencies, their employees,  missioned to solve this problem, and their accomplices, actually investigate, and fix the issues.

It is time to single them out, question them, prosecute them, and hang them.  Literally.

To Read Cathy’s Article…



Stay tuned.

Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate