Profound Respect and Admiration for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

There are flag waving patriots who preach the corporate-state party line, sending our children to endless wars, and there are real patriots who stand up, challenge and reveal corruption in that corporate-state. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is heroic in his advocacy for children’s wellbeing and safety. We must all do the same. mm

August 15, 2019

Americans Can Handle an Open Discussion on Vaccines—RFK, Jr. Responds to Criticism from His Family

CHD NOTE: In early May 2019, Politico Magazine published an article written by three of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s relatives, criticizing his advocacy for safe vaccines. After numerous requests, Politico magazine has refused to publish his response.

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

  

My uncle and my father argued that in a free and open society, the response to difficult questions should never be to shut down debate. What we need is science, not censorship.

Three of my Kennedy relatives recently published an article criticizing my advocacy for safe vaccines. Our contentious family dispute highlights the fierce national donnybrook over vaccinations that has divided communities and raised doubts about the Democratic Party’s commitment to some of its defining values: abhorrence of censorship, wariness toward excessive corporate power, support for free speech, religious freedom, and personal sovereignty over our bodies, and the rights of citizens (codified in the Nuremberg Code and other treaties to which we are signatories) to decline unwanted government-mandated medical interventions. The debate has also raised questions about the independence of our press and its role as a champion of free speech, and First Amendment rights and as a bulwark against overreaching by government and corporations.

Themes: 
vaccinations
freedom
culture

Manifest Destiny

Embedded deep in the human psyche is the perception of comparison, pecking order, a biological imperative. But then, the newly evolved neocortex, with its vast capacity to imagine, steps in and conjures whatever it needs to justify one’s position on the ladder: class, superiority, racism, bigotry, religious dogma, and prejudice for profit. We make up concepts that advance, leverage and maintain our pecking-order-status, at the expense of others, of course, which is how the game is played. Theistic religions and our prevailing political-social fabric, including gender inequity, is cast on this foundation. The more fundamental, therefore conservative, the more that deep, often tacit, white supremacy, and its implicit imagined-racism, percolates.

Themes: 
freedom
culture

Distracted by Design

We are living in strange times but nothing that we are experiencing was not warned about long ago.
We are just too busy, distracted by design, to notice the persistent patterns.

Themes: 
media
freedom
democracy
vaccinations

Protecting Your Children From?

Perhaps you have noticed; the planet is melting, the oceans are full of plastic and our children are the sickest of any prior generation. Dr. Frankenstein is indeed, alive and well.

I admire Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. He and Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) with Joseph Mercola, MD, are doing everything they can to counter the pro-vaxx propaganda-machine. With Google and Facebook censorship, along with other social media networks, these agents of facts and informed consent are relying more on personal networks rather than on the convenience of social media giants to share their important mission and passion. Something we must all do. Please see Mercola's report on media giant's censorship of critical informatin about vaccine safety.

Themes: 
vaccinations
freedom

Contempt for the Commons

Themes: 
freedom
culture
democracy

This is only the beginning (corrected)

Corrected link below.

The inner is the outer. Our collective psyche, what we call our social ego, projects itself outside as culture which loops back and shapes our personal psyche. What we call consciousness is a house of mirrors. We think we are in control only to find out that what we think has, to a disturbing degree, been implanted. Then, along comes radio, television, computers and the internet flooding our inner-world like Katerina flooded New Orleans. As Jerry Mander noted way back in 1978, in his Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, many of the problems with television are inherent in the medium and technology itself, thus cannot be reformed, for the common good that is. They can and are being used and manipulated by the very few and powerful to control the rest, meaning you and me.

Themes: 
media
freedom
censorship
vaccinations

Kidnapped

Kidnap: to steal a child, to seize and hold or carry off a person against that person’s will by force or fraud (Webster’s dictionary definition)

Trump’s Zero Tolerance Border Policy. Let’s call it what it is, a kidnapping of thousands. Our government, like the definition, has stolen by force or fraud, children, even babies. They simply took them away from their parent or parents.  They have traumatized thousands of youngsters creating long-term harm. The younger they are the more lasting the trauma.

Those who planned, organized, carried out and continue it are criminals. They should be charged and punished. There were no Amber Alerts, neighborhood searches, radio, TV alerts asking people to join in finding the stolen child. Often these children were taken away in the dead of night.  Why unless they knew what they were conducting was wrong. Simply that – a crime.  What if the baby or child stolen was yours or your grandchild, or a friend’s? Would you turn away, or even worse, condone it making excuses. This criminal act is a stain on our nation, and on us.   It betrays our national humanitarian values.

Detention camps for children? For babies?! For God’s sake America, wake up! Is this what we are becoming? Child abusers? Kidnappers?

Themes: 
freedom

Like a Bruegel Painting

I wonder what good it will do to repeat decades of research on mother-infant separation when current research is systematically shredded, manipulated, twisted, repressed, bought, fabricated, intentionally confused, in a world where confusing has become the preferred policy. After all, political propaganda is a powerful form of control. My favorite is the report that Building 7 had collapsed on 9/11 twenty-minutes before the building collapsed. The first irony is that Building 7 could be seen behind the BBC reporter describing its collapse. The greater irony is that no one seemed to care who wrote the script? Cut. On to the next media event.

Strategically separating children from parents to achieve a political goal is planned, intentional torture of innocent children. A 2017 US Government Report describes the widespread use of separating families as a matter of policy, pre Trump. Since 2005, as a matter of procedure and policy, border agents routinely separate children and families intentionally, as punishment or consequences, through what the DHS, (the Department of Homeland Security) call its Consequence Delivery System. These consequences are meant to deter future migration, often regardless of international protection or other humanitarian concerns. Who cares? A few thousand kids? They call it collateral damage, often a small price to pay to achieve a political goal. (I often wonder, for those who wrote the script, were the lives lost on 9/11 collateral damage?)

Themes: 
democracy
freedom

But then it was too late

“What mattered most was that Donald Trump has contempt for any standards of conduct. (Indeed, he reportedly has taken offense at the accusations against Moore, [Roy Moore for U.S. Senate in Alabama] which remind him of his own treatment.) And no Republican who wishes to stay in office can afford to offend the president, who commands overwhelming support among the party base.”

Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine:
(see http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/47339-focus-the-mueller-investigation-is-in-mortal-danger)

Themes: 
freedom

At The Crossroads

Walking with Carly to the park today, I realized that my anxiety had disappeared. The warm sun was bouncing off the freshly watered leaves after five years of drought in California. Emerald green grass rolled over the hills. My forehead, which usually is furled with cascading thoughts and imagined images was soft, still and expansive. I could almost hear Louis Armstrong singing What a Wonderful World. A deep feeling of sanity returned. Later I mused:

My Sanity-Survival Handbook

Themes: 
intelligence of the heart
freedom

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