I have frequently spoken about the multigenerational indoctrination about the belief in vaccines. Where did that come from? We need to unwind it.
The book, State of Immunity, by James Colgrove, is absolutely amazing and lays out in detail how the government, public health officials and life insurance companies coerced us into believing in the importance of vaccination.
We don’t study history anymore, which is a very sad state for our Country. If we did, we would see the patterns, and hopefully choose differently. Here’s a snip from Colgrove’s book (pg 92) about the 1920s diphtheria campaigns. The intensiveness of the process — and their success — have been repeated over and over, starting with polio and going through Swine flu.
We can’t fight them financially; they own all the money and have all the power. Now that we have seen the PlayBook, we need a different strategy. We have to be smarter…and get everyone to understand how the Game is Played.
PS. If you are interested in this topic, this book is a MUST for your personal library!
In the nineteenth century, fear was proven to be a powerful motivation prompting people to seek vaccination. But the risk of diphtheria was much less than the disfiguring risk of smallpox. ….To get people to accept vaccination, the threat of diphtheria would have to be magnified and dramatized….
Campaigns were launched in 1926 across upstate New York and continued over three year. Families were reached by dozens of public health nurses that went door to door, canvassing patients and urging them to be vaccinated. Special immunization clinics offering fre or low-cost injections were set up in schools, dispensaries and other locations. Campaigns involved civic organizations and local businesses. Organizations such as the Lions Club donated lollipops to children following their shots.
Virtually every state newspaper ran advertisements, articles and editorial commentary. Radio broadcasts carried the message into homes. Billboards, posters, and placards were ubiquitous. Local schools held competitions between classes to achieve the highest rates of vaccination; students entered contests for the best essay and porter demonstrating the importance of diphtheria protection. Young people were awarded gold stars and badges after receiving their injections.
Parades, pageants and publicity stunts were staged. The mayor of Yonkers posed for news cameras as his three children receive their shots; in Yonkers and Mount Vernon, an army airplane scattered handbills urging immunizations. The Boy Scouts on the roofs of buildings wagging anti-diphtheria messages to kick off campaigns. ….Every effort included happy mothers pushing baby carriages down the street after being vaccinated.
The scope of the 1929 anti-diphtheria drive was remarkable. The health department sent almost 250,000 letters to mothers. The Catholic dioceses of Manhattan and Brooklyn sent letters to all parishioners and the principals of parochial schools and made announcements a t masses. Leaflets were included in the city’s electric and gas bills. Public schools distributed one million fliers to students.
Times Square had two rotating billboards and painted signs more than two hundred feet long were the largest pieces of outdoor advertising ever seen in the city. Some three hundred radio talks were broadcast. A series of four short films was shown in five HUNGDRED movie theaters. Virtually every newspaper in the city, including the large dailies, the foreign language press, local borough and neighborhood papers and trade journals, carried articles about the importance of immunizations. Subways, elevated trains, streetcars, and busses displayed placards. The city’s largest department stores donated advertising space in newspapers. Posters were displayed in chain stores. Posters, brochures and leaflets were translated into the ten most widely spoken foreign languages. Six ‘health mobiles” (which were snow removal trucks converted into traveling clinics), toured neighborhoods, parks and beaches.
The net effect was a change in professional ideology. The new perspective located the source of disease within the individual, rather than the environment, and saw persuasion rather than compulsion as the most appropriate and powerful tool for the implementation of mass vaccination.