Posted by: notdeaddinosaur | July 31, 2016

Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism, and Hillary Clinton is Not a Liar

What on earth do anti-vaxxers and Hillary-haters have in common? I’ll tell you:

They are terminally resistant to actual, verifiable FACTS.

As has been shown over and over by numerous scientific studies, vaccines have absolutely no relationship to the development of autism or autism-spectrum disorder. None. Zilch. Zip. Nada. That association has been debunked, disproved, laid to rest. It is false.

None of that proof stops people from continuing to believe it, though. Anti-vaccine drivel drips from every corner of the Internet. Why? Because certain people want to believe. They don’t trust doctors, or scientists, or drug companies, or anyone but themselves with the well-being of their precious offspring. The irony, of course, is that trying to protect their kids from the “evils” of vaccines exposes them to the actual scourge of vaccine-preventable illness.

What does all this have to do with Hillary Clinton? This:

The most thorough, profound, and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen

This magnificent article, written and originally posted on Facebook by Michael Arnovitz of Portland, Oregon, details what is essentially the decades-long slander of Hillary Clinton. His bottom line: the root of Hillary-hate boils down to plain, old, garden-variety sexism.

Want some more? Here is PolitiFact’s report card on her:

The PolitiFact scorecard: Hillary Clinton

I get that there are plenty of people out there who disagree with Mrs. Clinton about her policies and positions, and that’s valid. Call her a bitch, a harpy, a shrew, whatever you want; those are opinions, to which everyone is entitled.

But just like the anti-vaxxers, because you are not entitled to your own facts, when you call Hillary Clinton a liar, I call bullshit. You don’t have to like her, but you’re not allowed to make stuff up. Hillary Clinton is a woman, a lawyer, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a former First Lady (of both Arkansas and the United States), a former Senator, a former Secretary of State, and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. But she is not a liar.

 

 

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Responses

  1. When I worked in PR, we called ourselves the professional liars club. Not that we actually intentionally lied. We just told the truth in the most self-serving manner possible. Rather than saying “I spent the morning visiting my dead-beat brother in jail. Then I went home and combed the lice out of my hair.” you could say “I had a nice visit with my brother. Then I went home and enjoyed a spa treatment afternoon.” Basically, the truth is told either way. It’s all in how you want to represent it. Hillary is a master PR manager. I was in awe of how the former Clinton administration re-worked history without changing it.

    On the other hand, anti-vaxxers want something that they can control. If they can point out what you did wrong, they can keep it from happening to them. Considering that autisim probably has a strong genetic disposition, it is a fairly delusional stance to take.

  2. Hi,

    I recently wrote an article addressing this issue at length. I provide evidence from peer-reviewed journals/data to help elucidate what autism/thimerosal really is and how we can better address it. Its clear that this topic is dear to many and my conclusions are objective (as much as humanly possible. Please read the article below. Thanks 🙂

    https://paradigmshift101.wordpress.com/

    -Badmash


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