Mark Palermo

Why I Don't Get Flu Shots

He Was Our S.O.B.
Long Ago Saturday Nights at the Circle 9
The Dark Side of Vaccinations
Wine: Where Ignorance and Pretension Find their Loudest Voice
A 1976 Journey in Search of Self
The Machinery of Mass Dreams
The Outlaw Georgie Bush
Sex Offender Registries Out of Control
Extreme Makeover for Airheads
The Fault Lies not in the Stars, but in Ourselves
Reconsidering George Carlin
If You Think Liberals Are Jerks...
She Couldn't Do Her Chores
Remembering Viktor Frankl
One Day on the Farm-1977
A Fresh Look at Meat
How the Real World Works: A Lesson
30 Bucks for the Human Touch
1929 All Over Again
An Old Man's War, A Young Man's Fight
More Things in Heaven and Earth...
Our Dumbed-down Public Discourse
Bread, But No Roses
Earth's the Right Place for Love
Read This Before Enlisting
Poison Is Good for You: The Fluoridation Scam
Ron Paul:He Makes Too Much Sense
War Is a Racket
Brazil's National Orgasm Day
Calling all Liberals!
Why I Don't Get Flu Shots
What is Community?
Haverhillicus Homocrisicum
If You Wanna Be a Junkie, Why?
Do We Know His Family?
Scam: Youth Sports
A Subsidy for the Human Touch?
How Not to Be Boring
If the Bread and Roses Strike Were NOW
America's Problem with the Body
Columbus Day? or Renaissance Day?
Depleted Uranium Weapons
Mitt Romney: A Clintonian Republican
A Checklist for Conservatives
On Torture and Torturers
Pimp of the Nation
Romney is a Jerk
Hypocrisy and its Champions
The Dumb Society
The Men's Taverns of Yesteryear
On Dittoheads!
Let China Sleep
2004 McDebates
Animal Rights Page
US Wealth Distribution Chart
Public Grief, Private Lives

The Spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.
-- Thomas Jefferson


Have you gotten your flu shot yet?  I’ve never gotten one and never will- for two reasons. First, I think they are a crock of bull, and secondly, I don’t trust the people who manufacture and promote them. As a result, I almost never get colds or flu in spite of working in poorly ventilated classrooms every day. It helps to take care of oneself, which I do.

Of course whenever I mention this, people either look at me as if I had three heads or get annoyed at what they perceive as my irreverence towards the authorities- who they childishly believe would never lie to the American people about important matters like public health. 

In 1975-76, the government told the American people that the Swine Flu was coming our way, a terrible flu of Biblical proportions. If you were around then, you may remember what happened next. The government urged everyone to get the vaccine. They did. Then 96 people died and thousands more were injured by the vaccine. In fact more people died from the vaccine than from the flu. It was an unconscionable fraud, which earned money for people in high places.

            So in the interest of full disclosure, you should know about this questionable mélange of biological substances and industrial chemicals before they are pumped into your bloodstream. For starters, a flu shot contains thimerosal, a preservative containing mercury, the element which causes nasty effects like  neurological damage, autoimmune disease, etc. The vaccine also contains aluminum- which is suspected in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. This information comes from not from the imagination of Mark Palermo, but from the FDA’s own website (WWW.FDA.GOV) where they have an excellent FAQ section devoted just to mercury and aluminum in flu shots.

Other substances commonly contained in vaccines in general, and possibly your flu vaccine, depending upon the manufacturer, are the following: propylene glycol (automobile anti-freeze), formaldehyde (hazardous substance), MSG, polysorbate 80, and  the disinfectant, phenol- also known as carbolic acid.

In addition, some vaccines are grown through mediums such as monkey and dog kidney tissue, washed sheep blood cells, embryonic guinea pig cells, chicken embryo cultures- ask your doctor about this in case you are allergic to eggs. And, oh yes, I almost forgot: human diploid cells from aborted human fetuses.

            Is that enough to make you wonder? Or at least ask questions? I’m not a doctor, so I don’t offer this information as a prescription for anyone’s health care. But if you decide to get a flu shot, ask the doctor to see the insert from the vaccine container. This will list all ingredients.