Mark Palermo

The Dark Side of Vaccinations

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

Have you wondered why so many people are refusing to get a simple flu shot? Or why nurses in New York, where the H1N1 flu shot has been mandated for all healthcare workers, are being fired for refusing the vaccine? I am not a doctor, so this is not medical advice, but I am not getting a swine flu shot either.

All I needed to know was that an estimated half of all health workers worldwide would refuse the swine flu vaccine.  The news reports don’t exactly say why, but a briefing from the World Health Organization reveals, … clinical data at the time when pandemic vaccines are first administered will inevitably be limited. Further testing of safety and effectiveness will need to take place after the administration of the vaccine has begun.

I am neither a test dummy nor a human guinea pig. But inadequate testing is only part of the reason I am not getting a flu shot. Actually, I’ve never gotten one, and unlike the majority of people who do, I haven’t had the flu for many years.

They say wash your hands a lot, which is a good idea, but there’s no getting away from bacteria. In fact there are more bacteria crawling on your skin at this moment than there are people on the earth. If you take a shower, all those little lobsters, squiggly worms and spidery looking creepy crawlers will be right back on you… making a home, getting together, having children. Not to mention the two to five pounds of bacteria inside your body. The way I figure it, that’s why I have an immune system- which I take excellent care of. 

 The frenzy over the swine flu reminds me of the hysteria leading up to Y2K. I took extensive preparations for that one, purchasing a 6-pack of beer, and two flashlight batteries just in case Western Civilization was going to end the next day. And remember the Swine Flu in 1976? The authorities predicted a “plague of Biblical proportions” – which turned out to be just another flu, while the flu vaccine itself was lethal, killing two dozen and paralyzing over 500 people with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

 This time, Big Pharma has gotten our ethically challenged Congress to grant them immunity from lawsuits in case of vaccine deaths and injuries. It is good to be mindful of the long sordid history of Big Pharma and the cover-ups, falsified test results, conflicts of interest and the revolving door where politicians get rewarded with lucrative positions in the pharmaceutical industry.

  I have always believed that as an American citizen, I could not be forced to ingest substances that can harm me. I thought we already dealt with that at the Nuremburg trials. But I was wrong. The Massachusetts State Senate recently approved (unanimously) bill S2028, which imposes a $1000-a-day fine and 30 days in jail for anybody who, in case of declared emergency, refuses to be injected with this toxic brew.

A partial, representative list of the industrial chemicals and biological substances that comprise various flu shots are the following: thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative which may cause neurological damage, autoimmune disease, cancer- and possibly autism. Thimerosal was removed from many dog vaccines in the 1990’s. I like animals, but if it’s not good enough for dogs, I’ll pass on it. (If your doctor insists that thimerosal is safe, ask him to put some on his tongue)

Other substances commonly contained in vaccines, depending upon the manufacturer, are the following: aluminum- (suspected neurotoxicant), squalene, (suspected in the development of Gulf War Illness, and autoimmune disorders like MS and arthritis); hydrolyzed gelatin (from pigskins and cattle bones), Octoxinol 9 (vaginal spermicide), Triton X-100(detergent) ,   propylene glycol (automobile anti-freeze), formaldehyde (industrial carcinogen), MSG (excitotoxin), polysorbate 80 (emulsi fier), beta-propiolactone (carcinogen) and phenol (carbolic acid). Incredibly, some vaccines are cultured on monkey and dog kidney tissue, sheep blood cells, chicken embryos, and human diploid cells from aborted human fetuses. This comes from the Physician’s Desk Reference.          

When I was a kid, there were only three mandated vaccines; now there are 43, with an estimated 200 more under consideration. Big Pharma, set to earn $49 billion from the H1N1 vaccine alone, reaps a windfall every time our go-along government mandates another one. No wonder they keep pushing new vaccinations while the gullible American public becomes acclimated to an ever more intrusive level of mandated health interventions.

Can institutions be so corrupted with greed and psychopathy? Are there any limits to avarice and depravity? The Roman philosopher Cicero, said, “To be ignorant of the past is to remain a child.”

So I’ll pass on my flu shot, thanks just the same. I’m all set. Maybe somebody in the Massachusetts Senate can use it to double up on their own flu shot for more “protection.”  

October 2009