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Del Bigtree - The Real Story Behind “Vaxxed”
The Real Story Behind “Vaxxed” – How the Body Politic Can Emerge From a “Pharmaceutically Induced Coma”
Aired Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST
Interview with Del Bigtree, Producer of “Vaxxed”
“The truth shall UPSET you free.” — Swami Beyondananda
My cosmic comic cohorts in the Firesign Theatre said it in their 1974 comedy record: Everything You Know Is Wrong.
Boy, were they right.
And that’s even truer when you are convinced everything you know is right. Take the “anti-vaccination” movement — or rather the anti-anti-vaccination movement. A couple of months ago, a “progressive” audience pretty much booed me off the stage when I made a peripheral reference to mandatory vaccinations maybe not being such a good idea.
I might have been one of those booing boors, had it not been for a posting by my esteemed colleague, Mark Crispin Miller, in 2016. Mark had his own “upwising” after the 2004 election when he published his book, Fooled Again: The Real Case For Electoral Reform.
The book offered ample evidence of electoral fixes in 2000 and 2004, including hacked voting machines. Mark eagerly awaited the positive reviews that would come from left stalwarts like Democracy Now and Mother Jones. But they never came. The response from the progressive press and the Democratic Party was deafening silence.
They were simply unwilling to take on the established order, where apparently the Democrats were supposed to lose. And while that party seemed willing to accept that fated role, Mark was not willing to go along with it. And he has become one of the few “alt left” journalists willing to call out the establishment on issues that are conveniently dismissed as “conspiracy theories.”
So when I read his post on the controversial movie, Vaxxed. dated April 2, 2016 my eyes were opened. Subsequently, I’ve watched the Truth About Vaccines video series, and was surprised to find that most of the doctors interviewed favored vaccines — but were alarmed at how many were given at once to young babies primarily for financial gain, how much money Big Pharma was making on the vaccines, how studies linking vaccines to autism and other conditions were suppressed, and how doctors who had any objections have been marginalized, ostracized, and worse.
Perhaps now that the pharmaceutical industry is being held accountable for the opioid crisis, there is the perfect opportunity to break the vaccination issue through the “soundless barrier.”
That’s why I am thrilled and honored to have as my guest on Wiki Politiki this week Del Bigtree, the producer of the aforementioned Vaxxed movie, which was supposed to air at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016 but was withdrawn. You can read the “official” story in Wikipedia where you will notice they use loaded words like “pseudoscience” … “discredited” … “anti-vaccine propaganda film”, etc. Speaking of “discredited”, if reading this entry doesn’t evoke Pravda (the Russian word for “truth” that the Russian people recognized to mean “lies”) then … well, might as well leave Orwell enough alone.
Del Bigtree’s foray into the vaccine issue was anything but intentional. After spending a decade celebrating great doctors, cutting edge surgeries and medical breakthroughs as a producer on The Dr. Phil Show and the CBS medical talk show, The Doctors, it was a routine investigation into the story of a whistleblower at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that catapulted Del into the vaccine debate. When every news agency in television, including The Doctors, refused to cover the story of Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the CDC who had provided over 10,000 documents to support his claim that the agency had destroyed scientific evidence proving a connection between vaccines and autism, Del put his career on the line and left network television to make one of the most controversial documentaries in history: Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe. The film made worldwide news when it was abruptly removed from the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival lineup under unprecedented pressure by the festival’s medical sponsor, The Sloan Foundation.
Del has since become one of the preeminent voices of the vaccine risk awareness movement around the world. He is the founder of the non-profit, Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), and host of a rapidly growing internet talk show The HighWire, boasting over 33 million views to date.
You can find out more about ICAN here. https://icandecide.org/
If you’re ready to have the veils lifted on the vexing issue of vaccinations, please tune in this Tuesday, May 28th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/
You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/
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Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?
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