Monday, June 10, 2019

“Anti- Vaxxers” Threaten Our Managed Perceptions

In just a short paragraph this article, as published in the Vancouver Sun, laid bare the real reason the ‘anti-vaxxers’ are such a threat.  It has less to do with dis-ease and more to do with maintaining the ‘status quo’.  Something the "anti-vaxxers" are not going along with.

"Today’s anti-vaxxers are less countercultural, more middle class and often reflect a feminist shift in health care, as MacDougal describes it, in that they are frequently wealthy, educated, resourceful women who have been urged all their lives to control their own health, to think critically, and to research and act upon their own conclusions about risk."

I'm going to repeat that paragraph below:

Today’s anti-vaxxers are less countercultural, more middle class and often reflect a feminist shift in health care, as MacDougal describes it, in that they are frequently wealthy, educated, resourceful women who have been urged all their lives to control their own health, to think critically, and to research and act upon their own conclusions about risk.
Wealthy or at the very least solidly middle class, educated, resourceful, critical thinkers researching and acting upon their own conclusions regarding risk. 

-Challenging ordained authority. 
-Taking charge of and being responsible for one's own health and the health of their children
-Thinking critically
-Doing your own research
- Making informed decisions about risk


Reads like positive attributes in my world- 

Yet, these are the very people that are being chastized and attacked as heretics for not accepting the edicts of a government that's captive to big pharma.  
Oh dear what's a tyrannical society to do?

4 comments:

  1. Hi Penny:

    Ever wonder how many parliamentarians and physicians actually get their kids vaccinated?

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  2. Oh dear what's a tyrannical society to do?

    Some have suggested that the parents be jailed.

    (By the way, the only people I've come across who suggest parents be jailed are "progressives".)




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  3. Gwen, you are way too clear-sighted about today's "progressives". They do seem to be progressively more oppressive. They care about kids so much they are ready to leave them parentless.

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  4. Hi yaya and gwen

    progressively oppressive- I like that!
    It's unimaginable to me that anyone should demand parents go to jail for making a decision they are well within their parental rights to make.

    And I think that's part of the issue is the state wants to interfere in the parental role and usurp it entirely

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