Hollywood Actor Targeted for Raising Concerns about Vaccine Safety and Efficacy
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Hollywood actor Rob Schneider got first-hand experience about the fact that corporate capitalism is not democracy and that publicly raising concerns about vaccine safety and efficacy issues results in a swift lesson about the fact that freedom of speech is a right that is mitigated by the fact that one’s livelihood and income may be threatened by addressing issues of concern for a multi-billion dollar per year vaccine industry. Freedom of Speech exists in these United States. That is, if one can afford Unemployment
The U.S. insurance giant State Farm dropped Rob Schneider after the actor publicly raised concerns about well-known and well documented vaccine safety and efficacy issues, and in response to what appears to be a concerted and well-organized effort by pro-vaccine lobbies who urged State Farm to drop its association with the renown Hollywood actor and comedian.
The pro-vaccination lobbies social media sites, including Food Hunk, Science Babe and Chow Babe denounced Schneider of promoting pseudo-scientific claims and lobbied State Farm insurance policy holders to contact the insurance giant to demand that State Farm stop hiring someone who publicly states “dangerous opinions” about the issue. Chow Babe released a video, calling on the public to “stem the modern anti-technology tide”, and that it is time to end the “anti-vaccination movement”.
Positioning scientists, activists and celebrities who are raising awareness about serious vaccine safety issues as “anti-progress” or as “anti-vaccine” movement is a common strategy used by the pharma industry and the often industry-sponsored pro-vaccination lobbies.
The fact is, that the vast majority of the scientists, activists and organizations who are warning about vaccinations are not necessarily against vaccinations as such, but against serious vaccine safety issues, flawed ethics, incestuous relationships between the pharma industry and regulators, science by proclamation, and the systematic oppression of scientists and medical doctors who are pointing out these flaws.