1986: The Act
Directed by Andy J. Wakefield
7th Chakra Films
In the last year of the Obama administration, a document was declassified that spills one of the CIA’s secrets. In 1954, the CIA decided that we need a vaccination program to enhance American influence around the world and keep up American technology in bioweapons. Did you hear about that on CNN or Fox News? I don’t think you did.
This might raise a few red flags for some people. It also might explain the proliferation of vaccines with a questionable record of safety and effectiveness. It might explain why we have vaccines for diseases that are not that serious. Combine this with CDC ownership of vaccine patents and a patent on an earlier version of coronavirus, and you have some interesting food for thought.
By the 1980s, lawsuits over these shoddy vaccines threatened to destroy the vaccine industry. The industry went to Congress with a bill to give them immunity from liability. The bill was not hugely popular in Congress, and President Reagan even threatened to veto it, but big pharma lobbyists were up to the challenge. In the end, the bill passed in 1986, thanks to its inclusion in other more popular legislation and a little political blackmail. The lobbyists argued that without the bill, there would be no more vaccines—and “think of all the poor children who will get sick and die.” Just writing that almost makes me gag. That should not only raise flags but set off neon lights and screaming sirens. If their vaccines were so great, why were they being sued into bankruptcy?
The 1986 Act effectively gave the pharmaceutical industry immunity from liability for vaccine injuries and deaths. Although the legislation also stipulated certain conditions, these have been openly ignored, at least until recently. For example, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was supposed to collect safety data and submit a report to Congress every two years. HHS has never done that. More recent attempts to obtain safety data from vaccine makers have met with stiff resistance. I’ve said it before, and here I go again. If they don’t want me to see the safety data, then I already know everything I need to know. No sane person would want anything to do with companies behaving like that. I don’t want to be their guinea pig or cash cow.
The 1986 Act also established a vaccine compensation mechanism to handle claims of vaccine injury. Note that these claims are settled with your dollars, collected as a tax on vaccines, not vaccine industry money. At first, this system worked reasonably well. Compensation was handed out for various injuries, including autism. That’s right—autism was recognized by the court as a by-product of vaccines. How did we get from there to now, where the CDC strenuously denies any connection between vaccines and autism? Are more red flags going up yet?
Our health system pretends to know nothing about what really causes autism and doesn’t seem to see the issue as a very high priority. There are now millions of children and young adults with autism. Who is taking care of them? In the vast majority of cases, their parents are taking care of them. Don’t let the TV show “The Good Doctor” fool you. That is not what the average autistic person looks like. The majority of autistics are completely dysfunctional. I’m not the first to wonder what is going to happen when their aging parents die. If autism rates continue to increase as they have been, we won’t even need to wait that long to find out what happens. If our medical system continues to unscientifically shut down any open discussion about possible causes, there is little hope of a solution.
Andy Wakefield’s latest movie, 1986: The Act, brings in a well-known example from the auto industry to illustrate what is going on. You may remember the Ford Pinto, which had the unfortunate tendency to explode when rear-ended. Ford initially decided not to fix that minor problem (until higher powers forced the company to fix it). Why not? They did the math. They calculated that it would be cheaper to let cars blow up and pay the damages than fix it. The same thing goes on in many other industries, especially in the pharmaceutical world. We are being overtaken by a culture that loves money more than life. Obviously, if we continue this way, many will die, but hey! The good news is that some of us will be filthy rich. The thumb is UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2020🖨️ Print post