Vaccination, Social Violence, and Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American Brain
North Atlantic Books
In Vaccination Social Violence and Criminality, medical historian Harris Coulter attempts to show the troubling correlation between our increasingly violent modern society and modern medicine’s excessive vaccination program. Coulter argues that the rise in violence and neurological problems are not mere coincidence with the onset of extensive infant vaccination: they are chillingly correlated.
Coulter begins with a thorough look at the symptoms of autism and minimal brain damage, two notable rising neurological problems. With gripping accounts from sufferers and their parents, he describes the disturbingly similar list of problems associated with the conditions: isolation, intellectual oddity, and notably prevalent “ego weakness” that can lead to outright sociopathic behavior. He also notes the continued, unabashed tendency of physicians to dismiss the problems as psychological in nature, as a sideeffect of bad upbringing or hidden trauma. This provides a stark glimpse into just how clueless the diagnostician is, and hints at an insidious underlying cause.
The lynchpin of the narrative is the discussion of infant encephalitis. Through extensive examples and research citations, Coulter shows that encephalitis is an extremely common reaction to vaccination, and extremely nocuous. It can and does often lead to many neurological conditions eerily similar to symptoms of autism and minimal brain damage such as retardation, alienation, “irresistible urges,” trouble connecting to other people, and the ever-complicit “ego weakness.” Encephalitis is the link between vaccination and brain-damage. The violent, psychotic nature of many of these symptoms leads to another easy jump: the modern escalation of violence.
Coulter wraps up his exposé with startling analyses of violent criminals, peppered with insightful interviews, especially from the utterly disturbed Ted Bundy. While acknowledging the existence of other factors leading to increasing crime, Coulter points out all the previously discussed symptomology that rears its ugly head again. Many, many criminals show secondary neurological problems like epilepsy, retardation, nerve palsies and exceedingly low impulse control. These are all prominent negative consequences of post-encephalitic syndrome. Additionally, alienation and “ego-weakness” cause coping methods easily in synch with criminal lives, with utter, inescapable selfishness leading to a complete disregard for others. Substance abuse, violence and sociopathic tendencies logically arise.
Coulter has crafted a cautionary tale against the modern physician’s medical hubris, showing a strongly correlated chain of symptoms that form a clear link between infant vaccination and neurological damage strongly inclined to criminality. Should things continue as they are, he warns, we are destined to a larger and larger sector of violent criminals, guided not by their conscious decision to do evil, but by an inherent biological predisposition inflicted upon them through faulty medicine. His warning, made in the distant 1990, finds prophetic traction with waves of school violence pointing to a terrible underlying truth.
While Coulter provides strong and thorough evidence of the linked nature of encephalitis, vaccination, and violent criminality, his narrative is not without its weakness. He himself acknowledges the heavy reliance on symptomology, and choice interview data point more to a disturbing trend rather to outright, unabashed causation. What is more disturbing is the refusal of the medical establishment to give this trend any real acknowledgment, preventing the level of research needed to prove it as indisputable scientific fact. Though understandable, it does make a lot of his leaps in logic less firm and feel a lot more like the grouping together of nebulously similar symptoms. His reliance at times on interviews to prove assertions also hammers a few loose points, with many seeming to exist more for personal pathos rather than outright evidence. He also fails to mention alternatives to the current vaccination program, only hinting at the healthy state of much less extensive European vaccination regime. Though perhaps obvious, it would have provided a much firmer beachhead were he to have discussed this at slightly more length and shown much more readily how superfluous is the American program, especially in regard to its role as criminal progenitor.
Still, despite not providing perfect proof of the direct link between vaccination and violence, Coulter weaves an excellent exposé that should make anyone question a system of infant vaccinations that so very many take for granted. Rather than making our children stronger by making them resistant to disease, we are crippling them mentally and creating generations of people much less neurologically whole. Vaccination, Social Violence, and Criminality provides a warning that we should not disregard.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2013.