Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Our NewAge Mood For Whatever Wrong Means

"The logo may be--how shall I put this?--either charmingly minimalist or done on the cheap,...but the slogan is potentially quite effective. After all, who wouldn't want "greener" vaccines, whatever that means?,...Certainly I would be in favor of making vaccines as safe as possible. They're incredibly safe now, but there's always room for improvement. What the press and others at whom this crunchy eco-friendly message of reassurance and seeming reason that fits right in with the current mood of the country is aimed don't realize is just one thing.

It's a load of fetid dingo's kidneys."

-- The mighty Orac, getting a taste of the counter-knowledge that's becoming gospel, on his Respectful Insolence blog

I would think it should be obvious that, when Oprah and the former bubble-headed porn star, Jenny McCarthy, start being looked at as authorities on science, people would realize there's something terribly askew going on out there. But I'd be mistaken.

This MMR vaccine nonsense started in Europe - where children actually died from this exact same ignorance. Who knows how far it'll go here? I don't. But (regarding all the various facets of this latest NewAge push into Western society - don't people get that that's what this is?) I'm sure of this much:

We are going to seriously regret it when it's over.

Dead kids: think about it.

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