Do Vaccines Save Lives and a Simplified Risk Analysis
Do vaccines prevent disease? Undoubtedly. I also do not doubt that people are saved from violent deaths due to handgun waiting periods (and yes, I am opposed to waiting periods for the purchase of any sort of firearm).
Having said that, there are these less explored issues: people die and develop crippling conditions due to vaccines, and people are killed while waiting for the state to approve their handgun purchase. The mainstream media seldom report these, because those deaths contradict the prevailing order. But they are out there, and I am guessing if you are reading this article, then you are aware of that. The pragmatic-minded statist would approach the question of handgun waiting periods and vaccines in a utilitarian manner: which one results in the fewest deaths? It is difficult to calculate to say the least. It is almost impossible to know how many died due to a waiting period. There isn’t a registry available for people to document that their lives were in danger, but were unable to buy a handgun. The vaccine lobby would likely respond to documented deaths of those who have been vaccinated by citing the undocumented “tens of thousands of deaths” that they are certain would have happened without vaccinations. Both hypotheses are nearly impossible to try to calculate. You’d need the mind of God to do so.
Alternatives to Vaccination
One major issue that is seldom discussed are the alternatives to vaccinating. Just because you develop polio from not being vaccinated does not mean you will end up with life-long paralysis. And with the growing list of vaccine-resistant and antibiotic-resistant diseases, such as vancomycin-resistant staph and methicillin-resistant staff (VRSA & MRSA respectively), following the medical establishment’s methodology is no guarantee that you won’t be infected by polio or develop an even worse condition from the vaccine.
Using intravenous colloidal silver, hydrogen peroxide, and ultraviolet blood irradiation are three methods used in the alternative health world to fight infectious diseases — as well as certain types of auto-immune conditions. All three are broad-spectrum anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agents. Silver in colloidal form fights pathogens via the oligodynamic properties of silver (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligodynamic_effect). Note, I am referring to silver in ionic or colloidal form — not a silver salt, which is the form of silver that can cause agyria, bluing of the skin. And agyria is reversible using a selenium protocol. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a compound whose second atom of oxygen is just dying to find something with which it can more tightly bond — such as bacteria, a virus, or a fungus. And when it does, those pathogens suffer death by oxidation. Ultraviolet blood irradiation is another oxidative therapy. It also has some unique therapeutic aspects due to certain biological systems being favorably impacted by photonic stimulation (dig out your books on photo-chemistry). The Bob Beck protocol also holds great promise for fighting a number of infectious diseases. And this is just four examples; this list is by no means exhaustive.
The Purveyors of Vaccination
In severely broken societies, there is frequently a penchant for collectively making really bad choices. The more centralized a society’s institutions are, the easier it is for bad decisions to become popular very quickly. Why is that? One reason is because in a centralized society, there are far fewer good institutions to challenge the institutions that have stepped off the beam.
The US military is a huge buyer of vaccine products. When I went into the Air Force in 1987, I was treated to a plethora of vaccines at basic training (and my sleep immediately began to suffer because of it). Upon reaching my permanent duty station, Little Rock AFB, in 1988, I was treated to yet more vaccines. And this problem has grown far, far worse in the last 20+ years.
But the military’s mania for inoculations goes back to at least WWII. Their reasoning is that epidemics are bad, and if vaccines will quell the threat of epidemics, then vaccines are good. Of course, you have a handful of people who dictate medical policy for the entire military, and if you are in the medical corps inside any branch of the military, you don’t want to anger those above you in rank if you are a careerist (a word that should be considered one of the ultimate insults). If you think about the highly transient nature of the armed forces, the idea of a long-term approach to disease prevention just isn’t going to make sense from their perspective. The problems with standing armies just keep growing and growing.
Then there is the issue of public schools. They are another institution that demands millions of more vials of vaccines. God forbid that people not participate in public schools! But until the 1970s, almost no one was willing to homeschool. And many of the private and parochial schools of that time required just as many inoculations as did public schools (this may still be the case).
Greedy businessmen, in their desire for more wealth, frequently team with the state in order to drive out competition or to gain mandatory customers. It sure makes running a company a lot easier. So manufacturers of vaccines saw the military and public schools as great ways to sell their products. And with so many millions of people being vaccinated by public institutions, the job for selling vaccines to the rest of the public became quite easy.
The Failure of the Church to Address the Issue
The Old Testament law does give the civil magistrate the power to stop the vectors of infectious diseases. Say, for instance, you wanted to maintain your yard as a true-to-life rat trap. The magistrate would have the power to tear your place down and burn it in order to stop the spread of disease. An example of this was displayed nicely on an episode of Little House on the Prairie, “Plague” (first aired January 29, 1975). From the Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Little_House_on_the_Prairie_episodes:
“A typhus outbreak sweeps Walnut Grove, and several people become critically ill. The Ingalls family is spared, but Charles is not so lucky when he is exposed. The church is set up as a makeshift hospital-morgue while Charles, Doc Baker and Rev. Alden, all quarantined with the illness, search for the source of the plague. During the search Charles is devastated to see his dear friend Mr. Edwards sick with the typhus. However, Edwards holds the key to the source. Dr Baker discovers that the typhus was caused by Corn Meal [sic] tainted with Fleas [sic] from Diseased Rats [sic].”
After the rats are discovered, no questions are asked, no protests made, and the grain storage building is burned to the ground.
Biblicists are those who hold the Bible as an idol and are seldom willing to use systematic theology. Undoubtedly, many biblicists would cite their statist interpretation of Romans 13 as an argument for supporting any state action mandating vaccines. Since I don’t play “Bible tag,” (“don’t answer a fool according to his folly,” as the Proverbs say), let’s play a little reductio ad absurdum with the statist proponent of Romans 13. Let’s say the state mandates that those who oppose the state in any way are mentally ill and should be interned at a psychiatric prison. This was regular procedure under the Bolshevik regime in the USSR. Only the mentally ill could be opposed to the communist god-state. The “Christian statist” position reduces to absurdity because their theology would lead to using Romans 13 in defense of the USSR’s policies concerning mental health. According to the biblicist in this area, the state replaces the Triune-God.
By way of contrast, if you think about the aforementioned episode from Little House on the Prairie and what we have today, you can see how far the Church has utterly failed in its mission of being an asset of mercy to the community. In the event of a plague today, the only thing 99.9% of 21st century churches would do is give you directions to the local emergency room.
Not only has the Church failed to speak against vaccination mandates, public schools, and the U.S.’s enormous standing army, it also has failed to condemn the greed that has driven so many companies to secure legislation favorable for the largest corporations in a given industry. I am thinking here of how Big Dairy waged war on Little Dairy through the imposition of pasteurization and homogenization requirements or how Big Whiskey pressured FedGov to pass tax legislation that disfavored Little Whiskey while George Washington was president (one of the many early failures of the Constitution to hold FedGov in check). But the Church seldom condemns many of the old sins anymore. Hey, having a personal relationship with American Jeez-zus is what is important, or so I am told.
Medical Philosophies & the Role of Anti-Christian Religions
Since at least the time of the hemorrhaging woman in the New Testament (Mark 5), there have been greedy and usurious physicians who have wanted to make their living or get rich from suffering people. Sick folks are quite desperate to get well, and will pay almost any sum to get better. Under a thoroughly Christian society, the sick are not preyed upon, and the reigning medical philosophies provide a blueprint to find as quick and as an efficient means as possible to cure a patient’s malady.
But what about a society that is not thoroughly Christian? Beliefs have consequences. Ask yourself how other fields of human endeavor work under some particular anti-Christian system.
Under societies dominated by Hinduism or Judaism, people with mental maladies frequently can’t find the help they need because their society’s religion is what is causing their mental issues! Only the Christian religion can set them free. And in cases of demonic possession, which are not an unusual occurrence in Hindu societies, only the intervention of God Almighty himself can free the afflicted.
I don’t know if there has ever been a treatise written on what constitutes a Christian heuristic process, but such a treatise would concentrate on Christianity’s goal of finding the first cause for a problem. Look at Christ’s redemptive work for the fallen Elect. He didn’t try to mask the problem of man’s rebellion; He solved it through great cost to Himself. And no religion in existence offers as thorough and condemning of a first cause explanation for man’s problems than Christianity.
In a similar vein, one approach to apologetics centers on finding the first cause. This approach is not really a proof, but rather an argument supporting a proof. Nevertheless, it present quite a conundrum for the the unbeliever. And finding the first cause to a problem or issue is indeed important philosophically, theologically, and medically.
If a physician discovers the first cause of a patient’s problems and solves it, then the patient does not return for repeated treatments! One chiropractor I know has complained to me about the fact that some in his profession gear their treatment methodology so that patients take longer to heal than what they should. Of course, medical doctors face the same temptation and many of them fall for it.
So how would be the best way for doctors to have repeat customers: a medical philosophy that does not heal, but only treats the symptoms. Such an approach guarantees repeat business for life. This approach constitutes the method generally employed by the mainstream medical establishment. Not always, mind you, but frequently.
On initial inspection, vaccines are not intended to generate repeat business. But in light of the growing trend of auto-immune disease and other disorders associated with vaccinations, perhaps there is a sinister design behind the vaccine movement, and not just faulty science. And ask yourself, what are the prevailing religious views that drive the medical industry in America? Yes, one can go too far in applying what I am saying here, but it is a question that should be asked in light of the monumental problems arising with mass inoculations.
Any medical philosophy that is not based on fundamental Christian concepts is doomed in the long run to be either a failure or a fraud. Oh, it might hit a few home runs, but overall it will fail those people it claims to serve. Those who hate God love death. Consequently, those who promote anti-Christian religious views should be viewed with some degree of suspicion as practitioners of the healing arts.
For those religions that promote witchcraft, vaccines are custom ordered. Think of the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Once you’ve had the vaccine, you can sleep around to your heart’s content and you will not develop HPV-related diseases. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it. And indeed it is, because the possible side effects would make a rational person think that perhaps it is better to be monogamous. But the unbeliever and the hedonists desperately want to be believe in witchcraft and magic. They hope someone will show them how to defeat death. And since they are enslaved to their carnal desires, they need magic so that they may live as their carnal desires dictate. The unbeliever wants something for nothing — and the mainstream medical industry is there to tell him he can have it.
All in all, the argument against vaccines still comes down to a person’s willingness to believe in concepts and ideas that are at odds with those held by a vast majority of the public. Are you willing to break with mainstream opinion?