There has been a huge stir in the media in the past few days over the recent endorsement of the documentary "Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe" from the Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by legendary actor Robert De Niro. The acting icon's face has been plastered all over the internet as of late, attached to scathing reviews, personal attacks, and attempts to shut down the documentary from being screened at the big time film festival. And these are from major media outlets like CBS News, the LA Times, the NY Times, and many more.
What is causing such a stir? Well, the topic of vaccines being dangerous, for one. As we all know, the majority of the general public still believes that there is no link between vaccines and autism, because that's been the narrative put forth from the CDC, and we all know how reliable the CDC is(insert sarcasm). Since the documentary in question carefully highlights the corruption at the CDC in covering up vital statistics that showed a causal relation between vaccines and autism, much of the pro-vaccine zealotry crowd is falling all over themselves in a panic to keep the word from getting out to the general public, and particularly, Hollywood elite who have incredibly powerful voices. But why the attacks? It's been proven now that this CDC coverup is no conspiracy theory. The documents are openly available to the public now and we can see for ourselves exactly how the CDC elite intentionally decided to destroy crucial evidence that linked autism to the MMR, specifically. You can view the documents, and the original news story here.
Admitting that vaccines contribute to the current epidemic of autism would cause an uproar; an uprising of epic proportions. The CDC knows it. This is why there is such a concerted effort to drown the evidence being put forth in the documentary. Unfortunately for the CDC, it's backfiring like crazy, and drawing much more attention than it would have originally received.
There is a long list of documents, scientific studies, and research papers that connect autism with vaccine administration, but this list is highly censored by "authority", who either pretends that it does not exist, or attempts to discredit it. It does not change the fact that there is plenty of scientific reason to believe that the link exists. In fact, there's been compelling evidence even before the CDC coverup was exposed, despite repeated attempts by the mainstream talking heads to trivialize the concerns of parents who've seen their child regress into the spectrum right after routine shots.
Click here to view a collection of 30 studies that confirm the need for further investigation.
The main reason for this uproar, however, is because of who directed the film. Andrew Wakefield, public enemy number one of the pro-vax zealots, is the one behind the film. You'll recognize Wakefield's name from the countless insults about him that have been hurled around the internet following his since-retracted study in the Lancet that connected the MMR with gastrointestinal problems leading to autism. Despite the actual science remaining strong and legitimate, his methods of patient testing and alleged financial ties to the study were attacked and he ended up losing his license to practice medicine in the UK.
The CDC Whistleblower story(which again has long since been proven as fact) is often discredited solely for Wakefield's involvement in getting it out to the public. But can we blame him? His entire career was destroyed for going against the grain with his findings, and he has been publicly slandered and mocked incessantly for being a "fraud". Wouldn't you jump all over something that undoubtedly vindicated your findings if it presented itself to you? His involvement does not mean that the data and evidence does not exist; yet people seem to frequently have this impression, based on the presuppositions that they've developed from seeing these attacks everywhere. The name "Wakefield" is almost synonymous with "fraud" to many, and that's unfair. Anyone who has actually read his infamous study would know that.
We have to remember that there is a TON of money riding on the illusion that vaccines are safe and effective, and do not contribute to autism. This spouting of misinformation is not going away any time soon. Therefor, it behooves those in charge to do everything in their power to perpetuate the lie. I've touched on this subject many times throughout my past writings, so I'm not going to go into great depth here. I'll only say that it's quite telling how the truth is being intentionally silenced by the very outlets that we rely on to be objective and honest in journalism.
Shouldn't they be welcoming this hot topic with open arms, and encouraging a discussion of corruption, misinformation, and conflicts of interest?
Of course they should, but they're too busy having conflicts of interest themselves. Thankfully for the topic's sake, their attempts to stop the film from being screened at one of the country's biggest film festivals aren't working. It's all over the internet. Interest in seeing the documentary has grown far bigger on both sides than it ever would have if the media had chosen to remain silent, like they've done with the whole #CDCwhistleblower story. Ru-roh, I sense an awakening brewing.
As for Robert De Niro, his millions upon millions of fans stand to learn a thing or two from his involvement in it. He's taken a brutal beating over the last few days solely for his role as a co-founder in the Tribeca Film Festival, a big time event that draws thousands of big names with even bigger voices.
Here's what he had to say when aggresively questioned about it:
“Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined. In the 15 years since the Tribeca Film Festival was founded, I have never asked for a film to be screened or gotten involved in the programming. “However this is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion, which is why we will be screening ‘Vaxxed.’ I am not personally endorsing the film, nor am I anti-vaccination; I am only providing the opportunity for a conversation around the issue - See more here.
Clearly, he's got his eyes open to some degree, and although he is using popular language for those who are awake but not yet ready to completely alienate themselves, it shouldn't be hard to see that this topic is about to blow up to a size even bigger than it was before. Think: numerous celebrity voices going their millions of social media followers and posing questions, discussing the film, and starting to research for themsleves.
The mainstream media(heavily compensated by pharmaceutical advertising and promotion) can't have that, can they?
We should be welcoming this legend's voice in this discussion; not lambasting it because it differs from a popular narrative.
I leave you with a collection of thousands of public video testimonies from parents who've watched their children develop autism and other horrific injuries, right after their routine vaccinations.