We should ask ourselves a small favor, if we could…
That favor being that more of us stop being so nasty, snide and horrible when confronting people who hold different viewpoints from our own.
The topic I refer to is the anti-vaccination/autism debate.
Specifically, too many of us are tearing people apart for their concerns/beliefs on it-referred to as “anti-vaxxers”. You know, the scores of decent people called “crazy”, “stupid” or some other instantly messaged insult.
A favor especially necessary considering how many of us engage in this type of verbal lynching because everyone else is doing it..like a bunch of bullying children; looking just as stone cold stupid as they claim “anti-vaxxers’ to be.
I’m going to present a few facts with highlighted sections (red rectangular outlines) with links to the original web sites where available.
I will try to limit my words and I thank you for your patience .
I’d like to acknowledge the exceptional article which piqued my interest enough for me to give writing this a shot. It’s definitely worth reading first -if only to help the highlights make best sense.
One is a CDC .gov page
giving the official “Vaccines are safe” explanation on why there’s “nothing to be concerned about” with Thimerosal .
Next are highlighted excerpts from “Alkyl Mercury-Induced Toxicity: Multiple Mechanisms of Action” from 2017
Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
At the start of the Preface you’ll notice that there seems to be contradictory information compared to what the CDC currently (2018) has on its site( see above) re: ethylmercury not being harmful.
Well, except for a” little redness and swelling” after an injection.
Obviously, there’s a different story altogether concerning methylmercury and ethylmercury in the 45 page report.
( Excerpts from the report were copied from a PDF accessed offline- no web site link is available . )
The following is from the Journal of Preventive Medicine on the toxic effects of Methylmercury
US National Library of Medicine
A little kindness, that’s all.
An open mind and maybe even a possible understanding as to why so many people are gravely concerned over the possibilities. .what’s wrong with that?
There’s enough of us acting as if we have no sense as it is. No heart. No class.
Surely, concerns can be voiced without slandering the intellectual reputations of reasonable people.
Especially when it involves questions over the discomfort we endure or the chilling question of whether we have a say in what happens to our own minds or not.
Despite the Mighty Media yawp over what both sides are fighting about..they refuse to “waste” time educating or updating us with news that TRULY matters in this psycho-socio-biological epidemic.
We’re on our own with this one if we want to get any more information.
What a blessing if we could cease being the brats we are and help educate one another before even more humanity..civility…and sanity is allowed to bleed out.
But first..we have to listen. With respect.
feature photo By Krzysztof
With every ounce of my heart I believe prostitution should be legal.
So does the writer at this link, if you choose to read it.
I have two more simple reasons to add as well.
Divorce Rates and Dead Spouses.
The ones who clamor on over the “morality” of sex work for pay
obviously are unaware of the devastating results of
those forced into forging mangled relationships/families-often, to avoid persecution for a human sex drive.
Or the clamorers have hearts fashioned just as cold as the “sex slavers” that they’re so hell bent over ‘finding’- in their ongoing tirades against prostitution-for their refusal to care.
Either way, it needs to be addressed quickly when considering the rise in ASD “conditions” being diagnosed and what that will mean for our society’s future (if it even has one) of the Healthy Marriage.
Most of us do not usually contemplate the connection between unhappy marriages and the destruction wrought by them; the ugly domino effect of overlapping disasters from sexless partnerships, raging depression.. all the way up to child custody in divorces.
Nor do we choose to consider the most extreme horror of a dysfunctional marriage. When an exhausted spouse , after years of futility, chooses a final escape from the torment by suicide.
As homosexuals were often forced into forging deceptive lives to avoid the pain of arcane ideals and punishment, many ASD individuals (incapable of caring for emotional well being of other human beings) have also manufactured deceptions to gain access to simple things such as sexual intimacies.
Both often involving the joined lives of partners struggling to maintain love in inhumane atmospheres-neither returned nor demonstrated.
Both often resulting in precious years wasted of ordinary human beings forced against their will into being treated no better than conveniences for sick and selfish gain and/or fear.
It seems irrational and cruel to me how we insist upon prostitution remaining illegal in the face of such miserable fallout, affecting thousands of lives…merely because a human is not “allowed” to do what a human, by nature, wishes to do.
How is it that we refuse to see how insane it is to trade a human being’s years of potential health and happiness..
(-the forced to be deceptive spouse and the frustrating failures
-the victimized spouse and the slaughtered esteem
-the innocent children who deserved better than the rancorous poison of a household that nurtured them with little happiness nor considerable peace.)
…to maintain stubborn control over what can generally be a meaningless few hours of base pleasures? Meaningless hours that don’t require the pretending of interests that will never be, extravagant lies threaded throughout love that will never exist or the intertwining of incompatible lives made unbearable for the lack of trust and tender affections.
If we think that “young women being held captive in a sex industry” is barbaric and to be avoided at all cost…
How on earth can we justify the moral and social enslavement of countless current men, women and children trapped in hellish households in response to “saving” the lives of these hypothetical “victims”?
(I won’t bother wasting my time to address the morality argument of an imaginary “god” who “disapproves” of prostitution. That’s simply speaking in shameful fairy tales when this is clearly an issue that deserves serious, merciful and adult discussion.
However, I will do the favor of reminding us that a higher order is not a higher order if it is plagued by human characteristics such as judgment. We should be ashamed to embrace such ridiculousness.)
This is one seriously horrific pound of heartbreak that could be radically diminished
by an ounce of cure…if we could simply and seriously look at what’s truly at stake.
photo By beeboys
There shall be no more sneaking up to unaware World of Warcraft strangers in village squares to tickle their flower faced cutie pies..for I have secured my very own Sunny Honey.
How pleased I was after being transported to a region where the sunflower getting involved “Plant vs. Zombies” skills already tucked away in the old toolbox.
With slightly ‘darker’ graphics and shades different gameplay, I didn’t mind the (mumble grumble) times it took for me to emerge victorious, bag of seeds held high above my own beaming face.
It definitely called for a dance with the Master-Henry Mancini’s “Experiment in Terror”
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Silences Are Not
Silences are not always punishments.
Better yet, nor should they
Sometimes they’re simply carried over from a past
where the child had to stay quiet and hide
just until Trouble passed.
Sometimes they’re old habits from enough time passed
that they’re nearly branded inside
like other scars from the past.
Silences are not always punishments
Especially if that’s all they
used to be.
Having lost most of my possessions years ago, I will probably not watch this movie quite yet.
All of my baby/child/teen photos, most of my eldest child’s baby photos (nearly all), furniture that traveled with me since I was a baby (having had been a military brat), my adoptive father’s urn…gone. Not having a single family member nor friend in contact, the chances of my retrieval of related mementoes or even the sharing of memories through conversation= zero.
I don’t mind admitting still feeling occasional and deep pangs of loss ; my sole anchors to a past I can share with no one and have missed out on sharing with potential future friends.
But all is fine..Truly.
I will watch the movie one day.
I believe that any film that can remind us and help us with the honoring/keeping of emotional ties even when we think ‘all is lost” is worth being mentioned as much is possible.
photo By elenarostunova