June 30, 2016
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”
– George Bernard Shaw
“Dangers lurk in all systems. Systems incorporate the unexamined beliefs of their creators. Ad opt a system, accept its beliefs, and you help strengthen the resistance to change.”
– Frank Herbert
Knowledge is a wonderful thing. Knowledge allows us to apply our bests selves forth, it allows us to glean an understanding in to situation we otherwise could not if we were ignorant, and even better, it allows us to live life to the fullest, among other things.
In its simplest form, knowledge is defined as:
acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things.
Ultimately, how knowledge is applied is up to the individual. Be it for righteous or nefarious purposes, knowledge itself is a tool.
Then there is the concept of belief. Belief is interesting term. Belief, like knowledge, can be used for countless things, positive or negative.
Belief is defined as:
something believed; an opinion or conviction
By its very nature, if something is believed it is not fact. There is no problem with that as long as an individual can understand the tenet wholeheartedly.
The problem arises when people substitute belief for knowledge. That can be overwhelmingly detrimental.
By way of personal example, well over a decade ago, it was my belief that vaccines were safe and effective.
What was this belief based on? It was based on the constant repetition of this belief by doctors, media, and even parents. Predictably, in the media, no studies were ever discussed at length if at all, nor are they now. Some might know that as a clue.
This entire belief structure followed by doctors, nurses, teachers, parents, etc. all hinged on the honesty of the pharmaceutical representatives, which hinged on the ‘honesty’ of the scientists and corporations running the studies. In hindsight, that’s a prodigious amount of belief stemming from one source, and nobody dared question it.
The unfortunate part is, that this is exactly how the system still operates today. Everyone taking everyone’s word, nobody ever doing any investigation. Except thankfully there are medical insiders that have realized the entire medical system is built on a house of cards and have spoken at length about it, such as Dr. Ghislaine Lanctot, author of [The Medical Mafia], Dr. Kelly Broggan [author of A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression], Dr. Peter Breggin [author of Toxic Psychiatry], Dr. Russell Blaylock [author of Natural Strategies For Cancer Patients], Dr. Suzanne Humphries [author of Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines & The Forgotten History], Dr .John Abramson [author of Overdo$ed America – The Broken Promise Of American Medicine] and countless others.
All roads led to more questions, and that fueled my personal quest for truth. A search for knowledge hasn’t stopped.
The deeper the search done by me went, the more it was embarrassingly apparent that everyone was just repeating what everyone else was just saying: that vaccinations were always safe and effective. But was it really true? Did any of these individuals questioned at the time by me ever look at studies or read books extensively on the subject? Negative. Not one. Even these days in the information age it’s rare when people actually research something at more than a cursory glance.
Of course, those who have done their homework realize this pervasive belief system stems from the very apex of the Medical Industrial Complex.
My presumption at the time was that all of these people in society knew what they were talking about. Everyone that wasn’t doctors [parents, public officials, teachers, etc.] were just regurgitating the information they were told. Nobody every looked at the data. And the Doctors? They were just repeating what they were told by the pharmaceutical representatives, who were just being told what to say by the scientists. Nobody was reading studies or seeking to learn information.
That’s the power of knowledge belief; everyone thinks they know.
After it became apparent to me that Big Pharma was responsible – at least in part – for the inculcation of such a belief, it fueled me to no end. Big Pharma should be helping the populace, not lacing propaganda in every direction with questionable data at best, and downright deception at the worst.
The question still remained: why was a belief in vaccines being safe and effective, at its core, a belief? Because it can’t satisfy the parameters of knowledge.
How is that so? If we know that knowledge is the acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation, then it had to be possible for me to show the inefficiency and lack of safety of vaccinations.
Through extensive research, this is exactly what took place.
The more the veil of deception was pierced, the easier it was to see how convoluted the whole system of Big Pharma was inherently constructed.
Instead of asking people what they believed, it became apparent that it was up to me – the individual – to seek the knowledge that was to be gleaned, to either confirm, or deny, that vaccinations were safe and effective. Such was only prudent given that the health of a possible future child at the time could be affected forever.
At any rate, the first major blow that began deconstructing Big Pharma’s credibility was becoming familiar with the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act [NVCIA].
What did the NVCIA entail? At its core, it’s a law that was passed to protect Big Pharma from damages arising from vaccine-related injury or death associated with vaccinations. It essentially grants Big Pharma immunity from prosecution. That’s called a BIG CLUE.
When querying a Doctor many years ago, she stated that the issue at the time – and this has been mentioned by many other sensible doctors/individuals – was that pharmaceutical companies were getting far too many lawsuits from vaccinations. Had the subject not been known to me, it would seem odd, because the belief was that vaccinations are safe. But having already dug up evidence that such was not the case, beginning with autism, it made a lot of sense that some large impetus would be the case for why the NVCIA was passed. It was all about money. Billions in fact.
Its ironic, because if vaccines were really safe, government protection via law would not be needed.
Delving further into the subject, another part of the system that became known to me was the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [VAERS]. This system is run by the FDA and the CDC.
However, how many people know that this reporting system even exists? It wasn’t known to me, nor anyone that was queried at the time, and it rarely is known today, except with people who have looked thoroughly into the subject.
What’s the problem with not knowing about VAERS? If parents/people don’t know about this system, how can they ever make a reliable adverse reaction report about vaccinations? If they can’t make a reliable report, how can we know the efficacy of vaccinations on the whole? They can’t.
A salient example shared in one of Jon Rappoport’s blogs [NoMoreFakeNews.com], which couples with the info at hand, was reported by Barbara Loe Fisher:
“But how many children have [adverse] vaccine reactions every year? Is it really only one in 110,000 or one in a million who are left permanently disabled after vaccination? Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler observed in 1993 that less than 1 percent of doctors report adverse events following prescription drug use. [See DA Kessler, ‘Introducing MEDWatch,’ JAMA, June 2, 1993: 2765-2768]
“There have been estimates that perhaps less than 5 or 10 percent of doctors report hospitalizations, injuries, deaths, or other serious health problems following vaccination. The 1986 Vaccine Injury Act contained no legal sanctions for not reporting [via VAERS]; doctors can refuse to report and suffer no consequences.
“Even so, each year about 12,000 reports are made to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [VAERS]; parents as well as doctors can make those reports. [See RT Chen, B. Hibbs, ‘Vaccine safety,’ Pediatric Annals, July 1998: 445-458]
“However, if that number represents only 10 percent of what is actually occurring, then the actual number may be 120,000 vaccine-adverse events. If doctors report vaccine reactions as infrequently as Dr. Kessler said they report prescription-drug reactions, and the number 12,000 is only 1 percent of the actual total, then the real number may be 1.2 million vaccine-adverse events annually.”
As you can see, due to the infrequency of the reporting within the VAERS, the number of adverse reactions to vaccinations could be prodigious.
Consequently, it’s impossible to know how big the issue is.
This was yet another example which helped me as an individual glean a modicum of truth where only beliefs stood.
Having conducted my own research, which is still ongoing to this day, it has become blatant that what was passed off as knowledge, was in fact based on belief.
The great thing is that information is becoming available every single day for those willing to search for it.
In fact, a more recent book that has added more fuel to the fire is, Thimerosal – Let The Science Speak – The Evidence Supporting The Immediate Removal Of Mercury – A Known Neurotoxin – From Vaccines by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The book has hundred of data points reflecting the ongoing issues with vaccinations containing thimerosal, which unfortunately is a neurotoxin.
Sifting methodically and relentlessly through all the information available, regardless of the topic, is the only sensible way an individual can go from believing something, to knowing it.
That makes all the difference in the world.
After all, as an inquiring individual, do you want to believe something works? Or do you want to know?