Jenny McCarthy is not someone I'd think of as a role model. I'm not sure I'd even want to hear her movie recommendations, let alone let her give me life advice. For some reason, then, since she has a kid that is (possibly misdiagnosed as) Autistic, she is the mouthpiece for the anti-vaccination movement. She'll be on Larry King soon (tonight?), and just wait 'till she gets on Oprah and the mind control begins (has she already been on Oprah, or is Oprah already talking about it?). Besides having an afflicted child, what makes her qualified to speak on medical recommendations? Is it the fact that she was a centerfold 15 years ago? Perhaps it's because she has spent a lot of time on MTV, that's pretty educational.
See, the thing is, even after you remove some of the vaccines that are suspected of being nasty, you still get Autism. You can do any number of studies and reach any number of conclusions based upon how you fiddle the numbers and subjects, but the overall scientific concensus appears to be that there is no link between autism and vaccinations. Yet there is evidence that tends to indicate a genetic link.
So Darwinism? Well, it's a bit prolonged, and unfair to the children, but if you're stupid enough to believe Jenny McCarthy and not get your kids vaccinated, then their odds of reproducing are going to drop by some degree. This degree may not be great, unless they do a lot of international travel, but I'm hopeful that on a long enough timeline, the effect will be shown. It's tricky to have sex after Polio paralyses you!
Wait, you want an example, so you know I'm not just trying to sound scary? How about a Measles outbreak in California, caused by a family taking an unvaccinated 7 year-old to Germany. This then spread after he came back to the US, because some of those the child came into contact with also were not vaccinated. I hope that none of the other people who got sick were permanently effected, but this is a splendid case where a recommended and easy vaccination would have prevented the entire problem.
This isn't something I'd take totally seriously, but here is the count of cases of vaccine-preventable sicknesses and deaths since Jenny McCarthy started speaking out against them. The sicknesses and deaths are serious enough, but of course there isn't a direct link between Jenny and people being stupid enough not to have their kids vaccinated.
I hate to keep adding to this, but here is the article that I've seen referenced a few times elsewhere. It's the one by Jenny McCarthy where she calls her son a "Crystal" and herself an "Indigo," because some random person in the street said it to her. From the article:
After doing some of my own research on the word Indigo, I realized not only was I an early Indigo but my son was in fact a Crystal child. From that point on things in my life started to make sense. I always wondered why I was a ball-buster and rule breaker on TV, and at that moment I knew exactly why. I was born to not only think outside the box, but to break that box up into a million pieces. I called this day my “awakening” but really it was the day I remembered. This was the day my life and global mission became so clear. There was nothing I could do that could contain the excitement of what was to come.
I'm sorry, but if you take that seriously... well... I want a hit of whatever you're on. Seriously?
You can yell at me for this mental leap, but the first thing I wonder is whether untreated syphillis has caused megalomania. ;)
Last addition, for serious. What Are Indigo and Crystal Children and Adults? What The Fuck. I know that I am an overly logical person with my own set of faults on the other end of the scale, but the fact that people can believe a crock of shit like that is just so... disappointing.
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