By Catherine Frompovich
Why do the blacklist hearings of Senator Joe McCarthy in the 1950s (http://www.answers.com/topic/joseph-mccarthy) remind me of what’s going on with vaccinations today?
I lived through and experienced those infamous days, and recall how everyone was overwhelmed in some way by what was going on in Washington, DC, because of one senator’s obsession: McCarthyism: Bullying attacks and accusations, sneeringly anti-communist and anti-intellectual, with a tendency to brand anyone who disagreed with him as disloyal, un-American or a secret communist sympathizer. Read more: (http://www.answers.com/topic/joseph-mccarthy…)
All that police-state-like activity really did not make much sense insofar as McCarthy was able to ruin numerous lives and professionals, and instill much fear in the general public. One never knew who would be next on the list of being accused of ‘communist beliefs’ or being a communist sympathizer. It was a dark time in this country’s history because of one person’s dogged determination that HE was correct.
The same thing is happening today in medicine, I feel, but the repercussions are much more sinister and dramatic. However, McCarthy was only one individual who had it wrong; today we have an entire pharmaceutical industry with its ‘lackeys’—the U.S. FDA and physicians—along with the press and media, who parrot Big Pharma’s pseudo-science regarding vaccines and vaccinations, often promoting erroneous information in the name of science or deliberately keeping life-threatening information from healthcare consumers that would empower parents to make informed consent decisions regarding their children’s health.