Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, July 11, 2009

But They MEANT Well

But They MEANT Well!

Back in 1976 I was only 14 years old so my memory of this is non-existent, but perhaps some of my readers would remember it better. In '76 there was another Swine Flu scare, and the .gov decided that it was imperative that everyone in the country be vaccinated. Tens of millions were.

Some developed side-effects that varied from mild, to permanently crippling, to deadly. Here's a 60 Minutes segment on it from (I assume) 1979:

Now, let's get the pertinent parts correct: According to the 60 Minutes piece there was no pandemic. The vaccine given had not been tested, though the documentation given to the patients said it had. The forms the patients signed did not inform them of the (very slight) possibility of adverse reactions to the vaccinations. The government broadcast various "scary" and "everyone is doing it" commercials to convince people to get the shots, even going so far as to lie about who had received innoculations. Now in 1976 the .gov could only encourage, cajole, and browbeat people into getting vaccinated, and they weren't above lying even back then. Now? Who knows? This time there really is a pandemic, though its lethality is still in question. If people start dying this time, what will the reaction be in Washington?

(Found at Dvorak Uncensored)

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