February 04, 2015

Make no mistake ...

... the topic of vaccinations -- or, more specifically, those choosing not to get them -- is NOT a right-wing idea. The anti-vax movement has a LOT of "progressive" bona fides. See here, here, here, and here to just name a few.

A study by Pediatrics shows that "many of these [anti-vax] clusters are in very politically liberal areas of California like “northern San Francisco and southern Marin County.”

But, natch, this won't stop the media from its usual defense.

Take yenta Joy Behar, for instance, who yesterday attempted to portray the anti-vax movement as conservative.

And the WaPo jumped in too, with the headline "The biggest myth about vaccine deniers: That they’re all a bunch of hippie liberals."

But the "progressives" themselves claim to be the "party of science" and the "reality-based" community.

Besides many of them being anti-vax, many also believe (as noted in the WaPo comment section:

  • genetically modified foods (GMO) are inherently dangerous
  • hydraulic fracturing poisons the water table despite being several thousand feet below it
  • taking guns away from law-abiding people reduces crime
  • radical Islamist terrorism isn't related to Islam

At any rate, hey, I can understand the "freedom" aspect of the vaccination debate; however, if you opt out, then you should also be opted out of schools and other public accommodations. Fair enough? Freedom, as always, is balanced with responsibilities.

Posted by Hube at February 4, 2015 04:06 PM | TrackBack

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