Guns and Butter

Guns and Butter – April 13, 2016

A program that investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics, hosted by Bonnie Faulkner.

  • Try Thinking

    This is madness. Your guest, Dr. Suzanne Humphries, is a well-known quack. So disingenuous or lazy of you not to mention the fact that she has , for years now, been rabidly anti vaccine, while recently modifying her rhetoric to make it sound as though she’s just concerned with the safety of adjuvants.

    She has become a homeopath, while cynically using her credentials to claim an argument from authority, and doesn’t even believe that vaccines work. A quote from her in 2011:

    “Never has there been a safe vaccine. Never will there be a safe vaccine, and it is not possible to have a safe vaccine. The reasoning for that is that the actual process of vaccination defies the natural function of the immune system of living beings. It thwarts the immune system into a balance that’s very unnatural and that leaves it susceptible to more things than just what you’ve maybe vaccinated supposedly for. Putting a disease matter into a body and thinking that the manner of which it’s going in (i.e., usually through a muscle through the skin using a very unnatural thing..”

    This doctor is a walking, talking, public health risk. Lots of lies, lots of cynical misuse of data and anecdotes (which are medically worthless). How on Earth did this interview go uninterrupted and unquestioned for such long stretches without the interviewer interjecting? So much unscientific woo allowed to run unchecked on KPFA. In most cases, I wouldn’t care, let some nutter believe that crystal healing will cure their ailments, but allowing lies about vaccines to spread is literally leading to the deaths of children. Shame on you.

    Check out some of her crazy background on rationalwiki and americanloons. And to top it all off, here’s an excerpt from an article that Dr. Humphries wrote in response to the closing of religious loopholes in California vaccination policy:
    “Many of us who once bowed at the altar of “eminence-based” medicine, have learned the hard way, and had to re-boot our belief system. We have learned through experience and researching the latest core scientific understanding of the immune system, that the human body can and does do the job God intended. By going back to the scriptures and understanding the principles from the “manufacturer’s manual,” we have a new found awe and respect for God’s design. We are learning that we can trust God’s design to maintain its health, providing we follow God’s principles to support and maintain what he manufactured, which is what it means to have a relationship with God, and to believe in God’s word.”

    Yeah, sounds like a real, science-literate, doctor. Why not bring on a former “auto industry expert” to tell us that seatbelts don’t save lives? Would be just as irresponsible.

  • Peregrina del Corazón

    Thank you for doing this program. My interest in this issue has recently been peaked after I suffered a serious vaccine injury. I can attest to the seeming blindness of the mainline medical community to the hazards posed by vaccines. They do not seem to be able to acknowledge that the injury that I suffered was due either in full or in part to the Adacel TDAP vaccine that I received. It is so refreshing to hear a more balanced viewpoint rather than the dogmatic party line of the mainline medical community. I have seen a similar sort of misappropriation of science on the part of the powers that be in regard to the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease and also the possibilities of Orthomolecular Health Medicine. Those are also areas where wikipedia has been largely dominated by the position of entrenched interests within the Medical Pharmaceutical complex. Here’s to more light and truth in the conversations about these and so many other important topics. Again. Thank you.

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