Nope. I bet they love bottled water, too.
I'm sure that, typically, the majority of them believe that the vaccinations aren't bad for their children, the same way that they believe that they're not exploiting anyone to make and distribute their product. The same way that they believe that their larger-than-life lifestyles aren't toxic for the environment that their children will inherit. Because it depends on who you ask. If you put a bunch of rich, white, privileged males in a room and ask them to make decisions on behalf of everyone in the nation, who do you think will be most adequately represented? We all stand behind some less-than-honorable things that we do, because we believe that we gain from it and money is about self-interest. I struggle with eating cheese. I know people who believe that cheese consumption and farming is an awful, unthinkable thing to do, and I know some people who live by the 80's government food pyramid. Some people promote vaccines, disregarding the fact that who they most benefit are the elite. Fine, but I won't inject my child, thank you very much. I'd much prefer to get whooping cough. Where the garlic at?
I don't have billions of dollars behind me so that I can conduct studies which bend in directions that will make me feel better about my choices to exploit others, but some groups do. I'm not naive enough to think that anyone's infallible just because they have prestige or have been published to rave review, or that there are enough checks-and-balances to render money obsolete. To me, the CDC might as well be the pope. I'll take his answers into account, but I probably won't bet my life on them because damn, that guy walks around in some fancy clothes. Money will become obsolete in huge universally-pertinant decisions when money no longer exists. I'm not holding my breath that the CDC will account for the truth before they'll account for the needs of their lobbyists. I'm not going to hold my breath that as individuals, they've all researched the vaccines and applied their personal research to their children's health. These things tend to work by the trickle-down effect, and they're smothered in sugary-sweet language that makes it easier for the next person in line to accept and promote the idea. I know that lots of questionable things are promoted because of who they profit, regardless of the integrity of each individual involved. I know, because this is not the only realm in which it is happening. I think Monsanto. I think Arizona immigration laws. I think Nestle. I think circumcision. I think USDA "organic" (can you say farmer exploitation? pesticides??). I think hospital birth trauma and birth rape. I think of ritilin-pushing and over-diagnoses of "behavior problems" in schools. I think of anti-homebirth legislation. In fact, I think of legislation that is currently trying to change the definition of rape so that they can disregard the coming-out of some rape victims. Disgusting. Unhealthy. Reality.
If you must call me names, then yes, I'm a "conspiracy theorist". Are home-birthers conspiracy theorists, too? I mean, I believe that there are people who are willing to do a lot for money. Maybe it helps that I'm an emotionally/socially intellectual person too, but I doubt many would take that into consideration when they're trying to promote the medical genius / ethical infallibility of drug companies and the government that they pay to ruthlessly promote their product.
There have been a number of so-called "civil rights movements" that have overturned negative promotions by the government. Once, you would have had to disagree with the law to believe that schools should be racially integrated. It turns out, many people with positions of power have bias, too! Whoduthunkit?
Again, pass the garlic.
What's wrong with bottled water and USDA organic foods? Just wondering...I know it's off-topic but maybe you could pm me a few resources to get me started. Thank you.