My take on this will anger some people, and I apologize in advance for doing so, but this is what I really believe.
I believe that it is the same force that drove otherwise good, kind, otherwise-Christian Germans and Austrians to hate the Jews in the 1930's and 1940's , and the same force that drives bigotry of any kind.
That force is a combination of fear, herd mentality, and a kind of survival instinct, and it's part of human nature. It drives one to ignore facts when one feels threatened.
It is compounded by the greed of a select few, who play upon these fears.
In the 1930's, there was a massive propaganda campaign launched against the Jews; children's books and adult cartoons depicted Jews as money-grubbing leeches who supposedly harmed innocent children. Newspapers talked about the horrible threat against the culture from these "outsiders."
I know what I'm talking about first-hand--my father was a Holocaust survivor, and we have a newspaper clipping from 1937, with a picture of him and a schoolfriend (both born in Austria, to Austrian parents)--two little boys with dark curly hair (obviously not Aryan) wearing lederhosen and carrying schoolbooks. The caption was about how the "Outsiders" dared to wear the Austrian national costume (which ALL schoolboys wore) and were a sign of Jews taking over Austrian culture. And how it must be stopped.
Fast-forward to today. Children's books and TV cartoons are filled with propaganda of how getting vaccines helps. Newspapers are literally full of lies--there is article after article about how the "science is in," how vaccines are "proven" to not be linked with autism (no such proof exists), how Wakefield lied in a study to link MMR with autism (it wasn't a study, it was a case series, and it said very clearly, "we have NOT proved a causal association with MMR and autism"). I've even seen SEVERAL newspaper articles saying that Wakefield's study linked thimerosal in the MMR with autism (MMR does not and never has contained thimerosal, and Wakefield's case series never mentioned thimerosal).
The press reports every year that vaccines are safe, and that thimerosal has been "removed.".No mention is made of the 1297 cases of admitted and compensated vaccine-induced permanent brain damage. No mention is made of the many studies linking vaccines with autoimmune disease, asthma, diabetes, lupus, MS, etc. No mention is made of the fact that 90% of the flu shots available are thimerosal-preserved. No mention is made of the fact that the adult versions of the vaccines given in the US are still thimerosal-preserved, nor of the fact that the thimerosal-preserved pediatric vaccines are still being made in the US--and shipped to third-world countries, where autism and autoimmune disease rates are suddently on the rise.
Flu shots are urged in every news media, in every drug store, on every corner. Businesses offer financial incentives to "get your flu shot." No mention is made anywhere of the recent studies showing that the flu shot is as effective as...a placebo. No mention is made of the possible risks of this vaccine. None whatever. It even says in the package insert "safety and efficacy not determined in eldery and pediatric populations." The answer to recent studies showing especial lack of efficacy in the elderly? Give them a DOUBLE shot. No mention is made of the increase in reports of severe adverse effects in those getting the double shot.
Those who refuse, delay, or even QUESTION vaccines are vilified. Parents have had children taken by various government services for refusing vaccines. California just passed a bill allowing children as young as 12 years old to be given hepatitis B vaccine, Gardasil, and other "services" relating to sexual activity WITHOUT PARENTAL KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT. The press blames each and every outbreak of a "vaccine-preventable disease" on the unvaccinated, in spite of the fact that the vast majority of those come down with these diseases are fully vaccinated.
Just like in the 1930's, it's all about fear-mongering, and finding a group to blame, a group whose removal from the situation will result in increased profits to others.
So, just like in the 1930's, we need to ask ourselves: who is threatened by someone turning down a flu shot, Gardasil, Rotavirus vaccine, etc?? What is being threatened? Not their health, that's for sure.
As always, we need to follow the money trail, because THAT'S what is being threatened, and THAT is what is being used to force compliance. Vaccines are a multi-billion dollar business. Money is used as the motivating factor for vaccine compliance rates in medical practices, in businesses (health insurance companies offer discounts for companies with 100% vaccine compliance rates), and health insurance rates.
The financial conflict of interest is EVERYWHERE. The former head of the CDC is now president of Merck's vaccine division. The head of Reuter's is on the board of Merck. The Murdochs are on the board of Glaxo, AND own and run their own vaccine testing facility. The doctors who teach in medical schools are also paid consultants with pharmaceutical companies--usually with SEVERAL pharmaceutical companies. The CME (Continuing Medical Education) courses required for doctors' board certification are directly run by pharmaceutical companies.
And all the studies that purport to show how "safe" vaccines are are in some way financially tied to the very industry that profits from their sale. This is known as "tobacco science," for obvious reasons.
The really sad thing is, we haven't changed at all in the last 80 years. Only the group being targeted has changed. The motivations, the methods--all the same.
Wow. So, a public health campaign is equivalent to targeted genocide?