** this thread is meant to be a conservation among those who are non-vax and non-vax friendly**
I am sensing a shift in tactics lately from the pro-vax contingent.
It used to be that all information (or not all, but much) information was put out there and people would discuss (attack) the information they did not agree with. Some discussion was useful and thoughtful, and some was just smear campaigns, but still.
Over the last month or so I have noticed a definite trend where pro-vaxxers have tried to suppress information, even before it gets out.
Evidence for the above:
1. Ted talks deciding it won't host any science information that is not fairly mainstream.
2. A bunch of pro-vax people (or pro-science) being annoyed that alternative points of view are presented to the public through the media. They claim the non-vax position is bogus and bad science, so therefore should not be given airspace (friggin dictators…)
The why this is going on is very interesting.
There is a bit of a backlash against vaccines at the moment. Both the flu and pertussis vaccines are not as good as they hoped. Paul Thorsen. CSpan.
Maybe they are running scared? Let's suppress information before it even gets out?
Do you, fellow non-vaxxers, think suppression of information is a trend or just a temporary blip?
“Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship.”
― Bruce Coville
Edited by kathymuggle - 12/16/12 at 8:13am