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#1 of 3 Old 07-12-2013, 06:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I just read this article: 

 

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/07/destabilizing-the-jenny-mccarthy-public-health-industrial-complex/277695/

 

written by this guy: 

http://domin.dom.edu/faculty/dperry/

 

Now I know articles like these are a dime a dozen. They all say the same BS. They are all littered with fear-based propaganda and boil down an incredible complex issue to Jenny McCarthy, but this one REALLLY stuck in my craw for some reason. This guy equates the choice to not vaccinate with withholding lifesaving medical treatment for a known disease in lieu of prayer. I mean seriously????? hammer.gif argue.gif

 

I was so incensed by this man's inaccurate poor excuse of journalism (I realize he is not a journalist) that I actually emailed him and told him exactly what I thought of his article and why.....and then I didn't send it! Why? Because I am so tired of doing this banghead.gif

 

Why do I do this to myself? 

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If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.

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I'm profoundly disappointed that The Atlantic agreed to run these paragraph-long cliches. I usually expect a much higher caliber of writing from their articles and op-eds. They've gradually been dumbing down their stuff, though. irked.gif
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Yeah....terrible article, pathetic comments, and I even found a typo. Classy!

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               "Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."

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