I am taking several days… maybe a week or two off of Facebook. Yesterday I sat there for hours and hours reading the Vaccine debate(?) crap. I don’t dare step into it. But I read enough to know there is much much anger and hate out there. Things on one of the Mother Jones article links got nasty and heated, and when you put facts in people faces and all they can come back with is… “well… well… well then, YOUR RACIST!!!!” (their misspelling, not mine, and their bit of ugly when the dude ~never~ even mentioned race, or religion, or anything) It was like an, if you can’t beat them, side track them type thing.
And if you are wondering, no, we don’t vaccinate. My oldest son had a horrible reaction to his first MMR shot, and then another reaction to another vaccine when he was going into Kindergarten (back then I ate the load of crap the dr’s fed me, and it only took a year and two months til we pulled him out of school and never looked back. Worst year and two months of our lives!) No one can tell me that some people don’t have horrible reactions to vaccines. Especially since we’ve been here in CO, and working to get my daughter well right along side some of the people that swear vaccines harmed their children. I see it ~first hand~, I’ve lived it with my child’s leg swelling up to three times its size, while he had a raging 103 fever for two days! I count my blessings every day that that is all that happened to my oldest. After Cassie had her extreme reaction to antibiotics almost three years ago now, antibiotics that were in the end totally unnecessary because the foot dr did just what we asked the pediatrician to have her do in the first place, and took her two big toe nails off, and it all healed well right after that! But the pediatrician gave us the scrip anyway, because, “hey Publix is giving away antibiotics for ~Free~!!! Might as well give that a try before you go finding a foot dr!” /kick myself all. the. time. over that one.
So waaaayy back when we decided not to vaccinate we looked into what is causing reactions? What is in those shots? How long do they work? The first big yuck, and totally against every moral fiber of my being, in the rubella vaccine (part of the MMR) there are cells from aborted babies. If you look up what it takes to make vaccines, there is an ingredient called WI-38 and basically what that is is cells taken from aborted fetuses that have to be at least 18 weeks old. Wonder where the pharma companies get those? So where the hell is all the outrage from the Christian community about this??? You see them all up in the faces of people at abortion clinics, how its so EVIL, and what sinners people are for killing their babies. But sooo many of those same people are now all over facebook yelling at people, “keep YOUR unvaxx filthy child away from MINE, or I will Kill you! I will Sue you if MY child gets sick!!!!!” and how, “you are a horrible irresponsible parent, and your children are going to DIE, and at the very least should be taken away by the state, because you are hurting them by not vaccinating!!!” Yes, it got really really ugly. But here these same religious people are injecting their children with fetus cells from the dead babies. The same babies they soooooo want to protect from Those other Evil parents that are making bad decisions. Then they shut their eyes tightly to any facts given to them. Nice.
So, I’m not saying any side is right, or any side is wrong. Vaccinate your children if you want to. I’ll continue not to vaccinate mine. I also home school them (out of our own pocket too btw), and we can’t afford to take any ~vacations~ that might endanger the whole wide world. Oooohhh, scary! I’ve been told before that I endanger my children because we can’t afford health insurance also, and people were all snarky and full of Hate towards us, and hoped my children would get sick and suffer, because we were such horrible parents. Guess what? They got their wish. My child got horribly sick, and yes, we paid for it all out of pocket, and moved across the country to get her the medical help she needed, and it’s still cheaper than health insurance! So, when I see people flinging around the, “I hope your child gets measles and suffers horribly” it really hurts me! Good Christians. Heh.
So yeah, I’m backing out of social media, and the poop storm of hate, because people suck. And yeah, I cheered a little when I found out CO was the most un-vaccinated state in the union. Kinda seals the deal that we made the right move. 😉
TTYL 🙂 (if you’re thinking of leaving hate in the comments just keep it stuffed down inside of yourself for a day or so, and see how it feels. if I find it here, I will probably just delete it anyway)