BROADCASTING v. LIBERTY
THE EXTREME danger of a biased, monopolistic broadcasting system was well illustrated during the smallpox scare of 1961. In two consecutive “Any Questions?” programmes, eight popular broadcasters in a row all demanded the return of compulsory vaccination, apparently on the grounds that “we are getting slack about it”.
Who is getting slack about what?
Did these hand-picked BBC brains never learn that the first trial of compulsory vaccination, beginning in 1853, was followed, in the four years of 1870-73, by Britain’s biggest smallpox epidemic, with 46,000 deaths? Since then, our population has more than doubled; so, if “like causes produce like results”, do we want about 100,000 smallpox deaths in a few years’ time? If not, why ask for it? Evidently, the price of liberty and health is eternal vigilance, not eternal listening.
All of these popular speakers, one of whom is a clergyman, agreed that people should be allowed to escape vaccination on religious grounds. What do they really believe in—religion or vaccination?
No official broadcaster has ever been allowed to hint that there are the strongest possible intellectual reasons, and many of them, for rejecting every kind of preventive vaccination. The Radio, in peddling its garbled stories of Jenner, Pasteur and company to the schools, etc., always omits to mention that when the first scientific attacks on vaccinationists began, the antis were led by serious scientists all of whom had been brought up to believe in the sacred rite, but who, for one disinterested reason or another, had studied it closely, rejected it completely and had the courage to say so.
Dr. Charles Creighton, Alfred Russel Wallace, William White, Prof. Edgar Crookshank, William Tebb, Dr. Scott Tebb, Dr. William J. Collins and his father, of the same name, who had been a public vaccinator for 20 years and had renounced the practice, were all head-and-shoulders above their opponents, both in intellect and in integrity. They may therefore never be mentioned on the radio, nor may their history.
This omission is undoubtedly intended to imply that the principle of blood-poisoning for health has been established beyond all reasonable doubt. History has consistently proved the utter futility of vaccination as well as its manifold dangers, and we must remind the radio mugwumps that they cannot fool all of the listeners all of the time, even by hand-picking their broadcasters and ruthlessly firing any one of them who dares to question the divine right of the blood-poisoners, let alone laugh at them like Commander Campbell.
In the meantime, we have to put up with perpetual propaganda glorifying Jenner and Pasteur. It would be difficult for any child to pass an examination in general knowledge without having absorbed most of it. On the chapel wall by Pasteur’s tomb, for instance, we can read:
“1865: The Silkworm Diseases.” What this means is that in that year Pasteur began trying to save the silkworm from the ravages of pebrine and flacherie. His triumph has to be taken for granted—on the radio, anyway. What is missing, however, is the official record of the output of sillk before and after Pasteur’s genius was brought to bear upon the problem. In the last broadcast we heard on this subject, the ending was abrupt: ” . . . and so, Pasteur saved the silkworms.” Just like that! Here are the figures, in kilogrammes of cocoons:
1850, when the industry was prospering: 30,000,000.
1866, when Pasteur had begun saving it: 15,000,000.
1873, when he had officially triumphed: 8,000,000.
1886, the output fell almost as low as: 2,000,000.
At the time of his triumph, Pasteur was awarded a pension of 12,000 frs. We imagine that this figure was well maintained.
In the case of the silkworm diseases, as in that of anthrax in cattle, despite all Pasteur’s conjuring-tricks and salesmanship, the people professionally concerned had to solve their problems for themselves, as usual. Do we hear this from the radio?
The best antidote to Pasteurian propaganda is the book by E. Douglas Hume, Bechamp or Pasteur? (Daniel). It will disillusion anyone who really wants to be disillusioned.
WHO WANTS TO BE DISILLUSIONED
Most people cherish their delusions even more than their other ailments. As Thomas Edison was fond of saying:
“There is no expedient to which Man will not resort to avoid the hard work of thinking.”
The germ theory and the idea that germs can be conquered by vaccines was one of the most greedily grasped of all such expedients. It was so much more modern and scientific than the fuddyduddy idea of mending our ways or atoning for past errors. Man wants to believe that the maladies he brings upon himself are all due to those terrible germs, which, being unable to sue for libel, are the ideal scapegoats. What a tremendous debt we owe to Louis Pasteur, the Microbe Man!
And yet Pasteur himself, at the end of his life, was quoted by his old friend, Prof. Renon, who attended him in his final illness, as having said:
“Bernard was right. The germ is nothing. The soil is everything.”
It cannot be believed that this final scientific utterance of Pasteur’s is not authentic, but it is not inscribed on the wall of his tomb, nor have we ever heard it quoted on the radio.
The germ theory means big money. The show must go on! The Press seldom mentions any mysterious, infective or degenerative disease without holding out the hope that if we give enough millions to the millionaire laboratories to enable them to plague millions of animals for years, then a vaccine will be “discovered”, millions of lives will be saved and all will be well—for the laboratories, at least
The mere fact that compulsory vaccination in any country is always followed by more and worse smallpox must be sternly suppressed. So must the fact that the least vaccinated country in the world, Australia, has had fewer than one smallpox death per annum throughout her whole history and only three deaths among children under the age of five. The one Australian victim during the last 43 years—a hospital nurse—was infected by a woman who was landed at Fremantle with smallpox after two vaccinations during the previous six months—as usual, we must add. At one time, the infant vaccination figure was below 1 per cent, but it has lately been raised, possibly by the pretty fairy story about Jenner and the dairymaids, which we have heard broadcast from Melbourne by voices which do not sound Australian.
It would seem that International Blood-Poisoners Unlimited have decided to remove the Australian thorn from their side, and so they have refused to allow Australia to subscribe to the International Sanitary Conventions. They try to pretend that Australia has always been very strict about vaccination, and -will not let anyone enter the country without proof of having paid tribute in cash to the Golden Calf. They are actually trying to make vaccination compulsory in Australia. Can they give the smallest excuse for not letting well alone? Of course not—but the mere truth does not pay them well enough.
It is certain that if the Australians are all compulsorily poisoned with real vaccine they will eventually enjoy the biggest smallpox epidemic they have ever known, but by that time, no doubt, the vaccine promoters will have found new fields to conquer, as happened in the case of the Philippines scandal.