During a Wednesday staff meeting Glenn Beck gave the stupid part of ‘Murika’s reaction to a report that the increase in whooping cough cases in California is a direct result of some individuals refusing to vaccinate their children in the expected manner: by praising those really, really stupid parents. He stood up — and applauded parents who decide not to vaccinate their children! Literally applauded!
After Beck’s producer, Tiffany Siegel, pointed out that rates of unvaccinated children in the region are approaching those of Sudan, Beck stood up and applauded parents who refuse, based on their personal beliefs rather than science, protect their children from resurfacing illnesses we have long though largely conquered.
“Why? Why are you applauding?” Siegel said as her attempts to introduce her boss to a foreign concept (facts) were drowned out by Beck’s clapping.
“Halfway, just to piss you off, Beck quipped.”I think that there is a lot of be said for being cautious on what we are jamming into our children’s arms by law, all the time,” he continued. Beck explained that he is not against all vaccinations, but that he was disdainful of the “arrogance” of the doctors and big gummint requiring people to be vaccinated.
According to Beck, it should be a choice — something a recent CDC report revealed to be a very, very bad idea. The report revealed that 90 percent of children who died from the flu last year were not vaccinated.
“Whenever you put medication in your body,” Beck said, “there is an equal and opposite. It happens. You’re putting it in to fix this organ or to fix this flaw, it’s going to push something else out of the way.”
Siegel told Beck that the drop in vaccination rates was leading to outbreaks of measles, whooping cough, and other preventable diseases. Beck, however, didn’t seem to care.
“It seems like we have an outbreak of Ebola,” Beck replied. “I mean, Disease is going to come. I’m not saying that we don’t use modern medicine. I’m not saying that I’m against all vaccinations. I’m saying that we consider the arrogance of doctors and governments jamming needles in our arms and our children’s arms and forcing us to do these things.”
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