Listening will achieve more than vilifying
September 30 2019
I feel some important points need to be made here. Whichever ‘side’ you are on in this debate. This culture of insulting the other ‘side’ is counter productive and only serves to alienate people. Leading to an entrenchment of their position. When has calling someone an ‘idiot’, ‘get a life’, ‘you’re a sheeple’, ‘join the human race’, ‘you’re a
f...wit/d...head’ etc EVER won a discussion or argument? Seriously? In the history of time when have insults and vicious verbal/written attacks ever won an argument? Please remember on both sides of this are parents who love their children and want to protect them and do the best for their health and well-being. I sit in the middle on this issue as, having done extensive research on both sides, there are compelling arguments for both opinions. Contrary to what I see written on social media, all the parents I have met or read about who are cautious or anti vax, are not stupid or ill informed. They do not think the earth is flat, wear tin foil on their heads etc They have either had or know a child who has had a bad reaction to a vaccine. Or they have read articles on some concerning facts which are not widely covered in the media.
If you wish to convert someone from a point of view, you need to know where they are coming from and why they hold that view. I assure you it’s not because they are stupid or following the crowd. I suggest you research what the anti vax side are saying. There are a surprising number of Drs expressing concerns and some very smart lawyers etc questioning the standard view. Look up Robert Kennedy Junior’s opinions on this. He’s a very clever lawyer who could be doing much easier, more financially rewarding and less stressful work. But, chooses to challenge the drug companies on their safety record and known history of criminal activity in all other areas of their pharmaceuticals.
Few realise that even in America where litigation is widespread, you cannot sue the drug companies for any side effects from vaccines. They are totally immune from prosecution. Once you see where the ‘other side’ are coming from you can have a better conversation. Let’s stop this Witch hunt and demonisation of concerned parents who’s only crime is not agreeing with you. Thank you.
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