Managing Editor's Note: Thank you to Melissa and The Canary Party for sharing this post with us.
By Melissa Christopher
It is not a partisan issue; it is more than a political issue; it is great moral issue. If we condone political theft, if we do not resent the kinds of wrong and injustice that injuriously affect the whole nation, not merely our democratic form of government but our civilization itself cannot endure.
The one percenters. Lately the focus of much of America is on the one percent and the disparity that exists between those people with too much money, no morals and inappropriate power and the rest of us who work hard but do not reap the same benefits. Large amounts of corporate money are buying favors and concessions and who knows what else from politicians. This is awful and unfair. But, there is another one percent out there; a one percent that has my full attention.
The CDC has determined the number of children in this country with autism, to be one percent, that’s 1 in every 110 children. The U.S. is currently home to over 313 million people, so how many of these people have autism? This one percent of affected individuals also has some class inequality issues but instead of being the haves they are the have-nots. Children with autism and the people who love them have been denigrated, lied to and about and must beg for scraps of decent science. Science is first and foremost about truth and truth is an absolute it does not change at the whim of consensus, to pad the bottom line or to keep the population low. The other guys, Big Corporations, Big Pharma I call them, refuse to seek the truths of autism; refuse to do the science… like a comparison study ofvaccinated versus unvaccinated children. Don’t they realize how complicit and guilty that makes them appear? Bernadine Healy, first woman to lead the National Institute of Health, even said on CBS News “that public health officials have intentionally avoided researching whether subsets of children are "susceptible" to vaccine side effects—afraid of what they might find and afraid the answer will scare the public into not getting their children vaccinated, and have intentionally avoided the kinds of scientific research studies that might show causality.”
These corporate personhoods (Big Pharma), who seem entitled to more rights than my son, may have many reasons for not exploring the truths of autism; maybe they’re culpable, responsible for this huge rise in afflicted children, maybe they thought they could make a lot of money and no one would be the wiser… but now we have the Internet. The Internet has allowed parents to educate themselves, compare notes with others in the same boat, and focus their overwhelming desire to help their children in proactive, practical ways. The Canary Party is one such; “a movement created to stand up for the victims of medical injury, environmental toxins and industrial foods by restoring balance to our free and civil society and empowering consumers to make health and nutrition decisions that promote wellness.”
So now I have set the stage for you. This is how I, the mother of a fourteen-year-old child with autism, see the big picture of autism. And now part of what I know about autism is about to change. You see the numbers I spoke of above, that frightening one percent, that’s about to change, but not, most likely, for the better. You see this week brought the first day of Spring and the CDC has said they will release the new autism prevalence numbers ‘this Spring’. These statistics will probably only pertain to just one year, the year of 2000. Why the heck it takes twelve years to get these numbers out to the public is beyond me. The CDC can track down a salmonella-tainted cantaloupe in Duluth within weeks so why on earth does counting children with autism take so long… you’d almost think they were trying to hide something. Utah has already revealed their autism prevalence figures and they show a 73% increase in the last six years, 1 in 77 children, and 1 in every 49 boys. The CDC picks and chooses the states it uses to do this study and they have changed which states they use each time they do this study… that’s really bad scientific protocol by the way.
What will America’s future look like if national statistics are even close to this number? What will our country look like when 1 in 49 men has autism? So I ask … will our democratically elected officials finally admit that AUTISM IS AN EPIDEMIC! And, by the way, this is not a genetic-based epidemic… that is pure deceit and absolute foolishness, everyone knows that our environment is to blame; polluted air, fouled waters, GMO foods, EMF radiation, fracking chemicals, and, oh yes, the crazy, untested vaccine schedule are all doubtless to blame. Will Big Government once again try to bury the news story, will they remain complacent, will they try and spin this… and is changing the criteria for an autism diagnosis in the DSMV part of their spin?
When will the government finally admit that autism is a dire emergency? And, most importantly, what can and should we all do to change this world and make it a safer, healthier, fairer place. Fairness is justice and truth is absolute… justice and truth… that is all we ask for, what we must demand.
Justice and Truth.
Melissa Christopher is a Warrior Mom of the most amazing son in the world, Bowie. Bowie writes wonderful poetry, draws beautiful pictures, is loved by everyone who knows him and suffers from autism, the result of vaccine injury and lyme infection. She relocated, as a single parent, from Houston, Texas to northern California where she helped found an inclusion model social skills program. Proud of the community she has created and therapy that they perform… all the result of amazing people who have chosen to make healing and helping children with developmental disorders their career. She feels strongly that autism and many other disorders/diseases are man-made… the result of greed and in disregard of humanity.