Friday, January 10, 2014

"Libertarian" REASON Magazine Calls Jenny McCarthy an 'ENEMY OF FREEDOM' for Daring to Question Vaccines

By Martin Hill

As if REASON Magazine's Dec. 6 article promoting 'coercive vaccination' wasn't bad enough, the rag labeled actress Jenny McCarthy as an 'ENEMY OF FREEDOM' for daring to question the establishment line on vaccines. As if he worked for a government propaganda outfit, Reason writer Ronald Bailey takes a swing at "People who don't wish to take responsibility for their contagious microbes" and asserts that people have no right to refuse vaccines, since, as Bailey contends, they are endangering others. Excerpts:
Refusing Vaccination Puts Others At Risk -A pragmatic argument for coercive vaccination 12/6/13
"A significant proportion of Americans believe it is perfectly all right to put other people at risk of the costs and misery of preventable infectious diseases... There would be no argument against allowing people to refuse vaccination if they and their families would suffer alone the consequences of their foolhardiness... But that is not the case in the real world."
"...people who refuse vaccination are asserting that they have a right to "swing" their microbes at other people. There is no principled libertarian case for their free-riding refusal to take responsibility for their own microbes...People who refuse vaccination for themselves and their children are free-riding off herd immunity. Anti-vaccination folks are taking advantage of the fact that most people around them have chosen the minimal risk of vaccination, thus acting as a firewall protecting them from disease. But if enough refuse, the firewall comes down and other people get hurt."
It turns out that this latest pro-vaccine swill isn't new. In their 7/10/13 article 45 ENEMIES OF FREEDOM, Reason listed actress Jenny McCarthy at number 28. Forcing readers to wade through seven very slow-loading pages for a single article, (which might be why this never got much attention,) they finally include the snide swipe at the actress. (A one-page printable version of the article is here, in case you need kindling):
"A second-string actress who has managed to stay in the limelight by promoting the bogus theory that vaccines cause autism, McCarthy traffics in pseudoscience and fear. Partly as a result of her widely publicized yet scientifically ignorant pronouncements, hundreds of thousands of fearful parents have needlessly endangered the health and lives of their children."
Even worse, out of the 45 "enemies of freedom," REASON chose to single-out McCarthy for special attention and put her on the Magazine cover standing next to Communist dictator Mao Tse-Tung, whom they point out "killed at least 35 million Chinese citizens." A naked-looking cartoon version of McCarthy is hiding behind a sign opposing "Vaccine Toxins."

Ironically, Reason begins the piece stating "What unites them is their active effort to control individuals rather than allow them free choice, to wield power recklessly rather than act on the recognition that the stuff inherently corrupts, and to popularize lies in a world that's desperate for truth."

Read the rest here.


  1. Even better: the list says John McCain "deserves our gratitude" for his sacrifices in a POW camp, which he wouldn't have been in had he not been part of the US war machine.

  2. The collectivists over at Reason are really starting to piss me off.

  3. IF vaccines "worked"......( not talking here of a more natural "immunization", mind you)... and did not contain very dangerous adjuvants, virus parts and pieces, random genetic instructions, etc. this argument would be even LESS rational. ...Because, of all the folks who got an 'effective' vaccination, the refusnick would be the ONLY one to get sick, right?
    "REASON" (ha!) has lost the logical basis of their namesake.
    If I choose to NOT get a vaccine,

  4. By that "logic," you are an "enemy of freedom" if you ever:

    Don't spend hours per day in the sun or take high doses of vitamin D.
    Don't eat dirt or take high doses of probiotics.
    Consume any grains, sugar, or alcohol.
    Use any anti-biotics, corticosteroid or immunosuppressant drug.

    And best of all...

    If you get a vaccine. The ingredients (often mercury, aluminum, formaldayhyde and anti-biotics) weaken your immune system and make you more likely to catch a communicable illness.

    Even the CDC shills state that the flu "vaccine" success rate becomes negative as the flu season drags on, meaning you are more likely to catch it than prevent it. At the start of flu season, it only helps 1 out of 100 people overall, with no net benefit to the elderly or children, which are the only risk.

    Even if you use the argument that spreading a pathogen would be hurting others, that's ignoring how today's prolific "vaccines" work - or don't work, more accurately.

    Flu, chickenpox, and even the measles / mumps / rubella vaccines of today do not last long enough to actually prevent the spread of illness like, say, the polio vaccine. And since polio is dead, we don't need polio vaccines.

    Reason needs a new name.

  5. I cancelled my subscription to "Reason" Magazine over a decade ago.

  6. Ah yes, the "reason" (hey-o!) I quit bothering to read that publication in the late 1990s was that, even as a newly minted libertarian, I could tell how unserious and hypocritical that crowd was (and still is).

  7. Every Doctor or PHD I've ever read, was against vaccinations. Last week, I got a book called The Vaccine Safety Manual by Neil Z. Miller. If anyone ever thought that Vaccines were Effective, or Protective, and that the side effects were not worse than the disease you think your getting rid of by vaccinating, they should read this book.

  8. Every Doctor and PHD I've ever read, and I've read several, were all against vaccines. And for good reason. They don't work, cause other diseases, can cause the disease your actually vaccinating against, more harm than good. Glad I ignore Reason Magazine.

  9. Reason has some good writers. Not many, but a few.
    Ronald Bailey, though, is definitely not one of them. And I don't have to click to know who wrote this...

  10. LOL! Maybe we can get Ronald Bailey to show us who are infecting others with "our" germs (although these germs are all around us in the environment almost daily) about how safe vaccines are by taking all the vaccines that are recommended and documenting about how wonderful is his health. That would be really interesting!

  11. Reason Magazine is an enemy of freedom for suggesting that anybody who questions government orthodoxy, or the "public benefit" of gross state force, is an "enemy of freedom".