The Pro Vaxxers Guide to Changing the Narrative
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, the pro vax team had a problem. Coming off of the swine flu debacle and with whispers towards unexplained death in babies right after their shots, trust was very low in vaccines as the lifesaving breakthrough that they were supposed to be. So the vaccinators demanded that they had no liability for any injuries. Congress and President Reagon acquised.
They created a separate court for childhood vaccine injuries, based on separate rules. A little like going to military court in lawfare. Since they were liable for nothing the childhood vaccine schedule sprouted like mushrooms after a rainstorm.
Quietly some distraught mothers took notes of their childs death or decline after vaccines. Some talked amongst themselves in sympathy, perhaps the most dangerous thing you can do to Leviathan. SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, pretty rare and sometimes unheard of in cultures pre vaccines, was becoming mainstream.
The pro Vaxxers drug of choice here was media. SIDS was common, SIDS was (though tragic) normalized. Lots of babies die from it, lots of babies always did, but it was called (whatever terrible disease of the past).
Then the next step happened. Why was there so much SIDS? It couldn't be the exploding childhood and infant vaccine schedule, mind you. There had to be something else to blame it on.
Suddenly a new explanation appeared! Mothers (let's always blame the mothers) were delinquently leaving their babies to sleep on their stomachs or their sides where they could roll onto their stomachs. It is fair to say that blocking the airway in this way could cause a baby to hypothetically suffocate. It's also fair to say that the news had no need to bring this possible tragedy forward until they needed to cover for pharma.
So now the baby is best on their back in a crib movement was born. The crib part bothered me most. If I'm worried about my baby suffocating, I'm going to want the child as close to me as possible. No, we were assured. I will crush them in my sleep. They are better off alone.
That this failed the test of thousands of years of human nature was not questioned. Progressive, I suppose.
And what became of those mothers in the late twentieth century who questioned the SIDS diagnosis and asked questions? As we all know, they were a small contingent of misinformed malcontents who didn't know anything! By the late 1980’s, due to some bad batches of vaccines all going to the same place, allowing people in small towns to check notes, batches of hot lots were separated out. They needed the misery spread around.
From that point forward the playbook was set. Anything that seemed abnormal just a few years or generations ago, needed to be normalized. Perhaps it had always happened, and was just called x. Once it had been normalized only then could the next step be implemented. It happened because of you, in a top punching down fashion.
My guess is in a few years heart attacks amongst 10 year olds will be pretty common. Taking a page out of the vaccine playbook it will probably be blamed on global warming, which is rampant because of our own selfish needs. What do you all think?