Is it hypocritical if someone is adamantly anti-vaccinations because of "the poisons/toxins" vaccines contain and not wanting to "put that crap in my child's body", yet feeds that same child processed foods, fast foods, junk foods, non-organic foods, etc.?   

Is it hypocritical for someone to fear the government and pharmaceutical companies and believe in some big conspiracy theory, yet rely on that same government for help with health care costs, etc. when needed, and on the pharmaceutical companies to cure them and their children when they fall terribly ill?

Just a couple things that really irk me.   

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mom2a...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:07 PM Sounds like it to me.

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sgr123
Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:07 PM Irks me too.

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SlapI...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:40 PM Yes, it is.

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joani...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:44 PM

heheheh, yeah....the same government that is injecting the kids is the same one we trust to regulate food too.  FDA= FOOD and drug administration....doesnt seem like they (anti-vacs) are too worried about THAT  (in general....in general, ok)

IN SHORT...YES!!!!!! 

 

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gotwins3
Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:52 PM Exactly, joaniedanger! =) 

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SlapI...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 9:24 PM Actually, I think the anti-vax movement in general is very concerned about the way that the FDA regulates food.  This is a common trend.  What would make you assume that joaniedanger?  Learn a little more about those that you judge so that you can get it right next time ;).

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gotwins3
Jun. 4, 2008 at 12:39 PM SlapItHigh, you are wishfully thinking if you think the majority of the anti-vax movement feels the way you do.  I could only hope that people didn't just jump on the bandwagon of whatever the new "fad" is among uneducated, young, inexperienced people who are so easily influenced by celebrities, myspace, and youtube.  I wish that they would THOROUGHLY educate themselves on all aspects, and really stand for what they believe in- not be wishy-washy and feed their kids boxed mac and cheese and kool-aid, all the while spouting off to the virtual world about the woes of vaccines.  You can't have it both ways, people- you're either against all "toxins", or you're not.  The argument doesn't hold water otherwise.

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SlapI...
Jun. 4, 2008 at 3:48 PM I am very familiar with the anti-vax community as I've been extremely active in it for a long time.  Yes there are some who are hypocritical but the movement in general is VERY concerned about the FDAs regulation of food as well as drugs, supplements and herbs.  I don't think you'll be able to rationally dispute that.  The hypocritcal ones are in the minority.  Point them out all you want, doesn't bother me.  But joaniedanger was flat out wrong in her generalization.

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gotwins3
Jun. 4, 2008 at 9:20 PM SlapItHigh, thank you for your insight.  I understand that the movement in general is concerned about all facets of the FDA's regulations, and I appreciate that concern- there is definitely room for improvement.  However, I don't believe that the majority of people who call themselves anti-vax share that same concern- or at least, they don't actively and consistently seek and use alternatives.  I am basing this on my experience as an RN in infectious diseases and immunizations, as well as in maternal/child health.  I have worked for county health departments, and have answered countless questions, responded to countless concerns, and listened to countless arguments both for and against vaccinations.  Out of all the people I worked with who were anti-vax, it was a very small minority who also believed in feeding their family all organic, natural foods, used alternative/complementary medicines routinely, etc.  I am also basing my beliefs on the experiences of my fellow medical professionals- they would tend to agree with me. 

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SlapI...
Jun. 6, 2008 at 4:36 PM I did a search for "vaccination" and clicked on every journal that was in any way "anti-vaccine" and then clicked on the user's profile.  Every single one of them had comments on their profile or groups listed as being a member of that talked about seeking and using alternatives.  Almost all of them were a member of some type of organic living group, lol.  I went through like 15 pages of journals lol and it was quite consistent.

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