Thursday, September 24, 2009

Behaviors that don't add up

I believe that parents that do not vaccinate their children are making a wrong decision. The respected scientific community is in complete agreement on this issue. I do not debate the nuance of whether the child should get every vaccine available or should they get 4 a the same time or spread the shots out. On the macro level, parents have an obligation to vaccinate their children. The reasons for not getting vaccinations are based on lies and misinformation and a lack of understanding by the parents; and let us not forget narcissism.

I am troubled by the fact that in order to get around the vaccinations the parents claim a religious exemption. And yet, when there is a medical need these parents will receive doctor's care. They simply lie about the religious exemption to get around the law requiring vaccinations.
I do not understand why any of this is legal.

But my real issue here is with Jewish hippies. Maybe they dress better and take more showers than the mental image of hippies, but you know of whom I speak. These hippies are the new age sensitive types. They have no problem dismissing medical science for their love of nature even though no midwife or energy healer ever cured cancer. These hippies have no problem using modern technology but rail against all things unnatural, like vaccines. These hippies are secular but nature is their religion. They have the luxury of loving nature because they never were stricken with polio.

So I wonder, why would a jewish hippie cast aside the 100% consensus by the medical community on the need and safety for vaccines, but without a thought they will perform unnecessary medical surgery and give their child a circumcision because a god they don't believe on tells them so?


Jason said...

Good post. In regards to the thought process of hippies that disregard science, it's because most people think religiously, even if they are atheists! What I mean is rather than use epirical evidence to form their visions and values, they twist evidence around their preconceived notions.

The Way said...

Yes, feelings seem to be more important than knowledge. Expertise is denigrated at the expense of rhetoric.