Jim Carrey Slams Big Pharma’s Influence Over US Political System

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Written by Derrick Broze at theantimedia.org

 

Earlier this month actor Jim Carrey made headlines after he tweeted his feelings about California’s new vaccine law to his 14 million followers. The new law eliminates exemptions for vaccines based on religious or personal reasons. The well-known actor called California Governor Jerry Brown a “corporate fascist.”

Following the tweets, Jim Carrey was attacked by the media for not blindly supporting vaccinations. In a post titled, “Safety and Civil Liberties: Is Corporate Clout Calling the Shots?,”Carrey stated that he supports the use of vaccines but also called out the dangers in accepting the practice without question. He writes, “Let me be clear: I fully support the use of vaccines and believe they play a vital role in protecting the health of individuals and the public at large. That does not mean, however, that every vaccine is healthy, imperative, or right for every individual in every circumstance.”

Carrey goes on to acknowledge that vaccines have saved millions of lives from whooping cough, smallpox and more deadly diseases. “There is no question that many of these vaccines have been among the greatest medical advancements in history. There is also no question that vaccines can and do injure people as the hundreds of millions of dollars awarded in vaccine court have proved.”

The vaccine court Carrey refers to is officially known as the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The so-called vaccine court is a little-known system that is intended to address claims of Americans who believe their children have been harmed by vaccinations. The court is an established part of the federal judiciary system, however, the authorities over the cases are not called judges but rather “special masters.”

In late 2014, TruthInMedia reported that the Associated Press examined hundreds of court decisions, performed more than 100 interviews, and studied a database containing more than 14,500 cases. The database was last updated in January 2013, with the government refusing to release any new updates.

The AP investigation found several issues with the court. These included tens of millions of taxpayer dollars paid to private attorneys who often practice “churning,” a practice described as filing a large number of claims regardless of the quality of the claims. In the private court, attorneys are paid out whether or not they succeed in convincing the court. That fact has lead to questionable billing practices and an increase in court claims.

The AP report also found that “expert” witnesses for the families and the government often have a lack of credibility or conflicts of interest. The report said that some of the experts are also involved in setting up nonprofits that question vaccine safety. Meanwhile, doctors hired by the government to testify in defense of vaccines have ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

The AP report seems to confirm Jim Carrey’s concerns. “Over the past 20 or so years, pharmaceutical companies have given nearly $300 million to candidates for federal office, spent almost $200 million influencing California state elections, and have amassed over $3 billion in fees for high-powered lobbyists in Washington,” he writes. “I don’t think its crazy to be suspicious when these companies receive guaranteed revenue streams from politicians they have spent billions trying to influence.”

Carrey also says that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) operates a “revolving door” which  “spins in perpetuity.”He also mentions CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson. In February of this year, TruthInMedia reported on the existence of a whistleblower within the CDC. Dr. William Thompson alleges that a study he worked on “fudged numbers” to lower the number of black children who were adversely affected by a certain type of vaccine.

Journalist Ben Swann later confirmed that Dr. Thompson did, in fact, turn over documents to Congressman Bill Posey’s office:

“Congressman Bill Posey’s office has confirmed exclusively to Benswann.com that a ‘very large number’ of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

“According to Congressman Posey’s spokesman, George Cecala, ‘I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time.’ Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman’s staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over.”

Again, Jim Carrey does not seem to be a raving madman but rather, someone who is well-researched and generally concerned. Lastly, he remarks about the dangers of allowing the government to make health decisions for individuals and families.

“It is simply unacceptable for the government to infringe on this right by forcing a mother or father to accept a one-size-fits-all approach to their child’s medical care. Such a requirement should never be tolerated, but is particularly troubling when questions still remain concerning the safety of certain chemicals used to produce some vaccines.”

So far it seems like the corporate media is not buying Carrey’s latest memo.

Whether you believe what he is saying or not, it seems perfectly reasonable to ask the government to allow free individuals to make their own health decisions. If the people of the United States allow the government to decide what vaccines they can and cannot have, it will only be a matter of time before every free person is subject to the will of the State. Jim Carrey seems to offer a warning of what may come if we do not assert our rights.

“I haven’t lost my sense of humor folks. It’s just buried under the rubble that was once my faith in government oversight. But there’s a time to laugh and a time for a serious debate over what it could mean to have our civil liberties taken away by our government at the behest of pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders. If we just sit back and let corporate clout call the shots our children may not remember what freedom was.”

What are your thoughts? Are the legitimate dangers associated with vaccinations? Is this a paranoid conspiracy? Leave your comments below.

 

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14 COMMENTS

  1. I’m not 100% supportive of this, mostly because California seems to be the epicenter of this idiotic anti-vaccine movement that has resulted in massive resurgence of maladies that were nearly non-existent 10 years ago. People are putting not only their own children at risk, but also the lives of immunocompromised kids, and kids that have drug allergies who can’t take certain vaccines, who benefited from herd immunity. Those parents irresponsibly hide behind the “personal reasons” argument while putting their kids’ and other lives in danger of avoidable disease. The government also exercises this kind of right to govern public safety by requiring people take driving tests before being allowed to operate motor vehicles.
    But pharmaceutical companies’ influence over US politics is also completely inappropriate, and basically strips this country of democracy (along with the influence of big oil and more generally big businesses who buy political clout).
    I don’t know where the happy medium is, but I really don’t think vaccines are the right target. They don’t offer near the revenue that chronic medications do, and many pharmaceutical companies shy away from vaccine production because you use it once or twice and the disease goes away forever. Seems way more prudent to go after medical advertising since that’s where there’s both big money and big ethical violations.

    • You will always get those who are only to happy to suck up to any powerful entity. Someone like this one above. Humans have survived millions of years without this shit. Like most things, it all comes down to the mighty dollar. Billions of dollars in fact. If this shit works then what are you scared of if you had the shot. Forcing your vaccine beliefs into other people bodies is not Democracy. Still you won’t change, will you cupcake?

      • “Humans have survived millions of years without this shit”

        Yes, we have. Because up until roughly 50 years ago, mass commercial flight wasn’t a thing. Going back further, long trips by ocean liner often weeded out the sick because they never made it to the country of destination due to the illness they were carrying, or if they survived, chances are they were identified and quarentined. Going back even further into the past, civilizations would have walls, towns would receive word of neighbouring towns experiencing an outbreak of some kind, and would simply shoot anyone coming to their town that looks like they had the illness.

        Simply put, you didn’t have the mass amounts of people traveling and mingling that you do today. If an outbreak happened in California, there wasn’t really a chance of it hitting New York. Today, that is a very real possibility.

        And as the person above you has stated, it isn’t about you, healthy adult, that feels like you don’t need vaccines, and it isn’t about the other healthy adults “who have gotten the vaccines so stop worrying about it, you’re fine”.

        It’s about the people who can’t get them, who benefit from herd immunity and you getting over your ignorance and selfishness to contribute to the health of society. It’s about the 78 year old grandma who just had pneumonia and has a weakened immune system. It’s about the 25 year old who has HIV from a blood transfusion and also has a weakened immune system. It’s about my brand new 103 hour old daughter who for another 1337 hours cannt get her immunizations is held hostage by your ignorance.

        So stop being a selfish asshole who still believes a playboy model over literally 99% of the doctors who spent 6+ more years at medical school than you or her, and join the herd for the good of my daughter and everyone else who is at the mercy of your life choices.

        Or stay home and stop interacting with the herd.

  2. my mom used to be a healthy 69 year old with horses and enjoying retirement 1 month after receiving a flu shot she almost completely paralyzed now she is always cold living in north of canada what ca she do now . not much besides looking at pictures of what she used to be doctors said it was flu vaccines but her quality of life is mostly gone .thanks to a vaccine that contained h1n1. i will have to die before i get vaccinated or my children 65 vaccine is a bit much don’t you think

  3. Carrey is exactly right. Unfortunately,the media have framed the debate so that anyone questioning any aspect of the vaccination program is cast as an “anti-vaxxer” (read lunatic). So, reason goes out the window, and the masses, in this case the liberal masses, grab their pitchforks.

  4. Considering the amount of research countries like Denmark and Japan (countries whose government’s keep extensive health records of their populace) have done regarding the safety of vaccines I would say that they may be the safest of all pharmaceuticals made currently, and who’s intended purpose isn’t solely to make money (yet), but to prevent horrible illnesses. I am much more concerned with GMO’s which are banned in many countries but not the United States. Also because of greed and deep corprate pockets.
    I do not think however that it should be mandatory. As much as I disagree with antivaxxing this is America where the whole point of living here is you can do and say almost anything you want because fuck tyranny. Unfortunately money has perverted that ideal.

  5. jim is totally on point! this is so transparent that the government is taking huge risks on children’s lives, for money and control over every aspect of our lives. why are people so willing to follow officials who do not care for the wellbeing of their children? is this a country full of sheep,that it will not even question why? fear has taken over,and logic is all but ignored. for pete’s sake,stand up for the kids and use your intuition and common sense. every little bit of freedom is eradicated when we give over our rights as people and parents.

  6. Look a little deeper and see how much money the pharmaceutical companies spend to keep marijahna that can safely treat and or cure certain diseases illegal just to push their man made drug that has horrible side effects and or deaths and don’t even work!!!!!! They can’t charge hundreds of dollars for a plant that can basically thrive anywhere and can b made at home at little or no cost

  7. I fully believe and support Jim’s beliefs and I have always felt this is what is also happening with the Australian government.

  8. Jim Carey is wrong about vaccines. when you go through the real causes of the serious infectious disease over the last 200 years, it has not been and never has been caused by ‘a microbe’. disease is caused by poor living conditions, mal and under nutrition, lack of fresh clean water etc etc. You have to remember that London and New York, and other main centres were open sewers for the longest time. even polio was not caused by ‘a bug’ – the toxicologists at the time were screaming “DDT!!!” but it certainly didn’t suit the makers of DDT (Monsanto if I remember rightly) to put their hand up for that little catastrophe. Anyhoo, so the theory behind vaccines is wrong from the get go – if you want to know the truth (up to you obviously 🙂 )you can read Dr Suzanne Humphries book “Dissolving Illusions” or Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD “Vaccine Illusion” – she has a PhD in immunology so is really well placed to look at the issue. Here in NZ where we have a really high asthma rate – the medical school actually did research that showed that 25% of vaccinated kids get asthma and allergy related disorders whereas the unvaccinated kids had no asthma. so when you think about how much asthma costs this country and how many kids die from it, we have to reconsider the vaccine experiment. perhaps you’ve had your 200 years experiment so now its time for us to try the opposite – no vaccines, no antibiotics, good food, old fashioned home remedies, clean water, lots of love and kindness – lets see which one has better outcomes.

  9. I am speechless. But the question keeps popping up….Why these americans constantly accept whatever their govs impose them? Is this a matter of brainwashing or just idiotic arrogance? And wonders of wonders… who would be the pharmaceutical company that provides vaccinations there? … … … Common sense has really become such rarity? Meaning, if you were a ‘mother to be’ resident of the state of california, wouldn’t you put your baby’s health first and perhaps move the hell out of there? And if you were a doctor in this state, wouldn’t you, as a doctor!, feel the moral obligation to have documentations that clearly state if any of those vaccinations is actually harmless to babies before start injecting them? Bloody hell! How stupid have humans become? Really!

  10. I agree that you must always err on the side of caution when considering imposing laws that enforce mandatory vaccinations, but that is exactly what the Californian government have done, been cautious…for too long! Those of you who shout out over and over again about the ‘freedom to choose’ what you do with you and your children’s body, you are being incredibly selfish. Do you really think there aren’t hundreds of laws that already ask this of you? But because what their benefits are so screamingly obvious you don’t question it. As someone mentions above, how about forcing you to take driving exam before going out and killing other people? Or that (even if you home-school) you have to legally provide a minimum level of education to your children? All these things are laws that you have to follow to protect your children, whether you agree or not. And this is exactly that. It is so selfish of you to claim ‘freedom to choose’ when there are so many that would die because of your choice; children and the elderly, the immunocompromised? All these people are protected by what is called ‘herd immunity’ – when enough of us are vaccinated they are protected too when they cannot be vaccinated. Stop being so goddamn arrogant, proud and selfish and think about others before your own ridiculous ‘rights’.

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