Alarming rise in the rate of infection of the ‘Stupid Virus’.
I have been getting quite ticked off lately over a few things happening in this country that come down to ‘giving in’ to the nutters in our society. Today two more have arisen that are really taking stupidity to new levels. On top of the recent Ethics Classes debate we now have the following idiocies to contend with and attempt to stop.
Now we have the Anti-Vaccination Nutters causing vaccination rates to plummet and put our children in harms way. In Western Australia vaccination levels are dropping at an alarming rate and don’t look like stopping anytime soon. With the recent problems over the Flu Vaccine this is only going to get worse. I can’t understand how people can say that vaccination is bad for our children. We have come so far from the days of measles, polio, whooping cough and chicken pox it is unthinkable that we are going to let these morons take us back to the dark ages of child health care. Due to a few unthinking people we now have seminars being held in this country trying to talk parents out of vaccinating their children against these terrible diseases. I hope they are willing to pay the price themselves, because if the infection rates of diseases like polio start to climb they should be held accountable. If you incite someone to murder you are held accountable and it should be so in this case as well.
To make matters worse we now have the Western Australian Government allowing these Anti-Vaxxers to use government facilities to spread their misinformation. The governments of this country spend an enormous amount of our money to educate people about the positive side of vaccination. We vaccinate the children in the schools so we know who has had it. Now they spend our money to promote the opposite side? I’m quite a bit more than disappointed about this matter and have written to several of the MP’s in Western Australia. Responses range from ‘prove it’ to ‘we have noted your concerns’.
This next section was written in response to this article.
To top that off Australian doctors are now talking about reforms to allow them to perform Female Genital Mutilation procedures. I will continue to use that term no matter what they wish to call it themselves, because it is still mutilation of a human body for no positive purpose. It only has a negative outcome. I am appalled at the idea that they think this could be a good thing to do under any circumstances. I get what they are saying that the negative outcomes of backyard procedures is a problem and that at least if they do them, there is less of a problem of disease etc, but that is still wrong.
We must never give in to this form of barbarism under any circumstances. Put that effort into stamping it out. There has to be harsher penalties for this kind of behaviour as well. We don’t allow torture of infants and there are consequences for those offences so why not do the same for this offence? Double the penalty. Triple it for all I care, but this must be stopped and not be given in to.
Then this article comes in which completely repudiates the last one. I am thrilled that the original article was wrong, but where did the information really come from and by whom was it given credence? This unconscionable behaviour seems designed to stir up trouble and sell up the ratings. It’s a shameful act and one that makes it hard to take anything on their site with any seriousness.
We still have to worry about the coddling of the religious zealots and their barbaric practices though. How long before we stand up for basic human rights in this country so that none of this is even necessary?