Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Natural News. Shame On You.

Natural News is a website devoted to, well, insanity.  While appearing to be folksy yet alternative, they give the worst possible medical advice (cure any cancer for $5.15 a day) and promote a non-scientific point of view, invoking every logical fallacy possible.  They draw conclusions that can't be supported and promote the most un-critical thinking I've ever seen.

I read a recent post and now I"m mad.   The post "Bill Gates Says Vaccines Can Reduce World Populations" is a lie right off the top.  In a recent TED talk Bill Gates said:

"The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."

 Of course what Gates is saying is that population is an issue, especially in the developing world, and that steps need to be taken to ensure the health of people there.  If families believe that their children will survive, they will stop having huge families.  Vaccines ensure that they will be healthy and reproductive counseling will help with family planning.

Natural News author Mike Adams sees this a different way.  Clearly the plan is to use vaccines to drive the population down. According to Adams, vaccines will be implemented to kill people slowly by inducing degenerative disease, reducing fertility (or he means fecundity) while causing miscarriages, or sensitizing a population to pandemic viruses.  To Adams, vaccines are deadly poisons that are now being aimed at reducing populations.

Shame on Adams.  Not only is his propaganda dangerous, it makes an implicit accusation that Gates is interested in genocide.  The Gates foundation is currently engaged in an expensive and almost impossible feat of eliminating polio using vaccines, much like how smallpox was eliminated.  They are traveling to remote areas, knocking on doors one by one, and administering vaccines to stop this disease where it still flourishes. Seems like that approach worked pretty well here.  Not many people walking around with polio.

Adams sees this as part of that genocidal plan.  Clearly eliminating polio is not Gates' plan, but rather it is to cause degenerative disease, reduce fertility, cause abortions and increase sensitivity to disease.

Of course Adams does not say that "health care" is part of Gates' plan for world domination and genocide in developing countries.  That would make him look like a fool.  Yet vaccines are singled out in that sentence in classic distortion of Gates' real intent.

Shame on Natural News.  The Gates Foundation is doing enormous good for developing countries, much more than the Natural News does.  To attack the motivations of the people that are driving and bankrolling these unprecedented efforts is truly shameful.