The annals of “I’m not anti-vaccine,” part 5 (argumentum ad Nazium edition, 2011)

Part 1 is here.

Part 2 is here.

Part 3 is here.

Part 4 is here.

I realize I say these things again and again and again, but they bear repeating because together they are a message that needs to be spread in as clear and unambiguous a form as possible. First, whenever you hear someone say, “I’m not anti-vaccine,” there’s always a “but” after it, and that “but” almost always demonstrates that the person is anti-vaccine after all. Second, for antivaccine loons, it’s always about the vaccines. Always. It’s not primarily about autism advocacy; it’s primarily about the vaccines and blaming them for autism. Autism advocacy is either a secondary consideration subsumed to the needs of trying to convince people, against all science and reason, that vaccines cause autism, or anti-vaccinationists assume that anti-vaccine activism and autism advocacy are one in the same thing.

For example, just this morning, here is someone named Mary commenting at AoA:

Why is being called anti vaccine bad? I consider it like being called “informed, intelligent and free thinker.” Call me anti vaccine all day and night, I LOVE it. Vaccines are a hoax.

Hey, at least Mary’s honest.

Then we have David Burd, also commenting at Age of Autism:

By itself an injection with its toxic ingredients bypasses the gastrointestinal protections provided by nature.

By your second vaccination, your first shot (for measles), your 14 months maturity was far past just-born infant fragility. The Future will find all these injections into infants during their earliest months on Earth to be the biggest and harmful medical mistake ever perpetuated.

Dr. Josef Mengele’s ghost must have coined the “well baby” visit.

Oh, no, the denizens of AoA aren’t anti-vaccine. Not at all. Many of them simply appear to think that giving vaccines at well baby visits are the equivalent of Nazi crimes committed during horrific and utterly unethical medical experiments on prisoners that killed thousands upon thousands while maiming even more.

But don’t call them “anti-vaccine.” Except Mary, of course. She likes it.