For many of us, it’s difficult to reach a conclusion regarding Covid vaccines. Should we eagerly wait in line to get jabbed, should we bide our time, or should we avoid them like the plague?
My friend, Diversity Chronicle, sent me a couple of videos urging me to shun them:
Here’s a another video taken from Dr. Coleman’s website. It’s scary.
Dr. Vernon Coleman is a known conspiracy theorist, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s wrong. You might have noticed that none of the above videos are hosted by YouTube. This is probably because, like the election fraud issues, YouTube has appointed itself The Ministry of Truth, and has removed “misleading information” from its platform.
It’s possible that the anti-vaccine videos ARE misleading. I don’t know, because I’m not an expert on this field of research. Few of us are – and half of the population is of below average IQ.
Most of us simply don’t have the training to discern truth from fiction when it comes to such matters – but Mediagov has decided that only one narrative is allowed. Many of us find this suspicious, and we’re not sure who to trust. I’ve written about this before, that a controlled media creates fertile ground for conspiracy theories.
Speaking of conspiracy theories, let’s not ignore the Tuskegee Syphilis narrative. Jared Taylor wrote about this a few years ago:
The Tuskegee syphilis study ranks almost with slavery and lynching as a symbol of America’s racist past. There is probably not one black American adult who does not know — or thinks he knows — about an experiment from the 1930s in which government health authorities deliberately withheld treatment from 400 black syphilitics just to see what would happen to them.
In some versions of story, the government deliberately infected the men. At the very least, the authorities are said to have been guilty of withholding the effective treatments that became available in the 1950s.
Blacks often cite fear of “another Tuskegee” to explain why few of them cooperate with public health programs or donate organs for transplant. They never know when white doctors might experiment on them…
The study was undertaken by “progressives” who wanted to fight a disease that afflicted many blacks, it had the full support of black medical authorities to the end, and — most important — it probably caused no harm to the 140 men (not 400) who took part.
The U.S. Public Health Service started the study in 1932 in Macon County, Alabama, where syphilis rates for blacks ranged between 20 and 36 percent.
At the time, there were a number of treatments for the disease but they were complicated, disagreeable, and not very effective. They involved a year-long series of carefully-monitored intravenous injections of an arsenic compound that had such unpleasant side-effects that fully 85 percent of patients dropped out before treatment was complete. Of the 15 percent who stuck it out, few were cured.
Public health officials knew they needed better drugs. But they also needed a baseline to which they could compare the results of treatment. This was why they wanted to know what happens if there was no treatment…
It was this latent stage that health authorities wanted to investigate in 1932. Consequently, when they examined 410 syphilitic blacks for possible inclusion in the study, they found many were in the early, infectious stage, and rejected them as candidates. They turned over no fewer than 178 for the standard arsenic treatment, and kept 140 for the study. They then checked up on these men at rather lengthy intervals — in 1938, 1948, 1952, and 1963 — giving them full physical examinations, and treating them for any disease other than syphilis.
A black nurse named Eunice Rivers ran the program, keeping in close contact with the men to make sure they did not drift out of touch. She was apparently a remarkable woman who created something of a social club around the study.
The outset of the program was therefore entirely unobjectionable. The men had already entered the latency stage of syphilis, for which the standard and largely ineffective cure of the day was no good at all. Forgoing that was no hardship, and in exchange they got free medical checkups and the benefits of Nurse Rivers’ kind attention. The authorities at Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee Institute blessed the study.
And yet, the Tuskegee Experiment is cited over and over again as justification for black Americans’ distrust of the medical establishment. Far be it from me to claim that blacks were not subject to unethical medical experiments – but crucial details are left out of the history books, as we see in the above quote.
Regrettably, medical ethnics were deficient in years gone by, and blacks were not the only victims. For example, in the 1940s, the US military deliberately exposed citizens to large amounts of radiation. Most of the victims were white.
I find it ironic that the same actors who bemoan the lack of trust, among American blacks, toward the medical establishment are the ones who created the misleading narrative that brought about the distrust in the first place.
When it comes to the Covid vaccine, the Establishment Left has created a situation where it can’t win. If it makes sure that more blacks get the vaccine, some will surely die – and accusations of “racism” and “genocide” will inevitably follow. If it fails to get the vaccine to more blacks, the same accusations will be heard.