It’s time. We’re finally having the conversation in nearly every home in America.
Parents with autistic children have been having the conversation for decades, but now they are finally being heard.
That’s because nobody grabs headlines faster than an A-list celebrity who rarely speaks. Their power can move mountains, save rain forests and elect presidents. The less exposed the celebrity, the more they are heard when they do speak.
Enter Mr. Robert De Niro.
Mr. De Niro has been a force of nature on the silver screen. Everything from Taxi Driver to The Godfather, to Raging Bull, Deer Hunter, The King of Comedy, Awakenings, Goodfellas, Casino, Jackie Brown, American Hustle, Meet the Parents, Silver Linings Playbook — this man is American cinema royalty.
For 52 years, the only lines we’ve heard from Mr. De Niro have been written by other people.
For the second time in a month, and in his most candid interview to date, Mr. De Niro yesterday spoke openly about the risk of vaccine injury, and the importance of thinking for yourself.
You can listen to the interview in its entirety here. But because we think there’s something about the power of the written word, we’ve transcribed it for you here:
“I think the movie is something that people should see. There was a backlash which I haven’t fully explored and I will, but and I didn’t want it to start affecting the festival in ways that I couldn’t see,” said De Niro. “But definitely there’s something to that movie, and there’s another movie called Trace Amounts. And there’s a lot of information about things that are happening with the CDC, the pharmaceutical companies. There are a lot of things that are not said. I, as a parent of a child who has autism, I’m concerned. And I want to know the truth. I’m not anti-vaccine, I want safe vaccines. Some people can’t get a certain type of shot, and they can die from it. You know, even penicillin. So why should that not be with vaccines? And it isn’t. That’s all.”
The Today Show’s manhost (sorry, we don’t watch mainstream news anymore so I have no idea what his name is) went on to ask about De Niro’s 18-year-old son being autistic, and De Niro going public about it a few weeks ago, and whether he will now have a role in the conversation going forward. To which De Niro replied:
“Possibly, yes. Because the thing is, to shut it down, there’s no reason to. If you’re scientists, let’s see. Let’s hear. Everybody doesn’t seem to want to hear much about it. It’s shut down. And you guys should be the ones who should be investigating, do the investigating.”
When Savanah Guthrie starts to point out that it was Wakefield, the film maker and Director of Vaxxed, who had been discredited and that people were questioning the film because of him, De Niro came to his defense by saying, “Even he, I’m not so sure about. At the end of the day, even him.”
Jane Rosenthal spoke about the Suskind film on autism, and De Niro quickly pointed out that was a different film.
“It’s a beautiful film but it’s another thing. It’s not about, it’s not questioning how people, some people, got autism. How the vaccines are dangerous if given, if for certain people who are more susceptible. And they don’t, nobody seems to want to address that. Or they say they’ve addressed it and it’s a closed issue but it doesn’t seem to be because people will come out and say I saw my kid change overnight. I saw what happened and I should’ve done something and I didn’t. So there’s more to this than meets the eye, believe me.”
The Today Show’s manhost then asks De Niro if that is what happened to his son, to which De Niro replys:
“My wife says that, I don’t remember but, my child is autistic. And every kid is different. But there is something there. There’s something there that people aren’t addressing. And for me to get so upset here, today, on the Today show with you guys, means there’s something there. All I want is for the movie (Vaxxed) to be seen, people can make their own judgment. But you must see it, and you know there are other things, other films that document and show. It’s not such a simple thing.”
Savanah: “Do you regret pulling it now?”
“Part of me does, and part of me says let it go for now. And I’ll deal with it later, in another way. Because I didn’t want the festival to be affected in another way, because it was like a knee-jerk reaction. Especially from the film makers (who threatened to pull out if it was shown), frankly. Whoever they were and I didn’t ask, but now I will ask.”
Today’s manhost says “Review in the scientific community is that there is no link there, do you agree with that?”
“I believe it’s much more complicated than that. It’s much more complicated than that. There is a link, and they’re saying there isn’t but there is. The obvious one is thimerisol, which is the mercury-based preservative. There are other things there, I don’t know I’m not a scientist. But I know, because I’ve seen so much reaction about — let’s just just find out the truth. Let’s just find out the truth. I’m not anti-vaccine as I say, but I’m pro safe vaccines. And there are some people who cannot take vaccines and they have to be found out and warned. You just don’t give a kid a bunch of shots and then something happens. Some parents in the documentary (Vaxxed) say ‘I knew I shouldn’t have done it, I knew I shouldn’t have done it, I talked to the doctor and he’s the doctor, I should listen. I did it, the next day … can you imagine how the parent feels?”
Savanah (bless her little indoctrinated heart), goes on to spew the same old rhetoric: “The fear is that parents will stop vaccinating their kids, which leads to a higher rate of measles, mumps, etc.” (clearly she has not read the Johns Hopkins protocol on vaccines shedding live virus).
But he has:
“I’m don’t know if those statistics are accurate, I’m not the one to say. But I would question even that. There’s a kind of hysteria, a knee-jerk reaction. Let’s see. As I say, everyone should have the choice to take vaccines, some places it’s becoming mandatory. But it does benefit the big drug companies, funnily enough.”
What Rosenthal does next must have made De Niro seethe. Because she basically calls the data wrong in the film and then says read the reviews.
Well, I’ve read the reviews. And because our media is bought and sold by big pharma (up to 70% of all ad revenue is from the folks who brought you ‘ask your doctor’), you will not find a fair review of this film anywhere in mainstream media.
So let me give you one.
From the cool winds of February to the late autumn breezes of October, moms and dads last year in California lived through an onslaught of legislative and media assault that twisted the threat of vaccine injury into a carnal, political reality — resulting in a California that has destroyed parental rights and forced many families to choose between protecting their child and having access to an education.
With nowhere to run, parents turned to political activism through any and all outlets including social media. In a short period of time, grassroots parental rights groups were scrambling to add activism to their already overly taxed schedules and began to compare notes. The reality that America was experiencing political assault in the form of 110 vaccine mandate bills rolled out in 36 states very quickly began to sink in. But despite best efforts, by early 2016 it became apparent that California would lose out, and parents fighting for their freedom would inherit a political landscape littered with ineffective campaigns, accusations of internal sabotage and controlled opposition and a majority of bought, heartless politicians.
Enter Vaxxed. Selected then deselected by Tribeca Film Festival, and then twelve days later dropped by Houston’s Worldfest Film Festival, the documentary about government fraud to hide the connection between the MMR and autism fits right in with the controversial narrative already in play in California.
Vaxxed Co-Producer Kelly Gallagher. But my role was nothing more than dot connector, as exploitation of the De Niro factor by mainstream media had already made festival director Thompson well aware of the film.
It is with great concern that I implore you to demand that Senior Research Scientist Dr. William Thompson of the Centers for Disease Control be subpoenaed in order to reveal what he knows about fraud and cover up at the CDC with regard to the MMR and autism.
Congressman William Posey of Florida made this request last July but it has been ignored. As a constituent from your district I am counting on you to do the right thing and represent the millions of families currently suffering from this alarming diagnosis by following up on this request to ensure that the American people know the truth.