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Although I have just been doing my scholarly, unbiased, science-based duty to warn (that is in direct opposition to the highly biased, indeed perverted, corporate “science” of Big Pharma that we all know is really in the game just because of the money) I have just received my first “death threat”. It came in the form of a blog post at Transcend Media Services, a European peace and justice website that regularly publishes my Duty to Warn articles. Knowing the truth of the old phrase “You Know You're Over the Target, When You're Catching Flak”, when I receive flak about something for which I have truth backed up by irrefutable science on my side, I feel affirmed to continue doing my part to bring some truth to the seriously compromised healthcare non-system of America, which has been usurped by corporate entities that meet the definition of sociopathic personalities. But, knowing the history of how progressive movements are usually stifled before they acquires power, it bothers me when I recall that so many prophetic voices throughout history have been silenced by death threats, by ad hominem attacks, by character assassinations, by smear campaigns, by threats of being fired from their jobs and, if the hero persists, actual assassination attempts that come from entities that have hidden, but very pro-violence, agendas. There are many progressive whistle-blowers and groups that many of us admire for doing courageous duty in the face of organized police state violence. Think suffragettes, anti-slavery abolitionist activists, antiwar activists, civil rights activists, feminists, gay rights activists, environmentalists, native American water protectors, etc, etc. And think of the tens of thousands of parents of vaccine-injured or vaccine-killed babies and children (and now consider the thousands of Gardasil-injured or killed young women who received that vaccine because the Merck corporation claimed – totally theoretically - that 20 or 30 years in the future their risk of getting cancer of the cervix would be lessened. When the future of the planet or the futures of their children are at stake, courageous parents whose innocent children were harmed, are very willing to take flak from inanimate, non-human groups like multinational pharmaceutical corporate agendas. They are even willing to be abused and harassed – even shot at, by those conscienceless corporation’s (or their own government’s) highly-paid, potentially vicious mercenary armies that hire ex-special ops military veterans – as was the case at Standing Rock just recently. These corporate entities, probably starting with their ubiquitous right-wing think tanks, have ulterior motives, very deep pockets and the complete cooperation of the major media – who are dependent on their prestige, largesse and advertising revenue. But I really care about the many progressive heroes who have actually been assassinated when their courageous messages got too close to being heard, acknowledged and then followed. Some examples of the assassinated progressive thinkers include Jesus of Nazareth, Mohandas Gandhi Jack Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy and Paul Wellstone surely happened because they were starting to annoy their respective Deep States because of their truth-telling. Many people think that if the peace-making, anti-war Bernie Sanders had become president of our war-mongering, police state nation, he would have been marked for assassination. Anyway, here is the quasi-“death threat” (if condemning me to hell qualifies as a death threat) that I recently received from a drastically uninformed reader who had obviously swallowed – hook, line and sinker - the wide-spread myth that vaccines were totally responsible for stopping previously lethal infectious diseases. (Anyone who knows thoroughly the real history of vaccines knows that the lethality of many infectious diseases had already disappeared by the time the vaccines were introduced. Specifically, smallpox disappeared in spite of the fact that only 10% of the world’s population ever received a small pox vaccination. The writer of the letter obviously had never really read what I and so many other unbiased experts and scholars had written, and she obviously had fallen for the propaganda from Big Pharma (or the co-opted regulatory agencies like the subsidiaries of the CDC, the FDA, the NIH, etc). She also did not reveal her connections to the vaccine industry nor to the medical clinics that, according to their silence on this serious topic and their willingness to demean and even fire patients who distrust Big Pharma’s over-vaccination agendas for their children, must be very interested in getting their infants, children and adult patients in to the clinic so that they can start inoculating them with the 270 new vaccines that are in Big Pharma’s pipeline. Here is the letter from a Jane Foster, responding to my last column (about ad hominem attacks, the power of ignorance and cognitive dissonance), immediately followed, helpfully, by someone praising the same article. The writer has obviously read and absorbed what I have written in the quite wonderful, peace studies-oriented Transcend Media Services, which I would highly recommend people subscribing to. For the last year’s Duty to Warn articles and information on how to subscribe to the weekly journal, go to: https://www.transcend.org/tms/search/?q=gary+kohls+articles On 5 June 2017 at 22:46, Jane Foster (from somewhere in the UK) says: Excuse me Gary. You have been posting a string of unscientific horsesXXX about vaccines, and THIS is all you can come up with? Go to hell with the rest of the genocidal anti-vax psychpaths. To the editors: Diseases such as smallpox, polio and so has killed more than half a billion humans in the last centuries. More than all wars combined. Diseases that are preventable with vaccines. You are lending a hand to a psychopathic movement that want us to go back to those times where (mostly poor) people died due to lack of vaccines. Why are you supporting these genocidal nuts? Reply On 6 June 2017 at 06:02, Gary Corseri. says: Dear Dr. Kohl, Thank you for another informative and enlightening article. You wisely disarmed potential nonsensical critics with your apt series of lead-in quotes–from some of the great thinkers. That is: you “disarmed” those wise enough to contemplate your message; to respect your research and your dedication to the Hippocratic Oath and the Precautionary Principle. That dedication is manifest in this article (and in others that I have read by you). You are sensibly calling attention to the destructive Power of Ignorance, and, in particular, lamenting “ad hominem” attacks that merely highlight the assailant’s paucity of wit or knowledge. Such attacks have become quite the norm in the US political system during the past 2 years. Rather than look for some “common ground”– (Johann) Galtung often asks: “What is your vision? How can we share?–rather than look for space to share, for the common good, the US public is dividing along “totally correct” and “totally false” narratives; and identifying simplistically as “good guys” or “bad guys.” Miss the subtleties of thoughts and emotions and surely we miss the range of qualities that make us human! In short, we not only “miss the point,” we dehumanize “the other” and ourselves! Keep on keeping on, Dr. Kohls! Whether you write cogently about our corrupt political system, our misconstrued history, muddled media, or an exploitative medical-pharmaceutical-dental system, you write clearly, incisively and honestly. _____________________________________________________________________________ And below are assorted quotes from concerned, unbiased scientists (who have resisted becoming affiliated with the corrupted vaccine industry) regarding the unequivocal neurological damage from the various highly neurotoxic vaccine ingredients, such as mercury and aluminum. But remember, it isn’t just kids being adversely affected by neurotoxins; it’s also the older generation who have their own CDC-recommended vaccine schedule. And the evidence is that Alzheimer’s Disease has important vaccine-induced neurotoxicity as a factor. “In the field of chemical toxicology it is universally recognized that combinations of toxins may bring exponential increases of toxicity; ie, a combination of two chemicals may bring a 10-fold increase in toxicity, three chemicals 100-fold increases. This same principle almost certainly applies to the immunosuppressive effects of viral vaccines when administered in combination, as with the MMR vaccine, among which the measles vaccine is (known to be) exceptionally immunosuppresive.” – Harold Buttram, MD “The human immune system is divided into two major classes: 1) Cellular Immunity (for which injected vaccines do absolutely nothing, except to weaken it), located in the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts and their respective lymph nodes and 2) Humoral Immunity, with production of antigen-specific antibodies by plasma cells in the bone marrow. For eons of time the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts have been the primary sites of infectious microbe entry into the body so that, of necessity, mucosal/cellular immunity has evolved as the primary defense system, with humoral immunity serving a secondary or backup role…Vaccines are reversing these roles, attempting to substitute vaccine-induced humoral immunity for the far more efficient mucosal immunity, the latter in turn undergoing a process of “atrophy of disuse” as a result of this role-switching.” -- Harold Buttram, MD “The steadily increasing patterns of physical and/or mental illnesses among American children show no signs of abating. Unless this issue is definitively addressed, at some future time the process will pass a point of no return (socially and economically) from the sheer numbers of incapacitated children.” – Harold Buttram, MD “For a long time no one considered the effect of repeated vaccinations on the brain. This was based on a mistaken conclusion that the brain was protected from immune activation by its special protective gateway called the blood-brain barrier. More recent studies have shown that immune cells can enter the brain directly, and more importantly, the brain’s own special immune system can be activated by vaccination.” – Russell Blaylock, MD “A recent study by the world-renowned immunologist Dr. H. Hugh Fudenberg found that adults vaccinated yearly for five years in a row (in the 1980s and 1990s) with the (mercury-containing) flu vaccine had a 10-fold increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. He attributes this to the mercury and aluminum in the vaccine. Interestingly, both of these metals have been shown to activate microglia and increase excitotoxicity in the brain.” -- Russell Blaylock, MD “…our current results are consistent with the existing evidence on the toxicology and pharmacokinetics of Aluminum adjuvants which altogether strongly implicate these compounds as contributors to the rising prevalence of neurobehavioral disorders in children. Given that autism has devastating consequences in a life of a child, and that currently in the developed world over 1% of children suffer from some form of ASD, it would seem wise to make efforts towards reducing infant exposure to aluminum from vaccines.“ — C A Shaw, PhD “There is a serious problem with vaccine safety. Vaccine aluminum adjuvant has adverse neurological effects, at dosages that are recommended by the US CDC. Vaccine critics are supported by the science. Parents refusing to vaccinate according to the recommended CDC schedule are supported by the science. Use aluminum-containing vaccines with great caution, or not at all.” – Chris Shaw, PhD http://vaccinepapers.org/category/aluminum/ “Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant…research clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences.” -- (From Tomljenovic and Shaw’s journal article “Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants: Are They Safe?”, published in Curr Med Chem. 2011;18(17):2630-7.) “Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science’s medical understanding of their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compounds. In spite of this, the notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted.” -- Tomljenjovic and Shaw _____________________________________________________________________________ J Alzheimers Dis. 2014;40(4):765-838 Chronic aluminum intake causes Alzheimer's disease: applying Sir Austin Bradford Hill's causality criteria By Walton JR Abstract Industrialized societies produce many convenience foods with aluminum additives that enhance various food properties and use alum (aluminum sulfate or aluminum potassium sulfate) in water treatment to enable delivery of large volumes of drinking water to millions of urban consumers. The present causality analysis evaluates the extent to which the routine, life-long intake, and metabolism of aluminum compounds can account for Alzheimer's disease (AD), using Austin Bradford Hill's nine epidemiological and experimental causality criteria, including strength of the relationship, consistency, specificity, temporality, dose-dependent response, biological rationale, coherence with existing knowledge, experimental evidence, and analogy. Mechanisms that underlie the risk of low concentrations of aluminum relate to (1) aluminum's absorption rates, allowing the impression that aluminum is safe to ingest and as an additive in food and drinking water treatment, (2) aluminum's slow progressive uptake into the brain over a long prodromal phase, and (3) aluminum's similarity to iron, in terms of ionic size, allows aluminum to use iron-evolved mechanisms to enter the highly-active, iron-dependent cells responsible for memory processing. Aluminum particularly accumulates in these iron-dependent cells to toxic levels, dysregulating iron homeostasis and causing microtubule depletion, eventually producing changes that result in disconnection of neuronal afferents and efferents, loss of function and regional atrophy consistent with MRI findings in AD brains. Alzheimer’s Disease is a human form of chronic aluminum neurotoxicity. The causality analysis demonstrates that chronic aluminum intake causes Alzheimer’s Disease. ___________________________________________________________________________ Current Inorganic Chemistry vol 2, issue 1 - 2012, Page [46 - 53] Aluminum Induced Immunoexcitotoxicity in Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders Russell L. Blaylock, MD Abstract A great deal has been learned about the neurotoxicity of aluminum over the past two decades in terms of its ability to disrupt cellular function. Newer evidence suggests that a more central pathophysiological mechanism may be responsible for much of the toxicity of aluminum and aluminofluoride compounds on the brain. This mechanism involves activation of the brain’s innate immune system, primarily the microglia, with a release of neurotoxic concentrations of excitotoxins and pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and immune mediators. A large number of studies suggest that excitotoxicity plays a significant role in the neurotoxic action of a number of metals, including aluminum. Recently, researchers have found that while most of the chronic neurodegenerative effects of these metals are secondary to prolonged inflammation, it is the enhancement of excitotoxicity by the immune mediators that is responsible for most of the metal’s toxicity…This paper reviews the evidence linking immunoexcitotoxicity to aluminum’s neurotoxic effects. For much more on this topic, go to the much longer archival version of this column at http://duluthreader.com/search?search_term=Duty+to+Warn&p=2. _____________________________________________________________________________ Dr. Kohls is a retired physician who practiced holistic, non-drug, mental health care for the last decade of his forty year family practice career. Prior to his retirement, he was a member of Mind Freedom International, the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. While running his independent clinic, he published over 400 issues of his Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter, which was emailed to a variety of subscribers. (They have not been archived at any website.) In the early 2000s, Dr Kohls taught a graduate level psychology course at the University of Minnesota Duluth. It was titled “The Science and Psychology of the Mind-Body Connection”. Since his retirement, Dr Kohls has been writing a weekly column (titled “Duty to Warn”) for the Duluth Reader, an alternative newsweekly published in Duluth, Minnesota. He offers teaching seminars to the public and to healthcare professionals. Many of Dr Kohls’ columns are archived at http://duluthreader.com/search?search_term=Duty+to+Warn&p=2; http://www.globalresearch.ca/author/gary-g-kohls; or https://www.transcend.org/tms/search/?q=gary+kohls+articles