Tracing back AoA's use of the holocaust and the vaccine/autism "controversy"

For a taste of where I'm going, I present to you one of the 170 I kid you not hits on holocaust on AoA:

"I blame those with the inkling, doesn't have to be certainty, but those with the knowledge that the vaccines they are administering to children could possibly cause injury. Those people are no different to me than the gas chamber door holders at Sobibor, Treblinka, Dachau or Auschwitz."
Posted by: bensmyson January 23, 2009 at 02:12 PM

A spare moment and an intense desire to avoid writing a lecture for one of my courses led me to jaunting back through AoA in the months before I became aware of it (hard to believe I've only known of its existence since March of this year), looking for varied sundries and the curiousity of how far back I could track the holocaust equating.

Here are some of the hits I got. Gatagorra seems to like to use this equating best, and I was able to track it back to Feb 2008 before I decided I really didn't need to subject myself to wading through all 170 hits:

"If the species survives, this time in history will probably be studied along side the Holocaust for the capacity of humans for mass denial and the tendency of certain cultures to cooperate with horror."
Posted by: Gatogorra January 22, 2009 at 12:46 AM


"There are times even now when I can’t fully comprehend the holocaust which is happening to our children and how for so long I was blind to it." Kent Heckenlively http://www.ageofautism.com/2008/08/a-prayer-for-am.html

"It can be difficult for a person who does not live our lives to understand what we have witnessed, and the holocaust we see in this current generation of children." Kent Heckenlively

Wakefield's recent article, which I've written about before, is worth the wander through 9just remember it isn't about him): http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/06/poisoning-young-minds.html?cid=6a00d8357f3f2969e201156fc99c8d970c

"WE worry about nuclear holocaust, terrorists..we worry if history will repeat with holocaust...yet, it is repeating. And you can bet, it's all based on the evil of this world, power, gain and money." http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/06/david-kirby-on-huffpo-notes-from-the-big-antivaccine-conference-autism-one.html And the poster writes this earlier on the thread: "As a matter of a fact, it's best for kids to get these diseases, rather than in adulthood where they are about to have babies, or whatever...I would rather to have my kids have one week of fevers and spots (with supportive nutrients), than a lifetime of autism...sorry, not buying the politically correct message."

"...could pretend to believe that nothing environmental could have caused the epidemic, leaving a Holocaust to explain the adult autistic population by deduction. We could call for an investigation. Since the most vocal NDs are presently trying to curry favor from mainstream genetic proponents, I think the bulk of them will stay off the "autism Holocaust theory" bandwagon." (sorry just noticed the link didn't copy, but I'm NOT wading back through the quagmire again for awhile).

"epidemic* (call it Holocaust if we don't like "epidemic")." http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/06/managing-editors-note-thank-you-to-dr-baron-cohen-for-responding-to-anne-dachels-open-letter-to-him-here-we-need-to-be.html?cid=6a00d8357f3f2969e2011570f6954b970b

"well. You could say that Swiss (bank) neutrality is to its acquisition of plundered assets of holocaust victims during WWII what AS's nonprofit status is to its function as profit-driven pharmacogenetic think tank during this epidemic. Not quite as many victims yet, but who's counting (except us)?" Gatagorra


http://www.ageofautism.com/2008/05/if-autism-has-a.html -- gonna figure this goes with the one up above with no link.

Alrighty, people, I'm gonna point out the obvious: it's beyond tacky to equate the systematic extermination of over 6 million people with the 300, 000 children in the United States who have an ASD. And yes, Moffie, holocaust equating is a pet peeve of mine.

No comments: