So, Dr. Sears has an article on vaccines and autism, right? So he can
I told Anne Daschel that if more folks thought critically they'd have less of a following over at AoA. Moffie decided to challenge me to a debate, and I told her I'd rather bang my head against a brick wall. Well, I would! Spent months countering her conspiracy theory crap before I realized that folks would either see she was off her rocker or not and I decided if they bought into the same woo, well, okay, harsh as it may sound, you know where that train of thought is headed, right?
So, she responds to my post (which is somewhere below in another blog) with "I didn't think you'd be up for it. That says it all."
To which, I responded with:
Thank you sincerely for the chuckle reading your comment just provided. Moffie, with all sincerety, in order to have a debate there would have to be an agreement on the facts at hand so the interpretation could then be argued. You don't come to the table with any facts. And anyone reading your site in agreement with you is also not coming armed with any facts. There is absolutely no reason on God's green earth I should waste my time with "debating" you.
You spin it your way, Mof, go right ahead. Doesn't hurt my feelings in the slightest. :-)
Now, I would add here where I ain't gonna be censored that it certainly does say it all that I won't "debate" her. There's no point in debating every crackpot that comes along. You elevate the status of their crackpottery by doing so. And this person, who thinks that SIDS is caused by vaccines, that vaccines are worse than the diseases, that there is a vast government and industrial conspiracy to make everyone autistic (which is by the way the dumbest frakking thing I've heard), and that getting a vaccination is as bad as what those who were lined up for the gas chambers during the holoaust experienced because the fear is somehow equivalent, (I don't forget shit that folks have written even it some of it manages to disappear from Huff, not that that horrendous crap did), thinks I should debate her at her site. No. I think I'll pass. I'd much rather do my chemistry! And grade essays and study for A and P. And a million other things, like go clean my brother's colostomy bag before I'd want to debate you, Moffie.
I hadn't missed conversing with you, and I think I'll pass on future exchanges. What you do is beyond bad taste. You actively seek to make the elderly, most at risk of the flu, not get protected. Seriously. She's written about going into drugstores where the elderly are in line for their flu shot and scaring the shit out of them. I hope the next time you do that, it's noticed and the cops are called, Moffie. I really do.
To say that I have grown disgusted over the months with your level of distortion, lies, and flat out crackpottery would be to minimize my reaction to what you spend your days doing. I have to admit that I'm grateful I had missed the last month or two of your work as just2curious. I just hope that your impact is minimal, that so much of your time is spent on Huff that you don't get out and about in the real world misleading people. But who knows, Moffie, maybe one day you'll have a counter up like Jenny does.