6/14/2010

Age of Autism and Bizarro World

"What develops is a devastating story of medical deceit and hypocrisy that many have long suspected, but which is still surprising to read."  Kent, reviewing Wakefield's book.

Aha, you say, thank gods, they get it, they finally get that Wakefield has been trying to pull the wool over their eyes. Hallelujah, you say, they see, they finally see!

Of course not. This is, after all, Age of Autism, the home of the conspiracy theorists, the wild, the improbable, the batshit crazy. No, no, no. See, the medical deceit, the hypocracy, it's everyone else. Wakefield, the Andrew Wakefield, is a saint, a god, a wonder, and a damn fine looking man, He's dreamy! And here, Kent swoons in tandem with the ladies.

Kent, let's not forget he is actively licensed in California to practice law, thinks that there "should be a natural sympathy between lawyers and scientists.  Both disciplines are trained in logical thinking, the careful marshaling of facts, and the need to develop a reasonable theory to explain observed events."

What the hell happened to you, Kent? Huh? You don't demonstrate any of the above things. Sigh. Don't you find that more than a wee bit scary? A lawyer and a science teacher. Wow, wow, wow.

Kent goes on to sing his praises to the Andy and to explain why Andy did nothing wrong; it's everyone else: "The current disclosure policy calls for a disclosure of “any perceived conflict”." Demigod Andy perceives none, hence he is covered, his sins not sins at all.

Ah, and finally we have the truth of the matter here in the last paragraph. Heed it well because it lays it all bare and betrays the biggest difference between the AoAers and those whose focus is on evidence-based practices:

"Dr. Wakefield has long been an advocate for us.  It’s time to make sure we are all well-informed advocates for him."

1 comment:

Roger Kulp said...

And let's not forget how they vilified Offit for profiteering off his vaccine.How much is St.Andrew going to make off his books (The second one is in the works.),speaking fees,movie deals, ad nauseum?The man's got a real media empire in the works,that may rival JK Rowling one day.There's gold in them thar dumbasses.