Down the Vaccine Rabbit Hole, Episode 1: "The Government Would Never Do That!"

Hello Steemians!

I recently decided that it was time to turn my hobby & skill for research & synthesis to the topic of vaccines, as this is one of the most emotionally charged and factually confusing topics in the global conversation right now.

I've already learned a lot of things about this debate, and how far the mainstream conversation is from actually looking at the most important factors. As my preliminary research has led me to pages of notes, hundreds of bookmarks, dozens of documentaries & books, and an ever-increasing number of studies to read, I've realized that this will necessarily be a multi-part series.

So, before even approaching the topic of vaccines themselves, let's explore the world in which we're living, the history of the US government & its corporate confederates when it comes to scientific testing on unknowing masses, violating informed consent, and an extreme lack of concern for human health & life.





What is informed consent?

One of the main defenses that is used by those who choose to go along with whatever government & corporations are attempting to push is the idea that doctors are required to give informed consent. According to the American Medical Association:

Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. Patients have the right to receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care. Successful communication in the patient-physician relationship fosters trust and supports shared decision making.

I've found it rather tricky finding a definitive, concrete definition for informed consent, everything seems to simply talk about how there should be conversation, questions answered, etc.

One of the main purposes of this article is to show that the US government, and various corporate contractors & collaborators have consistently shown a complete lack of concern for informed consent, except when it suits their purposes. In addition, something that most don't seem to know is that, according to the CDC, informed consent is not required for vaccinations anyway.

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US government human experimentation

Alright folks, I hope you're ready to dive into some intense history... Here I'm going to provide a collection of known, admitted cases where the US government used unknowing humans for experimentation, knowingly & unknowingly poisoned humans, and forced "treatments" on the unwilling. I'm not going to cover every case (partially because many of them are still classified and many of them we will never know about), but the following is still a pretty comprehensive list.


San Quentin Prison Testicle Removals & Replacements (1913-1951)

For almost 4 decades, Dr. Leo Stanley was the chief surgeon & coroner of San Quentin Prison, where he oversaw executions, did autopsies, and also took it upon himself to conduct various experiments on prisoners, including transplanting the testicles of the recently executed into others, replacing mens' testicles with those of goats, rams, boars and deer, sterilized them, and more.

Unlike many of the other experiments on this list, these ones don't have nearly as much documentation, so it's quite hard to know exactly what he did. Over his time at San Quentin, we know that he sterilized over 600 men and did transplants on more than 1000 more. In 1935, he posted this note in the yard:

Sterilization:
Recent research workers claim the cutting of the G string in the male increases his general health and vigor.

This simple operation prevents the man from producing children, but it does not interfere with his normal pleasures. In fact, it is claimed that sexual vigor is increased.

With local anesthesia the tube which carries the “Seed” from the testicles is cut. This operation does not lay the patient up. Men having syphilis are less likely to transmit this disease if sterilized.

Anyone who wishes to have this procedure done on him may apply at
the line for sterilization.

Further Reading: The Strange Career of Leo Stanley: Remaking Manhood and Medicine at San Quentin State Penitentiary, 1913 –1951, Providentia, Atlas Obscura, First to Know



The Tuskegee Experiment (1932-1972)

This one most of you have probably heard of. The official name of this experiment was Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, it began in 1932, and it continued for 40 years. The US "Public Health Service" & the Tuskegee University recruited around 600 poor, black sharecroppers in Tuskegee, Alabama, telling them that they had "bad blood", and offering them free medical care, free meals, and free burial insurance. They told the men that the experiment would run for 6 months, never mentioned syphilis, and also didn't mention that the medical "treatment" would consist only of observation, and would not include any attempt to treat or cure their "bad blood".

In the 1940s, penicillin became the standard treatment for syphilis, but was never offered to the men being experimented on in Tuskegee, who still had no idea that they had the disease, and who were never given an opportunity to leave the "study". Over the following decades, the effects of untreated syphilis that this study found were consistently reported in medical journals, without any mention of the fact that the lack of treatment was intentional. In 1966 Peter Buxton raised concerns about the experiment, and in 1972 he leaked documents to the Associated Press, who broke the story. By that point, a quarter of them were dead.

In 1973 a class-action lawsuit was filed, and the survivors & families were awarded ~$9,000,000 ($16,000 each) in an out of court settlement (meaning the government didn't have to admit fault). In 1997 Bill Clinton made an official apology to the last couple of survivors.

Further Reading: CDC Timeline, Washington Post, TIME Magazine, NY Times, Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, Wikipedia



Puerto Rico: The Operation / Law 116 (1936-1960)

In 1898, the United States gained governance of the now-territory of Puerto Rico from the Spanish government. In 1936 the US-led government passed Law 116, making sterilization legal and free, while offering NO other options for birth control on the island. Between the economic pressures and the use of euphemisms like "tying tubes", many studies have shown that women often did not understand that the operation was permanent, and many did not feel they had any other choice.

In 1965 the Puerto Rican "Department of Health" found that of women aged 20-49, 34% of them had been sterilized. In 1968, Puerto Rican demographer Dr. Jose Vasquez Calzada found the number amongst that same group to 35.3%. That's right, over the course of 30 years, more than one third of Puerto Rican women were sterilized.

Further Reading: CWLU, University of Pittsburgh, Puerto Rico: A Case Study of Population Control, Stanford, Bibliography by University of Wisconsin, Eugenics Archive



Guatemala STD Experiment (1946-1955)

In order to "test the efficacy of penicillin", the "National Institute of Health" & "Public Health Service" ran an experiment in Guatemala (led by John C. Cutler, who was also involved in the Tuskegee experiment) wherein they infected as many as 5000 people (ranging from age 10-72) with syphilis, gonorrhea, or chancroid. Some were soldiers, some were prisoners, and some were in mental institutions. The experiment included paying infected prostitutes to sleep with men, and when that wasn't effective enough they would pour syphilis onto scrapes made on the mens' skin, and finally through spinal puncture. The reason for choosing these particular groups of people is that it eliminated any need for consent, and NONE of those involved ever consented to the experiment. Various treatments were tested, as well as simply observing & recording the progress of the diseases.

In 2003, Professor Susan M. Reverby did an investigation into the works of Cutler after he died, and brought this story to light for the first time. In 2010, Obama apologized for these "crimes against humanity", and in 2012 a class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of the victims & their families, which the "Justice Department" moved to dismiss. The case was never heard, and the court wrote:

the Guatemala Study is a deeply troubling chapter in our Nation’s history. Yet…this Court is powerless to provide any redress to the plaintiffs. The pleas are more appropriately directed to the political branches of our government, who, if they choose, have the ability to grant some modicum of relief to those affected by the Guatemala Study.

No "relief" was ever offered or given, but 1 day after the motion to dismiss was filed, the "Department of Health & Human Services" announced it would fund $1.8 million to improve treatment & prevention of HIV in Guatemala...

Further Reading: NIH, ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA, NY Times, Ethically Impossible by StanfordWikipedia



Project Green Run (1949)

In December of 1949, General Electric in conjunction with the Department of Defense released 7,780 curies of iodine-131, along with 20,000 curies of xenon-133 (many thousands of times what was released at Three Mile Island) over the course of seven hours into the atmosphere around the Hanford Site Plutonium Production Facility. The site released radioactive materials routinely for the length of its activity, but that winter was by far the largest release, with the stated intention of testing their ability to track radiation as it moved through the air & water.

Not only was consent not asked of the thousands affected by this experiment, they weren't even told that it happened. The event was secret until 1986, and it wasn't until 2005 that survivors finally had the chance to take it to court, though I haven't been able to find the results.

Further Reading: Department of Energy, Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, American Physical Society, HanfordProject.com, Wikipedia



The Holmesburg Program (1951-1974)

The Holmesburg Prison in Pennsylvania held around 1200 inmates. The prison had a long history of violence, including when, during a hunger strike in 1938, guards locked 25 leaders of the strike in an area known as the "bake ovens", turned the temperature to 190 Fahrenheit, and by the time the door was opened, four had "roasted to death".

In 1951, dermatologist Albert Kligman was called in to help with an outbreak of athlete's foot. Upon arriving, he had this to say:

"All I saw before me were acres of skin"... "It was like a farmer seeing a field for the first time." (Kligman told a newspaper reporter in 1966)

Over the following 23 years, the inmates of Holmesburg were used in dozens of experiments including being injected with Dioxin (key ingredient in Agent Orange) in a study paid for by DOW Chemical to prove it was safe, having their fingernails torn out, testing more than 250 potential chemical weapons, injection of Staphylococcus aureus, radiation poisoning, and MUCH more.

The prisoners all "consented" to these trials, although they were not told of the long-term potential side-effects, or what exactly was happening much of the time, and were offered payment (sometimes as much as $800) for participating, far more than they could earn any other way in the prison. One of them is quoted as saying:

"I was in prison with a low bail. I couldn't afford the monies to pay for bail. I knew that I wasn't guilty of what I was being held for. I was being coerced to plea bargain. So, I thought, if I can get out of this, get me enough money to get a lawyer, I can beat this. That was my first thought."

Further Reading: Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison (Amazon & Google Books), Baltimore Sun, Pennsylvania Gazzette, NY Times, Wikipedia


Operations Drop Kick & Big Buzz (1955-1956)

In order to study the efficacy of using mosquitoes as a weapon to spread viral infection, over the course of two years the US Army released just shy of 1 million mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) over Savannah, Georgia and Avon Park, Florida. After releasing the mosquitoes, they tracked them to see how quickly & how far they spread, and how many people they bit, to calculate the overall cost/death if they were to use yellow fever infected mosquitoes.

Officially, none of the mosquitoes were infected. Obviously not a single person was asked if they were willing to participate in this experiment.

Further Reading: Declassified US Army Document, Wikipedia: Big Buzz, Wikipedia: Drop Kick, United Press International


Puerto Rico: Testing the Birth Control Pill (1955-1956)

GD Searle came up with its first "birth control pill" and was quite hopeful on its success in the US, but needed a larger-scale clinical trial to get it approved by the FDA. They decided that Puerto Rico would be a perfect test case, because it was considered to be overpopulated, it was close to the US, and birth control was already legal there, with 67 clinics in the territory. The experiment was run by Gregory Pincus and John Rock, and strongly backed by Margaret Sanger (a known eugenecist).

At the time, the only options for birth control in Puerto Rico were abortion & sterilization, so they found no lack of women interested in volunteering. Most of the women were illiterate, which was seen as beneficial since they wouldn't understand the potential risks.

In order to do "good science", of course some of the women were given placebos (though they didn't know it, and many got pregnant). The pill itself was found to be 100% successful in stopping pregnancy from occurring. Dr. Edris Rice-Wray was in charge of the trials on the ground, and reported that 17% of the women in the study complained of serious and sustained nausea, dizziness, headaches, stomach pain and vomiting. She told Pincus that the dosage being given had "too many side reactions to be generally acceptable." The side effects were written off as psychosomatic, and the 3 women who died during the experiment were not investigated at all. In 1957 Enovid was approved and went into mass production.

Further Reading: Washington Post, PBS, National Geographic, History Channel, Wikipedia





Conclusion

You may be wondering what any of this has to do with vaccines... Well, simply put, the institutions, corporations, and sometimes the very people who are deciding which vaccines get approved, which ones become mandatory, and what the masses are told.

I obviously didn't include anywhere near all the experiments & mass poisonings like this that have been committed. These are just some of the best documented ones. I mostly left of where I did for my own sanity; after days of digging through this stuff I'm losing it a little bit. If you'd like to dive deeper down this rabbit hole, I'd recommend starting with:

  • The Terre Haute Prison Experiment
  • The use of depleted uranium in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria
  • Projects MKULTRA & MKNAOMI
  • The use of white phosphorous in Iraq & Syria
  • Operation Midnight Climax
  • The use of Agent Orange in Vietnam
  • Puerto Rico Radiation Experiments
  • Injecting & feeding people plutonium
  • Operation Paperclip
  • Forced Sterilizations in more than 30 states
  • Operation Top Hat
  • CIA releasing whooping cough virus in Tampa Bay
  • Dr. Cornelius Rhoads injecting Puerto Ricans with cancer
  • Spraying San Francisco with Serratia marcescens
  • Treating cancer patients with HIGH radiation
  • Granting immunity to Dr. Shiro Ishii (head of Japan's Unit 731) in exchange for his research
  • Testing dozens of nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands
  • 2001 Anthrax infections - proven to originate in a US lab
  • Adding Hydrofluorosilicic Acid to drinking water
  • Testing on US military
    • Mustard gas
    • Nuclear fallout
    • Psychedelics & Psychotropics

Here are a couple of good places to start:

It's important to remember how carefully the government covered up these various "experiments", and that we still have no idea how many more are currently classified or simply haven't been uncovered yet. The simple fact is that the purpose of all government is simply to create a monopoly on force to be used by a small group of people. It is quite obvious that the US government has a LONG history of disregarding human rights, basic ethics, and is the largest empire to ever have existed, the only people to ever have dropped nuclear bombs on other humans (far more during "experiments" than in war), and is generally not a group/institution that should ever be trusted to do anything except advance the agricultural-pharmaceutical-military industrial complex.

In upcoming pieces in this series, I will be covering Washington DC's revolving door with the pharmaceutical industry, the various conflicts of interest amongst FDA & CDC employees, and the many recalls, cases of fraud, and downright lies told to Congress & the American people... then we'll move into the actual science of vaccination & immunization (2 very different things), the debunked idea of "herd immunity" (now called "community immunity"), the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, and much more.

I was planning on working my way through this whole topic in a relatively short period of time, but after working on this post for a few days, I've decided I'm probably only going to do 1 episode per month, and limit my research on the topic to the week or so before that episode is published, because this is some HEAVY shit.



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These studies were amoral and it is hard to believe that any government could do things this Evil! That said, it is obvious that you have nailed it here, and they are likely worse than Either of us know!

What really concerns me is that we all Know that this government is worse today than when those studies were done! SO, They are less trustworthy now, than they were when they were simply Evil...SMH!

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They certainly were & are immoral (lots still happening)... though as an anarchist I find it quite easy to believe that this is what every government does. Violent organized crime is violent organized crime.

Right, the government has been consistently spreading its tentacles, expanding its ability to control, strengthening its brainwashing... who knows wtf they're doing now.

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Think of the worst things you can imagine, multiply that by 10, we are still Way too short of how bad they actually are!

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"as an anarchist I find it quite easy to believe that this is what every government does."
AB-SO-LUTELY. The various governments (within the phony boundary lines they drew up long ago to keep us all separated and believing each other are evil so we never notice what THEY'RE doing to us) are all in absolute collusion with one another, and have basically always been. Just like politicians who pretend to be from differing parties (they're NOT), they may and do squabble aplenty, but in the end they all answer to the same masters, the results are the same regardless of who gets (s)elected.
Any and all apparent differences between political parties and indeed governments, is THEATER.
Oh, there's always a temporary exception or two, I mean maybe elements of Iran's government actually do care somewhat about Iranians, and maybe they're not fully 'playing ball' with the rest of the world (Read: No Central Bank As Yet), so they get nominated to play the role of 'current evil in the world', and (likely at some point) get bombed into oblivion. Then suddenly they'll have a central bank, and maybe suddenly even 'most favored nation' status with USEmpire. What a surprise! "But hold that thought till we're done bombing the shit out of a half dozen other mid east countries, then we'll get right with ya."
Yeah Kenny, @smithlabs has it right. Multiply by 10 and you'll likely be closer to real numbers. It's worldwide, and it's been going on for a very long time now.
All that said, don't get depressed about it. (WHAT?) Seriously, remember to accept all. Accept all, just as it is. We make every positive change we can, and allow what we can't. Remember: the moment enough people on this planet, in coordinated fashion, decide to no longer participate (as you already don't!), it's over for them. Money drives it all, which is why they've got such a lock on it. But hey, it's showing signs of slipping. When we collectively cut off the supply, what will they do? How will 0.0001% of the population jail and/or murder the rest?
Sorry about the rant, this stuff just gets my blood bubbling. Blessings!!!

Heavy shit indeed, excellent write up and epic post! The sad
part is how easily they prey on our collective lack of memory.

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Thanks!

Ya, it's pretty ridiculous how quickly the mass consciousness forgets history. Even for myself, before diving into this research I only knew of a couple of these experiments.

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Oh yeah, I only knew of Tuskegee and Guatemala myself. You covered a lot of new ground that I was unfamiliar with. After a while though, the landscape starts to develop rapidly kind of like a Polaroid. You begin to see a picture and when you see that picture you realize that worshiping the men and women in white coats can end up being one of the worst mistakes of your life. Iatrogenic disease is rampant and it's almost like with each new vaccine or pharmaceutical they have to name several new diseases all while masking the fact that they were brought about by the very treatments they provided. Yet, that's an entirely different topic of conversation I suppose. It all becomes interrelated and connected after a while. The dots connect themselves with lines and two seemingly unrelated topics are linked or connected in such a way that people who have not been exposed to enough information may not be able to see how they relate.

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Exactly, and my brain is extremely good at finding the patterns, so I only dipped my toes into a lot of this stuff before I felt that I had a pretty good sense of what was going on. Going back now and diving in fully is wildly disturbing, to say the least.

I find myself walking people through the various pieces so often! A conversation will start off about something like frakking or blacks being killed by police, and I'm quite quickly bringing up political history, the inherent violence of the system, etc.

Just started diving in the other day on this one!!! I hardly talk about it and my friends think of me as a nutter already, lol!!!

It is rwally wild how all of it could be true and if ot is.... what the hell is wrong with this humanity. All those tests and experimemts you mentioned here in this first dive are completely crazy. It's hard to believe we did such things.... well I guess it's still going on.

The testing of vaccines seemsnto be going on right now as we vacvinate ourselves!!! Scary world for real.

This really is such a deep and dark hole to go down, but yes get all this information out here. Really great that you started by talking about informed consent, so many people just signing their lives away with out any information. And all those experiments, heavy heavy reading but so important, thanks for this @kennyskitchen xxx

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So dark & deep, I've been in quite a funk the last few days. A mix of depression, feeling compassion for the many humans who have suffered from these things, and an absolute rage at the continued existence of the very institutions that have been doing this (along with multiple genocides)... and people still actively fighting FOR that system, trying to argue for the need to vote & pay taxes. Absolutely disgusting.

It's all coming to the surface. Even the MK ultra and god knows what else they have been doing will come up eventually. The rabbit hole is deep, dirty and heavy. Keep your sanity Kenny, keep your focus. Go spend some time away from this stuff, with friends or in nature.

I remember my first conversation with my mother about some conspiracy theories about 9/11, where she said "They would never do that." Not the same topic but still the same mindset. Great intro to your series. Take your time, this is some of the nasty stuff.

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Not the same topic, but certainly the same dogmatic, religious brainwashing about the State. The programming itself is definitely the most insidious piece. Everyone knows right & wrong, but so many of them have this little virus in their moral programming.

In all your reading how many times did you encounter the phrase “you can’t argue with science”? It’s usually a dead giveaway that someone
a) doesn’t understand how science advances, and
b) is just parroting what some “authority figure” told them because they haven’t actually looked at the science (and they wouldn't know where to start because they haven't got a clue what “the scientific method” is).

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Too many, that's for sure. It is amazing how often people who don't seem to understand what the word science means use that word as some all-powerful defense for the BS they've been tricked into believing. Sounds a lot like religion huh?

But we can trust our government's now, right?

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Oh ya, totally. None of the same families, corporations, think-tanks, or banks are involved in the government anymore. Things got straightened out :-P

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Phew!, that's ok then. Brb.
Just nipping to the bank, before I go and get my vaccinations..

I upvoted your post.

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Yet another epic post by an epic researcher, you should think of writing 800 words or so for some magazine or newspaper, some writers only need to do one article a week to have a reasonable lifestyle. I thought your post on climate change was the top but you just keep improving. Take care though, my wife was harassed and nearly jailed in her own country for writing hard hitting articles the government didn't like.

Did all this stuff happen yep, do Americans over vaccinate - Absolutely! My jaw dropped when I saw the vaccine schedules my grandchildren are on and how many they shoot them up with at the same time. I regularly fight with my daughter about it . However I at least have gotten her to get the doctors to spread them out more.

That being said some of them are necessary and save lives demonising them off the bat is not productive. However one should inform one self and not take everything one is fed or shot up with without being informed. knowledge is power although it seems that nowadays being educated is coming out of style .

Great work, I can imagine you've been a few days on writing this! I've been SO confused about vaccines, so I'm always happy to get more information! So far all my research have also let me to NOT vaccinate my son, but sometimes I speak with people and I get confused again.. also because all the research I manage to find is usually based on US, like yours.. It's really difficult finding anything particularly about Denmark, but as far as I know, the vaccines are the same... But in case of human experiments, that would mean this would be more a world wide one, and sometimes I loose where the big picture ends and begins. I know that many vaccines have been tested in African and Asian countries as "charity acts", I think that is pretty obvious..
Well, just want to say I am very excited to follow this series and hope I'll catch the next one!