Please give up your children and walk away from them

The Canary Party, an anti-vaccine political action group, has hit a new low. On Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama posted a picture of herself holding a sign that read “#BringBackOurGirls”. It was a reference to the 200+ young women in Nigeria who were kidnapped by an Islamist terrorist group and are now in danger of being sold off as slaves or suffer much worse fates. So what does the Canary Party do with that? This:

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That’s right. In their twisted minds, autistic children are suffering the equivalent of being kidnapped at gun point, dragged into the jungle, physically and mentally tormented, and being sold off into slavery. And we wonder why parents of autistic children kill those children in the most heinous of ways? Why organizations and individuals in the anti-vaccine groups whitewash those murders and defend the alleged and confessed murderers of those kids?

I call on all the parents of autistic children who see their children as being in a state of despair beyond comprehension and beyond help to give up those children to child welfare, to foster parents, to relatives who do not see those children as “missing”, “lost”, “dead”, or “gone”. Give those children a chance to fill with joy and purpose the lives of better people than those of you who feed them chelation chemicals, bleach enemas, and all other sorts of quackery. Walk away from them because you’re not doing them any favors. You’re not making their lives better.

Do it quickly, because another autistic child murdered because of your ideology is one too many.

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I wish I had that kind of money

The only reason I’m not making money hand over fist is because I chose to work in the public sector. I’m a public health worker who has been sticking with a local government that is having a hard time with its budget. I get paid peanuts. Contrary to what all the anti-vaccine people have accused me of, I am not getting a dime from “Big Pharma,” not a dime. Living in the DC metro area is expensive, and my checking account is the perfect example of it. I’ve paid some hefty overdraft fees, and it’s not like I have a cocaine or heroin habit, or some high-demand mistress to please. I just do my work where the bugs are, like my hero used to say when he was told that he could make ten times more money in private practice.

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One day, my name will finally be up there after all I’ve done around here.

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