Sunday, October 02, 2016


Evil film shut down

Vaccination has been protecting people from disease for around 200 years so attacks on it are just attention-seeking sensationalism. The supposed link to autism has long ago been debunked and traced to a crooked scientist named Andrew Wakefield.  I would burn him at the stake for all the harm he has caused to children

DAVID Thrussell doesn’t see it as a debate between mainstream healthcare and what has been derided as quack science. He sees it as an issue of free speech

But the man in charge of a small film festival in country Victoria said he didn’t realise the "powder keg" he’d lit when he chose to screen a documentary that calls into question the safety of vaccinations.

The makers of Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe claim it highlights a link between autism and immunisation. Critics say it is nothing more that anti-vax propaganda "based on lies" that will scare parents away from vaccinating their children against disease.

The documentary was supposed to have its premiere in April at Robert De Niro’s New York Tribeca film festival before it was abruptly dumped from the schedule after angry protests. De Niro later said he regretted the move.

It was then picked up by the tiny Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival (CLIFF), based in a Central Victorian town known more for vineyards than vaccinations, who planned to premiere it next month.

But those plans have just been shelved, news.com.au can reveal, following what Mr Thrussell, CLIFF’s creative director, said was a "highly co-ordinated campaign of intimidation" surrounding the film.

SOURCE

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are nuts who push nonsense as if it were true.

Use the Name, Luke said...

But those plans have just been shelved, news.com.au can reveal, following what Mr Thrussell, CLIFF’s creative director, said was a "highly co-ordinated campaign of intimidation" surrounding the film.

It sounds like people have been responding to free speech with free speech of their own. No wonder the left has a love/hate relationship with the concept.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals are afraid of the truth becuase it gets in the way of their plans to create the New World Order all under the Useless Nations Just what are they injecting into people with those so call Vacinations anyway?

stinky said...

Let him screen his film all he wants and others can rebut him; that's how free speech works. If we deny him free speech because his speech is odious, where do we stop after that?

Anonymous said...

I know Castlemaine well. It is an "artist" town, beautiful and historical, with lots of bohemian lefty types. All very approachable and friendly people, but I wouldn't want them running the world. There is a conservative element there too, and a bit of friction between the two sides. I am not surprised this happened in Castlemaine.

I think they should show the film. It is a free country, and ideas should be thrashed out.

I suspect Thrussell saying he had to shelve the film's showing due to a "highly co-ordinated campaign of intimidation" is just a publicity stunt, trying to portray conservatives as bullies. I won't be surprised if he later shows the film. I might even go watch it.

Anonymous said...

Show the film. The Federal government has introduced a policy that if you don't vax you don't get welfare. The anit-vaxers have no right to expose other peoples children to the risk that their ideology exposes. Let's see the left counter that. If the left are socially isolated because of their beliefs then so be it, they were warned.

Anonymous said...

Christians have no right to expose other peoples children to the risk that their ideology exposes

Anonymous said...

9:33 Australia is a predominately Christian country. If you don't like it I am sure Go Fund Me will raise enough money for you to leave since you obviously don't belong here. You obviously aren't comfortable with western values.

Anonymous said...

Whether you like it or not, westerners, you are all Christianised. You anti-Christians are a product of Christianity and you can never get it out of yourself, even if you hate it. Outwardly you can deny it, you can disbelieve in it, reject it, hate it, but you cannot get it out of your psyche. In all your structures of thought and your ways of thinking, you are Christo-Socratic-Shakespearean. You cannot tear out your hearts and minds from yourself. You can fancy you have a better alternative to Christian thought, but all you can come up with is a hollow reflection of the same religion you hate, the same but weaker teachings turned against where you got them from. It is a hollow reflection because it denies its origin, so it has no substance to it.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Stinky

Anonymous said...

"Christian" or "Christianized" in reference to a country is too vague a term, as a whole country and its culture derives from many sources, not all of them "Christian", and the dogmas of a religion don't impact directly on all the thoughts and activities of a whole population. Similarly Muslims like to say that the religion of Islam was directly responsible for the flowering of culture in the so-called "Golden Age" of Islam, rather than admit it had a lot to do (or everything to do) with the preceding cultures such as the conquered Byzantine, Persian and Indian civilizations.

Olaf Koenders said...

"Christians have no right to expose other peoples children to the risk that their ideology exposes"

Anon 9:33, I'm not sure in which way you describe this.

I believe you're pointing this out as the risk vaccination poses being forced onto others.

The other way around the vaccination-pushers have bleated before is that those left unvaccinated pose a threat to those vaccinated, which doesn't make logical sense.