The reader can probably tell that this week I've been focused on a number of technological issues, and today is no different, although today we gather some of those concerns - vaccines, GMOs, and ...well... just "too much human tinkering" with things - all under one umbrella with this article that was sent by Mr. S.D., and it's an eye-opener, and I suspect even qualifies for "whopper dooziedom":
The thesis is simple: a significant segment of the American population is infected with retroviruses, due to vaccinations, and these are causing auto-immune disorders entirely unrelated to the HIV version of AIDS; this infection began in the 1930s, and received a major push in the 1970s:
Data suggests that 6% of the U.S. population is harboring a retrovirus in their bodies that can develop into an acquired immune deficiency. This is not the well-known AIDS caused by HIV, but Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) associated with other retroviruses. These non-HIV retroviruses were unintentionally introduced into humans over the past 75 years.
It began with trials of polio vaccines and yellow fever vaccines given in the early 1930s. This is when the first recorded cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and autism appeared. It involved the use of laboratory mice to prepare vaccines for human use. 
Retrovirus exposure intensified in the 1970s as new vaccines and pharmaceutical products were developed. These retroviruses and related infectious agents are now associated with dozens of modern chronic illnesses – perhaps nearly all of them. In these diseases, infection leads to inflammation — and unresolved inflammation can lead to chronic disease.
Once activated, they create diseases such as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Chronic Lyme disease, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), numerous cancers, and a wide range of other autoimmune, neuroimmune, and central nervous system diseases. Please see reference number 2 at the end of this article for a comprehensive list of diseases. 
There's a big caveat, however, and this is where it gets really interesting:
The retroviruses being discussed here do not directly cause diseases by themselves. A perfect storm of events need to come together to create acquired immune system deficiency (non-HIV AIDS). When conditions are right, the viruses create unrelenting inflammatory processes that disrupt the immune system.
The perfect storm occurs when human DNA is disturbed by retroviruses, when there are co-infections, when there is severe shock or trauma, when hormones are dysregulated, when there are genetically modified organisms and glyphosate in the diet, when there are pesticides and other toxic substances in food and the environment, and when there are genetic susceptibilities.
If some or all of these conditions occur together, then the immune system will be weakened to the point where the perfect storm occurs, and people become ill with some type of modern chronic disease. (Emphasis added)
Recall that yesterday I blogged about the potential epigenetic effects of standard gene editing, the point being that while precision editing of one gene may look good on paper, it occurs in a living organism, which, if one may so put it, is a system that is more than the sum of its parts; the system itself determines its own development and the effects of any modification made on one of its components. If there is a fault of western science in the last five hundred years, it has been this analytical approach, rather than a synthetic one. Systems of systems can produce their own effects, and its that combination of effects of different systems that is being referred to here, retroviruses activate when several different systems assault the immune system, and combine to collapse that system. Yet, little to no scientific study of the combined effects of all these systems - vaccines, GMOs, genetic therapies, and so on - has been done.
So why haven't such studies been done. J.P. Thomas, author of the article, lays the blame - once again - at our non-functioning governmental agencies, which function as agencies for corporations, not the people supposedly being governed:
If you have never heard about the retrovirus problem, then you can thank the CDC, NIH, FDA, and other government agencies for covering up the problem since it was first reported to them in 1991 by American immunologist Elaine DeFreitas. 
They did not want to alarm you. They didn’t want to induce a panic, or a rebellion against the use of vaccines. They didn’t want to send shock waves through the conventional medical care system and the pharmaceutical industry that would threaten their profits. They didn’t want to risk a public panic among people needing blood transfusions. They didn’t want to disturb the resolve of Big Pharma and political leaders working to pass mandatory vaccination laws. They didn’t want to interfere with the full implementation of genetically engineered crops. They didn’t want to lay the groundwork for numerous class action lawsuits from people who were harmed or who will be harmed in the next 20 to 30 years as the retroviruses continue to multiply in the bodies of infected persons.
But it's even worse than that:
The most recent chapter of the story began in the 1970s. It took place in research laboratories throughout the world where scientists were doing research on diseases such as cancer and HIV/AIDS.
These were the same laboratories where they were manufacturing vaccines. These labs work with mice that are genetically engineered to have immune system deficiencies, which made them vulnerable to express certain diseases. In other words, their immune systems have been altered in such a way that they will get a certain disease when exposed to a certain pathogen or toxin.
Research activities involved injecting lab mice with human viruses to attenuate or weaken the viruses. Scientists routinely did these experiments with mice in the same laboratories where they were growing human cell lines. They believed that mouse viruses and human viruses would not interact, or travel from one part of the research facility to another.
In the past, scientists didn’t worry about mouse virus contamination, because they believed that these viruses would not harm humans if they actually made their way into a human being. Scientists acknowledged the risks, but maintained the judgment that the benefits of vaccines outweighed the risks. The work of Dr. Mikovits and other scientists challenged their beliefs. They suggested the problem with mouse viruses was already out of control and the cost of the damage could destroy the economies of nations. (Emphasis added)
So, once again, we're back at a concern I voiced years ago in a blog about GMOs, that there could be cross-species contamination, and that scientists, with few exceptions, were operating on the assumption there could not be such cross-contamination, that "mouse viruses and human viruses would not interact." As one angry reader of one of my GMOs put it at the time, just because you eat an egg sandwich or bacon sandwich, that doesn't turn you into a chicken or a pig. True enough, but that wasn't my point then, nor is it now. It took a couple of years before studies were published that did indeed suggest some sort of cross contamination was occurring with GMOs, and this current article on the research of Dr. Judy Mikovits is saying essentially the same thing. There were, of course, warnings:
Dr. G. Stuart made the same warning in 1953, when he spoke to the World Health Organization. He was talking about the yellow fever vaccine at that time. He stated:
Two main objections to this vaccine have been voiced, because of the possibility that (i) the mouse brain employed in its preparation may be contaminated with a virus pathogenic for man although latent in mice … Or may be the cause of a de-myelinating encephalomyelitis; (ii) the use, as an antigen, or a virus with enhanced neurotropic properties may be followed by serious reactions involving the central nervous system. 
In 1996, Dr. John Coffin, a leading expert on recombination in viruses, warned against transplanting cells from animals into humans to improve the functioning of the immune system of HIV-AIDS patients. He stated:
The infection is a virtually inevitable consequence of xenotransplantation and this is a very serious worry because the animals that have been chosen for doing this — the baboon and the pig — are both known to carry endogenous viruses, replication competent, but very poorly studied, that are capable of infecting human cells. 
Let that sink in... mouse brains, baboons, and pigs, in vaccines...
Dr. Judy Mikovits made an interesting discovery:
The long held judgement of the majority of the scientific community was proven wrong in 2009 by Dr. Judy Mikovits and other scientists who discovered that something unexpected and very harmful was happening in laboratories throughout America and the world. They discovered that a retrovirus called XMRV (xenotropic murine retrovirus) and other related retroviruses were now present in 6% of Americans and that this retrovirus was appearing in a very high percentage of people with diseases such as prostate cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, autism, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, treatment resistant Lyme disease, and Parkinson’s Disease.
The term “xenotropic” indicates that the virus had a non-human origin and it is now able to live and multiply in humans. This retrovirus had an appearance that was similar to mouse virus, but it also had qualities of human virus. It was a chimera – like a mythical beast – part human and part mouse. It was accidentally created in laboratories when a naturally occurring mouse virus recombined with a human virus found in a prostate cancer culture.
Dr. Mikovis spoke out about it, and of course, the corporate-government link (that's classic fascism), went to work on her:
Dr. Mikovits is not just one of the leading scientists in the area of retrovirus related illness, she stands at the center of a scientific controversy and political battle that has ended her career as a government-funded research scientist. She spoke the truth about the fraudulent use of government research money, the marketing of inaccurate retrovirus tests, Medicare fraud, the contaminated blood supply, and the harm that is associated with vaccines and their schedule of administration. Her research showed how retroviruses are linked to the plague of modern illnesses that are bankrupting the U.S. healthcare system.
The result of her unwavering determination to stick to the truth of her research and to stand up against those who want to keep the truth hidden, resulted in her being taken to criminal court and civil court. She was gagged for four years by fabricated criminal charges in Nevada, and could not speak openly about retrovirus science or the government cover-up without risking further persecution/prosecution.
They didn't stop there. For her efforts in documenting the effects of retroviruses in vaccines, including the connection between them and autism,
Dr. Mikovits was arrested 6 weeks later, and held in jail for 5 days without the opportunity for bail as a fugitive from justice. Eventually she was charged with stealing her own research notebooks. These notebooks contained all of her recent research about retroviruses. On the day she was fired, she was locked out of her lab and offices while they were ransacked. They might have taken her notebooks, but a coworker understood what was going on and he temporarily secured Dr. Mikovits’ notebooks as well as his own.
A research scientist’s notebooks are a precious possession. Their value is equal to his or her professional credibility and personal integrity. The notebooks of Dr. Mikovits are important, because they contained the confidential names and addresses of every patient that had been involved in her gammaretrovirus research. They contain proof of the existence of gammaretroviruses and their connection with ME/CFS that no one could deny. Gammaretroviruses are one of the retrovirus families that cause chronic illness.
I won’t go into the details of the court proceedings. But political corruption in Nevada and in the U.S. scientific research community made sure that Dr. Judy Mikovits would be silenced and financially destroyed. She and her husband lost everything. They now live in a rental unit in Southern California.
Big money has created big science, but in the process, like everything else in our "kulcher", no dissent is tolerated, or allowed. Big money can silence and persecute the opposition. And in the end, big pharma, big agribusiness, and, yes, big physics, will end up destroying science itself with money. So far, Dr. Mikovits has been lucky; she could have ended up dead like the growing list of "natural" doctors. That phenomenon has pointed out the new disturbing trend in "big science"; if you can't silence them by trumped-up charges, bought and aid-for corporate kangaroo courts, then simply silence the opposition, permanently.
What won't go away are Dr. Mikovits' findings, nor their implications: we need to start studying systems themselves, their interactions, including the big money corporations and how they are contributing to ill-health. And given the CDC's role in all this, alluded to throughout the article, perhaps it's time to give Robert F. Kennedy Jr the mandate to clean out that whole pharmaceutical swamp.
See you on the flip side...