RFK, Jr. Responds to Criticism from His Family

CHD NOTE: In early May 2019, Politico Magazine published an article written by three of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s relatives, criticizing his advocacy for safe vaccines. After numerous requests, Politico magazine has refused to publish his response. 

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Children’s Health Defense
(August 15, 2019)

Three of my Kennedy relatives recently published an article criticizing my advocacy for safe vaccines. Our contentious family dispute highlights the fierce national donnybrook over vaccinations that has divided communities and raised doubts about the Democratic Party’s commitment to some of its defining values: abhorrence of censorship, wariness toward excessive corporate power, support for free speech, religious freedom, and personal sovereignty over our bodies, and the rights of citizens (codified in the Nuremberg Code and other treaties to which we are signatories) to decline unwanted government-mandated medical interventions. The debate has also raised questions about the independence of our press and its role as a champion of free speech, and First Amendment rights as a bulwark against overreaching by government and corporations.

I love my family and sympathize with their anxieties when I call out government officials for corruption. The Kennedys have a long, close, and continuing relationship with public health agencies so it is understandably difficult for us to believe that powerful regulators would lie about vaccines. “All issues are simple,” the saw goes, “until you study them.”

My skepticism

I’ve arrived at my skepticism after 15 years spent researching and litigating this issue. I have watched financial conflicts and institutional self-interest transform key sectors of our public health bureaucracies into appendages of the very pharmaceutical companies that Congress charged them to regulate.

Multiple investigations by Congress and the HHS Inspector General have consistently found that an overwhelming majority of the FDA officials directly charged with licensing vaccines, and the CDC officials who effectively mandate them for children, have personal financial entanglements with vaccine manufacturers. These public servants are often shareholders in, grant recipients from, and paid consultants to vaccine manufacturers, and, occasionally, patent holders of the very vaccines they vote to approve. Those conflicts motivate them to recommend ever more vaccines with minimal support from evidence-based science.


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  1. Do you think RFK Jr is for real or is on another agenda? I want to think he is for real. But in today’s world, and even in yesterday’s world, we have discovered nothing is simple or straightforward. Hidden agendas blindside us all. RFK Jr. is an embodiment of just this same thought, no?

    1. Given the Kennedy family’s history–the first to advocate for what were then deemed “the mentally retarded,”–RFK Jr. is arguably maintaining a long family tradition. Not much is known of their activism even today, though through the efforts of Eunice and Sargent Shriver in the 1950s a whole new orientation toward mental retardation was born, along with now familiar organizations, such as Special Olympics.

      RFK Jr.’s grandparents had a developmentally disabled child, Rosemary, who they had great difficulty finding suitable care for despite their vast resources. When she reached early adulthood and was increasingly difficult to manage Joe Sr. elected to have Rosemary lobotomized, a then-novel technique at the probable recommendation of leading authorities in the field at the time. The doctors assured the likelihood of a positive outcome. The result was disastrous. Rosemary was more thoroughly disabled, and thus institutionalized for the next 60 years until her passing in the early 2000s.

      Thus I his efforts are most likely sincere. We’ve researched this with interest, having disabled children ourselves.

  2. Why would I take shots not knowing what is in them? Evaded them all before being sent to Vietnam in 1971. No mystery needle ingredients for me thank you.

  3. http://www.doctoryourself.com/klennerpaper.html
    The late Frederick R. Klenner, M.D. became fascinated by the safe, simple and cheap powers of high dose Vitamin C to cure and prevent viral diseases in man and many other medical problems. The criminals in the FDA have obstructed just the study of these facts and only approved a trivial daily dose of 60 milligrams to prevent scurvy when much higher doses, given intravenously, are necessary to cure viral diseases up to and including polio which Klenner proved before 1949! While it is good to take Vitamin C by mouth, it leaves the body in about 2 hours in the urine. This is why it must be given intravenously to get a high enough concentration in the blood. But no ordinary patient is able to prepare the preparation of Vitamin C to be injected into their own body. Only a trained pharmacist can do this job. But because the criminals at the FDA have obstructed this knowledge most pharmacists fear making such preparations. There is no reason to believe high dose Vitamin C can’t cure all additional viral diseases as well. I urge everyone to read the above two seminal articles. Fred Klenner, M.D. lived from 1907 and died in 1984. He was a top biology student from Pennsylvania who earned his M.D. degree at Duke University in 1936. He was a true research scientist in addition to treating patients. Even poisonous snake and insect bites can easily be cured this way. It is similar to the way Vitamin B-12 shots are administered. By the way it is always good to have alternatives to any medical or other procedures like vaccines.
    Winfield J. Abbe, Ph.D. Physics

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