By Jefferey Jaxen
Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson often frames herself as a political outsider uniquely positioned to address fundamental problems in American politics.
She recently took to Facebook to express her support for greater scrutiny and focus on vaccine safety.
“As president, I would order the Centers for Disease Control to establish an independent commission to review/reform vaccine safety…The call for certitude that vaccines are safe and responsible is not “anti-science” but rather “pro-science,” as it is a call for independent scientific research to review and establish vaccine safety.”
The formation of the independent vaccine safety commission was an early consideration of the Trump presidency. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was tapped to head it until the Trump administration went dark on the matter shortly after the news of it broke publicly.
Williamson also sided and empathized with a growing number of America parents who have faced discrimination for voicing concerns about the avalanche of vaccine-coercing legislation.
“Calling people who express any concern or questions about bundling, number of vaccines, neurons-toxins and so forth “anti-vaxx” is both incorrect and unfair. All parents want only that their children be safe…concerned parents should not be demonized nor their concerns minimized.”
Political candidates in the race for the 2020 elections face a narrow window of acceptable conversation and debate. Striking a balance of winning over potential voters while staying in the good favors of corporate media pressure can be a delicate balancing act. So when Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson questioned antidepressants in during the July Primaries, she received blowback from both the corporate media and the medical-industrial complex.
While being grilled by MSNBC host Ari Melber after her comments on psychiatric drugs, the topic of vaccination came up. Williamson stated, “On the issue of vaccinations, I’m pro-vaccination, I’m pro-medicine, I’m pro-science. On all of these issues, what I’m bringing up…is questions about the role of predatory big pharma.”
A day later CNN’s Anderson Cooper, displaying behavior more attuned to a gatekeeper than a journalist, took his shots at Williamson arguing on the side of antidepressants and vaccines.
Williamson weathered the storm of public vilification this past summer for questing the safety profiles and need for antidepressants. An open, common sense discussion in the age of captured regulatory agencies, endless legal losses and criminal admissions from big pharma and the acceptance of expanding harms of pharmaceutical products has been well overdue.
During the 2020 Primaries, the media ignored the majority of Williamson’s platform to focus on why she would question drug company product lines. She joined the likes of President Trump, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Rand Paul and others in receiving the time-honored treatment by corporate media for asking questions about drugs, vaccines and whether the government should write laws compelling their citizens to take them.
When understanding how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has approached and handled the issue of vaccine safety, one could ask, Did Marianne Williamson just make the clearest statement about vaccine safety of any American Presidential candidate in recent history?
UPDATE: Following her Facebook post, Williamson also took to Twitter to drive the points home further.