ANTI-VACCINATION
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ationalization  pejorative Name Calling, Ad Hominem

'When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic'.-- Dresden James

[This is an old term (anti-vaccinist) from the 19th century for the opponents of (mostly smallpox) vaccination who then formed the The National Anti-Vaccination League. Since then the medical industry has made great strides to make the term 100% pejorative (a word with negative attachments) and with control of the media they have succeeded as, in Creighton's words: The public at large cannot believe that a great profession should have been so perseveringly in the wrong, as you can see in this JAMA article, so it  fell out of use by vaccine activists for that reason, who wants to be labelled 'anti-vac whackos' and never get any media mention?  (see Orac's bit about anti-vaccine: What was that about not being "antivaccine" again?) You can see what you are meant to think by a page here on Wikipedia made by an Allopath (Vaccinator) editor which he demonstrated by linking the page to the crank page [ref]  [ref].  The term 'crank', is pejorative also and another pejorative rationalization term to go with Paranoid, Conspiracy, quack, Pseudoscience & anti-science.
     Vaccination is the Holy Sacrament (and foundation stone) of Allopathy (Corporate medicine) and the devotees don't take kindly to any scepticism.]

Anti-vaxxers kill

Interview with an anti-vaxxer.

[2011 Jan] Gregory A. Poland, M.D., and Robert M. Jacobson, M.D. The Age-Old Struggle against the Antivaccinationists

Anti Vaccine groups [See: Anti-vaccinators (smallpox vaccine)]
The National Anti-Vaccination League
The Leicester Anti-Vaccination League
International Anti-Vaccination League
The Anti-Vaccination League of America

Recent anti-vaccinators [see: Vaccine Critics  Medical Doctors]
Mendelsohn MD, Dr R.
Scheibner, Ph.D.Viera

Critique of Wolfe & Sharpe. Anti-vaccinationists past and present

Anti-Science Activists Label Pro-Vaccine Safety Advocates "Antivaccine" in June 26 JAMA Article  This article is a sophomoric attempt to label the vaccine safety and informed consent movement as "anti-vaccine" in order to deflect attention from the very real gaps in scientific knowledge about the biological mechanisms of adverse responses to vaccination.

See: Rationalization  

Quotes
"Anyone who adopts the cause of the "anti-vaccinator" is, ipso facto, reckoned by a vast number of people—who on any other subject would judge fairly and patiently—a crank, a faddist, and a fool." ----[1895 Book] The Vaccination Question by Arthur Wollaston Hutton

"A common misconception is that the “anti vaccination” crowd does not understand science. Truth is, a large portion of the “anti vaccination” crowd are scientists, PhD’s, and professors. “Anti-vaccination” movements are backed by a tremendous amount of science, just as is the “pro-vaccination” movement. But at the end of the day, there is really no need for these types of segregatory labels. It’s best to examine the science from a place of complete neutrality. Often, our beliefs about vaccines prevent us from doing this. "  - Dr. Theresa Deisher, PhD Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University

The anti-vaccinists are those who have found some motive for scrutinizing the evidence, generally the very human motive of vaccinal injuries or fatalities in their own families or in those of their neighbours. Whatever their motive, they have scrutinized the evidence to some purpose ; they have mastered nearly the whole case ; they have knocked the bottom out of a grotesque superstition. The public at large cannot believe that a great profession should have been so perseveringly in the wrong. [1889] Jenner and Vaccination A Strange Chapter of Medical History


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Snead, M.D., Eva

Examples
Anti-vaccination Liars - Peter Bowditch

"All these anti-vac people need to be committed to an asylum and their children taken from them and placed in a good home. They should also be arrested and charged with murder if their child, or anyone else infected by their child, dies of a disease that the vaccine would have prevented. These people need to be treated as the mentally insane people they are."Thomas.R.Sharp (02/05/2010, 11:57 AM ) http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-fumento5-2010feb05,0,3589719.story

The Anti-Immunization Activists: A Pattern of Deception - Ed Friedlander, MD

Ohh look, yet another page filled with the typical ignorance and lies propigated by the anti-vaccine group.

A rather separate organisation with a general anti-vaccination view but with other more significant characteristics was the Nazi party. In addition, there is a considerable overlap with homeopathy and conspiracy theorists, and a subset of the material shades into the appearance of psychosis. --Wiki Editor

"Who knows what John really believes.  He's a notorious anti-vaccine propogandist who occupies slot #1 in my killfile and has for about 3-4 years now.  He and his whale.to site are well known on sci.med where his "theories" have been shot down time and time again. Unfortunately, he is completely devoid of ethics and the truth is of absolutely no importance to him.  No matter how many times his propoganda is proved false, he continues to preach it. His entire site is nothing but a collection of faleshoods, distortions, and rubbish.  It would best be described as a porn site."--Carey Gregory (Usenet)

This single user is the most tenacious anti-vaccine editor on Wikipedia, and has filled many articles with his choice anti-science on the subject of vaccination. Everything sounds nice and NPOV, but when the matter is investigated one encounters dangerous lunacy, notoriety and dishonesty. Viera Scheibner, for example, was touted (by another editor) as a scientist with scientific arguments against vaccination until it turned out she had not published more than one paper on a medical topic, was the recipient of the Australian Skeptics' "Bent Spoon Award" and was the subject of an article in Vaccine detailing her views and modus operandi. This has to stop.

Viera Scheibner Notoriety established in the study kindly identified by other authors. Thankfully we are allowed to have articles on quacks.

Since you're new here, I feel compelled to inform you that your use of logic, rationale and facts are not suitable for the anti-vac wackos. You need to learn to use more disparaging comments, obfuscation, and lies - those seem to be the only things they understand.--Vaccine man USENET May 2006

"For your work against quacks, viz. anti-vaccinationists and others, I award you this picture of Sir William Osler and three colleagues!" [ref]

Is there anything that isn't a conspiracy or a hoax? How would you know that anti-vaccinationists aren't involved in a hoax as well? Especially when they could be engaging in mind control? Yes I agree with John that allopathic medicine has been granted a monopoly by the government over health care, at least in terms of medications and devices, reimbursement by insurance companies, etc., but at least this recognizes that allopathic medicine uses the most rigorous scientific methodology. Andrew73 12:32, 9 January 2006 (UTC) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:MMR_vaccine#medical_monopoly

Schoolboy, 13, dies as measles makes a comeback   An anti-vaccinationist win. Midgley 23:35, 2 April 2006 (UTC)