The Map of Now

April 7, 2017

TMR is greatly saddened to hear of the untimely death of Liam Scheff. In honor of his life and his work, we are rerunning the blog he wrote for us back in September of 2013. Rest in peace, Liam. You will be missed.

by Liam Scheff

In the past three months, two mothers of autistic children have tried to kill those children and then themselves. One succeeded (or failed) halfway: she killed her son, but she lived. The Chicago-area mother stabbed her boy, a very large teen of 200 plus pounds, after a dose of pills failed to do the job in an earlier attempt. The child’s 24-hour caregiver (his godmother) was also involved – she stabbed the family cat. Then both women took a dose of pills intended to put them to sleep permanently and lay down next to him. They left a detailed three-page letter, describing their plight with the severely-disabled and sometimes violent young man. But they didn’t take enough and were revived. Both have been charged with murder.

The second mother, this one in Michigan, tried to go more gently into darkness. She used two charcoal grills as the fatal weapon (for the carbon monoxide they produce. Carbon monoxide is a poison produced by cars and burning fuel, which we all breathe a bit of daily). It didn’t work. She and her daughter were discovered, passed out, after being reported missing. The mother is recovering; the teen is suffering from the toxic exposure, and may be brain-damaged. Or further neurologically damaged than was already inflicted by autism. Or by the causes of autism. But what are the causes of autism? (Is it, in this case, considered to be an unimportant question?)

The local newspaper had this to say: “Issy [the teen] often attacked her mother and a sibling, and her parents continually ran into roadblocks with insurance companies, treatment facilities and various government agencies in a quest for help that devastated them emotionally and financially.”

“She is a great kid with a lot of potential,” Kelli told the Record-Eaglein February. “She’s so smart. She started reading when she was two. She’s got so much to offer, but her aggression is going to limit her life as much as anything.” [LINK]

Her aggression, said the paper, was intense. At five feet, 160 pounds, she knocked her mother unconscious, twice, and was targeting her younger sister. The boy who was killed by his mother was also described as being violent at home, “big and strong and unwilling to go to the doctor,” said the town police chief. She had previously gone on the local television news and accused the area hospital of neglecting and abusing her son, in a ragged harangue. But the family had refused state assistance in dealing with him. Why would they have asked for help – and then refuse it?

When It Bleeds, It Leads

In a gut-wrenching story like this, where no business or institution has to pay a penalty, the razor-toothed newspaper editorials fan out like sharks around a sinking cruise ship full of fattened tourists – like there is no other story in the world. Like all autism mothers are potential criminals. And the mothers are pivoted into the defensive, psychologically and emotionally, to distance themselves from the nightmare: “Horrible!” “Awful!” “What a monster!” goes the manufactured clamor on cable television.

The Facebook chatter is more nuanced, but still dives into the tabloid larder of homily and attack: “What these people needed was . . .” and “What they should’ve done is . . .” and, “How could anyone do such a thing?!” But you will also see the responses of the mothers with very damaged, older, physically strong, rebellious autistic teens: “No, you don’t understand. You don’t understand. You don’t know what it’s like.”

They are quick to point out that they do not condone any sort of violence (as though they are guilty by association for expressing compassion). But they know something about these women – women who did not want to be in a world without their children, but could not be mothers to these children anymore. (What kind of person kills a cat so that it will not be a memory and a burden to the family she leaves behind? This isn’t cold-blooded murder. It’s something else entirely.)

There is something operating beyond the visible here. But you won’t get there by scratching the surface. You have to enter a different world, and you have to dive into the deep of it.

The Wrong Story

There is a 5th century Greek myth about a very bad mother, called Medea“Medea.” In it, Medea, a proud queen, is abandoned and betrayed by her husband, Jason (of the Argonaut journeys). Not one to be trifled with, she repays her absentee, cheating husband by slaying their children, and then rides off on a chariot to a better life.

The newspapers would like to invoke that ancient story to describe autism moms who fall apart; they would like these mothers to be remorseless killers without cause. The murder of children, after all, is horrible: it’s practiced every day, of course, everywhere, with drugs and bombs and bullets, but when it peels the lid of the American suburbs, it arrives on Nancy Grace’s radar, dripping with advertisements for poisonous home-cleaning products.

But Medea is the wrong myth. The correct myth here is “Hades,” the Hades of Sisyphus – eternal imprisonment in a world where the boulder keeps needing to be pushed up a hill of fire – a hill that keeps ascending. And the hill never stops being steeper, and the boulder never stops being heavier, the fire never stops burning, and you have to keep pushing. The air is hot, cutting and dry. Your breath burns in your lungs, sweat singes your eyes. But you can’t stop pushing – your life depends upon it (your child’s life). And if you ever get to the top of a hill, you wake up the next day behind a new boulder, at the bottom of a new hill.


Herd Toxicity

You may not know it; you may rebel against the thought. You may reject it. But these children were murdered long before their mothers lost all faith in the universe, before their frayed nerves ignited into a whirlwind of madness. Their children had long been taken away from them. By whom? You won’t want to hear it. You won’t like it, and you won’t agree, unless you do the damnable work of reading.

It was done by the state that offers to help once the damage is done. By the very people who promised to protect all children. It was done by doctors.

These children were, one by one, in groups and “herds,” rounded and penned into caring, compassionate, 4-star doctors’ offices, and injected, over and over again, while anxious mothers looked on, their gaze tightening on a needle, recoiling as their children scream, go limp, pass out, vomit, break into a rash – or cease to speak, or walk, or use hands and feet the same way, ever again.

But you don’t know this because the media never asks the simple question: “What is in a vaccine?” The answer is censored from the tabloids. The answer is printed in small type that anxious mothers must read, after the damage is done, on the package inserts for the drugs themselves: metals, cell-deranging stimulants, tissue-inflaming “adjuvants,” neurotoxic poisons, animal ovary, kidney and testicular cells, human fetal tissue. (Do a web search for the question, “what is in a vaccine?” and take the time to understand the root of the issue.)

You don’t need to see an allergist to discover that this stuff is not “good for you.” The process of injecting this brew into very small bodies, by-passing the essential immune system (the gut, where poison can be passed through the body and excreted), directly into the enclosed, suffocating dense muscle or fatty tissue – which has no excretory path – is, by its own intended methods, toxic, inflammatory, and, yes, neurotoxic. That means this stuff causes nervous system (that’s brain) damage.

You can reject this, you can refuse to believe it, or, you can take the time to read the studies, if you have the courage and patience [LINK]. Once you do the reading, you will arrive at the understanding that vaccines are poisonous, by their design, their very nature, and understanding the larger issue becomes possible.

The Sacred Puzzle

By injecting children with neurotoxic poison, over and over again, in compounded rounds at an increased rate of speed, the medical industry has caused this damage to children.

No, they’ve done more. They’ve assaulted, beaten, broken, and sometimes killed a generation of children – but left them alive in pieces for their devastated, broken-hearted mothers and fathers to clean up, to try to solve, as though they were a puzzle; to love the humanity in, but fear in gut-shredding terror that they’ll never simply be able to . . . just . . . be on their own, these kids. And many of them — many of them – many, many, many, many, many of them – will never be able to be on their own.

You, I – no one – can understand what it is to be a mother and have this entirely sacred thing brutally violated: raped, cut, cracked, broken, shifted. This sacred thing – the mother-infant bond. The child that recognizes language, who isn’t beset and bedeviled by unknowable maladies and terrors. No one can know what it is to be a mother to a child who cannot simply be what all and every bit of creation and nature intended that pair – that absolutely sacred pair – to be.

The government, the medical industry, the pharmaceutical juggernaut – call it all the names it has – has systematically annihilated the future of, well . . . us. By hating, despising, ridiculing, ignoring and forbidding the cries for simple mercy from mothers and fathers who have had their children stolen by an injection. By a ceaseless coating of pesticides, infusion of GMOs, of petrochemical additives. By a repeated blood-poisoning by metals and animal tissue and hyper-stimulating compounds.

A Map of Now

If this seems “in extremis” to you, that’s because it is. This isn’t a local failure; it is us – a culture, a way of being – in absolute collapse. The women who struck out at their own bodies and the lives that came out of them – this is what societal collapse looks like. And you will see more of it, escalating into something much worse.

If mothers are not allowed to choose to avoid this poisoning, you will see not only an epidemic of autism, but its inevitable consequence: the collapse of motherhood. The broken souls of mothers who’ve never been able to see their infant become an adult, or even a self-sufficient child, will run out of options. And the strength that has to be prayed for every night, just to get through the following 12 – or two – hours, will fail her.

Some of these women, pressed with a state running them down for more and more and more injections, will run – but to where? To isolation in crowded towns and apartments? To tenements? To government housing? The ‘market-derived solution’ of our compassionate nation will be more of the same: institutionalization and medication. Shall we close our eyes, drug the children and re-open the 19th century mental wards? (Can you feel the thoughts of these mothers, in their own personal Hades, asking, “Is death really a worse fate?”)

These children cannot survive without space to roam – safely. They will need every method that can be used to try to recover some of what was stolen. Who will give it to them? If it’s not “us,” then it’s not going to happen.

Falling Down That Mountain

Once you know what is happening – this mass-destruction of a generation – you can see what’s coming. It won’t always be murder-suicide. It will be violence in the home, the school, the neighborhood. It will be inexplicable acts of harm, child to child, or child to parent. The newspapers will have no shortage of familial tragedy in a mass-injected world. The American Medical Association will not be named in the editorial. Nor will the pediatric care associations, which pat “good doctors” on the head for all the shots they deliver.

Amid the carnage, I hope that we’ll also see communities in which people save each other from the fate of the Western world – isolation, brokenness, degradation – and offer each other that rare thing called “home,” where mistakes are permissible; where love and forgiveness, communication and sharing, food-growing and preparing, learning, teaching and some precious moments of quiet respite are the daily practices.

This is where we have to go – all of us – if we’re going to survive the next 20 years of decline. (Decline? Yes, this is the map of now: oil-decline, increased psychotic warfare among the powers-that-don’t-care, and resource shortages.) These terms indeed describe our future as being quite different than our today or yesterday. If that sounds pessimistic, well, read a newspaper and tell me what you see.

Whose Fault?

I’ve been investigating the medical establishment for a decade. I’ve seen many people – many children – murdered, coldly, by the pressing hands of the pharmaceutical establishment. I’ve met doctors too frightened, anxious or self-important to take the two hours (or two minutes) required to understand a few points on vaccine or drug toxicity. Indeed, I’ve met them many times.

What I’ve never met is an autism mom who wouldn’t give her own life to bring her child back. Who wouldn’t sacrifice everything in her soul to stop the moment when that thing that she secretly blames herself for – for allowing the shot, for not protesting a treatment, for her mercury fillings – for whatever she most fears is the cause. I’ve never met the autism mother whose own life isn’t pinned to the killing board by that damned moment.

But it wasn’t her fault, and it’s not her fault when she breaks. If I may be blunt, we’re too often a rotten species. We allow power structures and priesthoods to dictate our own conscience to us – and when they’re wrong, we suffer doubly: once for their lie, and once for our mute assent to it.

If you want to understand why these mothers are breaking (and they are breaking), then go read about the history of vaccination. And make a community where you live that allows the damaged children of the 20th century’s greatest lie to have a chance. Get to know an autism family. It will help them, and it will help you survive our looming tomorrow. The only way up the hill and onto flat, fertile ground is together.

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Liam Scheff is a journalist and radio host. He is author of “Official Stories,” which details the hidden history of vaccination and modern medicine. Find him on The Energy Show, the Robert Scott Bell Show and at his website

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29 Responses to The Map of Now

  1. Hans Scholl says:

    Visiting the vaccine-sceptic island where parents skip jabs
    11 April 2017 Last updated at 00:08 BST

    Vaccines save millions of lives around the world every year. (BS they do)

    But there’s alarm from some doctors in the US after suggestions President Trump could commission a new vaccine safety committee.

    Vaccination rates in the US remain high overall, but there are concerns that an increasing number of families in certain communities are deciding not to immunise their children, putting communities at greater risk of outbreaks of disease.

    The BBC’s Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar reports from Vashon Island in Washington state – which has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.

  2. Hans Scholl says:

    What happened to Liam ?> R.I.P
    I have only heard of him today .

    A quote from the father of scientific population control, Thomas Malthusian, serves as a reminder of the true intentions of some scientists and social engineering programs:

    “Instead of recommending cleanliness to the poor, we should encourage contrary habits. In our towns we should make the streets narrower, crowd more people into the houses, and court the return of the plague.

    In the country, we should build our villages near stagnant pools, and particularly encourage settlements in all marshy and unwholesome situations.*12 But above all, we should reprobate specific remedies for ravaging diseases; and those benevolent, but much mistaken men, who have thought they were doing a service to mankind by projecting schemes for the total extirpation of particular disorders.

    If by these and similar means the annual mortality were increased from 1 in 36 or 40, to 1 in 18 or 20, we might probably every one of us marry at the age of puberty, and yet few be absolutely starved.” ~Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population, 1826

  3. Autism mom says:

    As a mother with a 6 year old child with epilepsy at 9 months then developmental delay that was mild and then after depakote for seizures….and depakote is titrated……then a slip into a zombie like state with cognitive delay……then on the autism spectrum who further regressed later I can say that it is the systems at play here. Let me tell you about the number one Clinic in the united states….some of the things the staff have said to me as i fight for my son……..A neurology fellow…..who mind you just had an infant child of his own said, “Why do you focus so much on the cause, why not treat.” After going through the hell of vaccine misinformation, and cover up. After going through the use of the damaging drug that no Attorney will help me with going after the pharmaceutical companies. Why are these companies immune to lawsuits. We need help to fix our children from their damage. Comment number two by a supposed top psychiatrist at the number one Clinic in the united states: “Many parents want to get to the bottom of what is going on, I understand, but finding the truth isn’t going to change the treatments.”……

    A top geneticist at the number one Clinic in America said, “What is going on here is likely how he is going to be for the rest of his life…” When I gave the geneticist his methylation studies I had to pay for out of pocket he said, “This unrevealing information is not the cause.” I believe this geneticist to think that he must believe that he knows everything.

    A fellow in psychiatry at the top Clinic in america asked me, “Is your child fully vaccinated?” When I said no. She preceded to ask me “Why?” The look on her face was as if I was a moron for not vaccinating and she seemed to want to hear some sort of self entertaining response. I told her and the psychiatrist that I did not want to cause any further damage to our son and irritate his immune response… mast cells, and contribute to further brain damage related to the adjuvants. Her head went back like she was shocked at what I had said and the psychiatrist hovering over her said, “well be careful where you get your information from.” I was going to say something in reply to this comment but I let it go. I let it go because I wanted to get my son his medical diagnosis of Autism so he could get his OT/ST treatment and insurance coverage for it so I can afford his alternative treatments.

    Who says I have to treat with your Benzodiazepines, Amphetamines, and Anti-epileptic drugs in the first place? Mind you this was after I refused to fill out his questionnaires that were clearly geared towards prescribing these and wrote at the top in bold “No Benzo’s, AEDs, and Amphetamines”. You might wonder why I wrote amphetamines…..well its because my son has some ADHD type behavior because of his faulty functioning…it is helped with the ketogenic diet though. The last thing you want to give a child with epilepsy is any sort of amphetamine type of drug.

    This is the @@@@ that we have to put up with as parents…..It goes even further….For those of you doing GF/CF, Organic, low glutamate, etc. When you work with a dietitian at the top clinic in America they even give you @@@@ for the choices you make to protect your kids from inflammation………You have to fight for them. I will tell you I want a certain supplement and I am not going to use your Centrum. They will try to give you alternatives, and you have to go to these doctor appointments with your guard up-meaning well researched and ready to refute. You have to tell them why you want something and advocate. The dietitians will try to tell you why they want you to use something and it is up to you to prove them otherwise- why you wont use crappy fats on the keto diet, or crappy supplements. As a parent you have to reach out to researchers, you have to do your own research, and you have to reach out to other types of doctors outside the system- and tell the “system” that you have been reaching out to researchers and other doctors. Sometimes you have to use the “system” because you cannot avoid it because your trying to get help for your child. You have to document and journal everything. BTW if anyone knows of any apps that help organize information for parents of special needs children that doesn’t cost a fortune please let me know. Also team TMR let me know if I can blog on here and how to get access. Thanks, Autism/Epilepsy mom

    When I read this post here, it made me angry because I can see how those that are stuck in system beliefs would go crazy. Those that are so lost in trying to help their kids, those that are of different socio economic backgrounds who are in survival mode. Those who don’t have a thing to help them in the wrong place at the wrong time. I see it clearly…..This makes me mad very very mad that it got to this point. We must unite to fight the system. We must accept those of color of different socio economic status, single mothers and work together to fight the system to protect our children. I can bet that none of these mothers ever got a break and broke. I bet they felt alone, despair, and I bet they functioning at a horrible level.

  4. Serene says:

    I hope more people read this and understand what these people are going through. The family unit has been attacked on so many levels, Autism being one of the worst. Thank you.

  5. K Fuller says:

    I can not fathom being so despondent that I would do something that no parent should ever consider.
    My heart breaks for the children who’s mothers snap under the pressure of Autism, or who never had the strength for the Autism battle in the first place, or who might be so evil they kill as a solution.
    Autism doesn’t just happen to those who are strong, to those who do the right thing by their children, to those who would have been good parents in the first place.
    Autism is random, and growing, and epidemic.
    Get a tissue before you read this. Maybe you wont need one. I needed 6.
    God help our children.

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  7. Melissa says:

    This was a beautiful and compelling post. Difficult to take in for sure, but so accurate. I am lucky that at 3, my son is starting to recover… I hope. God help us all because many of these kids will not get that chance. Someday soon, the truth will come out.

  8. Yankeegirl says:

    I read some of Kelli Stapleton’s “The Status Woe” blog. This was a very traumatic situation. Kelli describes Issy as a very violent child who beat Kelli up to the point of knocking her unconscious with her ending up in the ER. She even posted disturbing videos of some of Issy’s attacks (clearly a cry for help). Essentially Kelli was a battered woman only the perpetrator was her own daughter. I think it would been a matter of time before Kelli would have been seriously hurt if not killed at the hands of this own daughter. She was at her wits end. This is sad reality of some parents with super aggressive kids. Very sad. Sometimes I wish we could create a village where we could all live and support eachother.

  9. Montgomery says:

    Autism not only destroys a person but takes down the entire family: emotionally physically and economically.

    But the worse part is the emotional chasm left where a child bond should have been.

  10. Nora says:

    Thank you for this piece. These mother’s and father’s are human and the day in day out stress levels are tremendous. I am a grandmother who watches a grandson with severe autism. The difficulty in watching a child with autism can not be understood until you actually do it. I had a nephew with a very severe retardation he is tuning 50 this year. I used to watch him and still visit with him. He has the developmental age of a 8 year old. His life has been a cake walk when compared to my severely autistic grandson and I truly mean what I just said. This generation of children is a lost generation. God help us all in surviving this disaster. It is as a war is being leveled against the children and their families from the very medical industry that claims to protect them.

  11. nhokkanen says:

    Hard reading, but necessary. Your dark prose is elegant and evocative. Thank you for these statements:
    – “[T]hese children were murdered long before their mothers lost all faith in the universe, before their frayed nerves ignited into a whirlwind of madness.”
    – “But it wasn’t her fault, and it’s not her fault when she breaks.”

  12. Laura Hayes says:

    I am speechless, Liam. That may be the best-written piece I’ve ever read. It is what many of us face and discuss every single day, but you put it all down on paper so well for us. Thank you for writing that which needs to be read by everyone.

  13. Janet Presson says:

    Liam, You nailed it! As the mother of a 21 year old who was vaccine-injured at 15 months of age, I will spend the rest of my life trying to recover him. I thank God every day that he has lost the aggression, wandering and other behaviors he used to have. However, I work with plenty of others who still struggle with these issues and try to help the broken parents trying to deal with them. So sad……

  14. Kim Spencer says:

    Thank you from the bottom of my family’s heart, Liam.

  15. Victoria J West says:

    Very powerful words. Thank you.

  16. TLS says:

    This is an excellent post and I agree with your description of what happened to these families. I keep seeing people post that this was not the fault of autism. It seems to be the politically correct thing to say. As if blaming a neurological condition was the same as blaming the person that has that neurological condition. As if any of this would have happened regardless.
    However, I was one of the mothers who made the choice not to have my child vaccinated. I thought I had the answer to how to avoid autism. I didn’t. My daughter has autism. No, she didn’t get the Hep B Vaccine at birth. She has never had a shot. I don’t deny that vaccinations are a very big piece of this puzzle, but there are many contributing factors here – most of them involving huge corporations with government support. There is plenty of blame to go around.

    • Michael says:

      What about the Caesarean-section connection? Aren’t about a third of American births now C-sections? Vaginal birth involves:

      “Oxytocin – often known as the “hormone of love” because it is involved with lovemaking, fertility, contractions during labor and birth, and the release of milk in breastfeeding. It helps us feel good, and it triggers nurturing feelings and behaviors.

      Receptor cells that allow your body to respond to oxytocin increase gradually in pregnancy and then sharply during labor. Oxytocin stimulates powerful contractions, which help to thin and open (dilate) the cervix, move the baby down and out of the birth canal, expel the placenta, and limit bleeding at the site of the placenta. During labor and birth, the pressure of the baby against the cervix, and then against tissues in the pelvic floor, stimulates oxytocin and contractions. So does a suckling newborn.” SOURCE>

      I’m thinking there may be a C-section/vaccine connection. Certainly babies born without the oxytocin “love” hormone are missing something.

      Your thoughts?

  17. Kiwismommy says:

    I have been in the trenches of this war for close to 15 years now, but this, this piece is without a doubt the most compelling, moving, truthful, impactful piece I have ever seen in that 15 years.
    This should be sent to every doctors office in the U.S. to every legislator at the local, state, and national level. This piece should be published in natioanl newspapers and magazines for the world to see.
    Liam you write so beautifully it is a crime you have to write about something so ugly, but the crime would be furthered if we did not have you on our side.
    Thank You

  18. laura says:

    heartbreaking truth

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  20. Martha Moyer says:

    I have a 6 ft 2 strapping 40 year old with autism who can really do damage to people and objects as described in the article; however, he was BORN with autism. We talk about vaccines causing autism and maybe they do but how do you explain BORN WITH AUTISM?

    • Yankeegirl says:

      Good question. I think the problem is practically from the minute they are born a child is vaccinated so it’s hard to discern whether the child was born with autism or suffered an neuro-immune dysfunction as the result of that very first shot. If a child was born with autism it could be genuinely genetic or a toxic exposure to the mother that the child reacted to before birth.

    • Victoria J West says:

      1. Hepatitis B shot the day he was born
      2. Mercury amalgam placement while you were pregnant
      3. 25mcg of mercury in both the flu shot and tetanus shot you were given while pregnant
      4. Thimerosal in Rhogam
      5. Employment as a dental tech, assistant, etc
      6. Congenital Lyme

      The list goes on. How many other people in your family were BORN with autism? How many generations are affected? Less than 10% are explained by genetics. Unless you can point to those very few genes and a long family history it is something that happened TO your baby or to you while carrying him. There is no diagnosis of “autism” possible at birth. Only a medical diagnosis of impaired systems.

    • Jill C says:

      Her son is 40 years old. He wasn’t given the Hep B shot at birth. My 19 year old son was also born with Autism, and while I am certain that the vaccines he received after he was born (which also did not include Hep B at birth) did not help, he was definitely different from birth. Martha, here is how I explain it. I haven’t put it entirely together yet, but here is what I have garnered so far.
      Just as an FYI, my 19 year old son has made a mostly complete recovery from Autism, graduated from high school, joined the Army, is married, and his wife is expecting a baby any day now. He is a wonderful young man, I am very proud of him, and he is one of my favorite people on this entire planet.
      I noticed early in our journey that Autism has a “gut” component. I remember reading an article years ago in Women’s Day magazine about a woman who’s autistic son had to have some intestinal surgery, and made a surprising, though short-lived recovery from autism after the surgery. She investigated and found out that her son was given a digestive hormone during the surgery and begged the doctor to prescribe it for her son. He wouldn’t, until he had tested it on his own autistic son. It worked, he prescribed it, and they both recovered from Autism. My own son had constipation until my step-father gave us an herbal remedy for it, which worked, and he did make some progress after that, particularly with potty training. Up to that point potty training had been difficult because he couldn’t tell the difference between #1 and #2.
      More recently, I have read the book “Evidence of Harm”. The book postulates that Autism is nothing more than mercury poisoning, and that some people are more affected than others for a variety of reasons:
      #1 About half the population has a variety of genetic problems in a group called MTHFR. This makes it difficult for them to methylate vitamin B (12, I think), which is a very important part of the process of ridding the body of heavy metals. So some children can’t excrete mercury very well. Mercury attacks nerve cells, and in part because of their developmental stage, and in part dictated by were the mercury “lands” in the body, different neurodevelopmental problems can occur, resulting in problems from bi-polar disorder to dyslexia to Autism to ADD/ ADHD. So, in short, the mercury gets “stuck” in the body and causes neurological damage.
      #2 The mercury settles in vaccines – Mercury is a heavy metal. The instructions on a multi-dose bottle say that it must be shaken, but people don’t always read instructions, or do the instruction just because they read it. So, one child might receive a lot more mercury than another just because of which dose they had from that particular bottle and/or the administrator of the vaccine.
      #3 the mother may or may not have MTHFR. Or she might have more or fewer genes affected by it, which would vary HER ability to excrete mercury. If her problems are significant, she may have more mercury or other heavy metals in her body which might affect a fetus earlier in development. If she does not have it, but the baby does, then the baby might have a better chance.
      #4 Boys are affected at a 4:1 rate because estrogen is protective. Estrogen protects nerve cells from damage in the event they are exposed to heavy metals. Testosterone, however actually accelerates the damage.
      #5 The mother’s mercury exposure can vary. She may or may not have mercury fillings. She might have alot or just one. She might be Rh-, and been administered a Rhogam shot, twice during the pregnancy, which still contains Thimerosol. She may or may not have been administered a flu shot, a Hep b shot, and/or a DTaP booster. Her environmental mercury exposure can vary, as can her ability to metabolize and excrete it.
      #6 There are other genetic abnormalities that can look a lot like Autism. If your son has not had any genetic testing done, then you might consider this. Or, you might decide that it won’t make any difference because he is who he is, and a genetic test isn’t going to change anything.
      #7 There is a possibility that the gut component of Autism has multiple factors. The parents and the child may have inadequate gut flora. Gut flora are capable of producing B vitamins as needed, and if one’s flora aren’t adequate, then one’s vitamin B production might not be, either. So, being vitamin B deficient, in addition to not methylating B vitamins well, could definitely interfere with one’s ability to excrete heavy metals. In addition, the gut is your “second brain”, and is even responsible for certain personality characteristics. Inadequate flora, and overgrowth of certain types of flora can lead to food and environmental allergies, certain allergies can produce compounds that are a lot like mind-altering drugs. So a child with inadequate flora who becomes allergic to dairy or wheat, may be persistently living with what would be termed a “bad trip” in the drug world. This can interfere with personality and social development. Not to mention making it pretty difficult to differentiate between reality and surreality. The possibilities are really so endless here that one could write an entire book about it. Gut flora may be inadequate because the exposure is limited because the parents have inadequate flora, or because the child’s body simply isn’t healthy enough to support a variety, or because overgrowths of certain types of flora are making it difficult for other varieties to flourish. In addition, the MMR vaccine, which is usually given at 15 months, or at least was for many years, can set itself up in the gut, diseasing it with measles, but never expressing itself the way measles is supposed to.
      One of the main problems with vaccines is that they are injected directly into the body. Normally, we are exposed to pathogens by eating them, or inhaling them. They make their way to our guts where our flora deal with them. Then, symptoms of disease occur, which our bodies are using to rid themselves of toxins (either those produced by the virus or bacteria, and/or those we have ingested), through a rash, excretions such as mucus from the lungs, tear ducts, sinuses or vomit or diarrhea. Injecting pathogens directly into the body bypasses our bodies’ guts, and since the body is set up to deal with pathogens this way, how should it know what to do with a pathogen that is injected into the skin? It’s not how we were created to manage pathogens. In addition, adjuvents, which are irritants intended to increase the body’s immune response in the hope that the immune response will be attracted to the injection site and create antibodies against the pathogens that were injected. But the adjuvents are poison. If you injected your spouse with mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and/or anti-freeze you might expect the police to show up at your door in short order. But we pay (p)harmaceutical companies to do that, and laud their efforts. Well, some people do. I hope that helps you understand what may have happened to your son, Martha. God bless.

    • Nelda McEwen says:

      I wonder about the accumulated mercury via generations of mercury dental fillings. My daughter who has no fillings whatsoever, lucky her, but still had high levels of mercury in her system. Did this congenital mercury make her more susceptible to vaccine damage? I don’t know, and I’ll never know.
      I know someone who’s child was never vaccinated but they had overuse of antibiotics that they feel is underlying their child’ regression.
      On another note altogether, I have a friend who had an autism diagnosis, as does her son and her two nephews and her niece. The root of it is a genetic condition called ‘Fragile X’ syndrome.

  21. Lisa Kelly says:

    And i was just thinking yesterday about the daily boulder…..

    Thanks for this awesome post!

  22. Adrianne says:

    Tears….don’t know what else to say….

  23. Mindy Gould says:

    Very powerful! Very true!

  24. Allie says:

    This is absolutely brilliant. I sat in the parking lot of my son’s preschool, heartbroken and riveted, reading this blog post. Thank you, Mr. Scheff, for your gut wrenching honesty and your compassion.

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