Common Sense

Booty KickerThe world that we live in has me scratching my head quite a bit. To me, it just seems like humans have lost their common sense. I am not finger-pointing; I was completely asleep until my son’s health issues caused me to have a huge wake-up call. But I’m a Thinker now, and these are some of the many questions I find myself asking these days. Here are a few of them:

If you spill mercury out of a thermometer or a light bulb, and it requires a HAZMAT clean-up procedure, why is it okay to inject mercury directly into our bodies?

Why are we told not to eat tuna during pregnancy because of mercury, but take a flu shot that has mercury in it?

If formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, why is THAT okay to inject directly into our bodies?  How is it possible that known carcinogens “strengthen” the immune system?

If we know vaccines alter your immune system, why wouldn’t we automatically investigate vaccines as a cause of an autoimmune illness?

If vaccines work, then how are non-vaccinated kids a danger to vaccinated children?  Wouldn’t that make the vaccinated children protected?

If we know that aluminum is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, why do we recommend seniors get the pneumonia shot, which contains aluminum?

If your child has an egg allergy, why wouldn’t your child be screened for that and behmmm instructed to opt-out of vaccines that have egg-related ingredients?

If you are pro-life, why wouldn’t you be concerned/outraged that vaccines were created and cultivated with the cells of aborted fetal tissue?

If we have to be careful when brushing our littlest ones’ teeth so that they don’t swallow their toothpaste because of fluoride, and we know it is a neurotoxin, why is it okay for the government to put fluoride in our drinking water?

If we are teaching our children in schools about nutrition and the importance of good eating habits from a very young age, why aren’t we putting those lessons into practice in the lunchroom?

If we have been taught since first grade about the importance of good nutrition, why do we shrug it off when someone tells us that behavior problems or physical illness might be related to the foods they are eating?

Why do we as a society act as though nutrition is not important?

Why do we feed our children sugar and artificial dyes that are known to cause hyperactivity in some children, and then punish the children when they don’t stay seated and quiet in their seat during school, church, etc?

Why are so few people concerned about the long-term effects of genetically modified food?  And why are so few people concerned about GMO food, Round-Up, and Monsanto?

Why did Proposition 37 fail in California? Why do people think they shouldn’t have the right to know what foods are genetically modified?

If we know that diet and exercise are important in cancer prevention and treatment, why isn’t that automatically a part of a cancer patient’s treatment?

Why did I see cancer patients being offered cookies, candy, and junk food in the treatment room of my clinic week after week?

Why does the general public seem to have no interest in or concern about the autism epidemic?

And last, but certainly not least:

If a parent ties their child up, the public is outraged and the parent is arrested, prosecuted, and publicly flogged.  Why then is it acceptable for a hospital to restrain a child in leather restraints for 19 continuous days?


Am I the only one who wonders about these things?


~ B.K.

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20 Responses to Common Sense

  1. Linda says:

    If we are eating GMO foods which don’t die from Roundup, what is that doing to our cells? As far as i understand, cancer cells are cells that do not die; instead they mutate. Eating GMO’s sounds very suspicious to me in more ways than just one. Thanks again for this wonderful post and link!
    From the website…
    Origins of Cancer
    All cancers begin in cells, the body’s basic unit of life. To understand cancer, it’s helpful to know what happens when normal cells become cancer cells.

    The body is made up of many types of cells. These cells grow and divide in a controlled way to produce more cells as they are needed to keep the body healthy. When cells become old or damaged, they die and are replaced with new cells.

    However, sometimes this orderly process goes wrong. The genetic material (DNA) of a cell can become damaged or changed, producing mutations that affect normal cell growth and division. When this happens, cells do not die when they should and new cells form when the body does not need them. The extra cells may form a mass of tissue called a tumor.

  2. ZingiberGalea says:

    All _VERY VALID_ questions but all too often sidestepped. They even pay web shills to distract and draw attention away from these important questions. Sad state of affairs for those in the general public who have not learned critical thinking skills. And for those who have consumed too much aluminum (alum) & fluoride in their tap water etc 😉 One day, the truths will finally be revealed and what a day of sincere mourning that will be – when everyone knows what has been done to all of these children and the general public as a whole. In some cases, it does NOT pay to be so trusting.

  3. Linda says:

    You are not the only one who wonders these things. I’ll admit I didn’t think about these things before, but now I have questions about everything.
    This is the best article I’ve read in a long time….really hits all of my chords; all of it.
    Thank you for putting it out there!
    With much gratitude for your questions, as they are mine as well.
    Linda Curtice

  4. Thinkingmominthedesert says:

    It seems, nowadays, that too many other things take precedence to common sense-like money, career advancement, money, powerful positions, money, relationships, money, reputations, money, luxurious homes/cars/vacas bought with all that money…
    It’s not an unfamiliar concept, obviously, the need&want to be powerful & have money has always been around. But somewhere along the way, someone or some group of ppl, decided that its ok to throw common sense out the window as if it weren’t at all necessary anymore. (Hmmm…I kinda think this might have been sometime around 1986ish.) What makes it even worse is that the health & well-being of TOO MANY innocent babies & children have been sacrificed bc of it. There’s a special place in hell for these ppl.
    On a positive note, I can say with 100% certainty, that using my good ‘ol common sense is EXACTLY what it took to get MY sacrificed child back! For what it’s worth, just KNOWING that alone, should offer the rest of u some level of comfort. I will never stop thinking. I will continue to use common sense, as a parent and especially as an autism parent.

  5. Donna Tine says:

    great article – very thought provoking…..

  6. tstarmom says:

    Great points! I too, have been questioning the common sense of Americans a lot this week. Things that are unimportant get so much publicity & things that are HUGE get no mention on the evening news. I just wish the time, money, & energy that society spends on some of these issues could be redirected towards our children’s futures. Wow! Imagine what kind of progress would be made. Eventually people will listen and it will be because of the mothers who are fighting the fight today.

  7. Jennifer Power says:

    Great post! These are all the questions we need to ask anyone and everyone running for public office. Tell them that if they cannot or will not address these questions we will vote with our feet!

  8. Joanna says:

    And if we know that vaccines work by having the body recognize the little bit of virus as a foreign invader and then attack if it comes into contact with the virus again, why is it not logical that the body would also recognize the other vaccine components and ingredients (eggs, peanut oil, human DNA) as foreign invaders and attack them as well? Seems logical to me…

    And why, when we know that BigPharma has had to pay out millions for hurting people with their drugs, and we know that vaccine court has paid out for vaccine injuries including autism, and we know that that vaccines have adverse reactions listed on their own inserts, are people so unwilling to believe that the government would create something that could harm people?

    I guess we could write these all day.

  9. C says:

    It seems like I am scratching my head a lot lately also. I am on the same page with you. It amazes me that so many people are blind, and are choosing to turn their heads away from all the things that are causing our children to become sick. I think you idiots WAKE UP!

  10. Tara says:

    Great questions that i think about every day. Sadly they leave it to us, the parents to do all the work and finding other alternatives, doing the research, etc. They won’t help us out. Now we have to make sure our food is safe ad clean since Obama signed the Monstanto Protection Act. Everything our government does for us is against our natural right as a human being. I fear for the future of my daughter. its ridiculous. Something big has to happen here and soon.

  11. zesar says:

    i m with you. having these questions, too. Some can be answered…because they dont know what is in vaccines, and if you tell them they have no clue what formaldehyde is. They dont know that aluminium is linked to alzheimer, they dont know how bad sugar is and it does not cross their mind to read the ingredient list. My little one ate a cookie, that a friend gave her, within seconds! first thought “there must be sugar inside” She said it s ok, it is for babies…i checked the package on my next supermarket visit and what to i see…the 2nd ingredient liste is sugar 😀 BUT the front package sais it s for babies 😉

    If you are ignorant and not aware of it you cant have common sense.

  12. Lioness says:

    Right on! I also had to comment to my NT kid’s preschool about the amount of candy they allow in the classroom. My 2 year old was asking me for candy I had never let her have because is was introduced at school!


  13. Julie McGinnis says:

    You are definitely not alone. I’ve wondered about all of them and more, every day. Why do we even allow GMO foods? There are plenty of studies out there showing how bad this stuff is for us, yet it is allowed. Why?

  14. Penny Roach says:

    You are absolutely not alone. I think you just have the courage to speak up about these issues and sadly, many people are still “asleep”. Americans have become so complacent and allowed the government to do their thinking for them. When I worked in the school system, I often had to pull lunch duty. It amazed me how we talked about nutrition at school, but served Campbell’s Tomato Soup out of huge cans that had been on the shelf for who knows how long and chicken nuggets from giant bags. When I complained I was told that our school’s kitchen could only “heat” food – it was an old school and it was too costly to put in the equipment in necessary for “cooking”. Then let’s not serve hot lunch. Let’s offer fresh fruits and vegetables or let the kids bring their own lunches (which consisted of Lunchables, Slim Jims, PB&J and Go Gurt for the most part). And many of these kids spent the afternoon getting disciplined in the classroom because of their “behavior”. It’s amazing I didn’t go bald from the stress. Please keep doing what you’re doing!!

    Penny at Green Moms and Kids

  15. Betsey Shapiro says:

    Great article. You bring up a good point about cancer patients being offered junk food in the chemo treatment centers. I go there for phlebotomies for Hemochromatosis, and am always offered juice laden with high fructose corn syrup and pre-packaged crackers and cookies with dubous ingredients. I don’t eat these things normally, and yesterday decided that the next time I’m there, I’m going to let them know why I turn down their offers of junk food.

  16. Ironmuffin says:

    Nope. You’re not the only one. Hopefully this will spark others to think a bit too. Excellent post BK! Rock on sister warrior! xoxo

  17. Laura says:

    Dear Booty Kicker,

    I have these exact same thoughts daily. You are my new best friend for articulating them so clearly!!! Keep it up.

  18. I couldn’t agree more! Nobody THINKS anymore!

  19. Sara says:

    Thank you for putting into words the chatter that goes on in my head. Why, why, why??? Will anyone answer these questions?

  20. Lori Langone says:

    No, you’re not the only one. I am concerned about all of these issues every day. But I think that most of the people I see around me quickly become overwhelmed when they start to become aware, so they choose to back away and continue on as they were. It feels like there is so little we can do these days to oppose the corrupting influence of corporations, especially when the hits against us just keep piling on. This morning I have learned that President Obama has signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law. There is no one in government with any care for the safety and health of the American people, so where so we begin?

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