Compulsory immunization.

Symbolising the two "levels" of thinking.

Symbolising the two “levels” of thinking.

The notion that compulsory immunization is a benefit to society is ignorant because, in the short term, and for as long as it exists, it is an infringement of the right of choice and, in the long term, all it does is reduce the efficiency of the natural functioning of the immune system. No doubt, if this blinkered mindset continues, there will be compulsory examinations and tests for all conceivable illnesses because of fear and to reduce the  burgeoning cost of health.

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About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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4 Responses to Compulsory immunization.

  1. ryan59479 says:

    Well, I guess the only thing I can say about this is who would willingly choose to get polio? Sure, if you contract polio, the odds are pretty good that you’ll survive–but you’ll be pretty screwed up for the rest of your life. Why should that even be a choice? I can’t imagine anyone saying, “Yeah sure, I’ll take my chances with polio.” Could humans develop a natural immunity to polio? Sure, of course. Over a very, very long time. We evolve–polio evolves. We evolve–polio evolves, and so on ad infinitum. Meanwhile thousands upon thousands die or become disabled annually why? Because of a perceived lack of choice?

    I can see this argument working for flu shots–which aren’t compulsory–because unless you’re a baby or a 90 year old man, you probably won’t die if you contract the flu. But for things like polio, or the mumps (which can cause sterility if caught later on in life) or varicella (which can manifest as painful shingles throughout the entire lifespan)–the effects of those diseases are irreversible.

    • Ian Gardner says:

      The problem with this is that we start with one horrible illness and, as more opinions come into play, the decisions snowball and we end up with total compulsory immunization etc. etc. ad infinitum. However, an awareness of THE PRIMARY CAUSE and PURPOSE of illness gives one a fuller, and more important, reason for not resorting to quick fixes.

  2. Ian Gardner says:

    Ryan, it never matters what another is for or against; what matters is what one thinks and does and what is the reality within which we make our decisions which, in the final analysis, are in the best interests of all.

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