My husband went to the movies with me last night. If I say nothing else, this really says it all. The End.
But I like talking to you all so let me fill you in. I have been following the conversation, the controversy, and the clips from the movie VAXXED since April.
An official selection in the 2016 TRIBECA Film Festival, and then just as fast a ‘de-selection’, but not without Robert DeNiro saying “everyone should see this film”. This turned out to be the ‘no press is bad press’ magic God Mother hot button of a gift for this film, because all of a sudden everyone wanted to see it, way beyond a simple little film festival.
For months I was trying to figure out how I was going to get back to New York to see this film, be part of this movement, part of the conversation, just part of a bigger whole. Well, time, money, family, and work kept getting in the way of my plans so I basically resigned to waiting for the DVD release at some point.
When I told my family that VAXXED would be in Bozeman, my kids said, “Mom GO!!!”
Now back to my husband. We are twenty two years into our lives together. For the past sixteen years he has seen me research, read, make calls, attend seminars, travel to conferences, cry, scream, crumble to the floor, and equally jump through the house with unbridled relief. This has been every moment of my spare time, every moment. He has sat on the sidelines and watched this crazier than an Italian Circus on caffeine type of life unfold before him. I’m certain this is not what he signed up for when we met and decided to love one another, but life happens whether we want it to or not. And he decided to hang in there, albeit in a silent way.
When I told him I was buying tickets to go and see VAXXED for the one night showing, and wanted to invite friends, he looked at me and said, “I want to go with you”. With all of the shit a twenty two year relationship can go through, resentments that build, habits that are irritating, that simple simple simple sentence absolved everything.
I was told by a few people that I had asked to come with me ‘that ignorance is bliss and they would rather not know this information’.
Note to Everyone – ignorance is not bliss, it is chosen. And if I ask you to a movie, please don’t crinkle up your face and look at me as if I just tattooed a swastika on my forehead. I have awesome taste in film, your answer should always be yes, especially if I am buying.
There is a reason people become avoidant when you say the word ‘vaccine’, or discuss, or question vaccine practices, efficacy, injury, and or ethics. I believe this is by design, by our corrupt system, by vaccine manufacturers, and by greed. Some where along the way we all got lost, we were distracted, and we were spoon fed a whole bunch of crap. The word VACCINE should not be treated like ‘he who must not be named’. Vaccine is a word, no more and no less. Just say it loud and clear, I promise lightening will not strike, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine … pssst … Are you there?
VAXXED was happening last night, I sat down with my husband and a very good friend of fourteen years. The news was not new to me because I have been following this story for a while, but seeing it on a big screen, with a full house, and feeling that communal energy was intense.
There are NO spoiler alerts from me. Everyone should see this film. Everyone. This film is that well researched, it is that awesome, and it is the voice for people who have been told they were voiceless for the past two decades or longer.
And my husband, after all of these years, after watching this film, looked over at me and said, EVERYONE should see this film. That is why I started this post with The End.
A huge Thank You to those that were brave enough to step out and speak the truth!