A Child’s Right to Choose

This is Jimmy Kimmel’s follow up to his attack on the anti-vaccinate lunatics. It’s not only funny but also explains how gullible people are, how “stupid science” can be created and how crazy and vile some of these whack jobs are.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “A Child’s Right to Choose

  1. Steve O'
    March 6, 2015 at 8:54 am

    The purpose of a broad-based education system in a representative government is to train the minds of young people how to think independently and rationally. The aims of a political propaganda system is to take away that fundamental ability as painlessly as possible, relegating people to the status of untutored children.
    What do we have here? An infotainment universe with friendly, folksy ideas pre-cooked by unknown entities for their own purposes, and issued by uninformed but stunningly attractive nitwits. The dull and unthinking viewer selects a perspective that gives one the most personal comfort, clings to it until passively washed from one idea to the next, like a leaf in a stream.
    There is hardly enough curiosity left for individuals to seek out and choose opinions from reliable sources – a chore that has become laughably easy over the last twenty years. When it once involved traveling and reading at a library, people can acquire enough valuable information in an afternoon to make a reasonably informed decision on many things, given access to expert opinions.
    But we the people cannot perceive quality any more – only brand. Dr. Oz and Oprah are brands, and so is Penn Jillette and Jenny McCarthy. That’s all the effort we wish to make – we simply pick one like a cleaning product or breath spray. Real, unbranded facts – how are we to handle them, unless we think?
    So instead, we the people do not look for reality – such an effort, which could take many minutes of our valuable time, is as terrifying as a ten-second interruption in a TV broadcast – an uncomfortable eternity. Kimmel may be mocking “those idiots” to his audience – he would not dare turn the TV mirror onto the viewers themselves and show them that they are, in fact, the same species of “those idiots.” Lose viewership, he would.
    Faux outrage is what sells, and unmasking the culprits in our society is all the rage. In a society without conscience, the best we have is hypocrisy. You go, Jimmy! He happens to be right, but victory is measured by smugness, not accuracy, in InfoTainment America.

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