10.04.2016 Author: F. William Engdahl

Robert De Niro and Autism – a Tragic Drama of Intimidation

345345434Robert De Niro is a magnificent actor, one who has won countless awards in his profession over decades. Recently he involved himself in a drama that is costing millions of tragic lives to be condemned to a special world of autism. What has developed from that involvement is tragic. Not alone because his own son is autistic.

On March 25 the New York Times printed an article with the title, “Robert De Niro Defends Screening of Anti-Vaccine Film at Tribeca Festival.” It was a decision deeply personal for De Niro and his wife. De Niro, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, defended the festival’s controversial decision to screen an anti-vaccine documentary, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. De Niro explained, “Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined. This is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion, which is why we will be screening Vaxxed. I am not personally endorsing the film, nor am I anti-vaccination; I am only providing the opportunity for a conversation around the issue.”


That was a clear statement and a courageous act. De Niro made the decision not only to premier the Vaxxed film at his film festivan bust also to introduce the Director, Andrew Wakefield and the film personally. Before deciding, De Niro contacted US Congressman Bill Posey, the same Congressman who has spoken directly and at length with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Whistleblower William Thompson.

In 2014 Thompson told Posey and others that the CDC, where he had been employed as a scientist, had documents that CDC officials deliberately suppressed tests that indicated links between the common MMR vaccine–Measles, Mumps and Rubella (whooping cough)– and child autism. After a one hour discussion with Posey on what he had been told by Thompson about the CDC autism coverup, De Niro made his personal decision to present the Wakefield film. Forty eight hours and a firestorm of mainstream media attack on De Niro’s decision led to his reversal of the screening.

In 2015 CDC whistleblower William Thompson, in an apparent act of conscience, told US Congressman Posey that while a senior scientist at CDC, he and his colleagues, after making a study of the link between vaccines and incidence of autism in small black boys, “scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room, and reviewed and went through all the hardcopy documents that we had thought we should discard, and put them into a huge garbage can.” The…co-authors…brought a big garbage can into the meeting room… [and put the documents]…into a huge garbage can. –CDC Senior Scientist Dr. William Thompson.  A cowered US Congress declined to even hold hearings on Thompson’s charges, charges that could have brought the global vaccine industry down if held honestly. The pharmaceutical industry makes enormous financial contributions to Congressional candidates in key committees.

Autism Epidemic and Rise in Vaccinations

Once De Niro announced he would premier the Vaxxed film at his film festival, a savage firestorm of attacks erupted from US mainstream media ranging from New York Times to forces to CNN. They all attacked Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the Director of Vaxxed, a British citizen, medical doctor and scientist who was literally crucified, stripped of his medical license in Britain and attacked as a scientific fraud for publishing a study in 1998 in the respected scientific journal, Lancet, on possible links between MMR vaccinations and an alarming rise in child autism. Only in 2010 after twelve years of relentless pressure and attacks on Wakefield and claims of faulty methodology did Lancet finally retract the article.

I have personally met and talked at length with Andrew Wakefield and have respect for his refusal to be cowered by the pharmaceutical vaccine cartel. I have also met numerous children in clinics and rehabilitation centers who have been maimed, crippled or mentally turned into vegetables from vaccinations. Their stories are hushed up by the medical industry, a trillion dollar cartel that links countless medical professionals, scientists, pharmaceutical makers, the CDC and the WHO.

What none of the mainstream, politically correct, media dares to report in the De Niro-Wakefield debate are the alarming facts of the epidemic rise in autism in the USA over the past two decades. Autism rates climbed nearly 30% between 2008 and 2010. Incidents of child autism have more than doubled since 2000 according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition affects one of every 68 children who are 8-year-olds. That’s up from one in 88 just two years earlier. Thirty years ago autism in the USA was virtually unheard of.

When it was first described in 1943 by Leo Kanner, it was believed to occur at a rate of 4–5 per 10,000 children. Today, 1 in 68!

The CDC claims not to know the cause. It is clearly not genetic change because such changes take many generations to manifest. Therefore it must be a significant change in the environment of the children.

In 2011, Dr. Helen Ratajczak, herself a former senior scientist in the pharmaceutical industry published a groundbreaking article in the Journal of Immunotoxicology entitled “Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes–A review.” Ratajczak did what nobody else apparently has bothered to do: she reviewed the body of published science since autism was first described in 1943. Not just one theory suggested by research such as the role of MMR shots, or the mercury preservative thimerosal; but all of them.

Ratajczak’s article states, in part, that “Documented causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis [brain damage] following vaccination [emphasis added]. Therefore, autism is the result of genetic defects and/or inflammation of the brain.”

The article goes on to discuss many potential vaccine-related culprits, including the increasing number of vaccines given in a short period of time. CBS award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson interviewed Ratajczak on her findings. “What I have published is highly concentrated on hypersensitivity, Ratajczak told Attkisson in an interview, “the body’s immune system being thrown out of balance.”

No less a scientist than Dr. James R. Shannon, former Director, National Institute of Health, stated, “The only safe vaccine is one that is never used.” Robert De Niro is a magnificent actor. He let go of an opportunity to give mankind far more.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

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