The Cult of Vaccination
[Image: Vatican City Coin Depicting the Holy Sacrament of Vaccination. Thanks to John Leake for finding the image.]
Vaccination is considered by mainstream society to be a scientific practice, with no other motivations behind it other than those based in evidence. However, vaccination is not actually a scientific practice, but a cult practice, and this article will outline the reasons why vaccination can fundamentally be considered a cult.
I. The Promise of Salvation
All cults begin with the promise of salvation. The promise of salvation in the vaccination cult is the eradication of that we most fear: disease and death.
Death is humanity’s biggest fear, broadly speaking. It’s fair to say that this applies to most human beings, although there are exceptions to this rule. Disease and illness is also another large fear, that we will become ill and will be unable to care for ourselves and our families.
Vaccination offers to remove all our fears and doubts about death and disease. It offers what I would call the ‘Fantastical Conquest of Disease Narrative’, as a means to eliminate this fear. This narrative goes something like this:
In the time period Before Vaccination, people were constantly dying of disease. There were deadly outbreaks of diseases like smallpox which killed millions. Then Edward Jenner invented to concept of inoculation via cowpox, and soon the Smallpox Vaccine would come to save millions of lives. As the Industrial Revolution progressed, and science developed more and more, more and more life saving vaccines were developed. Because of this, disease plummeted. Vaccination is the reason that we have a good quality of life today and don’t have to worry about our children dying from measles, etc. Now, After Vaccination, we have our salvation.
II. The Receipt of the Salvation Ritual
However, in order to gain salvation, one must submit oneself or one’s children to the receipt of the Baptism of the Injection.
The receipt of the injection is a cult ritual. It is a sacred act. One is prepared for the receipt of the injection by the doctor, the modern day priest. The clean sterile environment, free of danger, germs, serves like the stained glass of old – to induce reverence, and as a reminder of what bounty one (or one’s child) will receive for undergoing the pain of the needle – a sterile, germ free body. Like the priest, the doctor reassures, soothes, it will all be over soon like an awkward session of confession. It is to save one’s body like confession is to save one’s soul. Sleeves are rolled up, skin prepared, pricked, plungers pushed. Maybe the child cries: he does not understand this is to save him. The doctor puts a plaster on it. There, all done, all over, the ritual is completed. There are lollipops, see, to soothe the pain.
To inject one’s children with vaccines is to induct them into the cult of vaccination, and this is the societal function of paediatric medicine. The whole function of institutions such as baby check ups is to establish compliance with the cult rituals of vaccination and ensure all doubt is removed from the parents’ mind. The indoctrination of the broader society into the narrative that vaccination is always good, via the media and government, is pervasive, but there may still be some parents who have questions. Perhaps something broke through to them on a social media platform, perhaps they heard another parent talk about suspected vaccine injury in their child. Doubts cannot be allowed to fester, they must be smoothed over with the concrete of authority to fill in the cracks. You see, the doctor knows best.
The Covid-19 Narrative has allowed for even adults to themselves confess their faith in Vaccination via the Covid-19 ‘vaccine’ products. Prior to Covid, adult vaccinations were not all that important – even the flu shot, which is pushed to an extent, did not reach the sanctity of the childhood vaccination schedule. With Covid, adult vaccinations became fundamental. An adult must not only confirm their faith by injection of these products into their children, but receive them personally. And so many followed suit! Not only did they receive the holy ritual of vaccination, they openly expressed their reconfirmation of faith in vaccines on social media. How many selfies with ‘I’ve Had My Covid-19 Vaccine’ did you see? How many images of a masked, presumably smiling face, with a white-coat hovering over them pushing a plunger? The constant receipt of Covid ‘boosters’ – indicating the failure of the initial series, else why would ‘boosters’ be required – also serves as a reconfirmation of faith.
III. The Gospel of Vaccination
The vaccine program is jihad for atheists.Toby Rogers
Vaccination also gives meaning to people’s lives. No doubt the quote above is an exaggeration – I’m sure there are atheists who question vaccination – it nevertheless makes an excellent point. The decline of traditional religion has meant that people do not have meaning in their lives, and even more so with the mass modern atomisation of traditional communities. Preaching the Gospel of Vaccination – like so many scientists, bureaucrats and general do-gooders do – provides a helpful alternative to create that meaning.
In general, those that are opposed to vaccination are seen in a negative light – and there are two categories of such people: The Hate Figure (more on hate figures below) and the Ignorant (who concern us here). The Ignorant are seen as needing education from the white-coat about vaccination, as being too stupid to understand, and they just need to accept the offer of salvation from the white-coat. In the Western internet age these people are often seen as dupes of evil, malicious hate figures – i.e. the main spokespeople of the anti-vaccination movement, who in a tremendous example of projection are only out for money.
There is also a large aspect of a White Saviour Complex to this narrative, with ‘ignorant’ Africans needing to be educated by white Westerners about vaccines, so that they can be ‘saved’ by the receipt of the injection. Any institutions that stand in the way of the delivery of more vaccinations in any African country – such as on occasion the Catholic Church – are demonised regardless of the truth of their claims or legitimacy of their questions about vaccination.
Any questions about vaccination are dismissed as ‘reactionary’, ‘right-wing’, ‘anti-science’ – these simply stand in the way of ‘progress’, progress defined as shiny tip of a needle.
IV. The Apostate as Hate Figure
One of the most notable features of a cult is that it cannot tolerate dissent, and must silence any critique. One method how this is done is the creation of a hate figure – a person who represents what the cult does not.
When it comes to the vaccination cult the most notable hate figure is Dr. Andrew Wakefield. The Official Narrative, repeated ad nauseam in the mainstream media, is that Wakefield is a disgraced, immoral fraud. The endless repetition of this narrative provides a hate figure for believers in the vaccine cult to pour their wrath upon. Like the Two Minutes Hate in 1984, this hatred reinforces the belief in the narrative. But the hate figure can also act as a balm for the reason why vaccination has not achieved its salvation promise of elimination of disease and death. We see this whenever there is an outbreak of measles or mumps anywhere. Because of Wakefield’s criticism of the MMR vaccine, he gets the blame. There was an outbreak ‘because disgraced British doctor Andrew Wakefield convinced parents with his lies not to vaccinate with the very safe MMR vaccine’, not because of any problems with the concept of vaccination or the vaccine program. The truth is irrelevant, the target is set, and any questioning of the cult is cut off.
And of course the most obvious reason for the creation of a hate figure is to inculcate fear – to make someone questioning the cult think twice about leaving, lest they be demonised and lose their career and income. This serves to keep any other doctor in line who might think about questioning vaccines. Fundamentally, Dr. Wakefield fits the role of cult apostate: he (and prior to him, members of his family) trained in the mainstream medical system – one of the pillars of which is the worship of vaccination. Thus his trial before the General Medical Council and by media, and his eventual striking from the medical register, should be seen through the lens of excommunication.
The four aspects outlined above serve as the basis for the establishment and maintenance of the vaccine cult in society.