Lately, among all the other stuff that leaves me offensively over-committed, I’ve been working on a documentary. A movie. Because I’m famous. Also because it’s about vaccines… and it seems I’m known around town as the crazy vax lady.
Yesterday, after a meeting with the planning crew, we went out to lunch. Lars, the producer, said something that I found interesting. He said that the Nazis’ mistake was that they killed too many people. That going around the world, exterminating entire populations of human beings, is likely to cause one to grow unpopular. There’s a tipping point, somewhere between zero and seven million Jews, where you go from a legitimate political movement to being “Nazis”. And Hitler tipped. By a whole lot. Had they not gone all Auschwitz on everyone’s asses, we’d be debating Nazi politics today.
He was wondering what that point is where we look at Jenny McCarthy and say, “Holy fuck! This needs to stop!” Do we need to hide in our neighbor’s attics to escape small pox and meningitis? How many people need to die before we see how horrific the anti-vax movement is?
When you take over the world, how much genocide will you practice? Are non Jew-exterminating Nazis a little cuter?Â Do you think the anti-vax movement could hit that tipping point?
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