- Enter at your own risk. This article may look scientific,
but it's written by an amateur. I am going to play a game here, pretending
that some liquid was maliciously put into the injections that children
received shortly before they developed autism. I give that substance a
perfectly fanciful identity by saying its color is lavender. The properties
of this 'lavender liquid?' That is what we need to figure out.
- This is the ninth article in my series of "Autism
Ideas." Looking back over the previous eight, two can be ignored for
our purposes here: #4 on the Vaccine Court, and #7 on the thalidomide doctor
who got struck off the register for his later nosing into the properties
of tricyclic anti-depressants. The remaining six contain ideas that bear
on the new hypothesis about the 'lavender liquid.'
- Those include: #1. The self-report of an adult who 'broke
through' her childhood autism, namely, Temple Grandin; #2 the medical
establishment's super-hyped rebuttal of the successful research by gastroenterologists
Andrew Wakefield and John Walker-Smith; and #3. The resemblance of gifted
autistic minds to the Kissinger-induced gifts of Brice Taylor, particularly
her photographic memory.
- Article #5 covered the fact that spinning has several
consequences, such as bringing relief to autistic persons, causing nausea
to the healthy, and preparing persons for indoctrination in mind control;
and #7 contained both Lawrence Broxmeyer's theory of maternal TB infectiion
and the autism diagnostic checklist of Bernard Rimland.
- As for #8, which used 'Clara' as an interviewer to intrude
the horrific idea of malice, we can skip over it. It is enough that I now
proclaim that I suspect there was a 'lavender liquid.' You don't have to
accept anything about malice to get some value out of the exercise here.
Just try to imagine "What could have happened?" Such an approach
might have the lucky effect of making a real scientist remember something
that I haven't thought of!
- QUICK REVIEW OF SOME WELL-CANVASSED POSSIBILITIES
- My 'lavender liquid' hypothesis does not imply that I
think other leads should be abandoned. Not at all. Three top contenders
at the moment are: that autism was brought on by mercury (via the thimerosal
that is often used as a preservative of vaccines); that the vaccine itself
in some way caused the damage; and that bowel disease, whether or not related
to a vaccination, was capable of reaching up to the brain to cause the
- Quite possibly the answer lies in one of those theories.
As for why there would suddenly be a huge increase in autism starting around
1990, some believe it is quite simply the fact that children today get
many more shots than they used to (a minimum of 14).
- Another line of theories, concerned with the autistic
child's social dysfunction can, perhaps, be set aside. I do not deny that
an autistic child can live in his own world, that he lacks eye contact,
and so forth. But many of the vaccine-related cases are children who had
already developed normal social affections, so the key to what has happened
can't be that there is some 'missing cog' in the child's head related to
- Also, many parents of autistic kids -- and adult autistics
such as Temple Grandin -- say that even when the child appears his unsocial
worst he may be experiencing plenty of social sensitivity about it. By
the way, Temple says she not only wished for a hug from her teacher, she
- This means, too, that we shan't dwell on the hypothesis
of Jaak Panksepp who, extrapolating from animal studies, came to the view
that mother-child attachment may be neurologically impaired in autism.
Granted, he has done remarkable work on the neurochemistry of bonding,
determining that maternal-offspring attachment involves opiates.
- (In 1979, thirty-two years ago, Panksepp called attention
to a possible resemblance between alcohol addiction, and the human urge
for the comfort of opiates that must have come from the initial experience
of the comfort of the mother. He thus envisioned that the drug Naxolone
might help autistics, and indeed in some cases it does!)
- Now to three more ideas that have currently got research
attention. First: inflammation, that normally happens to every person after
a vaccination, could be the cause of autism if it 'gets out of hand.'
- Second: a surge in autism cases in California in the
1990s coincided with a surge in tuberculosis there, and Lawrence Broxmeyer
thinks it may be causal. Third: something called XMRV has been showing
up in odd places such as in prostate cancer and may be connected to the
- Note that those last two: the TB and the XMRV, could
in fact be the 'lavender liquid!' In other words, someone could be maliciously,
or accidentally, introducing either of them into the vaccines. Recall
that a simian virus, known as SV-40, somehow slipped into the widely-distributed
polio vaccine of the 1960s, and is now recognized as a factor that predisposes
the whole baby-boomer generation to cancer. (See "Me and Lee"
by Judith Vary Baker.)
- AMISH CHILDREN AND MINNESOTA'S SOMALI IMMIGRANTS
- Robert F Kennedy, Jr. (who looks strikingly like his
late father, and is now way older that RFK lived to be!) prepared a talk
for ABC TV, which got pulled at the last minute, in July 2005. In it he
condemned the Center for Disease Control, and its director Walt Orenstein,
for trying to suppress studies that prove the correlation between vaccination
and autism. The factor that Kennedy assumed was being suppressed was the
- Of interest to his theory, and mine, is the fact that
Amish children, who do not accept vaccinations, had virtually no autism
at the relevant time. Dan Olmsted, a journalist, is the person who thought
to search for such groups. He found the Amish, and is roaring mad that
this is not looked upon by doctors as a key discovery (as it surely is!).
Olmsted is co-author with Mark Blaxill of a book, "The Age of Autism,"
and he runs an in-depth website by that name.
- Why is it wrong to mention the Amish's lack of autism?
Recall the reprimand meted out to John Walker-Smith (not to mention the
cancelling of his medical license) by the UK's General Medical Council.
That was for his daring to publish a correlation that could lower the
public's desire for vaccinations.
- Probably there are scientists in America, too, who follow
the twisted logic that if a doctor discovers that a vaccine is rendering
the lives of thousand of children hellish, the right thing to do is suppress
that information lest the population starts to resist immunizations of
- (Hmm. Another idea emerges. Does it not seem that the
wise thing to do re the controversial MMR injection would be to admit there
is trouble with that one, and then parents would be more willing to accept
the remaining shots? Under present circumstances, with 'scare' happening,
may people are refusing all shots. Could this be the 'desired' outcome?
The stirring up of fear is a regular thing by the media these days. Chaos
is a goal!)
- A situation that is opposite that of the Amish children
is that of Somali youngsters in Minnesota. They were born in the US but
their families had, not long before, immigrated from Somali, as refugees.
The children have a very high incidence of autism (1 in 28 schoolchildren).
It seems not to be blamable on their Somali-ness, as children in Somalia
are not autistic. Note: that latter point is a reminder that we have plenty
of places in the world that can serve as comparisons, too.
- The 'lavender-liquid' theory goes well with a sudden
high incidence of autism like that of the refugees in Minnesota. If the
harmful thing is just the ordinary vaccine preservative, mercury, there
shouldn't be a group of people in whom the rate of autism-as-reaction is
particularly high. That is, mercury ought to result in the same rate of
autism outcomes wherever it is used. And the same is true if it is the
vaccine itself that is to blame. So one must pay attention to the Somali
- WHAT EXACTLY NEED THE 'LAVENDER LIQUID' CONTAIN?
- Now to the main purpose of hypothesizing about a substance
that could cause autism. What part of the brain would it need to attack?
And don't forget, if what the liquid does is cause bowel disease, which
then goes to the brain and results in autism, that liquid still has to
somehow 'know' what it is aiming at in the brain. I mean it has to end
up at the part of the brain that will make the child start to show autistic
- We know some of the main things that go wrong. (Note:
this discussion isn't about the type of autism that begins at birth; the
'going wrong' here is the kind of thing that happens around 18-20 months.)
The child gets cranky or listless, may start to cover its ears as if it
hates noise, may pull away from touch -- often not because of unsociability
but because the tactile sense has become painful.
- He may start to do repetitive things, including using
words repetitively, he may hit his own head, he may be aggressive with
others, he may scream, he may like to swing and spin, he may want to put
objects in a neat row and get upset if the order is disturbed. He'll start
to sniff things if his olfactory sense has become more prominent that his
visual and auditory senses. Yet he might become a savant with incredible
capacity for memorizing visual data.
- I cannot answer the question "What must the 'lavender
liquid' contain in order to result in those symptoms?" but it does
seem to me that the structure of the research would include the following
- 1. an exposition of the normal brain. For example, neuro-linguistics
scientists know how the normal brain comes up with the right pronoun in
speech (autistic children often use "you" for "I").
Much is known about the parts of the brain that like to impose neatness
on the environment. Much is known about sensory overload and sensory integration,
and so forth.
- 2. a charting of which interventions work well with autistic
children. Naxolone was mentioned. Some children respond to the kind of
drugs that are given to persons with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The
point here is not to find the best intervention. Rather this item is connected
to the previous one, the exposition of the normal brain. Reports of how
well a certain drug works is a clue to what function of the brain has gone
wrong in autism (hence, what function of the brain has been hit by 'the
- 3. an investigation of the vaccines when they arrive
in the doctor's office. Has anyone put the stuff under a microscope?
I do not mean so we can see the structure of the virus. I mean so we can
detect anything that does not belong there!
- Finally, let's recall that the US government was a major
surreptitious distributer of LSD for many years (see Hank Albarelli's
"A Terrible Mistake"), and a lot of people may have developed
schizophrenia as a result. The headquarters for this was Ft Detrick, Maryland,
which has since become a center for cancer research. It would be foolish
to rule out that autism has been deliberately caused. (Could the 'lavender
liquid' in fact be LSD?)
- You may wish to follow a case that is proceeding right
now, in 2011, in federal district court in San Francisco. Frank Rochelle
is the main plaintiff in a class action suit for thousands of US army veterans
who were treated as guinea pigs without their consent during their service.
They were made to sign an oath that they would not tell anyone, including
their physician, what had been done to them.
- Given all that has happened with regard to such 'experimentation,'
I urge, with regard not only to autism, but to all the newly spreading
neurological diseases - Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's,
dystonia, etc. -- that the scientist do a thought experiment. She should
ask if there could be a way for a chemical, maliciously delivered, to bring
about the symptoms.
- Mary W Maxwell, PhD, is the author of "Prosecution
for Treason: Weather War, Epidemics, and Mind Control." The book is
sold at Barnes and Noble and at alibris.com.