Autism – The Awakening
In 1991 at the ripe old age of twenty-one, Robert DeNiro had me moved to uncontrollable tears when I watched him on the big screen playing the character of a catatonic patient. Robin Williams (the doctor) treats Robert DeNiro's character with an experimental drug called L-dopa. The results proved promising with the administration of the drug providing a temporary awakened state.
The movie is called Awakening. There is a scene where Robert’s character is becoming less responsive to the drug, which leads towards the inevitability of him being trapped like a frozen statue within his own body once more.
Sitting in the movie theatre my own body stiffened as I watched the anguish on Roberts contorted face. His uncontrollable ticks reefing his body as he calls out to Robin to watch and learn from him. This scene had me heaving for breath as I sobbed loudly in the presence of strangers.
The significance of the impact has remained with me to this day. It serves as an essential foundation for some of my underlying life philosophies.
- See things for what they are & not for what people would like them to be.
- Never stop asking questions.
- No-one understands you better than you.
- Medicine is an imperfect evolving science of discovery.
- Don't be blinded by the voice of 'experts.'
Make informed decisions.
Fast forward to 2016, where I am now once again finding myself moved by Mr. DeNiro. During an interview on the Today show, Robert and his co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival Jane Rosenthal were discussing the then-upcoming festival. Partway through the conversation, a question was raised around the decision that was made to pull a documentary called VAXXED. It is a movie that covers the possibility of links between Autism and vaccinations. VAXXED provides some compelling information that suggests the CDC and big pharmaceutical companies know a connection exits.
If you watch the interview, you will see Robert is very passionate when he calls out to people to make their judgment by watching films such as VAXXED and TRACE AMOUNTS. He wants people to engage by asking questions rather than passively accepting the status quo. Robert's call to action is coming from a very personal space given his son has Autism.
Robert DeNiro’s words, "Let's find out the truth," resonated with me.
It's an interesting gauntlet to find safe passage through the copious amounts of information and what I would call misdirection of data that is available on the web. I found myself traveling a path of topics that covered the links between vaccinations and Autism, then somehow crossed over into connections between the suspicious deaths of holistic practitioners who were successfully championing the promotion of non synthesized methods to heal the human body of illness.
Finding the truth is challenging, but it doesn't mean that we should give up.
My key takeaway for you is to become more involved in your health. The time is well overdue for us as individuals to cease being at the blind mercy of money-driven corporate construct. The cogs are churning on a well-entrenched consumer preying chemical manufacturing monster that will only stop when we do. I'm all for holding them to account by beginning with ourselves. Globally we need to be far more vigilant in ensuring we all work towards supporting one another in making smarter, healthier lifestyle choices while also remaining steadfast toward the pursuit of the truth.
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