In the early seventies I discovered Philosopher Nietzche, whom
I read avidly back then, The Will to Power, other works of his.
On one page would be many sentiments I shared with him;
then turning the page, I'd react with horror. This continued
over an entire book. (-!)
Mr. Steinberg is an opinion writer for The Chicago Sun-Times.
He has written at least one book, appeared on radio and TV.
Yesterday's piece (02/04/2015) "Arguments against
vaccinations all wet" reminded me of my former "Nietzsche"
yes/no, yes/no reactions:
(1) Yes to the notion that extremes of Left/Right are
equally untested by logic, reality and experience,
therefore, bound to be wrong.
(2) No to the critique of parental choice re: vaccines.
But I insert a significant caveat: Parents must do due
diligence by checking reputable websites, not Aunt
Sally's Medical Corner. The Mayo Clinic, the CDC,
Pub Med and Elsevier are good places to start.
I have yet to discover any reputable chemical/biological
information that states some (or any) forms of Mercury
are actually non-toxic. Dental composites? Oh, just a
little Mercury...and vaccinations have employed
Mercury as a preservative. Newer formulations
have almost NO Mercury, whatever the compound.
This is from the FDA's website.-Neil, ya gotta keep up!
(3) Yes to his statements about American society
being shredded, the ignoring of history at our peril,
Conservatives fearing science, etc. Yes to Mr.
Steinberg's stinging critique, Politicians are Evil, as
some undoubtedly are, especially those in or supportive
of/by the Tea Party; " Rebels Without a Cause" should
be their true name, as they have little in common with
our VERY EDUCATED Founders, stealing what the
partiers consider a down-home moral imperative
from the original, the Boston Tea Party.
(4) No to Neil's statement about "...ignoring that
women dying during delivery was a big part of
nature's plan." (Really? Are you a closet social
Mr. Steinberg does have an interesting, striking,
even educated, way with words...which makes
him all the more dangerous when fiddling with
facts, to say little about sparing people's wishing