1. Also, epicentrum. Geology. a point, directly above the true center of disturbance, from which the shock waves of an earthquake apparently radiate.
Epicenter is a power-word. It means things are moving in big ways. Some imply that it is the heart of activity while others convey it as dangerous. Lately, the pharma-driven/bought/enticed media is using the term REPEATEDLY to try to blame the next assumed measles outbreak to be the fault of Texans For Vaccine Choice. It’s a handy buzzword to strike fear in people who are just cruising the surface of the vaccine discussion. Dr. Peter Hotez is the media darling who lately sounds like a broken record. The rhetoric is so absolutely predictable and the media repeating the same story seriously exposes its weak journalists! See this recent post for specific rebuttals to Dr. Hotez’s arguments as of late.
An epicenter is NOT the source of an earthquake. It is the EVIDENCE of what is exploding underground! The true fault and cause of the earthquake is happening DEEP under the layers of the earth. A fault line can run for thousands of miles and cross many states. Living on the surface of the earth makes it hard to see the full picture of what long-term impacts a fault line has created. History grants us revelation about shifts the underground faults have already made and how to survive them. It gives us a map and a strategy. History also teaches us what we did wrong.
Texans For Vaccine Choice would be mistaken to be an antivaxx group because it serves media goals so well to peg us that way. We have members that continue to vaccinate their children! The media and pharma also love to allude that we are Jenny McCarthy followers and that because Dr. Andrew Wakefield lives in Austin, he is somehow part of OUR movement. While we can have similar complaints about vaccine safety, we are different. TFVC’s goals are that parents call the shots and that we must have informed consent. One thing we all agree on is that there is danger deep underground.
The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVI) granted manufacturers a get-out-of-jail free pass on vaccine injury. This enables them to fast-track vaccines (including the 300 more being developed) and to never properly test them for safety or in combination with other vaccines or genetic conditions. Zero liability and low safety standards are treacherous grounds to walk on.
Because of the 1986 NCVI Act, we work with legislators to maintain the rights of those parents who feel the untested CDC vaccine schedule should be handled with caution. We cannot understand WHY the media and our medical professionals don’t align with us on the basic principles of healthy doctor-patient relationships and informed consent. We CAN understand why the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t. Our blog links PLENTY of evidence that proves they give out tremendous incentives to keep us labeled as the last social pariah!
We ARE the epicenter. We certainly are NOT the fault. We, our injured and rattled community, are decidedly and passionately yelling, “DANGER!” If we are shaking, it is because the fault DEEP underground has exploded. It is not our fault. We are simply the evidence of what many people cannot see happening underground.