Among all the other bizarre positions Glenn Beck takes, he now appears to be adding a mushy, incoherent anti-vaccine position. He doesn’t come out and say he’s anti-vaccine, just against the “arrogance” of doctors who give them. What do those doctors know? They’ve only eradicated whole diseases with vaccines (until recently, that is). And he literally stands up and applauds parents refusing to vaccinate their kids.
“I think that there is a lot of be said for being cautious on what we are jamming into our children’s arms by law, all the time,” Beck said, insisting that he is not against all vaccinations but simply objects to the arrogance of doctors and the government telling people they must get vaccinated.
“Whenever you put medication in your body,” he said, “there is an equal and opposite. It happens. You’re putting it in to fix this organ or to fix this flaw, it’s going to push something else out of the way.”When Beck’s executive producer, Tiffany Siegel, pointed out that this drop in vaccinations is leading to outbreaks of contagious disease and sometimes resulting in death, Beck was not overly concerned.
“It seems like we have an outbreak of Ebola,” Beck said dismissively. “Disease is going to come. I’m not saying that we don’t use modern medicine. I’m not saying that I’m against all vaccinations. I’m saying that we consider the arrogance of doctors and governments jamming needles in our arms and our children’s arms and forcing us to do these things.”
“There’s a balance in all things,” he concluded.
This doesn’t even pretend to be a coherent position. What the hell could it possibly mean that “there’s a balance” in this context? Just weird.