Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by Ethan Huff
Doing its part to help normalize a growing health condition that barely even existed 30 years ago, the popular children’s television show “Sesame Street” has unveiled a new Muppet character with whom at least one in 68 children living in the United States today can now identify. Julia, the newest Muppet on the block suffers from autism spectrum disorder.
While the educational TV show has long showcased Muppets with unique personalities, jobs, and other quirks — all part of its “People in my Neighborhood” learning experience for children — the introduction of Julia represents the first time that a character has been featured who, based on independent science, may have been vaccine-injured.
According to reports, the Julia character is four years old and has red hair and green eyes. A recent episode of CBS’ “60 Minutes” also featured Julia with two sets of arms, because she apparently flaps them around violently when she gets upset. Other characteristics of Julia include rocking, spinning, and humming, which commonly accompany the unusual and eccentric body movements that many real-life children with autism are known to have.
The purpose of including Julia on the show, of course, is to introduce a relatable character to which millions of autistic children can relate. It wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary were it not for the fact that autism is a relatively new pathology, and one that has escalated so rapidly in recent years that people everywhere should be asking themselves: Why are so many children these days getting autism in the first place?
The “Sesame Street” show isn’t necessarily out of line for introducing its Julia character because, quite frankly, millions of American children today fall on the autism spectrum. But the show will surely never address the biggest elephant in the room as to why this is the case, mainly the dramatic increases in the number of vaccines that are included on the childhood vaccination schedule, which directly correlates to the epidemic of autism that is sweeping the nation.
Normalizing autism in light of this is a disturbing phenomenon, mainly because the next generation of individuals likely won’t even think twice about children having autism. Based on the way things are headed, one in two children will likely have autism by 2025, up from one in 68 currently, one in 150 in 2000, and one in, well, hundreds or even thousands prior to that.
No matter how you look at it, autism is a major problem that’s only getting worse. And simply trying to normalize it isn’t doing anyone any favors — and certainly not the children who are having to undergo routine therapy in order to function as normal members of society.
Perhaps “Sesame Street” should introduce an independent scientist Muppet who can explore the science linking vaccines to autism. If the show wants to stay true to its form of including everyone in the neighborhood as part of its character lineup, then it only makes sense for, say, “Johnny the Free-Thinking Muppet” to offer his own insights into this disturbing phenomenon.
Contrary to what the mainstream media claims, the science has definitively not been settled on a causal link between vaccines and autism. In fact, any science that contradicts the official narrative — and there’s plenty of it — is either discarded or ignored, which is doing a great disservice to the next generation of children who are having to suffer as a result.
Having a Muppet they can relate to is all good and fine. But what autistic children really need is real-life advocates who will speak out for them, and demand honest inquiry into the questionable science that continues to damage their health and well-being.