There has been a media war brewing since Kerri Rivera spoke at the 2012 AutismOne conference in Chicago, and presented the positive results of 38 ASD diagnosed children using her MMS protocol. Below is a response being sent to the Huffington Post by a US~Observer journalist. This will then be published in the US~Observer. Many thanks to Janet Henshaw-Hedlund for helping to get this out. See it here
Huffington Post - Negative Exposure
Todd Drezner’s “A Curious Case of Autism Exploitation”
By Kelly Stone
Signature contributor to the Huffington Post, Todd Drezner, takes ‘blogging for dollars’ to a whole new level with his latest post on Autism. Drezner’s online column is little more than a clever marketing effort for his self-directed documentary, “Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic”.
“Autism is a gift disguised as a dilemma”, a profound take-away from Drezner’s documentary; but rest assured Drezner’s film isn’t a “gift” to the Autism community. No, you’ll have to buy the DVD, or have a paid Netflix account to watch it.
Drezner’s film is a for-profit enterprise and, as with any serious business venture, one must protect their investment. With reports that 1 in 110 children on the average have ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), you can imagine the luring proposition: “If even half of 1%of those parents buys my DVD, I’ll be rich!”
If Drezner’s film isn’t a gift, it sure is a dilemma. What if Drezner were suddenly presented with a possible cure for his own son’s ASD, but it would require him to forgo marketing his darling debut, a film that favors the “acceptance” of Autism more than any hope for a cure?
If the medical establishment diagnosed my son or daughter with Autism, the only documentary I’d be producing is the one that handed neurotoxic needle-pushing poison peddlers their backsides. I’d then be off to looking under every rock for my child’s cure (because I know they wouldn’t be); and if I found it, I’d produce another documentary that handed them their frontsides. This would be my only mission in life - if my son had Autism.
Unlike Drezner, I wouldn’t sit around blogging to sell more copies of my DVD - heckling those who still seek answers, writing about “Living with Autism”, “Embracing Autism”, “Finding Humor in Autism”, “Accommodating Autism”, and raising “Autism Awareness”. These are just some of Drezner’s articles really written to raise awareness about his documentary.
In his latest article, “The Curious Case of Autism and MMS”, Drezner waxes surprisingly inept on chlorine dioxide therapy, a topic of Kerri Rivera’s lecture at the 2012 AutismOne conference in Chicago. In it, Rivera recounts noteworthy responses observed in 38 ASD diagnosed children, all whose parents employed an inexpensive, alternative, in-home chlorine dioxide regiment with startling results.
Drezner’s comments are curiously absent objectivity and any genuine inquiry into Rivera’s claims. Dismissing chlorine dioxide as mere “bleach”, he enlists unsuspecting folks into signing an online petition spearheaded by Emily Willingham.
Willingham, known elsewhere as “Daisy May Fatty Pants” is a contributor to “A Thinking Person's Guide to Autism”. - According to the Child Health Safety blog, Willingham is a “self-professed scientist with selective blindness to basic observations”. All too à propos, Drezner and Willingham team up in their petition to denounce chlorine dioxide therapy as “child abuse”, a sobering case of irony given it could be the very thing its signers have been looking for.
Drezner seems to understand “value, emotion, and urgency”, the three keys to effectively marketing to human nature. And obviously, because he’s published on Huffington Post a whopping 15 times (all adverts for his DVD), readers might assume he knows “bleach” from a hole in the ground.
Unfortunately for Drezner’s readers, this is not the case. First of all, the word “bleach” merely means “to whiten”. In a chemical sense, this is most often done via “oxidation”. If we were all to follow Drezner’s and Willingham’s lead, we might as well stop breathing, since O2 has a higher oxidation potential (1.3v) than chlorine dioxide (.95v).
Drezner and Willingham try to confuse readers into thinking chlorine dioxide, the topic of Rivera’s lecture, is the same as everyday household bleach (sodium hypochlorite). That is exactly the same propaganda recently employed by the Food and Drug Administration to curb public interest in the grassroots sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide movement.
However, based upon clinical research, a 1993 U.S. Patent (No. 6086922) states the following facts about sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide:
“It is therefore quite unexpected that, with an intravenous administration of an appropriate chlorite matrix in the appropriate concentration, HIV viruses can be directly combated in the blood… The chlorite matrix solutions of the present invention also do not exhibit adverse effects such as severe cytotoxic damage and the like, typically associated with highly toxic chemicals which are administered intravenously [i.e. vaccines]. The chlorite matrix solutions of the present invention further are capable of inactivating the HIV virus to thereby inhibit infection of undamaged cells.”
Wow! Did you read that? Chlorine dioxide, via sodium chlorite (aka “MMS”), is effective at “combating”, “inactivating”, and “inhibiting” HIV, without any “adverse effects”. Why doesn’t your doctor know about this? I have a few ideas, but let’s put that aside and stick with the facts.
While the cited application is for HIV and not Autism, it establishes via clinical science that chlorine dioxide is both safe and effective in addressing an otherwise “incurable”. Hmm, maybe Kerri Rivera is onto something?
OK, so sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide are relatively safe to use intravenously, but what about oral ingestion, is that safe? A very good question; one Drezner might have thought to research.
As published in the December 1982 installment of the peer-reviewed journal, “Environmental Health Perspectives”, a study entitled “Controlled clinical evaluations of chlorine dioxide, chlorite and chlorate in man” stated: “y the absence of detrimental physiological responses within the limits of the study, the relative safety of oral ingestion of chlorine dioxide and its metabolites, chlorite and chlorate, was demonstrated.”
So there you have it folks, the information Drezner either didn’t want you to know; because if you did, you might not buy his DVD, or didn’t take the time to find out for himself.
At the end of the day, Drezner can’t afford to be curious about potential cures for ASD. He’s in too deep, heavily invested in advancing the “acceptance movement”. No room for cures here. One viewer of the documentary states: “The message to me was that if you don't accept your child [their Autism], if you push for a cure or recovery, you are saying there is something wrong with our children.”
Drezner’s website sponsors links to “The Autism Acceptance Project” which rallies for “Autism Acceptance Day”, calling for “complete acceptance… pro-neurodiversity, pro-supports and services, AGAINST ‘CURES’”. Yes, you read that correctly, against cures. Wow, parents against cures; sounds more like a “resignation movement”, if you ask me.
That’s exactly the kind of propaganda the medical-industrial complex can really get behind. Build your world around Autism! Accept it, don’t fix it! To quote the documentary, “You ‘cure’ hams… and ‘treat’ people.” This is the standard medical line. There’s no money in curing, only in perpetual treatment… well, that and selling DVDs.
The fact is, modern medicine offers little hope for parents desperate to bring their children back from the void; and I can promise you, it never will. If a “cure” is to be found, it won’t come from a laboratory white-coat, but a parent who has dedicated their heart and soul to this one end. Kerry Rivera holds out 38 such cases, courageously putting everything on the line to bring hope to a desperate community. Drezner, who thinks he has everything to lose and nothing to gain, crucifies Rivera, without so much as lifting his phone. She’s a threat to “the acceptance movement” and therefore, his documentary.
Drezner’s investigative journalism is suspect. If he has a press badge, it may have come from a Cracker Jack box. His accusations are ulterior and groundless. Does he really think Kerri Rivera has a stake in the sale of sodium chlorite? Does he really think she doesn’t love her son and would pour common household bleach down his throat? Did he speak with her regarding the 38 cases of Autism helped by chlorine dioxide therapy? Did he ask to speak to the parents of those children? Did he write the webmaster of the “MMS Website” (miralcemineral.org) and ask for any evidence of their claims? Did he really do any investigation at all? Nope.
Grant it, MMS and chlorine dioxide may not be an end-all answer to ASD, only courageous parents will know, but Drezner will never know; and sadly, neither will his son. That’s because his Dad puts big profits before little people, even his own little people.
Shame on the Huffington Post! It should have better publishing scruples than to give forum to hack-job journalism aimed at exploiting the Autism community for mere DVD sales. Drezner’s article is ten pounds of manure in a five pound bag.
Very few things are more abhorrent than a parent who would exploit their child for fame and fortune. How sobering it might be to one day learn how your own greed and ignorance deprived hundreds of thousands of their right to knowledge that might have given them a fuller life.
Why would anyone want to watch a documentary produced by a hopeless father who’s resigned himself to the status quo? Drezner would have all parents of Autistic children buy his DVD and join him in his march to mediocrity. Drezner’s son deserves his father’s honest inquiry; because if a father won’t fight for his own son, who will?
Suffering, in many cases, is an option, but not for Drezner’s son who’s forced to live with Autism while his Dad fleeces an unsuspecting community searching for answers, hoping his documentary will have them. It doesn’t. I, for one, will boycott Drezner’s documentary, and anyone else who stands for big profits over the little people.
Editor’s Note: After reading Drezner’s article, I was left with the question: “Where’s the Beef?” Where’s Drezner’s evidence that MMS or chlorine dioxide is a danger?
The hard-hitting, deep-digging, world-famous investigative journalists from the US~Observer began investigating the MMS movement only in May of 2012. We’ve not published any findings of fact as of yet, but one thing I am able to conclude after reading Drezner’s article is that his anti-MMS sentiments are pure, self-serving propaganda.
We’ve already received confirmations from over 1,400 people claiming to use MMS safely and effectively for dozens of issues, all grateful to Jim Humble and others in the MMS movement for providing an answer where traditional “medical science” has failed them.
Much unlike Drezner, we will be contacting the parents of the children that have reportedly made significant improvements using MMS, and we are currently collecting case by case clinical data showing MMS does what those singing its praises claim.
The thought crossed my mind; who’s underwriting Drezner, someone with ties to the FDA or Big Pharma? In a huge effort to not allow myself to be given over to absolute speculation like Drezner, I will wait and report my findings when they become factual.
Published on Dec 12, 2012:
Title: Straight Talk on MMS - Autism: Kerri Rivera
"Straight Talk on MMS is a "TV style" interview show that focuses on the MMS (chlorine dioxide) phenomena by interviewing experts in the field. The goal of the show is to enlighten the public about this revolutionary discovery by Jim Humble.
On this second show, Daniel Bender talks with Kerri Rivera, a mother whose son was diagnosed with Autism back in 2004. She didn't accept the official viewpoint that autism is incurable and didn't give up until she found something that made a significant difference--MMS and the pathogen protocol--which she and others have refined over the years. Although her son hasn't fully recovered, he is substantially better than he was. However, she has gone to great efforts to share what she has learned, and as of December 2012, 70 children have now recovered from their autism diagnosis. Rivera frequently lectures around the world and is very articulate on the subject. Her website is at
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