Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Makes a Run

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Makes a Run. By Debra Heine.

Environmental lawyer and vaccine safety activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday to run for president in 2024 as a Democrat. RFK Jr. is the son of former U.S. attorney general and assassinated 1968 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, and the nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy.

The 69-year-old reportedly plans to make a formal announcement of his candidacy on April 19 in Boston, with a campaign slogan of “freedom first.” …

As a member of the Kennedy political dynasty, RFK Jr. was once highly revered in Democratic political circles. But now, as his Wikipedia page tells us, he is known primarily for “promoting anti-vaccine propaganda and conspiracy theories.” …

Red-pilled on vaccines:

His worldview changed about 20 years ago, after he kept encountering the parents of severely vaccine-injured children, who at the time, were the only people standing up to Big Pharma and the regulatory agencies.

As the founder of Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s largest clean water advocacy organization, Kennedy was traveling the country in 2004 giving lectures about the dangers of mercury emissions in the water, which, he noted, “had contaminated virtually every freshwater fish in America.”

Following many of these appearances, mothers would approach him, Kennedy said, and they would tell him in “a polite, respectful, scolding way” that if he was serious about eliminating the perils of mercury, he would need to look at the toxic mercury-based preservative thimerosal, which is used in vaccines. Thimerosal contains 49.6 percent mercury by weight. …

He said they told him that the mercury in vaccines was more harmful than the mercury in fish, but as someone who had always trusted vaccines, he was skeptical.

“I didn’t know enough about it, and didn’t want to learn it,” he admitted.

It wasn’t until the summer of 2005, when psychologist Sarah Bridges, the mother of a severely vaccine injured little boy, paid him a visit at his house on Cape Cod, that the tide turned. …

Kennedy said that he sat down and started reading through the abstracts, and he was able to quickly determine that “we were being lied to.”

At that point, he added, he realized that what the public health agencies and the pharmaceutical companies were telling people about vaccine safety contradicted what the actual science was saying. Kennedy said he started making phone calls to the regulators and found that they couldn’t answer his questions. …

In 2011, Kennedy founded the nonprofit Children’s Health Defense, which is dedicated to solving “chronic health conditions caused by environmental exposures.” Wikipedia, of course, describes CHD as “a group mainly known for anti-vaccine propaganda and has been identified as one of the main sources of misinformation on vaccines.” …

How the swamp works — all it took was $1m to buy off Trump:

Kennedy has fought against many of the Biden regime policies, especially those related to the COVID-19 shots, but has also been critical of former president Donald Trump for failing to drain the swamp, as promised.

He recounted in an interview with podcast host Jimmy Dore how after the 2016 election, Trump had tapped him to be on a vaccine safety commission.

“When that news got out, Pfizer gave him [Trump] $1 million for his Inaugural party, and then he appointed two of Pfizer’s lobbyists, Scott Gottlieb and Alex Azar to run HHS and they killed the vaccine safety commission, and then Gottlieb went on to serve on Pfizer’s board,” he told podcast host Jimmy Dore. “That is the swamp.”

Not your modern Democrat, sadly:

RFK Jr. told the audience in Knoxville that the American people need to resist the fascist merger of state and corporate power, calling it “one of the great battles in American history.” …

He said the American people need to walk that narrow trail of free-market capitalism and democracy where “big business is kept at bay with our left hand, and government is kept at bay with our right hand.” …

In a recent interview with Epoch Times’ “American Thought Leaders,” Kennedy lamented America is no longer a democracy and that its elections are controlled by wealthy donors.

“It’s more of an oligarchy or a plutocracy that only is responding to the needs of the rich and to the needs of corporations, who are paying the lobbying election costs of the politicians, who then become their indentured servants on Capitol Hill,” Kennedy told host Jan Jekielek. …

Kennedy also warned against the Fed’s “FedNow” Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) which is slated to launch in July. “CBDCs grease the slippery slope to financial slavery and political tyranny,” RFK Jr. tweeted on Wednesday.

One in 10 Democratic voters supports Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is polling at 10% among Democratic voters, a new Morning Consult Survey has found. A week after his campaign launch, the Democratic challenger has leapfrogged rival Marianne Williamson, who comes third with 4% support.

Respondents were asked to choose who out of three candidates — RFK Jr., Marianne Williamson, and Joe Biden — they would vote for if the Democratic presidential primary or caucus was held in their state today. The President is comfortably ahead of his two rivals, securing seven out of 10 primary voters even though he has yet to formally declare.

Word is, Trump is considering Kennedy as a VP.

hat-tip Stephen Neil, Scott of the Pacific