FOR me, the most authentic, interesting and inspiring politician of our times is without doubt Robert F Kennedy Jr. His ‘truth seeking’ has been regardless of the consequences for him and his career. His principle has taken him down a difficult and unorthodox path of confrontation with the establishment and, inevitably, to being censored, demonised and marginalised, the treatment typically meted out to dissenters, not least by his party of ‘birth’ so to speak, the Democrats.
I only recently came across an hour-long interview with him, sent to me by a TCW reader, conducted by Oracle Films in August 2022. This was well before he announced his campaign for the 2024 United States presidential election in April. I found it so compelling that I decided to get it transcribed to publish as a series of edited extracts to capture his personal story, how he came to challenge Big Pharma on vaccine safety years ago, and how this knowledge of the corrupted US medical establishment positioned his scepticism on the Covid ‘pandemic’ from the start. In this section he explains how his extraordinary career began.
I’M AN environmental attorney and advocate for 40 years. I ran the biggest water protection group in the world, which I founded, Waterkeeper Alliance, for about 35 years, which is 350 separate Waterkeeper groups in 46 countries, each one with a patrol boat patrolling a local river or water, and suing polluters. So our primary – we were a law enforcement group – our primary tool is litigation. We use all the tools of advocacy – when Martin Luther King said, ‘Agitation, legislation, litigation, and ultimately innovation.’
And in 2005, I was suing coal burning power plants for discharging mercury. At that time, the FDA had published a report that showed that every freshwater fish in America had dangerous levels of mercury in its flesh, and one out of every six American women had mercury levels in their cord blood that were sufficient to impose at least one permanent IQ loss on their children or unborn children. And we began suing.
I had, by the end of 2005, about 40 cases against coal burning power plants and cement kilns, which were the primary source of aquatic mercury. And during that period, I began getting approached by mothers of children who had intellectual disabilities. And these mothers believe that mercury in vaccines had been the source of their children’s injuries. It was not an issue that I wanted to be involved in – I really wanted to protect water and work on energy policy. One of these mothers came to my house in 2005, a psychologist called Sarah Bridges. She had a son, Porter Bridges, who had gotten a mercury vaccine as a baby. He at that point was exceeding all his milestones in language, social interactions, physical co-ordination. And following that injection, he had a fever, a high fever or seizures, and over the next three months became severely autistic. He lost his speech. And at the age of 18 . . . he was non-verbal, non-toilet trained.