Age of Autism can’t go a day without hurling insults

December 3, 2009

I think she's the one on the right

You know, it seems like just yesterday that I criticized the anti-vaccine propaganda site Age of Autism for constantly flinging vitriolic insults at its critics while never actually addressing any of the science they’re so “skeptical” of. You’d think that with all their passion, they’d want nothing better than to discuss their smoking gun scientific evidence that every doctor in the world is in on the ultimate conspiracy to poison and eat our babies. [LINK UPDATED 12.3.09 WITH GOOGLE’S CACHE BECAUSE AOA PULLED THE ENTRY OFF THEIR SITE]

That’s right. It was yesterday. And less than twenty-four hours later, AoA is up to its never-changing tactics of childishly insulting those that tell them they’re wrong. You’d think they’d have better things to do than call people doo-doo heads all day long…like save all those children from being murdered with the evil, Hitler Zombie vaccines that were forged in the bowels of Hell by Osama bin Laden, ManBearPig, and that guy who possessed Locke’s body on Lost.

But no. They’ve back to just childish insults. Enter Katie Wright. I haven’t written about her yet because this is the first time I can remember reading her drivel.

And to think, it started off so well:

After reading the inane interview with Amanda Peet (who referred to parents who veer from the vaccination schedule as “parasites” in Cookie Magazine earlier this year) in this month’s “Self” magazine, I was compelled to satirize the piece in order to better reflect the full scope of Peet’s absurd and pompous proclamations about autism and vaccine safety.

You mean the interview Amanda Peet gave eleven months ago? The same interview, where she later unjustifiably apologized for calling anti-vaccine wackiloons “parasites”? You’re just reading it now?

But you know, I’m clearly cranky today so let’s give Ms. Wright a chance, shall we. Let the five-year-old behavior BEGIN:

Hmmm…. I am not a doctor, but I know one at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I am not the parent of a child with autism but I know all about what causes it and what doesn’t. I am not the parent of a child with a life threatening infectious disease but I have read about how prevalent this problem is in the THIRD WORLD.

Hmm, what’s a two-word phrase for “not a doctor”?

Katie Wright? Excelent.

Okay, now what’s a two-word phrase for a person who fallaciously assumes that having an autistic child automatically transforms them into the world’s leading autism and vaccine expert?

Katie Wright? Jenny McCarthy?

And what would one call this logically fallacious argument?

Truthiness? Mavericky?

And what’s the name of a person who DOES have an autistic child but disagrees with Katie?

Michael Goudeau? Sorry Katie. By your own line of reasoning, you can’t possibly be correct because Michael Goudeau has a child with autism and he strongly disagrees with you.

I am not the parent of a child with a life threatening infectious disease but I have read about how prevalent this problem is in the THIRD WORLD.

Yes, apparently Ms. Katie Wright has never heard of books or, you know, learnin’ stuff. The only possible way to know anything is to experience it yourself. There’s just no way otherwise.

Okay, stop.

This tirade is even too stupid for me to continue. There’s Ray Comfort stupid. And then there’s Katie Wright, the first education denier I’ve ever heard of.

There’s absolutely nothing in her piece that even comes close to a coherent thought. It’s just her throwing out trite, meaningless buzz words to suggest what a brilliant maverick she is for not accepting what the Truth Nazis, those truthinistas with their fancy books tell her and just declaring the mantel of autism expert by fiat alone while projecting her own side’s arguments onto her critics:

I have “done my research” and “know the facts!”

That’s what you and your AoA cohorts say. The real experts, of which Amanda Peet is not (nor has she ever claimed to be), don’t pretend to know more than what can be demonstrably proven with evidence. They don’t just say they’ve done all the research or that they know all the facts. They’re happy to admit how much they don’t know while explaining the details of what they do know. When has Age of Autism or Katie Wright ever presented a single paper to a scientific peer review. When have they ever published a credible study in a reputable journal? NEVER.

And for someone who acts like she does have all the facts, she sure can misrepresent the real experts’ opinions:

Dr. Offit and I firmly believe that there is no risk whatsoever to injecting babies with an unlimited number multiple vaccines.

When, Katie? When has Dr. Paul Offit EVER, EVER made such a preposterous claim? I will personally give you every dollar I own if you can point me to a legitimate instance in which this claim was uttered by Dr. Paul Offit. Every dollar I own.

People this asshole dumb piss me off more than even sleazebags like J.B. Handley for some reason. This polemic is even worst than the stupid Thanksgiving image. No sane, rational editor of any site wishing to have credibility of any kind would publish this trash. If an eight-year-old claimed to have written this, I’d suspect they were lying and made their younger brother write it. It’s just a new low in Age of Autism’s sinking ship.

Go ahead. Click the link and read the whole bloody article. I fear any further reading on my part would only cause permanent brain damage.


Autism Science Foundation Launched

April 18, 2009

I’d blogged before about Alison Singer, the former executive vice president of communications and awareness at Autism Speaks, who resigned her post because she was disgusted by Autism Speak’s continued pandering to the anti-vaccine crowd.

Well now she’s launched the Autism Science Foundation, an advocacy group which even states clearly in their press release that they intend to focus on “Non-vaccine-related Autism Research.” The other co-founder of this new group is Karen London, who was also co-founder of the National Alliance for Autism Research.

Also in the press release is the group’s mission statement:

The Autism Science Foundation’s mission is premised on the following facts and principles:

  • Autism is known to have a strong genetic component. Research must aim to discover the mechanisms of action that trigger autism, as well as safe, effective and novel treatments to enhance the quality of life for children and adults currently affected.
  • Early diagnosis and early intervention are critical to helping people with autism reach their potential, but educational, vocational and support services must be applied across the lifespan. Science has a critical role to play in creating evidence-based, effective lifespan interventions.
  • Vaccines save lives; they do not cause autism. Numerous studies have failed to show a causal link between vaccines and autism. Vaccine safety research should continue to be conducted by the public health system in order to ensure vaccine safety and maintain confidence in our national vaccine program, but further investment of limited autism research dollars is not warranted at this time.

So I urge everyone to donate to the Autism Science Foundation. And if you intended to donate to Autism Speaks, donate to the Autism Science Foundation instead, because at least there you’ll know that you’re money won’t be wasted on already disproven research that won’t go anywhere or help anyone.

Also, Phil Plait has posted about a new autism campaign on his blog, which includes this video:

From / Momversations, by Heather Armstrong:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

“In some of the footage that got cut from the final video I talk about how the standard vaccination schedule can seem very aggressive, and I totally understand and support families who want to work with their doctors to modify that schedule (you can read one mother’s level-headed and articulate experience with that here). And I know of and support mothers who have had to change pediatricians who were unwilling to take their concerns about the schedule seriously. I understand that some children are allergic to certain ingredients in some vaccinations and this prevents them from receiving them. Which is why I think it’s crucial to maintain what I’ve heard referred to as herd immunity so that those who really have no choice, who cannot receive vaccinations, are protected by those of us who can.”

This goes great with the Amanda Peet video.

News From Around The Blogosphere 12.12.08

December 13, 2008

The War on Christmas in Washington’s capitol is over. . .and it looks like we might have won – Totally unprepared for the number of applications they’d get for displays, Olympia officials have been forced to put a ban on all further displays until further notice so they can rethink this policy. And according to a spokesman for the Department of General Administration, it was the atheist display that seems to have kicked open the door for everyone else to want a display. Now if these officials have any sense at all they’ll have learned a valuable lesson from this and just opt out of allowing religious displays on public land in the future. So to quote the lyrics of the same Buffy song that skeptic Daniel Loxton cited in his essay, “Where Do We Go From Here?”:

“The battle’s done and we kinda won. So we sound our victory cheer. Where do we go from here?”

Amanda Peet defends vaccines on NPR – I’m happy that I haven’t blogged about this issue in awhile because there hasn’t been any major developments lately but I get so few chances to mention a good news story on this issue. Thank you Amanda Peet for continuing to be awesome.

But it can’t all be good news in the world of woo. The Air Force is using ‘Battlefield Acupuncture’ for pain relief – And apparently this is just one of many “alternative” treatments they’re giving soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Walter Reed hospital is using yoga to combat PTSD. Yeah, why give the soldiers medicine that actually works? After all, it’s not like our entire nation depends on these guys for survival, right? This is disgraceful and I hope those responsible end up in Abu Graib.

When skepticism leads to an awkward situation – This includes a hilarious story of how expressing one’s skepticism about something as obviously bogus as homeopathy can lead you into trouble in a social setting.


Rise of the Fembots – Her creator calls her the “perfect woman.”  She can read English and Japanese, carry on a simple conversation, do math, figure out what you’re eating and drinking, and she knows the time and weather conditions all over the world. And though she wasn’t built as a sexual partner, apparently she could be tweaked to be one:

“Her software could be redesigned to simulate her having an orgasm and reacting to touch as if she is playing hard to get or being straight to the point.”

And there’s a very creepy video too.

The Dream Machine – Not only are the Japanese well ahead of us in the Fembot department but they’re also working on trying to create visual imaging of dream.

Christian leader resigns because of his almost-tolerant views of homosexuals – While opposing gay marriage Richard Cizik, Vice-President for governmental affairs at the National Association of Evangelicals, has the audacity to support civil unions for gays. He also accepted Global Warming. So obviously he had to go. He resigned his position. Afterall, this is the same organization that was once headed by the male-escort-loving Ted Haggard.


scientist-use-in-case-of-emergencyWhistling Orangutans And Evolution of Speech – “Throughout history, human beings have used the whistle for everything from hailing a cab to carrying a tune. Now, an orangutan’s spontaneous whistling is providing scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning.”

Boy Or Girl? It’s In The Father’s Genes – “A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.”


Edward Current’s PrayerMax 5000:

News From Around The Blogosphere 10.4.08

October 5, 2008

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing President Bush and many others over making the National Day of Prayer a federal holiday.

A man in Tuscon allegedly ran a house of prostitution camouflaged as a church.

Is Age of Autism telling Jenny McCarthy to back away from a fight? – Ah huh. They say they don’t think McCarthy should debate Amanda Peet because–are you ready?

“. . .this war between two young non-doctor icons really cheapens the debate over the safety of vaccines.”

Really? YOU JUST FIGURED THIS OUT?! So I suppose you guys will no longer be pushing Jenny as your spokesperson anymore then, right? Oh, and here’s what they wrote in their open letter to Amanda Peet:

“Whether one mom is right or wrong about how to raise our children should not be up for public debate. You were right for your child and I am right for mine.”

Um, you are aware that Jenny and Amanda are making too diametrically opposed claims, right? If one is right then the other is wrong. And funny again how you suddenly started kissing Amanda’s ass now that there’s talk of a possible debate. It seems to me that if your evidence was so strong you’d welcome the debate since you’ve been pushing non-doctor icon Jenny McCarthy as your big champion. I’ll say the same thing I said about the Republican Party when they wouldn’t release Sarah Palin to the press for interviewers. What are you so afraid of, guys?

Roger Ebert gave Religulous three and a half stars! – I just saw it today myself and plan to write a review tomorrow. So stay tuned.

The Smithsonian has recently put a set of photos from the 1925 Scopes trial on Flickr.

Stephen Hawking tells us why we should go into space.

And on a related note, The Money Shot – From Space – Very soon Virgin Galactic will launch its first tourists into space. But this week, an “unidentified party” offered Virgin Galactic $1 million, up front, to film a sex-in-space movie aboard SpaceShipTwo. Virgin Galactic rejected the offer. And follow the first link to learn about the complications of sex in space. Apparently, it’s not as easy as it looked in the the movie “Supernova.”

In Defense of Militant Atheism – Part 1

News From Around The Blogosphere 9.30.08

October 1, 2008


Not all religiously-motivated terrorist attacks on U.S. soil are caused by Muslims – Some nutty American Christians sprayed gas into a mosque filled with kids. Some suspect this is connected with an anti-Muslim “documentary,” Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West.

Consequences of Pulpit Sunday – As I mentioned in my blog 2 days ago, a group of religious organizations planned to preach from the pulpit to tell their parishioners who to vote for, deliberately violating the rules that afford them tax exempt status on Sunday. Americans United for Separation of Church and State is already filing complaints with the IRS.

Religious sentiment in New Zealand – A recent New Zealand survey suggests only 40% of the people believe in a god, and 10% do but have doubts. Only 52% believe in an immortal soul, and 80% accept evolution. Not surprisingly, this secular paradise is not the crime-ridden distopia theists would have you believe. Quite the opposite.


Creationists are losing the battle in North Carolina! YEA! – I blogged about the creationist goings-on in North Carolina 2 weeks ago (here). Apparently the creationist Newspeak gambit isn’t working no matter how many times they insist:

Religion is Science

Science is Religion

Bill Gates funding the Discover Institute? – Et tu, Bill? As if there weren’t enough reasons to switch to a Mac.


Mayor of Fort Mill, South Carolina sent a chain email around that said something to the effect of, The Bible says the anti-Christ would be a Muslim, Barack Obama is a Muslim, ergo, Barack Obama is the anti-Christ. Can’t argue with that bulletproof logic.

Christian Civic League of Maine blames Wall Street crash on gays – One would have thought the Jews would make better scapegoats for this one. But then again, who am I to tell the bigots how to do their bigotry?

“Our crisis is a symptom, not the cause,” writes Michael Heath. “I am not saying I know whether this financial crisis is God’s judgment or not. It is not for me to know that definitively.”



Conservative Christian reviewer calls Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast the “Mouthpiece of Satan” – Apparently he’s under the impression that all they do is sit around mocking god-belief. Though oddly, having heard every episode, I somehow must have missed that one. Oh, and also he also believes that autism is a “disease” and is one of many “judgments from God.” He calls it, “liquid blasphemy” (I guess it’s liquid because vaccines contain liquid). Of the podcast, he says:

“There is nothing redeemable in this podcast. It’s a propaganda mouthpiece for Satan and his followers.”


Jenny McCarthy fires back at Amanda “My Future Wife” Peet – I dare you not to laugh when you read this quote by Jenny:

“(Peet) has a lot of [nerve] to come forward and be on that side, because there is an angry mob on my side, and I like the fact that I can say she’s completely wrong.” She added, “I look at (Peet) now and say to myself, ‘That was me before I had autism in my life,’ and until she walks in our shoes, she really has no idea.”

Wah! Wah! Also, the national autism advocacy group Autism United is calling for a boycott of all of Amanda Peet’s movies:

“Our community will not support the continued misinformation that is funneled into the media by organizations like ECBT and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We are not against vaccines, rather we are for safe vaccines. Until they understand that, we won’t back down.”

Flash forward to a month from now when they’ve backed down. The difference between McCarthy and antivaccinationists at Age of Autism is:

“There’s a big difference. One teaches. The other proselytizes. May Amanda never need our help.”

Oddly, I agree on both counts. Peet teaches while McCarthy proselytizes nonsense and it truly would be a tragedy if Peet ever needed these delusional fools’ help. But yeah, as everyone knows the pediatricianazis are next to traitors in the center of Hell. Damn you, you pediatrician!!! Stop protecting our children!!!

Also McCarthy apparently couldn’t understand why Barbara Walters didn’t believe that her son, Evan, had recovered from the currently uncurable autism until Jenny found some convoluted explanation for Walters’ skepticism.


In Defense of Food – Here’s another blog recommending we stop listening to nutritionists and stupid fad diets and just eat rationally, citing the eating advice of one author who breaks it down to 7 words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Though blogger Harriet Hall makes a slight alteration to this advice: Eat a variety of foods. Not too much. Mostly plants.

What does a scientific consensus mean?

The Times investigates alternative medicine in a series of articles – But apparently in the most recent article, the author doesn’t take into account Bayes’ Theorem, which states that the more implausible the hypothesis, the less likely that any numerical data can confirm it.

Phil Plait interviewed for Popular Science Magazine regarding Moon Hoaxers


Congratulations to PETA for making the Epic Fail 2 consecutive weeks in a row!! That’s quite an accomplishment – Okay, I found last week’s stunt nothing but mildly amusing. But this time it’s personal! Now they’re blaming the genetic disorder autism on milk consumption. Anyway, Orac delivers a crushing debunking of their ludicrous, repulsive propaganda taking advantage of the current hysteria surrounding the disorder.


Homeopathic/herbal scam artist sentenced:

A Shelby County man who scammed thousands of hopeful customers worldwide with bogus health-remedies pleaded guilty Monday to computer fraud and agreed to forfeit cars, motorcycles, bank accounts and other property. . . “We have victims from virtually every continent and there allegedly are several thousand victims,” said Steve Crossnoe of the District Attorneys Office White Collar Crime Prosecution Unit. “People were not receiving what they thought they were receiving. The medical research was fictional. The doctors were fictional.”


Mass Extinctions And Evolution Of Dinosaurs – “Dinosaurs survived two mass extinctions and 50 million years before taking over the world and dominating ecosystems, according to new research published this week.”

New Dinosaur Had Bird-Like Breathing System – “The remains of a 30-foot-long predatory dinosaur discovered along the banks of Argentina’s Rio Colorado is helping to unravel how birds evolved their unusual breathing system.”

Mars Lander Sees Falling Snow On Red Planet – “NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander has detected snow falling from Martian clouds. Spacecraft soil experiments also have provided evidence of past interaction between minerals and liquid water, processes that occur on Earth.”

Second-hand Smoke May Hook Kids On Nicotine – “Parents who smoke cigarettes around their kids in cars and homes beware – second-hand smoke may trigger symptoms of nicotine dependence in children.”

News From Around The Blogosphere 8.5.08

August 6, 2008

The greatest skeptical TV show ever is becoming another feature-length film -Before I knew what skepticism even was, as a kid, these guys inspired me to investigate the paranormal more than any other. In my opinion, they’re the best television role models for kids in the media. Suck it Scully!

More sad news in the skeptical world -Skeptic Robert Lancaster was hospitalized after suffering from a stroke that has left him partially paralyzed. Lancaster is perhaps best known for being arguably “psychic” Sylvia Browne’s arch enemy (other than Randi) and for his website exposing her fraud, Stop Sylvia Browne. And recently, he met Browne face to face, a hilarious account chronicled here. Here’s the thread on the JREF forum where his wife Susan has posted the news. My best wishes go out to Robert. Get well soon.

For the record, yes, there are still people who believe the Earth is flat -This is how far off the deep end belief in grand conspiracy theories can take you…or rather how far off the edge of the Earth it can take you. Flat-Earthers after all, are only challenging “the conspiracy” that the Earth is round. A quote from 25-year-old flat-Earther John Davis: “Many use the term ‘flat-earther’ as a term of abuse, and with connotations that imply blind faith, ignorance or even anti-intellectualism.” Hmm, can’t imagine why. Davis believes “the Earth is flat and horizontally infinite – it stretches horizontally forever”. Of course! It all makes sense now! Take that, Magellan!

Here’s another hilarious conspiracy theorist. For the record, Chemtrail people, this is what you look like to the rest of us.

Acupuncture for veterans -Acupucture now being marketed for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans. Is there anything it can’t do? Oh yeah! treat PTSD, treat medical conditions, treat addictions, act as a pain reliever, and do anything other than shrink the size of your wallet.

Knights Templar sue Pope-“They claim that when the order was dissolved by his predecessor Pope Clement V in 1307, more than 9,000 properties as well as countless pastures, mills and other commercial ventures belonging to the knights were appropriated by the church.”

More Pareidolia with Jesus– Some of my favorites:

Is that Jesus or a Cheeto?

This one I think looks the best:

I’ve been ripping into this cdesign proponentsist several times over the past few days but here’s PZ Myers is going to be go up against Ray “The Banana Guy” Comfort. Ray appeared on a radio show today to make his case. PZ’s going on the same show tomorrow to give a rebuttal. But here’s PZ’s blog commentary on Ray’s performance on the show.

John Freshwater, the Ohio science teacher who uses his classroom to proselytize and promote creationism, is following a familiar tactic: Lie.

Even sterile water injections work better than acupuncture -More on the power of placebos.

New “Vaccinate Your Baby” campaign angers Jenny McCarthy and other anti-vacciners – New “Vaccine Your Baby” campaign being promoted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Every Child By Two, Amanda Peet, and others has unleashed the wrath of the “Green Vaccine” Movement including Jenny McCarthy. But if as they claim, they’re not anti-vaccine, what seems to be the problem? Update: Here’s another blog on this that includes a link to a clip of Amanda Peet being interviewed on Good Morning America about this.

Suzanne Somers’ latest foray into quackery – Apparently, she’s now into something called”bioidentical” hormones, which are ascribed with mystical properties, none of which they actually have.

State Senator Ernie Chambers resumes lawsuit against God -I thought Pete Stark was the only openly atheist member of our government, though Lori Lipman Brown says that she knows of at least 20 other alleged atheists in our government who admitted to being non-believers but asked her not to disclose their identities out of fear of it damaging their career in politics. So I’m glad to hear about Ernie Chambers. I hope that when God doesn’t show for court that he’s held in contempt.

Ashley Paramore holds up a banner for the Omnipresent Atheists group in Columbus, Ohio:

Paris Hilton gets the last laugh – As much as I detest Paris Hilton, I have to admit that whoever wrote her lines for this satiric response to McCain’s attack ad did an awesome job. It actually made me forget how much I despise Hilton for 2 whole minutes.

And now a moment of science:

Breakthrough In Quantum Mechanics -“Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have recently reached what they are calling a milestone in experimental quantum mechanics.”

Schizophrenia: Price Of Human Brain Evolution? -“Metabolic changes responsible for the evolution of our unique cognitive abilities indicate that the brain may have been pushed to the limit of its capabilities. Research published today in BioMed Central’s open access journal Genome Biology adds weight to the theory that schizophrenia is a costly by-product of human brain evolution.”

I Heart Amanda Peet

July 22, 2008

In an era when celebrities like Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey can spread dangerous misinformation about science and medicine to millions of people by exploiting the media, it’s good to find some celebrities speaking out for good science. Enter actress Amanda Peet:

This is a pleasant contrast from the likes of Jenny McCarthy, the celebrity poster girl for the anti-vaccine–err, I mean “Green Vaccine” Movement (I still can’t say that Orwellian newspeak with a straight face). As I was saying, McCarthy has become the poster girl for anti-vacciners ever since writing a book where she blamed the mercury in MMR vaccines for her son Evan’s autism…despite the total lack of any mercury in MMR vaccines. Sorry, Jenny not one of those M’s stands for mercury.

Autism’s making the news a lot these days. Everyone is up in arms over Michael Savage calling autism a myth. And they should be. This goes beyond anything Don Imus has ever said and even behind Rush Limbaugh’s Parkinson’s comments of last year.

Though I’m not so concerned with Michael Savage. Everyone knows he’s an idiot and the only people likely to be persuaded by him have no power anyway. This was probably the most politically incorrect thing he could have said but he has the right to be a moron. Because his ignorance causes no real harm I don’t much care if he’s fired over this or not. The same, however, cannot be said aboutJenny McCarthy and other celebrities (see here and here) who are persuading people to embrace their ideology and are doing great harm.

But it got me thinking. While many people have bought into this link between vaccines and autism myth due to the pure emotional appeals and scare tactics of those like Jenny McCarthy, I wonder what those people would think if they knew what Jenny McCarthy REALLY BELIEVED, which is that her son Evan IS NOT AUTISTIC. That’s right, folks. Now I admit that what follows borders on an ad hominem attack but I feel it is important that people assess the sanity of those they invest their trust in. And what I’m about to reveal is no secret but a matter of public record. Jenny McCarthy has publicly written much about her beliefs and yet her claims have been totally ignored by the old media…possibly because it’s so weird they figured no one would believe them anyway. In a few moments, Tom Cruise might start looking a lot saner by comparison. So here it is folks, in her own words, THIS IS WHAT JENNY MCCARTHY ACTUALLY BELIEVES:

Insights of an Indigo Mom
A Mother’s Awakening

by Jenny McCarthy

The day my son was born I knew the world was going to be okay. Some people only get to see heaven when they die. On May 18th 2002, I held heaven in my arms, and named him Evan. His big round eyes blinked at me and at that exact moment my life took a new direction. Every cell in my body wanted to make sure this world was safe for him and I was determined to break down walls and build bridges so that he can live in a world that mirrors his beauty.

The day I found out I was an adult Indigo will stay with me forever. I was walking hand in hand with my son down a Los Angeles street when this women approached me and said, “You’re an Indigo and your son is a Crystal.” I immediately replied, “Yes!” and the woman smiled at me and walked away. I stood there for a moment, because I had no idea what the heck an Indigo and Crystal was, but I seemed so sure of it when I had blurted out “Yes!” After doing some of my own research on the word Indigo, I realized not only was I an early Indigo but my son was in fact a Crystal child. From that point on things in my life started to make sense. I always wondered why I was a ball-buster and rule breaker on TV, and at that moment I knew exactly why. I was born to not only think outside the box, but to break that box up into a million pieces. I called this day my “awakening” but really it was the day I remembered. This was the day my life and global mission became so clear. There was nothing I could do that could contain the excitement of what was to come.

As all of you know, being a mother changes you in ways that you never thought you could imagine. I went from chain smoking and eating cheeseburgers to Hepa air filters and eating vegetarian after my son was born. The love I had for him made me want what was best for him. I was so eager to go on every talk show and preach to the world about the importance of healthy air, healthy food, and empowering our children to be the divine manifestors they came here to be. Unfortunately, I knew deep down inside that preaching would only go so far. Many parents get stuck in a comfort zone and don’t really want to change the way things run in their own households.

So, I asked the Divine for help, and my Indigo awakening day brought it right to me. The way to create a new way of life for our children isn’t just about teaching the parents, but more about teaching the children. I knew immediately that changing education in schools was my global life mission. I want to open schools across the country that apply this philosophy so that our children can be taught in an environment that feeds their soul and has them in continual balance with their authentic self.

I want our children to start each day in silent meditation with an intention for that day. I want organic cafeterias, outdoor class sessions, teaching about the power of thought, getting rid of rote memorization. I want it all. I want it to be everything and anything that ignites the fire in our children so they can live in the light, know that they have a voice, and that they can make a difference in this world. We will listen. We will build them the schools so they can have a place to do just that.

Being the Indigo I am, I do know I have taken on the biggest task anyone could try to accomplish in one lifetime. I have no doubt in my mind you will be watching me do this for the rest of my life, until I can barely hold myself up with my walker. I hope to find moms like you who also want this for your children, and join me in doing this in your own neighborhoods. Strength is in numbers, right? Well ladies, have I awakened any of you to join me on this mission?

On June 1st, I’ll be available in the Indigo Cafe forum at to discuss these plans with you.

Love, Evan’s Mommy,

Now you might ask yourself, what is this Indigo thing all about. I encourage everyone to do their own research but here’s a little primer from Wikipedia. That’s right. Jenny McCarthy, poster girl for the “Green Vaccine” Movement believes her son does not have autism but rather represents a higher order of human evolution. Apparently, he can read minds and has other magic paranormal powers. So maybe the vaccines just made him psychic. I’m thinking not.