Sunday, October 21, 2012

AAP TRADE SHOW 2012: Silencing Dissent - First the Booth, Now the Protest


In my last post, I wrote about how the AAP decided to kick out the intactivist organization Intact America from within their 2012 trade show. I speculated that the AAP made this decision because they saw Intact America as a threat.

Kicking out Intact America from their 2012 trade show wouldn't have been their only attempt at silencing dissent; the AAP has taken the liberty of taking down, and refusing to publish moderate, referenced, well-researched letters in opposition on their website.

Now, it appears, the AAP is trying to silence dissent outside of their trade show. Intactivists have managed to launch a small, but very vocal protest outside of the facilities where the AAP is hosting their trade exhibition, and the AAP is trying to get them shut down.


Intactivist Protesters Outside of the 2012 AAP Trade Show

It is now ever clear that the AAP has made a huge mistake, they know it, and they are feeling the burn. It is now clear that self-serving forces with an agenda are working from within the AAP to silence dissent. They are intimidated by intactivists and terrified of the truth; their actions of fear and apprehension prove it.

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
~Buddha
 "Truth suppress'd, whether by courts or crooks, will find an avenue to be told."
~Sheila Steele
"You can fool some people, some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time."
~Unknown

The AAP is mistaken if it thinks they can hide the truth from everyone. They may withhold letters of opposition, and kick out groups they do not like from their trade shows, but they WILL NOT SILENCE US.

SHAME ON YOU, AAP.


5 comments:

  1. How have they been trying to get them shut down? I'm sure the NOPD is well used to riotous assemblies, and this clearly isn't one.

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  2. Meanwhile, the AAP has published a second letter from Brian Morris - http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/3/e756/reply#pediatrics_el_54570 - citing only three papers he himself has co-authored....

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    1. It seems they'll publish whatever praise they can get, however poorly written. Interesting that they have, though; didn't an AAP representative have to openly correct him recently?

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  3. I would add:

    "Many people, especially ignorant, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your reason, even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth" -Mahatma Gandhi

    "Power to the people!" -John Lennon

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  4. Being a trade-union of p├Ždiatricians, The only goal of the AAP is to enrich its members. Ethical p├Ždiatricians devoted to science-based medicine join Doctors Opposing Circumcision instead of the AAP.

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