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Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines



Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines

Even though mercury is known to degenerate brain neurons and disrupt the central nervous system, it is still found in processed foods and mandatory vaccines. In this second part of the series examining the intentional dumbing-down of society, this article will discuss the presence of mercury in common foods and vaccines.

Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines

The first article in this series – Dumbing Down Society Pt 1: Foods, Beverages and Meds – looked at the effects of aspartame, fluoride and prescription pills on the human brain. These substances all cause a decrease of cognitive power which, on a large scale, leads to a dumbing down of the population that is ingesting them. This second article focuses on another toxic product found in everyday foods and mandatory vaccines: mercury.

Mercury is a heavy metal naturally found in the environment. However, it is not suitable for human consumption, as it is extremely harmful to the human body, especially the brain. While some people say that anything can be consumed in moderation, many experts agree that no amount of mercury is safe for the human body. Despite this and the many studies concerning the negative effects of mercury, the heavy metal is continually added to mandatory vaccines and processed foods.

Mercury is known to cause brain neuron degeneration and to disturb the central nervous system. Direct exposure to the metal causes immediate and violent effects:

“Exposure to high levels of metallic, inorganic, or organic mercury can permanently damage the brain, kidneys, and developing fetus. Effects on brain functioning may result in irritability, shyness, tremors, changes in vision or hearing, and memory problems.”

Most people do not come in direct contact with mercury but are exposed to small doses at a time, resulting in a slow but steady poisoning of the brain. As the years go by, the effects of the substance impair judgment and rational thinking, decreases memory and disrupts emotional stability. In other words: It makes you dumber.

Mercury has also the unfortunate ability to transfer from pregnant women to their unborn babies. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mercury passed on to the fetus during pregnancy may have lasting consequences, including memory impairment, diminished language skills, and other cognitive complications.

It has been highly publicized that mercury is found in dangerous quantities in seafood, such as tuna, swordfish, and tilefish. This creates a rather ironic situation: Instead of making you smarter because of all the Omega-3 they contain,  the fish produce exactly the opposite effect on the brain due to mercury poisoning.

Unfortunately, mercury is also found in other products: vaccines and high-fructose corn syrup.


“I think it’s absolutely criminal to give mercury to an infant.”
– Boyd Haley, Ph.D., Chemistry Department Chair, University of Kentucky

Mercury is found in great quantities in mandatory vaccines. Before we get into the details of it, here are some facts about vaccines in America as noted by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny:

  • The U.S. government is the largest purchaser of vaccines in the country. In fact, nearly 30 percent of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) annual budget is composed of purchasing vaccines and ensuring vaccination is completed for every child in the country.
  • Private insurance companies, which do the best liability studies, have completely abandoned coverage for damage to life and property due to: Acts of God, nuclear war, nuclear power plant accidents and … vaccination.
  • Laws have been passed to protect vaccine manufacturers from liability, while at the same time, state laws require parents to inject their children with up to 100 vaccination antigens prior to entering school. If a vaccine injury–or death–occurs after a vaccine, parents cannot sue the doctor, the drug company or the government; they are required to petition the Vaccine Court for damages, a process that can take years and often ends with a dismissal of the case.
  • Each state has school vaccination laws that require children of appropriate age to be vaccinated for several communicable diseases. State vaccination laws mandate that children be vaccinated prior to being allowed to attend public or private schools. Failure to vaccinate children can not only result in children being prohibited from attending school, but their parents or guardians can receive civil fines and criminal penalties. Schools don’t usually tell parents is that in every state, an exemption exists allowing parents to legally refuse vaccines while still allowing their children to attend school.
  • The medical industry advocates vaccines, often demanding that parents vaccinate their children in order to remain under their doctor’s care. A sizable portion of a pediatrician’s income is derived from insurance reimbursement for vaccinations. The ever-expanding vaccination schedule that includes increasingly more expensive vaccines has been a source of increased revenues for vaccinating doctors.


Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines

A child receives approximately 21 vaccines before the age of six and 6 more before the age of 18, for a  total of 27 shots during childhood. Many of these injections contain Thimerosal, a preservative added to the shots, made of 49% mercury. The unprecedented use of mercury in children has created a generation of cognitively impaired children.

“The symptoms experienced by children exposed to mercury are real and can be directly linked to the vaccines they were given as infants. It’s ironic that the vaccines given to these young people are meant to protect them, when in fact they are adversely affecting their neurological development.”

On top of causing an entire generation of babies to have their brains damaged, the use of Thimerosal in vaccines has been linked by many scientists to the staggering rise of autism in the past two decades. Did the dumbing-down campaign go too far?

“In children who are fully vaccinated, by the sixth month of life they have received more mercury from vaccines than recommended by the EPA. There are many similarities in symptoms between mercury toxicity and autism, including social deficits, language deficits, repetitive behaviors, sensory abnormalities, cognition deficits, movement disorders, and behavioral problems. There are also similarities in physical symptoms, including biochemical, gastrointestinal, muscle tone, eurochemistry, neurophysiology, EEG measurements, and immune system/autoimmunity.”

Due to the suspected link between vaccines and autism, more than 5,000 U.S. families have filed claims in a federal vaccine court against the companies producing the vaccines. In most cases, the plaintiffs received no compensation and all correlation between the illness and vaccines was denied by the defendants. A public relations war has been going on for years, as studies and counter-studies have appeared, proving or denying the links between vaccines and autism, depending on where they originate from. The studies claiming that vaccines are safe to have often been funded by the very companies that produce them.

Despite the denials, Thimerosal is slowly–and silently–being phased out of vaccines for babies. Not too long after the phasing out began, cases of autism have sharply dropped in the country.

“Published in the March 10 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, the data show since mercury was removed from childhood vaccines, the reported rates of autism and other neurological disorders in children not only stopped increasing but actually dropped sharply – by as much as 35 percent. Using the government’s own databases, independent researchers analyzed reports of childhood neurological disorders, including autism, before and after removal of mercury-based preservatives.

According to a statement from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, or AAPS, the numbers from California show that reported autism rates hit a high of 800 in May 2003. If that trend had continued, the reports would have risen to more than 1,000 by the beginning of 2006. But the number actually went down to 620, a real decrease of 22 percent, and a decrease from the projection of 35 percent.
– Source

The phasing out of Thimerosal from vaccines intended for children is all well and good, but the preservative is still found in many vaccines intended for adults. Did someone realize that mercury in vaccines is too strong for children, making them sick and ultimately unproductive, but perfect to dumb-down fully developed adults?  The ruling class is not looking to create a generation of autistic people who would need constant care, but a mass of “useful idiots” that can accomplish repetitive and mind-numbing tasks, while accepting without questioning what they are being told.

As of today, Thimerosal is still found in Influenza vaccines, commonly known as the flu shot. Those shots are seasonal, meaning that patients are encouraged to come back every winter to get their yearly vaccine/dose of mercury.

Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines

Makers of the Influenza vaccine say it boasts a “solid health record,” meaning the shot does not seem cause observable illnesses. What is NEVER discussed, however, is the slow and gradual brain neuron degeneration most individuals go through, year after year, due constant mercury poisoning. This process of slowing down brain functions is not easily observable nor quantifiable but it is still happening on a world-wide scale. If mercury can completely disrupt the fragile minds of children enough to possibly cause autism, it will, at the very least, impair fully developed minds.

Almost as if created to generate demands for vaccines, new diseases appear periodically around the world that, with the help of mass media scare campaigns, cause people to beg their officials for the miracle shot that they are told will cure everybody.

H1N1, also known as the Swine Flu, was the latest of those scary diseases that terrified millions of people for several months. When the shot became available, heavily promoted and massive vaccination campaigns sprung around the world. One fact that was not promoted: Swine flu was often easily curable, and not very different than the “regular” flu. Another fact that was not promoted: Most of the flu shots contained Thimerosal.


Other than simply dumbing down the population, vaccines might be aiding in depopulation efforts. In a speech in April 2010, Bill Gates mentioned the use of vaccines in the effort to reduce world population.

“Gates made his remarks to the invitation-only Long Beach, California TED2010 Conference, in a speech titled, “Innovating to Zero!.” Along with the scientifically absurd proposition of reducing manmade CO2 emissions worldwide to zero by 2050, approximately four and a half minutes into the talk, Gates declares, “First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.

In plain English, one of the most powerful men in the world states clearly that he expects vaccines to be used to reduce population growth. When Bill Gates speaks about vaccines, he speaks with authority. In January 2010 at the elite Davos World Economic Forum, Gates announced his foundation would give $10 billion (circa ¤7.5 billion) over the next decade to develop and deliver new vaccines to children in the developing world.”
– Source

High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines

A poison is a substance that causes injury, illness, or death, especially by chemical means.” Going by this definition, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is truly a poison. HFCS is a highly processed sweetener made from corn that has been used since 1970. It continues to replace white sugar and sucrose in processed foods and is currently found in the majority of processed foods found in supermarkets. Studies have determined that Americans consume an average of 12 teaspoons a day of the sweetener. Here’s a graph depicting the rise of HFCS in our diets:

Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines

Due to its sweetening properties, HFCS is obviously found in sugary products like jams, soft drinks, and pre-packaged baked goods. However, many people do not realize that it is also found in numerous other products, including soups, bread, pasta sauces, cereals, frozen entrees, meat products, salad dressings, and condiments. HFCS is also found in so-called health products, including protein-bars, “low-fat” foods and energy drinks.

How can something that taste so good be so bad? Here are some facts about HFCS:

  • Research links HFCS to increasing rates of obesity and diabetes in North America, especially among children. Fructose converts to fat more than any other sugar. And being a liquid, it passes much more quickly into the bloodstream.
  • Beverages containing HFCS have higher levels of reactive compounds (carbonyls), which are linked to cell and tissue damage leading to diabetes.
  • There is some evidence that corn fructose is processed differently in the body than cane sugar, leading to reduced feelings of satiation and a greater potential for over-consumption.
  • Studies by researchers at UC Davis and the University of Michigan have shown that consuming fructose, which is more readily converted to fat by the liver, increases the levels of fat in the bloodstream in the form of triglycerides.
  • Unlike other types of carbohydrate made up of glucose, fructose does not stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin. Peter Havel, a nutrition researcher at UC Davis who studies the metabolic effects of fructose, has also shown that fructose fails to increase the production of leptin, a hormone produced by the body’s fat cells. Both insulin and leptin act as signals to the brain to turn down the appetite and control body weight. Havel’s research also shows that fructose does not appear to suppress the production of ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger and appetite.
  • Because the body processes the fructose in HFCS differently than it does cane or beet sugar,  it alters the way metabolic-regulating hormones function. It also forces the liver to kick more fat out into the bloodstream. The end result is that our bodies are essentially tricked into wanting to eat more, while at the same time, storing more fat.
  • A study in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggested that women whose diet was high in total carbohydrate and fructose intake had an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
  • HFCS interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper, and chromium.
  • HFCS has been found to deplete the immune system by inhibiting the action of white blood cells. The body is then unable to defend against harmful foreign invaders.
  • Research suggests that fructose actually promotes disease more readily than glucose. Glucose is metabolized in every cell in the body, but all fructose must be metabolized in the liver. The livers of test animals fed large amounts of fructose develop fatty deposits and cirrhosis, similar to problems that develop in the livers of alcoholics.
  • HFCS is highly refined–even more so than white sugar.
  • The corn from which HFCS is derived is almost always genetically modified, as are the enzymes used in the refining process.
  • There are increasing concerns about the politics surrounding the economics of corn production (subsidies, tariffs, and regulations), as well as the effects of intensive corn agriculture on the environment.

Many studies have observed a strong correlation between the rise HFCS in the past years and the rise of obesity during the same period of time.

Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines

Obesity, on top of being unhealthy for the body, directly affects brain functions. Some researchers have even questioned the role of obesity in brain degeneration.

Research scientists have long suspected that a relationship existed between obesity and a decline in brain power. New studies now confirm the contention that being overweight is detrimental to the brain. Researchers at the University of California in an article published in the Archives of Neurology demonstrated a strong correlation between central obesity (that is, being fat around the middle) and shrinkage of a part of the brain ( the hippocampus) fundamental for memory (as measured on MRI scans).
– Source

This does not mean that obese people are dumb. It does, however, mean that their brain is probably not processing as effectively as it could be.

But even if HFCS does not make you fat, it will still affect your brain. Recent studies have shown that the sweetener contains … you’ve guessed it … mercury!

“One study – published in the journal, Environmental Health – shows mercury in nine out of 20 samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup.

The second study – by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) – finds nearly one in three of 55 brand-name foods contained mercury, especially dairy products, dressings and condiments. The brands included big names like Quaker, Hershey’s, Kraft and Smucker’s.”
– Source

Here is the table found in the IATP’s study called Not So Sweet: Missing Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup detailing the amount of mercury found in everyday products found in supermarkets.

Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines

Of course, companies who produce HFCS deny the results of those studies, claiming the sweetener is “natural”. But this is coming from those who, y’know, SELL the stuff. Corn refiners have even produced some strange PR ads to encourage people to keep ingesting their toxic product.

In Conclusion

Despite the existence of many studies describing the negative effects of mercury on the human brain, governments still push for the increased vaccination of the population with shots containing Thimerosal. Furthermore, governing bodies have protected the pharmaceutical companies who produce the vaccines and foods containing HFCS against any type of lawsuits. The fact that many high executives of these companies also hold key positions within the government, might provide an explanation. There are indeed a restricted amount of persons holding positions of high power in both the private and public sector. These people, in what are clear cases of conflict of interest, collide at the top to form what this site refers to as “the elite” or “the ruling class.” Most of these people have never been elected to governmental positions, yet they create public policies that further their agenda, regardless of the political party in power. Look at the membership of the Bilderberg Group, the Committee of 300 or the Council of Foreign Relations and you will find the CEOs of companies producing your food and medication … and the same people who pass laws governing your food and medication.

Since no public official is likely to betray his peers and fund-raisers to become a whistleblower, it is up to each one of us to learn about what we consume. The cliché saying “read the labels” is quite true, but if you have no idea what “monosodium glutamate” means, reading the label will not help you. This series of articles aims to raise basic awareness of the most harmful substances found in everyday products. I personally cannot claim to have a perfect diet … I grew up in the 80s and love the taste of processed foods like candy, sodas … even Hamburger Helper. But as you find more information and as you begin to realize that every step in the right direction really does make you feel better, each subsequent step becomes easier. No one can do it for you: It’s up to you to take that next step … whether it is toward your detoxification or to Burger King.


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Has anyone noticed how much they are pushing the flu vaccine this year? There were a count of seven different stores in my little town (that's nearly all of them!) offering "FREE vaccines" with some sort of gift card. Albertson's was offering a $25 gift card with every free flu shot, Walmart was offering $15 with every free flu shot, Fred Meyer's was offering $20 cash with the free flu shots and our safeways were offering 50% off of your entire grocery bill for every free flu shot.

What is IN those shots?!


why is it that everytime I play a video from one of your articles, it either doesnt work or doesnt exist anymore


I work for a vaccine manufacturer, you did notice the thimerosal is only in the multi dose vaccine, right? Multi dose is rarely used in the US and is usually sent to countries where they don't have cold chain logisitics. please tell me, exactly which of the childhood vaccines contain mercury, I know, do you? Did you also know the levels in one dose of pediatric vaccine is over 10,000 x less than the amount ingested in 1 can of tunafish. Because there is only 1 of the vaccines in the pediatric combo that still contains thimerosal during manufacture which is diluted into the volumes of the other antigens. NOw I would be one of the first to not give something to my children if it were a danger, but I will give them the vaccines we manufacture. I don't trust anything from the government, and don't get me started on the FDA and their problems. But to allow death by something completely preventable is idiotic. That being said be cautious and understand the components in your vaccines. There are some groups out there that will put in anything they are told with no care for the people getting the… Read more »


The theories on vaccinations and mercury is a little too extreme in my opinion and I think there should be MUCH MORE scientific data on vaccines containing mercury because, as far as I know the MMR vaccine does not contain Therimisol. The side-effects you get from a vaccine are in reality your immune system responding to a dead virus that is being injected into your body. This immune response is what builds up your antibodies in the blood, memory cells, to better fight the virus were you to ever come in contact with it again. I have known people who have had adverse reactions to certain vaccinations that have left them crippled and would not blame the government or anyone else because in all honesty, everybody's health is different. Mononucleosis is considered relatively benign if you get enough sleep and do not over exert yourself, but I know of someone who developed HLH as a complication of a weakened immune system when he had Mono. Just because one person has a serious adverse reaction, does not mean this applies to everyone as a whole. Like I said, everybody is unique, which means their bodies, immune systems, and genetics are like… Read more »


Antibiotics for example if not takened as prescribed does not kill the virus and now makes it immune/harder to treat. The Flu shot has been proven to do the same. If your body is too weak to fight it, the virus can become another strand. That's why it's so common to receive the shot and still get sick weeks later, because the strand you were exposed to has mutated. Did you die? No! your body fought it like it's supposed to and those who did die (young and elderly) the strand hopefully died with them. It's when we falsely treat symptoms or misdiagnose an illness is when these viral mutations can occur. Just remember, there's no money to be made in the cure, just in the treatment.



If you could travel back in time and say you were immune to polio, TB, smallpox, etc. people would think you were a god. The man who linked autism to vaccines was working on his own vaccine and wanted to discredit current ones. He had his article withdrawn from publication by scientific journals due to the mountain of evidence against him. He was banned from practicing for the irreparable harm he has done to the medical industry. The number of children who 'die from vaccination' is minuscule compared to the number which would die if we did not have them.

OTOH, HCFC is terrible for you. That is one thing this site has gotten correct. It ties up phosphates in your body, you receive less energy from it than the normal glycolytic pathway and it bypasses an important control enzyme in that cycle.


thanks for this precious information. now i need to cut back my love for processed food….omg

Bill Gates rationale for linking vaccination to population reduction is described as follows: if people expect their children to survive infancy they tend to have fewer children. A higher survival rate in early childhood is statistically associated with a lower birth rate. This doesn't detract from the argument that mercury should NOT be in vaccines.


Your new mandatory fluorescent curly light bulbs will spew mercury vapor into your house, I’ve seen them do this, spew little puffs of mercury vapor.


sad days ahead, I am hoping the world falls apart while I am still relatively young. I would hate to have to fight for scraps of food and tid-bits of resources, when I am 65 years old.


Yes, Thimerosal is pretty bad, but I seriously doubt they left this ingredient in to intentionally "dumb us down". More like it probably was/is believed to be the most cost effective and efficient substance for the job…and wasn't (and still really hasn't been officially) proven to cause a high amount of harm. Does that make it ok? No. But its the same reason things like Asbestos were in heavy use at one time. It takes us a bit to notice that some things are just too good to be true and we have to start over. Creating a new standard that will probably be stamped out with the next generation for some similar reason. However, vaccinating an infant/child is not such a black and white issue. Denying vaccination can also expose your child to dangers (equal or greater).

It's important to read up and make decisions for yourself before you let exaggerated conspiracies turn you into a nervous wreck about everything around you.


I find it quite odd that Vigilant is advertising "healthy" eating, when it is especially a craze around the United States at this very moment. Organic eating, many herbs are becoming the new fad, everyone wants a taste, etc. I have taken shots, have had fillings, and I am almost twenty-two years old, yet I have never had any poisoning of any sort, never had any illness associated with mecury, that is "supposedly" injected in me. I eat regular food, and do take a multi vitamin. I have rarely been sick, and haven't been "dumbed" down in any sort of fashion. Just because I don't see the "evils" that the government is spreading, it doesn't mean that I'm stupid, it simply means I have an open mind. Yes, an open mind- to a degree. I find all of this a bit hard to believe, anyone else? I've been reading this site for about a year or so now, and some of the things broadcasted are pretty f-----g believeable, but some- it seems you're just skyrocketing yourself in the political world? If you're so "famous", obviously no one has heard of you, you've never given a name- what do you think… Read more »

Grand Am

I think you should go ahead and remove these mercury filling from your mouth cuz you sound dumb as hell. None of your rant makes any sense. Yes, there are scientific proofs that mercury affects the brain. If you dont believe VC then have your dumb-a-s do some further research like most people do instead of sitting there and complaining with idiotic thoughts. How can you knock someone for encouraging healthy eating?

Sorion Hex

I'm sorry but Vigilant makes some very good arguements that you just can't argue against. Not many people, heck I didn't even know, that you can ask your doctor not to give your child the T substance in the shot. I plan on asking them that when I have children and they get shots.


wow. eye_opening.


I… can't believe governments would allow this kind of thing. I live in Australia, I've seen no signs of any of the symbolism written about by you in my country, or in fact, it's music (mainly because we don't have almost any lol).

I would like to ask you, is this happening i countries like France, Germany and Australia? I mean, there was one article about that triangle-thing in France, but surely Australia would not be under this kind of… tragic manipulation.


Thank you so much for this website! This article is an excellent source of information that I hope will reach as many people as possible! I feel that my fear of "shots" is justified now, haha. While reading, I can't help but feel even more highly disturbed at the society that is pretty much forced upon us. Like, I actually felt anger pass through my body, being confronted with this information. Everyone should know these things, but so many people are uninformed and that is not okay.


Thiomersal is a commonly used vaccine preservative to prevent vaccine contamination by bacteria during use. Inactivated vaccines will contain thiomersal if they are supplied in multi-dose vials. Some products can have ''traces" of thiomersal when the chemical is used during the production process as an antibacterial agent, which is later removed during the purification process.

Thiomersal does not contain methyl mercury, which is a naturally-occurring compound and whose toxic effects on humans have been well studied. Thiomersal contains a different form of mercury (i.e. ethyl mercury, which does not accumulate, is metabolized and removed from the body much faster than methyl mercury).

The safety of thiomersal has been rigorously reviewed by scientific groups. There is no evidence of toxicity in infants, children or adults, including pregnant women, exposed to thiomersal in vaccines.


Israel from Barbados

This is an amazing article It shows the Government really dosn't care


Also keep this in mind, the dietary suppliment act of 1994 allows any manufacture of a product to be FDA exempt until it can be proven harmful. Remember Xenadrine? The #1 weight loss pill in America. What made it so powerful was the ephedra, which is now banned. It took people dying in order to have the FDA remove it but because of the dietary suppliment act of 1994 as long as the container reads "dietary suppliment" these like products are FDA excempt. So the next time you buy that energy drink or vitamin……read the label. They all say dietary suppliment.


death to all Governments! death to all leaders!


I keep spelling that wrong oops. Thimerasol



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