Brittany Kara is a special brand of anti-vaxxer. In a video she recently posted to Facebook, she attacked the validity of vaccines because there’s no mention of them in the bible. According to her, if God is all knowing, why isn’t there “any inkling of talk [in the bible] about these things called vaccinations coming into being later to save people?”
While browsing the internet for more of her content, I came across a video of a speech she made last year, which, according to the description, took place during the Children’s March For Humanity on June 17 in Southern California. The march is billed as an event to spread “awareness of current chronic/neurological health crisis of America’s youth” — which is a vague way of saying that they think vaccines caused these alleged issues.
During her speech, Kara doesn’t spout off any of the weird bible literalism that she employed in her recent Facebook video. She goes down the list of typical anti-vaxxer rhetoric: Big Pharma is poisoning our children; the CDC is “injecting” dangerous chemicals into kids, etc. But there’s a funny little thing I noticed while watching her rail against the vaccine conspiracy targeting the world’s youth: not a lot of people were listening.
If you look at the reflection in the door windows behind here, she’s giving her speech to a rather thin crowd. In the reflection, two people can be seen watching her, while various other people can be seen milling about, not seeming to pay attention.
That wasn’t lost on some of the commenters on the video.
“Some notes for next speech,” one person commented. “If you want to look like [people] actually listen to, don’t stand in front of a reflecting surface.”
“She turns her head and directs her eyes as if speaking to a host of listeners, yet in the reflection we see there are what… three people?” another person wrote. “Ironic that the number of audience members should exactly correlate to the IQ of the speaker.”
Unfortunately, the anti-vaxxer movement does have an audience, and in the age of fake news, it continues to go viral.
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