Natural News Founder Accuses Scientists of Genocide, Hints They Should be Killed

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IMG_66829683434449 I’m pretty sure that anyone who has been following my page for a while knows I am not a fan of a lot “alternative medicine” websites, Natural News being one of the top offenders.

You may wonder what my beef with them is, so here you go. Sites like Natural News, The Mind Unleashed and others draw in well-meaning people and then encourage them to reject centuries of science and reason in favor of “woo” alternative medicine or conspiracy nonsense. These same sites then sell overpriced, untested, possibly harmful products which do little to no good for the consumer, while telling them not purchase regular medicine because it is a plot by “Big Pharma” to keep them sick.

For the record, if you believe in alternative medicine and so on, that’s your right. As an example, some people claim that chiropractors are quacks and it’s not real medicine, but it works for me – but I don’t try to evangelize it or tell people that those opposed to chiropractors should be killed. Case in point, Mike Adams from NaturalNews.com recently posted a long rant on his blog, part of which states:

Interestingly, just yesterday German President Joachim Gauck celebrated the lives of those brave Nazi officers who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. (1) Their attempted Wolf’s Lair bombing failed, but it was an honorable attempt to rid the world of tremendous evil by killing one of the people responsible for it.

This official ceremony sends a message to the world, and that official message from the nation of Germany to the rest of the world says that it is the moral right — and even the obligation — of human beings everywhere to actively plan and carry out the killing of those engaged in heinous crimes against humanity. (Source)

Yes, according to Mr. Adams, people like myself and others who are critical of his for-profit, conspiracy-mongering website are “engaged in heinous crimes against humanity” and should probably be killed – that is, if you follow his “train of logic” which he borrows from Germany. Calling out those who profit off pseudoscience and exposing them for who they are is apparently a capital crime in his eyes. Since then, Mike Adams has stated this in an attempt to cover his ass:

Additionally, immediately upon publication of this article, the usual GMO corporate shills immediately began to spread utterly false and defamatory information about what this article actually stated, inventing false quotes and intentionally citing sentences out of context. We expect nothing less than lies and fabrications from the GMO crowd, of course, but they have taken it to a whole new level in their attempts to silence this powerful story that tells the truth about the agricultural holocaust that has already killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

I have always stated in this story, as you can see below: “For the record, in no way do I condone vigilante violence against anyone, and I believe every condemned criminal deserves a fair trial and a punishment that fits the crime. Do not misinterpret this article as any sort of call for violence, as I wholly disavow any such actions. I am a person who demands due process under the law for all those accused of crimes.” (Source)

“The usual GMO corporate shills”? I’ve been called worse. This is what happens when you back Natural News and other reckless opportunists into a corner and call them out on their irresponsible rhetoric. It’s bad enough that they and other fake scientists like The Food Babe have raised armies of gullible idiots who will attack anything and anyone at their bidding. However, for Mike Adams to hint at death as a punishment for those who understand science and call him out on his bullshit? That’s crossing the line from reckless profiteering into the land of violent organizations like Stormfront and Aryan Nations.

Yet, on a regular basis, I see people on the left defending Mike Adams and Natural News, saying things like “that’s just your opinion” or “he’s just trying to help people” and other apologist rhetoric. Not only does Mike Adams promote his overpriced herbal supplements and other untested products at the risk of those who use them, he also pushes stories like the USDA is a paramilitary organization, global warming is a hoax, and other conspiracy nonsense. Doesn’t that sound a lot like the nonsense coming from a lot of fringe websites like Infowars (on which he’s been a guest) and Fox News? Oh, and he threatens lawsuits against those who challenge him on his scruples.

Let me state this again: If you believe in alternative medicine, that’s your right as an American. You can believe in all the conspiracy nonsense that anybody wants to peddle, that’s how the dark side of a free market works. However, the reckless words of Mike Adams show a very sinister side of someone who is determined to stifle any voices of dissent or anyone who dares to erode any trust in the financial empire he has built.


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  • Eg Kbbs

    I’ll grant him that an interesting scenario for moral examination is the question of “If you could kill Hitler in the mid-1930s, would you ?” As well as “How much would Hitler have had to reveal his true form (i.e. what year, what actions would he have to have started) before you could make that decision.”: But that is such a thorny area that I would be loathe to write down something without very carefully examining my wording.

    However, you pulled your punch. Mike Adams’s article (even just from the title) ludicrously inflates other groups to the same level of evil, global misery and destruction as Hitler (some internet law about how long it takes to inflate an argument to calling the other Hitler ?).

    Looking at the linked source by Mike Adams on naturalnews, the article is titled, “Biotech genocide, Monsanto collaborators and the Nazi legacy of ‘science’ as justification for murder” and also includes bold section highlights for other groups such as Nazi collaborators. From the article, I could readily make the conclusion that it is open season to shoot those growing GMO crops.

    Not that I am pro-GMO-industry, but there are certainly other avenues to pursue. And it is ridiculous to inflate those growing GMO crops to the ranks of Nazi sympathizers much less to Hitler.

  • John H Weber

    Good Article, Manny.

  • MichaelTu

    Isn’t there a law against that? Can we please get him arrested?

    • Blake Gripling

      Problem is they’d fuss, whine and use the First Amendment card as an excuse for them to continue on with their fearmongering nonsense.

      • First Officer

        He’s out from under 1st amendment protections with this one. Inciting murder is not protected speech.

      • Jordi Chin

        Yeah, but yapping about pseudoscience and conspiracy-mongering is, unfortunately.

      • First Officer

        Only to the point where it doesn’t rise to the level of yelling fire in a crowded theater. This, imho, does.

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  • wawoo

    Mike Adams is a horror.
    Chiropractry is bogus.
    Both are true statements.
    See a physical therapist.

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      im skeptical of chiropractors but one did help me once when nothing else would
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      • surfjac

        I had a chiropra…er, quack show me someone else’s x-rays and tell me things were wrong with my back that weren’t (confirmed they weren’t later by MRI).
        Physical Therapy is the way to go. A chiropractor will make you feel better if you have a healthy back. He will give you temporary relief with manipulations providing he doesn’t overdo the manipulations when your back is in spasm like another chiro did to me. Following the session, I was flat on my back for a week taking drugs to eliminate the spasms and reduce the inflammation.
        Stretching, Yoga, tai chi, qi gong, PT, recreational Stand up paddling are all better for you than chiropractic “medicine”. Keeping your core muscles strong is the best medicine for a bad back short of any other serious problem like cancer or a herniated disc. Problems like those won’t be solved by a chiropractor.

      • ssadram

        @surfjac: Your critique of chiropractic is entirely anecdotal, and therefore irrational. You have warrant only to claim one bad operator is being allowed to practice, not that he is typical of the class “chiropractors” as a whole.

        My understanding is that since the standards for obtaining a chiropractic license are minimal, there’s quite a bit of variance from one chiropractor to another. Some chiropractors will mutter woo about “subluxations” and claim they can cure Type II diabetes by cracking your vertebrae. Some fully endorse science-based medicine, present themselves only as an alternative approach to physical therapy, and will tell you to see a real doctor for blood-work stat if they notice your ankles are swollen…

        Not that I have even anecdotal evidence to support this, as I’ve never visited a chiropractor in my adult life since I think they’re quacks. 🙂

        But then, if I had recurring back pain, went to an orthopedist without getting relief, and got a recommendation from someone I trust for a chiropractor who fit the second profile, I might well give that particular practitioner a try.

        @wawoo: while the collected claims of chiropractic as a field are undoubtedly bogus, it does not follow that any individual chiropractor will advance or act upon those claims. “See a physical therapist” is easier said than done. I’m on Medicare now, but under my last employer health plan, getting a prescription for PT approved was like pulling teeth, the cap on visits was way to low, and the PT office manager was constantly having to refile paperwork so they could continue to try to get me back to walking around halfway normal after being laid-up for over a month with a herniated disc and then getting the steroid injection up into my spinal column.

        If they want to deny PT for THAT, what chance do you have with a little lower back muscle pain? Reports of “a chiropractor helped me when nothing else would” are very common, but they may say more about the “nothing else” that was available to the patient than about the relative efficacy of chiropractic to ‘real’ medicine. Anecdotal evidence: when I did have some minor back pain, I just rode it out because I knew the doctor was just going to give me some pills that wouldn’t work, and couldn’t refer me to PT short of more serious injury and it just wasn’t worth the hassle trying to buck the system. On the other hand, had i been so inclined, I could have gotten in to see a chiropractor right away no fuss, no muss and all on the Blue Cross card…

        MY POINT IN ALL THIS: If all you can do in response to a column on the dangerous ranting of Mike Adams is run smack on chiropractors, you might need a reality alignment to get your priorities as straight as your vertebrae.

      • wawoo

        Why is chiropractry patently bogus?
        Sub luxations.
        No such thing exists.
        Any supposed benefit of chiropratric treatment is as much an accident as anything and more likely the result of humans innate enjoyment of attention. Of any kind.
        A huge reduction in heath insurance, automobile insurance, and general medical expense would be realized by removing chiropratry and all alternative medicine from being covered.
        If you want such foolish treatments, or more appropiately non treatments, it needs to be your $1000 and your’s alone.

  • Tim

    Mike Adams cares about one thing only – Mike Adams. He’s making a lot of money out of bullshitting people (because, he can’t seriously be as ignorant as he makes out).

  • giankeys luvs shemale porn

    its all about the dollar……………………. and regressives and liberals are equally to blame
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    • What on earth does genetic engineering have to do with the Tea Party?

      There are just as many socialist-oriented Democrats who support GMOs as their are conservative Republicans who oppose them.

      This is a scientific issue. Not a political one.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

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      • Yeah, but you focus your aim at the Tea Party. Why don’t you toss in your least favorite football team while you’re at it?

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        (a) because the scumbag tea party was formed ONLY to bitch about Obama; NOT “spending” and “taxes” and ” freedom” et al……………………
        (b) because as a dallas cowboy fan ( from 1971-) im suffering knowing that my “boys” and the tea (bag) party will have equal success in the next few years
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      • People who live in a democracy are free to bitch about whatever and whoever they want. Even the Koch brothers.

        And what about billionaire global-warming activist and former fossil-fuel investor Tom Steyer?

        It’s fun to bitch in the morning.

  • Rebecca Mashaw

    I have no more tolerance for people who deliberately spread bullshit from the left as I do those who spray crap from the right. And this guy seems to be shooting from both hips, actually. Funny that he’s casting doubt on profit-making organizations and their motivations when he is also making a profit on selling stuff himself.

  • Blake Gripling

    Not to mention he’s invoking Godwin’s Law lol.

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  • CS

    I have actually been banned from commenting on natural news because I questioned the narrative that Ebola was going to escape containment in the US and kill every american.

    Mike Adams, food babe, and those like them are no different that the con artists of the past, only this time they cloak their snake oil in mysticism and “natural” products. I can’t understand how (otherwise good, rational) people can be fooled into believing nonsense.

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