Snowden, CDC whistleblower: who owns information?

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Let me start with this general statement: there are scientists and politicians who are trained like dogs to believe that corrections to the deepest crimes of government can be achieved through an orderly structure and process.

This belief is a form of mind control. It’s engraved in a place where so-called rational people still entertain a fairy tale about rescue and “everything working out properly, through channels.”

Among the many differences between Ed Snowden and William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, there is one striking similarity.

They’ve both taken government documents. In Snowden’s case, NSA material. In Thompson’s case, CDC vaccine-data.

Casual readers of the Thompson scandal don’t seem to realize that, beyond his public statement admitting gross fraud in a 2004 study falsely exonerating the MMR vaccine and its connection to autism, Thompson has sent out thousands of pages of CDC vaccine data to several people. And as yet, we don’t know what these pages contain.

(The study in question: DeStefano F, Bhasin TK, Thompson WW, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Boyle C. “Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan atlanta.” Pediatrics. 2004;3:259–266. The link to this study is here.)

It’s estimated that a paltry 2% of the cache Snowden walked off with has been released so far. Control of the material is in the hands of a small number of journalists.

Thompson has apparently sent his data to Brian Hooker, PhD, Andrew Wakefield (?), and Congressman Bill Posey.

In both the Snowden and the Thompson situations, there is a bottleneck on release of the information.

Re Thompson’s situation: it would seem that by blacking out names of vaccine recipients, all his data could be released without further attention.

Who owns the Thompson vaccine-data? The federal government? The CDC? Of course not. The feds can “own it” only by self-aggrandizing assertion and/or force. The people have a right to see it, read it, analyze it, understand it, use it, share it.

In Snowden’s case, journalists and media outlets are deciding, in concert with lawyers and government people, what to release.

In Thompson’s case, Hooker, Wakefield (?), Posey, and whoever else might have this cache of CDC data relating to vaccines are making the decisions about release. And Thompson is, too, of course.

This is absurd. Perhaps 100,000 pages of Thompson material, which every person has the right to see, are being held out of circulation.

On what basis? Well, the usual basis: in order to “keep the story alive,” small amounts should be dribbled out online now and then; the material should be analyzed and vetted by experts—in this case, independent experts—because “no one else can really understand it”; and the best place to put all this information is the Congressional Record—back into the hands of government, from whence it came.

These arguments don’t cut it. They don’t make sense. They violate a basic principle: vital government information belongs to the people.

The holders of the Thompson data need to understand this. Thompson’s passing of the data to them gives them no special right to oversight or control.

The pages of data weren’t Thompson’s to begin with. He didn’t own them. He had access to them. He took them. That’s all. He wasn’t transferring his personal property to other people.

Presumably, Thompson’s cache points to evidence of vaccine harm and damage, evidence which has been concealed from the American people.

Past damage, present damage, future damage.

Hooker, Wakefield (?), Posey: why are you holding back the data? Why are you keeping it hidden? Under what delusion are you operating? How long are you going to keep this up?

Have you decided the data should be secreted until a Congressional hearing takes place? Are you willing to discuss the dubious wisdom of that strategy openly?

I am.

Releasing the CDC data doesn’t preclude a hearing, if that’s what you’re waiting for. If anything, it strengthens the case for a hearing—although I foresee no great effect from a day of wrangling testimony in a House Committee room.

Why do otherwise intelligent people keep falling for the solution of “a Congressional hearing?” There is no rainbow there, and no pot of gold. Don’t you get it? The CDC and its allies are powerful enough to rig a hearing. The federal government is never going to admit extreme liability in the area of vaccines. Never.

Face up to that. Accept it.

Am I the only one calling for a wholesale release of the Thompson vaccine-data?

Government scientists routinely believe they have some proprietary right to research data. They’re dead wrong. So why should a few people who now have the Thompson data assert the same proprietary right?

In my opinion, it’s because they continue to believe in some order and structure that can save the day. Their own order or the order of Congress.

There are hundreds of thousands of independent researchers around the world who can look at all the Thompson and analyze it and see what it means and says.

And there are laypeople and independent reporters who deserve a crack at it, too.

Unless this is some gigantic boondoggle and con, and the Thompson data aren’t very important at all.

Either way, we need to know. Now.

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

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