Most people are aware of the anti-vaccinationist, Erwin Alber. Most people are aware that there is no grotesque conspiracy theory in which he will not indulge: Holocaust-denialism; homophobia (caused by vaccines); chemtrails; AIDS-denialism. The list is endless with this guy.
What many don’t know of is his utter callousness. This is a callousness which causes real pain. This isn’t just the Facebook ramblings of a delusional conspiracy theorist. This is real-life pain. People were really harmed by his actions. His actions were deliberate, and they were calculated.
On March 6 2010 Alber decided to start commenting on the memorial page of a baby who had died from Whooping Cough. There was no reason for him to comment on there. He made this decision all on his own.
Alber posted some Kalokerinos rubbish, from whale.to. He was asked to leave. He pretended to be sorry for his excursion:
Obviously having gone past any boundaries of decency, instead of just leaving, Alber followed up his claims of sorrow by posting that ubiquitous picture of “Baby Ian”* to the wall of this baby’s memorial page, stating:
I may as well be hung as a wolf instead of a sheep…things cut both ways
This action was nothing but spite. Alber’s viciousness was intended to hurt. And hurt it did. How could it not hurt the grieving parents to have some crank post this image to their baby’s memorial page? Who tries to play at one-upmanship with dead babies? Who would even consider doing this?
I just wanted to do this quick post so we can keep in mind the type of sociopath held in high regard by the anti-vaccination movement. Alber is welcome on all anti-vaccination fora, and is seen as some kind of guru, being the magnet for crankery that he is. Alber has also been called “a friend of the AVN”, by Meryl Dorey. He even appeared on crank internet radio, last week.
But, remember the real pain he has caused to real grieving parents. Remember that he did this deliberately, and with malice, and with intent.
And remember, most of all, with his malicious actions at the forefront of your minds…
This is not a game.
And to all those who associate with Alber: hang your heads in shame.
*For those who don’t know, the picture to which I refer includes a septic, cellulitic baby in his last days of life. His bloated body is fully intubated, in a hospital crib. I refuse to include his photo, or link to his site. His photo is horrific. This little boy has had his memory sullied enough by the likes of Alber and other sick bastards who use his picture to push their ideology.