Earlier this month, the New York Post published a story revealing the vast sums of money environmentalist and attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is making off of writing and speaking against the coronavirus vaccines. According to the Post, citing the group’s tax filings, Kennedy made nearly $400,000 in 2020 as head of the Georgia-based group Children’s Health Defense and made almost $100,000 the year before.
The New York Post also states the Children’s Health Defense earnings are huge sums when compared to the money Kennedy earned working for his pet group, the Riverkeeper Alliance, where he made almost $117,000 which is down $109,317 from 2018. Rather than pursue destroying industries, Kennedy has obviously discovered that opposing vaccines, especially the coronavirus immunizations, is much more lucrative. This is no surprise since Kennedy has a history of consistently opposing vaccination.
However, as the New York Post points out, the money Kennedy made with Children’s Health Alliance and Riverkeeper are peanuts in comparison to the amount he has made selling his new book thrashing Dr. Anthony Fauci. According to the Post:
“The diatribe is amassing millions in revenue, selling nearly 390,000 hardback copies at $32.50 each, according to NPD BookScan, plus 185,000 e-books and 142,000 audio books since its Nov. 17 release, said Tony Lyons, who heads Skyhorse Publishing Inc., the book’s publisher. Skyhorse just ordered another 150,000 print copies.
Authors typically receive 20 to 30 percent in royalties on hardcover sales, which would translate to a windfall of $2.5 million to $3.8 million for Kennedy, plus additional money from any advance and e-book sales, but it’s not clear how much the author has earned.”
Criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci is certainly warranted including the coronavirus vaccines. But any value derived from Kennedy’s book is seriously undermined resulting from the lives lost due to the false information about vaccines he has transmitted. He is not only a politician but Kennedy is also an environmentalist and it is in his best interest to misrepresent subjects, like vaccines, as part of his quasi-religious cause of ridding the Earth of human beings (except himself of course).
The coronavirus vaccines work very well but, in light of the limited time of their effectiveness, they’re not the panacea the Biden administration is making them out to be. Instead, the vaccines (along with monocolonial antibodies, hydroxychloriquine, and ivermectine) are a tool to help patients beat the virus. It is obvious the coronavirus vaccines and their booster shots should only have been administered to at-risk segments of the population such as those over 50 years old, the elderly, and people infected with debilitating medical conditions such as obesity or diabetes.
However, RFK, Jr.’s anti-vaccination is not in the context of saving lives. Rather it is an extension of his hatred of human beings grounded in his environmentalism. Kennedy’s falsifications, if not outright lies, contribute to the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of people due to Kennedy being a conduit of vaccination doubt. But he sheds not one tear for the lives he has ruined or destroyed because Kennedy lines his pockets with hundreds of thousands of dollars obviously knowing he spreads mis-information.
None the less, anti-vaccination is a view that originated on the Left among environmentalists and, unfortunately, it has had some influence among certain elements of the Right too. Kennedy’s human hate has become his own enterprise in which he uses his skills as an ambulance chasing attorney to achieve fame and fortune that he also sells to the highest bidder. Even his family had to weigh in a few years ago publicly distancing themselves from what Kennedy does. A more credible individual who has better knowledge and insights into the coronavirus debacle is author and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson.
PHOTO CREDIT: A cartoon from a December 1894 anti-vaccination publication