Interview with the longtime editor of Mothering magazine. The conspiracy theory known as a timeline, part one.

Peggy O’Mara, the former longtime editor of Mothering.
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My guest is an American treasure, Peggy O’Mara, who was the editor of Mothering magazine from 1980 through 2011.

Through her work with Mothering, I consider her the founder of the modern vaccine awareness movement. What she wrote and published at the time seemed more like common sense than a potential source of controversy.

Mothering Magazine has led the discussion about vaccine safety, though is not often credited for its work.

Plain-Talk, Common Sense Journalism

Her objective, plain-talk journalism reflected the concerns of her readers and millions of other people. She was reflecting the concerns of her readers, who wanted a more natural lifestyle generally.

She could do this primarily for one reason: her publication was independent of ownership by corporations and hedge funds who profited from harmful products. She chose her own advertisers.

I first learned about the problems with vaccines back in the mid-1990s from my then-girlfriend Hillary Lanner, who lived in Woodstock.

A vegan who was part of the natural childbirth movement, she helped me write about Monsanto, and turned me onto Mothering, which arrived at her house every issue.

As the vaccine debate has heated up past two years, I kept looking for any mention of Mothering as where the modern vaccine awareness movement began. I describe that in more detail in an article from back in early September.

Breast Feeding and Back to the Land

Vaccine awareness began among women who breastfeed their babies and want to give them a wholesome start in life. They were back-to-the-land people — the kind who cavort with midwives, keep gardens and grow their own food. They helped revive midwifery a legit profession in the modern world. They’re the same people who don’t want to feed their kids Roundup or genetically modified food, or stuff them full of Robitussin or Tylenol.

These individuals are now being ridiculed and excluded from society, despite their understanding of medical science and their responsible intentions and research practices.

In case you miss it, someone is selling 90 back issues of Mothering. They should be purchased by the Library of Congress or the Smithsonian as exemplary cultural literature for their place and time: bona fide Americana.

A few weeks ago, I decided to find out who was behind Mothering, and with a little sleuthing, ended up in a conversation with its longtime editor Peggy O’Mara. And Friday, she will be my guest on Planet Waves FM.

The Chronological Conspiracy

About a month ago, Planet Waves FM published the first version of our Covid chronology. It is about 14,000 words covering from May 2019 to May 2020. It is not done, though we have great detail about the very early days when so much happened.

This is by far the best chronology available of the events of December and January, compiled from many high quality sources and individuals with direct knowledge of things like virus databases.

When you read it, you will understand what comedian J. P. Sears meant when he said “the conspiracy theory known as a timeline.” When you see what order things happen in, they can make a lot more sense.

I will also have some news from A Course in Miracles.

Some of the documents used in the preparation of the chronology. We are keeping printed records of studies whenever possible. The guitar is Stella by Jim LeClair. Photo by Eric Francis.

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