I am getting sicker by the minute, after reading a story of horrific abuse of power by the medical establishment that broke early this morning.
Tragedy has stricken a newborn infant, being held in the hospital affiliated with the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. A court ordered that Rico Martinez Nagel be removed from his mother’s breast by a Sheriff, and he is now being force fed and given several drugs, including the notoriously toxic AZT (aka zidovudine), despite being apparently healthy in every respect, other than a positive HIV-antibody test result.
I won’t repeat the entire story here. Celia Farber narrates the Nagel family’s history and account of what happened immediately following the birth of Lindsey’s son, Rico. My sole addition to this story is that the Mayo Clinic also tried to prescribe AZT to me nearly a year ago. I was dumbfounded then, but as an adult I was free to tell them where to shove their prescription. Rico, on the other hand, has been denied the protective custody of his parents and grandparents, whose own story about surviving AZT poisoning is sufficient grounds for questioning what is truly in Nico’s best interests.
I do have some concerns that Farber’s spin on this story as a “vendetta”* will affect how it is received by a public that has been immunized against questioning if HIV is the sole and sufficient cause of AIDS, or whether drugs like AZT can be protective, or save lives. As a victim of attacks by so-called “AIDS truthers” herself, Farber is incapable of being an impartial reporter of this story. Nor should she apologize for that. To assert that the doctors and child protective service employees are acting out some sort of intentional retribution against the Nagels by murdering Rico, however, is likely to make some people simply tune out. It is just as plausible that these people with authority believe they are doing the right thing. The real question is when does the power of public authorities trump the rights of the parent? Who will really be responsible for whether or not Nico survives?
Despite these misgivings, I am sharing this story, in the hopes that every click will help move Rico’s story up in the public’s consciousness, and that a major media outlet will consider doing the kind of in-depth investigative reporting that it deserves. There is little doubt in my mind that nothing short of a miracle will allow Rico to survive the kind of “medical intervention” that is literally and figuratively being shoved down his throat and into his veins.
There is also a blog named Save Rico, which appears to be publishing updated information. Below is Steve Nagel’s video appeal for greater media attention.
*Note: The article, originally titled “The Vendetta: The Kidnapping and Torture of Rico Martinez Nagel”, was renamed after this post was written. It is now titled “War on Life: The Kidnapping And Torture of Rico Martinez Nagel”.