What is Mr. Kennedy’s opinion on 5G? Does he think it can be used for mind control? Does he think it is a totalitarian tool? Does he think it is unsafe?

No, Mr. Kennedy does not think, and has never said that 5G can be used for mind control.

As people begin to rely increasingly more on network-connected devices, known as the Internet of Things (IOT), our comfort, communication, security, and the functionality of our entire households hinge on internet performance. Any network that drastically increases data transfer speeds becomes critical to the success of the IOT, and such reliability drives people’s reliance on and conversion to living enmeshed with the IOT. As we saw with the Taliban in 2021, authoritarian-ordered internet outages have the power to bring life to a grinding halt, as they have been used to isolate protestors, quash dissent, and exert influence over citizens. Having society fully dependent on any network, and on the IOT, is a vulnerable position to be in. 

As it pertains to 5G, Mr. Kennedy has always advocated for the FCC to review its outdated, 25-year-old health and safety guidelines before unilaterally applying them to 5G technology without investigation.

On Aug. 13, 2021 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of Children’s Health Defense (CHD) in its landmark case against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) challenging the FCC’s decision not to review its health and safety guidelines regarding 5G and wireless technology. [43] The court’s decision states that the FCC failed to provide a reasoned explanation for its determination that its current guidelines adequately protect against harmful effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation and failed to review the extensive evidence— scientific evidence and evidence of existing sickness — that was filed with the FCC.

The Joint Appendix of Mr. Kennedy’s brief includes references to thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies showing DNA damage, reproductive harm, neurological effects such as ADHD, and radiation sickness, which seems to be the most widespread manifestation of wireless harms. [44]

The evidence shows effects on the brain, including impaired blood flow and damage to the blood-brain barrier, cognitive and memory problems and effects on sleep, melatonin production and mitochondrial damage. Causal mechanism of harm was also established. Oxidative Stress, a mechanism of harm that can lead to cancer, non-cancer conditions and DNA damage, was found in 203 out of 225 studies.

Additionally, there are numerous studies giving cause for concern about the safety of all EMF. Here are a few. 

A. “Mobile phone use and glioma risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Conclusion: There was a significant positive association between long-term mobile phone use (minimum, 10 years) and glioma. And there was a significant positive association between long-term ipsilateral (same side of the body) mobile phone use and the risk of glioma. Long-term mobile phone use was associated with 2.22 times greater odds of low-grade glioma occurrence. [45]

B. “Effects of electromagnetic fields exposure on the antioxidant defense system

Summary: Low frequency (0–300 Hz) and RF (10 MHz–300 GHz) EMF has also been reported to alter the permeability of the blood–brain barrier [61,62,63]. At the same time, these changes in the blood-brain barrier may lead to excess accumulation of heavy metals and specifically of iron in the brain. This effect may trigger several neuronal disorders [64,65]. [46]

Studies referenced in the footnotes above:

[61] Grigor’ev IuG. The electromagnetic fields of cellular phones and the health of children and of teenagers (the situation requiring to take an urgent measure) Radiats Biol Radioecol. 2005

[62] Oscar KJ, Hawkins TD. Microwave alteration of the blood-brain barrier system of rats. Brain Res. 1977

[63] Nittby H, Grafstrom G, Eberhardt JL, Malmgren L, Brun A, Persson BR, et al. Radiofrequency and extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field effects on the blood-brain barrier. Electromagn Biol Med. 2008

[64] Castelnau PA, Garrett RS, Palinski W, Witztum JL, Campbell IL, Powell HC. Abnormal iron deposition associated with lipid peroxidation in transgenic mice expressing interleukin-6 in the brain. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1998

[65] Thompson KJ, Shoham S, Connor JR. Iron and neurodegenerative disorders. Brain Res Bull. 2001

[43] https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/chd-v-fcc-we-won-decision.pdf
[44] https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/Corrected-Brief-and-Hyperlinks-Table-Postable-pdf-A1.pdf
[45] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5417432/
[46] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6025786/

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