Social Media Claim

Henry Kissinger’s claim about using vaccinations for social and population control is false

This Facebook post containing a quote about using vaccinations to control the population was falsely attributed to former US Secretary of State and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Henry Kissinger.

The Statement

AAP FactCheck examined a Facebook post from August 2, 2019 that featured an image of former US Secretary of State and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Henry Kissinger together with long quote about vaccination attributed to him from “a speech to the World Health Organisation Council on Eugenics Feb 25, 2009.” The quote infers that mandatory vaccination is a highly-profitable tool for social and population control.

The quote states: “Once the herd accepts mandatory forcible vaccination, it’s game over! They will accept anything - forcible blood or organ donation - for the ‘greater good’. We can genetically modify children and sterilize them - for the ‘greater good’. Control sheep minds and you control the herd. Vaccine makers stand to make billions, and many of you in this room today are investors. It’s a big win-win! We thin out the herd and the herd pays us for providing extermination services. Now what’s for lunch, huh?”

The post was accompanied by the following statement: “I went to share this and got a warning if I did so I screen shot it and post and see what happens. Freedom of speech lol, it’s like we live in North Korea.”

The post had been shared over 80 times and attracted over 25 reactions.

The same post was also shared on Facebook in America on May 6, 2019 with over 70 shares here and again on July 21, 2019 here as well as in March in Canada here.

President Nixon (left) appointed Henry Kissinger (right) as his Secretary of State while also keeping him in the role of National Security adviser.

The Analysis

Henry Kissinger came to America aged 15 with his German-Jewish family in 1938 after Adolf Hitler came to power. He studied at Harvard and worked at Harvard University from 1954-1971 in the Department of Government and the Center for International Affairs. He won the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the ceasefires contained in the Paris Peace Accords on "Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam". He served as US Secretary of State from 1973-77 and wrote many books and articles on US foreign policy, international affairs and diplomatic history. He’s chairman of his own international consulting firm, Kissinger Associates.

AAP FactCheck found no reference to a February 25, 2009 statement made by Dr Kissinger in his speech and interview website archives.

The closest speech to the stated date was delivered by Dr Kissinger to the 45th Munich Security Conference on February 6, 2009, when he spoke about nuclear weapons. There was no mention of the quote posted on Facebook or about vaccinations, the herd or forcible blood and organ donation.

There was another Kissinger speech on April 26, 2009 made at the Trilateral Commission Tokyo Plenary Meeting titled ‘The Intellectual Underpinnings of the Trilateral Partnership in the 21st Century’. Again there was no mention of the quote posted on Facebook, vaccinations, the herd or forcible blood and organ donation.

The only document authored by or quoting Dr Kissinger AAP FactCheck could source about population control was a 123-page National Security Study Memorandum dated December 10, 1974 and declassified by the White House in 1989. Titled ‘Implications of Worldwide Population Growth. For U.S. Security and Overseas Interests (THE KISSINGER REPORT)’, it contains no mention of the quote on Facebook or any reference to vaccinations, the herd etc.

AAP FactCheck found the forum where Dr Kissinger was alleged to have made the statement - the World Health Organization Council on Eugenics - did not exist.

A World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Christian Lindmeier told PolitiFact fact-checking website in June, 2019 there was no record in the WHO archives of the speech or any "World Health Organization Council on Eugenics" forum.

"We have no records of any such speech," Mr Lindmeier advised PolitiFact in an email. "Please also note that there is no such ‘Council’ as claimed in the statement, respectively a related meme."

The Verdict

Based on this evidence AAP FactCheck found the quote attributed to Dr Kissinger promoting vaccinations as a tool for social and population control to be false.

  • False - The Facebook post is false.

First published August 7, 2019 18:15 AEST