“Robby! Rob-o. The Robinator…” So speaketh the Rob Schnieder of Saturday Night Live, circa early nineties “copy machine” skits. Along with colleagues Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Chris Farley, Schneider was a beloved cast member of the edgy comedy show for five funny years. (Anyone remember Sensitive Naked Guy?) The hilarious Schneider is probably most well known for his starring role in the infamous Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo and for his leads in The Hot Chick, The Animal and Grown Ups. If you’ve ever seen an Adam Sandler movie, Rob Schneider was probably in it. If you’ve ever seen a Rob Schneider movie, Adam Sandler was probably in it. The comedic duo have worked on 18 movies together over the course of their 25 year friendship and, as Schneider informs us, there is no end in sight.
But there’s a serious side to this comedy legend, and for Schneider, the issue of mandatory vaccination is no laughing matter. As a resident of LA, Schneider is both affected and offended by legislation that forces a medical procedure he doesn’t even agree with upon his own children. Parents are no longer given a choice in the US and, to Schneider, that is a serious human rights issue. Vista was honoured to chat with Rob Schneider about his current career, his brand-new baby girl, and his well informed, vehement opposition to mandatory vaccination.
I’m enjoying my new baby first and foremost. I’m writing a movie that’s going to be done in Spanish, and I’m looking forward to producing a couple of shows. I’m doing stand-up comedy fairly regularly. I think it’s important for me to maintain my umbilical cord to show business, which is comedy, so I’m going to do some funny shows and I’ll probably be in another sit-com. I’m doing another movie with Adam Sandler called The Ridiculous Six, which is going to be with Jack Black and Adam Sandler, maybe Robert Duvall – I’m not sure, but I’m looking forward to it.
Favourite Career Moments
Probably saying, “Live from New York, It’s Saturday Night!” Having a movie like Deuce Bigalow make me famous in China – that was weird. When I was in Ireland promoting a movie with Adam Sandler, we were driving to the premiere and hundreds of red-headed Irish kids were running alongside our car. I asked who all these kids were and the driver said [puts on a thick Irish accent]: They’re here to see you and Adam! We couldn’t take enough pictures or say hi to enough of these beautiful Irish kids. Making people laugh; getting a standing ovation for my stand-up – that’s pretty exciting. Sneaking into one of my movies and hearing people laugh at my jokes is pretty fun, too. I like to do that when the movie opens. I talked to Quentin Tarantino about it and he’s like: Dude, I’m there from noon to midnight. I work my ass off on this shit, I want to hear what people think!
A Long-term Relationship with Adam Sandler
It’s not sexual yet, but you never know…. Adam’s a good buddy; a really good friend. We’ve known each other for 25 years and worked on 18 films together. People expect to see us in each other’s movies. He’s a loveable person. What have I learned from him? That he makes a lot more money than me! Honestly, I’m happy to be able to spend more time with my wife and daughter. We work like Germans in America. I was shocked when I went to Australia and I was talking with some really talented directors about what they were working on, and they said [puts on a thick Australian accent]: We’re taking six months off! And I said, six months off? How the fuck do you do that? I’ve never taken six months off in my life! In America, we just work and work and work.
Coming to Canada
My wife and I are thinking about moving to Canada, probably to British Columbia. Canada is a beautiful country full of smart people – for the most part… except for some of your leaders! But Canadians need to stop following the United States as a guide. Stop following the US into wars. And I hope Canada continues to do what’s in the best interest of the people, not the pharmaceutical industries.
The global mass vaccination infrastructure has been set up by both the US public health authorities and the World Health Organization, and they’ve become very powerful . The United States is the most oppressive country in the world for vaccine mandates. An outrageous thing happened in California in 2011: the governor of California, bowing to pressure from the pharmaceutical lobbies, signed a controversial bill into law that allowed 12-year-olds to be vaccinated without the knowledge or informed consent of their parents. Suppose the child has adverse reactions, and the parents taking the child to the hospital don’t even know what their child is reacting to. It’s lunacy that we’re dealing with in the United States. This law puts the lives of minor children too young to make medical decisions at risk. The parents will not be informed before their children are given vaccines, but they’ll be the ones left to deal with the consequences, legally and financially, if their child becomes vaccine injured.
Vaccine Injury and Human Rights
The idea that vaccines don’t injure people is a fallacy. Two billion dollars have been paid out to people who have been vaccine injured or died in the United States. This is a real thing. Another law has been passed in California to prevent a child from going to school unless he or she has been vaccinated. Kids have to take all the shots on a certain schedule, and if they don’t, they can’t go to school. That’s a human rights issue. When you have taken away parental rights and you’re forcing people to do an invasive medical procedure, it’s against the Nuremberg Code. The Nuremberg Code states: you have to have informed consent, and you have to have the right to say no.
The Glorification of Vaccines
Vaccines have been glorified as the be all end all for diseases, and frankly it’s just a theory. The National Institute for Health and the World Health Organization tell you that vaccines can be credited for the significant reduction in childhood mortality rates, but that’s not what did it. What put a stop to high childhood mortality was good nutrition and proper sanitation. In a book called Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, you’ll see that before the onset of the vaccination program, these mortality rates had already declined a significant amount. In fact, right now the United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates of all developed countries. We’re below Bolivia – it’s crazy.
Forcing the Issue
What we have now is a 21.5 billion dollar pharmaceutical industry that’s in cahoots with the government to force people. There are societal sanctions attached to these mandates: your child can’t go to school, including college education; you can be dropped from your healthcare provider; denied employment if you’re a healthcare worker. Teachers are going to be next. Pediatricians are throwing children out of their practices if parents won’t agree to the vaccination schedule. You can legally get a doctor to sign an exemption so that your child doesn’t have to be vaccinated. However, up in Sacramento, we called over a hundred doctors, and I think it was 80 percent would not take a child into their practice if they wouldn’t agree to the vaccinations.
Know the Numbers
Take a look at the number of shots being given. Currently it’s 69 doses of six vaccines before the age of 18 years old, including the day of birth. Forty-six doses before the age of six. Concurrently, we’re seeing serious problems with kids in America. One child is six is learning disabled in the United States. One in nine has asthma. One in 54 develops autism. One in 450 becomes diabetic. These numbers have gone way up, and Canada is also suffering an increase in chronic illness among children. There is no explanation coming from either US or Canadian health officials explaining why this is happening. The potential role of increased vaccination should not be left off the table either on research agendas or in public conversation. We can’t just say that widespread vaccination has nothing to do with it.
How can known toxins – mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum – be mixed into a vaccine cocktail and considered safe. There’s just no proof. There has never been a study in which a thousand children are given vaccines and a thousand children are not, to see which group does better. They don’t need a study because they’re just forcing people to do this. Let’s talk about the flu shot. If you have 200 parts per billion of mercury in your swimming pool, you would need a team in hazmat suits to clean what would be considered toxic waste. A flu shot has 25,000 parts per billion mercury. And they just assume this is safe? Mercury is the second most toxic substance you can put in your body.
The Possible Link to Autism
When one out of every 54 boys in America develops autism, we have to look at every possible cause, and not just say it has to be some environmental thing. The University of British Columbia recently did a study that got barely any press in Canada and none in the United States. In the study, monkeys received the same vaccination schedule as human beings. The monkeys developed autism spectrum disorders along the lines of what we see in children. That’s pretty interesting – and it’s almost more interesting that they don’t talk about it in the United States. The idea behind science is that it should question everything; not question everything except vaccines.
Environmentalist by Default
There are some things that are pretty basic to human rights: the ability to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and eat food that doesn’t make you sick and that has nutrients in it. If that makes me an environmentalist, then I think everybody should be an environmentalist. People have to wake up, take charge, become involved. What we have now is a world where people are getting sicker and the few who can afford it have a better life, and that’s not okay. You have to look at the whole. As we move forward, I think that’s going to happen. Eventually, when you buy a product, it will have a big red label on it if it’s made by 14-year-olds working 16 hours a day in horrible conditions. If you’re aware, and you’re okay with buying it, then you’re an asshole. People have to decide with every purchase they make what kind of world they want. It’s pretty simple.
A New American Diet
My wife and I try to eat as much live foods as we can. I think you can eat meat as long as it’s clean. We eat a lot of wild salmon. We don’t eat farmed salmon –franken-fish that are breeding in the wild and genetically weakening the species, even though they allegedly can’t do that. If we want to have salmon as a food source that’s not polluted, we’re going to have to step up and say no. I’ve never heard of a human intervention in a species where it helps.
You can find healthy food that’s inexpensive. You can grow vegetables, form a food collective, go to farmers’markets. It’s going to take organizational people and it’s going to take people who say, I don’t want to buy stuff that’s going to make my kids sick. Healthy food is a human right, and the government needs to be there to protect its people – not its corporations.
The Serious Side of a Funny, Funny Man
I’m not the Rob Schneider of 20 years ago. I’m 49 and I’m not a kid anymore. You have to develop and grow. I was always curious: why did I become famous? I made some funny movies and now I get to reach out to people, and potentially help them learn something or inspire them to educate themselves to make better choices. I have to be careful on stage: I’m there to get laughs, but I do try to sneak in some messages along the way. I think it’s important to state my political and philosophical beliefs. Maybe there’s a conflict there, but I need to follow my instincts. Standing up against the tyrannical system of medical intervention in the United States is something I’m very proud of.