Why I Wrote Sing The Mice
Updated: May 9, 2021
In reality, some unpleasant events I experienced as a medical research ethicist were worse than the fictional accounts I described in Sing the Mice. And bits and parts of other scenarios were extracted from their true contexts or exaggerated for effect. This is fiction. Sing the Mice is informed by my personal whisleblowing experiences while working on pandemic vaccines.
One reason I wrote Sing the Mice was to bring attention to methods in which genetic information could be misused and to highlight corruption in the tangled web of industry, government, and academic research and development of drugs and vaccines.
Unfortunately, I do believe the world will continue to experience genocidal events, and I will not be surprised if the next one happens right here in our privileged country. Most people do not know just how much information is collected about them in nontraditional settings like healthcare organizations. I would like to see reform in research and healthcare and more respect for data and people.
I also wanted to tell a story about "us and them." Separation of people by race, age, religion, weight, height, nose size, toenail length, sexual orientation, or even genotype is not advancing our evolution, spiritually or physically. Fear of differences leads to judgment and drives us apart. These methods we use to separate ourselves and assign more or less value to human lives are one of the Eight Stages of Genocide, detailed in Gregory Stanton's work.
Last but not least, in an interview discussing his book, Fire in the Sky, Travis Walton said that if he had to do it all again, he'd tell his own story, his way. I took that advice. My consciousness and childhood experiences are included in Sing the Mice. I am obligated to share these wisdoms and warnings, whether or not I will be judged or dismissed.